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Discover Croatia's Dalmatian coast on board a luxury yacht.
Discover the natural beauty of Croatia and its iconic coastline on a luxurious yacht cruise. Glide through the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic on board an exclusively chartered yacht. Relax on deck with a cool drink and when the ship drops anchor, take a dip in a deserted little bay.
Riviera Travel's luxury yachts carry up to just 40 guests, with shore excursions included. Visiting picturesque ports and islands which are less accessible to larger vessels, allows you to experience a quieter, but equally beautiful side of the Dalmatian Coast.
Croatia is a unique country with diverse cultural influences, stunning natural beauty, and an incredible coastline. The Dalmatian coastline has dramatic cliff faces overlooking the emerald-blue waters of the Adriatic Sea for hundreds of miles.
It’s not just the stunning scenery that brings tourists here. Take in the historic cities of Split and Dubrovnik. Sample local delicacies like Pag cheese and cherry liqueur Maraschino.
Croatia has a Mediterranean atmosphere, extraordinary beauty, and equally remarkable history and architecture. A veritable crossroads of Western and Eastern influences thanks to its geographical position, it was ruled in turn by the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman, Habsburg and French Empires - occupied by Germany and Italy during World War II and then absorbed into the republic of Yugoslavia. After the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the virtual end of communism in Europe, Croatia finally gained independence in 1991.
Your tour of Croatia will reflect the very best of this proud country’s fascinating past and idyllic natural wonders. There are no fewer than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia. It has its own very special feel and spirit of place, too – from colourful red and white embroidered national costumes to giant Easter eggs, sword dances, cheese, liqueurs and ubiquitous gingerbread hearts.
The legendary Dalmatian coastline will be a real highlight of your Croatia tour. Hundreds of miles of dramatic limestone cliffs and lush pine forests plunge down to the sapphire blue waters of the Adriatic, studded with medieval fishing villages and tiny islands. Krka Valley is equally stunning, with its magnificent waterfalls and lakes that change in colour from turquoise and azure blue to vibrant green and steely grey.
See the wonderfully untouched baroque delights of Dubrovnik, (the pearl of the Adriatic according to Byron), the vast palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split, and the amazing stone bridge, 16th-century mosques and Turkish houses of Mostar. Your tour of Croatia even extends to nearby Montenegro with its dramatic mountain scenery, beautiful coastline and sleepy villages – a step back in time that cries out to be discovered.
Split, Dubrovnik & the Splendours of Dalmatia
May to October 2024 from £1699pp
Enjoy this seven-night cruise on the four-star MS Adriatic Sun and discover Emperor Diocletian’s monumental Roman palace on your expert-led tour of Split. Admire one of the Adriatic’s best-preserved medieval ports on a guided tour of Korcula. Explore Hvar along with medieval fishing villages in secret coves on the most seductive of Croatia's islands.
Your cruise includes:
Return flights from a choice of regional airports
7 nights on the four-star MS Adriatic Sun, cruising the southern Dalmatian coast
Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 2 dinners plus the Captain’s Dinner
Services of our experienced Tour Manager
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers
7 guided tours and visits, including Dubrovnik, Split and the Emperor Diocletian’s palace, Hvar and Korčula, visits to Mljet and the islet of St Mary’s, Bol and Trstenik or Lumbarda
Swim stops in secluded, idyllic island locations
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For more info and to organise your trip contact Abbotts Travel
020 8989 9445 / firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in for a Riviera Travel brochure.