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Perian

Hi I’m Perian. I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Italy. I frequently visit Croatia throughout the season in search of new off the beaten track experiences and charming boutique properties for my clients.

Perian

Croatia Specialist

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Overview

  • from $4,815 PP
  • 14 Nights
  • Private Land Tour & Cruise
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

Enjoy a small-ship cruise tour where you will sail from the ancient city of Split, experiencing lesser-known island jewels, and tasting all sorts of mouthwatering gastronomic delights in between.

Enjoy the delights of mesmerizing Montenegro and the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana where you will experience enchanting, fairytale-like scenery. You will also experience the magnificent coastal city of Opatija, the Istrian countryside, and the majestic Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Visit one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, 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

  • Days 1/2
    • Ljubljana

      • Private airport transfer
      • Guided Ljubljana Tour
      • Private tour of Lake Bled & the castle
  • Day 3
    • Postojna Cave & Opatija

      • Guided tour of Postojona Cave en-route to Opatija
  • Day 4
    • Opatija

      • Truffle & wine-tasting in the Istrian countryside
  • Day 5
    • Plitvice National Park

      • Private transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Day 6/7
    • Split

      • Private transfer to Split
      • Private transfer to the ship
      • Guided tour of Split & Welcome Dinner
  • Day 8
    • Krka & Trogir

      • Guided tour of Krka National Park
  • Day 9
    • Bol & Hvar

      • Wine Tasting in Hvar
  • Day 10
    • Vis

      • Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis
  • Day 11
    • Korcula

      • OPTIONAL: Experience the magical Blue Cave
      • Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula
  • Day 12
    • Mljet National Park & Slano

      • Visit stunning Mljet National Park
      • Oyster Tasting in Ston
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 13-15
    • Dubrovnik

      • Tour of Dubrovnik with walk along scenic City Walls
      • Private guided tour of Montenegro
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Your 14-night tour begins Ljubljana, Slovenia where you’ll be able to stroll the cobbled streets of the baroque Old Town on a guided tour. Walk over enchanting bridges like the Dragon Bridge. Built in 1901, it features one of the city’s symbols, masterfully designed dragon sculptures and is considered a must photo-op. You’ll visit Ljubljana Castle too, which has been standing here for some 900 years enjoying a clifftop position – from the tower and ramparts, you can admire some of the most impressive views.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Ljubljana

    Day 2 Lake Bled, Slovenia

    Enjoy a day experiencing some of the most fairytale-like scenery, including famous Lake Bled on an unforgettable guided tour. Look forward to walking the shores of the glacial blue waters and snapping photos of Bled Castle – built in the early 11th-century, it’s the oldest in the country, built on a precipice rising above the lake. You’ll get to visit the lesser-known medieval village Radovlijica too, the birthplace of apiculture. It’s renowned for its colorful facades with storybook 17th-century homes as well as being the only spot with a still-existing moat in the country.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Lake Bled
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Day 3 Postojna Cave to Opatija

    Postojna Cave, Slovenia

    Travel to towards beautiful Opatija today, with the highlight a visit to Postojna Cave, the largest show caves in Europe, featuring a diverse array of fauna like the endangered olm, a species of salamander, along with some remarkable formations. Take a train ride into the cave’s belly to marvel at it all and then visit Vivarium Proteus. This is the place where offspring of the olm managed to be successfully hatched, giving hope for the species’ survival.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Postojna Cave
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Day 4 Istrian Countryside

    Truffle Hunting, Motovun

    A foodie favorite, travel into the Istrian countryside on a private tour to experiences the region’s picturesque hilltop villages and delve into its delicious flavors from rare truffles to wine. You’ll have the option to join a truffle hunt, with your private driver bringing you to this excursion that’s led by professional truffle sniffing dogs – and enjoy sampling the treats that are uncovered too. Or, if wine is your passion, join a wine tasting tour at award-winning Kozlovic winery. Yet another alternative is a scenic drive, stopping in the hilltop villages of Groznjan and Motovun as well as the coastal towns of Pula, Porec and Rovinj.

    • Excursions Included Private day trip with a tour through the Istrian countryside or a truffle-hunting and wine tasting excursion in Istria
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Day 5 Plitvice National Park

    Plitvice Lakes

    On the agenda today is Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the most popular attractions in Croatia, with images of its incredible beauty splashed across countless postcards, brochures and the internet.  This UNESCO-protected park has gone “viral” many times thanks to its nearly 100 waterfalls and 16 interconnected lakes in dazzling shades that range from aquamarine and emerald to electric blue. They’re take your breath away as you walk the scenic trails and hop on a boat across Kozjak lake. You’ll return to the park’s entrance by train before heading to your hotel nearby for the night.

    • Excursions Included Entrance Fees and Guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Day 6 Split

    Split

    Our unforgettable land tour will end in the ancient city of Split where we’ll journey to today. Enjoy a tasty lunch among picturesque scenery before we reach the 1,700-year-old city that began when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here. His 4th-century palace forms nearly half of the Old City, some of which was featured in the hit show “Game of Thrones.” Explore its many shops, restaurants and cafes, and enjoy a stroll on the seaside Riva promenade for some great people watching.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Day 7 Split

    Meet your transfer to the port and board your ship, your home for the next 7 nights. Check-in is from 2 pm. Afterward, head out on our guided walking tour to explore unencumbered, discovering captivating places like the 4th-century Diocletian’s Place, Split’s historic emblem, or taking a stroll along the famous palm-lined Riva promenade with its beautiful sea views. Once back on board, you’ll be introduced to the captain, your cruise director, and fellow passengers at a meet-and-greet cocktail and dinner reception.

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

    Day 8 Krka & Trogir

    Krka river and waterfalls

    The charming medieval town of Trogir is our next destination today. This UNESCO-listed gem with its pristine marina is often compared to a mini-Venice. On arrival, we will have a fabulous trip to the stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park. Enjoy the afternoon admiring the beautiful waterfalls and lakes and stroll along pathways winding through the lush flora. Enjoy a picturesque photo stop in front of the stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall. Return to Trogir where you can explore the labyrinth of backstreets and medieval alleyways and discover the hidden gems.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Krka National Park
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 9 Bol & Hvar

    Tomic Winery Hvar - UC

    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, join a wine-tasting tour at a popular family-run winery in the small town of Jelsa before returning to Hvar for a guided walking tour of this beautiful Old Town. Overnight in the port.

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

    Day 10 Palkleni Islands & Vis

    Pakleni

    With an early departure from Hvar, we set sail to the island of Vis. Enjoy an extended swim stop taking in the crystal clear sea and making full use of the water toys available on the boat. 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 11 Korcula

    Blue Cave, Bisevo

    We have an early start this morning as we set off from Vis and head to the Island of Bisevo, home to the magical Blue Cave. Enjoy a guided tour inside this beautiful natural phenomenon and marvel at the beautiful colors which will leave you mesmerized. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions and therefore the entry fee of EUR20pp is payable on the day. We head on to the striking island of Korcula. 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 12 Mljet National Park & Slano

    Mljet

    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 Dinner on board, with live music and entertainment.

    • Excursions Included Entrance to Mljet National Park, Fresh oyster and mussels tasting experience in Ston
    • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

    Day 13 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 and 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.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 14 Montenegro

    10-Night Croatia & Montenegro Cruise-Tour

    Disembark after breakfast for a private guided tour of Montenegro, taking a private transfer from Dubrovnik, and gazing out at the fabulous scenery on your way to Kotor with its UNESCO-listed Old Town. It’s surrounded by defensive stone walls that contain towers, ramparts, gates, bastions, forts, a castle, and cisterns, protecting centuries-old squares, palaces, and churches. You’ll also visit the small town of Perast, journeying by boat to a tiny islet and the unusual Church of Our Lady of the Rocks that sits in Kotor Bay. Made from sunken ships and local rock, it hosts a small museum and church. Head back to Dubrovnik and your hotel for the night.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Montenegro
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Day 15 Departure from Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik

    After breakfast this morning to ensure you’re fueled for the journey. The private transfer will bring you to Dubrovnik Airport for your return flight home or further travel. So many travelers find it hard to leave this beautiful region, if you aren’t ready to leave just yet, our travel experts will be happy to help you extend your journey. Otherwise, we’ll hope to see you again on another exciting adventure in the near future.

      • Motovun, 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 Signature Cruise Ships

      MV Memories

      MV Memories

      The MV Memories is a new vessel launched in spring 2020. This signature cruise ship offers 19 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 38 guests. The ship features 10 VIP & 1 Superior VIP Deck Cabins with private balconies. 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: Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
      • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
      • Entrance to Mljet National Park and guided tour of Krka Naional Park
      • Professional English-speaking cruise manager
      • Luggage handling and daily cabin service
      • Free WiFi on board
      • 4 or 5 star hotels on a bed & breakfast basis
      • Private return transfers between the airport, ship and all hotels
      • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
      • Visitors taxes and port fees

      What's Not Included

      • Arrival flight to Slovenia / Departure flight from Croatia
      • Gratuities
      • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
      • Price based on double occupancy in a double or twin room. Single Supplement in lower deck cabins of 60-80%

      Departure Dates

      Please select your year of departure.

      2023

      • April

        Apr 30, 2023
      • May

        May 07, 2023May 14, 2023May 21, 2023May 28, 2023
      • June

        Jun 04, 2023Jun 11, 2023Jun 18, 2023Jun 25, 2023
      • July

        Jul 02, 2023Jul 09, 2023Jul 16, 2023Jul 23, 2023Jul 30, 2023
      • August

        Aug 06, 2023Aug 13, 2023Aug 20, 2023Aug 27, 2023
      • September

        Sep 03, 2023Sep 10, 2023Sep 17, 2023Sep 24, 2023
      • October

        Oct 01, 2023

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