Studding the Adriatic, the islands of Croatia vary from tiny, verdant and unpopulated isles to large, arid outposts supporting ancient towns and villages. The charm of the islands lie in their variety, and in their secluded bays and picturesque harbours filled with the azure-blue waters of the Mediterranean.
This 9-day / 8-night itinerary cruises through the islands of Dalmatia, visiting the Unesco world heritage cities of Split, site of Emperor Diocletian's palace dating back to 305 AD, and Dubrovnik, once described by Byron as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Cruise between ports in the morning, allowing time to explore each destination in the afternoon, with the night spent in port. Explore the medieval streets of Korcula and admire the 13th-century city walls, walk through the green forests of Mljet, relax in a harbour-side restaurant serving freshly caught fish, or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. Island cruising is the best way to experience the unique beauty of Croatia's charming islands and coastline.
Morning flight to Split. Transfer to the Hotel Luxe (or similar) for 1 night. (N)
Late morning transfer to the port. Board your ship
for an early afternoon departure for Brac, the
largest of the Dalmatian islands, where the ship
will moor on the southern side of the island in the
port of Bol. (B, L)
Head south to the neighbouring island of Hvar.
Afternoon arrival followed by an orientation tour
of Hvar town with its Renaissance cathedral and
bell tower. (B, L)
Today the ship will cruise south-east to the
beautiful island of Mljet. On arrival, you might like
to explore the salt lakes in the national park as
well as the old abbey, or simply enjoy the sun and
sea on this peaceful island. (B, L)
Depart for Dubrovnik, enjoying beautiful views of
the coast en route. This afternoon take a guided
historical walking tour of the city. (B, L)
This morning, sail for the island of Korcula. Dinner
will be a traditional Croatian meal in the village
of Zrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the
island. (B, L, D)
Depart Korcula in the morning and set sail for the
Makarska Riviera, with a stop this afternoon to
swim at one of the beautiful beaches here. The
ship will overnight in the port of Makarska, one of
the most attractive resorts on the Croatian
coast. (B, L)
Sail back up the coast to Split, with lunch served
on board and the chance to swim en route. Enjoy
the view of the Split Riviera as you arrive into
port late afternoon. Join an orientation tour of
the city, which displays an abundance of Roman
architecture including Diocletian’s Palace. (B, L)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Please visit this tour on
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All Elegance cruise ship cabins are based on twin or double beds. The cabins are approximately 10-12 sq metres in size (including the en suite). All bed linen and towels are provided although it is recommended that you bring your own beach towels for use on the decks and beaches. Cabins are either lower deck (in the hull of the ship), usually with a porthole, or above deck (on or above the main deck). There is a large dining salon, which also provides a fully stocked and licensed bar. Meals on board include a continental breakfast in the morning and a three-course meal at lunchtime. The ships all feature a sun deck and provide small tenders (dinghies) which the crew use to ferry people into the bays if you prefer to sit on the beach rather than swim off the boat.
The Elegance Split cruise departs on the following dates:
28 Apr 2018
5, 12, 19 & 26May 2018
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June 2018
7, 14, 21 & 28 July 2018
4, 11, 18 & 25 August 2018
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 September 2018
6 & 13 October 2018
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
VSO2018: 8 Nights