About Guided Tour & Cruise - Croatia, Bosnia & Serbia
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.
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.
** 2018 departures on request.
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.
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to Dubrovnik harbour and embarkation on m/s AFRODITA or m/s EDEN after 3:00pm.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Breakfast at hotel in Dubrovnik, full day at leisure.
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.
After breakfast, we drive northwards to Belgrade, with a stop in time for lunch. Continuation to Belgrade, dinner at local restaurant Balkan-style.
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.
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.
No. of days prior to tour departure date / Cancellation Fee
Inclusive Tour price (based upon 2 sharing one cabin / hotel room).
Prices from £1179
Main / Upper Deck supplement: £ 165 per person
Single supplement: £ 436 per person
All prices are per person