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Croatian Wilderness Cruise: Split, Brač, Korčula, Vis & more

8 Days
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US$ 1,589

MODERATE | CRUISE: Set out in search of Croatia's lesser known ports on a Premium or Traditional cruise vessel from Split. Some highlights of this itinerary include swimming at secluded beaches, the Blue & Green Cave, Korčula and the Lastovo chimneys.
Swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea.

Set out from Split, Croatia’s second largest city on this 8-day cruise through some of the country’s most spectacular islands.

Depart Split in the afternoon, dropping anchor at either Omis or Pucisca on the island of Brac. Admire the dramatic cliffs of the island in between wandering Omis’ pretty streets. Alternatively, Pusisca is home to Brac’s fabled white stone, used in the construction of the White House among many other buildings. From either port, your next destination is Korcula, the home island of Marco Polo, supposedly founded by Trojan hero Antenor. If you’ve got an ear for stories, this may be your favourite port along Croatia’s coast.

Sail on to the distant island of Lastovo, where you’ll visit a local winery and have the chance for some snorkeling. Then it’s on to Vis, long ‘off limits' to tourists thanks to its strategic importance to the Yugoslav navy. This has had the fortunate side effect of turning the island into something of a time capsule of the ‘classic’ Mediterranean before the secret of Croatia’s beauty got out to the masses. Enjoy the traditions that still thrive here, and perhaps visit Issa, Croatia’s oldest urban centre, dating back to the 4th century BC.

If conditions allow, you’ll visit the beautiful Blue Cave of Bisevo Island (extra cost) before sailing on to Stari Grad on Hvar. This is Croatia’s glamour island, beloved by the rich and famous, but there’s plenty to charm the budget traveller too, including the World Heritage listed old town. Then return to beautiful Brac, with a swim at the ever-changing Golden Horn before spending the night in the fishing town of Bol. Rent a scooter to reach the best views of the island!

Finally, return to Split for a tour of its UNESCO protected old city and the awesome Diocletan’s Palace. Despite its history and beauty, Split still sees fewer foreign visitors than nearby Dubrovnik, so take advantage of the thinner crowds and perhaps book an extra day to explore more of the city before you depart.


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8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,589

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Day 1

Split to Omis/Pucisca

Departure from Split at 1:00pm (late arrivals can join in Omis) followed by lunch on board and a swimming stop. You continue to Omis or to Pucisca on the island of Brac. Omis is a striking, coastal town surrounded by dramatic canyons and cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Take the chance here to try Cetina river rafting or the Cetina Canyon zipline. Other options include a climb to the old fortress above the town, a game of volleyball on the beach or simply stroll through the old town of Omis and discover the glorious long history through the abundant historical monuments. Pucisca on the northern side of Brac is a typical Mediterranean place at the bottom of a deep bay. It's claim to world fame is the white stone of Brac used in Liverpool Cathedral, White House in Washington and more. Usually, there is a chance to visit a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few such workshops still in operation in Europe. Enjoy the domestic food, wine and famous olive oil. If in Omis, look out for pirates, part of the town's heritage! Overnight in the port of Pucisca or Omis.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration7 Nights
Day 2

Omis/Pucisca to Korcula

Early departure, so by the time you are enjoying breakfast, Omis/Pucisca will already be behind. After a morning swim in the crystal blue sea, you cruise toward Korcula; the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served either on the tip of the Peljesac peninsula (near Loviste) or in the quiet bay of Kneza on Korcula. You arrive in the afternoon in Korcula for sightseeing of this exceptional town (Included on Premium and Prem. Superior). According to legend Korcula was found by the Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century B.C. This beautiful Dalmatian island has more legends and tales than anywhere else and you may hear some. Impressive monuments too. In the evening, you may visit one of numerous local konobas or enjoy the stunning views across to the mainland from the numerous cafes and bars. Overnight in Korcula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Korcula to Lastovo

Before leaving Korcula, why not take a walk by the marina or through the nearby open market where you can souvenirs and other local specialities. Continue the cruise towards Lastovo, the most distant inhabited island in Dalmatia and which Romans called the Imperial island (approx. EUR 5.- to be paid on the spot to enter Nature Park Lastovo zone). Dock in the port of Ubli. From there, take the local bus or taxi to Lastovo village and visit the local winery where you can taste some indigenous wine sorts (optional). The island is surrounded by many smaller islands, with secluded bays and coves perfect for snorkelling. The town is also known for the number of little churches and unusually shaped chimneys unique to Lastovo. Overnight on anchor in bay with Captain`s Dinner on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Lastovo to Ravnik (Green Cave) to Komiza/Vis

Early morning departure towards Vis island, which was "off limits" to tourists for many years. Because of its unique geographical position, it was a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav navy and in this period of isolation Vis has retained a rather special charm reflecting the "'Mediterranean as it once was" making it really interesting to see. Near Vis, there is tiny Ravnik Island, where the Green Cave (approx. EUR 10.-) is situated and which was named after the unusual greenish light that reflects in the sea from the hole on the top of the cave. Depending on the weather conditions we plan to have a short swim here, and then we sail further to the town of Komiza or Vis for overnight. Komiza is a typical Mediterranean place on the western part of the island, famous for its fishing traditions and heritage. Enjoy the walk through the narrow alleys and historic aspects, or maybe walk or relax on one of the pebble beaches, where the sea is fed by fresh water springs that stretch along the whole eastern side of the Komiza bay. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, City museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Komiza/Vis to Bisevo (Blue Cave) to Stari Grad

Early in the morning, cruise towards little Bisevo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, cave visit may be closed due to wind and/or high tide -- you will be notified, in time, by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 10-14.- per person). Continue towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar where records confirm that this is the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town and its famous horseshoe shaped bay. The famous Stari Grad Field (a plain) is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of the ancient Greek system of agriculture. Both the old town and this plain are part of the world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in one of the ports of Stari Grad, main or ferry port (2 km away) depending on availability in port. Optional guided tour of Stari Grad (included on Premium Superior).

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Stari Grad to Bol

After breakfast, cruise towards the beautiful Brac Island and the famous town of Bol which has one of the most unusual, and most photographed beaches in Dalmatia. Plan to swim at Zlatni Rat, the Golden Horn (or cape) a shingle bar or spit that shifts from side to side, changing shape according to the change in direction of the wind and waves. Bol is a typical fishermen's town which has become a popular tourist destination without being spoilt. Here you spend the night and have the opportunity to enjoy excellent fresh fish, local wines and other delicacies of this unique island. Take a walk on the seaside promenade or cycle along the promenade. Hike or rent a scooter to visit Vidova Gora (at 778m, the highest point in the Croatian Adriatic) for a spectacular view of Bol and beyond including the island of Hvar or visit the semi-abandoned village of Murvica.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Bol to Split

Enjoy the best of the last day relaxing and swimming in various quiet bays on the island of Brac before arriving in Split in the afternoon. Split is Croatia's second city, a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous both to local inhabitants, but also to the many visitors who fall in love with this 1,000 plus year old beauty. There's the possibility of joining a sightseeing tour of the old town (included on Premium Superior) including Diocletian's palace which the Roman emperor had built as his retirement home.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8


You have an early breakfast and then there's time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. See you again!

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information


2024: July 6, 20, 27; August 3


  • 8-day cruise in an air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom including:
    • Daily breakfast (excluding day 1), 7 lunches, Captain's Dinner
    • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
    • Afternoon tea and coffee
    • One guided tour
    • Daily cabin service
    • Mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
    • Luggage handling
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in the low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

3 Aug 2024
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