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Nature and Culture Cruise

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8 days/7 nights, cruise from Split

Explore the North Dalmatia coastline and the magnificent Kornati archipelago: the most intended and most thickest island group on the Mediterranean.
Route: Split- Rogoznica – Krka Waterfalls (Skradin)/Šibenik/Vodice – Kornati/Sali  – Zadar– Zlarin – Trogir - Split

PRICE FROM 710,00 euro


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day1_rogoznica

DAY 1 Saturday SPLIT - ROGOZNICA
Departure from Split harbour at 13:00h. Lunch is served en route followed by a stop in a quiet bay (known to the Captain!) for an afternoon swim. Overnight in Rogoznica - a small village that offers many restaurants and small cafes. Do try the famous Babic wine that is made locally.
Overnight in Rogoznica.

day2_krka

DAY 2 Sunday ROGOZNICA - KRKA WATERFALLS (SKRADIN) - ŠIBENIK - VODICE
During breakfast, we continue our journey towards Krka Waterfalls. You will discover the beauty of the Krka National park and the small access port of Skradin where the flora and fauna are exceptional. Lunch on board with spectacular views of the Krka Canyon as we pass by on our way towards Šibenik. Free afternoon with optional sightseeing of this historic town. Above the town centre there’s a castle and numerous historic buildings with Foscolo Palace a perfect example of Gothic style while the church of St Lawrence is in Baroque style. Our overnight is in the popular resort of Vodice, which is lively in high season. Many local restaurants and cafes have lovely terraces with sea views. Enjoy these or take a stroll along the wonderful beaches of this typical Dalmatian town.
Lunch on board and overnight in Vodice.

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DAY 3 Monday VODICE - KORNATI - SALI
Today we visit the Kornati National Park which is actually made up of 100 islands and reefs. This is really something remarkable to see as inlets on some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and are dramatically razor sharp. (Kornati entrance fee to be paid on the spot, approx 15-17 EUR per person). The islands are rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. There are ruins of old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, the old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements among these islands.
Lunch on board and overnight in Sali on Island Dugi Otok.

day4_sali

DAY 4 Tuesday SALI - ZADAR
Our morning is reserved for swimming. In the afternoon, we depart for Zadar where we spend the night in the port. Here you can join a guided tour of the city with an English speaking guide. Zadar was important for centuries as the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today it is the center of the region. It has been a city rich in monumental heritage of world importance and the most visited sites include the Roman forum dating back to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus from the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with the representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD. Also numerous glorious palaces, and villas. There are many superb restaurants in the center and by the waterfront. From historic places to the contemporary, don`t miss a visit to the famous Zadar Sea Organ and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both are spectacular.
Lunch on board and overnight in Zadar

day5_vodice

DAY 5 Wednesday ZADAR - ZLARIN
Today we head back, travelling south along the Dalmatian coast. There is a swimming stop in one of the beautiful bays. With just hundreds of permanent inhabitants in winter, in summer Zlarin welcomes around 3,000 to this lovely car-free island. Coral farming dates back to the 15th Century and is enjoying a slow revival. You may see coral items on sale from local artisans.
Lunch on board and overnight on island Zlarin

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DAY 6 Thursday ZLARIN - TROGIR
We depart after breakfast with a swimming stop in another of the tranquil bays. Visitors often comment about the especially clear sea here. After lunch, we cruise to the old Dalmatian town, of Trogir (Greek relief from 4th century was found here). Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town - as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. Join our optional guided tour of Trogir (included on Premium Superior vessel) with an English speaking guide. The old town is an UNESCO heritage site and there’s a great choice of bars and restaurants.
Lunch on board and overnight in Trogir.

day7_split

DAY 7 Friday TROGIR - SPLIT
This is a serious swimming day for those who like that as we travel back to the Split Riviera! We stop in one of the bays on Čiovo island (connected to Trogir by a bridge). In the afternoon, we continue toward the last port of call while enjoying the fabulous views of Split Riviera’s coastline and islands. Join our optional guided tour of Split (included on Premium Superior vessel) with an English speaking guide. Split is a monument city under UNESCO protection that is there for everyone to enjoy, both residents and visitors, because it is in the world heritage. Here examples of Roman architecture are plentiful – of special interest is Diocletian’s palace, built by the Roman emperor as his retirement home. Enjoy the evening wandering through parts of the palace and along Split’s famous waterfront.
Lunch on board and overnight in Split.

day8_departure

DAY 8 Saturday SPLIT - Departure
After early breakfast we say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!


