Navigare South Split to Dubrovnik

SUMMARY

This popular cruise takes you through the incredibly rich heritage of Croatia and also showcases the natural beauty of the islands and coasts. Onboard MS Splendid, you will explore ancient cities and towns, and find stunning hidden bays and coves on the many idyllic islands. As you sail along, you will experience Croatian culture at…

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy ample time ashore to discover the charming seaside towns of Dalmatia
  • Wander the charming Old Town of Korcula
  • Admire the beautiful limestone architecture of Pucisca
  • Explore ancient Omis on the Cetina River

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy ample time ashore to discover the charming seaside towns of Dalmatia
  • Wander the charming Old Town of Korcula
  • Admire the beautiful limestone architecture of Pucisca
  • Explore ancient Omis on the Cetina River

Inclusions

Cruise Manager
Daily cabin service
Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
Luggage handling
7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin

Exclusions: Port charges and tourist taxes (approx. EUR 40 per person – to be paid locally), Mljet National Park fees (approx. EUR 25 per person – to be paid locally), Bisevo Blue Cave entrance fee (approx. EUR 15 per person – to be paid locally), transfers, gratuities and any optional excursions – to be paid locally.

Meals

7 buffet breakfasts
6 three course lunches
Welcome Dinner
Complimentary fresh fruit daily
Water from dispenser

Sightseeing

Guided tours of:
Split
Hvar town
Korcula town
Dubrovnik
(Including wireless headset)
– Visit:
Mljet National Park
Vis
Bisevo Blue Caves
Bol
Pucisca
Omis

ITINERARY

Welcome to Split! You can embark at any time during the day, but your cabin will not be ready until 14.00hrs. You can leave your luggage on board and then explore the old town before returning to the ship for a Welcome dinner. At the dinner, you will meet your Captain, crew and your fellow passengers. (D)

We’ll begin our day with a guided tour of Split, exploring the city’s 1700-year history. Our guide will take us to some of the highlights, including the impressive Diocletian Palace. After lunch on board, we’ll set sail for Omis! We’ll make a swimming stop along the way, and when we arrive, you will enjoy a stroll through the city. Omis is full of fortresses and stone churches, and the local marketplace is colourful and full of small restaurants and coffee bars. Afterwards, we’ll continue our cruise across the beautiful Brac Channel to Pucisca. This delightful village is known for its fine stone masonry, with limestone from the area used on many famous buildings such as the White House in Washington. We will spend the night in this magical place. (B, L)

This morning, we will depart for the island of Hvar. Our first stop will be Bol, where we’ll visit one of Europe’s best beaches, Zlatni Rat. You will have time to relax on the beach and explore the charming town of Bol before returning on board for lunch. We will continue our cruise to Hvar, a Croatian island known for its warm weather and mild climate. Upon arrival, you can join a guided tour of this historic Old Town and learn about the island’s way of life, including its rich heritage and culture. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore and enjoy at your own pace. There are plenty of family-owned restaurants and bars in the area for you to try out. (B, L)

Today we’ll be visiting the Blue Cave on Bisevo island. This is a must-see attraction! The Blue Cave gets its name from the mesmerizing blue light that fills it. After this, we’ll continue our cruise to Vis and have lunch on board. This island was an important stronghold for the navy in the past and is now open to the public. As a result of its isolation from tourism and development, Vis has retained its charm as ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’. You can visit the remains of the Thermal Place and City Museum in Vis. This town used to be a thriving Roman community, and these remains offer a fascinating glimpse into life in that era. The rest of today is free to explore this town on your own or join an Optional Excursion to see Komiza, a coastal fishing village with a classical Mediterranean style of life. (B, L)

Please Note: The Blue Cave can only be visited if the weather is permitting, and it will be up to your Captain on the day of your visit to decide whether it is safe to do so. Your Captain 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. (B, L)

After breakfast, we’ll set sail for the Mljet National Park, taking in the stunning views of the Korcula island archipelago along the way. Upon arrival at the national park, you can explore both the Great and Small Lakes. You’re also free to visit the Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century, located on an islet. We will then continue our cruise towards Slano, enjoying a delicious lunch onboard. After a refreshing swim stop, we’ll arrive in Slano where you can explore beautiful beaches, dense pine forest, olive groves and historical monuments. Or, you can opt to go on an optional excursion to Ston for local wine and oyster tasting. (B, L)

After breakfast, your journey will continue along the shores of the Elaphite Islands towards Dubrovnik. We will stop for a swim and have lunch on board before meeting an expert guide for a sightseeing tour of the city. Explore the historical centre of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, where you will witness the impressive city walls, main street (Stradun) and beautiful buildings combining Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles in unique harmony. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore this UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. (B, L)

After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers and the cruise staff. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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