Split Return Deluxe Balcony Cruise

  • Duration7 Nights
  • StyleDeluxe Balcony Cruise
  • When to GoJune & Sept 2024
  • Price GuideFrom £1,675 Per Person
Experience an enchanting voyage on an elegant small-ship cruise, round-trip from the captivating ancient city of Split. Indulge in the luxuries of a spacious, air-conditioned cabin, some with private balconies. Prepare to be mesmerized by the views, hopping from one island to the next, on an intimate journey that promises an immersive exploration of some of the most desirable destinations in Croatia. Immerse yourself in the magnificently preserved Roman architecture in Split before venturing to fairytale-like Korcula with its Old Town surrounded by stone walls, gates, and towers. Other highlights include exploring the lush landscapes and saltwater lakes in Mljet, losing yourself in the medieval charms of Dubrovnik, sampling freshly harvested oysters in Ston, and wine tasting in glamourous Hvar, with plenty of unforgettable swim stops along the way. With a mix of guided tours and leisurely time to explore on your own, this 7-night cruise is sure to be unforgettable.
 

At a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Guided tour of Split
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 2
    • Korcula

      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 3
    • Mljet & Dubrovnik

      • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
      • Sunset dinner overlooking the city walls and Old Town
  • Day 4
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Day 5
    • Slano/Ston

      • Fresh oyster & mussel tasting
      • Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
  • Day 6
    • Hvar

      • Wine tasting at a sought after family winery
  • Day 7
    • Trogir

      • Free time to explore this hidden gem
  • Day 8
    • Split Departure

      • Private transfer to the airport/hotel
  • Meet Our Expert

    Evelin

    Evelin

    Cruise Specialist

    I have vast experience creating luxury worldwide cruise and adventurous land touring expeditions and my passion for these types of bucket-list trips is infectious. I love the the world’s remote northern and southern regions for their incredible nature, extraordinary landscapes, and the pure sense of adventure that they provide.

    CALL US ON: +44 208 004 2345
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    Our Deluxe Balcony Cruise Ship

    MS Markan

    The maiden voyage for the MS Markan was in 2018 and she is the sister ship to the MV Infinity. She measures 48.5 meters by 8.8 meters and has 19 guest cabins and 9 VIP cabins available with balconies. She has a spacious sun deck to soak up the sun rays.

    Departure Dates

    2024

    • June

      Jun 12, 2024Jun 26, 2024
    • September

      Sep 18, 2024
     

    What's Included

    • Deluxe cruise for 7 nights, sailing from Split
    • Return flights from UK airports
    • Travel on an elegant yacht-like vessel
    • Accommodation in a spacious en-suite cabin
    • Private arrival and departure transfers in Split
    • Welcome Dinner
    • Three course sunset dinner overlooking Dubrovnik Old Town
    • Captain’s Dinner with live music and entertainment
    • Half-board meals, including a daily buffet-style breakfast and multicourse lunches
    • Free filtered water, tea, and coffee available on an unlimited basis throughout the cruise
    • Expert local guides for walking tours in Dubrovnik, Korcula, and Split
    • Entrance to Mljet National Park
    • Visit to a family-run winery for a tasting on Hvar
    • Tasting experience at an oyster farm in Ston
    • Free Wi-Fi on board
    • Dedicated cruise manager (English speaking) throughout the trip
    • Daily swim stops
     

    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.

    Day by Day Itinerary

    • Day 1:

      Split Arrival

      Split HarbourSplit Bell Tower

      Welcome to Split! Our driver will welcome you upon arrival at the airport, or, if you’ve decided to arrive early, at your hotel for a private transfer to your elegant ship. Check-in is available from 2pm. Take time to get to know the exceptional amenities and settle into your cabin before joining an expert guide for a tour of the city’s historic center. The highlight is 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace, covering nearly half the area as a massive complex with some of the most impeccably preserved Roman architecture in the world. After strolling the streets and alleyways, return to the ship for our welcome cocktail reception. Enjoy an overview of the trip ahead, intros to the captain and crew, mingling with your fellow passengers, and a delicious multicourse dinner.

      Excursions Included:
      Guided tour of Split

      Meals Included:
      Welcome Dinner

    • Day 2:

      Korcula

      Korcula Old townKorcula

      Setting sail early this morning from Split, we’ll make our way to densely forested Korcula Island, known for its storybook-walled Old Town with gates, towers, and significant Venetian influence. It’s also known as the birthplace of intrepid explorer Marco Polo. We’ll anchor at a secluded bay so that you can soak up the surrounding scenery while enjoying lunch before reaching the port. Once there, our local guide will bring you on a walking tour through the charming streets, providing insight into the magnificent buildings like Gothic-Renaissance St. Mark’s Cathedral. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own, perhaps browsing some of the intriguing shops. This evening, sample some of the authentic cuisine in a sea-view restaurant or traditional taverna.

