Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro Cruise Tour (Southbound)

Trip Length

10 Nights

Tour Type

Land & Cruise Package

From: 4049 USD


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Overview

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the cultural and natural wonders of Croatia. Begin in Split, home to the impressive Diocletian Palace, where you’ll explore historic sites and enjoy an overnight stay. Venture inland to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for a day of exploring Ottoman and Christian architecture.
Return to Split for a private transfer to embark on an 8-day cruise through the Croatian southern isles aboard one of our luxury vessels, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of Trogir, Hvar, Vis, and Korčula. 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.
The adventure continues as you bid farewell to the cruise crew and set off on a day trip to Montenegro, experiencing its awe-inspiring landscapes and historic treasures. Traverse the fjords of Kotor Bay, stroll through Old Town Kotor, and embark on a boat ride to the enchanting Our Lady of the Rocks island. Conclude the journey with a visit to a family-owned winery overlooking the Bay of Kotor for a wine-tasting bonanza!

Inclusions/Exclusions

Included:

  • All PRIVATE transfers/experiences in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers
  • 24-hour concierge assistance
  • Transfer from Split airport
  • 2 nights in Split, 4* hotel
  • Private day trip to Mostar with historical walking tour and home-hosted lunch with drinks included
  • Transfer to Split Port to board your ship
  • 7-night cruise from Split to Dubrovnik, cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch (half board)
  • Complimentary water
  • Captain’s Dinner with welcome drink
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Fresh fruit available daily
  • Professional English speaking cruise manager
  • Cabin linen change midweek
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Beach towels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guided walking tours in Split, Korčula, and Dubrovnik
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park
  • Home-hosted meal with drinks
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting
  • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • 1 night in Dubrovnik, 4* hotel
  • Private Day trip to Montenegro with a private walking tour of Kotor with wine-tasting
  • Private transfer to Dubrovnik 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 Split — this city is home to the monumental Diocletian Palace and rich history. You’ll arrive at the Split airport, followed by a private transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.

accommodation

You’ll briefly bid farewell to Split for a day trip inland to Mostar in neighboring Bosnia & Herzegovina. Explore this picturesque town, where Ottoman and Christian architecture harmonize along cobblestone streets, with the iconic Old Bridge spanning the Neretva River.

Despite the scars of the 1993 war, Mostar is now safe and flourishing, offering a guided walking tour of the Old Town and a delightful oriental-flavored lunch featuring kebabs, čevapi, baklavas, and exceptional Turkish coffee.

Conclude this remarkable journey with a return to Split and an overnight stay.

accommodation

Hotel Cornaro, Split

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Private day trip to Mostar with historical walking tour

After a hotel check-out, your private transfer is ready to take you to the harbor for embarkation on your Split to Dubrovnik Cruise and to settle in. After a free day on the town, you’ll return to the ship for a welcome dinner and to meet the ship’s crew and its captain. Throughout this captivating 8-day journey, you’ll be treated to mesmerizing views of the Croatian southern isles, including Trogir, Hvar, Vis, and Korčula.

Immerse yourself in the splendid blend of Croatia’s rich history and natural beauty on this unforgettable cruise.

Overnight in Split

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Guided walking tour in Split

Enjoy breakfast as we sail to UNESCO-protected Trogir. This museum-town is literally packed with palaces,
churches, monasteries and towers, the main attraction being the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, probably the finest
example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Along the way there will be time for a swim stop in a secluded cove. Late morning arrival to Trogir and time on your own. Lunch will be served on board while in port.
After lunch, 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.
We will exit Krka by taking a lovely boat ride down the river. Then, 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 meal with drinks

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. Here, you will have an optional visit a unique winery with an interesting story and location. Their wines are top quality and some of the best in Croatia.
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). Dinner on your own in 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)
After the Blue Cave, breakfast will be served on board. We’ll have a swim stop and continue to Croatia’s sunniest island. Hvar is known as a “yachter’s paradise”. Arrive in the afternoon and 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.

Overnight in Hvar

This morning, we continue to Korčula, stopping for a swim in the gorgeous turquoise water and lunch along the
way.
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, continue discovering all the little nooks and crannies of Korčula, and enjoy dinner in one of the town’s charming local restaurants.

Overnight in Korčula

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Guided walking tour in Korčula

In the morning, we set sail early for Slano. Along the way, enjoy a swim stop and lunch onboard.
In Slano, be prepared to sample the local delicacy: oysters! We’ll visit Ston, known for its Medieval walls and oyster farming tradition that spans over two thousand years. From there, 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 onboard.

Overnight in Slano

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

Our final day together brings us to Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. You’ll know why as you join our walking tour through the UNESCO protected old town and get a chance to see the city’s famous medieval walls.

After the guided walking tour of the Old Town, you have the rest of the day to experience Dubrovnik for yourself. When you’ve soaked up all of Dubrovnik’s warm and welcoming atmosphere that you can handle, our ship will be docked at Gruż Harbour. There are plenty of taxis, buses, and Ubers to bring you back.

Overnight in Dubrovnik

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Guided walking tour in Dubrovnik

You’ll bid farewell to your ship crew and start a day trip to Montenegro — this small country with awe-inspiring landscapes featuring snow-capped mountains, mountain lakes, and monasteries hewn into solid rock, complemented by sunny beaches will surely leave you breathless.

A scenic drive along the fjords of Kotor Bay leads to a walking tour through the ancient streets of Old Town Kotor. The fairy tale unfolds with a boat ride to the enchanting Our Lady of the Rocks island, bringing seafaring legends to life.

On the journey back to Dubrovnik, we’ll savor a stop at a family-owned winery perched above the Bay of Kotor, offering a breathtaking view, and conclude the day with a wine-tasting bonanza.

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Private Day trip to Montenegro with a private walking tour of Kotor with wine-tasting

After the amazing eleven days in Croatia, you’ll check out from the hotel followed by a private transfer to Dubrovnik 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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