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Luxury

Passage Through the Balkans with Croatian Island Discovery

Belgrade to Zagreb
16 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBBO16
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • A total of 39 meals as well as beer and wine included with dinner on your cruise
  • 8 nights on a Luxury Yacht cruise, the MV Lady Eleganza
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Explore Tara National Park in Serbia, including the Drina River Canyon
  • See Mostar's Stari Most (Old Bridge)
  • Visit the traditional village of Radosic to sample local delights and see a cultural performance

Map & Itinerary

Luxury Yacht Cruising Croatia 2022 NOBBO16
Belgrade to Zagreb

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

We'll meet you on arrival in the Serbian capital of Belgrade today and transfer you to your hotel. There's time to relax before a welcome dinner with fellow guests this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Belgrade, Hilton Hotel

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  • Dinner

Today, experience Belgrade on a walking discovery, including the Old Town's Bohemian quarter, where cobbled streets are lined with trees and cafes. At its heart, take a stroll down the curved street of Skardalija dotted with taverns, art galleries and antique shops. Later, you'll also visit the burial place of former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, the imposing Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park and the Church of Saint Sava, one of the largest Orthodox places of worship in the world.

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Aerial view of Belgrade city centre at sunset, Serbia

After breakfast this morning, head for Zlatibor, a region of mountains, rolling hills and rural villages, considered one of the most beautiful in Serbia. Along the way, linger in a local winery, which has been family-owned for generations, where warm hospitality and wine tasting are the order of the day. Later, continue to your hotel for the next two nights.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Zlatibor Mona

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  • Dinner

It’s all aboard the Sargan Eight Railroad this morning, as this heritage narrow-gauge railway loops through lovely scenery. You’ll also learn about this historical feat of engineering, which was built by Austro-Hungarian forces during World War I. Afterwards, continue to the timber village of Drvengard for lunch. Filmmaker Emir Kusturica created this village as the setting for his film Life is a Miracle and it is now an open-air museum depicting traditional life. This afternoon is dedicated to exploring Tara National Park. Nothing short of breathtaking, you’ll see pristine forested slopes, ravines and the dramatic Drina River Canyon, which is the third largest of its kind in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sit back and watch the views slide by as you journey from Zlatibor to Sarajevo this morning. Once you’ve arrived in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, there’s time to settle into your hotel and enjoy this afternoon as you like. With a full day set aside to discovering Sarajevo tomorrow, you might like to relax a while before dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Sarajevo, Hotel Europe

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps visit Sarajevo's Old Town, including the Bascarsija, which is the city's ancient bazaar as well as its cultural and historical centre. Bascarsija dates back to the 15th century when it was founded by Isa-Beg Isakovic. Afterwards, enjoy a wander along Coppersmith's Street and see the Yellow and White Bastions, which are part of the old wall that originally protected the city. Alternatively, journey to Bijambare Nature Park, not far from Sarajevo, and explore the ancient Bijambare caves. This limestone cave complex, filled with stalagmites and stalactites, sits within a stunning natural setting of pine forests and pasture.


Fascinating Sarajevo was at the centre of monumental events in the 20th century - the assassination which launched World War I, and the four-year siege of the city during the Balkans conflict in the 1990s. While scars remain, it has regained its status as a beautiful and cosmopolitan city.

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  • Dinner

Leaving Sarajevo, set out for the historic city of Mostar today, arriving in time for lunch. Spreading over a valley carved out by the Neretva River, this is a city packed with charming streets and architecture, clustered along steep river banks. First, sample traditional street food, the delicious meat or cheese pastry known as burek, before continuing to see Stari Most (Old Bridge). This is the city's centrepiece, a magnificent stone arch between medieval towers which straddles the Neretva River. This 16th-century Ottoman treasure was rebuilt in 2004 after being damaged in the Balkans war, and is now a World Heritage-listed structure known for its tradition of bridge diving. Later, take your time discovering the colourful stalls and handicrafts on display at the local bazaar of Kujundziluk.

Stay: Mostar, Hotel Mepas

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Absorb Mostar's most beautiful scenery from its Stari Most with APT.

Travel to Dubrovnik and board your ship, the newly-launched cruising yacht MV Lady Eleganza. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner before overnighting in this magnificent town.

Stay: 8 Nights, MV Lady Eleganza

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning in Dubrovnik set out for a guided tour of the medieval walled city. Historically famous, and known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik has gained even more attention since being featured as King's Landing in the television series Game of Thrones. Then set sail and perhaps stop for a swim on the island of Jakljan. Later arrive in Korcula, reputed to be Marco Polo's birthplace, where you will stroll along medieval streets flanked with palaces. Your yacht will dock here overnight.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner

Today head from the coast to one of Croatia's main islands, fascinating Vis. The island was used as a military base for the Yugoslav army and only opened up to tourism in 1989. This long isolation and lack of development is the island's main attraction, ensuring its untouched beauty. Later sail to Hvar, where you will enjoy dinner on board as your yacht moors overnight. You also have the option to experience life like the locals and visit a lively cafe or tavern onshore after your meal.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning take a short coach ride across the island to the stunning Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. Start in the iconic main square, the largest piazza in Dalmatia, then see the cathedral and the Franciscan Monastery. Continue to the Benedictine Nunnery, where we hear about the aloe lace still produced by the nuns. Return to the yacht for lunch and set sail for Sibenik, where your yacht will dock overnight.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today head to beautiful Krka National Park. Here, explore the dramatic waterfalls, where the highlight is Skradinski Buk, a large natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and countless cascades at the other as the rushing river forces its way through a barrier of tiny islets. Take a walk along wooden jetties and bridges to admire the falls, and the unique flora and fauna.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the traditional village of Radosic. Sample local brandy and home-made doughnuts on arrival, then watch as the locals perform a dance that has been passed down through generations since the 18th century. Afterwards, enjoy a cooking demonstration of how the villagers make their bread, before a tour of the village and a meal.


After your Signature Experience cruise among the 140 islands that make up the Kornati archipelago, teeming with natural beauty, coves and clear blue waters. Cruise around the islands then perhaps enjoy a swim from the yacht's rear deck.

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  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a guided walk of Zadar's well-preserved Old Town, Roman-era remains, Romanesque churches and Renaissance palaces. Continue to Pag, where you will have another chance to swim in the stunning Adriatic Sea straight off the spacious rear deck of your yacht. Continue to Rab and overnight, giving you a chance to explore the pleasures of the city after the busy daytime crowds have dispersed.

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In Rab, meander through the narrow old alleys of the picturesque Old Town. Then sail to the beautiful island of Krk, where weather permitting, your yacht will drop its anchor so you can enjoy a swim straight from the rear deck of the yacht. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Dinner

After a final breakfast, say a fond goodbye to the MV Lady Eleganza and its crew before a transfer from Opatija to Zagreb Airport for your onward flight.

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