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Overview

This enchanting cruise will bring you to some of Croatia’s most enchanting highlights with guided walking tours through medieval walled cities like Dubrovnik, the charming fairytale-like Old Town of Korcula and the maze of alluring streets of the 4th-century Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Look forward to sampling Ston’s famously fresh oysters, wine tasting in a renowned family-run Hvar winery and discovering some of the region’s most breathtaking views, including the incredible sweeping vista from the top of Hvar’s fortress.

  • From £1,380 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split

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Highlights

  • Intimate Deluxe Cruise from the stunning city of Dubrovnik to magnificent Split on a new ship with private balcony cabins
  • Guided walking tours of the captivating, medieval towns of Dubrovnik, Split & Korcula
  • Tour of the tranquil Mljet National Park
  • Admire the Blue Cave sea grotto of illuminated light, a natural phenomenon
  • Sumptuous breakfast & 3-course lunch on board, cooked by our local chefs
  • Welcome Cocktail Evening & a Captain's farewell Dinner with live local entertainment
  • A fantastic wine-tasting experience & visit the unique Oyster farm where you will get to sample tasty fresh oysters
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Director, with lectures on board
  • Private luxury airport transfers

Itinerary

DAY 1 DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

This adventure of a lifetime through Croatia begins with private transfer from Dubrovnik Airport or your Dubrovnik hotel. You’ll be driven to Gruz Harbour where your deluxe cruising vessel awaits. Your cabin will be ready for you to get settled in at 1 p.m. Once you have stowed your bags you’ll get to explore the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik’s walled Old City with an inspiring local guide. Discover its iconic medieval landmarks and jaw-dropping Adriatic views before returning to the ship. This evening join the meet-and-greet cocktail reception where you’ll be welcomed by captain and crew, get introductions to your fellow island-hopping passengers and enjoy a three-course welcome dinner.

  • Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 DUBROVNIK - SLANO/STON

Ston

We’ll begin cruising today. Our first stop is on the mainland at the traditional fishing village of Slano located at the entrance to another fortified village, Ston. Take time to gaze up at the impressive ramparts and defensive walls before a short walk along the coast to an oyster farm. Here you’ll learn all about Ston’s most famous delicacy and enjoy samples of the fresh oysters too. Return to Slano after the oyster tasting for the captain’s dinner.

  • Excursions Included: Fresh oyster tasting experience at an oyster farm in Ston
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Captain's Dinner with live entertainment

DAY 3 SLANO/STON - MLJET NATIONAL PARK - KORCULA

Mljet National Park

Cruising north to Mljet Island, you’ll be able to explore its renowned national park, home to two saltwater lakes in dazzling shades of emerald and turquoise framed by lush greenery. Enjoy the views, which include a tiny islet in the middle of Great Lake that houses an ancient Benedictine monastery, before we continue on to our next island, Korcula. Most well-known as the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo, it was named Melaina Korkyra, or ‘Black Corfu’ by Greek colonists in the 6th-century BC because of its dense pine forests, so dark it almost appeared black. Our inspirational local guide will lead you on a walking tour through the Old Town, surrounded by thick stone defensive walls and towers built in medieval times. Note the many glimpses of its Venetian past like the Lions of St. Mark before enjoying time to dine on traditional local cuisine in one of the many outstanding eateries.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Mljet National Park, Guided walking tour of Korcula
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4 KORCULA - VIS

Vis

Discover the irresistible charms of the furthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, unique Vis. It has the feel of another place in time after being kept off limits to the public for four decades while in use by the Yugoslav military. Today it’s still largely undeveloped by tourism, offering a laid-back experience to travels with magnificent traditional architecture and beautiful beaches. You’ll enjoy time on your own to soak up the atmospheric ambiance along the stone streets and the waterfront. With some of the most exclusive Croatian wines produced here on Vis Island, like Plavac and Vugava, this is a perfect time to enjoy a glass or two.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 VIS – BLUE CAVE - HVAR

Wine tasting at Tomic

Setting sail from Vis, we’ll make our way toward glamorous Hvar, one of the most popular Croatian islands, renowned for its nightlife and natural beauty, but our first stop will allow you to tour the famous Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. You’ll hop aboard a small vessel that can get through the narrow entrance to marvel at the brilliant blue glow of the interior which occurs when the rays of the sun enter through a crack in the rock. 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. After that magical experience, we’ll anchor at Hvar where you’ll be able to visit one of the most beloved wineries on the island, located in the small town of Jelsa. As we make our return, visit the impressive fort for a bird’s-eye view over Hvar and nearby islands.

