Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split with Ave Maria
A summer cruise to remember! Board your beautiful deluxe vessel in Dubrovnik, Croatia's southernmost city, and be ready to head up north towards Split. This route brings an opportunity to explore many of Croatia highlights: Hvar, Brač, Korčula, the national park of Mljet. Other destinations include the former fishermen's village of Slano and Ston, a once fortified small town near Dubrovnik, famous for its oysters, which you will also have a chance to taste during the half-day excursion.
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport or hotel to the Dubrovnik Gruž harbour for check-in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the city. Meander through the narrow, car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the vessel to meet the crew and enjoy cocktails and dinner on board, to toast to the upcoming cruise week ahead.
Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as cruising around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village, famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, heading for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to the vessel. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard.
In the morning, the cruise continues further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs!
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fishbone street pattern was used in the design of Korčula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula Town for a typical Dalmatian dinner and learn about the history and traditional way of living.
Continue to the island of Vis, once, in the 4th century BC, one of the main Greek colonies. Vis is relatively under the radar for tourists. For a long time, it was in use as a Yugoslavian army base – until 1991. As a result, the culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Rosemary, capers and sage grow wild around the island. Try some exquisite local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront.
Early in the morning, cruising resumes towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance fee to be paid on the spot, 18EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of a cave visit will depend on those conditions, however, you will be notified in time. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Arrive in the afternoon for the guided tour of Hvar - visit the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Paklinski Islands. Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment in the evening - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night.
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to join a guided tour of the city upon arrival. This historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection will knock you off your feet with its abundance of things to see and do and with its unique lively atmosphere.
One last breakfast onboard followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends! Check-out by 9.00 am.
7-night cruise in a deluxe or deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
Complimentary wi-fi onboard
Daily buffet breakfast
Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
Captain's dinner with live entertainment
Coffee and tea after lunch
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Abundant fresh fruit
Visitors' taxes & port fees
Daily cabin service and towel change
Midweek bed linen change
Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
Croatian wine tasting
Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to the Old Town for sightseeing
Dubrovnik cable car fee
Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting including entrance to the walls of Ston and Ston saltworks
Mljet National Park entrance fee
Blue cave entrance
OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENT: Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 40/55 - per person
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- From the day of confirmation up till 30 days before the date of travel: Full deposit 200 EUR per person
- 29 - 22 days: deposit + 25% of the remaining balance
- 21 - 15 days: deposit + 50% of remaining balance
- 14 - 0 days: 100% fee
Supplements and reductions
- single use supplement is 50%
- 3rd person sharing a cabin -30%
- Child (age 1 - 9,99) in cabin with 1 adult - 30%
Flexible Booking Conditions
Travelling still remains slightly uncertain even in 2022, therefore, our key priority is to provide more booking flexibility to our hesitating customers. Why deprive yourself of your dream holidays in 2022, when you know you can rearrange in case you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions*?
In order to increase the consumer confidence, we at My Croatia Cruise offer free cruise reschedule** within 24 months if your travel is affected by Covid-19 related restrictions.
*With Covid-19 related restrictions, one of the following must apply:
- If you test positive for COVID-19 within 30 days before the departure date and can provide medical evidence (certificate/statement) to support this.
- If government policies of the destination country prevent you from entering due to their restrictions on your country of residence.
- If government policies of the country of your residence force holiday cancellation and prevent you from travelling due to their guidelines and restrictions.
Should you prefer to cancel completely due to the reasons mentioned above, most of our cruises are 90% refundable up to 30 days before the departure date. ***
** Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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