• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Slovenia & Croatia, Zagreb to Split
  • Duration: 11 days (Wed-Sat)
  • Availability: WEDNESDAYS, fortnightly departures


  • Tour overland through beautiful Zagreb, Lake Bled and Plitvice Lakes
  • Discover the charming Croatian coastline and islands at a relaxed pace with a small group
  • Indulge all your senses, see inspiring destinations and small fishermen’s villages
  • Explore cosy restaurants on shore in the evenings for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine
  • Breakfast and lunch included on the cruise
  • Captain's Dinner included
  • Fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
  • Deluxe ship with jacuzzi on the sundeck
  • Sightseeing includes Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
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11 days from Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Plitvice, Split, Vis, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar and back to Split

This tour/cruise combo combines the best of everything!
Tour through the best of Croatia and Slovenia for 3 nights
Then cruise the Adriatic on this superb return cruise for 7 fabulous nights
Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons
Our island hopping cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian Coast
Enjoy the rich cultural history of the region with sightseeing excursions

2025 dates available!


One of our most popular combos!

Open-age tour and cruise combo, though usually clients are more couples, solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-70yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use. Triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and are on the Lower Deck.

Join us for this comprehensive tour and cruise combo that covers the best of Slovenia and Croatia in one! Tour overland for the first 3 nights to visit the gorgeous natural sights of Lake Bled and Plitvice Lakes, as well as the baroque beauties of Zagreb and Ljubljana. Then head to the Dalmatian coast to join your deluxe cruise for 7 nights, where your hotel moves with you as you relax and enjoy everything the gorgeous islands of the Adriatic sea have to offer. Sightseeing tours of the historical towns of Split, Korcula, Hvar and Dubrovnik are included. Relax onboard during the day and spend the afternoons and evenings exploring these gorgeous towns and sampling the local cuisine.


11 days from Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Split, Hvar, Vela Luka, Mljet, Slano, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Korcula, Makarska, Pucisca and back to Split

• Arrival Transfer from Zagreb Airport or hotel
• Departure transfer to Split Airport or hotel
• Air-conditioned vehicle for land tour with English-speaking driver
• Experienced English-speaking Tour Leader for land tour
• 9 crew members onboard, including an English-speaking Cruise Manager
• 3 nights Accommodation in hotels as listed
• 7 nights Accommodation onboard in a Deluxe cabin with ensuite and air-conditioning
• Towels change every second day on cruise
• Bed linen change mid-week on cruise
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free Wi/Fi onboard

Meals Included:
• 3 hotel buffet breakfasts on the tour
• 3 hotel dinners on the tour
• Welcome Dinner on the cruise
• Captain's Dinner on the cruise
• 7 buffet breakfasts on the cruise
• 5 lunches on the cruise
• Complimentary regular coffee/tea all day long
• Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser available onboard

Sightseeing and Tours Included:
• Locally-guided Walking Tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Plitvice Lakes on the tour
• Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes, Split Historical Complex
• Locally-guided Walking Tours of Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Hvar on the cruise
• One-way transfer from Gruz to Old Town in Dubrovnik

Hotel list for land portion:
• Zagreb: Hotel Astoria 4star or similar
• Ljubljana: Hotel Lev 4star or similar
• Plitvice: Hotel Jezero 3star or similar

• Port Taxes €55pp - obligatory (pay onboard))
• Meals not listed
• Drinks/beverages not listed
• Gratuities, tips and incidentals
• Weekly Beach towel hire on cruise: €20/pp (optional)

# Optional Supplements (pay onboard):
• Mljet Island National Park Entrance Fee: ~€25/pp
• Biševo Island: including guide, transfer, entrance fee for Blue Cave (weather permitting)
• Honey and Gin tasting: including guide, transfer, tasting
• Cetina River: including: guide, transfer, snack

Check-in to your room from 14.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can leave their bags at Reception until their room is ready. Dinner and first overnight in hotel, so late arrivals are possible.

