4*+ Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik - Superior Croatia Yacht Cruise

Holiday Highlights

Spend time wandering through Split’s historical Diocletian’s Palace, explore Stari Grad, one of Europe's oldest towns and relax at Bol's famous Golden Horn Beach before sailing to Dubrovnik with its ancient Old Town. Experience this and so much more as you cruise in style and comfort on a memorable luxury yacht cruise!

Duration
8 days
Price
from £1649

Our Very Best of Croatia cruise on the 4* plus - Superior Deluxe MS Swallow.

You’ll be warmly welcomed on board by the ship's friendly captain and cruise manager, who’ll be available to answer any questions you might have and to recommend their pick of an area’s restaurants and bars to try on your free evenings. The sun- dappled Adriatic Sea is the ideal setting for an island-hopping cruise on board the MS Swallow motor yacht. This sleek vessel guarantees an intimate cruising experience together with a magnificent itinerary that covers island gems and thousand-year-old cities. On this fabulous holiday you’ll only have to unpack once and every evening you’ll return to the comfort of your queen-size or twin bed, for the most restorative night’s sleep. Because our yacht can access the small ports of Dalmatia’s islands, there’s no better way to get to grips with the beauty of the Croatian coastline; from Split to Dubovnik, Hvar to Brac, discover and enjoy the wonderful locations you will visit on-board the MS Swallow.

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Included in price
  • 7 nights on board the 4 star MS Swallow, cruising the Dalmatian coast and islands from Split to Dubrovnik
  • Your choice of sea view en-suite cabin accommodation and deck
  • Daily buffet breakfast, welcome dinner and 6 lunches
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • 5 tours and visits plus swim stops
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • Guided tour of Split and Emperor Diocletian’s Palace
  • Visit the islands of Hvar & Mljet
  • Guided tour of Hvar
  • Guided tour of Korcula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Return flights from a choice of regional UK airports to Croatia
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Return airport to ship transfers
  • Port taxes and airport taxes
  • Services of an experienced cruise manager
  • 24/7 access to our UK Customer Services team
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Accommodation

Superior Deluxe MS Swallow

Launched in 2019 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, the MS Swallow is a contemporary style yacht which has been specially designed to sail the Dalmatian Coast’s many attractive isles and to dock in small ports. The MS Swallow is 160-feet-long and 28-feet-wide and is home to 18 contemporary and very spacious air-conditioned cabins, all of which have en-suite and complimentary Wi-Fi. 10 twin or double cabins with windows are on the main deck and 8 twin or double cabins with 2 portholes are on the lower deck. No matter which deck you select, the MS Swallow’s cabins are fitted with a high class of furnishings, and decor that’s calm with a whisper of colour. You’ll have fresh fruit and bottled water in your cabin every day.

Intimate and spacious in equal measure, the MS Swallow’s maximum guest number of 36 ensures you can spend time enjoying a drink from the bar, reading in the lounge, or relaxing on a sun lounger on the Sun Deck. Here you can also enjoy a rooftop Jacuzzi. And, you’ll have the opportunity to dip into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea during the swim stops, made all the more easier by the ship’s innovative swim platform and specially fitted steps to make the transition seamless.

The air-conditioned restaurant provides a comfortable space to enjoy the daily breakfast buffet, as well as six lunches and dinner on the first day. You’ll be treated to Mediterranean cuisine, with the most sensational of views, as the beauty of this Adriatic archipelago pass by the panoramic windows.

  • Extra spacious double and twin cabins
  • Restaurant with wide, panoramic windows
  • Sun deck with deck chairs and sun beds
  • Rooftop Jacuzzi
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge area with comfortable sofas
  • Spacious air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Swimming platform
  • Outdoor showers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Technical Data MS Swallow

  • Length 162 ft
  • Passengers 36
  • Cabins 18 Sizes 14-16 m2
  • Crew 7
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Excursions & Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Croatia

Fly to Split and transfer to the port to embark your ship, where the captain, tour manager and crew will welcome you aboard and help you settle into your comfortable, well-appointed cabin. Meet your travelling companions over drinks and dinner, which is included on board this evening. The ship remains moored in Split overnight, so perhaps after dinner you may like to go ashore and enjoy a drink in one of the local bars. The ship’s bar will also be open should you decide to stay on board.

