• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days (Sat-Sat)
  • Availability: SATURDAY only, fortnightly departures
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Highlights

  • Discover the charming Croatian coastline and islands at a relaxed pace with a small group
  • Indulge all your senses, see inspiring destinations and small fishermen’s villages
  • Explore cosy restaurants on shore in the evenings for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Captain's Dinner included
  • Fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
  • Deluxe ship with jacuzzi on the sundeck
  • Sightseeing includes Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Visit Krka and Mljet National Parks
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8 days from Split, Trogir, Krka, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Blue Cave, Korčula, Mljet, Slano and Dubrovnik

Cruise the Adriatic on this superb one-way cruise for 7 fabulous nights
Relax on board in the jacuzzi in the morning and enjoy local tours in the afternoons
Our one-way island hopping cruise showcases the best of the Dalmatian Coast
Enjoy the rich cultural history of the region with sightseeing excursions
Breakfast and lunch included! Dine on shore in the evenings

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Itinerary

Open-age cruise, though passengers are usually small groups or couples ranging from 35-65yrs. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a whole cabin for solo occupancy.

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the Captain and his crew take care of you. 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 historical monuments.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/adriatica/

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INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
8 days from Split, Trogir, Krka, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Blue Cave, Korčula, Mljet, Slano, Elaphiti and Dubrovnik

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
• Accommodation in a cabin with private ensuite and air-conditioning
• Shared transfer to from Split Airport to the port
• Shared transfer from Gruz port to Dubrovnik Airport
• Professional Cruise Manager onboard
• Daily cabin servicing
• Fresh bed linen and bath towels mid-week
• Beach towel use (1/week)
• Luggage handling
• Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard

Meals Included:
• Welcome Dinner
• Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 6 lunches, all with 3 courses and salad bar
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser
• Complimentary regular coffee and tea
• Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
• Oyster tasting in Ston

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• City Walking Tours of Split, Trogir, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
• Professional English-speaking Local Guide for all City Tours
• Wireless headset system for walking tours
• One-way bus transfer from port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Entrance fees to Diocletian’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy
• Guided tour and Entrance fee to Krka National Park
• Guided tour and Entrance fee to Mljet National Park
• Excursion to Ston with Oyster tasting
• Daily swim stops (weather permitting)

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port Tax €60 pp - obligatory (pay onboard)
• Entrance fees other than listed
• Dubrovnik cable car or city walls entrance
• Drinks on board, extra meals
• Specialty coffee or tea
• Transfers to/from accommodation

# Optional Supplements:
• Entrance fee to Blue Cave: ~€25pp (weather permitting)

ITINERARY:
Arrive anytime during the day, first overnight is in port. If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage on the ship until your cabin is ready. Check-in to your cabin from 14.00hrs.


Day 1: SPLIT - Arrival (WD)
Welcome to Croatia! Embarkation officially begins at 14:00hrs, but if you arrive earlier you can leave your bags on the boat until your cabin is ready and take a walk around this historic city. If you are arriving to the airport today, you can take advantage of our shared transfers from Split Airport to the cruise port. If you are already in Split, taxis, uber and buses are all available to get you to the port. If you are in Split Old Town area you can usually walk to the cruise port. After check-in starts at 2pm, get settled in your cabin before joining our walking tour of Split around 18:00hrs. We will visit the seafront promenade (Riva) and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After returning to ship enjoy our Welcome Reception followed by your Welcome Dinner this evening.
# Included: Walking Tour of Split (around 18.00hrs)
# Included: Welcome Reception (around 19.00hrs), followed by Welcome Dinner
# Included: Shared Transfer from Split Airport (must be requested in advance)

Day 2: to TROGIR, then Krka (B, L)
As we enjoy breakfast onboard we set sail to the old Dalmatian town of Trogir. After docking join a guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town - as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. Lunch onboard. Afterwards, we transfer to a coach to visit Krka National Park. You will discover the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Late afternoon coach transfer back to the ship, then your evening is at leisure to wander the town. Overnight in Trogir.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Trogir
# Included: Krka National Park Entrance

Day 3: to STARI GRAD, Hvar Town visit; HVAR (B, L)
Leaving Trogir in the morning and sail towards Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar, swim stop and lunch onboard. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and affordable conobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. After disembarking in Stari Grad we will take the bus to visit the town of Hvar, which will show you many historical sites, such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, the Arsenal with the theatre built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above the town is the impressive fortress Fortica offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. In the evening, return transfer by bus to the boat docked in Stari Grad. Overnight in Stari Grad.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Hvar

Day 4: to the Blue Cave, then to VIS (B, L)
Leaving Stari Grad we will have an early morning cruise towards Biševo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo just in front of the town of Komiža. Possibility of our visit will depend on weather conditions; however you will be notified of this on time. Afterwards continue to Vis. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, Church or Our Lady and City Museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. Your evening is free in Vis.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Optional: Blue Cave Entrance (weather permitting)

Day 5: to KORČULA, (B, L)
Leaving Vis, we will have an early morning cruise towards the Korčula, and the island’s main settlement, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korčula has variety of different restaurants, bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Korcula

Day 6: to Mljet, then SLANO (Ston) (B, L, T, CD)
In the morning 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. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Lunch onboard while you sail towards a small peaceful fisherman's village on the mainland, called Slano. This is the starting point to the Pelješac Peninsula, which is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. We travel overland to Ston, another once fortified small village which is now famous for its oysters. After exploring the town of Ston we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local oyster tasting. We then head back to the ship and tonight, we'll enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with live music onboard. Overnight in Slano.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Oyster tasting in Ston
# Included: Captain's Dinner onboard with live entertainment
# Included: Mljet National Park Entrance Fee

Day 7: to Elaphiti, then DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Early morning cruise to Elaphiti islands with swimming stop on one of the secluded bays to spend the morning. Before lunch sail to Dubrovnik, before we moor at port we cruise alongside the old city walls, while lunch is served. After docking join a guided tour with panoramic ride and transfer included. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through 'STRADUN' (both a street and a square), the most famous place inside the town walls. The famous city is enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, and your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After your walking tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city. Perhaps visit the City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return to the ship at your leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik, Gruz Harbour.
# Included: Breakfast and lunch onboard
# Included: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Day 8: DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)
One final breakfast onboard. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am. Shared transfer to the Airport included. Taxis, buses and uber are readily available if you are staying in Dubrovnik. Gruz port has the main bus/coach station 50m across the road, with a luggage storage kiosk if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your bags once you leave the ship. Happy travels and we hope to see you again soon!
# Included: Breakfast onboard
# Included: Shared Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (must be requested in advance)

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, WD-Welcome Dinner, CD-Captain’s Dinner, T-Tasting
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Accommodations

Great accommodations are provided.

 

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: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: SPLIT - Arrival (WD)
  • Day 2: to TROGIR, then Krka (B, L)
  • Day 3: to STARI GRAD, Hvar Town visit; HVAR (B, L)
  • Day 4: to the Blue Cave, then to VIS (B, L)
  • Day 5: to KORČULA, (B, L)
  • Day 6: to Mljet, then SLANO (Ston) (B, L, T, CD)
  • Day 7: to Elaphiti, then DUBROVNIK (B, L)
  • Day 8: DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)