SPECIAL OFFER – May 23 – Signature Split to Dubrovnik Cruise on MS Desire
SPLIT - SIBENIK (KRKA National Park) - VIS - HVAR - KORCULA - MLJET - STON - DUBROVNIK
Experience the wonders of the Dalmatian coast starting in medieval Dubrovnik, cruising to lively Split with its incredible 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace. Marvel at the mesmerizing cascades in Krka Waterfalls National Park and enjoy island-hopping through the sapphire waters of the Adriatic.
Sail to the magical isles of Vis – closed off to the public for decades it’s become known as ‘the Mediterranean as it once was,’ and explore cosmopolitan Hvar and densely forested Korcula too. Look forward to unforgettable traditional dinners, delicious Croatian wine and excursions from guided walking tours through the streets of Dubrovnik’s walled Old City to oyster tasting in fortified Ston.
|A guided walking tour of Diocletian's Palace, followed by a Cocktail reception on board.||Split|
|Explore the medieval city of Sibenik & marvel at the Krka Waterfalls National Park.||Sibenik|
|A Jeep Safari of the ex-military island of Vis & admire 'the Mediterranean as it once was.'||Vis|
|Experience the mesmerizing Blue Cave before a guided tour of jetset Hvar.||Hvar|
|Walking tour of charming, medieval Korcula. Traditional dinner in a local village.||Korcula|
|Explore Mljet National Park, the fishing village of Slano & the fortified village of Ston for Oyster tasting. Captain's dinner onboard.||Slano|
|A guided tour of historic Dubrovnik with a walk along the famous city walls with breathtalking views.||Dubrovnik|
|End of the cruise with with a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport|
Board basis: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, T – Tasting Experience
Begin this magical 7-night island-hopping cruise in the magnificent medieval city of Split. It all starts with a private transfer from the airport to the port where you’ll check in anytime from 2 p.m. Head out on our guided walking tour to explore unencumbered, discovering captivating places like the 4th-century Diocletian’s Place, Split’s historic emblem, or taking a stroll along the famous palm-lined Riva promenade with its beautiful sea views. Once back on board, you’ll be introduced to the captain, your cruise director and fellow passengers at a meet-and-greet cocktail/dinner reception.
Sibenik and Krka National Park (B, L)
After our night in Split, we’ll set sail for Sibenik, an enchanting fortified city founded over 1,000 years ago on the coastal mainland. It’s a popular base for visiting nearby Krka National Park. You’ll be able to marvel at the park’s mesmerizing waterfalls while strolling the pathways that wind through, and even take advantage of the opportunity for a refreshing dip under Skradinski Buk falls, which spills into a tranquil pool below. Back in Sibenik take time to wander through the enticing narrow alleyways and back streets to discover sights like the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. James, a triple-nave basilica with three apses and a dome.
Vis (B, L)
Sailing to the furthest island from Croatia’s central coast, Vis offers an especially unspoiled atmosphere having served as a Yugoslav Army base for four decades when it was closed off to outside visitors and deserted by many locals. While it was used in recent years as a film setting for the movie ‘Mamma Mia 2,’ it still manages to offer an authentic Croatian island experience that provides the chance to discover ‘the Mediterranean as it once was.’ On arrival in Vis, we have arranged a jeep safari to discover this pristine island and its rolling vineyards, spectacular views, ex-Yugoslav military hideouts and one of the oldest cricket clubs in the world.
Hvar (B, L, T)
We cruise to sunny and glamourous Hvar today, renowned for its beautiful old town, secluded beaches, fragrant lavender fields and medieval delights. Along the way we’ll stop to take in the incredible natural phenomenon of the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island (weather permitting), which becomes illuminated with a surreal blue glow when conditions are right. On arrival in Hvar, enjoy a short orientation tour of the Old Town before setting off for wine tasting at one of Croatia’s best family wineries. Sample a selection of local wines and snacks before continuing your tour to the impressive Spanjola Fortress overlooking the town. Enjoy a tour of the fortress and its magnificent views over Hvar and its idyllic islands before returning to Hvar Town.
Korcula (B, L, D)
The small island of Korcula is on the agenda next. Most famous for being the alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo, it also offers impressive scenery that includes pristine sandy beaches, emerald forests, vineyards and olive groves. Its fantastic walled historic core, often referred to as “mini-Dubrovnik,” contains many impressive medieval sights. Enjoy a tour through the atmospheric streets, noting the interesting fishbone pattern layout – your guide will explain the reasons behind it – before heading to a traditional village for an evening of authentic local entertainment.
Mljet – Slano/Ston (B, L, T, D)
Continuing on to spectacular Mljet Island, you’ll be led by a local guide to visit Mljet National Park and its famous salt lakes, including Great Lake, home to a tiny islet with a 12-century monastery and church. From there we venture to the peaceful fishing village of Slano and onto nearby Ston, surrounded by medieval ramparts and renowned for its oysters. We’ll visit a local oyster farm to enjoy a sample of this delicacy before joining the captain back on board for a farewell dinner, complete with live music.
Dubrovnik (B, L)
The final day of the cruise brings us to the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ Dubrovnik. We’ll sail alongside its ancient walls before heading inside for a guided walking tour, where you’ll be able to marvel at Baroque churches and other impressive historic buildings, along with sights you might have seen on the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV show. Walk atop the city walls to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the city, sea and Elaphiti Islands before dining in one of the many outstanding restaurants in the Old Town.
Your unforgettable island-hopping tour comes to an end after breakfast. Take the time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and new friends before heading to Dubrovnik Airport or your hotel in Dubrovnik.
Our Signature small cruise ships with balconies offer the peak of luxurious cruising in Croatia. Your cabin will be extra-spacious and luxurious, with a private balcony option, for marveling at the passing jewel-like islands.
These ships are the newest and best in our fleet and include extra-special added extras like gourmet tasting experiences, the very best cruise directors, the most included meals and unbeatable service.
- New Signature cruise from Dubrovnik to Split in a comfortable cabin, some which offer a private balcony
- Entrance fees to Mljet National Park and Dubrovnik City Walls
- Half-board meals included: daily buffet breakfast and three-course set lunch
- Guided tour of the Krka National Park and waterfalls
- Three evening meals including a traditional Croatian village dinner party
- Guided boat tour to the Blue Cave
- Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout
- Guided walking tours of Dubrovnik, Ston, Split, Hvar and Korcula
- A choice of drink with your lunches and dinners (wine, beer or a soft drink)
- Experienced English-speaking cruise director
- Oyster & Mussel tasting experience in Ston
- On board lectures
- Wine tasting at a highly sought after family winery in Hvar
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Jeep tour of Vis Island
- Visitors taxes and port fees
- Arrival and departure transfers are included
- Return flights to Croatia
Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 50% single person supplement.
2020 Departures Split to Dubrovnik
- May 23rd departure only - MS Desire
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