Croatia by Cruise - 10 Days

Croatia by Cruise

Cruise to the cities of Croatia

Experience Croatia in style on this 9-night cruise! Set sail on the sparkling Adriatic and explore the cities of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Split, plus plenty of undiscovered treasures in between.

Unique Explorations

  • Explore the beautiful capital of Croatia on a walking tour leading you by some of the most amazing sights.
  • Trek through the absolutely stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Enjoy a luxurious cruise for 7 nights as you make your way down the treasures the coast of Croatia has to offer.
  • Swim in the beautifully clear waters of the Adriatic and visit unique beaches.
  • Enjoy tours through cities and towns, fine dining, and live entertainment on and off your ship!

Explore the beautiful islands, hidden gems, and booming cities of Croatia on an amazing 9-night vacation. For seven of those nights, you’ll be cruising along the Adriatic Sea!

Start in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, and enjoy exploring the city, as well as the astounding Plitvice Lakes National Park, before setting sail. Make your way through stunning national parks, beautiful beaches, towering cities, charming towns, and more as you sail all the way along the coast to Dubrovnik. In between, you’ll see Zadar, Sali, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, and Mljet, and every treasure and monument each stop has to offer. Swim in the beautiful waters of the Adriatic, and enjoy the splendor of Croatia.

*Please Note: April 26, May 31 and October 4 land departures will be aboard the M/S Adriatic Queen

PRICES FROM: $4,105*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

Rates are not guaranteed until booked.

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Day 1
Welcome to Zagreb!

Touchdown in the stunning country of Croatia and begin your journey in it’s capital, Zagreb! Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the night exploring the city at your leisure.

Transfer to Zagreb hotel

Check In – The Westin Zagreb

ZAGREB, CROATIA 5 out of 5 stars

Escape the bustle and immerse yourself in serenity at the contemporary The Westin Zagreb, centrally located in the very heart of the city. The hotel is nestled in a leafy green area, adjacent to the Mimara Museum and world famous National Theater and Opera House, and is within easy walking distance of the city’s central square, markets, trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and rich cultural attractions. Settle into your spacious room, take a nap on your comfy bed, use the hotel’s WiFi to plan your day, then get exploring!

After an exciting day of sightseeing, make your way back to the hotel and pamper yourself with a decadent spa treatment. Unwind in the sauna, break a sweat in the fitness center, or take a refreshing dip in the sparkling pool. When you work up an appetite, head to the on-site Kaptol Restaurant and dine in a magnificent atmosphere that boasts high ceilings, natural light, and a quaint outdoor terrace. Enjoy the pleasant breeze as you sip on some wine and indulge in traditional Croatian cuisine. After dinner, unwind with a cocktail at the classy Diana Bar and Lounge.

Recognized for offering discreet surroundings and professional caring service, The Westin Zagreb is a regular host to high profile local, national, and international events. It has been the favorite home-away-from-home for visiting royalty, world leaders, international dignitaries and other travelers seeking the comfort of a modern luxury hotel.

Day 2
Zagreb

Embark on a sightseeing tour through Upper Town and see beautiful churches like the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, and many more. Then the rest of the day is yours to do as you wish. You could return to some of the sights you visited for a better look, further explore the city’s winding streets, or take an optional countryside excursion.

Zagreb City Walking Tour

See the gems of Zagreb on this morning tour! You’ll venture through historic Upper Town, then discover by some of the religious highlights of the city, from the medieval St. Mark’s Church to the Baroque-style St. Catherine’s Church.

You’ll also pass the Zagreb Cathedral – the tallest build in Croatia – as well as the important and iconic Parliament building and Government Place.

Day 3
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Cruise (Zadar)

Make way for the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park and take in the unbelievable scenery unfolding before you. Enjoy a walking tour through the natural scenery of the park around the lower lakes, then set out for Zadar. There, you’ll board your cruise ship where you’ll spend the rest of your nights drifting along the Adriatic. Gather with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Check In – M/S Karizma

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 5 out of 5 stars

Embark on a luxurious stay on the M/S Karizma, classified as a 5-star category ship that stretches 157 feet long and 29.5 feet wide. Enjoy lounging on either of the two sundecks, one sporting a jacuzzi, dining in the restaurant, posting about your trip with free Wi-Fi, sipping drinks at the bar, or making use of the swimming platform.

