• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Dalmatian Coast
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Availability: ON REQUEST


  • 11 nights through Slovenia and Croatia, the best combination of land and sea!
  • Zagreb (Croatia Capital)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia Capital)
  • Lake Bled
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park (UNESCO)
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (UNESCO)
  • Brač Island (Bol, with the famous Golden Horn / Zlatni Rat beach)
  • Hvar Island
  • Korčula Island
  • Mljet Island National Park
  • Old City of Dubrovnik (UNESCO)
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12 days from Zagreb, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Bol, Hvar Town, Vis, Blue Cave, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik

Join our special creation of this Discover Slovenia & Croatia Tour and Cruise Combo
This is one of the most comprehensive cruise/tour combos
One-way from Zagreb to Dubrovnik
Half-board meals, transfers and standard excursions package included.
Including Croatia's capital, Slovenia's highlights, and the Dalmatian coast including Vis and the Blue Cave


Open age tour and cruise combo, though usually clients are more couples, mature solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. No triple cabins on this ship. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.


12 days from Zagreb, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Split, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Blue Cave, Korcula, Mljet and to Dubrovnik

Included in land portion:
• Arrival transfer from Airport
• All transfers as per itinerary, with A/C coach
• English speaking Croatian tour leader throughout the itinerary
• 1 night in Zagreb hotel 4star with breakfast and dinner
• 1 night in Bled hotel 4star, with breakfast and dinner
• 1 night in Plitvice hotel 3star, with breakfast and dinner
• 1 night in Split hotel 4star, with breakfast and dinner
• Guided tours of Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Split
• Entrance fee for Plitvice Lakes National Park

Hotel Panorama Zagreb star
Hotel Park Bled 4star
Hotel Plitvice Etno Garden 3star
Hotel Cornaro Split 4star

Included cruise portion:

8 days from Split, Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Blue Cave, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

• Arrival transfer from airport (shared)
• Departure transfer to airport (shared)
• 7 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned cabin with ensuite
• Bath towels & linen changed mid-week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Professional Cruise Manager (English-speaking)
• Luggage handling
• Free Wi-Fi onboard

Meals Included:
• Welcome Reception and Dinner
• Captain’s Dinner
• Breakfast buffet daily, including regular tea/coffee
• 6 lunches with 3 courses
• Unlimited drinking water dispenser onboard
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Ston Oyster Tasting experience

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Guided Walking Tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
• Professional English-speaking Local Guide for all Walking Tours
• Wireless headset system for walking tours
• Blue Cave Entrance Fee (weather permitting)
• Daily swim stops (weather permitting)

• Port Tax €60pp/week - obligatory (pay onboard)
• Tips and gratuities
• Coffee/tea other than at breakfast
• Any other drinks and meals not listed
• Transfers to/from accommodation
• Beach towel hire

#Optional Excursions:
• Mljet National Park Entrance Fee: ~€25pp


DAY 1 Tuesday ZAGREB; 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. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

DAY 2 Wednesday ZAGREB – LAKE BLED; 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. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. Early afternoon departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views, and a well-known sweet treat. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of 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. After Ljubljana 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. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

Morning departure towards Split. Check in at hotel in Split. Overnight in Split.


DAY 1: SPLIT - Cruise Embarkation (B, WD)
Breakfast at hotel and check out. Transfer to Split Port for embarkation. Cabins will be ready for you from 2pm. However, if arriving early, you'll be able to safely deposit your luggage aboard the ship. After settling in, join our local guide for a walking tour of Split, showing us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. In the evening, we will serve the Welcome Dinner aboard the ship and your Cruise Manager will introduce you to the crew. Overnight in Split.
# Included: Walking Tour of Split around 16.00hrs
# Welcome Reception around 19.30hrs, followed by Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: HVAR (B, L)
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for the island of Brač. Before lunch onboard, you will have time to enjoy a swim stop along the beautiful Brač island. After the swim stop, we continue on our way towards the town of Hvar, on the south side of the eponymous island, the longest island in Croatia, the sunniest in all Europe (2724 hours of sunshine per year) and undeniably among the most beautiful islands in the world. Upon arrival join the guided walking tour of Hvar and learn why this amazing town is a must see on the historical map of Croatia. Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. You can always get some good tips for local restaurants or points of interest from your Cruise Manager on all our overnight stops. Overnight on Hvar.
# Note: port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad because of the limited capacity of Hvar harbour. In that case, a transfer to and from Hvar will be provided for you.
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

