• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Bol, Split
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Availability: MONDAYS, April - October
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Highlights

  • THIS CRUISE SELLS OUT FAST! MONDAY departures only
  • Enjoy five unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another with the small ship cruiser.
  • Relax and let the captain, the crew and our tour manager, take care of you.
  • Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea.
  • Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia's finest destinations with local experts.
  • VERY limited availability, only 6 spots per week. GET IN QUICK!
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6 days from Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar, (Bol), and to Split (Monday-Saturday only)

For this fantastic one-way mini-cruise all you will need is a few t-shirts and a swimming costume to spend 6 unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. 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 old churches or other historical monuments

This cruise is very popular and places fill up fast. All cabin types and ship types subject to availability.

*THIS CRUISE SELLS OUT FAST! MONDAY departures only*

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Itinerary


6 days from Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar, (Bol), and to Split (Monday-Saturday only)

Open age cruise, with varying ship categories. Most ships have double/twin cabins available. Some ships have a couple of triple cabins, which are often a double bed with a single bunk bed above. Solo travellers can book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement or can offer to share with another solo traveller of the same gender (subject to availability). Please see our Ship Descriptions page so you are clear which category ship you are booking. Thank you.


This cruise runs on 3 different categories of ship: PRM SUP, PREM and ENS. Please read the descriptions very carefully. The 5 night cruises do not allocate the exact ship until the week prior, but do guarantee ship category (PRM SUP, PREM, or ENS). Please be aware that on PRM SUP, PREM, ENS or TRAD ships you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed.

MAXIMUM 3 CABINS PER WEEK FOR THIS MINI-CRUISE. THIS CRUISE SELLS OUT FAST! MONDAY departures only.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
PRM SUP: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-superior/

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

ENS (BUNK BEDS ONLY): https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/vintage-ensuite/

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


Similar 7 night cruise: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/64/kl7-southern-pearls-cruise-dubrovnik-split-north/
Similar 7 night cruise: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/227/premium-cruise-dubrovnik-to-split-on-ms-splendid/


INCLUDED PRM SUP: Premium Superior price includes:
• 5 nights accommodation on a Premium Superior ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
• Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner, unlimited drinking water dispenser
• 3 guided sightseeing tours - Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
• Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels (2 towels each) and bed linen
• Cruise Manager

INCLUDED PREM Premium price includes:
• 5 nights accommodation on a Premium ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
• Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner, unlimited drinking water dispenser
• 1 guided sightseeing tour - Dubrovnik
• Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels (2 towels each) and bed linen.
• Cruise Manager

INCLUDED ENS Ensuite boats (Vintage-style ships) price includes:
• 5 nights accommodation on an Ensuite ship (all cabins have ensuites, but no aircon)
• Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, unlimited drinking water dispenser
• Doesn't include daily cabin service or mid-week linen change like the higher categories, but does include linen and bath towel.
• Cruise Manager not included on ENS
• Sightseeing tours not included on ENS, but are all optional extras


NOT INCLUDED:
• Visitor's tax and port fees EUR 40pp/week (to be paid on the ship; obligatory)
• Optional excursions
• Drinks onboard, extra meals


#Optional Excursions are available for this cruise, you can book and pay on the ship.
Please ask us for an updated list, some examples are below.
(if paid locally payment in KUNA currency, prices are informative and subject to change)


ITINERARY:

5 nights Monday-Saturday One-way Dubrovnik-Split. DEPARTS ON MONDAYS ONLY.
[Limited availability as this is a short version of the 7 night Split to Split Cruise that departs Split on Saturdays]

Check in is in DUBROVNIK (GRUŽ) harbor (address: Obala Stjepana Radića) on Monday from 17:00hrs. You will be able to leave your luggage on the ship, but your cabin will be ready for you at the earliest by 18:00hrs.

Day 1 MONDAY DUBROVNIK
Check-in after 17:00hrs at Gruz Harbour (boat does not arrive until then). Enjoy the nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. You can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city. Afterwards, there's an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town. Guided tour is at approximately 17.30hrs if you choose to join. This tour is included for PREM & PRM SUP. If you arrive to Dubrovnik earlier in the day or the day before we suggest taking the cable car up Srd Mountain or do the city walls walk before the guided tour with the cruise so you have extra time after the walking tour.

Day 2 TUESDAY DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK (B,L,D)
Free morning to explore Dubrovnik. Wander through side streets, visit palaces and churches or chill on a terrace. We depart around noon and continue our cruise through the Adriatic to the island of Sipan or the small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula, where we have an afternoon swim stop and spend the night. Local winery visit may be possible. Captain`s dinner on bord (Included on PREM & PRM SUP).

Day 3 WEDNESDAY ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORČULA (B,L)
We leave after breakfast and head for Korčula island, the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch is on board in a bay near Korčula. Town. Afternoon arrival for our overnight in the port. Korčula’s old town is encircled by ancient walls and fortified bastions. Superbly preserved with the layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Optional sightseeing of Korčula town (included on PRM SUP) and optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery. Then free time for you to have dinner on your own at one of the seafront restaurants or konobas.

