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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 $2,695 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Opatija
  • Dubrovnik

Highlights

An extraordinary small-ship cruise from elegant Opatija to enchanting Dubrovnik, travel on a Deluxe Balcony ship with the option of balcony cabins for enjoying the salty sea breeze and a dazzling view of your surroundings. The 7-night journey includes exquisite culinary delights and exceptional personalized service, along with many carefully chosen tours led by handpicked local guides. You’ll experience the best of every destination, from Rab, the “island of love,” and Zadar with its intriguing mix of historic and modern, to medieval Sibenik, ancient Split, sunny Hvar, Korcula with its fairytale Old Town, and the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, enjoying unforgettable swim stops in between.

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At a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Opatija Arrival & Rab

      • Departure from Opatija
      • Old Town Rab tour with a sample of Rab cake
  • Day 2
    • Zadar

      • Zadar guided tour
      • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
  • Day 3
    • Sibenik & Krka National Park

      • Krka National Park guided tour
  • Day 4
    • Split

      • Split guided tour
  • Day 5
    • Hvar

      • Hvar Island guided tour with wine tasting
  • Day 6
    • Korcula

      • Old Town Korcula guided tour
      • Optional Dalmatian dinner at a family-run eatery
  • Day 7
    • Dubrovnik

      • Dubrovnik guided tour
  • Day 8
    • Dubrovnik Departure

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      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 Opatija & Rab

      Opatija and Lovran

      Upon arrival to Opatija, you’ll be welcomed aboard at midday with time to get settled into your cabin as we depart for the island of Rab. During our voyage, a three-course lunch will be served, and upon disembarkation, you’ll meet a local guide for a tour. Stroll the atmospheric squares and streets of Old Town where artists are often creating and displaying their works. You’ll have the chance to sample the island’s famous Rab cake, a unique treat that was reportedly invented by local nuns for a visiting pope. You’ll have leisurely time this evening to explore further and enjoy an authentic meal.

      • Excursions Included Guided walking tour of Rab
      • Meals Included Welcome Lunch

      Day 2 Zadar

      Zadar aerial view

      This morning we cruise to captivating Zadar, renowned for its rich history, distinctive architecture, and pair of remarkable waterfront art installations. Upon arrival join your Cruise Director and a local guide for a tour that includes a sample of the city’s signature Maraschino cherry liqueur. Marvel at the historic landmarks and modern delights, including the Sea Organ which uses the power of the waves to create enchanting melodies, and the Greeting to the Sun which is illuminated by the sun, paying homage to what Alfred Hitchcock called the world’s “most beautiful sunset.” The Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment will be hosted onboard this evening.

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

      Day 3 Sibenik & Krka National Park

      Krka National Park, Croatia

      As we set sail from Zadar, cruising along the Northern Dalmatian coast towards Sibenik, enjoy breakfast and the beautiful views. Before we reach our destination, you’ll enjoy a refreshing swim stop. Upon arrival, join your Cruise Director and a knowledgeable local guide for an immersive tour through Krka National Park, known for its abundant flora, magnificent waterfalls, and river, incredibly photogenic with its stunning gem-like aquamarine color. Stroll the winding trails while enjoying the scenic views. After returning to Sibenik, the evening is at your leisure for exploring sights like the UNESCO-listed St. James Cathedral and enjoying dinner at one of the many outstanding restaurants.

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

      Day 4 Split

      Split

      Today we’ll head to another magnificent UNESCO-listed destination – ancient Split with its famous 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Along the way, enjoy a refreshing swim, aiming to arrive in Split this afternoon. After entering the port, we’ll be warmly greeted by a local guide for a tour of the historical center, including the complex which features some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman architecture. You’ll learn all about its fascinating history with expert insight, and even head to the intriguing palace cellars. Fans of the popular series “Game of Thrones” will recognize quite a bit. Afterward, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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

      Day 5 Hvar

      View of harbor in Hvar Town, Croatia

      This morning we head to Hvar, renowned for its exceptional restaurants and vibrant nightlife, often attracting celebrities and VIPs from across the globe. As we make our way, enjoy a swim break in a secluded bay, with a mid-afternoon arrival at Hvar’s main port. Your Cruise Director will accompany the group on a guided tour of the island that includes a wine-tasting session at a popular family-owned vineyard. Enjoy the breathtaking views of undulating vine-covered hills and the sparkling turquoise sea along the way. After touring, experience the diverse range of bars and restaurants in Hvar Town on your own.

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

      Day 6 Korcula

      Korcula Old Town

      Today, we kick off the morning by sailing toward captivating Korcula. Enjoy a swim stop as we make our way, arriving by late afternoon. Our expert local guide will be waiting to welcome you at the gate into the walled Old Town, a highlight encircled by towers and bastions that have given it the nickname “mini-Dubrovnik. Wander through the charming narrow streets and alleyways, adorned with impressive Venetian-gothic architecture, while learning all about the town’s history and its connection to international explorer Marco Polo. This evening you’ll have the option to indulge in a traditional Dalmatian dinner at one of our guests’ favorite restaurants.

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

      Day 7 Dubrovnik

      Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Reaching our final cruise destination, we’ll sail around the ancient walls of Dubrovnik’s historical center before anchoring in the port. After disembarkation, meet our local guide for a tour of the pedestrianized Old Town, strolling the limestone-paved streets to marvel at the many Gothic and Renaissance buildings, including Spector’s Palace and an ancient monastery with one of Europe’s oldest still-active pharmacies, dating to the 15th century. The rest of the day is yours -we recommend walking atop the stone walls for a view of the red-tiled roofs on one side, with the sea, and nearby islands on the other, followed by a celebratory dinner.

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

      Day 8 Dubrovnik Departure

      A panoramic view of Dubrovnik

      Emotions are mixed this morning, as it will soon be time to bid farewell, with many wonderful memories made. Before our goodbyes, a final breakfast will be served, with time to enjoy your last moments with the captain, crew, and new friends made along the way, perhaps exchanging contact information and photos. As you prepare to depart, our driver will be waiting to provide a private transfer to your local hotel if you plan to extend your time in Dubrovnik, or to the airport to catch your flight home.

      • 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 Opatija to Dubrovnik on a 2021 built balcony ship
      • Private transfers to/from the ship
      • Multicourse Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
      • Half-board meals, including daily buffet-style breakfasts & multicourse lunches
      • Complimentary unlimited filtered water, tea, and coffee
      • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
      • Expert guided tours in Rab, Zadar, Krka National Park, Split, Hvar, Korcula, & Dubrovnik
      • Hvar Island wine-tasting session
      • Tasting of Rab cake in Old Town Rab
      • Watersports equipment onboard
      • Dedicated Cruise Director throughout the cruise
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
      • 24/7 staff support
      • Luggage handling
      • 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
      • 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.

      2024

      • Jun

        Jun 19, 2024
      • Sep

        Sep 11, 2024

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