Exclusive Gourmet Culinary Wine Cruise

Trip Length

9 Nights

Tour Type

Land & Cruise Tour

From: 5395 USD


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Overview

This amazing 10-day Adriatic journey is a unique experience for all who enjoy exquisite food and amazing vistas to go with, and we wholeheartedly invite you to partake! Start in Dubrovnik and explore its rich history and architecture. Walk the city walls and savour a dinner in a Michellin-stared restaurant.

Then continue on the most memorable journey that is bound to take your taste buds and eyes to town! This gourmet cruising experience takes you through oyster farming adventure in Slano, wine tasting in a wine cave of Hvar, along with traditional peka, soparnik and prosciutto extravaganza. You’ll get to enjoy the stories and beautiful scenery of Korčula, Hvar, Vis, Krka, Split and Trogir along the way.

Navigate the beautiful adriatic on MS Aurelia — a state-of-the-art vessel with a top-level sundeck equipped with jacuzzi, covered aft lounge, air-conditioned dining room with bar and lounge, rear swim deck, and water toys. The ship’s crew and captain have a lot in store for you — rich morning meals, flavorful lunches, exquisite captain’s dinner and refreshing swim-stops in the refreshing blue hues in the most amazing places are all yours to savor!

Inclusions/Exclusions

Included:

  • All hotels on B&B basis
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers
  • All transfers in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • 24 hour concierge assistance
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik airport
  • 2 nights Hotel More, double sea view room with balcony
  • Bus transportation for the day in Dubrovnik
  • Peka bread presentation with snacks near Dubrovnik
  • Historical walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Welcome dinner with drinks at Restaurant Nautika in Dubrovnik
  • Bus transfer to the ship to board your yacht cruise
  • Welcome lunch with drink
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three-course lunch daily
  • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
  • Complimentary water
  • Complimentary coffee and tea for breakfast and after lunch
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • Professional Cruise manager
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Midweek cabin linen change
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on the ship
  • Return bus transfers on Korčula
  • Wine tasting at Korčula winery
  • Return bus transfers on Hvar
  • Wine tasting at Hvar Winery
  • Return bus transfers on Vis
  • Rural Peka dinner with drinks on Vis
  • Return bus transfers in Omiš
  • Dinner with drinks along the Cetina River
  • Return bus transfer to Sinj valley
  • Soparnik cooking experience at home of a local grandmother
  • Guided walking tour of Split
  • Trogir Markets tasting experience
  • Return bus transfer to Krka and Dalmatian Hinterland
  • Tickets to Krka National Park
  • Home-hosted dinner with live music and drinks
  • Private transfer to Split airport

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager (recommended is $400 per cabin)
  • Drinks or meals not mentioned here
  • Port taxes/fees of €60 per person to be paid in cash onboard

Itinerary

Explore the enchanting city of Dubrovnik, boasting timeless medieval architecture and the amazing city walls. Upon landing at Dubrovnik airport, enjoy a personalized transfer to Hotel More. Immerse yourself in the city’s allure, strolling through captivating streets, and savor the delectable local culinary offerings.

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A day of enchantment begins with a delightful hotel breakfast. A captivating walking tour of Dubrovnik follows! The afternoon drive to Konavle will take you to a presentation of homemade specialties awaits.

Indulge in a light lunch with homemade bread, prosciutto, and local wine. Discover the tranquility of Cavtat during free time, then return to the hotel to freshen up.

The day culminates with an exquisite dinner at the Michelin-starred Nautika in the Old Town.

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Guided walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik

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Peka bread presentation with snacks; Welcome Dinner at Michelin-starred Nautika Restaurant

Start your day with hotel breakfast, followed by a transfer to the amazing MS Aurelia, where you’ll meet your wonderful Captain
and crew. Depart in the afternoon for Slano, enjoying lunch on board and a refreshing swim stop en route. Upon reaching Slano, transfer to Ston for an oyster harvesting presentation and tasting.
Conclude the day with the welcome toast and the Captain’s dinner back on the ship.

Overnight in Slano

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Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit

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Oyster harvesting and tasting experience with drinks

Morning voyage to Korcula, with breakfast onboard and a rejuvenating swim stop en route. Savor lunch on the ship, followed by leisurely exploration of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. In the early evening, join an excursion to a local winery for a delightful tasting experience with panoramic views of the Pelješac Peninsula. The night is yours to relish local restaurants and the charming surroundings.

Overnight in Korčula

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Wine tasting at a picturesque Korčula winery

Embark on a captivating morning voyage to the Croatian St. Tropez — Hvar Island. Relish a delectable breakfast onboard and a leisurely swim stop along the way. Indulge in a delightful lunch on the ship.

Upon arrival in Hvar, transfer to a renowned winery for an exclusive wine-tasting adventure in an exquisite wine cave, complemented by local snacks.

The evening unfolds with the freedom to explore exquisite restaurants and soak in the enchanting atmosphere.

Overnight in Hvar

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Wine tasting at a renowned Hvar winery

Savor breakfast onboard and a revitalizing swim stop en route as you navigate the sea towards Vis. Delight in alfresco lunch with a picturesque view. Upon arrival in Vis, enjoy free time to explore its captivating charms and scenic beauty.

As evening falls, join us on a dinner excursion to a rural restaurant for a special treat: Peka, a unique Dalmatian culinary delight. This dish, featuring meats (or seafood) and vegetables, is slow-cooked under embers in a fireplace, adding a memorable touch to your island experience.

Overnight in Vis

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Rural Peka dinner with drinks

Morning sail to Omiš with breakfast onboard and a rejuvenating swim stop en route. Delight in a delicious shipboard lunch.

Explore Omiš, known for its breathtaking Dalmatian scenery, medieval architecture, and the dramatic Cetina gorge. Enjoy leisure time in the area. In the evening, partake in a delightful dinner experience along the Cetina River.

Overnight in Omiš

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Dinner along the magical Cetina River

Savor breakfast onboard before a unique culinary adventure in the Sinj Valley. Experience crafting homemade Soparnik with a local grandmother — a savory pie of hand-stretched dough, chard, garlic, parsley, and olive oil. Baked to perfection, this Croatian specialty captures the essence of Mediterranean flavors, offering a taste of local culinary heritage.

After this enriching experience, return to Split for a lunch on board. Explore Split in the afternoon with a walking tour, leaving your evening free to discover the city’s culinary delights.

Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, boasts the renowned Diocletian palace.

Overnight in Split

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Soparnik cooking experience

A captivating morning journey (with a delightful breakfast on board) takes you to the coastal town of Trogir — a living museum! Immerse yourself in the local markets, savoring food tastings and enjoying free time.

Lunch awaits on the ship before your adventure to Krka National Park. Follow your Cruise Manager on a guided walk, then join the highlight of this trip — a lively village party at a local prosciutto maker’s residence, accompanied by live music.

Overnight in Trogir

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Trogir Markets tasting experience; Entrance tickets to Krka National Park

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Home-hosted dinner with live music and drinks

Bid one last farewell to your companions and ship crew as you check out from the ship. This memorable journey
ends with a private transfer to Split Airport, where your flight awaits to take you home.

Your Cruise Ship

MS Aurelia

Launched in 2021, MS Aurelia is a state-of-the-art vessel.