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KL2 Southern Explorer Cruise - Croatia (8 Days / 7 Nights)

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CROATIA: Explore stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline, while spending your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or having fun until the early morning hours.
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Hotel Slavija 3*

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History of the building can be traced back to the end of the 16th and early 17th century, when above the western Diocletian baths, built in the 4th century, the complex of Renaissance - Baroque palace was built. In th... [read more...]

Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Transport: Split Transfers
    • Accommodation: Hotel Slavija
    • Transport: Split Transfers
  • Day 2-8
    • Cruising: Croatia Cruise - KL2 Southern Explorer
  • Day 9
    • Transport: Split Transfers
Full Itinerary

Croatia Cruise - KL2 Southern Explorer

Day 1
KL2: SPLIT - MAKARSKA - MLJET - DUBROVNIK - TRSTENIK - KORCULA - HVAR - (Bol) SPLIT
KL2 Southern Explorer cruise departs Saturdays from Opatija, Split & Dubrovnik (Gruz) harbour at 13h00, check-in from 11h00 till 12h00 and check-out till 09h00.

Itinerary:
Legend: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner, CD- Captain`s dinner

Saturday SPLIT - MAKARSKA (L)
Croatia Cruise - KL2 Southern Explorer

All you need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from island to island.

KL2: SPLIT - MAKARSKA - MLJET - DUBROVNIK - TRSTENIK - KORCULA - HVAR - (Bol) SPLIT
KL2 Southern Explorer cruise departs Saturdays from Opatija, Split & Dubrovnik (Gruz) harbour at 13h00, check-in from 11h00 till 12h00 and check-out till 09h00.
Itinerary:
Legend: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner, CD- Captain`s dinner

Saturday SPLIT - MAKARSKA (L)
Depart Split harbour southwards towards Makarska. Lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast. There's an afternoon swim stop in one of the bays. Then join our optional river rafting excursion or zip line on the Cetina River. Meet back on the ship in Makarska in the evening or stroll the waterfront, to see the lighthouse, visit some of the cool bars or view the impressive church and other monuments in the square.

Sunday MAKARSKA - MLJET (B,L)
Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet. Stopping to swim on Peljesac. Part of Mljet is a National Park and in the afternoon we visit the seawater lakes then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary's island in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery.

Monday MLJET - DUBROVNIK (B,L)
After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the most famous of places in Croatia, for many, the highlight of this cruise. On arrival, you can explore on your own or join our guided city tour followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srd Mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Don't Miss STRADUN - find time to walk at least part of the 1,940 m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks!

Tuesday DUBROVNIK - SIPAN/TRSTENIK (B,L, CD)
Depart towards the island of sipan or small town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula. Gorgeous spots for a swim with a possibility to visit a local winery. Enjoy the special Captain's dinner on board.

Wednesday SIPAN/TRSTENIK - KORCULA (B,L)
After breakfast, we depart for the island of Korcula. Lunch on board in a bay near Korcula town before arriving in the afternoon. The encircling walls and bastions of Korcula town date back to the 13th century and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join the optional sightseeing of Korcula town.

Thursday KORCULA - HVAR (B,L)
Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch. There's an optional sightseeing of Hvar Town offering an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants.

Friday HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT (B,L)
Our next stop is the island of Brac. The most famous beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat near Bol a typical fisherman's village(The Golden Horn - a shingle bar that moves and changes shape according to the wind) and it is here that we stop to swim). After lunch, we journey to Split for our final overnight. On arrival you can join a guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection.

Saturday SPLIT (B)
An early breakfast before your final goodbyes of the crew and new friends.

Departures:
Split harbour:
Saturdays at 13h00 / check in from 11h00 till 12h00

A + Category: fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds) on newly built ships. Price includes captain's dinner and guided sightseeing of Dubrovnik/Zadar), daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.

Excludes:
Visitors tax and Port fees are not included (to be paid on the spot) EUR25 per person per week.

Entrance to National Parks (prices vary from EUR 10 - 15 per person depending on season and park).
Water Supplement - EUR20 per person per week includes 1, 5 litre of water per person per day - to be paid on the spot.
Airport transfers.

Day 1
Cruising with motor ships along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline & islands on the route:

KL2: SPLIT - MAKARSKA - MLJET - DUBROVNIK - TRSTENIK - KORCULA - HVAR - (Bol) SPLIT

Departures Saturdays from Opatija, Split & Dubrovnik (Gruz) harbour: at 13h00/ check in from 11h00 till 12h00 and check-out till 9h00

SATURDAY - SPLIT - MAKARSKA
Departure from Split harbour southwards towards Makarska. Lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Feeling adventurous There is an afternoon swim stop in one of the bays. Then join our optional river rafting excursion or zip line on the Cetina River. Meet back on the ship in Makarska in the evening. Stroll the waterfront with its wide promenade, a pathway out to a lighthouse and some cool bars. The main square is home to an impressive church and other monuments.

SUNDAY - MAKARSKA - MLJET
Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet. On the way, we stop to swim on Peljesac. Part of Mljet Island is a National Park and in the afternoon, we visit the seawater lakes then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary's island in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to continue around these stunning lakes.

MONDAY - MLJET - DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, depart for Dubrovnik, the most famous place in Croatia and, for many, the highlight of this cruise. The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik heaven on earth and we pass a beautiful stretch of coast on our way there. After arrival, you can explore on your own or join our guided city tour (included for Premium and Prem. Superior) followed by an optional cable car ride up to Sr mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Don't miss STRADUN - both a street and a square in the old town and try to find time to walk at least part of the, 1,940 m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks.

TUESDAY - DUBROVNIK - SIPAN/TRSTENIK
Late morning departure towards the island of Sipan or the small town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula. Gorgeous spots for an afternoon swim and we spend the night here. There is usually the possibility to visit a local winery. Later we enjoy the special Captain's dinner on board.

WEDNESDAY - SIPAN/TRSTENIK - KORCULA
After breakfast, we depart for the island of Korcula, one of the famous islands in the Dubrovnik region. It is the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in a bay near Korula town then we continue, arriving in the afternoon. The encircling walls and bastions of Korcula town date back to the 13th century and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join the optional sightseeing of Korcula town (included on Prem.Sup.) with wine and local appetizer tasting at a local winery before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.

THURSDAY - KORCULA - HVAR
Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch and a swimming stop. Later, there is an optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar Town (included on Prem.Sup.), which resembles a film set. The Renaissance cathedral has its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe is here, founded in 1612. Hvar Town offers an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants. Don`t forget to buy some island lavender from local stalls.

FRIDAY HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT
Our next stop is the island of Brac. The most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn - a shingle bar that moves and changes shape according to the wind) and it is here that we stop to swim). Bol is a typical fishermen's village that still feels like that despite being a popular spot for visitors. After lunch, we start our journey to Split for our final overnight. We stop at one of the many bays on Brac Island for more swimming. The approach to the Split Riviera is wonderful and we have the best views from on board. On arrival, you can join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city that together with the famous Roman Diocletian's Palace is under UNESCO protection. Split if full of bistros and restaurant serving local specialties. Cool bars too.

SATURDAY - SPLIT
An early breakfast before your final goodbyes to new friends and the crew.

Terms & Conditions

Package is based on selected Saturday departures as follows:
29 September, 06 & 13 October '18.
High season hotel supplement applies for October departures.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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