GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CRUISE
SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS – KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Day 1 Saturday / SPLIT
M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Split harbour 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 luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner.
Overnight in Split. (D)
Day 2 Sunday / SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND)
Our English speaking guide will do the morning Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace.
The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split- Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
At 12:00 we’ll start our cruise to Omiš. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for 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 continues our cruise across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world.
Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač 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 Pučišća that have intrigued us so much in daylight.
Overnight in Pučišća. (B,L)
Day 3 Monday / PUČIŠĆA – 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 of 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. Afterwards, 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-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS
We’ll start our day with a morning cruise towards Island of Biševo 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, colouring 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 ‘all lucky enough to visit the cave! Afterwards 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, unspoilt nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family run taverns.
Overnight in Vis Town. (B,L)
Day 5 Wednesday / VIS – KORČULA
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, with a swim stop and lunch en route. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive to the Korčula Town, on the Island of Korčula. This town is known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and walk us through Korčula’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 Korčula Historical Town. (B,L)
Day 6 Thursday / KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
After breakfast we’ll cruise to National Park Mljet, passing by the magnificent shores of Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop and lunch en route. Upon arrival to National Park Mljet you’ll have a free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heart of this pristine natural park. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet. (B,L)
Day 7 Friday / NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK
In the morning we’ll depart for Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands, where we’ll have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. Organized transfer to Old town of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as 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 famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled in 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)
* B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
|Departure dates & cabin types||11 May||22 June |
6, 20 July
14 ,28 September
|Standard cabin||890,00 €||990,00 €|
|Main deck cabin||1.090,00 €||1.290,00 €|
|Upper deck cabin||1.190,00 €||1.390,00 €|
|Solo use suplement (on request)||+50%||+50%|
|3rd adult sharing a cabin||-30%||-30%|
|Child ( age 3-11,99 years) sharing a cabin with 2 adults||-50%||-50%|
|Child ( age 3-11,99 years) in twin with 1 adult||-20%||-20%|
CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EURO, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
M/S SPLENDID 2019
Eur per person/week
DEPARTURE DATES 2019- One way Dubrovnik to Split
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.
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