Croatian Island Hopping

Croatian Island Hopping

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Croatian Island Hopping

8 Days Starting and ending in 21000, Split, Croatia

Visiting: Split

Tour operator:

Travelsphere

Tour code:

FCRES

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 36

Physical rating:

Active Plus

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

River Cruise

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Tour Overview

Fascinating history, untouched natural beauty and exceptional cuisine, Croatia has it all and cruising is one of the best ways to experience everything this amazing destination has to offer.


On this unforgettable holiday, your gorgeous floating hotel will take you to two well-known historic cities, an array of picturesque islands and here’s the best bit, you only have to unpack once!


We’ve searched high and low to find a beautiful ship that’s small enough to visit Croatia’s tiny unspoilt islands, yet large enough for everyone to have the comfort and space they need to relax. The MV Adriatic Pearl carries less than 40 passengers, and we’ve chartered it exclusively so the only people on board will be your crew and other Travelsphere holidaymakers.


The carefully crafted itinerary includes guided tours of must-see sights and enough free time for you to make the holiday your own. Delve into the history of your destination, soak up the atmosphere or sample the local cuisine – the choice is yours! And, on top of all that, as you cruise from port to port, you can soak up the sun on deck and swim in the crystal-clear waters of secluded coves and shimmering bays.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a tasting of Croatian olive oil on board your ship

  • Step ashore on the island of Korcula

  • Join a guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town

  • Enjoy a Captain’s Dinner on board

  • Tour Mljet National Park and discover its untouched beauty

  • Visit the islands of Hvar and Solta

  • Discover Split and the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace on a walking tour

  • Enjoy a farewell dinner on board

Itinerary

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Day 1 Uk - Split

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: D

Your holiday starts today with a flight to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. When you arrive, we’ll drive you to the harbour to join your deluxe category ship, the MV Adriatic Pearl. Chartered exclusively for Travelsphere guests, this beautiful vessel carries a maximum of 36 passengers and features a spacious sunbathing area, hot tub and swimming platform. There’s plenty of space to relax as you cruise from port to port and the ship will make swim stops along the way so that you can cool off in the glittering Adriatic.

This evening you will enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board. The ship will remain docked in Split overnight.

Day 2 Split - Korcula

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: B, L

Croatia is known for its production of high-quality olive oils and the country’s landscape is dotted with family-owned groves and small-scale olive oil producers. This morning, as we sail to our first port of call, we'll learn how it’s made and enjoy a tasting to appreciate the varied aromas and flavours of this traditional culinary ingredient.

After lunch we’ll arrive in Korcula, a laid-back Croatian island blanketed by dense pine forests. The reputed birthplace of famous adventurer Marco Polo, it boasts a well-preserved medieval walled city. Step ashore and you’ll discover atmospheric streets watched over by the majestic St Mark’s Cathedral. Built in the 15th century from pale-coloured limestone, this impressive building features a façade decorated with intricate figures and statues, and a lovely bell tower topped by an ornately carved dome.

This afternoon, you can join your Holiday Director and discover the sights of Korcula on an optional guided walking tour or, if you’d prefer time to yourself, head off and explore independently. The choice is yours! As night falls, you’re free to stay in Korcula Town and dine in a restaurant of your choosing. Alternatively, if you'd like to try some Dalmatian specialities, our optional guided walking tour of Zrnovo, one of the oldest villages on the island, includes a home-cooked dinner.

Day 3 Korcula - Dubrovnik

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: B, L

Today you can relax and soak up the sun as we cruise south to Dubrovnik. After lunch on board, you will have plenty of free time to explore this amazing walled city and learn about its colourful history.

Why not start with a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Old Town, where local people chat outside their homes and the narrow streets are lined with cafés, shops and restaurants.

Then, perhaps you’ll choose to walk around the magnificent city walls. Centuries old, they were built to protect the city from attack and include a series of impressive forts and gates. From up here, the views over the glistening Adriatic Sea and red-roofed buildings of the Old Town are simply stunning, so be sure to bring your camera. There are lots of wonderful places to eat in Dubrovnik and this evening is yours to explore what's on offer in the city's restaurants and to have dinner wherever you fancy. Perhaps you’ll be tempted by the riblja plata, a delicious mixed platter of fish and shellfish.

Day 4 Dubrovnik

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: B, D

This morning, you’re going to discover more of Dubrovnik’s charm and learn about its history on a guided tour of the Old Town. There is so much to see and do in this fascinating city, so you’ve another free afternoon to stay ashore and make the most of every minute! Maybe you’ll enjoy lunch in a tucked-away café before heading back to the Old Town to browse the delightful shops selling traditional Croatian handicrafts.

Perhaps you’ll stroll along the famous Stradun to the former Rector’s Palace, a Gothic-Renaissance building that’s now a cultural history museum. Another popular choice is a visit to the Franciscan Monastery, which houses one of oldest pharmacies in Europe. Alternatively, for amazing panoramic views of the city and beyond, the cable-car ride up Srd Hill is a must!

Back on board the ship, there’s time to relax and get ready for a special Captain’s Dinner, a great excuse to dress up if you wish.

Day 5 Dubrovnik - Mljet

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: B, L, D

Relax over a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the facilities on board your ship as we journey north along the beautiful Adriatic coastline. The captain may even be able to drop anchor so you can enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters. Later, after lunch on board, we will arrive at one of the most attractive of the Adriatic islands, Mljet. It boasts pretty beaches, traditional villages and a spectacular national park.

