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 Croatian Explorer Cruise Special
 

Croatian Explorer Cruise Special

 

BOOK BY 15 FEBRUARY 2019

CROATIAN EXPLORER CRUISE - MS KLEOPATRA

 

Type of Tour:

Scheduled departure cruise

Operates:

Departs Saturdays 27 Apr – 5 October 2019 (final departure 5 Oct)

Cruise no longer available on MS Paradis upper deck on: 5 Oct

Duration:

8 days / 7 nights

Visit:

Split – Bol – Hvar – Korcula – Dubrovnik – Mljet – Pucisca – Omis – Split

Includes:

7 nights’ accommodation on board a 5* vessel, cabin with private toilet and shower

Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard

Cruising as per itinerary

Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik

Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Captain’s dinner

Excludes:

Arrival and departure transfers

Airfare and airport taxes

Tourist tax and port tax (currently Euro 35 p.p.), must be paid locally.

Entrance to Mljet National Park, currently Euro 25 p.p. to be paid locally

Extras on-board, such as drinks

Travel insurance, visa cost and tips

Notes:

These cruises allow plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring interesting resorts, small bays and attractive Dalmatian towns on your own. Evenings are spent at port allowing time for dinner in a local restaurant (own costs).

Service providers reserve the right to substitute the vessel with others of a similar standard.

This is not a cruise on a cruise ship; the vessel provides accommodation and transportation from island to island. The boats are classified as 5* vessels (when compared to vessels sailing in Croatia) and should not be compared to 5* hotels.

Cruise itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

This cruise may not be suitable for elderly clients and persons with restricted mobility.

Accommodation:

5*: MS Kleopatra or similar

Also 5* MS Paradis (additional departure on select dates)

 

TRAVEL DATES

WAS

NOW

LOWER DECK

27 April, 04 & 11 May 2019 From:


R18 830.-pps


R12 240.-pps
 

MAIN DECK
27 April, 04 & 11 May 2019 From:


R20 996 .-pps


R14 203.-pps
 

 

ITINERARY
 

Saturday:  SPLIT
You will make your own way to Split harbour where embarkation begins at 13h00. In the evening there will be a special welcome reception and dinner on board the boat.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Split  (D)

Sunday:  SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
After the cruise leaves Split its first stop will be at Bol, a small town on the island of Brac. Here you can go for a swim at the Golden Horn, a 530m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. The beach is unique because it changes shape and positioning depending on the winds. Return to the boat for lunch after which it sets off to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira”, as the island is also known, happens to be one of the longest islands to be found along the Croatian coastline. After arriving you will go on a guided tour of Hvar city, discovering highlights like the first public theatre in Europe, pre-dating even Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK, as well as other interesting historical sites.

Note: Due to limited capacity in Hvar Harbour during peak season in July and August the port of call might be changed to Stari Grad or Jelsa. If this is the case bus transfers to and from Hvar will be organized.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Hvar  (BL)

Monday:  HVAR – KORCULA
Today’s destination is Korcula, but first, a stop will be made at one of the pristine bays along the way to provide a swimming opportunity and for lunch. You will arrive in Korcula in the afternoon, home to unspoilt beaches and coves that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. It is also thought that this island is the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo. The Old Town of Korcula features rich medieval architecture with palaces, churches and squares earning it the nickname “Little Dubrovnik”. You will go on a walking tour through the narrow, cobbled streets rich with the history of this fascinating little city.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Korcula  (BL)

Tuesday:  KORCULA – DUBROVNIK
In the morning the cruise will continue from Korcula to Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. After arriving you will take a guided tour of the Dubrovnik’s Old Town which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, and a panoramic bus ride above it. Thereafter the remainder of the day will be at your leisure. Renaissance churches and palaces form a backdrop to outdoor cafes and market squares in this stunning city.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik  (BL)

Wednesday:  DUBROVNIK – MLJET
Today the cruise begins its journey back, but first history will be swapped for nature as the boat cruises to Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds and the two lakes it is famous for, The “Great Lake” (Veliko Jezero) and the “Small Lake” (Malo Jezero). You will have plenty of leisure time to explore the park.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Mljet  (BL)

Thursday:  MLJET – BRAC
Most of today will just be taken up by cruising and taking breaks for a swim in picturesque secluded cloves. Have lunch on board as the boat continues to Pucisca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac known for its stonemasonry, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Tonight there will be a special captain’s dinner on board the boat.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Brac  (BLD)

Friday:  BRAC – OMIS – SPLIT
The cruise has an early start this morning as the vessel cruises to Omis before breakfast. One finds various fortresses in this area which act as silent stone reminders of the power of the infamous pirates that made their homes and fortunes here. You can either explore the area yourself or book an optional tour which sails up the Cetina River Canyon to Radman Mills where participants will get to taste some local specialities. Thereafter the cruise will continue to where it began, Split. A stop will be made along the way to offer participants a final chance for a swim and for lunch. You will arrive in Split in the later afternoon and take a guided tour of the UNESCO protected city centre.
Overnight:  Cruise vessel anchored in Split  (BL)

Saturday:  SPLIT
After breakfast, you will disembark and make your own way to your next destination.  (B)

 

 

The above costs are based on 2 people sharing subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the terms and conditions of ITT INSPIRATIONS TRAVEL & TOURS (PTY) LTD (ITT). Fluctuations in exchange rate will be calculated at time of confirmation and payment. Land only - excludes flights, transfers, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, visa cost and tips. E&OE.