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Dalmatian Elegance - Lower Deck Deluxe

9 Day Island Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik

Upper Deck Deluxe
Dalmatian Elegance Guided Tour
9 Days
1 Country

Croatia

11 Cities

Split, Korčula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Peljesac, Kuna Pelješka, Scedro, Hvar, Brac, Bol

17 Meals

8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinner with Wines, 5 Lunch with Wines, 1 Dinner

Leisurely

3 or more nights in 1 destination. Requires 1-2 miles of walking per day to participate in top sites primarily flat surfaces and with some stairs.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations
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Discover the Dalmatian Coast and Islands on a luxury yacht—led by local experts in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Bol and beyond. This exclusive Adriatic cruise begins in the ancient Old Town of Split before embarking on a VIP curated tour of the Croatian isles. From the birthplace of Marco Polo on Korčula, this 9-day tour charts the island of Mljet's Big Lake National Park before the marble streets, terracotta rooftops and towering fortifications of ancient Dubrovnik—all packed within its world famous walls. Sail onwards past the vineyards of the Pelješac Peninsula before a pause at Kuna to feast on farm to table Croatian delicacies, sourced from the finest local produce. The cruise concludes with the lavender-infused apothecaries of Hvar and a once in a lifetime chance to swim at Brač's Golden Cape.

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Day 1

Welcome to the Dalmatian Coast

Your private transfer will collect you from Split airport and take you to Cornaro Hotel, located in the heart of the city. Your Local Host will greet you and be on hand to help you decide how to spend your time. Perhaps wander through the Old Town, situated minutes away from your hotel? Maybe enjoy a wine tasting at your hotel, or take in the views from the rooftop bar?

Old town of Split Croatia
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Cornaro Hotel

About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

Cornaro Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Split and only a few minutes walk from the Riva promenade and Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to take in the panoramic views from the rooftop.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional

Day 2

Your Elegant Cruise Ship

After a free morning, your Local Host will accompany you to Split harbor, where your deluxe cruiser awaits. After a warm welcome by your Cruise Manager, settle into your cabin. Join your Local Expert for a stroll through the ancient walkways of Diocletian's Palace, which now forms the historic center of Split. Walk through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, originally Diocletian's Mausoleum, and the Temple of Jupiter, which today is a baptistery, as well as the Golden Gate. Continue your venture underground to explore the cellars. Return to your cruiser to enjoy a cocktail and Welcome Dinner with wine at your meet-and-greet party.

Board your deluxe cruiser, Split Croatia
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About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Top Rated Highlights Visit Diocletians Palace Split, Croatia
Visit Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split

Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple...

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Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers in Split, Croatia
Split Welcome Dinner

Enjoy a cocktail and Welcome Dinner with wine at your meet-and-greet party.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 3

Cruise to Korčula

Early this morning, depart from Split and journey along the picturesque coast. From the comfort of your cabin window or the breakfast table upstairs, enjoy views of sun-dappled islands during your leisurely start to the day. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays before arriving in Korčula, on the island of the same name. The locals claim the celebrated globetrotter, Marco Polo was born here.
Embark on a fascinating  photography walk with Andrea, a passionate Local Expert who takes you through the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas. Spend time looking for the cultural and natural treasures of the city. Then you are at leisure to indulge your taste buds in the evening at one of Korčula’s many appealing restaurants and bars.

View of the Harbour and Old town Korcula Croatia
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Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Infinity/Futura I/Futura II

About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Insight Experiences Korcula Old town, Dalmatia, Croatia
Meet a Local for a Photography Walk in Korcula

Join Andrea, a passionate local, for a photography walk across the maze of streets and flagstone plazas. Spend time looking for the cultural and na...

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Insight Experiences

Day 4

Mljet and Dubrovnik

Voyage south to the Island of Mljet and join your Cruise Manager for a stroll to Veliko Jezero, the Big Lake of Mljet National Park. A gentle ferry ride brings you to the Benedictine Monastery of St. Mary, which rises out of the saline waters on its own small island. After time to explore, return to your cruise ship for a traditional Croatian lunch. Next, set sail for the mighty bastions of Dubrovnik. As the receding sun casts autumnal hues across the endless sky, drift alongside the monumental city walls and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner served on deck.

 View of city walls and Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

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About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Top Rated Highlights Benedictine monastery on Big Lake in Mljet National Park, Croatia
Visit Mljet National Park

Walk through Mljet National Park with your cruise manager and take in the pristine views of the Big Lake. Sail by boat to the Benedictine Monastery...

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Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Enjoy your meal onboard
Dubrovnik Dinner Cruise

Cruise alongside the towering old city walls while a buffet dinner is served onboard.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 5

Dubrovnik, a ‘Paradise on Earth’

Transfer to the medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik, where the footsteps of endless travelers have buffed the marbled streets and squares to a smooth patina. After your guided walking exploration, take the cable car to Srđ Mountain for scenic views over the famous fortifications and the Elaphiti Islands. Enjoy a free afternoon in the Pearl of the Adriatic - explore at your own pace, shop in the markets or stroll with friends along the ancient ramparts.

