Deluxe Superior Cruise Dubrovnik to Split 7nts (Saturdays)
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Dubrovnik
- Location: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar, Bol, Split
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: SATURDAYS/WEDNESDAYS, May - October
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Dubrovnik
- Location: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar, Bol, Split
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: SATURDAYS/WEDNESDAYS, May - October
- 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
- Numerous extra services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package
8 days from Dubrovnik, Slano (Ston), Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Bisevo (Blue Cave), Hvar, Bol, Split
With this one-way northbound cruise you get a little extra time and can fit in a visit to the Island of Vis, as well as the rest of the captivating Dalmatian Coast.
Various Deluxe Superior Ships
8 days from Dubrovnik, Slano (Ston), Mljet National Park, Korcula Town, Vis, Bisevo (Blue Cave Excursion), Hvar Town, Bol (visit), and to Split
Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower DeckMost triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.
This cruise offers Saturday and (only occasional) Wednesday departures
SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/
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• Transfers to/from the Cruise port (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
• 7 night cruise in an air-conditioned cabin with ensuite bathroom
• Welcome Reception & cocktail
• Captain's Dinner with live entertainment
• Daily buffet breakfast
• Olive oil and wine tasting on board
• Three course lunches daily as listed, including cheese and salad bar
• A drink with lunches onboard
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser
• Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
• Abundant fresh fruit onboard
• Croatian wine tasting
• Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• Half day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting including entrance to the walls of Ston and saltworks
• Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
• Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
• Dubrovnik cable car fee
• Mljet National Park entrance fee
• Visitors' taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling on/off the ship
• Daily cabin service and towel change
• Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
• Professional Cruise Manager (English-speaking)
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed
• Transfers on any day other then the cruise start/finish days
• Korčula Village Dinner experience: approx. EUR 35 per person
• Blue Cave entrance fee: approx. EUR 10-15 per person
Check in from 14.00hrs onwards. First overnight in port, so clients can arrive anytime. If you arrive early, you may leave your luggage on the ship until your cabin is ready.
Day 1 - DUBROVNIK (WR)
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport or hotel to Dubrovnik Gruž harbor. Check in to your cabin from 14.00hrs onwards. After settling in, join the afternoon coach transfer to the 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. After the guided walking tour, free time in the town. Perhaps take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After free time a return transfer to the ship is included for a Welcome meet & greet Cocktail Reception on board. Overnight in Gruz Harbour.
Day 2 - DUBROVNIK – SLANO (STON Excursion) (B, L, T, CD)
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, heading for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure, then a return transfer to ship. Enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board tonight. Overnight in the port of Slano.
Day 3 - SLANO - MLJET NATIONAL PARK (B, L)
This morning, you 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 Polača or Pomena.
Day 4 - MLJET - KORČULA (B, L)
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula 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. Korčula 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 Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in the port of Korčula.
Day 5 - KORČULA - VIS (B, L, T)
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 was” 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. 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 - VIS – Biševo (Blue Cave visit) / HVAR TOWN (B, L)
Early in the morning you cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. 10-15 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 breath-taking beauty. Arrival 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. Free evening in Hvar. Overnight in the port of Hvar.
Day 7 - HVAR – (BOL visit) - SPLIT (B, L)
Morning departure to Brač 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. Free evening in Split. Overnight in the port of Split.
DAY 8 SPLIT - Departure (B)
After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Split airport or your hotel. If your flight departs later, your cruise manager will make arrangements with you for your bags. If you are staying inside the old town area (which is a pedestrian only zone), it's just a few minutes walk from Split port.
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s Dinner, T- Tasting
RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.
DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our specific FAQ pages here:
Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)
Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)
Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)
Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)
Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/
How far in advance do I need to book?
Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.
Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.
Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.
What do the different ship categories mean?
Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.
What is half-board? What meals are included?
Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.
Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.
Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!
What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers
Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.
Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.
How fit do I need to be for my holiday?
Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.
Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.
What happens if I can't attend an excursion?
It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.
What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?
For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.
For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.
What equipment do I need?
Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.
Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.
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UNAVAILABLE / SOLD OUT
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- Day 1 - DUBROVNIK (WR)
- Day 2 - DUBROVNIK – SLANO (STON Excursion) (B, L, T, CD)
- Day 3 - SLANO - MLJET NATIONAL PARK (B, L)
- Day 4 - MLJET - KORČULA (B, L)
- Day 5 - KORČULA - VIS (B, L, T)
- Day 6 - VIS – Biševo (Blue Cave visit) / HVAR TOWN (B, L)
- Day 7 - HVAR – (BOL visit) - SPLIT (B, L)
- DAY 8 SPLIT - Departure (B)