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Aboard a luxurious private yacht, bask in the endless beauty of the Adriatic Sea and the Dalmatian Coast by way of intimate coastal towns and charming islands on this week-long cruise vacation.

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8 days From $2,210 per person

2022 Tour code: GR-CRZA-22

About the tour

The dazzling Dalmatian Coast embraces you at every turn on this 8-day cruise vacation. Board our five-star yacht, the MV San Antonio, in the seaside city of Split, and marvel at the scenery as the journey proceeds toward historic towns and small islands surrounded by sapphire water. The cruise ventures to the islands of Brač and Hvar, where picturesque cityscapes and some of the world's most beautiful beaches set the perfect backdrop. Charming towns, like Korčula and Dubrovnik, brim with centuries-old sites to explore, and the contrasting colors of Mljet National Park are simply breathtaking. An enticing mixture of guided tours and ample leisure time in the ports of call allows you to customize the trip to suit your travel desires. Between stops, indulge in the amenities of the ship, from its high-end cuisine to its swimming platforms that allow you to dip into the ocean's private coves and pristine beaches whenever the mood strikes. Let the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea guide your adventure on this Croatian escape.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 – Split & the MV San Antonio

Fly to Split, Croatia's second largest city, and on arrival in Split transfer to our exclusive floating hotel for the next seven nights. The MV San Antonio is an intimate, five-star ship with a range of luxurious facilities. We meet our Cruise Director and enjoy a welcome reception on board the ship, giving us the opportunity to settle into our new surroundings. The yacht is equipped with luxurious facilities, and a swimming platform with a ladder to the rear of the ship offers easy access to the sparkling waters, which you can indulge in on one of many swim stops offered during the cruise. Overnight ship. 

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Brač and Hvar

After a delicious breakfast on board, we set sail for the stunning island of Brač, where we have time for a walk along the breathtaking seafront, and the option to swim at the stunning Zlatni Rat Beach, one of the most iconic locations in Croatia. Recognized as one of the most stunning beaches in all of Europe, its unique shape has earned it the epithet "the Golden Horn."

After lunch on board, we continue to the lively island of Hvar, where we visit its eponymous port town. The buildings here retain a sand-swept façade and the town square, a fairytale paved piazza overlooked by Hvar's lovely cathedral, is a particularly attractive locale. A guided tour introduces us to the historic sights of the town before we enjoy an evening at leisure. We moor in Hvar for the night. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 - To Korčula

Our cruise continues early this morning, as we set sail for historic Korčula, stopping along the way to swim in the brilliant waters of the Adriatic. The birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo, Korčula sits like a diamond on the Dalmatian coastline, its white-grey houses and terracotta roofs contrasting with the blues of the Adriatic. We enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, seeing its many cultural and historical monuments before some time at leisure to continue discovering its charms. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Dubrovnik

This morning we set sail for the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, stopping on the way for another refreshing swim break in the sparkling ocean. This afternoon we are treated to a walking tour of majestic Dubrovnik. The city has seen a resurgence in tourism in recent years, thanks to its use as a filming location in HBO's Game of Thrones heightening its already alluring appeal. The Old Town here charms visitors with its splendor, and its collection of narrow streets, lined with cafés and restaurants, are part of a UNESCO listed site. Orange-tinged terracotta roofs, domed spires and ancient walls abound, and simply walking through the ancient streets here is a delight. We embark on a guided sightseeing tour, seeing the Old Town, the 15th century Onofrio's Fountain and the Old Port, before an evening to explore at leisure. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - Mljet National Park

We leave Dubrovnik this morning and cruise to Mljet National Park, enjoying lunch onboard along with a further swim stop. We arrive in the heart of the National Park, where two connected saltwater lakes and a collection of small, verdant islands are ringed by turquoise waters and enveloped in the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. Our guided walk takes us around the footpaths surrounding the Great Lake and the Small Lake, showcasing breathtaking scenery and the outstanding natural majesty of the area. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 - Pučišća.

This morning we cruise to the stunning coastal town of Pučišća on Brač island, pausing en route for a relaxing swim in one of the stunning, secluded coves of Pelješac Peninsula. Pučišća is renowned for its beauty, with white limestone buildings and a stunning, dramatic cobalt bay. We enjoy a magnificent captain's dinner on board tonight. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Split

This morning we depart for Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast, via the attractive port town of Omiš. We sail into Split and embark on a guided walking tour, taking in the town's impressive Roman and medieval heritage before some time at leisure to explore.

Split has a rich history, emerging from a Greek settlement founded between the 3rd and 4th centuries. Diocletian's Palace complex, built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century, holds UNESCO World Heritage status and is one of the most important areas in Split. The thriving limestone and marble palace ruins form around half of the Old Town of Split, and people continue to live, work, and shop within the ancient walls. Overnight Split.

Day 8 – Tour Conclusion

Today we transfer to Split airport, where the tour concludes.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Ships

MS Arca
MV San Antonio