Croatian Island Discovery - 9 day Small Ship Cruise from Dubrovnik to Optija aboard Lady Eleganza.
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
• Visit the traditional village of Radošić to sample local delights and see a cultural performance
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, be met at the airport and transfer to your ship, the newly-launched cruising yacht MV Lady Eleganza, The ship was designed and built in Croatia, specially for cruising the Adriatic Coast. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner before overnighting in this magnificent town.
Stay: Eight Nights, MV Lady Eleganza
This morning in Dubrovnik set out for a guided tour of the medieval walled city. Then set sail and perhaps stop for a swim on the island of Jakljan. Later on, continue cruising to Mljet, one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by the Venetian Republic. During a tour of its national park, discover its pristine turquoise lakes.
Today arrive in Korčula, Marco Polo's birthplace, where you will stroll along medieval streets flanked with palaces. Then head from the coast to one of Croatia's main islands, fascinating Vis. The island was used as a military base for the Yugoslav army and only opened up to tourism in 1989. This long isolation and lack of development is the island’s main attraction, ensuring it is filled with untouched beauty. Enjoy dinner on board as your ship moors overnight. You also have the option to experience life like the locals and visit a lively cafe or tavern onshore after your meal.
Today depart from Vis and sail to Hvar, and take a short coach ride across the island to the stunning Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. Start in the iconic main square, the largest piazza in Dalmatia, then see the cathedral and the Franciscan Monastery. Continue to the Benedictine Nunnery, where we hear about the aloe lace still produced by the nuns. Return to the ship for lunch and spend the afternoon in Hvar. Perhaps take an after-dinner stroll through the town, and visit a tavern or a cafe.
Sail to Šibenik and then head to beautiful Krka National Park. Here, explore the dramatic waterfalls, where the highlight is Skradinski buk, a large natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and countless cascades at the other as the rushing river forces its way through a barrier of tiny islets. Take a walk along wooden jetties and bridges to admire the falls, and the unique flora and fauna.
Travel to the traditional village of Radošić. Sample local brandy and home-made doughnuts on arrival, then watch as the locals perform a dance that has been passed down through generations since the 18th century. Afterwards, enjoy a cooking demonstration of how the villagers make their bread, before a tour of the village and a meal.
After your Signature Experience cruise among the 140 islands that make up the Kornati archipelago, teeming with natural beauty, coves and clear blue waters. Cruise around the islands then perhaps enjoy a swim from the ship's rear deck.
This morning enjoy a guided walk of Zadar's well-preserved Old Town, Roman columns, Romanesque churches and Renaissance palaces. Continue to Pag, where you will have another chance to swim in the stunning Adriatic Sea straight off the spacious rear deck of your ship. The
MV Lady Eleganza will dock here overnight, giving you a chance to explore the pleasures of the city after the busy daytime crowds
Arrive in Rab and meander through the narrow old alleys of the picturesque Old Town. Then sail to the beautiful island of Krk, where weather permitting, your ship will drop its anchor so you can enjoy a swim straight from the deck of the ship. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
After a final breakfast, say a fond goodbye to the MV Lady Eleganza and its crew before a transfer from Opatija to Zagreb Airport for your onward flight.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
29 September, 2021 to 07 October, 2021
Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 49 metres
Passenger Capacity: 34
Savour the all-inclusive lifestyle aboard the MV Lady Eleganza, which has been custom-made for exploring the coastlines of Croatia and Montenegro.
Designed especially for the Adriatic Coast and newly built for the 2021 cruising season - An intimate cruising experience with just 34 guests on board - Dock overnight in every port and step ashore to explore coastal towns - Enjoy complimentary drinks and excellent dining on board - Take in the stunning coastal scenery from up on the sun deck - Be well looked after by a close-knit, experienced crew
An Informal & Intimate Experience
Savour the informal onboard atmosphere and skip the queues while embarking and disembarking. As night falls, choose to dine ashore and experience Croatia's glamorous harbours and towns without the crowds, once the bigger cruise ships have departed. The MV Lady Eleganza is one of the few vessels her size able to sail to Montenegro and its magnificent Bay of Kotor.
Food & Beverage Aboard
From locally inspired meals and al fresco lunches to sumptuous breakfasts and more, experience a range of dining experiences. All meals are included, and a wide range of included beverages are served at your discretion.
Facilities on Board
Whether enjoying the air-conditioned lounge and bar or reclining on a sunbed up on the sun deck, you can relax and unwind anywhere on board. Leap straight into the Adriatic Sea from the spacious swimming deck at the stern of MV Lady Eleganza. The ship also features a state-of-the-art infotainment system, stand-up paddle boards, an outdoor dining area and barbecue.
Your Captain & Crew
The experienced captain and crew are a small, close-knit team with expert knowledge of the Adriatic Coast. Your comfort and security are their first priority at all times.
Voyage on board in selected cabin category
Meals as per the itinerary
Airport transfers on the first and last day of the itinerary
Selected beverages on board
Wi-fi on board (Subject to coverage)
• Experiences in 13 destinations
• Expert APT Cruise Director
• Finest dining – a total of 23 meals – with complimentary onboard beverages served at your discretion
• Eight nights on a Small Ship cruise, the MV Lady Eleganza
• Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
International and domestic airfares unless otherwise stated
Passport and visa costs where applicable
Meals and beverages ashore unless otherwise stated
Optional shore excursions where applicable
Gratuities for land guides
Any items of a personal nature