Arrival shared transfer from Split Airport to hotel and departure shared transfer from the hotel in Venice to the Venice Airport (on the first and the last days of the tour only)
2 nights in hotel in Opatija and 2 nights in hotel in Venice
7-night accommodation on board (supreme category boat) in a cabin with private bathroom, A/C and LCD TV
Daily buffet breakfast
6 lunches (4 courses) during cruise
Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner during cruise
Water dispenser during cruise
Complementary fresh fruits available daily during cruise
Professional English speaking Cruise Manager
Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise
1 dinner at Hotel
Farewell dinner in Venice
air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
KOMPAS English speaking tour director throughout for land portion
Licensed Local Guides
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Sightseeing tours included:
Local guides for sightseeing tours of Plitvice National Park, Pula, Postojna, Venice
Entrance fees to Plitvice lower lakes, Pula Amphitheater, Postojna cave, Venice glass factory, St. Mark’s Basilica, Dodge’s Palace.
City tours of Sibenik, Zadar, Vis, Hvar, and Split
Guided tour and entrance to Krka National Park
Wine tasting in Bol.
Entrance to the Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to $16 per person (depending on the season)
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Drinks, extra meals
Port tax + Tourist tax $44 net per person (to be paid by invoice)
All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Day 1 Split, arrival, Saturday
You will be transferred from Split airport or your Split hotel to the harbour, where embarkation begins at 1 pm. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 Split – Np Krka – Sibenik, Sunday
Depart from Split early in the morning towards Sibenik. After lunch disembark in Sibenik and take the bus to visit Krka National Park. Its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Sibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Sibenik historical centre and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your night is at leisure in town.
Day 3 Sibenik – Galesnjak – Zadar, Monday
Leaving Sibenik early in the morning we set sail for Galesnjak, a typical small Dalmatian Island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbour in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical centre and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy at the sea organ, an amazing art installation. Overnight in Zadar.
Morning departure for Sali, a tourist town on Dugi Otok surrounded by hills, fields, bays, and islets. Enjoy swimming in one of the secluded bays. We set sail for the National Park Kornati, comprised of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and reefs. The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as a “nautical paradise” and a rich marine eco-system. Afterwards we continue to Primosten, built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town.
Day 5 Primošten – Vis, Wednesday
We will have an early morning cruise towards the island of Vis once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board.
Day 6 Vis – Bisevo – Hvar – Stari Grad, Thursday
We will have an early morning cruise towards small island of Bisevo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Enjoy a relaxing cruise as we sail towards the island of Hvar, with swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it is also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards Stari Grad on the Hvar Island, the sunniest Adriatic Island. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best-preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. It is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in Stari Grad.
Day 7 Stari Grad – Bol – Split, Friday
In the morning we will continue towards our final island destination – the island of Brac where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Join the visit to a Winery where you will have a guided winery tour to learn more about Dalmatian wines and enjoy a Wine tasting. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295–305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, it`s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle, and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split.
Day 8 Split – Plitvice – Opatija, Saturday
After breakfast, we disembark and bid farewell to our crew. We journey north by motorcoach for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking beauty while we walk around several of the lower lakes. The Park is a natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Afterward, we motor on to Opatija where dinner is served at our hotel.
Day 9, In Opatija, Sunday
After breakfast, we drive to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We visit the preserved Amphitheater, the sixth largest in the world. Then we continue to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow streets before we return to Opatija.
Day 10, Opatija – Postojna – Venice, Monday
After breakfast, we travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. We tour this wondrous subterranean world by miniature electric train. Later, we continue to Italy where Venice beckons with its idyllic setting on 119 islands.
Day 11, Venice, Tuesday
We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we see master craftsmen demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. We then depart for St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour with visits of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride. In the evening, we gather for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 12, Venice, departure, Wednesday
You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home.
DATES AND PRICING
K222 SEASON 2022
PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, PRICES
IN USD (LOWER DECK CABIN
ON A SUPREME BOAT)