DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Join the welcome meeting at 7:00 p.m. where our cruise director will introduce you to the captain, crew and your future fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. However, they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND)
Our English speaking guide will do the morning Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
At 12:00 we’ll start our cruise to Omiš. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice.
Lunch will be served on board while we continues our cruise across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
We’ll spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued us so much in daylight.
Overnight in Pučišća, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards Bol known for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch we shall continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet set.
Upon your evening arrival in Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. You’ll learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar, for many centuries. Afterwards, you’ll be free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS
We’ll start our day with a morning cruise towards Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white bottom floor, colouring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon.
However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot – if we ‘all lucky enough to visit the cave! Afterwards we’ll dock in Vis and have lunch.
Vis is truly unique in comparison to other Adriatic islands. Due to its strategic location on the open sea it served as a military zone for a long time, for which reason it was untouched by the usual tourist development.
Beautiful beaches, unspoilt nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family run taverns.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, with a swim stop and lunch en route. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive to the Korčula Town, on the Island of Korčula. This town is known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and walk us through Korčula’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free, to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 • THURSDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
After breakfast we’ll cruise to National Park Mljet, passing
by the magnificent shores of Korčula islands archipelago,
with a swim stop and lunch en route. Upon arrival to
National Park Mljet you’ll have a free afternoon to explore
park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the
Great and Small Lake, visit Islet of St. Mary with its
Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Enjoy a
refreshing swim in the heart of this pristine natural park.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK
In the morning we’ll depart for Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands, where we’ll have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we’ll descend to the the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. Following the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Dubrovnik, visit famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening. You can return on your own if you wish so.
Learn why Dubrovnik is known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 8 • SATURDAY • DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, the time has come say farewell to all your new friends. (B)
Dates & Prices
CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EURO, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
|M/S SPLENDID 2020
Eur per person/week
|Departure dates 2020
One-way Split to Dubrovnik
August 1, 15, 29
|Main deck cabin
|Upper deck cabin
|Solo use cabin supplement (on request)
|3rd adult sharing main deck cabin(bunk bed)
|Child (age 3-11 years) in twin with 1 adult
|Child (age 3-11) sharing a cabin with 2 adults
- English speaking cruise manager on board
- 6 crew members
- 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Welcome dinner with 3 courses
- Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with 3 courses
- Professional English speaking guide for the City Tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik (with transfers)
- Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
- Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Two 0.50 litres bottles per day and person
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- CCTV Security Cameras on board
- Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
Rates do not include
- Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person/per week, to be paid on board in cash
- Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, ca. 7-15 EURO/pax
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park, ca. 15-20 EURO per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
- Private car transfers can be organized on request
Upon a received confirmation of reservation, a deposit amounting to 300 EUR per person is required (non-refundable) along with a final payment of the balance to be paid 60 days before arrival.
|35 – 22 days prior to the cruise
|35% of the total cruise rate
|21 – 15 days prior to the cruise
|50% of the total cruise rate
|14 – 0 days prior to the cruise
|100% of the total cruise rate
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