      Excursions Included:
      Guided tour of Korcula

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 3:

      Mljet National Park & Dubrovnik

      Croatia Adriatic coastMljet Island

      We’ll continue our voyage by cruising to Mljet Island, one of the most verdant in all of Croatia with an abundance of flora and fauna. Anchoring just outside Mljet National Park, enjoy a leisurely stroll accompanied by your Cruise Director along the enchanting pathways that will bring you to its renowned saltwater lakes, one of which has a tiny islet topped by a 12th-century Benedictine abbey. After your immersion into the natural splendor, you’ll return to the ship for our departure to Dubrovnik. Prepare to be awe-struck as we sail alongside the stone medieval walls that encircle the historic center. We’ll dock close to those walls, providing a breathtaking view to marvel at during our sunset dinner this evening.

      Excursions Included:
      Entrance to the Mljet National Park

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    • Day 4:

      Dubrovnik

      DubrovnikCable Car, Dubrovnik

      Today you’ll explore behind the walls on a guided walking tour, accompanied by an expert local and your Cruise Director. There are many majestic landmarks that serve as a testament to Dubrovnik’s rich history, including Renaissance palaces and fountains that served as the city’s water supply as far back as the early 15th century. At the tour’s conclusion, you can explore on your own, with multiple options to consider like the Mt. Srd cable car that will bring you to an elevated vantage point for a view over the Old City, the Adriatic Sea, and nearby islands. You can also walk right atop the city walls. An optional traditional Croatian village dinner with live music can be enjoyed this evening.

      Excursions Included:
      Guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast

      Optional Experience:
      Traditional Croatian Village Dinner on Srj Mountain

    • Day 5:

      Slano/Ston

      Oyster & wine tourSlano

      This morning we’ll set sail for Slano on the Peljesac Peninsula, renowned for its production of rich red wines and some of the world’s best oysters, believed to be so flavorful because of the high concentration of minerals in the bay in which they’re harvested. Embrace the tranquil ambiance during our swim stop and once we’ve reached our destination, you’ll hop on a boat for the short ride to Ston. Here you’ll enjoy one of the day’s highlights: a delectable tasting of freshly harvested oysters and mussels. We’ll return to the ship in time for you to get ready for tonight’s memorable event, the highly anticipated Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment, promising an especially unforgettable evening of fun.

      Excursions Included:
      Fresh oyster & mussel tasting

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast, Lunch & Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment

    • Day 6:

      Hvar

      Hvar View from CastleTomic Winery, Hvar

      Our adventure continues to glamorous Hvar, known for attracting international jetsetters, celebrities, and VIPs of all types. One of the most beautiful Croatian islands, it’s also home to vineyard- and lavender-filled terrain. A short swim stop will be enjoyed so that you can revel in the gorgeous scenery before reaching the island. Once there, your Cruise Director will escort you to one of the most coveted family-run wineries for a tasting of a variety of wines so that you can sample flavors unique to Hvar. Returning to Hvar Town afterward, enjoy dinner on your own, with an array of culinary delights that have contributed to its esteemed dining reputation. The nightlife scene is worth a late night out – you might even run into someone famous.

      Excursions Included:
      Wine tasting at a sought after family winery

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 7:

      Trogir

      Trogir Aerial ViewTrogir

      Not long after the sun rises, we’ll bid farewell to Hvar and set sail to Trogir, our final destination. You’ll have an extended opportunity to unwind and savor those last moments on a longer swim stop first. Docking near Trogir’s walled Old Town, known as an open-air museum, you’ll enjoy leisure time to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to beautifully preserved Romanesque-Gothic architecture, a treasure trove in the heart of Central Europe. Experience 2,300 years of history while marveling at countless landmarks like 15th-century Kamerlengo Castle and 13th-century St. Lawrence Cathedral, a triple-naved basilica constructed in Romanesque-Gothic style. After your explorations, enjoy dinner at one of the many traditional restaurants known for their fabulous atmosphere and authentic flavors.

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast & Lunch

    • Day 8:

      Split Departure

      Old Streets in SplitSplit Evening

      This remarkable journey is drawing to a close. If you have an early flight to catch, Split’s airport is just a short distance from Trogir, so you’re welcome to disembark here. Otherwise, continue with us as we return to Split early this morning. You’ll have time for one last breakfast and farewells to the captain, crew, and your fellow passengers – perhaps exchanging contact information as the bonds forged on our cruises often lead to lifelong friendships. Disembarkation is by 9 a.m. with your dedicated driving waiting to provide a seamless private transfer to the airport or local hotel in Split if you’ve decided to extend your time here.

      Meals Included:
      Breakfast

       

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