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

  • Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser.
  • Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns.
  • This one way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik will bring you the best of the Dalmatian islands
  • Guided walking tours included
  • Krka National Park and Mljet National Park included!
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8 days from Split, Primosten / Sibenik, Krka (excursion), Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

A brand new luxury cruise ship, on a fabulous new itinerary from Split to Dubrovnik which includes Sibenik as well. Half-board, excursions and transfers included.

Deluxe Superior Balcony Ship: MS Antaris

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Primosten / Sibenik, Krka (excursion), Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Slano and to Dubrovnik

A brand new luxury cruise ship, with balcony cabins on the Upper Deck. We will travel through the charming cites of Croatia including Split, Sibenik, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik. As we travel through these amazing destinations you will experience dazzling sunsets and magnificent sea views, with walking tours through ancient Croatian cities.

Open age cruise, though usually clients are more couples, mature solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. No triple cabins. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

See the same cruise in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/263/deluxe-cruise-dubrovnik-to-split-on-ms-antaris-7nt/
See a similar cruise with departures all season: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/239/deluxe-cruise-adriatic-discovery-split-dubrovnik/
Combine with a 5 night Venice to Split Tour beforehand: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/188/venice-slovenia-and-to-split-escorted-tour-5nts/
Or Venice to Split 3nts https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/54/venice-to-split-escorted-tour-3nts-wednesdays/
Or Zagreb to Split 3nts: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/55/zagreb-to-split-escorted-tour-3nts-wednesdays/
Combine with a one-way day tour from Zagreb to Split via Plitvice Lakes: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/95/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-zagreb-split/
Combine with a 5 night tour post-cruise: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/89/dubrovnik-bosnia-and-serbia-highlights-tour-5nts/
Or 7 night tour post-cruise: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/147/journey-into-the-balkans-escorted-tour-7nts/


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ITINERARY

DAY 1: SPLIT (WR - Dinner)
Transfer from Split airport to Split harbour where you will be welcomed by our cruise representative. Check in starts from 13:00h. In case your flight arrives earlier, let us take care of your luggage so you can enjoy the beautiful Split on your own till the check in time. After settling, join the walking tour through Split with an expert guide who will bring the past to life and tell you a lot about Split today. Stroll the streets and learn many interesting facts that make this unique town’s history full of intrigue. Take part of the story of this more than 1700 years old town, founded by the Roman emperor Diocletian who chose this beautiful place as his retirement residence. Let the story of who he was and why he loved Dalmatia so much amaze you! After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome reception and dinner. Overnight in Split.

DAY 2: PRIMOŠTEN/ŠIBENIK, KRKA NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION (B, L)
This morning we will leave Split behind and sail towards Primošten, a small town located between Sibenik and Split. Your bus will be waiting for you to take you to visit Krka National Park, one of Croatia’s most famous national parks. The top attractions of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. A boat trip through the park is a great way to explore and enjoy beautiful waterfall in a green environment. Best of all, it is possible to swim in some locations in Krka National Park! (To be sure to bring your swimming costume along!) After the sightseeing tour, we will take you to Pakovo village to experience authentic, interactive and entertaining storytelling, try the famous Drniš “pršut” (smoked ham) and enjoy Croatian specialty “peka”. After this amazing experience we will go to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Your night is free to explore the city by yourself. Overnight Šibenik.

DAY 3: PRIMOŠTEN /ŠIBENIK – HVAR (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail to Hvar, the longest island in Croatia, the sunniest in all Europe (2724 sunny hours each year) and undeniably among the most beautiful islands in the world. Swim stop along the way. Upon arrival join the guided tour of Hvar and learn why this amazing town is a must see on the historical map of the Croatia. Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. We suggest you to take a jeep safari which will take you away from the popular tourist resorts, on an intoxicating voyage of discovery through the aromatic hills of rosemary and lavender, through the various hilltop villages of the island, and along tracks off-limits to most vehicles.
Note: port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad because of the limited capacity of Hvar harbor. In that case transfer to and from Hvar will be organized by the cruise manager.

DAY 4: HVAR – KORČULA (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages with numerous bays and coves. Swim stop in one of the peaceful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation and crystal-clear sea. Lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Korčula. This medieval ”little Dubrovnik”, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, has an ancient atmosphere and we will enjoy getting to know it on an interesting tour along its winding streets (only in case you have purchased our excursion package). After the tour, make the best of some free time and sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea or just continue walking the streets. Overnight in Korčula.

