Spend a day touring Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia.
This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs will seduce you at first sight as you ride along. Stop to swim and explore and enjoy an included breakfast and lunch.
Pack your swimsuits and towels and we will take care of everything else. Enjoy pristine nature, be a part of the beauty of this pearl of the Adriatic.
08:30 CET (Central European Time)
Visit the jewel of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour to Kornati National Park, departing from Zadar early in the morning where m/b “Barba Ive” awaits his guests.
Enjoy coffee & breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up this breathtaking national park. Along the way, you’ll stop on Nature Park Telašćica to go swimming, tour an old village on the island, and visit the isolated famous salt lake Mir.
Then relax as you are taken on a tour around the park, checking up the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. In the middle of the day, you will get served traditional dalmatian launch; fish & meat with seasonal mixed salad which in combination with absolute winners among Dalmatian wines makes this tour an unforgettable experience.
We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.
Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.
Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.
An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.
It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.
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This archipelago consists of 140 islands covering an area of 114 square miles (300 square km), with most of it declared a National Park – and with its natural beauty, numerous coves, and crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why.
George Bernard Shaw fell in love with the group of islands and said: “On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.”
They did not disappoint! The views from the top of the boat were fantastic and we sunbathed for about an hour before stopping for lunch. The choice was fish or chicken and we chose the fish which was really tasty. They told us it had been caught fresh that day and it certainly tasted so, and along with the salad and bread and second portions, we were very happy.
We then had about an hour and a half to explore the island and swim on our own without other tourists or onlookers.
We returned to the boat and took a shorter journey back to the marina. The captain was eager to please and very enthusiastic and we had a memorable time. Would definitely recommend this excursion to others even if you’re on a budget.