Travel to Croatia
Today begins your Croatian cruise adventure.
15 May cruise
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.
07 August Cruise
After arriving late into Split airport, transfer to your hotel in Split with guide assistance.
May Cruise - Dubrovnik & Commence your cruise
This morning begin your day with a guided city tour of Dubrovnik. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ this glittering walled old town, with limestone paved streets and splendid baroque buildings has been fascinating visitors for centuries. Afterwards transfer to your ship, settle into your cabin and enjoy your first lunch on board as you cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Arrive this evening at Sipan or Slano, small peaceful coastal fishing villages where you can get a flavour of local Croatian life
August Cruise - Split & Commence your cruise
After a relaxing morning at leisure, check out of your hotel and meet your guide to transfer to Split port to join your cruise ship. Sail out of Split, enjoying lunch on the way and a swim stop before arriving into Makaraska. Framed by Mount Bikov, Makarska is known for its beaches and several cultural sites such as the 17th century cathedral in the main square. Make sure you walk along its lively waterfront promenade, lined with bars, restaurants and enjoy a drink overlooking the water.
May and August Cruise - Mljet
Today 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.
May Cruise - 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.
August Cruise - Mljet
Your ship will remain docked in Mljet overnight allowing you to enjoy the tranquillity of this natural island.
May Cruise - The Blue Cave & Vis
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 & subject to weather conditions) Here the sunlight reflects off the white limestone and fills the grotto with an ethereal blue glow. In the afternoon, cruise to 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 or else simply take a walk along the waterfront and soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere from a local bar or restaurant.
August Cruise - Dubrovnik
Arrive this morning into one of Croatia’s most famous and beautiful cities, Dubrovnik. No wonder George Bernard Shaw called it ‘paradise on earth’. Learn about its cultural history and highlights on an included guided walking tour. Have the afternoon at leisure to explore Dubrovnik further at your own pace. Maybe take the cable car to the top of Mt Srd and enjoy panoramic views of Dubrovnik or walk the city walls, the choice is yours! Your ship will remain in Dubrovnik overnight.
May Cruise - 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.
August Cruise - Sipan or Trstenik
After a late morning departure from Dubrovnik, enjoy an afternoon cruising on the Adriatic Sea. After stopping for a swim your ship will be moored on the island of Sipan or the town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula overnight, both small peaceful coastal fishing villages, showcasing the typical Croatian martime life. Tonight, you will have a Captain’s dinner included on board.
May Cruise - 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 where you can explore its beaches, old 17th century town and lively waterfront promenade.
August Cruise - Korcula
This afternoon you will arrive on the island of Korcula. Learn more about this medieval fortified port, famous for being the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo, during your included walking tour. Your ship will remain docked in Korcula overnight, giving you plenty of time to explore its seaside restaurants and bars.
May Cruise - Pucisca & Omis
Dock this morning in Pucisca, on the northern side of Brac island, home to the famous white limestone 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. In the afternoon, sail to the picteresque town of Omis. 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.
August Cruise - Hvar
This morning cruise along the longest of Croatia’s Dalmatian Island’s Hvar and stop for a swim before mooring in the afternoon in Hvar old Town. Enjoy an included walking tour of this small bay town, where elegant Venetian style buildings lie between the fortress and the seaside promenade. Your ship will remain docked in Hvar overnight, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the delights this town has to offer.
May Cruise - 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 centred 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.
August Cruise - Golden Horn Beach & Split
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 according to the wind and sea conditions. Stop here for a swim and to admire the sparkling water before continuing to Split where your ship will be docked overnight.
May & August Cruise - 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.
August Cruise - Split walking tour
August groups only - Enjoy an included Split walking tour included en route to your hotel
Split & Return Home
Enjoy your last day in Croatia before transferring to the airport for your evening flight home after a memorable holiday.