20 days / 19 nights - Combo
ZAGREB – Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik, Land and Cruise in 20 days
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Town, city's historical centre, St Mark's Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University.
Free time, then departure towards Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and it’s mountainous environs and stunning topography. Continue to Ljubljana. Dinner and overnight.
Morning city tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world; Explore the baroque town buildings and stroll beside majestic Ljubljana River. Departure for Plitvice and then tour the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage.
Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice region.
Morning departure for Trogir, where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split; city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral.
Dinner and overnight in Split.
After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik, via Bosnia & Herzegovina. Short stop in Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with its elegant Bridge.
Continuation to Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight.
Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland to Budva known for its Old City encircled by walls from the Venetian period.
Continuation to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, and a visit to the National Museum representing the fl ow of Albanian history, also housing the finds from archeological sites across the country.
Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School”, was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the Church of St. Sofi a (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St.
Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive to St. Naum Monastery, built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the fi nest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St.
Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, the town spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m.
The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.
Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classifi ed as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St Triphon, the city’s patron saint.
We continue to Dubrovnik, driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast, we embark in Dubrovnik (superior cruise ship) with a Welcome reception followed by dinner in the evening.
In the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off , relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, and the most preserved medieval town.
Spend the night there. You will have the possibility to book walking tour of Korčula.
Morning departure towards the Island of Brač, with swim stop and lunch onboard before arriving at Pučišća, village of the stone sculpture and music culture, where you can visit amazing stonemason school.
Here students carve sculptures from Brač limestone using traditional tools. Overnight on board.
We depart for Omiš before breakfast, it’s fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack.
After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night.
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing to the sunniest island of Hvar. We stop along the way for a relaxing swim in one of the secluded coves if weather permits. Lunch onboard and in the afternoon we arrive in the town of Hvar. Apart from its unique cultural heritage, Hvar is a celebrated destination for the international jet-set. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports offer, Hvar became popular during summer time.
While in Hvar you will have the possibility to book guided tour of Hvar. Enjoy the overnight here.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa.
Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch onboard. Croatian “Greenest Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes.
If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Have Captain’s dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.
• Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from harbor to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
• 12-night accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik 3*) on half board basis, except in Ohrid on Day 9 (bed and breakfast)
• Dinner in a local restaurant in Ohrid
• Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
• Tour escort throughout land (English/ Spanish) portion
• Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager
sightseeing tours included::
• Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor (English/Spanish); Korčula and Hvar (English)
• Entrance fees to the Bled Castle; the Plitvice Lakes National Park; St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; Diocletian’s Palace and St. Duimus Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana, St. Sofi a, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person – (depending on the season) - to be paid at entrance. Guide free of charge.
• Omiš & Cetina River Excursion - river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutt o, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) - 25 EUR per person
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Drinks on board, extra meals.
- Tourist tax + Port tax: 35 EUR per person to be paid on board in cash.
- Entrance Fees during cruise
Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility
Zagreb: International 4*
Ljubljana: M 4*
Plitvice: Park 4* Otočac
Split: President 4*
Dubrovnik: Ivka 3*
Tirana: Sky Tower 4*
Ohrid: Metropol 4*
Skopje: Karpoš 4*
Kolašin: Bianca 4
Note: Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure
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