Cruise boat really is the best way to make the most of your Croatian holiday

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Dalmatian highlights and gourmet exploration - from a cruise boat

Cruising the spectacular coastline of Dalmatia aboard a motor yacht that glides effortlessly over the turquoise waters of the Adriatic will give you eight unforgettable days to explore premium locations of Middle and Southern Dalmatia. Enjoy beautiful stone-walled cities, excellent local delicacies and spectacular natural wonders.

There are so many ways out there to explore Croatia and this cruise boat intended for small groups offers the best combination of sights, activities, food and wine with a dash of culture and history. From medieval Dubrovnik to the elegance of Split and its Roman empire feel, from Bol’s famous ‘Golden Horn’ beach to Hvar’s gourmet scene and great restaurants and bars, from quaint islands untouched by mass tourism to wine tastings and National Parks, and beyond — cruise really is the best way to make the most of your Croatian holiday where you will get to experience the best of the Mid and Southern Adriatic.

You will be able to get to know all the best places to eat in Croatia, the top wines to order, and which beaches to swim at. Pull up a deckchair, jump into crystal clear water, eat fabulous local organic food, toast to some stunning sunsets with new or old friends and just “carpe diem”!

Trip highlights

  • Swim in crystal-clear waters in picturesque bays along the Southern Croatian coast
  • Visit an organic farm & winery and taste the local specialities
  • Cycle or Kayak around paradise lakes in Mljet National Park
  • Sample local wines and cheeses in Hvar & Korčula
  • While in Hvar Town sip on a cocktail while celeb spotting or gazing at some magnificent yachts in the harbour
  • Scale the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik and enjoy the famous postcard sites

Trip available13-20 JUN
27 JUN-04 JUL
11-18 JUL
25 JUL-01 AUG
08-15 AUG
Duration8 days
Suitable for1-36 people
SupportPartially guided
Languagesenitfrde
Price per personfrom 1,780.00 €
Great for
  • Couples
  • Groups of friends
You’ll be accommodated in
  • Premium category ship
Alka Uroda Bio
Trip designed by Alka Uroda

Passionate tourism consultant and an aficionado of all things exotic.

Activities are taking place in the Middle and Southern Dalmatia

You are about to visit various locations in the Mid and Southern Adriatic. Here you can learn a few basic interesting facts about each of them.

Brač

Pučišća- A town on Brač island boasts some of the purest and whitest stone in Europe. This stone is not only used for local buildings, but it has also been used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the White House in Washington DC.

As one of the most recognisable beaches on the Dalmatian Coastline, Zlatni Rat pokes out like a tongue of pebbles into the sea, continuously changing shape due to the waves, wind, and sea currents.

Hvar

Highlights of Hvar Town include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress, one of Europe’s oldest theatres in the Arsenal building, and the main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Cathedral.

Korčula

Known as "mini Dubrovnik", Koričula is famous for its quiet coves, wine, small sand and pebbly beaches, glorious old town and is the perfect place to acquire specific knowledge of the famous Croatian grapes over a wine tasting.

Mljet island

A unique green oasis, one of just a few Adriatic islands that are completely covered in Mediterranean forests. The National Park is located in the northern part of this elongated and narrow island where lush Mediterranean flora is preserved, as well as the two unusual “lakes“, Veliko (Large) and Malo (Small), which are connected to the sea by a narrow channel. There is an islet in Large Lake with an old monastery and you can find the remains of an ancient Roman villa in the nearby cove.

Elaphiti islands

This archipelago just northwest of Dubrovnik makes for a perfect escape from the summer crowds. Out of 14 islands only the three largest – Koločep, Lopud and Šipan – are permanently inhabited.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world. An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. 

Day-by-day itinerary

DAY 1

Start your cruise journey in Split

Upon arrival at the Split international airport, your private transfer awaits to take you to your Premium experience ship in the Port. After meeting your Trip Manager and fellow travellers and checking in we depart for the town of Pučišća, on the Island of Brač. We cruise southward down the Dalmatian coast while enjoying lunch with new friends, before anchoring in a beautiful bay for the first of several swims in the stunning, crystal-clear Adriatic Sea. In the late afternoon, we dock at our port for the night, with plenty of time to explore. Set at the end of a beautiful, natural bay, Pučišća was once voted one of Europe’s prettiest towns! Tonight, we get to know each other over an on-board barbecue of local grilled meats and salads and raise a toast as the sun gorgeously sets on our first day together. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 2

Enjoying the sights, feels, tastes, and sounds of Brač and Hvar islands

This morning, we set direction around the coast of Brač, stopping to have breakfast and swim off the famous Zlatni Rat or ‘Golden Horn’. You will enjoy lunch at anchor, before cruising to our port for the night in Jelsa, on the island of Hvar. This bustling town was once a significant centre for shipbuilding and trade, and from here the best wines, olive oils, and dried fish from Hvar would make their way around Europe. This evening we will head to a winery and organic farm on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Stari Grad Plain. Here you get to enjoy an included olive oil and wine tasting, so you can truly appreciate what the island of Hvar has to offer. Back in town, spend a relaxed evening at one of the many excellent restaurants or bars at your own leisure. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 3