DAY 1: ZAGREB - Arrival; (D)
Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Late arrivals are possible as the first night is at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. See the noticeboard in Reception for details. Overnight in Zagreb.
# Included: Dinner at hotel
# Included: Arrival Transfer from Zagreb Airport or hotel

DAY 2: Zagreb Tour, then to LJUBLJANA (B, D)
Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Departure to Ljubljana. Afternoon guided tour of Ljubljana, Slovenian capital, where you will see the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ljubljana.
# Included: Breakfast at hotel
# Included: Dinner at hotel
# Included: Walking Tour of Zagreb
# Included: Walking Tour of Ljubljana

DAY 3: to Lake Bled, then to PLITVICE LAKES (B, D)
Departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps that ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. It’s like a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forests surrounding an emerald glacial lake. After Bled, we are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Plitvice area.
# Included: Breakfast at hotel
# Included: Dinner at hotel
# Included: Walking Tour of Bled

DAY 4: Plitvice Tour, then to SPLIT; (B, D) - Join your cruise
Morning walk around Plitvice Lakes; stroll along the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Departure to Split. Upon arrival, embark straight onto your Deluxe ship for the start of your 7 nights cruise. Our crew members and Cruise Director will warmly welcome you, acquainting you with safety protocols while indulging you with welcome drinks and snacks. In the afternoon, delve into the enchanting city of Split with our locally guided walking tour. Explore the ancient pathways of Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where architectural marvels from the Roman era await. Be awestruck by majestic of Saint Domnius Cathedral, and reveal the beauty of lively Peristyle Square, the historic Temple of Jupiter, and the vibrant Riva promenade, where the city comes alive along the waterfront. Welcome Dinner onboard to meet your fellow passengers. Overnight onboard your ship in Split port.
# Included: Breakfast at hotel
# Included: Plitvice Lakes Entrance Fee
# Included: Walking Tour of Split
# Included: Welcome Dinner onboard the ship

DAY 5: to VIS, with Blue Cave Excursion (B, L)
Departing early, you’ll set sail towards Vis Island. Along the way, we will stop for a swim near the Pakleni Islands, a breathtaking archipelago near the island of Hvar. With its hidden coves and pristine beaches, the Pakleni Islands are a paradise for boaters. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our journey towards Vis, arriving in the early afternoon. Once a secluded military enclave, Vis has opened its doors to the public in the past 25 years, revealing a treasure trove of spectacular scenery, renowned wines, and exquisite Dalmatian cuisine. Delve into the island's rich history and natural splendor at your own pace. Here you have the opportunity to join a trip to the island of Biševo, home to the mesmerizing Blue Cave. As sunlight permeates through the submerged crevices, casting an ethereal glow upon the limestone walls, the azure hues of the Blue Cave beckon you to behold its natural wonder. Spend the night in Vis, embracing its tranquil charm. Overnight in Vis Town Port.
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Lunch onboard
# Optional: Excursion to the Island of Biševo and Blue Cave (weather permitting)

DAY 6: to KORČULA (B, L)
Departing for the Island of Korčula with a pause for a swim and lunch in a picturesque secluded cove near Korčula before arriving in the afternoon. The town is known for its rich history and culture, including the captivating Moreska sword dance. Navigate the timeless charm of Korčula Town on a captivating walking tour. Begin at the historic Land Gate, then wander through narrow alleyways lined with Renaissance buildings and artisan shops. Admire the majestic Cathedral of St. Mark and stroll along the waterfront promenade, soaking in panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. Legend has it that Korčula is the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo, adding an extra layer of intrigue to its allure. You are also invited to join a special optional experience that includes a Gin and Honey tasting in a private household near Korčula. Overnight in Korčula.
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula
# Optional: Honey and Gin Tasting Excursion

Setting sail for Dubrovnik, you'll enjoy a revitalizing swim in the crystal-clear waters near Jakljan Island, followed by a delightful onboard lunch. Anticipate arriving in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon, ready to embrace the adventures that await. Upon arrival, we have transfer to the Old Town for our walking tour. Once in Dubrovnik, immerse yourself in the city's rich history and cultural heritage as you stroll through the Old Town with your local guide. After the tour, you are free to explore the Old Town at your leisure. Explore iconic sights such as the city walls, Stradun, Rector's Palace, and the city gates. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress, which offers breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Return to the ship at Gruz Harbour on your own anytime, buses, taxis and uber are readily available. Overnight in Dubrovnik, Gruz Harbour.
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik (including one-way transfer to Old Town)

