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Dare to be Mesmerized: Croatia Luxury Cruise

8 Days

Overview

Get ready for a trip that will make your excitement levels skyrocket! The adventure kicks off in the stunning “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, where you can kick back, relax, and soak in the view. But that’s just the beginning of the fun!

We’re not just going to show you Dubrovnik; we’re going to unveil its hidden charms like expert treasure hunters. Brace yourself for a luxury cruise that’s not just about the sea; it’s a full-on aquatic extravaganza! Dive into the crystal-clear waters, discover the ancient secrets of oyster farming (yes, there’s an art to it!), and savor the freshest oysters paired with a glass of local wine that’s basically a grape hug in a bottle.

But that’s not all – we’re turning up the flavor with traditional dinners set against the backdrop of olive groves and lavender fields. Your eyeballs are in for a treat too! Feast your eyes on forested islands, world-famous beaches, vineyards, old towns that have seen more history than your grandma’s attic, National Parks, saltwater lakes, Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace (yes, that guy was a big deal), and an ancient Benedictine monastery. Did we mention Croatia has some of the most drop-dead gorgeous waters on the planet? Get ready for a daily dose of turquoise therapy – because swimming here is practically a spiritual experience.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get better, we throw in visits to vintage Mediterranean-feel towns and a date with the Blue Cave – a natural wonder that’s basically Croatia’s way of showing off.

Now, while your days are filled with deliciousness, unique adventures, and salty sea breezes, your nights are like a blank canvas waiting for your brushstroke. Explore towns, wander through landscapes, and if you’re in need of suggestions, our staff is like your travel genie – always ready to make your wishes come true!

So buckle up, buttercup! This trip is about to take you on a ride you won’t forget. Get ready for a cocktail of culture, adventure, and a splash of the unexpected. Croatia, here you come! 🚢🌊🌅

Highlights

  • Guided city tours of Dubrovnik, Split and Korcula
  • Wine tasting tour at a highly sought after family-run winery in Hvar
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting
  • Home hosted village party with drinks

Itinerary

Step into Dubrovnik with open arms! Your journey begins as we whisk you to the Gruž port for a grand entrance onto one of our luxurious cruise ships, setting the stage for the Always Croatia Dubrovnik to Split luxury cruise.

Once you’ve breezed through the check-in process onboard, brace yourself to meet the ship’s fantastic crew, the Captain, and your Cruise Manager – it’s a meet-and-greet extravaganza! Grab a drink, munch on some welcome snacks, and soak up the atmosphere. But hold on, the adventure doesn’t stop there.

Next up, we’ll shuttle you to the city gates for a guided tour of the Old Town. Picture this: narrow, car-free limestone streets adorned with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture – it’s like stepping into a historical fairy tale.

After soaking in the Old Town’s charm, we’ll whisk you back to the ship for the grand finale – your official Welcome Briefing followed by a scrumptious dinner that’ll make your taste buds do the happy dance. Get ready for a cruise that’s not just a journey; it’s an experience! 🚢🌅

Rise and shine – it’s breakfast time on board! Our next destination: the picturesque town of Slano. But wait, en route, we’ve got a treat for you – the inaugural swim stop of the trip, followed by a delightful lunch served right on deck.

As we dock in Slano, get your taste buds ready for a local sensation: oysters! We’ll venture to the historic town of Ston, renowned for its Medieval walls and a rich oyster farming legacy that spans two millennia. Prepare for a short boat ride to an oyster farm nestled in the heart of the bay, where you’ll savor these ocean gems straight from the source. And what’s an oyster feast without a glass of fine Croatian wine to accompany it?

After this seaside delight, we’ll return to Slano for the pièce de résistance – our Captain’s Dinner, complete with live entertainment aboard the ship. Get ready for a night of culinary indulgence and maritime merriment! 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As the morning sun paints the sky, our maritime odyssey sails forth to the enchanting island of Korčula. Dive into the crystal-clear turquoise waters during a refreshing swim stop and relish a delectable onboard lunch.

Upon reaching Korčula, immerse yourself in its storied past with a guided walking tour through narrow cobblestone streets. This medieval town, believed to be the birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo, unfolds its secrets before your eyes.

Post-tour, let curiosity guide you through every nook and cranny of Korčula. As the sun dips, the evening is yours to savor dinner in one of the charming old town restaurants. Prepare for an evening that blends history, exploration, and the flavors of Korčula’s culinary delights.

As the sun graces the horizon, our voyage unfolds toward the captivating island of Vis. A delightful lunch is served onboard, and a mid-journey swim stop adds a splash of adventure before we dock in Vis in the early afternoon.

Once a clandestine Yugoslav naval base hidden from the public eye, Vis wears its years of isolation like a badge of honor, offering a unique charm that feels like stepping into a bygone era. It’s one of our cherished stops for a reason. Brace yourself for an extraordinary experience with an optional visit to an exceptional winery, where each bottle tells a captivating tale and the wines are among the finest in Croatia.

In the town, set your own pace to explore Vis. For a dose of history, we recommend a visit to the Archaeological Museum nestled within the old Austrian fort Gospina Batarija. As the day transitions to evening, savor a dinner of your choosing in one of Vis Town’s enchanting restaurants. Get ready for a day that unfolds like a storybook, blending history, scenic beauty, and the exquisite flavors of Vis.

The day’s adventure kicks off bright and early as we set sail towards the mesmerizing Blue Cave*. This natural wonder stands out as one of the week’s highlights, and trust us, you’re in for an unforgettable experience! (Entrance fees apply, approximately €15, payable on the spot).

