Croatia Cruise Adventure

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Overview

Featuring 2 nights in Split & a 7 night cruise with Diocletian's Palace, medieval Dubrovnik, Trstenik & Korcula; optional extension to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes
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
30 travelers max, dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Scheduled Dates
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from JFK or Newark on scheduled carriers including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation 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
  • Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes optional pre-tour extension
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Split
  • Explore the town of Korcula
  • Join an easy hike to the famous salt lates 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
Departs New York City (NYC); other gateways on request (flight schedule)
Themes ActiveSmall Ship Cruises
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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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 the special features on board the MV Futura (or similar) including a spectacular dinner while cruising along the Old Town city walls of Dubrovnik. Taste some of the finest Croatian wine excellently paired with Croatian delicacies in Korcula and have fun at an authentic Croatian village party & dinner 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.

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
2018 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Package Price
Departs: Thu, Jun. 21, 2018
Returns: Sun, Jul. 1, 2018
Jun 21 – Jul 1 $3499 Departed
Departs: Thu, Jun. 28, 2018
Returns: Sun, Jul. 8, 2018
Jun 28 – Jul 8 $3499 Closed
Departs: Thu, Jul. 12, 2018
Returns: Sun, Jul. 22, 2018
Jul 12 – Jul 22 $3599 Closed
Departs: Thu, Jul. 19, 2018
Returns: Sun, Jul. 29, 2018
Jul 19 – Jul 29 $3899 Closed
Departs: Thu, Aug. 2, 2018
Returns: Sun, Aug. 12, 2018
Aug 2 – Aug 12 $3799 Closed
Departs: Thu, Aug. 9, 2018
Returns: Sun, Aug. 19, 2018
Aug 9 – Aug 19 $3899 Closed
Departs: Thu, Aug. 23, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep. 2, 2018
Aug 23 – Sep 2 $3899 Closed
Departs: Thu, Sep. 6, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep. 16, 2018
Sep 6 – Sep 16 $3599 Closed
Departs: Thu, Sep. 13, 2018
Returns: Sun, Sep. 23, 2018
Sep 13 – Sep 23 $3599 Closed
Departs: Thu, Sep. 27, 2018
Returns: Sun, Oct. 7, 2018
Sep 27 – Oct 7 $3399 Closed
Departs: Thu, Oct. 11, 2018
Returns: Sun, Oct. 21, 2018
Oct 11 – Oct 21 $3399 Closed

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
Aug 23, 2018;  Sep 6, 2018;  Sep 13, 2018 +$999
All other departures +$899
Main Deck, Double Occupancy
Aug 9, 2018 included
Oct 11, 2018 +$399
Jul 12, 2018;  Aug 2, 2018;  Sep 27, 2018 unavailable
All other departures +$349
Main Deck, Single Occupancy
Jul 12, 2018;  Aug 2, 2018;  Sep 27, 2018 unavailable
All other departures +$1399
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Cruise Extension
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Cruise Extension
Aug 9, 2018;  Oct 11, 2018 +$899
Jul 12, 2018;  Jul 19, 2018;  Aug 2, 2018 +$999
All other departures +$799
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$399

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.

Want to find a roommate and avoid single occupancy fees? We can help! Learn more
Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

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

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765. But first, check out our Things to Know section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable. The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $2000

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, Hotel Marmont or simliar, Split.

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

Day 3: Split

Accommodations: 7 nights MV Futura, MV Admiral, MV Fantazija 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 Gru┼ż 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 Šcedro
  • 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 Šcedro. 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 theatre 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 HotelHotel Marmont 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, Hotel Marmont 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.

Reviews

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Our trip to Croatia was the very best. The guide Zvonko on the President was wonderful. I cannot think of enough superlatives. We will be back!

Jackie Epner, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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