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Natalie - Croatia Specialist

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

+44 208 004 2345

Overview

  • from £2,445 PP
  • 10, 12 or 14 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Explore Croatia’s emerging and historic capital of Zagreb, the simply breathtaking UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park with its spectacular waterfalls, before a deluxe 7-night cruise where you will explore stunning islands along the Dalmatian coast on a deluxe small-ship with a maximum 38 passengers.

This absorbing trip, accompanied by our professional Cruise Director, includes visits to charming Dalmatian islands such as Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Vis, delightful Mljet National Park, with Wine Tasting & Oyster Farm experiences and much more.

Why Book with Us

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At a Glance

  • Days 1/3
    • Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes

      • Private arrival transfer in Zagreb
      • Private transfer to Plitvice
      • Self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes
  • Days 4/5
    • Split

      • Private transfer to Split
      • Private transfer to Split harbour
      • Guided tour of Split
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 6
    • Trogir

      • Guided tour of Trogir
  • Day 7
    • Bol & Hvar

      • Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach
      • Wine tasting in Hvar
  • Day 8
    • Vis

      • Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis
  • Day 9
    • Korcula

      • Optional: Blue Cave tour
      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 10
    • Mljet & Slano

      • Visit stunning Mljet National Park
      • Fresh oyster and mussels tasting
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 11
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Zagreb

    Zagreb city

    On arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Zagreb. Enjoy a free afternoon relaxing or exploring the city. With its Austro-Hungarian heritage, it’s a typical Central European city, with classicist and secessionist facades and green parks. Zagreb is packed with museums, galleries, theatres and restaurants – plenty to satisfy your inner culture vulture.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included N/A
    • Preferred Hotel Amadria Park Hotel Capital, Zagreb

    DAY 2 Plitvice Lakes

    Broadwalk in Plitvice

    Our driver will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the Plitvice Lakes where you will spend the day exploring the Plitvice Lakes. Croatia’s most recognisable UNESCO-listed national park, Plitvice Lakes is comprised of 16 cascading lakes and travertine waterfalls, and with endemic flora and fauna, they make a thriving ecosystem. Take a leisurely walk through the park and enjoy a boat ride on the emerald-green Kozjak Lake.

    • Excursions Included 1 Day Plitvice Lakes Tickets (Self-Guided)
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Degenija, Plitvice

    DAY 3 Split

    Split Old Fort

    You will be driven to Split and check in to your hotel before spending the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Old Town at your leisure. Enjoy discovering the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace and Split’s popular and pristine promenade. Diocletian’s Palace is a symbol of modern-day Split, incorporating an eclectic combination of Roman temples, Gothic palaces and modern Mediterranean-style stone houses.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Preferred Hotel Splendida Palace, Split

    DAY 4 Split

    Diocletian Palace

    You will have the morning at leisure to explore the delights of Split. We will arrange a private transfer from your hotel in Split to the deluxe ship at approximately 13.00hrs. After checking in you can relax in your deluxe cabin or join a guided tour of the beautiful historical town of Split. Split is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an abundance of classic Roman architecture, which includes the splendid Diocletian Palace. Welcome meet and greet cocktail reception on board. You will be introduced to the Captain, crew and fellow Croatia island-hopping passengers. Overnight in Split.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Split
    • Meals Included Breakfast & Welcome Dinner

    DAY 5 Trogir

    Trogir, Croatia

    After breakfast, we’ll begin our cruise, heading to the medieval town of Trogir for an inspiring city tour through its enticing streets, viewing the magnificently preserved Kamerlengo Castle and one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in the country, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence.

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

    DAY 6 Bol & Hvar

    Hvar panorama

    Depart for the charming island of Brac and visit the famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach near Bol. The quaint fisherman’s village of Bol offers an authentic Dalmatian welcome.  We continue cruising towards the jet-set island of Hvar which is renowned for its stunning and fragrant fields of lavender. On arrival, enjoy a wine-tasting tour at a very sought-after family winery in Jelsa, a small and charming town on the island.

    • Excursions Included Wine tasting in Hvar
    • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 7 Pakleni Islands & Vis

    Pakleni Islands

    Our adventure takes us to the furthest island from the mainland: Vis. As the public was unable to visit for 40 years while it was used as a strategic military base during the Homeland War, tourism development has been limited, resulting in an unspoiled, tranquil atmosphere. First, we’ll wind through the Pakleni Islands for a swim stop in the archipelago’s crystal-clear turquoise waters, providing the opportunity to use water toys on board. Upon our mid-afternoon arrival at Vis, the remainder of the day is yours.

    • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 8 Blue Cave & Korcula

    Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

    Head towards the striking island of Korcula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays en route as well as the chance to visit the Blue Cave. If conditions are right, you’ll enter in a small boat to witness the interior as it’s illuminated in blue, with the sun beaming its rays in through a crack in the roof and reflecting off the white sea bottom. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions; therefore, the entry fee of EUR20pp is payable on the day. Afternoon arrival in Korcula is followed by a guided walking tour of this charming Old Town.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally), Guided tour of Korcula
    • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 9 Mljet & Slano

    Oyster Tasting, Croatia

    Continue to cruise further south towards the island of Mljet. On arrival, you can join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes, situated in the heart of the stunning Mljet National Park. Next is the enchanting village of Slano, on the mainland, which is our destination this afternoon. Slano is a peaceful traditional fishermen’s village and the entrance point to Ston, another fortified small village that is famous for its oysters. After sampling fresh oysters and learning more about this delicacy, head back to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner.

    • Excursions Included Entrance fees to Mljet National Park, Fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
    • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch & Captain's Dinner

    DAY 10 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik City Walls, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    On the final day of the luxury island hopping tour, we make an early departure to Dubrovnik. The ancient city boasts many historical buildings that date back to the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. We take a cruise alongside the walls of the old Dubrovnik city centre. You can join our guided walking tour of this magnificent city and we recommend that you take the cable car to the top of Mount Srd, to enjoy panoramic scenic views of the ancient city walls and the beautiful Elaphiti Islands.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
    • Meals Included Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 11 Departure

    Cable Car, Dubrovnik

    After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and to all of your new friends. Check out by 09.00hrs and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

    Alternatively, speak to your consultant if you would like to extend your stay in Dubrovnik or spend some time across the border in Montenegro.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Deluxe Cruise Ships

    MS Phoenix Mobile Banner

    MS Phoenix

    A modern luxury yacht, Phoenix 72 was built in 2021 offering an elegant way to cruise Croatia’s magnificent coast. She boasts 18 comfortable en-suite, air-conditioned cabins, complete with LCD TVs and large portholes or windows for watching the passing scenery. Expect state-of-the-art facilities and the latest and greatest high-tech and safety equipment to ensure an unforgettable excursion.

    MS Desire, Croatia small ship cruise

    MS Desire

    MS Desire is a 48.2m (157ft) long, 8.1m (26ft) wide luxury ship, with a cruising speed of ten nautical miles per hour. The ship launched in 2017 featuring the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The ship has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins over the lower deck, upper deck and sun deck, ensuring exceptional personal service.

    MV Adriatic King Mobile

    MV Adriatic King

    The MV Adriatic King is a luxurious head-turning yacht that offers intimate cruises along the Croatian coast with just 18 spacious cabins and the ability to reach smaller harbours and out-of-the-way ports for a more authentic experience. She was built to meet and exceed the latest global standards to ensure safety and comfort with many desirable features, including a large sun deck with loungers and a bubbling Jacuzzi.

    What’s Included

    • Return flights from UK airports
    • Private return airport transfers in Zagreb and Dubrovnik
    • Overnight stay in 4-star hotel in Zagreb on a bed & breakfast basis
    • Private transfer from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes
    • Overnight stay in 4-star hotel inplitvice on a bed & breakfast basis
    • Self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes
    • Private transfer from Plitvice Lakes to Split
    • Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Split on a bed & breakfast basis
    • Deluxe one-way cruise in a lower deck cabin
    • Welcome reception & cocktail
    • Daily buffet breakfast with generous fresh fruit selection
    • Daily 3 Course set lunch with a choice of beer or wine with your lunch
    • 3 Evening meals whilst on the cruise
    • Unlimited filtered water on the cruise
    • Captain’s welcome dinner with live entertainment
    • Croatian wine tasting tour in Hvar
    • Half day gastronomic tour to an oyster farm in Ston
    • Professional English-speaking tour manager
    • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Trogir, Korcula, Split
    • Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
    • Entrance to Mljet National Park
    • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
    • Luggage handling
    • Daily cabin service
    • Free WiFi
    • ATOL Protection

    What's Not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Port taxes which will be advised at the time of quoting
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

    Supplement Free Cabins for Single Travellers

    • We have a limited number of supplement free cabins for single travellers per departure. Once these supplement free cabins have sold out, a single supplement of 80% applies to lower deck cabins.

    Departure Dates

    2024

    • May

      1 May 8 May15 May22 May29 May
    • June

      5 Jun12 Jun19 Jun26 Jun
    • July

      3 Jul10 Jul17 Jul24 Jul31 Jul
    • August

      7 Aug14 Aug21 Aug28 Aug
    • September

      4 Sept11 Sept18 Sept25 Sept
    • October

      2 Oct9 Oct

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