Jewels of Adriatic Coast Split – Split

SUMMARY

This captivating roundtrip cruise from Split is the perfect way to enjoy the best of nature, culture and food in Croatia! You’ll visit Krka and Telascica National Parks, sail through Kornati National Park, and stop at UNESCO heritage sites in Zadar and Split. There will also be plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling…

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Guided walking tours of Mali Losinj, Zadar, Sibenik and Split
  • Stop by the seaside village of Primosten characterized by its perfectly round peninsula
  • Visit the great white cliffs with it’s sheer drop into the ocean and the Salt Lake ‘Mir’ in Telascica Nature Park
  • Get a taste of the local gastronomy with a visit to a local winery for wine tasting & tapas in Skradin

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Guided walking tours of Mali Losinj, Zadar, Sibenik and Split
  • Stop by the seaside village of Primosten characterized by its perfectly round peninsula
  • Visit the great white cliffs with it’s sheer drop into the ocean and the Salt Lake ‘Mir’ in Telascica Nature Park
  • Get a taste of the local gastronomy with a visit to a local winery for wine tasting & tapas in Skradin

Inclusions

Arrival Transfer
Departure Transfer
Cruise Manager
Port fees and tourist taxes
National Park Fees
Daily cabin service
Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
Luggage handling
7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin

Exclusions: Gratuities, Blue Cave entrance fee (approx. EUR 10-15 per person – to be paid locally)

Meals

7 breakfasts
5 three-course lunches
3 dinners including Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
Welcome reception & cocktail
Complimentary water from dispenser
Complimentary tea & coffee after lunch
Abundant fresh fruit provided
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Local wine tasting with light tapas snacks in Skradin

Sightseeing

Guided tours of:
Mali Losinj
Zadar
Sibenik
Split

ITINERARY

Welcome to Split! Departure from Split Harbour at 14.00hrs. Enjoy a wonderful cruise with welcome cocktails and views of the surroundings while sailing to Primosten. Take an afternoon swim before arriving in this picturesque town situated between Sibenik and Trogir, surrounded by seven other islets. We suggest visiting the hilltop Church of St. George, and if you have time, also walking the perimeter along the seaside of the Old Town. (D)

After breakfast, we continue our cruise to Dugi Otok. En route, you will be able to enjoy a morning swim stop. We’ll also cruise through Kornati National Park as lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, you will have another opportunity for a refreshing swim before arriving at Telascica Nature Park. The park is known for its immense beauty, richness in flora and fauna, and geological and geomorphological phenomena. We’ll have the day at leisure to explore the great white cliffs with its sheer drop and the saltwater lakes. (B, L, D)

Today you will embark on a journey to the idyllic Losinj Island, which is renowned for its temperate climate and diverse wildlife. Nicknamed the “Island of Vitality”, Losinj is a popular destination for those seeking health and well-being. You’ll have a chance to take a swim stop before arriving in Mali Losinj, the largest town on the island. Here you’ll enjoy a walking tour and visit the Museum of Apoxyomenos. In the museum, you will see a statue of an athlete that is over two thousand years old. (B, L)

Today you’ll depart for Zadar from Losinj, with a stop in Pag Island to see its unique moon-like landscape. Once in Zadar, join a guided tour of the town’s cultural heritage, including the Roman Forum from the first century, the church of St. Donatus from the ninth century and the medieval St. Anastasia’s Cathedral. This evening is free to explore Croatia’s oldest continuously inhabited city on your own. Some recommended activities include visiting the Sea Organ which plays music using sea waves and Steps, or taking in “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of restaurants lining the waterfront serving local cuisine. (B, L)

This morning, cruise to the charming town of Skradin and visit a local winery for wine tasting and light tapas. Next, head into Krka National Park to witness the awe-inspiring Skradinski Buk waterfalls. The falls are part of a collection of 17 thundering waterfalls that cascade from heights up to 45m tall. In the afternoon, explore the UNESCO-listed city of Sibenik on a guided sightseeing tour. Sibenik is home to many historic landmarks including the impressive Cathedral of St. James. Enjoy a Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board tonight. (B, D)

Today you will visit the island of Vis which served as a strategic Yugoslavian naval base for many years. The island was closed to the public from the 1950s until 1989, preserving the island from development. After lunch, you are free to explore the beautiful sights on Vis including the remains of a Roman thermal place, the City Museum, and the town’s beautiful waterfront. (B, L)

Your next stop on this cruise is an incredible natural wonder – the Blue Cave on Bisevo. This cave can only be accessed by boat and the underwater entrance lets in beams of sunlight that reflect off the cave floor and create a mesmerizing blue glow. Afterwards, take a break for lunch on board and reach Split, where you’ll join an expert-led tour of the city. Split is based in and around the impressive Diocletian Palace and is filled with lively market stalls in the palace basement. You’ll also be able to see the historical architecture of this beautiful place, which bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman heritage. This is visible in the city’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, such as Jupiter’s Temple and the Peristyle. (B, L)

Please Note: The Blue Cave can only be visited if the weather is permitting, and it will be up to local operators on the day of your visit to decide whether it is safe to do so. Your Cruise Manager will keep you updated on the situation.

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your amazing crew, new friends, and captain as your cruise comes to an end. Make sure to enjoy a transfer to the airport before departing for your next destination. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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