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Embrace Dalmatia – 8 Days Adriatic Cruise

$ 1,780.00

Discover a nautical paradise of the Adriatic Sea! Indulge all your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishermen’s villages, unique National Parks, picturesque coves for swimming, and tasting local Mediterranean cuisine.

8 days showcasing Split to Split to Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Makarska, Brac and return to Split

Description

DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
Our cruise conveniently embarks in Split, the largest Dalmatian city. Embarkation starts from 13:00 (1:00 p.m.). Please feel free to leave your luggage on board in case of your earlier arrival. Meet your fellow passengers, the Captain and our friendly crew over welcome reception followed by dinner at 19:30 (7:30 p.m.) Overnight stay in Split.

DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR (B, L)
We start our day with the morning departure towards Bol situated on Brac Island. Bol is well known for its pebbled beach called Zlatni Rat, claimed to be the most beautiful beach on the Croatian coast. Immerse yourself in a bath of sun and sea water or explore the town of
Bol before lunch and continuation of our journey to Hvar where we will arrive in the late afternoon/early evening hours. Experience the enchanting town of Hvar situated on the island of the same name. Hvar is claimed to be the most popular Croatian island which you may realize while feeling the vibe of its bustling promenade, well-appointed cafes, wine stores, shops and restaurants. Join an evening walking tour to learn on the history and heritage of Hvar followed by presentation of centuries long lavender farming tradition.
Overnight stay in Hvar.

DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – KORCULA (B, L)
Enjoy another tranquil and relaxing day as we smoothly glide towards Korcula Island having a swim break en route. In the late afternoon hours we arrive in the town of Korcula. You will find yourself in front of the town walls and the historic town gate, a reminder of glory and
power of this little medieval place. It is just down the street that the famous traveller Marco Polo was born in 1254 coming from a noble family of Korcula town. You can savor all the uniqueness of Korcula by strolling its cobbled, narrow and shady lanes where you will find
handcraft stores and shops with jewellery made from local coral germs. Learn about Korcula during our walking tour, enjoy rest of the evening in a laid back atmosphere of this jewel town and find a restaurant at your choice. Overnight stay in Korcula.

DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORCULA – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Today we sail along the shores of Mljet and Elaphiti islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch before an afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik. Meet our tour guide and board a coach to begin the city tour of Dubrovnik. Enjoy a panoramic drive offering a breathtaking scenery from a hill above Dubrovnik. We will then arrive in the Old Town Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. After the city tour enjoy Dubrovnik on your own pace by exploring additional attractions such as City Walls or take a cable car ride to the hill of Srdj. The return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening hours. You may also choose to return to the ship on your own. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – MLJET ISLAND NATIONAL PARK (B, L)
After breakfast we set sails for Mljet National park enjoying again the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti Islands, situated northwest from Dubrovnik. This will be another great opportunity to dip yourself in the crystal Adriatic or just relax on board. Lunch will be served during our sailing to Mljet. Explore the National park in the afternoon hours strolling around the Great and Small Lake and take a local boat ride to the Islet of St. Mary to visit the 12th century Benedictine Monastery. Overnight stay on Mljet Island.

DAY 6 • THURSDAY MLJET – MAKARSKA (B, L) 
Our sailing continues towards Makarska. We glide along the picturesque Peljesac Peninsula covered with olive groves, vineyards and pine forests. Upon refreshing swim stop enjoy lunch on board before an afternoon arrival in Makarska, a bustling regular jaunt for travellers. You will have a free evening to explore numerous restaurants, cafes and shops of the centre of Makarska Riviera. Overnight stay in Makarska.

DAY 7 • FRIDAY MAKARSKA – PUCISCA ( BRAC ISLAND) – SPLIT (B, L)
Upon crossing the Brac Channel we reach the largest coastal village on Brac Island called – Pucisca. Shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament House in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. Pucisca is also known for Stonemasonry School where students learn to carve local limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used for centuries. In the afternoon hours we will return in Split. In 1700 year-old the historic core of Split inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage – and within a short walk distance from our ship- stands the massive Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 3rd A.D. In the course of time the Old Town of Split developed inside and around the Palace which included three Roman temples and a massive mausoleum. Join us for a walking tour and explore with our tour guide some of the numerous archaeological, historic and cultural sites of Split. Find your favourite restaurant for dinner, have a sip of wine or latte in one of many cafes on the pedestrian promenade called Riva and explore numerous shops in the city centre. Overnight stay in Split.
Optional excursion: National Park Krka. *Reservation and payment on board.

DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
Breakfast and disembarkation by 9:00 am. It is time to say farewell to all your new friends, but only for a while. With your memories, photos and contacts you will keep sailing with us for some more time!

 

ZAGREB PRE OR POST EXTENSION

DAY 1 • ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB
Upon your arrival to Zagreb airport, you will be transferred to your hotel, check-in and overnight.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel City Centre

DAY 2 • ZAGREB (B)
After breakfast you will meet your local guide at the hotel reception and start with a walking sightseeing tour of Zagreb. The tour will take you along the historic upper town where you will see St. Mark’s church, St. Catherine’s church, the cathedral, the parliament and the government palace, the Croatian national theatre.
The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3 • ZAGREB (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.

Optional excursion to Plitvice National Park available upon request

DAY 4 • DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Leisure until the time for your transfer to the airport.

USD $375 per person or CAD $505 per person
Minimum 2 guests



USD
$1780
Cruise only per person based on sharing

  • Lower Deck: $1780
  • Main Deck: $2195
  • Single supplement: 50%

CAD
$2375
Cruise only per person based on sharing

  • Lower Deck: $2375
  • Main Deck: $2925
  • Single supplement: 50%

DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019

FROM SPLIT TO SPLIT

June: 8, 29
July:
6, 20
August:
3, 10
September
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Additional information

OVERVIEW

8 days from Split to Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Makarska, Brac and return to Split

DEPARTURE

As indicated

INCLUSIONS

 7-night cruise from Split to Split in a cabin with private facilities
 Transfers
 Welcome reception
 Breakfast daily
 6 lunches
 Complimentary bottled water, 2 per day
 Local tour guides for the walking tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop
 Whisper technology enhanced touring
 Free Wi-Fi on board

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
 Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/ souvenirs.
 Insurance
 Visas
 Luggage handling
 Service charges and taxes € 25,00 per person payable on board
 Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
 Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance or chat online with us.

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