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Ship to Shore Croatian Cruise: Dubrovnik to Split

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,438

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$ 1,438

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Day 1

Dubrovnik

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Cruz harbor for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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MV Infinity

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    MV Infinity



    MV INFINITY is a 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2015 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an ...

    MV INFINITY is a 49m (161 ft) long, 8.8 m (28 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2015 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

    All cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.

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Day 2

Dubrovnik to Slano

Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village and famous for its oysters. After exploring the town's long medieval ramparts, we head for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to ship, Captain's dinner with live entertainment on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Slano to Mljet

Next morning, we cruise a little further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Overnight in port Polaca or Pomena, dinner on board.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Mljet to Korcula

Early morning departure towards the island of Korcula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korcula Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korcula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korcula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Korcula to Vis

Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm - "the Mediterranean as it once was" making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite local wines in one of the Vis traditional wineries. 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. Overnight in the port of Vis.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Vis to Bisevo

Early in the morning we cruise towards the small island of Bisevo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot - approx. 10 EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on the tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Paklinski Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Hvar to Split

Morning departure to Brac island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia - Zlatni Rat near Bol - whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen's village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection. Here there is an abundance of Roman architecture - of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. Overnight in Split.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Split

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Split airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: May 5, 12, 26; Jun 9, 23, 30; Aug 4, 18; Oct 6, 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Visitor's taxes during land portion of the itinerary
  • 7 overnights cruise according to the itinerary with half board service (breakfast and lunch) on board of the A plus category ships
  • Captain's dinner
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Guided tours of Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula
  • Guided coach excursion to Montenegro and Mostar
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned Twin or Double cabins on deck or under deck with daily cabin service
  • Porterage

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 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 KATARINDUB0118CRDIS: KL7
13 Oct 2018
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