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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia

With a 3-night hotel stay in the Croatian capital Zagreb, see scenic Lake Bled before travelling to the coast via the stunning Plitvice National Park. Discover the islands and villages of the Dalmatian coast on a 7-night cruise ending in Split. Includes return flights and home transfer service

Fly Cruise
10 nights

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Sibenik
  • Split

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Discover Croatia's hidden gems on this unique itinerary starting with a 3-night hotel stay in historic Croatian capital Zagreb and then exploring the Dalmatian coastline on board small ship Seagull.

From Zagreb explore picturesque Lake Bled, before heading to UNESCO-protected Plitvice National Park with its tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls. Join 3-star MV Seagull for an informal 7-night cruise exploring the hidden gems of Croatia. Discover the charming island of Zlarin, famous for its red coral and the beautiful town of Zadar, rich in history.

Explore Sali with its stunning natural parks and ancient olive trees, before cruising past the picturesque Stomorski islands en route to the historic town of Sibenik. See an abundance of flora and fauna in the Krka National Park and visit Primosten, renowned for its grapevines that grow out of stone, before setting sail for Split and its Roman remains.

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Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Zagreb (Croatia)

Begin with an included transfer from your front door to London Heathrow Airport and a scheduled Croatian Airlines or British Airways flight to Zagreb. On arrival, transfer to the 5* Sheraton Zagreb where you will enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2 - Zagreb

After breakfast this morning, there will be a sightseeing guided tour of Zagreb. In the heart of the city is Bana Josip Jelacica Square, named after the 19th century governor, which divides Donji Grad (Lower Town) and Gornji Grad (Upper Town). With streets made for strolling, there are numerous ways to spend the rest of the day.

Day 3 - Lake Bled

Explore Lake Bled on a traditional Pletna boat to see the beautiful waters as they gently lap against picturesque Bled Island, then visit Bled Castle for coffee and cake.

Day 4 - Zagreb - Plitvice National Park - Trogir

This morning, head for Trogir stopping en route at Plitvice Lakes where there will be time to wander around this UNESCO wonder with a guide. Boardwalks cross the waters to give breathtaking views of the 16 lakes, each connected by waterfalls. Continue to Trogir and board the 3-star MV Seagull. Enjoy dinner on board and then moor overnight in Trogir.

Day 5 - Trogir - Zlarin

This morning, there is a short tour of Trogir, before we head towards Zlarin, a small island famous for its red coral. This afternoon is at leisure to explore.

Day 6 - Zadar

After breakfast, depart for Zadar, the fifth largest town in Croatia, and a popular destination. The area was under Italian occupation for several years to 1944, leaving a mark on the local dialect and culture.

Day 7 - Zadar - Sali

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Zadar before departing early afternoon for Sali. Situated on the northeast coast of the island, Sali is surrounded with natural parks, ancient olive trees, and a rich cultural and religious inheritance from the early centuries of Christianity. Captain's dinner this evening.

Day 8 - Kornati - Sibenik

Set sail from Sali passing the Kornati National Park. Later, arrive in Sibenik to explore this charming town and its rich history which spans a thousand years under various invaders.

Day 9 - Krka National Park - Primosten

This morning, head to the small town of Skradin located near the Krka National Park, known for its spectacular waterfalls situated in the Krka River. Discover an abundance of flora and fauna, including over 200 bird species. The most well-known waterfall in the national park is Skradinski buk and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. Explore the park by boat and enjoy a walk around the waterfalls, before being transferred to the magnificent Bibich Winery to taste their famous wines. This afternoon, depart Skradin and head to the town of Primosten, renowned for its peninsular shape. The town is noted for its grapevines that grow out of stone. After time at leisure, enjoy dinner on board and overnight in port.

Day 10 - Split

Set sail towards Split, centred around the fortified Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian. Take a guided tour through the old footpaths of this fascinating city before enjoying time at leisure.

Day 11 - Split - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your return Croatian Airlines or British Airways flight via Zagreb to London Heathrow. 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 nights accommodation on board MV Seagull
  • 3-night hotel stay at the 5* Sheraton Zagreb
  • Scheduled Croatian Airline or British Airways flights from London Heathrow
  • 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)
  • Bottled water daily and water with included meals
  • Two nights of live musical entertainment on board MV Seagull
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Visitors Tax of EUR25 per person
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Air Passenger Duty, applicable fuel surcharge and port taxes

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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