• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Blue Cave, Vis, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • This return Cruise is the only one that visits both Dubrovnik and the Blue Cave with optional Krka excursion! Everything in one cruise!
  • Discover charming Croatian coastline and islands on Deluxe motor sailer
  • Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife
  • Half-board (breakfast and lunch) included
  • Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
  • Deluxe Superior ship has fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
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8 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Korcula, Vis, Bisevo / Blue Cave, and to Split

A return Split to Split cruise that includes Vis and the Blue Cave! Extra value Island Hopping Deluxe cruise. Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons. Half-board and excursions included.

Deluxe Superior Ship: MS Sea Swallow (DLX SUP). Brand new ship and itinerary for 2019!

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Bol (Zlatni Rat), Hvar Town, Mljet National Park, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Korcula Town, Vis Island, Bisevo / Blue Cave, and to Split

Open age cruise, though usually clients are more couples, mature solo travellers or small groups ranging from 30-65yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Most triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT

Brand New Deluxe Superior M/S Sea Swallow will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)

DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)

DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND

After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will explore Mljet National Park in the afternoon with included entrance fees, walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. We will have Captain’s dinner that evening on board.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L, Captain’s dinner)

DAY 4 • TUESDAY – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS

Morning departure to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. We will cruise along Dubrovnik City walls and fortifications and have lunch on board directly in front of the Historical centre where you will have chance to take unforgettable photo of breath-taking Dubrovnik. After relaxed time in front of the Dubrovnik city walls we will embark to small boat that will take us directly into old city harbour where English speaking guide will wait us and show us the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ and have intimate farewell dinner. Return scheduled coach transfer will be organize from Pile Gate to the Gruž harbour.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – KORČULA

After breakfast we will start our pleasant cruise to the Korčula. On our way we will cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula, (B,L)

DAY 4 • THURSDAY KORČULA – VIS

Morning cruise to Vis Island where we expected to come after lunch with swim stop. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years – due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island where we will spend afternoon. Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)

DAY 5 • FRIDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – SPLIT

Morning cruise to Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. If that happens, we can provide an alternative half-day tour of Vis Island with WWII RAF Airport, along with Komiža – a peculiarly beautiful town boasting the longest fishing tradition on East Adriatic. After a relaxed cruise arrival in Split second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. Our English speaking guide will do Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split, (B,L)

#Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka.
The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state. Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship. Reservations and payment on the spot. Including: English speaking guide, Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for excursion. Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, recommend comfortable walking shoes.

DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. Disembark by 09.00hrs (B)


INCLUDED:
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 7 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome reception and dinner with three courses
• Captain’s dinner in Mljet National Park
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
• Afternoon tea with cake/biscuits daily
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Dubrovnik (with transfers) Korčula, Hvar and Split
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave or Vis Island tour with Komiža
• National park Mljet entrance fees
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
• #Optional excursion in Split (Krka National Park)


RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

Ship Description: All ships have WIFI.

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • English speaking cruise manager on board
  • • 7 crew members
  • • 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
  • • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • • Welcome reception and dinner with three courses
  • • Captain’s dinner in Mljet National Park
  • • Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
  • • Afternoon tea with cake/biscuits daily
  • • Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Dubrovnik (with transfers) Korčula, Hvar and Split
  • • Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave or Vis Island tour with Komiža
  • • National park Mljet entrance fees
  • • Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
  • • Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
  • • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • • Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
  • • Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • • CCTV Security Cameras on board
  • • Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
  • • #Optional excursion in Split (Krka National Park).
  • Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka. The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state. Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship. Reservations and payment on the spot. Including: English speaking guide, Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for excursion. Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, recommend comfortable walking shoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

 

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How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions

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What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
  • DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
  • DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND
  • DAY 4 • TUESDAY – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS
  • DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – KORČULA
  • DAY 4 • THURSDAY KORČULA – VIS
  • DAY 5 • FRIDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – SPLIT
  • DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT