• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Bol, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, April - October
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Highlights

  • Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury cruise ship
  • Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns
  • This one way cruise from Split to Dubrovnik will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatia islands
  • Numerous extra services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package
  • Half-board (meals as listed), standard excursions and transfers included
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8 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Bisevo (Blue Cave), Vis, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano (Ston), and to Dubrovnik

One of our most popular cruises! With a one-way cruise you get a little extra time and can fit in a visit to the Island of Vis, as well as the rest of the captivating Dalmatian Coast. Half-board meals, sightseeing tours and transfers included.

Offered on different Deluxe Superior Ships. You will be notified of the exact Ship Name before you book

Itinerary


8 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Bisevo (Blue Cave), Vis, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano (Ston), and to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck. Most triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. You will be notified of the exact Ship Name before you book.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe-superior/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/

Same cruise, opposite direction: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/58/deluxe-cruise-dubrovnik-split-7nts/

INCLUDED:
• Arrival transfer from Split hotel/airport to the cruise
• Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport/hotel
• 7 night cruise in an air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
• Welcome Dinner & cocktail
• Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
• Buffet breakfast daily
• Three-course lunch daily with cheese and salad bar
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser
• Complimentary coffee and tea after lunch
• Abundant fresh fruit
• Visitors' taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service and mid-week linen change
• Beach towel use
• Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
• Professional Cruise Manager

Sightseeing and extras included:
• Guided walking tours of towns: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Half day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting, including entrance to the Ston walls and Ston saltworks
• Dubrovnik cable car fee
• Mljet National Park Entrance Fee
• Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• Croatian wine tasting
• Olive oil and wine tasting on board
• Authentic Croatian heritage dinner on Pelješac Peninsula


NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals not listed
• Transfers on days other then the cruise start and finish day


#OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:
• Korčula Village Dinner Experience: EUR 35 per person
• Blue Cave Entrance Fee: EUR 10-15 per person (weather permitting)


ITINERARY:

Check in from 14.00hrs onwards, overnight in port, so clients can arrive anytime. If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage on the ship until your cabin is ready.

Day 1 SPLIT (WD)
Transfer from the Split airport to Split harbour for check-in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once the home to the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a Welcome Reception meet & greet cocktail onboard, followed by a Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Split.

Day 2 SPLIT – (BOL) HVAR (B, L)
Morning departure to the island of Brač, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol. Its shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the beach shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, known for lush lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Arrive in the afternoon for a guided tour of the town’s historical landmarks - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs with many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.

Day 3 HVAR – BIŠEVO (Blue Cave) / VIS (B, L, T)
Early morning cruise towards the small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance to be paid on the spot – approx. 10-15 EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of a cave visit will depend on those conditions however, you will be notified in time. Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis retains a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. Sample local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Place, the City Museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis.

Day 4 VIS - KORČULA (B, L)
Early morning departure 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 surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. The fishbone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town’s design to provide a natural cooling effect providing citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula for a typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.

Day 5 KORČULA - MLJET (B, L)
The next morning, head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll 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 back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island. Overnight in port Polača or Pomena.

Day 6 MLJET – SLANO (Ston Excursion) (B, L, T, CD)
Departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village and the starting point for Ston, another, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts, heading for a small village nearby Mali Ston to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Transfer back to the vessel for the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment.

Day 7 SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Early morning departure to Dubrovnik, one of the world's most beautifully preserved medieval cities. Before tied up at the Gruž harbour, enjoy a cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. Meander through the narrow streets, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture or walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)
Gather for one final breakfast on the vessel, followed by goodbyes to your crew and new friends. Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport or hotel.


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

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BEDS: Many cruise ships have ‘flex-beds’; 2 single beds that can be moved together to form one large bed, leaving a small gap between the mattresses. All combined beds might have separate bedding, such as 2 single duvets.

RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules, especially with regards to bringing drinks onboard. In case of inappropriate behaviour Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark. Ships are moored side by side with gaps in between ships, making it necessary for clients to jump across the gaps in order to get to the shore. Clients do this at their own risk. Assistance will be given to those needing it, but cruising is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

 

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

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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.

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 SPLIT (WD)
  • Day 2 SPLIT – (BOL) HVAR (B, L)
  • Day 3 HVAR – BIŠEVO (Blue Cave) / VIS (B, L, T)
  • Day 4 VIS - KORČULA (B, L)
  • Day 5 KORČULA - MLJET (B, L)
  • Day 6 MLJET – SLANO (Ston Excursion) (B, L, T, CD)
  • Day 7 SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
  • Day 8 DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)