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Divine Dalmatia

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 2,382

Cruise on the southern Adriatic Sea, letting the captain, crew, and especially the chef take care of you! During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the treasures of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings are at leisure to find a good restaurant or discover the cultural monuments that define this region.


This 8-day round trip from Dubrovnik invites you to experience Croatia’s sparkling Dalmatian coast, with stops in Korcula, Split, Makarska, and Hvar, plus lesser known ports that define the flavours of this region.

Cast off from Dubrovnik, the fabled walled city of Croatia’s coast, bound for Siano, a fishing village where you’ll enjoy authentic local cuisine in a natural setting. Your next port is Korcula, the famed home of Marco Polo, with secluded bays and countless stories that line its herringbone streets. After dark, the town comes alive with entertainment options at the many restaurants and bars. Sailing on to Makarska, you’ll experience even more of the Adriatic’s simple charms, though if you feel like getting your blood pumping, you can opt for one of the island’s adventure sports including zip lining or river rafting.

On the nautical doorstep of Split, Croatia’s second largest city, lies Brac, the source of the country’s beautiful white stone. Expore the town of Pucisca and visit a stone masonry workshop before you arrive in Split, ready for a sightseeing tour of Diocletan’s Palace. You’ll spend the night here before sailing toward Bol, where you can visit the famously changeable Zlatni Rat beach. Your next stop is Hvar, Croatia’s famous glamour island, though it’s also a hopping hospitality town with plenty of cultural sights to explore. A guided tour will take you to the highlights, including the incredible Renaissance cathedral.

Mljet is one of Croatia’s many natural treasures, focused on the salt lakes of its national park, and the abbey at its centre. Your final fort is of course Dubrovnik, so familiar to our modern imaginations (thank you, Game of Thrones) yet so little understood by outsiders. Hop the cable car to the top of Srd Mountain for the best view of the city, enjoy a folk performance in the evening, and leave yourself time to explore the winding streets and narrow alleyways of this incredibly atmospheric city. You may even want to extend your stay, perhaps making a side trip to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, or Mostar, in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 2,382

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Day 1

Dubrovnik - Slano

Check in from 11:00 am onwards at Gruz harbour. Depart for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village. You will enjoy an authentic village dinner in Smokovljani where you can taste all the specialties this rural area has to offer. As a part of their property, there is a ranch with animals and the old stone threshing floor surrounded by olive trees, figs and other native plants in the beauty of nature, where you can hear crickets and birds chirping.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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Katarina Line Deluxe Vessel

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    Katarina Line Deluxe Vessel



    Katarina Line Deluxe Ships are between 42m (138 ft) to 47m (164 ft) in length and 8m (2 6 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide vessels, with a minimum cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, these luxury …

    Katarina Line Deluxe Ships are between 42m (138 ft) to 47m (164 ft) in length and 8m (2 6 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide vessels, with a minimum cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, these luxury vessels normally offer a capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for the passengers.

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Day 2

Slano to Korcula

Morning departure towards the Korcula Island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en-route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets with our guided tour. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Korcula to Makarska

Early in the morning you depart towards Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of Makarska Riviera and be sure to take a walk along the city streets with an abundance of churches and other cultural sites. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join an optional river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river or adrenaline pumping zip line over Cetina river canyon and meet the ship again in Makarska. Captain's dinner with live entertainment on board. Overnight in Makarska.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Makarska, Pucisca, Island of Brac to Split

After breakfast continue towards Pucisca, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of Brac Island at the bottom of a deep bay. This place is home to the world-famous white stone of Brac. You will be visiting one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. Arrive in Split in the afternoon. Split is Croatia's second city, with a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous to both local inhabitants and also to the many visitors who fall in love with this 1,000 plus year old beauty. Join a sightseeing tour of the old town including Diocletian's palace which the Roman emperor had built as his retirement home.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Split, Bol to Hvar

Early morning departure as you continue your cruise towards the island of Brac. Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden Horn), a natural phenomenon that with its distinct shape and form dominates other beaches of Croatia. Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to often change. Your next destination is Hvar. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. While you enjoy a guided tour, you can see a magnificent Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, also, the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded here 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Hvar to Mljet

Continue your journey towards the island and national park of Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this tranquil island. The large lake is inside the National park (entrance included), and in the middle one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a canoe to roam around lakes in the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths surrounding the lakes. Overnight in port and dinner onboard.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Mljet to Dubrovnik

Departure towards Dubrovnik with breakfast en-route. Enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty along the coast towards Dubrovnik which was referred to as "heaven on earth" by famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and you arrive in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon. Join your guided tour and take a walk through Stradun, which is both a street and a square, and explore the tiny squares and alleyways inside the city walls. If you are both enthusiastic and energetic, you can walk along the top of the 1940m long city walls or take a cable car ride to top of Srd Mountain for the best panoramic views of the old city (ticket included)! In the evening enjoy the traditional and authentic Croatian song and dance performance by the Lindo Folklore Ensemble. (Ticket included)

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Dubrovnik

After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends, or choose the optional, full day coach excursion to Montenegro or Mostar.

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DEPARTURES:

2021: Jun 6, 23; Jul 3; Aug 14

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport and to Dubrovnik airport on the day of arrival and day of departure
  • 7-night cruise in en-suite bathroom cabin
  • Welcome reception and cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 9 meals: 3 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • A drink with lunch and unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Coffee and tea all day
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment
  • Heritage dinner in Smokovljani with transfer
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Guided walking tours of Korcula, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar
  • Stone masonry workshop entrance fee
  • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee
  • Lindo - traditional and authentic Croatian Folklore Ensemble
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Visitors' taxes and port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Complimentary WIFI onboard

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share. Subject to availability. The hotels have been hand-picked from an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

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