This is our additional option to join Travel with Me on our privately chartered ship cruising along the Croatian Coast. This time we have a 7 night cruise from Dubrovnik to Split and then a private Travel with Me tour through Croatia and Slovenia, finishing in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
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- Croatia Coastal Cruise with Croatia & Slovenia Land Tour
- 24 May to 6 June 2025
- (PJ) Private Journey - Privately chartered cruise escorted by Travel with Me
24 May to 6 June 2025
24 May to 31 May – Cruise Dubrovnik to Split
31 May to 6 June – Tour Split to Zagreb
Price from $8250 pp Twin Share / Lower Deck and from $11210 Solo / Lower Deck
Price from $9090 pp Twin Share / Upper Deck and from $12640 Solo / Upper Deck
Pricing is based on minimum of 3 Twin Cabins on lower Deck and 3 Twin Cabins on the Upper Deck on our Chartered Ship.
Price is based on a minimum of 12 guests for Croatia and Slovenia tour.
- 7 night Croatia Coastal Cruise on privately chartered luxury small ship, MS Antaris
- Oyster Tasting in Ston
- Visit Bisevos Blue Cave
- Mljet National Park
- Truffle Tasting
- Plitvice Lakes Excursion
- Visit the Charming Adriatic Town of Opatija
- Tour Postojna Cave System via Electric Train
- Visit Predjama Castle - included in Guinness Book of Records as the Largest Cave Castle in the World
- Visit Beautiful Lake Bled
- Visit the Svecina Wine Country in Slovenia
- See the Oldest Vine in the World
MS Adriatic King
Step aboard the MS Adriatic King, a new deluxe vessel that launched in the 2021 season. Boasting 18 air-conditioned cabins for a maximum of 38 passengers, it comes designed with modern amenities and an atmosphere making it feel like an exclusive yacht.
All cabins with come with LCD TV and private en suite facilities. Another feature of the vessel is that it offers laundry facilities on board (for a fee).
Relax on the spacious sun deck or covered outdoor lounge area whilst taking in the incredible sights of the Dalmatian coast. You’ll be spoilt for choice as you can enjoy a dip in the ship’s mini plunge pool, relax in the sauna, sit back in the jacuzzi or dive right into the ocean from the vessels rear swimming platform.
It is the perfect way to discover the wonders of the Adriatic!
11 Upper Deck Cabins – Windows that can open
8 Lower Deck Cabins – 2 large porthole windows, cannot open
Experience the wonders of Croatia on this classic route from Dubrovnik to Split. Explore the incredible Mjlet National Park, get lost in medieval Korcula, visit the phenomenal Blue Cave in Bisevo and wander the cobbled streets of Diocletian’s Palace in Split as you take in all that the remarkable Dalmatian Coast has to offer!
- Enjoy a delicious Oyster Tasting in Ston
- Marvel at the magic of Bisevo’s Blue Cave
- Take in the breathtaking beauty of Mljet National Park
- Guided walking tours with a local guide (Split, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Hvar)
- Whisper wireless audio devices for guided tours
- Olive oil & wine tasting followed by a traditional “peka” dinner in UNESCO protected Stari Grad Plain
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
Welcome dinner on board
Accommodation on vessel – MS Adriatic King
Dubrovnik – The City
Few places in the world master the mix of young and modern with the medieval and baroque better than Dubrovnik.
The city naturally revolves around the Old Town which is inside the city walls. There, you’ll find a blend of shops, cafes, bars, a fantastic atmosphere, and some very beautiful sights as you walk along down the Stradun. The squares in the Old Town are lined with bars or restaurants that have outdoor seating, giving the visitors, as well as the locals, a chance to relax with a drink in the sunshine.
Outside the city walls, modern Dubrovnik offers everything you would expect from a Mediterranean countr. Figs, lemons, oranges and peaches are to be found dangling from the trees in many of the gardens.
The town’s architecture displays very little evidence from the ‘Siege of Dubrovnik’ in 1992, during which more than two thousand bombs were dropped on the town. The only hint of this is the presence of all the newly tiled roofs in town.
Dubrovnik is well worth a visit any time of the year, but, naturally, spring and summer brings out the best in the city.
Start the day with a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. You’ll be introduced to a beautifully preserved medieval city protected by 13th century fortifications and filled with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Once back on the ship you’ll continue on to Slano, a delightful picturesque town north of Dubrovnik. Lunch will be served on board and there’ll be a chance for a swim on the way as well.
Upon arrival in Slano take a short boat ride to Ston, an area known for its long tradition of oyster farming. You’ll even get a chance to visit an oyster farm and sample the oysters and mussels, perfectly paired with some local wine. Return to Slano where the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Accommodation: MS Adriatic King
Early in the morning cruise to the island of Mljet, famous for its stunning National Park and densely forested landscape. After lunch on board and a swim stop, head for the town of Pomena where a visit to Mljet National Park is planned.
