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Overview

Explore 3,000 years of history in the capital city of Zagreb, immerse yourself in nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour Split’s fascinating 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace before cruising the stunning Southern Dalmatian coast. On this island-hopping journey, you’ll visit famous islands like Hvar and Korcula, along with enchanting hidden gems, before concluding in medieval Dubrovnik.

  • From $2,899 PP
  • 11 Days
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Zagreb
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

  • Visit Croatia's capital and discover its unique art scene and charming Old Town
  • Explore one of Croatia’s most popular attractions, Plitvice Lakes National Park with its 16 lakes and countless waterfalls
  • Witness the unique Sea Organ art installation in Zadar, which plays music with the waves
  • Wander through 1,700 years of history on a guided tour through Split’s 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace
  • Marvel at one of the finest examples of sacral architecture, Trogir’s Cathedral of St. Lawrence
  • Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear blue waters of one of Europe’s most stunning beaches, Zlatni Rat
  • Take a small boat tour to visit famous Blue Cave on Bisevo Island
  • Explore the fairytale-like walled Old Town on the island of Korcula
  • Visit an oyster farm and sample fresh oysters in Ston
  • Tour the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ Dubrovnik, including a walk atop its medieval walls

Itinerary

Day 1 ZAGREB

Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb. After arrival into the capital city, you’ll be met by our driver for a private transfer to your hotel. Relax, refresh spend the rest of the day at your leisure in this 3,000-year-old city’s Old Town. You may want to take a walk through the cobbled streets of the Upper Town to witness sights like one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb. St. Mark’s Church and its often-photographed, colorful roof, dated back to the 13th-century. Alternatively, you may want to capture a photo of Zagreb Cathedral, considered the most monumental sacral building built in Gothic style southeast of the Alps, and the country’s tallest with its two soaring twin spires. Also worth visiting are the Lower Town houses, pretty parks, cafes, eateries and shops.

  • Excursions Included: N/A
  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Dubrovnik

Day 2 ZAGREB - PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Plitvice Lakes

This morning you’ll meet a local guide for a comprehensive tour of the Croatian capital. You’ll take in the most significant sights of the capital including Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac farmer’s market, the Houses of Parliament, St. Mark’s Church and many more. During the tour you will break at “La Struk” to sample Croatia’s most well-known delicacy, Strukli. This afternoon your driver will meet up with you to transfer you to the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Croatia’s top attractions. This UNESCO-listed site is considered one of the world’s most enchanting natural wonders with 16 lakes in hues that range from brilliant blue to emerald green that has been flowing over the chalk and limestone for thousands of years.

  • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Zagreb
  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Degenija

Day 3 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK - SPLIT

Split

After a morning of self guided exploration of  Plitvice Lakes National Park, you’ll journey by private transfer to the ancient city of Split, a trip that will bring you through more than 1,700 years of history.  After arriving into Split, you’ll have a leisurely time to wander the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace which covers nearly half the historic center or take a stroll along the Riva promenade, lined with cafes and restaurants, the perfect place for people watching while sipping wine.

  • Excursions Included: Self-guided Plitvice Lakes
  • Hotel Accommodation: Splendida Palace

DAY 4 SPLIT

Split

The cruise portion of your itinerary begins today, with embarkation possible anytime from 1pm on. In the meantime, you might want to explore the palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s one of the most well-preserved of its time. Not only are there many magnificent wonders from the Roman era and beyond, but lots of unique shops and charming cafes. Be sure to board the ship in time for the welcome meeting and three-course dinner that will be hosted this evening at 7pm. You’ll be given more details about what to expect along with introductions to the crew and your fellow passengers.

  • Excursions Included: N/A
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

DAY 5 SPLIT - TROGIR

Trogir old town

Before we set sail, you’ll get to join a guided tour for a more in-depth look at Diocletian’s Palace, with history coming to life as you hear the stories and marvel at the spectacular buildings and monuments with influences by the Greeks, Romans and Venetian, including the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of the finest examples of Renaissance and Gothic architecture. After hopping back on board, we’ll cruise to Trogir, home to the remarkably preserved Kamerlengo Castle, along with a wealth of impressive Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures. Its many highlights, like the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of Croatia’s finest examples of sacral architecture will be revealed.

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Split
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 TROGIR - BOL - HVAR

Wine tasting at Tomic

After departing Trogir, we continue our cruise to Bol to swim off the shores of a beach that’s often named among Europe’s, and the world’s, most stunning. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear turquoise waters that surround this unique stretch that juts out as far as a third of a mile into the sea or explore the town of Bol with its pretty harbor, restaurants and bars. As we make our way to Hvar, head to the ship’s upper deck to soak up the sun and jaw-dropping scenery, with hidden coves and sparkling blue bays. Upon our arrival to this cosmopolitan isle, enjoy a wine tasting tour at a popular family-run winery.

