SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Let's Take a Selfie - Split

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Split! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour begins with an orientation drive thru Split with designated selfie stops at: • Bacvice Beach
    • Split National Theatre
    • Vidilica Viewpoint
    • S. Dominous Cathedral
    • And MORE!


    To make this experience even more fun you will be provided with a selfie stick to help catch your best pose. Your picture-perfect day includes a local snack of smoked ham, cheese and a glass of wine. End the day with some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The tour is not recommended to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera.
    • Adult from: 105,50 EUR
    • Child from: 105,50 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    GL-Brodosplit Shipyard

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Speak face-to-face with the locals working at the Brodosplit shipyard and discover exactly what it’s like on the job.


    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at Brodosplit, a shipyard that has built more than 450 vessels since opening at this location in 1932. Because of its large size and substantial number of employees, Brodosplit has profoundly and positively affected the local economy and the lives of its workers. You will gain an understanding of the depth of that importance by touring the shipyard and speaking directly to the workers.


    Passenger ships, container ships, cargo vessels and oil tankers are all built at Brodosplit, and during the hard-hat tour, you will be introduced to the different types of ships that come out of the yard. You will see the complexity of the construction process firsthand, from the distribution and cutting of the steel all the way through to the assembly on the slipway.


    The local workers will be happy to tell you what it’s like on the job. They might cover topics such as how shipbuilding technology has changed over the decades, how safety is ensured in every facet of construction and the details of their particular jobs. It might also be intriguing to ask them about the cruise ships that have been built at Brodosplit and how they compare with your cruise ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of flat walking/standing and 10 steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: 105,50 EUR
    • Child from: 105,50 EUR
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Sibenik, Trogir & Split

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    After departing from the pier, you will drive inland through the inspiring Croatian countryside to Sibenik, a fortified town founded in the 9th century. Walking through the Old Town, you will see attractions such as the Gothic-style St. Francis Church, lovely Sibenik Theater, and the Duke’s Palace, which has been converted into a museum.


    Still, St. Jacob’s Cathedral remains Sibenik’s highlight. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral was built entirely of stone under the direction of three architects. Construction took more than 100 years, and the result is a magnificent blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture.


    Next, you will visit Trogir, the entire city-island being a UNESCO site. Protected by medieval walls, Trogir has retained its original layout from the Hellenistic period and is a remarkable example of urban continuity. You can’t help but be awed by the outstanding examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture found along the winding stone streets.


    Back in Split, you will enjoy a traditional Dalmatian lunch before exploring Old Town and yet another UNESCO gem: the Palace of Diocletian. Built at the turn of the 4th century for Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement, the palace is a sprawling complex of temples, cathedrals and residences facing the sea and is absolutely spectacular. Following your visit, you will return to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing (knees and shoulders must be covered when visiting religious sites); sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: 130,04 EUR
    • Child from: 130,04 EUR
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
    • Accessibility
    • Limited Accessibility
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    GL-Poljica Republic: life and food

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Converse with the locals in a small Croatian village and together cook a traditional dish affectionately known as Dalmatian pizza.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque, mostly coastal drive through the Croatian countryside to a traditional village in the Poljica Republic. Upon arriving, you will meet you host and mingle with some of the locals that will be joining you for lunch.


    Croatian cuisine in coastal regions often includes seafood such as squid and Adriatic white fish, although heavier stews with lamb and vegetables are also popular. The baked dish peka is another traditional favorite that is slow-cooked “under a bell,” a phrase referring to the dish being cooked in a pot with a bell-shaped lid that is then covered with burning embers.


    ce the fire is going, you will join the villagers and together prepare soparnik, a dish so traditional that it is included on Croatia’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Known more familiarly as Dalmatian pizza, soparnik is a meatless dish made with wheat flour, Swiss chard, onion, olive oil, garlic and salt.