Discover the park’s two turquoise lakes, Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero, meaning Great Lake and Little Lake. Board a small boat and visit the islet of St. Mary to see the Benedictine Monastery built during the 12th century. This evening enjoy a Captain’s dinner aboard the ship. Swim Stop. A short swim stop in the stunning Adriatic for all guests before lunch.
Accommodation: MS Adriatic King
Journey on to Korcula, the rumoured birthplace of the renowned merchant explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy a swimming break en route in one of the many secluded bays and coves in the Adriatic. Lunch will be served on board.
In the afternoon, arrive in Korcula Town for a walking tour that will
take you through the narrow, cobblestone streets. Learn all about the interesting stories and legends of this town including tales on the life of Marco Polo.
Accommodation: MS Adriatic King
This morning, head to enigmatic and unspoilt island of Vis. For many years Vis was used as a strategic military base and until 1989, it had been closed off to the general public. As a result the island has retained a remarkable untouched charm. Upon arrival, spend an afternoon at leisure to experience the island’s natural beauty first hand.
May we suggest a visit the Archaeological Museum located in a former fortress built by the Austrians in the 19th century, or perhaps a leisurely stroll along the seaside promenade where most of the bars and restaurants are located. Your cruise manager will always be able to provide great tips and recommendations for dinner or points of interest.
Accommodation: MS Adriatic King
Your first stop today will be the spectacular Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo. The cave’s natural underwater entrance creates a magical deep blue light that engulfs the interior. After this extraordinary experience, continue on towards the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, one of the longest and sunniest of Croatia’s islands. Along the way enjoy a refreshing swim stop at the Paklinski islands.
On arrival in Stari Grad you will have some free time to explore the town at your own pace or perhaps takes a short drive to Hvar Town which your cruise manager can help you organise.
Later in the afternoon, embark on a trip to the agricultural masterpiece of Stari Grad Plain which has remained virtually intact since it was created by ancient Greek colonist in the 4th century BC. At this UNESCO protected site you will have an opportunity to witness a beautiful sunset, delight on the local delicacies and feast on a traditional ‘Peka’ dinner at the Hora estate -all this whilst being surrounded by lush olive groves and fields of lavender.
Accommodation: MS Adriatic King
Depart Stari Grad in the morning and cruise north towards the mainland. Enjoy a swim stop at one of the beautiful coves and bays that dot the coast of Brac Island before having lunch on board. Then, continue to the ancient city of Split for a guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town.
Get acquainted with the incredible Diocletian’s Palace and learn about the rich heritage of the area. As the economic and cultural capital of the Dalmatian coast, Split offers plenty to see and do for all travellers alike.
Why not climb the Bell Tower of St Domnius Cathedral breathtaking views of the city, or take a walk along the Riva Promenade and peruse the many shops, bars, and restaurants? The afternoon will be at your leisure to discover this lively city.
Accommodation: MS Adriatic King
Disembark your cruise and meet the coach for the rest of the tour. Drive towards the national park Krka. Lunch. Visit of the park, known for a series of 7 waterfalls. In the south, Skradinski Buk waterfall is flanked by traditional watermills. Enjoy lunch in one of the interesting ethno villages before transferring to Plitvice. Overnight in Plitvice.
Accommodation: Hotel Jezero
This morning, Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Proceed to Rastoke, a village created by a whim of nature where the green and blue Slunjčica river flows over the travertine barriers into the Korana river, thereby creating a multitude of waterfalls, rapids, small lakes and cascades. Lunch on the way. Transfer to Opatija. Overnight in Opatija.
Plitvice lakes excursion
After checking out and having breakfast a deluxe coach will pick you up to take you to the stunning Plitvice Lakes
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s oldest and largest National Park. Plitvice Lakes is made up of a system of 16 named lakes which are split between the Upper and Lower Lakes together with over 90 waterfalls. The stunning turquoise lakes are surrounded by lush green forest and waterfalls rush into the clear waters. Visitors navigate the park via a network of wooden boardwalks which meander through the stunning ecosystem
Accommodation: Hotel Paris
Our first stop today will be in Pula, a place of interest also to the Romans so they left their heritage here. One of the most famous Roman monuments in Pula is the Pula Amphitheatre. This beautiful and astonishing piece of art is situated just a few meters from the shore in Pula’s city centre, outside the old city walls. The amphitheatre, one of the 6 still existig in the world, was too big to fit in the city centre. Continue towards to the picturesque Motovun, most famous for the film festival and truffles. After some free time and truffle and wine tasting proceed towards Postojna. Dinner and overnight in Postojna.
After breakfast visit one of the largest cave systems in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train and on foot. Then, proceed to Bled. After lunch enjoy the a sightseeing tour that shows you the highlights of this charming town on the shores of Lake Bled. You’ll also visit imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Continue Ljubljana. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Postojna Caves tours
The jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system, a series of caverns, halls and passages some 24km long and two million years old, was hollowed out by the Pivka River, which enters a subterranean tunnel near the cave’s entrance.
