Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast - Upper Deck, Summer 2023 Upper Deck

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2023

See spectacular Croatia on this 2-Week guided tour including a week-long luxury cruise. Enjoy a mix of medieval and modern sightseeing with a Local Expert in Zagreb. See hundreds of waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park, then journey to the Opatija Riviera for striking views of the Adriatic Sea. Hunt for truffles with a local farmer and his hound dogs in Istria. Explore the Museum of Apoxyomenos after hours, allowing you unparalleled access to its 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue. Visit Vis, the country's furthest inhabited island and an untouched paradise. Savor oysters straight from the sea in the picturesque fishing village of Mali Ston, then tour the marble streets of Old Town Dubrovnik with a Local Expert. Later, choose to walk the city's expansive walls or visit its world-class museums.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Brijuni National Park: Go on a relaxing bike ride through Brujini National Park with your Local Expert.
  • Brijuni National Park: Take a coastal tram ride in Brijuni National Park passing by the Venetian citadel and villas which once hosted world leaders.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Zadar: Try your hand in a Dalmatian kitchen as you follow a professional chef in preparing classic dishes of Zadar at a fun and engaging cooking class.
  • Zadar: Visit a local restaurant and indulge in a 3-course dinner embracing the Dalmatian cooking traditions accompanied by Croatian wine.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Vis: A true highlight of your journey is a visit to the island of Vis, influenced by great European civilizations then serving as an isolated Yugoslavian naval base until 1989. Inspect this military heritage closer with your Local Expert.
  • Vis: Explore the scenic beauty of the island with your Local Expert, as you visit secluded coves, tiny villages with red-roofed houses and beautiful nature trails.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Hvar: Indulge in refreshing Croatian wines during a visit to a local winery. Delight in a wine tasting followed by a delicious lunch of local specialties.
  • Hvar: Step back in time as you visit a well-preserved yet abandoned local village. Dine on Croatian delicacies amongst the traditional stone architecture.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Dubrovnik: With your included Dubrovnik Pass visit the museums in the Old Town or simply take advantage of your hotel's private beach.
  • Dubrovnik: With your included Dubrovnik Pass hike around the impressive City Walls and take in the mesmerising views of the myriad of red roofs and the dazzling Adriatic.
Well-being
  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Journey Highlights
  • Zagreb: Join your Local Expert on an orientation city tour showcasing the charming atmosphere of the lower town then travel to the medieval upper town by funicular to see the colourful Church of St. Mark and Lotr?cak Tower.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: Visit this scenic wonderland of 16 interconnecting lakes, flanked by waterfalls and primeval forest. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you follow your Local Expert across zig-zagging timber footbridges and learn about the Park's invaluable research work and conservation of its native species.
  • Opatija: Led by your Local Expert, explore the Botanical Gardens and marvel at the stunning view of Kvarner Bay before visiting the town market.
  • Brijuni National Park: Go on a relaxing bike ride through Brujini National Park with your Local Expert.
  • Brijuni National Park: Take a coastal tram ride in Brijuni National Park passing by the Venetian citadel and villas which once hosted world leaders.
  • Zadar: Join your Local Expert to see the remains of the 1st century Roman Forum, admire the 9th century St Donatus Basilica, and walk through the 16th century Venetian city walls.
  • Zadar: Visit the modern Sea Organ and take a moment to enjoy the symphony of sounds generated by the waves.
  • Kornati National Park: Sail through the maze of the 89 rocky islands in the Kornati National Park and take time to relax and recharge as you cruise past ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, and medieval settlements.
  • Vis: A true highlight of your journey is a visit to the island of Vis, influenced by great European civilizations then serving as an isolated Yugoslavian naval base until 1989. Inspect this military heritage closer with your Local Expert.
  • Vis: Explore the scenic beauty of the island with your Local Expert, as you visit secluded coves, tiny villages with red-roofed houses and beautiful nature trails.
  • : Weather permitting, be among the first to visit the magnificent Blue Cave, a natural wonder offering an incredibly rich palette of blue.
  • Hvar: Join your Local Expert to discover picturesque Hvar town and its Baroque cathedral, then travel along lavender fields to historical Stari Grad, Croatia's oldest city.
  • Brac: Cruise to Brac, Croatia's most elevated island in central Dalmatia. See Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn), a fascinating white pebble beach continuously shifting its shape in accordance with the movement of the waves.
  • Split: Join your Local Expert for a city tour of Split. Visit Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore the winding streets and see the Roman-era buildings. Continue your highlight tour with stops at St. Duje's, the Temple of Jupiter and the Golden Gate.
