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Route: Zadar – Vodice – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Primošten – Split – Island of Brač – Island of Zlarin – Kornati Islands National Park – Telašćica Nature Park – Zadar
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Route:
Zadar – Vodice – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Primošten – Split – Island of Brač – Island of Zlarin – Kornati Islands National Park – Telašćica Nature Park – Zadar
Between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm embarkation in the port of Zadar. If you are travelling to Zadar by your own car, you can drive into the port and directly to your ship from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at the latest. Here you can unload your luggage. Our service team will help you to bring your luggage on board, which will first be left on deck until the cabins are ready for occupancy at 11:30 am. Then take your car to the parking garage reserved via I.D. Riva Tours and return to the port on foot (approx. 700 m). After embarkation, our tour guide will greet you with a welcome drink and get to know the crew and fellow passengers. After a snack on board, we set sail and first set course for one of the countless islands in the area, where we take the first bathing break of our trip. We continue towards Vodice, a lively holiday resort. After dinner on board, enjoy a glass of wine in one of the cosy tavernas or konobas.

The port of embarkation for passengers depends on flight times. If you book your flight and transfer via I.D. Riva Tours and arrive at Zadar airport by 12:00 noon, embarkation in Zadar is guaranteed; if you arrive later, embarkation will be at the first port of accommodation.
A few miles further south we leave the Adriatic and turn into the mouth of the river Krka. We head upstream and anchor in Skradin, just before the famous Krka waterfalls. This is also where the boats depart to take you to the National Park. Opportunity to visit the "Skradinski Buk", with 800 m the longest and probably most famous part of the waterfalls. An impressive natural spectacle, as here the Krka falls in 17 steps with cascades up to 100 m wide. Entrance fee to the National Park incl. boat transfer approx. € 15 (July/August approx. € 27), payable locally. After visiting the national park, we head for Šibenik. Šibenik, first mentioned in 1066, is the youngest of the larger towns on the coast, but also the oldest in Croatia. It was not founded by Greeks, Romans or Byzantines, but by Croats. The most famous building in the fortress-like old town is the Cathedral of St. James, the most important Renaissance monument in Croatia. After a city tour, opportunity for dinner in one of the restaurants and overnight stay.
We leave Šibenik and return to the Adriatic. After about 90 minutes' drive we reach our first destination, Primošten, whose picturesque old town is situated on a peninsula. Originally an islet, the settlement was connected to the mainland by an artificial causeway in the 16th century. Here you have the opportunity to stroll through the old town before we set sail again and, after lunch on board, call at a bay for a bathing break. We then set course for Split, the capital of Dalmatia. Split's main attraction is the old town, which grew out of Diocletian's Palace. The complex, which belongs to the World Cultural Heritage, houses houses, churches, cafés… places full of flair between 1700 year old Roman walls! After a guided tour of the city, the rest of the evening is at your disposal to stroll through the old town. Overnight stay in the port of Split.
In the morning we leave Split and continue south. After lunch and a swim break, we set course for the island of Brač. The island is world-famous for its limestone, which is quarried here. It has been used in buildings such as the White House in Washington and the Reichstag in Berlin. We first drop anchor in one of the beautiful bays to enjoy an extended bathing break. Then we head for Pučišća, where we also spend the night. When entering the bay of Pučišća, you will see the largest quarry on the island, and you will also encounter limestone at every turn in the town. The harbour pier, the facades of the houses, even the lanterns in the harbour are made of this stone, and Pučišća is also home to one of the most important stonemasonry schools in Europe. Overnight stay in Pučišća.
We could also call today a "four-island day". We leave Pučišća on the island of Brač and head for a bay on the island of Šolta for our first bathing break. After about an hour, we lift anchor and set course for the island of Drvenik, where we take our second bathing break of the day. While lunch is served on board, we start the engine again and sail towards the fourth island – Zlarin. In the late afternoon we moor in the small harbour of the fishing village Zlarin. Opportunity for dinner in one of the restaurants and overnight stay.
"On the last day of creation, God wished to crown his handiwork, so out of tears, stars and breath he created the Kornati Islands," wrote the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw. They are the largest and densest collection of islands in the Adriatic Sea – 147 islands, islets and reefs stretch for about 35 km. We sail the entire length of this nautical paradise, which was declared a national park in 1980. Of course, we will anchor in one of the beautiful bays with their crystal clear water for an extensive bathing break. Our destination today is the Telašćica Nature Park, a protected bay that is cut about ten kilometres deep into the island of Dugi Otok. Striking features are the steep cliffs up to 161 m high and the saltwater lake Mir, which are only a few minutes' walk from the ship's landing stage. In the idyll of this nature park, the Captain's Dinner will be served today. Overnight stay in the Telašćica Nature Park.
We leave the Telašćica Nature Park and head for one of the bays on the island of Ugljan for a last extensive swimming break before returning to the starting point of our cruise. After arriving in Zadar, our tour guide will be waiting for you for a guided tour of the old town surrounded by mighty walls. She will show you the most important sights – e.g. the Roman Forum, the round church of Sveti Donat, the cathedral of Sveta Stošija and the sea organs, unique in the world, whose sound and "melodies" are determined solely by the waves. Overnight stay in Zadar.
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am.
What's included…
* 8-day cruise as per itinerary
* Half board (dinner on embarkation day, breakfast and lunch on the following days)
* Welcome snack
* Captain's Dinner
* German and English speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
* Guided city tour of Šibenik
* Guided city tour in Split
* Entrance to the National Park Kornati Islands
* Entrance to the Telašćica Nature Park
* Guided ciy tour of Zadar

 

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Sojourn tax and groundage are not included in the prices and are payable on board upon embarkation. These are € 35 per person and week, € 17 for children up to 12 years.

Tip recommendation: You will certainly be happy to reward the service crew’s performance with a tip. We recommend an amount from € 10 per cabin and day.

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