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Elegance South Cruise from Split

Roundtrip Split - 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 the ancient cities of Dubrovnik, Bol, Hvar, and others. Relax and swim in the sun-kissed Elaphiti Islands, Korcula, and Mljet National Park.
Stone streets of Stari Grad on Hvar islandCity of Split on the waterfrontTwo boys take a dive off the rocks.Picturesque view of Lovrecina beach on Brac islandMediterranean blue Dubrovnik from above
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
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Split | Embark

Your ship will be docked in Split harbor, where you can board at any time during the day. You cannot 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 introductions will be made to your cruise director and the captain, your crew, and of course, your future fellow passengers. 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 for Bol, which is 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 the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival in 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 explaining how lavender was traditionally farmed on the island of Hvar for centuries. Allow yourself an evening in Hvar to explore and dine at one of the many family-owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 3: Mljet National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day by sailing towards the island of Mljet, with a swim stop along the way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you 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 can have a swim stop and lunch, arriving in Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Your own English-speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized transfer, arrive at the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, explore the city, visit City Walls, or take the cable car to the top of Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled for the evening, or you can return on your own. 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, followed by an afternoon arrival in Korula town on Korula Island. Korčula is a city known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Your English-speaking guide will give Korčula City tour and walk us through narrow, 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 journey to Makarska will continue with a refreshing swim stop, passing by the Peljeac Peninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with olive and pine groves, vineyards, and low bush forests, and the 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 can 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 on the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and a rustic ambiance inside a deep fjord. Shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, and it is famous for its quarries, from which stone was excavated to build the 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, there 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 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 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 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 to Split via the scenic road from Krka, entering through the Golden Door for an orientation tour of Split City before returning to the ship. 

Day 8: Split | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. 

Ship/Hotel

M/S Captain Bota

Terrace on the Captain Bota
Relaxing aboard the Captain Bota
Elegant staircase on the Captain Bota

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Eight cabins with double or twin beds, one cabin with a third bed (200 x 80 cm) on the floor. Two porthole windows. 11-13 m2.
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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. 10-12 m2.

Notes


Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • Beach Towels
  • Wireless headset system for sightseeing (city tours)
  • English speaking cruise manager on board
  • Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • CCTV Security Cameras on board
  • Water dispenser
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
  • Elegance rooftop Jacuzzi (sun deck)
  • Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Dubrovnik (with transfers), Korčula and Split
  • Welcome dinner with three courses meals
  • Credit card payment facilities
  • Captain’s dinner
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 6 lunches with 3 courses
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees: €25,00-€50,00 per person/per week, to be paid on board in cash
  • 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
  • Optional excursion from Split to Krka National Park or to Trogir

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