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12 DAYS •  TRUE SMALL GROUP TOURING •  UP TO 16 GUESTS

Amazing Croatia and the Greek Isles

Discover the stunning beauty of Croatia, the historicity of Athens, and the Island Vibes on Santorini and Mykonos
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From $7,879
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12 Day Croatia & the Greek Isles

12-Day Croatia & the Greek Isles Small Group Land Tour

An Epic Story 'Adventure by Land' beginning along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast with Split, Dubrovnik, and a grand finalé through the Greek Isles

    Perfectly Paced, Slow Travel through Croatia & Greece

    Imagine the ancient city of Split and the 'citadel-like' city of Dubrovnik. Now picture yourself walking through the Acropolis of Athens. And finally enjoying the sun and beautiful perspectives of the Greek Isles. This is STORY's Croatia & Greek Isles Tour.
  •   2020-2021 Year-Round Guaranteed Departures
  •   A True Small Group Tour limited to 16 Guests
  •   Local Expert Guides: Easy-to-understand, Friendly.
  •   Hosted by Story Tour Captain throughout your journey.
  •   Authentic Farm-to-Table Cuisine at unique family-owned restaurants with unlimited Premium Wines and Cocktails
  •   STORY's Handpicked Heart-of-City and Perfectly-positioned Hotels
  •   Internet WiFi Access for Story Guests


Discover the Story of Croatia and the Greek Isles Small Group Tour

You are invited to journey with us by 'land and sea' as we explore the incredible Croatia and the enchanting Greek Isles. All done the Story Way® with unique perspective experiences, immersion sightseeing all balanced with leisure time to maximize the island experience. Experience this unique itinerary with the world-class service from your Story Tour Captain that you've come to expect on an itinerary that truly captures the spirit, culture and people of Croatia and Greece.

We've combined the best these countries have to offer in this magnificent itinerary with 5-star boutique hotels, select sunset experiences onboard our Story yachts providing unique views of the cities and villages we'll be exploring.

THE STORY OF YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS - DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: International Flight Date

Today, you will depart the home airport on your Trans-Atlantic flight bound for Split, Croatia. Your flight is not included but you can request a best-rate fare from our Air Service.

More of the StoryArrive Early to Split, Croatia. Many Story guests prefer to arrive a day early to recover from their Transatlantic flight, and often extend at the end of their trip as well. Story provides a pre-tour or post-tour overnight hotel service and can make your reservation for you. 
Inquire here or call today 1 (877) 865-6711. 

Note: Day 1 is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel. Your small group tour commences on itinerary Day 2 upon arrival into Split, Croatia.


Day 2: Welcome to Croatia

Split, Croatia

Imagine a land of City Fortresses, Beautiful Scapes & Friendly People
One of Story Land & Sea®'s most requested True Small-Group tour vacations commences upon landing at the Split airport, enjoy our optional arrival transfer and make your way to our hotel in Split. 

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Light

STORY Exclusive —  Tonight, join the Tour Captain for a special welcome from one of our unique perspectives.

Your Small Group Tour Adventure is underway! Our special itinerary maximizes our time in the various villages, cities and islands we visit on this amazing land tour. After our reception, we'll walk to our Welcome Dinner in the heart of medieval Split.

food icon   STORY Way Dining
Continue the celebration of the journey's kick-off as you join your Tour Captain and fellow travelers at the Story Land & Sea® welcome dinner tonight..

About the Story Way: Slow Food: Locally grown, farm to table.
Our approach to dining is truly unique just like each of the regions of the countries we're traveling through. The local chefs and families are proud of their delicious dishes which hail from each of the regions in which Story travels.

Story Land & Sea®'s unique, off-the-beaten-path venues provide an immersion into authentic regional food and wine. Your Tour Captain will select a variety of appetizers, featuring regional cuisine, and will select your wine for the evening: a variety of red and white wine from the region you're traveling, and yes, "the wine flows." Then you will be presented with a menu with Story's top recommendations (where available) in tandem with the restaurant's primary menu. It's an intentionally slow evening of delight so you can savor the experience.

LODGING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY: There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story Land & Sea®'s Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages.

ACCOMMODATION, 2 Nights
Heritage Hotel Antique Split

About our Hotel in Split
This is the #1 rated luxury hotel in Split and features 8 rooms. Please make note Story's signature Magic Portage manages your suitcases so you don't have to when checking in and out of hotels and in between cities, except when utilizing air flights or security controlled transfers. Make note, there is no elevator in this property.

