Deluxe cruise DALMATIAN PARADISE II 7 Nights / 8 Days

Split – Hvar – Trstenik – Mljet, Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik – Korčula – Bol - Split

Split – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet & Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik – Trstenik – Bol – Split

Enjoy seven 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.
Legend: B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner, T- tasting, CD- captain`s dinner

DAY 1
SATURDAY – 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 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
SUNDAY – SPLIT – HVAR (B, L)
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop in one of the secluded bays en route followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Island. 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. 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 3
MONDAY – HVAR – KORČULA (B, L)
In the morning, we will leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the Island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. 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 4
TUESDAY – 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 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 5
WEDNESDAY – 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 6
THURSDAY – DUBROVNIK – TRSTENIK (B, L, D)
Early morning departure towards the Trstenik, 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 in Trstenik.

DAY 7
FRIDAY – TRSTENIK – BOL (B, L, T, CD)
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 live entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

DAY 8
SATURDAY – 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.

Itinerary:

Split – Hvar – Trstenik – Mljet, Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik – Korčula – Bol – Split

Rates include:

  • Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport and to Split airport (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe or deluxe superior cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • 9 meals, 4 course – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • A drink with lunch and a liter of 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 with 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 and towel change
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard

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