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Croatian Islands Cruise including Dubrovnik & Split
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Croatian Islands Cruise including Dubrovnik & Split

  • 9 Night Holiday
  • B&B with some lunches & dinners included
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Sail around the Croatian Islands on a relaxing small cruise ship which will allow us to access the smaller ports, which are inaccessible to larger cruise liners, where we will discover the lesser known yet beautiful parts of Croatia.

After a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, we’ll board our small cruise ship and set sail from this historic city. The ship accommodates up to 40 travellers, so it will be very easy to socialise and have fun as we enjoy our Croatian Islands Cruise. 

On this 9-night break, we’ll cruise the crystal blue waters of the Dalmatian coast, spend time relaxing on the abundance of unspoilt beaches, visit historical towns like Vis and Omiš and explore charming hidden coves. 

We’ll end our cruise holiday in Croatia in Split, which has fascinating Ancient Roman sites such as Diocletian's Palace and is home to the oldest Cathedral in the world.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Croatian Kuna (HRK)    
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy. 
Climate

The Croatian climate is characterised by warm and dry summers and mild winters. Dubrovnik ranks amongst the sunniest towns of southern Europe. 

Food & Drink

Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the place are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 13.00kn 
  • Beer: 20.00kn 
  • Glass of wine: 22.00kn 
  • Main course: 75.00kn 
  • Soft Drink: 15.00kn 
  • Bottled Water: 6.00kn 
  • (€1 = 7.5 HRK approx)
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

Under a Croatian Sun by Anthony Stancomb

Interception by Nathan Meyer

Holiday highlights

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik boasts stunning architecture, spectacular views, beautiful weather and fantastic food. The city has a rich history dating back to the 7th century and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.

Korcula

Legend goes, the Medieval explorer Marco Polo was actually born in Korcula and his alleged place can be visited. 

Hvar

“The Island of Lavender” is one of the most idyllic of the Dalmatian Islands. Stari Grad, its main port, is considered to be the oldest town in Croatia.

Split

Located by the Adriatic Sea and the second largest city of Croatia, Split has so much to offer. Discover the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian around the 4th century AD, sample authentic Dalmatian cuisine or just relax on the abundance of beautiful beaches.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Croatian Kuna (HRK)    
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy. 
Climate

The Croatian climate is characterised by warm and dry summers and mild winters. Dubrovnik ranks amongst the sunniest towns of southern Europe. 

Food & Drink

Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the place are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 13.00kn 
  • Beer: 20.00kn 
  • Glass of wine: 22.00kn 
  • Main course: 75.00kn 
  • Soft Drink: 15.00kn 
  • Bottled Water: 6.00kn 
  • (€1 = 7.5 HRK approx)
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

Under a Croatian Sun by Anthony Stancomb

Interception by Nathan Meyer

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Croatia

Full Day

Travel to Croatia

Today begins your Croatian cruise adventure. After arriving into Dubrovnik airport, transfer to your hotel with guide assistance. Take the rest of the day to relax and get to know your hotel and its surroundings before joining your fellow travellers for dinner this evening in your hotel.

Day 2 - Dubrovnik & commence your cruise

Morning

Dubrovnik

This morning begin your day with a guided city tour of Dubrovnik. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ this glittering walled old town has been fascinating visitors for centuries. Explore its limestone paved streets and splendid baroque buildings on a guided walking tour before transferring to the port to meet your ship.

Afternoon

Commence your cruise

Board your ship, settle into your cabin and enjoy your first lunch on board as you cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Watch the waves go by or lie on the ship’s sundeck before arriving at either Sipan or Slano, small peaceful coastal fishing villages where you can get a flavour of local Croatian life

Day 3 - Mljet & Korcula

Morning

Mljet

After breakfast, cruise towards the island of Mljet and its national park. Explore the beautiful scenery of this tranquil island with its sparking water and shaded walking paths. (entrance payable locally) Ensure you visit the Great Lake with Isle of St Mary and its abbey located in the middle and admire the beautiful views in this little bit of Croatian paradise.

Afternoon

Korcula

In the afternoon your ship will continue to the island of Korcula where you will have an included walking tour of Korcula old town. Surrounded by stone walls and fortified towers, marvel at the well-preserved architecture of this medieval town. Your ship will remain docked in Korcula overnight.

Day 4 - The Blue Cave & Vis

Morning

The Blue Cave

This morning cruise to the little island of Bisevo and where you will have the opportunity to visit the Blue Cave. (at an additional cost) Here the sunlight reflects off the white limestone and fills the grotto with an ethereal blue glow. Please note the visit to the Blue Cave is subject to weather conditions

Afternoon

Vis

A former military base closed to the public, Vis has retained its small old town charm and authenticity. During your overnight stay here, you can visit the ruins of the ancient Roman thermal palace, the city museum filled with artefacts from ancient Vis or else simply take a walk along the waterfront and soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere from a local bar or restaurant.