As we continue our nautical journey, Hvar unfolds before us, earning its reputation as a “yachter’s paradise” and basking in the title of Croatia’s sunniest island. Upon arrival in the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the town’s historical center. Explore the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and step into Europe’s oldest community theatre, a cultural gem founded in the 17th century.

For panoramic views of the yacht-filled marina and the Pakleni islands, embark on a hike up to the Spanish Fortress. As night falls, Hvar’s vibrant scene comes alive, offering an array of excellent restaurants, charming cafes, and lively bars – many of which keep their doors open well into the night. Get ready for a day that blends natural wonders, history, and the lively spirit of Hvar!

*Please note that the Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so it is unfortunately easily made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.

Breakfast, Lunch
Luxury Cabin Yacht Experience

Our journey steers back to the mainland, and post-lunch, we’ll find ourselves in Trogir. Here, a bus awaits to whisk us away to the renowned National Park Krka, a gem among Croatia’s picturesque wonders. Clients rave about this stop, and it’s easy to see why – the breathtaking waterfalls and crystal-clear waters cast a spell that’s hard to resist.

Following the enchantment of Krka, our adventure leads us to a charming village, where we’ll step into the abode of a local prosciutto maestro. Immerse yourself in a delightful home-cooked dinner, surrounded by the warmth of his family home, offering a true taste of Croatian culture. Get ready for an evening that combines natural beauty, culinary delights, and the heartwarming embrace of local hospitality! 

Includes: Entrance fees to Krka National Park; Home hosted dinner with drinks

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury Cabin Yacht Experience

Embarking on our final day, we’ll indulge in free time amidst the UNESCO-protected charm of Trogir. This town is more than just a destination; it’s a living museum, adorned with palaces, churches, monasteries, and towers at every turn.

Our journey unfolds as we move on to Split. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the city’s tales with a guided walking tour through the historic old town. Explore the remnants of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and unravel the layers of Split’s vibrant history. Post-tour, treat your taste buds at one of Split’s numerous restaurants or eateries nestled within the ancient walls of the 4th-century Palace. Get ready for a day that seamlessly weaves together history, culture, and culinary delights!

Breakfast, Lunch
Luxury Cabin Yacht Experience
Day 8 :
Departure

Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before disembarking. A transfer will bring you to the airport or your hotel in Split.

You must vacate your cabin by 9 AM. As our luxury cruise bids farewell to the enchanting shores of Croatia, we are sadden.

Every sunrise and sunset aboard our cruise has painted a canvas of memories – from the azure waters of Krka National Park to the allure of Vis and the savory delights shared in local homes. This luxury cruise has not only pampered our senses but etched a remarkable chapter in our travel chronicles. Until our next voyage, may the echoes of the Adriatic waves linger, and the memories of this extraordinary journey stay eternally engraved in our hearts.

Breakfast
Luxury Cabin Yacht Experience

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Roundtrip flights to (DBV/SPU)
  • Cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Private transfers to and from the ship
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch
  • Complimentary water
  • Captain’s dinner with welcome drink
  • Fresh fruit available daily
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Manager
  • Cabin linen change mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Beach towels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily swim stops in secluded coves
  • Use of SUP, snorkels, rafts and other water toys
  • Group transfer to Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Korčula, and Split
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park
  • Home hosted village party with drinks
  • Idaru Group Leader
  • Bon Voyage Group Video Call
  • Concierge Support
  • Private Group Chat
  • Photography package images
  • Idaru Gift Box

The Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/Passport Fees
  • Additional drinks not mentioned here
  • Visitor Port Taxes/Fees $60 per person
  • Hotel Incidentals
  • Optional Tours
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to get a vaccination before going to India?

No, you don’t, but we always recommend you talk to your local medical provider.

How do I book my trip?

When you navigate to our website, you can choose a pre-designed vacation curated by Idaru, or embark on an independent adventure with our ready-made packages.

Ready to secure your spot? Follow these simple steps:
1. Click “Book Now” and let the pre-populated date be your starting point. Hit “Continue”.
2. Choose your Pricing: Land-Only or Flights Included? Select your preference to see package accommodation options.
3. Pick Your Room: Shared/Double (two beds, roommate matching offered for solo travelers) or Solo/Single Occupancy (private
room).
4. Select Quantity: Add desired packages to your cart and click “Continue”.
5. Enhance Your Trip: Explore add-ons like activities or travel insurance.
6. Proceed to Checkout: Enter your billing details and choose payment method.
7. Downpayment or Full Payment: Opt for a low downpayment with installment options or pay in full.
8. Enjoy Confirmation: Upon booking confirmation, you’ll receive an email with an installment plan (if applicable). Remember, full
payment is due 45 days before departure. That’s it! Dive into the excitement of your upcoming adventure.

Please reach out to us if you experience any issues: booking@idarutravel.com

Do you offer payment plans?

At Idaru Travel, we are happy to work with you to ensure that you can experience the trip of a lifetime. However, all trip balances have to be paid off 45 days before your departure date. To learn more about our payment options, please consult with us and we can answer any questions you have.

What is your refund policy?

All deposits for trips are non-refundable. Trip payments made after the deposit are eligible for a refund depending on where we are in proximity to the travel date. The refund policy is outlined on the Terms and Conditions page, which is all available on the Contact Us Tab.

To learn more about our refund policy, please visit our Booking Terms and Conditions page.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended as we cannot predict unforeseen circumstances interrupting your travel.

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