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Luxury

Croatian Island Discovery

Dubrovnik to Optija
9 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBLDO9
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • Visit the traditional village of Radošić to sample local delights and see a cultural performance
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Finest dining – a total of 23 meals – with complimentary onboard beverages served at your discretion
  • Eight nights on a Small Ship cruise, the MV Lady Eleganza
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021 NOBLD09
Dubrovnik to Optija

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

Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, be met at the airport and transfer to your ship, the newly-launched cruising yacht MV Lady Eleganza, The ship was designed and built in Croatia, specially for cruising the Adriatic Coast. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner before overnighting in this magnificent town.

Stay: Eight Nights, MV Lady Eleganza

Daily :
  • Dinner

This morning in Dubrovnik set out for a guided tour of the medieval walled city. Then set sail and perhaps stop for a swim on the island of Jakljan. Later on, continue cruising to Mljet, one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by the Venetian Republic. During a tour of its national park, discover its pristine turquoise lakes.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Today arrive in Korčula, Marco Polo's birthplace, where you will stroll along medieval streets flanked with palaces. Then 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 it is filled with untouched beauty. Enjoy dinner on board as your ship moors overnight. You also have the option to experience life like the locals and visit a lively cafe or tavern onshore after your meal.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today depart from Vis and sail to Hvar, and 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 ship for lunch and spend the afternoon in Hvar. Perhaps take an after-dinner stroll through the town, and visit a tavern or a cafe.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sail to Šibenik and then 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Building surrounded by trees on an island, Croatia

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the traditional village of Radošić. 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 ship's rear deck.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a guided walk of Zadar's well-preserved Old Town, Roman columns, 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 ship. The 
MV Lady Eleganza will dock here overnight, giving you a chance to explore the pleasures of the city after the busy daytime crowds
have dispersed.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.