Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Board your first-class ship and explore one of the world’s best-preserved medieval towns in legendary Dubrovnik. Then set sail along the Dalmatian coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports. Walk along cobblestones brimming with maritime legends and see landscapes that stir your soul. Choose between touring the Cathedral of St. James or Krka National Park in Šibenik. Plus, revel in Plitvice National Park, an astonishing natural marvel, before capping off your adventure in cosmopolitan Zagreb! No Single Supplement!
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- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
May 10, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Sail the Adriatic aboard the MV Infinity, one of the deluxe cruise ships of the family-owned Katarina Line. Step aboard and discover the wonders of the Adriatic while indulging in the sophisticated style and state-of-the-art amenities of this sleek yacht! Enjoy the beautifully appointed furnishings of polished wood and warm Mediterranean blues. Outside, gather with friends by the hot tub to enjoy dramatic Dalmatian views or discover a quiet reading nook. With just 19 cabins, guests are guaranteed an intimate setting and personalized service from the friendly staff. Meals on board are a special treat! Dine on traditional Croatian gastronomy featuring fresh ingredients bought at local markets. All well-appointed cabins are designed for comfort and feature air conditioning, a sofa and desk, en-suite bathrooms with shower, slippers and bathrobes, life jackets and complimentary beach towels.
Built in 1925 as a stylish art noveau sanctuary for passengers of the equally grand Orient Express, the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel upholds its reputation for impeccable service and sumptuously appointed accommodations. Zinfandel’s, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, is considered by many to be the best in the country. Three additional eateries offer indoor and outdoor dining of traditional Mediterranean cuisine. A health club, spa and gift shop are available as a revitalizing distraction. Wi-Fi is complimentary.
Depart the U.S./Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrive in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where an AHI Travel representative will meet you to travel to the pier and board your ship. Become familiar with your ship’s amenities. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Dinner.
Dubrovnik | Korčula
Dubrovnik, the darling of the Adriatic, shimmers like a jewel. Its quaint harbor is accented by tangerine-hued roofs and a stretch of cerulean sea. You’re sure to have many reflective moments in this waterside enclave as you witness its Franciscan Monastery, Sponza Palace, Rector’s Palace and Baroque cathedral! This afternoon, begin cruising along the stunning Dalmatian coast, a landscape of dramatic limestone cliffs, on your way to Korčula to see its stunning old town, cobbled lanes and enduring architecture.
Sunny Hvar will delight all of your senses! Home to a Renaissance cathedral and an ancient community theater, Hvar also boasts a welcoming community and relaxing vibe. Enjoy a stop at a 17th-century Benedictine convent that is dedicated to the island’s storied tradition of agave lace. Continue today’s discoveries within the courtyards and chambers of Split’s Diocletian’s Palace. You will witness the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, the Golden Gate and the Peristyle along the way.
Trogir | Šibenik
Discover Trogir, and fall under the spell of one of Europe’s best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic towns. Trogir’s Cathedral of St. Lawrence, intricate Cipiko Palace and 15th-century Fortress Kamerlengo are amazing examples of the region’s lauded architecture. After lunch, continue to Šibenik. Here, choose between 1) an opportunity to uncover the architecture of Šibenik while visiting the lauded Cathedral of St. James, or 2) a visit to Krka National Park to explore waterfalls, walking paths and more! Pick an excursion to suit your interests!
Grab your sun hat for a beautiful morning of sailing to Zadar, a storied university town with an impressive Roman Forum and timeless church. Witness the village’s modern attractions at its waterfront promenade, including the sea organ, a musical art installation and the Monument to the Sun. During your outing, pause to taste some unique Maraschino cherry liquor and other locally made sweets.
Zadar | Rab Island
Begin the day at Rab Island. Gaze at its medieval walls and ancient stone lanes, bell towers and pretty squares. Spy local artists painting in outdoor settings and taste Rapska torta, or Rab cake. Learn the legend behind this famous pastry. The ship overnights here.
Rab Island | Krk Island | Opatija
Depart Rab Island on your way to Opatija. En route, stop in at Krk Island, Croatia’s largest island, which sits in the middle of Kvarner Bay. Enjoy lunch on the ship while sailing to Opatija. Raise a toast to your sailing adventure at a Farewell Reception and Dinner on board the ship.
Opatija | Plitvice National Park | Zagreb
After breakfast, disembark the ship in Opatija. Head inland, stopping at Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases crystal lakes, shimmering cascades and an enchanting forest. Take in the sights of this whimsical world on its well-marked paths and spy some of the region’s endemic species. Continue your journey to the capital city of Zagreb and check in to the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
The day is free to make your own discoveries in Zagreb, or join the Elective Activity to the “Croatian Countryside.” If you choose to stay in Zagreb, perhaps visit a buzzing market to sample honeys, fresh breads and other locally made goods. Or, visit a museum. Zagreb’s top-notch museums are insightful and full of history! Gather for a celebratory Farewell Reception and Dinner tonight.
Broaden your knowledge about Croatia’s fascinating and complex history; then set off to discover Zagreb’s many treasures. Tucked between the sparkling Sava River and the forested slopes of Mount Medvednica, this metropolis wows visitors with distinctive architecture, lively squares, a booming food culture and colorful murals. Take in the sights of St. Mark’s Church in the beautifully preserved Upper Town and stroll through Mirogoj Cemetery, designed by architect Hermann Bollé. Gather for a celebratory Farewell Reception and Dinner tonight.
Depart for your home city
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell and head for home.
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