Guided Tour & Cruise - Croatia, Bosnia & Serbia

[Mini Cruise & Coach Tour with Guaranteed departures]

About Guided Tour & Cruise - Croatia, Bosnia & Serbia

Summary

A Best of Both Worlds tour from Dubrovnik to Zagreb; first by mini-cruise along the Adriatic coast and then inland through Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia.

START - Dubrovnik / FINISH - Zagreb

Activity code: GAT 17

Duration: 10 Days

A full tour of historic towns and cities, natural wonders and beautiful Adriatic coastline; staying in 4* hotels, with English-speaking Tour Leader and guides throughout covering some of the most beautiful places across Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia.

This incredible journey, part cruise, part coach tour starts out from Dubrovnik making it convenient for many flight connections from across Europe. The cruise itinerary takes in the best bits of Croatia's wonderful coastline including Split and Dubrovnik and the islands of Mljet and Hvar. On the land section there is time to enjoy a visit to three capitals - Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade; amazingly, you also get to visit the incredible Mostar with its elegant bridge and typical "Turkish" atmosphere. A full programme of sightseeing is included in each location.

What's included in this Croatia Tour:

  • Airport transfers in Dubrovnik and Zagreb
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary.
  • Experienced tour-leader throughout the trip as per itinerary.
  • 4 nights on board cruise ship in lower deck cabin with private facilities (breakfast and lunch included)
  • Captain's dinner on board ship
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation (4*) on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary
    • Hotels in Belgrade and Sarajevo are on BB basis (dinner in local restaurants included)
  • Sightseeing tours with local guides:
    • Sarajevo, Zagreb, Belgrade, Split, Mostar and Dubrovnik
  • Other services: Entrance fees for Diocletian's Palace and cathedral in Split, Franciscan monastery and Rector's palace in Dubrovnik, Turkish House and Mosque in Mostar, Gazi Husref Bey Mosque in Sarajevo, Kalmegdan Fortress in Belgrade.

Hotel Summary:

  • Zagreb, e.g. Hotel International - 1nt
  • Belgrade, e.g. Hotel Moskva - 1nt
  • Sarajevo, e.g. Hotel Radon Plaza - 1nt
  • Dubrovnik, e.g. Hotel Adria - 2nts

Boat description:

The boat is 34m long, 7.6m wide and has 2 masts, with cruising speed of 8.5 NM. Capacity is 38 persons in 18 cabins (all fully air-conditioned) with queen-size bed or twin beds (with possibility for an additional bed), a cabinet and a window or porthole, bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. It has a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the main deck (for 40 persons) with a bar and a LCD TV, two sun decks, one of which has sun beds and tables. It also has two outside toilets with showers.

Departure Dates [2017]:

  • May 9th, 16th
  • June 6th, 27th
  • July 25th
  • August 1st, 22nd, 29th
  • September 5th, 12th, 19th

** 2018 departures on request.

Tour does not include:

  • Tourist taxes for the boat to be paid on board in cash
  • Drinks on board, extra meals
  • Entrance ticket to Mljet National park, to be paid at entrance.
  • Private transfers can be organized only on request

Extra Information:

The cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns that we visit. In case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.

This is a group tour but can also be arranged for any reasonable date as a private chauffeur-driven holiday itinerary; fully guided with a/c mini-bus, plenty of stops to take photographs and stretch legs en route. You can also choose your accommodation from our personal selection in each location to make up a tailored itinerary to suit your taste and budget - please contact us for more details.

Contact us now to book this recommended Holiday for any of the dates above.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tuesday - DUBROVNIK; Arrival [embarkation]

    Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to Dubrovnik harbour and embarkation on m/s AFRODITA or m/s EDEN after 3:00pm.

    • Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik.

  • Day 2: Wednesday - DUBROVNIK - MLJET NATIONAL PARK

    Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning, sailing to Mljet Island, includes a stop for swimming and lunch on board. Croatia's greenest island will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park, to enjoy a beautiful walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake (small national park entry fee to be paid locally).

    • Enjoy Captain's Dinner onboard.
    • spend the night on board in Mljet.

  • DAY 3: Thursday - MLJET - HVAR

    In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing to the island of Hvar, the sunniest island and a destination for sailors for over two thousand years. We stop along the way for a relaxing swim in one of the secluded coves on the Pelješac peninsula. Lunch on board and in the afternoon we arrive in the town of Hvar. Apart from its unique cultural heritage, Hvar is celebrated destination for singles and families, sailboats and super-yachts. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports offer, Hvar is unforgettable.

    • Dine on your own at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.
    • overnight on board in Hvar Town.

  • DAY 4: Friday - HVAR - SPLIT

    In the morning we depart for Split, stopping along the way for a relaxing swim in one of the bays on Brač Island. Lunch on board, evening in Split. In the afternoon walking tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral.

    • Overnight onboard in Split

  • DAY 5: Saturday - SPLIT [disembarkation] - DUBROVNIK

    We disembark after breakfast to join the coach section of this tour. Drive to Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. 

    • Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • DAY 6: Sunday - DUBROVNIK

    Breakfast at hotel in Dubrovnik, full day at leisure.

    • Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • DAY 7: Monday - DUBROVNIK - MOSTAR - SARAJEVO

    Morning departure to Mostar, city of bridges, where the traveller from the south gets the first glimpse of the continent beyond. Sightseeing tour of the Old City of Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. We tour its elegant Bridge, Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Free time for lunch.

    Continuation to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Sarajevo is one of the historically most interesting cities in Europe. It is the place where the Western & the Eastern Roman Empire split and where the people of the Orthodox East, the Ottoman south and the Roman Catholic West met, both an example of the clash of civilizations and of historical turbulences and a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance, reached through multi-cultural integration. City tour of Sarajevo upon arrival in the afternoon including Baščaršija and Gazi Husref Bey Mosque.

    • Dinner at local restaurant
    • Overnight in Sarajevo.

  • DAY 8: Tuesday - SARAJEVO - BELGRADE

    After breakfast, we drive northwards to Belgrade, with a stop in time for lunch. Continuation to Belgrade, dinner at local restaurant Balkan-style.

    • Overnight in Belgrade.

  • DAY 9: Wednesday - BELGRADE - ZAGREB

    In the morning sightseeing tour of Belgrade. The tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. You´ll also see Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Continuation to Zagreb.

    • Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

  • DAY 10: Thursday - ZAGREB; Departure

    Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University.

    • Departure transfer to Zagreb Airport.

  • BOOKING DETAILS

    Payment conditions:

    • Deposit of £ 195 per person should be received at time of confirmation.
    • Balance amount is due 6 weeks prior to the tour departure. For bookings less than 35 days prior to departure full payment is required at the time of booking.

    Cancellation fees:

    No. of days prior to tour departure date / Cancellation Fee

    • More than 31 days prior - loss of deposit only.
    • 30 - 23 days prior - 35% of the total
    • 22 - 16 days prior - 50% of the total
    • 15 days and under - 100% of the total

Prices

Guided Tour & Cruise - Croatia, Bosnia & Serbia

Inclusive Tour price (based upon 2 sharing one cabin / hotel room).

Prices from £1168

  • Main / Upper Deck supplement: £ 164 per person

  • Single supplement: £ 432 per person

All prices are per person

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