 


Day 3: Split Old Town

Split Old Town, Croatia

Experience with Expert STORY Guide
This morning's professionally guided Story walking tour of the city will feature the World Heritage Site of Diocletian's Palace, as well as the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Domnius (Katedrala Svetog Duje), the ruined Northern Palace Gate (Zlatna Vrata), the Papalic Palace (Papaliceva Palaca) and its attractive courtyard, and the Temple of Jupiter (Hram od Jupiter) with its giant columns and granite sphinx, amongst other ancient sites.

After the tour you will have the balance of the day at leisure as you explore this amazing city.

food icon Tonight, your Tour Captain will invite you to join them to an optional dinner or explore at leisure.


5 Island Speed Boat Tour featuring the Blue Cave & Hvar   $179 pp

$179 per person (Must arrive at least one day early to enjoy this excursion.) Explore five islands near the Croatian coast during this 10- to 12-hour speedboat sightseeing excursion from Split. Visit Hvar, Ravnik, Budikovac, Vis, and Biševo during your trip, stopping to enjoy highlights like the famous Blue Cave, the fishing village of Komiža, swimming and snorkeling in Stiniva Cove, and the historic town of Hvar, plus much more.

Game of Thrones Tour in Split     $109 pp

Get an insider's view of the HBO show 'Game of Thrones' filming locations by booking this entertaining 3.5-hour guided walking tour in Split. Get a behind-the-scenes look with your local guide, learning about the spots in the fictional city of Meereen and the fortress of Klis. End up at Diocletian's Palace, located smack in the center of Split. Learn fun facts about the show as well as some juicy medieval gossip. See Klis Fortress where Daenerys Targaryen launched an attack on the mountaintop city of Meereen. Explore Diocletian's Palace, where the slaves conspired with the Unsullied Army to overthrow the masters.

Small Group Walking Food & Wine-Tasting Tour of Split    $99 pp

Discover the cuisine of Dalmatia on a food- and wine-tasting tour in Split. As you explore the city center and catch views of Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll sample olive oil, bread, cheese, ham, wine, and other items. Taste your way around Split with a guide. Learn about Croatian olive oil and zinfandel wine. Enjoy a Dalmatian lunch plate and a glass of wine. End with coffee and cake.


 

Day 4: To Dubrovnik

DISCOVERING DUBROVNIK
We will make our way today from Split to Dubrovnik today by sea.

Dubrovnik

Welcome to Dubrovnik

This is an amazing village and a World Heritage City. Welcome to Old Town Dubrovnik and its amazing fortress and wall.

food icon   Story Way® Dining
Enjoy a special dinner tonight in Old Town Dubrovnik.

ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, 2 Nights  


Day 5: Exploring Dubrovnik

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This morning after breakfast we meet our local Expert Guide for our walking tour.

SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION
We tour this amazing city as we learn about the Pile Gate, the Franciscan Monastery, D'Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando's Column, and Rector's Palace.

Game of Thrones fan?
Not to be disappointed on this walk as you see the locations from the very popular series.

Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure.

Tonight, consider joining your Tour Captain for an optional dinner tonight or explore on your own.

Dubrovnik Sunset Dinner Cruise on a Karaka Replica   $99 pp

See Dubrovnik's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stari Grad, literally Old Town, from the Adriatic Sea with this romantic 2-hour sailing cruise in a 16th-century 'karaka' (carrack) replica. Nurse of a glass of sparking wine and gaze at the horizon as the sun sets. Sit on the deck and gawk at the Old Town with its red-tiled roofs and thick medieval walls. Indulge in the onboard buffet, loaded with delicious Dalmatian goodies.

Dubrovnik Cable Car Round-Trip Ticket     $35 pp

The summit of Mount Srđ offers striking vistas, but ascending by foot can be difficult. Relax with a round-trip cable car journey to discover views of Dubrovnik, the Adriatic Sea, and distant islands, with the option to explore the hilltop Imperial Fortress. Explore the activities, eateries, and shops to be found on the mountain peak, descending at a time that suits you.

