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Croatia Land & KL7 Southern Pearls Dubrovnik To Split Cruise - Croatia (11 Days / 10 Days)

Starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Split, this Land & Cruise package offers exploring Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro coastline prior to embarking one of our vessels and admire stunning views of Croatia from the sea.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Return airport to hotel & port to hotel transfers
  • 3 Nights' accommodation in a 3*+ hotel in Dubrovnik
  • Breakfast daily
  • Guided tour to Montenegro and Mostar
  • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • 7 Nights' accommodation onboard Katarina in a Premium Superior Lower Deck cabin
  • Breakfast & a three course lunch daily
  • A litre of water daily
  • One four course Captain's dinner
  • Guided tours of Hvar, Korcula and Split
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Cabin service daily
  • English speaking tour manager on board
ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Dubrovnik - Sipan or Slano
Day 2 - Sipan or Slano - Mljet - Korcula
Day 3 - Korcula - Vis
Day 4 - Vis - Hvar
Day 5 - Hvar - Bol - Makarska
Day 6 - Makarska - Pucisca - Omis
Day 7 - Omis - Split
Day 8 - Split

**Package is based on a set cruise departure on 06 OCTOBER '18.
**Travel Dates: 3 Oct - 13 Oct 2018

10 nights from only R19 014 per person sharing - rates are subject to availability and currency fluctuations at the time of booking

FULL ITINERARY:

WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK
Arrive in Dubrovnik - transfer to hotel. Day at leisure and stay overnight in Dubrovnik.

THURSDAY DUBROVNIK - MONTENEGRO (B)
After early breakfast join a bus excursion to Montenegro. A small country with magnificent mountains rising above the Adriatic Sea filled with natural beauty, clear lakes, fast rivers and serene beaches. Enjoy exploring Montenegro's contrasting nature attractions, interesting history, culture and tradition. On return at approximately 6:30pm, transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight in the hotel.

FRIDAY DUBROVNIK - MOSTAR (B)
Join the escorted bus tour to Mostar, a town of contrasts, culture, colour and cuisine. It is divided not only by the Neretva River that flows through it but also by religion and culture from one bank to the other. Mostar, in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina, is where east meets west. Just a short drive up the Adriatic coast and then inwards following the breath-taking Neretva Valley will offer stunning views of the local countryside. Here the Neretva River enriches the land bringing to your senses the colours and scents from mandarin and kiwi plantations. Stay overnight in hotel.

SATURDAY DUBROVNIK - SIPAN or SLANO (B, L)
Enjoy morning guided tour of Dubrovnik to find out more about its rich history. The special charms of this old city are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Tour ends with transfer to Gruz port where our ship will be docked and your luggage already on board. Departure from Dubrovnik harbour Gru at 1 pm, cruise along the south Dalmatian coast down to the one of Elaphite islands - Sipan, or small village Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where you can experience the fantastic sunset. Stay overnight in the port.

SUNDAY SIPAN or SLANO - MLJET - KORCULA (B, L)
After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. We continue to Korcula where we arrive in late afternoon. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korcula's old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Stay overnight in port.

MONDAY KORCULA - VIS (B, L)
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Bisevo Island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot. We continue towards the island of Vis, which was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy and closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm of 'the Mediterranean as it once was' which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful village rusticate situated along the waterfront.

TUESDAY VIS - HVAR (B, L)
Our next destination is little Scedro island where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set Island.

WEDNESDAY VIS - BOL - MAKARSKA (B, L)
Leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Croatia. After the swimming break or short walk around the village we continue towards Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Stay overnight in port.

THURSDAY MAKARSKA - PUCISCA - OMIS (B, L)
Early in the morning we continue our trip towards Pucisca, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of the Brac Island at the bottom of the deep bay. It is cradle of the world's famous stone of Brac. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omis, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic Sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina River. Stay overnight in port.

FRIDAY OMIS - SPLIT (B)
Departure for your last destination, the town of Split, a city under UNESCO protection famous for its old city centre, 1700 year old Diocletian's palace. Upon arrival we recommend to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Stay overnight in Split.

SATURDAY SPLIT
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. TRANSFER TO AIRPORT SPLIT.
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