Visitors get to see 5km of the cave on 1½-hour tours; 3.2km of this is covered by a cool electric train. Postojna Cave has a constant temperature of 8°C to 10°C, with 95% humidity, so a warm jacket and decent shoes are advised.
The train takes you to the Great Mountain cavern, on a trip that’s like entering the secret lair of a James Bond villain. From here a guide escorts you on foot through tunnels, halls, galleries and caverns in one of four to six languages (audioguides are available in many more tongues).
These are dry galleries, decorated with a vast array of stalactites shaped like needles, enormous icicles and even fragile spaghetti. The stalagmites take familiar shapes but there are also bizarre columns, pillars and translucent curtains that look like rashers of bacon.
From the Velika Gora cavern you continue across the Russian Bridge, built by prisoners of war in 1916, through the 500m-long Beautiful Caves that are filled with wonderful ribbon-shaped stalactites and stalagmites that are two million years old (it takes 30 years to produce 1mm of stalactite). The halls of the Beautiful Caves are the farthest point you’ll reach; from here a tunnel stretches to the Black Cave (Črna Jama) and Pivka Cave (these can also be visited on additional tours).
The tour continues south through the Winter Hall, past the 5m, snow-white Brilliant stalagmite (also sometimes called the Diamond) and the neighbouring baroque pillar, which have become symbols of the cave. You then enter the Concert Hall, which is the largest in the cave system and can accommodate 10,000 people for musical performances. In the week between Christmas and New Year, the Live Christmas Crib (Jaslice) – the Nativity performed by miming actors – also takes place in the cave. Visitors reboard the train by the Concert Hall and return to the entrance. The river continues its deep passage underground, carving out several series of caves, and emerges again as the Unica River.
Lake Bled Tour
Discover the magic of the lake that attracts travellers from near and far. The current unique shape of the year did not emerge coincidentally. A tectonic hole made by the Bohinj glacier through the years, was once at the location of the present lake. Its path was obstructed by a huge rock which was so persistently scraped that the only thing that remained was the present island. The ice melted and the basin was filled with water, thus Lake Bled emerged, which is in some places up to 30 metres deep and quite popular amongst divers. 19 species of fish live in the lake, including carp, sheatfish and lake trout. Ducks and swans as well as diverse plants also swim and thrive on its surface.
Accommodation: Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning enjoy walking the streets of Ljubljana on a guided walk through its baroque Old Town. Them we head towards one of the most famous sights of Slovenia; the Svečina wine country and the heart among vineyards. Enjoy a walk through the vineyards and visit the wine cellars in the region. Lunch. Overnight in Maribor.
Accommodation: Hotel City Maribor
After breakfast Stroll through the home town of the oldest vine in the world and taste some of the world famous Styrian wine. Enjoy some wine before proceeding to Zagreb. Enjoy many historic city highlights. Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. Overnight in Zagreb.
Accommodation: Zonar Zagreb
Our tour concludes after breakfast,
Group Transfer to the airport.
- 7 nights charter with crew
- Fully equipped cabins (safe deposit box, hair dryer, LCD TV, cupboard and wardrobe cabinet, AC)
- Fuel for max 4 – 5 hours of sailing daily, including necessary time for mooring and un-mooring
- Daily Buffet breakfast
- HB daily – Breakfast and Lunch (3 course)
- Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
- Free WI-FI on board
- Welcome Dinner
- Captains dinner 4 course
- Cruise manager
- Tips for Cruise Manager and Crew
- Port and Tourist Tax
- Excursion Package for cruise
- Accommodation at selected hotels, taxes included
- Breakfast daily
- 4x lunch in local restaurant (standard 3 course menu without drinks)
- 1x dinner in hotel or local restaurant (standard hotel dinner or standard 3 course menu without drinks)
- 1x dinner in local restaurant with folklore show (typical 3 course menu with, welcome drink, 1 drink per person, souvenir)
- Touring with modern air-conditioned motor coach throughout as per program and in compliance with valid regulations
- Sightseeing tours as per program with local guides in: NP Krka (up to 2hours), NP Plitvice (up to 4hours), Istria (up to 8hours), Bled (up to 2hours), Ljubljana (up to 2hours), Svecina wine country (up to 4hours), Maribor (up to 2hours), Zagreb (up to 2hours)
- Entrances: Skradin: NP Krka, Plitvice: NP Plitvice, Slunj: Rastoke watermill village, Postojna: Postojna cave with on spot guide, Bled: Bled Castle
- 3x wine tasting with snack
- 1x truffle tasting
- Local bus ticket to Motovun
- Porterage in hotels (1 piece per person in/out)
- Any other meal/drink/refreshment during the tour
- Personal spends, entrances, not described as included
- Any other not mentioned service, meal, transfer…
- Personal travel or medical insurance (we recommend each passenger to provide in advance at his home country)