8 day Croatia Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik (with MJ Hartman & Friends)
from 1690 €
Are you ready to discover the nooks and crannies of Croatia? Join MJ Hartman & Friends on a cruise from Split to Dubrovnik to visit the most famous Croatian tourist spots on the Dalmatian coast. Unique itinerary, friendly and fun-loving group, crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, historical stops at UNESCO towns such as Dubrovnik and Hvar are waiting for you to start your unforgettable travel adventure. During the day there is plenty of time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea, evenings are at leisure to enjoy local restaurants or to wander old towns streets with historical monuments. Reserve your spot today and start the countdown to your dream holiday!
SPLIT, CROATIA – cruise starts
City tour of Split –
Embarkation and sail out –
MAKARSKA – BOL – STARI GRAD
Sail to the island of Brac –
sail to the island of Hvar –
overnight Stari Grad, Hvar
STARI GRAD – HVAR TOWN
Sail to Hvar town –
swim stop in Pakleni islands –
overnight Hvar Town
HVAR – (Blue cave) VIS
Sail to Blue cave in Bisevo island –
sail to the island of Vis –
overnight Vis town
VIS – KORČULA
Sail to Korcula –
explore the town of Korcula –
overnight Korcula town
KORČULA – MLJET – SIPAN or SLANO
Sail to the island of Mljet –
explore Mljet National Park –
overnight Sipan or Slano
ŠIPAN or SLANO – DUBROVNIK
Sail to Dubrovnik –
Dubrovnik city tour –
DUBROVNIK – tour ends
Possible transfer to the airport.
Or continue with Post-trip travel.
ABOUT THIS CRUISE
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
When: 24 June – 1 July 2023
Type of Travel: Private cruise, escorted, with local guides
Group Size: max 38 guests
Recommended for: adults, children (min age for children is 8)
Transportation: small MV cruise ship
Accommodation: premium superior ship cabins
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner
CROATIA CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS
Amble through the ancient streets of the former Diocletian’s palace, now a lively residential area
Makarska riviera, a famous tourist destination with a rich social scene and pine-shaded beaches
A chance to swim on the moving pebble-stone tongue of the Zlatni rat (Golden Horn) beach in the island of Brac
A walk through one of the oldest European towns, Stari Grad, brings the whisperings of the past times.
The crystal-clear waters, hidden beaches, and deserted lagoons of the Pakleni Islands
Hvar Town, the island’s hub and busiest destination, where medieval walls surround Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets
A chance to see and swim in the Blue cave and pristine Mediterranean island of Vis, a set of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again movie
The island of Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo
A seductive forest-shrouded island of Mljet, with its National Park offering outdoor relaxing activities
The pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik old town city tour with baroque palaces and its mighty protective walls
DETAILED CRUISE ITINERARY
DAY 1: SPLIT, CROATIA – cruise starts
Highlights: Amble through the ancient streets of the former Diocletian’s palace, now a lively residential area | Makarska riviera, a famous tourist destination with a rich social scene and pine-shaded beaches
Welcome to Split, the capital of Dalmatia! Before embarking on our private cruise ship, enjoy a morning city tour of Split. We will depart from Split harbor at 13:00h and cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards the town of Makarska. Enjoy freshly made lunch on board while sailing along Makarska riviera, nested in the shade of the highest coastal mountains in Croatia. Free afternoon or perhaps join the rest of the thrill junkies for the zipline ride over the canyon of the river Cetina. We will spend the night in Makarska, a popular tourist destination with a variety of restaurants and pubs and a lovely promenade along the pine-shaded beach. Cobble streets, lined with churches and other cultural landmarks, are a perfect introduction to the Dalmatian trip that awaits us. Overnight in Makarska.
