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Dive into an immersive travel tale with IWorld of Travel’s renowned “30 Perfect Strangers” Educational FAM series. Season 8 beckons you to a remarkable odyssey aboard the Avantura, sailing from the historic shores of Zadar to the timeless elegance of Dubrovnik. Join us as we weave through the Adriatic’s mesmerizing tapestry of medieval towns, emerald waters, and a postcard-perfect coastline.
Pre-Cruise Slovenia Land Tour: May 02-04.
Cruise: May 4, 2024 – May 12, 2024 Zadar to Dubrovnik aboard the Avantura.
Post-Cruise Montenegro Land Tour: May 12-13.
Extend the magic with a post-cruise night in Montenegro’s mosaic of mountains and medieval villages, and prepare for an enchanting prelude with three nights in Slovenia, where alpine adventures and cultural treasures await.
Seize this unique opportunity to become part of an exclusive group of explorers. With limited spots, reservations are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Step into a world where strangers become travel companions for life, and every horizon promises new friendships.
Secure your berth now and set sail for a Croatian escapade filled with stories yet to be told. Your adventure with the “30 Perfect Strangers” awaits!
30 Perfect Strangers (2021- )
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“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” –William Butler Yeats
Take a look back at Seasons of cast and crew. Watch how 30 perfect strangers morph into friendship…all while experiencing the wonders of Croatia and great adventures in neighboring countries.
Luxury Yacht Croatia Cruise
Zagreb | Lake Plitvice National Park | Zadar | Biograd na Moru | Vodice | Šibenik | Primošten | Trogir | Split | Bol | Hvar | Korčula | Dubrovnik
Embark on a journey where timeless heritage and scenic beauty converge, beginning with a special land day in Zagreb on Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your fellow travelers and explore the vibrant capital of Croatia at leisure, staying at the luxurious Esplanade Hotel.
Then, set sail from the historic city of Zadar on Sunday, May 5th, 2024, aboard the Avantura for an exquisite FAM trip that promises to showcase the best of Croatia’s storied coastline. As we chart a course in reverse, you’ll be treated to an array of unforgettable experiences—from the tranquil Plitvice Lake National Park and the UNESCO-listed marvels of Trogir and Split, to the chic island charm of Hvar and the medieval allure of Korčula, culminating in the grand finale in the magnificent city of Dubrovnik.
Each day unveils a new chapter of adventure, culture, and culinary delights, backed by the exceptional service and opulence that IWorld of Travel prides itself on. Prepare yourself for an epic voyage along the Dalmatian Coast aboard the Avantura, where every destination is a gem waiting to be discovered.
Land Day 1 – Saturday, May 4th, 2024 | Zagreb
As our Croatia adventure commences, all guests—those arriving from Slovenia’s pre-cruise experience and newcomers—will convene in the vibrant city of Zagreb. Gathering at the iconic Hotel Esplanade, known for its luxurious ambiance and historical significance, this will be our starting point.
In Zagreb, a city teeming with cultural richness and architectural beauty, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local scene. Whether it’s exploring the historic streets, savoring Croatian culinary delights, or simply relaxing in the grandeur of the Hotel Esplanade, the evening is yours to enjoy as you please.
This first gathering is a perfect opportunity to meet and connect with your fellow travelers, forming the bonds that will enrich your journey ahead. As you retire for the night at the Hotel Esplanade, rest in anticipation of the unforgettable experiences that await in Croatia.
Enjoy your evening by delighting in the local flavors with a special dinner where you’ll have the pleasure of dining with our CEO. It’s the perfect backdrop to forge new friendships and share in the excitement.
As night falls, retreat to your Zagreb accommodations, resting up for the grand adventure that awaits.
Cruise Day 1 – Sunday, May 5th, 2024 | Zagreb – Lake Plitvice – Zadar
Begin your adventure in Zagreb, Croatia’s historic capital, where a day of exploration and connection awaits. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture with a morning walking tour highlighting Zagreb’s rich history, picturesque streets, and iconic landmarks. Relish the opportunity to leisurely discover the city at your own pace, soaking in its unique ambiance and charm.
As the day progresses, prepare for an early departure to the captivating Lake Plitvice National Parks. This journey into Croatia’s natural beauty promises an unforgettable experience, exploring a world of emerald lakes and cascading waterfalls. Let the serene surroundings of the park envelop you as you wander through this stunning landscape, a perfect introduction to the natural wonders Croatia has to offer.
As afternoon hues begin to paint the sky, we’ll make our way to Zadar, where the Avantura awaits. Embarkation is slated for 17:00h, after which you can settle in and enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner.
