ENCHANTING ISLANDS AND MAJESTIC SHORES OF CROATIA

Day1 - THU I ZAGREB
Upon arrival in Zagreb, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Join us tonight for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
Day2 - FRI I ZAGREB
A morning sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore the winding streets of the old town at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside. (B)
Day3 - SAT I ZAGREB I PLITVICE LAKES I SPLIT
Head south for a visit to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes. Drive to the breathtaking Adriatic Coast, and arrive the port town of Split to board the M/S Prestige. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception on board. (B,WR)
Day 4 - SUN I SPLIT I BOL I STARI GRAD
Take a morning guided walking tour of Split and discover its historic center, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage; it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Set sail to a small town on Brac Island called Bol and swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy its 1740-foot-long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. Next, head to Hvar, one of the longest islands located along the shores of Croatia and a trendy meeting point for the international jet-set. Spend night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe. (B,L)
Day5 - MON I STARI GRAD I HVAR I VIS
Embark on a quick sail towards the town of Hvar and join in a sightseeing tour featuring the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery, and many other intriguing historical sights. Cruise towards Island of Vis that was founded around 397 B.C. and is known as the antique Issa. Our tour of Vis includes time to explore the town’s waterfront. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (B,L)
Day 6 - TUE I VIS I VELA LUKA
After breakfast set sail for Korcula Island, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our port of call for the day is Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times. After lunch onboard, disembark in Vela Luka and depart for an afternoon “Korcula island tour,” featuring a visit of the olive oil factory, Barilo ethno museum, and winery to taste some local wine and cheese. Return to your ship, for an evening at leisure. (B,L)
Day7 - WED I VELA LUKA I KORCULA
There will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise, heading for Korcula town. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobblestone streets, and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants. (B,L)
Day 8 - THU I KORCULA I MLJET
Today we set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Share time at the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment aboard our ship tonight. (B,L,D)
Day9 - FRI I MLJET I DUBROVNIK
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own pace and discover this lovely city on own. (B,L)
Day 10 - SAT I DUBROVNIK TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)
After breakfast it’s time to disembark and transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home or to your hotel if you opt to extend your stay. (B)