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Dubrovnik Roundtrip

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard M/S Invictus
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Embark on an 8-day cruise on the M/S Invictus from Dubrovnik, a city known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you travel to beautiful islands and thousand-year-old cities, discover Croatia's rich history and heritage, explore medieval towns located on Dalmatian Islands and on the mainland, and swim in the Adriatic Sea. Experience the Croatian way of life, its past blended with the present.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Dubrovnik | Embark
Day 2 : Dubrovnik | Slano
Day 3 : Slano | Hvar
Day 4 : Hvar | Biševo Blue Cave | Vis
Day 5 : Vis | Vela Luka
Day 6 : Vela Luka | Korcula | Mljet
Day 7 : Mljet National Park | Elaphiti Island
Day 8 : Dubrovnik | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire magnificent shores and stop for relaxing swims along the way
  • Swim in one of the many coves and bays in charming Hvar
  • Cruise by the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti Islands archipelago
  • Visit Korčula, known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer

Ship

M/S Invictus

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik Stone streets of Stari Grad on Hvar island Turquoise sea of Hvar island Korcula Island Quaint alley in Korcula City of Dubrovnik
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Day 1 Dubrovnik | Embark

New boat MS Invictus is docked in Dubrovnik Gruž harbor where you can board from 13:00 hours. A welcome meeting starts at 19:00 where you will be introduced by your Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week onboard. Welcome dinner is served at 19:30. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 13:00 but they can leave luggage on board after 09:00. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner. Overnight in Dubrovnik,

Day 2 Dubrovnik | Slano

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, your English/French speaking guide and coach comes to the pier. After an organized transfer, arrive at the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide shows you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you are left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. See why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. At noon transfer from Dubrovnik to boat and start our cruise. Lunch is served while cruising to Slano with a swim stop on the way. Overnight in Slano.

Optional afternoon excursion to Ston. Start your tour by coach to Mali Ston, to take “Oyster Experience” boat trip over Mali Ston Bay where families grew oysters for generations. After a welcome drink on the wooden boat, take a tour to shellfish farm with a presentation and oyster and mussel tasting on the boat with the glass of the house wine and water. Upon coming back you will proceed to Ston, a fortified town famous for 5-kilometer long walls, a city built in the 15th century according to a plan with a rectangular scheme of streets and squares. Ston is renowned for its delicious oysters and mussels. Another landmark of Ston is its old salt ponds where the salt is still gathered today in the old way. After a relaxed time go back to Slano onboard for overnight. Price per person is 50,00 EUR and it includes your cruise escort, return transfer, Oyster Experience tasting with wine.

Day 3 Slano | Hvar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Start your day with morning departure towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Lunch and swim stop 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/French speaking guide walks you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture, and way of life on this island. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of the numerous family-owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town.

Day 4 Hvar | Biševo Blue Cave | Vis

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning cruise to Island Biševo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it 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 why entrance fees are payable on the spot. Lunch on board. Continuation to Vis Island and town, 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, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island. Overnight in Vis Town.

Day 5 Vis | Vela Luka

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. Stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Vela Luka, second largest town on Korčula island.

Optional afternoon wine & olive oil tasting excursion by coach. If you like olive oil, then this is the tour for you. Start the exploration with a visit to the Zlokic olive Oil Production founded in 1995. This family is known for being one of the leading olive oil producers on the island. The family’s collection boasts many old-fashioned tools for olive oil making, including a 15th century wooden olive press and an 18th century hydraulic compression system. The family’s oil mill covers 700 square meters and gives the visitor the chance to understand more this elixir of the Gods. After tasting the olive oil, check out this game prior to continue to the small town of Blato and the Barilo Family Museum. The Barilo ethnographic collection offers a unique and unforgettable experience of the island and shows the life and the costumes of our ancestors. The ethno house Barilo with the ethnographic collection is exceptional for both Blato and the island. The objects were collected for many years and they come from all the aspects of life – there are elements of agricultural tools, formal clothing, furniture, traditional crafts… The island exploration will continue with a visit to the Toreta Winery with wine tasting. This family boutique winery in Smokvica produces wines from indigenous grape varieties such as Posip, Rukatac and Plavac. The winery was named after the “Toreta” – fieldstone shelter that can still be found in some parts of Smokvica. This wine tasting will be enriched with a collection of equipment used by many family generations during the wine production Price per person is 50,00 EUR and it includes guide, Return transfer, Olive oil tasting, Ethnographic museum entrance fees, and wine tasting. We will have Captain’s dinner that evening on board with live music entertainment. Overnight in Vela Luka.

Day 6 Vela Luka | Korcula | Mljet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning cruise towards Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. The English/French speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and walks you through narrow and cobbled streets. Lunch on board and cruise to Mljet National Park where you can expect to come in the afternoon, (entrance fees are not included). You will have just enough time to explore the park, 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 National Park. Overnight in NP Mljet

Day 7 Mljet National Park | Elaphiti Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today's day is to enjoy. Morning cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along away. Lunch onboard and second swim stop. Overnight at Elaphiti Island, at one of the small picturesque peaceful fishermen’s villages on the Islands. Overnight in the Elaphiti Islands ( Šipan, Lopud, Koločep)

Day 8 Dubrovnik | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Morning cruise from our last stop to Dubrovnik Gruž port where you will arrive by 09:00 hours. It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast.
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If the cruise is unable to operate due to government restrictions related to COVID-19, a full refund is available. Valid for new reservations ONLY during the 2021 season. Please contact us for more details.
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8 cabins (10m2) on standard deck with 2 portholes (twin or double cabin configuration)
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Main Deck
10 cabins (13m2) on main deck with windows (twin or double cabin configuration)

Notes

- A 50% single supplement is available upon request.
- A 30% reduction is available for a 3rd adult sharing a cabin.
- Child discount: A child (age 3-11 years) sharing a cabin with 2 adults receives a 50% price reduction. A 20% reduction is available for a child sharing a twin cabin with one adult.

Rates include:
• English/French speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with 3 courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with 3 courses
• Captain’s dinner with live music
• Professional English/French speaking guide for city tours of Dubrovnik (with transfers), Hvar and Korčula.
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Beach towels • Two 0,50 litres bottles of water 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, € 40,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, ca. € 7-15 per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park, ca. € 15,00 per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
• Ston and Oyster experience, optional excursion €50,00 per person
• Korčula Olive Oil and wine tasting Island tour, optional excursion, € 50,00 per person
• Private car transfers can be organized on request
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