    You will participate in each step of the process, one of the keys being how the uncooked ingredients are combined and placed between two wooden boards. While the concoction is cooking between the boards in the open hearth, the locals will entertain you with traditional accordion music. In no time, lunch will be served.

    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking/standing over even & uneven ground and 15 steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Adult from: 102,23 EUR
    • Child from: 102,23 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Ancient Salona & Trogir Medieval City

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Visit the ancient site of Salona, the most important excavation site from Roman times in Croatia and discover the charm and architectural treasures of medieval Trogir – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    In Solin, at the ancient site of Salona it will seem as though time has stood still. It prospered during the 3rd and 4th centuries with about 40,000 inhabitants, at a time when Split didn’t even exist. Archaeologists have excavated remains of temples, amphitheaters, early Christian churches, burial grounds and baths. Salona is the most important excavation site from Roman times in Croatia. After your tour, enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful “Riviera of the Seven Castles” to medieval Trogir.


    Trogir boasts architectural treasures of beautiful stone houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers and walls. The entire town is like an open-air museum, so just strolling through its narrow streets is an unforgettable experience. You’ll visit the main attraction in Trogir, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of Sacral architecture in Croatia. The unusual construction with three naves and three apses dominates the entire town. The main portal carved by local artist, Radovan, in the 13th century is world famous. You’ll also see the Town Loggia, Town Hall and Cipiko Palace.


    Need to Know:

    Note: During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long lines. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. Guests must be able to walk approximately 1/2 mile over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with 15 to 30 steps. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately. No bare shoulders or shorts are allowed. Time permitting - you’ll have approximately 40 minutes for shopping and browsing.
    • Adult from: 85,88 EUR
    • Child from: 56,43 EUR
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Explore the Dragon’s Dungeon

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 3.5 hours

    Explore two filming locations for “Game of Thrones” where pivotal scenes were shot depicting the Meereen slave rebellion and the dungeon that held fire-breathing dragons.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive inland to Klis, an ancient village strategically located in a mountain pass. The village is dominated by a fortress that sits atop a jagged crag with views of the sea on one side and mountains on the other.


    It is a spectacular setting, especially for fans of the TV series “Game of Thrones,” which is based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels. In the show, the fortress served as the location for the city of Meereen. Here, Daenerys Targaryen (the Mother of Dragons) freed the slaves in Season Four.


    In real life, the fortress, whose history dates to the 7th century, has been occupied by numerous Croatian rulers. Despite its seemingly impenetrable appearance, the fortress has been overtaken repeatedly, by the likes of the Ottomans, Venetians and Austrians.


    After an enlightening exploration of the fortress, you will return to Split to visit its extraordinary Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built at the turn of the 4th century for Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement, the palace is a sprawling complex of temples, cathedrals and residences facing the sea.


    Several scenes for “Game of Thrones” were shot here, most notably the ones where Daenerys’ dragons are chained in the dungeon. After visiting, you will return to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour involves approximately one hour of walking. There are around 115 steps on this tour. This tour is not recommended for passengers who utilize wheelchairs or guests with limited mobility. Toilet facilities are available at local cafés. Tour ends with a walking portion in Split and passengers wishing to remain in town at the end of this tour may do so, however it is their own responsibility to return to the ship in time for sailing. Order of sites visited may vary. Minimum age to participate in this tour is 8.
    • Adult from: 64,61 EUR
    • Child from: 64,61 EUR
    DURATION 3.5 hours
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Split Old Town & Trogir Medieval City

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the same day. You'll discover the treasures of Trogir and see how the Romans influenced the old city of Split. The medieval city of Trogir boasts architectural treasures of beautiful stone houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers and walls. The entire town is like an open-air museum, so just strolling through its narrow streets is an unforgettable experience.


    You’ll visit the main attraction in Trogir, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of Sacral architecture in Croatia. The unusual construction with three naves and three apses dominates the entire town. The main portal carved by local artist, Radovan, in the 13th century is world famous. You’ll also see the Town Loggia, Town Hall, Cipiko Palace and have some free time to explore on your own.


