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Natalie

As a first-generation Canadian born to Croatian and Serbian immigrants, my ties to Europe run deep.  I have extensive experience in luxury travel planning and am dedicated to building the trip that’s uniquely right for you.

Natalie

Croatia Specialist

(+1) 844 879 7838

Overview

  • from $1,695 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split

Highlights

Discover some of the best Croatia has to offer as you travel aboard a luxury small cruising ship, an intimate experience that includes lots of mouthwatering cuisine and fine Dalmatian wine, breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and refreshing swims in secluded bays. It includes several walking tours led by expert local guides for an intriguing look at places like the medieval walled Old City of Dubrovnik, fairytale-like Old Town Korcula, and ancient Split, with a focus on the incredible 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace. You’ll swim off the shores of one of the most stunning beaches in Europe, Zlatni Rat, sample oysters fresh from the sea and enjoy wine tasting at a highly sought-after family-run winery in sunny Hvar – and that’s just a start. Your elegant vessel includes spacious air-conditioned cabins, some of which have private balconies for gazing out at the spectacular passing views while enjoying the salty sea breeze.

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
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 2
    • Slano/Ston

      • Fresh oyster and mussel tasting
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 3
    • Korcula

      • Enjoy peaceful Mljet National Park
      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 4
    • Vis

      • Visit the unspoiled island of Vis
  • Day 5
    • Hvar

      • OPTIONAL: Blue Cave tour
      • Wine tasting at popular winery
  • Day 6
    • Trogir

      • Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Brac.
  • Day 7
    • Split

      • Guided walking tour of Split
  • Day 8
    • Departure

      • Private transfer to the airport/ hotel
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Dubrovnik Arrival

    Dubrovnik

    Your enchanting cruise starts the moment you touch down at Dubrovnik Airport, or from your Dubrovnik hotel, with a warm welcome from your driver who will provide a private transfer to your deluxe ship waiting in Gruz Harbour. Your cabin will be ready from 1 pm. on. After stowing your bags, you’ll meet up with our local guide for a tour through Dubrovnik’s walled historic center. You’ll stroll the limestone-paved streets, marveling at the medieval landmarks while getting insight into their history and enjoying the incredible views of the Adriatic. After returning to the ship, get ready for this evening’s meet-and-greet cocktail reception which includes an introduction to your captain, the crew, and fellow passengers, a brief overview of the week ahead, and a three-course dinner.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
    • Meals Included Welcome Dinner

    Day 2 Slano/Ston

    Oyster & Wine Tour, Croatia

    We’ll start sailing this morning, departing Gruz Habour and heading toward Slano, a traditional fishing village on the mainland and the gateway to Ston, another fortified village. You’ll have time to marvel at the medieval ramparts before experiencing what Ston is most famous for, the cultivation of shellfish, with oysters the crown jewel. A short walk to an oyster farm provides the opportunity to sample the delicacies straight from the sea, known to be some of the world’s most flavorful thanks in part to the high concentration of minerals in the bay. Enjoy them with some Croatian wine while learning more about how they’re harvested. After returning to Slano, prepare to join us for the Captain’s Dinner with live music and entertainment.

    • Excursions Included Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
    • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

    Day 3 Mljet National Park & Korcula

    Mljet National Park, Croatia

    The first island on our itinerary is lush Mljet, with a large portion of it a national park. We’ll anchor a short walk from the entrance so that you can explore its famous saltwater lakes in stunning shades of blue and green. The larger lake, known as Great Lake, has a tiny islet at its heart with a Benedictine monastery. Once back on board, we’ll continue to Korcula, famous as the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo. You’ll meet our local guide at the gate leading into the walled Old Town that looks like it came straight from a storybook. Many highlights will be revealed like St. Mark’s Cathedral where you’ll see influences from its Venetian past before enjoying time on your own for dinner.

    • Excursions Included Entrance to the Mljet National Park / Guided walking tour of Korcula
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 4 Vis

    Cruising on to unspoiled Vis, the furthest inhabited island from the Croatian mainland, you’ll experience its irresistible charms. You might think you’ve gone back in time thanks to the lack of tourism development, providing a tranquil setting for exploring the stone streets of Vis Town and strolling the waterfront. Upon arrival, you’ll get to enjoy it at your leisure, perhaps visiting the archaeology museum to learn more about its long history, viewing the well-preserved traditional architecture, and maybe spending time on one of the picturesque beaches. With some of the most exclusive Croatian wines produced here, we recommend sampling a glass or two of Vugava or Plavac with your dinner this evening before you return to the ship for a peaceful night’s rest.

