Croatian island hopping cruise

  • Starting location: Split
  • Ending location: Split
Highlights
Meal options

Half-board

Accommodation

Private cabinFour-star accommodation

Enjoy this unforgettable seven day cruise on the Southern Adriatic Sea island hopping in style and comfort.  Relax, let the captain and his crew and look after you with mornings sunbathing or swimming in the beautiful blue Adriatic sea.  While the afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore and experience Croatia's finest destinations with your local expert with guided tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik plus a host of added extras.

Your Deluxe Ship

Our Croatian partner operates some of the newest and luxurious ships available in Croatia with truly un-rivalled on-board refinement and service.  These new ships are perfect for up to 40 guests looking to explore the beautiful and pristine water along the Dalmatian coast in ultimate style and comfort.

All the ships are built in Croatia and are 49 metres long constructed from steel with mahogany and iroko wood decks.  They typically feature 8 lower deck cabins and 11 main deck cabins. Restaurant, bar and a covered lounge area are on the upper deck, with a top sun deck perfect for relaxing on sun loungers or enjoying the on-board jacuzzi. The ships also feature a rear access platforms equipped with ladders for guests to easily access the water.

The 19 luxuriously appointed and spacious cabins are all air-conditioned with en-suite facilities which include a toilet, shower and basin. The cabins have either double 200 x 170cm beds or 200 x 80cm twin beds. Every cabin is fitted with a table, chair, wardrobe, mirror, safe deposit box, night lamps, radio, hair dryer, 220v electric supply and luggage space under the bed.

Cabins on the ships main deck feature window(s) that open, whilst lower deck cabins feature two portholes. Some of the deluxe ships we operate feature VIP upper deck cabins with private balconies. All cabins are air-conditioned. Cabins on board the luxury ships are typically 13-15 sq meters.

All cabins are sound-proof and for safety reasons include fire-proof doors, life jackets, fire alarm and an internal communication system or notifying the captain/cruise director.

Free WIFI is available in the restaurant and public areas of the ship, with an LCD TV in the main restaurant area.

What's included:

  • 7 night cruise staying in deluxe lower deck cabin
  • Private return transfers from Split airport/harbour
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast with fresh fruit
  • 9, 4 course meals, lunch or dinner with beer/wine
  • 1L of bottled water per person day
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • Evening dinner cruise along Dubrovnik city walls
  • Authentic Croatian village dinner party
  • Dinner on the Peljesac Peninsula
  • Wine tasting tour on the island of Bol
  • Guided walking tours Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park, Dubrovnik cable car
  • Visitor tax & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free wi-fi on-board

What's excluded:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Korcula village experience

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday - Split

Check-in is from 14.00h on-wards and if you arrive early enough you can enjoy the guided tour of the city.  Split is UNESCO World Heritage city with an abundance of Roman architecture – especially the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour you will return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail to meet your crew and fellow guests. Overnight in Split.

Day 2 - Sunday - Split to Korčula

An early morning departure means that breakfast is on route to the island of Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We stop for lunch, which is on-board in a stunning secluded bay, before docking in Korčula early afternoon.  You can join the English speaking guided for a walking tour of this enchanting town. Explore its historical fortified walls, ancient structures and monuments.
Korčula also has many good bars, cafes, restaurants and evening entertainment options for you to try and explore. We overnight in Korčula.

Day 3 - Monday - Korčula to Mljet and Dubrovnik

Today we continue to cruise further south to the island of Mljet and its beautiful national park. On arrival, join the cruise manager for a walk to the famous salt lakes, situated in the national park. Or, take a boat ride to the isle of St Mary, where you can visit the ancient Benedictine monastery that dates back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, rent bicycle, scooter or kayak and explore of the beautiful National Park or island at your own pace.  Lunch is served on board before departure for Dubrovnik.

We arrive in Dubrovnik late afternoon, but before the ropes are tied at Gruž harbour the captain will take us on an evening cruise along the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck.  Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 4 - Tuesday - Dubrovnik

After breakfast we transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour. You will have plenty of photo opportunities to take stunning pictures of the town of Dubrovnik, as we take the cable car from the Old Town to the top of Mount Srđ.  From this vantage point there are wonderful views of the Elaphiti Islands.

This afternoon you are free to relax, shop and find the your perfect lunch and dinner spot.  For those who want to earn their meal we suggest a walk along the famous 1,940 m long city wall and the Stradun promenade.  Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 5 - Wednesday - Dubrovnik to the Pelješac Peninsula

A morning departure from Dubrovnik sees your Croatia island hopping cruise heading towards the Pelješac Peninsula. Before lunch, which is on-board today, there is a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands.

We arrive on Pelješac Peninsula in the afternoon and move inland to explore its rural areas with a visit to a local farm. Here you can take part in a typical Croatian village party and sample Croatian delicacies. Dinner is an all-inclusive occasion with local dishes made from fresh farm produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Pelješac Peninsula.

