Early Bird Deal Croatia Times Travel | Southern Explorer Traditional Cruise - Split to Split

Southern Explorer Traditional Cruise - Split to Split
8 Days / 7 Nights

Small Ship Cruising is a unique way to experience Croatia’s pristine Coast. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while cruising from one island to another, stopping for swimming, snorkelling or sunbathing before arriving in picture perfect medieval villages and towns. There is time to mingle with the locals and evenings are free to visit some of the many restaurants and cafés enroute.

Split - Makarska - Mljet NP - Dubrovnik - Šipan - Korčula - Hvar - Bol - Split


Traditional Cruises Include

• 7 Nights in cabin with shared facilities
• 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches (B, L)
• Water dispenser
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

Cruise Itinerary


Day 1, Saturday:  Split - Makarska

Departure from Split Harbour towards Makarska at 1300HRS. Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting excursion or zipline on the Cetina River and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the Port of Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. (L)


Day 2, Sunday:  Makarska - Mljet

Early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Afternoon visit to salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we visit the monastery and church on St Mary Isle. Overnight in Port Polača/ Pomena. (B, L)


Day 3, Monday:  Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the nature along the way towards "the heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ Mountain for spectacular views of the Old Town. Take a walk through Stradun - both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday:  Dubrovnik - Trstenik or Šipan

Morning free to explore Dubrovnik. Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards Šipan Isle or small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery. Tonight enjoy a Captain's dinner on board. (B, L)


Day 5, Wednesday:  Trstenik or Šipan - Korčula

After breakfast depart for Island Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on board in the Lumbarda Bay near the Town of Korčula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korčula's old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Sightseeing of Korčula and optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday:  Korčula - Hvar

Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)


Day 7, Friday:  Hvar - Bol - Split

Our next stop is Brač Island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia - Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fishermen's village converted into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. A swim break is planned on route in one of the many bays on Brač Island. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture - of special interest is the Diocletian Palace. (B, L)


Day 8, Saturday:  Split

Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! (B)


 5% off Apr, May, Oct 2020 departure

 10% off Aug 2020 departure

 Book & Deposit by 31 Dec 2019

Traditional, Twin Share, Lower Deck fr $642* Enquire
Traditional Ensuite, Twin Share, Lower Deck fr $737* Enquire
*Terms and Conditions
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