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This 7-night cruise from Opatija to Dubrovnik packs a punch, bringing the opportunity to explore many of Croatia highlights. You’ll get to sample some of the best of Dalmatian cuisine and fine wine, explore ancient ruins and enjoy plenty of stops to swim in some of the clearest blue waters on the planet. Listen to the famous Sea Organ in the 3,000-year-old city of Zadar, explore a Roman emperor’s palace in Split, check out fascinating museums and discover Korcula’s storybook walled Old Town. Sailing on a luxurious small ship, this is an authentic, intimate experience that you won’t soon forget.

  • From £1,010 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe
  • Opatija
  • Dubrovnik

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    Opatija to Dubrovnik


    • 7-night cruise traveling on an elegant small-ship from Opatija to Dubrovnik
    • Welcome cocktail reception
    • Comfortable accommodation in an en-suite cabin
    • Multiple stops for swimming
    • Swim beneath the waterfalls in Krka National Park
    • Inspiring walking tours through Rab, Zadar, Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
    • Wine and specialty local food tastings
    • Explore fascinating museums
    • Daily breakfasts, multicourse lunches, and a Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Arrival and departure transfers included


    Day 1 Opatija to Rab


    Hop aboard your ship in magnificent Opatija known for its opulent mansions on the waterfront. We’ll depart at 1 p.m. for Rab, the “island of love,” with its Old Town of the same name. Join us on a guided tour to marvel at the medieval walls and towers, visit picturesque squares, palaces, and churches. It’s known for its Montmarte feel, wonderfully atmospheric with artists painting and exhibiting their works in the streets. Legend tells that local nuns created Rab’s signature Rab cake for a visiting pope. The recipe has been kept a secret, but you’ll get a sample after your tour.

    • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Rab, Famous Rab cakes tasting
    • Meals Included: Lunch plus cake tasting

    Day 2 Rab to Zadar

    Rab Island

    Cruise on to Zadar after breakfast. Croatia’s oldest university town has a rich history that can be seen in its imposing city walls and more than 30 churches like the 9th-century St. Donat church, the city’s symbol, and a 1st-century AD Roman Forum. Join a guided city tour for an in-depth look that also includes its modern delights. Along the waterfront are a pair of famous art installations, the “Sea Organ” playing the mystical tones of nature’s orchestra and “Greeting to the Sun,” a playful game of lights activated by sunlight. Afterwards, witness what some say is the world’s most beautiful sunset.

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

    Day 3 Zadar to Krka National Park & Sibenik

    Krka Waterfalls National Park.

    This morning we’ll cruise to Skradin where you’ll board our coach, stopping at the renowned Bibich Winery for a sample of its fine wines and enjoy a light tapas lunch. After returning to Skradin, take a walk through Krka National Park with its 17 waterfalls. A series of cascades, Skradinski Buk spills into a beautiful pool where you can enjoy an unforgettable swim in the pristine water. Afterward, journey to Sibenik to explore its spectacular Old Town, including the highlight, the UNESCO protected Cathedral of St. James. You’ll have time to stroll the waterfront and check out the boutiques too, enjoying dinner back on board.

    • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Krka Waterfalls National Park
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Wine Tasting, and Dinner

    Day 4 Sibenik to Split


    Continuing to nearby Split, this ancient city was birthed when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here. Constructed over the late 3rd– and early-4th century, the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace is its most famous attraction, a maze-like complex filled with Roman architecture that has stood the test of time. The Riva promenade is a popular spot to be, with its restaurants, cafes and bars along the waterfront. Upon our arrival, meet our local guide for a walking tour through the Old Town and the famous market adjacent to the palace.

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

    Day 5 Split to Metkovic

    Metkovic, Croatia

    Sailing to Metković, along the banks of the river Neretva at the Herzegovina border, you’ll witness one of Europe’s last remaining wetland deltas and take a trip back in time. Enter by barge to explore the groves and other flora and fauna, while learning about the Neretva people’s traditional way of life. Visit the Narona archeological museum in Vid to see the remains of Augusteum, a Roman temple, and 16 monumental marble sculptures that depict Roman Emperor Augustus, his family members, and other high Roman officials. This evening, the captain’s dinner with live music will be hosted on the ship.

    • Excursions Included: Barge tour of Metkovic
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

    Day 6 Metkovic to Korcula


    Sail to Korčula, this morning, famous as the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo. We’ll anchor near the historic heart of Korčula Town, a walled medieval town with towers and ramparts. Join a local guide to learn about some of its best-kept secrets as you’re led through the historic center with its narrow streets and alleyways designed in a fish bone pattern. Your guide will fill you in on the reason they were made that way. Afterward, you’ll have time to explore at your leisure, dining at one of the fantastic restaurants or traditional konobas featuring authentic local cuisine.

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

    Day 7 Korcula to Dubrovnik


    Your final destination is Dubrovnik. You’ll get one of the best views from the sea, while cruising the outside of its massive Old City Walls. It’s one of only a few walled cities by the sea, described by writer George Bernard as “heaven on earth.” After mooring at Gruz harbor, you’ll walk through the historic gates for a guided walking tour. You’ll have time to explore it more on your own, perhaps walking atop the walls that stretch around its center for 1.2 miles. Or ride the cable car up Mount Srd for a panoramic view over the city, the sea and nearby islands.

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

    Day 8 Departure from Dubrovnik


    Your enchanting 7-night cruise from Opatija to Dubrovnik ends after breakfast this morning. Take time to say your goodbyes to the crew and new friends made. Private transfer will bring you to your Dubrovnik hotel, or to the airport to catch your flight home. While farewells are never easy, chances are, you’ll be back as so many return. After all, once is never enough and our travel experts will be happy to help when you’re ready.

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

    What's Included

    • 7 nights of cruising from Opatija to Dubrovnik
    • Accommodation in a deluxe en-suite cabin
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • Welcome cocktail reception
    • Professional crew ensuring exceptional service
    • Daily breakfasts plus lunches, dinners and tastings as noted on itinerary
    • Unlimited filtered water, coffee, and tea provided throughout the cruise
    • Complimentary fresh fruit offered daily
    • Walking tours in Rab, Zadar, Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
    • Barge excursion and a museum visit in Metkovic
    • Light tapas lunch and wine tasting at Bibich winery, transfer included
    • Signature cake tasting in Rab Island
    • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Entrance fee to Krka National Park
    • Admission to Dubrovnik cable car
    • Free Wi-Fi on board
    • Daily cabin cleaning service
    • Port fees and visitors’ taxes

    Your Ship

    MV Markan small ship Croatia


    Making her debut in 2018, the MV Markan offers an intimate and luxurious sailing experience that includes VIP cabins with private balconies and a large sundeck with a hot tub for relaxing while gazing out at the incredible Croatian coast and the island-filled Adriatic Sea.

    MV Avangard, Dubrovnik


    Launched in 2017, the MV Avangard is a deluxe vessel with the latest trends in small-ship construction. She is 161-feet-long and 28-feet wide with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour which makes her ideal for berthing at smaller ports of call. The comfort of guests is ensured with everything from the impeccable personal of the crew to the long list of modern amenities.

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    • July

      Jul 02, 2022

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