Country
Croatia
Duration
11 Days/10 Nights
Travel Type
Cruise
 

The story of Croatia is not measured in spaciousness but in the beauty and diversity of nature, heritage, culture and gastronomy. Each region of Croatia is bursting with interesting destinations, towns, beautiful nature, exquisite aromas, sounds, and experiences that create memories and yearn to be discovered.
This escorted tour combines the best of coach tours and island hopping, and includes a visit to Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana.

Inclusions

COACH TOUR:
3-night accommodation in 4* hotels
6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Arrival transfer from Zagreb airport (or hotel within Zagreb city area)
Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group’s disposal as per itinerary
Bilingual (including English) experienced tour leader
Sightseeing tours in Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Plitvice Lakes
Entrance to Plitvice Lakes, and Bled castle

CRUISE :
7-night cruise with accommodation in chosen category cabin
14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners (including Captain’s Dinner on day 5)
Departure transfer to Split airport (or hotel within Split city area)
Welcome drink and snack
Complimentary water, coffee/tea, fresh fruit, all day long on the ship
Complimentary snack during the afternoon on the ship
9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
Towels change every second day

Exclusions

Flights – Gratuities– Meals and drinks unless otherwise indicated – Telephone charges – Personal insurance – Cruise taxes and fees of € 45,00 per person (to be paid on board, in cash money) – Laundry service at selected ports of call – Beach towel hire – Entrance to Mljet National Park – All other items not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Additional Information

Special Notes

* Cruising route is subject to change depending upon weather conditions.
* Departures are guaranteed. Exotik reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.
* Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board.
* In case of bad behavior the captain reserves the right to ask the clients to disembark.
* This program is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN ZAGREB (WEDNESDAY)

Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb / Zagreb area.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation : Zagreb / Zagreb area for 1 night

2

DAY 2 ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA (THURSDAY)

Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre, and the University. Departure to Ljubljana. Afternoon guided tour of Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will see the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana / Ljubljana area.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Ljubljana / Ljubljana area for 1 night

3

DAY 3 LJUBLJANA - BLED – PLITVICE (FRIDAY)

Departure to Bled, a small town in the Julian Alps that ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. It’s like a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forests surrounding an emerald glacial lake. Visit to the Bled Castle, which is the oldest in Slovenia. After Bled, we continue our journey to Plitvice lakes area for overnight and dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Plitvice Lakes area for 1 night

4

DAY 4 PLITVICE – SPLIT – EMBARKATION ON SHIP (SATURDAY)

This morning, walk around Plitvice lakes, this well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Departure for Split. Embark on Adriatic Paradise cruise. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Split for 1 night aboard the Adriatic Princess ship

5

DAY 5 SPLIT – HVAR (ISLAND OF HVAR) – VELA LUKA (ISLAND OF KORČULA) (SUNDAY)

Today is the day for enjoying the highlights of the central Dalmatian coast. After breakfast, hop over to the island of Hvar, known for the purple of its lavender, the red of its wines and the Venetian feel of its hotspot Hvar. Join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar* (+$) or explore on your own before taking a refreshing swim near Pakleni otoci, the wondrous neighboring islands. Finally, a short sail takes you to Vela Luka on Korčula Island, where you will arrive just in time for a relaxing late afternoon, Captain’s dinner, and overnight stay.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Vela Luka (Korčula) for 1 night aboard the ship

Optional Excursions : * Walking tour of Hvar town (+$)

6

DAY 6 VELA LUKA (ISLAND OF KORČULA) – POMENA (ISLAND OF MLJET) – SLANO (MONDAY)

Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. Join our optional excursion** (+$) to visit the national park itself, home of two salty lakes connected with the sea via a narrow canal. The bigger lake hides a charming islet in its center with a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik’s sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Slano for 1 night aboard the ship

Optional Excursions : ** Mljet Island National Park (+$)

7

DAY 7 SLANO – DUBROVNIK (TUESDAY)

In the vicinity of Slano, the small town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour, the Taste of Dalmatia* (+$) highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip in the Adriatic gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour** (+$) of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Surrounded by immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets as the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Dubrovnik for 1 night aboard the ship

Optional Excursions : * Walking tour of Dubrovnik with a one-way coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town (+$)
** Taste of Dalmatia (+$)

8

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK – KORČULA (WEDNESDAY)

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Scattered between Dubrovnik and Korčula, the Elaphite archipelago is alluring for its pristine islands which were once an oasis for local seamen to build their ships and for captains to build their estates. Today, the Elaphites are praised for their quaint ambiance. Stop for a swim before lunch on board en route to Korčula. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates. The alleged home of the world-renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or in an optional walking tour* (+$). Overnight in Korčula.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Korčula for 1 night aboard the ship

Optional Excursions : * Korčula town walking tour (+$)

9

DAY 9 KORČULA – MAKARSKA (THURSDAY)

