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Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia  - 11 days map

GROUP TOUR & SAILING HOLIDAY: Join our enchanting journey through Croatia and Slovenia, discovering UNESCO heritage sites like Split's Historical Complex and the Old City of Dubrovnik. Traverse vibrant capitals - Zagreb in Croatia and Ljubljana in Slovenia, exploring natural wonders such as Lake Bled, Mljet National Park, and captivating islands like Hvar, Korčula, and Brač. Enjoy truffle tastings in Hum, cruise the Adriatic, and marvel at iconic landmarks like Plitvice Lakes. Experience the allure of Slovenia's picturesque Ljubljana before ending in Split.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Split - Explore the charming port city of Split, take in the history and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Diocletian’s Palace
Plitvice Lakes - Take a scenic walk through this stunning national park which consists of 16 crystalline lakes all connected by a series of cascades and waterfalls
Ljubljana - Uncover some of the main attractions in Slovenia's capital city, from the Three Bridges to Robba's Fountain and the open-air market
Mljet - Join our optional excursion and explore the stunning Mljet National Park, home to shimmering salt lakes and verdant green forests
Korcula - Discover a coastal citadel rich in Renaissance and Gothic architecture, believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo
Adriatic Cruise - Enjoy a cruise journey exploring captivating coastal beauty; take in breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and stops at various islands and coastal towns
Dubrovnik - Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' wander the narrow streets of the famous walled city
Zagreb - Take in the highlights of the Croatian capital on a guided tour, including the fortified Upper Town
Bled - Admire the stunning alpine scenery of Lake Bled in the Julien Alps
Hvar - Enjoy the beauty of this island known for lavender fields, excellent wines, and its vibrant town, Hvar
Brač - Visit the island renowned for its high-quality limestone, with optional tours exploring stonemasonry

Included

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
Airport transfer on day 1 (Zagreb) and 11 (Split)
Guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Ljubljana & Plitvice Lakes. Commentary will be given in English and possibly one other language for other members of your group
All relevant land transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
Complimentary water, tea, coffee, afternoon snack, as well as fresh fruit throughout the day on cruise
Daily cabin cleaning service & fresh set of towels every other day on cruise. (Beach towel available for hire)
4 nights in 4 star hotels & 7 nights accommodation on board the air-conditioned MS Adriatic Princess or similar motor ship
Entrance fees for Plitvice Lakes & Bled Castle
Services of an English speaking Croatian Tour Leader
Welcome drink on arrival to cruise
Services of captain, onboard crew and on board English speaking tour manager during cruise
Complimentary WiFi onboard cruise

Not Included

International flights and visa
Port tax of EUR 50 per person, to be paid upon cruise check-in. Beach towel hire (optional). Optional excursions
Tip for your crew & tour leader. We recommend you allow EUR 5-10 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture
National park (Mljet) entrance fees - prices vary from EUR 10 - 35 per person depending on season

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Wednesday. Welcome to Croatia! On arrival to the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. There will be a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby at 18:30.

The remainder of the day is free to explore Zagreb at your own pace. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and stay overnight in Zagreb.
Overnight: Zagreb  |  Dinner

Day 2

Zagreb to Ljubljana

Zagreb - Ljubljana. This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. Traverse the fortified Upper Town, catch sight of the multicolored roof of St. Mark’s church, witness the grand Cathedral, and discover landmarks like the Croatian National Theatre and the University.

Following this tour, depart for Ljubljana, Slovenia's captivating capital. The afternoon unfolds with a guided tour through Ljubljana's old center, revealing its charming highlights—the vibrant Central open-air Market, the iconic Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, and the enchanting Robba’s Fountain.
Overnight: Ljubliana  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Breathtaking Bled

Ljubljana - Bled - Plitvice. Today, depart from Ljubljana to the town of Bled, nestled in the Julian Alps—a breathtaking alpine town that carries the essence of a classic fairy tale. Enjoy its natural beauty, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and lush forests, and explore the iconic Bled Castle, Slovenia's oldest.

Following this visit, continue your adventure towards the Plitvice Lakes area, where you'll spend the night.
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Plitvice Lakes to Split

Plitvice Lakes - Split. Embark on a morning stroll through the renowned Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its natural splendour—16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 magnificent waterfalls.

