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Dubrovnik Discovery Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TOME8297

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

8 days

Europe 2018

PRICE FROM ? £980 per person
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Description

For a cruise you’ll never forget, start by forgetting those giant liners crammed with casinos, arcades and cinemas. This is seafaring the old-fashioned way, Dalmatian island-hopping with the wind in your face on a small 20-cabin motor or motor sailing ship, anchoring in small harbours and sunlit bays, swimming and snorkelling in turquoise waters and exploring Roman and Renaissance landmarks. This great break includes flights and transfers, half board, a Captain's dinner, en-suite cabin, a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik and Croatian magic as standard.

Air Itinerary

Sunday:  Travel to the airport for your flight to Dubrovnik, from where you will be transferred to the boat. Dinner is on board in the evening but if you have time in the afternoon you might like to explore the historic old town, around 40 minutes' walk along the main street from the harbour (or you can take the bus). The city gets its name from Turkish Dobro-Venedik – ‘Good Venice’, and is a superbly-preserved medieval town with intact fortifications, walls, battlements, round towers and arrow slits, all built into the karst cliffs like a fine set of teeth. The city is rated as one of the 10 best medieval walled towns in the world, and is now even more famous as a prime film location in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.

Things to see include a fine Natural History museum; Mount Srđ with fine views from the top and a cable car to take you there; a Cathedral that contains numerous holy relics including, they claim, one of Christ’s nappies; a Dominican monastery with beautiful Gothic cloisters; a Franciscan monastery with Europe’s oldest still-working pharmacy; the 16th-century arcaded customs house of Sponza Palace, which is Europe’s second oldest synagogue, and the house of Marin Držić, Croatia’s most famous playwright

Alternatively you can just take it easy among the bars on the waterfront today as there will be a guided tour of the city on our return to port next Saturday. The ship will stay in port overnight.

Monday:  After breakfast we weigh anchor and set sail to Mljet Island, tying up at Pomena harbour. Here you can spend a lazy day swimming and mooching around the promenades or the bars, or alternatively explore the famous National Park. This is a lush National Park with deep forests, gorgeous beaches, vineyards, olive groves, sea caves and coves and even a Roman Palace, second only in size to Diocletian’s palace at Split.

Tuesday:  Today we head for the island of Korčula. The medieval town of Korčula itself is one of the best-preserved in the Mediterranean, with narrow streets threading between medieval houses, Venetian palaces and Gothic cloisters.


Wednesday: We embark early today for the islet of Šćedro, where we'll drop anchor in the crystal clear, turquoise waters for a swim among the corals and the exotic rainbow-coloured fish, before continuing our voyage to Hvar. A heavenly island with pine-forested hills, vineyards, olive groves, orchards and lavender fields, Hvar describes itself as ‘the sunniest spot in Europe’ and is regularly listed in the top 10 islands by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine. Hvar town is set in a bay at the south-western edge of the island and was a Venetian stronghold and naval base, and still features city walls and many public buildings from the period. Today it’s an upmarket and jet-set yachting destination with art galleries, museums and exhibitions, and it also boasts one of the oldest surviving theatres in Europe. We anchor at Hvar town and stay overnight in port.

Thursday:  We leave Hvar behind today and sail towards Trstenik.

Friday:  We continue to the Elafiti Island group, making port at Šipan. This is the largest of the Elafiti Islands (elafos – Greek for deer, not elephant!), and olives, figs, vines, carob-trees, almond trees, oranges and citrus fruit are cultivated here. The island has some lovely beaches and is also famed for its numerous palm tree species.

Saturday: Departure from Šipan to Dubrovnik. We have a guided walking tour of the old town in Dubrovnik, so make sure you've got some comfortable shoes. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this magnificent city before enjoying a Captain’s Dinner back on board.

Sunday:  After an early breakfast, a final farewell to the crew and your fellow adventurers, and then transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Air Itinerary

  • Return flights to Dubrovnik
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Return transfers from the airport to the harbour
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Lower Deck cabin
  • 5 lunches and 2 dinners on board (including the Captain's Dinner)
  • Visits to Mljet, Hvar, Korčula, Trstenik, Elaphiti & Šipan Islands
  • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town

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  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Lower Deck cabin
  • 5 lunches and 2 dinners on board (including the Captain's Dinner)
  • Visits to Mljet, Hvar, Korčula, Trstenik, Elaphiti & Šipan Islands

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Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Airport to boat transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Omega Holidays under ATOL No.6081

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