Dubrovnik to Venice Cruise Tour (Northbound)
Land & Cruise Tour
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Experience the captivating Dalmatian coast and the wonders of Croatia’s interior on this 11-night Dubrovnik to Venice land and cruise tour package. Start with our highly-acclaimed island-hopping cruise from Dubrovnik to Split. Then venture to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park before heading to Croatia’s “Tuscany” region, the Istrian Peninsula. Istria is known for its lush rolling hills, dense forests, charming seaside towns, and as being one of the rare places in the world where you can find truffles. Discover this incredible region and all the delights it offers before ending your trip with a dropoff in Venice.
- 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 star 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 drink
- 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 Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes
- 1 night in Plitvice Lakes, 4 star hotel
- Transfer to Opatija
- 2 nights in Opatija, 4 star hotel
- Istrian hinterland excursion
- Transfer to Marco Polo airport or Piazzale Roma
Welcome to Croatia! Your Croatian adventure begins in Dubrovnik, the “Jewel of the Adriatic.”
Our driver will take you from the airport to your Dubrovnik hotel where you have the afternoon to enjoy at your leisure.
We suggest taking a meandering walk through the marble, pedestrian-only streets of Old Town, visiting the grand Pile Gate and Bokar fortress. Or, ride the cable car to the top of Mount Srd for a grand view across the red tile rooftops out to the Elaphiti Islands surrounded by the deep blue Adriatic Sea.
After checking out of your hotel in the morning and leaving your luggage with the front desk, you’ll have a few hours to relax before your early afternoon transfer to the ship. After you arrive, you’ll have time to settle into your cabin and get acquainted with the ship and staff before our Welcome Reception and dinner onboard.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
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
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
Captain’s dinner; Oyster harvesting and tasting with drinks
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,
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
Guided walking tour in 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
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.
Overnight in Hvar Town.
*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
Entrance fees to Blue Cave
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
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
Guided walking tour in Split
Enjoy an early breakfast onboard before disembarking. Today is a real treat as we’ll be exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest and largest National Park in Croatia. Plitvice Lakes consists of 16 interconnecting lakes and over 90 cascading waterfalls. This stunning National Park is nestled among three mountains in the Dinaric Alps: Plješevica, Mala Kapela and Medveđak.
Stroll the wooden boardwalks next to stunningly clear turquoise lakes, below majestic waterfalls, and through green forests. You’ll also take a boat trip across the dazzling water while gazing at the remarkable scenery around you.
Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes NP
A private transfer will drive you to the charming coastal city of Opatija. Along the way we’ll stop in Rastoke, the historic center of Slunj where two crystal clear rivers meet.
You’ll have the afternoon to explore Opatija at your leisure. You’ll understand why royal families, celebrities, and musicians love staying here as you wander past glamorous villas, picturesque churches, impressive monuments and well-manicured parks. Be sure to stroll the Lungomare, a promenade that winds around the coastline providing views of nearby islands and the town.
Today is a full day private excursion to the medieval hilltop villages of the Istrian Interior. Our first stop is in Rovinj, where we’ll walk down the picturesque Grisia street which is lined with art galleries and stunning buildings that are a mix of gothic, baroque, neoclassical and Renaissance styles.
We’ll continue our drive to the medieval hilltop village of Motovun where you’ll enjoy a truffle demonstration followed by a delicious truffle tasting. Finally, we will visit Hum, the world’s smallest town!
Hotel Sveti Jakov, Opatija
Full day private Istrian Hinterland Experience with lunch and tastings
Private transfer will bring you to Marco Polo airport in Venice or to Piazzale Roma.