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Split - Dubrovnik - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Fantazija
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Embark on this 8-day adventure aboard the MV Fantazija, and experience the best of Southern Dalmatia's stunning coastline and charming islands. The cruise departs from Split, and takes travelers on an adventure of discovery, with daily stops at idyllic ports of call. During the mornings, take a leisurely dip in the refreshing waters of the Adriatic Sea or relax on the spacious decks of the Fantazija, soaking in the magnificent sea views. In the evenings, explore the quaint medieval villages and towns, and immerse in the local culture and cuisine. Discover the hidden gems of the Croatian coast, from pristine beaches to historic landmarks, all while sailing on the comfortable and modern MV Fantazija. Disembark in Dubrovnik.
The Pile Gate, main entrance of the Old City of DubrovnikOld City of DubrovnikKorcula Old TownOnofrio's FountainThe Benedictine Monastery on St Mary's island on MljetAerial view of Hvar town
Highlights
  • Explore the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque structures in Dubrovnik
  • Visit the well-known salt lakes in the Mljet National Park on foot
  • Experience fine dining and a variety of bars in Korcula Old Town
  • Swim at Brac Island's beaches
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Split | Embark

Transfer from the Split airport to Split harbor for check-in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once the home to the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Split.

Day 2: Split | Bol | Hvar

Morning departure to the island of Brač, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol. Its shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the beach shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands.  Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, known for lush lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Arrive in the afternoon for a guided tour of the town’s historical landmarks - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbor for lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs with many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.

Day 3: Hvar | Bisevo

Early morning cruise towards the small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance to be paid on the spot – approx. 18EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of a cave visit will depend on those conditions however, you will be notified in time. Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis retains a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Sample local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Place, and the City Museum, or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis.

Day 4: Vis | Korcula

Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. The fishbone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town’s design to provide a natural cooling effect providing citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula for a typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.

Day 5: Korcula | Mljet

The next morning, head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey, and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters, or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island. Overnight in port Polača or Pomena.

Day 6: Mljet | Slano

Departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village and the starting point for Ston, another, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts, heading for a small village nearby  Mali Ston to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Transfer back to the vessel for the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment.

Day 7: Slano | Dubrovnik

Early morning departure to Dubrovnik, one of the world's most beautifully preserved medieval cities. Before tied up at the Gruž harbor, enjoy a cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ Mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. Meander through the narrow streets, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture or walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8: Dubrovnik | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Gather for one final breakfast on the vessel, followed by goodbyes to your crew and new friends.

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Fantazija

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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
  • Luggage Handling 
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment
  • Complimentary water from the water fountain
  • Tea and coffee after lunch
  • Taxes & port fees
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Midweek bed linen change
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Croatian wine tasting
  • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting (Including entrance to the Ston walls and saltworks)
  • Shared airport transfers at prescheduled times on arrival and departure days only
  • Guided walking tours in English of towns: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Korcula village dinner experience: € 40/55 per person
  • Blue Cave entrance fee approx. € 18 per person

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