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Cruise: Discover Western Balkans with Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise (11 days)

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Discover Western Balkans with Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise (11 days)

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Western Balkans from Zagreb with included stops in Slovenia, NP Plitvice, Zadar and Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise from Omiš.

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 - OMIŠ
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 Omis. Embark on Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise. Dinner and overnight Split/Omiš.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 • OMIŠ - PUČIŠČA - SPLIT
The morning after breakfast you can join optional boat excursion up the canyon of the river Cetina before setting sails towards Pučišča on the island of Brac. Pučišča is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brač, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world.
After docking at Pučišča, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. In the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split, your port of call for the day.
Upon arrival, you are free to enjoy the Old Town and introduce yourself with the monumental Diocletian Palace built over 1700 years ago or you can join on guided walking tour*. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Overnight in Split.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
*Split Walking tour – walking tour package
*Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 6 • SPLIT - TROGIR - ŠIBENIK - excursion Skradin and Trogir
After breakfast, you will join our excursion to Trogir and Skradin. Leaving Split first stop will be Trogir, small Dalmatian town listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, situated on an island and squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo. Except for the green parks the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls, etc.
You will have free time to pay a visit to the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Continuing by coach through the karst of Šibenik hinterland we will stop in Skradin.
Skradin is situated on the upper end of Krka estuary at the entrance to National Park, you will have free time for exploration. The final destination of the day will be Šibenik, where you can take an optional walking tour*. Stroll with your guide through the narrow and steep streets; pass by the most important monument, the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. James located in the main town square. By its beauty, construction particularities and style characteristics, it represents not only the major and the most valuable monument of the town’s architectural heritage, but it is also a unique monument of the European sacral architecture, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001. Overnight in Šibenik.
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner
*Šibenik Walking tour – optional walking tour package

Day 7 • ŠIBENIK - VIS
After breakfast departure to Vis. A stop will be made for swimming and relaxing (weather dependable). Afternoon arrival to Vis – island famous for sandy beaches and beautiful bays. Vis is untouched by the modern development and tourism for many years so one can experience the tradition and the way of life of the Mediterranean as it once was. Dinner is taken on board for full board option. Overnight in Vis.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
**Optional excursion: Island of Vis

Day 8 • VIS - HVAR - KORČULA
Breakfast on board and early departure to Hvar - 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 Korčula Island. Arrival to Korčula in the afternoon is followed by optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula.Tonight enjoy the delicious Captain’s dinner with our crew and your fellow travellers.
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner
*Hvar Walking Tour – optional walking tour package
*Korčula Walking Tour – optional walking tour package

Day 9 • KORČULA - MLJET - SLANO
Breakfast on board and departure to Pomena (Mljet island). The Island of Mljet on its western side houses the 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 or take our optional trip to the Lakes. Lunch and swimming break are followed by early afternoon departure to Slano. After arrival you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia – you will visit Ston a 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. Overnight in Slano.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

Day 10 • SLANO - DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, we set sail to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruz. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, for those who purchased Walking Tour package transfer is organized to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th-century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. After the tour, you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. You can take the cable-car to the top of the hill overlooking Dubrovnik for wonderful photo opportunities, make the tour of the walls or just enjoy a scoop of ice cream as you stroll through its narrow streets paved with ancient stones. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town –optional walking tour

Day 11 • DUBROVNIK
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 the route Highlights of South Adriatic in a chosen category cabin
• Welcome drink and snack
• Half board: breakfast buffet, light lunch buffet, except on day 1,4 & 6 when dinner is included instead of lunch
• 1/2 l bottled water during meals
• Coffee/tea all day long
• Fresh fruit all day long
• Snack during the afternoon
• Service of 9 crew members including a cruise director
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Change of towels three times a week
• Bed linen change twice a week
• Free Wi/Fi on board
• Excursion Skradin and Trogir (entrance to NP Krka not included)

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.

Walking tour package – 90,00 € per person (prepayment price)
• Walking tour of Šibenik– included: a guide
• Walking tour of Dubrovnik – included: guide, transfer
• Walking tour of Korčula – included: a guide
• Walking tour of Split – included: a guide
• Walking tour of Hvar – included: a guide
• Pučišča Stonemasonry School – included: guide, entry fee

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

2020/05/13

2020/05/23
2020/05/13

2020/05/23
2020/05/27

2020/06/06
2020/06/10

2020/06/20
2020/06/24

2020/07/04
2020/09/16

2020/09/26
Rate per Person (Lower deck)

2290 €

2061 €

*SS (+1150 €)

2290 €

2061 €

*SS (+1150 €)

2450 €

2205 €

*SS (+1230 €)

2590 €

2331 €

*SS (+1300 €)

2590 €

2331 €

*SS (+1300 €)

2590 €

2331 €

*SS (+1300 €)

Rate per Person (Main deck)

2450 €

2205 €

*SS (+1230 €)

2450 €

2205 €

*SS (+1230 €)

2600 €

2340 €

*SS (+1300 €)

2780 €

2502 €

*SS (+1400 €)

2780 €

2502 €

*SS (+1400 €)

2780 €

2502 €

*SS (+1400 €)

*SS - Single use supplement

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