Breakfast is served on boat, navigating through the central dalmatian islands on one side and the high mountains of the mainland on the other. Enjoy a swim before your lunch and then spend the afternoon in the beautiful seaside town of Makarska, which is certainly one of the highlights of Dalmatia. The imposing mountain range of Biokovo Nature Park* (+$) in the background offers a magnificent contrast to the coast with its fabulously beautiful turquoise blue beaches, all of which makes Makarska a true picture-book destination, a paradise both for adventure travelers and those seeking a relaxing beach vacation. Strolling through the historic town center, past small romantic alleys, and squares, you will discover many attractions worth seeing, and a small but interesting Seashell Museum (+$). Overnight in Makarska.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Makarska for 1 night aboard the ship

Optional Excursions : * Biokovo Skywalk (+$)

10

DAY 10 MAKARSKA – BRAČ – SPLIT (FRIDAY)

Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of islands and followed by a scenic sail, and even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of “the Croatian marble”, the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* (+$) to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Continue your sail to Split. Choose to explore Split on your own or join an optional walking tour* (+$) of Split’s famous Diocletian Palace. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the Palace grew into a city after Slavs ruined the nearby Roman town of Salona. With our local guide, discover the secrets of centuries past in what is today the vibrant core of Dalmatia’s largest city. Overnight in Split.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Split for 1 night aboard the ship

Optional Excursions : * Stonemasonry School in Pučišća (+$)
* Walking tour of Split (+$)

11

DAY 11 DISEMBARKATION IN SPLIT (SATURDAY)

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before saying goodbye to your fellow travelers and crew and disembarking. Transfer to Split airport or extend your stay in Croatia.

Meals : Breakfast

** PROMOTION! **

40% off per person on the following departures: 

June 19
August 7, 21

Prices in CA$, per person, in double occupancy
Departure Dates 2024 Double Occupancy
LOWER DECK:
June 5, 12, 19; August 21; September 4, 11, 18
4470
LOWER DECK:
July 17
; August 7
4150
LOWER DECK:
September 25; October 2, 9 SOLD OUT
3755
MAIN DECK:
June 5, 12, 19; August 21; September 4, 11, 18
5050
MAIN DECK:
July 17; August 7
4675
MAIN DECK:
September 25; October 2, 9 SOLD OUT
4210
Supplements
Single supplement Between +60% and +80%
Full Board supplement (per week for cruise) +425 per person
Weekly package of 1 beach towel per day 40 per person
*Optional Walking Tour Package:
– Walking tour of Dubrovnik, including guide, one way transfer
– Walking tour of Korčula, including guide

– Walking tour of Split, including guide
– Walking tour of Hvar, including guide
– Pucisca Stonemasonry School, including guide, entrance fee
135 per person
**Optional Excursions:
– Mljet Island National Park, including guide, entrance fee
– Taste of Dalmatia, including guide, transfer, wine tasting
– Biokovo Skywalk, including entrance fee, guide, and transfer
purchased on site only
Prices in CA$, per person, in double occupancy
Departure Dates 2025 Double Occupancy
LOWER DECK:
April 23, 30; October 1, 8
4215
LOWER DECK:
May 7, 14, 21, 28; July 16; August 25
4655
LOWER DECK:
June 4, 11, 18, 25; August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24
4970
MAIN DECK:
April 23, 30; October 1, 8
4675
MAIN DECK:
May 7, 14, 21, 28; July 16; August 25
5185
MAIN DECK:
June 4, 11, 18, 25; August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24
5559
Supplements
Single supplement Between +60% and +80%
Full Board supplement (per week for cruise) +380 per person
Weekly package of 1 beach towel per day 40 per person
*Optional Walking Tour Package:
– Walking tour of Split, including guide
– Walking tour of Korčula, including guide

– Walking tour of Dubrovnik, including guide and one way transfer
– Walking tour of Hvar, including guid
145 per person

**Optional Excursions:
– Bisevo island: including guide, transfer and entrance fee for Blue Cave
– Honey and Gin tasting: including guide, transfer, and Honey and Gin tasting
– Taste of Dalmatia: including guide, transfer, and wine tasting
– Mljet Island National Park: includng guide and entrance fee
– Cetina River Cruise: including guide, transfer, and snack

purchased on site only

Tour Code: E

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

MS ADRIATIC PRINCESS SPECIFICATIONS

MS Adriatic Princess has been commissioned in 2017, luxury class. All decks and cabins refurbished in 2019, adjusting to the new standards of the current Adriatic fleet. The boat is 45 m (144 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 40 persons. She has 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

Activities

At the rear of the boat, you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the sun deck offers 155 m2 of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs, and jacuzzi also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.

CABIN SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Lower deck – 8 cabins: 2 twin cabins; 1 double cabins–queen size bed; 5 triple cabins– queen size bed + additional single bed. Size: 14-18 m2 (46-60 sq ft) with bathroom.
Main deck – 10 cabins: 5 twin cabins; 4 double cabins–queen size bed. Size: 13-15 m2 (40-44 sq ft) with bathroom.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.

On the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with shower. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV.

Croatia and Slovenia, by Land and Sea – 2024 departures – detailed itinerary
Croatia and Slovenia, by Land and Sea – 2024 departures – detailed itinerary

Croatia and Slovenia, by Land and Sea – 2025 departures – detailed itinerary
Croatia and Slovenia, by Land and Sea – 2025 departures – detailed itinerary