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Croatia Coastline Cruise




Dallas Ski Club Trip CROATIA CRUISE (We have a few open spots on this wonderful trip, please contact Betty Graham at gigigraham2011@att.net or 4699-644-6374)

When: May 3rd - 11th , 2019

Trip Leader:  Betty Graham

Price:  MS Equator Upper Deck  $4996.  (Price subject to change depending on air)
            MS Equator Lower Deck  $4,584 (Price subject to change depending on air)
            Adriatic Queen Deck $4996.
           7 nights on board boat

Air: 

Cruise Only  - no Lake Bled (40 seats)

Date

Air Carrier & Flight #

Depart

Arrive

May 3

AA #1274

DFW 8:30 AM

1:11 PM

May 3

Austrian Airlines #88

JFK at 5:40 PM

Vienna 8:15 AM

May 4

Austrian Airlines #731

Vienna 12:50 PM

Dubrovnik 2:10 PM

 

 

 

 

May 11

Lufthansa #1717

Split 5:10 PM

Munich, Germany 6:30 PM

May 11

Lufthansa #121

Munich 8 PM

Frankfurt 9 PM

May 12

Lufthansa #438

Frankfurt 10:10 AM

DFW 2:10 PM

Please note that while you take off from JFK on the outbound, there is no layover in JFK on the return.

There is a forced overnight in Frankfurt on May 11. Further details coming soon.  PRICE OF HOTEL WILL BE included in the price of the trip.



Croatia is  a central European and Mediterranean country on the Adriatic Sea, there are 1,112 miles of coastline. While there are 1,185 islands in the Adriatic, only about 50 are populated. It is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe, with 2,600 hours of sunlight on average yearly!

Flights will arrive in Dubrovnik mid/late afternoon. You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport to Gruz Harbor. Meet your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

We start the next day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, then we set sail for Mljet Island, continue cruising to Korcula. overnight at Korcula and have a walking tour of Korcula.  Set sail again and arrive late afternoon in Havar.  Have a free evening to explore.

Next day sail to Bol, , home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn.  Over lunch on board, continue sailing to Split and stop for the night.  In the morning sail to city of Trogir. Free time to explore, back on board cruise to Sibenik with a stop to swim. Arriving in Sibenik, a walking tour, then enjoy dinner.

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy a captain’s dinner on board. 

Cruise this morning, and take a swimming break if you so choose. Enjoy lunch on board, and later this afternoon you will arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century. Spend some time enjoying the streets of Zadar, and enjoy a delicious farewell dinner on board the ship tonight complete with live entertainment.

Disembark after breakfast, bidding your boat and crew farewell.

Daily Itinerary:

May 3  (Day 1) – Depart Dallas

Depart Dallas and later connect in New York for your Europe-bound flight.

May 4 (Day 2), arrive Dubrovnik

Flights will arrive in Dubrovnik mid/late afternoon. You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport to Gruz Harbor. Meet your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

May 5 (Day 3), Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korcula

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch.

As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo.

 

      

May 6 (Day 4), Korcula – Hvar

This morning, a walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more early this evening and then enjoy dinner.

 

May 7 (Day 5), Hvar – Bol – Split

Sail to Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Over lunch on board, continue sailing to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.

     

 

May 8 (Day 6), Split – Trogir – Sibenik

In the morning sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Your time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise to Sibenik, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Sibenik, a walking tour shows you the highlights, then you will enjoy dinner with the group.

May 9 (Day 7), Sibenik – Sali

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy a captain’s dinner on board. 

May 10 (Day 8), Sali – Zadar

Cruise this morning, and take a swimming break if you so choose. Enjoy lunch on board, and later this afternoon you will arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century. Spend some time enjoying the streets of Zadar, and enjoy a delicious farewell dinner on board the ship tonight complete with live entertainment.

