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PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Explore Croatia's most popular islands and destinations with this 8-day sailing holiday which starts and ends in Dubrovnik. Take in the Roman palaces of Split, the sunny streets of Hvar, and the iconic Zlatni Rat Beach. Wander the streets of Korcula, enjoy guided sightseeing in Dubrovnik, cycle through the lush Mljet National Park, and make regular stops to swim and explore secluded bays along the picturesque Adriatic coast.

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Dubrovnik - Enjoy a guided tour of Croatia's most famous city and time to wander the Stradun or the City Walls independently
Hvar - Unwind on the sunniest island in Croatia, a popular celebrity haunt famous for its Renaissance architecture and wine
Split - Explore the second-largest city in the country independently, and take in the historic UNESCO-listed Diocletian's Palace
Elafiti Islands - Stop for a swim at one of the tiny, picturesque Elafiti Islands, and dock at Sipan for a Captain's Dinner onboard
Mljet - Paddle, cycle or hike your way through the lush greenery of Mljet National Park, and admire the two shimmering saltwater lakes
Brac - Visit Zlatni Rat, the most iconic beach in Croatia, which protrudes out from the land and is reshaped daily by wind and waves
Korcula - Wander the narrow medieval streets of Korcula Town, which was the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo
Croatia Sailing - Make regular stops at blissful beaches and hidden bays for swimming, and spend your sailing time relaxing on the sundeck

Included

Breakfast daily, 6 three-course lunches, 1 dinner and 1 Captain's Dinner
Accompanied onboard by an English-speaking tour manager
Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling
Afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water
7 nights deluxe accommodation on board the air-conditioned M/V Paradis or similar motor ship
Guided sightseeing in Dubrovnik (Premium Plus cruises also include guided tours of Hvar and Korcula)
Olive oil and wine tasting onboard
Free Wi-Fi onboard

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
Entrance to Mljet National Park (€20 per person)
Port tax of EUR 40 per traveller, to be paid upon check-in, in cash. Beach towel hire (optional). Optional excursions
Airport transfers - available on request

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Dubrovnik!

Saturday. Make your way to Gruz Harbour on arrival in Dubrovnik, check-in opens from 13:00. Then you can spend the rest of today exploring Dubrovnik, Croatia's more idyllic destination. This famous walled city has starred in tv shows including Game of Thrones and you'll want to dive into the warren of narrow streets and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee along the Stradun main street. We'll be returning to Dubrovnik at the end of the tour, so don't worry if you don't have time to do everything today! Dinner is included onboard before your first night on the ship.
Overnight: Onboard (Dubrovnik)  |  Dinner

Day 2

Exploring Mljet National Park

Dubrovnik - Mljet. We set sail for the first time today, heading for the lush island of Mljet. Most of the island is protected as a national park and the entire day is free for you to head out and embrace the local nature. There are two large saltwater lakes in the national park, and a small island in the middle of one is home to a historic abbey, which can be visited by boat. You could also hire bicycles to follow some of the many trails around the national park, or set out on a hike - the choice is yours!
Overnight: Onboard (Polace or Pomena)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Sunny sunny Hvar

Mljet - Hvar. This morning we make a swim stop at the tiny island of Scedro, known for its azure blue water. Then it's onwards to Hvar, one of the Adriatic's most famous islands, and also statistically the sunniest island in Croatia! If travelling on a Premium Plus tour then you will enjoy a guided tour of Hvar town, otherwise, you can head out to explore independently. See the Renaissance cathedral and horseshoe-shaped harbour, and make sure to try a glass of the local wine. Hvar is a favourite summer haunt for celebrities, so keep your eyes peeled whilst you explore.
Overnight: Onboard (Hvar)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Zlatni Rat Beach & Split

Hvar - Bol - Split. Today we take in two of the Adriatic coast's main highlights. Departing after breakfast, our first stop is Bol, on the island of Brac. Bol is home to Zlatni Rat, possibly the most famous beach in all of Croatia. This shingle beach protrudes from the coast and is reshaped every day by the wind and the tides. After some time to relax and explore the area, we continue to Split.

Split is the capital of Dalmatia and the second-largest city in Croatia. The historic city centre is UNESCO-listed and crowned by Diocletian's Palace, the former summer retreat of a powerful Roman emperor. The rest of the day is free to head out and explore Split at leisure.
Overnight: Onboard (Split)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Korcula

Split - Korcula. This morning we sail towards Korcula, stopping in one of the many hidden bays along the coast for lunch. We arrive in Korcula town, which was the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo, one of the first Europeans to ever travel to the Far East and return to tell the tale! Premium Plus tours enjoy an included tour of the town, and there's also free time to head into the settlement, which is laid out in a herringbone pattern. Korcula is well known for its culinary scene, and there is also good nightlife to soak up if you wish.
Overnight: Onboard (Korcula)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

The Elafiti Islands

Korcula - Sipan. Our journey back to Dubrovnik is nearly complete as we sail to the Elafiti Islands, a small cluster of islands west of the city. We stop for lunch and a swim at one of the smaller islands in the group and then dock at Sipan, which is the largest of the Elafiti Islands. This group of islands is renowned for its stunning scenery, and sandy beaches - it is even popular with Croatian locals! Tonight we enjoy our Captain's Dinner aboard the ship.
Overnight: Onboard (Sipan)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Sipan - Dubrovnik. We complete our journey back to Dubrovnik early this morning, enjoying breakfast en route. This is so we have plenty of time to tick off anything you wanted to see or do in the city that you didn't have time for on day 1! The famous writer George Bernard Shaw described Dubrovnik as 'heaven on Earth' and who are we to disagree? There's an included tour of the old walled city that you are welcome to join, or you can head out on your own to explore. We recommend completing the walk along the top of the City Walls or riding the cable car to the top of Srd Mountain for panoramic views over the Old Town. We spend our last night docked in the harbour at Dubrovnik.
Overnight: Onboard (Dubrovnik)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Dovidenja! Goodbye Croatia!

Saturday. Today your Croatian sailing holiday comes to an end. Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before disembarking. If you'd like us to arrange a transfer to the airport for your onward flight then we would be happy to do so.
Breakfast

In Brief

Range
Starts
Dubrovnik
Ends
Dubrovnik
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Premium (Premium Plus upgrade is available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour manager
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 2
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
Perfect turquoise water speckled with islands, covered in thick, green foliage
The island of Hvar stretching out into the sparkling blue sea
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront
View of Korcula, home to stunning, historical buildings
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
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