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Jewels of Croatia Cruise & Land Tour

  • Duration10 Nights
  • StyleCruise & Land Tour
  • When to GoMay - Oct
  • Price GuideFrom $3,397 Per Person
This adventure includes a full week of elegant cruising on a yacht-like ship from Dubrovnik to Split along with several days of land tours, providing an ideal mix for those who want to take in more of Croatia’s highlights. Embark on intriguing locally guided tours that explore centuries of history while getting expert insight, soak up breathtaking scenery, and look forward to lots of mouthwatering Croatian fare and fine wines in between. Highlights are numerous, with just a few including Dubrovnik’s medieval walled city, the world-renowned Blue Cave, photogenic Zlatni Rat Beach, the stunning lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice, and some unique tastings.

At a Glance

  • Days 1 - 2
    • Dubrovnik

      • Private arrival transfer to your hotel in Dubrovnik
      • private transfer to your elegant ship in Gruz Harbour
      • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 3
    • Ston/Slano

      • Oyster and mussel tasting experience in Ston
      • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
  • Day 4
    • Mljet & Korcula

      • Discover the saltwater lakes in Mljet National Park
      • Guided walking tour of Korcula’s Old Town
  • Day 5
    • Vis

      • Experience tranquil Vis at your leisure
  • Day 6
    • Blue Cave & Hvar

      • OPTIONAL: Guided tour of the Blue Cave
      • Winery visit in Hvar
  • Day 7
    • Zlatni Rat Beach & Trogir

      • Swim stop at world-famous Zlatni Rat Beach
      • Free time to explore Trogir
  • Day 8
    • Split

      • Guided walking tour through Old Town Split
  • Day 9
    • Plitvice Lakes

      • Private transfer to Plitvice Lakes
      • Discover the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice on your own
  • Days 10 - 11
    • Zagreb

      • Private transfer to Zagreb
      • Private guided walking tour in Zagreb
      • Private departure transfer to the airport
  • Meet Our Expert

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    Muno

    Cruise Specialist

    Although I was born in Zambia, and raised in Zimbabwe (two land-locked countries), I am very passionate about travel on the sea. I’ve cruised extensively on luxury small ships and ocean liners around the world – I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.

    CALL US ON: +1 844 879 7838
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    Our Cruise Ship

    MS Phoenix 72

    An elegant yacht-like vessel, the MS Phoenix is nearly new, built in 2021 providing affordable luxury for cruising the magnificent Croatian coast. With the ability to reach out-of-the-way ports and smaller harbors, her guests can expect a more authentic experience with a smaller group of typically like-minded passengers. She offers 18 spacious, air-conditioned cabins that are all en-suite and include upscale amenities like LCD TVs, with windows or large portholes for watching the passing scenery.

    Departure Dates

    2024

    • July

      Jul 05, 2024Jul 19, 2024
    • August

      Aug 02, 2024Aug 16, 2024Aug 30, 2024
    • September

      Sep 13, 2024Sep 27, 2024
    • October

      Oct 11, 2024

    2025

    • May

      May 02, 2025May 16, 2025May 30, 2025
    • June

      Jun 13, 2025Jun 27, 2025
    • July

      Jul 11, 2025Jul 25, 2025
    • August

      Aug 08, 2025Aug 22, 2025
    • September

      Sep 05, 2025Sep 19, 2025
    • October

      Oct 03, 2025

    What's Included

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

    What's not Included

    • International flights from your country of origin
    • Gratuities
    • Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
    • Entrance to the Blue Cave
    • Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
    • Visas for Croatia. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them
    • Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip
    • Port taxes - please refer to your quote

    Supplement Free Cabins for Single Travelers

    • We have a limited number of supplement free cabins for single travelers per departure. Once these supplement free cabins have sold out, a single supplement of 80% applies to lower deck cabins.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Dubrovnik Arrival

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      Start your unforgettable cruise and land journey by flying into Dubrovnik International Airport. You’ll be welcomed by our driver who will provide a private transfer to your hotel in the city. The rest of the day is all yours, to rest, relax, or go exploring. After settling into your room, you might enjoy a preview of the historic center with many impressive landmarks, shops, and eateries lining the limestone-paved streets.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel More 1

        Hotel More

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      • Hotel Excelsior 2

        Hotel Excelsior

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    • Day 2

      Dubrovnik

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      The cruise portion of your trip begins today by taking a private transfer from your hotel in Dubrovnik (or the airport for later arrivals) to Gruz Harbour where your ship awaits. Take a guided walking tour of the Old City, taking in sights like Rector’s Palace and Sponza Palace along with the jaw-dropping view from atop the imposing stone walls that include the sea, nearby islands, and the red-tiled roofs of the historic center. Return in time for the Welcome Dinner and Reception that starts at 7 pm.

