Adriatic Explorer from Dubrovnik - 8 days

Adriatic Explorer from Dubrovnik - 8 days

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Adriatic Explorer from Dubrovnik - 8 days

8 Days Starting in Dubrovnik and ending in

Visiting: Dubrovnik, Šipan, Slano, Mljet, Korčula, Vis, Hvar, Brač, Makarska, Pučišća, Split

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

10 - 38

Age range:

Child discount - children under 10 years (in double cabin only) 

Trip Styles:

River Cruise, Sailing

Interests:

Beach Tours, History

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Tour Overview

SAILING HOLIDAY: Journey in style from delightful Dubrovnik northward towards stunning Split. Visit gorgeous islands en route including Brac and the eye-catching Zlatni Rat Beach and world class National Park, Mljet. Experience 8 glorious days aboard a beautiful cruise boat - complete bliss!

Highlights

  • Dubrovnik - Begin your Croatian cruise from the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', the famous walled city which starred in the Game of Thrones

  • Mljet Island - Stroll around the two salt lakes and through the lush forests of Mljet National Park

  • Pakleni Islands - Swim in the azure waters and secluded bays of this small group of islands off the coast of Hvar

  • Korcula - Wander through the quaint old town and enjoy a refreshing pint in one of the many taverns

  • Hvar - Visit the town of Hvar on the island of the same name, which is the sunniest island in the Adriatic

  • Brac - Stop at the delightful fishing town of Bol and Zlatni Rat, the most famous beach in Croatia

  • Makarska - Explore this charming town to discover beautiful churches and a swathe of architectural and cultural sites

  • Split - End your tour in the charming port city of Split, take in the history, opt to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Diocletian’s Palace and enjoy delicious cuisine

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik, Šipan, Slano

Meals Included: Lunch

Saturday. Dubrovnik - Sipan/Slano. Departure from Gruz Harbour in Dubrovnik is at 1pm today. Cruise along the beautiful south Dalmatian Coast down to one of the Elaphite Islands - Sipan or to the small village Slano, where we overnight. Enjoy your evening meal at one of the many restaurants and experience the fantastic sunset in this small fishermen's village.

Day 2: Beautiful Mljet National Park And Korcula

Location: Šipan, Slano, Mljet, Korčula

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Sipan/Slano - Mljet - Korcula. We continue our journey towards one of the greenest Adriatic Islands - Mljet. This afternoon we take time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park, two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea and a boat ride to the St Mary Isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. Enjoy a swim in lakes or cycling around them. After lunch, we continue towards Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. The town has more legends, tales and monuments than you can find anywhere else. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game – Moreska is still performed. Before arriving in Korcula in the afternoon hours, we stop for a swim in one of the beautiful little bays. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town, built in the shape of a fish bone. Visit the numerous konobas/taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-clubs located within and around the city walls.

Day 3: Stunning Vis And Optional Blue Cave Visit

Location: Korčula, Vis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Korcula - Vis. This morning we cruise towards the little island of Bisevo and visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. Our next destination is the island of Vis, which was because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the Navy and was closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm, ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it a really interesting place to see. We overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Place, City Museum or simply take a walk and enjoy the views of the beautiful Roman styled villas along the waterfront.

Day 4: Sunny Hvar Island

Location: Vis, Hvar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Vis - Hvar. This morning we depart for the island of Hvar, the longest and sunniest Adriatic Island, a favourite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch, we stop for a swim at nearby Pakleni Island and free time is offered for relaxing and refreshment in the clear, crystal blue sea before arrival to Hvar this afternoon. Hvar Town offers many cultural and historical sites, the Renaissance Cathedral, the oldest communal theatre in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan Monastery, the Benedictine Convent famous for their lace and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola Fortress towering above the town... plus enjoy the many restaurants, bars and nightclubs open late.

Day 5: Brac Island And Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)

Location: Hvar, Brač, Makarska

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hvar - Bol - Makarska. This morning we continue our cruise to the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, a typical Dalmatian fishermen's village turned into tourist destination. Bol is best known for its beautiful Zlatni Rat Beach (aka Golden Horn). After a swim at the horn we continue towards Makarska, with it's Mediterranean feel. A famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and an interesting beach promenade. Enjoy the magic of the central spot of the Makarska Riviera, and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with an abundance of churches and other historical cultural sites.

Day 6: Pucisca On Brac

Location: Makarska, Pučišća

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Makarska - Pucisca. We continue towards Pucisca, a typical Mediterranean town, situated on the northern side of Brac Island at the bottom of a deep bay. This place is home to the world famous white stone of Brac. There maybe an option of visiting one of the few remaining stone masonry workshops left in Europe. Tonight we'll enjoy a scrumptious Captain's Dinner.

