14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights

Including return Emirates flights, 7 night luxury cruise on-board a new 2019/2020 built deluxe cruise ship, overnight stays in stunning Dubrovnik, Opatija and Zagreb, delicious breakfast daily, experienced English-speaking Cruise Director and more.

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  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
  • 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise and Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

The best way of truly appreciating the spectacular beauty of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is from the water – and a luxury cruise. Experience the gorgeous islands, pristine landscape and vibrant local towns aboard a 14 day Highlights of Croatia tour with luxury cruise.

Your first touch point with the wonders of Croatia is with one of its most glittering cities: Dubrovnik. A magnet for travellers seeking to explore its limestone-paved streets and imposing stone walls; there could be no better place to start this tour from. Dubrovnik is also the embarkation point for your incredible cruise along the Dalmatian Coast. Step aboard a 2019/2020-built ship; your home for the next 7 nights. Choose between a balcony or lower deck cabin and begin to get to know your crew and fellow passengers over a delicious three-course welcome dinner. The balcony cabins are especially enticing, featuring full balconies rather than standard French varieties. This offering is a rarity on this style of cruising voyage, and passengers will be able to walk out onto their private alfresco space and really soak in the beauty of the seas and coastline. The availability of these balcony cabins never stays plentiful for long and booking your Early Bird journey in Europe is one of the best ways of securing yours in advance.

Every day of the cruise promises time in and exploration of a stunningly scenic island, town or landscape. Uncover the delights of the countryside surrounding Dubrovnik and be in awe of the juxtaposition between the area’s terracotta-tiled roofs and the sapphire waters of the Adriatic beyond. Sample divine oysters in Ston, walk to the turquoise salt lakes found within Mljet National Park, and stroll the atmospheric streets of Korcula. Take in quiet beaches, fishing villages and Greco and Roman ruins on Vis, and bear witness to the natural phenomenon that gives Bisevo’s Blue Cave its name. Look to rub shoulders with the glitterati and jetsetters on Hvar and walk along the pristine white sands of the superb Zlatni Rat beach. Make your final ports in Trogir and then Split; the latter, home to the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace and a superb waterfront promenade made for afternoon strolls.

Leave your sea legs behind as you now discover Croatia’s best mainland sights. Appreciate the dazzling blue hues of the lakes and graceful waterfalls at UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park and head out onto the water with an electric boat joy ride. Overnight in the gorgeous Opatija, one of Croatia’s oldest cities, and venture into the Istrian region for a wine-tasting at family-run vineyard and time spent exploring the towns of Rovinj, Groznjan and Motovun. Lastly, arrive in Zagreb, the cosmopolitan Croatian capital, and brush up on its local history and culture on a guided tour.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Dubrovnik

Board your flight bound for Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Day 2: Dubrovnik

You will be met on arrival in Dubrovnik and taken to the hotel with a private transfer to your hotel. After checking in, take advantage of the hotel facilities or head out and explore the delightful Old Town. Dubrovnik is known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic,’ and one of the highlights of this spectacular city is the walls that surround the historic centre. You can even take walk along the top of the 6,365-foot-long walls, which were constructed to defend the city from invaders. Alternatively, take the cable car to the top of Srd Hill for incredible views of the Old Town and Elaphiti Islands.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 3: Dubrovnik (B, D)  cruise-icon

Your ship awaits in Gruz harbor and is available to board from 1pm. Once aboard, you may choose to relax in your cabin or simply drop off your baggage to get a head start in exploring Dubrovnik. You may want to stroll the promenade, called Stradun, which is located inside the city walls and is a hive of activity. Return to the ship where you can get to know the captain, crew and your fellow passengers during the meet-and-greet and welcome dinner. There is also an optional excursion to Montenegro.

Optional: Day trip to Montenegro 

Travel to Croatia’s neighbour, Montenegro, and take a stroll through the atmospheric, walled old city of Kotor. These historic streets were once even walked by Napoleon. Further around the bay, the Baroque town of Perast awaits with its stunning backdrop against the pristine Kotor Bay. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Dubrovnik – Šipan Island – Slano (B, L)  cruise-icon

This morning you’ll have the opportunity to explore the tranquil countryside near Dubrovnik. This includes having the chance to take in one of the area’s most famous outlooks: endless terracotta rooftops strikingly contrasted against the sapphire sea and the ancient city walls. Your knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour of the Old Town where you’ll see sights including the 15th-century Rector’s Palace, which was built in Gothic Renaissance style; the Baroque church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary. It is then back on-board the ship to cruise to Sipan Island’s fishing village of Šipanska Luka.