Sunset Sea Kayaking with Wine Tasting    $59 pp

On this tour, you will be able to see why Dubrovnik is one of the best places to visit..paddling through the crystal clear Adriatic sea, listening to some stories and legends from the local guides, swimming and snorkeling in the Betina cave will definitely fulfill all your expectation.Being in the kayak during the sunset are the moments that you will carry in your hearts for a long time..not to mention the wine upon return.



Day 6: To Athens, Greece

This morning we set off to the Dubrovnik airport for our air hop to Athens.

Athens, Greece

 

The first settlement of Athens, circa 3000 BC, was situated on the rock of the Acropolis. According to tradition, Athens was founded when King Theseus united several settlements of Attica into one state. The last king of ancient Athens was Kodros, who sacrificed his life in order to save the homeland.

ORIENTATION WALKABOUT
Upon arrival to Athens Airport we transfer to our hotel. Upon arrival, check-in, freshen up and enjoy a special reception on the roof of our hotel.

food icon Special Story Experience —  Meet your Tour Captain for a special welcome to Athens reception.

ATHENS ACCOMMODATION
Grand Bretagne, 2 Nights

 


Day 7: Exploring Athens

Sightseeing Immersion
Enjoy our sightseeing immersion tour complete with the Acropolis of Athens. The ancient citadel sits atop a high rocky outcropping above the city and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance with the most famous being the Parthenon.

After the tour we will make our way to the most popular street in the Plaka district where we'll find shoppes, cafes and other delightful distractions for the afternoon.

The balance of the day is at leisure until our dinner tonight.

food icon Story Way Dining — Tonight, join the Tour Captain to one of our favorite restaurants in Athens for a delightful evening at the base of the Acropolis.


Day 8: Santorini Awaits

To the Beautiful Island of "Saint Irene" — Santorini

Santorini, Greece

We transfer to the airport for our required on-tour flight to Santorini. According to finds from excavations on Santorini, the first human presence on the island dates to the Neolithic Period. Santorini boasted an important civilization around 3600 BC while discoveries made in an important city near Akrotiri and the famous Red Beach show the existence of an ancient Minoan colony.

Welcome to Santorini! We arrive our boutique hotel perfectly positioned on the island and check-in.

STORY Exclusive — We kick off our celebration of Santorini and join the Tour Captain for a unique perspective and welcome.

food icon STORY Way Dining: Tonight, join your Tour Captain for a welcome dinner on Santorini.

Accommodation, 2 Nights
Santorini Secret Legends Suites & Spa, Canaves Oia Hotel or Similar


Day 9: Soaking in Santorini

Day at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure to soak up Santorini.

Tonight, join the Tour Captain for an optional dinner and watch the sun set or explore at leisure.

 

Half-Day Catamaran Cruise with BBQ Lunch   $249 pp

Experience the volcanic beauty of the Aegean and a unforgettable Santorini sunset on this 5-hour afternoon catamaran cruise. Travel in style and comfort aboard a luxury catamaran, stopping to bask on Santorini's red and white sand beaches, snorkel among crystalline waters, and soak in volcanic hot springs. With included hotel transport plus a fresh Greek barbecue and unlimited drinks served onboard, it's a decadent way to enjoy the island's famous sights.

Experience Santorini: Wine Tasting Small Group Tour    $189 pp

A perfect choice for wine fans. Learn about Santorini's best wines on this comprehensive day tour. You'll save hours researching where to find the best wineries, and instead, have an insider's guide to three of the island's most acclaimed estates. Travel in a comfortable vehicle between dispersed wineries, and sample 12 different regional wines with olives, salami, and gourmet cheese to satisfy your hunger.

Santorini Private Tailor Made Experience with Food and Wine Tasting    $299 pp

Put together your perfect experience in Santorini with this customizable, 6-hour private tour. Tell your guide what you'd like to see or do, so they can plan your tour beforehand, whether it's around beaches, villages or historical sites. Visit the cliffside village of Oia with its cave-like houses, Venetian castle and awesome caldera views; or explore the island's classic blue-domed churches. Add time at the black-lava beaches and enjoy the final touch of food and wine tastings, included with your tour. Choose a morning or afternoon departure to suit you.

Santorini Cooking and Tasting Experience    $269 pp

Treat your taste buds to a culinary island adventure on this half-day food and wine tour of Santorini. Taste fresh, seasonal produce at a local farm, and sip volcanic varietals at a family estate winery. Then, head to an open-air restaurant for a cooking class designed around traditional island recipes. Sit down to enjoy your handmade feast along with more wine, and receive a recipe booklet so you can impress your friends and enjoy the flavors of Santorini back home. Hotel pickup included. Vegetarian meal option available. Private guide for a more personalized experience. Informative, friendly and professional guide Romantic experience, perfect for couples.



