Are you looking for a unique vacation experience? A Croatia Cruise along the stunning Adriatic Sea could be just what you need. Croatia is an attractive holiday destination with its blend of magnificent natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and delicious local food. Everyone can find something to enjoy in this lovely country, whether they’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or simply a change of scenery.Various benefits of taking a Croatia cruise around the Adriatic Sea will be covered in this blog post. There are endless options for adventure and discovery: from visiting charming seaside towns and villages to sipping the finest Croatian wine and taking part in many exciting activities and excursions.
ROUTE: SPLIT-BOL-HVAR-NATIONAL PARK MLJET-DUBROVNIK-KORCULA-MAKARSKA-PUCISCA-SPLIT
DAY 1 / SATURDAY: SPLIT
M/S Invictus will be docked in the Split harbor where you can board during the entire day. A 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 their luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 / SUNDAY: SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
We start our day with a 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, along with the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English-speaking guide will walk you through the town introducing you to the history, culture, and way of life on this island and explaining 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 the numerous family-owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar, (B,L)
DAY 3 / MONDAY: HVAR – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
We start our day with a morning departure towards the island of Mljet with a swim stop along the way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore the 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.
We will have Captain’s dinner that evening on board.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B, L, Captain’s dinner)
DAY 4 / TUESDAY: NATIONAL PARK MLJET – 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 in Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English-speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized transfer, we will arrive at the historical center 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 the 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 Mount Srd. The return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening 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 – KORCULA
After breakfast, we will start our cruise to Korcula Island with a swim stop. Lunch on board and afternoon arrival to Korcula town, on Korcula Island. Korcula is a city known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English-speaking guide will do a Korcula 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 Korcula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 / THURSDAY: KORCULA – MAKARSKA
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with a refreshing swim stop on our way passing by Peljesac Peninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards, and the low bush forests, and the Eastern side of Hvar Island. Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, the “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” famous with its long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Makarska, (B,L)
DAY 7 / FRIDAY : MAKARSKA – PUCISCA – SPLIT
After breakfast, we’ll cruise across Brac Channel towards Pucisca, the second biggest settlement on the island of Brac. Sitting inside a deep fjord, Pucisca boasts authentic Mediterranean architecture whose shiny white stone facades rise uphill to form a stunning amphitheater, emanating a unique rustic ambiance. Pucisca is renowned for its quarries, whose stone was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament, and many other well-known buildings around the world. This small town is also home to the ancient Stonemasonry School where students carve Brac limestone using old traditional and unconventional tools. After a relaxed stroll around Pucisca, we’ll lunch on board while cruising to Split, our first and last stop. Split is the second-largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County. Over 1700 years old, Split abounds with cultural and historical sights, the most important being the famous Diocletian Palace, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List ever since 1979. Our English-speaking guide will do a Split City tour, walking us through the historical palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian.
Overnight in Split, (B,L)
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka or to Trogir ( UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage town)
Afternoon we will have the opportunity to have an optional excursion to Krka National Park with its longest waterfall Skradinski Buk, one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia, or to Trogir, a wonderful city with 2300 years of tradition, a town museum in the very meaning of
the world with its rich culture developed under the influence of Greeks, Romans, and Venetians and is listed. Upon coming back to Split we will have an orientation Split City tour before we return on board.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
DAY 8 / SATURDAY: SPLIT
After breakfast, the time has now come to say farewell to all your new friends. (B)
Upon confirmation of reservation, a 400,00 EUR (per person ) non-refundable deposit is required and the balance payment is to be paid 60 days before departure.
In case the booking is made less than 60 days before arrival, the total cruise price should be paid. You can pay by bank transfer.