Day 4 THURSDAY KORČULA – HVAR (B,L)
Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands near Hvar island for lunch and a swim stop. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar Town (included on PRM SUP) with its Renaissance cathedral and original tower, also the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar Town has a buzz with excellent restaurants and trendy clubs and cafes and cocktail bars, that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar Town.

Day 5 FRIDAY HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT (B,L)
Our next stop is Brač island. The most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn is where we plan to swim. A V-shaped shingle bar which changes shape depending on the movement and direction of wind and waves. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village popular with tourists yet still unspoiled. After lunch we start our journey back to Split where we spend our last overnight. Enroute we have another swimming stop in another lovely bay on Brač. The view on the approach to the Split Riviera is spectacular. Choose to join our optional guided tour of Split (book on board). Split is a marvellous historic city under UNESCO protection as a world heritage site. Distinct Roman architecture including the majestic Diocletian palace along with columns, churches and towers.

Day 6 SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Disembark by 09.00am. You can leave your bags on board until 12pm if you need to depart later, but the ship leaves port again at 13.00hrs sharp so you must be off the ship entirely by 12.00pm.


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OPTIONAL EXCURSION PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, THESE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE ONLY!

SEA KAYAKING IN HVAR 2 to 3 hours EUR 35.-
Paddle in your kayak from one inlet to another, from one island to another in less than ten minutes and explore the beauty of nature and its creations. Pakleni islands is a group of 14 islets and rocks dispersed in front of the town of Hvar, who got their name by the tar used to preserve wooden boats.
Included: group kayaking tour, guide, equipment.
Departure: any time. Minimum 10 pax.

WINE TASTING IN HVAR, KORČULA EUR 20.-
Get your taste buds working and try Dalmatian wine sorts on different islands

VILLAGE DINNER EXPERIENCE FROM KORČULA 3 to 4 hours EUR 35.-
Try typical Dalmatian dinner in small village near Korčula and learn about the history and traditional way of living.
Included: return transfer to village, walking tour, demonstration of traditional pasta making, welcome drink, dinner
Departure: any time after 18:00h. Minimum 5 pax.

MOSTAR FROM SPLIT Full day EUR 68.-
Experience Bosnia and Herzegovina's most beautiful town, view the iconic 'Stari Most'/Old Bridge, discover Ottoman and Turkish history.
Included: Coach transfer with a tour leader, guided tour.
Recommended: Passport required. Departure: 07:00h. Return: 20:00h. Minimum 10 pax.

KRKA WATERFALLS FROM SPLIT Full day EUR 60.-
After a guided tour of Šibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, excursion continues to Krka waterfalls to explore amazing natural surroundings. Included: Coach transfer, guided tour of Šibenik, entrance fee to Krka national park, boat ride, guided walking tour of national park Krka. Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes, bathing suit.
Departure: 07:00h Return: 18:00h

PLITVICE LAKES FROM SPLIT Full day EUR 95.-
Visit the famous Plitvice Lakes, sixteen lakes with crystal clear water connected by magnificent waterfalls. Pure nature, mountain forests and fresh air. One of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, and a UNESCO site. A full day tour, starting early in the morning and returning just in time for dinner.
Included: Coach transfer, guide, entrance to the park with boat and train ride in the park. Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes.
Departure: 07:30h. Return: 19:00h


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PRM SUP - PREMIUM SUPERIOR (newer ships, ensuites and aircon in all cabins) Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

PREM - PREMIUM (ensuites and aircon in all cabins, older ships) Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

Please be aware that on PRM SUP, PREM, ENS or TRAD ships you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed.


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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 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.


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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • PRM SUP Premium Superior price includes:
  • • 5 nights accommodation on a Premium Superior ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
  • • Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner, unlimited drinking water dispenser
  • • 3 guided sightseeing tours - Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
  • • Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels (2 towels each) and bed linen
  • • Cruise Manager
  • PREM Premium price includes:
  • • 5 nights accommodation on a Premium ship (all cabins have ensuites and aircon)
  • • Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, 1 four-course Captain's Dinner, unlimited drinking water dispenser
  • • 1 guided sightseeing tour - Dubrovnik
  • • Daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels (2 towels each) and bed linen.
  • • Cruise Manager
  • ENS Ensuite boats (Vintage-style ships) price includes:
  • • 5 nights accommodation on an Ensuite ship (all cabins have ensuites, but no aircon)
  • • Meals as per daily itinerary: Buffet breakfast and three course lunch, unlimited drinking water dispenser
  • • Doesn't include daily cabin service or mid-week linen change like the higher categories, but does include linen and bath towel.
  • • Cruise Manager not included on ENS

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Visitor's tax and port fees EUR 40 - per person per week (to be paid on the spot; obligatory)
  • • Optional excursions
  • • Drinks onboard, extra meals

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 MONDAY DUBROVNIK
  • Day 2 TUESDAY DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK (B,L,D)
  • Day 3 WEDNESDAY ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORČULA (B,L)
  • Day 4 THURSDAY KORČULA – HVAR (B,L)
  • Day 5 FRIDAY HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT (B,L)
  • Day 6 SATURDAY SPLIT (B)