Day 7: Famous And Historic Split

Location: Split

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pucisca - Split. We continue our cruise towards our last destination – the town of Split, a city under UNESCO protection. Its historical richness and beauty does not belong to only to people who live near its walls, but are offered to those that want to experience the centuries-old beauty. Upon arrival we recommend that you join our optional guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide for walk through the old city centre, and 1700 year old Diocletian's Palace.

Day 8 : Split

Location: Split

Meals Included: Breakfast

Saturday. Split. After breakfast, we say goodbye to the crew and our new friends! Opt to stay on and explore more of historic Split.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Traditional En suite, Premium and Premium Plus Ship options are available

  • Breakfast daily, 6 (3-course) lunches

  • 7 nights accommodation onboard an air conditioned ship

  • 7 days sailing off the Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic Sea

  • Opportunities to swim, snorkel, hike and bike ride

  • Services of onboard captain and crew

  • Complimentary water from water fountain

  • Complimentary WiFi onboard

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visa.

  • Tip for your crew. We recommend you allow EUR 5-10 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture

  • Port tax of EUR 60 per person, to be paid upon cruise check-in.

  • National park entrance fees - prices vary from EUR 10 - 35 per person depending on season

Accommodation

Traditional En suite Ship



Traditional En suite ships offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, though dependent upon the craft, triple and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available.



All cabins on Traditional En suite ships have private en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Additionally these ships provide towels, plenty of hot water, board games and lots of shaded and sun deck space to relax on.





Premium Plus Ship



Premium Plus ships are mini-deluxe vessels with all the features of our Premium ships but they are larger in size offering ample deck space. Premium Plus ships are used as an upgrade (from Premium) on our cruises and include all of the above plus two more guided tours.





Premium Ship



Premium ships are a class above our traditional ships and are bookable as an upgrade on most sailing trips.



The Premium ships are fully renovated, with slightly larger en suite cabins (8 – 14 square metres, twin or souble share on request). All cabins have air conditioning and most common areas do too. Cabins also benefit from hair dryers and safety deposit boxes. Towels and bed linen are changed twice weekly and all premium ships include a tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Additionally, premium ships offer plenty of hot water, towels, linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games, WiFi in common areas (when in port) and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!

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    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Nicola Hodgkinson (Google Reviewer)  

Recently returned from Greece, a...

07-May-2024

Recently returned from Greece, a 5 day tour with OTG. Unfortunately, I had a negative experience on day 2 where I needed local support to get me out of a tricky situation. Thank you to Alexandra Z from Hetco Tours in Athens for helping me continue on with the trip, to the Hotel Zafolia staffing team and to Danielle and team here in the UK for supporting me with the aftermath. Your kindness will not be forgotten and I will pay it forward. I've now booked 3 trips with yourselves and will continue to go back. Thank you all. Honestly, I am SO grateful. Blessings to you all. Nicola

Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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I have just returned from my tour with On The Go and it was an amazing trip! From arriving at the airport and meeting the OTG representative, everything was well organised and hassle free.  Our tour guide was Amir. He is awesome!! From the beginning he was so friendly and enthusiastic about showing us around Egypt, giving us loads of information at each place and time to explore ourselves. Learnt so much from him about this fascinating place, and he was always happy to answer more questions.   The trip itself was amazing. There's lots of travelling on this trip, but it's really not too bad, and the sights you see when you get to where you are going are worth it. I'm not a big fan of boats, but the Felluca ride across the Nile was pretty fun too.  On the first day I also did the optional tour of Cairo with Ahmed Helal - another excellent guide from OTG. It's worth doing this add on as you don't spend much time in Cairo, and you go to three very different places.  I'm so glad that I decided to do this trip. It was just ace.  If you're thinking about it too, you should probably just book it. And hopefully you get Amir as your guide.

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09-May-2024

I would give this tour group no stars if possible. The tour was not guaranteed but they did not inform me when I booked and they did not have enough people. Way after I booked they said I needed a doctors letter because I was over 70. Also way after booking I was informed I needed travel insurance. They knew my age when I booked. They would not refund my tour even though it was 4 months away.

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09-Aug-2023

I had used them once before and loved them. I decided to try them again for a Baltic tour not knowing that they put me on another Tour group- Baltic vision. Loved that tour but was not impressed they marked up the cost for me over 100%. I understand taking some for yourself because of paperwork, but over double the cost everyone else paid on the tour. Just double check before you book with them that you’re not over paying.

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    On The Go Tours requires a minimum deposit of 300 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of on the go tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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