Talk to the Expert

Muno Pic

Although I was born in Zambia, 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.

Muno

Cruise Specialist

+1 844 879 7838

Overview

  • from $3,098 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Max 38 Passengers for Cruise Portion
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 2.5hrs from London / 10hrs from NYC

Highlights

For those who want it all, you’ll enjoy eight days of cruising from Split to Dubrovnik along with three days of land tours that include visiting magnificent Montenegro, Croatia’s next-door neighbor, for a visit to the walled Old City of Kotor, Saint Stephan, and Budva. While experiencing the enchanting Croatian coast and the country’s island gems, you’ll sail on an elegant yacht-like ship with overnights in a comfortable, en-suite cabin, visiting favorites like Korcula, Vis, Hvar, and Mljet, with many tours led by professional local guides. In between, look forward to numerous swim stops, mouthwatering local cuisine, and plenty of fine wine.

Why Book with Us

  • Low Deposit To Book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • 24/7 Support

    From the moment you book your trip, our team is on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey.

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • Intuitive Travel App

    One central place to access all of your travel documents and guides without the need for WiFi.

At a Glance

  • Days 1-2
    • Split

      • Private transfer to Split hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure
      • Private transfer to your ship in Split’s harbor
      • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Day 3
    • Split & Trogir

      • Guided walking tour of Old Town Split
  • Day 4
    • Hvar

      • Swim stop at world-famous Zlatni Rat beach
      • Wine tasting experience at a family-run winery
  • Day 5
    • Vis

      • Blue Cave tour
      • Explore Vis independently
  • Day 6
    • Korčula

      • Guided walking tour of Old Town Korcula
      • OPTIONAL excursion to the Korcula countryside for a traditional meal
  • Day 7
    • Mljet & Slano/Ston

      • Entrance to Mljet National Park
      • Ston walking tour
      • Fresh oyster and mussel tasting in Ston
      • Captain’s Dinner
  • Day 8
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided walking tour of Old City Dubrovnik
  • Days 9-10
    • Kotor & Budva, Montenegro

      • Wine tasting at a family-run winery en route to Kotor
      • Guided walking tours of Budva & Kotor’s medieval quarter
  • Day 11
    • Dubrovnik Departure

      • Departure transfer to local Dubrovnik hotel or the airport
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    Day 1 Split Arrival

    View of Split

    Upon arrival to Split, you’ll be met by your driver for a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. After getting settled in, the remainder of the day is yours to rest, relax, or enjoy a preview of the city. There are lots of interesting shops and galleries throughout the historic center, with many of the buildings in Diocletian’s Palace now housing them, making it fun to explore the maze of streets and alleyways. A great way to kick off your trip is to climb the bell tower at the St. Domnius Cathedral for a jaw-dropping 360-degree view of the city, sea, and islands nearby.

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

    Day 2 Split

    Split panorama

    Get ready to start the cruising portion of your trip, taking a private transfer to the port this morning. Our friendly crew will be happy to stow your bags if you arrive before your cabin is ready at 1 pm so you can enjoy exploring unencumbered. There’s plenty to do, from people watching along the waterfront promenade to exploring the palace and shopping the adjacent Green Market. Return to the ship in time to prepare for the Welcome Cocktail Reception with dinner that starts at 7 pm. You’ll meet your fellow passengers, the captain, and crew while enjoying a delicious meal.

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Welcome dinner and cocktail

    Day 3 Split & Trogir

    Trogir, Croatia

    Before our departure, you’ll get to head into the historic center with an expert local guide for a walking tour that reveals the stories behind the magnificent sights, including the many architectural wonders that have managed to remain well-preserved for centuries. Back on board, we’ll sail to nearby Trogir with its medieval Old Town a UNESCO-listed site. It’s like an open-air museum, with parts of its defensive walls still intact. Take a stroll on the promenade to view the 15th-century Kamerlengo Castle/Fortress and visit landmarks like the 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Romanesque Cisco Palace, and City Hall.

    • Excursions Included: Guided tours of Split & Trogir
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 4 Hvar

    Zlatni Rat Beach

    We’ll sail to the first island on our itinerary, Brac, stopping at Bol Town. While the village itself offers plenty of charms as a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee, you can head to one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Europe nearby for a memorable swim in dreamy crystal-clear blue waters that surround the beach on three sides. Once back on board, we’ll cruise to Hvar with its yacht-filled harbor revealing the high numbers of international jet setters who visit. You’ll enjoy a wine-tasting experience in the small town of Jelsa before time on your own in Hvar Town.

    • Excursions Included: Wine tasting tour on Hvar Island
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 5 Blue Cave & Vis

    Blue Cave

    A highlight on the itinerary is up next, a visit to the Blue Cave on the little island of Bisevo. You’ll hop in a small boat to enter the sea grotto and experience the magic that occurs when the sun’s rays beam through a crack in the roof, reflecting on the white sea bottom to illuminate it in an ethereal blue glow. Continuing to peaceful Vis, one of the most remote and tranquil Croatian islands, spared from much tourism development, you’ll enjoy leisure time to explore on your own, wandering the stone streets or heading to a traditional winery to sample the exceptional wines.

