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Cruise: Dalmatian Higlights Cruise on Adriatic Princess with journey into the Balkans (15 days)

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Dalmatian Higlights Cruise on Adriatic Princess with journey into the Balkans (15 days)

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Dalmatian Highlights Cruise on Adriatic Princess with additional coach our from Dubrovnik to Zagreb (include Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Osijek

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)

Capital cities:
• Zagreb (Croatia)
• Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
• Beograd (Serbia)

Day 1 • DUBROVNIK (Gruz harbour)
Embarkation starts from 2:00 PM onwards. Meanwhile, you will be served a welcome drink and a snack, and get a chance to meet your Cruise Director and the crew of Adriatic Princess. Captain's orders and safety measures will be explained to you. Later that night you will have dinner on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 • DUBROVNIK – KORČULA
In the morning after breakfast, 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. In the early afternoon, we will depart for the island of Korčula, on the way to Korčula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korčula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korčula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveller Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korčula. Overnight in Korčula.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
*Korčula town walking tour – walking tour package

Day 3 • KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA - OMIŠ
After breakfast you will set sail towards the Island of Brač, passing through the scenic Pelješac channel, around the tip of Pelješac peninsula and the southeastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pučišća. Pučišća 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 Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brač limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš where we will rest for the night. In the afternoon you can join an optional boat excursion up the river Cetina. Overnight in Omiš.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
*Stonemasonry school – walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 4 • OMIŠ – SPLIT – excursion Skradin, Sibenik and Trogir
After breakfast, you will join our excursion to Sibenik, Skradin, and Trogir. Leaving Omis ride by coach through the karst Sibenik hinterland to Skradin. Skradin is situated on the upper end of Krka estuary on the entrance to National Park, free time for exploration. After Skradin we will make a short stop in the town of Šibenik with an orientational guided tour of the old town of Šibenik. Before arrival to Split, we will make another quick stop in Trogir which is situated on a small 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. Finally, we will be arriving at Split Old Town and you can join an optional 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. Later you can just join locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner
*Split Walking Tour – walking tour package

Day 5 • SPLIT – HVAR (Island of HVAR) – VELA LUKA (Island of Korčula)
Today you will be sailing 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 (Korčula Island) in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka (Korčula Island).
Meals on board: Breakfast and Captain`s Dinner
*Hvar town – walking tour package

Day 6 • VELA LUKA (Island of KORČULA) – POMENA (Island of MLJET) - SLANO
Thursday morning after leaving 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, free time in the National park.

Day 7 • SLANO – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast you are free to take an 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. Later, we set sail to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruž. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

