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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

Overview

from$3099Tour + Flights 11days
price per person, double occupancy,* based on Apr 22, 2021 departure from NYC
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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 – October 2021
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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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 dinner served on the ship’s deck overlooking Dubrovnik’s medieval city walls. Taste the region’s finest wine in Korčula 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.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers including taxes & 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

  • Spend 7 nights in a deluxe cabin aboard your Adriatic Sea cruise.
  • Marvel at the ancient Roman architecture of Split during your guided walking tour.
  • Discover the numerous monuments and legends of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo.
  • See the famous salt lakes of Mljet National Park.
  • Sail to St. Mary Isle and explore the park independently by bike, kayak or scooter.
  • Enjoy amazing views of Dubrovnik during dinner on the deck of your cruise ship.
  • Ascend Srd Mountain by cable car for breathtaking views of Dubrovnik and the Elaphiti Islands.
  • Indulge in a variety of local dishes and Croatian delicacies at a traditional village party in Kuna.
  • Stop at the Pakleni Islands for a refreshing swim in the crystal-blue waters.
  • Independently explore Zlatni Rat, one of Europe’s top beaches.

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Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $300 off if you book by Sep. 3, 2020!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*"Your Price" column already reflects discounts & Instant Savings
2020 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
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Departs U.S.: Thu, Aug 20, 2020
Finishes: Sun, Aug 30, 2020
Aug 20 – Aug 30
$3999 Closed
Departs U.S.: Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Finishes: Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Sep 10 – Sep 20
$3999 Closed
2021 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
Price
Instant
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Price
Departs U.S.: Thu, Apr 22, 2021
Finishes: Sun, May 2, 2021
Book by Thu, Sep 3, 2020 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Apr 22 – May 2
$3399 –$300 $3099 Select
Departs U.S.: Thu, May 6, 2021
Finishes: Sun, May 16, 2021
Book by Thu, Sep 3, 2020 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
May 6 – May 16
$3499 –$300 $3199 Select
Departs U.S.: Thu, May 27, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Jun 6, 2021
May 27 – Jun 6
$3899 Closed
Departs U.S.: Thu, Jul 1, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Jul 1 – Jul 11
$3999 Closed
Departs U.S.: Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Jul 15 – Jul 25
$3999 Closed
Departs U.S.: Thu, Aug 26, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Sep 5, 2021
Book by Thu, Sep 3, 2020 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Aug 26 – Sep 5
$4099 –$300 $3799 Select
Departs U.S.: Thu, Sep 2, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Sep 12, 2021
Sep 2 – Sep 12
$4099 Closed
Departs U.S.: Thu, Oct 7, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Oct 17, 2021
Book by Thu, Sep 3, 2020 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Oct 7 – Oct 17
$3399 –$300 $3099 Select

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 (or after) 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
Oct 7, 2021 $849
Sep 10, 2020;  Sep 2, 2021 $1049
Jul 15, 2021 $1099
Aug 20, 2020;  May 27, 2021;  Jul 1, 2021;  Aug 26, 2021 $1199
All other dates $999
Main Deck, Double Occupancy
Sep 10, 2020 $399
All other dates $359
Main Deck, Single Occupancy
Apr 22, 2021;  May 6, 2021 $1399
Aug 20, 2020;  Sep 10, 2020;  May 27, 2021;  Aug 26, 2021;  Sep 2, 2021 $1599
All other dates $1499
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Cruise Extension
Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes Pre-Cruise Extension $559
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy $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. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC)1 included

1. NYC departures will be from either JFK or EWR based upon availability.

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 (or after) 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

Detailed 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

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

Hotel Cornaro or similar

Day 3 Split

  • 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

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Diocletian Palace, Split

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 & Korčula

  • Disembark in Korčula for a guided walking tour

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Korčula photo by Cord Walter

Early this morning, sail towards Korčula, 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 Korčula 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 Korčula has to offer. Overnight docked in Korčula.

Day 5 Korčula, Mljet, & Dubrovnik

  • 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

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
St. Mary Isle, Mljet

This morning continue south from Korčula 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 dinner is served on deck. Overnight docked in Dubrovnik.

Day 6 Dubrovnik

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

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Dubrovnik rooftops Photo by Jonathan Smith on Unsplash

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 Srđ 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

  • 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

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Trstenik photo by Mario Fajt

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

  • 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

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Panoramic view of Hvar

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.

In 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

  • 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

Katarina Line Deluxe Ships Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Zlatni Rat, Bol

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

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

Hotel Cornaro or similar Breakfast

Day 11 Split/USA

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

Breakfast

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

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

Hotel Dubrovnik or similar Dinner

Day 3 Zagreb

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

Hotel Dubrovnik or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Croatian National Theater, Zagreb

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

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

Hotel Cornaro or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Plitvice Lakes

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 & Ship

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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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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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