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Dalmatian Elegance

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days
City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Countries Visited

Croatia ...more Croatia

Locations Visited

Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar ...more Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar
  1. 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?

    hotel Cornaro Hotel, Split.
  2. Day 2 Your Elegant Cruise Ship

    After a free morning, your Local Host will accompany you to Split harbour where your deluxe cruiser awaits. After a warm welcome by your Cruise Manager, join your Local Expert for a stroll through the ancient walkways of Diocletian's Palace, which now forms the historic centre 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.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  3. Day 3 Cruise to Korčula

    Early this morning, your deluxe cruiser departs from Split and journeys 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. Make up your own mind during a walk with a Local Expert through the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas, all framed by honey-coloured fortifications. Then you are at leisure to indulge your taste buds in the evening at one of Korčula’s many appealing restaurants and bars.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  4. 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 lunch and then 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.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  5. Day 5 Dubrovnik, a ‘Paradise on Earth’

    Transfer to the medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik, where the footsteps of endless travellers 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 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.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  6. 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. After time to explore, return to your cruise ship for lunch. After mooring at a small port on the peninsula, transfer to the village of Kuna for a visit to 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.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  7. 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 harbour, 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.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  8. 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 appetisers and taste some of the revered wines of the island. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Celebration Dinner with live entertainment.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner
    hotel Infinity/Futura I/Futura II
  9. 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.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • 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
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 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

Top Rated Highlights

  • 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 of Jupiter, the Golden Gate and the Cellars.
  • Korcula: Walk the herringbone maze of streets and flagstone plazas with your Local Expert. Learn why the locals claim this is where Marco Polo was born.
  • Veliko Jezero: 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 of St. Mary rising out of the water.
  • Dubrovnik: Explore the buffed marble streets of the fascinating city during your guided walking tour.
  • Kuna: Visit the church and monastery, and learn about local life when you visit a local farm.
  • Pakleni Islands: Take a dip in the pristine waters of this absolute paradise.
  • Hvar: Walk to the town's main square with your Local Expert, see the yacht-filled harbour and the Renaissance cathedral. Enjoy time at your leisure to explore this delightful island, famed for being the sunniest in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic ?elds of lavender.
  • Bol: 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.

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Independent Reviews
Susan Tattar
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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
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
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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
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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