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Istria & Zagreb Adriatic Cruise And Land Tour


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    Join this exciting cruise & land holiday, taking you to Croatia’s most beautiful coastal as well as continental destinations!

    This exciting tour starts in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s star destination, world-famous for its Medieval Old Town and massive defensive walls.

    After Dubrovnik, continue towards the islands of Korčula, Hvar, Vis and Brač, the historic city of Split and beautiful Omiš situated by Cetina river.

    Split is famous for the UNESCO-protected Ancient Roman Palace, finished in the beginning of the 4th century AD for Emperor Diocletian’s retirement.

    Explore the Medieval town of Trogir and charming Skradin.

    Your adventure doesn’t stop here – our driver will pick you up from MS Adriatic Pearl and drive you towards Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

    On your way, make a stop at Plitvice Lakes National Park, protected by UNESCO.

    Walk the picturesque medieval town on our Zagreb city tour and visit the most fascinating museums and galleries.

    A private guided day trip to charming Istrian peninsula is included in this exciting tour as well – explore Hum, Motovun and elegant Opatija.


    Dubrovnik and Zagreb


    10 nights/11 days

    2020 Departures MS Agape Rose / MS Adriatic Star

    April 25 | May 09, 16, 23, 30 | June 06, 13, 20, 27 | July 04, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 | September 05, 12, 19, 26 | October 03, 10

    Price Includes

    • All transfers as per itinerary
    • 8 days/7 nights cruise on board the ms Adriatic Pearl or similar
    • Accommodation in a cabin of your choice (lower, main or upper deck*)
    • Welcome drink and snack
    • Half board: breakfast buffet, served lunch, except on day 1, day 4 and 6 when dinner is included instead of lunch
    • Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
    • Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
    • Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
    • Complimentary snack during the afternoon
    • 9 crew members including a cruise manager
    • Use of the ship’s equipment
    • Towels change every day
    • Bed linen change twice a week
    • Free WiFi on board
    • Excursion to Skradin and Trogir
    • Private guided tour & transfer from your cruise ship to Zagreb via Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Entry tickets to Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • 3 nights at hotel in Dubrovnik**** or similar in Zagreb centre, B&B or HB
    • Private guided tour of Istria, pick up from your hotel in Zagreb
    • Private guided walking tour of Zagreb, pick up from your hotel in Zagreb

    Price Excludes

    • Beverages other than included (see above)
    • Beverages can be purchased in the bar only
    • Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
    • Taxes and fees, €40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
    • Laundry service at selected ports of call
    • Beach towel hire
    • Entrance to Mljet National Park
    • Entrance to Krka National Park


    • Travel pack delivery to your home address
    • 24/7 customer service


    Optional excursions are available to purchase on spot.

    Additional hotel stays, day trips and activities can be added to your itinerary before or after the cruise.

    Due to the specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian harbours, cruise ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore.

    In such cases, clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk.

    Crew assistance will be given to those requesting it.

    Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

    • Zagreb Medieval Old Town, Croatia
    • Diocletian’s Palace In Split
    • Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia
    • Hvar Town, Hvar Island
    • Trogir Old Town
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Istrian Peninsula

    Istria & Zagreb Adriatic Cruise And Land Tour Itinerary

    (cruising route is subject to change depending on weather conditions)


    Welcome to Dubrovnik!

    We’ll pick you up from Dubrovnik Airport and transfer you to Dubrovnik Harbour where you will board your cruise ship – the MS Adriatic Pearl.

    Dinner on board & overnight in Dubrovnik.


    Breakfast on board the ship before joining in an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik.

    This coastal city is famous around the world for the medieval city walls encompassing the historic old town.

    Our next destination is the small town of Slano.

    Explore this charming seaside town on your own or join our optional tour** to the town of Ston, known for fantastic wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels.

    *Dubrovnik city tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik harbur to the Old town – optional walking tour package

    **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

    Day 3MLJET – KORČULA; B, L

    After breakfast on board the ship, we’ll depart towards the green island of Mljet.

    The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal.

    Nature lovers enjoy hiking and cycling here.

    After a refreshing swim stop along the way, we’ll arive in Korčula.

    This charming town boasts wonderful Venetian architecture and is the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo. Join our optional walking tour*.

    Overnight in Korčula.

    *Korčula walking tour – optional walking tour package

    ** Optional excursion: Mljet National Park

    Day 4KORČULA – HVAR – VIS; B, D (Captains dinner)

    Breakfast on board the ship.

    This morning we sail towards Hvar, the sunniest of all Croatian islands.

    Hvar is world-famous for its luxurious hotels, beautiful beaches and picturesque old towns.

