The highlights of the Adriatic Coast Cruise

Duration:
8 days/ 7 nights
Country:

Cost:
From 1300 EUR
Experience:
Nature, blue sea, charming mediterranian towns

A wonderful one-way cruise along the Adriatic coast where you spend days visiting picturesque towns, admiring beautiful island scenery and swimming in crystal clear waters. On this seven day cruise, you visit the charming islands of Losinj, Vis, Hvar, Brac, and explore the historic cities of  Pula, Zadar, and Split. One of the highlights of this cruise is sailing through Kornati National Park, where you enjoy the scenic views of more than 80 uninhabited islands, islets, and reefs.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 • SPLIT (D)
Check-in from 14.00 h onwards. Split is the biggest city in Dalmatia. Its historical part is under UNESCO protection. After setting you’ll go on a walking tour. Your guide will show you historical and cultural places of interest. The main attraction is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city centre. After the sightseeing, you’ll have free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. You will meet the cruise director and a crew in the evening and have a welcome drink and dinner—overnight in Split.

DAY 2 • SPLIT – HVAR – VIS (B, L)
After breakfast, you set sail towards Hvar, the most famous Croatian island. After arrival, join a walking tour of the town’s historical landmarks: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Next, hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views. Then continue to the island of Vis, famous for its intact nature, sandy beaches and beautiful bays. Vis was a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this ‘isolation’, Vis has a unique charm – they say it gives you a feeling of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was ‘… Arrival is planned for the afternoon. You will have free time to look around and dine in one of the local restaurants—overnight in the port of Vis.

DAY 3 • VIS – BIŠEVO (BLUE CAVE) –  PRIMOŠTEN (B, L, D)
Early morning cruise towards the tiny island of Biševo to visit the natural wonder – Blue Cave. Between 10 am and 3 pm, the sun’s rays pass through an underwater opening, illuminating the cave in blue light. In the afternoon, you arrive in Primošten, a lovely small town located between Šibenik and Trogir. Free time to explore the Old town, situated on a small island. You will be transferred to the mainland in the early evening to enjoy an authentic heritage dinner. Overnight in Primošten.

DAY 4 • PRIMOŠTEN – N.P. KORNATI – ZADAR (B, L)
In the early morning, you depart to the Kornati National Park, where you enjoy the scenic views of more than 80 uninhabited islands, islets, and reefs. In the afternoon, you arrive in the historic old town of Zadar with Roman ruins, medieval churches and cosmopolitan cafes. The most important landmarks are the Roman Forum from the 1st century, the church of Sv. Donat from the 9th century, mighty city walls with a City gate from 16 century. Overnight in Zadar.

DAY 5 • ZADAR – MALI LOŠINJ (B, L)
This day cruise heads to the island of Lošinj, the most popular island on the northern Adriatic, famous for its green landscape and mild Mediterranean climate.  Arrival to Mali Lošinj, the charming small town. There you visit the Museum of Apoxyomenos, dedicated to the ancient statue of an athlete found in the sea not far from the island. Later you have some free time to wander around this lovely town—overnight in Mali Lošinj.

DAY 6 • MALI LOŠINJ – N.P. BRIJUNI – PULA (B, L, CD)
After breakfast, cruise to National Park Brijuni, the archipelago which consists of 14 islands, is well known for its preserved beautiful nature. The final destination on today’s cruise is Pula, the city that has existed for more than 2000 years. Upon arrival, you will have some free time to explore the city with its main attraction, Roman Arena (amphitheatre). Then, return to the ship for a Captain’s diner with live entertainment. Overnight in Pula.

DAY 7 • PULA – OPATIJA (B, L, T )
This day you will enjoy the magnificent views when you cruise along the picturesque shores of the Istra peninsula towards Opatija, the town with a very long tradition of tourism. After some free time upon arrival, you will have a walking tour where the guide will explain the history of this exciting town and show you the most important monuments. In the evening you’ll have free time to have a walk on the beautiful seaside promenade and to enjoy dinner in one of the many good restaurants. Overnight in Opatija

DAY 7 • OPATIJA (B)
After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends. Then, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting, CD – Captain’s dinner

SHIP DESCRIPTION:

Deluxe ships are modern and state of the art ships 42 to 47 meters in length. There are spacious, designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hairdryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. Cabins are 12 to 17m2 in size

Deluxe’s superior ship is one of the best on the Adriatic sea. She is built with high-quality wood, glass, marble, stainless steel, a minimum of 47 meters in length, newly built or renovated after 2016. There are spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size.

DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES 2022– DELUXE SHIP:

DEPARTURES ON WEDNESDAYS
MAY 18
JUNE 1;
AUGUST 10 
JUNE 15
JULY 13,  27;
SEP 28
JUNE 29;
AUGUST 24;
SEPT 21
Per person in lower deck cabinEUR 1300EUR 1400EUR 1500EUR 1700
Per person in main deck cabin EUR 1600EUR 1700EUR 1800EUR 2000

DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES  2022– DELUXE SUPERIOR SHIP:

DEPARTURES ON WEDNESDAYS
MAY 18JUNE 1;
AUGUST 10
JUNE 15
JULY 13,  27;
SEP 28
JUNE 29;
AUGUST 24;
SEPT 21
Per person in lower deck cabinEUR 1400EUR 1500EUR 1600EUR 1800
Per person in main deck cabin EUR 1700EUR 1800EUR 1900EUR 2100

THE PRICES INCLUDES:

  •  transfer from the Split airport to the Split harbour and local transfers in Opatija (both on arrival and departure days)
  • 7-night cruise in an air-conditioned cabin with an en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • A drink with lunch onboard
  • Complimentary water
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Fresh fruit daily
  • Professional tour manager
  • Visitors’ tax & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Linen change during the week
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Guided walking tours of towns Zadar, Hvar and Split
  • National Park Kornati and National Park Brijuni entrance fees
  • Museum of Apoxyomenos entrance fee
  • Hvar Island excursion with lunch
  • The Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace entrance fee


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