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Duration : 8 days
Departs : 07/15/2017
Returns : 07/29/2017
Price : $1,260
Booking requires $500 deposit
Enjoy a Croatia cruise aboard a new yacht which is carefully prepared in every detail in order to meet high personal requirements. Intention is to show beauty of our islands, thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to preserve for our children as a gift, just like our ancestors did to us.
Luxurious atmosphere perpetuates its tradition as an exclusive yacht, with its stately and compelling lines, superior construction and comprehensive facilities for the guests.
A new motor yacht larger than others in size, 40,60 x 8,10 meters, fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds and elegance design. A comfortable salon with lounge bar that is “wide from side to side “, outdoor covered sitting area as well as a sunny deck and Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi together with carefully chosen and experienced six members crew and our cruise manager will make your cruise unforgettable.
The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns located on South Dalmatian islands, as well as those on the mainland and to have enough time to relax and go swimming.
During 7 night cruise you will be able to gain an exciting experience of Croatian way of life, its past blended with present.
DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
M/S CAPTAIN BOTA will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape).
We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board.
After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries.
Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do short Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.
Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breathtaking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled to be at 18:00 hours or you can return on your own.
You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND
After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along a way.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park.
Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L)
DAY 6 • THURSDAY MLJET – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND)
Our voyage will continue towards Pučišća with refreshing swim stops on our way and lunch.
Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač an entirely different experience. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Damatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour,its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjordlike inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times.
It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.
The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight. Overnight in Pučišća at Brač Island, (B,L)
After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches.
In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we will have lunch. During afternoon hours we sail towards Split, our first and last stop.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. In addition, its numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archaeological sites in the region of Split make this city an important cultural attraction.
Our English speaking guide will do 35-40 minute Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split, (B,L)
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka
The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state. From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m.Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.
Reservations and payment on the spot. Including:
English speaking guide, Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for excursion.
DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
Cost $1260 Standard Cabin
$1600 Main Cabin
Single Supplement + 50%
Call for booking and current date availability. 866-753-1552
Dates July 1, 15, 22 August 5, 12, 19
-English speaking cruise director on board
-6 crew members
-7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
-Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
-Welcome dinner with three courses
-Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
-Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop in Split
-Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
-Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
-Daily cabin cleaning service
-Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
-Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
-CCTV Security Cameras on board
-Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
Rates do not include
-Port taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
-Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
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