Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Zagreb
Welcome to Zagreb! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow tour members and guide at a welcome dinner.

Stay at: Hotel Astoria (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Zagreb – Ljubljana
A morning city tour of Zagreb takes you to the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, where you will see the multi-coloured roof of St. Mark’s Church, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre, and the University. Afterwards depart for Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana. Here embark on a guided tour where you will see the most significant sights of the old centre including the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain.

Stay at: Hotel Lev (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 3 Ljubljana – Bled - Plitvice
This morning travel to Bled, a small town in Slovenia’s Julian Alps that ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. Explore Bled Castle, the oldest castle in Slovenia. It is like a setting for a classic fairy tale with the beautiful mountains and forests surrounding an emerald glacial lake. Before leaving, perhaps sample the famous local treat, a Bled Cream Cake. After, continue to Plitvice lakes for the night.

Stay at: Hotel Jezero (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4 Plitvice – Split
This morning, head into the National Park to walk around the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Next, travel to Split and board the Adriatic Paradise cruise where you will be warmly welcomed by your Cruise Director and crew while indulging in welcome drinks and snacks. This afternoon, explore Split on a guided walking tour with a local guide. Wander through the ancient pathways of Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where architectural marvels from the Roman era await. Witness the majestic Saint Domnius Cathedral, the lively Peristyle Square, the historic Temple of Jupiter, and the vibrant Riva promenade, where the city comes alive along the waterfront before being served dinner onboard.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 5 CRUISE: Split - Vis
After breakfast, set sail towards Vis Island. Along the way, stop for a swim near the Pakleni Islands, a breathtaking archipelago near the island of Hvar with hidden coves and pristine beaches. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our journey towards Vis, arriving in the early afternoon. Once a secluded military enclave, Vis has opened its doors to the public in the past 25 years, revealing a treasure trove of spectacular scenery, renowned wines, and exquisite Dalmatian cuisine. Delve into the island's rich history and natural splendour at your own pace. Here you have the opportunity to join an Optional Excursion to the island of Bisevo home to the mesmerizing Blue Cave. As sunlight permeates through the submerged crevices, casting an ethereal glow upon the limestone walls, the azure hues of the Blue Cave beckon you to behold its natural wonder. Spend the night in Vis, embracing its tranquil charm.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 6 CRUISE: Vis - Korcula
Enjoy a picturesque swim and lunch in a secluded cove before arriving to Korcula in the afternoon. The town is known for its rich history and culture, including the captivating Moreska sword dance, and for being the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo. Navigate the timeless charm of Korcula Town on a captivating walking tour. Begin at the historic Land Gate as you wander through narrow alleyways lined with Renaissance buildings and artisan shops. Admire the majestic Cathedral of St. Mark and stroll along the waterfront promenade, soaking in panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. This evening, join a special Optional Excursion tasting local Gin and Honey in a private household near Korcula.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 7 CRUISE: Korcula - Dubrovnik
Enjoy a revitalizing swim in the crystal-clear waters near Jakljan Island, followed by a delightful onboard lunch. Arrive in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon and immerse yourself in the city's rich history and cultural heritage as you stroll through the Old Town on a guided walking tour. Explore iconic sights such as the city walls, Stradun, Rector's Palace, and the city gates before visiting the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress, which offers breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Later, join an Optional Excursion to the Peljesac Peninsula to sample local exquisite wine and savour the flavours of Dalmatia.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 8 CRUISE: Dubrovnik - Mljet
This morning, arrive at Pomena where you can embark on an Optional Excursion of Mljet National Park. Renowned as one of Croatia’s national treasures, Mljet National Park enchants visitors with its lush greenery and pristine natural beauty. The park is home to two stunning salt lakes, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or leisurely stroll along their shores. There are also opportunities for walking and biking around the lakeshore. Following your exploration of the park, enjoy your free time to further immerse yourself in the island's enchanting atmosphere. In the evening, indulge in a Captain's dinner, a special culinary experience highlighting local flavours and specialties.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 9 CRUISE: Mljet - Hvar
Today, enjoy a refreshing swim break in front of the scenic island of Scedro as we make our way to Hvar Island. Lunch will be served onboard before arriving into Hvar in the afternoon to join a walking tour exploring this charming town. Hvar Island is known as one of the sunniest destinations in Europe, and its town stands as one of Croatia's oldest. Its rich history, stunning architecture, cobbled streets, and vibrant atmosphere enchant every visitor.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 10 CRUISE: Hvar - Split
Swim in the refreshing waters of the Island of Brac before enjoying lunch onboard. This afternoon, arrive into Split, the former home of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The city is steeped in history and vibrant energy. Within the walls of Diocletian's Palace, the city has flourished into a bustling hub filled with charming shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlours. Embark with your guide on a walking tour to uncover its story. The town exudes a lively atmosphere, with cafes spilling out onto sun-drenched squares, inviting both locals and visitors to enjoy a leisurely coffee and soak in the vibrant ambiance. Later, join an Optional Excursion where you will cruise along the Cetina River and experience its unique nature, as well as taste a snack from the Dalmatian hinterland.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 11 CRUISE: Split
Enjoy a farewell breakfast before saying goodbye to your fellow travellers and crew. Disembark in Split at approximately 9.00hrs and be transferred for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Manager
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas on cruise
  • 3 day land tour on an air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels

Exclusions: Port fees and tourist taxes (approx. EUR55 per person – to be paid on board in cash), Mljet National Park entrance fees (approx. EUR15 per person – to be paid locally), optional tours/excursions, gratuities.

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners including Captain’s Dinner with live music
  • Welcome reception with drink and snack on cruise
  • Complimentary water, tea, coffee and fresh fruit daily on cruise
  • Complimentary afternoon snack daily on cruise
  • Guided tours of:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Entrance fees:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Optional walking tour package with walking tours in Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split & Hvar can be pre purchased from Beyond Travel
  • Other optional excursions to be booked and paid for locally