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19 Day Croatia Tour and MSC Mediterranean Cruise with Flights

Opatija - Split - Dubrovnik - Vodice - Bled - Civitavecchia - Palermo - Genoa - Valletta - Barcelona - Marseille

Roundtrip international flights

7 nights on the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship

Discover the European wonders of Rome, Split, Valletta, Barcelona, and more!

From $4,299 $6,174 Include flight pp twin share

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February, March, and November 2019 departure dates available.

Experience the wonder of Croatia and the Med on this dreamy 19 Day Croatia Tour with MSC Mediterranean Cruise and Flights!

Drive through the rolling hills and gorgeous landscapes as you discover all that is on offer in Croatia. Stop at the historic old town of Zadar and visit historical sites and stunning architectural phenomenons such the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. 

Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating cruise into many European hotspots, including Italy, France and Spain. 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19

Day 1

Depart Australia

Fly from Australia to Italy.

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Arrive in Venice and Transfer to Opatija

Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Opatija. A gem on Croatia's Adriatic coast, nestled along the striking Gulf of Kvarner. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Perhaps take a stroll along the "Lungo Mare" seafront and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf, sheltered by soaring mountains. Tonight, Welcome Drink and Dinner with your fellow travelers, followed by an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Croatia and Slovenia.

 Accommodation: Hotel Paris or similar, Opatija

Meals included: inflight and dinner

Day 3

Full Day in Opatija

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the seaside town of Opatija, with its rich history, picturesque surroundings and gorgeous beaches, once a gathering spot for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Alternatively, join the optional tour to the Istrian Peninsula that begins in Pula, a strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. Afterwards, the tour continues to the resort town of Rovinj. Tonight, return to Opatija and explore the charming town with its wealth of fine seafood restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel Paris or similar, Opatija 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Zadar City Tour en Route to Split

Depart today for a long drive along the dramatic Adriatic coast to Split. En route stop at the historic old town of Zadar; highlighted by ruins of a Roman forum, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and museums. This city is a wonderful combination of beautiful Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance, and a picture-perfect seafront. View the Cathedral and St. Donat Church before driving to the UNESCO protected seaside town of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, in the early evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade.

Accommodation: Hotel Atrium or similar, Split

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Depart Split, Arrive in Dubrovnik

Walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town featuring the historic inner city with its dominating Roman influence, built around the astonishing 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This spectacular palace is the largest and best preserved Roman palace in the world, built for the Emperor Diocletian, representing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages, and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Spend time discovering the town independently before continuing along the coast to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik where you will have the opportunity to see the amazing views of this city known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: Lacroma Hotel or similar, Dubrovnik

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Dubrovnik City Tour

Enjoy the many delights of Dubrovnik today. The city's splendid medieval ramparts are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe, and its magnificent Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" highlights the city's treasures within the 800-year-old walls including the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and the monumental Sponza Palace, preserved with its original beauty. Under the City Bell Tower on Luza Square stands Orlando's Tower, dedicated to the knight that saved the city in the 9th century. Continue to the Dominican Monastery, whose museum is a major treasury of culture and to the Franciscan Monastery with exhibits from the world's third oldest functioning pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours. Perhaps, spend time strolling along the impressive ramparts overlooking the shimmering Adriatic Sea.

Accommodation: Lacroma Hotel or similar, Dubrovnik

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Full Day in Dubrovnik

A full day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik independently. Perhaps visit the Maritime Museum in St. John's Castle, linger in the historic Old City, or, people-watch at a charming cafe.

Alternatively, join the optional full day tour to Montenegro, the "Jewel of the Mediterranean" nestled on the gorgeous Adriatic coast. Drive towards the stunning Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. On to the charming coastal town of Perast where a short boat ride takes you to the 15th century "Our Lady of the Rocks" Church perched on an islet in the bay. Once there, visit the Roman Catholic Church whose interior is decorated with 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th century painter from Perast. Proceed to the charming city of Kotor for a guided walking tour. View the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Maritime Museum, numerous Palaces and Old Square and get to feel the atmosphere of this unique medieval town.* Leisure time to walk the winding cobblestone lanes of the Old City before returning along the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik. Tonight, enjoy a walk along Dubrovnik's cobbled streets; see the glowing buildings and the fortifications accented against the night sky.

