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Luxury

Croatia In-Depth

11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBQRD11
  • Luxury Small Ship Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Uncover historic Hvar

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

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

  • Experiences in 15 destinations
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 29 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Croatia In-Depth NOBQLD20 Map 2020
Zagreb 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

Upon arrival into Zagreb, be met at the airport and transfer to your ship in Rovinj. Here, enjoy a Welcome Dinner before overnighting in this magnificent town.

Stay: 10 Nights, MV Queen Eleganza

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  • Dinner

Explore Rovinj and visit St Euphemia church this morning before sailing on the Brijuni Islands. 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • 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.

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.


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

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Stone building beside Krka River, Krka National Park, Croatia

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

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

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
View across the water with a seaside town nestled on the coast, Croatia

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. Sail onto Dubrovnik this afternoon and set out for a guided tour of this walled city on arrival.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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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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.

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.