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Overview

This 11-day, 10-night tour begins cruising from the ancient city of Split, island-hopping to favorites like Korcula, Brac, Vis, Hvar and Mljet before culminating in medieval Dubrovnik. Your enchanting cruise is followed by a 3-night land tour in magical Montenegro. In between look forward to delicious half-board meals provided by the ship’s onboard chef, entertaining, expert-led tours and refreshing dips in the clear blue waters of the Adriatic.

  • From £2,533 PP
  • 11 Days
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik

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Majestic Croatia & Montenegro Cruise and Land Tour

Highlights

  • A luxurious cruise and land tour for 11 days and 10 nights, cruising in your choice of en-suite, air-conditioned cabins and staying in 4+ star hotels
  • Discover historic Old Towns including Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Kotor
  • Swim stops in secluded coves and alluring bays
  • A visit to the most photographed beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat
  • Inspiring guided tours through medieval villages with magnificent centuries-old architecture
  • Sample fresh oysters and mussels in a beautiful and unique setting
  • Take in one of the most remarkable natural wonders in the Mediterranean, the Blue Cave, illuminated by the sea and the sun
  • Wine tasting and oyster tasting experiences
  • Discover the emerging region of Montenegro in this two country trip

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT

Diocletian Palace, Split

Welcome to Split. Our driver will meet you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel in the city. Once checked in  you can enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in this breathtaking city of ancient and modern contrasts. Explore the expansive Diocletian’s Palace in more detail, from the underground cellars to the top of the 7th century St Domnius Cathedral’s bell tower. From the tower, enjoy a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the city and nearby islands.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Splendida Palace

Day 2 SPLIT

Split

This morning you’ll be met by private transfer at your Split hotel, for the drive to your ship which will be waiting in the port. While your cabin will be ready from 1pm on, feel free to drop off your bags before that time so that you can enjoy exploring the city. You might want to check out one of the many interesting little shops found throughout the 4th-century Diocletian’s palace, or do some people watching while unwinding with a drink on the seaside Riva promenade. Otherwise, get settled in, relax and take advantage of some of the luxury facilities on board. Return to the ship before 7pm to mingle with your captain, crew and fellow passengers at the meet-and-greet welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner.

  • Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3 SPLIT - TROGIR

Trogir

This morning you’ll get an in-depth look at the maze of streets and alleyways in Split’s historic center on a guided tour, including magnificent wonders from the Roman era and impressive Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Our cruise will kick off by sailing to Trogir afterwards. In this living open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll discover its many delights on another fascinating tour. That includes parts of the ancient walls that still remain intac and the 13th century Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St. Lawrence that houses the Renaissance Chapel of St. John, boasting sweeping vistas from its bell tower.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 TROGIR - BOL - HVAR

Wine tasting at Tomic

Our next stop as we cruise this morning will be to Bol Town on Bisevo Island. One of the most famous beaches in Croatia, and Europe, is just steps away, renowned for its striking beauty. You can enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear turquoise waters off its shores or explore the village, relaxing with a cup of coffee as the world goes by. Back onboard the ship, we sail on to picturesque Hvar with its superyacht-filled harbor, vineyards and aromatic lavender fields. Upon our arrival, join a wine tasting tour one of the island’s most popular family-run wineries in the small town of Jelsa and then take in the dazzling view from the top of the Spanjola Fortress upon our return.

  • Excursions Included: Walking tour of Hvar, Wine tasting at a family-run winery
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 HVAR - BLUE CAVE - VIS

Blue Cave

One of the highlights on the itinerary for many, we sail to the small island of Bisevo this morning. It’s home to one of Dalmatia’s most breathtaking natural wonders, the Blue Cave. When the rays of the sun pass through an opening in this sea grotto, its interior is bathed in an ethereal blue light. That memorable experienced will be followed by a stay on one of the most remote and tranquil islands in the country, Vis. Once a critical Yugoslav naval base, it was only opened to commercial tourism in recent years, offering the chance to immerse yourself in authentic Croatian life. Try one of the exceptional local wines at a traditional winery, explore the stone streets of Vis Town or take a stroll along the waterfront admiring the country villa known as Villae Rusticae.

  • Excursions Included: Admission fees to the Blue Cave
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 VIS - KORCULA

Korcula

Enjoy the stunning surrounding scenery, including the glistening Adriatic and enchanting bays as well sail to picturesque Korčula. Just behind its magnificent Gothic-Renaissance St. Mark’s Cathedral is a stone building that’s made it world-famous as the spot where international explorer Marco Polo was born in 1254. Learn more, and marvel at lots of beautiful medieval buildings on a guided walking tour. Afterward, you can choose to join us on an optional excursion that will bring you to feast on a local Croatian meal while discovering more about the traditional ways of life in the country. Or, if you’d rather, head to one of the many outstanding local eateries in town to sample Korcula’s tasty fare.

