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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Venice Simplon Orient Express and Luxury Croatia Cruise

Travel in unparalleled luxury on board the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice, enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in the most romantic city in the world, and cruise amongst the exquisite jewels of the stunning Croatian coast

Fly Cruise
10 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Gondola in Venice
  • Orient Express
  • Orient Express
  • Grand Canal in Venice
  • Rovinj, Croatia
  • St James' Cathedral, Sibernik
  • Sibernik, Croatia
  • Trogir, Croatia
  • Vis, Croatia
  • Korcula, Croatia
  • Hvar, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Exclusive Blue Water Package!

Venice Simplon Orient Express and Luxury Croatia Cruise Special Offer

Journey on the opulent Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express from London for a luxurious overnight trip to Venice, then enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in this magical city before discovering the breathtaking Adriatic coastline on board Crystal Esprit, an intimate, all-inclusive boutique yacht.

Cruise from Venice to the steep cobbled streets and lively piazzas of Rovinj, the medieval city of Sibenik, tiny historic Trogir with its Romanesque and Renaissance architecture and the beautiful authentic island of Vis.

Explore the natural beauty of the island of Hvar then sail to Korčula with its ancient monuments, before arriving in magnificent Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.

CR767 Operated by Crystal Cruises


Orient Express and Luxury Croatia Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - London (UK) - Paris (France)

Board the Belmond British Pullman train at London Victoria station. Sit back and enjoy brunch served with a Bellini whilst travelling through the Kentish countryside. After crossing the Channel board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by skilled French chefs. After dinner retire to your cabin, which has now been transformed into a cosy bedroom.

Day 2 - Paris – Venice (Italy)

Awake to the magnificent mountain and countryside scenery as breakfast is served in your cabin at a time to suit you. Spend the morning relaxing in your cabin or in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests. Enjoy a leisurely three-course lunch which is served in another one of the beautiful restaurant cars then while away the afternoon admiring the passing scenery. Later, afternoon tea is served in your cabin before the train crosses the Venetian Lagoon. Disembark in Venice and transfer to the hotel.

Day 3 - Venice

Rising from the waters of the Laguna Veneta, Venice is considered one of the world's most enchanting cities and is legendary for its labyrinthine network of canals. Stroll through the city’s streets and alleyways, explore colourful marketplaces or enjoy a gondola ride through the winding canals.

Day 4 - Venice

Embark Crystal Esprit in Venice.

Day 5 - Rovinj (Croatia)

Rovinj is a pretty and interesting old town with small squares bordered by Gothic and Venetian palaces. Learn about the Roman history of Veliki Brijun, enjoy a horseback ride to the village of Manjadvorci or experience a zipline adventure through a deep gorge in Pazin.

Day 6 - Sibenik

Sibenik boasts a collection of remarkable architecture, including the Cathedral of St. James, built completely in stone between 1431 and 1536 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city rises up from the harbour in a charming maze of narrow medieval alleys and squares. Discover the history and impressive landmarks of nearby Zadar on a guided tour, or enjoy breathtaking scenery on a trip that features the Krka River, a chance to admire beautiful waterfalls and a stop at one of the many small ethnographic museums.

Day 7 - Trogir

Located on a small island, the city of Trogir has a history that reaches back to the 3rd century BC, when it was founded by the Greeks. Later influenced by the Romans and Venetians, Trogir is like an open-air museum, scattered with churches, palaces, towers and fortifications, and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a full day excursion to discover Trogir and visit Split’s Old Town or opt for the ziplining tour through the breathtaking scenery of the Cetina River Canyon.

Day 8 - Vis

The tiny isle of Vis offers a taste of Mediterranean authenticity with its traditional fishing villages, pretty pebble beaches and the ever-present blue waters of the Adriatic. Board a small boat to explore the unique beauty of the Blue Cave and visit the quaint fishing village of Komiza, or explore the town of Vis by bike.

Day 9 - Hvar

This small island offers limestone towns that sparkle amid green hills and beaches that melt into the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Discover the island’s natural beauty and historical significance with a half-day outing featuring visits to the island’s oldest city, Stari Grad, and the imposing fortress overlooking Hvar Town or enjoy a 4x4 off-roading experience with stops at two wineries for wine tasting.

Day 10 - Korčula

Korčula’s island interior is crowned with rocky hills and pine forests whilst the shore boasts secluded coves, broad sands and beautiful bays. The town of Korčula is the historical, cultural and political centre of the island and is home to monuments such as the Treasury of the Abbey, the City Museum and the Museum of Icons. Head to the picturesque Peljesac Peninsula and taste some of the vintages on a visit to a local winery.. Alternatively, indulge in a yacht cruise to the delightful island of Mljet with its inland salt-water lakes, old Benedictine monastery and legend of Odysseus.

Day 11 - Dubrovnik - UK

Disembark Crystal Esprit in Dubrovnik and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night luxury cruise on Crystal Esprit
  • Overnight London to Venice on Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express
  • 2-night Venice hotel stay
  • Flight from Dubrovnik to UK
  • Choice of complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore in most ports
  • Yacht marina with complimentary watersports including snorkelling, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking and jet skiing
  • Complimentary beverages including fine wines, champagne and premium spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffees and bottled water
  • In-suite bar stocked to preference
  • Personal Butler Service
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Bicycles for independent exploration ashore
  • In-suite iPad, plus satellite TV and movies
  • Etro bathrobes and slippers, 100% Egyptian cotton linens and pillow menu