Croatia Cruise Adventure

2 nights in Split & a 7 night cruise with Diocletian's Palace, medieval Dubrovnik, Trstenik & Korcula; optional extension to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes

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Style Value VacationTravel in larger groups than our Small Group tours, but at fantastic value prices. These group tour packages are operated by our carefully selected partners and may be shared with other English speaking passengers ensuring guaranteed departures. More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures April – September 2020 Group Size 30 travelers max
Themes ActiveSmall Ship Cruises
Activity Level Recreational
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. The optional pre-tour involves a significant amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, requiring a high level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip.
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Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • 2 nights accommodations in superior hotel in Split (pre & post cruise)
  • 7 nights accommodations in lower deck deluxe cabin
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, & 4 specialty dinners
  • Specialty dinners include: Welcome reception & dinner; Croatian village party & dinner in Kuna; dinner cruise in Dubrovnik; Captains farewell dinner with entertainment
  • Signature cocktail at welcome reception; choice of glass of local wine, local beer, or local soft drink at all lunches and other dinners
  • Mineral water on board
  • Croatian wine tasting in Bol
  • Shore excursions including local guides and entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking cruise manager on board cruise
  • Visitor’s tax & port fees

Optional add-ons

  • Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes optional pre-tour extension

Why you'll love it

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Split
  • Explore the town of Korcula
  • Join an easy hike to the famous salt lakes of Mljet National Park
  • Take a boat ride to St. Mary Isle
  • Cruise along Dubrovnik's Old City walls while enjoying dinner
  • Discover Dubrovnik on a walking tour of the city
  • Taste Croatian delicacies and traditional dishes at a village party in Kuna
  • Stop at the Pakleni Islands for a refreshing swim
  • Spend a morning at leisure at Zlatni Rat, the Golden Cape
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in Bol
Croatia Cruise Adventure itinerary

Croatia offers gorgeous scenery, historic cities, impressive architecture, charming villages, great food and wine, and plenty of outdoor activities. It is quickly becoming one of the most desirable destinations for travelers seeking a European destination with a twist. You will spend two nights in Split, one before and another after your Adriatic Sea cruise.

Enjoy special features on board the MV Futura (or similar) including a buffet dinner served on the ship’s deck overlooking Dubrovnik’s medieval city walls. Taste the region’s finest wine in Korcula and have fun at an authentic Croatian village party in Kuna. You’ll visit the beautiful Mljet National Park and enjoy Croatia’s rich history with guided walking tours in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, and Split. Evenings are spent docked in picturesque port towns, offering an opportunity to try the local restaurants and specialties.

Want more? Join our pre-tour extension to the capital city of Zagreb and picturesque Plitvice Lakes.

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Sep 5 – Sep 15 $3499 Departed
Departs: Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Returns: Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Sep 12 – Sep 22 $3299 Departed
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Departs: Thu, Jul 16, 2020
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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Croatia Cruise Adventure
Room/Cabin Category Selection
Lower Deck, Double Occupancy included
Lower Deck, Single Occupancy
Sep 10, 2020 +$1049
Jul 9, 2020;  Jul 16, 2020 +$1099
Jun 18, 2020;  Aug 20, 2020 +$1199
Sep 5, 2019;  Sep 12, 2019 unavailable
All other departures +$999
Main Deck, Double Occupancy
Sep 10, 2020 +$399
Sep 5, 2019;  Sep 12, 2019;  Jun 18, 2020 unavailable
All other departures +$359
Main Deck, Single Occupancy
Apr 23, 2020;  May 7, 2020 +$1399
Aug 20, 2020;  Sep 10, 2020 +$1599
Sep 5, 2019;  Sep 12, 2019;  Jun 18, 2020 unavailable
All other departures +$1499
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Cruise Extension
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Cruise Extension
Sep 5, 2019;  Sep 12, 2019 unavailable
All other departures +$559
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Sep 5, 2019;  Sep 12, 2019 unavailable
All other departures +$449

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc.

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Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC)1 included

1. NYC departures will be from either JFK or EWR based upon availability when you make your reservation. Your flight itinerary showing which airport that you are departing from will be emailed to you in 24-48 hours.