  • Dubrovnik: Once the sun has lowered and the crowds have disappeared join your Local Expert for a memorable evening sightseeing walk through the marble streets of Dubrovnik's Old Town and see the Rector's Palace, St. Blaise's Cathedral and the Dominican Monastery.
  • Dubrovnik: With your included Dubrovnik Pass visit the museums in the Old Town or simply take advantage of your hotel's private beach.
  • Dubrovnik: With your included Dubrovnik Pass hike around the impressive City Walls and take in the mesmerising views of the myriad of red roofs and the dazzling Adriatic.
Exceptional Dining
  • Istria: You are treated to an outstanding dining experience at the Michelin-starred Draga di Lovarna Restaurant offering modern and creative Mediterranean dishes and sweeping views over the sea.
  • Istria: Learn about the aromatic 'black diamonds' and join a local farmer and his well-trained hounds to hunt for truffle, and sample a selection of salamis, spreads and cheeses prepared with this gourmet delicacy.
  • Zadar: Try your hand in a Dalmatian kitchen as you follow a professional chef in preparing classic dishes of Zadar at a fun and engaging cooking class.
  • Zadar: Visit a local restaurant and indulge in a 3-course dinner embracing the Dalmatian cooking traditions accompanied by Croatian wine.
  • Kornati National Park: Taste a selection of freshly pressed olive oils and enjoy a cooking demonstration.
  • Kornati National Park: Dive into your Captain's Dinner and enjoy live entertainment on board.
  • Hvar: Indulge in refreshing Croatian wines during a visit to a local winery. Delight in a wine tasting followed by a delicious lunch of local specialties.
  • Hvar: Step back in time as you visit a well-preserved yet abandoned local village. Dine on Croatian delicacies amongst the traditional stone architecture.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), 13 Breakfast (B), 2 Lunch with Wine (LW), and 7 Lunch (L)
VIP Experiences
  • Mali Losinj: Embark on an exclusive and immersive exploration of the Museum of Apoxymenos after hours. Get to know the story of the 2000-year-old Greek bronze statue, perfectly preserved in the nearby seabed, and housed in the thoughtfully designed museum.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ZagrebWelcome to Zagreb.: Upon arrival at the Zagreb Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to our luxurious Esplanade Hotel. At 18:00 join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
Day 2ZagrebZagreb Sightseeing. Relaxed Start: Experience Zagreb's exciting mix of medieval and modern with your Local Expert. Visit the iconic Mirogoj City Cemetery, a carefully manicured park with a cavalcade of cupolas and elegant terraces. Stand in Ban Jelacic Square before riding the funicular to the Upper Town. Enjoy the panorama over the capital, see the colourful roof of St. Mark's Church and view the shrine of Virgin Mary at the Stone Gate.
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
Day 3Plitvice Lakes National ParkPlitvice Lakes National Park.: Head to the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience and learn about the Park's invaluable research work and conservation of its native species. Explore with your Local Expert through the blue-green beauty of 16 interconnecting lakes and enjoy panoramic vistas of the park. Continue to the Opatija Riviera, a favourite seaside destination of the Austro-Hungarian elite in the 19th century.
Amadria Park Hotel Milenij, Opatija.
Day 4Gastronomic highlights of IstriaGastronomic highlights of Istria.: Embark on a culinary journey around Istria, where you'll begin by truffle-hunting with a local farmer and his well-trained hounds, and sample a selection of salamis, spreads and cheeses prepared with this gourmet delicacy. Savor sips of indigenous wine varieties at Roxanich Winery before visiting the organic olive oil mill of Chiavalon. Taste some of the world's best olive oils before a light lunch. This evening, wine and dine at Michelin-starred Draga di Lovarna Restaurant, offering modern and creative Mediterranean dishes and sweeping views over the sea.
Amadria Park Hotel Milenij, Opatija.