    The old town of Split is built on and around the massive palace built by Roman emperor Diocletian. It represents the most important example of Roman architecture on the Adriatic. Your walking tour starts in the cellars which are very well preserved. You’ll see the Cathedral of St. Duje, considered to be one the oldest Catholic cathedrals in the world that still retains use of its original structure. You’ll also see the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate and the Peristyle Square from the outside.


    Need to Know:

    Note: During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long lines. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties; there is approximately 1 1/2 miles of walking over cobblestone streets and approximately 55 steps in total on this tour. Tour may be operated in reverse order.
    • Adult from: 85,88 EUR
    • Child from: 56,43 EUR
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Private Split: Hop on Hop off Tour

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Ride a double-decker bus around Split, hopping on and off at destinations that interest you most, and then explore the Old Town on a walking tour.


    After departing from the pier, you will begin a panoramic drive in and around Split, taking in a wide range attractions in a double-decker bus. The route will pass esteemed museums dedicated to archaeology, Croatia’s maritime history and famed Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. You can also see natural highlights such as popular Bacvice Beach and the pine-covered hills of Marjan.


    If you wish to stop at a destination, simply hop off the bus and stay as long as you like. Then just hop on another bus whenever you are ready. The tour buses make a continuous loop from attraction to attraction, making travel extraordinarily easy.


    Back in Split, you will accompany the guide on an enlightening walking tour of Old Town. Although originally colonized by Greeks, the area wasn’t developed until Roman Emperor Diocletian built a magnificent palace here in the early 4th century. While exploring the palace and its gates, named for different metals such as gold and silver, you will soon understand why UNESCO declared this architectural treasure a World Heritage site.


    You will also have the opportunity to meander through the People’s Square, the Chapel of the Holy Arnir, and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, whose bell tower has become a symbol for the city. Few tours offer such a diversity of attractions.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Walking on this tour is at the guests’ discretion during any stops they choose to get off the bus. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; an umbrella; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. While the lower deck of the bus is air-conditioned, the open-top upper deck is not. The duration will vary based upon the guests’ choice of stops and time spent at each.
    • Adult from: 56,43 EUR
    • Child from: 36,80 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Scenic Dalmatia, Village & Tasting

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Discover the charm and architectural treasures of Trogir and visit the typical village of Burni to acquaint yourself with Dalmatian culture and traditions.


    Leaving the pier, you’ll drive to Trogir - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It boasts architectural treasures of beautiful stone houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers and walls. The entire town is like an open-air museum, so just strolling through its narrow streets is an unforgettable experience. You’ll visit the main attraction - the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of Sacral architecture in Croatia. This unusual building dominates the whole town. The main portal is world-famous and was carved by local artist Radovan in the 13th century. Other fine buildings that you'll see include the Town Loggia, Town Hall and Cipiko Palace.


    Continue on to the typical Dalmatian village of Burni to acquaint yourself with its local traditions. On the way you’ll pass interesting landscapes and see the impressive transformations of this rocky terrain into an oasis of fertile land. Here, you'll visit village homes, some of which are several hundred years old. Enjoy a refreshing rest in the shade, while your hosts in national costume serve local specialties and homemade wine. You’ll be entertained with local songs and music to complete your experience.


    Need to Know:

    Note: During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long lines. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.65 mile over various surfaces with 30-45 steps. Space is limited but a minimum is required to operate. Time permitting; guests will have approximately 40 minutes for shopping. Tour order may vary.
    • Adult from: 80,97 EUR
    • Child from: 53,16 EUR
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Medjugorje Pilgrimage

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely, 3-hour drive south and across the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina. Upon arriving in Medjugorje, whose name means “between the hills,” you will discover how this small parish became a famed pilgrimage site.


