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Overview

This 14-night adventure offers a trip of a lifetime, bringing some of the best of the Balkans, including medieval cities like romantic Dubrovnik, Slovenia’s picturesque Lake Bled with its fairytale castle, the stunning walled city of Kotor, Montenegro and an island-hopping cruise featuring beloved destinations like Korcula, Hvar, Vis and Mljet, as well as the renowned Blue Cave on Bisevo.

  • From $4,092 PP
  • 15 Days
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Ljubljana
  • Dubrovnik

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Highlights

  • A 15-day, 14-night cruise and land tour through Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Multiple professionally led guided tours through Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Korcula, the Istrian countryside, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Montenegro
  • Delicious cuisine based on local ingredients (half-board basis) enjoyed on the ship with opportunities to dine at traditional eateries while in port
  • Special captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • Experience many of Croatia’s highlights from Plitvice National Parks and the medieval city of Dubrovnik to captivating islands and the world-famous Blue Cave
  • Enjoy luxurious facilities while onboard, soaking up the sun and the scenery for the vast upper deck with enough loungers for every passenger
  • Private transfers in luxury chauffeured vehicles throughout the trip

Itinerary

DAY 1 LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

Ljubljana

Your 14-night tour begins Ljubljana, Slovenia, the country’s capital and the city that was named the European Great Capital for 2016. It sits within a lush alpine valley along the Ljubljanica River, which makes it ideal for enjoying on a river boat sightseeing cruise. The river meanders through, bringing views of the buildings that date all the way back to the Middle Ages, including influences from the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods. Following the spirit of this environmentally-friendly town, take advantage of its bike-sharing scheme or electric cars called kavalirs to go exploring – be sure to visit Tivoli Park.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Ahotel Hotel Ljubljana
  • Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

Lake Bled

Enjoy the short and scenic drive to famous Lake Bled, known for its fairytale-like look with its emerald waters home to a little island that holds an historic church. Surrounded by the slopes of dramatic mountains, you’ll want to have your camera ready. Enjoy multiple views, including a perspective right from the water after taking a boat trip on a traditional “pletna” to visit the isle and the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church where legend tells, if you ring the bell, your wish will be granted. You’ll get to visit the over thousand-year-old Bled Castle and a nature walk at nearby Vintgar Gorge too.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Ahotel Hotel Ljubljana
  • Excursions Included: Guided tours of Lake Bled
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 3 POSTOJNA CAVE - OPATIJA

Postojna Cave

Travel to towards beautiful Opatija today, with the highlight a visit to Postojna Cave, the largest show caves in Europe, featuring a diverse array of fauna like the endangered olm, a species of salamander, along with some remarkable formations. Take a train ride into the cave’s belly to marvel at it all and then visit Vivarium Proteus. This is the place where offspring of the olm managed to be successfully hatched, giving hope for the species’ survival. You’ll get to visit a very unique Renaissance castle nearby too – Pedjama Castle was built right inside of a cave.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Amadria Park Hotel
  • Excursions Included: Guided tours of Postojona Cave
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4 PRIVATE ISTRIAN TOUR

Truffle hunting

A foodie favorite, travel into the Istrian countryside on a private tour to experiences the region’s picturesque hilltop villages and delve into its delicious flavors from rare truffles to wine. You’ll have the option to join a truffle hunt, with your private driver bringing you to this excursion that’s led by professional truffle sniffing dogs – and enjoy sampling the treats that are uncovered too. Or, if wine is your passion, join a wine tasting tour at award-winning Kozlovic winery. Yet another alternative is a scenic drive, stopping in the hilltop villages of Groznjan and Motovun as well as the coastal towns of Pula, Porec and Rovinj.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Amadria Park Hotel
  • Excursions Included: Private day trip with a tour through the Istrian countryside or a truffle-hunting and wine tasting excursion in Istria
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5 OPATIJA - PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Plitvice Lakes

While it’s hard to say goodbye to Istria, we’ll make that easier by traveling to Croatia’s bucket-list national park, Plitvice Lakes. This is the place you’ve probably glimpsed numerous times on the Internet and perhaps on postcards, but in real-life it’s even more jaw-dropping. This fantasy-like landscape is a maze of 16 crystal-clear lakes that range in shades from brilliant blue to emerald, with serene pools and endless waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery. Hop on a boat across one of the lakes before strolling the paths and wooden walkways that bring many photo-ops, and then take the train for a panoramic ride back to the park entrance.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Degenija
  • Excursions Included: Entrance Fees and Guided tours of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK - SPLIT

Split

Our unforgettable land tour will end in the ancient city of Split where we’ll journey to today. Enjoy a tasty lunch among picturesque scenery before we reach the 1,700-year-old city that began when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here. His 4th-century palace forms nearly half of the Old City, some of which was featured in the hit show “Game of Thrones.” Explore its many shops, restaurants and cafes, and enjoy a stroll on the seaside Riva promenade for some great people watching.

  • Hotel Accommodation: Splendida Palace
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 7 SPLIT

Split

Join us onboard anytime from 1pm on for the cruising portion of your tour, with your luxury ship waiting in Split Harbour. If you’d like you can drop off your bags and enjoy more of the city or relax and take advantage of the vessel’s many facilities, perhaps lounging on the sundeck. You’ll want to return in time for the 7pm Welcome Reception that brings introductions to the captain and crew along with more details about your cruise followed by the captain’s delicious dinner. You’ll have plenty of time to mingle and get to know your fell passengers too.

  • Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 8 TROGIR - SPLIT

Split

Your day begins with a guided tour of Split’s Old Town which will take you through the intriguing narrow streets and alleyways of the UNESCO-listed palace and more. Next, we’ll begin cruising with our first stop. Trogir, a living town museum with its entire historic walled city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looking forward to an inspiration tour of its fascinating mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture, marveling at the traditional stone homes, medieval towers, monasteries and churches, including the renowned Cathedral of St. Lawrence and the North Gate. You’ll have time this evening to enjoy it on your own, sampling some of the enticing restaurants, bars and cafes.

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

DAY 9 SPLIT - BRAC - HVAR

Wine tasting at Tomic

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: Walking Tour of Split, Wine tasting tour at a family run winery
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10 HVAR - BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - VIS

Blue Cave

Our destination this evening will be the unspoiled island of Vis, but weather permitting, first you’ll be able to experience the ethereal blue glow that occurs in the world-famous Blue Cave, the result of the sun’s rays which enter the interior through a crack in the rock and reflect of the white limestone floor. If the cave can’t be accessed due to high haves, we’ll tour the pretty village of Komiza on Vis with its World War II RAF airport. Either way, Vis Town will be today’s final spot.

  • Excursions Included: Entrance fee to Blue Cave
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11 VIS - KORČULA

Korcula

We journey to the charming island of Korcula today, docking near the walled Old Town. You’ll meet your guide near the steps of the entrance, who will regale you with its history while exploring the Venetian-Gothic architecture inside. Enjoy time on your own afterward to continue your explorations, which lots of enticing shops and eateries to enjoy among the impressive buildings. Take a stroll along the waterfront or cobblestone streets to discover that ideal restaurant for sampling some of the traditional cuisine.

  • Excursions Included: Walking Tour of Korcula
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12 KORČULA - SLANO/ŠIPAN ISLAND

Ston

The tiny traditional village of Slano is where we’ll venture next. It sits at the edge of the renowned gastronomic area of Ston, famous for its oysters, olive groves and fruit trees. You’ll be able to check out the ancient ramparts of the walled village before taking a short walk along the coast to sample fresh oysters and learn more about them at an oyster farm.

  • Excursions Included: Visit to an oyster farm for a mussel and oyster tasting
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 13 SLANO/ŠIPAN ISLAND - DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

The last full day of our cruise brings us to Dubrovnik by way of the enchanting Elaphiti Islands. Before anchoring, you’ll get to enjoy it from the perspective of the water as we sail around the Old City’s medieval walls. Upon our arrival, meet our local guide for a tour of the historic center, which will include those centuries-old walls and the Gothic/Renaissance/Baroque Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace and the Pile Gate. If you’re a fan of “Game of Thrones,” you’ll notice it from the series.

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

DAY 14 MONTENEGRO

Kotor

After breakfast this morning, it’s time to say farewell to the ship, captain and crew and get ready for a day trip to Croatia’s eastern neighbor. The private tour will bring you to the UNESCO-listed fortified Old Town of Kotor with its landmarks that date anywhere from the 15th– to 18th-centuries. You’ll end it with lunch overlooking the sparkling waters of Kotor Bay and then travel back to Dubrovnik.

  • Excursions Included: Private day trip to Kotor, Montenegro
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Forza Terra

DAY 15 MONTENEGRO - DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel, you’ll be met by private transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for further travels or your return home. If you aren’t ready to leave just yet, be sure to reach out to our travel experts who will be more than happy to assist.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Private transfers throughout the land part of this trip
  • Seven nights in 4-star hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast - Upgrade to 5 star hotels available
  • Inspiring guided tours led by professional English-speaking guides through Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Korcula
  • Guided tours of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Postojona Cave and Lake Bled
  • Private day trip with a tour through the Istrian countryside or a truffle-hunting and wine tasting excursion in Istria
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes
  • Entrance fee to Blue Cave
  • Wine tasting tour at a family run winery in Hvar
  • 7 nights of luxury cruising from Split to Dubrovnik in your choice of air-conditioned, en-suite cabins
  • Daily buffet breakfast on the cruise plus 6 three-course lunches
  • Three-course welcome dinner
  • Three-course Captain's farewell dinner with live entertainment
  • Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout the cruise
  • Private day trip to Kotor, Montenegro
  • Complimentary fresh fruit provided daily
  • Professional cruise manager onboard throughout
  • Baggage handling
  • Cabin cleaning service provided daily
  • Free onboard Wi-Fi

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.

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Departure Dates

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2021

  • May

    May 09, 2021May 23, 2021
  • Jun

    Jun 06, 2021Jun 20, 2021
  • Jul

    Jul 04, 2021Jul 18, 2021
  • Aug

    Aug 01, 2021Aug 15, 2021Aug 29, 2021
  • Sep

    Sep 06, 2021Sep 14, 2021Sep 28, 2021

2022

  • May

    May 01, 2022May 15, 2022May 29, 2022
  • Jun

    Jun 12, 2022Jun 26, 2022
  • Jul

    Jul 10, 2022Jul 24, 2022
  • Aug

    Aug 07, 2022Aug 21, 2022
  • Sep

    Sep 04, 2022Sep 18, 2022
  • Oct

    Oct 02, 2022

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