• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Venice
  • Location: Split, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days (Wed-Wed)
  • Availability: WEDNESDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • One of our few mid-week departure cruises!
  • Discover the charming Croatian coastline and islands at a relaxed pace with a small group
  • Indulge all your senses, see inspiring destinations and small fishermen’s villages
  • Explore cosy restaurants on shore in the evenings for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Captain's Dinner included
  • Fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
  • Deluxe ship with jacuzzi on the sundeck
  • Sightseeing includes Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Daily swim stops
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8 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Bisevo (Blue Cave), Vis, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano (Ston), and to Dubrovnik

One of our most popular cruises!
Cruise the Adriatic on this superb one-way cruise for 7 fabulous nights
Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons
Our one-way island hopping cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian Coast
Enjoy the rich cultural history of the region with sightseeing excursions
Breakfast and lunch included! Dine on shore in the evenings
Daily swim stops

Itinerary

Open age cruise, though passengers are usually couples and small groups 25-65yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a cabin for solo use. If there are any triple cabins they are usually only on the Lower Deck, but not all ships have a triple cabin.

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the Captain and his crew take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover historical monuments.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/

Same cruise, opposite direction:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/162/deluxe-cruise-split-to-dubrovnik-7nts-wednesdays/

Same cruise, Saturdays:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/294/deluxe-cruise-split-to-dubrovnik-7nts/

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INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
8 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Blue Cave, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Ston and to Dubrovnik

INCLUDED:
• Arrival transfer from Split airport to the cruise
• Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport
• 7 nights cruise in a cabin with ensuite and air-conditioning
• Professional Cruise Manager
• Visitors taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service and mid-week linen change
• Beach towel use
• Free Wi-Fi onboard

Meals included:
• Welcome Reception Dinner & cocktail
• Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
• Buffet breakfast daily
• Three-course lunches with cheese and salad bar
• Regular tea and coffee with breakfast and after lunch
• Unlimited drinking water
• Abundant fresh fruit
• Croatian wine tasting
• Olive oil and wine tasting onboard
• Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting

Sightseeing and extras included:
• Guided walking tours of towns: Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Dubrovnik cable car fee
• Mljet National Park entrance fee
• Entrance to the Ston walls and saltworks
• Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• Daily swim stops

NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips and gratuities
• Any meals/drinks not listed

#Optional Excursions:
• Blue Cave Entrance Fee: ~€25pp (weather permitting)
• Korčula Village Dinner Experience: ~€40-55pp


ITINERARY:
Arrive anytime during the day, first overnight is in port. If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage on the ship until your cabin is ready. Check-in to your cabin from 14.00hrs.


DAY 1 SPLIT (WR, WD)
Arrive any time during the day. Free Transfer from Split airport to Split Harbour for those arriving by air. For those already staying in town, you can make your own way to the Cruise port by taxi, uber or often you can just walk from the Old Town. Check in to your cabin from 14.00hrs onwards. If you arrive early, you can leave your bags on the ship until your cabin is ready and take a walk around town. After settling in, join our guided walking tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture. Of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once home of the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a Welcome Reception meet & greet cocktail and Welcome Dinner onboard this evening. Overnight in Split Port.
# Included: Welcome Dinner onboard (around 19.00hrs)
# Included: Walking Tour of Split; departs around 15.00hrs approx 1-2hrs.

DAY 2 Bol - HVAR (B, L)
Morning departure to the island of Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the beach shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. We continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic known for lush lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on a tour of the town’s historical landmarks - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs with many open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

DAY 3 Bisevo / Blue Cave - VIS (B, L, T)
Early morning cruise towards the small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis retains a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. Try some local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in Vis.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Wine tasting
# Optional Excursion: Blue Cave Entrance ~€25pp to be paid on the day (weather permitting)


DAY 4 KORČULA (B, L)
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch and a swim in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. The fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town’s design to provide a natural cooling effect providing citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an excellent choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula
# Optional Excursion: Korčula Village Dinner Experience

DAY 5 MLJET (B, L)
Next morning, we head further south towards Mljet Island. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the short boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Swim in the natural salt lakes or rent kayaks. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island. Today is a day for relaxing in nature.
Overnight in Polača or Pomena.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Mljet National Park Entrance


DAY 6 SLANO (Ston) (B, L, T, CD)
Departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village and the starting point for Ston, another, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts a short coastal walk leads us to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Transfer back to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner onboard with live entertainment. Overnight in Slano.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Captain's Dinner onboard
# Included: Oyster tasting in Ston

DAY 7 DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Early morning departure to Dubrovnik - a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this world-famous town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with traces of Gothic style. Before we tie up at Gruž harbor, we cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. Cameras to be ready! After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For the energetic, we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls – allow 75 minutes to walk it all, 90 at a stroll! Overnight in Dubrovnik.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik with one-way transfer to the old town

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)
One final breakfast onboard. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs.If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am. Airport transfers are included, but if you are staying in town you will need to make your own way to your accommodation. Gruz port has the main bus/coach station 50m across the road, with a luggage storage kiosk if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your bags once you leave the ship. Uber and taxis are readily available in all ports. Happy travels and we hope to see you again soon!
# Included: Breakfast onboard


B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, CD-Captain’s Dinner, WD-Welcome Dinner, T-Tasting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

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.

 

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.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 SPLIT (WR, WD)
  • DAY 2 Bol - HVAR (B, L)
  • DAY 3 Bisevo / Blue Cave - VIS (B, L, T)
  • DAY 4 KORČULA (B, L)
  • DAY 5 MLJET (B, L)
  • DAY 6 SLANO (Ston) (B, L, T, CD)
  • DAY 7 DUBROVNIK (B, L)
  • DAY 8 DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)