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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 $3,750 PP
  • 12 Nights
  • Private Land Tour & Cruise
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

Cruise from the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ Dubrovnik, and sail the spectacular Dalmatian coast, soaking up the scenery and the flavors while experiencing some of the country’s most majestic cities and picturesque islands. Enjoy guided walking tours of Dubrovnik and its ancient City Walls, the enticing maze of streets in Split’s Diocletian’s Palace, and the charming Old Town of densely forested Korcula. A tour through Trogir is on the agenda too.

Enjoy an inspirational journey towards the magical city of Venice, exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park & stunning Istria with its gastronomic delights.

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  • Days 1/2
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private transfer to hotel.
      • Private transfer to the ship.
      • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik.
      • Welcome Cocktail Evening.
  • Day 3
    • Slano/Ston

      • Oyster farm tour and tasting in Ston
      • Captain's Dinner.
  • Day 4
    • Korcula

      • Enjoy peaceful Mljet National Park.
      • Guided Walking Tour of charming Korcula.
  • Day 5
    • Vis

      • Explore quaint & remote Vis Island, known as the 'Mediterranean as it once was.'
  • Day 6
    • Hvar

      • OPTIONAL: Experience the magical Blue Cave.
      • Wine tasting in Hvar.
  • Day 7
    • Trogir

      • Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Brac.
      • Guided tour of Trogir.
  • Day 8
    • Split

      • Guided walking tour of Split.
  • Day 9
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park

      • Private tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Days 10/12
    • Opatija

      • Private trip to elegant Opatija.
      • Istria Sightseeing & Tasting Tour.
  • Day 13
    • Zagreb or Venice

      • Private transfer to Zagreb or Venice.
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    Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Town

    Welcome to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Take your private transfer from the airport to your hotel where you can enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. You might want to take a trip back in time, strolling the marble, pedestrian-only streets of the Old City, shopping for souvenirs while taking in sights like the grand Pile gate and Bokar fortress. Or, take a ride on the cable car to the top of Mount Srd for a bird’s-eye view of the red-tiled rooftops, the endless blue of the Adriatic Sea, and the Elaphiti Islands.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel More

    Day 2 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Today you’ll be able to board the elegant vessel that will bring you on the island-hopping portion of your tour. You’ll be transferred from your hotel (or the airport if you’re arriving in Dubrovnik today) to Gruz Harbour. Your cabin will be ready from 1 pm on. Join a local guide for a walking tour through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik’s walled Old City. You’ll be able to explore ancient wonders like Rector’s Palace and even walk atop the medieval walls with its intricate system of forts, towers, bastions, and casemates while enjoying a panoramic view from above.

    • Excursions Included Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

    Day 3 Slano/Ston

    Oyster & Wine Tour, Croatia

    Today we will sail to the charming village of Slano, situated on the mainland. You can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, as we cruise around Dubrovnik’s city walls before heading in the direction of the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in charming Slano, this traditional fisherman’s village was once fortified and is famous for its oysters. From Slano we head towards Ston, a sought-after seaside town that is known for its oyster production. You will take a small boat out into the middle of the estuary and enjoy sampling fresh oysters directly from the sea with a dash of lime and some locally produced wine. Return to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner onboard.

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

    Day 4 Mljet National Park & Korcula

    Korcula, Croatia

    We’ll venture further north to Mljet Island and its stunning national park this morning. Walk the shores of the two salt lakes at its center and then visit tiny St. Mary Isle which sits in Great Lake and houses a 12th-century Benedictine monastery and historic church. After lunch, we journey to Korcula Island, perhaps best known as the birthplace of one of the world’s most famous explorers, Marco Polo. Your inspirational guide will take you on a tour through fortified Korcula Town. You’ll have the evening to explore on your own, sampling tasty cuisine in the local eateries.

    • Excursions Included Entrance to Mljet National Park and guided tour of Korcula
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 5 Vis

    Vis, Croatia

    An early morning departure for the tranquil island of Vis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the Adriatic before we arrive at this unspoiled island in the afternoon. For four decades it was closed off to visitors and abandoned by many locals while used as a Yugoslav military base. It’s managed to remain largely undeveloped, offering a step back in time with traditional architecture and pristine beaches. Look forward to exploring Vis Town at your leisure, enjoying the atmospheric vibe as you walk the lovely stone streets lined with fabulous taverns.

    • Excursions Included Wine tasting experience
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 6 Blue Cave & Hvar

    Weather permitting, our first stop today is the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, one of Croatia’s most famous attractions. When conditions are right, we can experience the incredible natural phenomenon that occurs when sunlight streams through, illuminating the cave with an ethereal blue glow. Our next stop is the beautiful sunshine island of Hvar. 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 Entrance to the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally). Wine tasting in Hvar
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 7 Bol & Trogir

    Old town of Trogir in Dalmatia

    We sail towards Trogir, with a stop in Bol, famous as the home of one of Europe’s most photographed beaches, Zlatni Rat. Enjoy a swim off its shores or coffee in town before returning to the ship for lunch. We’ll continue cruising to the UNESCO-listed Trogir, an open-air museum filled with impressive medieval towers, churches, palaces, and monasteries. Its Cathedral of St. Lawrence is considered one of the country’s finest examples of sacral architecture. Learn more about it on a guided walking tour, followed by time on your own.