    • Excursions Included: Guided tour of the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally)
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 6 Korčula

    Korcula

    The deck is the place to be this morning while cruising to Korcula, passing many enchanting bays along the way. Upon arrival, a local guide will reveal what’s beyond the stone walls surrounding the Old Town, including St. Mark’s Cathedral with its Venetian winged lion, and many other centuries-old buildings that line the streets in a fishbone shape. Afterward, head out on your own to explore further and enjoy a meal in one of the many local tavernas, or, join us on an optional excursion that includes an authentic dinner in the countryside while learning about the traditional ways of life.

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

    Day 7 Mljet and Slano/Ston

    Mljet National Park

    We continue our travels by heading to Mljet, one of the country’s greenest and most captivating islands, much of it covered by dense pine forest. You’ll visit its national park, strolling around the shorelines of two saltwater lakes in brilliant shades of blue and green. Afterward, we sail to Slano, a coastal mainland town that serves as the gateway to Ston, another fortified village. Enjoy a view of Slano’s medieval ramparts and then enjoy a short walk to an oyster farm where you’ll learn how the shellfish are harvested and enjoy a fresh tasting. This evening, join us for the Captain’s Dinner on board.

    • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Mljet National Park / Oyster and mussels tasting
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

    Day 8 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Walls

    As there’s so much to see and do in Dubrovnik, we’ll conclude our cruise with an early departure to the medieval city, sailing around the massive walls before docking. Upon arrival, join a local guide for an intriguing tour of the pedestrianized historic center and its ancient buildings, most of which are still standing as they were when it was the old Dubrovnik Republic. Gaze up at magnificent gothic- and Renaissance-style palaces among other landmarks before strolling atop the Dubrovnik City Walls, with your admission included. The view is impressive – continue gazing out at it with dinner in a rooftop restaurant at your leisure.

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

    Day 9 Kotor, Montenegro

    Kotor, Montenegro

    With your one-week cruise ending this morning after fueling up with breakfast on board, you’ll begin the next part of your adventure. After goodbyes to the captain, crew, and new friends made, your private driver will pick you up for transfer to Kotor in Montenegro, a scenic two-hour drive away. Enjoy the gorgeous views as you make your way to the UNESCO-listed Old City, surrounded by walls that are approximately 2.5 miles in length. A fun experience will be enjoyed en route, a tasting at a family-run winery of its reds and whites, complemented with light bites and a spectacular bay view.

    • Excursions Included: Wine tasting at a family-run winery en route to Kotor
    • Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 10 Saint Sefan, Budva & Kotor, Montenegro

    Budva, Montenegro

    Explore more of beautiful Montenegro this morning, starting with a boat ride to Saint Stefan, a small fishing village transformed into a luxurious resort. Your next destination is ancient Budva, one of the Balkan Peninsula’s oldest settlements. You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour followed by time on your own to shop, explore, and have lunch. After returning to Kotor, you’ll join a local guide for a walking tour of the medieval quarter with its streets lined with magnificent Renaissance-style buildings and a lively market. You can take a transfer to your hotel afterward or spend more time exploring independently, returning to your accommodation on your own.

    • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Budva / Guided walking tour of Kotor’s medieval quarter
    • Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 11 Dubrovnik Departure

    Dubrovnik

    This incredible adventure comes to an end this morning, having experienced many of Croatia’s highlights along with popular Montenegro sites, likely with many photos captured along the way. Departing from Kotor, a private transfer will bring you back to Dubrovnik to catch your flight at the airport for further travel or a return journey home. Should you need any assistance, our staff is here to help, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you again on another unforgettable trip.

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

      Want to extend your trip?

      If you are looking to extend your stay in Croatia or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.

    Our Cruise Ships

    MS Phoenix 670x400

    MS Phoenix

    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.

    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, Korcula and Split
    • 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 the cruise
    • Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
    • Daily cabin service
    • Baggage handling

    What's Extra

    • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them
    • Gratuities
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Visas if required
    • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement for lower deck cabins

    Departure Dates

    Please select your year of departure.

    2023

    • May

      May 06, 2023May 13, 2023May 20, 2023May 27, 2023
    • June

      Jun 03, 2023Jun 10, 2023Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023
    • July

      Jul 01, 2023Jul 08, 2023Jul 15, 2023Jul 22, 2023Jul 29, 2023
    • August

      Aug 05, 2023Aug 12, 2023Aug 19, 2023Aug 26, 2023
    • September

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

      Oct 07, 2023Oct 14, 2023

    Let’s get started making this itinerary yours.

    Speak to experienced Destinations Experts about designing this itinerary around your budget and trip preferences

    Why book with Unforgettable Travel Co.

    • 100% Financial Protection

      We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

    • Destination Experts

      Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

    • The Best Guides

      What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

    • We Care

      From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.