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Cruise: Discover Western Balkans with Adriatic Paradise Cruise (11 days)

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Discover Western Balkans with Adriatic Paradise Cruise (11 days)

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Western Balkans from Zagreb with included stops in Slovenia, NP Plitvice, Zadar and Adriatic Paradise Cruise from Split.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Unesco heritage sites:
• Historic City of Trogir (1997)
• Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)
• Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)
• Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)

Capital cities:
• Zagreb (Croatia)
• Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Natural sites:
• Lake Bled

Day 1 • 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/.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 • ZAGREB - BLED
Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historic centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. 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 with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a clifftop castle with picturesque views, and a well-known sweet treat, Bled cream cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area/.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 • BLED – LJUBLJANA – PLITVICE
Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana, we are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 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 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.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 • PLITVICE - ZADAR - SPLIT
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 Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the Middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city's living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Embarkation on Adriatic Paradise Cruise. Dinner and overnight Split.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 • SPLIT - HVAR (Island of Hvar) - VELA LUKA (Island of Korčula)
After breakfast, there is an optional Split walking tour with the local guide who will show you monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage.  Late morning we will set sail towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar, we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way, we will stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci), known by a very warm sea. After the swimming break, the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Captains dinner and overnight in Vela Luka (Korčula Island).
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner
*Split walking tour – walking tour package
*Hvar town – walking tour package

Day 6 • VELA LUKA - POMENA (Island of Mljet) - SLANO
Monday morning after leaving the stunning beauty of Vela Luka your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break, you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. The Island of Mljet on its western side houses 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. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon, we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park

Day 7 • SLANO – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia –you will visit Ston small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik. 
Now it is time for you to fully enjoy Dubrovnik, the city rightfully named The Pearl of the Adriatic. It is the Old Town that everyone comes to see when visiting this jewel–city; its buildings with narrow alleyways, red-bricked roofs and a smattering of churches all encased by high city walls which are a must - to walk. Dubrovnik is a cultural treat where science, philosophy, and literature flourished in the Middle Ages.
Soak up all the historic and artistic heritage by strolling the bustling Stradun street, by visiting Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, Rector`s Palace and many more attractions of this precious and beautiful UNESCO site. Find your favourite restaurant in the Old Town or join us for dinner on board if you have reserved the full board option.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
**Optional excursion:  Taste of Dalmatia

Day 8 • DUBROVNIK – EXCURSION TO MONTENEGRO
Dubrovnik is a great starting point for a full day tour to Montenegro which departs after breakfast.
Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled by the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan, and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidence of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In our quest for traces and memories of the past times, we will visit the Baroque town of Perast. A short boat ride from the town will take us to one of the two islets in the Bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor!
Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 9 • DUBROVNIK - ELAPHITE ISLANDS - KORČULA
After breakfast, we will depart for Korčula Island with an en-route stop for swimming or other leisure activities at one of the neighbouring Elaphiti islands. In the late afternoon, we will arrival in Korčula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Explore Korcula on your own pace or join us for an optional guided tour. This town will enchant you with its laid back atmosphere, great restaurants and artistic and historic treasures such as St. Mark`s Cathedral, Icon Museum and Fortifications.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch.
** Optional excursion: Korčula walking tour

Day 10 • KORČULA - OMIŠ
After breakfast, we will depart for the coastal settlement of Pučišča, situated on the northern part of the island of Hvar. Along the way, the Captain will drop anchor in a secluded bay for another rejuvenating dip in the sea. The surroundings of Pučišča, like the whole island of Brač, is famous for the production of olive-oil, wine, and figs. Stonemasonry School in Pučišča, one of the oldest in the world, supports the skills of an authentic Roman stone dressing that makes it unique in the world. We will end our sailing day by calling the port of Omis, once known as a pirates` outpost at the mouth of Cetina River and nowadays centre of the 35 kilometres long Riviera of outstanding beauty. The most distinctive feature of Omis are the enormous sheets of rock that loom over the town and river.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
*Stonemasonry School in Pučišča – walking tour package
** Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 11 • OMIŠ - SPLIT
Disembarkation day starts with an early morning sailing from Omis to Split.
After breakfast with a heavy heart, we will say farewell to you hoping to meet you again.
Meals on board: breakfast

Other notices

RATE INCLUDED:
• Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary.
• Arrival transfer from Zagreb airport or accommodation within Zagreb city area.
• Experienced tour leader throughout the trip as per itinerary. 
• Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary
• English speaking guides for city tours of Zagreb, Zadar, Ljubljana, Plitvice lakes and Split
• Entrances to Plitvice lakes, Split
Only for the ship:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise on route Adriatic Paradise Cruise in a chosen category cabin
• Welcome drink and snack on ship
• Half board: breakfast buffet, light lunch buffet, except on day 1,2& 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
• 1/2 l bottled water during meals
• Coffee/tea all day long
• Fresh fruit all day long
• Complimentary snack during the afternoon
• Service of 9 crew members including a cruise director
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Change of towels every day
• Bed linen change once a week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free Wi/Fi on board
• Excursion Montenegro

RATE NOT INCLUDE:
• Drinks/Beverages from the ship bar
• Transfer from and/or to the ship
• Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
• Taxes and fees, € 45,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
• Laundry service at selected ports of call
• Beach towel hire € 3,00/week
• Walking tour package
• Entrance to National park Mljet approx. 25,00 € p.p.

IMPORTANT INFO
This might be a bilingual tour.

Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

CANCELLATION FEES:
41 days prior to commencement of service = full deposit 300 EUR
40 - 31 days prior to departure = 35% of the tour rate
30 - 21 days prior to the departure = 50% of the tour rate
20 - 0 days prior to the departure = 100% of the tour rate

All refund claims must be submitted to J.E.M. Trade in writing within 15 days of the completion of the tour.

Terms and Conditions

Dates & prices

2020/05/20

2020/05/30
2020/05/27

2020/06/06
2020/06/10

2020/06/20
2020/06/17

2020/06/27
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2020/07/04
2020/07/01

2020/07/11
2020/07/08

2020/07/18
2020/07/22

2020/08/01
2020/08/12

2020/08/22
2020/08/19

2020/08/29
2020/08/26

2020/09/05
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2020/09/19
2020/09/16

2020/09/26
2020/09/23

2020/10/03
2020/09/30

2020/10/10
2020/10/07

2020/10/17
2020/10/07

2020/10/17
Rate per Person (Lower deck)

2150 €

1935 €

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2300 €

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2470 €

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2470 €

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2470 €

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2300 €

2070 €

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2300 €

2070 €

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2300 €

2070 €

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2300 €

2070 €

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2300 €

2070 €

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2470 €

2223 €

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2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2300 €

2070 €

*SS (+1150 €)

2150 €

1935 €

*SS (+1100 €)

2150 €

1935 €

*SS (+1100 €)

2150 €

1935 €

*SS (+1100 €)

Rate per Person (Main deck)

2300 €

2070 €

*SS (+1150 €)

2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2600 €

2340 €

*SS (+1300 €)

2600 €

2340 €

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2600 €

2340 €

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2470 €

2223 €

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2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2470 €

2223 €

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2600 €

2340 €

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2600 €

2340 €

*SS (+1300 €)

2600 €

2340 €

*SS (+1300 €)

2470 €

2223 €

*SS (+1250 €)

2300 €

2070 €

*SS (+1150 €)

2300 €

2070 €

*SS (+1150 €)

2300 €

2070 €

*SS (+1150 €)

*SS - Single use supplement

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