DAY 3: VIS (B, L)
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for the island of Vis. With lunch served onboard, we will enjoy a swim stop at the Paklinski Islands. The island of Vis, formerly a major naval base, was closed to tourists from 1945 until the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 90's, which helped preserve the authentic appearance of its villages. We will arrive in Vis in the afternoon and you will be free to explore the quaint town and enjoy its many treasures. We suggest a visit to the Archaeological Museum, located in the old Austrian fort Gospina batarija (Batteria della Madona) right on the shoreline or just a simple stroll along the seaside promenade as most of the bars and restaurants are located along it so you are sure to find a lovely place to have dinner. Overnight in Vis.

DAY 4: Blue Cave - KORČULA (B, L)
In the morning, before breakfast, we sail towards Biševo and the unique natural phenomenon that is the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave is a wonder of the Adriatic Sea and the most attractive sight of the island of Vis, and you will get to see for yourself why so many people visit it each year. After the visit to the Blue Cave, we set sail for Korčula, stopping along the way for a swim and lunch served on board. In the afternoon we arrive to Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our local guide will take you on a unique tour of the old town of Korčula. You will hear many interesting stories and legends about the city and the life of Marco Polo, the most famous son of Korčula. The casual approach to discovering the history and culture of Korčula will surely delight you. In the evening, we suggest you enjoy dinner in one of Korčula's many exquisite restaurants. Overnight in Korčula.
# Included: Blue Cave Entrance (weather permitting)
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula

Early in the morning, we depart for Mljet, one of the most beautiful and the most densely forested islands of the Adriatic. Isolated and untouched, the island is know for its mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests. Take in the rich flora and fauna, and peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of natural surroundings. Upon arrival in Pomena, a visit to the National Park encompassing most of the island is offered. The park's highlights are the two saltwater lakes - the Little Lake and the Big Lake with its Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. This evening you are invited to the Captain's Dinner aboard the ship. Overnight in Pomena.
# Optional: Mljet National Park Entrance
# Included: Captain's Dinner onboard

DAY 6: SLANO (B, L, T)
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for Slano. On our way to Slano, we will stop for a swim in one of many picturesque bays dotting the coast. Upon arrival to Slano, we will embark on our gastronomic adventure in Ston, well known for its extensive medieval walls and long tradition of oyster farming, spanning over 2000 years. A short boat ride to the oyster farm in the middle of the bay and, with a glass of wine in hand, we'll be tasting this natural aphrodisiac straight from the sea. Talk about a gourmet's dream! We return to our ship in the late afternoon spend the night in Slano, where we will have the evening free to relax and enjoy the sunset. Overnight in Slano.
# Included: Oyster tasting in Ston

The last stop on our trip is Dubrovnik, a city that will welcome you with open arms, as it does for visitors from all parts of the world. Surrounded by its fabled medieval walls, Dubrovnik is widely known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Upon arrival we will partake in a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO protected old town, acquainting you with its most important monuments and hidden spots. After the walking tour, we leave you to explore the city on your own for the evening. Make your own way back to the ship at Gruž Harbour (by taxi, bus, or uber), when you are ready. As is true every day, your Cruise Manager can offer some local knowledge and help you with restaurant suggestions for dinner, or bars to enjoy a drink in the evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik (including transfer to Old Town)

DAY 8: DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)
After breakfast, it will be time to check out. We hope to see you soon on board again soon! You must vacate your cabin by 9am, but if your departure is later you can leave your luggage onboard until it’s time for your transfer. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am-9am. Gruz port has the main bus/coach station 50m across the road, with a storage kiosk if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your luggage.

B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, T-Tasting, WD-Welcome Dinner, CD-Captains 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 Tuesday ZAGREB; D
  • DAY 2 Wednesday ZAGREB – LAKE BLED; B, D
  • DAY 4 Friday PLITVICE – SPLIT; B,
  • DAY 1: SPLIT - Cruise Embarkation (B, WD)
  • DAY 2: HVAR (B, L)
  • DAY 3: VIS (B, L)
  • DAY 4: Blue Cave - KORČULA (B, L)
  • DAY 5: MLJET NP (B, L, CD)
  • DAY 6: SLANO (B, L, T)
  • DAY 8: DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)