    It started in 1981 in an area now called Apparition Hill, where several children reportedly saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. Over time, the apparition is said to have delivered messages to the villagers, performed miraculous healing and continued to communicate with the original group of children, even though many of them moved away and had families.


    Although the Roman Catholic Church has neither validated nor denounced the apparition as false, interest in Medjugorje continues to grow. Many pilgrims claim to have found faith and great peace here. As you explore Medjugorje, you will see numerous crosses, bronze reliefs and rosaries, some left by pilgrims to confirm their belief in the apparition.


    You will also visit the St. James Parish Church, where pilgrims from all over the world often gather to pray. The apparition reportedly appeared in the church several times, either above the altar, in the choir loft or in one of the bell towers.


    After visiting the church, you will enjoy lunch and free time to explore the parish further before driving back to the pier.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing (knees and shoulders must be covered when visiting religious sites); sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. As this tour travels into Bosnia and Herzegovina, participants must bring their passports with them on this excursion.
    • Adult from: 138,22 EUR
    • Child from: 138,22 EUR
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Accessibility
    • Limited Accessibility
    • Passport
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    Charming Split Riviera & River Cruise

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore the charming resort town of Omis, enjoy a scenic cruise up the Cetina River to Radman Mills and a visit to the Diocletian Palace in Split – a UNESCO World Heritage site completes your day here.


    A scenic drive along the coast via a mountain road will bring you to the charming resort town of Omis. Situated at the mouth of the Cetina River, many of its medieval defenses are still visible on a hill above the town. You’ll have some free time here to explore on your own, before boarding a river boat for a scenic cruise up the Cetina River to Radman Mills. In this charming natural setting, enjoy a tasty local snack and wine, along with the peaceful atmosphere created by views of the river and the magnificent old mill.


    The old town of Split is built on and around the massive palace built by Roman emperor Diocletian. It represents the most important example of Roman architecture on the Adriatic. Your walking tour will introduce to you the rich cultural heritage of the Diocletian Palace – which forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see the palace cellars, the cathedral and the Golden and Silver Gates, among other areas.


    Need to Know:

    Note: During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long lines. We recommend that you dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses and bring bottled water. Tour may be operated in reverse order.
    • Adult from: 94,05 EUR
    • Child from: 64,61 EUR
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Krka River National Park

    Split, Croatia

    Duration 5 1/4 hrs

    Located in beautiful Krka River National Park, the famous waterfalls feature 17 natural cascades. You'll be taken to the most attractive part of the park to see Skradinski Buk Waterfalls.


    Depart the town of Split by motorcoach through the Karst Sibenik region to the famous Krka River waterfalls. Located in the lovely Krka National Park, the falls have 17 natural cascades. Krka is one of seven national parks in Croatia and it covers an area of over 35,000 acres. The whole area is rich with endemic species - vegetation, as well as birds and fish. Due to very strong laws on natural preservation, this extraordinary area has been preserved in its original form.


    You’ll be taken to the most attractive part of the park – the Skradinski Buk waterfalls. The highest fall is approximately 151 feet (46 meters) high, which makes it the highest gypsum barrier in Europe. Above the falls there is a large plateau that offers spectacular views and a perfect photo opportunity. You’ll also have a chance to visit the small ethnological exhibition and the old mill which still functions today. Around the falls there is a path for you to explore further independently.  


    Need to Know:

    Note: During summer months expect extreme heat and large crowds. We recommend that you dress in layers and bring bottled water. Walking at Krka National Park is at the guests' discretion during free time and over the varying terrain, inclines and approximately 100 or more steps. Swimming is at the guests' own risk since no lifeguards are on duty. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for the hike/walk portion of the tour. Lunch is not included in this tour but there is time for a snack on your own. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. The drive between Split and Krka National Park is approximately 1 1/4 hours each way, dependent upon traffic conditions.
    • Adult from: 97,33 EUR
    • Child from: 64,61 EUR
    DURATION 5 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2

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