Coastal Croatia & Islands: Zadar to Dubrovnik & Vice Versa 230kms NEW!

 

On our Croatian Coast and Islands Premium Ship Tour we will show you the beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline and island world on our latest deluxe ship. Start your exploration in Zadar, a UNESCO World Heritage site with 3,000 years of history. Swim, bike and sail through the island world of Dalmatia for one week stopping at beautiful islands such as Hvar and Korcula plus the amazing Kornati National Park. End in the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, surrounded by its imposing walls. Breath taking natural beauty and cultural highlights accompany you throughout the day. The direction of this tour alternates each week.

Highlights:

  • Zadar – 3,000 years of history
  • Kornati Archipelago – cruise through a string of islands and reefs
  • Sibenik’s famous cathedral – UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Ancient island towns of Hvar & Korcula
  • Saltwater lakes and island monastery of Mljet
  • Dubrovnik – ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’
 

Your Journey

Day 1 (Sunday) Boarding in Zadar

Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm. At about 4.30 pm, your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the narrow streets of the lively Old Town. Overnight in Zadar allowing time for you to experience the ambience of this lively town.

Day 2 (Monday): Island of Dugi Otok (48 km)

Today's bike tour takes us across the spice island of Dugi Otok. Enjoy the views from the almost car-free "highway in the sky" on the way to Sali, where you will spend the night.

Day 3 (Tuesday) Kornati National Park – Murter – Vodice - Šibenik (27 km)

Enjoy a scenic cruise through the picturesque Kornati National Park, an island archipelago surrounded by crystal clear waters, known for its variety of aquatic species and wonderful island formations.
Bike along the mainland coast to the famous tourist resort of Vodice then continue by boat to the city of Šibenik, with its many small alley ways crisscrossing up the hill to the town’s watchful fortress. The Cathedral of Saint James belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage programme and is the most beautiful religious building along the Adriatic coast.

Day 4 (Wednesday ) Šibenik - Krka Waterfalls and Trogir (2 hours on foot)

During breakfast the boat takes us up the Krka River delta to Skradin where you board a smaller boat and continue up stream into the National Park. See the natural waterfalls as we follow an enchanting board walk through the green wilderness.
Return to the boat and make our way back down the Krka River towards the Adriatic and Trogir. The afternoon is free to discover the medieval old town, a UNESCO world cultural site on an optional guided sight-seeing tour.

Day 5 (Thursday) Trogir –– Hvar Island (22 km)

From Trogir we cross to the beautiful harbour of Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar. Today’s bike is through small villages and lavender fields to the island’s capital, where you can marvel at the magnificent Renaissance square and enjoy the view from the Spanish fortress towering above the town. We spend the night at anchor in a nearby bay.

Day 6 (Friday) Hvar Island – Korkula Island (45 km)

A morning cruise takes us to Prigradica on the island of Korkula.
Discover by bike the eastern half of the island of Korčula, one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. On the way to Korcula town enjoy the view of Pupnat Bay, which is one of the favourite photo spots for our guests; a contrast of shallow turquoise bays and deep blue channel waters.
In the evening there will be plenty of time to explore the fantastic Old Town with its narrow alleys.

Day 7 (Saturday) Mljet Island – Dubrovnik (30 km)

After breakfast we cruise to the green and forested island, Mljet - known as the honey island. With 70 % of the island covered in woodland it’s one of the greenest islands in the Mediterranean area. Cycle across the island from Pomena to meet the boat for the last crossing to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic – should be ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ . A guided tour through Dubrovnik’s Old Town is offered. Traditionally, the last evening is spent on board in celebration together with guides, crew and guests.

Day 8 (Sunday) Cruise ends in Dubrovnik

After breakfast disembarkation.

 

Terrain

Moderate to energetic. Altitudes between 200 - 300 m. Daily tours of 20 - 50 km through hilly and mountainous terrain. Electric bikes available

Meals

4 days full board, 3 days half board.

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