DAY 2: MAKARSKA – BOL (BRAČ) – STARI GRAD
In the morning, we set sail for the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden Horn), a natural phenomenon that dominates the other beaches with its specific form and the ever-changing tip of the beach. The New York Times, National Geographic, the Insider Travel listed Zlatni rat as one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. After swimming and lunch, we continue to the island of Hvar. Stari Grad (eng. “old town”) is the historical heart of the island of Hvar, situated in a landscape where the blue of the deep bay touches the green of the UNESCO protected field of Pharos, covered with vineyards and olive groves. Overnight in Stari Grad.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: Stari Grad, Hvar island
DAY 3: STARI GRAD – HVAR TOWN
Our next destination is the town of Hvar, a favorite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch, we stop at Pakleni islands, a gorgeous chain of wooded isles that stretches out immediately in front of the Hvar town. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and take a swim before we touch the ground of Hvar town to spend our afternoon and night there. Hvar offers many cultural and historical sites like the Benedictine convent famous for its UNESCO-listed lace and Spanjola fortress towering high above the town. A lively scene of restaurants and bars stay open late into the night. Overnight in Hvar town.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: Hvar Town
DAY 4: HVAR – (Blue cave) VIS
Highlights: A chance to see and swim in the Blue cave and pristine Mediterranean island of Vis, a set of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again movie
In the morning, we cruise towards the little Biševo island to visit the Blue cave (optional), a magnificent natural phenomenon, where the sun’s rays pass through an underwater opening, bathing the interior in an unearthly blue light. Beneath the translucent water, rocks glimmer in silver and pink to a depth of 16m. We continue towards the island of Vis. Of all the inhabited Croatian islands, Vis is the furthest from the coast and the most enigmatic. It served as a Yugoslav military base, closed to the public until 1989. Due to its isolation, Vis kept its “the Mediterranean as it once was” charm. Overnight in Vis town, walking distance from the remains of the ancient urban center of Issa.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: Vis town
*Blue cave visit is weather permitted. Entrance is paid on the spot.
DAY 5: VIS - KORČULA
Highlights: The island of Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo
This morning, we depart towards the island of Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. There is his museum and alleged birthplace. Korčula’s towers and remaining city walls look particularly striking when approached from the sea, their presence warning pirates the town would be no pushover. Today, one can enjoy a cocktail with a stunning view in one of the former towers. Tradition is alive and kicking on Korčula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music, and dances still being performed to the delight of an ever-growing influx of tourists. a Connoisseurs of wines will adore sampling arguably the best of all Croatian whites, that is produced from islands indigenous grape. Overnight in Korcula town.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: Korcula town
DAY 6: KORČULA – MLJET – ŠIPAN or SLANO
Highlights: A seductive forest-shrouded island of Mljet, with its National Park offering outdoor relaxing activities
Cruising continues towards the island of Mljet. Forest-shrouded island is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. The establishment of a national park in 1960 at its western end put the island on the tourist map, but Mljet is anything but overrun. Free time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park such as shady walking, cycling, canoeing, or swimming in the two salt lakes. Take a boat ride to the St Mary isle in the Great Lake, to visit the Benedictine monastery founded back in 1198. The cruise resumes towards Šipan, part of Elaphite islands near Dubrovnik, or towards Slano on the coastline. Both are small fishermen’s villages, in one of which we will stay overnight in the port and have the Captain’s dinner onboard.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, captains dinner
Overnight: Sipan or Slano
DAY 7: ŠIPAN or SLANO – DUBROVNIK
Early in the morning, we depart towards our final port of call, the Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Before we start exploring the town, we stop shortly for a dip in the Adriatic Sea. Join a city tour of Dubrovnik, to see the city’s limestone streets, baroque buildings, take a walk along the ancient city walls that protected the capital of a sophisticated republic for centuries. Perhaps take an optional cable car ride to the mount of Srđ for stunning views of the old town or simply sip a cold beverage while watching the lively atmosphere in the old town of Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik, in the harbor of Gruž.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: overnight Dubrovnik
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK – tour ends
Good to know: If you wish to continue with the extension land tour, don’t hesitate to let us know. We will handle everything for you.
*Find a description of a suggested post-trip, below.
