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Small Ship Croatia Cruise
8 day Dalmatian Wonders

Embark on a scenic cruise along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast.  Relax on the sun deck, swim in the clear waters and coves, and explore the marvels of the Adriatic Sea.  In the evening, the coastal cities and villages wait for you to find the little hidden restaurants or to stroll through the old quarters.


   
Departures   2017: Mondays from 03 April to 16 October

 

Inclusions




 

 

  * Return transfers Dubrovnik airport/hotel to the boat and ground transportation in air-conditioned luxury coach
* 7 nights cruise in the cabin category of your choice
* Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 2 dinners with 1 drink per meal included
* English speaking tour guide from day 1 to day 8
* Guided tours and entries mentioned in the program
* Guided city tours (all 1 1/2 hours) : Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
* Entrance fees at the following sights: Mljet: National Park; Split: Diocletian's Palace (without catacombs)
       
Notes

 

Cabin upgrades available
The itinerary may be changed or reversed: however, all sites and excursions listed will still be undertaken


ITINERARY
   
Monday
  Dubrovnik Arrival & embarkation

    Coach transfer from Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel to "Gruz" harbour. Embarkation starts at 1:00pm. Welcome by your tour guide. Dinner and overnight on-board. In the event of an early arrival, an additional lunch can be booked (with supplement).
     

Tuesday

  The Elaphite Islands – Mljet
    Breakfast. 8.00am departure for a pleasant trip along the shores of the the Elaphite Islands (Elaphiti) off the coast of Dubrovnik to discover an idyllic setting of steep coastal cliffs. If the weather permits, stop in the bay for a swim. Trip to Mljet, which is located between the island of Korcula and the city of Dubrovnik. This is an island of marvellous natural beauty whose western part of 30km2 has been classified as a Croatian National Park. Its vegetation is opulent, its woods stretch down to the shores and its fauna is very rich.
Lunch on-board. Visit Mljet National Park which covers the wooded western area of the island: there are five types of forests, many species of birds and eagles nests. The park is characterised by two deep bays that are called "lakes" because of their narrow channel (Veliko jezero and Malo Jezero / "Big Lake" and "Small Lake"). A channel connects the small lake with the big lake, on which St. Mary´s Island is situated with its 12th century Benedictine monastery. Many tales entwine around the island of Mljet: One of them says it was the favourite holiday destination of the Greek hero Ulysses! Dinner at your leisure. Back on board and overnight.
     
Wednesday
  Hvar
    Breakfast. If time permits, stop on the nearby island of Scedro to bathe. Lunch on-board. Continue to Hvar, also known as Lesina or Pharos, and enjoy a guided tour. Hvar is one of the most popular tourist islands of the Adriatic Sea and one of the trendy places frequented by the International Jet Set. The "Croatian Madeira" is also one of the longest islands along the Croatian coast. It has many small coves offering discreet, paradisiacal berths. Back on board and overnight either at Hvar or Bra . Dinner at your leisure.
     
Thursday
  Split
    Breakfast on-board and depart for Split, the capital of Dalmatia. Lunch on-board. On the way to Split and if time permits, stop for a swim. Arriving in Split in the late afternoon and guided tour of the port, the promenade and the Diocletian palace (excluding the catacombs). Inside the historic centre of the city, a UNESCO cultural heritage site, nestles a huge Roman palace with its bustling streets, its classical columns and Romanesque bell towers. Dinner at your leisure. Back on board and overnight. 
     
Friday
  Split - Brac - Pucisca, Makarsa or Omis
    Breakfast and departure for Brac. Day of swimming and lunch at your leisure. Back on board. Captain's Dinner and
overnight.
 
       
Saturday
  Korcula

    Breakfast then sail to the island of Korcula in central Dalmatia, which stretches from east to west near the continent. Discover a series of bays and coves along the coast. Visit Korcula with its beautiful nature, cultural traditions and rich history. If time permits, stop on the island of Peljesac to bathe. Lunch on-board. Late afternoon visit the main town of the island Korcula. This is one of the best preserved medieval cities of the Adriatic with its architectural and historical heritage. During the visit, you will discover the picturesque streets and see the Town Hall, St. Mark's Cathedral in the Gothic style, the  museum of All Saints, not to mention the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo (exterior views). Dinner at your leisure. Back on board and overnight.
     

Sunday

  Dubrovnik

  Breakfast and depart for Dubrovnik. Lunch on-board. In the afternoon guided tour of Dubrovnik, the undisputed pearl of Croatia, whose centre is listed as a Heritage Site by UNESCO. Impressive ramparts surround the medieval city and the Stradun, around which stands a beautiful architectural ensemble that blends the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Free time to stroll at your leisure in the city. Dinner at your leisure. Back on board and overnight. Optional evening dinner with traditional Dalmatian music and folklore, including drinks (supplement payable).
     

Monday

  Dubrovnik
    Breakfast, embarkation at 09:00 am. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel.  In case of late departure, an additional lunch can be booked (with supplement).
 

 
Not included


 

  * Lunch day 1, 5 and 8
* All dinners (except arrival day and captain's dinner): In the evening the boat will stop at the towns and villages along
   the coast where you can dine in local restaurants or stroll through the old quarters Extras, tips and personal expenses
* Travel insurance
* Any service not mentioned above
* Free place
 

The M/S Mare

The MS Mare is a brand new boat which will be launched in 2017.  The boat is 48m long, 8.6m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots.  This modern 4* cruiser will offer 20 spacious outside cabins with private bathroom, hair dryer and air conditioning.  With a capacity for 40 passengers, the ship will also have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV on the salon deck.  A spacious sun deck will allow guests to soak up the Adriatic sunshine and relax with a drink whilst taking in the wonderful scenery the the Dalmatian Riviera offers.
 

   


 


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