Day 5 - Hvar

Afternoon

Hvar

After a morning cruising the Adriatic Sea and a short stop at the island of Scedro, arrive this afternoon at the island of Hvar, known for its magnificent Renaissance cathedral and lively atmosphere. Enjoy an included walking tour of this small bay town where 13th century walls and a fortress surround beautifully ornate Gothic palaces and pedestrianised marble streets. Your ship will remain docked in Hvar overnight.

Day 6 - Golden Horn Beach & Makarska

Morning

Bol & the Golden Horn Beach

This morning you will arrive at the island of Brac and the town of Bol, known for its Golden Horn beach which changes it shape depending on the winds and the current. Stop here for a swim and to admire the glittering water before continuing to Makarska.

Afternoon

Makarska

Arrive into the town of Makarska on the Adriatic Riviera. Framed by Mount Bikov, Makarska is home to numerous beaches and cultural sites such as the 17th century cathedral in the main square. Make sure you walk along its cheerful waterfront promenade, filled with bars, restaurants and enjoy a drink overlooking the water.

Day 7 - Pucisca & Omis

Morning

Pucisca

Dock this morning in Pucisca, on the northern side of Brac island, home to the famous white stone of Brac. Here you can have the opportunity to join an optional tour to visit one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe or else relax on board or wander the streets of Pucisca where the buildings are constructed with the famous white limestone.

Afternoon

Omis

This afternoon, you will sail to the picteresque town of Omis, located on the banks of the Cetina river and the edge of a canyon where it meets the Adriatic. Once the home to pirates, it is now a lively beach resort, overlooked by a small castle. Tonight, you will have a Captain’s dinner included on board.

Day 8 - Split

Full Day

Split

Today arrive to the final location of your cruise, Croatia’s second city, Split. Join in an included walking tour of the old town centered around Diocletian’s palace, the retirement villa of the Roman emperor and now a UNESCO world Heritage site. Then have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the shops, bars and restaurants built in the arches of these ruins.

Day 9 - Disembark & Split

Full day

Disembark & Split

Time to say goodbye to your ship and its crew after a wonderful week of cruising. Transfer with guide assistance to your hotel in Split for one more night in this beautiful town. Have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Split at your own pace. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit depending on your own tastes.

Day 10 - Split & Return Home

Full Day

Split & Return Home

Enjoy your last day in Croatia before transferring to the airport for your evening flight home after a memorable holiday.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Valamar Club Dubrovnik 3

Located on the Babin Kuk peninsula, just 150 metres from the beautiful pebble beach and a few minutes from the historic city centre, this hotel is ideally placed for those looking to relax as well as discover Dubrovnik and its splendid surroundings. At the impressive swimming poo... read more read more read more

Located on the Babin Kuk peninsula, just 150 metres from the beautiful pebble beach and a few minutes from the historic city centre, this hotel is ideally placed for those looking to relax as well as discover Dubrovnik and its splendid surroundings. At the impressive swimming pool complex, guest can take a lazy swim or a cool drink, while enjoying wonderful sea views. The bright, functional guest accommodation provides all the modern amenities needed for a pleasant stay. 

Hotel address
Hotel Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Iva Dulčića 38


Dubrovnik
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MV Lupus Mare 4 Star

Sail the spectacular Dalmatian Coast on this small-ship style cruise vessel.  More compact than traditional cruise ships and catering for a maximum of 40 guests,  it provides a friendlier and more intimate atmosphere for your holiday as well as allowing easier access to... read more read more read more

Sail the spectacular Dalmatian Coast on this small-ship style cruise vessel.  More compact than traditional cruise ships and catering for a maximum of 40 guests,  it provides a friendlier and more intimate atmosphere for your holiday as well as allowing easier access to the ports visited. Get to know the staff on board and your fellow travellers in the lounge and bar, or relax and watch the waves go by from the sundeck. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board and in the evenings, discover local restaurants while soaking up the scenic charm of the coast and islands. The air-conditioned cabins, both below deck with porthole windows and above deck with larger windows, are well equipped and comfortable, adding to a delightful cruise experience. 

 

Please note this ship does not have a lift and is not suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Hotel address
MV Lupus Mare
SPINČIĆEVA 13,
HR-51410 OPATIJA

Split
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Hotel Globo Split 4

Enjoying an enviable location in the heart of Split, the Globo Hotel offers modern rooms with a cosy atmosphere. The major sights of the city centre, such as Diocletian's Palace, are just a 10 minute walk away.... read more read more read more

Enjoying an enviable location in the heart of Split, the Globo Hotel offers modern rooms with a cosy atmosphere. The major sights of the city centre, such as Diocletian's Palace, are just a 10 minute walk away.

Hotel address
Hotel Globo Split
Lovretska 18
21000 Split
Croatia
Split
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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