Split and the Southern Dalmatia Islands - Deluxe
Split - Bol - Jelsa - Korcula - Dubrovnik - Mljet - Hvar - Split
7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik and back to Split.
Arrival/Departure shared transfer from airport/hotel in the Split area.
Professional cruise manager throughout
City tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
Mljet National Park entrance fee
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Wine tasting in Korcula
Three course Captains dinner
Daily buffet breakfast
Three course lunch daily with salad bar
Complementary glass of wine or beer with lunch
Water dispenser, coffee, tea and seasonal fruits
Daily cabin servicing, fresh linen and towels mid-week
Complementary Wi-Fi on-board
Day 1 Split- Embarkation (WD)
Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where your ship will be docked. Check in from 1400 onwards. The rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing on-board, making yourself at home and perhaps enjoying a couple of drinks on the deck. Passengers will be arriving through-out the day and into late evening. A little later enjoy an introduction by your tour manager and welcome dinner with a complementary drink.
Day 2 Split – Bol - Jelsa (B,L)
Early morning departure from Split harbour, sail along the Dalmatian coast to Bol on Brac island. Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). After lunch on-board we continue sailing towards Jelsa which is on the island of Hvar. One of the most picturesque towns; Jelsa is nestled deep amongst hills dense with pine woods, and offers old stone streets, churches, parks and a bustling main square with a Mediterranean atmosphere. Your evening is free to explore Jelsa on your own, and seek out an eaterie, before an evenings stroll along the quay which stretches the length of the of the harbour back to your vessel.
Day 3 Jelsa - Korcula (B,L,T)
This morning we depart early and head 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 beautiful secluded bays, then a relaxing lunch on-board. Continue our sail and arrive in Korcula early afternoon; after a quick change, you are invited to join our walking tour hosted by a local guide, where you will hear stories of the past, roam the ancient streets and be impressed by the fortified walls. Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the locals bars, then after saying goodbye to your guide, your evening is at leisure to explore on your own.
Day 4 Korcula - Dubrovnik (B,L)
After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, which is perhaps the highlight of this cruise. A famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik has been dubbed “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. On arrival you are invited to join our guided tour of the magnificent old town. Heading in by bus through panoramic views, you guide will then lead you into the town walls visiting the Stradun; both a street and a square, a location that has been photographed many times. After the tour you are free to explore further at leisure. We recommend taking in the Franciscan Monastery, the Rectors Palace, Cathedral, or even take a boat ride to Lokrum island. For those of you with a head for heights don't miss a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls, or cable car ride to the top of the mountain.
Day 5 Dubrovnik - Mljet (B,L,CD)
This morning our direction turns northernly as we head for the island of Mljet. A National park of outstanding beauty, Mljet boasts five different types of forest, many species of birds and two deep lakes. Join your cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes where you can opt to cruise to the island in the centre, or chose to hire scooters, bikes or kyaks and explore on your own. Tonight enjoy a Captain's Dinner on-board.
Day 6 Mljet - Hvar (B,L)
We turn it up a notch today, and set sail towards the town of Hvar, enjoying a swim stop along the way. A favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous; celebrity spotting here is easy! Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic; known for lavish lavender fields and breath taking beauty. You are invited to join your local guide for a walking tour through the old town which is steeped with history and ancient architecture. Stroll the picturesque streets and visit the first public theatre in Europe (which is older than Shakespeare's theatre), Franciscan Monastery and much more. This evening the choice is yours; party the night away in the many bars and restaurants, or find a quiet spot to watch the world go by.
Day 7 Hvar - Split (B,L)
Enjoy plenty of sailing time this morning, and a refreshing swim stop, as we head back to Split. 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. 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)
After Breakfast its time to disembark. Full times and details depending on ongoing arrangements will be provided to you on-board.
The above itinerary is a typical example. Itineraries and inclusions vary depending on vessel. The exact day to day itinerary will be provided to you with your pre-departure paperwork. City tours are guaranteed.
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.