Hermosa Dalmatia Split to Dubrovnik

SUMMARY

Take in the best of the Croatian coastline on this elegant 8-day cruise, with stops in Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Mljet National Park. Wander through fortified towns steeped in history, swim in the sparkling Adriatic Sea and try delicious local cuisine including oysters in Ston and traditional Croatian wine in Vis.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Comprehensive sightseeing included
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Comprehensive sightseeing included
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment

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
Hvar
Korcula
Split
– Visit:
Mljet National Park

ITINERARY

Your cruise commences with an arrival transfer to your ship. Embarkation is from 14.00hrs in Split harbour. After you have settled into your cabin, join a guided tour of this historic UNESCO-protected town at 17.00hrs. Marvel at the incredible Roman architecture, with Diocletian’s Palace as the crowning achievement. When the tour is over, come back to the ship and join us for a welcome reception and cocktail hour! Meet new friends and enjoy mingling with them at the party. (D)

Today we’re sailing towards Bol, a small town on the island of Brac. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a swim at Zlatni Rat beach, which is nearby. Then, we continue voyaging to Hvar, with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. The longest island in the Adriatic, Pakleni is known for its natural beauty and lavender. You’ll arrive in Hvar in the afternoon for a guided tour of this historical town. In the evening, take time to enjoy the many restaurants and bars. (B, L)

The next stop on this cruise is Bisevo, home to the famous Blue Cave. This natural wonder is definitely worth a visit. Then it’s on to Vis, which has a special charm thanks to its relative lack of tourism. Here you’ll have a chance to try some of the island’s wine or explore its Roman ruins. (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’re on our way to the beautiful island of Korcula today. Take a refreshing swim in the water along the way, and later enjoy a guided walking tour of this charming medieval town. Korcula is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and has many interesting sights to see. You have the evening free to enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in town or join an optional excursion to a small village near Korcula for a traditional Dalmatian dinner. (B, L)

We continue our cruise south, making our way to the island of Mljet. According to Greek legend, this is where Odysseus spent many years after his capture by Calypso. Join your cruise manager for a stroll around the peaceful salt lakes in the Mljet National Park, and enjoy a boat ride to the lovely Benedictine Monastery on St Mary Islet. Overnight in either Polaca or Pomena. (B, L)

This charming little town is famed for its well-preserved walls, salt pans and oysters. The walls are longer than those in Dubrovnik and the harvesting of salt is still completed in the traditional way. After exploring the town’s ramparts, continue on to Mali Ston to learn about the area’s oysters and taste this delicacy. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment. (B, L, D)

This morning, depart early for Dubrovnik, where you will find its old town buildings and fortifications charming. Cruise along the city walls while you enjoy a leisurely lunch. Then take a guided walking tour of this magical town. Spend the rest of the evening exploring Dubrovnik at your leisure. (B, L)

Your cruise concludes on arrival in Dubrovnik with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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