A small ship cruise that’s sure to captivate from the start, sailing from beautiful Dubrovnik to elegant Opatija, passengers can look forward to experiencing some of the top highlights of Croatia along with lesser-known delights. Inspirational walking tours through the fortified Old Town of Korcula, glamorous Hvar (including a wine tasting), Split, Zadar and Opatija are all on the itinerary.
Not only will there be endless photo-ops and jaw-dropping scenery in every direction, much of which can be enjoyed while relaxing on a comfy lounge chair on the sun deck, but plenty of delicious traditional Dalmatian wine and cuisine.
|Sail from beautiful Dubrovnik to charming Korcula. Guided tour & Welcome meal in an authentic restaurant.||Korcula|
|A tour of cosmopolitan Hvar with wine-tasting & a fortress tour with spectacular views.||Hvar|
|An inspirational guided walking tour of Diocletian Roman Palace, Split.||Split|
|Explore Krka Waterfalls National Park. Enjoy the picturesque, medieval town of Sibenik.||Sibenik|
|Walking tour of delightful Zadar & taste the famous Cherry Maraschino liqueur.||Zadar|
|Explore Rab, the 'Island of Love' & sample the delicious Rab cake.||Rab Island|
|Guided walking tour of elegant Opatija. Farewell dinner & live entertainment.||Opatija|
|Private transfer to the airport.|
Board: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
Dubrovnik – Korcula (L, D)
Your journey begins with our departure from Dubrovnik at 1 p.m. You may want to take a stroll to marvel at its medieval treasures, including ‘Game of Throne’ filming sites before we sail to Korcula. Alleged to be the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo, the ‘Black Island,’ as its sometimes referred to is named for its vast pine forests so dense that from a distance make it appear black. Along the way we’ll stop at a secluded so you can enjoy a refreshing dip in those enticing clear turquoise waters. A guided tour awaits upon our arrival, bringing the chance to explore the fairy-tale like Old Town and discover glimpses of its Venetian past. Enjoy the evening in true Croatian style at a traditional family run Croatian restaurant offering local food and lots of wine.
Korcula – Hvar (B, L, T)
Cruising on to sunny Hvar, known as the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic with its yacht-filled marina and lively nightlife, it also offers serene landscapes of lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards as well as a wonderful medieval Old Town. On arrival in Hvar, enjoy a short orientation tour of the Old Town before setting off for wine tasting at one of Croatia’s best family wineries. Sample a selection of local wines and snacks before continuing your tour to the impressive Spanjola Fortress overlooking the town. Enjoy a tour of the fortress and its magnificent views over Hvar and its idyllic islands before returning to Hvar Town. Spend your evening sampling the town’s hip cafes, bars and outstanding restaurants.
Hvar – Split (B, L)
We set sail early to visit Croatia’s second largest city, UNESCO-protected Split. Birthed when the 4th-century Emperor Diocletian chose it as his ideal retirement destination, you’ll be able to take a guided tour through this walled palace that covers nearly half of the Old Town. Explore Roman temples and Gothic palaces tucked between cafes and shops before enjoying time at your leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere, perhaps a stroll on the palm-lined waterfront promenade.
Split – Sibenik (Krka National Park) (B, L)
Croatia’s waterfalls are world-renowned, and today you’ll get to experience some of its most photogenic in Krka National Park. Skradinski Buk is an especially fantastical sight, made up of 17 falls with cascades up to 328 feet wide, spilling 150 feet down into tranquil turquoise pools. Follow your guide along the meandering paths where you’ll be able to capture postcard-perfect photos before we enjoy dinner in a traditional Croatian village. The evening is spent in the ancient, 1,000-year-old town of Sibenik where you’ll have time to stroll the maze of backstreets and sights like Sibenik Cathedral, the most important Renaissance architectural monument in the country.
Sibenik – Zadar (B, L, T)
Cruising on, we’ll venture to the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, Zadar, which carries traces of early human settlements dating all the way back to the Stone Age. Our local guide will bring you on a tour to delve into its rich historical heritage, including the city walls and sites like the 1st-century Roman Forum and 9th-century Church of St. Donatus, its most famous medieval basilica. Sample Zadar’s signature cherry Maraschino liqueur and pay a visit to a famous modern attraction, the Sea Organ which uses the waves to create harmonious music via an underwater system of pipes and whistles.
Zadar – Rab Island (B, L, T)
The “Island of Love,” or Rab as its officially called, is our next stop. Join our local guide for a tour of its medieval walls, palaces, churches, Romanesque towers and delightful squares. You’ll stroll the stone streets lined with artists that can be seen painting as well as display there works, providing a Montmartre atmosphere and enjoy tasting the island’s famous Rab cake, a traditional sweet treat.
Rab – Opatija (B, L, D)
We’ll depart early for our final destination of Opatija, an elegant port city and popular coastal resort. Join our local guide for a walking tour to experience its rich history and culture including glamourous villas, impressive monuments and picturesque churches. Visit the Croatian Walk of Fame, the pretty harbor and walk the Lungomare promenade enjoying the lovely views before returning to the ship for a farewell dinner and live entertainment. It’s the perfect time to share memories and perhaps photos with your fellow passengers before our journey comes to an end.
Say your final goodbyes as departure day has arrived. After breakfast you’ll take your private transfer to an onward hotel or to the airport.
Our Signature small cruise ships with balconies offer the peak of luxurious cruising in Croatia. Your cabin will be extra-spacious and luxurious with a private balcony for marveling at the passing jewel-like islands.
These ships are the newest and best in our fleet and include extra-special added extras like gourmet tasting experiences, the very best cruise directors, the most included meals and unbeatable service.
- 7-night cruise Signature balcony cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija
- Wine tasting at a highly sought after family winery in Hvar
- Buffet breakfast and a three-course set lunch provided daily
- Entrance to the Krka National Park and waterfalls
- Two evening meals including a traditional Croatian village dinner party
- Rab cake tasting experience on Rab Island
- Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout the cruise
- Experienced English-speaking cruise director
- A choice of drink with your lunches and dinners (wine, beer or a soft drink)
- On board lectures
- Guided tours of Korcula, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Rab and Opatija
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Visitors taxes and port fees
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Flights to Croatia
Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 50% single person supplement.
Dubrovnik to Opatija 2020 Departures
- June 20th departure only - MV Memories
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