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Embark on an 8-day cruise on the MV Markan for the ultimate Adriatic adventure. Starting from Split, visit Primosten, Kornati National Park, Telascica Nature Park, Losinj Island, Zadar, Krka Waterfalls National Park, Hvar, and Zlatni Rat before concluding in Split. Enjoy various activities such as exploring charming towns, trying local wines, visiting museums, walking through gardens, swimming, and tasting delicious food. This cruise offers stunning views, cultural experiences, and gastronomic delights that will make your Adriatic journey unforgettable.
Relax on the beaches of Zlatni Rat, the golden capeExplore beautiful ZadarExplore Sibenik on the Dalmatian CoastAdmire the distinctive red roofs of the cities of the Dalmatian coastCruise the beautiful Adriatic sea
  • Explore the picturesque town of Primosten, surrounded by seven islets and try the famous local Babich wines
  • Discover the island of Losinj, known as the sunshine island, with its abundance of pines and wildflowers
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Zadar with its Roman Forum and medieval basilica
  • Visit the sunniest Adriatic island, Hvar, and stroll through the smooth cobblestone streets of the oldest town in Croatia, Stari Grad
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Split | Primosten | Embark

Check-in begins at 13.00, followed by departure from the Split harbor at 14.00. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and unbelievable views of the surroundings while cruising toward Primosten—a swim stop in a quiet, secluded bay en route for a refreshing afternoon swim. Primosten is a small, picturesque town between Sibenik and Trogir, surrounded by seven other islets. It is a beautiful sight and an exceptional, breathtaking place to explore. Try the famous local Babich wines. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2: Kornati | Telascica

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, cruise towards Dugi Otok and a morning swim stop, followed by a cruise through the breathtaking Kornati National Park. Lunch on board and a swim stop are followed by a visit to the Telascica Nature Park. Due to its intense beauty, richness, and importance, together with six islets inside the bay of Telascica, it was proclaimed a nature park in 1988. Time at leisure to explore the white cliffs and the lake. Overnight in Telascica.

Day 3: Mali Losinj

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards the island of Losinj, known as the "Sunshine Island. An abundance of pines, wildflowers, and herbs, an excellent climate, hidden coves, and a cool Mediterranean vibe make Losinj one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic. Join a guided walking tour, followed by a visit to the Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Walk up to the Losinj Aromatic Garden or the smaller town of Veli Losinj, and both are easy to reach and explore on foot. Overnight in Mali Losinj.

Day 4: Zadar

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning cruise towards Zadar, traveling by Pag island with its unusual moon-like landscape. Upon arrival in Zadar, join a guided tour to explore the rich cultural heritage: the Roman Forum from the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus from the 9th century AD—the most famous medieval basilica and symbol of the city—the imposing and mighty city walls with the representative Port and Land Gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces and villas of former noble families. Great restaurants line part of the waterfront and the center. See the famous contemporary attractions: the Sea Organ, one of a kind worldwide, and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 5: National Park Krka | Sibenik

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up and admire the scenic views as the cruise proceeds south while having a wonderful breakfast. Upon arrival in Skradin, visit the local
winery for wine tasting and a light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin, walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100 m wide, and the Krka River tumbles 45.7 meters. The late afternoon destination is Sibenik, a town situated in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Join the guided sightseeing tour to explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments, possibly the most famous one here, and the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander around and discover the historic core and waterfront. Back on the vessel for the captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard. Overnight in Sibenik.

Day 6: Stari Grad

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Early morning cruise towards the island of Hvar, the sunniest Adriatic island and the jet-set destination. Stop for lunch on board and swim in the secluded bay. Upon arrival, time at leisure to explore the oldest town in Croatia! The first settlers were the Greeks from the island Paros in the Aegean Sea, who established the colony in 384 B.C. and named the town Pharos. Walk through the smooth cobblestone streets, enjoy an aperitive, and find a nice place for dinner. Overnight in Stari Grad.

Day 7: Bol | Split

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning cruise to Zlatni Rat, the most famous beach in Dalmatia (the Golden Horn, known for its gravel promontory, shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change shape). Lunch on board and departure towards Split. Enjoy unbelievable views of the surrounding seas and the amazing Split Riviera. Upon arrival, join the guided city tour. Split, a dynamic port city with a medieval old town grown around the 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés, restaurants, and galleries cram the cobblestone alleyways, the waterfront, and the Marjan peninsula, making Croatia's second-largest city one of the Mediterranean's most compelling. Overnight in Split.

Day 8: Split | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Last breakfast on board, followed by goodbyes to all. Check-out and transfer to the airport.



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Size: 13.8-16.7 m² + balcony 2.5 m². Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone, and vanity set. Total of 9 Upper deck ensuite cabins.
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Size: 17-19.6 m². Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone, and vanity set. Total of 8 Lower deck ensuite cabins.
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