      Excursions Included:
      Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Welcome dinner with cocktail

    • Day 3

      Slano/Ston

      Oyster Wine Tour CroatiaSton Croatia

      Today, we’ll sail to Slano, a traditional fishing village on the coastal mainland that sits next to Ston, another fortified village that’s world-renowned for its oysters. This is our destination for a tasting of both oysters and mussels straight from the sea at an oyster farm while learning more about how they’re harvested. Return to the ship for this evening’s Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

      Excursions Included:
      Oyster & Mussel tasting

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast, Lunch & Captain’s Dinner

    • Day 4

      Mljet & Korcula

      D6Mljet National Park 2Korcula Croatia 1

      We’ll travel north to lush Mljet Island, visiting its national park. A short walk brings you to two famous saltwater lakes in brilliant hues of blue and green, with Great Lake home to an islet topped with an ancient Benedictine monastery. Continue to Korcula Island where you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour through Korcula Old Town which looks as if it came straight from the pages of a storybook, complete with walls, gates, towers, and bastions. The rest of the day is yours – enjoy dinner this evening at one of the many authentic eateries along the waterfront or among the maze of narrow streets.

      Excursions Included:
      Guided walking tour of Korcula

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 5

      Vis

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      Departing early for one of the most remote islands in Croatia, Vis, en route we’ll stop so that you can enjoy a refreshing dip in a hidden cove or secluded bay surrounded by magnificent scenery. Arriving at Vis this afternoon, you’ll notice an incredibly serene atmosphere as it’s largely unspoiled by tourism due to its isolation and having been closed off to the public for decades while used as a military base. Enjoy a relaxed visit on your own, strolling the waterfront and through the charming streets with many taverns for enjoying a tasty meal or unwinding with your favorite beverage.

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 6

      Blue Cave & Hvar

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      Sailing toward sunny Hvar, famous for its world-class restaurants and nightlife, enjoy a highlight along the way, stopping en route to visit Bisevo Island which hosts the famous Blue Cave. A tour in a small boat brings you inside to marvel at a magical natural phenomenon. The interior is illuminated in a mesmerizing blue glow when the rays of the sun enter through a crack in the roof and reflect off the white limestone sea bottom. Once in Hvar, you’ll visit Jelsa for a wine-tasting experience at a family-run winery.

      Optional Excursions:
      Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally)

      Excursions Included:
      Wine tasting tour on Hvar Island

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 7

      Zlatni Rat Beach & Trogir

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      We’ll overnight in Trogir but before we reach the medieval town, you’ll get to enjoy a thrilling swim stop at Zlatni Rat beach near the town of Bol on Brac Island. One of Europe’s most beautiful, it stretches for nearly a third of a mile into the dreamy aquamarine sea that surrounds it on three sides. If you’d rather, you can grab a coffee and enjoy people-watching in town instead. After reaching Trogir, you will have time to explore the town at your own leisure to see the 15th-century castle/fortress Kamerlengo and other highlights like the Romanesque-Gothic St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Town Gate, Town Hall, Central Square, and more.

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 8

      Split

      D7Split Waterfront 2Diocletians Palace Split

      On the last day of your cruise, we’ll sail to Split where you’ll join an exciting walking tour that’s like a trip back in time. Alongside your guide, you’ll head through the labyrinth of narrow streets in Diocletian’s Palace, a vast complex built as the Roman emperor’s retirement residence. The remarkably well-preserved buildings date all the way back to the 4th century, with influences by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. You’ll even see the palace cellars, a filming site for the hit series “Game of Thrones,” serving as the place where Daenerys’ dragons were trained.

      Excursions Included:
      Guided walking tour of Split

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 9

      Split Disembarktion. To Plitvice National Park

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      With the cruise portion of your trip concluded your private driver will pick you up upon disembarkation to explore one of Croatia’s top attractions: Plitvice Lakes National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its images have frequently gone viral, with lakes in surreal hues that range from brilliant turquoise to emerald, while countless waterfalls are laced in between, spilling into tranquil pools. You’ll be able to walk the boardwalks and wooded paths that wind through awe-inspiring viewpoints, take a boat ride across Kozjak Lake, and finish with a ride on a panoramic train that leads back to the park entrance.

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Degenija 2

        Hotel Degenija

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      • Hotel Fenomen 2

        Hotel Fenomen

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    • Day 10

      Zagreb

      Zagreb Walking TourMuseums Zagreb

      A private transfer will bring you from your Plitvice hotel to Zagreb this morning. The capital and largest city of Croatia, it has a more than three-thousand-year history. After settling into your accommodation here, our local guide will meet you for a tour through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, which include the symbol of the city, 13th-century St. Mark’s Church and its colorful roof as well as Zagreb Cathedral, the most monumental sacral gothic-style building southeast of the Alps, with twin spires that stand out on the skyline. Enjoy time for exploring the many parks, shops, cafes, and restaurants in the Lower Town too.

      Excursions Included:
      Private guided walking tour in Zagreb

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast

      Accommodation Options:

      • Hotel Dubrovnik

        Hotel Dubrovnik

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      • Hotel Esplanade 2

        Hotel Esplanade

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    • Day 11

      Zagreb Departure

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      After 11 days of cruising and land tours, this memorable journey comes to an end. Be sure your bags are packed and ready as you’ll be met by your driver for a private transfer to Zagreb’s airport after breakfast. You can catch your flight home or head out on further travels, should we wish to extend your trip. Our travel experts will be happy to assist, otherwise, we hope to see you again for another exciting adventure.

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast

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