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Pietro - Travel specialist

Having grown up on the Island of Sicily, I was introduced to Croatia over a decade ago and I immediately fell in love. Like Sicily its adorned with spectacular coastline, charming Old Towns and warm and welcoming locals at every turn.

Pietro

Croatia Specialist

+44 208 004 2345

Overview

  • from £1,795 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe Balcony
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik

Highlights

Spectacular islands, idyllic beaches, tranquil harbours, and walled towns with magnificent medieval architecture are just some of what awaits on this 8-day, 7-night cruise. Travelling from Split to Dubrovnik, you’ll discover many of the highlights in Southern Dalmatia, including island gems like sunny Hvar, unspoiled Vis, storybook Korcula, and lush Mljet. Multiple tours led by local guides are included to bring the destinations to life and you’ll enjoy some especially unforgettable experiences, including an excursion that will bring you into the world-renowned Blue Cave on Bisevo Island and a tasting of fresh oysters and mussels straight out of the sea. Your Deluxe Balcony Cruise sails on a gorgeous yacht-like vessel with delicious meals prepared fresh onboard and evenings free to sample local culinary offerings. Look forward to enjoying the passing scenery with a salty sea breeze from the private balcony of your cabin, all of which are spacious and fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms.

Why Book with Us

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At a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Private transfer from Split airport/hotel
      • Guided tour of Split & Welcome cocktail reception
  • Day 2
    • Trogir

      • Guided tour of Trogir
  • Day 3
    • Bol & Hvar

      • Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach
      • Wine tasting in Hvar
  • Day 4
    • Vis

      • Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis
  • Day 5
    • Korcula

      • Optional: Blue Cave tour
      • Guided walking tour of Korcula
  • Day 6
    • Mljet & Slano

      • Visit stunning Mljet National Park
      • Fresh oyster and mussels tasting experience
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 7
    • Dubrovnik

      • Tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town
  • Day 8
    • Departure

      • Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport/hotel
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    DAY 1 Split

    Split harbor

    Your cruise begins with a welcome from your private driver at Split International Airport or your local Split hotel who will transfer you to your deluxe ship in the harbour. After checking in, enjoy a fascinating look at what’s within the walls of Split’s historic centre. Join our local guide after breakfast for a walk through the labyrinth of streets and alleyways, much of which is covered by Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace which includes some of the most well-preserved Roman monuments and buildings in the world. You’ll also notice influences by the Greeks and Venetians. Return to the ship for a Welcome Dinner onboard.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Split
    • Meals Included Welcome dinner and cocktail reception

    DAY 2 Trogir

    Old Town of Trogir

    After breakfast, our cruise will head towards the medieval town of Trogir. On a guided walk, explore Trogir’s medieval Old Town and its incredible landmarks that give it the look of an open-air museum. Some of the highlights include the Town Hall, Town Gate, Kamerlengo Castle, and St. Lawrence Cathedral.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Trogir
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    DAY 3 Bol & Hvar

    Hvar panorama

    Continuing to sunny Hvar, on route you’ll enjoy a memorable swim stop at Brac Island. Zlatni Rat beach, also known as the Golden Horn for its unique shape, is surrounded by translucent aquamarine water on all three sides. Its striking beauty makes it one of the most photographed in all of Europe. If you’re not in the mood for a swim, grab a coffee in nearby Bol town and do some people-watching. Once on Hvar, we head to a popular family-run winery in Jelsa where you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting. 

    • Excursions Included Wine tasting in Hvar
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    DAY 4 Pakleni Islands & Vis

    Pakleni Islands

    Our adventure takes us to the furthest island from the mainland: Vis. As the public was unable to visit for 40 years while it was used as a strategic military base during the Homeland War, tourism development has been limited, resulting in an unspoiled, tranquil atmosphere. First, we’ll wind through the Pakleni Islands for an extended swim stop in the archipelago’s crystal-clear turquoise waters, providing the opportunity to use water toys on board. Upon our mid-afternoon arrival at Vis, the remainder of the day is yours – if you have the energy we recommend enjoying the awe-inspiring view from Fort George, perhaps with sundowner cocktails.

