Croatian Island Explorer

From $3,849
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2022 - Oct 2022
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From $3,849
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2022 - Oct 2022
Tour Overview

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.

  • Cruise
  • Half Board
  • All Excursions Included
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 20

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 7 nights on board MV Paradis
  • A guaranteed cabin of your own
  • 17 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners including welcome 'Eos' cocktail & farewell dinner
  • All highlights included
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport*
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Trogir & visit to a Croatian tailor
  • Krka National Park
  • Vineyard wine-tasting
  • Tasting of wine & homemade olive oil on board
  • Tour of historical 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

Day 1 Split

Make your own way to the ship where your Tour Manager will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening.

MS Paradis will sail at 13:00 from Split Harbour to Trogir Harbour. You are advised to be at Split harbour by 12:30 to join this sailing (you can enjoy the public areas, whilst cabins will be available from 12:00)

Alternatively you can join MS Paradis in Trogir where the ship is expected at 15:00.

Trogir Port address: Obala Bana Berislavica, Torgir, Croatia

Split Port address: Obala kneza Domagoja, Split, Croatia

Day 2 Krka National Park & Sibenik

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. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Zadar

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. Meals included: B,L

Day 4 Zlarin

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.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Hvar

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.

Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Brac

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.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Split

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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end.

You will disembark MS Paradis at 09:00 and will have the opportunity to use a luggage storage service if spending additional time in Split.

Additional Information

Please note: Due to the popularity of these cruises, you may be required to cross other vessels in busy ports. You will be required to ascend/descend steps when moving between decks on board. To maximise your enjoyment of this holiday a certain amount of walking is essential.

Accommodation

MV Paradis

Facilities include complimentary water, afternoon tea or coffee with biscuits, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned dining room with bar area, lounging sundeck with deck-beds. Fully equipped cabins (A/C, safe deposit box, hair dryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet and daily cabin cleaning).