Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro Cruise Tour (Northbound)

Trip Length

10 Nights

Tour Type

Land & Cruise Package

From: 3750 USD


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Overview

Welcome to Dubrovnik, a coastal gem with medieval charm and resilient city walls. Explore Dubrovnik’s enchanting streets and savor local cuisine. This cruise begins with a day land tour to Montenegro, a captivating country with dramatic landscapes. Explore Old Town Kotor after a scenic drive along Kotor Bay’s fjords!

Embark on an 8-day cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, exploring the southern isles aboard one of our luxury vessels. Over the week at sea, visit Slano, Hvar, Korčula, and the enchanting Blue Cave on Vis Island.

This luxurious cruise encompasses refreshing swims in the crystal-clear sea, immersing yourself in the secrets of traditional oyster farming, culminating in an unforgettable feast featuring fresh oysters paired with local wine. Additionally, savor the essence of Croatian cuisine with traditional dinners set amidst scenic olive groves and fragrant lavender fields.

Enjoy daily excursions, free nights in local bars and cobblestone streets, evening entertainment, and a stunning blend of history and nature!

Inclusions/Exclusions

Included:

  • All PRIVATE transfers/experiences in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers
  • 24-hour concierge assistance
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport
  • 2 nights in Dubrovnik, 4* hotel
  • Private Day trip to Montenegro with Kotor historical walking tour and wine tasting included
  • Transfer to Gruž Port to board your ship
  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch (half board)
  • Complimentary water
  • Captain’s dinner with welcome cocktail
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Fresh fruit available daily
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Manager
  • Cabin linen change mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Beach towels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group transfer to Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Korčula, and Split
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park
  • Home hosted dinner with drinks
  • 1 night in Split, 4* hotel
  • Private day trip to Mostar with historical walking tour and home-hosted lunch with drinks included
  • Private transfer to Split airport

Not included:

  • Additional drinks not mentioned here
  • Gratuities (recommended: roughly $350 for the week *per cabin*)
  • International airfare
  • Tickets to Blue Cave: €18 per person
  • Visitor Port Taxes/Fees €60 per person
  • Coffee outside of breakfast time
  • Optional wine tasting: €25 per person

Itinerary

Welcome to Dubrovnik — a coastal gem nestled on the Adriatic Sea, with enchanting medieval architecture and ancient city walls that have stood the test of time. You’ll be privately transported from the Dubrovnik airport right to the hotel. Dubrovnik invites you to stroll through its charming streets and savor the local cuisine!

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Take a day trip to Montenegro — a small but captivating country that boasts an abundance of awe-inspiring landscapes: snow-capped mountains, mountain lakes, monasteries carved into solid rock, and sunny beaches. The scenery is nothing short of dramatic.

A scenic drive along the stunning fjords of Kotor Bay precedes a walking tour through the ancient streets of Old Town Kotor. The fairytale continues with a boat ride to the enchanting Our Lady of the Rocks island, where tales of seafaring legends come to life.

As we head back to Dubrovnik, we’ll stop at a family-owned winery perched above the Bay of Kotor, offering a breathtaking view. Wine tasting bonanza concludes this unforgettable experience!

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Hotel More, Dubrovnik

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Private Day trip to Montenegro with Kotor historical walking tour and wine tasting

Get ready for your next adventure, as today you’re going to embark on our Always Croatia Dubrovnik to Split luxury cruise. You’ll check out early from the hotel after which you’ll be transferred to onboard the ship!
Settle in and transfer to the city gates for a guided tour, exploring the narrow, car-free limestone streets with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
After the tour, return to the vessel to meet your cruise manager and the crew, enjoy cocktails, and have dinner on board.
Over the next 8 days, you’ll cruise the Croatian southern isles, visiting the most breathtaking places of Slano, Hvar, Korčula, Trogir, and a beautiful natural Blue Cave on the Island of Vis — a cruise that offers a blend of Croatia’s rich history and mesmerizing nature!

Overnight in Dubrovnik

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Guided walking tour in Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we’ll sail to the charming town of Slano. Along the way, enjoy a your first swim stop of the trip and
lunch onboard.
In Slano, be prepared to sample the local delicacy: oysters! We’ll visit the town of Ston, known for its Medieval walls and oyster farming tradition that spans over two thousand years. We’ll take a short boat ride to the oyster farm in
the middle of the bay to taste these delicacies straight from the sea. Accompanied by a glass of Croatian wine, of course. Return to Slano for our Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board.