  • Excursions Included: Guided boat tour and entrance to the Blue Cave, Wine tasting at a family-run winery on Hvar
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 HVAR – BOL - TROGIR

Bol Zlatni Rat

Continuing from Hvar we’ll sail toward Trogir, but first we make a stop on Brac Island to swim off the shores of one of Europe’s most stunning beaches, Zlatni Rat, also called the Golden Horn for its unique shape which juts about a third of a mile into the crystal-clear turquoise sea. Or if you prefer, sip coffee and enjoy people watching in the nearby town of Bol. After anchoring at our destination for this evening, Trogir, you’ll be able to enjoy the sights in this UNESCO-protected town, a living, open-air museum with towers, defensive walls, palaces, churches, monasteries, stone houses and the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in all of Croatia.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 TROGIR - SPLIT

Split

Your 7-night island-hopping adventure through Croatia is capped off in ancient Split, with its history that dates back over 1,700 years. Join our local guide for an especially grand finale, a walking tour through the historic center, nearly half of which is covered by the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace that built in the 4th century by Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement residence. Afterward, do some discovering on your own through this maze-like complex, enjoying dinner in one of the many cafes and restaurants before heading to the seaside promenade for an evening stroll.

 

 

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

DAY 8 DEPARTURE

Split

With departure day here, you’ll want to wake early to take advantage of the time to exchange contact information with new friends made and farewells to fellow passengers, as well as enjoy one last breakfast. Private transfer will bring you to Split Airport for your return home or further travels, or to your local hotel if you’d like to extend your time here.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • 7 nights of deluxe cruising from Dubrovnik to Split
  • Deluxe ship with modern amenities and spacious, en-suite cabins
  • Private arrival and departure transfers from and to the respective airports
  • Half-board meals: a breakfast buffet and multicourse lunches served daily
  • Welcome dinner and the special Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
  • Complimentary filtered water, coffee and tea throughout the cruise
  • Wine tasting at a family-run winery on Hvar
  • Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
  • Guided boat tour and entrance to the Blue Cave (entrance fees payable locally)
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
  • Walking tours led by professional local guides through Dubrovnik, Split and Korcula
  • Dedicated English-speaking cruise director throughout
  • Complimentary WiFi on-board

Your Ship

MV Ave Maria

MV AVE MARIA

The MV Ave Maria which made her maiden voyage in the summer of 2018, is a 161-foot-long deluxe superior vessel that offers an elegant experience without the high price tag. Her many comforts and advanced technology guarantees a fabulous cruising experience for up to 38 passengers in either a VIP double/twin cabin with private balconies for enjoying the sea breeze and awe-inspiring views, or a double/twin cabin with a porthole.

Aurelia Small Cruise Ship, Croatia

MS AURELIA

The MS Aurelia is a luxury vessel built in 2019/2020 with state-of-the-art equipment. The ship holds a maximum of 38 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins, including 8 VIP upper deck cabins each with their own private balcony, 2 main deck cabins with picture windows and 8 lower deck cabins, with portholes. Guests can also find a spacious fully air-conditioned main deck dining room with bar and lounge area with LCD TV. The Aurelia is 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles.

Why Book With Cruise Croatia

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Departure Dates

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2023

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    May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 20, 2023May 27, 2023
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    Sep 2, 2023Sep 9, 2023Sep 16, 2023Sep 23, 2023Sep 30, 2023
  • Oct

    Oct 7, 2023Oct 14, 2023

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