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Croatia & Slovenia

Croatia & Slovenia

Croatia & Slovenia

Croatia & Slovenia May-Sep 2019

16 DAYS

May-Sep 2019

FROM $6495PP

INCLUDES: Cruise | Coach Tour | Accommodation | Meals | Entertainment

Experience the best of Croatia and Slovenia!  Travel from Venice through the majestic Julian Alps to the historic Istrian Peninsula and UESCO – listed Plitvice Lakes to join your privately chartered deluxe Dalmatian Island cruise.  Immerse yourself in Slovenia’s alpine region with two nights in picturesque Lake Bled, explore the charming capital cities of Ljubljana and Zagreb and indulge in the regional flavours of Istria and the Dalmatian Coast.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Slovenia’s Lake Bled and Julian Alps
  • Zagreb’s historic Upper Town and St. Mark’s Church
  • Istrian Peninsula – beautiful seaside towns of Rovinj and Pula
  • Istrian hilltop villages and olive oil tasting in Bale
  • Spectacular UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes
  • Regional specialities and wine appreciation at a family-owned vineyard in Skradin
  • Hvar island tour including fishing villages and a traditional Peka lunch with wine tasting
  • Magnificent Blue Cave on Bisevo Island
  • Captain’s dinner with traditional Klapa line music

INCLUSIONS

  • Escorted 16 Day cruise-tour in English Only
  • Small group land tour with maximum 26 participants (cruise maximum 39)
  • 8 day land tour by modern air-conditioned coach
  • Privately chartered 8 day deluxe cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • Tour accommodation in central, first class & boutique hotels
  • Half-board meals – breakfast and one main meal daily
  • Complimentary beverage with lunch and a bottle of water daily (aboard cruise only)
  • Walking tours: Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Bale, Rovinj, Pula, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik
  • Port charges, tourist taxes and National Park fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Gratuities and hotel porterage
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Day 1

VENICE

We commence our tour with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening, we will meet our guide and fellow tour members at a welcome dinner. (D) Stay at Salute Palace Hotel (4 star)

 

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Day 2

VENICE – POSTOJNA – BLED

This morning we travel to Slovenia and discover its highlights including Postojna, one of Europe’s largest cave systems. We will then continue to picturesque Bled for a pletna boat ride on the lake to explore the historic church on the island and Bled’s imposing Castle. (B, L) Stay at Hotel Astoria (4 star)

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Day 3

BLED / JULIAN ALPS

We discover Slovenia’s breathtaking alpine region as we travel to stunning Lake Bohinj for a cable car ride to the top of Mt Vogel with its incredible vistas. Continue your regional exploration and visit a local tourist farm for an opportunity to participate in a butter making workshop. This evening travel to a nearby village for a traditional and lively dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)

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Day 4

BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB

Today we uncover Slovenia’s lively capital Ljubljana on a guided walk through its baroque Old Town. We then cross the border and travel to the Croatian capital, Zagreb to check in to your hotel. After settling in to our rooms we will join our guide for a walking tour featuring the historic Upper Town, Zagreb Cathedral and Government Palace. (B, D) Stay at Hotel Dubrovnik (4 star)

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Day 5

ZAGREB – BALE

We continue our journey to enchanting Istria, which still retains its Venetian heritage, to explore its lesser known inland region of delightful medieval hilltop villages. Our guide will take us for a true taste of the region to visit a small family-owned olive oil factory, sample locally produced oil and enjoy lunch at a quaint local restaurant. (B, L)
Note: Due to increased interest in the Istrian region, on select departures the group will stay in quaint Buzet. Stay at Hotel La Grisa (4 star)

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Day 6

BUZET / ISTRIAN PENINSULA

Experience Istria's stunning coast as we explore the picturesque fishing village of Rovinj and then continue to Pula to see its ancient amphitheatre towering over the town's centre. (B, L)

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Day 7

BALE – PLITVICE

This morning we take a scenic drive to one of Croatia's highlights, Plitvice Lakes. After checking in at the charming family run Hotel Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo we will take a walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering spectacular scenery. (B, D) Stay at Hotel Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (4 star)

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Day 8

PLITVICE – SKRADIN – SPLIT

This morning presents another opportunity to capture the beauty of the lakes as we walk in the park before travelling through Croatia's heartland to Bibich Winery. At this culinary stop we sample locally produced wines and enjoy a lunch of regional foods before proceeding to Split for an early evening arrival at your hotel. (B, L) Stay at Hotel Cornaro (4 star)

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Day 9

CRUISE: SPLIT – BRAC – HVAR

With our guide we will explore Split’s historic centre built around the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace. We will then meet our captain and crew as we embark on a private charter aboard the deluxe MS New Star through the stunning Dalmatian Islands. We set sail for beautiful Bol on the Island of Brac, for a swim at the famous Golden Horn beach. We arrive this evening in Hvar’s ancient port of Stari Grad. (B, L)

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Day 10

CRUISE: HVAR

Our Hvar experience continues with an in-depth introduction to island life on one of the world’s most stunning islands. We explore small fishing villages, see vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender (seasonal), followed by a traditional peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern). In the afternoon we arrive in Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walk through this popular Adriatic hot spot. (B, L)

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Day 11

CRUISE: HVAR - BISEVO - VIS

We cruise to Bisevo Island’s incredible Blue Cave, one of the most unique natural phenomena. Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must –see. We continue our cruise with stops for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic to beautiful Vis Island. Until the late 80’s Vis was close to tourists and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army. (B, L)

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Day 12

CRUISE: VIS - KORCULA

This morning we journey to Korcula sailing along the length of the island to enchanting Korcula Town where, on a walking tour, we will see the mighty fortress and city walls. (B, L)

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Day 13

CRUISE: KORCULA – MLJET

Cruise along Korcula Island to enchanting Korcula Town where, on a walking tour, we will see the mighty fortress and city walls. We continue our Dalmatian exploration to Mljet, one of the Adriatic’s prettiest islands. Here we will embrace the relaxed atmosphere and unspoilt beauty of the National Park, its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery. (B, L)

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Day 14

CRUISE: MLJET – SIPAN

Enjoy refreshing swims and stops in beautiful coves as we cruise to Sipan, forming part of the picturesque Elaphite Islands. Here we will explore the settlement of Sipanska Luka and appreciate its delightful laid back ambiance. (B, L)

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Day 15

CRUISE: SIPAN – DUBROVNIK

We cruise the final stretch to Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Adriatic, and take in spectacular views of the city walls and Old Harbour. We will join a walking tour of the walled city and tonight, celebrate the conclusion of our tour at a farewell dinner accompanied by klapa entertainment. (B, D)

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Day 16

CRUISE: DUBROVNIK

Your cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

CABINS

DINING

DECK

 

TECHNICAL DATASHIP SPECIFICATIONS
Launched: 2018
Length: 45.8m
Breadth: 9m
Speed: 18.5km/h
Crew: 8
Voltage: 220v
Sundeck with deck chairs, sunbeds and jacuzzi
Salon restaurant
Bar
Large screen LCD TV
Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
Rear swimming platform
Air-condition en-suite cabins

DATETWIN/DOUBLETWIN/DOUBLESINGLESINGLE
Lower DeckMain DeckLower DeckMain Deck
17 May 2019$6,695$7,095$9,585$10,400
14 Jun 2019$6,695$7,095$9,585$10,400
12 Jul 2019$6,695$7,095$9,585$10,400
09 Aug 2019$6,695$7,095$9,585$10,400
30 Aug 2019$6,695$7,095$9,585$10,400
13 Sep 2019$6,695$7,095$9,585$10,400

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