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Looking for beauty, history, & culture?

Visit Croatia on a coastal cruise!

Croatia is a beautiful country with breathtaking nature, perfect if you want to explore somewhere rich with culture and history. A fantastic way to explore Croatia is onboard a cruise, with plenty of stops along the way.


Here’s a perfect Croatian cruise itinerary:


Day 1: Arrive in Split


Stay the night in a hotel and maybe explore the city a little and find a great restaurant.


Day 2: Split - Board the ship Adriatica.


She is a luxury, yacht-like ship that will provide a comfortable home for the next 7 days.


The MS Adriatica is an exciting deluxe vessel that was constructed in 2018. With sleek lines, excellent manoeuvrability and the latest in safety features She has sleek lines and the latest in safety features, and is well suited to cruise Croatia’s picturesque coast and berth in the historic smaller ports. There are only 18 cabins, including 2 spacious VIP cabins on the upper deck. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and have twin or king size beds and private bathrooms. Public spaces are plentiful, with enough room to find your own space. The air-conditioned salon restaurant includes a fully equipped bar and leads to an outdoor lounge area with comfortable seating area. The large sun deck includes sunbeds and both shaded and unshaded seating areas.


Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, dinner onboard


Day 3: Split – Trogir

In the morning join a guided tour of Split, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Set sail to the old Dalmatian town Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town - as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. 

After disembark in Trogir, take the bus to visit Krka National Park. Discover the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Overnight in Trogir.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Trogir – Stari Grad

Take a morning guided tour of Trogir with a local guide. Enjoy sailing towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, with a swimming stop and lunch on board. 

Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. 

The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis

Leave Stari Grad in the morning and sail towards city of Hvar. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe and many more historical sites. 

Afterwards continue to Vis. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. 

Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, Church or Our Lady and City museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. Your evening is free in Vis.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Vis – Bisevo – Korcula


Leaving Vis, have an early morning cruise towards Biševo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo.

Afterwards, cruise towards the Korčula, the island’s main settlement, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. 

Arrive in the afternoon in Korčula, followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Korcula – Mljet – Slano

In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. 

Lunch on board and departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, another once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Pelješac peninsula. 

Pelješac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town, head to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local oyster tasting. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner with live music and overnight in Slano.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, tasting, Captain's Dinner

Day 8: Slano – Elaphiti Islands – Dubrovnik

Early morning cruise to Elaphiti islands with a swimming stop on one of the secluded bays to spend the morning. Before lunch sail to Dubrovnik. Before docking, cruise alongside the old city walls, while lunch is served. 

After docking join a guided tour with panoramic ride and transfer included. After the panoramic view, arrive at the historical center of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. 

After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Disembark at Dubrovnik


After breakfast it’s time to disembark.


Doesn’t that sound like a great itinerary? I love that you can cruise down the coast and see so many towns, villages, and sites, and yet only have to unpack once for the entire week.


Let me know if you’re interested in seeing Croatia this way, and I’ll be happy to help you out!


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