LAND & CRUISE

Croatia Land & Cruise Tour - from Split to Venice

Split - Bol - Hvar - Korcula - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Pucisca - Omis - Opatija - Pula - Rovinj - Porec - Postojna Cave - Venice 12 days

Itinerary

Day 1 : First night in Split
Welcome to Croatia, on your arrival meet at Split Airport (or pick up from your hotel) for transfer to board the vessel. Once settled in you have free time to relax or take a stroll through the city before meeting up in the evening with your fellow passengers during a welcome reception.

Day 2 : The Croatian Madeira
First stop will be in Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim & to enjoy the 1740-foot-long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. Return to the vessel for lunch and cruise on to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands along the shores of Croatia and a sightseeing tour of the town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. 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.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day 3 : Walking tour of Korcula
As you sail to Korcula enjoy a swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Arrive early afternoon and a walking tour of the town takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and makes a visit to the majestic Cathedral of St. Mark. Evening is then free for you to further discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day 4 : A tour of Old Dubrovnik
On arrival to Dubrovnik, a walking tour of this World Heritage site takes you to visit the old town with the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Remainder of the day is at leisure for you to further discover Dubrovnik on your own or simply relax and soak in the picture postcard scenery.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day 5 : Island of Mljet
There is plenty of time for a morning swim as we head north cruising for Mljet Island. This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Visit Mljet National Park which encompasses various types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day 6 : Pucisca, on the island of Brac
Cruise from Mljet on to Pucisca enjoying lunch on board and a swim along the way. Arrive in the afternoon to this beautiful little town located on the island of Brac. In the evening enjoy a captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 7 : Fortresses of Omis & Split
While cruising along the coast, make a stop at the ancient town of Omis, whose fortresses are silent stone reminders of infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. After a short walking tour, board a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, and on to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. Then it's time for lunch on board as we cruise towards Split, where on arrival a guided tour takes you to visit the port, seafront promenade & the Roman Emperor Diocletian‘s Palace.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day 8 : Plitvice National Park & Opatija
Bid farewell to your crew after breakfast, disembark and depart on the drive north to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This natural wonderland will have you in it's spell as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, enjoying breathtaking scenery. Then head for Opatija and a walk along the “Lungo Mare” (Seaside Promenade), see the city’s famous villas and other interesting sights.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 9 : Excursion to Pula, Rovinj & Porec
The first stop on today's excursion is in Pula with an orientation tour of this strategic port & a visit of the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. Then head on to Rovinj where you will have some free time to explore the old town and its narrow lanes. Finally arrive in Porec and visit the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Opatija
meals: breakfast included

Day 10 : Postojna Cave in Slovenia
Today's route takes you through the countryside of Slovenia as you head for Venice in Italy. Along the way make a stop to visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe, tour this subterranean world by miniature electric train.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 11 : A day in picturesque Venice
Begin a walking tour of Venice with St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. View the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs then on to a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditional Venetian art. The afternoon is free for you to continue exploring this romantic city on your own or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. In the evening gather for a Farewell Dinner to enjoy & share memories with your fellow travel companions.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 12 : Transfer to Venice Airport
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Venice Airport for your departure flight.

What's included?

  • 07 night on cruise in cabin with private facilities, on M/S Prestige or M/S President
  • 02 nights First Class hotel accommodation in Opatija (Grand Hotel Adriatic)
  • 02 nights First Class hotel accommodation in Venice (Carlton On The Grand Canal)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Welcome cruise reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 06 lunches on board the ship, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • 1 captain’s dinner, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • 3 dinners as per itinerary
  • Professional Cruise & Tour Manager
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Sightseeing as noted in: Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park, Cetina River Canyon, Split, Plitvice National Park, Opatija, Postojna, Venice
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Luggage handling

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