TOUR SUPPLEMENTS:

  • OBLIGATORY - VISITOR'S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) - Eur 40,00 per person per week
  • Entrance to National Parks vary from Eur 10,00 - 25,00 per person depending on season and national park (National park Krka and National park Kornati)
  • Supplement for full board Eur 115,00 per person per week (gross), min. 10 pax required

 

PLEASE NOTE:
Avansa Travel reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.


NEW 2018                                                Rates are per person in Euro
PREMIUM SUPERIOR UPPER/MAIN DECK PREMIUM SUPERIOR LOWER DECK PREMIUM UPPER/MAIN DECK PREMIUM LOWER DECK
JUNE 09  775,00  710,00
JULY 28
1105,00 1025,00  960,00  890,00
AUGUST 11 1105,00 1025,00 960,00 890,00

 

Rates are per person in two bedded cabin for 7 days half board (breakfast & three course lunch) + 1 l of water daily.
Currency is set to EURO.
Single Supplement + 50 %
Reductions: adult on 3rd bed in triple cabin - 30% reduction
Children under 10 years on basic or extra bed - 50% reduction


CRUISE INFORMATION

Thank you for participating on our cruise along the Adriatic coast!
This will be your cruising route:

SPLIT – ROGOZNICA – KRKA WATERFALLS(Skradin)/ŠIBENIK/VODICE – KORNATI/SALI – ZADAR – ZLARIN – TROGIR – SPLIT

Departure is from Split harbor on Day 1 at 13:00h. Check in on Day 1 from 11:00h until 12:00h. You will be able to leave your baggage on the boat, but cabin will be ready for you earliest by 11:00h.

Before your departure we would like to give you some useful information:
Please note that if you have booked an ON DECK CABIN that these cabins are situated on MAIN and UPPER DECKS. LOWER DECK cabins are situated in the hull of the ship below the main deck. Cabins are allocated according to the time of booking and special requests made at the time of reservation.

PREMIUM SUPERIOR: Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, guided tours of Zadar, Trogir and Split , daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee.

PREMIUM: Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, guided tour of Zadar, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee.

Special note:
The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions.
Departures are guaranteed. Avansa Travel reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.
Guests have to follow ship rules ( see below but also to be found in written form on the ship) esp. with regards to not bringing drinks on-board and in case of bad behavior Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
For any problems you may have while your stay on boat please ask crew to help you or contact our head office.

We wish you a pleasant vacation, abundant sunshine, fun and ,above all CALM SEA!

BEHAVIOUR, SHIP RULES & PROBLEM RESOLUTION

We share our responsibility to protect Croatia's environment, customs and traditions with our guests and require that our travelers respect the Captain and have consideration for his boat as it represents his family's livelihood. The following ship rules are to protect our customers on the boats and we expect all clients to have consideration for other people.
If in our reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of anyone in authority, you or any third party, we are entitled to terminate the travel arrangements of the person(s) concerned with no refund.

