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Katarina Cruise: Croatia Captured: Split to Split

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,487

Explore the extraordinarily beautiful and scenic rugged coastline of Dalmatia on the Adriatic Sea. Discover secluded beaches, wooded green islands and stunning timeless medieval towns. Visit impressive destinations including Split, Korcula, Hvar and spectacular Dubrovnik.


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Actual cruise ship will be identified two weeks before sailing.

This 8-day round trip cruise from Split takes in the best of Croatia’s islands along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast on a Deluxe category ship.

Your voyage starts in Split, one of the Coast’s highlights, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the palace of Roman emperor Diocletian. Then be welcomed aboard your vessel, bound for the island of Korcula the next morning. A description of Korcula reads like a Mediterranean wish list. A beautiful island where beaches surround olive groves, vineyards and ancient villages, medieval charm is alive and well here, so explore the local streets and be sure to let your taste buds do some exploring as well.

Stop in at the island of Mijet, home to fascinating salt lakes in its national park, then visit St Mary Isle, home to several icons of religious architecture, and a beautiful national park of its own. It’s a spectacular way to make your way to one of Europe’s favourite vacation cities, Dubrovnik. Croatia’s walled city is no longer the ‘hidden gem’ it once was. But that’s a tired cliché in any case, and Dubrovnik is anything but tired, with a delightful, labyrinthine old town and a highly appetizing restaurant and bar scene.

Lunch the following day is enjoyed on one of the Elaphite Islands. Then go on to the village of Kuna. You’ll see a simpler but no less charming side of Croatian life here, with a farm visit ending in a delicious dinner made from local produce. A different taste of the region awaits you on Hvar, one of the more sophisticated and lavish islands in the Adriatic, but even here you’ll find historic landmarks and one of Europe’s oldest community theatres. Overnight to explore all Hvar’s bar and restaurant scene has to offer. Your final stop is Bol, home to the beautiful Zlatni Rat beach.

A dinner hosted by your Captain puts a memorable cap on your adventure before returning to Split.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,487

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Split

Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbor where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 14.00 h onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection. 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 reception and cocktail to enjoy the meet and greet party on board. Overnight in Split

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Day 2

Split to Korcula

Early morning departure towards the Korcula Island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else along the Dalmatian Coast. The guide will complete the tour with tasting of local wines and appetizers. Korcula 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 Korcula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Korcula to Mijet/Dubrovnik

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 or island on your own. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruz Harbour the captain will take you for an evening cruise alongside the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Dubrovnik

After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. You will stop for a fantastic photo opportunity of the town of Dubrovnik as you take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd Mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long and take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" - both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Dubrovnik to Peljesac Peninsula

Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Kucisce (or similar) on the Peljesac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Kucisce. 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 party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Kucisce.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Peljesac Peninsula to Hvar

Morning departure towards the jet-set island Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Scedro 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. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Hvar to Bol/Milna

Our final stop will be the Island of Brac and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or 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. After lunch on board time at leisure while the evening is reserved for the Captain's farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Bol to Split

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 a private transfer to Split airport. Please note the last overnight is not in Split port as ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Every Saturday: May 6th to October 14th  2017.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport to Split harbor.
  • 7 nights cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom.
  • Welcome reception & cocktail.
  • Daily buffet breakfast. 
  • 9 meals (lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including 1 drink with lunch & 1.5L of water per person daily, Captain's dinner with live entertainment, Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatian wine & appetizer tasting in Korcula, an authentic Croatian Village party visit & dinner in Kuna on the Peljesac peninsula, and abundant fresh fruit).
  • Professional Tour manager. 
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split.
  • One way 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. 
  • Daily cabin service. 
  • Free wi-fi onboard.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Optional sightseeing, travel insurance, flights, all other meals and beverages, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions.
Departures are guaranteed. Katarina line reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.

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 improper behavior, the cruise line and/or captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.

Due specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, the 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share. Subject to availability. 

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14 Oct 2017
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