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Dalmatian Discovery with Luxury Croatian Cruise

22 Days  |  Departing Tuesday 14th September 2021 and returning Tuesday 5th October 2021

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Progress Payment: $ 5100 5300 by 17 May 2021
Final Payment: $ 5829 6399 by 16 Jun 2021
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Wow Moment

The WOW moment of this tour would have to be the beautiful Old Town of Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina.  Visit the famous bridge and watch the local men leap into the water - it's fascinating to watch (be prepared to give them a donation)

Highlights

Zagreb highlights city tour
Walking tour of Ljubljana
Pletna boat, Church of Assumption, Bled castle in Bled
Day tour to Julian Alps with cable car to Mt Vogel
Butter making workshop 
Guided visit to the Postojna cave 
Olive oil tasting in Istria
Visit to Plitvice Lakes
Lunch & wine tasting at Bibich
Full day in historic Mostar
Eight day Dalmatian Coast Cruise onboard the Adriatic King a luxury catamaran (other passengers will be onboard)
Guided tour of Split
Visit and tour the Island of Hvar
Visit and tour the Island of Korcula
Visit and tour the Island of Mljet
Wine tasting in Slano
Guided tour of Dubrovnik
Freinds for company



 

Inclusions

Fully Escorted by an Experienced Sisterhood Hostess who is on hand to assist with making your tour memorable
Return Economy Airfares from Melbourne to Croatia including taxes (other departure cities and classes of travel available upon request)
Transportation as per detailed itinerary
All Sightseeing as per detailed itinerary
Meals as specified in itinerary - B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Quality Accommodation with Private Facilities
8 Day Cruise on a luxury vessel in cabins with private facilities
Services of Specialist Guides for Sightseeing
Willing to Share Option 
Meet and Greet Document Distribution Day (subject to minimum numbers attending)

Tipping - Local tipping is customary in Europe. Sisterhood Womens Travel tipping system on all Group Tours involves passengers contributing to a kitty which is  paid to the tour hostess at the beginning of the tour who then distributes it daily to service providers on your behalf. This avoids the need for you to consider individual tipping situations daily throughout your trip. The estimated amount for your tour is EUR220 (including the cruise) and this will confirmed in your final documentation

Notice

This tour requires a level of fitness.  Many of our sightseeing tours will be on foot with cobblestones and uneven ground underfoot.  The walking trails of Plitvice Lakes are relatively narrow and pass through uneven terrain and over wooden bridges along the lake shores.  You will be expected to be able to leisurely stroll the 3.5km circular trail. Given the characteristics of the terrain, it is recommended that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and sun/rain protection as needed.  Please contact Sisterhood Central for more information on 1300 885 255.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday 14 September 2021

Melbourne - Zagreb (Meals inflight)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel.  Meet your Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the designated meeting point at Melbourne airport for our flight to Croatia.  Sit Back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment of our airline as we head towards Europe.

Day 2 - Wednesday 15 September 2021

Zagreb (D)

Welcome to Zagreb!  Upon arrival we will transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Tonight we will enjoy a welcome dinner.

Overnight - Palace Hotel Dubrovnik (or similar)

Day 3 - Thursday 16 September 2021

Zagreb - Ljubljana (B,L)

This morning we will enjoy the many historic city highlights of Zagreb including Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. After some free time and lunch we will depart towards Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Dinner tonight is at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Central  (or similar)

Day 4 - Friday 17 September 2021

Ljubljana to Bled (B,D)

Start the day walking the streets of Ljubljana on a guided walk through its baroque Old Town. After some free time we travel to Bled and enjoy a sightseeing tour. We take the pletna boat ride on the lake to explore the historic church on the island and Bled’s imposing Castle.

Dinner tonight at our hotel.

Overnight - Hotel Park (or similar)

Day 5 - Saturday 18 September 2021

Julian Alps (B,D)

Today we discover Slovenia’s breathtaking alpine region as we travel to stunning Lake Bohinj for a cable car ride to the top of Mt Vogel with its incredible vistas. Continue our regional exploration with a visit to a local tourist farm to participate in a butter making workshop.

This evening we travel to a nearby village for a traditional and lively dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Park (or similar)

Day 6 - Sunday 19 September 2021

Bled – Postojna – Bale (B,L)

This morning we travel back towards Croatia discovering along the way another highlight of Slovenia, the Postojna cave, one of Europe’s largest cave systems. We will then continue to enchanting Istria, which still retains its Venetian heritage to explore its lesser known inland region of delightful medieval hilltop villages. Our guide will take us for a true taste of the region to visit a small family-owned olive oil factory, sample locally produced oil and enjoy lunch at a quaint local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel La Grisa (or similar)

Day 7 - Monday 20 September 2021

Istrian Peninsula (B,L)

Today we'll experience Istria's stunning coast as we explore the picturesque fishing village of Rovinj and then continue to Pula to see its ancient amphitheatre towering over the town's centre.