DAY 5: KORČULA – MLJET (B, L, CD)
Today we sail to Mljet – the most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Mljet is also well known for its two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero, located at the north-west end of the island. The Benedictine monastery, situated on the island of St. Mary on the Veliko Jezero, is one of the most beautiful historic localities on the Mediterranean, is also the most visited spots and symbol of the National Park. Here, you can join the cruise manager on an optional tour of the National Park and find out why the Greek hero Ulysses considered it his favourite holiday spot. Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in port Pomena.
Note: National Park entrance fee not included

DAY 6: MLJET – SLANO/STON (B, L, T)
Early in the morning we depart to Slano, a small town indented into a 2km long bay. From here we will start our gastro adventure towards Ston, the gastronomic center of the county. This town with the longest walls in Europe is situated near Dubrovnik and is surrounded by breath-taking scenery which, together with the picturesque city architecture, forms a harmonic entity. Once there we will visit an oyster farm where you will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tasting with local wine under the shade of the trees. Overnight in Slano.

DAY 7: SLANO-ELAPHITI ISLANDS-DUBROVNIK (B,L)
Early in the morning we depart to Elaphiti Islands with plenty of time for swimming along the way. As we continue our journey towards Dubrovnik, enjoy the lunch while sailing alongside the old city walls. This is the perfect time for you to make some magnificent photos and memories that will last a lifetime. After docking join a guided tour of the Old Town. After visiting this stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast, you will have the opportunity to experience the best things this town has to offer by yourself. Overnight in Dubrovnik

DAY 8: DUBROVNIK (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark. You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs. Transfer to the airport included.

B- Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner T-Tasting WD- Welcome dinner CD- Captains dinner



INCLUDED:
• Accommodation in double/twin cabin with ensuite bathroom
• 8 day cruise from Split – Dubrovnik
• Arrival and Departure airport transfer (group)
• Welcome reception on day 1, including dinner
• Half Board daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner – 4 course - according to the itinerary)
• Unlimited water (water dispensers)
• Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
• Fresh fruit available daily
• Professional cruise manager (English speaking)
• Guided walking tours according to the itinerary (Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik)
• Ston oyster tasting experience
• NP Krka entrance fee
• Traditional Croatian dinner at Pakovo village
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi onboard

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port Tax €35 per person to be paid on board in cash (Euros or Kuna equivalent) - obligatory
• Arrival and Departure transfers except on the start and finish days of the cruise
• Drinks from the ship´s bar
• Beach towel rent: €5 per towel
• Gratuities (suggested €40 per passenger)
• Mljet NP entrance fee (optional) approx €20 per person


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:
  • • Accommodation in double/twin cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • • 8 day cruise from Split – Dubrovnik
  • • Arrival and Departure airport transfer (group)
  • • Welcome reception on day 1, including dinner
  • • Half Board daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner – 4 course - according to the itinerary)
  • • Unlimited water (water dispensers)
  • • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • • Fresh fruit available daily
  • • Professional cruise manager (English speaking)
  • • Guided walking tours according to the itinerary (Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik)
  • • Ston oyster tasting experience
  • • NP Krka entrance fee
  • • Traditional Croatian dinner at Pakovo village
  • • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Daily cabin service
  • • Free WiFi onboard

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Port Tax €35 per person to be paid on board in cash (Euros or Kuna equivalent) - obligatory
  • • Arrival and Departure transfers except on the start and finish days of the cruise
  • • Drinks from the ship´s bar
  • • Beach towel rent: €5 per towel
  • • Gratuities (suggested €40 per passenger)
  • • Mljet NP entrance fee (optional) approx €20 per person

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)

 

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

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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: SPLIT (WR - Dinner)
  • DAY 2: PRIMOŠTEN/ŠIBENIK, KRKA NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION (B, L)
  • DAY 3: PRIMOŠTEN /ŠIBENIK – HVAR (B, L)
  • DAY 4: HVAR – KORČULA (B, L)
  • DAY 5: KORČULA – MLJET (B, L, CD)
  • DAY 6: MLJET – SLANO/STON (B, L, T)
  • DAY 7: SLANO-ELAPHITI ISLANDS-DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • DAY 8: DUBROVNIK (B)