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Croatian Explorer Cruise - Early Booking Discount - SAVE 20%

Croatian Explorer Cruise - Early Booking Discount - SAVE 20%

Split, Croatia

From: R 18,176.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices

    From: R 18,176.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #8245
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 Nights
  • Valid From

    11th of May 2019 (Saturday)
  • Valid To

    12th of October 2019 (Saturday)
  • Expires

    15th of December 2018 (Saturday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Take a 7 night cruise along the Dalmatian Coast! The most beautiful coastlines in thе world, filled with іdуllіс bеасhеѕ, hіѕtоrіс vіllаgеѕ, сhаrmіng towns аnd fаntаѕtіс hоѕріtаlіtу.

Sail thrоugh ѕоmе of thе most beautiful coastlines in thе world, filled with іdуllіс bеасhеѕ, hіѕtоrіс vіllаgеѕ, сhаrmіng towns аnd fаntаѕtіс hоѕріtаlіtу. Discover thе dеlіghtѕ of Dalmatia, еxреrіеnсе Croatian trаdіtіоnѕ аnd sample a tаѕtе оf the lосаl fооd аnd wіnе.

The brand new Deluxe MS Desire is well suited to cruise Croatia’s picturesque coast and berth in the historic smaller ports. Launched in 2017 this vessel with its sleek lines, excellent manoeuvrability and the latest in safety features is just the way to explore the Adriatic. For your comfort the boat features 19 spacious cabins on three decks. All are fully air-conditioned and have twin or double beds, private en suites and contemporary facilities. Public spaces are plentiful, with enough room to find your own space. The air-conditioned salon-restaurant, includes a fully equipped bar and leads to an outdoor lounge area with comfortable sofas. The large sun deck includes sun-beds, a small plunge pool to cool down in the heat of the day, and an outdoor bar. At the rear of the ship a swimming platform allows easy access to the sea during many swim stops.
For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments.

Please note travel dates and discounts below for lower, main, upper and sun deck cabins:

TRAVEL DATES

WAS

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LOWER DECK

11, 18 May, 28 Sep, 05 & 12 Oct From:


R22 720.-pps

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About the Holiday

Itinerary

Saturday: SPLIT

You will be transferred from Split airport or a hotel to the harbour where embarkation begins at 13h00. In the evening there will be a special welcome reception and dinner on board the boat.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Split (D)

Sunday: SPLIT - BOL - HVAR
After the cruise leaves Split its first stop will be at Bol, a small town on the island of Brac. Here you can go for a swim at the Golden Horn, a 530m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. The beach is unique because it changes shape and positioning depending on the winds. Return to the boat for lunch after which it sets off to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. "Croatian Medeira", as the island is also known, happens to be one of the longest islands to be found along the Croatian coastline. After arriving you will go on a guided tour of Hvar city, discovering highlights like the first public theatre in Europe, pre-dating even Shakespeare's theatre in the UK, as well as other interesting historical sites.

Note: Due to limited capacity in Hvar Harbour during peak season in July and August the port of call might be changed to Stari Grad or Jelsa. If this is the case bus transfers to and from Hvar will be organised.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Hvar (BL)

Monday: HVAR - KORCULA
Today's destination is Korcula, but first a stop will be made at one of the pristine bays along the way to provide a swimming opportunity and for lunch. You will arrive in Korcula in the afternoon, home to unspoilt beaches and coves that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling. It is thought that this island is the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo. The Old Town of Korcula features rich medieval architecture with palaces, churches and squares earning it the nickname "Little Dubrovnik". You will go on a walking tour through the narrow, cobbled streets rich with history of this fascinating little city.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Korcula (BL)

Tuesday: KORCULA - DUBROVNIK
In the morning the cruise will continue from Korcula to Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. After arriving you will take a tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, and a bus ride overlooking it. Thereafter the remainder of the day will be all your leisure. Renaissance churches and palaces form a backdrop to outdoor cafes and market squares in this stunning city.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik (BL)

