Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia

Hop between some of the Dalmatian coast’s most beautiful spots after visiting one of central Europe’s most picturesque regions. On this tour you will explore the beautiful Makarska Riviera, and take a boat along the picturesque Cetina River. After a day in pretty Mostar, travel to Split to board MV Seagull. Then enjoy seven wonderful nights cruising between pebbled coves, waterfalls, pine-clad hills and quaint towns, before witnessing the impressive Ancient Roman Diocletian’s Palace in Split.

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Itinerary Summary:

  • 3 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on MV Seagull (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11) 4 lunches (days 5-6, 8 and 10) 7 dinners (days 1- 5, 7 and 9)
  • Daily bottled water (1 litre per person per day)
  • Two nights of live musical entertainment on board

8 included excursions and visits

  • Half-day excursion to Omiš with river cruise
  • Full-day excursion to Mostar
  • Sightseeing in Trogir, Zadar, Šibenik, Skradin and Split
  • Krka National Park and wine tasting at Bibich Winery

Plus all these benefits

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • International flights as detailed (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply for other airports)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • Visitor tax
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

Full Itinerary

Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia

Day 1 Makarska

VIP Outbound5VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from your UK location for your flight to Split. On arrival the same evening, you will be transferred to Makarska.

 

 

 

Day 2 Omiš

This morning you will explore Omiš, a one-time pirates’ lair set at the mouth of the Cetina River. Board a boat to travel up the river, enjoying wonderful views as you glide through the picturesque canyon. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 3 Mostar

Cross into Bosnia and Herzegovina today as you make for beautiful Mostar. The city’s star attraction is the Stari Most (or Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval stone bridge which arcs over the Neretva River. The small but charming old town is also well worth exploring.
Plitvice Lakes

Day 4 Makarska – Split (overnight)

This morning is at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s pool or perhaps go for a wander in Makarska. Early afternoon, you will make your way to Split, where you board the MV Seagull. The ship is the base for the next seven nights.

Day 5 Trogir – Zlarin (overnight)

SplitEnjoy a short tour of Trogir this morning, before sailing towards Zlarin, a small island with only around 270 residents during the winter, and famous for its red coral. The afternoon is free to explore this beautiful small island.

Day 6 Zlarin – Zadar (overnight)

Trogir Old TownEnjoy breakfast before departing for Zadar, a town with a very interesting history; the area was under Italian occupation from 1920-1947 which left a significant mark on the local dialect and culture. In 1944, the Croatian Partisans liberated the beautiful town of Zadar. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations and the fifth largest town in Croatia.

Day 7 Zadar – Sali (overnight)

SaliFollowing breakfast, there will be a tour of Zadar, before departing early afternoon for Sali. Situated on the northeast coast of the island, with a thousand years of tradition, Sali is surrounded with natural parks, ancient olive trees, and a rich cultural and religious inheritance from the early centuries of Christianity. Captain’s dinner this evening, before overnighting here.

Day 8 Sali – Kornati – Šibenik (overnight)

Adriatic SeaSet sail from Sali towards your next port of call bypassing the Kornati National Park, also known as the Stomorski islands. Set in an area of about 320 square kilometres, the Kornati are the densest archipelago in the Adriatic Sea. Once we have passed the Kornati, we arrive in Šibenik where you will explore this charming town and its rich, deep history that spans one thousand years and has witnessed all the major forces that have tried to conquer these parts of Europe.

Day 9 Šibenik – Krka National Park – Primošten (overnight)

Sibenik HarbourThis morning you will cruise towards Skradin, a small town situated near the Krka National Park. The national park is mostly known for its beautiful waterfalls located on the Krka River; but when one considers the flora and fauna to be found here, this park is a treasure chest, especially for ornithologists who can enjoy over 222 bird species in this area. The most well-known waterfall is Skradinski buk, named after the nearby town and considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. After you have visited the park by boat, followed by a walk around the falls, you will be transferred to the superb Bibich Winery, where you will enjoy a tasting of their famous upmarket wines. In the afternoon, leave Skradin and continue towards the small town of Primošten, renowned for its particular peninsular shape. The best views in the old town are reserved for St George’s church and the town’s cemetery; and seeing the neighboring islets of Smokvica and Maslinovik will leave you in awe. The town is renowned for its grapevines that grow out of stone; in fact, these unusual vineyards are under consideration to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After time for individual exploration in Primošten, enjoy dinner on board and overnight.

Day 10 Primošten – Split (overnight)

Salona near SplitFrom Primošten, set sail towards the cosmopolitan Split, centred around the imposing fortified Roman Palace of Emporor Diocletian, one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. You will take a guided tour through the old footpaths that grid the heart of this lively city to see the courtyards and temples before time at leisure to enjoy the atmosphere with a coffee in one of the ancient squares.

Day 11 Split – UK

VIP InboundEnjoy VIP transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your reserved VIP vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.