Holiday in Zagreb (Pre-cruise option)
Would you like to explore Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and learn more about the continental part of the country? Take a look at our suggestions, choose what you like and let us organize a Pre-tour for you.
Zagreb and Northern Croatia
Zagreb is a unique holiday destination for a few reasons: it’s almost a thousand years old, it’s a political, business, and cultural center of Croatia, and it’s on the smaller side, compared to other European capitals. But – it has something they don’t.
Holiday in Istria (Pre-cruise option)
Istria is a heart-shaped peninsula in northwest of Croatia. The picturesque interior of rolling hills and lush plains attracts food and culture-focused visitors to Istria’s hilltop villages, while the indented coastline is greatly popular with the sun-and-sea set.
Rovinj & Istria getaway
Rovinj is here! A town that has been called one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic Coast on several occasions is something to consider if you’re looking for more than just a seaside holiday destination.
Holiday in Split (Pre-cruise option)
You like to arrive at the destination early, settle in and explore the area to get the feel of the country? Here you can find our finest suggestions for activities in Split and its surrounding area.
Split & Dalmatia getaway
Stay in one of the most popular towns in Croatia and explore the region, enjoy a cold beverage on the seafront promenade facing the Adriatic sea and find the remains of the Ancient Romans in Diocletian’s palace.
Holiday in Dubrovnik (Post-cruise option)
You like the town of Dubrovnik and want to visit more exciting places around there? Take a look at our suggestions, choose what you like and let us organize a Post-tour for you.
The Pearl of the Adriatic is a vibrant and buzzing city in the summer and its old town is just one of the highlights on any visitor’s to-do list. Dubrovnik easily caters to your curiosities beyond expectations! Take a look at numerous options.
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“It’s incomparable the way to explore the Dalmatian coast and Croatia! The food is incredible, it’s freshly cooked just for you. The yacht is stunning, beautifully fitted. In a week you explore the ins and outs, the nooks and crannies of Croatia. And the staff… Amazing people!”
PRICE: from 1.690 € per person
Included in the price:
- 8 days – 7 nights charter with crew
- Accommodation in two-bedded cabins with private facilities and A/C
- Fully equipped cabins (A/C, safe deposit box, hairdryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet)
- Services of professional Tour Manager
- Guided city tours with local guides in Split, Hvar, Korčula, and Dubrovnik
- Whispers (headsets) for guided walking tours
- Entry fee for Diocletian Palace in Split
- Transfer to/from Dubrovnik Old town
- 7 buffet breakfasts
- 7 Three-course lunches
- Welcome drink
- Complimentary water
- Captain’s dinner
- Wine & olive oil tasting onboard
- Afternoon tea or coffee with biscuits
- Daily cabin cleaning
- Midweek bed linen and towel change
- Fuel for max 4 – 5 hours of sailing daily
- Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi)
- Air-conditioned dining room with bar area and LCD TV
- Lounging sundeck with deck-beds
- 1st-day check-in from 11.00 till 12:00 am, sail out at 1:00 pm. We suggest a pre-night stay in the Split area to avoid delays on the day of embarkation.
- Last day check-out until 9.00 am. The ship will be docked in Dubrovnik International passengers harbor (Gruž) from 30 June to 1 July
Not included in the price:
- Double cabin for single use supplement 50% of the price
- Optional entrance to the Blue cave in Bisevo island (approx. 15 USD pp)
- Optional Korcula village dinner experience: 35 eur/person
- Optional entrance to Mljet National Park paid on the spot (approx. 15 USD pp)
- Optional entrance fee to Dubrovnik walls (approx. 30 USD pp)
- Airport transfers
- Visitor tax & Port Fees (to be paid on the spot) approx. 45 USD per person per week
- Personal expenses
- Min 20 person: 2.450 eur
- Min 25 person: 1.990 eur
- Min 30 person: 1.690 eur
*** deposit of 300 eur per person is to be paid until 1 July 2022
*** prices are based on bank wire transactions. For other options please get in touch.
YOUR CONTACT IN USA:
Mrs Mary Jo Hartman
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