Across the Islands Paradise of Dalmatia to the most beautiful Beach and Split

Port of Zadar - Northern Dalmatia
1 week ex Zadar – departures on Saturdays
Route: Zadar – Vodice – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Rogoznica – Island of Brač – Split – Primošten – Island of Zlarin – Kornati Islands National Park – Zadar Archipelago – Zadar

 

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Route:
Zadar – Vodice – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Rogoznica – Island of Brač – Split – Primošten – Island of Zlarin – Kornati Islands National Park – Zadar Archipelago – Zadar
From 11:30 am, embarkation at the port of Zadar. If you are coming by car you can drive into the port from 10:00 am and unload your luggage. Our service-team will show you the parking lot where you can leave your car. At about 01:00 pm, our representative will welcome you aboard with a drink and snack, and you will meet the crew and your fellow passengers. In the afternoon, our tour guide will take you on a walk through the impressive old town, surrounded by broad walls. He will show you the main sights and attractions – for example, the Roman Forum, the circular Church of St. Donat, the cathedral of Sveta Stošija (St. Anastasia) and the worldwide unique Sea Organs, which create sounds and melodies made by the waves. We then recommend taking a stroll through the old town on your own, perhaps to have a drink in one of the many cafés or to listen to a “Klapa”, with their enchanting songs. Passengers with later flights will have the opportunity to do the guided walk on disembarkation day (depending on the return flight schedule), while our staff takes care about the luggage. Dinner and overnight stay in Zadar.

After breakfast “Cast off!”, heading towards one of the numerous islands, where we will enjoy our first dip into the sea. We will then continue towards Vodice, a bustling holiday resort. There follows the opportunity to enjoy dinner in one of the cozy taverns or restaurants. Overnight stay in Vodice.

A few miles further south, we leave the Adriatic Sea and turn into the embouchure of the River Krka. We go upstream and anchor in Skradin, shortly before the famous Krka waterfalls. From there, smaller boats will take us to the National Park. You will have the opportunity to visit “Skradinski Buk”, the most popular part of the waterfall area, where in 17 falls, with up to 100 m broad cascades, the Krka rushes down 45.7 metres. Make sure you do not forget to bring your bathing suit – a swim in the clear waters of the Krka River just below the falls is a truly unique experience. Park entrance, including boat ride approx. € 15 (in July/August approx. € 25), payable on-site. On our return to the Adriatic Sea, we will stop in Šibenik. Šibenik, mentioned for the first time in 1006, is the youngest of the larger cities on the coast, and at the same time, the oldest Croatian town; as it was not built by Greeks, Romans, or Byzantines, but founded by Croats. The most famous building in the fortress-like old town is the St. Jacob’s Cathedral, the most important Renaissance monument in Croatia. After a brief stroll through the old town, we continue to Rogoznica, a pleasant holiday and fishing village, where we will spend the night. The village lies on a small island, connected to the mainland only by a narrow causey.
Please note, that on very hot days, the visit to Šibenik could be cancelled, and we will enjoy an extended stay at the Krka waterfalls or in Skradin with plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing.
Today we will head to the picturesque seaside town of Bol, located on the island of Brač. Here you will discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean area – “Zlatni Rat” (the Golden Horn), which is constantly changing direction due to the ocean currents. Of course, you will have plenty of time to enjoy swimming and sunbathing at this famous beach, before the vessel will take us to our overnight port – Bol, or Postira on the island of Brač, or Omiš on the mainland.

On our way to Split, we will stop at one of the numerous secluded bays for a swim. Afterwards, the vessel will take us to our next port of call. Split is Croatia’s second largest city and the capital of Dalmatia. The 1700 year old city was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and is today a UNESCO-protected site. After a guided city tour, you will have the rest of the day at your disposal to discover the old town on your own and to enjoy the bustling Mediterranean atmosphere on the famous promenade of Split. Overnight stay in the port of Split.

After a swim in one of the marvelous bays at the mainland or the island of Drvenik, we will visit Primošten, a picturesque hillside town on a small island, connected to the mainland. In the evening, we will sail back into the island world and moor in the small harbour of the fishing village of Zlarin on the homonymous island.

According to the Irish author George Bernard Shaw (who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925), ”On the last day of creation, God crowned his work, and thus created, out of tears, stars and breath, the Kornati Islands”. The beautiful scenery, countless small and large islands (according to local lore “an island for every day of the year”), and the beautiful sea – all this makes the Kornati Islands a unique paradise. It is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea – it comprises 147 islands, islets and reefs with a total area of 69 km², spread over 230 km². They cover an area of 35 km of length and 13 km of width among the islands of Dugi Otok in the north-west, Zirje in the southeast, and Pašman, Vrgada and Murter in the north and northeast. We cruise along the entire length of the Kornati Islands and head towards a bay on the northern end for a swim. Overnight stay in one of the island ports of the Zadar Archipelago or in the port of Zadar.

Disembarkation in the port of Zadar until 9:00 am. Passengers who missed the guided tour of Zadar on embarkation day due to flight arrivals in the late afternoon or evening, will have the opportunity to do the tour after disembarkation (depending on return flight schedule), while our staff takes care about the luggage.
What's included...
* 8-day cruise according to the itinerary
* Half board (including dinner on embarkation day, and breakfast and lunch or dinner on the following days of your cruise)
* Welcome snack
* Captain's Dinner
* English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
* Guided city tour of Split
* Entrance fee to the Kornati Islands National Park
* Guided city tour of Zadar


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