Early Bird Deal Croatia Times Travel | Highlights of the South Adriatic Deluxe Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik

Highlights of the South Adriatic Deluxe Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik
8 Days / 7 Nights


Highlights of the South Adriatic Cruise onboard MS Agape Rose (2017) or MS Adriatic Star (2020) is a value added deluxe cruise package that takes in the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Central & Southern Dalmatia. It's easy to relax, find time to swim, explore medieval towns and natural landscapes.


Split - Omiš - Pučišća - Split - Skradin - Krka NP - Trogir - Šibenik - Vis - Hvar - Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Dubrovnik

 

Deluxe Cruises Include

• Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
• 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
• Welcome Reception
• 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 daily
• Linen change twice a week
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)


Sightseeing & Entrance
• Pučišća - Stonemasonry School
• Split
• Šibenik
• Hvar
• Korčula
• Dubrovnik

 

Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1, Saturday: Split - Omiš

Transfer from Split Airport to Omiš 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 Omiš. (D)

 

Day 2, Sunday:  Omiš - Pučišća - Split

Waking up to the dramatic backdrop of the charming town of Omiš will probably entice you to travel up the Cetina River and through its canyon on an optional tour. Later, you will be able to compare this bit of hinterland with the lovely Island of Brač, the home of the Croatian marble. 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 on the mainland, stop in Split. Whether you explore on your own or join a walking tour, don’t miss the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Originally planned as his retirement estate, today it is the lively city centre of Croatia’s second largest city. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living here. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

 

Day 3, Monday:  Split - Skradin - Krka NP - Trogir - Šibenik

 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 the Cathedral of St James at your next stop, Šibenik. Rolling down the hillslopes towered by the immense fortress of St Michael, Šibenik is a sight to behold from every perspective. A walking tour will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance, the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St James was built, and the present day, the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. This evening, experience its stone alleys on your own. Dinner and overnight in Šibenik. (B, D)

 

Day 4, Tuesday:  Šibenik - Vis

Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St Anthony out to the open sea. Today you will cruise to the Island of Vis. You’ll recognise its main settlement, the town of Vis, by numerous masts crisscrossed over the image of its seafront facades. Comprised of the newer, 19th century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner, the past of Vis spans over two millennia, hence the colourful array of heritage in this small settlement, ranging from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and naval tributes. Join an optional guided tour to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis and get some ideas on what to do this evening. Overnight in Vis. (B, L)

 

Day 5, Wednesday:  Vis - Hvar - Korčula

Enjoy breakfast with a view and a morning cruise to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1,200 Croatian islands. This jet set favourite is also the island with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stari Grad Plains. Upon arrival, an expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar Town. After the guided walking tour, we will set sail to Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. 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 see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or join a walking tour. Captain's Dinner onboard and overnight in Korčula. (B, D)


Day 6, Thursday:  Korčula - Mljet - Slano

Continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The National Park on the island is the home of two saltwater lakes connected to the sea by a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking 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 pass on setting foot on Mljet! Enjoy a lunch onboard, followed by a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano. In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand, potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. An optional Taste of Dalmatia tour highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano, where we are docked for overnight. (B, L)


Day 7, Friday:  Slano - Dubrovnik

Take in the last of the Slano’s atmosphere over breakfast. After breakfast, we will set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse at its beauty, sailing beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. A walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you by the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets that the cast and crew of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivalled the Venetian Republic. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glamour, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik for overnight. (B, L)

 

Day 8, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

Breakfast and disembarkation by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)


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