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Croatia National Parks Cruise and Cycle Tour

May 11 - 21, 2017
Optional side trip to Split and Dubrovnik May 20 - 24, 2017

Single Male Needed to Replace a Cancellation

The Trip Leaders

Trip Leader

Pattie Housewright

10008 Bentley Way
Tampa, FL 33626
813-601-2502
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Pattie Housewright
Nancy DelGatto

Trip Co-Leader

Nancy DelGatto

3206 Taragrove Drive
Tampa, FL 33618
813-334-6844
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Trip Description

Princeza Diana
Princeza Diana

Croatia has been said to be the next big tourist destination with estimates stating it will be a Top Vacation choice by 2020 – which means the price is sure to rise. Come with us before that happens!!

This trip has it all!! We fly into Zagreb and spend the night in the Croatian capital before boarding a luxurious motor coach to see the country’s interior on our way to the port in Trogir. We then hop aboard our home for the week: the Deluxe Class, 3-mast motor yacht Princeza Diana. First launched in 2011, she has 16 cabins, plenty of outdoor decks and indoor spaces along with a platform for jumping into the Adriatic Sea on a hot day.

On this tour, we will bike the National Parks of Dalmatia and see its stunning landscape. We will see fjords, waterfalls, colors you cannot even imagine…

We will see Zadar, with its 3000 year old history; the Koronati National Park, with its crystal clear waters; take a bath under the Krka waterfalls; taste olive oils and honeys, abundant and popular items of the area.

We will see cathedrals, old towns, resorts areas. We will bike along the Oceanside. The trip is both relaxing and full of natural beauty.

Prinzeca Diana by Night
Prinzeca Diana by Night
Sheraton Steamboat Resort Bedroom
Waterfalls

THE ITINERARY

The National Parks of Dalmatia has approx. 97 biking miles.

Croatia Map
National Parks of Dalmatia Croatia Map

The bike routes require a basic level of fitness (level 1 – 2), which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 328 ft./ 100 m – 985 ft./ 300 meters. The daily routes, of 9 to 30 mi. (15 to 50 km), cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. Helmet use is mandatory on all bike tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).

1st Day (Sat) Trogir – Rogoznica arrival to Trogir
After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm in Trogir our first cruise starts at 3 pm leading us to Rogoznica - a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam.

2nd Day (Sun) Rogoznica - Primošten - Šibenik - Skradin (aprx. 20 km/12.5 mi.)
In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the delta where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin.

3rd Day (Mon) National Park of Krka - Šibenik - Vodice (aprx. 15 km/8 mi.)
The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes us to a landing place close to Šibenik. From here we cycle to Vodice, a wellknown and lively resort on the Dalmatian mainland.

4th Day (Tue) Vodice - Island of Murter - Nature Park Telašćica (aprx. 27 km/16 mi.)
We cycle from Vodice to Murter Island, connected to the mainland by a swing Bridge at Tisno, until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the Kornati National Park. This archipelago, set in crystal clear water, is known for its rich aquatic realm. Our destination is the nature park, Telašcica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliff s of the island to the famous Silver Lake.

5th Day (Wed) Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar (aprx. 30 km/19 mi.)
During today‘s ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet our ship for lunch. Afterwards the ship takes us to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old town centre with over 3,000 years of history.

6th Day (Thu) Islands of Pašman and Ugljan – Island of Zlarin (aprx. 35 km/21 mi.)
During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan across the channel from Zadar. Today we have plenty of time to explore the islands of Ugljan and Pašman, recently joined by a bridge, by bike. We cycle along the east coast, offering us beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.

7th Day (Fri) Island of Šolta (aprx. 15 km/9 mi.)
In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Šolta. The smell of lavender and rosemary will follow us throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid-day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town.

8th Day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

What's Included

  • Round trip air transportation between Tampa and Zagreb via Lufthansa Airlines
  • Transfer between Zagreb Airport and Zagreb Hotel via private coach
  • 1 night accommodations at a 4 Star Hotel in Zagreb
  • Breakfast buffet in Zagreb
  • Transfer between Zagreb and Trogir via private coach to join the ship
  • Transfer between Cruise and Zagreb Airport
  • Medical Insurance coverage that includes all of the following: (This does not cover Cancellations)
  • Trip Delay up to $750.00 ($150.00 per day)
  • Baggage and personal effects up to $1,500.00
  • Baggage delay up to $400.00
  • Accident & Sickness Medical Expense of $50,000.00
  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of $250,000.00
  • Accidental Death and dismemberment of $25,000.00
  • Worldwide Emergency assistance Services
  • (Please note that this insurance does not cover refunds for cancellation or reimbursement for lost travel days due to trip interruption.)
  • All local taxes
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharges

7 Day cruise on the ship selected
including all of the following

  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches
  • Dinner daily
  • Tour guide / on-board manager
  • Visitors tax of $45.00 per person
  • Standard 21-speed Trekking bike
  • Bike insurance
  • Harbor fees
  • Bed linens and final cleaning
  • Daily biking tours with guide
  • Maps and other items necessary

OPTIONAL TOUR

Dubrovnik and Split

May 20:
Transfer between Trogir Sea Port and Split via private coach including City tour.

2 nights accommodation in Split at a 4 star hotel with Breakfast and dinner.

Transfer between Split and Dubrovnik via Mostar with city tour and entrance into Turkish House.

May 23:
2 Nights’ accommodations at a 4 star hotel in Dubrovnik with breakfast and dinner daily.

City tour of Dubrovnik. Lord Byron baptized Dubrovnik "the pearl of the Adriatic" because of its incomparable architectural heritage. The gleaming marble streets of Dubrovnik are lined with baroque buildings punctuated by beautifully sculpted Renaissance fountains and facades. Dubrovnik's walls are the most intact and impressive in the Adriatic and clearly head the long list of Dubrovnik's essential sights. If you are fan of the HBO’s Game of Thrones, many scenes are filmed in Dubrovnik (i.e. King’s Landing).

May 24:
Transfer between Dubrovnik Hotel and Airport via private coach for flight home.

Sign Up Details

CASH PRICE $3,569
Double Occupancy

Post Trip to Dubrovnik and Split: Approximately $690
Double Occupancy

Resort Only (No Air) Deduct $1,175

Price Includes:
Round trip air, two nights in Zagreb, seven nights aboard the breathtaking Princeza Diana, breakfast and dinner daily, most lunches, transportation to and from the ship. Also included is the use of a high quality 21-speed bike, a bike bag, a daily biking guide, and tours. Trip Insurance (all but trip cancellation) and more.

Deposit:
$1,000.00 (Non-refundable if you cancel and your seat goes unsold) with a completed and signed trip application and copy of picture page of Passport. Note: passport must be valid at least 6 months past final travel date. Download the trip application PDF.

Cancellation Date and Balance Due:
February 11, 2017

Payment:
Make checks payable to TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS. If you wish to pay by credit card the Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A fee will be added to all credit card transactions. Mail completed & signed trip application with your check or credit card application to: Pattie Housewright 10008 Bentley Way Tampa, FL 33626

You will be billed later for the final payment

TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.