12-Night Croatia & Greece Luxury Cruise-Tour
SPLIT – TROGIR – BOL – Hvar - VIS – KORČULA - MLJET NATIONAL PARK – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO – DUBROVNIK – ATHENS - SANTORINI
Highlights of Croatia & Greece - Cruise-Tour
This unforgettable cruise and land tour explores both the countries of Croatia and Greece, starting from the medieval city of Split with its legendary 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace. Cruise to some of the most alluring islands off the Dalmatian coast, like sunny Hvar and charming Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, strikingly green Mljet with its two emerald-hued saltwater lakes.
Feast on plenty of authentic cuisine and fine Dalmatian wine and enjoy a guided tour through the medieval streets of Dubrovnik. Finally, fly to Athens to witness iconic sights like the Parthenon before capping off the adventure breathtaking Santorini with its sapphire waters and legendary caldera sunset views.
|Private transfer to board the ship. Wecome Cocktail Evening.||Split|
|Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace, Split & of Trogir Old Town.||Trogir|
|Visit the famous Zlatni Rat Beach in Brac. Tour of the Old Town in jet-set Hvar.||Hvar|
|Visit the stunning Blue Cave & traditional island of Vis.||Vis|
|Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula.||Korcula|
|Explore Mljet National Park & dock at blissful Sipan Island.||Sipan or Slano|
|Guided tour of magnificent Dubrovnik.||Dubrovnik|
|Short flight to Athens, Greece.||Athens|
|Tour of ancient Athens. Flight to Santorini.||Santorini|
|Wine-tasting tour in Santorini. Panoramic sunset.||Santorini|
|Tour of Ancient Thera, a historic city with spectacular views.||Santorini|
|Swim on a volcanic beach, explore the island.||Santorini|
|Flight from Santorini to Athens.|
Board: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, T-Tasting
SATURDAY SPLIT (D)
You’ll be welcomed at Split Airport or your Split hotel with 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)
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-BIŠEVO 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 – KORČULA (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.
TUESDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO (B,L,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 – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS (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 DUBROVNIK (B)
Today you’ll bid farewell to the crew and Captain for the final time as you are transferred to Dubrovnik Airport by private transfer for your short flight to Athens. Upon arrival, your driver will take you to your local hotel.
OPTIONAL TOUR OF ATHENS & DEPARTURE FOR SANTORINI (B)
We will take you back to Ancient Greece, when gods walked amongst us and you will enjoy a captivating and memorable tour of this classical capital. You will admire the Panathenian Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Parliament, the famous Acropolis, Parthenon and Ancient Agora. Our driver will escort you to Athens Airport, where you will board a domestic flight to the spectacular island of Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your 4-star hotel for check in.
OPTIONAL Wine Tour of Santorini (B)
Pretty sugar-cubed towns with blue-domed churches and world-famous sunsets set the scene on holidays to Santorini but that’s just the start of the island’s charms. Today you are off to explore unique viticulture of this pristine island with its never-ending vineyards. You will sample up to nine different wines including the famous Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto paired with local delicacies surrounded by scenic villages and rolling hills. Your tour will finish on the Caldera cliffs for a memorable panoramic sunset in Venetsanos Winery.
OPTIONAL Tour of Ancient Thera (B)
Make the most of your time on this beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades, with its rugged landscape and white washed houses clinging to the cliffs overlooking the sparkling Aegean. Step back in time and visit ancient Thera, a historic city on a ridge of the steep, 360 meters Messavouno Mountain. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras. Notable attractions to visit are the theater, main square and portico. Enjoy spectacular panoramic sea views from the top of the mountain.
Relax and explore Oia or Fira (B)
Enjoy a refreshing swim on a volcanic beach, Aghios Nikolaos. Soak up the scents, sights and sounds of Santorini. Alternatively, you can explore the island from the sea; admire the cliffs, where the volcanic land meets white mansions and yposkafas, surrounded by the brilliant blue sea. Treat yourself to dinner in Ammoudi area and watch the spectacular and world-famous Oia sunset. Afterwards, go to Fira which is perched at the top of the Caldera rim, overlooking the Aegean. Fira is also the heart and soul of Santorini by night with some excellent restaurants and lively cocktail bars.
Our driver will transfer you to Santorini Airport for your flight domestic back to Athens after an inspirational and memorable trip to Greece and Croatia.
Our Deluxe Croatia cruise ships are some of the most sought-after ships in Croatian waters because they are newly built to luxurious specifications with state-of-the-art tech and spacious cabins with brand new en-suite bathrooms.
Cruise Croatia in style and comfort on board one of our superb fleet of Croatia small cruise ships, offering you the opportunity to explore its array of unspoiled islands and historic towns.
- 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
- Private return transfers between the airport, ship and hotels
- Flight to Athens including check in luggage
- One night in Athens in a 4-star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
- Return flights from Athens to Santorini including check in luggage
- Four nights Santorini in a 4-star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
What’s not Included
- Optional tour of Athens and Acropolis
- Optional wine tour of Santorini
- Optional tour of Thira in Santorini
- Port taxes and fees of 40 Euros per person
- On board drinks & beverages
Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement.
2020 Departure Dates from Split
- May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- June 6, 13, 20, 27
- September 5, 12, 19, 26
- July 4, 11, 18, 25
- October 3, 10
2021 Departure Dates from Split
- May 1, 15, 29
- June 12, 26
- July 10, 24
- August 7, 21
- September 4, 18
- October 2
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