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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

+44 208 004 2345

Overview

  • from £1,595 PP
  • 7 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Signature
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik

Highlights

The ultimate trip for food and wine lovers, delve into Croatia’s emerging culinary scene on this 7-night cruise. You’ll sail from ancient Split with its renowned 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace that holds some of the most well-preserved Roman architecture in the world to medieval Dubrovnik.

Travelling on an elegant small-cruise ship from our Signature collection, you’ll enjoy luxuries onboard and off. It’s an intimate experience for up to just 38 passengers, ensuring exceptional service as you explore the breath-taking coastline and island-hop to Vis, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, and more. Indulge in the local flavours at traditional wineries and restaurants as well as a special homemade meal in a family home.

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  • Low Deposit to Book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

At a Glance

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  • Private transfer to the ship. Arrival into Split with Meet-and-Greet Cocktail Reception & Dinner.
  • Discover Sibenik and Krka National Park + authentic Croatian meal.
  • Explore the unspoiled island of Vis + a delicious wine tasting.
  • Inspirational guided wine tour at famous Tomic Winery in Hvar.
  • Visit storybook Korcula + a Wine Tasting Trip.
  • The saltwater lakes of Mljet National Park + Ston Oyster Tasting.
  • Old City Dubrovnik Walking Tour + Family Home Farewell Dinner.
  • Disembark and transfer to Dubrovnik Airport/Hotel

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 SATURDAY – SPLIT (D)

Split harbor

Welcome to Split. You’ll be met by your private driver for transfer to your ship that will be waiting in the harbour to bring you on this enchanting 7-night food and wine cruise.

After getting settled into your luxurious cabin, join our local guide for a walking tour that explores the city’s most well-known emblem, Diocletian’s Palace, which covers nearly half the historic centre. A walk along the seaside promenade (Riva) with its swaying palms, wine bars, and eateries, is the perfect way to take in the scene. After returning to the ship, join us for the meet-and-greet cocktail and dinner reception that includes introductions to the captain, your cruise manager, and fellow passengers.

  • Meals Included Dinner

DAY 2 SPLIT – SIBENIK & KRKA NATIONAL PARK

Krka National Park, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

We’ll depart this morning by cruising to medieval Sibenik, a more than thousand-year-old fortified city. Upon arrival, you’ll head to nearby Krka National Park which protects magnificent waterfalls like Skradinski Buk.

Stroll the winding pathways whilst admiring the cascades and lush flora – if you bring your bathing suit you might even be able to leap into the tranquil pool that lies beneath the falls. Once you’re back in Sibenik, you can wander through the maze of narrow alleys and backstreets to a traditional restaurant we’ve hand-selected so that you can enjoy an authentic Croatian meal complemented with tasty local wine.

  • Meals Included Breakfast & lunch

DAY 3 MONDAY – SIBENIK – VIS

Lipanovic Winery

Sailing on, we head toward one of the most remote, outer-lying islands in Croatia. As Vis was closed for some 40 years, used as a strategic military base, it was only recently opened to commercial tourism which means you’ll get to experience the “Mediterranean as it once was.”

You’ll visit family-run Lipanovic Winery for a tasting experience of delectable wines, including the refreshing white ‘Posip’ and ‘Babic,’ a red wine with flavours that include traces of plums, dark berries, and figs. After your sample, enjoy waterfront dining on traditional fare whilst watching the sun go down over the Adriatic.

  • Meals Included Breakfast & lunch

DAY 4 TUESDAY – VIS – HVAR

Tomic Winery

Wine, wine, and more wine is up next with a visit to sunny Hvar. This island with its vineyard-, olive grove- and lavender-covered hills, offers stunning scenery and historic landmarks, but many know it for the international jetsetters that arrive with their mega-yachts.

The guided portion of your experience is focused on the wine with an inspirational wine tour at Tomic Winery. It produces everything from rich reds to fabulous dessert wines that are widely regarded as the best in the country. Enjoy a sample of some of the top vintages before taking time on your own to delve into the world-class dining and nightlife scene.

