Combine the cultural heritage and natural beauty of the islands and coast of less-visited central Croatia on a cruise, ideal for nature lovers and for the second time visitor
Day 1 - Split
Day 2 - Trogir/Rogoznica
Day 3 - Krka NP/Šibenik
Day 4 - Kornati NP/Sali
Day 5 - Zadar
Day 6 - Plitvice Lakes NP
Day 7 - Split
Day 8 - Return Flight
Combine four UNESCO heritage sites with three national parks on a private Jules Verne cruise. Visit Split with its abundance of Roman architecture, the medieval coastal gem of Zadar the ancient Dalmatian capital, Šibenik and the coastal towns of Primošten, Skradin and Sali. Founded by the Greeks (Trau to the Venetians), the delightful old town of Trogir has a profuse collection of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings.
Stunning Krka National Park runs from the Adriatic to the mountains of the Croatian interior, a magical place of magnificent waterfalls and gorges, dotted with monasteries. Kornati National Park is composed of uninhabited islands, islets and reefs, the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic, whose caves, grottoes and rugged cliffs create an ethereal stark whiteness against the deep blue Adriatic.
Plitvice Lakes are Croatia’s oldest National Park, established in 1949, a wonderland of karst rock formations with a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls that extend into a limestone canyons creating vibrant colours.
Culture & Natural Wonders
Exclusive Small Ship Sailing
Free Cabin Selection
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 2 – 20
Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Split and transfer to MV Admiral. (D)
Day 2 Depart to the old Dalmatian town of Trogir for a walking tour of this tiny island, linked by bridges to the mainland. Cruise to Rogoznica for overnight. Dinner ashore. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Cruise to Šibenik and travel to Lozovac the starting point to explore Krka National Park where there are 17 cascading waterfalls, guided tour to ‘Skradinski Buk’ in the park. Continue by boat to Skradin. Drive to Etno Selo, a journey to the heart of Dalmatian culture for a wine tasting and lunch. Return to Šibenik with its glorious old town and the remarkable UNESCO listed Cathedral of St. James, a Gothic masterpiece. Overnight in Šibenik. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Cruise around Kornati National Park, made up of 100 islands and reefs. An incredible site where dramatic inlets descend steeply into the sea, rich in marine life and historical remains. Overnight is in Sali (Dugi Otok). Enjoy olive oil tasting at ‘Zlata Kap’ mill. View the churches of St. Mary, St. Rocco and St. Nicholas. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Depart for Zadar and a walking tour. It is a real treasury of archaeology and monuments including the Roman forum, the church of St. Donatus from the 9th century, the Church of the Holy Ghost and the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Stošije. The famous Sea Organ embracing the energy of the sea and the solar circle 'Greetings to the Sun' are incredible modern constructs. Special Event – ‘Klapa’ at a 16th-century Palace. (B, L)
Day 6 Full day excursion to Plitvice Lakes to explore the National Park. Re-join the cruise at the delightful fortified town of Primošten. (B, D)
Day 7 Cruise towards Split, enjoying fabulous views of the Riviera’s coastline and islands. Walking tour of Split including Diocletian’s palace. Captain’s dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Morning free to explore Split independently before transferring to the airport for the flight to London. (B)
Groups are divided for sightseeing. The cruise vessel takes 39 guests.
At some mooring points you may need to walk through vessels anchored alongside to go ashore.
Most excursions are on foot including some with uneven surfaces and inclines.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.
The Croatian based company Katarina Line operate the MV Admiral. This 141 ft. motor vessel, built in 2015, over three decks offers a maximum capacity of 39 passengers and has a small and attentive local crew.
Breakfast is buffet with a variety of hot and cold dishes, lunch and dinners of local produce feature Croatian and Mediterranean specialities are served with the occasional buffet.
The vessel has an intimate yet spacious feel, elegantly decorated in a contemporary style. Sun deck with tables, chairs, sunbeds and a hot tub, bar and WiFi (free). 20 air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and TV.
Eight twin/double cabins (172 sq. ft.) with two portholes on the Lower Deck.
Five twin/double cabins Cat. A (150-172 sq. ft.) with one window.
Five twin/double cabins Cat. B (150-172 sq. ft.) with two windows and
One single cabin (107 sq. ft.) with one window on the Main Deck.
One double cabin (139 sq. ft.) with one window on the Upper Deck.
Split Decision - Post-Cruise Extension
Extend your stay in Split, an exuberant city with the right balance between tradition and modernity. Stay at the stylish 4-star Hotel Jupiter in the historic centre of Split. Breakfast daily.
Day 1 Transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. Time for independent exploration or relaxation. (B)
Day 2 At leisure in Split. (B)
Day 3 Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)
A stylish 4-star hotel in a historic building inside the UNESCO-protected Diocletian Palace. Restaurant, bar, roof top terrace, sauna and WiFi (free). 38 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin
easyJet from Gatwick (May) / Croatia Airlines from Heathrow (Sep)
Supplements per person
Twin/Double for sole use £745
(May 2022 £825)
Category A Main Deck cabin £195
Category B Main Deck cabin £295
Upper Deck cabin £345
easyJet from Gatwick/Manchester £50 (Sep only)
Post-cruise Extension - Split Decision
Hotel Jupiter - Split
2 nights £285 (Sep £255)
Single supplement £145 (Sep £115)
Arrival or departure transfer add £30
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, excursions, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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