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Creme de la Croatia - 8 days

Premium Cruise: Setting out from Split enjoy an unforgettable week of island hopping in the southern Adriatic Sea. Cruise in style onboard a luxurious boat, enjoying first-class facilities, guided sightseeing and lots of inclusions.

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Trip Highlights

Split – historical port & Diocletian Palace
Mljet Island - salt flats of Mljet National Park and boat ride to St Mary Isle
Trstenik - stop at Elaphiti Islands en route
Hvar - tour of town and harbour
Island of Brac - town of Bol with famous Zlatni Rat beach (also known as the Golden Cape)
Korcula Island - tour of town and a local winery
Dubrovnik - cruise along old city walls, walking tour of Old Town, and cable car ride to Srd Mountain
Kuna - local farm for village feast
Island of Scedro and the Pakleni Islands

Included

7 breakfasts, 5 3-course lunches, 4 dinners (including Captain’s farewell dinner)
7 nights accommodation onboard a Premium Boat
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader who travels with you on board the cruise
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, sightsee and soak up the sun
Services of onboard captain and crew
All port taxes and visitor fees
7 days sailing the southern Adriatic Sea
Airport arrival and departure transfers from Split Airport on day 1 and day 8
Sightseeing in Dubrovnik (inc. dinner cruise, one way bus transfer, and cable car) , Hvar, Korcula (wine tasting & village feast) and Split
Entrance fee to Mljet National Park
2 bath towels for personal use

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Croatia!

Saturday. Welcome to Split! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transfered to Split harbour where the boat is docked. Following check-in at 14:00 enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful city of Split. A historic city under UNESCO protection, you'll learn all about the fascinating history of this port city. Returning to the ship later this afternoon you'll enjoy a welcome drink where you can get to know your fellow guests a little better.
Overnight: Onboard (Split)  |  Dinner

Day 2

Korcula Island

Split - Korcula. Early this morning we depart for Korcula, an island abundant with legends and tales, stopping for lunch in a secluded bay en route. In Korcula embark on walking tour of the town followed by a visit to a local winery. In the evening you can continue your gourmet experience at one of the island’s many bars or restaurants.
Overnight: Onboard (Korcula)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Mljet Island

Korcula - Mljet - Dubrovnik. Travelling further south we head to the Island of Mljet. Here walk through the salt lakes of Mljet National Park before enjoying a boat ride to St Mary Isle, which is home to a Benedictine Monastery, abbey and Church from the 12th century. The adventurous at heart can opt to rent kayaks, bicycle or scooters to explore the National Park on their own. Returning to the boat for lunch we continue our journey onto Dubrovnik, arriving in the late afternoon.

Before we dock in port your captain will take you on a cruise along the city walls, enjoy spectacular views of the magnificent old town whilst you savour a sumptuous buffet dinner on board.
Overnight: Onboard (Dubrovnik)   |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Dubrovnik Sightseeing Tour

This morning embark on a guided walking tour of Old Town, and later take a cable car to Srd Mountain where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city walls and the Elaphiti Islands.

Spend the remainder of the afternoon and evening at your own leisure, for the more energetic amongst the group you might want to explore the famous walls of the city, which total 1,940m in length. Alternatively you might want to visit 'Stradun' a beautiful promenade within the city walls which opens out into a square at one end.
Overnight: Onboard (Dubrovnik)  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Local Croatian Village and Farm

Dubrovnik - Peljesac Peninsula. Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the Peljesac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch we enjoy a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands, with their beautiful beaches and pristine scenery.

Arriving to the Peljesac peninsula this afternoon we head inland to explore the surround rural area. We'll make our way to a a local farm before visting a local village, here you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. After a fantastic evening of food and wine we'll transfer back to our boat for a relaxing nights sleep.
Overnight: Onboard (Peljesac Peninsula)   |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Historic Hvar

Kucisce - Hvar. An early morning departure takes us to Hvar, with a stop for lunch en route at the small island of Scedro and a swim at the Pakleni Islands. Arriving into Hvar this afternoon we explore the historical landmarks, hike up the town fort, and indulge in the city’s myriad entertainment, with many restaurants, bars and cafes open long into the night. The longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, Hvar is a beautiful Island to discover. The evening is free for you to enjoy one of the many bars and restaurants located close to the water.
Overnight: Onboard (Hvar)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Zlatni Rat Beach

Hvar - Bol. Our final stop is at the picturesque Island of Brac and the seaside town of Bol, where you can visit the famous sandy shores of Zlatni Rat beach. You'll have the opportunity to walk along the promenade or take a dip in the sea. Later this afternoon we head to the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating back to 1903) for a wine tasting session before returning to the boat this evening to enjoy a farewell captain's dinner and entertainment.
Overnight: Onboard (Bol or Milna)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Goodbye Croatia!

