Early Bird Deal Croatia Times Travel | Croatian Wilderness Premium Cruise - Split to Split

Croatian Wilderness Premium Cruise - Split to Split
8 Days / 7 Nights


If you are a true traveller, this is the perfect route for you, since it could be easily called “off the beaten track”. Relax and let the crew take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe and explore the underworld of the Adriatic. In the evenings you are free to find a good restaurant, historical sights and monuments on land.


Split - Omiš - Korčula - Lastovo - Ravnik - Komiža - Biševo - Stari Grad - Bol - Split

 

Premium Cruises Include

• 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
• 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches (B, L)
• 1 Captain’s Dinner (D)
• Olive Oil & Wine Tasting onboard
• Afternoon tea & coffee
• Water dispenser
• Cruise Director
• Daily cabin service
• Mid week fresh towels & bed linen
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Porterage


Sightseeing

• Korčula


Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1, Saturday:  Split - Omiš or Pučišća

Departure from Split at 1300HRS, followed by lunch onboard and a swimming stop. We continue on to Omiš or to Pučišća on the Island of Brač. Omiš is a striking, coastal town surrounded by dramatic canyons and cliffs, where the Cetina River flows into the Adriatic. Join an optional Cetina River Rafting or Cetina Canyon Zipline excursions. Other options include a climb to the old fortress above the town, a game of volleyball on the beach or simply stroll through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the abundant historical monuments. Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean village is situated in a deep bay, on the northern side of Brač Island. Its claim to world fame is the white stone of Brač, used in construction of Liverpool Cathedral, White House in Washington and more. Usually, there is a chance to visit a stonemasonry workshop, one of the few still operating in Europe. Enjoy the domestic food, wine and famous olive oil. If in Omiš, look out for pirates, part of the town’s heritage. Overnight in the port of Omiš or Pučišća. (L)

 

Day 2, Sunday:  Omiš or Pučišća - Korčula

Early morning departure, so by the time you are enjoying breakfast Omiš or Pučišća will already be behind us. After a morning swim in the crystal blue sea, we continue cruising toward Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served either on the tip of the Pelješac Peninsula, near Lovište, or in the quiet bay of Kneža on Korčula Island. We arrive in the afternoon in Korčula and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this exceptional town. According to the legend, Korčula was discovered by the Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century BC. This beautiful Dalmatian island has more legends and tales than anywhere else and you may have a chance to hear some. In the evening, we recommend you visit one of numerous local konobas or enjoy the stunning views across to the mainland from the numerous cafes and bars. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

 

Day 3, Monday:  Korčula - Lastovo

Before we leave Korčula, why not take a walk by the marina or through the nearby open market where you can buy souvenirs and other local specialties. We continue our cruise towards Lastovo, the most distant inhabited island in Dalmatia, which Romans called the Imperial Island (€5 per person approx to be paid on the spot to enter Nature Park Lastovo). We dock in the port of Ubli and from there take a local coach or taxi to Lastovo Town and visit the local winery, where you can taste some indigenous wine sorts (optional). The island is surrounded by many smaller islands with secluded bays and coves perfect for snorkelling. The town is also known for the number of little churches and unusually shaped chimneys unique to Lastovo. Overnight on anchor in a bay with Captain`s Dinner onboard. (B, L, D)

 

Day 4, Tuesday:  Lastovo - Ravnik - Komiža or Vis

Early morning departure towards Vis Island, which was closed off for tourists for many years. Because of its unique geographical position, it was a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav Navy and in this period of isolation Vis has retained a rather special charm reflecting the Mediterranean as it once was, making it really interesting to see. Near Vis, there is tiny Ravnik Island, where the Green Cave is situated, named after the unusual greenish light that reflects in the sea from the hole on the top of the cave. Depending on the weather conditions we plan to have a short swim here and then we cruise further to the town of Komiža or Vis for overnight. Komiža is a typical Mediterranean town, located on the western part of the island, famous for its fishing tradition and heritage. Enjoy the walk through the narrow alleys, or relax on one of the pebble beaches where the sea is fed by fresh water springs that stretch along the whole eastern side of the Komiža Bay. The town of Vis is situated on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century BC. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, City Museum, or take a walk and enjoy the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. (B, L)

 

Day 5, Wednesday:  Komiža or Vis - Biševo - Stari Grad

Early in the morning we cruise towards little Biševo Island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, cave visit may be closed due to wind and/or high tide, you will be notified in time by the crew. Entrance to the Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (€10 per person approx). We continue our cruise towards Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Join an optional sightseeing tour of Stari Grad, or have an afternoon free to explore this unique town and its famous horseshoe shaped bay on your own. The famous Stari Grad Fields are the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of the ancient Greek system of agriculture. Both the Old Town and the plains are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depending on the availability, overnight in one of the ports of Stari Grad (either the main port or the ferry port, 2km away). (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday:  Stari Grad - Bol

After breakfast, we cruise towards the beautiful Brač Island and the famous town of Bol which has one of the most unusual, and most photographed beaches in Dalmatia. We plan to swim at Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), a beach that shifts from side to side, changing shape according to the change in direction of the wind and waves. Bol is a typical fishermen’s town which has become a popular tourist destination without being spoilt. We will spend the night here and have the opportunity to enjoy excellent fresh fish, local wines and other delicacies of this unique island. Take a walk, or cycle along the seaside promenade, hike or rent a scooter to visit Vidova Gora, the highest point in the Croatian Adriatic for a spectacular view of Bol and beyond including the island of Hvar, or visit the semi-abandoned village of Murvica. (B, L)

 

Day 7, Friday:  Bol - Split

Enjoy the best of the last day relaxing and swimming in various quiet bays on the Island of Brač before arriving to Split in the afternoon. Split is Croatia’s second largest city and the capital of Dalmatia, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous both to the locals and to the many visitors who fall in love with its 1,700 plus year old beauty. Join an optional sightseeing tour of the Old Town including Diocletian Palace, which the Roman Emperor built as his retirement home. (B, L)

 

Day 8, Saturday:  Split

Early breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. (B)


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