Seamaster Dubrovnik to Split

SUMMARY

A magical cruise down the enchanting Dalmatian Coast, where you will explore the picturesque islands of Korcula and Vis, as well as the glamorous town of Hvar and Croatia’s Riviera, Makarska. Marvel at the natural beauty of Mljet National Park and see the stunning Cetina River, all while indulging in delicious local cuisine and swimming…

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Premium vessel
  • Relax in the Makarska Riveira, a popular holiday destination
  • Spectacular Blue Cave on Bisevo
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Korcula, Hvar and Split

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Premium vessel
  • Relax in the Makarska Riveira, a popular holiday destination
  • Spectacular Blue Cave on Bisevo
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Korcula, Hvar and Split

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 60 per person per week – to be paid locally), Entrances to National Parks (approx. EUR25 per person – to be paid locally) and Blue Cave (approx. EUR18 per person – to be paid locally), transfers, gratuities and any optional excursions to be paid locally.

Meals

7 buffet breakfasts (B)
7 three course lunches (L)
Captains Dinner (D)
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee
Complimentary water

Sightseeing

Guided sightseeing tours of:
Split
Korcula
Hvar

ITINERARY

Depart from the Gruz Harbour in Dubrovnik and sail towards the Elaphite islands. Enjoy a lovely lunch onboard as you relax and take in the beautiful scenery. Arrive in either Sipan or Slano, two peaceful villages inhabited by fishermen, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (L)

After breakfast, we will cruise to the beautiful National Park of Mljet. Here you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings while exploring the two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a boat ride to St Mary’s Isle in the Great Lake, where you’ll find an old church and monastery waiting for you! After lunch, we will continue to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. It’s a beautiful small town surrounded by medieval walls which makes it look like a miniature Dubrovnik when seen from the sea. In the late afternoon, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour through the streets of the old town that were built in the shape of a fish bone. There is plenty to do in the evening, whether you want to explore the ‘konobas’ or tavernas in the city or just relax in your cabin. (B, L)

This morning we’ll sail to Bisevo and explore its beautiful Blue Cave. This natural wonder is definitely worth seeing! Continue on to the island of Vis which, because of its unique location, was a strategic stronghold for the navy and was closed to the public until recently. As a result of its isolation from tourism and development, Vis has a special charm as ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’. With its origins near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, there are ruins to visit or simply relax at the beach or stroll along the ‘Villae Rusticae’. (B, L)

Our next stop is the idyllic island of Scedro, where you can relax and take a refreshing swim in the sparkling blue waters. After lunch, we’ll cruise to Hvar, one of the longest and sunniest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Join a guided tour of this charming town and see the Renaissance Cathedral with its original tower, as well as Europe’s oldest community theatre founded in 1612. In the evening, feel free to explore Hvar’s many restaurants and bars. (B, L)

Today, we sail further to Brac and the town of Bol. This town is a typical Dalmatian fisherman’s village, and the most famous spot here is the Zlatni Rat beach, which constantly changes shape due to tides and winds. After swimming at the beach, we will continue to Makarska, which has a lot of churches and other cultural sites. Here, you can stroll among the many restaurants and bars while enjoying the beauty of this central spot on the Makarska. (B, L)

Today, we’ll be exploring the charming village of Pucisca on the island of Brac. This area is known for its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic atmosphere. We may have a chance to visit a stone-masonry workshop, which is one of the few left in Europe. Here we can learn about the famous Brac limestone and its centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry. The limestone from this region has been used to decorate some of the most famous landmarks all over the world, including the White House in Washington DC, the Budapest Parliament Building and many other landmarks all over the world. Tonight, a Captain’s dinner will be served on board and you will spend the night in the port of Pucisca. (B, L, D)

This morning, sail to Split, your last stop on the cruise. Split is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some amazing historical and cultural sights. The Old Town and Diocletian’s Palace are both worth seeing. Diocletian’s Palace is over 1700 years old and was once the retirement home of Emperor Diocletian. On arrival in Split, enjoy a guided tour of the city before having the rest of the evening at your leisure. (B, L)

As you disembark the cruise ship after breakfast, say goodbye to your fellow passengers and crew. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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