Relax and unwind aboard the M/S Splendid and admire the most spectacular coastline Europe has to offer as you explore tiny islands, secluded coves, and swim in the sparkling blue of the Adriatic Sea on this 8-day cruise from Dubrovnik to Split. Receive an exclusive and authentic Croatian experience as you visit Croatia's Blue Cave and six surrounding islands, including Hvar, on a small group tour by speedboat from Split.
Explore the spectacular Mljet National Park
Learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar
Swim at Zlatni Rat, said to be the best beach for swimming in Croatia
Stroll through the narrow streets of the relaxed city of Omiš
The ship is docked in Dubrovnik Gruž harbor where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. where you are introduced by your Cruise director to the Captain, your crew, and of course your future fellow passengers.
After breakfast your English speaking guide and coach comes to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breathtaking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik arrive to the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide shows you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour enjoy some time to explore the city on your own. At 12:00 be transferred to the boat and have lunch while cruising to Mljet National Park, arriving in the late afternoon.
This morning have free time to explore Mljet National Park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century and, of course, to take a swim in the heart of the National Park. Have lunch on board and cruise toward the island of Korčula. In the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island, the city known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Your English-speaking guide leads a Korčula City tour, and walks you through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Morning cruise to Vis Island and enjoy a exclusive swim stop. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, preserved nature, ecological agriculture, and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island.
Today cruise to Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which requires that its visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something you shall not know before the morning designated for your visit. This is the reason why entrance fees are paid on the spot.
After a swim stop and lunch continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your afternoon arrival at Hvar, a local English-speaking guide walks you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture, and way of life on this island and explains how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Start your day with a morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). Stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch continue cruising towards Pučišća with refreshing swim stops on your way and lunch.
Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač and an entirely different experience. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbor, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord-like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times.
It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna, and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. Spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued you by daylight.
After breakfast cruise across the Brač channel to Omiš, an ancient town with city walls, fortresses, and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage, and strength of the famous pirates against the Venetian Republic. After a relaxed walk in Omiš have lunch. During the afternoon hours sail towards Split, your first and last stop. Split is the second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. The English-speaking guide takes you on an afternoon Split City tour, and walks you through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. After the city tour you are left on your own to explore the city and have an intimate farewell dinner on your own.
Day 8: Split, Croatia | Disembark
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast.
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Eight cabins with beds that can be transformed into double or twin. Entrance doors are from the inside of the ship. Non-opening portholes, dual ventilation system, modern private en suite facilities.
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Main Deck Cabins
Five cabins with beds that can be transformed into double or twin, with possibility to have third (bunk) bed on request. Modern private en suite facilities.
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Upper Deck Cabins
Six cabins with beds that can be transformed into double or twin. Modern private en suite facilities.
• English-speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with three courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
• Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop, Korčula, Hvar and Split.
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
Rates do not include:
• Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00-€ 40,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, cca 7-15 EUR/pax
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15-20 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
• Private car transfers can be organized on request
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!