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Croatia by Land & Sea

Croatia by Land & Sea

Croatia by Land & Sea Overview

Spend three nights on mainland Croatia and seven on a superb cruising vessel as you explore the islands of the Adriatic Sea. On land, there will be tours of Zagreb and Split, and a visit to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Following that, you will set off by boat and spend time on the islands of Brač, Korčula, Hvar, and Mljet.

Combining a splendid land tour and a cruise around the Adriatic Sea, this ten-night holiday takes you around some of the very best sights that Croatia has to offer. Transported in full comfort, you can relax and make the most of the Mediterranean sun.

The holiday begins with three nights around the mainland. Tour the capital Zagreb and admire its exquisite architecture – this includes the stately National Theatre and the city’s cathedral, the tallest building in the country. You will then get to explore the enchanting Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time will be spent in the pretty town of Trogir, as well as in touring the city of Split and the immense Diocletian’s Palace, another UNESCO location.

Following that, you will board a two-masted cruising boat and begin journeying around the islands of the Adriatic. Along the way, there will be stops at lovely swimming spots where you can take full benefit of the inviting waters and sunshine. Walk along the coast of Brač Island and look around wonderful Korčula; lose yourself in the quiet of Mljet Island and enjoy the nightlife of Hvar. We have also included a stop at the picturesque city of Dubrovnik with its iconic red roofs and medieval streets.

During the first part of this holiday, you will stay in a series of excellent four-star hotels. For the cruise, you will travel on either the Eden or Afrodita vessel, both of which have pristine en-suite cabin facilities, an air-conditioned bar and lounge area and two sun decks.

Included in the price:

  • Transfers: All transfers, including transfer from Zagreb Airport on Day 1 and to Split Airport on Day 11
  • Accommodation: 1 night in a four-star Zagreb hotel, 1 night in a four-star Plitvice hotel, 1 night in a four-star Split hotel, 7 nights on a two-mast cruising boat
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Zagreb city tour, entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St Lawrence visit, Split city tour, Brač Island visit, Korčula Island visit, visit Dubrovnik, Hvar Island visit and Pelješac Peninsula swimming, Bobovišca Bay swimming, swimming stops between islands (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified local guides for all tours
  • Transport in a comfy air-conditioned coach on land
  • Free Wi-Fi on board your boat


  • Day 1: Arrival and welcome
  • Day 2: Zagreb tour and Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Day 3: Trogir and Split
  • Day 4: To the harbour
  • Day 5: Setting Sail for Brac and Makarska
  • Day 6: Korcula
  • Day 7: Dubrovnik
  • Day 8: Mljet Island and National Park
  • Day 9: Hvar
  • Day 10: Return to Split
  • Day 11: Depart

A note about flights: Flights are not included in the holiday price so that the best possible fares and schedule can be found at the time of booking.

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