In the company of an expert Local Guide, we will uncover the untouched natural beauty of this important and impressive national park. At its centre are two bright blue saltwater lakes surrounded by dense green forest. Said to have formed more than 10,000 years ago, the lakes have their own unique ecosystem and support an array of sea life including fish, jellyfish and coral. An island in the centre of one of the lakes is home to a remarkable Benedictine Monastery and a charming church.

Day 6 Mljet - Hvar -Solta

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: B, L

You'll want to be on deck today to admire the sensational views as your ship approaches the fashionable island of Hvar, with its fields of fragrant lavender, vineyards and ancient olive groves. In the main town, also called Hvar, there’s a lovely seafront promenade and an array of elegant old buildings to admire, including the Cathedral of St Stephen which sits in the town’s main square. You can choose to see the sights on an optional walking tour or if you prefer to explore independently, we’ll see you back on board later.

Next, we head to the tranquil island of Solta, stepping ashore in Stomorska. This fishing village is famed for its fleet of ancient wooden ships originally used to transport the island's wine and olive oil to the mainland. Only a handful of tourist ships visit this picture-perfect island, and you’ll have plenty of free time to wander and find a restaurant for dinner. Maybe try some fresh fish and sample the superb red wine made from grapes grown on the island.

Day 7 Solta - Split

Location: Split

Accommodation Name: MV Adriatic Pearl

Meals Included: B, D

As we near the end of our journey, we head back to Split, a city we’ll explore together on a guided walking tour. The Diocletian's Palace is an unforgettable highlight.
Commissioned in the 4th century by Emperor Diocletian as his retirement home, it is one of the world's most impressive Roman monuments. Inside its walls, around 200 buildings line a maze of bustling narrow streets and house an array of restaurants, bars and shops. We'll visit a market selling fresh produce, and then you can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring at your own pace. Perhaps stroll to Bacvice beach and enjoy a refreshing glass of Karlovacko, a popular Croatian beer, overlooking the shimmering water of the Adriatic.

Back on the ship, there's a lovely farewell evening planned.

Day 8 Split - Uk

Meals Included: B

After your final breakfast on board the ship it’s time to say farewell to your crew and fellow passengers. After disembarking in Split, we’ll drive you to the airport in good time for your flight home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    5-star Deluxe MV Katarina

  • Return flights from London

  • 7 nights on board the Deluxe MV Adriatic Pearl exclusively chartered for Travelsphere

  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and welcome drink

  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guide

  • Overseas transfers; other transportation & porterage

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    At your discretion

  • Any other items not mentioned or detailed as optional

Accommodation

    • MV Moonlight
    • Newly built in 2016, the comfortable and stylish MV Moonlight is exclusively chartered for Travelsphere guests and has six crew members on board. There is plenty of space to relax, with a great range of facilities including a lounge, salon, sundeck and bar. In your well-appointed cabin you’ll find en suite facilities, air-conditioning and a safe.

Excursions Included



  • Enjoy a Captain's Dinner on board

  • Taste local wines and sample home-made olive oil on board your ship

  • Explore Dubrovnik, with a cable car ride

  • Discover UNESCO-listed Split 

  • Enjoy a farewell Dinner'


 

Optional Excursions


 



  • Guided walking tour of Korcula

  • Traditional Croatian meal in Zrnovo village 

  • Kayaking around the walls of Dubrovnik

  • Mljet National Park 

  • Walking tour of Hvar





 

Check out our Q&As

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Requirements do change, and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure so that you have the correct documentation and are adequately vaccinated. Information on health is available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.travelhealthpro.org.uk

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No. Min age is 18 years.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes. You will be staying on the MV Adriatic Pearl. Your ship is exclusively chartered for Travelsphere guests. Facilities include a dining room, bar, sun deck with hot tub and sun loungers with towels provided, plus a swimming platform for easy access. Cabins have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV and hair-dryer with daily cabin cleaning.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Travelsphere’s Flexibility Promise has been created to give you complete peace of mind and make you feel confident when booking your holiday with us. We have also been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Travelsphere has been operating escorted touring holidays for 60 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travelsphere, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive Holiday conformation upon booking, and then several documents detailing any adddiotnal information and the optional excursions that you can book before you travel. The final information covering your flights, hotels and itinerary will be sent to you around 14 days before your departure date.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, we do not offer single share options

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, Im afraid not

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accomadate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - and make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Our Travelsphere Cares programmes, in partnership with the Planeterra Foundation, support local projects and social enterprises by helping them earn an income from tourism. We simply donate a portion of the funds from our tours, so it’s great to know that when you travel with us you are helping to change lives and turn travel into real impact.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like minded travellers

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

    All of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Elaine Holbrook  

Croatian Island Hopping

This holiday gave everything , Culture , relaxatio

This holiday gave everything , Culture , relaxation, Variety, and great memories.

Susan Baker  

Croatian Island Hopping

This was the first time travelling with Travelsphe

This was the first time travelling with Travelsphere and it was soo very lovely the staff and rep on the boat were extremely lovely and helpful noth8ng was too much for them which made the trip even more special.

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  • Free Date Changes

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  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Travelsphere allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform travelsphere, 75 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Travelsphere requires a minimum deposit of 21% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 84 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travelsphere charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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