Northern Dalmatia Islands, Deluxe
Split - Primosten - Sibenik - Kornati - Zadar - Krka Waterfalls - Vodice - Trogir - Split
7 nights cruise from Split to Zadar and back to Split
Arrival/Departure shared transfer from airport/hotel in the Split area,
Professional cruise manager throughout
Walking tours of Sibenik, Zadar, Krka National Park and Split with local guide
Wine tasting in Zadar
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Three course Captains Dinner
Daily buffet breakfast
Three course lunch daily with salad bar
Complementary glass of wine or beer with lunch
Water dispenser, coffee, tea and seasonal fruits
Daily cabin servicing, fresh linen and towels mid-week
Complementary Wi-Fi on-board
Saturday – Embarkation - Split (WD)
Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where your ship will be docked. Check in from 1400 onwards. The rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing on-board, making yourself at home and perhaps enjoying a couple of drinks on the deck. Passengers will be arriving through-out the day and into late evening. A little later enjoy an introduction by your tour manager and welcome dinner with a complementary drink.
Sunday - Split - Primosten (B,L)
Morning departure from Split as we make our way north to Primosten. Enjoy lunch on-board and a refreshing swim-stop in one of the beautiful and secluded bays on route. Arrival is a little later into the afternoon. Primosten is a small and picturesque town, with a fantastic beach and vivid streets all waiting to be explored. Offering a choice of restaurants and cafe bars, you can spend the evening at leisure, and perhaps try the local and famous wine 'Babic'.
Monday - Primosten - Sibenik (B,L)
Early morning departure from Primosten to Sibenik, where you can look forward to a morning sightseeing of this historical town. You are invited to join our local guide to visit Sibenik's historical centre. Some parts of Sibenik may look very familiar to fans of the TV show 'Game of Thrones' where the town; in particular the Cathedral of St James and St John's Fortress were featured. Sibenik's city has an array of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Lunch is served on-board before the afternoon is free to explore Sibenik town.
Tuesday – Sibenik - Kornati - Zadar (B,L,T)
In the morning we head further north to Zadar, sailing along the Kornati National Park, which consists of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and rocks; some of which descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in some places, and are razor sharp, it's truly a spectacular sight to see. Kornati is often called a 'nautical paradise' with a rich marine ecosystem. Enjoy a swim in one of the hidden coves, before lunch is served on-board. Continue our sail, and arrive into Zadar in the late afternoon. You are invited to join our local guide to walk Zadar's historical centre, including the Roman Forum, the 16th century town walls and port gate. Zadar boasts the world famous sound art-installation 'The Sea Organ' and 'Greetings to the Sun'. If there is a breeze you may hear the waves pressing air into the tubes creating haunting sounds. Later this afternoon enjoy wine tasting before your evening is spent at leisure.
Wednesday - Zadar - Krka National Park - Vodice (B,L,CD)
Early in the morning we set sail for Vodice, passing Galesnjak; the naturally formed heart shaped island. Stopping for a refreshing swim at one of the beautiful bays along the way, lunch is then enjoyed on-board. Arrive into Vodice before travelling by coach to the famous and truly stunning location; Krka National Park. Join our local guide and discover a natural 'water world' that is a series of pristine cascading waterfalls, surrounded by rich and abundant flora and fauna, interrupted only by tiny windmills dotted into the landscape. Follow the many trails and walk boards that snake in between the lakes and rivers, their banks laced with lush forests and the scent of the pine trees carried on the breeze. Return to Vodice where tonight enjoy a dinner hosted by your Captain; a relaxed and informal evening to relax after a leg weary day.
Thursday – Vodice - Trogir (B,L)
Heading for Trogir this morning, enjoy a swim-stop in one of the stunning bays en-route. Lunch is served on-board before arriving into Trogir in the afternoon. Trogir has a chequered and historic past, which was first founded by the ancient Greeks. The next few centuries this small town came under Hungarian and Croatian rule, then becoming part of the Venetian Empire, followed by the Austrian Empire, with even a French occupation for a brief time, in the early years of the 19th century. After world war I, Trogir was part of Yugoslavia, although was occupied by Italy during World War II.....and finally the town became part of Croatia when the country declared independence in June 1991. This tiny stone-made town is today protected by UNESCO and is often referred to as 'minature Venice' or 'floating museum town'. Enjoy free time this afternoon to stroll around with your evening at leisure.
Friday - Trogir - Split (B,L)
Depart after breakfast with a refreshing swim stop in one of the secluded bays, before making our way sailing along the Split Riviera. Lunch is served on-board before arriving into Split port. You are invited to join our fantastic walking tour accompanied by a local guide, heading deep into the core of Split's ancient quarters. The Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is amongst the most visited places in Croatia. As well as the Peristyle, Jupiter's Temple, and the Emperor's Mausoleum which was turned into the Cathedral of Split, you will also see the Gothic and Renaissance palaces and structures. Split's old town has a lively atmosphere with plenty of restaurants nestled between the ancient streets, where you can party the night away. The shoreline has more of a resort feel, so great for a drink and watching the world go by.
Saturday - Split (B)
Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
The above itinerary is a typical example. Itineraries and inclusions vary depending on vessel. The exact day to day itinerary will be provided to you with your pre-departure paperwork. City tours are guaranteed.
Optional excursions/activities/village dinners/tastings will/maybe offered to you whilst on-board. UK2 Travel have no liability with regards to pricing nor content.