 

While cruising, you’ll be treated to some of the most dazzling views with blues in nearly every shade stretching out onto the horizon as the city walls of Dubrovnik begin to fade behind you. You’ll get the chance to leap into those clear waters for a swim stop before exploring the town of Slano, a place inhabited since prehistoric times. Next is another treat: sampling mouth-wateringly fresh oysters, a local delicacy in Ston.

Day 5: Šipan Island – Mljet National Park – Korcula (B, L)  cruise-icon

Next on the agenda is Mljet, one of the Adriatic’s largest and most unspoiled islands. Much of the island is covered by Mljet National Park, which is a favourite with visitors thanks to its untouched landscape and seemingly endless stretches of postcard-perfect sands. According to Homer’s Odyssey, this island was where the nymph Calypso held Odysseus captive for seven years. While on the island you will have the chance to walk to its salt lakes and then take a small boat to St. Mary’s Isle and its 12th-century Benedictine Monastery, both located in the middle of Great Lake. Afterwards, you can choose to explore more by car, scooter, bicycle or kayak. The final stop of the day is Korcula, an inviting island where you’ll stroll the streets with a local guide and then enjoy a tasty meal of Croatian cuisine, complete with local white wine.

Day 6: Korcula – Vis (B, L)  cruise-icon

The cruise moves on to Vis, the furthest inhabited island in Croatia. This island epitomises life in the Adriatic Sea and was used as a filming location for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Vis was previously closed to commercial tourism, used instead as a strategic military base for the Yugoslav Navy. Today, visiting the island is like stepping into a place from another time, with its charming fishing villages and uncrowded beaches. As the ship sails, there will be a stop, so you can enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the nearby secluded coves or bays. Once in Vis town, you’ll be led on a tour that takes in fascinating ruins from the Roman and Greek periods, including Roman baths, magnificent villas and pretty centuries-old churches.

Day 7: Vis – Bisevo – Hvar (B, L)  cruise-icon

Look forward to seeing an especially magical sight today: the Blue Cave. This world-famous cave is accessible only by boat and is located on the small island of Bisevo. The Blue Cave takes its name from the ethereal event that occurs when sunlight filters through the rock, hits the water and then reflects off the sea bed. This illuminates the cave’s interior in an otherworldly-like blue. After witnessing this spectacle, the group continues cruising to Croatia’s longest and sunniest island, Hvar. This glitzy island is known for attracting jetsetters and there are often plenty of super yachts docked in the harbour. Join the walking tour to discover the more authentic side of Dalmatian life in Hvar town.

Day 8: Hvar – Bol – Trogir (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

The world-famous Zlatni Rat beach is just one part of what you’ll have to look forward to today. Located on the island of Brac, the highest-elevated island in Central Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat is frequently ranked among Croatia’s most beautiful stretches of sand. You’ll be able to swim in the stunning aquamarine waters featured on countless postcards before the cruise travels to the next destination, Trogir. This historic and walled down is UNESCO-protected site and is frequently referred to as a ‘town museum’. On arrival, you will tour its centre and admire architecture including towers, churches, palaces, monasteries and traditional stone homes. It is then onto a lavish multi-course dinner hosted by the captain, along with live entertainment.

Day 9: Trogir – Split (B, L)  cruise-icon

The final destination for the cruise portion of the tour is the alluring coastal city of Split, known for its fortress-like Diocletian’s Palace, which was built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th-century. Wander the cobbled streets, gazing up at the impressive architecture that covers some 2,000 years of history. You’ll have the chance to explore the palace complex on your own, or opt to walk the seaside promenade, discover the varied beaches ranging from sandy to pebbled shores, and perhaps head to the top of Sveti Djue Cathedral (Cathedral of Saint Domnius) to take in the incredible view over the city. 

Day 10: Disembark Split – Plitvice Lakes – Opatija (B)

You have an early departure from the ship with a transfer that takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Admire the diversity of flora and fauna that inhabits the lush landscape of this forest reserve. Admire the park’s breathtaking waterfalls from wooden bridges and pathways and view the magnificent Veliki Slap on a guided tour. Explore the 16 interconnected, terraced crystal-clear lakes on a memorable electric boat ride. Then transfer to your overnight accommodation in Opatija, which is one of the oldest cities in Croatia. Once in the city, make like the locals and take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque 12-kilometre-long Riviera promenade.

Day 11: Istria – Opatija (B)

Today’s agenda features an insightful tour of the dreamy Istrian region, which is dotted with traditional hilltop villages. Visit charming Rovinj and take in the narrow cobblestone streets, delightful stairways and arches that make the Old Town a sightseeing splendour. Visit the enchanting hilltop artist villages of Groznjan or Motovun; both with vibrant atmospheres and labyrinthine cobbled streets lined with shops offering arts and crafts. You will meet the friendly locals and sample locally-produced dishes. A highlight is the visit to the Kozlovic Winery, which has been a family-run vineyard for four generations.