The evening is yours to relish in Zadar, a city rich in Roman and Venetian history, before retreating to the comfort of the ship for a restful overnight stay.
Cruise Day 2 – Monday, May 6th, 2024 | Zadar – Biograd na Moru – Vodice – Šibenik
Begin your day by delving into the ancient streets of Zadar with a guided walking tour that brings its rich history to life.
After soaking in Zadar’s cultural heritage, embark on a journey aboard the Avantura to Biograd na Moru, a charming town known for its beautiful marina and beaches. Upon arrival, embark on an excursion to the Roca farm. Here, you will indulge in an authentic prosciutto tasting, experiencing the unique flavors and culinary traditions of the region.
As the afternoon unfolds, arrive in Vodice, return to the ship for some delightful light appetizers as we set sail towards our next destination, Šibenik. This historic city, known for its stunning UNESCO-listed cathedral and impressive fortresses, awaits your exploration.
The evening in Šibenik is yours to discover. Meander through its charming streets, enjoy the local cuisine, or simply relax and absorb the atmosphere of this enchanting Dalmatian city.
Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Šibenik, providing a serene backdrop to reflect on the day’s rich experiences.
Cruise Day 3 – Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 | Šibenik – Primošten
Begin your day with an invigorating breakfast on board before departing for an excursion to the Krka National Park. Revel in the natural splendor of Croatia’s renowned national treasure and its most stunning feature, the Skradinski Buk waterfall. The falls cascade over 17 natural barriers, offering a breathtaking display of Mother Nature’s prowess.
Following your exploration of Krka, a comfortable coach ride will whisk you away to the quaint coastal town of Primošten.
Upon arrival in Primošten, embrace the leisurely pace of life in this charming town, nestled between Šibenik and Trogir. Join us on an exhilarating journey to Gaj Hill, a remarkable vantage point offering a breathtaking 180-degree view of the coastline from a height of 1000 feet. This scenic excursion presents a unique opportunity to witness the expansive beauty of the region, where the azure sea meets the sky. On a clear day, the panorama extends all the way to Italy, offering a glimpse across the Adriatic. The view from Gaj Hill is not just a visual treat; it’s a moment where time seems to stand still, allowing you to soak in the grandeur of nature’s artwork.
Take your time wandering through the old town, originally an islet, now connected to the mainland. Discover the Parish Church of St. George and indulge in a coffee break at a local café, absorbing the serene atmosphere of this idyllic locale.
The day concludes with an evening of celebration and camaraderie. Enjoy the Captain’s Dinner aboard the Avantura, a perfect occasion to mingle with fellow travelers and share the day’s adventures.
Retire to your comfortable accommodations in Primošten, where the gentle sounds of the sea promise a restful night’s sleep.
(B, L, CD)
Cruise Day 4 – Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 | Primošten – Trogir – Split
Embark on a day of discovery, departing from the quaint town of Primošten towards the historical charm of Trogir. As you dock at this Dalmatian jewel, enjoy the liberty to meander through its alluring streets, taking in the rich tapestry of its past. After a leisurely lunch aboard the Avantura, set sail for Split, pausing along the way for a refreshing dip in the Adriatic’s crystalline waters.
Your arrival in Split, Croatia’s majestic second city, is marked by an enthralling walking tour. Delve into the heart of the city’s Roman heritage with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace, a monument of living history. Conclude your explorations with a signature Cornaro cocktail while enjoying the fabulous view from the rooftop bar, toasting to the day’s adventures as the sun dips below the horizon.
The evening leaves you free to savor the local ambiance overnight in Split, promising a restful slumber after a day steeped in cultural wonders.
Cruise Day 5 – Thursday, May 9th, 2024 | Split – Bol – Hvar
As dawn breaks, the Avantura sets its course from Split to the sun-kissed shores of Bol on the island of Brač. Revel in the seaside splendor of Bol’s Golden Cape, a stunning pebble beach renowned for its ever-shifting contours shaped by the whims of wind and wave. Take the morning to indulge in the simple pleasures of Bol, whether it’s sipping coffee with the locals or dipping into the Adriatic’s azure embrace.
With appetites whetted by sea air, relish a gourmet lunch on board before our voyage continues to the illustrious island of Hvar. Stepping ashore in the late afternoon, uncover Hvar’s storied past and striking architecture on a guided tour. Visit historic treasures such as the Cathedral of St Stephen and the ancient Theatre, and gaze upon the imposing Spanish Fortress.
Enjoy an exclusive reception and guided inspection of the majestic Elizabeth Palace and the prestigious Adriana Hotel.
