The MS Splendid takes you on this 8-day private cruise of the Adriatic from Dubrovnik to Split. En route, visit Korcula, Hvar, and Bol to discover Croatia's enchanting beauty. Swim in the Adriatic Sea, visit the Blue Cave, learn how lavender was first farmed here, and stroll through the narrow streets of the relaxed city of Omiš. 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 during your private charter
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
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.
Charter rates include:
-8 days/ 7 night’s charter with Croatian crew members, fully operational boat with fuel for max 4/5 hours of sailing per day, on board air-condition, boat port fees, accommodation for maximum number of passengers in cabins with private facilities, Shower/WC and other amenities stated on each boat description.
-Welcome drink on arrival day, one welcome dinner with three courses, daily buffet breakfast and six lunches with three courses ( 7 x Half boards)
-Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
-Bathroom towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week.
-Free unlimited wireless internet access on board (Wi-Fi)
-CCTV Security Cameras on board
-Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi on Sun deck with deck-beds for passengers
-Rear swimming platform for easy access to/from the sea
Charter rates do not include/optional:
- Professional English ( or any other language) speaking cruise manager on board
-Professional guides for city tours ( Hvar, Korčula, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik etc), up to 2 hours, transfers to the cities are not included. Transfers for city tours of Split, Trogir, Hvar, Korčula, is not needed as boat will dock in historical core.
-Return transfer by coach in Dubrovnik with Pile stop fee included.
-Entrances fees to museums or National Parks, to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
-Optional shore excursions, like Konavle Countryside, Krka National park, Olive oil and wine tasting tours, various excursion possibilities and dinner options in special settings on request
-Wireless headset system for guided walking tours
-Full Board supplement on board / 7 meals package
-Captain’s dinner with welcome drink, 4 course meals
-Live music entertainment
-Afternoon tea or coffee time with biscuits
-One liter of cold water per person and day/week
-Daily cabin cleaning service
-Beach towels ( one per person & week)
-Baby chair and baby cot rental with linens
-Private car, minivan or coach transfers in all destinations and airports
-Port and tourist taxes and fees for clients, € 45,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash or can be added to invoice.
-Drinks at the bar and tips – to be paid on the spot after the cruise
-One way cruise supplement – as per each request independently
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.