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Dalmatian Highlights Cruise - Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik
8 Days / 7 Nights


Dalmatian Highlights Cruise onboard MS Adriatic Princess (2017) is a value added deluxe cruise package that takes in the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Southern Dalmatia with the professional services of an onboard Cruise Director. It's easy to relax, find time to swim, explore medieval towns and natural landscapes enroute.


Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Korčula - Pučišća - Omiš - Skradin - Krka NP - Trogir - Split - Hvar - Vela Luka - Pomena - Slano - Lopud - Dubrovnik

 

Deluxe Cruises Include

• Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
• 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
• Welcome Drink & Snack
• 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners (B, L, D)
• 1 Captain's Dinner (D)
• Afternoon Snack
• Fresh fruit, tea & coffee daily
• 500ml of water with Lunch & Dinner
• Cruise Director
• Excursion to Skradin & Trogir
• Towel change every second day
• Linen change once a week
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)


Sightseeing & Entrance

• Dubrovnik
• Korčula
• Pučišća - Stonemasonry School
• Split
• Hvar


Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Gruž Port, where embarkation starts from 1400HRS. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik. (D)

 

Day 2, Sunday:  Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Korčula

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, also known as "The Pearl of the Adriatic" or "King’s Landing". Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main charm, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled Venice. Korčula Town is your next stop, with your journey interrupted only by a refreshing dip at one of the Elaphiti Islands. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get to see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Upon arrival, join a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

 

Day 3, Monday:  Korčula - Pučišća - Omiš

Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula and followed by a scenic cruise around the tips of Pelješac Peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the home of the Croatian marble on the Island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the tour to the still-operating Stonemasonry School in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River Canyon in an optional boat excursion. Overnight in Omiš. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday:  Omiš - Skradin - Krka - Trogir - Split

When cruising along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National Park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbour and your next stop, the city of Split. Finally, we arrive to Split Old Town, where you will enjoy a walking tour and learn about the Diocletian Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city centre. Dinner onboard and overnight in Split. (B, D)

 

Day 5, Wednesday:  Split - Hvar - Vela Luka

In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, Hvar Town, home to the oldest theatre in Europe and organised tourism in Croatia. Enjoy a walking tour and learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before cruising over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Islands. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula Island, where you will enjoy a Captain's Dinner onboard and overnight. (B, D)


Day 6, Thursday:  Vela Luka - Pomena - Slano

Your Captain will choose a secluded bay to hop into the sea and start the day. Surrounded by the deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region, the crystal clear blue sea. Continue to another green island, Mljet. The National Park on the island is home to the two saltwater lakes connected to the sea by a narrow channel. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small islet in the centre of the lake, charming with its 12th century Monastery of St Mary. Alternatively, join an optional excursion, but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet. Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik's sea captains. The reason why becomes evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. (B, L)

 

Day 7, Friday:  Slano - Lopud - Dubrovnik

In the vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand, strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. An optional excursion "Taste of Dalmatia" highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before cruising out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join a guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded by the immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crew of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you stay in Dubrovnik for overnight.

(B, L)

 

Day 8, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)


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