Afterwards, set off towards Split. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as you prepare to board the Adriatic Paradise cruise. Enjoy dinner and overnight onboard in Split before we take off on our cruise.

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Split - onboard  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Hvar & Korcula Island

Split - Hvar (Island of Hvar) - Vela Luka (Island of Korcula). Your first full day of cruising unveils the treasures of the central Dalmatian coast.

Begin your day with a journey to the captivating island of Hvar, known for its lavender hues, exquisite wines, and the Venetian charm of Hvar town. Opt for a guided walking tour (booked and paid locally) or chart your own path to explore the town at your own pace.

Afterward, take a refreshing swim near the stunning Pakleni otoci islands before sailing to Vela Luka on Korčula Island.

Complete the day with a special Captain's dinner accompanied by live music.

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Island Hopping

Vela Luka (Island of Korcula) - Pomena (Island of Mljet) - Slano. Your captain will pick a serene bay to kick off the day's journey, surrounded by Korčula's lush greenery, offering a moment to appreciate he calmness of the crystal-clear sea.

Moving on to Mljet, an optional excursion (booked and paid locally) leads to its famed national park—two saltwater lakes connected to the sea by a narrow canal, featuring an islet with a 12th-century Benedictine monastery.

Later, the evening unfolds in Slano, a picturesque mainland settlement once cherished by Dubrovnik's sea captains. Stroll along the waterfront and admire the town's irresistible charm.

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Slano - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Slano to Dubrovnik

Slano - Dubrovnik. Close to Slano lies the renowned town of Ston, celebrated for its rich culinary heritage—wines, ancient salt production, and oysters and mussels. Choose to join our optional "Taste of Dalmatia" tour (booked and paid locally) or relax and unwind in Slano before sailing to Dubrovnik.

Along the way, take a refreshing dip in the Adriatic Sea before embarking on an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town (booked and paid locally). Surrounded by towering city walls, this world-famous setting has hosted the casts of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Robin Hood.

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

The Elaphite Archipelago

Dubrovnik - Korčula. Embark on a captivating journey from Dubrovnik to Korčula, discovering hidden gems scattered across the southern Croatian coast.

As you traverse the Elaphite archipelago, enjoy the allure of these pristine islands, once a haven for seafarers and captains. Enjoy a refreshing swim before lunch on board en route to Korčula.

The town of Korčula's Venetian heritage unfolds through its iconic lion statues and gates. Here, opt to join a walking tour (booked and paid locally) which will explore the alleged residence of the famed Marco Polo or choose to explore at your own pace.

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

The Picturesque Makarska

Korčula - Makarska. This morning begins with breakfast amidst the scenic Central Dalmatian islands and striking mainland mountains. Enjoy a refreshing swim before lunch. Afterwards, we'll head for the coastal town of Makarska.

Nestled against the backdrop of Biokovo Nature Park, Makarska boasts stunning turquoise beaches that contrast with the majestic mountain range. Wander through the town's historic center, explore charming alleys, squares, and discover fascinating attractions, including the intriguing Sea Shell Museum. Here, there is an opportunity to take part the thrilling Biokovo Skywalk (booked and paid locally).

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Makarska - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

From Brač to Split

Makarska - Brač - Split. Start your day with breakfast amidst breathtaking views of the archipelago, followed by a picturesque sail and a swim along the way.

We'll stop to explore the birthplace of Croatian marble on Brač Island, renowned for its top-quality limestone seen on iconic structures like the White House and the Bundestag. An optional tour (booked and paid locally) offers insight into the craft at the operational stonemasonry school in Pučišća, showcasing the art of shaping stone.

Your journey then continues to Split. Wander the city at your pace or opt for a guided walking tour of the famed Diocletian Palace (booked and paid locally). Once a residence for the Roman Emperor, this palace evolved into a bustling city following the decline of the nearby Roman town of Salona.

If travelling in 2025 please review the trip notes for itinerary alternations for the cruise.
Overnight: Split - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Goodbye

Saturday. We hope you enjoyed your adventure through Croatia and Slovenia. Savour your final breakfast as you say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the crew, disembarking by 9:00 AM. Afterwards, you will be transferred to either your hotel or Split airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room/cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room/cabin.

