• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Bol
  • Duration: 8 days (Wed-Wed)
  • Availability: WEDNESDAYS, weekly departures
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Highlights

  • One of our few mid-week Wednesday departures!
  • Discover the charming Croatian coastline and islands at a relaxed pace with a small group
  • Indulge all your senses, see inspiring destinations and small fishermen’s villages
  • Explore cosy restaurants on shore in the evenings for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Captain's Dinner included
  • Fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
  • Deluxe ship with jacuzzi on the sundeck
  • Sightseeing includes Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
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8 days from Split, Hvar, Peljesac Peninsula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Bol, Pucisca / Milna and back to Split

Cruise the Adriatic on this superb Deluxe cruise for 7 fabulous nights
Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons
Our return island hopping cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian Coast
Enjoy the rich cultural history of the region with sightseeing excursions
Breakfast and lunch included! Dine on shore in the evenings

Itinerary

Wednesday departures only! One of our few mid-week 7 night cruises.

Open age cruise, though passengers are usually couples and small groups. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use.

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the Captain and his crew take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover historical monuments.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/

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INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
8 days from Split, Hvar, Peljesac Peninsula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Bol, Pucisca / Milna and back to Split

INCLUDED:
• Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport/hotel to/from the cruise port
• 7 nights cruise in a cabin with ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning
• Professional Cruise Manager
• Visitors' taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service and mid-week linen change
• Beach towel use
• Free Wi-Fi onboard

Meals included:
• Welcome Dinner and cocktail reception
• Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
• Buffet breakfast daily
• Three-course lunches with cheese and salad bar
• Complimentary tea and coffee after lunch
• Unlimited drinking water
• Abundant fresh fruit
• Croatian wine tasting
• Olive oil and wine tasting onboard
• Authentic Croatian heritage dinner on Pelješac Peninsula
• Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik

Sightseeing and extras included:
• Guided walking tours of towns: Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Dubrovnik cable car fee
• Mljet National Park entrance fee

NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips and gratuities
• Any meals/drinks not listed
• Transfers on days other than the start and finish day

ITINERARY:
Check in from 14.00hrs onwards, overnight in port, so clients can arrive anytime. If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage on the ship until your cabin is ready.


Day 1 SPLIT (WD)
Transfer from the Split airport to the Split Harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check-in from 14.00hrs onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the vessel for a Welcome Reception and cocktail. Enjoy the Welcome Dinner meet and greet party onboard. Overnight in Split.
# City Walking Tour will be held sometime between 15.00hrs and 18.00hrs for approx 1-2hrs.
# Welcome Reception around 18.30hrs followed by dinner.

Day 2 HVAR (B, L)
Morning departure towards Hvar. Swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Pakleni Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 3 PELJEŠAC PENINSULA (B, L, D)
Early morning departure towards the Pelješac Peninsula, home to Croatia's best-known red wines: Dingač and Postup. Move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village, followed by a visit to a local farm to indulge in a typical heritage dinner with Croatian delicacies and local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the vessel. Overnight on Pelješac Peninsula.

Day 4 Mljet NP – DUBROVNIK (B, L, D)
Next morning, head further to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th century is situated. Return to the vessel for lunch, followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before tying the ropes at Gruž Harbour, the Captain will arrange an evening cruise alongside the old city walls while dinner is served onboard. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent ancient town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 5 DUBROVNIK (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. There will be plenty of opportunities to take great pictures as the cable car takes us from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. Meander through the narrow car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, seek out a drink in one of the trendy piazzas or walk the famous 1,940 m long walls and take a stroll along the famous STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 6 KORČULA (B, L)
In the morning, leave this magnificent town and the cruise continues towards the island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of the enchanting town fortified by walls. Korčula treasures more legends, tales and monuments than any other place, discover some wandering along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants for a great gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

Day 7 Bol – MILNA or PUČIŠĆA (B, L, CD)
Today’s destination is the Island of Brač and the picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board, time at leisure until wine tasting. Departure for Milna or Pučišća. Tonight, we enjoy our farewell Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board. Overnight in Milna or Pučišća.

Day 8 TO SPLIT - Departure (B)
Early morning departure for Split. Gather for one last breakfast onboard, followed by goodbyes with the crew and all the new friends, before they see you off in Split. Check out by 9.00am and transfer to Split airport or hotel. Or, if you are staying inside the old town pedestrian zone, it's just a few minutes walk from Split port.

Please note the last overnight is not in Split port as the ship arrives in Split on the final morning at 09:00 AM, so you cannot get to the airport before 10am at the very earliest. We suggest you book flights after midday to be sure.


B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, CD-Captain’s Dinner. WD-Welcome Dinner
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Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 SPLIT (WD)
  • Day 2 HVAR (B, L)
  • Day 3 PELJEŠAC PENINSULA (B, L, D)
  • Day 4 Mljet NP – DUBROVNIK (B, L, D)
  • Day 5 DUBROVNIK (B)
  • Day 6 KORČULA (B, L)
  • Day 7 Bol – MILNA or PUČIŠĆA (B, L, CD)
  • Day 8 TO SPLIT - Departure (B)