11 Day Adriatic Coast Cruise with Plitvice Lakes & Dubrovnik

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$2989*
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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include Dubrovnik port to hotel transfer.

The following departures will be accommodated on MS Karizma: Apr 27, May 18, Jun 29, Jul 27, Aug 24, & Sep 7

Triple & Twin with Child rooms can only be accommodated on the lower deck.

All cruise ports are located in the city center, within easy reach of shopping, dining, and attractions.

Cruise itinerary is subject to change.

Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.

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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



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This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included, expect two to three hours of walking on touring days. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Zagreb
Arrive in Zagreb, a medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure until your Welcome Dinner this evening
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Plitvice Lakes, Travel to Zadar, Cruise Embarkation
Drive south this morning to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Marvel at the stunning panoramas before continuing on to Zadar for embarkation on the 7-night Adriatic Cruise. You’ll be warmly greeted by the Captain and crew, with time to relax before tonight's Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Tour Historic Zadar, Village of Sali
Awake this morning surrounded by magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast as the ship docks in the town of Zadar. Tour the historic center dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians; a port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia; an architectural masterpiece! Also visit St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Return to the ship for lunch as you set sail towards Sali. Tonight, time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Treat yourself to a typical local dinner of delectable fresh caught seafood, fish stew or mussels freshly cooked in one of the town's seaside restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Sibenik
Today, the ship heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, depart for Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. See the towering karst limestone formations before returning to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, an excursion to Krka National Park known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski Buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. Travel by road to rejoin the ship in Sibenik. This evening, discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Here you'll find some of the best regional cuisine, including fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid). Don't miss the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - another local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Medieval Trogir, Walking Tour in Split
Morning arrival in Trogir founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches in this unique city before rejoining the ship. After lunch on board, you dock in Split, spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is one the best preserved and largest antique palaces in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own, or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Swim at Golden Horn in Bol, Tour Hvar*
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac. Time for a fabulous swim at Golden Horn, undoubtedly one of the best beaches in all of Croatia. Lunch is on board while sailing to the enchanting island of Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. Sightseeing in Hvar includes a visit to the Renaissance Theatre and cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the town. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants along the streets of Hvar Town before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Korcula Walking Tour, Mljet Tour
Relax on board and enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. After lunch on board, join the guided walking tour of Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and visits the Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated façade. Later, sail to Mljet Island, Croatia's greenest island with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and Mljet National Park that covers the island's entire western wooded area. The two deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel with the 12th century Benedictine Monastery situated in the larger of the bays. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board your ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Mljet, Dubrovnik City Tour
This morning the ship continues along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Upon arrival, a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Perhaps, spend time strolling along the imposing ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea. Don't miss a delectable dinner of local specialties at one of the city's world-class restaurants before returning to the ship for overnight
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Disembark in Dubrovnik
Morning disembarkation in Dubrovnik. Bid a fond farewell to the crew and your newfound friends. After a transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure in Dubrovnik. Linger in the magnificent Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, walk along Dubrovnik's cobbled streets; see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Zagreb
Arrive in Zagreb, a medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure until your Welcome Dinner this evening
Overnight: Zagreb
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Plitvice Lakes, Travel to Zadar, Cruise Embarkation
Drive south this morning to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Marvel at the stunning panoramas before continuing on to Zadar for embarkation on the 7-night Adriatic Cruise. You’ll be warmly greeted by the Captain and crew, with time to relax before tonight's Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Tour Historic Zadar, Village of Sali
Awake this morning surrounded by magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast as the ship docks in the town of Zadar. Tour the historic center dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians; a port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia; an architectural masterpiece! Also visit St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront. Return to the ship for lunch as you set sail towards Sali. Tonight, time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Treat yourself to a typical local dinner of delectable fresh caught seafood, fish stew or mussels freshly cooked in one of the town's seaside restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Sibenik
Today, the ship heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, depart for Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. See the towering karst limestone formations before returning to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, an excursion to Krka National Park known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski Buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. Travel by road to rejoin the ship in Sibenik. This evening, discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Here you'll find some of the best regional cuisine, including fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid). Don't miss the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - another local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Medieval Trogir, Walking Tour in Split
Morning arrival in Trogir founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches in this unique city before rejoining the ship. After lunch on board, you dock in Split, spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is one the best preserved and largest antique palaces in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own, or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Swim at Golden Horn in Bol, Tour Hvar*
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac. Time for a fabulous swim at Golden Horn, undoubtedly one of the best beaches in all of Croatia. Lunch is on board while sailing to the enchanting island of Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. Sightseeing in Hvar includes a visit to the Renaissance Theatre and cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the town. Perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants along the streets of Hvar Town before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Korcula Walking Tour, Mljet Tour
Relax on board and enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. After lunch on board, join the guided walking tour of Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and visits the Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated façade. Later, sail to Mljet Island, Croatia's greenest island with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Tour the island and Mljet National Park that covers the island's entire western wooded area. The two deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel with the 12th century Benedictine Monastery situated in the larger of the bays. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board your ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Mljet, Dubrovnik City Tour
This morning the ship continues along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Upon arrival, a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Perhaps, spend time strolling along the imposing ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea. Don't miss a delectable dinner of local specialties at one of the city's world-class restaurants before returning to the ship for overnight
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Saturday - Disembark in Dubrovnik
Morning disembarkation in Dubrovnik. Bid a fond farewell to the crew and your newfound friends. After a transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure in Dubrovnik. Linger in the magnificent Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, walk along Dubrovnik's cobbled streets; see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Croatia
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar.

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