Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Scheduled departure cruise

Operates:

  • Departs Saturdays 4 May – 12 October 2019 (final departure 12 Oct)
  • Cruise no longer available on MS Kleopatra lower deck on: 4 May; 27 Jul & 21 Sep
  • Cruise no longer available on MS Kleopatra main deck on 4 May; 27 Jul & 21 Sep

Duration:

8 days / 7 nights

Visit:

Split – Bol – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik – Mljet – Pucisca – Omis – Split

Includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation on board a 5* vessel, cabin with private toilet and shower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Cruising as per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Captain’s dinner

Excludes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Tourist tax and port tax (currently Euro 35 p.p.), must be paid locally.
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park, currently Euro 25 p.p. to be paid locally
  • Extras on-board, such as drinks
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips

 

Notes:

  • These cruises allow plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming, and exploring interesting resorts, small bays, and attractive Dalmatian towns on your own. Evenings are spent at port allowing time for dinner in a local restaurant (own costs).
  • Service providers reserve the right to substitute the vessel with others of a similar standard.
  • This is not a cruise on a cruise ship; the vessel provides accommodation and transportation from island to island. The boats are classified as 5* vessels (when compared to vessels sailing in Croatia) and should not be compared to 5* hotels.
  • Cruise itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
  • This cruise may not be suitable for elderly clients and persons with restricted mobility.

 

Accommodation:

  • 5*: MS Kleopatra or similar
  • Also 5* MS Paradis (additional departure on select dates)

MS Kleopatra

Kleopatra specifications:

  • Rating: 5*
  • Built: 2015
  • Length: 44m
  • Width: 8.5m
  • Speed: 9 NM
  • Capacity: 42 passengers
  • Cabins: 19
  • Lower deck: 6 double or twin cabins; 2 triple cabins
  • Main deck: 3 twin cabins; 6 double or twin cabins; 2 triple cabins;
  • Cabin amenities: Private bathroom; safe; intercom to the bar; air-conditioning; LCD television; window (lower deck with portholes)
  • Additional vessel information:
  • 3 Outdoor showers; Jacuzzi on the sundeck; swimming platform; PA system; salon/restaurant; bar; life vests; fire alarms; security cameras; fire extinguishing system; lifeboat for 50 persons and an additional rescue boat.

Paradis specifications:

  • Rating: 5*
  • Built: 2014
  • Length: 48m
  • Width: 8M
  • Speed: 9 NM
  • Capacity: 41 passengers
  • Cabins: 19
  • Lower deck: 6 twin cabins; 2 double cabins
  • Main deck: 4 twin cabins; 2 double cabins; 3 triple cabins
  • Upper deck: 1 double cabin; 1 twin cabin
  • Cabin amenities: Private bathroom; safe; intercom to bar; air-conditioning; LCD television; window (lower deck with portholes)
  • Additional vessel information:
  • 3 Outdoor showers; outdoor bar on the sundeck; swimming platform; PA system; salon/restaurant; bar; life vests; fire alarms; security cameras; fire extinguishing system; lifeboat for 50 persons and an additional rescue boat.
  • This vessel is a motor-sailer. It has masts with sails that it uses for cruising but can employ the use of a motor if there is insufficient wind for the propulsion required.

 

Full Itinerary

Saturday:  SPLIT
You will make your own way to Split harbour where embarkation begins at 13h00. In the evening there will be a special welcome reception and dinner on board the boat. 
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Split  (D)

Sunday:  SPLIT – BOL – HVAR 
After the cruise leaves Split its first stop will be at Bol, a small town on the island of Brac. Here you can go for a swim at the Golden Horn, a 530m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. The beach is unique because it changes shape and positioning depending on the winds. Return to the boat for lunch after which it sets off to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira”, as the island is also known, happens to be one of the longest islands to be found along the Croatian coastline. After arriving you will go on a guided tour of Hvar city, discovering highlights like the first public theatre in Europe, pre-dating even Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK, as well as other interesting historical sites.

