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Luxury

Croatia In Depth with Jewels of Northern Croatia & Slovenia

19 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBQDL19
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A river of emerald waters

Board a small boat for a journey along the valley of the spectacular emerald green Cetina River.

Uncover historic Hvar

Explore Hvar's Old Town walk, including the iconic main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia.

Visit the Home of Lipizzan Horses

Visit a stud farm in the Slovenian town of Lipica where the world famous Lipizzan horses originated.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 27 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Logar Valley
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 42 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map NOBQDL19 2020
Dubrovnik to Ljubljana

Reverse Trip

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

Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer to your small ship. This afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour before spending the night docked here.

Stay: 10 Nights, MV Queen Eleganza

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Signature Experience

Visit Marco Polo’s family home before strolling among olive groves and sampling local wine.


Wander the charming cobbled streets of Korčula's Old Town, making a stop to inspect the Cathedral of St Mark.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ancient village set along the waters edge, Croatia

Arrive in Makarska, a popular coastal town for the locals set to the backdrop of the striking Biokovo mountains range. Discover its historical centre, then re-board your ship and set sail for Hvar, where your ship will moor overnight.

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  • Lunch
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Signature Experience

Board a small boat for a journey along the valley of the emerald green Cetina River. Over centuries, the river has formed a magnificent canyon into the surrounding mountains. Visit Radman’s Mills, which dates back to 1722, where the mill was used to grind cereals for the locals of Omis.


Cruise this morning to Omis, where you will enjoy your Signature Experience. Set sail for Split where you will moor overnight. This evening, you have the option to dine in one of the restaurants on the Riva Promenade.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On a tour of Split, discover the fascinating inner city built around the World Heritage-listed Diocletian's Palace. You will also see the remains of Split’s historic structures, including Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and its cathedral. Then sail to World Heritage-listed Trogir for time to explore. Continue to Šibenik, where you will have dinner on board as the ship docks overnight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit the spectacular waterfalls of Krka National Park, where you will see Skradinski Buk, teeming with waterfalls and cascades. Walk along the wooden jetties and bridges to admire the falls, flora and fauna.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Signature Experience

Experience Zrmanja Gorge, an incredible waterway that flows into the Adriatic. At the dramatic entrance to the gorge, board a motor launch for a cruise to Obrovac, including a lunch of local delights.


Pass through the archipelago of islands within Kornati National Park on your way to Zadar, where you will enjoy a guided walk. Enjoy your Signature Experience, before your ship overnights in Zadar.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue to the beautiful island of Pag, where weather permitting, perhaps enjoy a swim straight off the deck. Later arrive in Rab and meander through the narrow old alley of the picturesque Old Town. Tonight, your ship will moor overnight in Rab.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula and visit the former Roman settlement now known as Pula. On an afternoon tour, discover one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world, The Arena. Built in the 1st century AD, it was designed to host gladiatorial contests with seating for up to 20,000 spectators.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The 14 Brijuni Islands comprise one of Croatia’s national parks that was once the summer retreat of former Yugoslav leader, Tito. A morning excursion will explore Veliki Brijun, including its Roman Villa, a nine-hectare safari park created by Tito to house the exotic animals gifted to him by world leaders and the Church of St Germain. Sail over lunch to the Rovinj, where you will disembark for a visit to St Euphemia church.

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  • Lunch
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Disembark your ship for the last time in Rovinj and set off to Bale. At your hotel, savour a three-course wine pairing dinner.

Stay: Bale, Wine Hotel & Restaurant Meneghetti

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  • Dinner

Gain an insight into truffle hunting, including a tasting. Afterwards, visit Piran and its salt pans. Later, continue to your hotel in Portorož.

Stay: Two Nights, Kempinski Palace Portorož

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  • Dinner

Explore the Škocjan Caves, then visit a stud farm in Lipica, known for its Lipizzan horses.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Lake Bled and board a Pletna boat for a cruise on Lake Bled, followed by a guided exploration of Bled Castle.

Stay: Grand Hotel Toplice, Lake View Room

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View across a lake surrounded by lush green bushland, Slovenia

In Slovenia’s alps, visit Bohinj and Vogel. Later, arrive in the Logar Valley, where you’ll enjoy dinner and local entertainers this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Logar Valley, Hotel Plesnik

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hike in the valley, ride a bike, take a horse and carriage ride, visit a wooden granary or tour a farm and try some archery.

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Travel to Ljubljana and enjoy a wine tasting.

Stay: Two Nights, Ljubljana, Hotel Cubo

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Discover Ljubljana and take in views from Ljubljana Castle. Savour a farewell dinner.

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  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Aerial shot of Queen Eleganza ship

The Boutique MV Queen Eleganza

With just 18 cabins, the boutique MV Queen Eleganza is purpose-built for Croatia and offers an intimate atmosphere.

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Luxurious accommodation

No matter which destination, you will stay in luxurious accommodation throughout your journey.

Delve deeper into Europe

With an average group size of 30 on your land journey you can be sure you'll enjoy an immersive experience of Europe.

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.