Devine Dalmatia Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik

SUMMARY

This enchanting cruise will take you on a journey through the stunning coastline of southern Dalmatia, showing you some of the best that Croatia has to offer in terms of culture and beauty. You’ll get to experience a delicious village dinner in Smokovljani and a Lindo folklore ensemble in Dubrovnik, both of which are sure…

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Walking tours of Korcula, Split, Dubrovnik & Hvar
  • Witness a Lindo performance, a traditional Croatian Folklore dance popular in the Dubrovnik region
  • Savour some local specialties at an authentic village dinner in Smokovljani
  • Visit the peaceful island of Mljet and enjoy some free time at Mljet National Park

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Walking tours of Korcula, Split, Dubrovnik & Hvar
  • Witness a Lindo performance, a traditional Croatian Folklore dance popular in the Dubrovnik region
  • Savour some local specialties at an authentic village dinner in Smokovljani
  • Visit the peaceful island of Mljet and enjoy some free time at Mljet National Park

Inclusions

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

Exclusions: Gratuities and any optional excursions – Korcula Village Dinner (approx. EUR 50 per person), Zipline excursion (approx. EUR 70 per person), Cetina river rafting (approx. EUR 55 per person) – all to be paid locally.

Meals

Welcome reception with cocktail
7 buffet breakfasts (B)
7 three course lunches (L)
2 dinners including Captain’s Dinner and heritage dinner in Smokovljani (D)
Complementary fresh fruit
Complimentary water from dispenser
Complimentary tea & coffee after lunch
Olive oil & wine tasting on board

Sightseeing

Guided tours of:
Korcula
Split
Dubrovnik
Hvar
– Visit:
Mljet National Park

ITINERARY

Welcome to Dubrovnik! Begin with an included transfer from the airport to Gruz Harbour where embarkation begins at 13.00hrs. In the afternoon, we set off for the charming little village of Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village. You will enjoy an authentic village dinner in Smokovljani and also have the opportunity to taste all of the specialties this rural area has to offer. As part of their property, there is a ranch with animals and an old stone-threshing floor surrounded by olive and fig trees. Sat back, relax and enjoy an evening, getting in touch with the beauty of nature. (L, D)

We sail further to the idyllic island of Mljet where you can explore its beautiful National Park. Here, you can wander around the Great and Small Lake as well as the 12th Century Benedictine Monastery. You can also rent a bike, canoe or kayak to take advantage of all this beautiful park has to offer. Spend a leisurely afternoon swimming, cycling or walking along the paths and taking in all the natural beauty this park has to offer. (B, L)

This morning, depart for Makarska – a popular tourist destination with a lovely promenade, filled with restaurants and bars, as well as beautiful beaches. You’ll have the chance to take a relaxing swim in one of the peaceful bays or join an Optional Excursion to go zip lining or river rafting after lunch. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard the ship as you admire the stunning Makarska Riviera and Biokovo Mountain peaks. (B, L, D)

Continue your cruise to the stunning Brac Island with a stop in Pucisca, home to the world-famous white limestone. Here you can visit one of the few remaining stone masonry workshops in Europe. In the afternoon, sail towards Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, for a guided tour of Diocletian’s retirement residence – now at the heart of the city and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Split offers an abundance of cultural and historical sights as well as plenty of dining options in a uniquely vibrant atmosphere. (B, L)

Start your day with a cruise to Bol on the island of Brac, home to the famous Zlatni Rat beach. This beach changes shape constantly due to the wind and tides, so make sure to enjoy it while you can! Then continue on to Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Once you arrive in Hvar Town, take a guided walking tour of this historical town with its labyrinth of streets and fascinating Renaissance church. In the evening, take some time to explore the local restaurants, bars and cafes that line the port. (B, L)

On the morning of the sixth day, we will leave this lovely island and continue our cruise to the Island of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy lunch on board as we cruise to our destination. Upon arrival, we will explore Korcula Town – the main settlement on the island. On a guided walking tour, we will discover the town’s medieval core and herringbone-patterned streets. This evening is free to enjoy some time in town at your leisure. There are plenty of restaurants and bars from which to choose if you’re looking for some dinner and nightlife. (B, L)

This morning, enjoy breakfast as you head towards Dubrovnik. Take in the stunning coastal sights along the way before arriving at this awe-inspiring walled city. During a guided tour of Dubrovnik, witness its incredible beauty and unchanged medieval charm from the 13th century. If you’d like, take the cable car up to Srd Mountain for stunning views of the city and the Elaphiti Islands. In the evening, be entertained by a traditional Croatian song and dance performance by the Lindo Folklore Ensemble. (B, L)

The voyage is at an end and it’s time to say goodbye to everyone after breakfast. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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