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when you reserve, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own connecting flights. More information

Itinerary

Note: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side-by-side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing or requesting it.

Day 1: Depart USA/Overnight Flight

  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Split

Day 2: Split

Accommodations: 1 night Cornaro Hotel or similar, Split.

  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Day 3: Split

Accommodations: 7 nights MS San Antonio, MS Admiral, MS My Way, or similar.

. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Transfer to Split harbor to board the MV Futura (or similar)
  • Set out on a guided walking tour of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a welcome reception and cocktail with your fellow cruising companions

SplitFull Day Itinerary: After a relaxing morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to Split harbor to board the MV Futura (or similar). After you settle into your cabin, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover magnificent ancient Roman architecture, including the impressive Diocletian Palace. Return to the ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and cocktail with your fellow cruising companions. Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 4: Split & Korcula

Included meals: Breakfast & lunch.

  • Disembark in Korcula for a guided walking tour

Korcula photo by Cord WalterFull Day Itinerary: Early this morning, sail towards Korcula, an island known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch en-route in one of the many secluded bays. In the early afternoon, dock in Korcula and disembark for a guided walking tour of this enchanting town. As you wander through the herringbone patterned stone streets, learn about the many monuments and legends that are more abundant here than anywhere else in Croatia. Spend the remainder of the day and evening at leisure to explore the many choices of dining and entertainment that Korcula has to offer. Overnight docked in Korcula.

Day 5: Korcula, Mljet, & Dubrovnik

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Join your cruise manager for an easy hike to the famous salt lakes of the Mljet National Park
  • Take a boat ride to St. Mary Isle
  • Enjoy an evening cruise along Dubrovnik’s Old City walls

St. Mary Isle, MljetFull Day Itinerary: This morning continue south from Korcula to the Island of Mljet. Join your cruise manager for an easy hike to the famous salt lakes of the Mljet National Park. Enjoy a boat ride to St. Mary Isle, site of an ancient Benedictine monastery and abbey dating back to the 12th century. If you prefer to explore on your own, you may rent bicycles, kayaks, scooters, and even a convertible car to roam the park independently. Afterward, return to the ship for lunch and depart for Dubrovnik, arriving in the late afternoon.

Before docking in Gruž harbor, the captain will take you on an evening cruise along the Old City walls where you will enjoy spectacular views of Dubrovnik while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Overnight docked in Dubrovnik.

Day 6: Dubrovnik

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Transfer by bus to Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a guided walking tour of the city
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Aerial view of DubrovnikFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, transfer by bus to Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a guided walking tour of the walled city. Enjoy the splendor of this magical city from a cable car as you gently ascend Srd Mountain, taking in the scenic views of Dubrovnik and the Elaphiti Islands. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps search for the perfect restaurant for lunch or dinner. We recommend that you walk along the Stradun – previously a street and a square, today a promenade inside the city walls. Return to the ship independently. Overnight docked in Dubrovnik.

Day 7: Dubrovnik, Trstenik & Kuna

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Sail towards the seaside village of Trstenik, stopping en-route at the Elaphiti Islands
  • Transfer to Kuna for a walking tour and visit a local farm
  • Attend a typical village party for dinner

Trstenik, photo by Mario FajtFull Day Itinerary: This morning, sail towards the quaint seaside village of Trstenik, located on the Pelješac Peninsula and known for excellent wine, stopping en-route at the Elaphiti Islands. This afternoon, transfer inland to the rural village of Kuna for a walking tour, stopping at the local church and monastery, followed by a visit to a local farm. Later, you will have the opportunity to taste Croatian delicacies, traditional dishes, made with locally sourced ingredients, at a typical village party. After dinner, return to the ship. Overnight docked in Trstenik.

Day 8: Trstenik & Hvar

Included meals: Breakfast & lunch.

  • Enjoy lunch on the small island of Šćedro
  • Stop at the Pakleni Islands for a refreshing swim
  • Explore the island of Hvar on a walking tour of the town

Full Day Itinerary: This morning sail to the jet-set island of Hvar, stopping for lunch on the small island of Šćedro. Later, stop at the Pakleni Islands for a refreshing swim.

