7-Night Dubrovnik to Split Deluxe Balcony Cruise
Dubrovnik - Slano/ Ston - Mljet National Park - Korcula - Hvar Island - Vis Island - Trogir - Split
This enchanting cruise will bring you to some of Croatia’s most enchanting highlights with guided walking tours through medieval walled cities like Dubrovnik, the charming fairytale-like Old Town of Korcula and the maze of alluring streets of the 4th-century Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
Look forward to sampling Ston’s famously fresh oysters, wine tasting in a renowned family-run Hvar winery and discovering some of the region’s most breathtaking views, including the incredible sweeping vista from the top of Hvar’s fortress.
At a Glance
- Intimate Deluxe Cruise from the stunning city of Dubrovnik to magnificent Split on a new ship with private balcony cabins
- Guided walking tours of the captivating, medieval towns of Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar & Korcula
- Tour of the tranquil Mljet National Park
- Admire the Blue Cave sea grotto of illuminated light, a natural phenomenon
- Sumptuous breakfast & 3-course lunch on board, cooked by our local chefs
- Welcome Cocktail Evening & a Captain's farewell Dinner with live local entertainment
- A fantastic wine-tasting experience & visit the unique Oyster farm where you will get to sample tasty fresh oysters
- Professional English-speaking Cruise Director, with lectures on board
- Private luxury airport transfers
Day by Day Itinerary
This adventure of a lifetime through Croatia begins with private transfer from Dubrovnik Airport or your Dubrovnik hotel. You’ll be driven to Gruz Harbour where your deluxe cruising vessel awaits. Your cabin will be ready for you to get settled in at 1 p.m., but if you arrive early, we’d be happy to stow your bags so that you can enjoy wandering through the medieval ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ This evening join the meet-and-greet cocktail reception where you’ll be welcomed by captain and crew, get introductions to your fellow island-hopping passengers and enjoy a three-course welcome dinner.
DUBROVNIK - SLANO/ STON (B, L, T)
We’ll begin cruising a bit later today – first, you’ll get to explore the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik’s walled Old City with an inspiring local guide. Discover its iconic medieval landmarks and jaw-dropping Adriatic views before returning to the ship. Once we’re all back on board we’ll start our journey through the sea. The first stop is on the mainland at the traditional fishing village of Slano located at the entrance to another fortified village, Ston. Take time to gaze up at the impressive ramparts and defensive walls before a short walk along the coast to an oyster farm. Here you’ll learn all about Ston’s most famous delicacy and enjoy samples of the fresh oysters too.
SLANO – MLJET NATIONAL PARK - KORCULA (B, L)
Cruising north to Mljet Island, you’ll be able to explore its renowned national park, home to two saltwater lakes in dazzling shades of emerald and turquoise framed by lush greenery. Enjoy the views, which include a tiny islet in the middle of Great Lake that houses an ancient Benedictine monastery, before we continue on to our next island, Korcula. Most well-known as the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo, it was named Melaina Korkyra, or ‘Black Corfu’ by Greek colonists in the 6th-century BC because of its dense pine forests, so dark it almost appeared black. Our inspirational local guide will lead you on a walking tour through the Old Town, surrounded by thick stone defensive walls and towers built in medieval times. Note the many glimpses of its Venetian past like the Lions of St. Mark before enjoying time to dine on traditional local cuisine in one of the many outstanding eateries.
KORCULA - HVAR (B, L)
Discover the irresistible charms of the furthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, unique Vis. It has the feel of another place in time after being kept off limits to the public for four decades while in use by the Yugoslav military. Today it’s still largely undeveloped by tourism, offering a laid-back experience to travels with magnificent traditional architecture and beautiful beaches. You’ll enjoy time on your own to soak up the atmospheric ambiance along the stone streets and the waterfront. With some of the most exclusive Croatian wines produced here on Vis Island, like Plavac and Vugava, this is a perfect time to enjoy a glass or two.
HVAR – BLUE CAVE - VIS (B, L, T)
Setting sail from Vis, we’ll make our way toward glamorous Hvar, one of the most popular Croatian islands, renowned for its nightlife and natural beauty, but our first stop will allow you to tour the famous Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. You’ll hop aboard a small vessel that can get through the narrow entrance to marvel at the brilliant blue glow of the interior which occurs when the rays of the sun enter through a crack in the rock. After that magical experience, we’ll anchor at Hvar where you’ll be able to visit one of the most beloved wineries on the island, located in the small town of Jelsa. As we make our return, visit the impressive fort for a bird’s-eye view over Hvar and nearby islands.
VIS – BOL - TROGIR (B, L, D)
Continuing from Hvar we’ll sail toward Trogir, but first we make a stop on Brac Island to swim off the shores of one of Europe’s most stunning beaches, Zlatni Rat, also called the Golden Horn for its unique shape which juts about a third of a mile into the crystal-clear turquoise sea. Or if you prefer, sip coffee and enjoy people watching in the nearby town of Bol. After anchoring at our destination for this evening, Trogir, you’ll be able to enjoy the sights in this UNESCO-protected town, a living, open-air museum with towers, defensive walls, palaces, churches, monasteries, stone houses and the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in all of Croatia. Back on board, the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment will be hosted this evening.
TROGIR - SPLIT (B, L)
Your 7-night island-hopping adventure through Croatia is capped off in ancient Split, with its history that dates back over 1,700 years. Join our local guide for an especially grand finale, a walking tour through the historic center, nearly half of which is covered by the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace that built in the 4th century by Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement residence. Afterward, do some discovering on your own through this maze-like complex, enjoying dinner in one of the many cafes and restaurants before heading to the seaside promenade for an evening stroll.
SATURDAY - SPLIT Check out (B)
With departure day here, you’ll want to wake early to take advantage of the time to exchange contact information with new friends made and farewells to fellow passengers, as well as enjoy one last breakfast. Private transfer will bring you to Split Airport for your return home or further travels, or to your local hotel if you’d like to extend your time here.
- 7 nights of deluxe cruising from Dubrovnik to Split
- Deluxe ship with modern amenities and spacious, en-suite cabins
- Private arrival and departure transfers from and to the respective airports
- Half-board meals: a breakfast buffet and multicourse lunches served daily
- Welcome dinner and the special Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
- Unlimited filtered water, coffee and tea throughout the cruise
- Wine tasting at a family-run winery on Hvar
- Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
- Guided boat tour and entrance to the Blue Cave
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park
- Walking tours led by professional local guides through Dubrovnik, Split, Korcula, Hvar and Ston
- Dedicatedl English-speaking cruise director throughout
- Complimentary WiFi on-board
- Port Taxes of €40 per passenger
- Return flights to Croatia. (Please ask if you would like us to book flights for you)
2020 Dubrovnik to Split Departures
- May 9th, 23rd
- June 6th, 20th
- July 4, 18th
- August 1st, 15th, 29th
- September 12th, 26th
- October 10th
2021 Dubrovnik to Split Departures
- May 8th, 22nd
- June 5th, 19th
- July 3rd, 17th, 31st
- August 14th, 28th
- September 11th, 25th
- October 9th