*Due to the new EU regulations, expect significant delays during border crossings between Croatia and Montenegro.

Accommodation: Lacroma Hotel or similar, Dubrovnik

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Krka National Park, Vodice

This morning, drive north towards breathtaking Krka National Park.  Admire the lake and waterways at one of Croatia's most famous sights, including Skradinski Buk Falls. Arrive this evening in Vodice, a small resort town known for its vibrancy, diversity and friendly people. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Olympia or similar

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Zagreb City Tour, Arrive in Bled

Spend the morning traveling inland through wooded mountains and lush vegetation to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zagreb. View Ban Josip Jelacic square and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Continue to the medieval section of the Upper Town with its Presidential Palace, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s church and the Pope's tower. After lunch on your own, depart for the lovely city of Bled, exquisitely set amidst the Julian Alps. Bled, with its rich natural beauty ranks among the world's most beautiful alpine resorts and is also renowned for its mild, healing climate and its thermal lake waters. With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort. Tonight, an optional dinner at a charming and popular country inn in the tiny medieval town of Radovljica, highlighted by a selection of traditional Slovenian dishes and wine.

Accommodation: Riki Balance Hotel or similar, Bled

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Tour Ljubljana, Return to Bled

This morning drive to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia for a city tour that includes views of the open-air market, City Hall, Robba Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. After some time at leisure, return to Bled for a sightseeing tour, including a visit to Bled Castle, located on a cliff high above the lake. This beautiful resort lies in the heart of the Julian Alps. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travelers.

Accommodation: Riki Balance Hotel or similar, Bled

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Venice to Rome

Transfer by coach from Bled to Venice airport.  Fly to Rome and transfer to the Rome cruise port for your 7 nights cruise MSC Meraviglia in an inside cabin. The cruise is scheduled to depart at approximately 7pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 12

Mediterranean Cruise (Palermo, Italy)

Arrive into port at approximately 9am, depart at around 5pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13

Mediterranean Cruise (Valletta, Malta)

Arrive into port at approximately 10am, depart at around 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14

Mediterranean Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise the Mediterranean.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15

Mediterranean Cruise (Barcelona, Spain)

Arrive into port at approximately 7am, depart at around 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Mediterranean Cruise (Marseille, France)

Arrive into port at approximately 8am, depart at around 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17

Mediterranean Cruise (Genoa, Italy)

Arrive into port at approximately 8am, depart at around 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18

Rome to Australia

Upon arrival in Rome at approximately 7am, you will be met and transferred to Rome Airport for your departure flight home.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 19

Arrive in Australia

Arrive home.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane,Perth, Adelaide*, Hobart* or Canberra* (*surcharge applies)
  • Domestic flight from Venice to Rome on Alitalia (subject to availability)
  • 7 night MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available)
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Airport and cruise port transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager
  • Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included

 

Accommodation

Opatija - Hotel Paris or similar
Split - Hotel Atrium or similar
Dubrovnik - Lacroma Hotel or similar
Vodice - Hotel Olympia or similar
Zagreb - Sheraton Zagreb or similar
Bled - Riki Balance Hotel or similar
Mediterranean Cruise - MSC Meraviglia cruise ship in twinshare inside^ cabin with private bathroom (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available)


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Exclusions

  • Entry visas (where required)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Any additional requests
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Gratuities are not included for the cruise – please pay onboard

 

Child Policy

Children 2 to 11 years of age will receive a 15% discount. A full-priced voucher must be purchased for all children 12 years and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


FEB 2019
21 st
Thursday 21 Feb 2019  ‐  Monday 11 Mar 2019
FEB 2019
28 th
Thursday 28 Feb 2019  ‐  Monday 18 Mar 2019
MAR 2019
07 th
Thursday 07 Mar 2019  ‐  Monday 25 Mar 2019
NOV 2019
07 th
Thursday 07 Nov 2019  ‐  Monday 25 Nov 2019
NOV 2019
14 th
Thursday 14 Nov 2019  ‐  Monday 02 Dec 2019

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