Day 2: Split – Omis – Pucisca on Brac Island

After breakfast enjoy your first taste of real Dalmatian life in awe-inspiring Split. Croatia’s second-largest city seamlessly brings together the country’s traditional and contemporary elements. Our local guide will take us on a walking tour of the Old Town where we will see Diocletian’s Palace, which is an amazing example of Roman architecture and features a myriad of hideaway bars and cafes. After our tour we return to our ship and set sail at midday to Omis. As well as last night’s dinner, our cruise includes a daily buffet breakfast and six 3 course lunches. Inspired by local ingredients and produce, all the lunches are freshly prepared by the chef on board. Every evening we are in port so you can explore ashore and choose your own restaurant for dinner. When you come back on board why not sit under the stars on the sun deck and enjoy a nightcap from the ship’s bar? Lunch is served as we sail to Omis, which is on the delta of the Cetina River. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, for centuries Omis was a stronghold of the Corsairs in the long historical fight against the Republic of Venice. We then continue our cruise, crossing the Brac Channel to the island of Brac where we moor in idyllic Pucisca, the largest village on the island. Pucisca is renowned for its stonemasonry and the island’s famous white limestone was used to build the columns of the White House in Washington DC. Overnight in Pucisca.

Day 3 Pucisca – Bol – Hvar

As we depart from peaceful Pucisca enjoy a leisurely breakfast as we sail towards Bol, known for having one of the finest beaches in Europe, the Zlatini Rat or Golden Cape. You can wander through the charming town and along the promenade or enjoy a swim before returning to the ship for lunch. After lunch as we sail to Hvar, soak up the sun and enjoy the views of secluded bays and idyllic coves. Hvar is the sunniest of all the Croatian islands and an attractive tourist destination. Upon arrival in the evening, a local guide will walk us through the town with its historical landmarks. After our walk the evening is at leisure. Hvar’s many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port.

Day 4 Hvar – the Blue Cave – Vis

An early departure this morning as we sail to the island of Vis, making a port of call en-route at Bisevo Island where there will be an opportunity to visit the Blue Cave (sea levels permitting/entrance payable locally). Vis was a closed island until 1989, due to its status as a military installation. Now, visitors can enjoy this largely untouched island, with its superb beaches and an impressive inland mountain chain. The town of Vis features Venetian-Gothic architecture and the white-walled Our Lady of Spilica. The island is also home to the ruins of Issa, an ancient Greek settlement and the oldest urban centre in Croatia.

Day 5 Vis – Korcula

This morning we sail towards the island of Korcula, with a swim stop and another delicious lunch on board before sailing into Korcula town. Korcula’s Old Town is referred to by the locals as “Little Dubrovnik” and is a delightful collection of medieval churches, palaces and squares. On arrival we’ll have a guided walking tour of the charming Old Town with its narrow streets, which are laid out in a herringbone pattern. After our guided walking tour, you are free to explore this beautiful town further. Korcula has a variety of harbour side restaurants and cafes, so you can easily choose for dinner.

Day 6 Korcula - Mljet National Park - Slano

Enjoy the views of the Korcula islands archipelago as we head towards the island of Mljet where, legend says, the Greek hero Odysseus spent many years after he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Spend some time exploring the National Park, the Great and Small Lake and don’t forget to visit the 12th century Benedictine Monastery. We then continue today’s cruise whilst enjoying lunch, sailing to the charming village of Slano which is situated on the mainland.

Day 7: Slano – Dubrovnik – Included Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast we sail for UNESCO listed Dubrovnik, our last port of call on our fabulous cruise. Approaching Dubrovnik from the sea is a spectacle in itself, with the city’s vast medieval walls appearing the same today as they did 700 years ago. Regarded as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, with its World Heritage listed Old Town providing a treasure-trove of Medieval, Venetian and Baroque architecture, this Dalmatian city will astound you. Arriving in Dubrovnik’s bustling port in the afternoon, a coach takes us to meet our guide for our included walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, which is completely encircled by its 15th century stone walls. The main avenue, the Stradun, is lined by inviting cafés and restaurants and is completely paved with marble. Other highlights will include the Franciscan Monastery that houses Europe's oldest pharmacy, and the Rector's Palace (entrances payable locally). After the tour the time is your own to make further discoveries in this fascinating city. Perhaps stroll around the 1,900 metres long walls or take a ride on the cable car to the top of Srd Hill for breathtaking views of the city and beyond. Perhaps enjoy dinner in the Old Town in a rooftop restaurant, whilst admiring one last sunset over the Adriatic. A return coach transfer to the ship is scheduled for this evening or you can easily return on your own. We stay overnight in the port of this magical town.

Day 8: Dubrovnik – UK

After breakfast we disembark and transfer to Dubrovnik airport at the appropriate time for our return flight to the UK.

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