Overnight in Slano

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Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting; Captain’s Dinner

In the morning, we will continue our sail to the island of Korčula with a swimming stop in the gorgeous turquoise water and lunch onboard. Upon arrival in Korčula, enjoy a guided walking tour and explore the narrow cobblestone streets of this well-preserved medieval town that is thought to be the birthplace of the world-famous explorer, Marco Polo.
Afterwards, you can continue discovering all the little nooks and crannies of Korčula, or join us for an optional wine tasting in the gorgeous village of Lumbarda. Here, you will be delighted with snacks and a local varietal only grown on the island, but the best part of this optional excursion are the breathtaking views of the village and Pelješac Peninsula during magic hour. It’s nothing short of spectacular!

Overnight in Korčula

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Guided walking tour of Korčula

In the morning, we set sail towards the island of Vis. With lunch on board and a swim stop along the way, we arrive
in Vis in the early afternoon.
Vis was once an important Yugoslav naval base and was closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a
unique charm that feels like you’re stepping into a faraway time, making it one of our favorite stops.
In town, feel free to explore Vis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Archaeological Museum located in the
old Austrian fort Gospina Batarija (Batteria della Madonna). In the evening, enjoy one of Vis Town’s charming
restaurants.

Overnight in Vis

Our sail begins early in the morning toward the Blue Cave*. This natural phenomenon is one of the highlights of the entire week and you’ll find out for yourself why! (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. €18)
Hvar is known as a “yachter’s paradise” and as Croatia’s sunniest island. Explore the town’s historical center which includes the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in the 17th century. Hike up to the Spanish Fortress which overlooks the harbor for lovely scenic views of the yacht-filled marina and the Pakleni islands. In the evening, Hvar offers many great restaurants, cafes, and bars with many open late into the night.

*Please note that the Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so it is unfortunately easily made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.

Overnight in Hvar

We’ll head back to the mainland now and arrive to Trogir after lunch, where we will board a bus to take us to the
National Park Krka. Krka is one of Croatia’s most famous and picturesque national parks. The waterfalls and crystal clear waters are most impressive making this stop a client favorite.
After, we’ll head to a small village to the home of a local prosciutto maker. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner in
his family home and get to know what the Croatian culture is all about.

Overnight in Trogir

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Entrance fees to Krka National Park; Home-hosted dinner with drinks

We’ll begin our last day with free time in UNESCO-protected Trogir. This town is like a museum because it’s literally packed with palaces, churches, monasteries and towers.
We’ll then continue to Split. Upon arrival, join a walking tour with a local guide through Split’s old town to get acquainted with Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and learn about Split’s rich history. After the walking tour, enjoy one of Split’s many restaurants or eateries, among the 4th century walls of the Palace.

Overnight in Split

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Guided walking tour in Split

After one final breakfast on the ship, you’ll say goodbye to its amazing crew and go on an inland excursion to Mostar in neighboring Bosnia & Herzegovina. This picturesque town showcases a captivating blend of Ottoman and Christian architecture, cobblestone streets, and the iconic Old Bridge spanning the Neretva River.

Despite the visible scars of the 1993 war, the city is now safe and thriving, inviting you to join a guided walking tour of the Old Town and indulge in an oriental-flavored lunch featuring kebabs, čevapi, baklavas, and the most amazing Turkish coffee.

After this charming journey, we’ll head back to Split for a hotel check-in.

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Private day trip to Mostar with historical walking tour and home-hosted lunch with drinks included

Full of precious memories after a beautiful eleven days soaking in Croatia’s beauties and history, you’ll check out from the hotel followed by a private transfer to the airport.

Your Cruise Ships

MS Premier

Premier has joined our fleet as the newest deluxe balcony ship for 2021. The ship has top-quality amenities, luxurious design and well-appointed cabins.


MS Ban

Constructed in 2017, the MS Ban is a lush way to explore the coastline and islands of Dalmatia.


MS Desire

Built in 2017, the MS Desire continues to be one of our favorite ships in Croatia because of the opulent design and top notch service on board.


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