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CROATIA ONE WAY DELUXE CRUISE SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
8 days – 7 nights in Half Board cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from Split to Dubrovnik
Spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea along the route Split – Dubrovnik. Relax and let the captain and his crew take care of you. During the day you will have several tastings, sigtseeings, and time for swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover the historical monuments and city centers.
Small ship cruise along the charming Croatian coastline and islands on the lavishly designed, fully air – conditioned vessels with spacious en – suite cabins. Itinerary includes exciting gastronomical and sightseeing tour to Split,Hvar Korčula, Ston, Dubrovnik and a scenic cruise dinner along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik.
Day 1 – Split
Transfer from Split airport to Split harbour for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritageprotection with an abundance of Roman architecture– of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once home of the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Split
Day 2 – Split,Bol – Hvar
Morning departure to Brac island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town’s historical landmarks – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour for some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
Day 3 – Hvar,Vis,Blue cave
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Biševo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 9.- per person). We continue towards the island of Vis, which was a strategic navy harbour due to its unique geographical position and as such closed to the public until recently. Because of its isolation, Vis has a special charm -‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight is in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal Place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the view of beautiful ”Villae Rusticae” situated along the coast
Day 4 – Vis,Korcula
Early morning departure towards the Korcula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls. and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korcula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korcula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korcula.
Day 5 – Korcula,Mljet
Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island. Dinner on board and overnight in port Polana or Pomena.
Day 6 – Mljet,Slano/Ston
Departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, another, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts a short coastal walk leads us to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Transfer back to the ship for the Captain’s dinner with entertainment and music.
Day 7 – Slano,Ston,Dubrovnik
Early morning departure to Dubrovnik – a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments belonging to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Before we tie the ropes at Gruz harbour cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For those with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls! Time at leisure for dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8 – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and time to say goodbye Croatia ! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
What’s Included :
- 7 nights cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 9 meals–lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including: 1 drink with lunch & 1 l water per person daily, abundance of fresh fruit daily
- Professional Tour manager on board
- Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport and to Dubrovnik airport
- Welcome reception & cocktail
- Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
- Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
- Croatian wine tasting in Vis Island
- Half day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting
- Sightseeing in Dubrovnik (with one way transfer), Hvar, Korčula, Split,
- Dubrovnik cable car fee, Mljet National park fee
- Visitor’s taxes and port fees
- Daily cabin service,Luggage handling
- Free Wi-Fi
Not Included :
All what not mentioned under “what’s included”
Alholic Beverages at meals
Details of the ships : All ships are approximately 45 m (147 ft) long, 9 m (30 ft) wide luxury vessels , with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Newly built with latest state – of the art equipment and amenities vessels offer maximum capacity of approx. 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Cabins are 12 to 17 sqm in size.
Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret , wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and aporthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower,cupboard, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area. A fully air-conditioned dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest.
A portion of the dining area extends outdoorsas a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings. Freewireless internet access (Wi-Fi).The covered part of the upper deck is spacious enough to accommodate all passengers, tables, chairs with available public lavatory. The vessel has a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition,vessels offer outdoor showers and deck lavatories.Spacious sun deck includes a hot tub and sun beds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic sea views.
Flight details to be provided at least 3 weeks (21 days) prior to cruise departure and latest 10
days in advance in order to organise the arrival and departure transfers.
Upgrade on Deluxe Premium Ship available on request at an extra charge