7 Reasons To Do A Split To Dubrovnik Croatia Cruise

A Split to Dubrovnik Croatia cruise offers the perfect introduction to this beautiful Eastern European country. The historic seaside cities are situated on the stunning Adriatic coast, in the Dalmatia region. Begin your Croatian adventure in Split, home to the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site of Diocletian’s Palace, and finish in the ancient stone walled city of Dubrovnik.

Your Croatia cruise itinerary will be packed full of interesting and exciting private guided tours and excursions to many of the most popular tourist attractions. In your free time, you can venture further afield and explore the history, culture, heritage and local lifestyle at your own pace.

Visit beautiful UNESCO listed Old Towns

Split, Diocletian's Palace, Croatia, Cruise Croatia
Cruise Croatia, Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia

In case you’re not aware, Croatia is home to no less than ten UNESCO World Heritage sites. The enchanting Old Towns of Split and Dubrovnik are undoubtedly top of the list of the most popular UNESCO attractions. When in Split, visit the magnificent and iconic Diocletian’s Palace and explore the expansive complex that features over 200 buildings, the Peristyle Square and the oldest cathedral in the world.

Dubrovnik’s Old Town attracts over 1 million visitors every year. Locally known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’, the historic city core is a fortification that is encircled by imposing city walls. Within the walled city you can explore the Gothic-Renaissance Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, which has featured in the hit TV show Game of Thrones.

Enjoy wine tasting in Hvar, Korcula and Vis

Croatian vineyard, Wine Tasting, Cruise Croatia
Croatian Wine, Croatia, Cruise Croatia

Wine connoisseurs are finally recognising Croatia as an important wine producer. The country has 64 distinct grape types, over 800 wineries and 20,000 registered wine makers. When visiting the idyllic islands of Hvar, Korcula and Vis, join a guided wine tasting tour and sample the delicious classic Croatian wines for yourself.

Hvar’s popular white wine Bogdanuša has a light floral aroma and refreshing taste.

Pošip is an aromatic white wine that is the perfect choice to accompany seafood dishes. The grapes are grown on the coast, and the wine is produced in Korcula and Hvar.

If you prefer a glass of red, Plavac Mali is one of Croatia’s most popular wine types, and has a distinct ripe cherry flavour and notes of pepper and spices.

Our Food & Wine Cruise includes wine tasting at family-run wineries through Croatia, find out more here>

Swim in crystal clear water

Split, Croatia, Bacvice Beach, Cruise Croatia
Cruise Croatia, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Bellevue Beach

Taking a refreshing dip in calm pristine waters is the perfect way to cool down on a hot, sunny day. On a Split to Dubrovnik Croatia cruise you can take advantage of the scheduled swim stops, and enjoy diving into the inviting turquoise crystalline Adriatic Sea, in beautiful secluded and tranquil bays and coves. Our ships are equipped with a swimming platform that provides easy ladder access to the sea.

Once you arrive at your destination you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing on the scenic city beaches. The crystal clear shallow waters at Split’s Bacvice Beach and Dubrovnik’s Bellevue Beach will definitely tempt you.

Meet some interesting people and make life long friends

Cruise Croatia, Croatia, Small Ship Cruise
Cruise Croatia, Croatia

On a Split to Dubrovnik Croatia cruise you can relax and unwind in tranquil, ever-changing surroundings. On board, you can catch up on your reading, admire the rolling panoramic views and mingle with like-minded and interesting people. There’s no need to be worried about breaking the ice, as you’ll have an opportunity to meet the other guests at the welcome cocktail party and captain’s dinner. Your fellow travellers may be just as passionate about whatever interests you. You’ll enjoy each other’s company on guided tours of the popular local attractions, and in the public areas of the ship.

Eat at world-class restaurants in Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split

Croatian dinner, Croatia, Seafood, Cruise Croatia
Dubrovnik, Restaurant, Croatia, Cruise Croatia

If you’re a foodie and you love to sample classic and traditional cuisine wherever you travel, Croatia won’t disappoint. Whilst you can dine on homemade style dishes in local restaurants, the fine dining experience in the cities of Dubrovnik and Split, and the island of Hvar, is unbeatably world-class.

There is an abundance of elegant eateries where you can enjoy delicious modern international and fusion dishes in sophisticated surroundings. Not only is the food on your plate expertly made from the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, but the views are also likely to be equally impressive. Many of Croatia’s world-class restaurants feature terrace seating and breathtaking scenery.

Visit stunning national parks

Cruise Croatia, Mljet National Park, Croatia
Krka National Park, Croatia, Cruise Croatia

Having a city base means that you can easily access all of the popular attractions that are located elsewhere. On guided private tours, excursions and day-trips you can visit beautiful natural environments like Mljet National Park or Krka National Park.

Mljet National Park covers most of Mljet Island and boasts two saltwater lakes, Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero, and the tiny island of Sveta Marija. The diverse and stunning geological landscape can be explored on foot or by bike. You can also swim, canoe and kayak in the lakes.

Krka National Park is famous for its top attractions Skradinski Buk, which showcases 17 waterfalls, and the smaller Roski Slap, featuring 12 waterfalls. The protected conservation zone also includes forests, limestone rocks and desert-like plains. An estimated 850 submarine animal species live in the surrounding crystal clear waters.

Enjoy adventures in every port

Dubrovnik, Kayaking in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Cruise Croatia
Croatia, Buggy ride, Korcula, Cruise Croatia

Not every holiday has to focus on sightseeing activities. On a Split to Dubrovnik Croatia cruise you can enjoy active adventures in every port. In Dubrovnik, join a sea kayaking excursion and navigate your way around the majestic city walls, whilst enjoying a unique view perspective from the water’s edge.

A buggy safari in Korcula is a great way to enjoy an exhilarating adventure that is off-road. Explore the stunning rural landscape of the island in a buggy made for two. You can also book a buggy safari and snorkel combo.

White water rafting in Makarska is the ultimate adrenaline adventure. The 3-hour tour on the Centina River includes navigating the second and third degree rapids, and BBQ lunch on the scenic banks of the river. Full guide instruction, insurance and equipment are included in the unforgettable adventure experience.

If you are interested in our Split to Dubrovnik Cruise, call our travel experts on +1 415 685 0816 or visit our website to request a quote.

 

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