The Adriatic by Yacht and Plitvice Lakes

Start: London Gatwick Finish: London Gatwick

Visiting: Croatia

Duration: 6 Nights

Tour Operator: Great Rail Journeys

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Tour Overview

Be dazzled by the islands and cities of the sparkling Dalmatian Coast on this relaxing yacht cruise. Swim in pristine, secluded coves, discover the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park and experience the splendor of magnificent Dubrovnik.


  • iconGuided tours of Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Split
  • iconTime at leisure to explore Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • iconSwim stops in secluded idyllic island locations
  • iconExcursion to the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park with a guided tour
  • iconVisit to Mljet National Park with a walk around the Great lake and the Small Lake
  • iconTime at leisure to explore Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • iconGuided tours of Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Split

Places You'll See



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icon Day 1 : Days 1-3 - London, Split, and Plitvice Lakes National Park

We fly from London Gatwick to Split, where we check into our hotel. After a free morning on Day 2 we take the train to Plitvice Lakes National Park. We enjoy dinner this evening at our hotel.

On Day 3 we take a guided tour of the lakes, enjoying an energetic walk around the beautiful emerald waters, all connected by cascading waterfalls. We return to Split to board our ship for seven nights, where we meet our Cruise Director before a welcome reception.

icon Day 4 - Brač and Hvar

After a delicious breakfast on board, we set sail for the stunning island of Brač, where we have time for a walk along the breathtaking seafront, and the option to swim at the stunning Zlatni Rat Beach, one of the most iconic locations in Croatia. Recognised as one of the most stunning beaches in all of Europe, its unique shape has earned it the epithet "the Golden Horn."

After lunch on board, we continue to the lively island of Hvar, where we visit its eponymous port town. The buildings here retain a sand-swept façade and the town square, a fairytale paved piazza overlooked by Hvar's lovely cathedral, is a particularly photogenic place to enjoy. A guided tour introduces us to the historic sights of the town before we enjoy an evening at leisure. We moor in Hvar for the night.

icon Day 5 - To Korčula

Our cruise continues early this morning, as we set sail for historic Korčula, stopping along the way to swim in the brilliant waters of the Adriatic. The birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo, Korčula sits like a diamond on the Dalmatian coastline, its white-grey houses and terracotta roofs contrasting with the blues of the Adriatic. We have a guided walking tour of the town, seeing its many cultural and historical monuments, before some free time to continue discovering its charms.

icon Day 6 - Dubrovnik

This morning we set sail for the "Pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik, stopping on the way for another refreshing swim break in the sparkling ocean. This afternoon we are treated to a walking tour of majestic Dubrovnik. The city has seen a resurgence in tourism in recent years, with its use as a filming location in HBO's Game of Thrones heightening its already alluring appeal. The Old Town here charms visitors with its splendour, and its collection of narrow streets, lined with cafés and restaurants, are part of a UNESCO listed site. Orange-tinged terracotta roofs, domed spires and ancient walls abound, and simply walking through the ancient streets here is a delight. We embark on a guided sightseeing tour, seeing the Old Town, the 15th century Onofrio's Fountain and the Old Port, before an evening to explore at leisure. Perhaps walk along the ancient fortified walls for views out across the bay. You are free to make your own way back to the ship.

icon Day 7 - Mljet National Park

We leave Dubrovnik this morning and cruise to Mljet National Park, enjoying lunch on board along with a further swim stop. We arrive in the heart of the National Park, where two connected salt-water lakes and a collection of small, verdant islands are ringed by turquoise waters and enveloped in the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. We enjoy a walk around the footpaths surrounding the Great Lake and the Small Lake, taking in the breathtaking scenery and outstanding natural majesty of the area.

icon Day 8 - Pučišća.

This morning we cruise to the stunning coastal town of Pučišća on Brač island, pausing en route for a relaxing swim in one of the stunning, secluded coves of Pelješac Peninsula. We arrive in the pretty town this afternoon. Pučišća is renowned for its beauty, with white limestone buildings and a stunning, dramatic cobalt bay. We enjoy a magnificent captain's dinner on board tonight.

icon Day 7 : Days 9-10 - Split and home

This morning we depart for Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast, via the attractive port town of Omiš. We sail into Split and embark on a guided walking tour, taking in the town's impressive Roman and medieval heritage, before some time at leisure to explore.

Split has a rich history, emerging from a Greek settlement founded between the 3rd and 4th centuries. Diocletian's Palace complex, a magnificent palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century, holds UNESCO World Heritage status and is one of the most important areas in Split. The thriving limestone and marble palace ruins form around half of the Old Town of Split, and people continue to live, work, and shop within the ancient walls. Back on board our luxurious yacht, we enjoy a final farewell dinner this evening.

On Day 10 we transfer to Split airport. On arrival in the UK, our holiday comes to an end.

What's Included

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    2 nights’ hotel accommodation

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    Return flights from London Gatwick to Split

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    All rail and coach travel throughout your tour

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    Standard Class Rail

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    7-night cruise aboard MV San Antonio

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    The services of a professional Tour Manager in Plitvice Lakes, and Cruise Manager on board ship

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Great Rail Journeys requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

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