At a glance
|Cruise Stops:||DUBROVNIK – NATIONAL PARK MLJET - KORČULA – VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – HVAR - BOL – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT or Vice Versa|
Take a cruise on the popular, MS Splendid from Dubrovnik to Split or vice versa. This is one of our favourite itineraries combining the best of mainland Croatia with her delightful islands.
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One-Way Split - Dubrovnik Departure Dates 2019:
20th July 2019
3rd August 2019
17th August 2019
31st August 2019
14th September 2019
28th September 2019
(Cruise Route: SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA - BOL – HVAR – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS – KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK)
One-Way Dubrovnik - Split Departure Dates 2019:
29th June 2019
27th July 2019
10th August 2019
24th August 2019
7th September 2019
21st September 2019
(Cruise Route: DUBROVNIK – NATIONAL PARK MLJET - KORČULA – VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – HVAR - BOL – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT)
SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK CRUISE ROUTE
SUNDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND)
MONDAY PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR
TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - VIS
WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA
THURSDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
FRIDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK
DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT CRUISE ROUTE
M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Dubrovnik Gruž 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 Dubrovnik (Dinner)
SUNDAY DUBROVNIK – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
After breakfast, our English-speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. Following an organised panoramic drive with a photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik, we'll descend to 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. After the city tour, you’ll be left on your own to explore and enjoy this city, known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic.
At 12:00 we’ll have a transfer to the ship. Lunch will be served on board en-route to Mljet National Park, where we shall arrive late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Mljet (Breakfast & Lunch)
MONDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – KORČULA
This morning you’ll be free to explore National Park Mljet (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12thcentury and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise toward the Island of Korčula, where we shall arrive in the afternoon, docking in the Town of Korčula. This historic town is known as the 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 the town’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)
TUESDAY KORČULA - VIS
In the morning, we’ll continue our cruise to the Island of Vis, with a swim stop en route. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Vis is rather unique compared to other Croatian Adriatic islands. Due to its important strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for a long time and was consequently spared of the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this remarkable Croatian island. You will have afternoon and evening free in Vis, to enjoy its unspoilt nature and dine in one of family run restaurants.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
WEDNESDAY VIS – BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - HVAR
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, at times 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!
After a swim stop and lunch, we'll 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 our afternoon arrival at 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 on your own and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
THURSDAY HVAR – BOL – PUČIŠĆA
We'll start our day with a morning departure towards Bol. Bol is famous 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’ll continue cruising towards Pučišća, with refreshing swim stops en route and lunch served on board.
Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience are simply unforgettable. 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 shall 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)
FRIDAY – PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ - SPLIT
After breakfast we'll cruise across the Brač channel 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. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we’ll have lunch. During the afternoon hours we'll sail on towards Split, our last stop.
Our English speaking guide will do the afternoon Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split- Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. After the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Split and have an intimate farewell dinner on your own.
Overnight in Split Historical Town, (B,L,)
After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends. (Breakfast)