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CROATIA Islands of Dalmatia SMALL SHIP 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1099^ Aboard MV Aurora hhhh Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Sail along the stunning Croatian coastline stopping to explore Vis, Hvar and Split on included sightseeing tours. You'll also visit the beautiful National Parks of Krka and Kornati, enjoy wine tasting in Brac and venture into the enchanting Blue Cave of Bisevo on this all-inclusive cruise. MV Aurora ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Split. Fly to Split, transfer to your ship and embark MV Aurora. Settle in and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. Your ship remains moored in Split overnight. D Day 2: Split-Primosten and Krka National Park-Zadar. Sail to Primosten and continue to Krka National Park for an included half-day excursion. The Krka River cuts through the park and has created a spectacular series of cascades and caves or lakes where the limestone has collapsed. You'll see the amazing natural phenomenon of the Krka waterfalls, created by water seeping through highly porous limestone or 'karst'. Then rejoin your ship and continue cruising along the coast to Zadar for an overnight mooring. B, L, D Day 3: Zadar-Kornati National Park-Zlarin. Today enjoy a scenic cruise through Kornati National Park, where more than 100 islands are divided by narrow channels and serene bays. Keep an eye out for Roman ruins and old fortresses that crown the hilltops, as well as the razor-sharp cliffs that plunge deep into the sea. Sail to the island of Zlarin where you moor at the main village, also called Zlarin. Look forward to live entertainment and an olive oil and cheese tasting session on board this evening. B, L, D Day 4: Zlarin-Vis. Sail to the peaceful island of Vis where today's included half-day excursion reveals well-preserved remains of a Roman public bath. In the island's more recent history it was used as a military base by the Yugoslav Army and hides a network of tunnels beneath its beautiful exterior. Your ship remains moored here overnight. B, L, D Day 5: Vis-Blue Cave-Hvar. Hop across the water to the tiny island of Bisevo for an included excursion into the magical Blue Cave, where reflections off the water paint an interior of iridescent blue. Continue cruising to Hvar for an afternoon of sightseeing on an included excursion. Known for its art, excellent beaches and fields of lavender, Hvar has been ruled in turn by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The island has caves that show signs of prehistoric habitation, whilst weather records consistently show Hvar as one of the sunniest places in Europe. B, L, D Day 6: Hvar-Brac. Cruise across the crystal-clear water to Brac for an included tour that includes a wine tasting in the village of Nerezisce. In the afternoon you can take time out to explore independently, perhaps strolling the famous Golden Horn beach before returning to your ship for dinner this evening. B, L, D Day 7: Brac-Split. Today your ship sails to the mainland where you'll enjoy an included half-day tour of Split, Croatia's second-biggest city. In the old town you'll see the impressive UNESCO-listed Roman ruins of Diocletian's Palace. This white-stone Roman palace comprises 220 buildings, and today its arcades and arches are filled with shops, restaurants and houses. Return to the ship for the Captain's farewell dinner. B, L, D Day 8: Split-UK. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B Please note: A reasonable level of fitness is needed on this tour: excursions may involve walking on uneven ground and when ships berth side by side, you may need to cross between them and negotiate ladders. The Captain reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary if weather conditions are bad or if ports are very busy. Zadar Croatia Krka National Park Zlarin Primosten Split Brac Nerezisce Hvar Kornati National Park Blue Cave Vis 146 To book, please visit your Travel Agent