*Optional Walking tour package – 100,00 € per person
Walking tour of Šibenik – including: guide
Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
Walking tour of Split – including: guide
Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee
**Optional excursions (available only on spot)
Cetina river – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting
Island of Vis – including: guide, transfer, tasting
AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION
After getting off the plane and clearing immigration, please proceed further to claim your luggage. In the Arrival lounge you will be met by our operations airport assistant, displaying a board or sign with your name and/or the name of your local “Tour Operator” – “ above-5.com ”, soon after you will be transferred to your accommodation. If you are staying at a pre tour hotel or you are arriving to the port, please confirm your pick up details at least 48 hours prior to your transfer time. Our staff will be at prearranged place with a sign. Please remember to look for a board!!
If you need to make your own way to the harbor
DBV – Dubrovnik International Airport “Čilipi”(www.airport-dubrovnik.hr) is located 20 km (13 miles) southeast of Dubrovnik downtown. The easiest way to get to the town is by taxi. Official fare is approximately EUR 30 (USD 35) and travel time depending on traffic takes around 30 minutes. There’s also a public transportation available from the airport to the city at the cost: of approximately EUR 5 (USD 7) per person.
Your Cruise Manager will give you the necessary information regarding your departure transfer. We recommend you reconfirm the departure time and flight number for your homebound flight while on tour. Your Cruise Manager will be happy to explain the procedure for making your own way to the airport.
If you need to make your own way to the airport:
SPU – Split International Airport “Resnik” (www.split-airport.hr) is located 42 km (26 miles) northwest of Omiš. The easiest way to get to the harbor is by taxi. Official fare is approximately EUR 65 (USD 75) and travel time depending on traffic takes around 60 minutes.
GENERAL USEFUL INFORMATION
Before leaving home, please ensure that your passport and visa (if needed) are valid. It is best to have a copy of the front page (with your photo and passport number) with you kept in a separate location from your passport, in case your passport gets lost or stolen.
Please check visa regulations with the appropriate foreign consulates at least 90 days prior to your departure.
The official currency in Croatia is Croatian kuna (KN) and all prices are quoted in kuna. We recommend that you exchange some money into Croatian kuna before you come or at the airport when you arrive. At some point, ATM machines will be accessible. For spending money (meals, guide tips, beverages) we suggest an allowance of 200 euros per person.
In case you miss your flight, or are unable to arrive in Dubrovnik on time for any reason, please call your booking agent.
Many airlines impose a maximum weight limit of 23 kg. See your airline's website for luggage weight and size restrictions. For your comfort we recommend you to travel as light as possible. One main piece, preferably a soft lockable bag for easy handling, a rucksack or hold-all would be most suitable.
Please review your airline tickets carefully and reconfirm your international flights 72 hours in advance. Please note that you should check in for your international flights 3 hours prior to scheduled departure.
We recommend you to purchase trip insurance although all our guests are insured by our local insurance company. In addition, if you need medical assistance or evacuation during the trip, Elite Travel cannot absorb these fees.
We believe that tips should reflect good service and your satisfaction with the guide/cruise manager, crew and overall tour. Crew gratuities are equally distributed among the crew. Tipping is voluntary and completely at the discretion of individual trip participants. Your own currency or Croatian kuna is acceptable.
Suggested - per person:
- Cruise Manager (may or may not act as a guide): EUR 4-6 (USD 5-7) daily; for example at the end of a 8-day cruiser amounts to EUR 35 (USD 42 per person for your Cruise Manager)
- Crew (all boat services and assistance with luggage): EUR 2-3 (USD 3-4) daily
- Local guide (offers in-depth information at specific locations; there may be many guides along a tour program): EUR 1-2 (USD 2-3 per half day of sightseeing)
- Restaurants & Cafes: If not included, tip 10%-15% of the check, depending on the quality of service (Restaurants in Europe generally include a service charge, but tipping is usual and a common practice)
- Taxis: Tip up to 10% of the fare (We recommend you book taxis via your hotel reception and prenegotiate taxi fares to avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the journey)
The summers are typically warm and sunny. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.
Dress code on our cruises is casual and comfortable.
