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From Plitvice Lakes and Mljet National Parks to the remarkable beauty of ancient seaside towns and small coastal islands, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is an absolute delight to discover - especially from the decks of a luxury yacht.

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20222023
10 days From $2,980 per person

2022 Tour code: GR-CROA-22

About the tour

Spend ten days surrounded by history, intrigue and remarkable natural beauty while exploring Croatia's Dalmatian Coast aboard a luxury yacht. After arriving in London, travel to Split by plane and then to Plitvice National Park by train, with the emerald water and flowing waterfalls setting the scene. Spend several days immersed in the stunning surroundings of these protected lands before heading to back Split, where our high-end hotel on the water, the MS San Antonio, awaits. This yacht accommodates no more than 34 guests and features gourmet cuisine, swimming platforms and all the comforts of a fine hotel. Aboard the ship, venture along the Dalmatian Coast to ports of call on Brač and Hvar islands, including Zlatni Rat Beach, known as the Golden Horn. The cruise continues to the historic town of Korčula and then to Dubrovnik, which boasts over 500 years of culture. Beautiful Mljet National Park proceeds a visit to Pučišća, beloved for its contrasting scenes of whitewashed buildings and deep blue water. Enjoy the breathtaking water and the rich culture that runs deep through the veins of the country both with the group and on your own as you travel. A memorable Croatian adventure and the trip to top all others: this rail and cruise vacation offers the experience clad in grandeur.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Split

Fly to Split and transfer to your hotel. (Roundtrip flights from London are available. Ask a rail specialist about this optional add-on) There is time to rest and relax before our group dinner this evening. Overnight Split.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Plitvice Lakes National Park

After a free morning, we take the train to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's largest National Park. It is known for its chain of lakes and waterfalls. We enjoy dinner this evening at our hotel. Overnight Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Plitvice Lakes National Park

Today, we take a guided tour of the lakes, enjoying an energetic walk around the beautiful emerald waters, all connected by cascading waterfalls. We return to Split to board our ship for seven nights. Here, we meet our Cruise Director before a welcome reception. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Brač and Hvar

After a delicious breakfast on board, we set sail for the stunning island of Brač, where we have time for a walk along the breathtaking seafront, and the option to swim at the stunning Zlatni Rat Beach, one of the most iconic locations in Croatia. Recognized as one of the most stunning beaches in all of Europe, its unique shape has earned it the epithet "the Golden Horn."

After lunch on board, we continue to the lively island of Hvar, where we visit its eponymous port town. The buildings here retain a sand-swept façade and the town square, a fairytale paved piazza overlooked by Hvar's lovely cathedral, is a particularly attractive locale. A guided tour introduces us to the historic sights of the town before we enjoy an evening at leisure. We moor in Hvar for the night. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - To Korčula

Our cruise continues early this morning, as we set sail for historic Korčula, stopping along the way to swim in the brilliant waters of the Adriatic. The birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo, Korčula sits like a diamond on the Dalmatian coastline, its white-grey houses and terracotta roofs contrasting with the blues of the Adriatic. We enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, seeing its many cultural and historical monuments before some time at leisure to continue discovering its charms. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Dubrovnik

This morning we set sail for the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, stopping on the way for another refreshing swim break in the sparkling ocean. This afternoon, embark on a walking tour of majestic Dubrovnik. The city has seen a resurgence in tourism in recent years, with its use as a filming location in HBO's Game of Thrones heightening its already alluring appeal. Its Old Town charms visitors with its splendor, and its collection of narrow streets lined with cafés and restaurants are part of a UNESCO listed site. Orange-tinged terracotta roofs, domed spires and ancient walls abound, and simply walking through the ancient streets here is a delight. We embark on a guided sightseeing tour, seeing the Old Town, the 15th century Onofrio's Fountain and the Old Port, before an evening to explore at leisure. Perhaps walk along the fortified walls for views out across the bay. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 - Mljet National Park

We leave Dubrovnik this morning and cruise to Mljet National Park, enjoying lunch onboard along with a further swim stop. We arrive in the heart of the National Park, where two connected saltwater lakes and a collection of small, verdant islands are ringed by turquoise waters and enveloped in the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. We enjoy a walk around the footpaths surrounding the Great Lake and the Small Lake, taking in the breathtaking scenery and outstanding natural majesty of the area. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 - Pučišća

This morning we cruise to the stunning coastal town of Pučišća on Brač island, pausing en route for a relaxing swim in one of the stunning, secluded coves of Pelješac Peninsula. We arrive in the pretty town this afternoon. Pučišća is renowned for its beauty, with white limestone buildings and a stunning, dramatic cobalt bay. Tonight, we enjoy a magnificent captain's dinner. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 – Tour Conclusion

Today we transfer to Split airport, where the tour concludes.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Day 9 - Split

This morning we depart for Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast, via the attractive port town of Omiš. We sail into Split and embark on a guided walking tour, taking in the town's impressive Roman and medieval heritage before some time at leisure to explore.

Split has a rich history, emerging from a Greek settlement founded between the 3rd and 4th centuries. Diocletian's Palace complex-a magnificent palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century-holds UNESCO World Heritage status and is one of the most important areas in Split. The thriving limestone and marble palace ruins comprise nearly half of the Old Town of Split, and people continue to live, work, and shop within the ancient walls. Back onboard our luxurious yacht, we enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Ships

MS Arca
MV San Antonio