Balkans with Adriatic Cruise

20 Day Escorted Coach Tour & Adriatic Cruise from

Day 1 - ZAGREB – ARRIVAL, Tuesday
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

Day - 2 ZAGREB – BLED - LJUBLJANA, Wednesday
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper 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.

Day - 3 LJUBLJANA - PLITVICE, Thursday
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 diff erent 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.

Day - 4 PLITVICE - TROGIR - SPLIT, Friday
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.

Day 5 - SPLIT - MOSTAR - DUBROVNIK, Saturday
Aft er 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 - 6 DUBROVNIK, Sunday
Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - DUBROVNIK - BUDVA/MONTENEGRO - SHKODRA/ALBANIA - TIRANA, Monday
Morning city tour Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included on 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.

Day 8 - TIRANA - OHRID/MACEDONIA, Tuesday
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.

Day 9 - OHRID, Wednesday  
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 medieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Aft ernoon 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.

Day 10 - OHRID - SKOPJE, Thursday
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest 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.

Day 11 - SKOPJE - KOLAŠIN/MONTENEGRO, Friday
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Aft ernoon 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.

Day 12 - KOLAŠIN - CETINJE - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK, Saturday
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.

Day 13 - DUBROVNIK - DEPARTURE, Sunday
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Gruž harbor and embarkation. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager at an onboard Welcome reception followed by a dinner. This evening you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Day 14 - Day 14 DUBROVNIK – KORČULA, Monday
We set sail for the island of Korčula early in the morning, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off, relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town whose street design is based on a fi sh bone patt ern, to spend the night there. Take the walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.

Day 15 - KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA, Tuesday
Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture and music culture Pučišća, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch onboard. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Overnight on board.

Day 16 - PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT, Wednesday 
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. Aft er 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 aft ernoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.

Day 17 - SPLIT – HVAR, Thursday 
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
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. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 18 - HVAR – MLJET, Friday 
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.

Day 19 - MLJET – DUBROVNIK, Saturday 
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik with lunch onboard with stop for swimming. Early in the afternoon we arrive in Dubrovnik, where we will spend the night.

Day 20 - DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE, Sunday 
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.


$4,100

per person twin share
Tour Map
Guaranteed Tour Departure
Package Inclusions
  • Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • 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 
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager
  • 7-night cruise in a preferred category cabin (superior boat) with private shower/toilet, air-conditioning and LCD TV
  • Welcome dinner and Captain’s dinner on board
  • Daily buffet breakfast on board
  • 6 lunches with 4 courses on board
  • Water 0,5 l bottle per person per day on board
  • Complimentary fresh fruits available daily on board
  • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
Sightseeing Inclusions
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor (English/Spanish)
  • 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. Sofia, 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
Hotels
  • Zagreb - International 4*
  • Ljubljana - M 4*
  • Plitvice - Park 4*
  • 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.
Dates and Prices

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

PRICES AND DEPARTURE DATES 2019
Price per person. Double occupancy, prices in AUD$ Lower Deck
May 7, 284,100
Jun 184,100
Jul 9, 304,100
Aug 204,100
Sep 104,100
Single supplement$1,800
Main Deck Supplement $160 per person twin share
SUPPLEMENTS (OPTIONAL):
  • Omiš & Cetina River Excursion - river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutt o, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) - 25 EUR per person
  • 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

Please note:
  • In case of unfavorable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.
  • Operator reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case the contracted services are not supplied according to previously agreed standards.

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

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