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Dubrovnik to Zagreb Cruise Tour (Northbound)

Trip Length

10 Nights

Tour Type

Land & Cruise Tour

From: 3295 USD


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Overview

Embark on a magical exploration, beginning in the coastal haven of Dubrovnik. Nestled on the Adriatic Sea, this historic city invites you to immerse yourself in its medieval charm and savor local delights. After a leisurely morning, transition from Dubrovnik to the Always Croatia Dubrovnik to Split 8-day luxury cruise.

Traverse through the enchanting Croatian southern isles, discovering the wonders of Slano, Hvar, Korčula, and the breathtaking Blue Cave on the Island of Vis. Indulge in the luxury of crystal-clear sea swims, uncover the mysteries of traditional oyster farming, and culminate each day with an unforgettable feast of fresh oysters and local wine. Delight in the essence of Croatian cuisine with traditional dinners amid picturesque olive groves and fragrant lavender fields.

Experience daily excursions, leisurely nights in charming local bars and cobblestone streets, evening entertainment, and a captivating blend of history and nature!

As the cruise concludes in Split, bid farewell to the ship crew and journey inland to encounter the natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes National Park before delving into the historical tapestry of Zagreb. Your unforgettable adventure concludes with a guided walking tour of Zagreb and a deep dive into its history and myths.

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
  • 1 night in Dubrovnik, 4* hotel
  • Transfer to the ship to embark your cruise
  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, cabin with en-suite 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
  • Transfer to Zagreb with a stop at Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes
  • 2 nights in Zagreb, 4* hotel
  • Private historical walking tour of Zagreb with a light lunch
  • Private transfer to Zagreb 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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After breakfast and hotel check out, you’ll have some leisure time, only to go for the biggest adventure of this journey! Transfer to the port of Gruž awaits, taking you to board one of our luxury cruise ships as we embark on the Always Croatia Dubrovnik to Split luxury cruise. After the check-in onboard, you’ll meet the ship’s wonderful crew, its captain, and your cruise manager — hang out, and enjoy welcome drinks and snacks! Transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the Old Town, exploring the narrow, car-free limestone streets with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
For 8 days, you’ll cruise the Croatian southern isles, visiting the most breathtaking places of Slano, Hvar, Korčula, 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 of 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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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 inthe 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

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Optional visit to Blue Cave

*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.

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 of Split

Disembarking in Split, say a last goodbye to the amazing ship crew, and venture inland to visit and explore Plitvice Lakes National Park (entrance tickets included)! After marveling at the beautiful cascading lakes located in this enchanting forest region, the roads take us further north to the city of Zagreb.

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Tickets to Plitvice Lakes National Park

You’ll take a historical guided walking tour around Zagreb, experiencing its history, architecture, and many myths! The walk ends with a delightful snack of Zagrebian štrukli. After some free time around the town, you’ll have a good night’s rest at your hotel.

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Private historical walking tour of Zagreb with a light lunch

This amazing 11-day journey concludes with an early check out from your hotel and a private transfer to the Zagreb 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 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.


MS Ban

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


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