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Ship to Shore Croatian Cruise: Dubrovnik to Split

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 793

Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split along the picturesque Dalmatian Coast. Enjoy tours of both these charming cities and explore equally interesting ports of call which offer medieval towns, ancient Roman sites, old walled cities, interesting museums and an opportunity to swim and rent a bike.


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This 8-day cruise sets out from the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, discovering the islands of the Adriatic on its way to Heritage listed Split.

Consider arriving early in Dubrovnik to explore all the city has to offer, including a delightful, labyrinthine old town containing a highly appetising restaurant and bar scene. Then board your vessel bound for the Elaphite Islands, where you’ll overnight in a small fishing village. Stop in at the island of Mijet, home to fascinating salt lakes in its national park.

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.

Vis is a former strategic location that was closed to public access until recently. That history shelters its older style of Mediterranean charm. There are ancient ruins to explore, including those of the city of Issa, Croatia’s earliest city. Then sail on to Bol, home to the beautiful Zlatni Rat beach, before overnighting in Makarska. On the same island, explore Pucisca. Seemingly a fairly typical Mediterranean town, it’s remarkable for holding one of the few stone masonry workshops remaining in Europe. To add a touch more excitement to your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to go rafting on the Cetina River.

Your final destination is Split, one of the Adriatic coast’s highlights, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the palace of Roman emperor Diocletian. You’ll also have the option of a guided tour to get the most out of the city before you depart.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 793

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Day 1

Dubrovnik to Sipan or Slano

Enjoy morning guided tour of Dubrovnik to find out more about its rich history. The special charm of this old city 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. Tour ends with transfer to Gruz port where our ship will be docked and your luggage already on board. Departure from Dubrovnik harbor Gruz at 1 pm, cruise along the south Dalmatian coast down to the one of Elaphite Islands - Sipan where overnight is planned. Enjoy your evening and experience the fantastic sunset in this small fishermen's village.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

MV Spalato

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  • MV Spalato



    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

Sipan or Slano to Mljet and Korcula

After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time 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. We continue to Korcula where we arrive in late afternoon. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korcula's old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Overnight in port.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Korcula to Hvar

Early in the morning we depart towards the little island Scedro 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 Vis

Our next destination is the island of Vis, which was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy and closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm of 'the Mediterranean as it once was' which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the waterfront.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Vis to Bol and Makarska

Leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Croatia. After the swimming break or short walk around the village we continue towards Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Makarska to Pucisca and Omis

Early in the morning we continue our trip towards Pucisca, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of the Brac island at the bottom of the deep bay. It is cradle of the world's famous stone of Brac. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omis, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic Sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river. Overnight in port.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Omis to Split

Departure for our last destination, the town of Split, a city under UNESCO protection famous for its old city center, 1700 year old Diocletian's palace. Upon arrival we recommend to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Overnight in Split.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Split

Today you will be transferred to the airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017: May 20; Jun 03, 17; Jul 01, 15, 29; Aug 12, 26; Sep 09, 23

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights' cruise with half board service (breakfast & lunch) on board one of the A+ category ships. 
  • One Captain’s dinner included.
  • Guided tours of Hvar, Korcula and Split.
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned twin or double cabins on deck or under deck with daily cabin service.
  • Porterage.
  • Daily cabin service.
  • Mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, flights, all other meals and beverages, optional sightseeing, gratuities and 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 share. Subject to availability. The hotels have been hand-picked from an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

TB KATARINDUB15CR: KL7
14 Oct 2017
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