Explore the Old Town, Dubrovnik Croatia
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Included Meals Breakfast

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About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Top Rated Highlights The Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik Cable Car Ride to Mt Srd Summit

Ride the cable car to the summit of Srd Mountain for scenic views over the famous fortifications and Elaphiti Islands.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Narrow marble streets in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik City Tour

Explore the buffed marble streets of the fascinating city during your guided walking tour.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 6

The Pelješac Peninsula

Start off your day cruising past the beautiful Elaphiti Islands, a summer playground for Dubrovnik's aristocracy during the 16th century. Continue to the Pelješac Peninsula, renowned for its excellent wines, where you will have the chance to take a dip in the beautiful blue waters. Enjoy time to explore before returning to your cruise ship for an included four-course buffet lunch. After mooring at a small port on the peninsula, transfer to the village of Kuna to see the local church and monastery, followed by a visit to a nearby farm. Meet the locals and treat your taste buds to a typical village feast with a Farm-to-Table dinner of Croatian delicacies, freshly made with their own produce. Late in the evening, return to your ship.

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Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

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About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Top Rated Highlights Franciscan monastery at sunset on Peljesac peninsula, Croatia
Kuna Local Farm Visit

Visit the church and monastery, and learn about local life when you visit a local farm.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Dine at a a local farm
Dine At Home in Kuna

Join the locals for a typical Farm-to-Table village feast of Croatian delicacies.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 7

A Venetian Dream on Hvar

Drop anchor at the small island of Šćedro, with quiet coves and pristine beauty offering the most irresistible backdrop for lunch. Cruise west for a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters of the emerald Pakleni Islands. Continue to disembark at Hvar – the island of sunshine, lavender, sage and wine. Follow the gorgeous white stone, laid down by the Venetians to the town’s magnificent main square with your Local Expert, considered one of the country’s most beautiful. Lined with chic cafes, it unfurls onto the yacht-filled harbor, with the photogenic Renaissance cathedral forming a stunning backdrop. Spend time exploring the secluded beaches and tiny seafood restaurants, or visit the crowning fortress for superb views over the town and island-studded bay.

Scedro Bay, Croatia
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Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

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About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Top Rated Highlights Pakleni islands near Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia
Swim at Pakleni Islands

Take a dip in the pristine waters of this absolute paradise, an archipelago and a stunning chain of wooded islets.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Hvar Cathedral and marina Hvar, Croatia
Hvar City Tour

Walk to the town's main square with your Local Expert, see the yacht-filled harbor and the Renaissance cathedral. Enjoy time at your leisure to exp...

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Top Rated Highlights

Day 8

Bol’s famous beach on the Island of Brač

Set sail for Bol in the morning, the oldest town on the island of Brač and one of Croatia’s most famous seaside resorts. Walk along the promenade and swim at the picture-perfect Zlatni Rat, or Golden Cape, a shifting triangle of sandy beaches, protruding into the cobalt waters of the Adriatic. At a local winery, relax with some appetizers and taste some of the revered wines of the island. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Celebration Dinner with live entertainment.

Town of Bol in Brac Island, Croatia
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Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner

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About the Hotel

Split, Croatia

What better way to take in the wonderus beauty of the Dalmatian coast, than sailing for seven nights onboard a Deluxe Superior luxury cruise ship. Each of the vessels offer supreme comfort whether you are relaxing in your private cabin with ensuite, enjoying a drink in the ship's bar or relaxing as you lounge on the sundeck, watching the ever changing coastline pass by.

Style

  • Cruise Overnight
Top Rated Highlights Golden Cape Beach at Bol, Brac Island, Croatia
Swim in the Adriatic Sea

Delight in a swim at Zlatni Rat, also known as the Golden Cape, a shifting triangle of shingle protruding into the cobalt waters of the Adriatic.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Guests enjoying a wine tasting experience
Bol Wine Tasting

At a local winery, relax with some appetizers and sample some of the revered wines of the island.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining Captain's dinner in Brac, Croatia
Brac Celebration Dinner

Toast to your voyage with a special Captain's Celebration Dinner, complete with live entertainment onboard.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Day 9

Depart Split

Early morning, cruise to Split port, where your trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Split airport. Please do not schedule flights prior to 12:00.

Fruit Square in the Old Town of Split, Croatia
Included Meals Breakfast

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Top rated highlights

Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Top Rated Highlights
Visit Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split

Explore above and below the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. A Local Expert guides you through labyrinthine streets to see St. Duje's, the Temple...

