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FROM: USD $2,585 pp

PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the beautiful Croatian coastline, visiting stunning islands and swimming in turquoise waters. Explore the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split, the exquisite national park of Mljet, the Golden Cape beach at Zlatni Rat and more on this deluxe Croatian cruise.

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Trip Highlights

Dubrovnik - start and end your Croatian journey in the walled city and explore the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' on a guided tour
Korcula - explore Korcula town on a guided tour, birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo
Split - take a guided tour of the bustling old town and see the retirement palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian
Hvar - enjoy a swim by the Pakleni Islands and take a tour of the historic highlights of Hvar, including the Renaissance cathedral
Smokovljani - experience rural Croatia, sample the specialties the area has to offer at an aunthentic village dinner
Makarska - stroll down the beautiful sea front promenade and enjoy an afternoon swim at one of the lovely beaches
Brac - visit a stone masonry workshop in the village of Pucisca, home to the famous white stone of Brac
Brac - unwind on the famous Zlatni Rat beach, known as the 'Golden Horn' due to its golden sand stretching out from the mainland
Mljet - stroll around the famous salt lakes of the national park or opt to explore by bicycle or canoe
Slano - relax in this peaceful fishermen's village set in Slano Bay at the end of the Dubrovnik Riviera

Included

Buffet breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 2 dinners (a Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment and a Heritage dinner in Smokovljani)
7 nights accommodation onboard a 'Deluxe Superior' ship in an air-conditioned en suite cabin
Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik (includes one way bus transfer and cable car), Hvar, Korcula and Split
Complimentary water, tea and coffee throughout the day
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Services of onboard captain and crew
All port taxes and visitor fees
7 days sailing the Southern Adriatic Sea
Airport arrival and departure transfer from Dubrovnik Airport on day 1 and day 8
Entrance fee to Mljet National Park
Welcome reception and a cocktail
2 bath towels for personal use, daily cabin service and towel change
English speaking Tour Leader who travels with you onboard the cruise

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tip for your crew. We recommend you allow EUR 5-10 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Dubrovnik

Saturday. Dubrovnik - Slano. You will be met at Dubrovnik Airport and transferred to Gruz Harbour where the boat is docked. Check in for your cruise at 13:00 and at 14.00 we depart Dubrovnik and cruise along the Dalmatian coast to the peaceful fisherman's village of Slano on the mainland. Later we enjoy an authentic village dinner in the rural village of Smokovljani, where we can sample all of the local specialties and take a stroll around the picturesque property which has a ranch with animals, beautiful olive trees and figs.

Don’t miss the boat! Check in for your cruise at 13:00 at Dubrovnik Gruz Harbour. The boat sets sail at 14.00.
Overnight: Slano - Onboard  |  Dinner

Day 2

Korcula Island

Slano - Korcula. This morning we set sail for Korcula Island, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. En route to Korcula we’ll visit one of the secluded bays that dot this beautiful coastline, stopping for lunch. Arriving into Korcula early afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of the old town. Wander through the tiny streets, which are purposefully designed in a herringbone pattern, something you'll learn about during your time here.

This evening is free for you to further explore this charming island town. With an abundance of restaurants and bars you are sure to find a lovely spot to while away the evening.
Overnight: Korcula - Onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

The Makarska Riviera

Korcula - Makarska. Our next port of call is the beautiful Makarska Riviera. After an early morning departure we reach the popular tourist destination of Makarska, where you can take a stroll along the beautiful promenade by the beach and explore the city streets where you'll find an abundance of churches and other cultural sites. This afternoon we stop for a swim at one of the wonderful beaches. Those feeling adventurous can join an optional river rafting excursion on the streams of the Cetina river or take an optional adrenaline-pumping zipline over the Cetina river canyon and meet the ship again in Makarska. This evening we have a delicious captains dinner on board and enjoy some traditional live entertainment.
Overnight: Makarska - Onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Pucisca & Split

Makarska - Brac - Split. After breakfast today we travel to the pretty town of Pucisca on the northern coast Brac island, at the bottom of a deep bay. Brac is famous for its white stone and we will visit one of the last remaining stone masonry workshops left in Europe. Then we cruise to Split, capital of the Dalmatia region. Arriving in the afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of the historic UNESCO Listed old town which home to the majestic retirement palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. This evening is yours to explore or relax in this attractive maritime town, with its bustling waterfront and wealth of bars and restaurants.
Overnight: Split - Onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Beautiful Bol and Hvar

Split - Bol - Hvar. This morning we return to the island of Brac, this time visiting the picturesque town of Bol. Here there's free time to explore one of the most beautiful beaches in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat. This stretch of beach is often referred to as the 'Golden Horn' due to its golden sand stretching out from the mainland. The town of Bol itself is a beautiful traditional fisherman's town.

