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DUBROVNIK - SPLIT (ONE WAY)

Dubrovnik – Slano/Ston - Mljet - Korcula - Vis - Bisevo/Hvar - Split

Croatia Cruise operated by M/V Fantazija

Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns. This one way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatia islands with little extras such as wine tasting on-board, and cable car experience included in the package.

Saturday – Dubrovnik

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Gruž harbor where the MV Fantazija will be docked. The afternoon is spent relaxing on-board making yourself at-home, or take a stroll into Dubrovnik, and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing town. Passengers will be arriving through-out the day and into early evening. A little later enjoy a welcome cocktail and a short meet and greet introduction from your captain and crew. 

Sunday – Dubrovnik – Ston

Early morning guided tour of Dubrovnik (included). The buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic certainly give this town a special charm. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands (included). Return to the ship and sit back over lunch to enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city  walls. Late afternoon arrival in Ston, once a small fortified village  famous  for  its  oysters.  After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, there is an opportunity to visit a farm to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat (optional). Return to ship and overnight

Monday – Slano/Ston - Mljet 

This morning head  further  north  to  the  Island  of  Mljet. Legend says Greek hero  Odysseus  spent  years  on  this  island  when  he  was  captured  by  the  nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager to stroll  to  the  famous  salt  lakes  in  the  Mljet National  Park (included)  and  perhaps opportunity to enjoy  the boat  ride  to  the  St  Mary  Isle  to visit  an  ancient Benedictine  monastery. 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! Time at leisure and overnight in port Polačaor Pomena

Tuesday - Mljet – Korcula

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. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean (included). Fish bone street pattern was used in Korcula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.

Wednesday - Korcula – Vis

The island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm –“the Mediterranean as it once was” making for an interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. An opportunity to visit a traditional winery and sample some exquisite Croatian wine (optional). 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

Thursday - Vis - Biševo (Blue Cave) – Hvar

Early in the morning cruise towards small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. 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 (entrance fee can only be paid on spot). Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with a swim stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for lavish lavender fields and breath taking beauty. Afternoon arrival followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town (included) - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe 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 - numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port.

Friday - Hvar - Bol – Split

Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city (included) upon arrival, a historical 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. Overnight in Split.

Saturday - Split - Check out 

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to the airport or extended itinerary.

 


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