Day 6 - Thursday - Pelješac to Hvar

Morning departure, with a lunch stop on the small island of Šćedro followed by a swim and a stop at the Pakleni Islands, arrive in Hvar in the afternoon.

Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest also known for its lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. There are many historical landmarks such as a  Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612.  If you have the energy why not hike upto the town fort which overlooks the harbour for some great views of the Pakleni islands and your ship and.  This evening you are free to explore the many restaurants, bars and cafes that Hvar has to offer. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 7 - Friday - Hvar to Bol

Today is our last day with a final stop on the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol.

Bol is home to one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – the Zlatni Rat (or Golden Cape) and a typical fishermen’s town, that has also become a popular tourist destination.  Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon you can enjoy wine tasting in the oldest Dalmatia winery.  The Captain’s farewell dinner, with entertainment, on board is the perfect way to celebrate the last night of your island hopping cruise holiday. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

Day 8 - Saturday - Bol to Split

Early morning departure for Split.  On arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and a private transfer to Split airport.

How to get here

Fly into...

Split - 35 kilometers from harbour

You can fly to Split from most major and regional UK airports with British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Croatian to name a few.

The flight time is approximately 2hours 20mins.

Transfer options

Private

Your return airport transfer is include and you will be met by your driver either at the airport or harbour and taken back to the airport or to the harbour/ship check-in reception.

The transfer journey is approx. 30mins to Split (depending on traffic)

Dates and prices

2019 prices

Prices shown are for double occupancy in a double or twin room in a Deluxe Lower Deck Cabin.  Other cabin options are available – Deluxe Main Deck, Deluxe Superior Lower Deck, Deluxe Superior Main Deck.

Single traveller supplement: 50% will be added

Check-in on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 14:00h onwards.

NB.  last overnight is not in Split as ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning at 09:00 AM!

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Arrival date
Price
April 27
£1275
May 4, 11, 18
£1275
May 25
£1380
June 1, 15, 22
£1380
July 6, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
£1380
August 7, 10, 14,
£1380
August 24, 31
£1485
September 14, 18, 21, 25
£1485
October 2, 9, 16
£1275

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Activity levels

All of our holidays have an activity level rating. They are rated on a scale of 1 - 5 and give you a good idea of the level of activity and fitness which the holiday requires.

Activity level 1: Leisurely

A holiday for those that are in good health, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip with some light exercise on their adventure.

Activity level 2: Moderate

This is a holiday for the fit and healthy, who love to get up and are prepared to do a good day's worth of exercise every day of the holiday.

Activity level 3: Tough

Only for the most experienced of holiday-makers, you have to have a wild spirit of adventure and impeccable health and fitness!

Meal options

Depending on the holiday, there will be different meal options that come standard in the price. They may change from day to day, depending on the holiday's itinerary and where you end up staying. The meal plans will be clearly marked in your itinerary.

There may also be the opportunity to upgrade your meal plans when filling in our booking form.

Bed and breakfast

After a good night's rest, there will be a free breakfast available for you to indulge in.

Half-board

You will be given two free meals included with your accommodation, depending on the itinerary it could be any combination of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which combination will be clearly marked out in your itinerary.

Full-board

You will be given three free meals included with your accommodation: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

All-inclusive

All meals, food and beverages are free and included with your accommodation.

Self-catering

No meals are included in your accommodation but there will be some sort of kitchen, cooking utensils and cooking apparatus available to use.

Room-only

No meals are included in your accommodation and there is no cooking apparatus available. You will be expected to eat out or prepare/buy meals beforehand.

Terrain types

As we provide holidays all across the world, there are many terrain types which you will encounter. As the terrain is likely to change on a day to day basis depending on your itinerary, we aim to list the most prevalent types you will find on your holiday.

Flat

Terrain with no noticable incline.

Hilly

The terrain includes multiple inclines going up and down.

Mountainous

Terrain with a steeper incline than hilly and is more likely to be combined with unsurfaced roads and off-road activities.

Tarmac

Tarmacked roads which are easy to cycle and drive down.

Unsurfaced roads

Roads which have a gravel or dirt surface.

Off-road

Commonly this will involve hiking trails and other hard-to-reach places by car.

Accommodation

Depending on your holiday, you may be staying in one type of accommodation or you may stay in many as you travel. For each holiday we list the standard accommodation included in the holiday.

There may be opportunities to upgrade or change your accommodation, please let us know of any special requests when filling out the booking form.

Private room

Usually rooms with a double bed or twin singles for just you and/or your companion.

Shared rooms

Rooms which you will be sharing with other adventurers and new-found friends. Often these rooms will have bunk beds and sleep up to six people.

Single cabin

The same as a private room but on-board one of our cruise ships or barges.

Shared cabin

The same as a shared room but on-board one of our cruise ships.

Huts / Gîtes

These are homely places, similar to staying in a holiday cottage. They have self-catering facilities and sleeping arrangements can range from private rooms with en-suite bathrooms to shared rooms with other adventurers.

Star-rated accommodation

On many of our holidays there are places you will stay which are three- and four-star rated accommodation.

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