Day 5Board your Adriatic Cruise. Relaxed StartBoard your Adriatic Cruise. Relaxed Start: Join your Travelling Concierge in Opatija for a stroll around the Botanical Garden and the town's market before savoring lunch. After your lunch on land, it's time to appreciate the magnificent waters of Croatia. Board your luxurious cruise ship and settle in for your upcoming week sailing the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea to Pula for your overnight stay.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 6Brijuni National Park and Mali Losinj. Relaxed StartBrijuni National Park and Mali Losinj. Relaxed Start: Sail to the Brijuni National Park, an archipelago of 14 islands and the summer residence of Tito, the former President of Yugoslavia. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to take a coastal tram ride passing by the Venetian citadel and villas which once hosted world leaders. Alternatively, enjoy a pleasant bike ride among archaeological sites and through the beautifully landscaped parks. Tonight, embark on a private and immersive experience as you explore the Museum of Apoxyomenos after hours. Get to know the story of the 2000-year-old bronze statue from Greece, perfectly preserved in the nearby seabed, and housed in a thoughtfully designed museum.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 7Explore Zadar. Relaxed StartExplore Zadar. Relaxed Start: Travel to Zadar, the ancient capital of the historic region of Dalmatia. Join your Local Expert to see the remains of the 1st century Roman Forum, admire the 9th century St. Donatus Basilica, and walk through the 16th century Venetian city walls. At the modern Sea Organ, take a moment to enjoy the symphony of sounds generated by the waves. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to learn about the local cuisine at an immersive cooking class for dinner. Alternatively, visit a local restaurant for a delicious three-course dining experience.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 8The islands of Kornati National Park. Relaxed StartThe islands of Kornati National Park. Relaxed Start: Spend your day sailing through the maze of 89 rocky islands in the Kornati National Park. Cruise past ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, and medieval settlements. Enjoy an olive oil tasting and cooking demonstration before you arrive to Primo?ten, a typical small Dalmatian coastal town well-known for its vineyards. Tonight, dive into your Captain's Dinner and enjoy live entertainment on board.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 9The Rustic Charm of Vis. Relaxed StartThe Rustic Charm of Vis. Relaxed Start: The most unique destination awaits as you journey to Vis, the furthest inhabited island from the mainland. As a strategic naval base for the Yugoslav Army, it was cut off from outsiders until 1989 and is still considered to be an untouched piece of paradise. Vis has been influenced by plenty of great European civilizations starting from the Greeks and Romans, through the Venetians all the way to the Austro-Hungarians, creating a special blend of culture. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to uncover the military heritage of Vis with your Local Expert. Alternatively, focus on the natural beauty and overall history as you explore the island.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 10Blue Cave and HvarBlue Cave and Hvar.: Weather permitting, rise early to be among the first visitors at the magnificent Blue Cave, a natural wonder offering an incredibly rich palette of blue colours. Take a dip before cruising to Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in Croatia. In Hvar Town, see the Baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral, famous for its bell tower and community theatre, founded in 1612. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit a friendly family winery for a wine tasting of local produce followed by lunch. Alternatively, visit a hilltop restaurant for a traditional Dalmatian feast prepared over the open fire. Continue along the lavender fields to Stari Grad, the island's historical heart, where your ship is moored for the night.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 11Brac and SplitBrac and Split.: Cruise to Brac island and see Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn), a fascinating beach continuously shifting its shape in accordance with the movement of the waves. Visit the delightful town of Bol before continuing to Split, where your Local Expert guides you through the Old Town and the remains of Diocletian's Palace. Celebrate your final night on your cruise ship with a delicious feast.
Rhapsody, Katarina Line.
Day 12Oyster Tasting and DubrovnikOyster Tasting and Dubrovnik.: Continue your journey on land as you pass the fertile and colourful fields of the Neretva River Delta. Stop in the picturesque fishing village of Mali Ston, see the floating oyster beds and savour a mouthful of oysters straight from the sea. Back on shore enjoy lunch prepared with seasonal ingredients. After your arrival to your seaside hotel in Dubrovnik, take time to relax. Once the sun has lowered and the crowds have disappeared, join your Local Expert for an evening sightseeing walk through the magical marble streets of the Old Town and see the Rector's Palace, St. Blaise's Cathedral and the Dominican Monastery.
Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik.
Day 13Dubrovnik Your Way. Relaxed StartDubrovnik Your Way. Relaxed Start: Take this day to fully appreciate the Pearl of the Adriatic with your Dubrovnik Pass. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to hike around the impressive city walls and take in mesmerising views of the myriad of red roofs and the dazzling Adriatic. Alternatively, visit the museums in the Old Town or simply take advantage of your hotel's private beach. Your Travelling Concierge is there to assist to make the most out of your day. Tonight, raise a glass to your travels at your Celebration Dinner.
Grand Villa Argentina, Dubrovnik.
Day 14Farewell DubrovnikFarewell Dubrovnik.: Your Croatian journey comes to an end and it's time to say goodbye as you are transferred to Dubrovnik Airport.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/06/2023$7,625.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/20/2023$7,675.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/03/2023$7,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/17/2023$7,975.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/01/2023$8,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/15/2023$8,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/29/2023$8,175.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/12/2023$8,025.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/26/2023$8,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/09/2023$8,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/23/2023$8,075.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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