From Bol we travel on to Hvar, the longest and one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic, which is famous for its lush sprawling lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Here, we embark on a tour of the historic highlights including the Renaissance cathedral and the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612. This evening is free for you to explore the abundance of charming restaurants and bars open long into the night.
Overnight: Hvar - Onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Mljet National Park

Hvar - Mljet. We continue to cruise the beautiful waters off the Dalmatian coast this morning as we make our way to the island of Mljet. Arriving in the afternoon there's free time to stroll around the famous salt lakes in Mljet National Park (entrance included) and you can opt to take a boat ride across to St Mary Island, home to an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. You can also explore the lakes in a canoe or enjoy a scenic bike ride around them (canoes and bikes are available to hire locally). We spend the night in Mljet port.
Overnight: Mljet - Onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Dubrovnik city tour

We cruise back to Dubrovnik this morning, enjoying the beautiful scenery and lunch en route. Upon arrival we set out on a guided walking tour of this incredible city, which was referred to as 'heaven on earth' by author George Bernard Shaw. We explore the historic cobbled streets of the Old Town and take a cable car (ticket included) to Srd Mountain for fabulous views of the ramparts and across the city. This evening we watch the Lindo Folklore Ensemble perform traditional Croatian songs and dance.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - Onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Farewell Croatia...

Today marks the end of our sailing adventure in Croatia and you are free to leave after breakfast this morning. A transfer to Dubrovnik Airport is provided today.
Breakfast

Deluxe Superior Ship Catagory

Deluxe Superior Ships
A newer and larger vessels than the ‘Deluxe Ship’, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar materials. These ships are a minimum 47m in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and beautiful sun decks with lounge area, deckchairs and more. Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 - 20m2 in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers and more.

Exclusive features of our deluxe category include airport arrival and departure transfers, an onboard English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will see. There are also a guided sightseeing tours, a wine tasting tour and a village visit.

Upper deck or below deck cabins
On all of our Croatia sailing holidays, you have the choice of an on deck (upper) or below deck cabin. Below deck cabins are the cheaper option. These cabins are located below the main deck or in the hull of the ships. They do have windows or port holes that allow in natural light but these generally do not open. On deck cabins are either on the main deck or top floor of the boat. These all have opening windows that allow in the breeze. There is a supplement for upgrading to on deck cabins, please see the 'prices and departures' tab for details. Choose your option at time of booking to secure your place.

For further information about best time to visit, visa's, top travel tips and more, please see our Croatia travel guide.

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a cabin with or anyone wanting the privacy of their own cabin.

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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $475
USD $715

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.

Deluxe Superior Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Superior Ship

Come aboard, sit back and simply relax… Our Deluxe Superior Ships are of the highest quality and category of ship available on the Adriatic Sea, so you’ll be travelling in style! The newly refurbished ships include hot tub/jacuzzi or plunge pool and on some ships, a gym. The air-conditioned meal and bar area is lavishly designed for a comfortable stay and to enjoy time with friends and fellow travellers. The sundeck offers magnificent views of the turquoise waters and spectacular scenery. The well-appointed spacious and superbly designed air-conditioned en-suite cabins (15 to 20m2 in size) are available in either double or twin bedding. Include are Airport arrival and departure transfers, an on-board English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will visit, guided sightseeing tours, wine tasting tour and so much more. With all the exclusive features of our Deluxe Category Ships, but on an elegant and grander scale your journey through Croatia will be a unforgettable one with nothing to worry about except taking in the delights that Croatia has to offer.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dubrovnik
Ends
Dubrovnik
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 10 / Max 28 - 38 dependant on ship
Hotel Rating
Deluxe Superior Ship
Tour Guide
Local guides for sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Dubrovnik, Croatia Sailing, Korcula, Split, Brac, Hvar
Countries
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
View of Korcula, home to stunning, historical buildings
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront
The island of Hvar stretching out into the sparkling blue sea
Perfect turquoise water speckled with islands, covered in thick, green foliage
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings

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