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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 $2,720From $2,570 Per Person
  • 10 Nights
  • Max 38 people
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC
  • Black Friday Sale

    BLACK FRIDAY SALE - Get $150 Off Per Person

    Our Black Friday promotion is valid for new bookings made between November 23 & December 02. The $150 / £150 Off Per Person offer is only available on selected April & May departures, cabin availability is limited and will be sold on a first-come basis. Our offers are not combinable, and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time.

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 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.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposit

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.

     

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • Low Cancellation Fees

    Should you wish to cancel outright, we will apply a 10% cancellation fee for all new bookings.

     

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.
  • Day 5
    • Split & Trogir

      • Guided tour of Split (Diocletian's Palace).
  • 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

      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 Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

      Day 5 Split & Trogir

      Old town of Trogir in Dalmatia

      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 & 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.

      • Excursions Included N/A
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 Blue Cave & Korcula

      Blue Cave, Bisevo

      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.

      • 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 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

      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.

        • 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

        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
        • 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 Extra

        • Return flights to Croatia
        • Port Taxes of €30 per person
        • Gratuities

        Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 60% single person supplement.

        Departure Dates

        Please select your year of departure.

        2023

        • May

          May 03, 2023.May 10, 2023May 17, 2023May 24, 2023May 31, 2023
        • Jun

          Jun 07, 2023Jun 14, 2023Jun 21, 2023Jun 28, 2023
        • Jul

          Jul 05, 2023Jul 12, 2023Jul 19, 2023Jul 26, 2023
        • Aug

          Aug 02, 2023Aug 09, 2023Aug 16, 2023Aug 23, 2023Aug 30, 2023
        • Sep

          Sep 06, 2023Sep 13, 2023Sep 20, 2023Sep 27, 2023
        • Oct

          Oct 04, 2023Oct 11, 2023

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