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Croatia Island Hopping Cruise

8 Days / 7 Nights

Croatia

Features
Split Korcula Island Mljet Island Dubrovnik Elaphiti Islands Peljesac Peninsula Hvar Island Brac Island Bol

Croatia is unique part of Europe, described as “the Mediterranean as it once was”. The charm of its little changed coast line is awash with colour from the clear turquoise waters to white pebble beaches and lush green pines that lean toward the sea – not to mention the lilacs of the wild lavender during summer.  For culture and history, Croatia is also a front runner, brimming with influences of Slavic, Venetian, Italian and Austro-Hungarian empires shown in its architectural landscapes, traditions and cuisine.  Relax on your deluxe vessel and let the captain, his crew and tour manager take care of you.

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Itinerary


DAY 1

Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where your deluxe vessel will be docked.  After settling in, enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO world heritage town including an abundance of Roman architecture and the magnificent Diocletian’s 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 Split

DAY 2

Early morning departure towards the Korčula Island, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays on 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 and a good choice of bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight Korčula

DAY 3

Head further south to the Island of Mljet today. Take a guided walk to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. There is an option to rent kayaks and bicycles or simply walk and enjoy the nature of the Island.  Return to the ship in time for a freshly prepared lunch followed by departure fora late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, and an evening cruise alongside the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight Dubrovnik

DAY 4

After breakfast transfer to the old town of Dubrovnik for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem that has been part of the set of the famous series ‘Game of Thrones’.  Enjoy the cable car ride from the Old Town to Srđ Mountain for  scenic views of the historic walls and Elaphiti Islands. Lunch is followed by some free time for shopping in Dubrovnik’s old streets where jewellery and chic clothing brands can be found.  For dinner this evening a local fish restaurant is highly recommended. An evening walk along the famous walls 1,940m long is a nice way to complete the day. Overnight Dubrovnik

DAY 5

Morning departure towards the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival at the Pelješac peninsula. Move inland to explore a rural village on the peninsula  and visit a farm where you can indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, local dishes made from home grown produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight on the Pelješac peninsula.

DAY 6

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.  Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and known for its lavish lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town of Hvar. One can find many historical landmarks here including the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612.  Option to walk up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni Islands. In the evening dine in the vibrant atmosphere amongst the restaurants bars and cafes that stay open long into the night. Overnight Hvar

DAY 7

The final stop will be the Island of Brač and the picturesque  town of Bol .  Bol is a pretty fishermen’s town, turned popular tourist destination. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat – the Golden Cape – a unique beach that juts out into the sea constantly changing shape with the condition of the wind and waves.   After lunch on board time at leisure then an optional wine tasting in one of the oldest Dalmatian wine cooperatives established in 1903.  Tonight enjoy a superb Captain’s Farewell Dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol

DAY 8

Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew! Check out and transfer to Split airport or why not choose to extend your stay and head inland towards the Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb, the country’s capital.

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