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Luxury

Croatia In-Depth With Sarajevo & Jewels Of Northern Croatia & Slovenia

22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBQSL22
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

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.

A river of emerald waters

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 27 destinations
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 47 meals
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Sarajevo and Logar Valley

Map & Itinerary

Croatia In-Depth with Jewels of Northern Croatia & Slovenia with Sarajevo NOBQSL22 Map 2020
Sarajevo 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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sarajevo, Hotel Europa or similar

Daily :
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit Sarajevo’s old town, including the Baščaršija, the city’s old bazaar and city centre dating back to the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. Stroll along Kazandžiluk – also known as Coppersmith’s street, and see the Yellow and White bastions. Alternatively, journey to Bijambare Nature Park and explore the ancient Bijambare caves.


Choose your sightseeing today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel to Mostar arriving in time for lunch. Sample the local traditional street food, burek, then see Stari Most – Old Bridge, a magnificent stone arc between medieval towers, then explore the local bazaar of Kujundžiluk.

Stay: Mostar, Hotel Mepas or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Transfer to your small ship in Dubrovnik. This afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Stay: 10 Nights, MV Queen Eleganza

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

signature experience

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


Depart Dubrovnik early this morning. In Korčula, explore the Old Town, making a stop to inspect the Cathedral of St Mark. Then it’s time for your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • 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, perhaps venture out 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.

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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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of waterfall, Croatia

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 within Kornati National Park on your way to Zadar, where you will enjoy a guided walk. Then it’s time for your Signature Experience. Your ship will overnight 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.

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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

The 14 Brijuni Islands comprise one of Croatia’s national parks that was once the summer retreat of former Yugoslav leader, Tito. 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 to Rovinj, where you’ll visit to St Euphemia church. Enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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
Cluster of buildings set on an island in bay of water, Slovenia

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps 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.


Today the choice is yours with some enticing Freedom of Choice options.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel to Ljubljana and enjoy a wine tasting.

Stay: Two Nights, Ljubljana, Hotel Cubo

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  • Breakfast

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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  • 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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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.

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.