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Dubrovnik - Split - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Nautilus
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Embark on this 8-day cruise aboard the Nautilus, sailing from Dubrovnik to Split. Explore Dubrovnik's historic city gates and limestone streets before ascending Srđ Mountain for stunning views. Enjoy cocktails and dinner onboard. Visit Slano, an Elaphiti island for swimming, and explore Ston's medieval ramparts with an oyster tasting. Discover Mljet Island's salt lakes and ancient monasteries. Explore Marco Polo's birthplace in Korčula and the hidden gem of Vis. Visit the Blue Cave on Biševo Island and explore Hvar's Renaissance cathedral and fort. Swim at Zlatni Rat Beach on Brač Island before concluding the trip in Split with a guided tour.
Korcula IslandAerial view of Hvar townKorcula Old TownOnofrio's FountainThe Benedictine Monastery on St Mary's island on MljetSee ancient and modern architecture collideSt. Mary monastery Mljet National ParkQuaint alley in KorculaExplore beautiful VisStop in beautiful VisExplore the historic island of Korcula
Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik's historic city gates and limestone streets
  • Explore medieval ramparts in Ston and enjoy an oyster tasting
  • Unveil Mljet Island's charm through serene strolls near salt lakes
  • Experience stunning views from Srđ Mountain, accessible by cable car
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: Dubrovnik | Embark

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport or hotel to the Dubrovnik Gruž harbor for check-in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the city. Meander through the narrow, car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the vessel to meet the crew and enjoy cocktails and dinner on board, to toast to the upcoming cruise week ahead. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2: Dubrovnik | Slano (Ston)

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as cruising around Dubrovnik's city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village, and your starting point to Ston, a once fortified small village, famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, head for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to the vessel. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard. Overnight in Slano.

Day 3: Mljet

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
In the morning, the cruise continues further north 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, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters, or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Overnight in port Polača or Pomena.

Day 4: Korčula

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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 Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fishbone street pattern was used in the design of Korčula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula Town for a typical Dalmatian dinner and learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.

Day 5: Vis

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Continue to the island of Vis, once, in the 4th century BC, one of the main Greek colonies. Vis is relatively under the radar for tourists. For a long time, it was in use as a Yugoslavian army base – until 1991. As a result, the culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Rosemary, capers, and sage grow wild around the island. Try some exquisite local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, 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 6: Biševo | Hvar

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Early in the morning, cruising resumes towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance fee to be paid on the spot, 18EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of a cave visit will depend on those conditions. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for its glorious lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Arrive in the afternoon for the guided tour of Hvar - visit 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 Paklinski Islands. Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment in the evening - numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.

Day 7: Hvar | Bol | Split

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to join a guided tour of the city upon arrival. This historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection will knock you off your feet with its abundance of things to see and do and with its unique lively atmosphere. Overnight in Split.

Day 8: Split | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
One last breakfast onboard followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends! Check-out by 9.00 am.

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Room size: 17 m2 Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone, and vanity set. Cabins serviced daily: 1 double/ twin cabin
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Room size: 16.5-22 m2 Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone, and vanity set. Cabins serviced daily: 5 double/ twin cabins, 4 double cabins
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Room size: 20-25.4 m2 Fully air-conditioned cabins equipped with hairdryer, safe deposit box, LCD TV, internal phone, and vanity set. Cabins serviced daily: Lower deck I (1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin, 1 twin cabins (sgl use recommended) + additional cabin for the tour manager. Lower deck II (6 double/ twin cabins)
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
  • Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to the Old Town for sightseeing
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Croatian wine tasting
  • Shared airport transfers at prescheduled times on arrival and departure days only
  • Guided walking tours in English of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
  • Half-day excursion to Ston (Oyster farm visit and tasting, walls of Ston and Ston saltworks)
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Blue Cave entrance fee approx. € 18 per person
  • Korčula village dinner experience: € 40 per person / peka option € 55 per person

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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