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Pietro

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.

Pietro

Croatia Specialist

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Overview

  • from $2,845 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Private Land Tour & Cruise
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

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 in medieval 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

  • Day 1
    • Zagreb

      • Private hotel transfer.
  • Day 2
    • Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes

      • Guided walking tour of Zagreb.
  • Day 3/4
    • Plitvice Lakes & Split

      • Self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park.
      • Private transfer to Split.
      • Private transfer to the ship and guided tour of Split.
  • Day 5
    • Trogir

      • Free time to explore Trogir.
  • Day 6
    • Bol & Hvar

      • Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach.
      • Wine Tasting in Hvar.
  • Day 7
    • Vis

      • Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis.
  • Day 8
    • Blue Cave & Korcula

      • OPTIONAL: Experience the magical Blue Cave.
      • Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula.
  • Day 9
    • Mljet National Park & Slano

      • Visit stunning Mljet National Park.
      • Oyster tasting in Ston.
      • Captain's Dinner.
  • Day 10/11
    • Dubrovnik

      • Tour of breathtaking Dubrovnik with walk along scenic City Walls.
      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Zagreb

    Zagreb, Croatia

    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 Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes

      Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

      This morning you’ll meet a local guide for a comprehensive tour of the Croatian capital. You’ll take in the most significant sights of the capital including Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac farmer’s market, the Houses of Parliament, St. Mark’s Church and many more. During the tour you will break at “La Struk” to sample Croatia’s most well-known delicacy, Strukli. This afternoon your driver will meet up with you to transfer you to the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Croatia’s top attractions. This UNESCO-listed site is considered one of the world’s most enchanting natural wonders with 16 lakes in hues that range from brilliant blue to emerald green that has been flowing over the chalk and limestone for thousands of years.

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Zagreb
      • Meals Included Breakfast

      Day 3 Plitvice Lakes to Split

      Plitvice

      After a morning of self guided exploration of  Plitvice Lakes National Park, you’ll journey by private transfer to the ancient city of Split, a trip that will bring you through more than 1,700 years of history. After arriving into Split, you’ll have a leisurely time to wander the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace which covers nearly half the historic center or take a stroll along the Riva promenade, lined with cafes and restaurants, the perfect place for people-watching while sipping wine.

      • Excursions Included Self-guided Plitvice Lakes
      • Meals Included Breakfast

      Day 4 Split

      Split, Croatia

      Today you will be transferred to the port to board the ship. Next, enjoy a fascinating look at what’s within the walls of Split’s historic center. Join our local guide after breakfast for a walk through the labyrinth of streets and alleyways, much of which is covered by Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace which includes some of the most well-preserved Roman monuments and buildings in the world. You’ll also notice influences by the Greeks and Venetians. Return to the ship for a Welcome Dinner onboard.

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Split
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

      Day 5 Split & Trogir

      Old town of Trogir in Dalmatia

      We set sail whilst guests are enjoying breakfast towards the beautiful Old Town of Trogir. Before our arrival though it’s time for your first swim stop of this trip in a quiet secluded bay. You will enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Trogir and docking directly in the town’s picturesque harbor. Explore the city’s 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.

      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 6 Bol & Hvar

      Hvar

      After departing Trogir, we continue our cruise to Bol to swim off the shores of a beach that’s often named among Europe’s, and the world’s, most stunning. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear turquoise waters that surround this unique stretch that juts out as far as a third of a mile into the sea or explore the town of Bol with its pretty harbor, restaurants, and bars. As we make our way to Hvar, head to the ship’s upper deck to soak up the sun and jaw-dropping scenery, with hidden coves and sparkling blue bays. Upon our arrival to this cosmopolitan isle, enjoy a wine-tasting tour at a popular family-run winery. Overnight in the port.

      • Excursions Included Wine tasting in Hvar
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 7 Vis

      Pakleni

      Today we sail to the peaceful island of Vis, famed for its seclusion and isolation. To get to Vis we sail through the beautiful Pakleni island archipelago which is known for its stunning secluded bays with crystal clear water. Our captain will dock in one of these bays giving the guests an extended swim stop and time to snorkel or use the various water toys on the yacht. 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.

      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 Blue Cave & Korcula

      Blue Cave, Bisevo

      We head on to the striking island of Korcula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays en route. The afternoon arrival in Korcula 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.

      • Excursions Included Entrance to the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally) & Guided tour of Korcula
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 9 Mljet National Park & Slano

      Croatia, Mljet National Park, Unforgettable Croatia

      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. Visit an oyster farm, where you will have the opportunity to sample delicious fresh oysters and mussels. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Dinner on board, with live music and entertainment.

      • Excursions Included Admission fees to Mljet National Park, Oyster farm tour in Ston, including a fresh oyster and mussel tasting
      • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

      Day 10 Dubrovnik

      Dubrovnik old town

      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 center. Join our guided walking tour of this magnificent city we have also arranged for entrance to walk the famous City Walls, to enjoy panoramic scenic views of the ancient city walls and the beautiful Elaphiti Islands. Enjoy a delicious meal in the Old Town in a rooftop 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

      Dubrovnik

      After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends. A private transfer will bring you to the airport or 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.

        • Korcula, Croatia

          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

        MS Phoenix 72

        MS Phoenix

        Phoenix 72 is a very modern luxurious yacht, this beauty was built in 2021. This cruise ship offers 18 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 36 guests. You can enjoy the first-class facilities on board the ship, state-of-the-art technology, sun-loungers on the upper deck and a Jacuzzi to relax in. Soak up the scenery as you travel in style to the beautiful islands of Croatia.

        What’s Included

        • 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, Korcula and Split
        • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
        • Entrance to Dubrovnik city walls
        • Entrance to Mljet National Park
        • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
        • 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

        What's Not Included

        • Return flights to Croatia
        • Gratuities
        • Port taxes, please refer to your quote
        • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

        Supplement Free Cabins for Single Travelers

        • We have a limited number of supplement free cabins for single travelers per departure. Once these supplement free cabins have sold out, a single supplement of 80% applies to lower deck cabins.

        Departure Dates

        2024

        • May

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        • June

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        • July

          Jul 03, 2024Jul 10, 2024Jul 17, 2024Jul 24, 2024Jul 31, 2024
        • August

          Aug 07, 2024Aug 14, 2024Aug 21, 2024Aug 28, 2024
        • September

          Sep 04, 2024Sep 11, 2024Sep 18, 2024Sep 25, 2024
        • October

          Oct 02, 2024Oct 09, 2024

        2025

        • May

          May 07, 2025May 21, 2025
        • June

          Jun 04, 2025Jun 18, 2025
        • July

          Jul 02, 2025Jul 16, 2025Jul 30, 2025
        • August

          Aug 13, 2025Aug 27, 2025
        • September

          Sep 10, 2025Sep 24, 2025
        • October

          Oct 08, 2025

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