July 1st Dubrovnik to Split Luxury Cruise

Trip Length

7 Nights

Tour Type

Cruise

Price: 3195 USD 2895 USD


Overview

You will arrive at the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, where you can relax and enjoy the view. From there, our adventure begins! You will explore this UNESCO-protected old town, and we will personally show you all of its hidden charms.

Your luxury cruise includes swimming in the sea, learning about traditional oyster farming methods before an unforgettable meal of fresh oysters with a glass of local wine. You will also get to sample traditional dinners while surrounded by olive groves and lavender fields.

Your views will never end, including forested islands, famous beaches, vineyards, old towns, National Parks, saltwater lakes, Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and even an ancient Benedictine monastery.

Croatia has some of the world’s most beautiful waters, and you will never get enough of swimming in the calming turquoise waters. You will be able to visit isolated towns that have a vintage Mediterranean feel. The Blue Cave is a natural phenomenon that only exists in Croatia. We can’t wait for you to enjoy it.

While the days are full of delicacies, unique adventures, and salty sea breezes, your nights are yours to do as you please. Explore towns and nearby landscapes. Our staff is always happy to make suggestions!

Map of Dubrovnik to Split Deluxe Cruise

Included

  • Cabin with ensuite bathroom on our 8-day cruise from Dubrovnik to Split
  • Private transfers to and from the ship (local accommodations or airport)
  • Welcome drink when you board
  • Welcome reception
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch (half board)
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment and welcome cocktail
  • Fresh fruit available daily
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Professional English speaking cruise manager
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Cabin linen change mid week
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group transfer to Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Trogir, and Split
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting
  • Entrance fees to Krka National Park
  • Traditional Croatian village dinner experience with drinks

Itinerary

Welcome to Dubrovnik! A transfer awaits to bring you from the Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to the harbor for embarkation at 1 PM.

After settling in, transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the city. Meander through the narrow, car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srd mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the vessel to meet the crew and enjoy cocktails and dinner on board, to toast to the upcoming cruise week ahead.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

After breakfast, we’ll sail to the charming town of Slano. Along the way, enjoy a your first swim stop of the trip and lunch onboard.

In Slano, be prepared to sample the local delicacy: oysters! We’ll visit the town of Ston, known for its Medieval walls and oyster farming tradition that spans over two thousand years. We’ll take a short boat ride to the oyster farm in the middle of the bay to taste these delicacies straight from the sea. Accompanied by a glass of Croatian wine, of course. The rest of the day is yours to experience Slano at your leisure and enjoy dinner in town.

Overnight in Slano.

In the morning, we will continue our sail to the island of Korcula with a swimming stop in the gorgeous turquoise water and lunch onboard. Upon arrival in Korcula, enjoy a guided walking tour and explore the narrow cobblestone streets of this well-preserved medieval town that is thought to be the birthplace of the world-famous explorer, Marco Polo.

Afterwards, you can continue discovering all the little nooks and crannies of Korčula, or join us for an optional wine tasting in the gorgeous village of Lumbarda. Here, you will be delighted with snacks and a local varietal only grown on the island, but the best part of this optional excursion are the breathtaking views of the village and Pelješac Peninsula during magic hour. It’s nothing short of spectacular!

Overnight in Korčula.

In the morning, we set sail towards the island of Vis. With lunch on board and a swim stop along the way, we arrive in Vis in the early afternoon.

Vis was once an important Yugoslav naval base and was closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a unique charm that feels like you’re stepping into a faraway time, making it one of our favorite stops.

In town, feel free to explore Vis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Archaeological Museum located in the old Austrian fort Gospina Batarija (Batteria della Madonna). Return to the ship for our Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.
Overnight in Vis.

Overnight in Vis.

Our sail begins early in the morning toward the Blue Cave*. This natural phenomenon is one of the highlights of the entire week and you’ll find out for yourself why! (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. €15)

Hvar is known as a “yachter’s paradise” and as Croatia’s sunniest island. Arrive in the afternoon for a guided tour of the town’s historical center which includes the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in the 17th century. Hike up to the Spanish Fortress which overlooks the harbor for lovely scenic views of the yacht-filled marina and the Pakleni islands. In the evening, Hvar offers many great restaurants, cafes, and bars with many open late into the night.

Overnight in Hvar Town.

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*Please note that the Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so it is unfortunately easily made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.

We’ll head back to the mainland now and arrive to Trogir after lunch, where we will board a bus to take us to the National Park Krka. Krka is one of Croatia’s most famous and picturesque national parks. The waterfalls and crystal clear waters are most impressive making this stop a client favorite.

After, we’ll head to a small village to the home of a local prosciutto maker. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner in his family home and get to know what the Croatian culture is all about.

Overnight in Trogir.

We’ll begin our last day with a walking tour of UNESCO-protected Trogir. This town is like a museum because it’s literally packed with palaces, churches, monasteries and towers.

We’ll then continue to Split. Upon arrival, join a walking tour with a local guide through Split’s old town to get acquainted with Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and learn about Split’s rich history. After the walking tour, you will have free time to enjoy one of Split’s many restaurants or eateries, among the 4th century walls of the Palace.

Overnight in Split.

Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before disembarking. A transfer will bring you to the airport or your hotel in Split.

You must vacate your cabin by 9 AM but note that if your departure transfer is later than this you can leave your luggage onboard until it’s time for your transfer.

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Your Cruise Ship

MS Premier

Premier has joined our fleet as the newest deluxe balcony ship for 2021. The ship has top-quality amenities, luxurious design and well-appointed cabins.