Day 8 • DUBROVNIK
Make sure to keep in touch with your fellow travellers and the Cruise Manager and the crew, as MS Adriatic Princess will wait for you next year too! Late morning you will be transferred to your hotel in Dubrovnik. Overnight Dubrovnik.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 • DUBROVNIK - KOTOR
Day excursion to Montenegro. Departure from the hotel driving through Konavle valley and around the Bay of Kotor, continuing drive to Perast and boat ride to the islet of Our Lady of the Rock, sightseeing of the Baroque church from the 17th century. After Perast we go on towards the town of Kotor for a sightseeing tour with a local guide (no entrance fees). Free time in Kotor. Upon departure short ferry ride across the Bay of Kotor, then drive towards Dubrovnik and arrival back to the hotel. Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 10 • DUBROVNIK
Day at leisure. Optional excursion to the island of Korčula. Korčula holds indisputable a privileged position among the Croatian islands. Here we find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best-preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing free time for lunch or even swimming. On the return, a stop will be made in one of the well-known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine. Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 11 • DUBROVNIK - MOSTAR - SARAJEVO
Morning departure to Mostar, city of bridges, where the traveller from the south gets the first glimpse of the continent beyond. Orientational walk with your tour leader in Mostar and free time for lunch. Departure to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is one of the historically most interesting cities in Europe. It is the place where the Western & the Eastern Roman Empire split and where the people of the Orthodox East, the Ottoman South and the Roman Catholic West met, both an example of the clash of civilizations and of historical turbulences and a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance, reached through multi-cultural integration. City tour of Sarajevo upon arrival. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo/Sarajevo area/.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 12 • SARAJEVO - BELGRADE
Morning departure to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. A short break will be made in Zvornik, a charming little town in the northeastern Bosnia on Drina river. Belgrade is situated at the place where the Sava joins the Danube River. There are spots in Belgrade you must definitely see and feel. Streets, squares, monuments, parks, fountains, archaeological sites. Many of them have been given the status of cultural assets. Upon arrival a guided tour of this beautiful city between two rivers famous by its sunsets. Dinner and overnight in Belgrade.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 13 • BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - OSIJEK/VUKOVAR
Morning departure to Novi Sad (Serbia's second-largest city), located on Danube river.
Novi Sad's position at one of the continent's true crossroads and history as a multinational commercial and transit centre has left it endowed with historical and cultural sights that even much larger cities have difficulty matching. Novi Sad has much to boast about, from the imposing fortress on the opposite bank to the churches representing numerous denominations throughout the old town's exceedingly pleasant pedestrian zone to several unheralded but noteworthy museums and art galleries. Our local guide will show us all the „must-see“ locations. After the guided tour of Novi Sad, we will continue towards Ilok. You will have the opportunity to taste wines in one of the famous Croatia wine cellars “Iločki Podrumi” followed by traditional lunch. On our way to Osijek, we will stop in Vukovar which is the biggest Croatian river port located at the confluence of Vuka River in the Danube, a town also known as a symbol of the Croatian war for independence, as it arose from the ashes of the '90s into the proud city that it is today. In the late afternoon hours, we will end this day. Overnight in Osijek or Vukovar.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 14 • OSIJEK/VUKOVAR - ZAGREB
You will start your morning with the city tour of Osijek. Osijek Pancake - flat, rich in rivers, Slavonia has unique natural wonders and delicious regional cuisine that will take your breath away: endless plains, the intense yellow of its corn and sunflower fields, the flavours of its cuisine that will make all your senses travel... Osijek, the largest city in eastern Croatia, beautifully settled on the banks of Drava River. Osijek remains a popular tourist destination for its Baroque style, open spaces and lots of recreational opportunities. Located in one of the most fertile and most certainly the biggest agricultural area of Croatia, the town is its semi-official gastronomic capital. City tour passes by the Cathedral and the Tvrdja (Old Fort). We are continuing our drive and the first thing you see when approaching Djakovo from either side is the brightness of the bricks of the two towers and cupolas of its Cathedral, beauty of which welcomes the visitors. After the visit, departure towards Zagreb followed by a visit to the Ethno Village of Stara Kapela for a lunch/no drinks included/ of the products of the Pannonia soil.
Overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area/.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 15 • ZAGREB
Departure transfer after breakfast from the tour hotel to Zagreb airport or hotels in Zagreb.
Meals: Breakfast


Other notices

RATES INCLUDE:
• Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary except on days 13 and 14
• Departure transfer to Zagreb airport or accommodation within Zagreb city area.
• Lunch in Ilok and Stara Kapela, wine tasting in Ilok.
• Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary.
• Experienced tour leader throughout the trip as per itinerary. 
• English speaking guides for city tours of Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Osijek, Zagreb, day excursion Ancient
Montenegro.
• Entrances to Ethno Village Stara Kapela
Only for the ship:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise on route Dalmatian Highlights Cruise in a chosen category cabin
• Arrival/departure transfer from/to Dubrovnik airport or accommodation within Dubrovnik city area
• Welcome drink and snack
• Half board: breakfast buffet and lunch buffet, except on Day 1,4 & 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
• 1/2l bottled water during meals
• Coffee/tea all day long
• Fresh fruit all day long
• Snack during the afternoon
• Service of 9 crew members including cruise director
• Change of towels every second day
• Bed linen change once a week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free Wi/Fi on board
• Usage of the ship’s equipment

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• Drinks/beverages from the ship’s bar
• Transfer from and/or to the ship (organized on request)
• Pre/post-cruise accommodation ( organized on request )
• Tips, entry ticket for Mljet National Park approx. € 14,00 per person
• Taxes and fees, € 45,00 per person to be paid on board in cash
• Laundry service
• Beach towel hire 3€/Week
• Any other items of personal nature

Walking tour package – 70,00 € per person (prepaid only)
• Walking tour of Dubrovnik – included: guide, transfer
• Walking tour of Korcula – included: a guide
• Walking tour of Split – included: a guide
• Walking tour of Hvar – included: a guide
• Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including tour escort, entry ticket

**Optional excursions:
Cetina river tour (20,00 € per Person) – included: guide, small boat transfer, snack
Mljet Island National Park (20,00 € per Person) – included: guide, entry fee
Taste of Dalmatia (20,00 € per Person) – included: guide, transfer, wine sampling

Hotel list:
Astoria 4* or similar - Zagreb
Valamar 4* or similar - Dubrovnik
Colors In 4*or similar – Sarajevo
Zira 4* - Beograd
Osijek 4* - Osijek

Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

CANCELLATION FEES:
Cancellation policy:
41 days prior to commencement of service = full deposit 350 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.

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