Croatia Island Discovery - 8 Days

Visiting: Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Old Town, Ston and Slano, Stunning Mljet National Park and Korcula , Hvar, Vis & Sibenik, Krka National Park, Brac, Our Croatian joureny comes to an end


Duration: 0 Nights

Tour Operator: On The Go Tours

Group size: 0 - 38


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Tour Overview

PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Cruising from Dubrovnik on a stunning 8 day cruise. Relax onboard as you explore some of the best Dalmatian Islands in the region including Mljet National Park, cultural Korcula, exquisite Hvar, historic Vis, spectacular Krka National Park and buzzing Split before ending in picturesque Omis.

Highlights

  • Dubrovnik - begin your journey from the charming walled port city which found fame in the popular TV show Game of Thrones
  • Slano - see the former palaces of nobles and opt for a Taste of Dalmatia food tour in neighbouring Ston
  • Mljet - stroll around the pristine lakes, wander through the forest of the national park or opt to hire bicycles
  • Korcula - admire the beautiful stone architecture as you explore the small town - birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo
  • Hvar - join an optional walking tour or relax independently with a drink in one of Hvar's many popular bars and restaurants
  • Vis - explore the historic former Yugoslav naval base to discover the Greek cemetery, Roman baths, English fort and more
  • Split - uncover the sights of the town independently, including famous Diocletian's Palace
  • Brac - enjoy a stop at this island which is famous for its Croatian marble and impressive stonemasonry

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik

Saturday. Welcome to Croatia and the start of your cruising adventure. Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport you are be met and transferred to the ship in Gruz Harbour. Embarkation takes place after 14:00, and you are served a welcome drink on arrival. Your journey begins with dinner on board and after dinner, why not head out to explore beautiful Dubrovnik.

icon Day 2: Dubrovnik Old Town, Ston and Slano

Location: Dubrovnik Old Town, Ston and Slano

Dubrovnik – Ston/Slano. After a delicious breakfast we take an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Dubrovnik is a town which never fails to captivate and has become increasingly popular around the world due the famous movie Star Wars and the series, Game of Thrones, which are two productions that have used the city for its filming.

This afternoon, we sail up the coast to the town of Slano – which was very popular for local nobility, who built their vast estates here. In neighbouring Ston, there is the opportunity to partake in the optional ‘Taste of Dalmatia tour’, which encompasses tasting the local delicacies including rich wines, ancient salt and mouth-watering mussels and oysters (book/pay locally).

icon Day 3: Stunning Mljet National Park and Korcula

Location: Stunning Mljet National Park and Korcula

Ston/Slano – Mljet – Korcula. After breakfast with a view it is time to set sail to the beautiful green island of Mljet. The island is a national park which is home to two salt lakes that are connected by a narrow canal. Those who like to get close to nature will love it here and there are ample opportunities to hike and cycle here. Kayaking is also recommended and a good way to get to the charming 12th century monastery on an island within the lake.

Our journey continues to Korcula this afternoon with a stop for swimming along the way. Claimed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula has some of the finest stonework you can see in Croatia. There is an optional walking tour of Korcula available, or your can independantly explore at your leisure.

icon Day 4: Hvar

Location: Hvar

Korcula – Hvar - Vis. Today we sail to the sunny island of Hvar. A favourite with the rich and famous, Hvar is home to more UNESCO cultural sites than anywhere else in the world – an impressive achievement for such a small island. An optional walking tour of Hvar is available (book/pay locally). This afternoon we sail over to fascinating Vis – a former top secret Yugoslav military base which is now open to the public and full of pristine nature.

icon Day 5: Vis & Sibenik

Location: Vis & Sibenik

Vis – Sibenik. This morning you will have the opportunity to further explore Vis – a truly captivating and historic island. There is a Greek cemetery, Roman baths and an English fort as well as tributes to the Yugoslav militia. A guided tour is highly recommended in order to get a real insight into the exciting history of Vis. Later, we sail to the mainland and to the town of Sibenik for an optional walking tour (book/pay locally). The rest of the day and evening is at your leisure, to explore this gorgeous town. Dinner isn’t included tonight so why not discover some of the lovely eateries in Sibenik.

icon Day 6: Krka National Park

Location: Krka National Park

Sibenik – Krka – Skradin – Split. Today we take a coach trip to the small town of Skradin, the keeper of the mouth of the River Krka and the gateway to the stunning national park. Wild waterfalls and serene lakes are aplenty here and it is definitely worth a visit. We continue to Trogir, a small island that is home to some stunning architecture of Greek and Roman heritage. End the day in Split, a pretty little city and home to the Diocletian’s Palace – a former Roman Emperor’s retirement estate.

icon Day 7: Brac

Location: Brac

Split – Brac – Omis. Departing Split we sail to Brac, the home of stunning Croatian marble and world famous limestone. Architectural wonders like the White House in Washington DC and the Bundestag in Berlin are made with limestone from this island. Returning to the mainland, we spend our last night in the pretty settlement of Omis, at the start of the Cetina River.

icon Day 8: Our Croatian joureny comes to an end

Location: Our Croatian joureny comes to an end

Omis. After our farewell breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your crew and disembark the ship.

What's Included

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  • For 2020 departures 1 departure transfer on day 8 to Split Airport is included
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 3 dinners (inclusive of 1 Captain's dinner)
  • Dubrovnik Airport arrival transfer on day 1 (1 transfer per booking)
  • Complimentary 1/2 litre of water with meals as well as complimentary tea, coffee and fresh fruit throughout the day and a snack in the afternoon
  • Welcome drink and snack on day 1
  • 7 nights accommodation onboard the air-conditioned Agape Rose or Adriatic Pearl motor ship (see dates tab for ship departure dates) During 2020 the ships used will be the Agape Rose or the Adriatic Star
  • Linen and bedding with towels changed every second day and bed linen changed twice a week
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Services of 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
  • Excursion to Skradin and Trogir


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visas
-Transfers to and from the airport or port
-Port tax of EUR 40 per traveller, to be paid upon check-in, in cash. Beach towel hire (optional)
-Optional excursions
-Tip for your crew. We recommend you allow EUR 3–5 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture

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    Low Deposit

    On The Go Tours requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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