12-Night Croatia & Greece Luxury Cruise-Tour
SPLIT – TROGIR – BOL – Hvar - VIS – KORČULA - MLJET NATIONAL PARK – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO – DUBROVNIK – ATHENS - SANTORINI
Highlights of Croatia & Greece - Cruise-Tour
This unforgettable cruise and land tour explores both the countries of Croatia and Greece, starting from the medieval city of Split with its legendary 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace. Cruise to some of the most alluring islands off the Dalmatian coast, like sunny Hvar and charming Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, strikingly green Mljet with its two emerald-hued saltwater lakes.
Feast on plenty of authentic cuisine and fine Dalmatian wine and enjoy a guided tour through the medieval streets of Dubrovnik. Finally, fly to Athens to witness iconic sights like the Parthenon before capping off the adventure breathtaking Santorini with its sapphire waters and legendary caldera sunset views.
|Private transfer to board the ship. Wecome Cocktail Evening.||Split|
|Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace, Split & of Trogir Old Town.||Trogir|
|Visit the famous Zlatni Rat Beach in Brac. Tour of the Old Town in jet-set Hvar.||Hvar|
|Visit the stunning Blue Cave & traditional island of Vis.||Vis|
|Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula.||Korcula|
|Explore Mljet National Park & dock at blissful Sipan Island.||Sipan or Slano|
|Guided tour of magnificent Dubrovnik.||Dubrovnik|
|Short flight to Athens, Greece.||Athens|
|Tour of ancient Athens. Flight to Santorini.||Santorini|
|Wine-tasting tour in Santorini. Panoramic sunset.||Santorini|
|Tour of Ancient Thera, a historic city with spectacular views.||Santorini|
|Swim on a volcanic beach, explore the island.||Santorini|
|Flight from Santorini to Athens.|
Board: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, T-Tasting
SATURDAY SPLIT (D)
You’ll find your brand new, luxury ship already docked in chic Split harbour when you arrive. You can board at any time throughout the day, with cabins available from 1pm. If you arrive early, then we suggest that you leave your luggage on the ship and take a walk through the city or visit the beach for a pre-cruise sunbathe. Join us back onboard for a welcome meeting at 7pm, where you’ll meet our Cruise Director, the Captain and crew before a welcome dinner at 7.30pm.
SUNDAY SPLIT – TROGIR (B,L)
Our knowledgeable local guide will take you for an inspirational walking tour of Split’s iconic old town. The tour will focus on the cavernous Diocletian’s Palace – former palace of the Roman emperor. Cruise on to the next port: Trogir. Our guide will be waiting to take you on a tour of Trogir’s UNESCO-listed old town. The tour will take in a vast collection of sights, most notably the ornate Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the North Gate and the Trogir Ciovo. Explore the vibrant city’s restaurants and nightlife.
MONDAY TROGIR – BOL – HVAR (B,L)
Cruise onto Bol on the island of Brač and stop for a swim at Croatia’s most famous beach: the unique Zlatni Rat. Relax on the stunning beach or stroll through the old town. Sail onwards to the cosmopolitan island of Hvar with its delightful marina. Our friendly guide will take you for a tour of the Old Town, taking in the historic architecture and the town’s major attractions such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and square, the Franciscan Monastery and the striking Venetian Loggia and clock tower. Take a walk around the Hvar Marina to watch an unforgettable sunset over the Pakleni Islands whilst sipping a cocktail.
TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS (B,L)
Set sail to visit the stunning Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. The cave is world-famous due to an intriguing natural light phenomenon that occurs when the sun enters the cave at an exact angle. When rays from the sun hit the water through a natural opening in the cave, the light refracts to illuminate the entire cave in striking blue luminescence.
As the Blue Cave is only accessible by boat, high waves can sometimes prevent access. Instead, we’ll instead embark on a half-day tour of the picturesque village of Komiža and the WWII RAF Airport on Vis, and continue to Vis Town, where we’ll spend the evening.
WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA (B,L)
Sail through the azure waters of the Adriatic towards the island of Korčula. En route, we’ll pause for a rejuvenating swim stop, before anchoring close to Korčula Town. Join the local guide for all the sights of the old town, including the compact, terracotta-roofed islet, its antique church spires and fascinating history. We suggest navigating from the main street to explore its ornate collection of Venetian-style palaces, or alternatively head out of the town and find a quiet beach relax during the afternoon. Head back to the cobbled streets of the old town for dinner in a warmly lit piazza.
TUESDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO (B,L,D)
Cruise towards the island of Mljet and the lush Mljet National Park, which is home to two natural salt lakes. In the middle of the large lake is a small islet, where you’ll find a picturesque 12th century monastery. You’ll have ample time to explore the park and take dip in the refreshing waters. We’ll cruise to blissful Šipan Island where we’ll drop anchor for the evening in view of the quaint fishing village of Šipanska Luka (weather permitting.) Alternatively, we’ll dock off the coast of Slano on the mainland with beautiful views of the amber lights of the town.
FRIDAY – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS (B,L)
Sail through the jewel-like Elaphiti islands and into the city of Dubrovnik. We’ll sail around the medieval city walls and staggering fortifications with picture-perfect views of the old town.
The guide will show the magical old town, including the impressive city walls, the Rector’s Palace, the Sponza Palace and the Pile Gate – famed on the Game of Thrones TV series. Ascend to the top of Srđ Mountain, via the cable car, for staggering 360-degree vistas over the rooftops of Dubrovnik and beyond.
SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (B)
Today you’ll bid farewell to the crew and Captain for the final time as you are transferred to Dubrovnik Airport by private transfer for your short flight to Athens. Upon arrival, your driver will take you to your local hotel.
OPTIONAL TOUR OF ATHENS & DEPARTURE FOR SANTORINI (B)
We will take you back to Ancient Greece, when gods walked amongst us and you will enjoy a captivating and memorable tour of this classical capital. You will admire the Panathenian Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Parliament, the famous Acropolis, Parthenon and Ancient Agora. Our driver will escort you to Athens Airport, where you will board a domestic flight to the spectacular island of Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your 4-star hotel for check in.
OPTIONAL Wine Tour of Santorini (B)
Pretty sugar-cubed towns with blue-domed churches and world-famous sunsets set the scene on holidays to Santorini but that’s just the start of the island’s charms. Today you are off to explore unique viticulture of this pristine island with its never-ending vineyards. You will sample up to nine different wines including the famous Assyrtiko, Nykteri and Vinsanto paired with local delicacies surrounded by scenic villages and rolling hills. Your tour will finish on the Caldera cliffs for a memorable panoramic sunset in Venetsanos Winery.
OPTIONAL Tour of Ancient Thera (B)
Make the most of your time on this beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades, with its rugged landscape and white washed houses clinging to the cliffs overlooking the sparkling Aegean. Step back in time and visit ancient Thera, a historic city on a ridge of the steep, 360 meters Messavouno Mountain. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras. Notable attractions to visit are the theater, main square and portico. Enjoy spectacular panoramic sea views from the top of the mountain.
Relax and explore Oia or Fira (B)
Enjoy a refreshing swim on a volcanic beach, Aghios Nikolaos. Soak up the scents, sights and sounds of Santorini. Alternatively, you can explore the island from the sea; admire the cliffs, where the volcanic land meets white mansions and yposkafas, surrounded by the brilliant blue sea. Treat yourself to dinner in Ammoudi area and watch the spectacular and world-famous Oia sunset. Afterwards, go to Fira which is perched at the top of the Caldera rim, overlooking the Aegean. Fira is also the heart and soul of Santorini by night with some excellent restaurants and lively cocktail bars.
Our driver will transfer you to Santorini Airport for your flight domestic back to Athens after an inspirational and memorable trip to Greece and Croatia.
MS Mama Marija
The MS Mama Marija was launched in May 2018 and has fast become one of the best ships in Croatia. Winner of the Best Small Ship Award in 2018, this new and modern ship has 18 en-suite and air-conditioned cabins split across 2 decks. This 154 foot vessel has a spacious sundeck with Jacuzzi along with plenty of on board space for guests to relax.
- Private transfers throughout your trip
- Daily cabin service
- 7-night luxury cruise in a newly built ship in a choice of cabin
- Complimentary WiFi onboard
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Flight to Athens
- Daily buffet breakfast and 6 x three-course lunches and a litre of bottled water per person
- One night in Athens in a 4-star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
- Three course welcome dinner
- Return flights to Santorini
- Guided English tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula, the Blue Cave, Mljet National Park & Dubrovnik
- Four nights Santorini in a 4-star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
- Experienced Cruise Director on board
- Luggage handling on the cruise
What’s not Included
- Flights to Croatia and from Greece
- Optional tour of Athens
- Optional wine tour of Santorini
- Optional tour of Thira in Santorini
- Gratuities and non-included meals
- Port taxes and fees of 40 Euros per person
- On board drinks & beverages
Upgrade to Deluxe Cruise Ship (please contact us for more information) Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 60% single person supplement.
Departure Dates for 2020
- May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- June 6, 13, 20, 27
- September 5, 12, 19, 26
- July 4, 11, 18, 25
- October 3, 10
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