    • Excursions Included N/A
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    DAY 5 Blue Cave & Korcula

    Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia

    Departing early this morning for Korcula, you’ll enjoy another highlight of your trip, a tour of the Blue Cave. If conditions are right, you’ll enter in a small boat to witness the interior as it’s illuminated in blue, with the sun beaming its rays in through a crack in the roof and reflecting off the white sea bottom. Please note that entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions; therefore, the entry fee of EUR20pp is payable on the day. Next, we’ll anchor close to Korcula’s Old Town Gate so you can take a walking tour of the historic centre, surrounded by walls, towers, and bastions. Your guide will reveal the history behind the centuries-old buildings like St. Mark’s Cathedral with their many Venetian influences.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of the Blue Cave (entrance fee payable locally), Guided tour of Korcula
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    DAY 6 Mljet & Slano

    Slano

    Mljet Island is our next stop, known for its lush green landscapes. We’ll anchor near the entrance of Mljet National Park, a short walk from its two saltwater lakes so you can sunbathe on one of the small beaches, swim, or take the shot boat ride to the islet in the heart of Great Lake which includes a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. After exploring, we’ll cruise to the mainland to visit Slano, a traditional fishing village and the gateway to Ston for a tasting of its famously delicious fresh oysters and mussels. Once back on board get ready for this evening’s Captain’s Dinner.

    • Excursions Included Entrance to the Mljet National Park, Fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
    • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Dinner

    DAY 7 Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik City Walls

    With your cruise nearing its end, we’ll soon make our approach to Dubrovnik. The captain will provide you with a magnificent perspective from the water by cruising around the imposing medieval walls. After disembarking, our local guide will take you on a walking tour through the Old City streets to marvel at landmarks like Pile Gate, Onofrio’s Fountain, Rector’s Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery complex, home to one of Europe’s oldest still active pharmacies, dating to the 14th century. Enjoy exploring at your leisure afterwards, perhaps walking atop the City Walls before sitting down at a rooftop eatery for a sunset view and gourmet dinner.

    • Excursions Included Guided tour of Dubrovnik
    • Meals Included Breakfast and Lunch

    DAY 8 Departure

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    It’s never easy to say goodbye after such an incredible week but after a week of cruising, it’s time for farewells with your adventure concluding after breakfast. Be sure your bags are packed and ready and you’ve exchanged contact information with new friends made, as you’ll be met by your private driver for transfer to your onward local hotel or Dubrovnik International Airport. The captain and crew will provide any needed assistance and as always, our travel experts are here to help should you wish to extend your time here or head elsewhere to explore a new destination.

    • Meals Included Breakfast

    Deluxe Balcony Cruise Ships

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    MS Aurelia

    The MS Aurelia is a 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2020 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 18 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

    Markan, Unforgettable Croatia

    MV Markan

    The MV Markan cruise ship (sister ship to the MV Infinity) is a 48.5 meters long, 8.8 meters wide deluxe ship, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour. She features the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The ship’s main deck features a spacious air-conditioned dining room with a bar area with LCD TV, a corner buffet breakfast table and a covered outdoor lounge area.

    Ave Maria

    MV Ave Maria

    MV Ave Maria deluxe cruise ship is a 48,4m (157 ft) long, 8.6m (28 ft) wide deluxe ship, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour. The ship is due to launch in early 2018 featuring the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The ship has a maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, ensuring exceptional personal service.

    What’s Included

    • 7-night Deluxe Balcony Cruise sailing from Split to Dubrovnik
    • Return flights from UK airports
    • Private arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport and to Split airport
    • Daily buffet breakfast with generous fresh fruit selection
    • Welcome reception & cocktail
    • Daily 3 Course set lunch
    • Unlimited filtered water
    • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Croatian wine tasting tour in Hvar
    • Half day gastronomic tour to an oyster farm in Ston
    • Professional Cruise Director
    • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Trogir and Split
    • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
    • Entrance to Mljet National Park
    • Daily swim stops
    • Luggage handling
    • Daily cabin service
    • Free WiFi onboard
    • ATOL Protection

    What's Not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Port taxes which will be advised at the time of quoting
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

    Supplement Free Cabins for Single Travellers

    • We have a limited number of supplement free cabins for single travellers per departure. Once these supplement free cabins have sold out, a single supplement of 80% applies to lower deck cabins.

    Departure Dates

    2024

    • May

      May 04, 2024May 11, 2024May 18, 2024May 25, 2024
    • Jun

      Jun 01, 2024Jun 08, 2024Jun 15, 2024Jun 22, 2024Jun 29, 2024
    • Jul

      Jul 06, 2024Jul 13, 2024Jul 20, 2024Jul 27, 2024
    • Aug

      Aug 03, 2024Aug 10, 2024Aug 17, 2024Aug 24, 2024Aug 31, 2024
    • Sep

      Sep 07, 2024Sep 14, 2024Sep 21, 2024Sep 28, 2024
    • Oct

      Oct 05, 2024Oct 12, 2024

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