May 11 (Day 9), Zadar to Ljubljana Lake Bled (Slovenia)

Disembark after breakfast, bidding your boat and crew farewell.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION BEGINS HERE:

OPTIONAL EXTENSION BEGINS HERE:


Post Trip
: May 11-14, 2019 (Post trip has openings if you want to do land only)

Cost: $850 

Post Trip3 nights - Ljubljana Lake SeBled (Slovenian Countryside ))



Lodging: Rikli Balance Hotel

Proceed by motorcoach to the enchanting resort town of Lake Bled, stopping at a local restaurant for lunch on your way while you cross the border into Slovenia. You will see some of the most beautiful Slovenian Countryside.  

Head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the most significant sights of the old city center on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain. Then, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. Spend the first night in Bled.

Slovenian Countryside and Lake Bled Daily Itinerary:

May 12 (Day 9), Bled – Bohinj – Bled

Today tour to the other Alpine beauty, Lake Bohinj, enjoy a relaxing walk along the lake shore and take a cable car to Mt. Vogel, from where you will admire the stoning Julian Alps. Before returning to Bled you will visit the Shepherd’s Museum and taste some of the best Slovenian cheeses. The remainder of the day at leisure.

 

May 13 (Day 10) – Bled & Radovljica

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Board a boat called “Pletna” and visit the small island in the middle of the lake Bled. Return to shore and enjoy some time on your own.

Next you will be escorted to a nearby quaint medieval village of Radovljica. Enjoy a walk through the old section of the town and then savor dinner in typical Slovenian restaurant, housed in a 500 year-old building, serving sumptuous Slovenian traditional dishes. (photo below).

May 14 (Day 11) Bled – depart Ljubljana

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Spend the night in NY.

May 15 (Day 12) – Return Dallas

After a night at a hotel nearby JFK, you will return to Dallas this morning.

 

Flight Information:

Lake Bled Travelers (20 seats)

Date

Air Carrier & Flight #

Depart

Arrive

May 3

AA #2423

DFW at 12:15 PM

JFK 4:56 PM

May 3

Lufthansa #405

JFK at 9:55 PM

Frankfurt 11:35 AM

May 4

Lufthansa #1416

Frankfurt 3:55 PM

Dubrovnik 5:45 PM

 

 

 

 

May 14

Adria Airways #112

Ljubljana 1:25 PM

Frankfurt 2:45 PM

May 14

Lufthansa #404

Frankfurt 5:10 PM

JFK 7:55 PM

May 15

AA #2234

JFK 8 AM

DFW 11 AM

There is a forced overnight in NYC on May 14. Further details coming soon. PRICE OF HOTEL WILL BE included in the price of the trip.



Deposit : $200

First Payment Due: October 15 $1800
2nd Payment Due:  December 15 , $2000
Final Payment Due: January 15 Balance











When:
Friday, May 3, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Where:
Cruise on MS Equator
Dubrovnik,   

Croatia
Contact:
Betty L Graham
Category:
Trips
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until October 30, 2018 at 12:01 AM
Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations made after deposit paid and prior to the first scheduled payment due date will result in a $50 administrative cancellation fee.

Any cancellation made after the first scheduled payment due date will result in the loss of all moneys paid UNLESS: 1) a wait list exists, and a “gender specific” replacement can accommodate the cancellation; 2) a wait list does not exist, and the canceling party can provide an appropriate “gender specific” replacement; or 3) the trip leader receives and signs up a “gender specific” participant to replace the canceled participant after having received his/her notice to cancel. If a replacement is obtained, an administrative cancellation fee of $100 AND the cost of an “airline ticket name change” (if one required) will be deducted from any refund to the canceled participant. When a wait list is in effect, substitutions of one’s own reservation is prohibited.

Note: The afore stated policy remains in effect when a cancellation is made as a result of a medical or family death situation which prohibits the attendance of the trip participant. Trip participants are encouraged to subscribe to a Trip Cancellation Insurance to ensure reimbursement for such situations. Reimbursement for such cancellation is between the Insurance Company and the insured and not the DSC. Work related cancellations are not generally accommodated by Trip Cancellation Insurance.
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