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Tour Dates & Pricing
  • Price:  $3,099 per person, double occupancy, main deck cabin.  Have your own room/cabin for $1299 more.  The price includes the cost of the cruise and the land tour.
  • Limited number of single occupancy cabins available.
  • Dates:  Land tour starts in Zagreb on October 10, 2018. Cruise departs Split on October 13, 2018.
Important Notes
  • This Croatia tour is perfect for couples,women traveling alone or with a partner.
  • Limited to approximately 32 travelers.  No one under 25 years of age is permitted on this tour.
  • This is a NON-SMOKING tour.
  • Twin-bedded and double bedded cabins available.
  • Airfare is NOT included.  However, The Professor can assist in getting the best air itinerary for travelers.
How to Book
  • Send an email to info@travelingprofessor.com saying you want to go on the trip.  Include contact info and the name and date of the trip you want to go on.
  • Within 7 days follow up with a $500 per person deposit made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC, and send to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, PO BOX 747, GREAT BARRINGTON MA 01230. The deposit is applied to the cost of the trip.
  • Cabin preference is based upon date deposits are received.  
  • Deposits are fully refundable, no questions asked, up to 21 days after receipt unless received within 60 days of the start of the tour.  Within 60 days of the start of the tour, no deposits or payments are refundable.   However, if the tour is filled to capacity, and other travelers pay for and take your place, we will refund ALL payments if a refund is requested.
  • Credit cards and PayPal are accepted subject to fees.
What's Included

Pre-Cruise Tour

  • 2 Nights in Zagreb, 1 Night in Split.  4* Hotels. All breakfasts, 1 Dinner.
  • Visitor taxes. 
  • Airport transfers (from Zagreb airport to hotel).
  • All transportation as per itinerary, guided sightseeing in Zagreb, Plitvice, and Split.

Cruise

  • 8 Days 7 nights on MV Aquamarin in single, twin, or double bedded cabins.
  • Air conditioned cabins with A/C, safe deposit box, hair dryer, LCD TV, cupboard, wardrobe, all with ensuite bathroom.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Lunches and dinners as specified on itinerary.  Tea and coffee all day.  Liter of water per person per day.
  • Olive and wine tasting onboard.
  • Daily fresh fruit and snacks.
  • Daily cabin servicing.
  • Midweek fresh bed linen and towels.
  • Beach towel per person weekly.
  • Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi).
  • Air conditioned dining room with bar area and LCD TV.
  • Lounging sundeck with deck beds for all passengers (at least one lounge per traveler).
  • Use of hot tub.
  • Rear access swimming platform.
  • Porterage.
  • Drink with lunch and dinner (wine, beer, or soft drink).  Additional drinks are offered at reasonable rates.
  • Guided walking tours (Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Miljet).
  • Authentic Croatian Village Konoba (Tavern) Dinner.
  • Live Music and Entertainment On Board.
  • Captain's dinner and welcome cocktail.
  • Professional tour manager.
  • Return airport (Split) transfer.
  • All Port Taxes and Visitor Fees.

What's NOT Included

  • Gratuities for guides and crew.  Tipping is minimal. On our 2017 tour, travelers tipped licensed guides the equivalent of about $5 per tour per person.  For the entire week of cruising travelers tipped about $65 per person for entire crew, and about $65 per person for tour manager.  Steve and Linda do not accept tips.  
  • Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance.
  • Travel Health and Emergency Evacuation Insurance.
  • Personal Expenses.


Croatia: Small Group Tour for Adults in 2018

The Traveling Professor Presents

CROATIA

 Zagreb ● Plitvice Lakes ● Split Trstenik Mljet●
Dubrovnik ●
 Korčula  Hvar Bol

Land Tour Starts in Zagreb on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

 Cruise Departs Saturday, October 13, 2018

Now Taking Deposits -This Tour WILL Sell Out

See Photos of Our October 2017 Cruise HERE


Pack and get ready to enjoy one of the most beautiful, exotic, and popular destinations to be found.   Arrive in Zagreb to enjoy a 3-night pre-cruise tour of Croatia followed by an unforgettable week-long cruise on the southern Adriatic Sea.  Island hop through the best of Croatia on our deluxe small ship cruiser, the MV Aquamarin.  Relax and let the captain and crew take care of you.  Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned to explore Croatia's finest destinations with local experts.  There is plenty of time to enjoy all the features of a luxury cruiser too.

DAY 1, Wednesday:  Arrival in ZAGREB  (Cocktails and Dinner Included)
Check into the centrally located 4-star Zagreb hotel.  Your hosts, Steve and Linda, will treat travelers to a get-to-know-you cocktail hour followed by dinner.  