Day 10: Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

To the Beautiful Island Mykonos & Little Venice!

This morning, transfer to the port for our required on-tour high-speed ferry to Mykonos. The ancient city of the island was established in the 11th century BC by the Ionians, one of the four major Greek tribes of Ancient Greece. Ionians from Athens settled in the place that today is called Chora.

Orientation to Mykonos
Enjoy an Orientation Walkabout of Old Town Mykonos and discover "Little Venice" with your Tour Captain.

We then arrive our hotel for check-in and freshening up. Enjoy an optional welcome dinner with the Tour Captain or explore on your own.

Accommodation, 2 Nights
Myconian Villa Collection, Saint John Hotel & Spa, or Similar


Day 11: Mykonos

Enjoy a full day at leisure on Mykonos.

star icon STORY Exclusive — Celebrating our time together the Story Way with your Tour Captain is the perfect way to begin our 'finalé evening' on Mykonos. Our special send-off is hosted by your Tour Captain.

Later, join the Tour Captain to an optional dinner or explore on your own.

 

Best of Mykonos - 4 Hour Private Tour   $349 pp

Get a customized, private, 4-hour tour of Mykonos. Visit the island's beaches, towns, villages, and other highlights in a private, air-conditioned vehicle with a dedicated guide. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included. Walking tour of Mykonos town. Travel by private vehicle to island attractions such as beaches, villages, and monasteries. Hotel pickup and drop-off included. Private tour ensures personalized attention. Flexible departure time.

Half-Day Small Group Guided Tour of Mykonos    $119 pp

Experience the best of Mykonos during this 4-hour combination walking and driving trip with a small group. Take a scenic journey by vehicle to explore Mykonos hotspots like Kalafatis Beach, an overlook with views of Delos Island, and the charming village of Ano Mera. Then take a walking tour to explore the white-washed buildings of Mykonos Town. Explore the top highlights in Mykonos on this combination tour by car and on foot. Travel by vehicle to explore Agios Yiannis, Kalafatis Beach, and Ano Mera Drop in at a traditional taverna or explore the main square Ano Mera. Small group trip is limited to a maximum of 15 guests.

Ancient Delos Tour with Lunch    $189 pp

Uncover the myths and legends of ancient Greece on an educational 5-hour tour of Delos from Mikonos. With an expert historian guide, discover ancient monuments like the Temple of Apollo and the Sacred Way. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Museum of Delos; marvel at the archaic Sanctuary of Artemis; and learn about the culture of the Greek empire from your expert guide. Included lunch at a Mykonian farm and a walking tour of Mykonos Old Town. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel.



Day 12: Departure Day

Goodbye From Greece!

Included breakfast this morning time permitting for your flight onward.

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Our Hand Picked Hotels

Split Hotels - 2 Nights



Dubrovnik Hotels - 2 Nights



Athens Hotels - 2 Nights



Santorini Hotels - 2 Nights

Mykonos Hotels - 2 Nights

12-DAY CROATIA & THE GREEK ISLES
SMALL GROUP TOUR

Pricing is per person and in US dollars.


2020 Trip Departures

Published Date Price Per Person
From
On Tour Required Airfare
May 2
$7,879 $1280
May 22 $7,879 $1280
June 2 —  Featuring Founder Mark Story
$7,879 $1280
September 5 $7,879 $1280
September 19 $7,879 $1280
October 3 $7,879 $1280

Note: The tour commences in Split, Croatia, and ends in Mykonos, Greece. There is an optional morning flight back to Athens or extend your stay. Inquire with reservations for details.

Booking Promotion May Be Available —  Please inquire.

Deluxe Solo* Supplement : $1,983
Classic Solo* Supplement: $1,079

*Solo supplement provides a double occupancy room for solo use and is with a tour that already has at least six (6) other guests booked.

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least six (6) Story guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing.

Or do these dates not work for your schedule?

Call us: 1 877 865 6711

Take over a departure for your own private group.

Inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.



Call 1(877) 865-6711 or email us today!

All prices are in US Dollars.

 

 

 


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