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Elegance Cruise from Split

2020 - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard M/S Captain Bota
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Experience the Croatian way of life on this 8-day round trip cruise from Split, aboard the luxurious MS Captain Bota. This cruise showcases the beauty of the South Dalmatian Islands and explores the traditions of ancient cities of Dubrovnik, Bol, Hvar, and others. Relax and swim in the sun-kissed Elaphiti Islands, Korcula, and Mljet National Park.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Split | Embark
Day 2 : Bol | Hvar
Day 3 : Mljet National Park
Day 4 : Dubrovnik
Day 5 : Korčula Island
Day 6 : Makarska
Day 7 : Pučišća (Brač Island) | Split
Day 8 : Split | Disembark

Highlights

  • Swim at Zlatni Rat, the best beach for swimming in Croatia
  • Explore the island of Hvar and dine in a family-owned restaurant
  • Tour the historical center of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cruise to Mljet National Park and enjoy a free afternoon of exploration

Ship

M/S Captain Bota

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Mediterranean blue Dubrovnik from above Stone streets of Stari Grad on Hvar island City of Split on the waterfront Two boys take a dive off the rocks. Picturesque view of Lovrecina beach on Brac island
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Day 1 Split | Embark

Your ship will be docked in Split harbor where you can board any time during the day. You will not be able to enter your cabin until 1:00 p.m., but you can leave luggage on board. The welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced to your Cruise director and the Captain, your crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. The welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Overnight in Split.

Day 2 Bol | Hvar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Depart this morning 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 the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of 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 evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain 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. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 3 Mljet National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day with sailing towards the island of Mljet with a swim stop along a way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore 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. Tonight will be the Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Mljet National Park.

Day 4 Dubrovnik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where you will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Your own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized transfer, arrive to the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 5 Korčula Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, cruise to Korčula Island with a swim stop. Lunch on board and afternoon arrival to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Your English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula.

Day 6 Makarska

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Your voyage will continue towards Makarska with refreshing swim stop on our way passing by Pelješac Peninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and Eastern side of Hvar Island. Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” famous with it's long beaches and nightlife, where you will spend the night. Overnight in Makarska.

Day 7 Pučišća (Brač Island) | Split

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast cruise across the Brač channel to Pučišća. Pucisca is the biggest village of the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fjord. Shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, and famous for its quarries from which 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.

In Pucisce is only one Stonemasonry school in Croatia where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. After a relaxed walk, have lunch while cruising to Split, your first and last stop.

Split is the second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the 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. An English-speaking guide leads an afternoon Split City tour, and walks you through historical Diocletian’s Palace.

Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to Krka National Park:
Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia.The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.
 
From the boat depart after lunch, arriving there around 3:30 p.m. Walk through the National Park to Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River and one of the best-known natural beauties of Croatia. The walking part is ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park, which recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, for an orientation Split City tour and ending your journey at the ship.

Day 8 Split | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. 
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Captain Bota Standard Cabin
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Standard Cabin
Eight cabins with double or twin beds, one cabin with a third bed (200 x 80 cm) on the floor. Two porthole windows. 14-16 m2.
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Main Deck Cabin
Ten cabins with double or twin beds, one cabin with a third bed (200 x 80 cm) on the floor. One large cabin window and one bathroom porthole. 13-15 m2.

Notes

Rates include:
  • English-speaking cruise director on board
  • 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
  • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • Welcome dinner with three courses
  • Captain Dinner with live music
  • Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
  • Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop, 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 taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
  • Private car transfers can be organized for travel agencies only on request
  • Optional excursion in Split to Krka National Park
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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