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Luxury

Croatia and Istrian Peninsula In-Depth

Dubrovnik to Venice
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Trip Code: NOBQDV14
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Discover historic Korčula

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

A river of emerald waters

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

The dramatic Zrmanja Gorge

Experience Zrmanja Gorge as you cruise to Obrovac, including a delicious lunch of local delights.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 21 destinations
  • Expert services of an APT Cruise and Tour directors
  • Finest dining – a total of 35 meals and onboard beverages*
  • 10 nights aboard the intimate MV Queen Eleganza
  • Three nights luxury accommodation in Portorož
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping

Map & Itinerary

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Dubrovnik to Venice

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

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT

Indicates ships will stay in port either overnight or until 10pm

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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

Daily :
  • Dinner
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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • 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.

EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
EVENING DEPARTURE / OVERNIGHT


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship for the last time in Rovinj, then visit the hilltop village of Motovun, where you will explore the fortified town and stroll by the city walls before lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards continue to Buzet and see its Venetian architecture, followed by a tasting of the local brandy. Later, arrive in Portorož.

Stay: Three Nights, Kempinski Palace Portorož or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ljubljana and Lake Bled both are a wonderful gateway to Slovenian heritage. Visit Ljubljana, one of the best-preserved and greenest capitals in Europe. After some free time, lunch will be served in a traditional Slovenian inn before continuing to the mountain resort town of Lake Bled, where you will have some free time to explore this special part of the world, best known for its glacial lake and medieval castle.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Piran is one of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, influenced by the Venetian Republic. Today on a guided tour,see how Piran has maintained its clustered medieval structure of narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together and numerous squares and churches. Take some time to explore Tartini Square, the gem found in the very centre of the city and was named after the famous violinist and composer, Giuseppe Tartini, whose statue is located in the centre of the square. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to further explore.

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  • Breakfast

Be transferred to Venice airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

View of ship docked in the water, MV Queen Eleganza
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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Swim straight off the deck

Your small ship comes with its very own activity platform, allowing you to swim in the warm Adriatic waters.

Dine on board or ashore*

Docking in port each evening allows you to either savour fine cuisine on board or perhaps sample the local fare in town.

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