Deluxe Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik

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

Half-board

Accommodation

Private cabinFour-star accommodation

This is the perfect way to discover the breathtaking Dalmatian coastline and Croatian islands on an intimate luxury cruise.  Spend mornings lazing on deck or swimming in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings exploring small historical towns.

On this one way cruise from Split to the UNESCO listed walled city of Dubrovnik you will enjoying true VIP services as you watch the islands go by from the comfort of your private cabin balcony.

With a host of guided tours, gourmet tasting experiences and a selection of lunches and evening meals, there is no better way to explore and experience the best of the Southern Dalmatian islands.

Your Deluxe Ship

Our Croatian partner operates some of the newest and luxurious ships available in Croatia with truly unrivaled on-board refinement.  These beautiful 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. The 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 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 in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception and cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 9 meals - 4 course lunch or dinner
  • Drink with lunch, 1 litre of water per person, per day
  • Captains Dinner with live entertainment
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • Free WiFi
  • 4 guided tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula and Split
  • Entrance to Miljet National Park, Dubrovnik cable car
  • Wine Tasting & Oyster Farm Visit
  • Private airport transfer, visitor tax and port fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Luggage handling

What's excluded:

  • Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Korčula dinner experience
  • Insurance

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday - Split

Transfer from Split airport to Split harbour for check in from 14.00h onwards.

After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once home of the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome ‘meet & greet’ cocktail reception and dinner on board. Over night in Split.

Day 2 - Sunday - Split to Hvar (Bol)

After breakfast we depart for the charming island of Brač. A swim stop is planned at the famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach near Bol. The quaint fisherman’s village of Bol has become a popular tourist destination and offers an authentic Dalmatian welcome to all visitors. After lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands we continue cruising towards the jet-set island of Hvar. This is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic Sea and is renowned for its stunning and fragrant fields of lavender. The afternoon arrival is followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town’s most popular landmarks. You can visit the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe, which was founded in 1612. The town fort, situated at the top on a hill, overlooks the harbour and offers stunning scenic views of the Pakleni islands.

We will over night in Hvar, here you’ll have the opportunity to dine out in one of the many lively restaurants, bars or cafes which stay open long into the night.  Breakfast and lunch are on board.

Day 3 - Monday - Hvar to Biševo (Blue Cave)

Early morning we cruise towards the beautiful island of Biševo, to visit the magnificent Blue Cave.  The visit to the cave depends on weather conditions. However, you will be notified of this on time.  The cruise then continues to the island of Vis, which was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has a unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’.   A visit to Vis would not be complete without sampling some of the exquisite local wines from the traditional wineries. You will also have the opportunity to visit the city museum or enjoy a leisurely stroll whilst admiring the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae, situated along the waterfront. We overnight in Vis so there is another opportunity to dine out.

Breakfast and lunch are on board

Day 4 - Tuesday - Vis to Korčula

Today on our Croatian cruise we departure early and head towards the island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo.  Lunch is served on board as we anchor in a secluded bay with time to relax and admire the stunning scenery.  It’s an afternoon arrival in Korčula for a walking tour of this charming Old Town with our English speaking guided.  Korčula has many of good restaurants where you can enjoy an authentic Dalmatian gourmet dining experience, as well as many lively bars and clubs.

There is an optional excursion and experience a typical ‘Dalmatian Dinner’ and discover Croatian history and traditional way of life. Overnight in Korčula.

Breakfast and lunch are on-board

Day 5 - Wednesday - Korčula to Mljet

This morning we continue further south to the Island of Mljet.  Legend says that the Greek god Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso.

You can join the cruise manager for a walk to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park.  Take a boat trip to the isle of St. Mary and visit the ancient Benedictine monastery, an abbey and church dating back to the 12th Century.  Or, 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!

Today we enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island. Dinner is on board and we overnight in port Polača/Pomena.

Day 6 - Thursday - Mljet to Slano (Ston)

The enchanting village of Slano is our destination today.  Situated on the mainland it is a peaceful fishermen’s village which was once fortified and famed for its oysters.  After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts it’s a short coastal walk to the oyster farm to learn more about oysters and a tasting of this delicacy.

Transfer to the ship to get ready for the ‘Captain’s Farewell Dinner’ with live entertainment.

Day 7 - Friday - Slono to Dubrovnik

It’s our last day and it’s an early morning departure for Dubrovnik – a unique town on the Adriatic.

The special charm of this world-famous town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments are Renaissance with traces of Gothic style. Before we moor at Gruž harbor, we cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. Cameras at the ready!

After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For the energetic, we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls – allow 75 minutes to walk it all, 90 at a stroll!  Tonight you are free to dine in the many resturants and cafes.

Day 8 - Saturday - Dubrovnik

After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik 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.

OR...

Dubrovnik - Cillipi - 30 kilometer 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 45mins.

Transfer options

Private transfer

Your return airport transfer is included 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 Split or Dubrovnik (depending on traffic)

Dates and prices

Prices for 2019

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.
This route sails in reverse each week.

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Arrival date
Price
May 18
£1380
June 8, 22
£1380
July 10, 17, 20, 27
£1380
August 7, 10
£1380
August 17
£1485

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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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