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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 $2,740 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Dubrovnik
  • Opatija

Highlights

This small-ship cruise ensures a more personalized, authentic trip for discovering some of the best of Croatia in style. There’s no need to constantly unpack and pack again with your overnights spent in a spacious, en-suite balcony cabin where you can look forward to endless breathtaking views while soaking up the Mediterranean sun and the salty sea breeze. You’ll cruise from Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” to Opatija along the northern Adriatic coast, exploring many of the country’s top cities and islands, including Korcula, Hvar, Split, Sibenik, Zadar, and Rab. Tours led by local guides allow you to get the most out of each destination. 

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At a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Dubrovnik Arrival & Korcula

      • Welcome Lunch
      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 2
    • Hvar

      • Guided tour of Hvar with wine tasting
  • Day 3
    • Split

      • Guided tour of Split
  • Day 4
    • Sibenik & Krka National Park

      • Guided tour of Krka National Park
  • Day 5
    • Zadar

      • Guided walking tour of Zadar
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 6
    • Rab Island

      • Guided tour of Rab Old Town
  • Day 7
    • Opatija

      • Guided tour of Opatija with chocolate tasting
  • Day 8
    • Opatija Departure

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      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 Dubrovnik & Korcula

      Korcula Old Town

      This unforgettable trip starts in Dubrovnik. Many guests like to arrive early and spend time exploring the city – if you’re already here your driver can meet you at your Dubrovnik hotel, otherwise, you’ll be met upon arrival at Dubrovnik International Airport. From either place, you’ll head to the harbor to board the ship with our departure at 1 pm. Settle in, explore the facilities, and enjoy our Welcome Lunch while we make our way to beautiful Korcula Island. Anchoring just outside the gate of the walled Old Town of Korcula, you’ll meet our local guide for a tour. Its streets were laid out in a fishbone pattern, something you’ll learn more about from your guide while marveling at the magnificent buildings with significant Venetian influence. Afterward, wander through on your own then find an enticing spot for dinner with everything from traditional konobas to fine dining eateries along the maze of streets and waterfront. 

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Korcula
      • Meals Included Welcome Lunch

      Day 2 Hvar

      View of harbor in Hvar Town, Croatia

      Continuing to sunny Hvar, one of the most popular Croatian islands, it offers beautiful landscapes that include everything from idyllic sandy beaches to vineyards and lavender fields.  It may best be known for its world-class nightlife, with many upscale restaurants, bars, and clubs that have been known to attract royalty and big-name celebrities. Arriving in the middle of the afternoon at the port, you’ll take a guided island tour that includes a visit to one of the most highly sought-after family-run vineyards for a tasting. You’ll return in time to sample the many offerings in Hvar Town, perhaps dinner at a sea-view restaurant followed by dancing.

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Hvar with wine tasting
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 3 Split

      Split

      Cruising on, we’ll head to the ancient city of Split, birthed in the late 3rd century when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his palace here. Join our local guide for a tour of the Old City, with the massive palace complex covering nearly half the area with incredibly well-preserved Roman buildings. As you explore the cobbled streets, marvel at everything from St. Dominus Cathedral, Split’s most iconic symbol, to Peristyle Square, the center of local life. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, perhaps climbing Marjan Hill for a spectacular view before dining at a palace restaurant or along the waterfront promenade.

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

      Day 4 Sibenik & Krka National Park

      Krka National Park, Croatia

      An early departure has us cruising to Sibenik, with a short swim stop and lunch enjoyed en route. Upon arrival, you’ll head to Krka National Park with a local guide and your Cruise Director to explore the picturesque trails that reveal views of a turquoise river, magnificent waterfalls, and lush greenery. Conclude by taking a quick boat ride to Skradin, an often overlooked gem on the Krka River. After returning to Sibenik, you’ll have the evening to explore at leisure with St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in “Game of Thrones” a must-see. Dating to the 15th century, it’s decorated with over 70 sculpted faces.

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

      Day 5 Zadar

      Zadar aerial view

      Sailing to Zadar, Croatia’s oldest continuously inhabited city at over 3,000 years old, here you’ll join your Cruise Director and a local guide for a tour. Discover its intriguing mix of historic landmarks and modern delights, including its famous art installations, The Sea Organ, and The Greeting to the Sun. Set along the waterfront, the Sea Organ harnasses the power of the waves to make music, while The Greeting to the Sun is illuminated using the sun’s power, designed to celebrate the city’s famously beautiful sunsets, once highly praised by Alfred Hitchcock. This evening, join us for the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

      • Excursions Included Guided walking tour of Zadar
      • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner with live entertainment

      Day 6 Rab Island

      Rab Island

      Our next destination is Rab Island, but first, enjoy lunch and a swim stop. We’ll anchor near Old Town Rab, encircled by walls with four prominent church bell towers. Take a guided walking tour through the atmospheric streets and squares, where the beauty is captured by numerous artists creating and displaying their works here. You’ll enjoy a tasting of Rab cake, a unique treat that was said to have been created by local nuns for a visiting pope and was so popular it continues to be enjoyed today. Afterward, explore at leisure, with time for an authentic evening meal in one of the many restaurants. 

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Rab Old Town
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 7 Opatija

      Opatija and Lovran

      Soon nearing our journey’s end, we’ll enjoy one final swim stop and lunch as we make our way to Opatija, a fashionable 19th-century resort town known for its Habsburg-era villas. It’s long been popular with everyone from celebrities to royalty and provides a perfect opportunity to reveal a striking contrast, as compared to what you’ve seen earlier in the trip with Austro-Hungarian architecture. Join our local guide for a tour to explore its history, view the magnificent buildings, take a walk through pretty Angiolina Park, and visit the Chocolate Museum with a tasting included. This evening, enjoy dinner at your own leisure in one of the sea-view restaurants.

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Opatija with chocolate tasting
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 Opatija Departure

      Opatija, Istria, Croatia

      That day we all dread is here, it’s time to say goodbye with our trip soon coming to an end. You’ll have time for one last breakfast onboard the ship and farewells to the captain, crew, and your many new friends made. With your bags packed and ready, our driver will meet you upon disembarkation for a private transfer to your local hotel if you plan to spend more time in Opatija, or to the airport to begin your travels home. Our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke addition to your itinerary if you aren’t ready to leave just yet but haven’t made plans. 

      • Excursions Included N/A
      • Meals Included Breakfast
      • Dubrovnik

        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 Deluxe Balcony Cruise Ship

      My Wish - Unforgettable Croatia

      MS My Wish

      A brand-new deluxe ship for the 2020 cruising season, the MS My Wish offers a luxurious, intimate sailing experience for exploring some of the best Croatia has to offer from its magnificent medieval cities to gem-like islands.

      What’s Included

      • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija
      • Accommodation in your choice of cabin
      • Private transfers to/from the ship
      • Guided tours in Korcula, Hvar, Split, Krka NP, Zadar, Rab, and Opatija
      • Wine tasting on Hvar Island
      • Rab cake tasting
      • Half-board meals, including daily buffet-style breakfasts and three-course set lunches
      • Welcome Lunch and Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
      • Watersports gear on board, including snorkeling equipment
      • Complimentary tea, coffee, and fresh fruit provided daily
      • Free unlimited filtered water
      • Dedicated Cruise Director throughout the cruise
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
      • 24/7 staff support
      • Daily swim stops

      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

      • June

        Jun 12, 2024
      • September

        Sep 04, 2024

      2025

      • September

        Sep 13, 2025

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      Why book with Unforgettable Croatia Co.

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