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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

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Overview

  • from £2,445 PP
  • 10, 12 or 14 Nights
  • Max 38 on Cruise with Private Land Portion
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London

Highlights

An unforgettable 10-night adventure, this trip starts with a one-week cruise from Dubrovnik to Split and concludes with a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the most popular attractions in the country. You’ll enjoy seven nights in a spacious en-suite cabin aboard a deluxe yacht-like ship with state-of-the-art facilities and three nights in upscale, hand-picked hotels in Split, Plitvice and Zagreb. Your island-hopping journey brings you to Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Brac, with unique experiences along the way that include an oyster tasting in Ston, a boat tour of the famous Blue Cave and wine tasting at a highly sought-after family-run winery in Hvar. Multiple guided sightseeing tours are included as well, and you’ll enjoy many enticing swim stops. Your cruise includes freshly prepared half-board meals, though you’ll enjoy delicious dishes on and off the ship with most evenings reserved for sampling authentic local eats in port.

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At a glance

  • Day 1
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town
      • Welcome Dinner and reception
  • Day 2
    • Slano

      • Fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 3
    • Mljet & Korcula

      • Enjoy peaceful Mljet National Park
      • Guided Walking Tour of charming Korcula
  • Day 4
    • Vis

      • Explore quaint & remote Vis Island, known as the 'Mediterranean as it once was'
  • Day 5
    • Blue Cave & Hvar

      • Optional: Experience the Blue Cave
      • Wine tasting at local winery in Hvar
  • Day 6
    • Bol & Trogir

      • Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Brac
      • Guided walking tour of medieval Trogir
  • Days 7/8
    • Split

      • Guided walking tour of Split
      • Private transfer to Split hotel
  • Day 9
    • Plitvice Lakes

      • Private transfer to Plitvice hotel
      • Plitvice Lakes self-guided tour
  • Days 10/11
    • Zagreb

      • Private transfer to Zagreb hotel
      • Private transfer to Zagreb airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik City Walls, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    Your trip begins upon arrival at Dubrovnik’s airport where our driver will be there to welcome you and provide a transfer to Gruz Harbour. This is where you’ll find your ship and once you’ve stowed your bags you’ll meet a local guide for a walking tour through the medieval Old Town. Stroll the limestone-paved streets to marvel at landmarks in the historic centre, including the 16th-century Renaissance Sponza Palace, 15th-century Onofrio Fountain and more before returning to the ship in time to prepare for this evening’s Welcome Dinner. It starts with introductions and an overview of the journey ahead followed by a multicourse meal.

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

    DAY 2 Slano

    Slano, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    We’ll begin sailing this morning, first providing you with another perspective of the imposing stone walls from the water. Winding through the Elaphiti Islands nearby, you’ll enjoy the first swim stop of your cruise in the brilliant blue waters that surround them. Continuing to Slano on the mainland, a short walk brings us to Ston, famous for its shellfish, including oysters. Enjoy a unique oyster-tasting experience with the oysters harvested fresh from the sea and complemented with local wine. After returning to the ship, you’ll want to prepare for the Captain’s Dinner hosted on board tonight, a fabulous feast with live music.

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

    DAY 3 Mljet & Korcula

    Slano, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    An early departure brings us to lush Mljet Island this morning. You’ll be just a short walk from Mljet National Park making it easy to visit its two saltwater lakes in dazzling shades ranging from deep emerald to brilliant turquoise. From here, continue to Korcula a densely forested island known as the birthplace of international explorer Marco Polo. Our local guide will meet you at the gate of the storybook-like walled Old Town for a walking tour. You’ll notice significant Venetian influence while strolling the narrow streets that were laid out in a fishbone pattern to help protect residents from the elements.

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

    DAY 4 Vis

    Vis town coastal

    Cruising on toward Vis after breakfast, enjoy a swim en-route. This is one of the furthest islands from the Croatia coast and as it was off-limits to the public while used as a strategic military base for 40 years, it’s largely undeveloped. We’ll anchor at the north side of the island near Vis Town so you can stroll the fabulous waterfront and wander the charming streets. The archaeological museum is a must-visit and there are also ancient ruins that can be explored. By heading to the top of Fort George, you can enjoy a glass of wine and an awe-inspiring view, including colourful sunsets.

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

    DAY 5 Blue Cave & Hvar

    Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

    As we make our way to cosmopolitan Hvar with its world-class nightlife and spectacular landscapes, we’ll stop at the island of Bisevo. It’s home to the Blue Cave and we’ve arranged a boat tour so you can marvel at the magical phenomenon that occurs, illuminating the sea grotto in a brilliant blue glow. 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. Upon arrival to Hvar, travel into the rolling hills of Jelsa for a memorable wine tasting at a family-run winery. At Hvar Town, you’ll have the evening to yourself. You might climb the fortress for a magnificent view before sitting down for an alfresco dinner in one of the many outstanding restaurants.

