Split and the Southern Dalmatia Islands - Superior Deluxe
Split - Korcula - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Peljesac - Hvar - Bol - Split
Arrival/Departure shared transfer from airport/hotel within Split area.
Professional tour manager
City tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula, and Dubrovnik
Professional local tour guides
Mljet National Park entrance fee
Welcome Dinner with Complementary Drink
Captains Dinner with live entertainment
Evening Dinner Cruise alongside Dubrovnik City Walls
Plenty of time to relax with swim stops
Olive oil and wine tasting on-board
Buffet breakfast daily
Three course lunch daily with cheese and salad bar
Complementary water dispenser
Coffee and tea with lunch
Daily fresh fruit and snacks
Day 1 – Split - Embarkation (WD)
Transfer from Split area/airport to the Split harbour where your ship will be docked. Check in from 1400 onwards. For early arrivals, luggage storage is available whist you enjoy the first views of Split. The rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing on-board, settling into the cabin and enjoying a couple of drinks on the deck. Passengers will be arriving through-out the day and into late evening. A little later enjoy a welcome dinner and introduction to your tour manager.
Day 2 – Split - Korcula (B,L)
This morning we depart heading for the island of Korcula; thought to be the birth place of the famous explorer Marco polo. A swim stop is planned at one of the secluded bays, then a relaxing lunch served on-board. Continue to sail with a quick swim stop en-route, and arrive into Korcula early afternoon. After a quick change, you are invited to join our walking tour of this enchanting town, hosted by a local guide (included); Korcula has more legends, tales of treasure and monuments than any other place. This evening is at your own leisure to wonder along the herringbone patterned streets in search of restaurant or bar to while the way the evening; there is certainly plenty of choice bars, entertainment and eateries to chose from.
Day 3 – Korcula – Mljet - Dubrovnik (B,L,D)
Early morning departure towards Mljet. A national park of outstanding beauty. Mljet boasts five types of forest, many species of birds and two deep lakes. You are invited to join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes, where you can enjoy a boat ride to the St Mary Isle; discover an ancient Benedictine monastery and an abbey dating to the 12th century. For a more relaxed feel, opt to spend your time swimming, or for the more adventurous, you can 'go it alone' by hiring a scooter, bike or even kayak to explore the flora and fauna. After an active morning exploring, then make your way back to the cruise where lunch will be served on-board, followed by a departure to Dubrovnik. After a refreshing swim stop, arrive late into the afternoon, and before the ropes are tied, the captain will arrange for a spectacular evening cruise along side the city walls, during which, a buffet will be served. As dusk falls, witness the ancient walls light up and Dubrovnik spark to life as we slowly make our way to moor for the night.
Day 4 – Dubrovnik (B)
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the old town; where you are invited to join our fantastic walking tour hosted by a local guide (included plus one-way transfer). After saying goodbye, continue exploring with lunch at your own leisure; there is so much to see and visit; your tour manager will be happy to make suggestions for you. Meander through the narrow limestone streets, worn smooth by centuries of passing feet. Take in the splendour of Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture, or take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd Mountain to enjoy the unforgettable scenic views of the might ramparts and of the Elaphiti islands (local fee payable). For for those who are feeling brave, walk the city walls, before finding your own eatery for dinner and slowly make your way back to the cruise for a nightcap. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5 – Dubrovnik - Peljesac Peninsula (B,L,CD)
After such a busy day yesterday, today has a much more relaxed feel, with an early morning departure towards the Peljesac Peninsula, home to Croatia's best-known red wines Dingac and Postup. Before lunch we stop for a refreshing swim at one of the Elaphiti Islands before arriving into Trstenik. The Elaphiti Islands is a small archipelago of several islands, some of which are un-habited; there is an overall population of just 850. Each island is covered in evergreen vegetation and beautiful, pristine beaches and stunning scenery. We continue our sail, arriving into Trstenik in the afternoon, with the rest of the day is spent at leisure. Trstenik is a small village, with fantastic beaches where you can choose to spend your time swimming, or perhaps visit 'Grgic Vina' a local winery and cellar (open until 1900 paid locally). Tonight enjoy a fantastic dinner on-board hosted by your captain, a casual affair but lots of fun.
Day 6 – Peljesac Peninsula - Hvar (B,L)
Morning departure towards Hvar with a lunch stop on the small island of Scedro and swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. We arrive into the stunning island of Hvar in the afternoon; this is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic; its known for the lush lavender fields, the scent of which floats in the air. This island is simply beautiful, and so has become extremely popular with celebrities, and the rich and famous. There are many historical landmarks to visit, and so you are invited to join our walking tour hosted by a local guide to explore deeper into Hvar's fascinating past (included). Your afternoon is free at leisure, where you can explore; even taking a hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some panoramic views of the Pakleni Islands and maybe spot your vessel amongst the many moored here. Hvar offers an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs which are open long into the night, perfect for the party goers amongst you!
Day 7 - Hvar - Bol - Split (B,L)
Departure after breakfast towards the island of Brac and the picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the the promenade, or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia 'Zlatni Rat' (The Golden Cape), which is known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. After lunch enjoy the sail back to Split, with a swim stop along the way. Take in the stunning views along the Split Riviera as we arrive into port late afternoon. After a quick change you are invited to join our guided tour within the historic inner city (included). We visit the famous Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness the remnants of Split's Roman history and architecture including its Renaissance and Gothic structures. Your last evening is free to wonder this amazing city, or meander back to the shoreline where the atmosphere is that of a holiday resort vibe.
Day 8 – Split - Disembarkation (B)
Our last breakfast on-board, followed by goodbyes, before heading back to the airport, or on-going arrangements. Check out by 9.00 am. (Luggage Storage Available).
The above itinerary is a typical example. Itineraries vary depending on vessel. The exact day to day itinerary will be provided to you with your pre-departure paperwork.
Optional excursions/activities/village dinners/tastings will/maybe offered to you whilst on-board. UK2 Travel have no liability with regards to pricing nor content.