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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 £1,999 PP
  • 10 Days
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

Visit Croatia’s 2nd largest city of Split, home to the magnificent Diocletian Palace. Enjoy 2 days exploring the city and charming surrounding area of Dalmatia, including a visit to the inspiring lakes, waterfalls, and forests of the Krka National Park.

Then board a 7-night deluxe cruise from Split to Dubrovnik with a choice of cabin with an en-suite bathroom and complimentary WiFi, discovering idyllic islands and the UNESCO-listed cities of the Dalmatian coast. Accompanied by our professional Cruise Director, you will visit the tranquil Mljet National Park, enjoy guided walking tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula & Split as well as Wine Tasting, an Oyster Farm Visit and much more.

Rounding off your stay with an extra night in Dubrovnik where you can spend more time exploring the city or nearby Montenegro.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • 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

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Private transfer from Split airport to hotel
  • Day 2
    • Krka National Park

      • Private guided tour of Krka National Park
  • Day 3
    • Split

      • Welcome dinner & cocktail reception on-board ship
  • Day 4
    • Trogir

      • Guided tour of Split
  • Day 5
    • Bol & Hvar

      • Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach
      • Wine tasting in Hvar
  • Day 6
    • Blue Cave & Vis

      • Optional: Blue Cave tour
      • Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis
  • Day 7
    • Korcula

      • Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula
  • Day 8
    • Mljet & Slano

      • Visit stunning Mljet National Park
      • Fresh oyster and mussels tasting
      • Captain's dinner and entertainment
  • Day 9
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • Day 10
    • Dubrovnik or Montenegro

      • Day of leisure in Dubrovnik
      • Optional: Montenegro tour
  • Day 11
    • Departure

      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Split

    Split, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    On arrival in Split, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your 4-star hotel in the city. Explore the city at leisure. This city boasts one of the best preserved Roman palaces in the world, inscribed on UNESCO heritage list since 1979.

    Diocletian’s Palace makes the core of the Old Town and a symbol of modern-day Split. Split is a city with wow-factor, offering a stunning boulevard and a popular sandy beach within walking distance. Overnight in Split.

      DAY 2 Krka National Park

      Krka National Park, Croatia

      Our driver will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the beautiful Krka Waterfalls National park where you will spend the day exploring this area of natural beauty.

      This is sheer bliss for nature lovers as the park offers stunning lakes, forests and waterfalls which offer some amazing photo opportunities. Our guide will take you on a guided tour through some trails, small bridges and water mills whilst you marvel in the beautiful flora and fauna around you. You are welcome to enjoy some free time exploring the park or even taking a swim in the lake. Overnight in Split.

      • Excursion Included Private tour of Krka National Park
      • Meals Included Breakfast

      DAY 3 Split

      Split view

      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.

      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 N/A
      • Meals Included Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

      Day 4 Trogir

      Old Town of Trogir

      After breakfast, join our local English-speaking guide for a tour of Old Town Split, stepping back in time to stroll through the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace built more than 1700 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with Gothic and Renaissance architecture along with many wonders from the Roman era. We’ll begin our cruise at noon, 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 Split
      • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 5 Bol & Hvar

      Zlatni rat beach

      Depart for the charming island of Brač 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 6 Blue Cave & Vis

      Hvar harbor

      Cruise towards the beautiful island of Biševo, to admire the magnificent Blue cave. 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.

      Continue to the peaceful island of Vis, which was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has a unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’.

      Sample some of the exquisite local wines from the traditional wineries. You can also visit the fascinating City museum or enjoy a leisurely stroll whilst enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae, situated along the waterfront.

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

      DAY 7 Korcula

      Korcula, Croatia

      Head towards the striking island of Korčula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays on route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula is followed by a guided walking tour of this charming Old Town.

      Korčula has an abundance of good restaurants where you can enjoy an authentic Dalmatian gourmet experience. There are also many lively bars and clubs. An optional excursion to experience a typical Dalmatian dinner, and to discover the history and traditional way of life in Croatia, is also available.