  • Meals Included Breakfast & lunch

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY – HVAR – KORCULA

Korcula aerial

Continue your journey to the island of Korcula with its walled Old Town that looks as if it came straight from the pages of a story book. Complete with ramparts and towners, it’s sometimes referred to as a “mini-Dubrovnik.” Enjoy time on your own to explore its narrow streets that are laid out in a fishbone pattern before joining us for a wine tasting trip in the countryside.

Take in the panoramic vistas of lush valleys and then try some of the local gastronomy in one of the traditional konobas or eateries along the waterfront that are ideal for dining with a colourful sunset view.
The small fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone, both to prevent the strong winds from chilling the houses in winter, and to increase the air circulation in the summer. Tonight we have a traditional village evening arranged with authentic local entertainment.

  • Meals Included Breakfast lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 THURSDAY – KORCULA - MLJET – SLANO/ STON

Slano

Setting sail for lush Mljet National Park this morning, on arrival you’ll join our expert local guide for a short trek to visit its famous saltwater lakes with their stunning array of emerald and turquoise hues. Back on board the ship, we’ll continue our journey to the village of Slano on the mainland. This tranquil traditional fisherman’s village serves as the entrance point to the small, fortified village of Ston, internationally renowned for its oysters.

There will be time to explore the medieval ramparts before visiting an oyster farm for a sample of its fresh oysters and mussels alongside local liqueur and wine.

  • Meals Included Breakfast lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 FRIDAY – SLANO – DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

We’ll make the most of our final day with an early sailing to the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ A highlight for many, its medieval historic centre boasts many centuries-old buildings all encircled with stone walls and gates. You’ll get an introduction on a guided walking tour before traveling outside of Dubrovnik to the Konavle region.

In this rural area, you’ll head inside the home of a family whose ancestry dates back more than 300 years. They’ll host our farewell dinner which includes a traditional and authentic farm-to-table cooking experience and dining that’s complemented by the picturesque views over the countryside.

  • Meals Included Breakfast & lunch

DAY 8 SATURDAY – DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik Cable Car

After a week of magical memories made, after breakfast it will be time to say your farewells to the captain, crew, and your fellow passengers, many of whom have probably become new friends. With your bags packed and ready, you’ll be met by our private driver for transfer to your local hotel or Dubrovnik’s airport, checking out by 9 a.m. Of course, we hope this won’t be our last goodbye.

We look forward to seeing you on another trip in the future but if you aren’t ready to return home just yet, our travel experts are always happy to help create a bespoke addition to your itinerary.

  • Meals Included Breakfast

Signature Cruise Ships

MV Memories

The MV Memories is a brand new vessel which will be launched in spring 2020. This signature cruise ship offers 19 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 38 guests. The ship features 10 VIP & 1 Superior VIP Deck Cabins with private balconies. 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.

MV Bellissima

The MV Bellissima is a brand new vessel which will be launched in 2020. This deluxe cruise ship holds 19 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 38 guests. The ship features 11 VIP cabins with private balconies. 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.

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. Her smaller, yacht-like size means she can navigate narrow waterways and make berth in ports that larger vessels can’t – with a smaller passenger to crew ratio and experienced, friendly staff, a highly personal excursion with exceptional service is just about guaranteed.

What’s Included

  • 7-night cruise on a newly built 2020 ship with a Jacuzzi and splash pool
  • Private arrival and departure transfers to and from your local hotel or the airport
  • Half-board meals provided, including a daily breakfast and three-course lunch
  • Some dinners as noted on itinerary
  • Choice of beer, wine, or soft drink with lunch
  • Special home-hosted farewell dinner with wine near Dubrovnik
  • Fresh fruit available daily
  • Complimentary, unlimited filtered water, coffee, and tea
  • Guided tour of Krka National Park
  • Oyster and mussel tasting at an oyster farm
  • Wine tastings at family-run wineries in Hvar, Vis, and Korcula
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park and Mljet National Park
  • Inspirational guided walking tours in Split and Dubrovnik
  • Professional English-speaking cruise director
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Visitor taxes and port fees

What’s Extra

  • Return flights to Croatia
  • Optional gratuities
  • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement.

Departure Dates

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2023

  • May

    13 May , 2023
  • October

    14 October , 2023

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