We Love —
- Elegance Cruises provide a fantastic small ship experience with some great touches and wonderful itineraries
- Sail through the dramatic landscapes of the Dalmatian Islands and experience something different every day from the chic hotspot of Hvar to the stunning beauty of Korcula
- Our members can choose from 2 different cabins and enjoy a half board stay with a host of dinners and excursions included
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Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
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Your Itinerary —
Day 1 SPLIT - BOL
Enjoy a 3 -course lunch on board as you depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards to your first destination - the island of Brac. The largest of the Dalmatian islands, we will moor up in the port of Bol on the southern side of the island, the oldest town on Brac. The area is famous for the ‘Zlatni Rat’ (Golden Horn) beach, the tip of which changes shape according to the lapping of the waves. Surrounded by native Mediterranean pine trees, spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in this beautiful area. Enjoy the evening experiencing a local restaurant or waterside cafe.
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip into the refreshing Adriatic at our mid-morning swim stop before lunch is served onboard. After lunch we continue onto Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic. Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts and possibly sighting a celebrity. Hvar still remains authentic to its roots though with cobbled streets and historic architecture, with the 7th century fort ruins overlooking the town, a must-see for breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on the included Hvar orientation walk to see the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe, which dates back to 1612.
Special Inclusion: Hvar Orientation Tour
Day 3 HVAR - MLJET
Today we sail south-east to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet Island which is actually a National Park and Croatia’s greenest island covered by dense Mediterranean pine forest. The National Park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island - Veliko and Malo Jezero - and the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko. Additionally, explore one of the most pristine parts of the island by cycling or walking around to where the sea meets the lake. After exploring, spend your afternoon on the top deck of the ship watching a magical Mljet sunset with a drink in hand.
Optional Activities: Mljet National Park Entrance
There is nothing like waking up in peaceful Mljet and enjoying breakfast as we cruise towards the UNESCO protected and spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy the beautiful views along the way towards "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. We will arrive into Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Dubrovnik’s old town is wonderfully captivating with its 1,940m long 15th century stone walls built to protect the city from invasion. It is highly recommended to walk around the walls to grasp the diverse nature of this city. Walk along the Stradun, the promenade inside the old city walls and meander the alleyways to discover numerous local restaurants, shops and bars. The included Dubrovnik walking tour is a great way to learn about this wonderful city.
Special Inclusion: Dubrovnik Walking Tour
Day 5 DUBROVNIK - KORCULA
Relax as we set sail for the island of Korčula. and enjoy lunch in the beautiful Lumbarda Bay. The town of Korčula, said to be the home of Marco Polo, was mostly built in the 15th century, and the island's local population were famous for their decorative stone carving work, which to this day still adorn the city's facades. Korčula is also known as a gastronomic destination with many good restaurants that wrap around the edges of the seaside. You may be lucky enough to see a performance of “Moreska” - a dramatic sword dance, which was widespread in the Mediterranean countries in the 11th century, but today only exists here on the island. We will overnight in Korčula Town and enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner in the village of Zrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the island.
Special Inclusion: Korcula Orientation Tour and Local Village Dinner
Enjoy cruising back up along the Adriatic coast as we make our way to Makarska Riviera. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches along the riviera, relaxing on board or enjoy strolling around the streets of Makarska exploring the local markets on the beachfront as well. Take a walk around the tip of the riviera for a wonderful view of the Biokovo Mountain range and get up close to the statue of St Peter watching protectively over this beautiful town. Unwind with a cocktail as you absorb the beauty of Makarska and watch the spectacular sunset over the Adriatic.
Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in secluded bays just outside of Split and then take in this spectacular city as we cruise into Split harbour in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295-305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace that consists of 220 buildings within its boundaries and is home to 3,000 people. Split is now the second largest city in Croatia and continues to grow every year with numerous, cafe bars and traditional Dalmatian restaurants.
Special Inclusion: Split Orientation Tour
Day 8 SPLIT
Enjoy an early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and your fellow guests! Disembark from the ship by 9am.
Your Ship —
Travelling with a small group (36 -40) aboard a traditional Croatian motor yacht, you will experience the true culture of the islands and people. An exclusive and authentic Croatian experience, this is small ship cruising at its finest.
Elegance Cruises are the company's most luxurious, aimed at couples and mature travellers looking for a mix of sightseeing and relaxation. Offering the highest quality comfort on board, the newest ship in this category, the Diamond, will be taking it's maiden voyage in summer 2015.
Your on board Croatian cruise manager and crew provide a personal experience for every guest ensuring exceptional service is delivered at all times.
Your Cabin —
You may choose from an Above Deck or Below Deck Premier Plus Cabin.
The above deck cabins are located on the main deck and upper deck of the ship. The below deck cabins are situated in the hull of the ship and are accessed via stairs from the main deck. The main benefit with the above deck cabins is they are on the main deck or upper deck, with most above deck cabins opening out to the ocean.
The below deck cabins are slightly cheaper than the above deck cabins but they are actually slightly larger in size and are often cooler and quieter in the evenings.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a half board stay. (Breakfast and Lunch.) Just for you: Captain's Dinner and a traditional dinner in Korcula (excludes drinks)
Enjoy elegant Croatian cuisine as all meals are prepared using local ingredients cooked and served traditionally with a modern flare.
Each morning, the onboard chef will prepare a buffet breakfast, with hot and cold dishes. A sumptuous three course lunch is also served every day, freshly prepared by the onboard chef.
There are also two evening meals included during the week: a Captain's dinner evening and a traditional village dinner in Korcula. On the other evenings, you are encouraged to explore the local towns to enjoy the local cuisine. The ship staff are happy to offer some suggestions on the best places to go.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included as per itinerary