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2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Aug - 07 Sep 20% off
NZD $8,335
NZD $6,668
NZD $13,325
NZD $10,660
18 Sep - 28 Sep 20% off
NZD $8,335
NZD $6,668
NZD $13,325
NZD $10,660
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
23 Apr - 03 May 20% off
NZD $7,755
NZD $6,204
NZD $12,405
NZD $9,924
30 Apr - 10 May 20% off
NZD $7,755
NZD $6,204
NZD $12,405
NZD $9,924
07 May - 17 May 20% off
NZD $8,565
NZD $6,852
NZD $13,705
NZD $10,964
14 May - 24 May 20% off
NZD $8,565
NZD $6,852
NZD $13,705
NZD $10,964
21 May - 31 May 20% off
NZD $8,565
NZD $6,852
NZD $13,705
NZD $10,964
28 May - 07 Jun 20% off
NZD $8,565
NZD $6,852
NZD $13,705
NZD $10,964
04 Jun - 14 Jun 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
11 Jun - 21 Jun 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
18 Jun - 28 Jun 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
25 Jun - 05 Jul 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
16 Jul - 26 Jul 20% off
NZD $8,565
NZD $6,852
NZD $13,705
NZD $10,964
20 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off
NZD $8,565
NZD $6,852
NZD $13,705
NZD $10,964
27 Aug - 06 Sep 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
03 Sep - 13 Sep 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
10 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
17 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off
NZD $9,145
NZD $7,316
NZD $14,625
NZD $11,700
01 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
NZD $7,755
NZD $6,204
NZD $12,405
NZD $9,924
08 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
NZD $7,755
NZD $6,204
NZD $12,405
NZD $9,924

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Zagreb
NZD $148
NZD $219
Full Board supplement for Cruise only
NZD $517
N/A
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin (High Season)
NZD $1,128
NZD $1,128
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin (Low Season)
NZD $275
NZD $415
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin (Mid Season)
NZD $1,015
NZD $1,015

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Astoria, Zagreb

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Part of Best Western's Premier range, the elegant Hotel Astoria offers a high level of comfort and style, fitting with the brand. Guests can choose from a variety of different sizes of room, each offering plush, attractive furniture and a range of modern amenities, including a minibar and satellite TV. The hotel's Ragusa restaurant has a great ambiance and serves a wonderful selection of local and international dishes. The accommodation is conveniently located just 300m from the train station and offers free parking for guests.

Hotel Lev, Ljubliana

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Lev is centrally located in Ljubljana, the 13 floor high glass exterior offers marvelous views of Slovenia's capital city. Guest rooms are decorated modernly featuring private ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Additional features of the hotel include complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness centre and bicycles to rent for those wanting to explore the area.

Jezero Hotel , Plitvice Lakes

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Jezero Hotel is the perfect base for any overnight stay in this stunning locale. The property offers a selection of guest rooms and suites, and while the hotel interior is modern in design, the building has been constructed to sit perfectly amongst the natural surroundings. A short walk away is Kozjak – the park’s largest lake. Hotel amenities include an in-house restaurant and lobby bar, a night club and complimentary spa facilities including a gym, whirpool massage and two Finnish saunas. There’s also a small gift shop on site, plus room service and free WiFi.

M/S Adriatic Princess, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Ship

MS Adriatic Princess was commissioned in 2017. The luxury class vessel measures luxury 45 m (144 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. She has 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned. Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilet, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink. The Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the sun deck offers is equipped with sun tanning chairs, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Zagreb
Ends
Split
Departs
Wednesdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 45
Hotel Rating
4 star & Deluxe ship
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 5
Countries
Minimum Age
12 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Sun shining through the cathedral in Zagreb
Sun shining through the cathedral in Zagreb
Ljubljana - web ready
Boardwalk winding through the Plitvice National Park
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront
View of Korcula, home to stunning, historical buildings
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
View of Korcula, home to stunning, historical buildings
Makarska - Highlight image 1
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront

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