Croatia Coast & Culture - 13 days
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Take in the best of both worlds exploring Croatia's gorgeous lakes and cities as well as its breathtaking islands and beaches. See the country by land and sea in a fantastic 13 days!
Day 1: Zagreb
Welcome to Croatia! Airport transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is free to explore Zagreb at your own pace. Overnight - Zagreb
Day 2: Zagreb - leisure time
After breakfast you are free to explore Zagreb. This magnificent city lies on an important crossroad between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. The city has a wonderful feeling of Baroque ambience in the Gornji Grad (Upper Town), lots of charming market and diverse shopping experiences as well as a great choice of restaurants Overnight - Zagreb (B)
Day 3: Plitvice Lakes - UNESCO site
Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Biograd. This morning you move on from Zagreb and head for the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction. You'll take a gorgeous 4 hour walk along some of the 16 lakes and waterfalls in this stunning UNESCO natural Heritage site.
Later on drive to Biograd, your stop for the evening. Biograd is the capital of Croatian Kings and Bishops and was once the location for the famous coronation of King Coloman of Hungary in 1102, which marked the entry of Croatia in to the Kingdom of Hungary. Overnight - Biograd (B)
Day 4: Zadar - capital of Dalmatia
Today you'll drive to the coastal town of Zadar and capital of Dalmatia. This historic town sits on the Zadar Peninsula and and preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city streets. Spend the day leisurely exploring these streets. This evening we head back to Biograd for the evening.
Overnight - Biograd (B)
Day 5: Krka Falls National Park
Following breakfast you set out to explore Krka Falls National Park. The park boasts a largely unchanged ecosystem and is simply stunning with numerous waterfalls and forest. Your first stop is the Skradinski Buk, the last and longest waterfall on the Krka River and clearly one of the most famous natural beauties in Croatia. Overnight - Biograd (B)
Day 6: Trogir - start of cruise
Today you head further down the coast to the popular Mediterranean city of Split. On the way you'll head to the unique historical town of Trogir. Trogir, formerly Tragurion was founded in the 3rd Century by Greek colonists from the island of Vis. They developed it into a major port.
This afternoon make your way to your ship, docked in Split. On arrival enjoy a welcome dinner before spending your first night aboard the luxury cruise ship, Eden. Depending on the arrival time into Split, there may be an optional tour of the charming city.
Overnight - Split - on boat (B, D)
Day 7: Brac Island
This morning head for Brač Island. This island is famous for its gorgeous beaches as well as its white marble which was used to build some of the White House in Washington. Take a relaxing sea side promenade walk and jump in the water for a bit of swimming. Lunch is served aboard the boat and afterwards head to Makarska back on the mainland.
Day 8: Korčula Island
After breakfast you depart for Korčula Island with a swimming stop en route. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board before arriving into Korčula in the early evening. Korčula is the place where the acclaimed explorer Marco Polo was born, though most Italians will dispute this!
The island boasts some impressive architecture including the central Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St Mark, the 15th century Franciscan Monastery, some grand 15th and 16th century palaces as well as massive city fortifications.
Overnight - Korčula Island - on board ship (B, L)
Day 9: Dubrovnik
This morning you'll start the journey towards Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic and is famous for its UNESCO’s World Heritage Monuments. Dubrovnik is situated in Southern Dalmatia, the most beautiful part of the Adriatic coast. Rich vegetation, beautiful lakes, rare islands, white pebble beaches and the crystal clean sea, all make this region an unforgettable experience for every visitor. Overnight - Dubrovnik - on board ship (B, L)
Day 10: Mljet National Park
Today you set sail for Mljet Island with a refreshing swim stop along the way. Arriving into the heart of Mljet National Park where you can take a beautiful walk all around the Great Lake and the Small Lake Overnight - Mljet - on board ship (B, L)
Day 11: Hvar Island
This morning set sail for the island of Hvar, stopping by a secluded cove en route to enjoy a dip in the water and some relaxing. Lunch is served on board and you'll continue on to this unique cultural and historical town. Hvar is blessed with a pleasant climate involving lots of sunshine. Overnight - Hvar Island - on board ship (B, L)
Day 12: Milna Cove & Split
Today is your last full day on board and spent stopping at picturesque Milna. This beautiful cove is protected by two white sandy beaches that are separated from each other by a lush pine forest. Later on head back to Split. Spend the evening exploring Split and take advantage of its wonderful Mediterranean influence.
Day 13: Split
After breakfast you'll disembark the ship and be taken back to the airport. Those who have a later flight time can opt for a guided tour of Split. We hope you have had a fantastic trip.
Please note: This holiday includes 7 nights twin share lower deck cabin accommodation. It is possible to upgrade to an on deck/above deck cabin or higher standard of ship. Please contact us for more information and pricing. (B)