Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast

Discover Croatia’s bounty on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Board your small yacht in Dubrovnik, a marvelous medieval town, and sail along the Dalmatian coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports of call. Taste fresh oysters along the Pelješac Peninsula, indulge in the beauty of Hvar and Korčula, and unravel history in Split and Zadar. Wrap up your adventure in Plitvice Lakes National Park, followed by a three-night stay in wonderful Zagreb! Enjoy an extensive meal plan and all the wonders that Croatia holds.

Trip Itinerary:

August 29 In Transit

In Transit

August 30 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Arrive in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where an AHI Travel representative will meet you to travel to the pier and board your ship. Become familiar with your ship's amenities. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Dinner.

August 31 Dubrovnik | Mali Ston & Ston

Dubrovnik, the darling of the Adriatic, shimmers like a jewel. Its quaint harbor is accented by tangerine-hued roofs and a stretch of cerulean sea. You’re sure to have many reflective moments in this waterside enclave as you witness its many highlights! This afternoon, begin your sailing adventure. Your first visit takes you to the rugged Pelješac Peninsula, abundant with fjords and vineyards. Enjoy a special visit to an oyster farm in Mali Ston where you'll have the opportunity to taste fresh oysters.

September 1 Korčula

This spectacular isle, which is rumored to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, juts into the Pelješac Channel and brims with natural wonders. Join a guide for a walk through the old town, filled with enduring architecture.

September 2 Hvar

Uncover a slice of paradise in the ancient port town of Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town. During your excursion, soak up the purple beauty and delightful fragrance of lavender during a visit to family-run lavender farm in Jesla. Continue to a local winery, where we'll learn about the history of wine making and taste local vintages.

September 3 Split

Behold Split’s many riches while walking through the courtyards and chambers of Diocletian’s Palace. See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, the Golden Gate and the Peristyle.

September 4 Šibenik

Disembark to explore Šibenik, a proud city that welcomes visitors with winding alleys, squares and striking buildings. Visit the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St. James, one of Europe’s most significant monumental churches.

September 5 Zadar

Grab your sun hat for a beautiful morning of sailing to Zadar, a storied university town with an impressive Roman Forum and timeless church. Witness the village’s modern attractions at its waterfront promenade, including the sea organ, a musical art installation and the Monument to the Sun. During your outing, pause to taste some unique Maraschino cherry liquor and other locally made sweets.

September 6 Zadar | Plitvice Lakes National Park | Zagreb

After breakfast, disembark the ship. Head inland, stopping at Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases crystal lakes, shimmering cascades and an enchanting forest. Take in the sights of this whimsical world on its well-marked paths and spy some of the region’s endemic species. Continue your journey to the capital city of Zagreb and check in to your hotel.

September 7 Zagreb

Broaden your knowledge about Croatia’s fascinating and complex history; then set off to discover Zagreb’s many treasures. Tucked between the sparkling Sava River and the forested slopes of Mount Medvednica, this metropolis wows visitors with distinctive architecture, lively squares, a booming food culture and colorful murals. Take in the sights of St. Mark's Church in the beautifully preserved Upper Town and stroll through Mirogoj Cemetery, designed by architect Hermann Bollé.

September 8 Zagreb

The day is free to make your own discoveries in Zagreb, or join the Elective Activity to the Ljubljana. If you choose to stay in Zagreb, perhaps visit a buzzing market to sample honeys, fresh breads and other locally made goods. Or, visit a museum. Zagreb's top-notch museums are insightful and full of history! Gather for a celebratory Farewell Reception and Dinner tonight.

September 9 Depart for your home city

After breakfast, it's time to say farewell and head for home.


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