Explore historical and natural highlights of southern Dalmatia on an incredible 7-night cruise aboard the Captain Bota boat.
Hop aboard Captain Bota and get ready for a 7-night journey that includes island-hopping to some of Croatia's top islands, visiting ancient coastal cities, tasting delicious cuisine and swimming in the azure Adriatic Sea. The carefully planned itinerary starts and ends in Split, and in between allows you to discover marvels of this part of a country. From cobbled stone streets of medieval towns of Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar, UNESCO sites in Split, and stonemasonry school in Pučišća, to fun nightlife in Makarska and National Park on Mljet Island, this unique sailing experience will enrich you with lifetime memories. On top off it all, you can enjoy Captain Bota incredible interior as well as a jacuzzi, located on the sun deck. With a variety of content, this cruise guarantees a fun time for all travel lovers.
- Cruise along hotspots of Southern Adriatic
- Enjoy guided tours around ancient towns
- Cool off in the crystalline sea
INCLUDED IN PRICE
- 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 three courses
- Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
- Captain’s dinner
- Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Dubrovnik with return transfers, Korčula and Split
- Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
- Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- CCTV Security Cameras on board
- Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDES
- Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca , € 15,00 per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
- Private car transfers can be organized for travel agencies only on request
- Optional excursion in Split (Krka National Park)
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.
35% of the total cruise rate 35 – 22 days prior to the cruise
50% of the total cruise rate 21 – 15 days prior to the cruise
100% of the total cruise rate 14 – 0 days prior to the cruise
D1 Saturday / SPLIT
M/S CAPTAIN BOTA will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. 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)
D2 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 numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town. (B,L)
D3 Monday / HVAR – MLJET
We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Mljet with a swim stop along a way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have 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)
D4 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 to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized transfer we will arrive to the historical centre 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. 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)
D5 Wednesday / DUBROVNIK - KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
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)
D6 Thursday / KORČULA – MAKARSKA
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with 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 it's long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night. Overnight in Makarska. (B,L)
D7 Friday / MAKARSKA - PUČIŠĆA - SPLIT
After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel towards Pucisca, the island's biggest village of the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. In Pucisca is only one Stonemasonry school in Croatia where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that are used here for centuries. After a relaxed walk we will have lunch while cruising to Split, our first and last stop. Split is the second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. Our English speaking guide will do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Overnight in Split, (B,L)
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka.The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.
From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m. Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
English speaking guide, Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for excursion. Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, recommend comfortable walking shoes.
D8 Saturday / SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
Gulliver reserves the right to amend or cancel any trip without prior notice
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