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Split - Korcula - Mljet & Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik - Kuna & Trstenik - Hvar - Bol (Captain's dinner) - Split 

Croatia Cruise operated by various Deluxe and Deluxe Superior Cruise Ships

Relax and let the captain, the crew and a tour manager, take care of you. Mornings you can relax on spacious decks, sunbathe beside the mini pool or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia's finest destinations with local experts.

Saturday – Embarkation - Split (D)
Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 14.00 h onwards. After you get settled in, enjoy our guided tour of the city. Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome cocktail and enjoy the meet & greet party on board. Overnight in Split.

Sunday – Split – Korcula (B,L) 
Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this lovely town and fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wonder along the herringbone pattern streets. The guide will complete the tour in a local winery to taste local wines & appetizers. Korčula 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 Korčula.

Monday – Korcula – Mljet - Dubrovnik (B,L,D)
Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park on your own. Return to the ship for lunch after which we depart towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour the captain will take you for a cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Tuesday – Dubrovnik (B)
Today you have a whole day to enjoy this magical town. After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour. Afterwards we will take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands enabling you to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik. Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own and find perfect spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend you to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long! Take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Wednesday – Dubrovnik – Trstenik - Kuna (B,L,D) 
In the morning we will leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Trstenik. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna for a tour of the local church and monastery followed by a visit to a local farm where, after sightseeing, you will indulge in a typical village feast with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Trstenik.

Thursday – Trstenik – Hvar (B,L)
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Before disembarking there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. Here one can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

Friday – Hvar - Bol (B,L,D)
Our final stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade and swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. Lunch on board and more time to explore the resort. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Bol.

Saturday – Bol - Split (B)
Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Split airport.

 


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