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

DAY 7 KORCULA - MLJET - SLANO/STON

Ston

We’ll journey south-east to another one of Croatia’s most captivating islands and its national park. Mljet Island is considered to be the greenest in the country, covered by dense pine forest and home to two emerald-hued saltwater lakes. You’ll be able to enjoy strolling their shorelines before returning to the ship and traveling to our next destination, the small traditional village of Slano on the mainland. The walled village is the gateway to the fortified village of Ston, renowned for its delectable oysters. Tour the medieval ramparts of Slano before embarking on a short walk along the coast to an oyster farm for a fresh oyster tasting while learning more about the shellfish. Back on board the ship, the Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment will be hosted this evening.

  • Excursions Included: Admission fees to Mljet National Park, Walking tour of Ston, Visit to an oyster farm for a mussel and oyster tasting
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 8 SLANO/STON - DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

You’ll want lots of time to enjoy the final destination of your cruise, Dubrovnik, so we’ll depart early, and spot to say around the exterior of its grand city walls before docking in Gruz Harbour. Once on land, you’ll take an inspiring tour with a local guide to marvel at the ancient buildings, still nearly all intact just as they were during the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. We’ve also arranged for your admission to the Dubrovnik City Walls, so you’ll be able to stroll atop their 6,365-foot-long expanse, circling the historic center too. You may want to celebrate the end of your cruise with dinner in one of the rooftop eateries afterward.

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

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK - KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

Kotor

Your cruise officially comes to an end after breakfast this morning, with time for farewells to your fellow shipmates, now new friends, along with goodbyes to the captain and crew. The next portion of this exciting trip starts with private transfer to Croatia’s eastern neighbor, Montenegro. You’ll enjoy a scenic drive to the Old City of Kotor that was founded by the Romans, a magnificent walled UNESCO-protected site. Along the way, a stop will be made so that you can taste delicious red and white wines paired with light snacks at the Savina family winery, all while surrounded by spectacular views of lush greenery and the bay below.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Forza Terra
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 10 SAINT STEFAN & BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

Sveti Stefan Island, Montenegro

This morning will start with a boat trip to Saint Stefan, a luxurious resort that once used to be a small fishing village, first mentioned in the middle of 15th century. Next, you will drive to the ancient town of Budva which is the most famous resort in Montenegro and is considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkan Peninsula. After a walking tour in Budva you have free time for lunch and to do some shopping or self-exploration before returning to Kotor. Upon arrival you will be treated to a further walking tour taking you through the maze of Kotor’s medieval quarter, its bustling market and among its beautiful Renaissance buildings. Once your Kotor walking tour has come to an end you will have the option of either being transferred back to your hotel or spending a little more time in this fascinating city at your leisure and making your own way back to your hotel.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Forza Terra
  • Excursions Included: Private Tour of Kotor, Budva & Saint Stefan Island
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11 DEPARTURE

Dubrovnik

This magical adventure through Croatia and Montenegro comes to an end this morning, with private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for further travels or your return flight home. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to this fabulous region of the world, you’ll get to bring back memories of a lifetime.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • 1 night B&B style accommodation in a four-star or better hotel in Split
  • 7-night cruise from Split to Dubrovnik in your choice of cabin
  • Private transfers to and from airports, hotels and the ship
  • 2 nights B&B style accommodation in a four-star or better hotel in Kotor, Montenegro
  • Daily buffet breakfast and three course set lunch on board the cruise
  • 3-course Welcome Dinner of the first night of the cruise
  • 3-course Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on one night
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and filtered water available throughout the cruise
  • Wine tasting at a family-run winery on Hvar
  • Visit to an oyster farm for a mussel and oyster tasting
  • Admission fees to the Blue Cave and Mljet National Park
  • Expert-led tours through Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Split, Ston
  • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik Port for sightseeing in the Old City
  • Wine tasting at Savina Winery in Montenegro
  • Guided tour of Kotor, Saint Stefan & Budvar in Montenegro
  • Dedicated English-speaking cruise manager throughout
  • Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
  • Daily cabin service
  • Baggage handling

Your Ship

MS Phoenix 72 sHIP

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.

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Departure Dates

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2023

  • May

    May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 20, 2023May 27, 2023
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    Jun 03, 2023Jun 10, 2023Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023
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    Aug 05, 2023Aug 12, 2023Aug 19, 2023Aug 26, 2023
  • Sep

    Sep 02, 2023Sep 09, 2023Sep 16, 2023Sep 23, 2023Sep 30, 2023
  • Oct

    Oct 07, 2023Oct 14, 2023

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