Day 12: Zagreb (B)

You will be transferred to the country’s picturesque capital, Zagreb, the hub of the Croatia’s cultural and economic infrastructure. Packed with art galleries, museums, restaurants and trendy cafes, the vibrant city lives and breathes its historic importance. The city’s streetscape is made up of classicist and secessionist facades, leafy green shaded parks and delightful promenades; there is always an interesting nook or corner of the city to discover and explore. Join a guided tour of Zagreb’s attractions and sights upon arrival and learn all about the city’s rich and diverse history as you roam its cobblestone streets. 

Day 13: Zagreb – airplane-takeoff  – Australia (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zagreb airport for your return flight to Australia.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way to your next travel arrangements.

Day 14: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights, including 23 kilograms of check luggage
  • Private return airport transfers in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and transfers to Gruz harbour
  • 7 night luxury cruise from Dubrovnik to Split on-board a new 2019/2020 built cruise ship
  • Overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Dubrovnik, Opatija and Zagreb
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus daily 3-course lunches on-board the cruise ship with choice of soft drink, beer or a glass of wine
  • Fresh fruit and 1 litre of bottled water per person provided daily while on the cruise
  • 3- course welcome and 3-course Captain’s dinner 
  • Entrance to the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Mljet National Park
  • Guided walking tours of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Trogir, Split and Zagreb
  • Guided tour of the Istria region, including a local wine-tasting experience
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board the cruise
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail


Highlights:

  • Gaze out at the glistening expanse of the Adriatic Sea, letting stress melt away, on-board your deluxe 7 night cruise
  • Experience ancient treasures led by expert tour guides through the medieval cities of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Korcula, Hvar and Trogir
  • Swim or snorkel through hidden bays and coves at some of Croatia’s most spectacular islands
  • Discover unspoiled nature on remote Vis, famed as the setting for the iconic ‘Mamma Mia’ movie
  • Experience one of Croatia’s most unique natural wonders, the dazzling Blue Cave and one of the most breathtaking national parks in the world, the Plitvice Lakes
  • Tour the undiscovered Istria region, home to medieval hilltop villages, artist galleries and local family wineries
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $799 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’
  • Personal expenses 

Group Sizes: 2 -14 people 

Single Supplement:

  • Tour in a Lower Deck Cabin – $2,499 per person in addition to the twin share price
  • Tour in a VIP Balcony Cabin – $2,799 per person in addition to the twin share price

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. Please note that a limit for Single Supplement applies, please check availability and make a purchase by clicking here. 

Tour Only: Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option does not include return international flights and airport transfers (if applicable) and commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary. Travellers are required to make their own way to the hotel on Day 2.

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Dubrovnik: Lapad, Neptun, Valamar Argosy or similar
Opatija:  Svet Jakov, Continental or similar
Zagreb: Dubrovnik, Palace or similar

Cruise: Luxury Yacht offering 2 cabin types:

Lower Deck cabins 
VIP Balcony cabins

Please note, port taxes of EUR 25 per person payable in cash at the end of the cruise

Please note, some staterooms will get allocated a stateroom number by the cruise company no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed. 

Maximum Cabin Capacity: 2 people

Triple Share: Not available

Child Policy: Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents

Optional Tours:

Dubrovnik: Day trip to Montenegro – $132 per person.

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.
Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted.

To book your optional tour please click here. For more information see the itinerary.

Itinerary: Please note, the tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Tipping: Tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. AUD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 
Driver/Guide: approx. AUD $5-10 per person, per day is the industry standard.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

14 May – Sold Out
28 May 
11 June 
25 June 
9 July 
23 July 
6 August 
20 August 
3 September 
17 September
1 October  

Peak season surcharge will apply to some travel date, please refer to the calendar for more details.

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability.

Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates and their code share partners
  • Brisbane customers – A $300 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Flights include one piece of checked in baggage per person weighing no more than 23kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

 Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

 Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Emirates flights, including 23 kilograms of check luggage
  • Private return airport transfers in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and transfers to Gruz harbour
  • 7 night luxury cruise from Dubrovnik to Split on-board a new 2019/2020 built cruise ship
  • Overnight 4-star hotel accommodation in Dubrovnik, Opatija and Zagreb
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus daily 3-course lunches on-board the cruise ship with choice of soft drink, beer or a glass of wine
  • Fresh fruit and 1 litre of bottled water per person provided daily while on the cruise
  • 3- course welcome and 3-course Captain’s dinner 
  • Entrance to the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Mljet National Park
  • Guided walking tours of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Trogir, Split and Zagreb
  • Guided tour of the Istria region, including a local wine-tasting experience
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board the cruise
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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