Duration: 7 nights
Prices include: Welcome dinner Flights Transfers Breakfast
Holiday At A Glance
- 7 nights cruise on half board
- Flights and transfers included
- Welcome dinner
- Guided city tours
- Fantastic cruise for island explorers
Elegance Cruise from Split with M/S Captain Bota
This round cruise is an extra value Croatia cruise. Carefully prepared in every detail, its Croatia island-hopping itinerary and program meet high personal requirements. Our round cruise from Split unlocks the beauty of Croatian islands and thousand-year-old cities, presenting rich history, heritage and lifestyle of local people.
M/S Captain Bota is 60 m long and 8,10 m wide, she is a bit larger than other vessels in our fleet of luxury small cruise ships. M/S Bota has the fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds and elegant design. Ship’s luxurious atmosphere is underlined by her stately and compelling lines and superior construction. Comprehensive facilities for the guests include a comfortable salon with a spacious lounge bar, outdoor covered sitting area, sun deck, and Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi. M/S Bota’s experienced six-members crew and cruise manager will do their very best to make your Croatia cruise unforgettable.
Round cruise from Split itinerary gives you enough time to experience history or undertake your own explorations of medieval towns located on South Dalmatian islands, as well as those on the mainland. And, don’t worry – you’ll have enough time to simply relax and go swimming.
During this 7 night cruise, you’ll gain an exciting experience of the Croatian way of life, its past blended with the present.
DAY 1 /SATURDAY: SPLIT
M/S CAPTAIN BOTA 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 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 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 of 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 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 the numerous family-owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar, (B,L)
DAY 3 / MONDAY : HVAR – MLJET
We start our day with 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 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 : 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 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. 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 – KORČULA
After breakfast, we will start our cruise to Korčula Island with a swim stop. Lunch on board and afternoon arrival 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 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 6 /THURSDAY: KORČULA – MAKARSKA
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with a refreshing swim stop on our way passing by Pelješac Peninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and Eastern side of Hvar Island. Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “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 – PUČIŠĆA – SPLIT
After breakfast, we’ll cruise across Brač Channel towards Pučišća, the biggest settlement on the island of Brač. Sitting inside a deep fjord, Pučišća boasts authentic Mediterranean architecture whose shiny white stone facades rise uphill to form a stunning amphitheater, emanating a unique rustic ambiance. Pučišća is renown 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 Brač limestone using old traditional and unconventional tools. After a relaxed stroll around Pučišća, 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 the 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 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
After lunch, we’ll depart for Krka National Park, arriving there around 3.30 pm. Krka National Park covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, the vast and unaltered area of exceptional natural value which includes several preserved pristine ecosystems. Enjoy a revitalizing walk along the Krka River’s longest waterfall of Skradinski Buk, one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. The paths and bridges surrounding the waterfall will comfortably lead you to the awarded Ethno Village, with its preserved traditional folk architecture and mills, souvenir shops and ethnographic exhibition venues. We’ll return by a scenic road, eventually entering Split through The Golden Gate, where we shall have an orientation Split City tour before we return on board. Reservations and payment on the spot.
English speaking guide, return transfer, entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split City tour, wireless headset system. Note: This excursion includes walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, for which reason comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
DAY 8 /SATURDAY: SPLIT
After breakfast, the time has now come to say farewell to
all your new friends. (B)
- Includes flights and transfers to and from the airport
- English speaking cruise manager on board
- 6 crew members
- 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Welcome dinner with 3 courses
- Daily buffet breakfast and 6 lunches with 3 courses
- Captain’s dinner
- Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Dubrovnik (with transfers), Korčula and Split
- Wireless headset system for sightseeing (city tours)
- Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Two 0.5 litres bottles of water per day / per person
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- CCTV Security Cameras on board
- Elegance rooftop Jacuzzi (sun deck)
2022 Departure Dates
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16 ( Sold out) , 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20,27
September 3, 10, 17 (Sold Out) ,24
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