Deluxe One Way Wonders Cruise from Split is a perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings exploring small historical towns. This cruise will bring you the best of southern Dalmatia islands with numerous extra services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package.
Summer 2019 departures
The cruise departs Saturday on the folowing dates:
Jul: 13 • Aug: 17 • Oct: 05, 12
Day 1 Saturday: Dubrovnik
Arrival from the UK. Embarkation starts from 2pm onwards at Gruz harbour. After settling in, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srdj mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 2 Sunday: Dubrovnik - Slano (Ston)
Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village and famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, we head for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to ship, Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board.
Day 3 Monday: Slano (Ston) - Mljet
Next morning, we cruise a little further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Overnight in port Polaca or Pomena, dinner on board.
Day 4 Tuesday: Mljet - Korcula
Early morning departure towards the island of Korcula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korcula Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korcula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korcula.
Day 5 Wednesday: Korcula - Vis
Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – the Mediterranean as it once wa,” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite local wines in one of the Vis traditional wineries. 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. Overnight in the port of Vis.
Day 6 Thursday: Vis - Bisevo - Hvar
Early in the morning we cruise towards the small island of Bisevo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. 10 EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on the tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Paklinski Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
Day 7 Friday: Hvar - Bol - Split
Morning departure to Brac island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection. Here there is an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. Overnight in Split.
Day 8 Saturday: Split
After breakfast disembarkation follows by 9am. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for homeward journey or hotel of your choice for second week.
Half Board, Full Board
Lower deck cabin with double or twin beds & shower. Main deck cabin also available.
SHIP CATEGORY "DELUXE SUPERIOR"
Cruiser "Black Swan" or similar
18-19 air-conditioned double or twin cabins on main or lower deck, all equipped with warderobes, safe, hairdryer, toiletries, bathrobe & slippers.
Half Board consists of breakfast & four curse lunch on board, drink with lunch, Captain's dinner with live music & dinner in a typical Croatian setting.
Dinning room, bar, kitchen, sundeck wit hdeck beds, jacuzzi, swimming platform, outdoor shower and lavatory.
Supplements (per person per night)
Supplements may apply.
Please note: Cruise route is subject to alternation sometimes without prior notification • The vessel may not be suitable for clients with reduced mobility or guests with disabilities • Not included in the price: gratitudes • Korcula village dinner experience (payable locally) • Blue Cave entrance fee • Dubrovnik Cruise Extended Stay: We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to select the hotel that appeals to you the most for your extra week in Split region. Please call our Tailor Made department on 020 7543 5569 for prices & further details.
What's included in the price
Welcome reception & cocktail • Daily buffet breakfast • Olive oil and wine tasting on board • Daily four course lunch • A drink with lunch and a liter of water per person • Coffee & tea all day • Captain's dinner with live entertainment in Slano • Additional dinner on Mljet • Spectacular cruise along the old city walls of Dubrovnik • Croatian wine tasting in Vis • Half day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visiting and tasting including entrance to the wals of Ston and Ston saltworks • Fresh fruit • Professional tour manager • Guided wakling tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula & Split • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing • Dubrovnik cable car fee • Mljet National Park entrance fee • Visitors' tax & port fees • Luggage handling • Daily cabin service • Wi-Fi on board
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