Cabins run on the main and lower decks, and offer either a porthole or a window, an LCD TV, a refrigerator, air conditioning, a cupboard, a cabinet, a private bathroom with a wash basin, toilette, and shower, and an internal communication system with the ship’s bar.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Walking Tour

Explore one of the gems of Croatia, where rapid waterfalls, limestone canyons, and hiking trails await! You’ll take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of terraced lakes, thickly wooded mountains, and lush vegetation.

Day 4
Cruise (Zadar - Sali)

Explore the beautiful and historic city of Zadar on foot while your guide leads you through 16th-century walls and the Port Gate, where the Venetian lion still stands guard over the entrance. Visit the Roman Forum, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, and more before returning to the boat for lunch.

Set sail for Sali, where you’ll have the chance to explore the town by night and pick out a restaurant perfect for dinner.

Day 5
Cruise (Sali - Sibenik)

Start your day by exploring Kornati, the first of the two national parks you’ll see today and home to more than 140 islands. Wander along crystal clear waters and explore dozens of coves. Take a dip, then enjoy lunch aboard your ship.

Then you’ll get to wander through the beautiful waterfalls gracing Krka. Once you’ve had your fun, you’ll anchor in Sibenik and get to explore the town for the night.

Day 6
Cruise (Sibenik - Trogir - Split)

You’ll cruise along in the morning, with a stop to swim for a bit, and sail on through lunch before arriving at Trogir, a UNESCO city that you’ll get to explore at your leisure. Then you’ll make your way to Split.

Enjoy a walking tour of the major city and see the magnificent Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Meander among Renaissance and Gothic structures and enjoy the splendor of the city.

Day 7
Cruise (Split - Bol - Hvar)

Make way for Bol, which is home to one of the best beaches in Croatia: Zlatni Rat, known as the Golden Horn. This unique beach is always changing shape at the whim of the winds. Enjoy going for a dip in the lovely blue waters.

Then sail to Hvar, where your sightseeing tour will lead you through the first public theater in Europe, a Franciscan Monastery, and many more beautiful sights. You’ll have the evening free to explore the rest of the city, and pick out a place to dine.

Hvar Harbor

A Tip For Your Trip: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case, transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 8
Cruise (Hvar - Korcula - Mljet)

Set sail in the morning for Korcula and arrive in the early afternoon. Thought to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula is laden with historic beauty. Visit majestic Gothic-Baroque cathedrals, work your way through narrow, cobblestone streets, and enjoy a tour through Mljet National Park. Enjoy exploring the Great and Small Lakes. Boasting the legend of being the favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses, this island makes for a beautiful stop. You’ll also enjoy a captain’s dinner on the ship with live entertainment!

Day 9
Cruise (Mljet - Dubrovnik)

Seek out the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, in the morning. Take a walking tour through the city’s old town, visit Rector’s Palace and a Franciscan Monastery, and then explore the city at your own pace! This city makes for wonderful souvenir shopping.

Day 10
Depart Croatia

Disembark your ship, wave goodbye to Croatia and the Adriatic, and catch your flight home!

Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Zagreb (ZAG), out of Dubrovnik (DBV)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Zagreb at The Westin Zagreb, or similar
  • Sightseeing tour of Zagreb
  • Walking tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • 7 night cruise from Zadar on board the deluxe M/S Karizma* in a cabin including the following:
  • Private facilities, air conditioning, LCD TV, safe deposit, fire alarm, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobe & slippers, lifejackets, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet
  • Welcome reception on board
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 2 dinners (including Captain's Dinner with live entertainment)
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
  • Sightseeing tours with whisper technology enhanced touring including the following:
  • Walking tour of Zadar
  • Visit to Kornati National Park & Krka National Park
  • Visit to Trogir
  • Walking tour of Split
  • Visit to Bol
  • Sightseeing tour of Hvar
  • Walking tour of Korcula
  • Tour of Mljet National Park
  • Walking Tour of Dubrovnik with Rector's Palace and Franciscan Monastery's Pharmacy
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Luggage handling on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the ship
  • Port and Service taxes

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