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

  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Vis
  • Korcula island tour with olive oil and wine tasting
  • Korcula city tour
  • Dubrovnik
  • Mljet National Park
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8 days one-way from Split, Bol, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Vela Luka, Korcula, Mljet and to Dubrovnik

7 nights on board this luxurious Deluxe Small Ship one-way cruise of the Dalmatian Coast. This one-way itinerary includes all the usual stops and then adds in a trip to Vela Luka the Island of Vis as well.

One-way Cruises book out early every year, so please get your enquiry in as soon as you can! 2019 dates available!

Deluxe Ship: MS Prestige, Freedom or Adriatic Queen

Itinerary

8 days one-way from Split, Bol, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Vela Luka, Korcula, Mljet and to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise, though usually clients are mature couples or solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. 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. Not suitable for children. Also available with a land tour extension to finish in Venice on select dates.

This cruise has departures on several ships, your Provisional Booking will notify you of the exact ship you are booked on.

https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/

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https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe-ships/adriatic-queen/

Also available in the opposite direction on alternating dates: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/40/deluxe-one-way-cruise-dubrovnik-to-split-7nts/

ITINERARY:

Day 1, arrive Split, Saturday
You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception this evening. (WR)

Day 2, Split – Bol – Stari Grad, Sunday
Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Set sail towards Bol, a small town on island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 1740-foot-long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards head to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jetset. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. Spend evening and night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe. (B, L)

Day 3, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis, Monday
Quick sail towards town of Hvar for a sightseeing tour featuring the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Cruise towards Island of Vis. The town Vis, the antique Issa, was founded around 397 B.C. Our tour of Vis features the town’s waterfront. Evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 4, Vis – Vela Luka, Tuesday
After breakfast set sail for Korcula Island, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our port of call for the day is Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times. After lunch onboard, disembark in Vela Luka and depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula island tour’, featuring the visit of the olive oil factory, Barilo ethno museum and local winery to taste some local wine and cheese. Return to your ship, for evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 5, Vela Luka – Korcula, Wednesday
There will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise, heading for Korcula town Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants. (B, L)

Day 6, Korcula – Mljet, Thursday
Today we set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Captain’s dinner with live entertainment aboard our ship tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Mljet – Dubrovnik, Friday
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on own. (B, L)

Day 8, depart Dubrovnik, Saturday
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to the airport or your hotel. (B)

SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
Split
Hvar
Vis
Korcula island tour with olive oil and wine tasting
Korcula city tour
Mljet National Park
Dubrovnik

INCLUDED:
7-night cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on board a DLX ship in a cabin with private ensuite and aircon
Arrival transfer from Split airport/ hotel
Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport/ hotel
Welcome Reception (drinks)
Breakfast daily
6 lunches
1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
Professional Cruise Manager throughout
Luggage handling
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Service charges and taxes
Free Wi-Fi on board
Port Taxes

NOT INCLUDED:
Tips/gratuities
Transfers to/from private accommodation
Meals not listed on the itinerary


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.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • 7-night cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on board a DLX ship in a cabin with private ensuite and aircon
  • Arrival transfer from Split airport/ hotel
  • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport/ hotel
  • Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches
  • 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Port tax (included)

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Transfers to/from private accommodation
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary

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://discovercroatia.com.au/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

Cruise Ship Photos

 

 

 

 

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, arrive Split, Saturday
  • Day 2, Split – Bol – Stari Grad, Sunday
  • Day 3, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis, Monday
  • Day 4, Vis – Vela Luka, Tuesday
  • Day 5, Vela Luka – Korcula, Wednesday
  • Day 6, Korcula – Mljet, Thursday
  • Day 7, Mljet – Dubrovnik, Friday
  • Day 8, depart Dubrovnik, Saturday