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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 £2,545 PP
  • 10, 12 or 14 Nights
  • Max 38 on Cruise with Private Land Portion
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Explore two countries in one on this enchanting 10-night trip. With Montenegro Croatia’s nearby neighbour to the southeast, you’ll begin by travelling from Dubrovnik to enjoy three nights in the stunning fortified city of Kotor. Enjoy time to explore on your own here and a private tour for an in-depth look at Kotor, a visit to Perast and the famous Our Lady on the Rocks islet. Returning to Dubrovnik, you’ll enjoy a tour of the magnificent walled city before departing on the ultimate small-ship cruise for nature lovers, historic enthusiasts and foodies. It includes everything from sampling some of the world’s most delicious oysters, freshly harvested from the sea to a boat tour of the famous Blue Cave. Island hop to Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Brac before concluding in ancient Split with a tour of Diocletian’s Palace, with many memorable swim stops in secluded bays and plenty of delectable cuisine along the way.

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At a glance

  • Days 1/3
    • Montenegro

      • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Kotor, Montenegro
      • Half-Day tour of Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks and Old Town Kotor
      • Day at leisure
  • Day 4
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik
      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town
      • Welcome Dinner and reception
  • Day 5
    • Slano

      • Fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 6
    • Mljet & Korcula

      • Enjoy peaceful Mljet National Park
      • Guided Walking Tour of charming Korcula
  • Day 7
    • Vis

      • Explore quaint & remote Vis Island, known as the 'Mediterranean as it once was'
  • Day 8
    • Blue Cave & Hvar

      • Optional: Experience the Blue Cave
      • Wine tasting at local winery in Hvar
  • Day 9
    • Bol & Trogir

      • Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Brac
      • Guided walking tour of medieval Trogir
  • Days 10/11
    • Split

      • Guided walking tour of Split
      • Private transfer to Split airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Montenegro

    montenegro

    Begin your journey by flying into Dubrovnik International Airport. Upon arrival, our driver will be there to welcome you and provide a private transfer to your five-star hotel in Kotor, Montenegro, a scenic two-hour drive away. After getting settled into your deluxe sea view room, the rest of the day is yours. You might want to relax and rest up for the adventure ahead. Your hotel offers infinity pools, a private beach area, a beach club and a posh spa, providing multiple options for unwinding. You can enjoy dinner right here this evening as well with two upscale restaurants offering dishes based on fresh, local ingredients.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included N/A
    • Preferred Hotel Huma Kotor Bay, Kotor

    DAY 2 Montenegro

    Perast

    Join your private guide for a half-day tour that starts with a visit to Perast, a small peaceful town with magnificent 17th- and 18th-century buildings, including 16 well-preserved palaces, like the baroque-style Bujovic palace at its entrance. Afterwards, you’ll hop on a boat for a visit to the Our Lady on the Rocks, a man-made islet constructed by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks, topped with a lovely church and museum. Conclude with a walking tour along the cobbled streets of the walled Old Town of Kotor, one of the Adriatic’s most well-preserved medieval towns with picturesque squares and centuries-old buildings.

    • Excursions Included Half-Day tour of Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks and Old Town Kotor
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Preferred Hotel Huma Kotor Bay, Kotor

    DAY 3 Montenegro

    Old Town Budva Montenegro

    We’ve left a full day for you to enjoy Kotor at your leisure. You can enjoy the many offerings at your hotel, or maybe pick up a pomegranate gelato and wander through the magical alleys of the Old Town. If you’re up for a climb, take the over 1,350 steps to the top of San Giovanni Fortress for a magnificent view over the bay and Old Town. Fans of felines shouldn’t miss the Cat Museum of Kotor which includes a vast collection paying a tribute to the locals’ love of cats. There are plenty roaming around with the hot spot Church of Saint Mary Collegiate.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Preferred Hotel Huma Kotor Bay, Kotor

    DAY 4 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik City Walls, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    Today you’ll begin your one-week cruise, but first, our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Kotor for a private transfer to Gruz Harbour where your deluxe ship awaits. The friendly crew will help you with your bags and ensure they’re carefully stowed so that you can enjoy a guided walking tour through the walled Old City of Dubrovnik. Discover many centuries-old landmarks along the limestone-paved streets, including the gothic-style Rector’s Palace and the 15th-century Onofrio Fountain that supplied water to the city’s residents from a spring. After returning to the ship, get ready for the three-course Welcome Dinner this evening.

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

    DAY 5 Slano

    Slano, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    Sailing gets underway this morning with our departure for Slano, a traditional fortified village on the mainland. Upon our arrival, we’ll disembark with time for you to marvel at the medieval walls before heading to the nearby village of Ston, also fortified. It’s best known for its shellfish, however, and you’ll get to enjoy a sampling of its most popular delicacy, oysters, complemented with Dalmatian wine. You’ll learn about their history, how they’re harvested, and why they’re some of the world’s most delicious before returning to the ship with time to prepare for the evening’s Captain’s Dinner, a multicourse feast with live music.

