Early Bird Deal Croatia Times Travel | Southern Pearls Premium Cruise - Dubrovnik to Split

Southern Pearls Premium Cruise - Dubrovnik to Split
8 Days / 7 Nights


Seven unforgettable nights in different ports on the Southern Dalmatian Islands, cruising one way from Dubrovnik to Split. 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.


Dubrovnik - Šipan - Mljet NP - Korčula - Biševo - Vis - Hvar - Bol - Makarska - Pučišća - Omiš - 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:  Dubrovnik - Šipan or Slano

Departure from Dubrovnik’s Gruž Port at 1300HRS, lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast. We will stop either on one of the Elaphiti Islands, Šipan or the small village of Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen’s villages where you can often enjoy a beautiful sunset. Overnight in port. (L)

 

Day 2, Sunday:  Šipan or Slano - Mljet - Korčula

After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Mljet Island and the National Park Mljet. Lunch onboard. Free time to explore the saltwater lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and the sea on this tranquil island. The Big Lake is situated inside the National Park and has a small island in the middle, where you can visit an old abbey and church or just use a canoe to roam around the lakes. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths surrounding the lakes. We continue on to the Island of Korčula, where we arrive in the late afternoon. Possibility to book an optional guided tour. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions, Korčula’s Old Town is very well preserved with its layout and structures dating back to 13th century. Overnight in port. (B, L)

 

Day 3, Monday:  Korčula - Biševo - Vis

Early in the morning, we cruise towards the little Island of Biševo and visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable our visit depends on prevailing conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to the Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (€10 per person approx). We continue towards the Island of Vis, which has unique geographical position and was once a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav Navy. It was closed to the public until recently. Because of this very isolation, Vis retained a special charm of the Mediterranean as it once was, which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City Museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the waterfront. For those wanting to see more, rent a car or scooter and explore this wonderful island on you own. (B, L)

 

Day 4, Tuesday:  Vis - Hvar

Our next destination is the tiny Island of Šćedro near the island of Hvar, where we have time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. You can join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar Town, home to the magnificent, Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe, which was founded in 1612. Hvar Town offers plenty of restaurants, bars cafes and clubs, open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet set island. (B, L)

 

Day 5, Wednesday:  Hvar - Bol - Makarska

We leave Hvar behind and continue our cruise towards the Island of Brač, heading to the town of Bol, best known for its famous beach, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), a natural phenomenon that with its distinct shape and form dominates other beaches in Croatia. Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to often change. After the swimming break we continue towards Makarska with its Mediterranean feel. During a stroll you will discover numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port. (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday:  Makarska - Pučišća - Omiš

Early morning departure as we continue towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean village, situated in a deep bay on the northern side of Brač Island. This place is home to the world famous white stone of Brač. There is a possibility of visiting one of the few stonemasonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded by steep rocky mountain cliffs, where Cetina River flows into the Adriatic Sea, an ideal place for river rafting on the streams. Omiš is also famous for its pirate heritage. Captain’s Dinner onboard and overnight in port. (B, L, D)

 

Day 7, Friday:  Omiš - Split

Departure for our last destination, the city of Split. Old Town and Diocletian Palace are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Diocletian Palace is 1700 years old and the Emperor chose this spot for his retirement villa. Join a guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

 

Day 8, Saturday:  Split

After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. (B)


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