Croatia Times Travel | Deluxe Island Hopping Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik

Deluxe Island Hopping Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik
8 Days / 7 Nights


Visit some of the most beautiful islands and mainland attractions on the Adriatic onboard MS Summer (2019) or MS San Spirito (2020). Sightseeing excursion included with free time to swim, explore and dine with the locals.


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

 

Deluxe Cruise Includes

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


Sightseeing & Entrance

• Split
• Hvar
• Korčula
• Dubrovnik with return transfers

 

Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1, Saturday:  Split

You will be met at Split Airport and transferred to Split Port, where MS San Spirito will be docked. You can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 1900HRS, where you will be introduced by Cruise Director 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, but they can leave their luggage onboard. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner. Overnight in Split. (D)

 

Day 2, Sunday:  Split - Omiš - Pučišća

A local guide will do a morning Split city tour, walking us through the world-famous Diocletian Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County. Over 1,700 years old, Split abounds with cultural and historical sights, lots of them situated within the Split’s historical nucleus, which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List since 1979. At 1200HRS we will sail out for Omiš. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was a stronghold of 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 the Brač channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest 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 a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued us so much in daylight. Overnight in Pučišća. (B, L)

 

Day 3, Monday:  Pučišća - Bol - Hvar

In the morning, we will cruise for Bol, a place best known for its beach of Zlatni Rat, which regularly hits the top lists of the most beautiful European beaches. Once we stop in Bol, you can indulge in simple pleasures, such as taking a walk around this nice Dalmatian town, perhaps having a cup of coffee, or a swim, until lunch is served onboard. After lunch, we will continue cruising along the many scenic coves and bays, all the way to Hvar. Besides being the sunniest Croatian island, Hvar is also one of the country’s most attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point of international jet set. Upon our evening arrival to Hvar, a local guide will walk you through this unique town, introducing you to its millennia long history, culture and a way of life, along with few island’s peculiarities, such as the traditional farming of lavender. Afterwards, you'll have an evening on your own to explore and dine in one of numerous family owned restaurants and taverns. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

 

Day 4, Tuesday:  Hvar - Biševo - Vis

We will cruise to the Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave, one of the most famous natural attractions in whole of the Adriatic Sea. Blue Cave is a water-logged cave that can be approached only by boat. The sunbeams penetrating through a submarine opening in Blue Cave get reflected from its white bottom floor, creating a stunningly magical effect of deep aquamarine and shiny silver light. However, at times high waves prevent the entrance to the Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit (entrance fees paid on the spot). Following the visit, we shall dock in Vis and have lunch onboard. Being an important strategic military stronghold for a long time, Vis was spared the excessive tourist development and thus retained its unspoilt beaches, ecological agriculture and traditional architecture. You will have an evening free to explore and dine in one of its family run restaurants. Overnight in Vis. (B, L)

 

Day 5, Wednesday:  Vis - Korčula

We will start our day with morning departure towards the Island of Korčula. Before lunch, we shall stop for a swim in one of pristine bays enroute. Our arrival to the Island of Korčula is scheduled for the afternoon. Town of Korčula is the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers. A local guide will take you for a tour of Korčula Town, through its narrow and cobbled streets and its rich history. You will have rest of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

 

Day 6, Thursday:  Korčula - Mljet

After breakfast, we will cruise towards Mljet National Park, passing by the magnificent shores of Korčula Island archipelago, with a swim stop and lunch enroute. Upon arrival to Mljet National Park you will have just enough time to explore the park (entrance fees are not included), walk around Great and Small Lake and visit the Islet of St Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century, or take a swim in the heart of Mljet National Park. Evening at leisure and overnight in Mljet. (B, L)


Day 7, Friday:  Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning, we will depart for Dubrovnik, cruising by the Elaphiti Islands, where we will have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, a local guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore around, visit City Walls, take a scenic cable car to the top of Mount Srđ with its stunning 360° vista, or to enjoy an intimate farewell dinner. Though the time that you will spend in Dubrovnik will be short, we are sure you will discover why this city was deservedly nicknamed ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’. Return transfer is scheduled in the evening. 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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