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Discover The Western Balkans & Highlights Of South Adriatic On MS Agape Rose

Zagreb To Dubrovnik 11 days / 10 nights


Zagreb – Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes NP – Zadar – Trogir – Skradin – Šibenik – Vis – Hvar - Split – Omiš – Pučišća (Brač) – Korčula – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano – Lopud – Dubrovnik  


Coach Tour Includes

• Transfer Zagreb Airport – Hotel on day 1

• 3 nights in 3* - 4* hotels

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) in hotels (Day 1 – 4)

• A/C motor coach

• Tour Director – English speaking

 

Deluxe Cruise Includes

• 7 nights A/C cabin with ensuite

• Welcome drink & snack

• 7 buffet breakfasts (B)

• 5 light buffet lunches (L)

• 1 dinner (D) on Day 5

• ½ litre water during meals

• Coffee/tea all day

• Fresh fruit all day

• Cruise Director – English speaking

• 9 total crew members

• Usage of the ship’s equipment

• Towels change three times per week

• Bed linen changed once a week

• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)



Sightseeing

• Zagreb

• Ljubljana       

• Plitvice Lakes          

• Zadar

• Trogir

• Šibenik

• Hvar  

• Split

• Korčula 

• Dubrovnik


Entrance Fees

• Split

• Plitvice Lakes          

• Pučišća Stonemasonry School


Optional Excursions

• Cetina River

• Mljet NP       

• Taste of Dalmatia in Ston

  

Accommodation (or similar)

Zagreb – Hotel Astoria (4*)

Bled – Hotel Park (4*)

Plitvice Lakes – Hotel Jezero (3*)

  


ITINERARY


Day 1, Wednesday:  Zagreb

Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area. (D)

 

Day 2, Thursday:  Zagreb – Bled 

Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Early afternoon departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area. (B, D)

 

Day 3, Friday:  Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana we continue our journey to Plitvice lakes, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal, blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area. (B, D)

 

Day 4, Saturday:  Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Trogir

Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we’ll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St Donatus as well as St Anastasia church. Departure to Trogir. Embarkation on Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise. Dinner and overnight Trogir. (B, D)

 

Day 5, Sunday:  Trogir – Skradin – Šibenik  

After breakfast enjoy an optional guided walking tour of Trogir - protected UNESCO heritage site. Departure to Skradin. Free time to explore Krka National Park (entrance fee not included). Afternoon departure to Šibenik. Dinner is taken on board for full board option. Overnight in Šibenik. (B, L)

 
Day 6, Monday:  Šibenik – Vis  

After breakfast enjoy an optional guided walking tour of Šibenik - a town which successfully combines famous history and natural beauties. Departure to Vis. Stop will be made for swimming and relaxing (weather dependable). The Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Afternoon arrival to Vis – island famous by its sandy beaches and beautiful bays. Dinner is taken on board for full board option. Overnight in Vis. (B, L)

 

Day 7, Tuesday:  Vis – Hvar – Split    

Breakfast on board and early departure to Hvar - the sunniest Adriatic island. Upon arrival enjoy an optional guided tour with a local guide. Around 13:00 departure to Split, your port of call for the day. Lunch will be served along the way. Cruise from Hvar to Split with a route stop made near Brač island for swimming and enjoying the crystal clear sea. Arrival to Split and optional guided walking tour in the afternoon. Enjoy the magnificent town of Split with its numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Dinner is taken on board for clients on the full board service. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

 

Day 8, Wednesday:  Split – Omiš – Pučišća (Brač) – Korčula

Breakfast on board and early departure to Omiš - small town built below steep mountains at the mouth of river Cetina. Free time for explore on your own or to take an optional tour to Cetina river. Departure to Pučišća (Brač island) around noon. Lunch will be served along the way. Pučišća is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brač, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world. After docking at Pučišća, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brač limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. Departure to Korčula. Cakes and coffee will be served for a snack. Afternoon arrival to Korčula. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)


Day 9, Thursday:  Korčula – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano

Breakfast on board and optional morning walking tour of Korčula. Departure to Pomena (Mljet island). Island of Mljet on its western side houses the National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests or take our optional trip to the Lakes. Lunch and swimming break are followed by afternoon departure to Slano. Tonight enjoy the delicious Captain’s dinner with our crew and your fellow travelers. Overnight in Slano. (B, L)


Day 10, Friday:  Slano – Dubrovnik

After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia –you will visit Ston a small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit local vinery where you will have the opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruž. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. You can take the cable-car to the top of the hill overlooking Dubrovnik for wonderful photo opportunities, make the full tour of the walls or just enjoy a scoop of ice cream as you stroll through its narrow streets paved with ancient stones. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)


Day 11, Saturday:  Dubrovnik 

Disembarkation after breakfast by 12:00am. (B)


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