• Activity Level:  2
  • Comfort:  2
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Makarska
  • Duration: 8 days (Sat-Sat)
  • Availability: SATURDAYS only, weekly departures
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Highlights

  • 18-35s Only Cruise! Sail with like-minded young travellers.
  • Daily 'happy hour' onboard
  • Imagine 7 perfect days with warm Mediterranean weather on a vintage cruise ship
  • Cruise the magnificent Adriatic coast, relax during the day and experience the hot night scenes.
  • Discover why this particular cruise has become “a must” for the young traveller....
  • Visiting: Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Makarska
  • Optional river rafting and zip lining excursions!
  • The first 3 weeks of July always book out months in advance!
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Croatia Sail 18-30s Cruise the Dalmatian Coast from Split to Dubrovnik and back again. Party and cruise with like-minded travellers

**18-35s CRUISE ONLY!**
Excellent value 7 night return cruise from Split visiting Dubrovnik and the islands
Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea
Mornings you can relax on the spacious sundeck
Afternoons and evenings free to explore Croatia's finest destinations
Relax and let the Captain and Crew take care of you
Daily swim stops


(See our separate listings for open-age cruises)

Itinerary

18-35s ONLY CRUISE.

The first 3 weeks of July always book out months in advance!


Bunk bed 'twin' cabins on Upper, Main or Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book the whole cabin for themselves, there is no 'match with another solo traveller share option'. All cabins are mostly bunk beds only. Not all ships/dates have triple cabins, please check with us first. There are no quad cabins.

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.

[ VINTAGE departures mean you will NOT know which exact ship you will be on until the day of the cruise. ]

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/vintage-ensuite/

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INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
8 days from Split, Stari Grad, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korčula, Makarska, Omiš and back to Split

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights onboard in an ensuite cabin with air-conditioning
• English-speaking Guide onboard
• Free Wi-Fi onboard

Meals Included:
• Continental breakfasts daily
• Three-course lunches
• Daily happy hour onboard
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port Tax €60pp / week - mandatory (pay onboard)
• Meals and drinks not listed
• Beach towel hire: ~ €5/week
• Optional excursions / entrances

# Optional Excursions (book and pay onboard):
• Entrance fee to Mljet National Park: ~ €25pp
• River Rafting in Omis
• Zip-lining in Omis

ITINERARY:
Embarkation from 10.00-12.30hrs. Ship departure from Split port at 13.00hrs sharp (1pm). Please do not be late!


If you arrive early you can purchase any inflatable sea-toys, snorkels, hats, sunscreen or anything else you might need for the week at numerous small kiosks at Split cruise port.

Day 1: Embark in SPLIT, then to STARI GRAD (L)
Check-in from 10:00hrs. Departure at 13.00hrs sharp from the Split Harbour. Sail towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar - records confirm it to be the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town and its famous horseshoe-shaped bay. The famous Stari Grad Field (a plain) is the oldest in Croatia and the best-preserved example of the ancient Greek system of agriculture. Both the old town and this plain are part of the world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in one of the ports of Stari Grad, the main port or the ferry port (2 km away), depending on the availability.
# Included: Lunch onboard

Day 2: to HVAR TOWN (B,L)
After breakfast, our destination is the town of Hvar, known for its nightlife and bars. Lunch onboard and time at leisure to explore: hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of the town, the bay, the surrounding islands… Lots of clubs and bars to check out in the evening, the most famous bars are Carpe Diem, Kiva, Sidro, Nautica and many others. This is the place to be, so get dressed and ready to party! Overnight in Hvar Town.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard

Day 3: to MLJET ISLAND (B,L)
After Hvar, the cruise proceeds towards Mljet island with a stop for a refreshing swim. Arrive in the Mljet National Park- check out the wonderful saltwater lakes and the emerald green forest that embraces them. The optional entrance ticket includes a boat ride to St. Mary's Isle, located on the Big Lake. Alternatively, rent a kayak, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the island on your own. Overnight in Pomena or Polače (depending on the port availability).
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Optional: Mljet National Park Entrance

Day 4: to DUBROVNIK (B,L)
Early morning departure towards the world-famous town of Dubrovnik. Join our guided walking tour to learn the story behind this historic town and its monumental walls, meander through the narrow streets, explore the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, walk the stone walls and have a cool drink in the famous Buza café-bar, out on the rocks. Try a kayaking tour around the Dubrovnik walls, one of the best kayaking tours in Croatia with great photo opportunities. Enjoy a night out in Croatia’s most famous city, feel the enchanting and magical atmosphere! Overnight in Dubrovnik.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Day 5 : to KORČULA (B,L)
After breakfast, departure towards the Korčula island, which is believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Korčula Town is also famous for its awesome city walls and the impressive fish bone street pattern (cooling effect in hot summers). Explore the pedestrian-only streets of this charming town. Once the night comes, get ready to try out local cocktail bars including Dos Locos cocktail bar – one of the best in our opinion!
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard

Day 6: to MAKARSKA (B,L)
Departure from Korčula in the morning. Swim stop on the way and arrival in Makarska in the afternoon. Time at leisure to enjoy Makarska's nightlife - till the early hours. A visit to the famous disco in a sea cave is a must! Overnight in the port of Makarska.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard

Day 7: to SPLIT (B,L)
Breakfast and departure towards our last stop – the city of Split. Today you can join an optional tour to Omiš, for a river rafting experience on the Cetina River or even a zip-line ride! In Split, visit UNESCO protected Diocletian Palace which forms the heart of the city, as well as the sandy Bačvice beach which buzzes day and night. Don't miss out on seeing the numerous sights and shops in this city, experience beauty and nightlife and see why Split has become so popular among young people from all around the world. Once the ship is docked for the evening in Split you can depart the cruise at any time if you need to leave early.
# Included: Breakfast and Lunch onboard
# Optional Excursion: River rafting in Omis
# Optional Excursion: Zip-lining in Omis

Day 8: SPLIT - Departure (B)
One final breakfast onboard. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin and disembark the ship by 09.00hrs. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am-9am. Split port has the main bus/coach and train stations 50m across the road. There are plenty of storage kiosks around if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your luggage.
# Included: Breakfast onboard

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch
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NB: All beds are 'fixed', and you might end up with twin bunk beds, even if you request a double.
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Accommodations

Basic 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: Embark in SPLIT, then to STARI GRAD (L)
  • Day 2: to HVAR TOWN (B,L)
  • Day 3: to MLJET ISLAND (B,L)
  • Day 4: to DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • Day 5 : to KORČULA (B,L)
  • Day 6: to MAKARSKA (B,L)
  • Day 7: to SPLIT (B,L)
  • Day 8: SPLIT - Departure (B)