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Adriatic Explorer - 8 days

Split to Dubrovnik  |  from USD $1,345

Sail the beautiful Dalmatian Coast in style onboard a premium boat. Travelling from sensational Spit to Medieval Dubrovnik, visiting some of Croatia's most picturesque islands, national parks and historic towns en route.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews
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Itinerary

Day 1

Raft the Cetina River

Saturday. Split - Makarska. Departure from Split harbour at 1 pm and cruise along Dalmatian coast towards the Makarska Riviera. After lunch we arrive at Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded by steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Try river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river and meet the ship again in Makarska. Climb up to the old fortress above the town or just take a walk through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the many historical monuments. Makarska is a popular tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of the central spot of the Makarska Riviera, and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with abundance of churches and other cultural sites.
Overnight: Makarska - onboard  |  Lunch

Day 2

Beautiful Brac

Makarska - Bol (Brac). This morning we continue our cruise towards our next destination – the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, a typical Dalmatian fishermen's village. Bol is known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Bol. A walk along the promenade (approx 2 hours) from Bol you can reach the highest peak of all Adriatic islands – Vidova gora, under which the town lies.
Overnight: Bol - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hvar & swimming by the Paklina Islands

Bol - Hvar. Our next destination is the island of Hvar, the longest and sunniest of all the Adriatic islands and a favourite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch, we stop for swimming at nearby Pakleni islands. Take some time to relax and enjoy refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea before arrival to Hvar in the afternoon hours. Hvar town offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theatre in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent famous for their lace listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola fortress towering high above the town ...) and many restaurants and bars open late into the night.
Overnight: Hvar - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Picturesque Hvar

Vis - Hvar. The ship sets sail early this morning as we cruise towards the island of Vis, which was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy and as such closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm - ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. We spend the night moored up by this town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Baths, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Roman styled villas situated along the coast.
Overnight: Vis - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Marco Polo's birthplace

Hvar - Korcula. Before breakfast we depart towards Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game – Moreska is still performed. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone. Enjoy the numerous konobas /taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars and night-club located within and around the city walls.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Mljet National Park

Korcula - Mljet. We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet. This afternoon we take time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park, two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea and a boat ride to the St Mary isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. You can cycle around and swim in the lakes and tonight we'll enjoy a scrumptious Captain's Dinner.
Overnight: Mljet - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

The Pearl of the Adriatic

Mljet/Sipan - Dubrovnik. In the early morning hours we depart towards our final destination, Dubrovnik. We take a short stop at Sipan island before arriving in Dubrovnik after lunch, to discover this “paradise on Earth”, as the famous writer George Bernard Shaw described. We enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srd mountain for spectacular views of the old town. During free time a stroll along the 1940 metre long city walls is highly recommended and offers magnificent views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Saturday. Dubrovnik. After breakfast you will say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the ships of Katarina line fleet - Dovidjenja!
Breakfast

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.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 persons.

4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $1345
USD $710
USD $1345
USD $710
USD $1705
USD $860
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1705
USD $860
USD $1705
USD $860

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $180
USD $90

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.

Comfort Boat, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 star cruise boat

Comfort boats are a class above our ‘standard boats’ and offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin or double-bedded cabins, though bunk bed cabins are sometimes all that is available. Exclusive features of the comfort boat include; air-conditioning in all cabins and in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no A/C is available when the boat is stationary), a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking tour guide and a delicious Captain’s Feast. Additionally, comfort boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!

Trip Highlights

Split - historic port
Pakleni Islands - azure waters & secluded bays
Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic
Hvar - harbour town & culinary delights
Crystal clear Adriatic waters and sun kissed beaches.
Makarska - port & riviera
Mljet Island - National Park & Salt Water Lake
Korcula - fortress & medieval old town
Brac - the historic town of Bol and Zlatni Rat

Included

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches
7 nights accommodation onboard an air conditioned Comfort Motor Sailer Boat
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, hike and bike ride.
2 bath towels for personal use.
Most port taxes and visitor fees. A supplementary port tax of €20 will need to be paid upon cruise check in.
One litre of bottled water per day
1 Captain's Dinner
7 days sailing off the Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic Sea.
Services of onboard captain and crew.
Linen and Bedding
Guided city tour of Dubrovnik

Not Included

International flights visa and transfers to and from the port
Guided sightseeing
Entrance tickets to national parks not included. The exact cost is dependent on the season and parks visited, approx EUR15 per person.
Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day.
Supplementary port tax of EUR 25 to be paid upon cruise check in

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

The cruise was great. There was just the right number of guests so as to get to know them all. The cabin was spacious. The food was well done. We enjoyed swimming in the sea every day. We also enjoyed the additional activities.

• Submitted 15 Nov 2015
Tour
Guide
Country

Very good standard of ship,nice & service minded crew.

• Submitted 02 Jul 2015
Tour
Guide
Country

Hi the Katarina Lines cruise was manned by Captain Ivo and his crew. They were very friendly and their service on board was just fantastic, our cabins were maintained every day . Marion the chef was the best cook every day we had a full breakfast and a 3 course lunch before we docked for the night so that we could explore the next island. I really loved that we had so much time to discover each island at our own pace, so much history and all the islands were beautiful. It was my first time on a cruise and loved that with 26 people on board we got to know everyone. We all had such fun meeting up on the islands and having dinner together and learning about each other. I will encourage my friends to go on this cruise and would go myself again. Thank you

• Submitted 14 Jun 2015
Tour
Guide
Country

Great week - would do it again

• Submitted 03 Sep 2014
Tour
Guide
Country

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.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 persons.

4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $1345
USD $710
USD $1705
USD $860
USD $1705
USD $860
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1885
USD $950
USD $1705
USD $860
USD $1705
USD $860

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $180
USD $90

Adriatic Explorer Northbound starts in Dubrovnik and ends in Split. For further details please refer to our Trip Notes.

Tour Details
Starts
Split
Ends
Dubrovnik
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Comfort boats
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7, Dinner: 1

The cruise was great. There was just the right number of guests so as to get to know them all. The cabin was spacious. The food was well done. We enjoyed swimming in the sea every day. We also enjoyed the additional activities.

Nadia Kritzinger
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