Enjoy the charms of Hvar island

Early in the morning, we cruise around the north of the island of Hvar, to our next stop in Hvar Town. After breakfast and after enjoying a long swim stop at anchor on the Pakleni Islands, a water taxi will pick us up and take us to explore this beautifully maintained Venetian town. This afternoon you will visit as a part of your guided tour, among other sites, the medieval Španjola Fortress, which has watched over the town since the 13th century and enjoy the postcard views of the town and surrounding islands. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with a view at one of Hvar’s many waterfront bars and lounges, and tonight if you wish, indulge in some of Croatia’s best nightlife outdoors as this buzzing town comes alive. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 4

The allure of Korčula island

Just before breakfast, we continue south to the island of Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and plenty of time to swim in one of the beautiful bays near Korčula town. Korčula is famous for wine and is the perfect place to acquire knowledge of the famous Croatian grapes over a wine tasting. Private walking tour in Korčula will be next so that you can hear all the intricate little details regarding history and current times of this medieval, beautiful little town and its famous inhabitants from the past – such as Marco Polo. Finishing the day with a sunset cocktail up high in part of the town’s medieval fortifications is simply stunning. Dinner on your own in one of many quaint little taverns or bistros in Korčula. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 5

Wonders of the Mljet National Park

Preceding breakfast there is a short morning cruise further south and then we anchor off the island of Mljet for the morning dive into those mesmerising, crystalline blue waters. You will enjoy lunch on board before heading to the port of Pomena and to the stunning Mljet National Park. Here you will spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the two saltwater lakes surrounded by lush pine forest. You have the option to cycle, kayak, or even head to the small island Monastery of St. Mary. Head to one of the local eateries tonight on your own, and then enjoy yet another sensational sunset from the top deck. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 6

Elaphiti islands and their magic

We depart early today for the Elaphiti Islands, just before or even during breakfast. This is a small archipelago famous for its pristine scenery and secluded beaches. Today is a day of complete relaxation, with the option to take the dinghy over to Priježba Beach for 360 views of the Adriatic Sea. Tonight, you have the option to join in the Captain’s Dinner on board in a more festive manner. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 7

Farewell with a bang – in Dubrovnik

This morning we have a short cruise, breakfast, and after your morning swim pitstop in one of the secluded bays, we arrive early to Dubrovnik with plenty of time to explore the myriad of sights and things this amazing city has to offer. The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ is not the largest city on the Dalmatian coast, but it is certainly the most popular - and you will soon see why that is! The history of this beautiful city is truly impressive, and you will have a historical walking tour with a local guide in the afternoon. More recently the city has become famous as the setting of King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. You can also check out the ancient city walls on your own if you wish, which have stood strong for centuries and protected the inhabitants from numerous hostile attacks. In the evening choose your favourite local dish for dinner at one of the city’s excellent eateries where you can venture out on your own. It is your final night together with the rest of the group and friendly crew and you can spend it partying in style at the Club Revelin, within the 15th-century fortress located in the Old Town. Overnight stay aboard the ship.

DAY 8

Departure from Dubrovnik

Boat check-out follows breakfast this morning at 9 am. Your Trip Manager will be there to help with any final questions and your private transfer will then await to take you to the Dubrovnik international airport for your outbound flight home. 

What's included?

  • Private vehicle transfer from the Split international airport with an English-speaking driver to Split Port on Day 1
  • 7 overnights in a double-occupancy cabin on board a Premium Category ship with continental breakfast and 3-course lunches included, in addition to one on-board dinner (Captain’s BBQ) with captain, crew and chef on-board
  • English-speaking trip manager throughout the cruise
  • Drinking water on-board
  • Local wine-tasting excursion in Stari Grad on Day 2
  • Water taxi to Port of Hvar on Day 3
  • Private guided walking tour in English in Hvar town on Day 3
  • Private guided walking tour in English in Korčula town on Day 4
  • Entrance fee to Mljet National Park on Day 5
  • Private guided walking tour in English in Dubrovnik, entrance fees included to Franciscan monastery, Old Pharmacy and Rector's Palace included on Day 7
  • Bus transfer from Port to Old Town of Dubrovnik on Day 7
  • Entrance fee to Club Revelin, Dubrovnik on Day 7
  • Private vehicle transfer from the Dubrovnik Port to the Dubrovnik international airport with an English-speaking driver on Day 8
  • Port tax
  • Trip preparation fee
  • VAT

What's not included?

  • International airfare to and from Croatia
  • Meals, drinks, and services other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to museums and sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary and Inclusions section
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (tips are always appreciated but not mandatory)

Reductions and supplements

  • For single-use cabin (on request) 

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