Your Dalmatian Elegance Package

Dalmatian Elegance

Insight Vacations

 

  8 Nights

  Europe

  Insight Vacations

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Discover the Dalmatian Coast and Islands on a luxury yacht—led by local experts in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Bol and beyond. This exclusive Adriatic cruise begins in the ancient Old Town of Split before embarking on a VIP curated tour of the Croatian isles. From the birthplace of Marco Polo on Korčula, this 9-day tour charts the island of Mljet's Big Lake National Park before the marble streets, terracotta rooftops and towering fortifications of ancient Dubrovnik—all packed within its world famous walls. Sail onwards past the vineyards of the Pelješac Peninsula before a pause at Kuna to feast on farm to table Croatian delicacies, sourced from the finest local produce. The cruise concludes with the lavender-infused apothecaries of Hvar and a once in a lifetime chance to swim at Brač's Golden Cape.

Your Guided Holiday Package Includes:

  • $1,000 Air credit per person
  • 1 Night accommodation in Split
  • 7 Nights accommodation aboard a luxury cruise ship
  • Complimentary transfers on arrival and departure from Split
  • An expert Cruise Manager
  • Selected meals throughout

***Rate based on 6 to 15 May 2022. Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***

Day 1: Welcome to the Dalmatian Coast
Your private transfer will collect you from Split airport and take you to Cornaro Hotel, located in the heart of the city. Your Local Host will greet you and be on hand to help you decide how to spend your time. Perhaps wander through the Old Town, situated minutes away from your hotel? Maybe enjoy a wine tasting at your hotel, or take in the views from the rooftop bar?
Accommodation: Cornaro Hotel

Day 2: Your Elegant Cruise Ship
After a free morning, your Local Host will accompany you to Split harbour, where your deluxe cruiser awaits. After a warm welcome by your Cruise Manager, settle into your cabin. Join your Local Expert for a stroll through the ancient walkways of Diocletian's Palace, which now forms the historic centre of Split. Walk through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, originally Diocletian's Mausoleum, and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground to explore the cellars. Return to your cruiser to enjoy a cocktail and Welcome Dinner with wine at your meet-and-greet party.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner with wine

Day 3: Cruise to Korcula
Early this morning, depart from Split and journey along the picturesque coast. From the comfort of your cabin window or the breakfast table upstairs, enjoy views of sun-dappled islands during your leisurely start to the day. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays before arriving in Korčula, on the island of the same name. The locals claim the celebrated globetrotter, Marco Polo was born here.

Embark on a fascinating photography walk with Andrea, a passionate Local Expert who takes you through the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas. Spend time looking for the cultural and natural treasures of the city. Then you are at leisure to indulge your taste buds in the evening at one of Korčula’s many appealing restaurants and bars.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner with wine

Day 4: Mljet & Dubrovnik
Voyage south to the Island of Mljet and join your Cruise Manager for a stroll to Veliko Jezero, the Big Lake of Mljet National Park. A gentle ferry ride brings you to the Benedictine Monastery of St. Mary, which rises out of the saline waters on its own small island. After time to explore, return to your cruise ship for a traditional Croatian lunch. Next, set sail for the mighty bastions of Dubrovnik. As the receding sun casts autumnal hues across the endless sky, drift alongside the monumental city walls and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner served on deck.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine

Day 5: Dubrovnik, a ‘Paradise on Earth’
Transfer to the medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik, where the footsteps of endless travellers have buffed the marbled streets and squares to a smooth patina. After your guided walking exploration, take the cable car to Srđ Mountain for scenic views over the famous fortifications and the Elaphiti Islands. Enjoy a free afternoon in the Pearl of the Adriatic - explore at your own pace, shop in the markets or stroll with friends along the ancient ramparts.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: The Pelješac Peninsula
Start off your day cruising past the beautiful Elaphiti Islands, a summer playground for Dubrovnik's aristocracy during the 16th century. Continue to the Pelješac Peninsula, renowned for its excellent wines, where you will have the chance to take a dip in the beautiful blue waters. Enjoy time to explore before returning to your cruise ship for an included four-course buffet lunch. After mooring at a small port on the peninsula, transfer to the village of Kuna to see the local church and monastery, followed by a visit to a nearby farm. Meet the locals and treat your taste buds to a typical village feast with a Farm-to-Table dinner of Croatian delicacies, freshly made with their own produce. Late in the evening, return to your ship.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with wine

Day 7: A Venetian Dream on Hvar
Drop anchor at the small island of Šćedro, with quiet coves and pristine beauty offering the most irresistible backdrop for lunch. Cruise west for a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters of the emerald Pakleni Islands. Continue to disembark at Hvar – the island of sunshine, lavender, sage and wine. Follow the gorgeous white stone, laid down by the Venetians to the town’s magnificent main square with your Local Expert, considered one of the country’s most beautiful. Lined with chic cafes, it unfurls onto the yacht-filled harbour, with the photogenic Renaissance cathedral forming a stunning backdrop. Spend time exploring the secluded beaches and tiny seafood restaurants, or visit the crowning fortress for superb views over the town and island-studded bay.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch with wine

Day 8: Bol’s famous beach on the Island of Brač
Set sail for Bol in the morning, the oldest town on the island of Brač and one of Croatia’s most famous seaside resorts. Walk along the promenade and swim at the picture-perfect Zlatni Rat, or Golden Cape, a shifting triangle of sandy beaches, protruding into the cobalt waters of the Adriatic. At a local winery, relax with some appetisers and taste some of the revered wines of the island. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Celebration Dinner with live entertainment.
Accommodation: Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch with wine

Day 9: Depart Split
Early morning, cruise to Split port, where your trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Split airport. Please do not schedule flights prior to 12:00.
Meals: Breakfast



* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest suite category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 6 December 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit will incur a fee.