At a glance
|Cruise route:||SPLIT - BOL - HVAR - MIJET & NATIONAL PARK - DUBROVNIK - ELAPHITI ISLANDS - KORCULA - VIS - BLUE CAVE BISEVO - SPLIT|
|Best for:||Island hopping, sight-seeing and adventure seekers|
|What next:||Contact our Travel Specialists on 01694 722193|
Available 2019 Departures:
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th of June 2019
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of July 2019
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st of August 2019
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of September 2019
5th of October 2019
The BRAND NEW MS Swallow is a 49m long, 8.6m wide luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Built for the season 2019 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, guaranteeing an enjoyable cruise for all guests.
This ship is fitted with a CCTV surveillance system , complete navigation equipment, fire alarm, smoke detectors, life rafts and tenders are there for your personal safety.
Modern non-smoking double or twin cabins are fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi, Sat TV, fire alarm, smoke detectors, Shower room, toiletries, hair dryer, life-jackets, luggage storage space under the bed, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. All cabins have a window or porthole.
Extra-large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, with separate bar and lounge area, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, Wireless Internet, loud-speakers and audio-system for announcements by Captain or cruise manager, beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Outside fully covered terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs that can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of a change in the weather) ,these are usually open.
Ship has a rear platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public W/C’s.
On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 390 m2 with sun-beds for passengers, while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.
Day 0: DAY 1:
M/S SWALLOW will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. The welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course 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. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split (Dinner)
SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden Cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town on foot, or have a cup of coffee on board and take a swim till lunch which will be served on board. After lunch, we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet-setters.
Upon our evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family-owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (Breakfast & Lunch)
MONDAY HVAR – MLJET ISLAND & NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival at Mljet you will have the opportunity to explore Mljet National Park in the afternoon with included entrance fees, walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century.
Captain’s dinner that evening on board.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L, Captain’s dinner)
TUESDAY DUBROVNIK WALLS CRUISE
Morning departure to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site.We will cruise along Dubrovnik City walls and fortifications and have lunch on board directly in front of the Historical centre where you will have chance to take unforgettable photos of breath-taking Dubrovnik.
After relaxed time in front of the Dubrovnik city walls we will embark to small boat that will take us directly into old city harbour where English speaking guide will wait us and show us the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.
After the city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ and have intimate farewell dinner. Return scheduled coach transfer will be organised from Pile Gate to the Gruž harbour.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – KORCULA
After breakfast we will cast-off for our pleasant cruise to the Korčula. On our way we will cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer.
Our English-speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula, (B,L)
THURSDAY KORCULA – VIS
Morning cruise to Vis Island, where we expect to arrive after lunch with swim stop on our way. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years , due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military base for many years.Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island where we will spend afternoon.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
FRIDAY VIS – BLUE CAVE BISEVO – SPLIT
This morning we cruise to Bisevo Island with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level. Please aware that to access this cave visitors are required to dive down and resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors.However, sometimes high waves prevent visitors from accessing the Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. If that happens, we can provide an alternative half-day tour of Vis Island with WWII RAF Airport, along with Komiža – a peculiarly beautiful town boasting the longest fishing tradition on East Adriatic. After a relaxed cruise arrival in Split second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
Our English speaking guide will do Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Overnight in Split, (B,L)
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka. The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia.
The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.
From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m.
Walk through National Park, Skradinski Buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski Buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park which recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.
Reservations and payment will be made on board
English speaking guide Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for the excursion.
Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes therefore we recommend comfortable walking shoes.
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (Breakfast)