Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Zagreb
Welcome to Zagreb. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. After you have settled in you will join your local guide and fellow tour members for a walking tour featuring the historic Upper Town, Zagreb Cathedral and Government Palace. Enjoy free time before this evening's welcome dinner. D
Stay at Hotel Dubrovnik (4 star) or similar

DAY 2 Zagreb - Bale
Travel to 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 in Bale, sample locally produced oil and enjoy lunch at a quaint local restaurant. BL
Stay at Hotel La Grisa (4 star) or similar
Note: Due to increased interest in the Istrian region, on our 12 August departure the group will stay in quaint Buzet.
DAY 3 Bale / Istrian Peninsula
Experience Istria's stunning coast as we explore the picturesque village of Rovinj with our local guide. Wander the charming cobbled streets of the historical centre and see the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, a striking baroque building which dominates the core of the Old Town. Enjoy free time and lunch in a local restaurant in Rovinj your journey south to Pula to visit its ancient Roman amphitheatre towering over the town's centre. BL
Stay at Hotel La Grisa (4 star) or similar
DAY 4 Bale - Plitvice Lakes National Park
This morning we take a scenic drive to one of Croatia's top highlights, Plitvice Lakes National Park. Join our local specialst for a guided walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering spectacular scenery. BD
Stay at Hotel Fenomen (4 star)
DAY 5 Plitvice Lakes National Park - Skradin - Split
This morning presents another opportunity to capture the beauty of the lakes as we walk in the park 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 Split for an early evening arrival at your hotel. BL
Stay at Hotel Cornaro (4 star)
DAY 6 CRUISE: Split - Brac - Hvar
With our guide we will explore Split’s historic centre built around the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace. We will then meet our captain and crew as we embark on a private charter aboard the deluxe MS New Star through the stunning Dalmatian Islands. We set sail for beautiful Bol on the Island of Brac, for a swim at the famous Golden Horn beach. We arrive this evening in Hvar’s ancient port of Stari Grad. BL
DAY 7 CRUISE: Hvar
Our Hvar experience continues with an in-depth introduction to island life on one of the world’s most stunning islands. We explore small fishing villages, see vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender (seasonal), followed by a traditional peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern). In the afternoon we arrive in Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walk through this popular Adriatic hot spot. BL
DAY 8 CRUISE: Hvar - Bisevo - Vis
We cruise to Bisevo Island’s incredible Blue Cave, one of the most unique natural phenomena. Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must –see. We continue our cruise with stops for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic to beautiful Vis Island. Until the late 80’s Vis was close to tourists and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army. BL
DAY 9 CRUISE: Vis - Korcula
This morning we journey to Korcula sailing along the length of the island to enchanting Korcula Town where, on a walking tour, we will see the mighty fortress and city walls. BL
DAY 10 CRUISE: Korcula - Mljet
Cruise along Korcula Island to enchanting Korcula Town where, on a walking tour, we will see the mighty fortress and city walls. We continue our Dalmatian exploration to Mljet, one of the Adriatic’s prettiest islands. Here we will embrace the relaxed atmosphere and unspoilt beauty of the National Park, its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery. BL
DAY 11 CRUISE: Mljet - Sipan
Enjoy refreshing swims and stops in beautiful coves as we cruise to Sipan, forming part of the picturesque Elaphite Islands. Here we will explore the settlement of Sipanska Luka and appreciate its delightful laid back ambiance. BL
DAY 12 CRUISE: Sipan - Dubrovnik
Cruise the final stretch to Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Adriatic, and take in spectacular views of the city walls and Old Harbour. We will join a walking tour of the walled city and tonight, celebrate the conclusion of our tour at a farewell dinner accompanied by klapa entertainment. BD
DAY 13 CRUISE: Dubrovnik
Your cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. B

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • Visitor Tax and port fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • 5 day land tour with air-conditioned coach
  • 5 nights accommodation in central, 4 star and boutique hotels
  • Hotel porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Entry fees
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 1 authentic Peka lunch with wine tasting on Hvar island
  • 1 gourmet lunch accompanied by Dalmatian wines at a village winery
  • 3 dinners
  • Tea, coffee and wine with meals (aboard MS New Star)
  • Guided tours of:
    Dubrovnik
    Hvar
    Korcula
    Plitvice National Park
    Pula
    Rovinj
    Split
    Zagreb
  • Visit:
    Blue Cave
    Mljet National Park
  • Also included:
    Visit a family-owned olive oil factory in Bale and sample locally produced oils
    Hvar Island tour followed by a traditional Peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern)
    Bibich Winery visit including tasting and lunch

Pricing

Prices are per person in NZD

Date Twin/Double Single
Standard Cabin Lower Deck Standard Cabin Main Deck Single Cabin Main Deck Double Cabin Upper Deck Standard Cabin Lower Deck Standard Cabin Main Deck Single Cabin Main Deck Double Cabin Upper Deck
20 Jun 2022
MS New Star
Enquiry $5,955 $5,790 $6,675 $6,510 N/A Sold Out $9,030 $8,865 $10,155 $9,975 $8,670 $8,505 Sold Out
15 Aug 2022
MS New Star
Enquiry $5,955 $5,790 $6,675 $6,510 N/A $6,950 $6,785 $9,030 $8,865 $10,155 $9,975 $8,670 $8,505 N/A
12 Sep 2022
MS New Star
Enquiry $5,955 $5,790 $6,675 $6,510 N/A $6,950 $6,785 $9,030 $8,865 $10,155 $9,975 $8,670 $8,505 N/A
26 Sep 2022
MS New Star
Enquiry $5,955 $5,790 $6,675 $6,510 N/A $6,950 $6,785 $9,030 $8,865 $10,155 $9,975 $8,670 $8,505 N/A

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS New Star

  • Launched: 2018
  • Refurbished: 2021
  • Length: 45.8m
  • Breadth: 9m
  • Speed: 18.5km/h
  • Crew: 8
  • Passengers: 39
  • Cabins: 20
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sundeck with deck chairs, sunbeds and jacuzzi
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Upper Deck Standard Double 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Single 10-11 Window Yes
Lower Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-19 Porthole No

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk