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Overview

Explore the enchanting wonders of Croatia while traveling its southern coastline and island hopping from Dubrovnik to Split. Not only will you be able to enjoy the stunning scenery from the sun deck with its Jacuzzi and comfy loungers, but you’ll enjoy fascinating guided tours in many destinations. Discover UNESCO-protected Old Towns with their magnificent architecture, beautiful beaches and enticing coves for swimming, and lots of delicious Croatian cuisine. A wine tasting tour and visit to an oyster farm to sample fresh oysters is on the agenda too.

  • From $3,329 PP
  • 11 Days
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Dubrovnik
  • Zagreb
Jewels of the Croatia Cruise Land Tour

Highlights

  • Guided tour through the medieval city of Dubrovnik, including a walk atop the defensive walls that surrounded the historic center
  • A visit to Ston to tour an oyster farm, and enjoy an oyster and mussel tasting experience
  • Walk through Korcula’s storybook Old Town on a guided tour
  • Witness the world-renowned Blue Cave
  • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
  • Stop for a swim off what’s often named as Croatia’s most beautiful beach, Zlatni Rat
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir, a living open-air museum
  • Take a tour of the 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split
  • Wander the scenic paths of Plitvice Lakes National Park on a guided tour to marvel at its famous lakes and waterfalls
  • Explore the fascinating mix of old and new with a guided tour through the capital city of Zagreb
  • Enjoy feasting on mouthwatering Croatian cuisine and fine wine throughout

Itinerary

Day 1 DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

This cruise and land adventure of a lifetime starts with your arrival into Dubrovnik International Airport. Private transfer will bring you to your Dubrovnik hotel where you’ll have the afternoon to leisurely explore on your own. If you want to get a taste of the historic center, this is the perfect time to stroll the cobbled streets and wander through the marble paved squares, popping into the various shops and boutiques, and sampling some of the mouthwatering cuisine. If you want to enjoy a panoramic view, take the cable car up to the summit of Mount Srd or a walk along the top of the city walls.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Kompas

Day 2 DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

The cruising part of your enchanting journey begins with another private transfer, this time from your Dubrovnik hotel (or the airport if you arrive later) to Gruz Harbour where your ship will be waiting. This afternoon, you’ll get a more in-depth look at the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and its medieval center on a guided walking tour. As you wander through cobbled streets, you’ll be able to witness sights like Rector’s Palace, one of the most impressive and important buildings in the old Dubrovnik Republic, and even take in the view from atop the defensive walls of the Old City’s red-tiled roofs, the sea, and nearby Elaphiti Islands. return to the ship for the welcome reception and dinner that will begin at 7 pm.

  • Excursions Included: Walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Welcome Dinner

Day 3 DUBROVNIK - SLANO/STON

Ston

Today we will sail to the charming village of Slano, situated on the mainland. Afternoon arrival in charming Slano, this traditional fisherman’s village was once fortified and is famous for its oysters. From Slano we head towards Ston a sought-after seaside town that is known for its oyster production. You will take a small boat out into the middle of the estuary and enjoy sampling fresh oysters directly from the sea with a dash of lime and some locally produced wine. This very unique experience is one of our client’s favorites! Return to Slano after the oyster tasting for the Captain’s Dinner on board the boat.

  • Excursions Included: Tour and tasting of fresh oysters and mussels at a Ston oyster farm
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

DAY 4 SLANO/STON - MLJET NATIONAL PARK - KORCULA

Mljet National Park

Journeying north to Mljet Island this morning, you’ll to get explore its lush national park which covers a third of its landscape. Enjoy time to stroll the paths that wind around the shorelines of the two saltwater lakes in surreal shades of green and blue. The larger lake, known as Great Lake, has an islet in the middle that hosts a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Cruising on to Korcula Island, named Korkyra Melaina, by the Greeks which translates to “Black Corfu” for its dense, dark forest, you’ll get to enjoy a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance fees to Mljet National Park, Walking tour of Korcula
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 KORCULA - VIS

Vis

We’ll leave early this morning for Vis, one of Dalmatia’s most remote islands. Along the way we’ll make a swim stop so that you can enjoy a dip in one of the many secluded bays or hidden coves, literally soaking up the breathtaking Croatian scenery. We’ll arrive on unspoiled Vis Island in the afternoon. As it was shut off to the public for 40 years, and used as a naval base, today it offers visitors the opportunity to experience a slice of the “Mediterranean as it once was.” Look forward to a relaxing stroll along the waterfront and wandering through the peaceful streets lined with tavernas, ideal for unwinding with a drink and enjoying some delicious eats too.

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

DAY 6 VIS - BISEVO - HVAR

Blue Cave

Sailing toward Hvar, the island renowned for its world-class nightlife scene, lavender, and vineyards, along the way we’ll stop to enjoy another highlight on the tour, the world-famous Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. This grotto that was naturally sculptured by the sea over the centuries, developed in what you’ll get to witness today, provided conditions allow. 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. Continuing to Hvar with its yacht-filled harbor, upon our arrival you’ll travel to the small town of Jelsa to visit a family-run winery, one of the most popular on the island, for a wine-tasting tour.