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

    DAY 6 Mljet & Korcula

    Slano, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    The island-hopping part of your journey begins today with Mljet the first stop. We’ll anchor just outside Mljet National Park which protects a significant amount of the island with its two saltwater lakes popular attractions. You can reach them with just a short walk and enjoy sunbathing or swimming from one of the small beaches. Or, hop in a boat for a ride to the islet at the heart of Great Lake which is topped with a 12th-century Benedictine Monastery. Continuing our cruise to Korcula Island, you’ll join our local guide near one of the gates for a tour of the walled Old Town.

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

    DAY 7 Vis

    Vis town coastal

    Discover unspoiled Vis Island, a place that feels as if it’s in another time with its lack of tourism development, thanks to the remote location and being closed off to visitors for 40 years while used as a military base. The outside world rediscovered its delights after the independence of Croatia, and you’ll be able to enjoy its tranquillity and stunning natural beauty on your own. We’ll arrive just outside Vis Town where you can take a stroll along the waterfront, visit the archaeological museum, a Roman theatre and perhaps climb to the top of the fortress for some refreshing sundowner cocktails.

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

    DAY 8 Blue Cave & Hvar

    Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

    One of the highlights of your cruise will be enjoyed today, a tour of the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. It’s just a short boat ride from Vis and you’ll enter in a small vessel that can get through its narrow entrance. Marvel at the surreal blue glow, a magical natural phenomenon that occurs when the sun beams its rays through a crack in the roof, reflecting off the white limestone sea bottom. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions and therefore the entry fee of EUR20pp is payable on the day. From here, we continue to Hvar where we’ll visit a highly sought-after family-run winery in the small town of Jelsa for a wine tasting.

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

    DAY 9 Bol & Trogir

    Old Town of Trogir

    We’ll begin cruising toward Split, but first, some very memorable stops, including Zlatni Rat. Also known as the Golden Horn, it’s frequently ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Europe, surrounded on three sides by translucent cobalt waters. Enjoy an unforgettable swim or grab a cup of coffee in the village of Bol nearby if you’d rather stay dry. Medieval Trogir is our next stop. Like an open-air museum, there are many spectacular landmarks, including the 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic St. Lawrence Cathedral and 15th-century Kamerlengo Castle. The waterfront promenade is an ideal place to dine in many eateries for an alfresco meal and a view.

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

    DAY 10 Split

    Split promenade

    On the final full day of our cruise, we’ll reach Split, just a short ride from Trogir. Upon our arrival, you’ll join our local guide for a tour of the historic centre, including Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a massive complex with some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman buildings. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own, perhaps doing some shopping right here as many of those buildings are now home to boutiques and galleries. Enjoy a celebratory dinner marking the end of a memorable trip in a restaurant here or along the Riva promenade followed by an evening walk and some people-watching.

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

    DAY 11 Split

    Split, Croatia

    You’ll enjoy one last breakfast on board the ship with departure time nearing. Be sure your bags are packed and ready and say your farewells to new friends made, with our driver meeting you here for a private transfer to Split’s airport or your local hotel if you plan to spend more time here. Our travel experts will be happy to assist if you’d like to explore elsewhere or need anything else. Otherwise, we wish you safe travels and hope to host you on another unforgettable trip.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Deluxe Balcony Cruise Ships

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    MS Aurelia

    The MS Aurelia is a 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2020 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

    Markan, Unforgettable Croatia

    MV Markan

    The MV Markan cruise ship (sister ship to the MV Infinity) is a 48.5 meters long, 8.8 meters wide deluxe ship, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour. She features the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The ship’s main deck features a spacious air-conditioned dining room with a bar area with LCD TV, a corner buffet breakfast table and a covered outdoor lounge area.

    Ave Maria, Unforgettable Croatia

    MV Ave Maria

    MV Ave Maria deluxe cruise ship is a 48,4m (157 ft) long, 8.6m (28 ft) wide deluxe ship, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour. The ship is due to launch in early 2018 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, ensuring exceptional personal service.

    What’s Included

    • Return flights from UK airports
    • Private transfers as noted on itinerary
    • 3 nights accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel in Kotor, Montenegro (B&B basis)
    • 8-day, 7-night deluxe cruise from Dubrovnik to Split
    • Accommodation on the ship provided in spacious en-suite cabins
    • Daily breakfasts and half-board meals on the cruise (with a drink at lunch and dinner)
    • Three-course Welcome Dinner
    • Captain’s Dinner with live music and entertainment
    • Complimentary unlimited filtered water, tea and filtered coffee throughout the cruise
    • Guided tours in Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Trogir and Split
    • Mljet National Park entrance fees
    • Ston oyster tasting experience with wine
    • Hvar wine tasting at a family-run winery
    • Dedicated English-speaking cruise manager during the cruise
    • Daily swim stops on the cruise
    • Luggage handling
    • Daily cabin service
    • Free WiFi onboard
    • 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

      2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May
    • June

      6 Jun 13 Jun20 Jun27 Jun
    • July

      4 Jul11 Jul18 Jul25 Jul
    • August

      1 Aug8 Aug15 Aug22 Aug29 Aug
    • September

      5 Sept12 Sept19 Sept26 Sept
    • October

      3 Oct10 Oct

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