Bona Fide Dalmatia Dubrovnik to Split

SUMMARY

Sail the breathtaking Croatian coastline on this 8-day cruise, stopping in beautiful Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Mljet National Park. Wander through historical towns, enjoy swimming in the clear Adriatic waters and taste delicious local cuisine including fresh oysters in Ston and traditional wine in Vis.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights on-board a Deluxe boat
  • Guided tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split
  • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
  • Ston excursion including oyster tasting

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights on-board a Deluxe boat
  • Guided tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split
  • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
  • Ston excursion including oyster tasting

Inclusions

Arrival Transfer
Departure Transfer
Cruise Manager
Port fees and tourist taxes
National Park Fees
Daily cabin service
Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
Luggage handling
7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin

Exclusions: Gratuities, Blue Cave entrance fee (approx. EUR 10-15 per person – to be paid locally) and optional excursions – Korcula Village Dinner (approx. EUR 50 per person – to be paid locally)

Meals

7 buffet breakfasts
6 three course lunches
2 dinners including Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
Welcome reception with cocktail
Fresh fruit daily
Complimentary water from dispenser
Complimentary tea & coffee after lunch
Olive oil & wine tasting on board
Croatian wine tasting

Sightseeing

Guided tours of:
Dubrovnik (with one-way transfer)
Hvar
Korcula
Split
– Visit:
Mljet National Park

ITINERARY

Welcome to Croatia! Your cruise begins with a transfer to Dubrovnik Gruz harbour, where your ship awaits. Boarding starts at 14.00hrs. After you have settled into your cabin, transfer to the city gates for a guided sightseeing tour of this ancient Adriatic city and take the cable car up Mount Srd for spectacular views of the city’s ramparts. In the late afternoon, return to the vessel to meet the crew and enjoy cocktails and dinner onboard. (D)

Dubrovnik has a unique charm because of its old town buildings and fortifications from the time when the Dubrovnik Republic was around. This morning you can enjoy a cruise along the city walls while you have breakfast. Afterwards, continue on to the Elaphite Islands for a swimming stop, and then in the afternoon arrive in Slano, a peaceful fishing village. Join an excursion to Ston where you will explore the medieval ramparts, and then visit an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and taste them. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s dinner with entertainment on board. (B, L, D)

Today, enjoy a cruise to the enchanting Mljet island. According to Greek legend, this island was the most seductive in the Adriatic. The woodlands and Mediterranean vegetation of the Mljet National Park make it a popular tourist destination. Take a boat ride to the stunning St Mary Isle, and enjoy the incredible views. Spend the night in either Polaca or Pomena. (B, L)

Today we are on our way to Korcula, a beautiful island known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. While en route, we will stop for lunch in a secluded bay and later you can enjoy a guided walking tour of the charming town. Korcula is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and has many interesting sights to see, so be sure to bring your camera! You can explore Korcula’s restaurants on your own in the evening, or join an optional excursion to a nearby village for a traditional Dalmatian dinner. (B, L)

Next on our cruise itinerary is the Island of Vis, which has a special charm as it is relatively unspoiled by tourism. Here you’ll have the opportunity to try some of the island’s wines or explore its Roman ruins. (B, L)

Your next stop on this cruise is an incredible natural wonder – the Blue Cave on Bisevo. Make sure to explore all this cave has to offer, then continue sailing to Hvar with lunch on board and a swimming stop at the Pakleni Islands. The longest island in the Adriatic, Pakleni is known for its natural beauty and lavender. Join a tour of the historical landmarks in Hvar town and enjoy the evening in one of its many restaurants. (B, L)

Please Note: The Blue Cave can only be visited if the weather is permitting, and it will be up to local operators on the day of your visit to decide whether it is safe to do so. Your Cruise Manager will keep you updated on the situation.

We sail to Split via the beautiful island of Brac, stopping at Zlatni Rat beach for a swim. This beach is known for its ever-changing shape due to the sea currents and wind. Afterwards, we continue our cruise to Split, your final destination on your cruise of the Adriatic. Once in Split, explore the city’s Roman architecture on a guided sightseeing tour. (B, L)

Your Jewels of Dalmatian Coast cruise concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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