  • Excursions Included: Guided tour of the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally), Wine tasting tour on Hvar Island
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 HVAR - BOL - TROGIR

Trogir

Our ultimate destination today is Trogir, but we’ll make a stop at the town of Bol on Brac Island so that you can gaze upon one of the world’s most spectacular beaches, with its unique horn shape jutting a third of a mile into the clear waters of the aquamarine Adriatic. You’ll have the chance to swim off its shores or enjoy sipping coffee in town before we return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Trogir, an open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with architectural wonders from medieval towers and palaces to the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of Croatia’s finest examples of sacral architecture.

  • Excursions Included: Walking tour of Trogir
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8 TROGIR - SPLIT

Split

On the last day of the cruise portion of your trip, we’ll visit the ancient city of Split and its 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace which covers nearly half the city center, built as the retirement residence of the Roman Emperor. Follow our guide into the maze of narrow streets for a walk back in time with landmarks that reveal its 1,700-year-old history touched by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians, including everything from St. Duje Cathedral and the Temple of Jupiter to the palace cellars, which served as the place where Daenerys trained her dragons in the hit TV series “Game of Thrones.”

  • Excursions Included: Walking tour of Split
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9 SPLIT - PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Plitvice Lakes

This morning, our driver will pick you up at your vessel to bring you to one of the most popular attractions in the entire country, Plitvice Lakes national Park. While you may have seen it in images that are often splashed across the Internet featuring the world’s most beautiful places, nothing can prepare you for what you’re about to witness in person. This UNESCO-protected site is like a fantasy with its 16 interconnected lakes in colors ranging from deep emerald to bright turquoise. Walk the scenic trails to view them, along with tranquil pools and countless picturesque waterfalls. A boat ride across Kozjak Lake is included, with your finale a panoramic train ride back to the park’s entrance.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Degenija
  • Excursions Included: Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 10 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK - ZAGREB

Zagreb

Next, you’ll driver by private transfer to your hotel in Croatia’s capital of Zagreb which dates back 3,000 years. Get settled in and then meet our guide for a private tour of the Old Town and its cobbled streets that are home to St. Mark’s Church with its colorful roof. The city’s emblem, it dates back to the 13th-century. You may witness the Gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral with its pair of twin spires soaring about the streets and enjoy time to explore the Lower Town with its many shops, restaurants, cafes and parks.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Esplanade
  • Excursions Included: Walking tour of Zagreb
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 11 DEPARTURE

Zagreb

This morning is departure day, so you’ll want to have your bags packed and ready for pickup by private transfer to Zagreb Airport after breakfast for your flight home or further travels. If you aren’t ready to go and there’s no need to return home just yet, contact our travel experts who will be happy to help extend your time here or get to another exciting destination.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • 7 nights of sailing from Dubrovnik to Split on a deluxe ship in your choice of cabin
  • 11 days and 10 nights cruise and land tour
  • Transfers included throughout the trip
  • One-night stays at 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Dubrovnik, the Plitvice Lakes area and Zagreb
  • Guided walking tours led by inspirational guides through Dubrovnik, Trogir, Korcula, Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb
  • One-way bus transfer from the port in Dubrovnik to the Old City
  • Extensive breakfast buffet provided every morning plus THREE-course lunches and fresh fruit daily
  • Welcome dinner with three courses on the first night
  • Captain’s Dinner with three courses complemented by live entertainment
  • Coffee, tea and filtered water, provided throughout the cruise
  • Tour and tasting of fresh oysters and mussels at a Ston oyster farm
  • Wine tasting tour on Hvar Island at one of the most sought-after wineries
  • Entrance fees to Mljet National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Daily swim stops while on the cruise
  • Cabin cleaning service provided each day of the cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on the ship
  • Dedicated, professional cruise manager throughout
  • Luggage handling

What's Not Included

  • Return flights to Croatia
  • Gratuities
  • Port taxes of €60 per person
  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
  • Price based on double occupancy in a double or twin room. Single Supplement in lower deck cabins of 60-80%
  • Meal & Drink packages are unavailable

Your Ship

MV Infinity

MV INFINITY

Built in 2015, the MV Infinity is a luxurious vessel with 19 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins, including 9 VIP cabins on the upper deck with private balconies. She features a swimming platform, outdoor showers and a large sundeck with a hot tub among a wealth of other amenities.

MS Phoenix 72

MS PHOENIX 72

Phoenix 72 is a very 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.

Why Book With Cruise Croatia

Covid Safe

Covid-Safe Procedures

No credit card fees

No Credit Card Fees

Low deposit

Low Deposit & Flexible Cancellation Policy

Small Ship Expert

Croatia's Small Ship Experts

Financial Protection

100% Financial Protection

24 hour support

24/7 Local Ground Support

Departure Dates

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2023

  • May

    May 05, 2023May 12, 2023May 19, 2023May 26, 2023
  • Jun

    Jun 02, 2023Jun 09, 2023Jun 16, 2023Jun 23, 2023Jun 30, 2023
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    Jul 07, 2023Jul 14, 2023Jul 21, 2023Jul 28, 2023
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    Aug 04, 2023Aug 11, 2023Aug 18, 2023Aug 25, 2023
  • Sep

    Sep 01, 2023Sep 08, 2023Sep 15, 2023Sep 22, 2023Sep 29, 2023
  • Oct

    Oct 06, 2023Oct 13, 2023

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