The Islands of Dalmatia & Discover Croatia

Resort:The Islands of Dalmatia & Discover Croatia
Operator: Emerald Waterways
Price From: £3345.00



Day 1 – Arrival Dubrovnik

Welcome Dubrovnik, commonly known as the pearl of the Adriatic Sea. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your private yacht, where a warm welcome awaits you from your captain and crew.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Dubrovnik – Slano

Dubrovniks old towns charm lies on its white limestone streets, baroque buildings and ancient city walls that protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, is on the menu today. After the tour, cruise to Slano, and reach the peninsula’s wine empire, Ston is a jewel in Adriatic Coast. You will have an included tour of Ston followed by a wine tasting session.

EmeraldPLUS: Guided tour of Ston with wine tasting

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Slano Mljet – Korcula

The Island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Like most of the Croatian islands, the Greeks, who gave it the name Korkyra Melaina or ‘Black Corfu’ for its dark and densely wooded appearance, first settled Korcula. Today you will have a guided tour of the town, passing by the its typical medieval architecture, including towers and cluster of red-roofed houses. Marco Polo the famous world-traveller and writer, as well as a Venetian merchant, is reputed to have been born in Korcula.

DiscoverMORE: Guided tour of Mljet National Park (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – Korcula – Hvar

Today, youll sail towards Hvar. With its beautiful fields of lavender and carefully cultivated vineyards, the island is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Carpeting the hillsides around its cosy harbour are terracotta-roofed villas, Gothic palaces and 13th-century ramparts rising towards an impressive citadel. During your included guided tour, visit the impressive bell towers of the Franciscan Monastery, St Marks Church and Cathedral of St Stephen.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – Hvar Pucica Spli

Pucica, a settlement in the middle part of the northern part of the island Brac. The town is known for having a special variety of stones, of which have been used to build part of the White House in Washington DC. For many generations, locals have been making use the stone and as part of your EmeraldPLUS, you will have a change to visit a stonemason-school. Founded in 1909 the school provides educational support for local students, producing quality religious icons, fountains, statues. After the tour, return to your ship for an afternoon of sailing towards Split, the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city on the Adriatic coast. The city has some fantastic sights with both Roman and modern architecture. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the many facades of this beautiful city.

EmeraldPLUS: Tour of Pucica & visit to a stone masonry school

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – ibenik

Your day begins with a guided tour of one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Cost, ibenik. This charming town boasts fantastic sights which exist from Venetian times. In particular the marble Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. The rest of the day is free to enjoy this beautiful town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – ibenik- Trogir

Named after the Krka River, the Krka National Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatias most famous sights. Later, cruise to Trogir, a town designated as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 1997. Trogir is home to a number of fascinating historic sights and rich architecture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – Trogir Disembarkation – Opatija

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer by coach to the town of Opatija, where you will have free time to explore. Included is a three-night stay in Opatija.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 – Opatija

Start your day with a tour of Rovinj. The town famous cobbled streets lead to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia. After the tour, visit a winery and enjoy a taste of the local produced specialties. Later, visit Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatias Istrian Peninsula. Pula is known for its protected harbour, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times.

EmeraldPLUS: Visit of a local winery with tasting

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 – Opatija

Today is a day at your leisure, and your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your days exploring.

DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Istria (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11 – Opatija Zagreb

This morning, arrive in ancient Zagreb for a two-night stay. Here you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12 – Zagreb

Today is yours to spend exploring independently. With Zagrebs historic centre on your doorstep, your tour director will be available to fulfil your curiosity. Alternatively, join a guided tour of Romanesque Trakocan Castle.

DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Trakocan Castle (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13 – Zagreb Lake Bled

Continuing your journey, you will cross into Slovenia and discover its capital beautiful Ljubljana on a guided tour. Included is a two-night stay in Bled.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14 – Lake Bled

Start your day with a relaxing boat ride to the island in the middle of Lake Bled, passing striking landmarks like the medieval Bled Castle along the way. In the afternoon continue to baroque town of Radovljica for your farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 – Lake Bled Budapest

Today, drive to the Croatian countryside and cross the border into Hungary. Included is an overnight stay in Budapest.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 – Budapest Farewell

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast