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Ally

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Overview

  • from $3,030 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Private Land Tour & Cruise
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

The ultimate small-ship cruise for history buffs, foodies, and nature lovers 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 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.

Explore stunning Montenegro with 2 days of activities at the end of the cruise.

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At a Glance

  • Days 1/2
    • Split

      • Private transfer from Split airport to hotel.
      • Privte transfer from hotel to harbor. Welcome Cocktail Evening on board.
      • Guided tour of Split.
  • Day 3
    • Trogir

      • Guided tour of Trogir.
  • Day 4
    • Hvar

      • Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach.
      • Wine Tasting in Hvar.
  • Day 5
    • Vis

      • Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis.
  • Day 6
    • Blue Cave & Korcula

      • OPTIONAL: Experience the magical Blue Cave.
      • Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula.
  • Day 7
    • Slano

      • Visit stunning Mljet National Park.
      • Oyster Tasting in Ston.
      • Captain's Dinner.
  • Day 8
    • Dubrovnik

      • Tour of breathtaking Dubrovnik with walk along scenic City Walls.
  • Days 9/10
    • Kotor

      • Private transfer to Kotor, Montenegro with wine tasting.
      • Private guided tour of Kotor, Budva & Saint Stefan Island.
  • Day 11
    • Departure

      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Split Arrival

    Split

    Welcome to Split. Our driver will meet you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel in the city. Once checked in you can enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in this breathtaking city of ancient and modern contrasts. Explore the expansive Diocletian’s Palace in more detail, from the underground cellars to the top of the 7th century St Domnius Cathedral’s bell tower. From the tower, enjoy a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the city and nearby islands.

      Day 2 Split Embarktion

      This morning you’ll be met by private transfer at your Split hotel, for the drive to your ship which will be waiting in the port. This afternoon, 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 3 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. Enjoy the afternoon exploring this wonderful UNESCO-listed town which is often compared to Venice with its medieval streets, magnificently preserved castle, and beautiful marina.

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

      Day 4 Bol & Hvar

      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. Overnight in the port.

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

      Day 5 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. We will arrive in Vis in the mid-afternoon. Vis was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base and off-limits to visitors. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has retained a very unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’.

      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 6 Blue Cave & Korcula

      Korcula, Croatia

      We head on to the striking island of Korcula, stopping at 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. 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 7 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. Head 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 8 Dubrovnik

      Dubrovnik Sunset

      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 9 Kotor, Montenegro

      Kotor, Montenegro

      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 UNESCO-protected city of Kotor, founded by the ancient Romans and surrounded by medieval stone walls. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy a stop at the Savina family winery in Herceg-Novi, the only vineyard along Montenegro’s southwestern coast, beautifully perched above the glistening Bay of Kotor. Look forward to breathtaking views over the bay while surrounded by lush greenery and tasting wines perfected over time. Products include everything from chardonnay to a rose-grenache, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot enjoyed alongside matching local bites.

      • Excursions Included Wine tasting en-route to Kotor
      • Meals Included Breakfast

      Day 10 Kotor and Perast, Montenegro

      Budva, Montenegro

      An exciting day awaits with a private tour of magnificent Kotor and lovely Perast, including its renowned Our Lady of the Rocks, made from sunken ships and local rock. Stroll through Kotor’s most famous part, the Old Town, one of the most well-preserved in the Adriatic, with its long walls enclosing a wealth of medieval structures, including churches, cathedrals, palaces, and museums, complemented by narrow, cobbled streets and picturesque squares. In Perast, you’ll hop on the boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, the man-made islet in the bay which hosts a museum and church.

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Kotor, Saint Stefan & Budvar
      • Meals Included Breakfast

      Day 11 Departure

      Montenegro

      The most difficult day has arrived. With the tour coming to an end, it’s time for departure. Be sure you’re prepared for pickup as a private transfer will meet you this morning for the drive to Dubrovnik Airport for your return trip home or onward travels. 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.

        • Split

          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, Trogir 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
        • 2 nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Kotor, Montenegro on a bed & breakfast basis
        • Private Tour of Kotor, Budva & Saint Stefan Island
        • Private return transfers between the airport, ship and hotels

        What's Not Included

        • Return flights to Croatia
        • Gratuities
        • Port taxes of €60 per person
        • 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

        • May

          May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 20, 2023May 27, 2023
        • June

          Jun 03, 2023Jun 10, 2023Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023
        • July

          Jul 01, 2023Jul 08, 2023Jul 15, 2023Jul 22, 2023Jul 29, 2023
        • August

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

          Sept 02, 2023Sept 09, 2023Sept 16, 2023Sept 23, 2023
        • October

          Oct 07, 2023Oct 14, 2023

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