Zagreb to Dubrovnik Cruise Tour (Southbound)

Trip Length

10 Nights

Tour Type

Land & Cruise Tour

From: 3350 USD


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Overview

This captivating journey starts in the historic city of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital and the political center. Delve into the city’s rich history with a historical walking tour, concluding with a delightful snack of štrukli. Venture south to the enchanting Lika region for a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a mesmerizing landscape of cascading lakes and waterfalls.

Conclude your adventure with the 8-day Always Croatia Split to Dubrovnik 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!

The cruise culminates in Dubrovnik, where you’ll bid farewell with a final onboard breakfast before a private transfer to the airport.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Included:

  • All PRIVATE transfers/experiences in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers
  • 24-hour concierge assistance
  • Transfer from Zagreb airport to hotel
  • 2 nights in Zagreb, 4* hotel
  • Private Zagreb historical walking tour with light lunch
  • Private transfer to Plitvice
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • 1 night in Plitvice Lakes, 4* hotel
  • Transfer to the ship to embark your cruise
  • 7-night cruise from Split to Dubrovnik, cabin with en-suite 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
  • 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
  • Beach towels
  • 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 the beautiful City of Zagreb – the capital of Croatia and home to more than a few historic landmarks, a rich history, and Croatia’s political center. After arriving in Zagreb, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

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Take a historical walking tour around Zagreb – a real treat for history aficionados and legends seekers! The walk ends with a light snack of štrukli – a true Zagreb favorite. Enjoy some free time around the town before returning to the hotel.

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Private Zagreb historical walking tour with light lunch

We’ll take a day trip south and a quick hotel check-in in the enchanting Lika region for yet another adventure — a walk around the Plitvice Lakes National Park, filled with cascading lakes, waterfalls, and natural caves (tickets included)!

After a self-guided nature walk you’ll stay the night in a nearby hotel.

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Tickets to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Welcome to Split — this city is home to the monumental Diocletian Palace and rich history.

A transfer is ready to take you directly from Plitvice to the harbor, where you’ll board the ship for your Split to Dubrovnik Cruise. After a welcome toast with drinks included, you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of Split — visit the monumental Diocletian Palace and learn about the city’s rich history! Return to the ship in the evening to meet the captain and the crew, followed by a welcome dinner onboard.

This amazing 8-day cruise will take you to enchanting vistas of Croatian southern isles and places like Trogir, Hvar, Vis, and Korčula — an awe-inspiring mix of Croatia’s rich history and breathtaking nature!

Overnight in Split

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Guided walking tour of 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 finestexample 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 a fascinating 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

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Optional Wine Tasting

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

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Optional visit to Blue Cave

This morning, we continue to Korcula, stopping for a swim in the gorgeous turquoise water and lunch along the way.
Upon arrival in Korcula, 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 Korcula, and enjoy dinner in one of the town’s charming local restaurants.

Overnight in Korčula

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Guided walking tour of Korcula

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 historical walking tour of Dubrovnik

After one final breakfast on the ship, you’ll say goodbye to its wonderful crew and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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 Lastavica

MS Lastavica is a modern mini luxury cruiser. It’s a blend of elegance and comfort, able to hold 36 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins!


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