From  £920
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stroll around the central piazza in Split
  • Explore the medieval town of Korcula
  • Sail the Peljesac Peninsula to Slano
  • Walk around the ancient streets of Hvar
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Dalmatian Highlights Cruise

8 Day Tour, from £920 per person

The part of Croatia’s Adriatic coastline known as Dalmatia offers a picture-perfect combination of azure seas, tiny islands, rolling vineyards, spectacular beaches and historic cities, all washed down with a good dose of Mediterranean sunshine. Board the M/S Adriatic Pearl in Dubrovnik and cruise between beautiful islands and harbour towns, docking in the evenings to visit local bars and restaurants. Discover the enchanting vineyards of Mljet Island, stop at Korcula Island to explore the mini medieval town and sail along the breathtaking Peljesac Peninsula on this 8-day cruise.

This tour departs every Saturday from 23 April until 15 October 2016 and from 22 April until 14 October 2017

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO DUBROVNIK
FLY TO DUBROVNIK
On arrival transfer to MS Adriatic Pearl (embarkation is between 11:00-15:00) and she sails out of Dubrovnik at 16:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack meet the Cruise Director and the crew of the Adriatic Pearl. After the safety briefing set sail for your first destination, the Island of Korcula. Expected arrival at the town of Korcula is in the evening. Korcula is a small town of immense beauty located on the north-eastern part of the Island of Korcula. The medieval core of the town is built in a fishbone-like pattern on a small peninsula protruding into the sea, offering a great view of the sunsets Korcula is famous for. Enjoy a free evening.
DAY 2
KORCULA TO OMIS
KORCULA TO OMIS
After breakfast a local guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of the great merchant traveller Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood on the streets of Korcula. After the guided tour you will set sail towards the Island of Brac, passing through the scenic Peljesac channel, around the tip of Peljesac peninsula and the south-eastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. Pucisca is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone, their centuries-old tradition of
stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš where we will rest for the night. Overnight in Omiš. (B,L)
DAY 3
OMIS TO SPLIT
OMIS TO SPLIT
After breakfast you can join optional short walking tour where you will hear the story of this small town built below steep mountains at the mouth of river Cetina. You will also learn of its pirates that brought the town its fame in Middle Ages. In the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split, your port of call for the day. Upon arrival you are free to enjoy the Old Town and introduce yourself with the monumental Diocletian Palace built over 1700 years ago or you can go on guided walking tour. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Later you can just join the locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Overnight in Split. (B,L)

**Optional excursion: Cetina river
DAY 4
SPLIT TO VELA LUKA (KORCULA)
SPLIT TO VELA LUKA (KORCULA)
Today you will sail towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful Pakleni islands. After the swimming break a delicious snack of Dalmatian fried fish will be served. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island). (B,L)

*Hvar town – walking tour package
DAY 5
VELA LUKA TO MLJET
VELA LUKA TO MLJET
Wednesday morning after leaving stunning beauty of Vela Luka your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break, continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. The Island of Mljet on its western side houses Mljet National Park, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salt-water lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually; rent a bike, cycle or jog on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. You can also rent kayaks and cut the surface of the magnificent lakes to observe the scenery from a different perspective. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century. Overnight in Pomena (Island of Mljet). (B,L)

**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.
DAY 6
MLJET TO SLANO
MLJET TO SLANO
Early in the morning the Captain and his crew will set course for Slano. On the way there you will witness beautiful scenery as you pass the Elaphite islands. Swim break will be made on Jakljan island and afterwards we will visit Šipan island for few hours. After the swimming break the cakes will be served for a snack. Overnight in Slano. (B,L)
DAY 7
SLANO TO DUBROVNIK
SLANO TO DUBROVNIK
After breakfast you are free to take the optional guided tour ‘Taste of Dalmatia’ –you will visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit a local winery where you will have opportunity to taste some of the finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the island of Lopud for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to Gruž port. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik.
Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. You can take the cable-car to the top of the hill overlooking Dubrovnik for wonderful photo opportunities, make the full circle around the walls or just enjoy a scoop of ice cream as you stroll through its narrow streets paved with ancient stones. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B,L)

**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
DAY 8
FLY TO UK
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £920 per person
(Single person supplement + £220)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Easyjet from London Gatwick inc. checked luggage and reserved
  • seating
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation on boat on half-board basis (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch) in main deck twin cabins
  • Return airport transfers
  • Walking tour package
  • Water with meals
  • Complimentary coffee/tea all day
  • Complimentary fresh fruit all day
  • Towels changed every second day
  • Bed linen change twice a week
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Free Wi/Fi on board

Price Excludes


  • Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park (€14 per person to be paid locally)
  • Full-board supplement: £100 per person
  • Optional excursions (Cetina River: €17pp, Mljet national park: €15pp, Taste of Dalmatia: €22pp)
  • Insurance
  • Beverages from the ship bar only
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Beach towel hire € 3,00/week

 


Price Notes

Single supplement: £220

All Prices are based on main deck cabins
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
01 Oct 2016
-
08 Oct 2016
£1035 £235
08 Oct 2016
-
15 Oct 2016
£920 £220

MS Adriatic Pearl

M/S Adriatic Pearl was commissioned in 2012, setting new standards in service, cabin size and overall cruise comfort in Croatia. The boat is 41 m (134 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. The capacity is 36 persons made up of 18 ensuite air-conditioned cabins on the main and lower deck.

CABIN SIZES:
Lower deck cabins: 14-18 m2 (46-60 sq ft) with bathroom (2 twin cabins, 2 double cabins and 4 triple cabins) 
Main deck cabins: 11,5-13 m2 (38-42 sq ft) with bathroom (3 twin cabins, 7 double cabins with queen size bed)
 
On the main and the upper deck there is another bathroom with showers. The Upper deck also has a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. Towards the stern of the boat there is a shaded lounge area with tables and comfortable sofas - ideal for sipping sundowners in the warm evening sun. On the top deck, catch some rays and enjoy lazy Mediterranean days on the comfy sun loungers. WiFi is available free of charge in the public areas.
 
Included on this cruise i

Tour Route Map


  1. Croatia, Dubrovnik
  2. Croatia, Korcula
  3. Croatia, Brac
  4. Croatia, Omis
  5. Croatia, Split
  6. Croatia, Hvar
  7. Croatia, Mijet
  8. Croatia, Dubrovnik

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