Clothing – few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear, swimwear, sun hat with brim, warm sweater for the evenings
Outerwear – lightweight rain jacket, waterproof and breathable
Footwear – sturdy walking shoes for sightseeing excursions, water shoes
Travel Accessories – sunglasses, sun block and lip balm, personal first aid kit (including any medications you use), mosquito repellent, small backpack, beach towel
Optional Accessories – camera
Meals on board
Breakfast will be served in a rich buffet style. A selection of complimentary fresh fruit is available all day long.
Light lunch is served buffet style and includes a selection of salads, cold and warm dishes. Dinner is served on a three course basis which often includes fish or seafood.
Guests are kindly asked to inform the Agency upon confirmation of booking or as soon as possible of any dietary preferences, such as diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan etc. Our galley team will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these requests.
Occasionally excellent local and private restaurants will be available during the lunch time and dinner. They have received excellent feedback from previous guests for their value for money and we strongly recommend trying their specialties to all those interested in discovering authentic Croatian food. The cruise manager will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.
Internet Connection – WI FI
We are glad we can offer our guests the convenience of free Wi-Fi service on board. Please note that Internet connection used is cellular service and connection might be unreliable during some stages of the cruise. For that reason reception sometimes might not be possible or connection speeds might drop. Skype calls will work in bigger towns on the route. Connection provided is best used for checking emails or accessing news portals. Wi-Fi connection can be accessed in the salon or from the rear lounge of the upper deck.
Depending on weather and season, there will be several stops during the cruise in secluded and peaceful bays where the boat will drop anchor. Guests who prefer to swim off the beach will also have ample opportunities to do so during the cruise, since the boat will often be docking close to beaches, easy to reach on foot.
Noise level and quiet
As the boat is explicitly acoustic all guests are asked to behave accordingly and respect the night peace that officially starts at midnight. Since the boat will be docking for the night in ports of call of varying liveliness and buzz, especially in the months of July and August you can expect a certain level of noise coming from the shore and other boats in the harbor. Noise level usually drops by 12:00PM. Still, sometimes there are festivities such as Patron saint's day and similar, which often last long into the night. Elite Travel is unfortunately unable to influence the noise level in any of the ports of call.
Captain is responsible for the ultimate safety and comfort of the vessel and its passengers. It is within the Captain's jurisdiction to change the sequence of stops, ports if necessary due to inclement weather conditions, high or low water levels, dock and lock schedules, technical reasons etc. The Captain has the right to remove unruly passengers, quarantine the ship in case of disease and similar. Therefore, although unlikely, certain changes in schedules may happen. Though we expect to provide sightseeing of all of the major attractions listed in our cruise program, there is always a possibility that the sequence of touring may be altered to take into account the operating hours at museums, galleries and monuments. Shore excursions may be changed in response to sailing conditions and other factors.
Ship is equipped with life jackets for each guest and crew member. Upon embarkation your cruise manager will brief you on the safety measures and steps to be taken in case of an emergency. Life jackets can be found under the bed in your cabins. Ship also has a small boat or inflatable safety raft that is used in case of an emergency. Fire extinguishers are located at critical points on the boat.
Why is Elite Travel your first choice for travel?
Elite Travel DMC was founded in 2001 with a mission of providing superior travel service with the highest possible standards, for all our clients and business partners. We are a full service destination management company, providing expert advice and personalized travel planning. We are proud to have a group of experienced, highly educated professional and travel enthusiast. Elite Travel currently employs 70 multilingual professionals. Additionally, we employ over 75 enthusiastic and well-experienced tourism personnel. Over the years we established excellent contacts with our service suppliers and educated them about our client's desires and requests, thereby enabling us to guarantee high quality services. Among all other things we provide unique adventure trips all around Croatia and nearby countries (such as Slovenia and Montenegro). You can explore our beautiful country with us by kayak, by foot, by bike ... We do it all! Sustainable tourism is our goal and we proud to have managers with this certificate. Learning about the impacts of tourism has led many people to seek more responsible holidays and we are here to provide them with this. Take only pictures, steal only time, leave only footprints.
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