Croatia Times Travel | Dalmatian Discovery Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik

Dalmatian Discovery Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik
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.

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


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
• Towels change every second day
• Linen change mid week
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Headsets

Sightseeing & Entrance

• Split
• Hvar
• Korčula
• Dubrovnik with transfers


Cruise Itinerary


Day 1, Saturday:  Split

You will be met at Split Airport and transferred to Split 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 Split. (D)


Day 2, Sunday:  Split - Omiš - Pučišća

Our local guide will do a morning Split city tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian Palace. 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. At 1200HRS (noon) we will start our cruise 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. Lunch will be served onboard while we continue our cruise across Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the largest village on the Island of Brač. 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 3, Monday:  Pučišća - Bol - Hvar

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 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 your evening 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 and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns. Overnight in Hvar Town. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday:  Hvar - Biševo - Vis

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. Afterwards, we will dock in Vis and have lunch. Vis is truly unique compared to other Adriatic 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, unspoilt nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this remarkable island. You will have evening free in Vis to explore and dine in one of the family run taverns. Overnight in Vis Town. (B, L)


Day 5, Wednesday:  Vis - Korčula

We will start our day with a morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, with a swim stop and lunch enroute. In the afternoon, we will arrive to Korčula Town, known as a 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 charming narrow and cobbled streets. Rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Town. (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday:  Korčula - Mljet

After breakfast, we will cruise to Mljet National Park, passing by the magnificent shores of Korčula Island’s archipelago, with a swim stop and lunch enroute. Upon arrival to Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore the park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit the Islet of St Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heart of this pristine Natural Park. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Mljet. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday:  Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning, we will depart for Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti Islands, where we’ll have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, 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 our guide will show you the most interesting sights. Following the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore Dubrovnik, visit famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening. You can also return on your own if you wish so. Learn why Dubrovnik is known worldwide as “The Pearl of the Adriatic”. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

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

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