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

    Day 8 Split

    Split

    The last stop on this deluxe cruise is Croatia’s second-largest city, ancient Split. You’ll have the opportunity for another swim stop before arriving in this Roman-built city. Join our guide for a tour of its historical center, nearly half of which is made up of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian’s Palace, a maze-like complex with a wealth of magnificent Roman architecture. Split was built in the 4th century as the retirement home for Roman Emperor Diocletian. After the tour, explore on your own and enjoy dinner in a myriad of restaurants and bars dotted throughout the palace.

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

    Day 9 Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Plitvice Lakes

    Today you’ll be met by private transfer for the scenic drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park, nestled among three mountains in the Dinaric Alps: Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the park’s 16 interconnected lakes that vary in shades from emerald to turquoise and sapphire blue, with countless cascading waterfalls in nearly every direction. You’ll take a boat trip across the dazzling water while gazing at the remarkable scenery around you. At the end, you’ll catch a train for a panoramic vista of the park too.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Degenija

    Day 10 Opatija

    Opatija

    A private transfer will bring you from Plitvice Lakes to the world-renowned seaside city of Opatija. Enjoy the afternoon to take in the timeless elegance and beauty of Opatija along the Istrian coast with its grand historic mansions, monuments, pretty parks, and beaches, much of which can be enjoyed with a walk along the Longomare promenade, a path that winds along the coast bringing dazzling coastal and sea views.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Ambasador

    Day 11 Opatija

    Opatija and Lovran

    Enjoy a day of leisure and relaxation in Opatija. Walk the famous ‘Lungomare’ promenade, which was originally constructed over 100 years ago, dating back to the heyday of health tourism, and stretches for 12 kilometers from the picturesque town of Volosko to Lovran. It is a favorite for both local artists and visitors alike and the walk will provide an interesting callback to Opatija’s past. Admire the magnificent villas and hotels all around the town boasting a classical beauty that has easily weathered the ravages of time. Alternatively, relax at the hotel spa and enjoy your luxurious surroundings.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Ambasador

    Day 12 Istria Sightseeing & Tasting Tour

    Truffle Hunting, Motovun

    Today enjoy a tour beginning with a guided walk through the picturesque town of Rovinj, including time to drop into the galleries and souvenir stores of historic Via Grisia. You’ll then transfer by road to Motovun, around an hour away, stopping en route for a wine and brandy tasting session at a local winery, accompanied by light snacks. Motovun is arguably Istria’s most beautiful hill town and a center for the local truffle industry. Return to your hotel via the equally scenic village of Buzet, also in the heart of Croatia’s truffle country.

    • Excursions Included Private guided sightseeing and tasting day tour through Istria
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Hotel Accommodation Hotel Ambasador

    Day 13 Zagreb or Venice

    Venice's Grand Canal, Italy

    After breakfast this morning your unforgettable Dubrovnik to Venice tour ends with a private transfer to Venice. Upon your arrival, you’ll be perfectly situated for enjoying the world-famous landmarks in this “Floating City,” from the Piazza San Marco to gondola rides through the canals. Be sure to sample some gelato and take in the view from the Campanile, the city’s tallest building. Alternatively, your driver can transfer you to Zagreb.

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

      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 Dubrovnik to Split cruise in a choice of cabin
    • Daily buffet breakfast and four-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 Mljet National Park
    • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
    • Professional English-speaking cruise manager
    • Luggage handling and daily cabin service
    • Free Wi-Fi on board
    • 1 night in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Dubrovnik, 1 night in Plitvice Lakes & 3 nights in Opatija, on a bed & breakfast basis.
    • A private guided sightseeing & tasting day tour of Istria
    • Entrance and a private guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Private transfer to Zagreb or Venice
    • All return private transfers, to and from the airports, hotels and ships

    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

    • April

      Apr 28, 2023
    • May

      May 05, 2023May 12, 2023May 19, 2023May 26, 2023
    • June

      Jun 02, 2023Jun 09, 2023Jun 16, 2023Jun 23, 2023Jun 30, 2023
    • July

      Jul 07, 2023Jul 14, 2023Jul 21, 2023Jul 28, 2023
    • August

      Aug 04, 2023Aug 11, 2023Aug 18, 2023Aug 25, 2023
    • September

      Sept 01, 2023Sept 08, 2023Sept 15, 2023Sept 22, 2023Sept 29, 2023
    • October

      Oct 06, 2023Oct 13, 2023

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