DAY 2, Thursday:  ZAGREB WALKING TOUR (Breakfast Included)
Morning city tour of Zagreb includes walk through the historic Upper Town, where, among other sites, visit the St. Mark's Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrščak tower. Overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 3, Friday:  ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT  (Breakfast)
Morning departure towards the spectacular Plitvice National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment enjoying a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and the street train back to the entrance. Drive to Split for overnight stay in our 4-star hotel.

DAY 4, Saturday:  SPLIT (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Enjoy the morning before checking in at 2pm on our cruise ship.   After settling in, enjoy a guided tour of the city.  Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor.  Afterwards return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail.  Overnight on ship in Split.

DAY 5, Sunday: Departure from SPLIT to TRSTENIK/KUNA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Early morning departure towards the little seaside village of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula.  It is well known for excellent wine and beautiful views.   Before lunch a short swimming stop at one of the bays and afternoon arrival to Trstenik.   Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas.   Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna for a tour of the local church and monastery followed by a visit to a local farm to indulge in a typical village feast with Croatian delicacies.  It’s an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes at an authentic Croatian tavern. Transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Trstenik.

DAY 6, Monday:  TRSTENIK - MLJET/DUBROVNIK (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Next morning we head further to the Island of Mljet. Join us for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars are available to rent to roam around the National Park on your own. Return to the ship for lunch after which we depart towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruz harbor the captain will cruise alongside the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Overnight in Dubrovnik.Small Group Tour to Croatia

DAY 7, Tuesday: DUBROVNIK (Breakfast Included)
It’s a day to explore the magical city of Dubrovnik, starting with a guided walk of the old town.  Then it is up, up, and away on the cable car from Old Town to Srđ Mountain.  Enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands with great photo ops overlooking Dubrovnik.  Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own and find perfect spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with enthusiasm, we recommend walking the famous 1,940 m long city wall. Take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight on the ship in Dubrovnik.

DAY 8, Wednesday:  DUBROVNIK to KORČULA (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
In the morning we lift anchor and sail to the Island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. It is Steve's favorite stop on the tour.  Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays.   Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this lovely town and fortified walls. On this Island more legends, tales and monuments can be found than anywhere else while wandering along the herringbone pattern streets.  Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to select a gourmet experience.  There are bars and lounges for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

DAY 9, Thursday:  KORČULA to HVAR (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Before disembarking there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town.  Found here are many historical landmarks:  the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612.  Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbor for scenic views of the ship and the Pakleni islands.  In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night.  Overnight in Hvar.

DAY 10, Friday: HVAR to BOL (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)
Our final stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade and swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. Lunch on board and more time to explore the resort. Complete the tour in a local winery to taste local wines & appetizers. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Bol.

DAY 11, Saturday:  BOL to SPLIT (Breakfast Included)
Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!  Check out by 9.00 am and a private transfer to Split airport.

The Ship: The deluxe MV Aquamarin has 19 cabins.  8 under deck double/twin cabins, 11 main deck cabins.  43 m in length, 8.65 meters wide.   Built in 2017 with 2x450 HP engines.  For photos, click HERE.  Rooms are all non-smoking rooms.  Smoking on the ship by passengers is not permitted. We will only take up to 32 travelers on this cruise.

Small Group Tour to Croatia 

How much is it? Expected to be $3,099 per person based upon double occupancy for a premium MAIN DECK cabin.  Add $1299 and have your own room.  There are a limited number of single occupancy cabins. This includes all taxes, port fees, excursions.  UNDER DECK cabins may be available for slightly lower costs.  Cabin preference (main deck, lower deck, and cabin type) is given in the order deposits are received.

 Important Notes: 

  • This is a strictly NON-SMOKING cruise.  Smoking is NOT permitted by travelers anywhere on the ship.
  • Travelers are strongly encouraged to have health and emergency evacuation insurance while overseas.
  • Travelers are expected to be  in good health with no mobility issues.  At times, they may need to handle own luggage.   On some excursions travelers may need to walk 2-3 miles, up and down steps, on rugged or uneven terrain.
  • To hold your space send a $500 deposit made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC and send to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, PO BOX 747, GREAT BARRINGTON MA 01230.  Payment in full is required 75 days from tour date.  All deposits and payments are refunded if trip does not run.
  • The Professor is happy to assist in getting you the best air itinerary.  Do not purchase airfare until the trip is designated as a “go”.  Airfare to/from Split, Croatia is not included in the price of this tour.
  • The Traveling Professor does not accept tips.  However, tips for captain, crew, guides are not included. 
  • Wine/beer/soft drink is included with lunches and dinner.
  • Travelers must be in good health and not have mobility issues.