DAY 8: to MLJET (B, CD Captain's Dinner )
Setting off for Mljet Island, you will reach Pomena during the morning. Join our optional excursion to visit the Mljet National Park, . The park is home to two stunning salt lakes connected with the sea via a narrow canal. The bigger lake hides a charming islet in its center with a 12th-century Benedictine monastery where you'll embark on a tour of. Renowned as one of Croatia’s national treasures, Mljet National Park enchants visitors with its lush greenery and pristine natural beauty, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or leisurely stroll along their shores. There are opportunities for walking and biking around the lakeshore. Following your exploration of the park, you'll have free time to further immerse yourself in the island's enchanting atmosphere this afternoon. In the evening, indulge in our Captain's Dinner onboard, a special culinary experience highlighting local flavors and specialties. Overnight in Mljet.
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Captain's Dinner onboard (approx 19.00hrs)
# Optional: Mljet National Park Entrance fee (with guided tour)

DAY 9: to Scedro, then to HVAR (B, L)
Embarking for Hvar Island, you'll enjoy a refreshing swim break in front of the scenic island of Šćedro. Lunch will be served onboard. Upon arrival in the charming town of Hvar in the afternoon, you can head on sightseeing of the town
  • . Hvar island is renowned as one of the sunniest places in Europe, and its town of Hvar stands as one of Croatia's oldest towns. Its rich history, stunning architecture, cobbled streets, and vibrant atmosphere enchant every visitor. Overnight in Hvar.

# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

DAY 10: to Brac, then to SPLIT (B, L)
Departing for Split, you'll make a stop at one of the picturesque villages on the Island of Brač for a refreshing swim. Lunch will be served onboard as we continue our journey, with arrival in Split expected in the afternoon hours. Split, once the residence of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, is a city steeped in history and vibrant energy. Within the walls of Diocletian's Palace, the city has flourished into a bustling hub filled with charming shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlors. If you haven’t had the time to partake tour on your first day, use this opportunity to explore the city with your guide and uncover its story. The town exudes a lively atmosphere, with cafes spilling out onto sun-drenched squares, inviting both locals and visitors to enjoy a leisurely coffee and soak in the vibrant ambiance.
We also suggest another option for your free time. Join us on the Cetina River tour, where you'll cruise along the Cetina River and experience its unique nature, as well as taste a snack from the Dalmatian hinterland. Overnight in Split.
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Lunch onboard
# Optional: Cetina River excursion

Day 11: SPLIT - Disembarkation (B)
Savor a farewell breakfast as you cherish the last moments of your cruise experience. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am. Transfer to the Airport or local (vehicle-accessible) hotel included. For those moving onwards today, Split port has the main bus/coach and train stations 50m across the road. There are plenty of luggage storage kiosks around if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your bags. Happy travels and we hope to see you again soon!
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Departure Transfer to Split Airport or hotel

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, CD-Captain's Dinner

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)


Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.


What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!


What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]



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  • DAY 1: ZAGREB - Arrival; (D)
  • DAY 2: Zagreb Tour, then to LJUBLJANA (B, D)
  • DAY 3: to Lake Bled, then to PLITVICE LAKES (B, D)
  • DAY 4: Plitvice Tour, then to SPLIT; (B, D) - Join your cruise
  • DAY 5: to VIS, with Blue Cave Excursion (B, L)
  • DAY 6: to KORČULA (B, L)
  • DAY 7: to DUBROVNIK (B, L)
  • DAY 8: to MLJET (B, CD Captain's Dinner )
  • DAY 9: to Scedro, then to HVAR (B, L)
  • DAY 10: to Brac, then to SPLIT (B, L)
  • Day 11: SPLIT - Disembarkation (B)