SOUTHERN EXPLORER CRUISE SPLIT – SPLIT

 

DURATION:
8 days / 7 nights
ROUTE:
Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Trstenik – Korcula - Hvar – (Bol) Split

  • o Indulge in the history of Dalmatia's 'capital' SPLIT.
    o Stroll through the streets of MAKARSKA - one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast.
    o Spend your day on the most seductive island in the Adriatic – MLJET, renowned for its deep bays, lush and diverse Mediterranean vegetation and rich cultural heritage.
    o Hop on a cable car to Mt Srđ and admire astonishing views of the Pearl of the Adriatic – DUBROVNIK.
    o Swim in the bays of ŠIPAN ISLAND or PELJEŠAC PENINSULA.
    o Enjoy the picture-perfect KORČULA town, surrounded by 14th century walls, where great explorer Marco Polo was born.
    o Discover HVAR – the sunniest Adriatic island rich with history and magical nature.
    o Swim at Golden Horn beach on BRAČ ISLAND.

  • caption DAY 1, SATURDAY | SPLIT – MAKARSKA Departure from Split harbour towards Makarska at 13:00h. Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting excursion or zipline on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites.
    caption DAY 2, SUNDAY | MAKARSKA – MLJET Early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Afternoon visit to salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle or just rent a bike (optional) and cycle around these stunning lakes. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena.
    caption DAY 3, MONDAY | MLJET – DUBROVNIK After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.
    caption DAY 4, TUESDAY | DUBROVNIK – SIPAN/TRSTENIK Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches… Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards Sipan isle or small town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery.
    caption DAY 5, WEDNESAY | SIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORCULA After breakfast depart for island Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in bay near the town of Korcula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korcula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Optional sightseeing of Korcula and wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dinning in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.
    caption DAY 6, THURSDAY | KORCULA – HVAR Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
    caption DAY 7, FRIDAY | HVAR – BRAC (Bol) – SPLIT Our next stop is Brac island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn – its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. A swim break is planned on route in one of the many bays on Brac island. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage.
    caption DAY 8, SATURDAY | SPLIT Early breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends.

    INCLUDED

    7 night cruise with half board service (breakfast & 3 course lunch), 1 L of water daily, 1 Captain’s dinner and guided tour of Dubrovnik, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.

     

  • These excursions can be added to your booking in the final stage of your reservation. If paying on the spot, only KUNA currency and cash is accepted.

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    CETINA RAFTING

    This is one of the most popular adventure activities in this area. The rapids of Cetina River are not difficult but fun and exciting with breathtaking scenery is breath taking. The tour includes: bus transfer to and from the ship and guide instructor. Life vest and helmets are provided. Duration is approximately 5 hours together with bus transfer.
     

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    CETINA CANYON ZIP LINE

    Feel the adrenalin rush in the Cetina river canyon! 8 steel lines will make you scream while sliding 150m above the ground in the magnificent canyon.
     
     

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    MOSTAR

    Saturday after the cruise; experience Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most beautiful city, view the iconic ‘Stari Most’/Old Bridge, discover Ottoman and Turkish history – bus excursion / passport required / minimum 10 persons.
     
     

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    KRKA WATERFALLS

    Saturday after the cruise; Do not hesitate to swim at the wonderful Krka waterfalls and visit the historic town Sibenik. After a guided tour of the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, excursion continues to Krka waterfalls to explore beautiful natural surroundings. Return to Split in late afternoon hours.
     

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    PLITVICE LAKES

    Visit Plitvice Lakes, 16 turquoise colored lakes with crystal clear water connected by magnificent waterfalls. Pure nature, mountain forests and fresh air. One of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, and a UNESCO site. A full day tour, starting in the morning and returning just before dinner. The tour begins in the morning (7:30 am) while the return is scheduled in the evening (approx 7:00 pm, includes coach transfer, guide, entrance to the park with boat and train ride in the park); comfortable shoes recommended.

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    KORČULA WINE TASTING

    Join our optional wine tasting in Korcula to try some of the famous Dalmatian and Croatian wines. Discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack.
     
     

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    KORCULA VILLAGE DINNER EXPERIENCE

    Try a typical Dalmatian dinner in small village near the town of Korcula and find out more about the history and traditional way of living.
     
     

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    CABLE CAR DUBROVNIK

    Enjoy the cable car in Dubrovnik to Srđ mountain and enjoy the scenic views of the old city.
     
     
     

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    SEA KAYAKING AROUND DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS

    Join the adventure in a one or two-seater kayak with all your belongings tucked safely inside a waterproof barrel. Departures from the entrance to the old town.
     
     

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    RENT-A-BIKE ON MLJET ISLAND

    Most of the island Mljet is a National Park so enjoy the beautiful nature and rent a bike for 2 hours!
     
     
     

  • 2017 DEPARTURE DATES

    APRIL 15, 22, 29

    MAY 6, 13, 20, 27

    JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24

    JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    AUGUST 5, 12, 19, 26

    SEPTEMBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    OCTOBER 7, 14

  • Modern A+ category vessels with air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds) – price includes Captain’s dinner and sightseeing of Dubrovnik, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen. Our A+ category boats are all newly built, and offer a fantastic level of modern amenities and accommodation.

    Each of the A+ category ship has spacious public areas on-board, including restaurant area. The majority of leisure time on-board is spent on the fantastic ‘Sun Deck’, with relaxed sun chairs/loungers, and to make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform with steps and a ladder for easy access to the water.

    There are 17 A+ category ships in total. There are differences between ships, however you will always be guaranteed excellent quality and standards on-board.

    Other facilities include safety deposit box, internal communication system, lifejackets, cupboard or open shelf, electrical points in each cabin (European adaptor 220 V) - Life boat – Tender.
    ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

  • To get a quote, please feel free to contact us through our email info@unlimitedcroatia.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.