Cathedral tower, HvarIn the afternoon, arrive at the sun splashed island of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic Sea, and renowned for its aromatic fields of lavender and breathtaking beauty. There will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a walking tour of the town. See the historic buildings such as the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower still standing, and the oldest community theater in Europe, founded in 1612. Later, hike up to the town fort, overlooking the harbor to capture scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni Islands. If you have a taste for nightlife, Hvar features an abundance of entertainment, restaurants, bars, and cafés that remain open long into the night. Overnight docked in Hvar.

Day 9: Hvar & Bol/Milna

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Spend time at leisure at Zlatni Rat, also known as the Golden Cape
  • The afternoon is at leisure in Bol, a typical fisherman’s village
  • Visit one of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperatives for a tasting
  • Enjoy the captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment

Zlatni Rat, BolFull Day Itinerary: Depart Hvar for your final port of call, the Island of Brac and the picturesque town of Bol. Spend the day at leisure walking along the promenade or swimming at Zlatni Rat, one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia. Also known as the Golden Cape, Zlatni Rat is distinguished by its gravel promontory that constantly shifts from side to side as the force from the wind and waves relentlessly alter its shape.

After lunch on board, spend the afternoon at leisure in Bol, a typical fisherman’s village revitalized as a popular vacation destination. Later, enjoy a wine tasting at one of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperatives dating to 1903. Spend your final evening on board at the captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight docked in Bol or nearby Milna.

Day 10: Bol & Split

Accommodations: 1 night Cornaro Hotel or similar, Split. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Disembark in Split and transfer to your hotel
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Day 11: Split/USA

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA

Note: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side-by-side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing or requesting it.

Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Tour Optional Extension

Take advantage of your already-included international airfare and spend three more exciting days in Croatia. You will leave the USA 2 days earlier than the dates listed on the Dates & Prices tab. You will join the main tour on Day 2 of the above itinerary.

Day 1: Depart USA/Overnight Flight

  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zagreb

Day 2: Zagreb

Accommodations: 2 nights Hotel Dubrovnik or similar, Zagreb. Included meals: Dinner.

  • After clearing customs, transfer to your hotel
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Day 3: Zagreb

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Meet your guide for a walking tour of Zagreb
  • Balance of the day at leisure

St. Mark's Church, ZagrebFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, meet your tour guide for a morning walking tour of Zagreb. Stroll through the historic Upper Town, and visit St. Mark’s Church, the Zagreb Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the Lotršcak Tower. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, & Split

Accommodations: 1 night Cornaro Hotel or similar, Split. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Take an unforgettable hike though Plitvice Lakes
  • Enjoy a boat ride over the emerald green Kozjak Lake

Plitvice LakesFull Day Itinerary: This morning depart for Croatia’s oldest and most beautiful national park, the Plitvice Lakes. Enjoy an unforgettable hike through the park, consisting of 16 lakes interconnected by a series of waterfalls. Then take a boat ride over the emerald green Kozjak Lake. We recommend a good pair of walking shoes for your approximately 3 hour hike. Later, drive to Split and check-in at your hotel. You will join the main tour on Day 2 of the above itinerary.

Hotels

Hotel Cornaro

Hotel Cornaro

First Class

The Hotel Cornaro offers an excellent city central location, with ancient historical surroundings. Combining elegant décor with comfort, the Hotel Cornaro demonstrates the utmost in dedication to guests. Just minutes from the hotel are popular attractions like Gregory of Nin, Bacivice Beach, and Marjan Hill. 

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Hotel Dubrovnik

Hotel Dubrovnik

First Class

Hotel Dubrovnik provides a friendly environment with the charm of the old city. Situated on the main Zagreb square called "Trg Ban J. Jelacic". This ideal location can serve as your gateway to the very heart of the city. At your doorstep you will find the most important cultural, government, and business institutions, the main shopping area, the open-air market, lively cafes and taverns, historical upper town and parks and promenades.

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Cruise Ship

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships

Built with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, the Deluxe Ships in Katarina Line's fleet offer a maximum capacity of 34-40 passengers in 18-21 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

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