Superior Adriatic Cruise from Split with M/S Kleopatra
2019 depart: Apr 27. May 04, 11, 18. Jun 01,08,15,22,29. Jul 06,13,20,27. Aug 03,20,27,24,31.. Sep 07,14,21.. Oct 05.
Main Deck Cabins from: $2106 pp twin share Lower & Upper deck cabins available on request
day 01 Split - Arrival
You will be transferred from Split airport or your Split hotel to harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception this evening.
day 02 Split-Bol-Hvar
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own. Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
day 03 Hvar-Korcula
After breakfast set sail for Korčula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korčula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants.
day 04 Korcula Island-Dubrovnik
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rectors Palace and the Cathedral. Remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on own or take the cable car to Srd Mountain.
day 05 Dubrovnik-Mljet
Today we turn our compass back north towards Mljet Island, with plenty of time for morning swim along the sail. Upon arrival join the Cruise Manager for a visit to the famous salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Your evening is free in Mljet.
day 06 Mljet – Pučišća
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Pučišća, a beautiful little town on island of Brač. Pučišća features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board.
day 07 Pučišća – Omiš – Split
We depart for Omiš after breakfast. Its fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop
along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to take a guided tour of the historical centre of city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
day 08 Split – Departure
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel.
Inclusions: 7 nights cruise in classic or superior cabin with private shower/toilet, captain’s dinner, buffet breakfast and 6 lunches with four courses, starting with the four courses, welcome dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 8, water provided on tables during lunch, complimentary fresh fruits available daily, professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop, professional English-speaking Cruise Manager, free Wi-Fi on board, whisper technology enhanced touring, service charges and taxes.
Entrance: city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Mljet and Omis.
Exclusions: tourist tax, port tax - EUR 35.00 per person to be paid on board in cash, supplement for Omiš & Cetina River excursion is 25,00 EUR per pax, entrance to the Mljet National park 25,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if participants want to enter (guiding free of charge), drinks on board and extra meals.
Ship: M/S Kleopatra /M/S Paradis