About Adriatic Cruises 1
A full week's cruise across the Adriatic & its islands between Split & Dubrovnik. Includes many stops on the mainland and islands.
Activity code: CRC02
Duration: 8 Days
Welcome aboard your luxury Adriatic cruise! This itinerary gives you a relaxing mix of sightseeing, swimming and dining opportunities across South Dalmatia in just 8 days. Professional staff will help you experience Croatia’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
DELUXE CRUISE - ref. C13
The luxury boat m/b YOLO was commissioned in 2019 (48.5m long, 8.50m wide, cruising speed of 9 knots). Capacity: 38 persons in 18 ensuite cabins (all fully air-conditioned).
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power sockets, LCD TV, safe; bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, WC, hairdryer and a vanity sink unit.
CABIN LOCATIONS & SIZES:
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT: on the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the "sun deck" offers 165 m2 of space and is equipped with sun loungers and jacuzzi, also WI-FI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
Embark any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and snack, meet your Cruise Director and crew who will acquaint you with the onboard rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with dinner on board and overnight in Split.
Today you'll enjoy the highlights of the central Dalmatian coast. After breakfast, you can explore Split on your own or join an optional walking tour* of Split’s famous Diocletian's Palace. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the Palace grew into a city after Slavs ruined the nearby Roman town of Salona. With your local guide, discover the secrets of bygone centuries in what is today the vibrant core of Dalmatia’s largest city. Then, hop over to the island of Hvar, known for its vibrant purple lavender and its very palatable red wine! Join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar* or explore on your own before taking a refreshing swim at Pakleni, the neighbouring islands. Finally, a short sail takes you to Vela Luka on Korčula Island, where you will arrive just in time for a relaxing late afternoon, dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional walking tour package: Split walking tour
*Optional walking tour package: Hvar town
Your captain will choose a secluded bay in which to start the day. Surrounded by dense green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, enjoy the sound of silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another verdant island, this time, Mljet. The National Park on the island is home to two saltwater lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the centre of the lake, with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join an optional excursion** – but whatever you do, don't miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. You'll understand why when you take your first stroll along the waterfront.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.
In the vicinity of Slano, the little town of Ston has several claims to fame: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. The optional tour 'Taste of Dalmatia'** highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip near Lopud Island gets you ready to join an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded by immense city walls, you'll walk the same streets as the cast and crews of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glamour, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
*Optional walking tour package: Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port to the Old town
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
In the morning, venture east. Pass the serene valley of Konavle and cross the border into Montenegro. Here the scenery turns more dramatic, with snowcapped mountains looming over the turquoise Adriatic. On your drive around beautiful Boka bay you'll see ancient Illyrian and Roman settlements dotting the shorelines. Discover picturesque Perast with its quaint seafront and Our Lady of the Rocks church poised on a man-made island facing the town. Next, visit the UNESCO-listed gem of Kotor. After your guide introduces you to a maze of winding alleys and sun-kissed piazzas, you'll have a chance to wander around on your own before heading to Croatia. Upon return, dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area.
The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Scattered between Dubrovnik and Korčula, the Elaphiti archipelago attracts visitors to its pristine islands, once an oasis for local seamen to build their ships and for captains to build their estates. Today, the Elaphites are praised for their delightful ambiance. Stop at one of the three inhabited ones for a stroll and a swim, before lunch on board en route to Korčula. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you spot the many lion statues on the town’s facades and gates, inter-twined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world-renowned traveller, Marco Polo, is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or on an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula.
*Optional walking tour package: Korčula town walking tour
Breakfast with a view this morning before sailing around the tips of the Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, there may even be time for a refreshing dip along the way. Stop off at the island of Brač to visit the home of ‘Croatian Marble’. You may have seen this high-quality limestone already, on the front of the White House in Washington DC or the Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća gives you the chance to learn more about how they shape this stone. Back at the mainland, you'll see some stunning rocks forming the backdrop to the lovely settlement of Omiš at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon on a boat excursion**. Overnight in Omiš.
*Optional walking tour package: Stonemasonry School in Pucisca
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
Bright and early, head from Omiš to Split. Enjoy a farewell breakfast before saying goodbye to your fellow travellers and crew and disembarking after breakfast by 9:00 AM.
Walking tour package – (UKP) £ 60 per person (pre-booked only):
Optional excursions (pay locally):
Rates do not include:
One week's deluxe cruising from Split. Price based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin in low season. 3rd person reduction, single supplements and child discounts on request.
Prices from £1048
FULL BOARD supplement on Luxury Cruise (ref. C1002): £ 262 per person
All prices are per person