Note: Due to limited capacity in Hvar Harbour during peak season in July and August the port of call might be changed to Stari Grad or Jelsa. If this is the case bus transfers to and from Hvar will be organized.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Hvar  (BL)

Monday:  HVAR – KORCULA
Today’s destination is Korcula, but first, a stop will be made at one of the pristine bays along the way to provide a swimming opportunity and for lunch. You will arrive in Korcula in the afternoon, home to unspoilt beaches and coves that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. It is also thought that this island is the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo. The Old Town of Korcula features rich medieval architecture with palaces, churches and squares earning it the nickname “Little Dubrovnik”. You will go on a walking tour through the narrow, cobbled streets rich with the history of this fascinating little city.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Korcula  (BL)

Tuesday:  KORCULA – DUBROVNIK
In the morning the cruise will continue from Korcula to Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. After arriving you will take a guided tour of the Dubrovnik’s Old Town which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, and a panoramic bus ride above it. Thereafter the remainder of the day will be at your leisure. Renaissance churches and palaces form a backdrop to outdoor cafes and market squares in this stunning city.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik  (BL)

Wednesday:  DUBROVNIK – MLJET
Today the cruise begins its journey back, but first history will be swapped for nature as the boat cruises to Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds and the two lakes it is famous for, The “Great Lake” (Veliko Jezero) and the “Small Lake” (Malo Jezero). You will have plenty of leisure time to explore the park.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Mljet  (BL)

Thursday:  MLJET – BRAC
Most of today will just be taken up by cruising and taking breaks for a swim in picturesque secluded cloves. Have lunch on board as the boat continues to Pucisca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac known for its stonemasonry, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Tonight there will be a special captain’s dinner on board the boat.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Brac  (BLD)

Friday:  BRAC – OMIS – SPLIT
The cruise has an early start this morning as the vessel cruises to Omis before breakfast. One finds various fortresses in this area which act as silent stone reminders of the power of the infamous pirates that made their homes and fortunes here. You can either explore the area yourself or book an optional tour which sails up the Cetina River Canyon to Radman Mills where participants will get to taste some local specialities. Thereafter the cruise will continue to where it began, Split. A stop will be made along the way to offer participants a final chance for a swim and for lunch. You will arrive in Split in the later afternoon and take a guided tour of the UNESCO protected city centre.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Split  (BL)

Saturday:  SPLIT
After breakfast, you will disembark and make your own way to your next destination.  (B)

Rates

CROATIAN EXPLORER CRUISE – 5* STANDARD(Scheduled to depart on Saturdays) – Up to 42 pass.

8 Days

7 Nights

Currency

Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

MS Kleopatra

Lower deck

11, 18 May; 28 Sep & 5, 12 Oct 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 191

953

25 May; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun; 6, 13, 20 Jul; 24, 31 Aug & 7, 14 Sep 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 420

1 136

3, 10, 17 August 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 324

1 060

Main deck

11, 18 May; 28 Sep & 5, 12 Oct 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 382

1 1051 288

25 May; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun; 6, 13, 20 Jul; 24, 31 Aug & 7, 14 Sep 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 610

1 288

3, 10, 17 August 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 515

1 212

MS Paradis

Lower deck

6 Jun; 24 Aug & 21 Sep 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 382

1 191

10, 17 Jun 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 324

1 060

28 Sep & 5, 12, Oct 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 191

953

Main deck

6 Jun; 24 Aug & 21 Sep 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 610

1 288

10, 17 Jun 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 515

1 212

28 Sep & 5, 12, Oct 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 382

1 105

Upper deck (very limited)

6 Jun; 24 Aug & 21 Sep 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 705

1 364

10, 17 Jun 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 610

1 288

28 Sep & 5, 12, Oct 2019 from:

Split – Split

EUR

1 477

1 182

Includes: 7 nights accommodation on board the cruise boat (5*); complimentary Wi-Fi onboard; guided English-speaking walking tours of Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik & Split; and meals as indicated.

Excludes: Arrival and departure transfers; tourist and port tax (currently Euro 35 p.p.) and entrance fees to Mljet national park (currently Euro 25 p.p.) which must both be paid locally

Note: At time of booking a non-refundable deposit of Euro 250 per person will need to be paid with full payment being due 6 weeks prior to departure date.

Cruise no longer available on MS Kleopatra lower deck on: 4 May; 27 Jul & 21 Sep

Cruise no longer available on MS Kleopatra main deck on: 4 May; 27 Jul & 21 Sep

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates. Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment. All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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