As twilight descends, Hvar’s enchanting streets beckon you to explore further. Discover its vibrant nightlife or find a quiet spot to reflect on the day’s journey.
Finally, retreat to the comfort of the Avantura, anchored under the starlit Hvar sky, poised for another day of discovery.
Cruise Day 6 – Friday, May 10th, 2024 | Hvar – Korčula
Bid farewell to Hvar as the Avantura sets sail for the captivating island of Korčula, renowned for its storied past and enchanting medieval architecture. As you journey, enjoy a delightful lunch on board, accompanied by the tranquil views of the Adriatic Sea.
Upon arrival in the afternoon, immerse yourself in the rich history of Korčula, a city said to be the birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. Join our expert guide, Francesca, for an insightful walking tour through the labyrinth of Korčula’s narrow, cobblestone streets, each turn revealing a new facet of this well-preserved medieval gem.
The cultural exploration continues with a visit to a local winery, where you’ll indulge in a sensory journey of exquisite wine tasting. Discover the unique flavors and aromas that capture the essence of the region’s celebrated vineyards.
As evening falls, seize the opportunity to explore the alluring ambiance of Korčula at your leisure. Whether you wander through its historic alleyways or relax by the waterfront, the night is yours to savor.
Rest peacefully aboard the Avantura, docked in the heart of this mesmerizing island city.
Cruise Day 7 – Saturday, May 11th, 2024 | Korčula – Dubrovnik
As the Avantura gracefully sails towards Dubrovnik, savor a morning of scenic beauty and relaxation. Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and a UNESCO World Heritage site, awaits your exploration. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on board, complemented by the breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea.
Upon your afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, the journey continues with an exhilarating cable car ride, offering stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Following this amazing experience, you will be guided through the Old Town for an immersive walking tour, exploring the rich history and architectural wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage site. This sequence of events perfectly encapsulates the beauty and intrigue of Dubrovnik, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening in the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Join us for a Memorable Farewell Dinner at Posat Restaurant, a dynamic venue in the heart of the city.
Conclude your day with your last overnight stay on the Aventura in Dubrovnik, nestled within the beauty and heritage of this timeless city. The memories of this day in Dubrovnik will be a fitting and memorable end to your cruise aboard the Avantura.
(B, L, D)
Cruise Day 8 – Sunday, May 12th, 2024 | Farewell to Dubrovnik
As the sun rises over the Adriatic Sea, illuminating the historic city of Dubrovnik, your exquisite journey aboard the Avantura reaches its graceful conclusion. Begin your day with a final breakfast on board, surrounded by the serene beauty of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Indulge in a selection of culinary delights, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and friendships formed during your voyage.
Post-breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to the Avantura and her crew, who have been your hosts on this remarkable journey along Croatia’s dazzling coastline. As you prepare for disembarkation, our team will be on hand to ensure a seamless transition, assisting with luggage and providing guidance for your onward travels.
Whether you are continuing your adventure in Dubrovnik, transferring to the airport for your journey home, or embarking on further explorations, carry with you a treasure trove of memories from the enchanting Dalmatian Coast.
As you step off the yacht, take a moment to absorb the panoramic views of Dubrovnik’s ancient walls and the sparkling Adriatic. The end of your cruise marks not just a farewell to Croatia but an invitation to return, with IWorld of Travel always ready to welcome you on your next grand adventure.
Note: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, WR = Welcome Reception, CD = Captain’s Dinner)
This curated itinerary is meticulously crafted to present the most iconic and hidden treasures of Croatia’s coastline, ensuring an unforgettable FAM trip aboard the luxurious Avantura. From the historical depths of Zadar to the architectural splendor of Dubrovnik, embrace the beauty of Croatia with IWorld of Travel.
All items listed on the day to day itinerary
- Services not listed
- Drinks on board
- Extra meals
The itinerary schedule, as well as the corresponding services, are subject to change according to the decision
of the ship’s captain. In the case of bad weather, the captain has the right to modify the itinerary to ensure the
safety and protection of the passengers. Please note that due to the limited capacity of some ports, the
overnights may be replaced by other ports (i.e. Hvar could be replaced by Stari Grad or Jelsa).
