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Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia

Enjoy a 3-night stay in the Croatian city of Makarska with visits to pretty Omis and Mostar, before joining your ship for a relaxing cruise taking in the stunning islands and towns of the Dalmatian coast. Includes return flights from London Heathrow and home transfer service

Small Ship Holiday
Kornati Islands
Krka National Park

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Discover Croatia's hidden gems on this unique itinerary starting with a 3-night hotel stay in the beautiful city of Makarska, before exploring the Dalmatian coastline on board a small ship.

During your stay in Makarska, head to pretty Omis for a boat trip up the Cetina River, and enjoy a visit to Mostar, home to the Stari Most (or Old Bridge) which arcs over the Neretva River. You'll then head to Split to embark your ship for a relaxing cruise along the picturesque coastline. See the sights of Trogir and explore the small island of Zlarin, famous for its red coral. Learn about Zadar's history and take in the natural beauty of Sali with its ancient olive trees and stunning parks, before cruising past Kornati National Park.

Visit Sibenik, a town with a fascinating history, and explore awe-inspiring Krka National Park by boat, followed by a walk around the cascading falls. Continue to the superb Bibich Winery for a tasting, and admire incredible panoramic views from the small town of Primosten, renowned for its grapevines which grow out of stone. Split, centred around the imposing fortified Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian, is the final port of call on this superb cruise.

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Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Split (Croatia) - Makarska

Begin with an included transfer from your front door to London Gatwick airport for your flight to Split. On arrival, transfer to Makarska for a three-night stay.

Day 2 - Omis

This morning we’ll explore Omis., a one-time pirates’ lair set at the mouth of the Cetina River. We’ll board a boat to travel up the river, enjoying wonderful views as we glide through the picturesque canyon. The afternoon is at leisure in Makarska, a pretty, modern harbour town with a seafront promenade, pebbly beaches and a large choice of restaurants and ice cream parlours to enjoy.

Day 3 - Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

We’ll cross into Bosnia and Herzegovina today, steeped in history old and new and make our way to the town of Mostar. Experience walking over its star attraction, the Stari Most, a reconstructed medieval stone bridge which arcs over the Neretva River. There’ll also be time to wander round the cobbled streets of the small yet charming old town.

Day 4 - Makarska (Croatia) - Split - Trogir

This morning is at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s pool or perhaps go for a wander in Makarska. Early afternoon, we’ll make our way to Split or Trogir, where we board our ship and our base for the next seven nights. We’ll dock overnight in Trogir - a small island set within medieval walls.

Day 5 - Trogir - Zlarin

We have a short tour of Trogir this morning, before we sail towards Zlarin, a small, peaceful and vehicle-free island, with only around 270 residents during the winter. The afternoon is free to explore this unspoilt island. Go for a paddle in the crystal clear waters of one of the pale pebble beaches, visit one of the beautiful churches, or try one of the island’s Mediterranean delicacies as you enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Nature lovers can go on a walk up to Klepac - the highest point on the island at over 169 metres and soak up the scenery of the bay below.

Day 6 - Zadar

Our next destination is Zadar, a town with a captivating history and an Italian influence. It also boasts the first sea organ - sit back and listen to the hypnotic sounds of the sea pushing air through its pipes and whistles

Day 7 - Zadar - Sali

We’ll take a tour of Zadar, before departing early afternoon for Sali. Situated on the northeast coast of the island, with a thousand years of tradition, Sali is surrounded by natural parks and ancient olive trees. Learn about the rich cultural and religious inheritance from the early centuries of Christianity at one of the museums. Or, simply spend some time browsing the boutiques and sipping a coffee at one of the many cafés, watching the world go by.

Day 8 - Kornati - Sibenik

We set sail from Sali towards our next port of call bypassing Kornati National Park, also known as the Stomorski Islands - a group of 140 islands, islets and reefs. Set in an area of about 320 square kilometres, the Kornati are the densest archipelago in the Adriatic Sea and often referred to as a ‘nautical paradise’. Once we have passed the Kornati, we explore Šibenik, a charming town with a rich, deep history that spans a thousand years.

Day 9 - Krka National Park - Primosten

This morning we cruise towards Skradin, a small town situated near Krka National Park. The national park is mostly known for its beautiful waterfalls located on the Krka River; but with the abundance of flora and fauna to be found here, it’s also a real treasure chest for nature enthusiasts. The most well-known waterfall is the Skradinski buk, named after the nearby town and considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. After we’ve visited the park by boat, and walked around the atmospheric falls, we’ll visit the Bibich Winery, to enjoy a tasting of their famous upmarket wines. In the afternoon, we leave Skradin and continue towards the delightful town of Primošten. An old fishing village located on a picturesque peninsula, the best views in the old town are reserved for St George’s church and the cemetery. The town is also renowned for its grapevines grown in stone and there’ll be some time for individual exploration.

Day 10 - Split

From Primošten, we set sail towards cosmopolitan Split, dominated by the imposing fortified Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian, one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. We take a guided tour through the old footpaths that grid the heart of this lively city to see the courtyards and temples, before time at leisure to enjoy the atmosphere with a coffee in one of the ancient squares.

Day 11 - Split - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London Gatwick. On arrival, join your included transfer home to your front door.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise
  • 3-night hotel stay at a hotel
  • Scheduled British Airways flights from London
  • Home Transfer Service from your front door to the airport and return
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11), 4 lunches (days 5-6, 8 and 10) and 7 dinners (days 1-5, 7 and 9)
  • Two nights of live musical entertainment on board
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced tour manager

Special Features

  • Guests can expect an informal atmosphere on board with relaxed simple dining, and a flexible approach to ports of call depending on weather conditions.
  • A good level of mobility is required for this holiday.
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