Enjoy the ultimate small-ship cruise for history buffs, foodies and nature lovers, which begins with a fascinating guided tour through 1,700 years of history in the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace. Sail from this ancient city along the Southern Dalmatian coast, experiencing renowned destinations and lesser-known island jewels, tasting all sorts of mouthwatering gastronomic delights in between.
Enjoy the delights of mesmerizing Montenegro where you will be for 3 days following the cruise.
Visit one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, Zlatni Rat on Bol, go wine tasting on the jet-setting island of Hvar, sample oysters on a medieval tour of Ston and cap off the adventure with a walk atop Dubrovnik’s scenic walls for a view of the endless red-tiled rooms and the turquoise Adriatic beyond.
|Private airport transfer.||Split|
|Private transfer to the ship. Explore this iconic city before the Welcome Cocktail Evening on board.||Split|
|Guided tour of Split (Diocletian's Palace). Tour of Trogir.||Trogir|
|Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach. Explore jet-set Hvar, fortress & Wine Tasting.||Hvar|
|Experience the magical Blue Cave. Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis.||Vis|
|Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula. Optional Croatian Village Party.||Korcula|
|Visit stunning Mljet National Park. Tour of medieval Ston with Oyster Tasting. Captain's Dinner.||Slano|
|Tour of breathtaking Dubrovnik with walk along scenic City Walls.||Dubrovnik|
|Private transfer to Kotor, Montenegro. Explore the old town.||Kotor|
|Guided tour of Skadar Lakes, including a local winery.||Kotor|
|Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.|
Board basis: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, T – Tasting Experience
Friday: Split (B)
Begin your 10-night adventure through Croatia and Montenegro with your arrival into Split, the “Mediterranean Flower.” You’ll be met by private transfer to reach your hotel in Split. After taking time to settle in, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the magnificent historic center, nearly half of which is covered by the 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. This is its main drawn, built by the emperor as his own ideal retirement destination, it’s more like a small city itself with a maze of marble walkways lined with shops, bars, cafes and markets.
Saturday: Split (B, D)
Morning at leisure followed by a transfer to our deluxe ship docked in Split harbor for arrival drinks and snacks. If you arrive early, you can drop off your bags and go exploring, returning to enjoy your cabin any time after 1 p.m. with embarkation possible throughout the day. Enjoy a welcome meeting and 3 course cocktail reception dinner at 7 p.m. which will give you a chance to meet your captain, crew and fellow guests.
Sunday: Split – Trogir (B, L)
After breakfast, join our local English-speaking guide for a tour of Old Town Split, stepping back in time to stroll through the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace built more than 1700 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with Gothic and Renaissance architecture along with many wonders from the Roman era. We’ll begin our cruise at noon, heading to the medieval town of Trogir for an inspiring city tour through its enticing streets, viewing the magnificently preserved Kamerlengo Castle and one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in the country, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence.
Monday: Trogir – Bol – Hvar (B, L, T)
As we depart from the charming town of Trogir we cruise to Bol, home of one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, Zlati Rat, you can wander through town or enjoy a refreshing swim before returning to the ship for lunch. As we journey to Hvar, soak up the sun and the sights that include secluded coves and glistening bays. On arrival, enjoy a wine tasting tour at a very sought after family winery in Jelsa, a small and charming town on the island. Visit the Spanjola Fortress on our way back to Hvar and enjoy spectacular views over Hvar and its neighboring islands. Overnight in the port.
Tuesday: Hvar – Blue Cave – Vis (B, L)
With an early departure from Hvar we set sail to the island of Vis. First we’ll stop to experience the magical Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, famous for its remarkable natural phenomenon that when conditions are right, illuminate the sea grotto with an almost other-worldly aquamarine glow, thanks to sunlight that reflects from the white sandy bottom. (Weather permitting). After lunch we continue to sail to Vis to experience the ‘Mediterranean as it once was,’ having been virtually cut off from civilization for four decades as an important Yugoslav military base. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to meander through its tranquil streets.