Wednesday: DUBROVNIK - MLJET
Today the cruise begins its journey back but first swap out history for nature on Croatia's greenest island, Mljet. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds and the two lakes it is famous for, The "Great Lake" (Veliko Jezero) and the "Small Lake" (Malo Jezero). You will go on a guided tour to the lakes and take a boat ride to St. Mary's Island located in the larger of the lakes. Thereafter you will have time at leisure on this island which was supposedly a favourite holiday spot of the Greek hero Ulysses.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Mljet (BL)

Thursday: MLJET - BRAC
Most of today will just be taken up by cruising and taking breaks for a swim in picturesque secluded cloves. Have lunch on board as the boat continues to Pucisca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac known for its stonemasonry, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Tonight there will be a special captain's dinner on board the boat.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Brac (BLD)

Friday: BRAC - OMIS - SPLIT
The cruise continues to Omis after breakfast. One finds various fortresses in this area which act as silent stone reminders of the power of the infamous pirates that made their homes and fortunes there. You can either explore the area yourself or book an optional tour which sails up the Cetina River Canyon to Radman Mills where participants will get to taste some local specialities. Thereafter the cruise will continue to where it began, Split. A stop will be made along the way to offer participants a final chance for a swim and for lunch. You will arrive in Split in the later afternoon and take a guided tour of the UNESCO protected city centre.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Split (BL)

Saturday: SPLIT
After breakfast, you will disembark and be transferred to Split Airport or a hotel. (B)

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport or hotel (shared)
  • 7 nights' accommodation on board 5* Superior moto yacht, cabin with private toilet and shower
  • Complimentary Wifi onboard
  • Cruising as per itinerary
  • Professional English- speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik
  • Entrance fee to Mjet National Park as well as guiding of the park
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary 
  • Captains Dinner
Excludes
  • International flights to Split
  • Airport transfers.
  • Meals not itemised
  • Gratuities
Package Conditions:

Package is based on selected Saturday departures as follows:
11, 18 May, 28 September, 05 & 12 October 2019.

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Split
Split is the second-largest urban centre in Croatia. The city is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, more specifically the eastern Adriatic Sea.

Split was founded when Diocletian built his retirement home here in AD 295. Born in nearby Salona, this able soldier went on to rule the Roman Empire for two decades. When the palace was complete, he resigned and withdrew to his native Dalmatia where he spent his final years. When tribes of Avars and Slavs rampaged through the region, the people of Salona took refuge within the abandoned palace, turning it into a town in its own right. By the 11th century, the settlement had expanded beyond the ancient walls.

Split has a Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters. Split is one of the sunniest places in Europe.

Within the palace is Split's Town Museum that recounts the history of Split in a series of drawings, coats of arms, weapons, furniture, coins and documents. Another excellent attraction is Split's Archaeological Museum which contains fascinating artefacts from the Roman and early Christian period. Most interesting are the reliefs based on Illyrian mythical figures.

Split's daily market is a sight worth seeing, whether or not you want to buy anything. Just steps from the ferry wharf and the bus terminal, this busy market is open daily from 7am to 1pm. Not only will you find the best deals on fruit, vegetables, olive oil, local brandies and other edibles and drinkables but there are tables of tools, utensils, clothes, boot, electronic and other odds and ends.

Beside the standard European cuisine present in all restaurants and hotels specialties from the grill and the roasting-spit (lamb, pork, and poultry) are very popular. Some specialties are as follows: the Gavrilovic salami, the Dalmatian smoked ham, salty pilchards, sheep cheese, peppered Slavonian sausages, paprika-flavoured salami, etc. From fish meals the fish stew is very savoury, and in the continental region the peppered fish stew with fresh-water fish is favoured.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing. 
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price quoted is indicative. The price was correct at the time of printing on 16 November 2018. 

Terms and Conditions apply.

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