    Join our optional guided tour* of Hvar to learn more about this extraordinary place.

    In the afternoon, hop over to the island of Vis, the most distant from the coast of all inhabited islands in Croatia.

    Boasting wonderful nature and secluded beaches, this is one of Croatia’s most relaxing holiday destinations.

    Dinner onboard and overnight in Vis.

    *Hvar walking tour – optional walking tour package

    Day 5VIS – ŠIBENIK; B, L

    Breakfast on board the ship.

    Enjoy the stunning views over the picturesque Vis Harbour; join our optional guided tour of Vis* to get insight into the tumultuous history of this islands before setting sail towards the mainland.

    Arrival in the historic city of Šibenik, followed by an optional walking tour*.

    Learn about Renaissance in Šibenik and visit the UNESCO-protected Cathedral of St. James.
    Explore Šibenik at leisure in the evening.

    Overnight in Šibenik.

    *Walking tour of Šibenik – optional walking tour package

    **Optional excursion: Vis


    A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park.

    The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit before heading back to the seaside to visit the gem of Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland.

    Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbour and your next stop, the town of Split.

    Explore on your own or join our optional Split walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city centre.

    Dinner on board and overnight in Split.

    *Split walking tour – optional walking tour package


    As you wave Split and its easy-going spirit goodbye, you’ll be heading to one of the neighbouring islands, Brač, known as the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’.

    You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stone masonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity.

    Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic karst rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš, right at the mouth of Cetina River.

    Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*.

    Overnight in Omiš.

    *Stone masonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package

    **Optional excursion: Cetina river


    Enjoy one last sea view breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9:00 AM.

    Your guide will pick you up from your cruise ship and drive you towards Zagreb.

    Enjoy a tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park on your way to Croatia’s capital city.

    Arrival in Zagreb in the afternoon. Check into Hotel Dubrovnik****.

    3-night stay at Hotel Dubrovnik**** in Zagreb centre.


    After breakfast, we’ll arrange a private guided walking tour of Zagreb for you.

    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel.

    Note: the exact time of your tour will be confirmed in your travel pack, but we suggest 10:00.

    Walk the cobbled streets of Zagreb Upper Town and the buzzing Lower Town.

    On your way, you’ll see the remarkable Medieval Church of St Mark on the Parliament Square, the Zagreb Cathedral, the popular Ban Jelačić Square, the Croatian National Theatre and more.

    Free time for lunch and other activities.

    In the evening, we’ll reserve a table for you to enjoy a 3-course Tour Croatia complimentary dinner at one of the restaurants in Zagreb centre.


    Today, we’ll organize a private guided day trip to Istria for you.

    Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Discover Hum – the smallest town in the World, walk with giants along the walls of Motovun, try the truffles from one of the best truffle regions in the World and enjoy a stroll along the Lungomare promenade in Opatija.

    Return to your hotel in the evening.


    Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Zagreb and drive you to Zagreb Airport for your trip home.

    Have a safe flight!

    Want to add something to your holiday?
    (let us know when enquiring)
    • Walking tour of Šibenik – including: guide (£75 per person)
    • Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, one-way transfer (£75 per person)
    • Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide (£75 per person)
    • Walking tour of Split – including: guide (£75 per person)
    • Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide (£75 per person)
    • Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee (£75 per person)
    • Cetina river – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack (available only on spot)
    • Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee (available only on spot)
    • Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting (available only on spot)
    • Island of Vis – including: guide, transfer (available only on spot)
    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    What is the food like in Croatia?

    Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.

    Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.

    Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.

    In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.

    In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.

    If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.

    What are the beaches like in Croatia?

    Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.

    If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.

    These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.

    What is the currency in Croatia?

    Since January 2023, the Euro has been adopted as the official currency in Croatia. As of July 2023, 1 Croatian Euro is valued at approximately 0.86 Pound sterling.

    Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

    Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.

    Can my travel agent book restaurants for me while I'm on holiday?

    Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.

    Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.

    Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.

    Can I add extra activities to my itinerary after I've paid the deposit?

    Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.

    What if I need assistance while in Croatia or have further questions?

    Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.

    All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.


    A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.

    Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.

    Payment Methods

    We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.

    You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.

    Is it possible to pay the total price of my holiday in instalments?

    Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.

    What happens after I've paid the deposit?

    We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.

    Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).

    The pack will normally be sent to your home address.

    Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).

    Cancellation Policy

    Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.

    City Tax

    Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.

    This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.

    The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.

    The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.

    The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.

    Health Insurance & Travel Documents

    Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.

    If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.

    For more information, please see our Useful Links.

    We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.

    You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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