Saturday. Bol - Split. An early morning departure from Bol takes us back to Split. After disembarking the boat, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Flights from Split Airport should be booked after 12 noon (not earlier) or alternatively consider booking an additional nights accommodation.
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Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a cabin. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your cruise, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the cruise date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Deluxe Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 star cruise boat

Deluxe ships are a class above our premium and premium plus ships and are spacious, newly built ships with well-appointed cabins featuring twin or double beds. All cabins have their own bathrooms, LCD TV and are air-conditioned. Deluxe ships also offer air-conditioning in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no a/c when boat is stationary), free Wi-FI when in port, and have a spacious deck with sun loungers. Additionally, some deluxe ships feature gym facilities and a plunge pool. Exclusive features of our deluxe category include airport arrival and departure transfers from Split airport, an on-board English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will see, guided sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik - including a dinner cruise and journey on a cable car , Hvar, Split and Korcula - including a wine tasting tour and a village feast. Plus, at the end of a wonderful week sailing all our deluxe cruises come to a close with a delicious Captain’s farewell dinner.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews

We had a splendid time, we loved Croatia and all the islands 'Fantazia' our ship took us. Ivana our tour guide was very organised and always ready to assist us in anything we needed, he gave us a good lecture on the history of Croatia and the neighbouring countries.

When it was needed due to one day of strong winds, the captain diverted us to other beautiful island and The next day we sailed to the places we missed, we saw and enjoyed all the places in out itinerary. The boat was very conformable, clean and we enjoyed all our friendly passengers.

• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
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The tour was great. The weather was perfect and the stops were all interesting. More importantly the boat that we were on and the captain and crew were excellent.

Ivan was an excellent guide. He was very attentive to everyone on board and always made sure that the current agenda was known as well as the next days agenda was available and announced. This helped us to plan for what we would be seeing and doing as well as what was coming up.

Ivan was well schooled on Croatia - geography, history, food, wine, etc. It was enjoyable learning about Croatia.

Ivan was very patient and didn't loose his temper even when some guests were slow to show up at designated places and times.

• Submitted 20 Sep 2016
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We had a fantastic holiday on Admiral. The boat was better than we expected, very comfortable and the meals and service from all the staff were of a very high standard. Deanna was excellent, she was always available for enquiries, very good humoured and good fun, she understood the needs of everyone on the ship and made sure she was looking after everyone and communicating all the plans each day. She was also good company socially and on board. I would say that she was probably one of the best Guides or Reps we have ever had.

• Submitted 05 Aug 2015
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Excellent tour, very well organized

Guide very service oriented, knowledgeable, professional

Crew very attentive with good service

Food was OK, but not first class

Ship was very clean and shipshape

A very enjoyable experience!

• Submitted 15 Jul 2015
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Tour was fantastic. We really enjoyed it. Right mix of free and structured time. We would recommend it to anyone. Boat was as described, facilities of a very high standard.

Weather conditions were variable and the communication b/w the captain and the guide needs improvement. When the whether was influencing the plan it wasn't unusual for there to be 3 different stories circulating on the boat as to what was to happen next depending upon who had talked to Ivan when.

We got the below deck cabin we paid for. We heard that some on the boat rec'd an upgrade from the Premium package to our Deluxe package. I think because they had on deck cabins in the Premium they received on deck in the Deluxe which meant they paid less than us for better cabins. Didn't detract from our holiday.

Drinks were not included in the Captain's dinner on the final night, this needed to be better communicated before the event. They also settled the tab before the Captain's dinner and then we needed to settle the Captains dinner tab the next morning. This is double handling and makes no sense. Tips were handed in before the Captain's dinner, not sure if this influences the above.

We found our own way to and from the harbour in Split. FYI two groups that I know of had transfer problems. One (2 English girls) booked through Flight Centre and I believe this was via yourselves. Mind you the other party saw one of the Games of Thrones stars at the airport and he too appeared to be struggling with his transfer.

Last question below is an n/a as I wouldn't expect such a short tour to achieve this.

• Submitted 19 Sep 2014
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Split
Ends
Split
Departs
Saturday
Hotel Rating
Deluxe Ship
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, onboard tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 4
Visiting
Croatia Sailing, Split, Korcula, Mljet Island, Dubrovnik, Hvar
Countries

We had a splendid time, we loved Croatia and all the islands 'Fantazia' our ship took us. Ivana our tour guide was very organised and always ready to assist us in anything we needed, he gave us a good lecture on the history of Croatia and the neighbouring countries.

When it was needed due to one day of strong winds, the captain diverted us to other beautiful island and The next day we sailed to the places we missed, we saw and enjoyed all the places in out itinerary. The boat was very conformable, clean and we enjoyed all our friendly passengers.

Elsie Brown
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