Overnight - Hotel La Grisa (or similar)

Day 8 - Tuesday 21 September 2021

Bale – Plitvice (B,D)

This morning we take a scenic drive to one of Croatia's highlights, Plitvice Lakes. After checking in at the hotel we will take a walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering spectacular scenery.

Dinner tonight at our hotel.

Overnight - Ethno Houses (or similar)

Day 9 - Wednesday 22 September 2021

Plitvice – Skradin – Mostar (B,L)

Today we have a late start before travelling through Croatia's heartland to Bibich Winery. At this culinary stop we sample locally produced wines and enjoy a lunch of regional foods before proceeding to Mostar in Bosnia for overnight.

Overnight - Hotel Mepas (or similar)

Day 10 - Thursday 23 September 2021

Mostar (B,L)

Today we explore Mostar. Explore the city of contrasts, wide roads, narrow streets, the traditional Kujundziluk (old bazaar) and a contemporary centre, a city in which the culture and art of the East and the West meet, which have left visible traces that have withstood the test of natural forces and rulers. Wander the city on your own and soak in the atmosphere or enjoy a little shopping time.


Overnight - Hotel Mepas (or similar)

Day 11 - Friday 24 September 2021

Mostar – Medjugorje – Split (B,L)

Today we travel towards Split in Croatia.  On the way we stop at Medjugorje, an important pilgrimage site known for the apparition of St Mary. After lunch we continue towards the final destination of the day.

Overnight - Hotel Cornaro (or similar)

Day 12 - Saturday 25 September 2021

Split - Split Port (B, D)

This morning is at leisure to explore Split Old Town. Later we will be transferred from our Split hotel to the harbour where embarkation begins at 1pm for our Dalmatian Coast Cruise onboard the Adriatic King. We have some time to get settled inTO our cabins before attending a welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.

Cruising onboard the Adriatic King

Day 13 - Sunday 26 September 2021

Cruising Split – Bol – Stari Grad (B,L)

This morning we take a guided walking tour of Split  which shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Later we set sail towards Bol, a small town on the Island Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 m. long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards head to Stari Grad and overnight in one of the oldest towns in Europe.

Overnight in port of Stari Grad.

Day 14 - Monday 27 September 2021

Cruising Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis (B,L,D)

Leaving Stari Grad in the morning we sail towards Hvar. Continue to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe and many more historical sites. Afterwards continue to Vis. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, Church or Our Lady and City museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. Tonight we enjoy the Captain's dinner.

Overnight in port of Vis.

Day 15 - Tuesday 28 September 2021

Vis - Bisevo - Korcula (B.L)

Leaving Vis we will have an early morning cruise towards Biševo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo just in front of the town of Komiža. The light goes through the cave and reflects on the water in such way it paints everything in a wonderful blue tone. The cave is tiny so you can only enter with a small boat and is available for visit only if the weather and water level are suitable. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however we will be notified of this on time. Afterwards cruise towards Korčula the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment.

Overnight in port of Korčula.

Day 16 - Wednesday 29 September 2021

Korcula - Mljet (B,L)

In the morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, we can rent bicycles,scooters or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own.

Overnight in port of Pomena.

Day 17 - Thursday 30 September 2021

Mljet - Slano (B,L)

A morning departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, another once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Pelješac peninsula. Peljesac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local tasting.

Overnight onboard in Slano.

Day 18 - Friday 1 October 2021

Slano - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik (B,L)

Early morning cruise to Elaphiti islands with a swimming stop on one of the secluded bays to spend the morning. Before lunch we sail to Dubrovnik, before we moor at Gruž port we cruise alongside the old city walls, while lunch is served. After docking join a guided tour with panoramic ride and transfer included. We will see the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Enjoy the last night of cruise exploring the magnificent town of Dubrovnik on your own.

Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik.

Day 19 - Saturday 2 October 2021

Dubrovnik (B)

After breakfast it’s time to disembark the Adriatic King and make our way to our hotel where for the next 2 nights we can continue to explore Dubrovnik.  So much to see and do, enjoy the shopping, take the cable car for spectacular views or enjoy the many cafes, restaurants and museums on offer.  For the more agile why not walk around the walls of the city and soak up the atmosphere with your camera ever at the ready to capture the spectacular views.

Overnight - Hotel Grand Villa Argentina (or similar)

Day 20 - Sunday 3 October 2021

Free Day in Dubrovnik (B)

Another day free to wander and explore at leisure.

Tonight, we'll regroup and enjoy a farewell dinner (own cost).

Overnight - Hotel Grand Villa Argentina (or similar)

Day 21 - Monday 4 October 2021

Dubrovnik - Home (B)

Today we farewell Croatia and begin our journey back home.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the airline inflight hospitality as we head towards Australia.

Day 22 - Tuesday 5 October 2021

Home

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