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Overview

Look forward to 12 nights of cruise and land tours, starting with a 7-night cruise from ancient Split, sailing the Dalmatian coast while experiencing Croatian island gems and concluding in medieval Dubrovnik. From there, you’ll be flown to the Greek capital to experience the birthplace of western civilization in Athens, and then depart for Santorini, enjoying four nights on the island, sipping its world-renowned wines, exploring historic sights and marveling at caldera sunset views.

  • From €4,610 PP
  • 13 Days
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights of Croatia & Greece Cruise & Private Land Tour

Highlights

  • 13 Day cruise and land tours with luxurious accommodation included
  • Take inspiring guided walking tours through favourite walled cities like Dubrovnik and Split
  • Visit popular islands like Hvar and Korcula along with lesser-known gems, including unspoiled Vis
  • Sail on a luxury small ship for a more authentic experience with exceptional, personal service
  • Visit one of the world’s most beautiful beaches
  • Enjoy lots of swim stops in crystal-clear blue waters
  • Fly to Athens and wander through the legendary ancient sights
  • Marvel at the postcard-worth caldera sunsets on Santorini
  • Taste lots of mouthwatering cuisine and sip fine wines throughout

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT

Split Old Town

Fly into Split International Airport and then take private transfer to your hotel in the city. Once checked in you’ll have the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy to Croatia’s second largest city.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Piazza Heritage Hotel

Day 2 SPLIT

Split

You will be met by your driver and transferred to the harbour where you will board your ship, check in is from 1400hrs. Then relax in your spacious cabin before joining a guided tour of the beautiful historical town of Split. Split is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an abundance of classic Roman architecture, which includes the splendid Diocletian Palace. After your tour, you will return to the boat and enjoy the evening with a three course welcome dinner and welcome speech from the crew where they will go through the plan for your week on board.

  • Excursions Included: Expert guided tour of Split
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 SPLIT - TROGIR

Split

The charming medieval town of Trogir is our next destination today. This UNESCO listed gem with its pristine marina is often compared to a mini-Venice. On route to Trogir the captain will find a secluded spot for you to enjoy the first swim stop of your cruise from the back of the boat. On arrival, we have a fabulous trip to the stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park planned. Enjoy the afternoon admiring the beautiful waterfalls and lakes and stroll along pathways winding through the lush flora. Enjoy a picturesque photo stop in front of the stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall. Return to Trogir in the early evening where you will have free time to enjoy dinner on your own and explore the labyrinth of backstreets and medieval alleyways in this hidden gem.

  • Excursions Included: Guided tour and entrance to the Krka National Park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 TROGIR - BOL - HVAR

Hvar

Our cruise will bring us sunny Hvar this afternoon, one of the most popular islands in Croatia, but first we’ll make a stop on Brac Island where you’ll have the opportunity to swim from the shores of one of the most stunning beaches in all of Europe, Zlatni Rat, a long stretch nearly surrounded by breathtaking turquoise water. Or if you prefer, you can explore the town of Bol. Once back on board, we continue our journey to Hvar enjoying views of hidden coves and sparkling bays along the way. Upon our arrival, join a wine tasting tour at a popular family-run winery in the small town of Jelsa before returning to Hvar for a guided walking tour of this beautiful Old Town.

  • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Hvar, Wine tour
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 HVAR - BLUE CAVE - VIS

Blue Cave

We’ll depart early this morning to enjoy another highlight of our trip, the Blue Cave. Entering the narrow entrance with a smaller vessel, you’ll experience the magical phenomenon that occurs when the sun’s rays beam into the interior through a crack in the rock, illuminating it in a surreal 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. Our final destination for today is unspoiled Vis, an island often referred to as the “Mediterranean as it once was,” with little tourism development thanks to being closed off to the public for many years while used as a naval Yugoslav base. You’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy it at your leisure, wandering through the ancient streets, perhaps visiting the City Museum with its archaeological treasures.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Blue Cave (Payable Locally)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 VIS - KORCULA

Korcula

Sailing on to beautiful Korcula, perhaps best-known as the reputed birthplace of international explorer Marco Polo, enjoy relaxing with the endless view of the sea and secluded bays. We’ll anchor near the historic center of walled Korcula Town, often referred to as a mini-Dubrovnik with its wealth of impressive medieval architecture. Take a walking tour through this fairytale-like place with our local guide who will reveal the stories behind the sights and reveal the reason why the streets are arranged in a unique fish bone pattern. Those who are up for a fun and authentic evening can join an optional traditional village party, complete with local entertainment.

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

DAY 7 KORCULA - MLJET - SIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO

Mljet National Park

Mljet is the next island on our agenda, a favorite for many as one of the greenest and most beautiful in all of Croatia. You’ll have time to explore its famous saltwater lakes on your own, including Great Lake, with tiny St. Mary Islet in the middle home to an ancient Benedictine monastery. Cruising on to the mainland, we’ll visit the traditional fishing village of Slano, the gateway to the enchanting fortified village of Ston. It’s renowned for its oysters, a delight you’ll get to taste after we wander around the medieval ramparts. A short walk will then take us to an oyster farm to sample the delicacies along with fresh mussels. Back on board, this evening is reserved for the Captain’s Dinner with the feast complemented by live music and entertainment.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance fees and guide tour of Mljet National Park, Fresh oyster harvesting tour
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 8 SIPAN/SLANO - DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

This morning we’ll wind through the beautiful Elaphiti archipelago as we make our way to the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, our last Croatian stop. We’ll sail around the medieval stone walls so that you can capture photos of its exterior from the water, including the Old City and imposing fortifications. Inside join a tour led by our expert guide to marvel at landmarks like the Pile Gate, Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace. If they look familiar, that’s probably because you’ve glimpsed them while watching the hit “Game of Thrones” TV series. Enjoy a grand finale by hopping on the cable car to the top of Srd Mountain which brings a jaw-dropping 360-degree panoramic view over the rooftops of the city, the sea and nearby islands.

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

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK - ATHENS

Athens

While your cruise has come to an end, the better news is that you’ll soon be on your way to Greece. After goodbyes to the captain and crew, you’ll be met by private transfer for the short ride to Dubrovnik Airport and your flight to Athens. You’ll meet your driver upon your arrival to Athens International Airport for the trip to your hotel in the city.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Elia Ermou
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 10 ATHENS - SANTORINI

Athens

This exciting day begins by walking back in time to ancient Greece, widely considered to be the birthplace of western civilization. Follow the footsteps of the greats, like Socrates while marveling at the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis and Parthenon and wandering through the ancient Agora, before private transfer brings you back to Athens Airport. From there, you’ll catch a flight to the bucket-list island of Santorini, welcomed by your driver at Santorini Airport, who will bring you to your 4-star hotel.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Anteliz Suites
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 11 SANTORINI

Santorini

Wake up on this remarkably beautiful island with its blue-domed churches and whitewashed buildings that spill down the rim of the ancient caldera. Today we’ve arranged an exclusive private tour with an expert guide, learn insider island secrets while traveling to the top spots on Santorini. Stand at the edge of the caldera posing for pictures against the backdrop of the sapphire Aegean Sea and wander through the postcard-perfect village of Oia before heading to the peak of Prophet Elias Mountain. Listen to the haunting chants of the monks, stroll the island’s longest black sand beach and indulge in a wealth of food and drink experiences.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Anteliz Suites
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 12 SANTORINI

Santorini, Greece

If you’d rather, you can relax and just enjoy soaking up the view all day, but you’ll have the opportunity to make the most of your time on Santorini with an optional tour of the ancient city of Thera. It sits along a mountain ridge and was inhabited from the 9th-century BC through the early 8th-century AD, named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras. Look forward to more stunning sea views along with fascinating attractions like a large portico, agora and a theater that dates back to the 2nd-century.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Anteliz Suites
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 13 SANTORINI

Oia Santorini

As departure day has arrived, your Croatia and Greece tour concludes with your private transfer to Santorini Airport for your departure flight to Athens from where you can extend your stay, or catch an onward flight home.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • One night’s stay at a 4-star hotel in Split on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • 7-nights of luxury small ship cruising from Split to Dubrovnik in your choice of cabin
  • Breakfast buffet provided each day on the cruise cruise plus three-course lunches
  • Welcome Reception with a three-course dinner on the cruise
  • Special 3-course Captain’s Dinner with live music
  • Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout the cruise
  • Tours led by English-speaking guides through Split, Hvar, Korcula, the Blue Cave, Mljet National Park & Dubrovnik
  • Fresh oyster harvesting tour in Ston
  • Wine tour on Hvar Island
  • Complimentary fresh fruit provided daily
  • Cabin service, daily
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Dedicated cruise manager throughout with on board lectures
  • Single flight from Dubrovnik to Athens including check in luggage
  • One night’s stay at a 4-star hotel in Athens on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Return flights between Athens and Santorini including check in luggage
  • Three nights at a 4-star hotel in Santorini, on a B&B basis
  • Private transfers throughout

Your Ship

Memories Croatia Cruise Ships

MV MEMORIES

Launched in 2020, The MV Memories offers 19 luxury cabins and accommodates up to 38 guests. The ship features 10 VIP & 1 Superior VIP Deck Cabins with private balconies. 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.

Why Book With Cruise Croatia

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Departure Dates

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2023

  • May

    May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 20, 2023May 27, 2023
  • June

    Jun 03, 2023Jun 10, 2023Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023
  • July

    Jul 01, 2023Jul 08, 2023Jul 15, 2023Jul 22, 2023Jul 29, 2023
  • August

    Aug 05, 2023Aug 12, 2023Aug 19, 2023Aug 263, 2023
  • September

    Sept 02, 2023Sept 09, 2023Sept 16, 2023Sept 23, 2023Sept 30, 2023
  • October

    Oct 07, 2023Oct 14, 2023

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