1.All passengers on board are obliged to abide to the captain's orders, as he is responsible for the safety of all passengers and the crew.
2.Passports have to be given to the Captain for registration on the first day of the cruise.
3.Jumping or diving from the boat during navigation and swimming far from the boat or coast should be avoided.
4.During rough weather (large waves, wind) it's not allowed to walk on the boat, but if necessary, movement should be done with care.
5.Guests must close the portholes in cabins under deck during navigation, to avoid getting wet by the sea water entering cabin through the porthole.
6.As the boat is explicitly acoustic all passengers are asked to behave accordingly.
7.Kindly respect night peace on the boat, which officially starts at midnight (without exception).
8.Smoking in the cabins and restaurant area is not permitted.
9.Passengers are not permitted to bring drinks and food on the boat. This includes all drinks and food products purchased on shore in ports of call. The only exceptions are: personal care products, liquid medicine, food products specifically for infants and food products for special diets. Typical regional products purchased during visit to the ports will be stored on board to be returned to passengers at the end of the cruise.
10.Any damage by any passenger must be compensated to the Captain. Lost cabin keys will be charged 150 kuna per key.
11.It is strictly forbidden to throw rubbish into the sea.
12.Water is problem on every boat, so it is necessary to be conservative with it. The same applies to the electricity which runs on a generator.
13.For safety and security reasons climbing on the masts is forbidden.
14.Guests are obliged to respect meal times on board, which are placed on board in the salon.
15.The floors on a boat can often be wet and slippery so running across the boat is not allowed. Passenger should take extra care crossing between the boats when they are docked together in port. Do not hesitate to ask a crew member for assistance when crossing. Any moving around and between the ships are the individuals responsibility , so please do take care.
16.SAFETY MEASURES – All ships are quipped with life jackets for each passenger and crew member. Life jackets can be found under the bed in your cabins or under the seats in the restaurant area.
We only wish for happy customers on our boats and until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly as there is no reason to endure ongoing problems on your trip. The Captain and crew will be available to assist and will do their best to make your stay on board a most pleasurable one.
17.Service charge is not included in the price and therefore please tip at your own discretion.



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PAYMENT INFORMATION

How to Make Your Reservation: After selecting your cruise, simply click on SEND REQUEST button, and fill in the booking form, with as much details as possible. Please make your reservations as early as possible since many of our tours are completely filled 4 to 6 months before departure.

Deposit: Once you are confirmed the availability of cruise, we will send you pro forma invoice for deposit and final payment. Payments can be done in these ways: PayPal, credit card (VISA, AMEX,and Mastercard) or money transfer order to our bank account (preferred). If paying by PAYPAL processing fee of 3% applies.The amount of deposit is 30% of the total cruise price per person with minimum amount of 170 Euro per person.

Final Payment: Upon receiving the deposit or credit card authorization form, you will be sent a confirmation. Final payment is usually due 45 days prior to the departure date. If reservations are made less than 45 days prior to departure, payment in full is required at the time of booking. If final payments are not received on time, Avansa Travel d.o.o. may cancel the reservation and invoke the cancellation fee.

Pricing: Price quoted is per person based on double occupancy. The Operator reserves the right to adjust prices due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, imposed fuel surcharges, taxes, charges and levies imposed by any third party including government and its agencies. Should these change the price of your tour by more than 10% you may cancel without penalty within 7 days after we notify you of the increase.

Cancellation, Changes & Refunds: From the day of confirmation up to 30 days prior to arrival - Eur 170 per person (of deposit payment) is non refundable. For cancellations or changes thereafter, the following cancellation fees will apply:

 

Number of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation/Change Charge Per Person
29 - 22 Days 25% of the remaining balance
21 - 15 Days 50% of the remaining balance
14 - 0  Days 100% fee


In addition, no refunds are made for unused portions of a cruise including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing, cruise travel and the non-use of cabins.
Name change / date change fee - 20 Eur per person. Valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation will be applied!
Avansa Travel highly recommends clients to take insurance against cancellation of reserved services.

Refund claims: Any complaint about your tour should be made immediately to the captain or cruise deirector.
All refund claims must be submitted to Avansa Travel in writing within 15 days of the completion of the tour.


IMPORTANT:

Booking is considered to be finalized upon recipient of confirmation from Avansa Travel ltd.

You MUST provide us with passport details and ensure you have valid travel documents (passport obligatory and visa if required). All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Requirements may change and you must check the up-to-date position in good time before departure. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept liability if you are refused entry on to any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.