• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Hvar, Korcula, Brac, Dubrovnik, Mljet
  • 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 return cruise from Split to Split will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatia islands
  • Numerous extra services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package
  • Half-board (meals as listed), standard excursions and transfers included
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8 days from Split, Korcula, Mljet Island, Dubrovnik, Peljesac Peninsula, Hvar, Bol, and back to Split

Dalmatian Paradise Deluxe Cruise round-trip from Split. 7 nights of relaxing cruising, including half-board meals, sightseeing tours and transfers.

Deluxe or Deluxe Superior Ships: exact ship name will be notified before booking

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Korcula, Mljet Island, Dubrovnik, Peljesac Peninsula, Hvar, Bol, and back to Split (Saturdays)

Open age cruise. Double/twin bed 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. Upper Deck double/twin cabins are also available on some DLX SUP ships. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1 SPLIT (D)
Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbor where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 14.00 h onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail to enjoy the meet and greet party on board. Overnight in Split.

DAY 2 SPLIT - KORČULA (B,L)
Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

DAY 3 KORČULA - MLJET/DUBROVNIK (B,L,D)
Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour the captain will take you for an evening cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 4 DUBROVNIK (B)
After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. You will have the opportunity to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik as we take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long and take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 5 DUBROVNIK - PELJEŠAC PENINSULA (B,L,D)
Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Pelješac peninsula. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village followed by a visit to a local farm you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight on Pelješac peninsula.

DAY 6 PELJEŠAC PENINSULA - HVAR (B,L)
Morning departure towards the jet-set island Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

DAY 7 HVAR - BOL / MILNA (B,L,D)
Our final stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure until afternoon wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903) followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

DAY 8 BOL - SPLIT (B)
Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Split airport or hotel. If you are staying inside the old town area (which is a pedestrian only zone), it's just a few minutes walk from Split port.

Please note the last overnight is not in Split port as ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning at 09:00 AM!


INCLUDED:
• Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport to Split harbor
• 7 nights cruise on a Deluxe Ship, all cabins with ensuite bathroom and airconditioning
• Welcome reception & cocktail
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 9 meals – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including:
• 1 drink with lunch & 1 l water per person daily
• Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
• Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• Croatian wine tasting in Bol
• Authentic Croatian Village party visit & dinner on Pelješac peninsula
• Abundant fresh fruit
• Professional Tour manager
• Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Dubrovnik cable car fee
• Mljet National Park entrance fee
• Visitors' taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service
• Free wi-fi onboard


NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips and gratuities
• Any meals/drinks not listed
• Transfers on days other than the start and finish day

#Optional supplement: Korčula village experience 35 eur/pp



This cruise is run on 2 different category Deluxe Ships:
Deluxe Superior (DLX SUP) Ships: MV Adriatic Sun, MV Avangard, MV Black Swan, MV Futura, MV Infinity or MV Maritimo
Deluxe Ships (DLX): MV Admiral, MV Aquamarin, MV Fantazija, MV My Way, MV President or MV San Antonio

You will be notified of the exact Ship Name in your Provisional Booking email. This cruise offers both Saturday departures (weekly from April to October) and occasional Wednesday departures (as listed).



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:
  • • Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport to Split harbor
  • • 7 nights cruise on a Deluxe Ship, all cabins with ensuite bathroom and airconditioning
  • • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • • Daily buffet breakfast
  • • 9 meals – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including:
  • • 1 drink with lunch & 1 l water per person daily
  • • Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
  • • Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • • Croatian wine tasting in Bol
  • • Authentic Croatian Village party visit & dinner on Pelješac peninsula
  • • Abundant fresh fruit
  • • Professional Tour manager
  • • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
  • • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
  • • Dubrovnik cable car fee
  • • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • • Visitors' taxes & port fees
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Daily cabin service
  • • Free wi-fi onboard

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Any meals/drinks not listed
  • • Transfers on days other than the start and finish day
  • #Optional supplement: Korčula village experience 35 eur/pp

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: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 SPLIT (D)
  • DAY 2 SPLIT - KORČULA (B,L)
  • DAY 3 KORČULA - MLJET/DUBROVNIK (B,L,D)
  • DAY 4 DUBROVNIK (B)
  • DAY 5 DUBROVNIK - PELJEŠAC PENINSULA (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6 PELJEŠAC PENINSULA - HVAR (B,L)
  • DAY 7 HVAR - BOL / MILNA (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8 BOL - SPLIT (B)