  • Excursions Included: Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 HVAR - PAKLENI ISLANDS - VIS

Pakleni islands

Today we sail to the peaceful island of Vis, famed for its seclusion and isolation. To get to Vis we sail through the beautiful Pakleni island archipelago which is known for its stunning secluded bays with crystal clear water. Our captain will dock in one of these bays giving the guests an extended swim stop and time to snorkel or use the various water toys on the yacht. We will arrive in Vis in the mid-afternoon. Vis was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base and off limits to visitors. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has retained a very unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring the picturesque town of Vis with its charming sea front cafes and labyrinth of quaint streets. If you are feeling energetic take a walk up to Fort George which enjoys breath taking views over Vis and is a gorgeous spot to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.

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

DAY 8 VIS - BLUE CAVE - KORCULA

Blue Cave

We have an early start this morning as we set off from Vis and head to the Island of Bisevo, home to the magical Blue Cave. Enjoy a guided tour inside this beautiful natural phenomenon and marvel at the beautiful colours which will leave you mesmerized. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions, which is why its listed as an option tour with a EUR20pp entrance fee payable on the day. We then sail on to the island of Korcula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays on route. This afternoon you will arrive on the island and you will have a guided walking tour of the charming Old Town. The picturesque fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally) and Guided walking tour of Korcula
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9 KORCULA - MLJET NATIONAL PARK - SLANO

Ston

Continuing our journey to Mljet Island and its lush national park, you’ll have time to wander the scenic paths that wind through the forest and around emerald-hued saltwater lakes, one of which is home to a tiny island with a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Once everyone is back on board, we’ll cruise to the traditional fishing village of Slano which lies near another fortified village, Ston. You’ll have time to check out the ramparts and defensive walls before enjoying a short walk along the coast to an oyster farm. Look forward to enjoying samples of the fresh oysters and mussels, while learning more about Ston’s famous delicacy. Tonight, the Captain’s dinner will be hosted on board, complete with live entertainment.

  • Excursions Included: Admission fees to Mljet National Park, Oyster farm tour in Ston, including a fresh oyster and mussel tasting
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

DAY 10 SLANO - DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

Our last full day of the cruise brings us to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik. You’ll join a local guide for a walking tour of its medieval center, strolling its cobbled streets and marble-paved squares. Take in the sights like Rector’s Palace, one of the most impressive and important buildings in the old Dubrovnik Republic, before taking a walk right atop the city’s defensive walls for views of the endless red-tiled roofs, the Aegean Sea and the neighbouring Elaphiti Islands. Afterwards, enjoy time on your own to celebrate your experience by dining in one of the outstanding rooftop eateries while gazing out at one last sunset over the sea.

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11 DEPARTURE

Dubrovnik

You’ll want to have your bags packed and ready early this morning – after breakfast and time for farewells to the crew and your fellow shipmates, now new friends, you’ll be met by private transfer for the drive to Dubrovnik Airport or your onward hotel in Dubrovnik if you’ve decided to extend your time here. As so many find it hard to leave, if you haven’t made plans to stay and aren’t ready to say goodbye, contact our travel experts who will be happy to help.

  • Excursions Included: N/A
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • A 10-night deluxe land and cruise tour in your choice of cabin
  • Private hotel, airport and ship transfers throughout
  • Bed-and-breakfast accommodation at 4- or 5-star hotels in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes and Split
  • Guided walking tours of Zagreb, Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • Hot-and-cold breakfast buffet served daily
  • Daily three course set lunch on the cruise
  • Fresh fruit available during the cruise
  • 3-course welcome dinner on first night
  • Captain’s Dinner, including three courses, enjoyed with live entertainment
  • Filtered water, coffee and tea available throughout the cruise
  • Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery on Hvar
  • Oyster farm tour in Ston, including a fresh oyster and mussel tasting
  • Admission fees Mljet National Park
  • Cabin cleaning service, daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Professional English-speaking cruise director throughout

Your Ship

MS Phoenix 72

MS PHOENIX 72

Phoenix 72 is a modern, luxurious yacht, this beauty is newly built-in 2021. This cruise ship offers 18 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 36 guests. 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.

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Departure Dates

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2023

  • May

    May 03, 2023May 10, 2023May 17, 2023May 24, 2023May 31, 2023
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    Jun 07, 2023Jun 14, 2023Jun 21, 2023Jun 28, 2023
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    Jul 05, 2023Jul 12, 2023Jul 19, 2023Jul 26, 2023
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    Aug 02, 2023Aug 09, 2023Aug 16, 2023Aug 23, 2023Aug 30 2023
  • Sep

    Sep 06, 2023Sep 13, 2023Sep 20, 2023Sep 27, 2023
  • Oct

    Oct 04, 2023Oct 10, 2023

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