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Having grown up on the Island of Sicily, I was introduced to Croatia over a decade ago and I immediately fell in love. Like Sicily its adorned with spectacular coastline, charming Old Towns and warm and welcoming locals at every turn.
- from $2,695 PP
- 10 Nights
- Max 38 people
- Apr - Oct
- 10hrs from NYC
Explore historic and charming Zagreb before visiting the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Then 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.
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.
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At a Glance
- Private hotel transfer. Guided walking tour of Zagreb.
- Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Private transfer to Split visiting Zadar on route.
- Private transfer to the ship. Explore this iconic city before the Welcome Cocktail Evening on board.
- Guided tour of Split (Diocletian's Palace). Tour of Trogir.
- Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach. Explore jet-set Hvar, fortress & Wine Tasting.
- Experience the magical Blue Cave. Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis.
- Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula. Optional Croatian Village Party.
- Visit stunning Mljet National Park. Tour of medieval Ston with Oyster Tasting. Captain's Dinner.
- Tour of breathtaking Dubrovnik with walk along scenic City Walls.
- Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Zagreb
Arrive into Zagreb and private transfer will bring you to your hotel. Get settled in, relax and then join an expert guide for a tour of this 3,000-year-old city in the afternoon. You’ll be able to walk the cobbled streets, filled with history and an impressive mix of classical Viennese secessionist architecture and Austro-Hungarian heritage. In the center of the ancient Upper Town is the iconic 13th-century St. Mark’s Church with its colorfully tiled roof and the gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral. In the Lower Town, there are parks, museums, shops, cafes and the main square.
Day 2 Plitvice Lakes
Take private transfer this morning to one of the most popular attractions in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park. This remarkable natural wonder and UNESCO-protected site spread over 73,000 acres. It’s filled with forested landscapes, caves, 16 interconnected lakes and nearly 100 waterfalls. You’ll hop on a boat where you can stroll the wooden walkways for a closeup look at the surreal turquoise and emerald waters in this park that truly looks as if it’s a fantasy come to life, before ending with a train ride that provides a panoramic vista.
Day 3 Split
In the morning, be ready for a private transfer to glorious Split with its 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace that covers nearly half of its historic center. You’ll be amazed at the well-preserved buildings from the Roman era that can be discovered along the cobbled streets. But first, you make a stop in Zadar to marvel at the world-famous art installation known as the Sea Organ. Created by artist Nikola Bašić, it’s made up of about three dozen pipes, fitted into the pavement, and makes music by using the power of the waves.
Day 4 Split
You will have the morning to explore the beautiful town of Split. 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.
- Excursions Included N/A
- Meals Included Welcome dinner and cocktail
Day 5 Split and Trogir
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.
- Excursions Included Guide tour of Split
- Meals Included Breakfast and lunch
Day 6 Bol and Hvar
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.
- Excursions Included Wine tasting in Hvar
- Meals Included Breakfast and lunch
Day 7 Blue Cave and Vis
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.
- Excursions Included Entrance to the Blue Cave
- Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8 Korcula
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.
- Excursions Included Guided tour of Korcula
- Meals Included Breakfast and lunch
Day 9 Mljet National Park and Slano
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.
- Excursions Included Fresh oyster and mussels tasting experience in Ston
- Meals Included Breakfast, lunch and Captain's dinner
Day 10 Dubrovnik
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.
- Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
- Meals Included Breakfast and lunch
Day 11 Departure from Dubrovnik
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and to all of your new friends. A private transfer will bring you to the airport or to your hotel for an optional extended break in Dubrovnik. If you’re not ready for this exciting trip to end but don’t already have plans in place, be sure to contact our travel experts to find out how they can help. Let them know what you’re searching for and they may be able to make it happen.
Want to extend your trip?
If you are looking to extend your stay in Croatia or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.
Our Cruise Ships
A brand-new deluxe ship for the 2020 cruising season, the MS My Wish offers a luxurious, intimate sailing experience for exploring some of the best Croatia has to offer from its magnificent medieval cities to gem-like islands. Her smaller, yacht-like size means she can navigate narrow waterways and make berth in ports that larger vessels can’t – with a smaller passenger to crew ratio and experienced, friendly staff, a highly personal excursion with exceptional service is just about guaranteed.
Launched in 2016, the MV Infinity is one of the finest and most sought-after small cruise ship in Croatia. With a capacity of 38 guests, it was the first small cruise ship to offer VIP cabins with private balconies perfect for admiring the idyllic Dalmatian coast islands.
- 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 Dubrovnik city walls
- 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 Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes & Split & on a bed & breakfast basis
- Private guided tour of Zagreb
- 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.
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