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

  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
  • Hvar
  • Zadar
  • Krka National Park
  • Vis & the Blue Cave / Bisevo
  • Split
  • HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Explore the most beautiful islands of Croatia
  • Swim in undiscovered bays
  • Explore unspoiled nature
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8 days from Split, Krka National Park, Sibenik, Galesnjak, Zadar, Primosten, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis (Blue Cave) and back to Split

See the best of the Dalmatian coast around Split on our northwards round-trip cruise. Cruise the Adriatic on our Deluxe cruise ship, enjoying the local food and hospitality. Including sightseeing and breakfast and lunch.

Deluxe Ship: MS Prestige

PLEASE NOTE: This cruise does not visit Korcula or Dubrovnik. However, it does visit the Island of Vis and the Blue Cave, so if you are spending a few days afterwards in Dubrovnik it is a great choice!

Itinerary


8 days from Split, Krka National Park, Sibenik, Galesnjak, Zadar, Primosten, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis (Blue Cave) and back to Split

PLEASE NOTE: This cruise does not visit Korcula or Dubrovnik. However, it does visit the Blue Cave and the Island of Vis, so if you are spending a few days afterwards in Dubrovnik it is a great choice.

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck on DLX ships. 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.


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

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/


INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise from Split to Zadar and back to Split
• Cabin with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
• Arrival/departure shared transfer from airport or hotel to Split port and back on the first and last day
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 6 lunches, all with 3 courses and salad bar
• Welcome Dinner and Captain's Dinner
• Water dispenser
• Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
• Professional Cruise Manager throughout
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
• Luggage handling
• Free Wi-Fi on board

SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
• City tours of Šibenik, Zadar, Vis, Hvar and Split
• Guided tour and entrance to Krka National Park
• Wine tasting in Vis

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port tax €35 per person to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
• Tips/gratuities
• Meals not listed on the itinerary
• Transfers on days other than official start and finish days

#OPTIONAL EXCURSION:
• Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to 15 EUR per person (depending on the season)


ITINERARY:

Embarkation from 13.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can leave their bags on board until their cabin is ready. Overnight in port, late arrivals possible

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
You will be transferred from Split airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00hrs. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by Welcome Dinner onboard this evening.

Day 2 SPLIT – NP KRKA – ŠIBENIK, Sunday (B, L)
Depart from Split early in the morning towards Šibenik. After lunch disembark in Šibenik and take the bus to visit Krka National Park. It’s magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical center and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your night is at leisure in town.

Day 3 ŠIBENIK – GALEŠNJAK – ZADAR, Monday (B, L)
Leaving Šibenik early in the morning we set sail for Galešnjak, a typical small Dalmatian Island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbour in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical center and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy at the sea organ, an amazing art installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4 ZADAR – PRIMOŠTEN, Tuesday (B, L)
Morning departure for Primošten, sailing through the Kornati National Park, which consists of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and rocks. Kornati National Park is often called a "nautical paradise" and is a rich marine ecosystem. Enjoy swimming in one of the hidden coves. Afterwards we continue to Primošten built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town.

Day 5 PRIMOŠTEN – STARI GRAD, Wednesday (B, L)
In the morning we will continue towards the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar we will sail pass by the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. As the weather conditions can sometimes be very unpredictable or there can be crowds during the high season, you will be informed in time if a swim stop near Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) is possible. We head off to Hvar Island where we’ll visit Stari Grad. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and affordable konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.

Day 6 STARI GRAD – HVAR – VIS, Thursday (B, L, T, CD)
Our morning cruise starts with Hvar Town. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards the island of Vis once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Tonight, enjoy our Captain’s Dinner onboard.

Day 7 VIS – BIŠEVO (Blue Cave) – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
We will have an early morning cruise towards small island of 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. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295–305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, it`s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split.

Day 8 SPLIT DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Split airport/hotel.


B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, CD-Captain's Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, T-Tasting

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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 behaviour 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.
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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)

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

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - 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://www.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]com.au

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
  • Day 2 SPLIT – NP KRKA – ŠIBENIK, Sunday (B, L)
  • Day 3 ŠIBENIK – GALEŠNJAK – ZADAR, Monday (B, L)
  • Day 4 ZADAR – PRIMOŠTEN, Tuesday (B, L)
  • Day 5 PRIMOŠTEN – STARI GRAD, Wednesday (B, L)
  • Day 6 STARI GRAD – HVAR – VIS, Thursday (B, L, T, CD)
  • Day 7 VIS – BIŠEVO (Blue Cave) – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
  • Day 8 SPLIT DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)