Croatia Times Travel | Dalmatian Discovery Cruise - Dubrovnik to Split

Dalmatian Discovery Cruise - Dubrovnik to Split
8 Days / 7 Nights

Visit some of the most beautiful islands and mainland attractions on the Adriatic onboard the newer premium vessel MS Splendid (2014). Discover the beauty of Dalmatia with sightseeing excursions included & free time to swim, explore and enjoy the local cuisine.

Dubrovnik - Mljet NP - Korčula - Vis - Biševo - Hvar - Bol - Pučišća - Omiš - Split


Premium Cruise Includes

• Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
• 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
• 1 Welcome Dinner (D)
• 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
• 2 x 500ml of water per day
• Fresh fruit daily
• Cruise Director
• Towel change every second day
• Linen change mid week
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Headsets


Sightseeing & Entrance

• Dubrovnik with transfers
• Korčula
• Hvar
• Split


Cruise Itinerary


Day 1, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

You will be met at Dubrovnik Airport and transferred to Gruž Port, where MS Splendid will be docked and where you can board during the entire day. Join a Welcome Meeting at 1900HRS where your Cruise Director will introduce you to the Captain, crew and your future fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week onboard. Welcome Dinner will be served at 1930HRS. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1300HRS. However, you can leave your luggage onboard. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (D)


Day 2, Sunday:  Dubrovnik - Mljet

After breakfast, our local guide and coach will come to meet us at the pier. We will visit the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights. After the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore and enjoy this city, known around the world as “The Pearl of the Adriatic”. At 1200HRS (noon) we’ll have a transfer back to the ship. Lunch will be served onboard enroute to Mljet National Park, where we shall arrive late in the afternoon. Overnight in Mljet. (B, L)


Day 3, Monday:  Mljet - Korčula

This morning, you will be free to explore Mljet National Park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit the Islet of St Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century and of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch will be served onboard as we continue our cruise towards the Island of Korčula, where we shall arrive in the afternoon, docking in the Korčula Town. This historic town is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the most famous explorers of all time. Our local guide will do a Korčula city tour and walk us through the town’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You will have the rest of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Town. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday:  Korčula - Vis

In the morning, we will continue our cruise to the Island of Vis, with a swim stop enroute. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Vis is rather unique compared to other Croatian islands. Due to its important strategic location on the open sea, it served as a naval zone for a long time and was consequently spared of the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this remarkable island. You will have afternoon and evening free in Vis to enjoy its unspoilt nature and dine in one of the family run restaurants. Overnight in Vis Town. (B, L)


Day 5, Wednesday:  Vis - Biševo - Hvar

We will start our day with a morning cruise towards the Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to the Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deep in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams, penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white seafloor, colouring the cave in aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon. However, at times high waves prevent the entrance to the cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot, if we are lucky enough to visit the cave. After a swim stop and lunch, we'll continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet set. Upon our afternoon arrival to Hvar, a local guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. You will learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar for many centuries. Afterwards, you are free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore on your own and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns. Overnight in Hvar Town. (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday:  Hvar - Bol - Pučišća

We will start our day with a morning departure towards Bol, famous for having one of the finest beaches in Europe, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served onboard. After lunch, we will continue cruising towards Pučišća, with refreshing swim stops enroute. Pučišća is the largest village on the Island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia, does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We shall spend the night in this very quiet village. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued us so much by daylight. Overnight in Pučišća. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday:  Pučišća - Omiš - Split

After breakfast, we will cruise across the Brač Channel to Omiš, an ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches. Omiš, with its wonderful beaches is located at the delta of Cetina River and has been for centuries a stronghold of the famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against the Republic of Venice. After relaxed walk in Omiš, we will have lunch onboard. During the afternoon hours we will cruise towards Split, our last stop. Our local guide will do an afternoon Split city tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian Palace. The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County, Split boasts more than 1,700 years of history. Since 1979, the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian Palace. After the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore Split and have an intimate farewell dinner on your own. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday:  Split

After breakfast, disembarkation by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport. (B)

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