Experience north Dalmatia: Zadar - Zadar

Zadar - Telašćica - Kornati - Zlarin - Primošten - Skradin - Šibenik - Vodice - Zadar

 

Day 1: Thursday / ZADAR

Your adventure begins on arrival in ancient Zadar also known under the name of Jadera during the 4th century B.C. The Church of St. Donatus, symbol of Zadar, is a monumental structure from the pre-Romanesque period. The church and the Bishop’s Palace lie on the foundation of the main square pathway built during the Roman period – the Forum. Enjoy walking down Zadar’s famous street Kalelarga, absorb the numerous monuments and atmosphere of the city. Our Captain and crew shall wish you a warm welcome. Dinner will be served on board ship. Overnight stay in Zadar.

Day 2: Friday / ZADAR – DUGI OTOK – TELAŠĆICA (or SALI)

Passing under the bridge connecting the islands of Pašman and Ugljan, we arrive at the island of Iž for a short swim break. Taking in the beautiful scenery, we continue our journey to Dugi Otok and Telašćica Nature Park situated southeast of the island. The Park’s exceptional location protects it from the harsh northern winds from the mainland and sirocco from the open sea, thus Telašćica Nature Park is one the largest and best protected natural harbours on the Adriatic east coast. Overnight stay at Telašćica.

Day 3: Saturday / TELAŠĆICA – KORNATI – ZLARIN

After breakfast, departure towards Kornati National Park comprising eighty-nine islands, overwhelming cliffs and breathtaking views of the open sea. Arrival at Piskera Island for swim break and lunch, then continuing cruise past these beautiful islands on departure from the Kornati National Park. In the afternoon, arrival at the island of Zlarin whose inner areas are uninhabited and densely covered with cypress and pine trees. Overnight stay in Zlarin.

Day 4: Sunday / ZLARIN – PRIMOŠTEN (ROGOZNICA)

Today’s tour takes us to Primošten, once an islet protected by walls and towers with a drawbridge connecting it to the mainland. The wooden drawbridge was replaced with an embankment permanently connecting the islet to the mainland thus turning it into a peninsula. In-between the stonewall houses, all the narrow streets lead to the top of the hill to the Church of St. George dating back to the 15th century. Overnight stay in Primošten.

Day 5: Monday / PRIMOŠTEN – SKRADIN

Departure towards Skradin during breakfast. Transiting the Channel of St. Anthony, we shall pass the St. Nicholas Fortress and after exiting the channel, the magnificent ancient city of Šibenik emerges. Cruising past two bridges, scenic Lake Prokljan and canyon, we arrive at Skradin whose history dates back to the Illyrian period. In the near vicinity of Krka National Park makes Skradin one of the most impressive destinations for nautical tourism. The Krka River and its travertine waterfalls form the foundation for this natural and karst phenomenon for which the Krka region was proclaimed a National Park in 1985. Optional visit to the Krka waterfalls as well as the Bibic winery where exquisite wines and abundance of food is served. Overnight stay in Skradin.

Day 6: Tuesday / SKRADIN – ŠIBENIK – VODICE

Continuing our journey in the morning hours towards Šibenik, a city situated at the base of St. Michael’s Fortress. Take your time-off and tour the city and imperatively visit St. James’ Cathedral as this exceptional and priceless structure is registered in UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List. After a break for swimming and lunch on board ship, we continue towards Vodice. Vodice is a tourist destination well-known for its vivacity, diversity and hospitality. It is situated by the shore, in a large bay, 11 km northwest of Šibenik. Overnight stay in Vodice.

Day 7: Wednesday / VODICE – ZADAR

Cruising around numerous islets and pausing at Slanica and Školjić bays. While lunching, we continue our journey and, after a swim break, we arrive at Zadar in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Zadar.

Day 8: Thursday / ZADAR

Individual departures and sign-off’s after breakfast. Have a safe journey!


Documents

DALVIN-Experience-North-Dalmatia-(ZD-ZD).pdf