Croatia & Its Islands
About Croatia - From $4,999.00 USD per double occupancy
with Optional 2-Night Dubrovnik Post Tour Extension
May 25 – June 5, 2021
12 Days ● 19 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Zagreb, Stone Gate, Šibenik, Cathedral of St. James, Krka National Park, Split, Diocletian’s Palace, Choice on Tour, 7-Night Adriatic Cruise, Trogir, Bol, Hvar, Biševo Blue Cave, Vis, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano, Dubrovnik
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
- Day 1 Overnight Flight
- Day 2 Sheraton Zagreb Hotel , Zagreb
- Days 3, 4 Amadria Park Ivan Hotel, Sibenik
- Days 5 – 11 MS Invictus, Dubrovnik
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Cruise-Land: These combine the best of land and sea. These tours feature all the qualities of our traditional escorted tours, including a Tour Manager; and include high quality cruise ships that feature various amenities.
Day 1: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Overnight Flight Wander along medieval walls, marvel at enchanting waterfalls, and relax on sunny islands. From Zagreb to Dubrovnik, set out to experience the best of Croatia and the Adriatic Coast.
Day 2: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Zagreb, Croatia - Tour Begins Welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia! Settle into your hotel amidst the vibrant cafes and cobblestone streets before meeting your fellow travelers over dinner featuring Istrian cuisine. (D)
Day 3: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Zagreb - Šibenik Step right into the history and culture of everyday life in Zagreb as you tour the city with a local guide. Become acquainted with the city as you see the main sights of the capital, including the Croatian National Theater and Opera House, the Croatian Parliament building, the illustrious Zagreb Cathedral, and the legendary Stone Gate. Then, it’s off to Šibenik! Tonight, embrace the culture of Croatia and become captivated by authentic traditional entertainment with dinner. (B, D)
Day 4: Friday, May 28, 2021 Šibenik - Krka National Park - Šibenik Set off on a walking tour through the ancient alleyways and roads of Šibenik, where you’ll get a chance to see the Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, venture to the breathtaking Krka National Park, where waterfalls tumble through dramatic gorges. Meander along the trails that surround the falls before embarking on a boat ride that takes you along the river to Skradin.* Make the most of your free evening and get to know this Dalmatian town’s historic architecture and striking coastline. (B)
Day 5: Saturday, May 29, 2021 Šibenik - Split - Board Ship Your adventure continues in Split! Discover Split, one of the oldest cities in this historic region. In this bustling port, explore Diocletian’s Palace, the city’s famous ancient fortress. One of Croatia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, Emperor Diocletian chose the palace to be his retirement home because of the incomparable beauty of Split. A guided tour takes you through the mysterious passageways and into the lower levels of this massive structure. Then, it’s your choice! Visit the oldest museum institution in Croatia, Split’s Archaeological Museum, founded in 1820; marvel at a diverse range of artifacts from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age -OR- admire the works of 20thcentury sculptor Ivan Meštrovic during a guided tour. The Meštrovic Gallery features an array of the artist’s creations including sculptures, drawings and architecture. The museum itself is considered an art monument. In this classical city, you’ll board a private 4-star ship this afternoon. Settle into your new home for the next seven nights and revel in all of the luxuries of a small cruise ship. Later, relax onboard before experiencing a Captain’s welcome dinner. Enjoy your meal accompanied by live Klapa music, the traditional Croatian style of singing. (B, D)
Day 6: Sunday, May 30, 2021 Split - Trogir Enjoy a morning at leisure to discover Split on your own. Then it’s off to Trogir, a coastal gem renowned for its picturesque Venetian architecture. Stop for a quick swim along the way before arriving in this charming town. Admire the striking stone houses and towering cathedral as you tour the city with a guide. (B, L)
Day 7: Monday, May 31, 2021 Trogir - Bol - Hvar Start your day in the town of Bol, located on the picturesque island of Brac. With free time this morning, perhaps you’ll choose to swim along the shore of the “Golden Cape,” known to be one of the most popular beaches in Croatia. Return to the ship for lunch, then cruise to the sunny island of Hvar. Along the way, you’ll coast by quaint coves and bays tucked along the Adriatic Sea. Upon arrival in Hvar, get acquainted with the area when a local guide introduces you to the history, culture, and lifestyle of the city. Discover how lavender was traditionally grown in the region for centuries and take a closer look at the custom. Enjoy an evening at leisure and perhaps you’ll dine in one of the many local, family-owned restaurants that Hvar is known for. (B, L)
Lower Outside Double Rate $4,999*
Main Deck Double Rate $5,499*
For bookings made after Aug 26, 2020 call for rates.
Included in price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $399 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from LAX
Limited Availability. All space is on a first come first serve basis.
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Day 8: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Hvar - Biševo - Vis Embark on a morning cruise to the island of Biševo. This island is home to the Blue Cave,* a stunning grotto with a luminous blue glow. Cruise on to Vis, a small island practically untouched by tourism and overflowing with Renaissance architecture and beautiful beaches. With free time this afternoon, relax onboard the ship or choose to go on an optional tour of the island ending with a farm-to-table dinner. (B, L)
Day 9: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Vis - Korcula This morning, it’s on to Korcula, debated home to one of the world’s most famous explorers: Marco Polo. Decide for yourself if he was born in Korcula or Venice as you tour his alleged home and take in the fantastic sea views from its tower. Join a local guide and make your way along the narrow stone streets while you wander among the medieval buildings and vibrant houses in the town known as “Little Dubrovnik.” Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure to discover the charms of this age-old city. (B, L)
Day 10: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Korcula - Mljet National Park - Slano This morning, arrive in Mljet National Park. Stroll around the Large and Small lakes before exploring the Islet of St. Mary, home to a Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Don’t miss out on a chance to take a swim in the strikingly blue waters. Then, your journey continues to Slano, a port city just outside of Dubrovnik. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure…consider an optional excursion to Ston, a nearby fortified city known for its decadent oysters and seafood. (B, L)
Day 11: Friday, June 4, 2021 Slano - Dubrovnik This morning, cruise past the Elaphiti Islands and be welcomed into Dubrovnik. You’ll see why the city is called the “Pearl of the Adriatic” when you take in the medieval stone walls, iconic Baroque rooftops, and winding cobblestone streets. Embrace the unspeakable feeling that you’ve stepped into another time as you explore the Old City with a local guide. Enjoy outstanding views of the city during your farewell lunch onboard. With free time in the evening, perhaps you’ll visit the famous City Walls or ride a cable car to the top of the Mount Srd for awe-inspiring views of Dubrovnik. (B, L)
Day 12: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Dubrovnik - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends Say goodbye to Croatia as your tour of the Adriatic Coast comes to a close today. (B)