See More
Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Meet a Local for a Photography Walk in Korcula

Join Andrea, a passionate local, for a photography walk across the maze of streets and flagstone plazas. Spend time looking for the cultural and na...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Mljet National Park

Walk through Mljet National Park with your cruise manager and take in the pristine views of the Big Lake. Sail by boat to the Benedictine Monastery...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Dubrovnik Cable Car Ride to Mt Srd Summit

Ride the cable car to the summit of Srd Mountain for scenic views over the famous fortifications and Elaphiti Islands.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Dubrovnik City Tour

Explore the buffed marble streets of the fascinating city during your guided walking tour.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Kuna Local Farm Visit

Visit the church and monastery, and learn about local life when you visit a local farm.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Swim at Pakleni Islands

Take a dip in the pristine waters of this absolute paradise, an archipelago and a stunning chain of wooded islets.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Hvar City Tour

Walk to the town's main square with your Local Expert, see the yacht-filled harbor and the Renaissance cathedral. Enjoy time at your leisure to exp...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Swim in the Adriatic Sea

Delight in a swim at Zlatni Rat, also known as the Golden Cape, a shifting triangle of shingle protruding into the cobalt waters of the Adriatic.

Included in Trip

About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinner with Wines, 5 Lunch with Wines, 1 Dinner

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Here is a selection of the incredible dining experiences you'll enjoy on this tour.

Split Welcome Dinner

Enjoy a cocktail and Welcome Dinner with wine at your meet-and-greet party.

Dubrovnik Dinner Cruise

Cruise alongside the towering old city walls while a buffet dinner is served onboard.

Dine At Home in Kuna

Join the locals for a typical Farm-to-Table village feast of Croatian delicacies.

Bol Wine Tasting

At a local winery, relax with some appetizers and sample some of the revered wines of the island.

Brac Celebration Dinner

Toast to your voyage with a special Captain's Celebration Dinner, complete with live entertainment onboard.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Cornaro Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language in Croatia: Croatian
  • Currency used in Croatia: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Capital City: Zagreb
  • Time Zone(s) in Croatia: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Croatia passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Croatia
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Croatia has a diverse climate, with three main regions: coastal, inland, and mountainous. The coastal regions, including cities like Dubrovnik and Split, have a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F), and mild winters averaging around 10°C (50°F). Inland areas, such as Zagreb, have a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures can reach 30°C (86°F) or higher, while winter temperatures can drop below freezing. The mountainous regions, like the Dinaric Alps, experience colder and harsher winters with heavy snowfall, making them ideal for winter sports. Rainfall is generally higher along the coast and decreases inland, with the wettest months being October and November.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Independent Reviews
Cathy Spiller
Review date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Service
This last trip was the eleventh time I traveled using Grand European Travel. You cannot beat the experience and helpfulness that their Travel Specilists provide.
Vacation
The travel guide was unavailable. We were left to fend for ourselves. No form of entertainment, no television reception and the meals were just mediocure. For the most part we traveled on the ship during the day and spent maybe 1 hour touring and shopping an island where we docked because we had to leave.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're terribly sorry to hear that you were disappointed in The Dalmatian Cruise. As a multiple time past guest with us, we appreciate your honest feedback and will be sharing it with the cruise operator.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Service
Yes I would recommend GET. Customer Service was a little flippant on my last call. I felt she was irritated because I did not see information already provided.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We will review this call with the agent immediately. This is not the standard of service that we wish to provide and we appreciate you bringing the matter to our attention. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip despite a little rainy weather.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Vacation
MV Futura is a beautiful ship. No alternative plans for rainy days. Biggest complaint - waiting 4 hrs for transfer to airport and getting luggage to pickup Point.
Susan Tattar
Review date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Service
The entire trip with Insights was perfect. The ship was beautiful, the food delicious, the people who met us at the airport and ship to transfer us to each were there on time and very friendly. I Couldn't say anything negative about the enitre experience except, GE booked us on a flight home on Sat. before the ship had even docked. When the documents came , it said don't book any flights before 12noon in two places. Fortunetly I picked up on it called G. E. and they could only get us flights home on Sunday. We were put up in a hotel for the night and all the transfers were fine. However, if I hadn't read the material carefully we would have gotten of the ship with no flights. I had theater tickets for that Sunday and had to give up a play. Sue Tattar
Vacation
We had a brand new ship, great crew and director. All the guests were very friendly. The food was great. I can't say enough good thinks about the trip.
Carol Hering
Review date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Service
I likeGETours and have used them before. However, this time, an error was made in our return flight. It was booked before noon - in direct conflict with what the information about the tours contained. This was an oversight that was corrected, however, we had to stay an additional day because there were no flights available on Saturday 10/7. The President hotel was actually very lovely, but it would have been nice to get home on Saturday, The ship, Katerina's Avangard, was beautiful, the guides were great, the crew was great. The flight booking was my only complaint.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for this oversight.  We are happy that we could arrange the hotel night at no additional cost to you and that you enjoyed the property and it's amenities.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vacation
My deluxe cabin was wonderful, clean and bright. the crew was always ready to please, the chef prepared a variety of meals - never the same lunch or dinner, and all were delicious. I liked having a glass of wine with each lunch and dinner and hope that this is always included in the price. The ship was new and beautifully maintained I had a wonderful cruise experience.
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