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Luxury

Jewels of Northern Croatia & Slovenia with Croatian Island Discovery

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Trip Code: NOBQLD18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The mesmerising Blue Grotto

Board a local boat to visit Biševo's Blue Grotto, a coastal cave whose waters shine an amazing hue of blue.

The stunning Istrian Peninsula

Cruise along Lim Fjord to Rovinj, one of the Mediterranean's last authentic fishing ports.

Uncover historic Hvar

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 27 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Logar Valley
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 44 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Jewels of Northern Croatia & Slovenia with Croatian Island Discovery NOBQLD18 Map 2020
Ljubljana to Dubrovnik

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

Be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Ljubljana, Hotel Cubo

Discover Ljubljana and take in views from Ljubljana Castle.

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  • Dinner

Depart Ljubljana and along the way enjoy a wine tasting. 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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  • 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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In Slovenia’s alps, visit Vogel and Bohinj, before arriving in Bled.

Stay: Grand Hotel Toplice, Lake View Room

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  • Dinner

Travel to Lake Bled and board a Pletna boat for a cruise on Lake Bled, followed by a guided exploration of Bled Castle. Later, continue to your hotel in Portorož.

Stay: Two Nights, Kempinski Palace Portorož

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  • Dinner
View across a lake surrounded by lush green bushland, Slovenia

Visit a stud farm in Lipica, known for its Lipizzan horses and explore the Škocjan Caves.

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  • Breakfast

Gain an insight into truffle hunting, including a tasting. Afterwards, visit Piran and its saltpans.

Stay: Two Nights, Bale, Wine Hotel & Restaurant Meneghetti

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  • Dinner

Head to Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula and board a cruise along Lim Fjord. Experience a local restaurant for dinner.

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  • Dinner

Today transfer to your ship in Opatija. Here, enjoy a Welcome Dinner before overnighting in this magnificent town.

Stay: Eight Nights, MV Queen Eleganza

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  • Dinner

Sail to the beautiful island of Krk, where weather permitting, your ship will drop its anchor so you can enjoy a swim straight off the deck. Later arrive in Rab and meander through the narrow old alleys of the picturesque Old Town. Tonight, perhaps sample the local cuisine and dine ashore.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue to Pag, where you will have another chance to swim straight off your deck. Later, continue to Zadar and enjoy a guided walk of its well-preserved Old Town, Roman Columns, Romanesque churches and Renaissance palaces. Your ship will dock here overnight, where perhaps you may like to try one of the local restaurants for dinner.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Signature Experience

This afternoon, dock in Šibenik, and travel to the traditional village of Radošić, where you will enjoy an authentic experience. Sample some of the local brandy and home-made doughnuts on arrival, then watch on as the locals perform a dance that has been passed 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 dinner.


Spend the day amongst 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. Enjoy your Signature Experience this afternoon, then return to your ship in Šibenik.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, visit the dramatic waterfalls in Krka where you will see Skradinski Buk, a large natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. Take a walk along wooden jetties and bridges to admire the falls, and the unique flora and fauna. Return to the ship for lunch and spend the afternoon cruising to Hvar where you will enjoy dinner on board as your ship moors overnight.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

From your berth in Stari Grad, take a short coach ride across the island to the stunning Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. Commence in the iconic main square, which is 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 today by the nuns. After some free time, return to the ship and enjoy lunch on board as you set sail for your next destination, Vis. Arrive at this small island this evening and perhaps dine ashore.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Signature Experience

Head to the island to the port of Komiža, where you will board a local boat to the neighbouring island of Biševo. Here, visit its spectacular Blue Grotto, a coastal cave whose waters shine an amazing hue of blue when the sun’s rays pass through an underwater opening, while the rocks beneath gleam a silver shimmer.


One of the main Croatian Islands from the coast, Vis was used as a military base for the Yugoslav army and only opened up to tourism in 1989. This isolation and lack of development is the island's main attraction, as it is filled with natural beauty. Enjoy your Signature Experience then return to the ship and sail to Korčula this afternoon, where you will stroll the medieval streets flanked with palaces. Dine on board or ashore tonight.

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Ancient village set along the waters edge, Croatia

Sail to Mljet, one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by Venice. During a tour to its national park, discover its pristine turquoise lakes. Continue sailing and perhaps stop for a swim on the island of Jakljan, before arriving in Dubrovnik later this afternoon for a guided tour of this walled city. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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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.

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.

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit