The Dalmatian Coast by Luxury Yacht
Stretching along Croatia’s seaboard, the Dalmatian coast is a pristine belt of the eastern Adriatic, renowned for its string of charming islands and clear, sapphire waters. Blending ancient heritage with the timeless appeal of the Mediterranean, Dalmatia is a remarkable destination, and you’re invited to discover its serene coastal wonders with Emerald Waterways!
Let us take you on an extraordinary journey where ancient towns and cities dot a mountainous landscape, and small isles offer boundless curiosities. We’ve taken our expertise in deluxe river cruising to create an exciting collection of 8 to 16 day adventures on the Adriatic, transporting you along the Croatian coast in unrivalled luxury on-board our exclusively chartered yacht, MV Adriatic Princess II.
From the beautiful island of Hvar to the ancient heritage cities of Split and Dubrovnik, we’ve sought an inspiring collection of destinations and experiences to bring you a true taste of Croatia. Inclusive highlights such as guided city tours, wine tastings and swim stops give you complete freedom of discovery, so you can savour the very best in exceptional EmeraldVALUE.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
- Airfare to Dubrovnik and return from Zagreb
- 7 nights on-board the MV Adriatic Princess II in a luxury cabin, complete with en-suite and queen-sized bed (or twin share)
- On-board amenities, including al fresco lounge, fully-stocked bar, air-conditioned restaurant and sun deck.
- 15 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners
- 2 complimentary drinks with every on-board lunch or dinner
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary water included with every excursion
- 7 shore excursions, including guided tours of Hvar, Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik. Plus a visit to Krka National Park
- Swim stops in idyllic locations
- 2 Emerald PLUS activities, including a visit to a Stone Masonry School
- Complimentary Wi-fi on board
- First-class service from an English speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
- All tips included
- 3 nights hotel in Zagreb including breakfast daily
- All port charges, airport taxes and transfers within Europe
|July 5, 2019||Port Hole||Tax|
|Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria or Kelowna||$4649||$371|
|Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg||$4649||$371|
Day 1 – Sat, 06 Jul
Arrival Dubrovnik (D)
Welcome Dubrovnik, commonly known as “the pearl of the Adriatic Sea”. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your MV Adriatic Princess II, where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew.
Day 2 – Sun, 07 Jul
Dubrovnik – Slano (B,L,D)
Dubrovnik’s old town’s charm lies on its white limestone streets, baroque buildings and ancient city walls that protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries. A UNESCO World Heritage site, is on the menu today. After the tour, cruise to Slano, and reach the peninsula’s wine empire, Ston is a jewel in Adriatic Coast. You will have an included tour of Ston followed by a wine tasting session.
EmeraldPLUS: Guided Tour of Ston with wine tasting
Day 3 – Mon, 08 Jul
Slano – Mljet – Korcula (B,L)
The Island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Like most of the Croatian islands, the Greeks, who gave it the name Korkyra Melaina or ‘Black Corfu’ for its dark and densely wooded appearance, first settled Korcula. Today you will have a guided tour of the town, passing by the its typical medieval architecture, including towers and cluster of red-roofed houses. Marco Polo the famous world-traveller and writer, as well as a Venetian merchant, is reputed to have been born in Korcula.
DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Mljet (extra expense)
Day 4 – Tue, 09 Jul
Korcula- Pucišca – Omiš (B,L)
Pucišca, a settlement in the middle part of the northern part of the island Brac. The town is known for having a special variety of stones, of which have been used to build part of the “White House” in Washington. For many generations, locals have been making use the stone and as part of your EmeraldPLUS, you will have a change to visit a stonemason-school. Founded in 1909 the school provides educational support for local students, producing quality religious icons, fountains, statues.
EmeraldPLUS: Tour of Pucišca &Visit to a Stone Masonry School
DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Cetina with boat ride and local tasting (extra expense)
Day 5 – Wed, 10 Jul
Split – Hvar (B,L)
Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city on the Adriatic coast. The city has some fantastic sights with both Roman and modern architecture. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the many facades of this beautiful city. After the tour you will cruise to Hvar for a walking tour passing by the town’s cosy harbour, terracotta-roofed villas, Gothic palaces and 13th-century ramparts rising towards an impressive citadel.
Day 6 – Thu, 11 Jul
Your day begins with a guided tour of one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Cost, Šibenik. This charming town boasts fantastic sights which exist from Venetian times. In particular the marble Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage list. The rest of the day is free to enjoy this beautiful town.
Day 7 – Fri, 12 Jul
Šibenik- Trogir (B,L)
Named after the Krka River, the Krka National Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. Later, cruise to Trogir, a town designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Trogir is home to a number of fascinating historic sights and rich architecture.
Day 8 – Sat, 13 Jul
Trogir Disembarkation – Zagreb (B,D)
After breakfast, disembark your ship and drive through a rugged and natural scenery towards Zagreb. Croatia’s capital is recognized for its 18th and 19th century Austro-Hungarian architecture, culture and art scene. Included is a three-night stay in Zagreb.
Day 9 – Sun, 14 Jul
Today, you will have a guided tour passing by the main landmarks such as the Archbishop’s Palace, Opera House and Cathedral of St. Mark’s.
Day 10 – Mon, 15 Jul
Enjoy a leisurely day in Zagreb to continue exploring this lively capital.
DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Trakošcan Castle (extra expense)
Day 11- Tue, 16 Jul
Zagreb Farewell (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.
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