SPLIT-OMIS-PUCISCA-BOL-HVAR-BISEVO (BLUE CAVE)-VIS-KORCULA-NATIONAL PARK MLJET-SLANO-DUBROVNIK
DATES AND PRICES
|person/week||April 29||May 13||May 27||June 10,24|
|Sept 2,16||Sept 30||Oct 14|
|Lower deck||€ 900||€ 1.000||€ 1.100||€ 1.300||€ 1.100||€ 1.300||€ 1.100||€ 1.000|
|Main deck||€ 1.000||€ 1.100||€ 1.300||€ 1.500||€ 1.300||€ 1.500||€ 1.300||€ 1.100|
|Upper deck||€ 1.100||€ 1.200||€ 1.500||€ 1.700||€ 1.500||€ 1.700||€ 1.500||€ 1.200|
Solo use supplement (on request): +50 %
3rd adult sharing a cabin (bunk bed, main deck only): – 30 %
Child (age 3-11) in a cabin with 1 adult: -30 %
Child (age 3-11) in a cabin with 2 adults (bunk bed, main deck only): -50 %
DAY 1 / SATURDAY: SPLIT
M/S Splendid will be docked in the Split harbor where you can board during the entire day. Join the welcome meeting at 7:00 p.m. where our cruise director will introduce you to the captain, crew, and your future fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. However, they can leave the luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers to arrive late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 / SUNDAY: SPLIT – OMIS – PUCISCA ( BRAC ISLAND)
Our English-speaking guide will do the morning Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian Palace. The second-largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The city’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian Palace. At 12:00 we’ll start our cruise to Omis. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses, and stone churches, Omis is located at the delta of the Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omis was a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage, and strength in the long historical fight against the Republic of Venice. Lunch will be served on board while we continue our cruise across the Brac Channel, all the way to Pucisca, the biggest village on the island of Brac. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pucisca. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbor, authentic Mediterranean architecture, and rustic ambiance is simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pucisca meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pucisca Quarry was exploited by Romans in antiquity, after which it was abandoned until its reopening in 1455. Stone from the Pucisca quarry was used to build limestone columns for the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament, and many other famous buildings around the world. Pucisca is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brac limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We’ll spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pucisca that have intrigued us so much in daylight.
Overnight in Pucisca, (B,L)
DAY 3 / MONDAY: PUCISCA – BOL – HVAR
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards Bol known for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee, or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch, we shall continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival in Hvar, a local English-speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history, and culture. You’ll learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar, for many centuries. Afterward, you’ll be free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore and dine in one of its numerous family-owned restaurants or taverns.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 / TUESDAY: HVAR – BISEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS
We’ll start our day with a morning cruise towards the island of Bisevo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white bottom floor, coloring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon. However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot – if we ‘’re all lucky enough to visit the cave! Afterward, we’ll dock in Vis and have lunch.
Vis is truly unique in comparison to other Adriatic islands. Due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for a long time, for which reason it was untouched by the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, unspoiled nature, ecological agriculture, and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have the evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family-run taverns.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
Optional late afternoon Vis Island Tour excursion
We start our tour of Vis, our coach will follow the old road, which rises above the town and overlooks the bay. After that, we descend to the fields and drive through vineyards and olive groves passing by a former allied airport from WWII and then we descend down to Komiza. Free time in Komiza, a stunning fishermen’s village to have dinner in one of the cozy restaurants. Return to a boat overnight.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
DAY 5 / WEDNESDAY: VIS – KORCULA
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the island of Korcula, with a swim stop and lunch en route. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at Korcula Town, on the Island of Korcula. This town is known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all time. Our English-speaking guide will do a Korcula City tour and walk us through Korcula’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free, to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korcula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 / THURSDAY: KORCULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – SLANO
Morning cruise to Mljet Island, where you’ll be free to explore National Park Mljet (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise to Slano, where we shall arrive in the afternoon.
Slano is one of the most picturesque places on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with a beautiful beach, dense pine forest and olive groves, a long cultural tradition, and numerous historical monuments. For all who are interested, we can organize an optional excursion to Ston. Ston is a fortified town famous for 5- kilometer long walls, old saltwork, and oysters/mussels farm.
Overnight in Slano, (B,L)
DAY 7 / FRIDAY: SLANO – DUBROVNIK
In the morning we’ll depart for Dubrovnik, along the Elaphite islands, where we’ll have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, our own English-speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. We’ll visit the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.
Following the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore Dubrovnik, visit the famous City Walls, or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srd. The return coach transfer is scheduled for the evening. You can return on your own if you wish so. Learn why Dubrovnik is known around the world as “The Pearl of Adriatic”.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 8 / SATURDAY: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends. (B)
|English-speaking cruise manager on board||Professional English-speaking guide for Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, and Split (with transfers)|
|7 crew members||Towels changed every second day and lines changed in the middle of the week|
|7-night cruise||Wireless headset system for sightseeing|
|Complimentary fresh fruit available daily||Towels changed every second day and lines changed in the middle of the week|
|Welcome dinner with a three-course meal||Beach towel|
|Buffet breakfast daily||Daily cleaning service|
|6 lunches with 3 courses||Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board|
|Water dispenser||Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi|
Price doesn`t include: optional Ston/Oyster farm excursion, optional Vis island tour excursion, port and tourist taxes ( 40 € person/week), entrance fee for National park Mljet (optional) , entrance fee for Blue cave (optional), private car transfers
PAYMENT AND CANCELATION POLICY
Upon confirmation of reservation, a 300,00 EUR (per person ) non-refundable deposit is required and the balance payment is to be paid 60 days before departure.
In case the booking is made less than 60 days before arrival, the total cruise price should be paid.
- 35% of the total cruise rate, 35 – 22 days prior to the cruise
- 50% of the total cruise rate, 21 – 15 days prior to the cruise
- 100% of the total cruise rate, 14 – 0 days prior to the cruise