CRUISE CROATIA - $4999 - 15 DAYS

From spectacular beaches to lush national parks; atmospheric ruins to historic cityscapes - Croatia has everything you want from a Mediterranean holiday, and so much more. Discover the magic of Croatia on this 15 day cruise to Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar and more. Take a guided tour of Croatia’s historic capital of Zagreb, see the Upper Town fortress, St Mark’s Church and terraces of cafes. Discover the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, including its Baroque Town Hall and picturesque open air market, plus wander the fairytale village of Bled in the Julian Alps. Explore the medieval cities of Dubrovnik and Split along the Dalmatian Coast, and gaze upon crystal clear lakes and waterfalls in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Experience Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia. Sail aboard the MS Adriatic Princess as you island hop and stop to relax at Korcula and the Elaphite Islands. Includes five nights hotel accommodation, a seven night luxury cruise through the Adriatic Islands, 21 meals including a Captain’s dinner and more.

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Discover the magic of Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro
• See colourful St Mark’s Church in Zagreb
• Visit the fairytale town of Bled in the Julian Alps
• See the baroque town hall of Ljubljana
• Explore the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park
• Visit the 2nd century Roman Forum and more in Zadar
• Unlock the secrets of Diocletian’s Palace in Split
• Experience the glamorous tourist mecca of Hvar
• Spend a night docked at stunning Korcula Island
• Swim in crystal clear waters throughout the Dalmatian Coast
• Explore the beautiful Island of Mljet
• Spend a night docked at Slano
• Wander through the medieval city of Dubrovnik
• Unravel the beauty of Montenegro on a full day tour with a local guide
• Relax among the beautiful Elaphite Islands
• Enjoy a walking tour of Korcula with a local guide
• Visit a Stonemasonry School on the historic island of Brac
• Dock in the historic pirate town of Omis
• Explore Split with a day free at leisure
• Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Departures: (2019)

May: 21
*June: 25
October: 1
Dates/months with a * incur a cruise high season surcharge of $300 per person.

Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at info@stonestreets.com.au or phone 07 4687 5555 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

Duration
15 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness.

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Day 1 Australia - Zagreb, Croatia
Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Zagreb! Fly with award winning airlines such as Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Finnair to name a few (subject to availability). Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Zagreb
Upon arrival into Zagreb a transfer will be arranged to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight: Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria, Zagreb Meals included: Dinner

Day 3 Zagreb City Tour - Bled, Slovenia
Enjoy the morning with some sightseeing of the city of Zagreb - the Croatian capital. See the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. In the early afternoon, depart for the small town of Bled in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Like a setting for a classic fairytale, it features immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake; an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell; and a cliff top castle with picturesque views. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Enjoy dinner and the night in the Bled area. Overnight: Park Hotel, Bled Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Day 4 Bled - Ljubljana City Tour - Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
After breakfast depart to Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital to take a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old centre: the picturesque central open-air market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana continue to Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the natural beauty of the 16 crystal blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades where every turn leads to breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Enjoy dinner and the night in the Plitvice area. Overnight: Hotel Jezero, Plitvice Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Day 5 Plitvice - Zadar City Tour - Split - Begin 7 Night Adriatic Islands Cruise
Today travel towards Zadar, where upon arrival you will take a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. This afternoon the guide will uncover the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing the best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the middle ages, but making it even more beautiful than what it is today: the city’s living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Afterwards depart for Split to embark on your spectacular 7 night luxury island cruise through Croatia. Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Split) Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner 

Day 6 Split - Hvar (Island Of Hvar) City Tour - Vela Luka (Island of Korčula)
Late in the morning set sail towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, an expert local guide will show you around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar set sail towards Korcula Island. Along the way stop for a swim near the beautiful islands, Pakleni Otoci, renowned for their beautifully warm surrounding waters. After your swim, Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrive in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon ready for the Captain’s Dinner! Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Korcula) Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Day 7 Vela Luka (Island Of Korcula) - Pomena (Island Of Mljet) - Slano
In the morning leave the stunning beauty of Vela Luka. The Captain will hand-pick a bay to drop the anchor. Hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After your swim, continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. The Island of Mljet on its western side houses the National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival take the option to enjoy the time free at leisure onboard. If you wish to explore the park an entrance fee will be required (not included). You could also take part in a 2.5 hour optional tour with a guided exploration of Mljet and its national park (not included) to visit a tiny island on one of the lakes. Here you’ll discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view. Once on land in Mljet you may rent bikes and enjoy some cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. In the late afternoon depart towards the village of Slano. Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Slano) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Day 8 Slano - Lopud Island - Dubrovnik
After breakfast take the opportunity to enjoy an optional guided tour of the “Taste of Dalmatia” (not included). The tour will visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5km long city walls (the longest in Europe) and visit a local winery to taste some of the finest Dalmatian wines. Later, set sail towards Lopud island for a short swim and continue towards Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then into port Gruz. Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Dubrovnik) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Day 9 Dubrovnik - Montenegro Excursion
Today after breakfast enjoy a unique excursion by land to the small country of Montenegro. Located less than an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled by mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidence of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. This is a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea creating a surreal atmosphere. Return back to your cruise boat for the night. Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Dubrovnik) Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner  