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

      DAY 8 Mljet & Slano

      St.-Marija-monastery, Mljet

      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.

      The enchanting village of Slano, on the mainland, is our destination this morning. 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 exploring the town’s historical medieval ramparts, a short coastal walk will take you to an oyster farm, where you can sample fresh oysters and learn more about this delicacy.

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

      DAY 9 Dubrovnik

      Dubrovnik Panorama

      On the final day of the luxury island hopping tour we make an early depart 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 Srđ, to enjoy panoramic scenic views of the ancient city walls and beautiful Elaphiti Islands. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s farewell dinner with live music and entertainment.

      • Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
      • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 10 Dubrovnik or Montenegro

      Dubrovnik old town

      You have two great options to choose from, a day of leisure exploring Dubrovnik, perhaps taking a walk atop its ancient walls which brings views of the Old City, the Adriatic, and neighboring islands, or riding the cable car to the top of Mt. Srd for a bird’s-eye view over it all before getting a more closeup look at the sights. Or, take an optional guided tour of Montenegro that visits the medieval Old Town of Kotor, surrounded by centuries-old stone walls that stretch 2.5-miles long, and the famous Our Lady of the rocks in Perast.

      • Excursions Included: Optional: Guided tour of Kotor, Montenegro
      • Meals Included Breakfast

      Day 11 Departure

      Dubrovnik Old Harbour

      The tour comes to an end today, so be sure to have your bags ready to take private transfer this morning to Dubrovnik airport for your onward flight home. If you’d prefer to stay longer, contact our travel experts to see about having your hotel stay extended, or perhaps you might want to continue your adventure elsewhere. Either way, they’ll be happy to help with your plans to explore the Mediterranean, or perhaps even beyond. If that’s not an option, we’d be happy to have you on a future trip.

        Deluxe Cruise Ships

        Aurelia Ship Croatia

        MS Aurelia

        Launched in 2020, the MS Aurelia is one of the finest and most sought-after small cruise ship in Croatia. With a capacity of 38 guests, it is a fantastic base for a week of island-hopping on a Croatia cruise.

        Take in panoramic views of passing islands from the restaurant and bar area on the upper deck. Relax in the Jacuzzi on the sun deck or sunbathe on a lounger. Easily hop in and out of the azure Adriatic Sea via the swimming platform at the rear of the ship.

        What’s Included

        • Return flights from airports across the UK
        • Private return airport transfers in Split and Dubrovnik
        • Private tour of Krka Waterfalls National Park
        • Private transfer from the Split hotel to the cruise ship
        • 2 nights 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
        • 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, including entrance to walls of Ston
        • Professional English-speaking tour manager
        • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Split
        • Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
        • Entrance to Mljet National Park
        • Luggage handling
        • Daily cabin service
        • Free WiFi

        What’s Extra

        • Optional gratuities
        • Port fees of approximately €25 per person
        • On board drinks & beverages
        • 60% single person supplement.
        • Price based on double occupancy in a double or twin room.

        Departure Dates

        Please select your year of departure.

        2022

        • Aug

          Aug 25, 2022
        • Sept

          Sept 8, 2022 Sept 22, 2022
        • Oct

          Oct 6, 2022

        2023

        • May

          May 04, 2023May 11, 2023May 18, 2023May 25, 2023
        • June

          Jun 1, 2023Jun 8, 2023Jun 15, 2023Jun 22, 2023Jun 29, 2023
        • July

          Jul 06, 2023Jul 13, 2023Jul 20, 2023Jul 27, 2023
        • August

          Aug 03, 2023Aug 10, 2023Aug 17, 2023Aug 24, 2023Aug 31, 2023
        • September

          Sept 07, 2023Sept 14, 2023Sept 21, 2023Sept 28, 2023
        • October

          Oct 05, 2023Oct 12, 2023

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