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Croatia Cruising, Croatia

Dalmatian Coast Cruising

  • TAILOR-MADE

Duration

11 Days

Prices Start from

£2,950 ex. flights

This eleven-night holiday, including a small ship cruise, is perfect for people that like to explore and enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers. Speckled with islands and national parks, there is plenty of opportunity for land-based exploration, including Rab and Korcula, as well as discovering hidden coves with crystal clear blue waters.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia 1

Split

Discover the city of Split, the former Imperial Resident of Roman Emperor Diocletian

Hvar Harbour, Croatia 2

Islands

Visit Rab and Hvar, islands rich in Venetian history preserved behind 13th century medieval walls

Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing, Brac Island, Croatia 3

Korcula Vineyards

Stroll through the best family run Grk producers in Lumbarda Village

Boka Bay, Kotor, Montenegro, Croatia 4

Kotor - Montenegro

The best way to approach its shores is through its ancient fjord like bays

Why we like it

This trip combines the best of land and sea voyages – and two of the Dalmatian coast’s most popular destinations – Kotor and Dubrovnik. Stay just steps away from the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik before the cruise. Island hopping in Croatia is a given with over 40,000 islands, however, it can be quite complicated and extremely busy by public ferry. A small ship has the ability to reach beautiful islands at sunrise with total ease, before the crowds. Wildlife hotspots that cannot be accessed from the land can be reached, such as the dolphins off the Hvar coast.

 

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 2
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 3
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 4
    Dubrovnik - Split
  • Day 5
    Split - Rab
  • Day 6
    Rab - Sibenik
  • Day 7
    Sibenik - Hvar - Korcula
  • Day 8
    Korcula
  • Day 9
    Korcula - Kotor
  • Day 10
    Kotor - Dubrovnik
  • Day 11
    Dubrovnik
Kotor, Montenegro, Croatia
Montenegro, Croatia

Why Choose MY Callisto

The MY Callisto allows the opportunity to intimately explore the unique Dalmatian coastline, accessing unspoiled coves, atolls, and villages accessible by small ship only. Excursions are designed to give guests an insight into the way of life of the locals without being obtrusive. At the same time, they will also visit the major sites and “must see” places including local wildlife reserves. The ship applies environmentally friendly management systems and has a no single plastic policy on board. Due to their small group sizes, they have a low environmental impact on the destinations they visit. Not all supplies can be carried so sourced from local producers making this a valuable contribution to the local economy.

Kotor Bay, Montenegro
Montenegro

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor

Located right at the end of the bay, tucked into the fjord-like waterway backed by mountains, the old medieval city of Kotor features stunning fortifications including the city walls and the Baroque church of St Blaise. Rise early on the approach into Kotor. It is a photographers dream. On land, climb the city walls to the old fort. This is rough underfoot, but worth the 1350 steps to the top.

Aerial view, Croatia coast, Rab Island
Croatia

Steppes Value Add

On selected sailings in 2020 save over £700 per person when booked early with us. Steppes Travel will also arrange a 50 Euro credit onboard.

 

Hvar's Theatre

Hvar’s public theatre, founded in 1612, saw it become the first civic theatre in Europe. After being restored and reopened in 2017, today Hvar’s theatre is open to the public and is now the home to the Gallery of Contemporary Art. Well worth a visit.

Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing, Brac Island, Croatia
Brac Island, Croatia

Wines from Korcula Island

With other 40,000 winemakers in Croatia, Korcula is well known for its white wines. Explore the unique grape, Grk, that grows only in Lumbarda. The origins have been traced back to the 4th Century BC when the Greeks brought the vines to Korcula. This is a dry white wine and can be tasted in many of the family-run vineyards in Lumbarda, including Milna-Bire. Often these vineyards have been in the family for as long as 300 years. Grapes are harvested from mid-August into September. Grapes are handpicked still by the extended family, and if visiting during the harvest season why not lend a hand. There is an exciting option to cycle from Korcula town on a self-guided cycling tour to visit the wineries if you can control the wobble on your return.

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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