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

    DAY 6 Bol & Trogir

    Old Town of Trogir

    While our destination is ultimately Trogir, we’ll enjoy a highlight of the trip along the way: Zlatni Rat Beach. Also known as the Golden Horn, it’s one of Europe’s most stunning and most photographed beaches, with dreamy translucent cobalt waters surrounding it on three sides. It’s perfect for a swim, but if you prefer, you can grab a coffee and watch the world go by in charming Bol. Once in Trogir, a guided walking tour will bring the medieval town to life. Like an open-air museum, you’ll be mesmerized by everything from the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence to the 15th-century Kamerlengo Castle/fortress.

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

    DAY 7 Split

    Split promenade

    Savour the views of the endless sea and islands that surround you as we make our way to our final stop: ancient Split. Upon our arrival, you’ll take a walking tour of the historic centre, nearly half of which is covered by the massive Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Your local guide will reveal the stories behind the buildings that include some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman architecture. After touring, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring some of the shops and galleries in the Roman complex followed by a celebratory gourmet dinner and a stroll along the Riva seaside promenade.

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

    DAY 8 Split

    Split, Croatia

    After breakfast, this morning it will be time for departure. Perhaps exchange contact information with no friends made before saying your farewells, with your private driver meeting you upon disembarkation for a private transfer to your Split hotel. You’ll be just eight minutes on foot from Diocletian’s Palace if you’d like to explore it further, while the city’s most popular beach, Bacvice, is only a 10-minute walk away, ideal for swimming and soaking up the sun. Just before dusk, you might want to climb Marjan Hill as it’s one of the best spots for a sunset and a view over Split, the harbour and the sea.

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

    DAY 9 Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Plitvice Lakes & Waterfalls

    Leaving Split this morning, your driver will meet you at your hotel to provide a private transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park. We’ve arranged for your entry tickets so you can enjoy a self-guided tour of one of Europe’s most magnificent natural wonders. The lush park is renowned for its countless waterfalls and 16 interconnected lakes with crystal-clear blue-green waters. Stroll the scenic paths to soak up the incredible views and take advantage of the photo ops. A relaxing boat ride will bring you across the emerald waters of Kozjak Lake before leaving the park to check into your hotel nearby for the evening.

    • Excursions Included Self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park (entrance tickets included)
    • Meals Included Breakfast
    • Preferred Hotel Hotel Degenija, Plitvice

    DAY 10 Zagreb

    Zagreb

    This morning your driver will meet you at your Plitvice hotel for a transfer to the capital city of Zagreb. With a history dating back three thousand years, there’s a lot to discover here. After checking into your hotel, you’ll have the rest of the day at your leisure. You might want to wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town which includes 13th-century St. Mark’s Church with its famously colourful roof. The gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral with its pair of twin spires that soar high above makes a great photo-op while the Lower Town is home to many shops, cafes and restaurants.

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

    DAY 11 Zagreb Departure

    Zagreb Upper Town

    After 10 nights in magical Croatia, it’s time for your adventure to end. You’ll be met by your private driver for transfer to Zagreb’s airport where you can begin your journey home or head out on further travels. Of course, if you need assistance with your plans or just about anything else, our experts are here to help.

    If you would like to extend your stay in Zagreb or add an extension at the beginning of your trip to Montenegro, please speak to your consultant.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Deluxe Cruise Ships

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    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.

    MS Ambassador, Croatia small ship cruise

    MS Ambassador

    MS Ambassador is a 48.2m (157ft) long, 8.1m (26ft) wide luxury ship, with a cruising speed of ten nautical miles per hour. The ship was launched in 2019, 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
    • 7-night cruise between Dubrovnik and Split
    • 3 nights accommodation in upscale hotels in Split, Plitvice and Zagreb
    • Private transfers, including to/from the airports in Dubrovnik and Zagreb
    • Daily buffet breakfast with generous fresh fruit selection
    • Welcome reception & cocktail evening
    • Daily 3 Course set lunch
    • Unlimited filtered water per person per day
    • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Croatian wine tasting tour in Hvar in a local, family-run winery
    • Half day gastronomic tour to an oyster farm in Ston
    • Professional Cruise Director throughout
    • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split Trogir
    • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
    • Entrance tickets to Mljet National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • 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

      4 May11 May18 May25 May
    • Jun

      1 Jun8 Jun15 Jun22 Jun29 Jun
    • July

      6 Jul13 Jul20 Jul27 Jul
    • August

      3 Aug10 Aug17 Aug24 Aug31 Aug
    • September

      7 Sept14 Sept21 Sept28 Sept
    • October

      6 Oct12 Oct

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