Croatian Island Explorer

8 Days from $3,149

Sep 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

Sail past secret coves, red-roofed villages and ancient olive groves on this island-hopping cruise across the glorious Adriatic Sea. Along the way, discover chic towns, sparkling waterfalls and secluded beaches, sample delicious local wine and cuisine, and take in magnificent views from the highest point in the Adriatic islands.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights on board MS Eos
  • 17 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • All excursions included
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome 'Eos' cocktail & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • Tour of Trogir & visit to a Croatian tailor
  • Krka National Park
  • Wine tasting at a local vineyard
  • Tasting of wine & homemade olive oil on board
  • Tour of Sibenik
  • Tour of Zadar
  • Tour of the sophisticated island of Hvar
  • Visit the island of Brac
  • Enjoy a glass of wine at the top of Vidova Gora - the highest peak of the Adriatic islands
  • Tour of Split & the fascinating Diocletian's Palace
  • Captain's dinner on board
  • Farewell dinner on board

Itinerary

Make your own way to Split, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer to Trogir where your ship, MS Eos, is waiting for you. Gather together with your fellow passengers for an 'Eos' cocktail and a welcome reception, followed by lunch on board.
Today we'll stay in Trogir, a small and lively medieval town boasting a castle and an array of historic buildings. Enjoy a guided tour this afternoon, taking in a local tailor's workshop where a presentation will introduce you to the Croatian 'Gena' suit. Inspired by traditional Croatian urban wear from the 19th century, it can be worn in five different ways. This evening has been left free, so why not visit a local restaurant in the company of your travelling companions. ​

​Krka National Park is a spectacular area, home to impressive waterfalls and hundreds of species of plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish. After breakfast we'll cruise north past Sibenik and along the Krka River to reach the park. We’ll head ashore for a tour before continuing by coach to a vineyard, where we’ll enjoy a tasting, accompanied by a delicious tapas-style lunch.
We’ll dock at Sibenik this evening, and dinner is served on board the ship. 

​Sibenik is a historical city, rich in cultural monuments, not least its cathedral – a Gothic-Renaissance building made entirely from stone. Enjoy time to discover the city before we set sail for Zadar after lunch. Here we have free time to explore Roman ruins, medieval churches and vibrant restaurants. Unforgettable sights and sounds await as you discover the famous Sea Organ, stone stairs and pipes  which turn the movement of the waves into music, and the Sun Salutation light installation, which uses solar energy to create a light show through the night. ​​

​Zadar has a lot to offer, and we will enjoy a walking tour this morning to take in a few more of its highlights. We'll begin with a visit to the famous fish market, before continuing through the mighty city walls and discovering the Roman forum, which dates back to the 1st century AD, and the church of St Donatus – the symbol of the city.
Enjoy lunch on board the ship as we sail towards Zlarin, a small island punctuated with cypress trees and fringed by stunning beaches. Once moored, we'll enjoy a tasting of wonderful Croatian wines on board. We'll also enjoy dinner on board the ship this evening.​

​Make sure you are on deck this morning as you sail past ancient olive groves, lush vineyards and fragrant lavender fields during your approach to the island of Hvar.
After lunch we'll step ashore in the main town, also called Hvar, one of Croatia's most fashionable resorts, which is dominated by a Renaissance cathedral. We'll head off on a walking tour of Hvar this afternoon before you've the chance to explore at leisure. The town has a good selection of bars and restaurants which stay open late into the evening.​

​Brac is a picturesque island boasting Croatia's most stunning beach, Zlatni Rat. We'll set sail for the island this morning, enjoying lunch in one of the pleasant bays en route before arriving in the town of Milna in the early afternoon. The best view of the beach is from the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora, and we'll take in the stunning vistas while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine. Back on the ship, we'll be served a Captain's dinner.

​We'll head back to Split today, pausing at one of the many bays en route, where you can enjoy a swim or take in the views from the deck as you top up your tan.
In Split, Croatia's second-largest city, we'll set off on a guided tour with a local guide introducing us to highlights including Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the tour, we'll have free time for lunch in the city. Why not seek out a café nestled into the palace walls or a restaurant on the sophisticated Riva promenade before returning to the ship. This evening we'll gather for a farewell dinner while we watch the sun set over the Adriatic.​​

Your cruise comes to an end today, so make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation

Newly built in 2016, the comfortable and stylish MV Moonlight is exclusively chartered for Travelsphere guests and has six crew members on board. There is plenty of space to relax, with a great range of facilities including a lounge, salon, sundeck and bar. In your well-appointed cabin you’ll find en suite facilities, air-conditioning and a safe.

MV Moonlight

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Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 21 Sep 2019

8 Days

$3,699

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 28 Sep 2019

8 Days

$3,449

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 05 Oct 2019

8 Days

$3,149

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 14 Sep 2019

8 Days

$3,699

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