Croatia and its Islands

12 Days | May 26 - June 6, 2020

 From medieval architecture to ethereal waterfalls, coast along the sparkling Adriatic Sea and experience the best of Croatia. Begin your journey in Zagreb, the illustrious capital of Croatia. Stand in awe before the cascading waterfalls of Krka National Park. Enjoy a memorable 7-night cruise on the Adriatic Sea along Croatia’s coast. Discover the ancient palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split. On Brac Island, take in the “Golden Cape” of Bol. Visit the island of Biševo, home to the mystical Blue Cave. Tour the Old City of Dubrovnik and walk along the picturesque cobblestone streets. See the country’s immaculate beauty as you cruise its vibrant waters and step into its rich history.  

Highlights

Zagreb, Stone Gate, Šibenik, Cathedral of St. James, Krka National Park, Split, Choice on Tour, 7-night Adriatic Cruise, Diocletian’s Palace, Trogir, Bol, Hvar, Biševo Blue Cave, Vis, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano, Dubrovnik ​ 

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What's Included

  • Round trip air from Ottawa.
  • Door-to-door airport transportation (within a 100km radius of the Ottawa airport) 
  • Hotel transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges  (subject to increase until paid in full). 
  • All accommodation and ground transportation.
  • 8 night's accommodation
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • All entrance fees listed in the itinerary

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Dates, Tour Pricing & Insurance

Lower Outside Double Rate: $5,829 per person 

Main Deck Double Rate: $6,269 per person


**PRICES INCREASE $250 PER PERSON AFTER APRIL 26, 2019**


All prices are in Canadian $ and include all taxes

Contact us for Triple & Single Occupancy prices


Insurance: 

Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $425 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking. 

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Booking Details

To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011).  
A deposit of $750 per person and insurance (if purchasing) must be provided by April 26, 2019. Bookings made after this date are subject to availability and change in price. 
Names as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required. 

Balances are due January 23, 2020.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Overnight Flight. Today is a travel day. After our pickups along Hwy 17 (Pembroke to Ottawa Airport), we take our overnight flight to Zagreb, Croatia.  

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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 travellers over dinner featuring Istrian cuisine. (D) 

Day 3 - Thursday, May 28, 2020

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 Theatre and Opera House, the Croatian Parliament building, the illustrious Zagreb Cathedral, and the legendary Stone Gate. Then, it's off to  Šibenik! Make the most of your free evening and get to know this Dalmatian town's historic architecture and striking coastline. (B)

Day 4 - Friday, May 29, 2020

 Šibenik - Krka National Park - Šibenik.  Set off on a walking tour through the ancient alleyways and roads of Sibenik 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.* Tonight, embrace the culture of Croatia and become captivated by authentic traditional entertainment with dinner. (B, D)

Day 5 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

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 20th-century sculptor Ivan Mestrovic during a guided tour. The Mestrovic 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 the 4-star MS San Spirito this afternoon. Settle into your new home for the next seven nights and revel in all 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)

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Day 6 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

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, June 1, 2020

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 fine in one of the many local, family-owned restaurants that Hvar is known for. (B, L) 

Day 8 - Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hvar - Biševo - Vis.  Embark on a morning cruise to the island of Bisevo. 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 3, 2020

 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 4, 2020

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 5, 2020

Slano - Dubrovnik

This morning, cruise past the Elaphiti islands and be welcomed into Dubrovnik. You'll see why the city is called the "Peal 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 Mout Srd for aw-inspiring views of Dubrovnik. (B, L)

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Day 12 - Saturday, June 6, 2020

Say goodbye to Croatia as your tour of the Adriatic Coast comes to a close today. (B)