North Discovery Dubrovnik to Split

SUMMARY

This cruise is a classic exploration of the rich heritage and natural beauty of Croatia. On board MS Splendid, you will have the opportunity to explore medieval cities and towns, discover hidden bays and coves among the islands, and experience the unique Croatian way of life that blends past and present.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy ample time ashore to discover the charming seaside towns of Dalamatia
  • 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 Dalamatia
  • 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 breakfasts
6 three course lunches
Welcome Dinner
Complimentary fresh fruit daily
Water from dispenser

Sightseeing

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

ITINERARY

Welcome to Dubrovnik! Our vessel is docked at Gruz harbour. You can embark on the ship at any time throughout the day, though your cabin will be available starting from 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)

After breakfast, you’ll explore the beautiful city of Dubrovnik on a guided tour. After touring the Old Town, you’ll have free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city on your own. You can enjoy lunch on board as we depart for Slano, and we’ll make a stop to swim before arriving there. Once we arrive in Slano, you’re free to explore the area. This area is renowned for its stunning beaches, lush pine forests, idyllic olive groves, and fascinating historical monuments. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take an optional tour of the town of Ston. This quaint town is ideal for those who appreciate history and good food. The well-preserved walls and salt production facilities are a testament to the town’s rich past, while the oyster-mussel farms offer a taste of its presence. On the optional tour, you’ll get to visit an oyster farm and sample some delicious oysters and local wine. (B, L)

We’ll set sail for Mljet Island this morning to explore its stunning national park, home to the Great and Small Lakes. You’ll also have a chance to visit the 12th-century Benedictine Monastery situated on an islet in the park. After lunch on board, we’ll cruise over to Korcula where you can take a guided tour of this historic town that once belonged to the Venetian Republic. You’ll be able to see many remnants of this rule through all the lion statues and emblems scattered throughout Korcula town. Spend your evening at leisure, exploring this lovely place that’s known as one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. (B, L)

We are continuing our cruise to the lovely island of Vis today. Enjoy a swim stop and lunch on board en route before we arrive in the early afternoon. Vis was formerly used as an important military stronghold, but its architecture and beaches have remained largely untouched and unspoilt. You have the rest of the day at your leisure, or you can choose to go on an optional tour to explore Vis in the afternoon. This beautiful island is home to lovely bays, vineyards, and olive groves – Komiza would be a great place to end your optional tour with dinner at one of its excellent ‘konobas’. (B, L)

After breakfast, we’ll sail towards Bisevo island and its world-renowned Blue Cave. As the sun’s rays penetrate the cave’s opening, you’ll be astonished by the aquamarine and silver hues it creates in the water – a truly ethereal sight! We’ll then enjoy a swim stop and lunch before cruising on to Hvar, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations. Upon arrival, you can take a guided sightseeing tour of Hvar Town to learn about the island’s colourful history and culture. In the evening, you’ll have free time to explore Hvar Town at your own pace. We recommend trying out the local cuisine at one of many local restaurants and tavernas. (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.

Today your cruise takes you to Brac island, with a stop at Bol along the way. Brac is home to one of the best beaches in Europe, Zlatni Rat. Relax by the beach or enjoy a swim in this charming town. Lunch will be served on board as you continue your journey towards Pucisca – the largest village on Brac and home to the only Stonemasonry School in Croatia. The precious limestone from this region has been used to decorate landmarks all over the world, such as the White House in Washington DC. During your night stay, make sure to enjoy the sights of this rustically ambient village with its Mediterranean architecture. (B, L)

After breakfast on board your vessel, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Brac Channel to ancient Omis. This charming town boasts wonderful beaches, medieval fortresses and stone churches. It is also rich in history, with pirates from the area once ruling the nearby seas. After lunch on board, we head to our final destination – Split – for an afternoon guided sightseeing tour of this magnificent city. See historical Diocletian’s Palace and over 1700 years’ worth of history. The evening is free for you to explore at your leisure. (B, L)

Your cruise comes to an end this morning, so enjoy breakfast and say goodbye to your fellow travellers and new friends. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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