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Dalmatian Elegance

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $2,365 per person

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, Cruise Ship.
  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, Cruise Ship.
  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, Cruise Ship.
  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, Cruise Ship.
  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 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, Cruise Ship.
  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, Cruise Ship.
  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, Cruise Ship.
  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

  • 7 nights aboard your luxury cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities.
  • An expert Cruise Manager will ensure a smooth and hassle-free voyage.
  • All port taxes are included. Insight hotel in Trogir includes all taxes and porterage charges.
  • Complimentary transfers are available on arrival from Split airport to the Insight Vacations hotel on start date and from Split sea port to Split airport on end date. They are also available when additional nights accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

  • Onboard Cooking Demonstration: Select departures will have the opportunity to learn the secrets behind cooking Croatian specialties during a hands-on cooking class with your onboard chef. Refer to the dates & prices tab for selected dates.
  • Dubrovnik: Cruise alongside the towering old city walls while a buffet dinner is served onboard.
  • Kuna: Meet the locals and enjoy a typical Farm-to-Table village feast of Croatian delicacies.
  • Bol: At a local winery, relax with some appetisers and sample some of the revered wines of the island.
  • Brač: Toast to your voyage with a special Captain's Celebration Dinner, complete with live entertainment.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches with Wine (LW), 1 Dinner (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW), plus bottled water daily.

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.
  • Korčula: 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.
  • Dubrovnik: Ride the cable car to the summit of Srđ Mountain for scenic views over the famous fortifications and Elaphiti Islands.
  • 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 fields 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.

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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  • Cooking Class
Price Discount Availability Price
Start Date: Fri, May 1, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 9, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, May 8, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 16, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, May 15, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 23, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, May 22, 2020
Return Date: Sat, May 30, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, May 29, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, Jun 5, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jun 13, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Jun 12, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jun 20, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Jun 19, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jun 27, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, Jun 26, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jul 4, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, Jul 3, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Jul 18, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Jul 17, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Aug 1, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Aug 8, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Aug 7, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Aug 15, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Aug 22, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, Aug 28, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Sep 5, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Sep 12, 2020
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Cooking Class
Start Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2020
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Start Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2020
Return Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2020
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Cruise Information

The newly built, luxurious Avangard (Futura II) features spacious cabins, twin or double beds, private bathrooms, air conditioning, a sundeck and restaurant area.

Click HERE to view a PDF of the ship's deck plan.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded Lower Deck cabin and includes Port Taxes. Single rooms are available at a supplement. Cabin Upgrade Option is available for Upper Deck Twin Cabins: Twin from $470 per person up to $500 per person.

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Susan Tattar
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
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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