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

    Day 5 Blue Cave & Hvar

    Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

    An exciting day awaits with our overnight destination one of the most popular islands in Croatia, Hvar. First, we’ll stop for a tour of the famous Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, just a short jaunt from Vis. If conditions allow, you’ll enter the cave’s interior in a small boat to witness the magical phenomenon that occurs when the sun beams through a crack in the roof, reflecting off the white limestone sea bottom to illuminate it in a surreal blue glow. From here, continue to Hvar for another highlight of the trip, a wine tasting at a favorite Hvar winery, run by a local family in the small town of Jelsa. Afterward, enjoy the magnificent view from Spanjola fortress in Hvar Town.

    • Excursions Included Entrance to the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally) / Wine tasting in Hvar
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 6 Bol & Trogir

    Old Town of Trogir, Croatia

    We’ll begin to make our way toward Split, but there’s plenty to enjoy first. We’ll stop at Brac Island where you’ll have the opportunity to swim from Zlatni Rat Beach. Often named among the most beautiful, and the most photographed in all of Europe, it’s surrounded by a translucent turquoise sea on three sides. With the town of Bol nearby, if you prefer you can grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some people-watching instead. Back on board, our next destination is Trogir where we’ll anchor for the night. Like an open-air museum, you’ll have time to explore the many sights on your own. UNESCO-protected, it includes the remarkable St. Lawrence Cathedral, one of the country’s finest examples of sacral architecture.

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

    Day 7 Split

    Split

    We’ll reach our final destination today with another highlight of your island-hopping cruise: a tour of the 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace. This is where the city was birthed more than 1,700 years ago when Diocletian chose the area for his retirement residence. Much of the sprawling complex covers the historic center, with some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman buildings and monuments. You’ll take an intriguing walking tour, and afterward, the rest of the day is yours. You’ll find many restaurants and cafes along the seaside Riva promenade and in the palace for enjoying a celebratory dinner. You might pick up some souvenirs in one of the shops and then conclude the evening with a stroll along the waterfront.

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

    Day 8 Split Departure

    Split, Croatia

    This morning marks the end of this amazing cruise. You’ll have time for one last breakfast on the ship along with farewells to the captain, crew, and fellow passengers, many of whom have become new friends. While goodbyes are never easy, we hope you’ve made memories of a lifetime and have plenty of photos to take with you. When it’s time to disembark, your driver will be waiting for you to provide a private transfer to Split’s airport or your local hotel in Split if you’ve decided to extend your time here.

    • 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 Cruise Ships

    MS Aurelia

    MS Aurelia

    Discover Croatia on a small boat cruise on MS Aurelia. The cruising speed of this luxurious vessel is nine nautical miles. The small cruise ship measures 49m (161ft) in length and 8.8m (28ft) in width. MS Aurelia has capacity for just 38 clients across 18 twin or double cabins.

    MS Markan, Unforgettable Croatia

    MS Markan

    The maiden voyage for the MS Markan was in 2018 and she is the sister ship to the MV Infinity. She measures 48.5 meters by 8.8 meters and has 19 guest cabins and 9 VIP cabins available with balconies. She has a spacious sun deck to soak up the sun rays.

    Ave Maria

    MV Ave Maria

    This deluxe 38-guest capacity ship set sail on her maiden voyage in summer 2018. This is one of the most luxurious and sought-after cruise ships in Croatia. The ship boasts the latest technology, first class amenities and advanced features.

    What’s Included

    • Deluxe cruise for 7 nights, sailing from Dubrovnik to Split
    • Travel on an elegant yacht-like vessel
    • Accommodation in a spacious en-suite cabin
    • Private arrival and departure transfers in Dubrovnik and Split
    • Welcome Dinner
    • Captain’s Dinner with live music and entertainment
    • Half-board meals, including a daily buffet-style breakfast and multicourse lunches
    • Free filtered water, tea, and coffee available on an unlimited basis throughout the cruise
    • Expert local guides for walking tours in Dubrovnik, Korcula, and Split
    • Entrance to Mljet National Park
    • Visit to a family-run winery for a tasting on Hvar
    • Tasting experience at an oyster farm in Ston
    • Free Wi-Fi on board
    • Dedicated cruise manager (English speaking) throughout the trip

    What’s Extra

    • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them
    • Gratuities
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Visas if required
    • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement for lower deck cabins

    Departure Dates

    Please select your year of departure.

    2023

    • May

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

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

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

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

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

      Oct 07, 2023Oct 14, 2023

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    Why book with Unforgettable Croatia Co.

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