Wednesday: Vis – Korcula (B, L)
We head on to the striking island of Korčula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays on route. The afternoon arrival in Korčula is followed by a guided walking tour of this charming Old Town. The small fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone, both to prevent the strong winds from chilling the houses in winter, and to increase the air circulation in the summer. Tonight we have an optional traditional Croatian village party arranged with authentic local entertainment.
Thursday: Korcula – Mljet National Park – Slano (B, L, T, D)
We set sail for the tranquil and stunning Mljet National Park. On arrival, enjoy free time at leisure to stroll to the famous salt lakes, situated in the heart of the park. After lunch, we sail on to the charming village of Slano, situated on the mainland. It is a peaceful traditional fishermen’s village and the entrance point to Ston, another small fortified village that is famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts and famous Ston Walls, we will take you to an oyster farm, where you will have the opportunity to sample delicious fresh oysters and mussels. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board, with live music and entertainment.
Friday: Slano– Dubrovnik (B, L)
On the last day of our deluxe Croatian cruise we make an early departure to Dubrovnik. The ancient city boasts many historical buildings that date back to the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. We take a cruise alongside the walls of the old Dubrovnik city centre. Join our guided walking tour of this magnificent city and we have also arranged for entrance to walk the famous City Walls, to enjoy panoramic scenic views of the ancient city walls and beautiful Elaphiti Islands. Enjoy a delicious meal in the Old Town in a roof top restaurant whilst admiring one last sunset over the Adriatic.
Saturday: Private Transfer to Montenegro (B)
This morning, private transfer will bring you to Kotor in Montenegro, a coastal city that boasts a UNESCO-listed fortified Old Town that’s surrounded by dramatic mountains and fjords. You’ll be able to take a guided tour this afternoon to explore the medieval walls and witness a wide range of centuries-old Roman, gothic, renaissance and baroque structures. Marvel at the three city gates, palaces and churches like the renowned Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Church of St. Luka and Church of St. Nicholas. There are endless photo-ops to take advantage of here.
Sunday: Guided tour of Skadar Lakes (B)
Enjoy a guided day tour of Skadar Lakes, also referred to as Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodr and Lake Shkoder, but no matter what you call it, it’s bound to impress. This is the largest lake in the Balkans and is protected by national park on the Montenegro side which includes two-thirds of it, with the remainder in Albania. One of the top bird habitats in Europe, this enchanting region is covered with precipitous mountain peaks, crystal-clear water and floating water lily meadows. Your tour includes a visit to a family-run winery for a tasting too.
Monday: Private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (B)
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. This unforgettable adventure concludes with your private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for further travels or your journey home after breakfast, so be sure your bags are packed and ready this morning. Our travel experts are ready and waiting if you need any assistance in planning another trip now, or in the future, with an endless list of options throughout the Mediterranean and beyond.
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- 7 Night Deluxe Split to Dubrovnik cruise in a choice of cabin
- Daily buffet breakfast and three-course lunches with fresh fruit
- 3 Course welcome reception dinner
- 3 Course Captain’s evening dinner with live entertainment
- Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout
- Oyster farm tour with fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
- Wine tasting at a highly sought after family winery in Hvar
- Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split and Ston
- One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
- Entrance to the Blue Cave in Bisevo
- Entrance to Mljet National Park
- Professional English-speaking cruise manager
- Luggage handling and daily cabin service
- Free WiFi on board
- 1 night in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Split & 2 nights in Kotor, Montenegro, on a bed & breakfast basis
- Private return transfers between the airport, ship and hotels
- Return flights to Croatia
- Port Taxes of €30 per person
Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 60% single person supplement.
2021 Departure Dates from Split
- May 14, 28
- June 11, 25
- July 9, 23
- August 6, 20
- September 3, 11, 17
- October 1
2022 Departure Dates from Split
- May 6, 20
- June 3, 18
- July 1, 15, 29
- August 12, 26
- September 9, 23
- October 7
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