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Discovery Cruise: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 699

Sail from and return to the beautiful resort of Dubrovnik along the spectacular Dalmatian coastline visiting very interesting and uniquely different ports of call including Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Trstenik and Sipan. Enjoy amazing scenery, attractive beaches, wineries, historical sites and much more.


Please see left side bar for at category ship details. A and A+ category ships are used on this itinerary.

This 8-day voyage on the sparkling Adriatic sets out from Dubrovnik, bringing you to some of Croatia’s most beautiful islands before returning.

The ancient walled city of Dubrovnik offers, a delightful, labyrinthine old town containing a highly appetising restaurant and bar scene. Spend your first night here, then board your vessel bound for Mijet, home to fascinating salt lakes in its national park. Consider renting a bike to explore more of the island.

A description of Korcula, reads like a Mediterranean wishlist. 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 explore as well. 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.

Visit Trstenik, an ideal spot for swimming in between leisurely meals with well regarded local wines. Then head for the Elaiti Islands. A popular spot with tourists, these islands are no less charming for it. Writer George Bernard Shaw described the area as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and many since have been inclined to agree.

Return to Dubrovnik for a guided tour, and more time to explore on your own before departure.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 699

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Day 1

Dubrovnik

Please make your own way to the Dubrovnik port. Check in from 13:00 onwards (Gruz Harbour) with dinner as your first meal. Due to the many different flight arrivals the first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik - a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this old town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do on your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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MV Pape Prvi

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  • MV Pape Prvi



    Enjoy cruising in this newly built ship with fully air-conditioned ensuite cabins.

    Enjoy cruising in this newly built ship with fully air-conditioned ensuite cabins.

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    • Dining Area
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Dubrovnik to Mljet

After breakfast you continue your journey towards the island and national park Mljet, with lunch on board. The whole afternoon is free to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes or cars for those wanting to go further. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Mljet to Hvar

Early in the morning we depart towards the little island Šćedro where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Hvar to Korcula

Early this morning you depart towards the little island of Scedro where you will have time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. After lunch you departure for Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here you can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. The city of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Korcula to Trstenik

Leave Korčulaand continue our cruise towards the little village and harbour Trstenik on Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Lunch on board. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture (the famous Plavac Mali wine, the ancestor of the Californian Zinfandel), fishing and tourism. The coastline along the town and the neighbouring islets is covered by pine groves, offering fine ambiance for swimming. The famous Grgić winery is situated here --have a walk and taste some of their lovely wine!

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Trstenik to Sipan

Early this morning you continue your trip towards the Elafiti Islands, a group of islands west of Dubrovnik. They include Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep (Kalamota). They attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti Islands. Sipan, the largest, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. This is where you will spend the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Sipan to Dubrovnik

This morning you have an early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards "the heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch will be on board, and arrival to Dubrovnik early in the afternoon (around 14:00). Here you will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore Dubrovnik or go for a swim. You can explore Dubrovnik on your own or join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through Stradun - both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls or take a cable car ride to top of Srd Mountain to get scenic views of the old city! Overnight in the Gruz port of this magical town.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Dubrovnik

After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! You have the option to take a full day Montenegro coach excursion.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES;

2018: Saturday's from Apr 14 until Oct 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • City tours at major stops
  • Hot and cold breakfast
  • Lunch daily, including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Captain's dinner
  • Daily cabin cleaning

PRICE EXCLUDES:

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

Obligatory supplement - VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 25 per person, per week.

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/double share accommodation and for travel in 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.

 

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13 Oct 2018
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