The Beauty of Dalmatia Split – Split

SUMMARY

Croatia’s Adriatic coast is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world. The Beauty of Dalmatia roundtrip cruise covers all the highlights of this beautiful region, including the island towns of Hvar and Korcula, the natural wonder of Mljet National Park and Zlatni Rat Beach, and the iconic towns of Split and Dubrovnik.…

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided walking tours: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split
  • Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board
  • Authentic village visit and dinner on the Peljesac peninsula

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided walking tours: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split
  • Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board
  • Authentic village visit and dinner on the Peljesac peninsula

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 and optional Korcula Village dinner approximately EUR 50 per person – to be paid locally.

Meals

Welcome reception with cocktail
7 buffet breakfasts (B)
5 three-course lunches (L)
4 dinners including Captain’s Dinner with live music (D)
Complimentary water from dispenser
Complimentary tea and coffee after lunch
Fresh fruit daily
Olive oil and wine tasting onboard
Croatian wine tasting at a winery in Bol (Brac island)

Sightseeing

Guided tours of:
Dubrovnik (with one-way transfer)
Hvar
Korcula
Split

ITINERARY

Welcome to Croatia! Your cruise begins with a transfer to Split harbour, where your ship awaits. Boarding starts at 14.00hrs. After you have settled into your cabin, join a guided tour of this historic UNESCO-protected town at 17.00hrs. You’ll be amazed at the abundance of Roman architecture, with Diocletian’s Palace as the centrepiece. When the tour is over, come back to the ship and enjoy a welcome reception and cocktail on board the vessel. Meet and mingle with the other guests at the party! (D)

After breakfast depart for the island of Korcula, the paradise on earth and birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo. We’ll stop for lunch at a secluded bay on our way to this magnificent island, before arriving in Korcula town in the early afternoon. With its beautiful fortress and city walls, this enchanting town, is sure to impress. Join a guided tour to learn about the Korcula’s many legends and monuments, then explore on your own during your free time. Tonight, don’t miss the opportunity to join an optional excursion for a traditional village dinner. (B, L)

This morning, enjoy a cruise to the charming Mljet island. According to Greek legend, this island was the most seductive in the Adriatic. The Mljet National Park is home to some of the most beautiful salt lakes in the world. Take a boat ride to the stunning St Mary Isle, and enjoy the incredible views. Then return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, arrive in Dubrovnik – a city famed for its old city walls. While dinner is being served on deck, enjoy a cruise along these walls. (B, L, D)

Start your morning with a transfer to the Old Town for a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik. This medieval city has barely changed since the 13th century and you’ll see the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery on the Stradun, the main thoroughfare. If you’re feeling adventurous, take the cable car to enjoy some scenic views of the Elaphite Islands and Srd Mountain before spending the rest of the day exploring at leisure. If you’re looking for a trendy spot to enjoy a meal in Dubrovnik, be sure to check out one of the city’s piazzas. Or have a sunset in one of the bars overlooking the sea. (B)

After breakfast, continue on your Dalmatian cruise past the Elaphite Islands towards the Peljesac Peninsula. This peninsula is well-known for its excellent wine, so enjoy a delicious lunch on board before taking a rural excursion to a local village. There, you’ll be treated to dinner of typical Croatian delicacies at a local farm. (B, L, D)

Today you’ll depart early for a day of cruising to the small island of Scedro for lunch, and then on to the Pakleni Islands for a refreshing swim. Relax on board as you cruise to the island of Hvar, famous for its lavender fields and vineyards. You’ll arrive in Hvar Town in the afternoon for a guided tour of this historical town. In the evening there is plenty to keep you entertained, with restaurants, bars and cafes open well into the night. (B, L)

As you cruise back to Split, you’ll spend the night on one of the loveliest islands in the Adriatic, Brac. First, stop in picturesque Bol and enjoy a walk along the promenade or a swim at Zlatni Rat Beach, famous for its ever-changing shape due to the sea currents and wind. Then have lunch on board and relax before wine tasting. Sail to Milna or Pucisca for the night and join your fellow passengers for a special Captain’s Dinner. (B, L, D)

Your Beauty of Dalmatia cruise concludes on arrival in Split with a transfer for your onward journey. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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