May 02 – 04
Pre Trip | Slovenia
Ljublijana | Bled | Zagreb | Plitvice Lakes | Zadar
Before you embark on your magnificent cruise journey, join us for an enchanting pre-cruise land tour through the heart of Slovenia, a country renowned for its natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance. This immersive three-day tour begins in the capital city of Ljubljana, a treasure trove of architectural wonders and inviting cobblestone streets. You’ll experience the magic of Bled with its emerald lake and storybook island, delve into the mystical depths of Postojna Cave, and savor the tastes and traditions of Slovenian cuisine. As we journey from the urban elegance of Ljubljana to the serene splendor of Plitvice Lakes and finally to the captivating city of Zagreb, each step of this prelude to your cruise adventure promises to be as memorable as the voyage itself. Embrace the spirit of discovery and let Slovenia’s charm be the perfect prologue to your IWorld of Travel experience.
Pre-Cruise Land Tour | Slovenia
Pre Day 1 – Thursday, May 2nd | Ljubljana Arrival & Welcome Dinner
Begin your Slovenian adventure upon arrival in Ljubljana. Transfer to the Grand Plaza Hotel for some relaxation. If time allows, explore the city’s vibrant streets, brimming with greenery and cultural vibrancy.
In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by an IWorld of Travel team member. Mingle with fellow advisors and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere.
Conclude the evening with a stroll along the Ljubljanica River.
Overnight at the Grand Plaza Hotel.
Pre Day 2 – Friday, May 3rd | Ljubljana – Bled
After breakfast, depart for the idyllic town of Bled. Experience tranquility on a traditional Pletna boat ride to Bled Island and savor lunch at Bled Castle.
Later, discover the underground marvels of Postojna Cave.
Return to Ljubljana for an evening celebrating Slovenian culture and cuisine. Overnight in Ljubljana.
(B, L, D)
Pre Day 3 – Saturday, May 4th | Discover Ljubljana’s Heart & Transfer to Zagreb
Start your day with breakfast at Ljubljana’s Grand Plaza Hotel. Immerse yourself in a guided walking tour, exploring the historical Ljubljana Castle and savoring a wine tasting in its ancient wine cellar.
In the afternoon, enjoy exploring Ljubljana’s picturesque streets, boutique shops, and green parks. Afterward, depart for Zagreb, stopping en route at Otočec for a leisurely lunch.
Upon arrival in Zagreb, check into the Esplanade Hotel.
This evening is an opportunity for guests from the Slovenia tour and those newly arriving to meet and mingle, setting the stage for the upcoming Croatian adventure. Enjoy the evening at leisure in Zagreb, exploring the city or relaxing at the hotel. Overnight at the Esplanade Hotel.
(B, L, D)
May 12 – 13
Post Trip | Montenegro
Dubrovnik | Perast | Kotor
As your cruise comes to a close, the adventure continues with a post-cruise escapade to the majestic land of Montenegro. Journey from the historic streets of Dubrovnik to the iconic shores of Kotor, where the past and present merge against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Wander the cobblestone paths of Perast, visit the sacred islet of Our Lady of the Rocks, and bask in the old-world charm of Kotor’s UNESCO-protected landscapes. After a day of exploration, retreat to the comfort of your hotel in Dubrovnik, where more discoveries await. The following day, Dubrovnik beckons you to uncover its treasured secrets, immerse yourself in its rich heritage, and savor every moment of leisure in this pearl of the Adriatic. This post-cruise experience in Montenegro is more than just an extension of your trip; it’s an intimate voyage into the heart of the Balkans, presented with the signature touch of IWorld of Travel.
Post-Cruise Land Tour Montenegro
Post Day 1 – Sunday, May 12th | Dubrovnik – Perast – Kotor
After disembarking from your cruise in Dubrovnik, set off on a scenic journey to Montenegro. Visit the coastal town of Perast and the enchanting islet of Our Lady of the Rocks before arriving in Kotor. Spend the afternoon savoring lunch and enjoying free time exploring Kotor’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, surrounded by impressive fortifications. In the evening, return to Dubrovnik and check in at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace for a restful night.
Post Day 2 – Monday, May 13th | Dubrovnik Departure
Begin your final day with a leisurely breakfast at your Dubrovnik hotel, savoring the flavors and serene ambiance of this historic city. Embrace the freedom of a full day at your disposal to explore Dubrovnik’s enchanting streets, where history and modernity blend harmoniously.
Immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage by wandering along its ancient city walls, marveling at the architectural wonders, and strolling down the bustling Stradun. Take the opportunity to indulge in the local cuisine, each bite is a testament to the city’s vibrant culture and tradition.
As the day progresses, take a moment to unwind and reflect on the unforgettable experiences and connections made during your journey. When it’s time, a transfer will be arranged to escort you from the hotel to Dubrovnik Airport.
As you depart, carry with you the memories of a journey filled with discovery, camaraderie, and the unparalleled beauty of Croatia.
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