Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia
Day 1 UK - Split - Makarska
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Split. On arrival this evening, you will be transferred to Makarska.
Day 2 Omiš
This morning we’ll explore Omiš, a one-time pirates’ lair set at the mouth of the Cetina River. We’ll board a boat to travel up the river, enjoying wonderful views as we glide through the picturesque canyon. The afternoon is at leisure in Makarska, a pretty, modern harbour town with a seafront promenade, pebbly beaches and a large choice of restaurants and ice cream parlours.
Day 3 Mostar
We’ll cross into Bosnia and Herzegovina today, steeped in history old and new. We make our way to pretty Mostar and its star attraction, 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.
Day 4 Makarska - Split - Trogir (overnight)
This morning is at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s pool or perhaps go for a wander in Makarska. Early afternoon, we’ll make our way to Split or Trogir, where we board the MV Seagull. The ship is our base for the next seven nights and we’ll dock in Trogir this evening.
Day 5 Trogir - Zlarin (overnight)
We have a short tour of Trogir this morning, before we sail 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)
Enjoy 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, and today, it’s one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. It also boasts the first sea organ, which plays a distinct sound to listen out for.
Day 7 Zadar - Sali (overnight)
Following 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 we overnight here.
Day 8 Sali - Kornati - Šibenik (overnight)
We set sail from Sali towards our 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 we 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)
This morning we 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 we have visited the park by boat, followed by a walk around the falls, we will be transferred to the superb Bibich Winery, where we enjoy a tasting of their famous upmarket wines. In the afternoon, we 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 neighbouring 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, we enjoy dinner on board and overnight.
Day 10 Primošten - Split (overnight)
From Primošten, we 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. We 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
We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.