About Luxury Adriatic Cruise [Split]
A full week's cruise through the Adriatic & its islands between Split & Dubrovnik. Includes many stops on the mainland and islands.
START / FINISH - Split
Activity code: CRCR02
Duration: 8 Days
Welcome aboard for a high quality Adriatic cruise. This itinerary is designed and carefully prepared in a way that gives you a relaxing mix of sightseeing, swimming and dining opportunities across South Dalmatia in just 8 days. Our professional staff will assist you to experience Croatia’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
You will be cruising aboard the m/s "Adriatic Princess" (luxury class) with friendly, professional staff and a dedicated Cruise Manager. The vessel is 45m long, 8.5m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Total capacity is 40 persons with 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower decks and all are fully air-conditioned.
On the upper deck there is a fully air-conditioned salon & restaurant that can sit all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck (sun deck) offers 155 m2 (500 sq ft) of space and is equipped with sun chairs, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
This cruise holiday itinerary has been carefully prepared to offer you the chance to learn more about the culture, history and gastronomy of Southern Dalmatia and its islands; it will give you the opportunity to see, feel, hear and taste the Croatian way of life. Even with the optional excursions you'll still have enough time for relaxing, swimming and exploring the mediaeval towns of South Dalmatia’s islands and the mainland.
NB. 2018 prices and dates on request.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilet, hairdryer and a vanity unit with a sink.
CABIN LOCATIONS & SIZES:
EMBARKATION in Split from 1pm
Once on board the adventure can start. During a welcome drink and snack, Captain's orders and safety measures will be explained to you. You will also be introduced to your Cruise Director and the crew. Later that night you will have a dinner on board and get a chance to see the city one last time before the morning departure
After breakfast there is an optional Split walking tour with the local guide who will show you the monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown inside the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage.
Late morning we will set sail towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar.
After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim at the beautiful Pakleni islands (Pakleni otoci), known for the very warm sea. After the swimming break Dalmatian fried fish will be served as a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon.
Monday morning after leaving the stunning beauty of Vela Luka your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets.
After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. Island of Mljet on its western side houses National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet.
In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano.
After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia – you will visit Ston, a small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest in Europe) and visit a local vineyard where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik for a cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gru.
Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Located less than an hour's drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. This is a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea creating a surreal atmosphere.
In our quest for traces and memories of past times, we will be visiting the baroque shore town of Perast. Short boat ride from town will take us to one of the two islets in the Bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor! Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.
Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korčula. On the way to Korcula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveler Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula.
Sail towards Brač. Captain will anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš (a town known for two things: stunning beauty of river Cetina canyon that and its historic pirates). Upon arrival you are free to take an optional Cetina river trip.
Early morning departure from Omis towards Split. Breakfast on board and then disembarkation by 9am and time to say farewell to all your new friends!
Excursions and Sightseeing options:
Walking tour package – (UKP) 55 per person
Rates do not include:
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be made in writing. Upon confirmation of individual reservation a deposit per person is required. In the event of cancellation by the client, the Company reserves the right to levy cancellation charges as follows:
One week's deluxe cruising from Split on m/s Adriatic Princess. Price based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin in low season. 3rd person reduction - 40%; single supplement - 40%.
Prices from £751
Full Board supplement: £ 128 per person
All prices are per person