Day 10 Dubrovnik - Elaphite Islands - Korčula Walking Tour
Enjoy a morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korcula. On the way enjoy a short stop for a swim and some relaxation on one of the beautiful Elaphite Islands. Lunch will be served onboard before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula. Upon arrival enjoy a walking tour with a local guide, where you will hear of its long history; ingenious building strategies; peculiar building layouts; and the legend of a great merchant traveller Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula. Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Korčula) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Day 11 Korcula - Brac Stonemasonry School - Omis
Today sail towards the island of Brac. The captain will anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, afterwards continue the journey towards the small town of Pucisca on the island. After docking, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before continuing the journey to Omis (a town known for two things: the stunning beauty of its river, Cetina canyon, as well as its historic pirates). Upon arrival take the opportunity to enjoy a Cetina river trip (not included). Overnight: Luxury Adriatic Cruise Boat ‘MS Adriatic Princess’ (Omiš) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Day 12 Omis - Split
Today take a morning departure from Omis towards Split. Disembarkation will be after breakfast and a transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city. Overnight: Art Hotel, Split Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Split Free Day
Enjoy your last day in paradise free at leisure. Overnight: Art Hotel, Split Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Split, Croatia - Australia
At the appropriate time transfer to the airport for your return flight to Australia after one trip-of-a-lifetime! Meals included: In-Flight

Day 15 Arrive in Australia
*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

FLIGHTS:
• Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/ MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

CRUISE:
• 7 night Adriatic Islands cruise through Croatia
• Sail aboard the luxury cruise boat - ‘MS Adriatic Princess’
• Welcome drink and snack
• Complimentary coffee and tea all day
• Complimentary fresh fruit all day
• Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
• Complimentary daily afternoon snack

ACCOMMODATION:
• 5 nights hotel accommodation

DINING:
• 21 meals including Captain's Dinner

TOUR ESSENTIALS:
• English-speaking tour leader on days 2 to 5
• English-speaking tour guides on days 5 to 11
• Airline taxes and surcharges

TRANSPORT: 
Transportation by A/C vehicles

TRANSFERS:
Return Airport/Cruise Port Transfers

 

Valid for sale from 1st July 2018 until the 31st August 2018.

Full payment is required at the time of booking due to this offer being heavily discounted and available for a limited time only.

BOOKING INFORMATION
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 1st October 2019.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:

- Lower Deck Cabin: $1400
- Main Deck Cabin: $1550

Departure Dates (2019)
May: 21
*June: 25
October: 1
Surcharges: Please note: dates/months with a * incur a cruise high season surcharge of $300 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth

FLIGHTS
Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Air France, KLM, Croatian Airlines, Air Serbia, Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Malaysian Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Zagreb, Croatia
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Split, Croatia
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way.
Solo Traveller: $700 each way.
Locations:
* Singapore
* Dubai
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy Now for $6499 per person. Please note:
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- Please note: If Abu Dhabi or Dubai stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available.

CRUISES
Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated):
- Zagreb (Croatia): Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria
- Bled (Slovenia): Park Hotel
- Plitvice (Croatia): Hotel Jezero
- Split (Croatia): Art Hotel
- Cruise: Luxury Cruise Boat - ‘MS Adriatic Princess’
Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
- Zagreb (Pre Tour): $200 per room including breakfast
- Split (Post Tour): $290 per room including breakfast
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity 2 people.

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 38 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
*Beach towel hire - €3 per person for the week
DAY 7: *Entrance Fee to Mljet National Park - approx. €14 per person (approx. $22 AUD)
*Guided Tour Through Mljet National Park (includes entrance fee)
- €25 per person (approx. $39 AUD)
DAY 8:
* Taste of Dalmatia Excursion including village of Ston and wine tasting
- €25 per person (approx. $39 AUD)
DAY 11:
*Cetina River Excursion - €25 per person (approx. $39 AUD)
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).

EXCLUSIONS
-
Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Recommended gratuities/tipping €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/day payable on tour.
- Optional activities/tours (including any ‘onshore’ excursions as part of cruise).
- City & Cruise docking taxes & fees approx. €40 (approx. $62 AUD) per person payable on tour in cash.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended).

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
May in Croatia is when temperatures really begin to climb and the summer season truly begins. The town and ports are filling up with tourists, restaurants and bars are alive, museums open and extend their hours, and the weather triumphs it all by warming up considerably. Average temperatures reach a very pleasant high of around 21°C and reach a low of a very manageable 11°C.

June
The weather in Croatia in June is one of the warmest you’ll experience. Daily average temperatures in June are about 22°C, highs reaching up to 27°C and lows plummeting to about 16°C. Over the course of the month, the hours of sunshine remain pretty constant, with an average of about 15 hours per day.

July
July in Croatia is hot and dry, and typically the hottest month of the year with average daily temperatures reaching around 28°C and only go as low as 16°C.

August
August in Croatia is hot and dry, and typically the hottest month of the year with average daily temperatures reaching around 28°C and only go as low as 16°C.

September
September is still very warm, with the average daily temperature in September ranging from 16-19°C, the highest still a lovely 24°C, and the lowest temperature is only around 13°C.

October
Croatia is still fairly warm during October, but the temperature is noticeably lower than summertime. October’s average daily temperature is about 18°C over the course of the month, with highs decreasing from 22°C to 18°C and lows from 15°C to 12°C. Of course with temperature being lower at night, it would be wise to pack a few items such as a light jacket just in case.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
Tour Leader: An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.

FLIGHTS

Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

CRUISE
Disembarkation: Begins approximately 2 hours after docking. Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port. \

Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to.

COACH TOUR

Meals:
21 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

VISAS
A Tourist visa for Europe is not required for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian Passport. Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

INSURANCE
We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

SCHEDULE OF FEES
Voluntary Changes

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
- · 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
- · 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
- · Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
- · Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
- · Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error

- · If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/other travel provider will apply.

Duration
15 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness.
Price
AUD $4,999
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