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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Dalmatian Paradise

A relaxing roundtrip cruise from Split along the stunning Croatian coast, taking in the beautiful island of Mljet, the UNESCO-listed Old City of Dubrovnik, and lavender-scented Hvar, on board stylish Deluxe and Deluxe Superior ships

Small Ship Holiday
  • Korcula
  • Dubrovnik

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Discover the fascinating cities and stunning islands of the Croatian coast on this superb small ship cruise from Split, home to the magnificent Diocletian's Palace.

Enjoy a guided tour of Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo, visit the famous salt lakes in the breathtaking Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to picturesque St Mary Isle for a visit to an ancient Benedictine abbey and 12th-century church. See Dubrovnik's illuminated sights on an evening cruise alongside the city walls. The following day, take a cable car from the beautiful Old Town to Srd mountain for incredible views for the walls and Elaphiti Islands.

Discover one of the tranquil Elaphiti Islands en route to the Peljesac peninsula, renowned for its wine. Enjoy a visit to a traditional village and local farm where you'll experience a typical village party with Croatian delicacies. Cruise to the small island of Scedro for a refreshing swim stop, before continuing to the lavender-scented island of Hvar with its Renaissance cathedral and spectacular fort, which offers panoramic views over the Pakleni Islands. The fishing town of Bol on the island of Brac is the final port of call on this relaxing cruise. Walk along the promenade or take the opportunity to have a swim at the famous Zlatni Rat beach.

Many evenings are spent ashore so you can sample the local delicacies in traditional bars and restaurants, and watch the sun set over the Croatian coast.

K562 Operated by Katarina Line


Dalmatian Paradise Itinerary

Day 1 - Split (Croatia)

Embark your Deluxe or Deluxe Superior ship in Split from 2pm onwards. Dependant on your arrival time, enjoy a guided tour of the city. Split is UNESCO-listed and home to a wealth of incredible Roman architecture, including the impressive Diocletian Palace. Following the tour, return to the ship for a Welcome Reception and cocktail. There is also a meet and greet party . Overnight in Split. (D)

Day 2 - Korcula

This morning, cruise towards the beautiful island of Korcula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy lunch in a secluded bay en route, and arrive in Korcula early afternoon. Join a guided walking tour of this beautiful town with its fortified walls. Korcula has a fantastic choice of restaurants to choose from as well as bar and clubs for those seeking nightlife. Overnight in Korcula. (B,L)

Day 3 - Mljet - Dubrovnik

This morning, cruise south to the island of Mljet. Accompany the cruise manager on a walk to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to St Mary Isle for a visit to an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and 12th-century church. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks and bicycles to explore independently. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Dubrovnik, arriving late afternoon. Enjoy an evening cruise alongside the old city walls while enjoying a buffet dinner on deck. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, travel to the old town where you'll enjoy a guided walking tour. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd mountain for spectacular views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Spend the afternoon at leisure finding the perfect spots for lunch and dinner. Why not challenge yourself to walk the famous walls? Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 5 - Peljesac Peninsula

Early morning sailing towards the Peljesac Peninsula, renowned for its wine. Before lunch there is a brief stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon arrival at the Peljesac Peninsula. During your time here, explore the rural eras inland. Visit a village followed by a local farm to experience a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, and an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes to try. Return to the ship and remain moored overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Hvar

This morning, set sail for Hvar, stopping for lunch on the quaint island of Scedro and a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Early afternoon at Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic and renowned for its lavender fields. See the Renaissance cathedral and the oldest community theatre in Europe. Hike up to the fort for spectacular panoramic views of the Pakleni islands. This evening, choose from an array of bars and restaurants. Remain moored overnight. (B,L)

Day 7 - Bol

Discover the stunning island of Brac and picturesque town of Bol. Take a stroll along the promenade or swim at one of the famous beaches including Zlatni Rat. Originally a traditional fisherman's town, Bol has grown into a popular tourist destination. Lunch on board is followed by time at leisure, and then afternoon wine tasting at the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening accompanied by live entertainment. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Split

Early morning departure for Split. On arrival, disembark your ship.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; CD - Captain's Dinner; T - Tasting

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise in an air-conditioned cabin
  • Flight inclusive packages include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Buffet breakfasts, four-course lunches with drink, Captain's dinner and dinner in a typical Croatian setting
  • Tea and coffee on board
  • Litre of water per person daily
  • Entrance fees and guided tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Daily cabin service
  • English speaking tour manager on board
  • Luggage handling
  • Visitors' tax and port fees

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional excursions
  • Cruise only prices do not include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Additional Information

  • Optional Excursions:
  • Mostar (Post-Cruise) See the 'Stari Most' or Old Bridge, and discover Ottoman and Turkish history - from £68pp
  • Dubrovnik Enjoy sea kayaking alongside Dubrovnik's city walls - from £30pp
  • Krka Waterfalls (Post-Cruise) Swim at Krka Waterfalls and visit the town of Sibenik - from £60pp
  • Plitvice Lakes Explore the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes - from £95pp
  • Please contact us if you would like to add the excursions before departure. If booking excursions oboard, they are only payable in Kuna currency, cash accepted
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