Be dazzled by the islands and cities of the sparkling Dalmatian Coast on this relaxing yacht cruise. Swim in pristine, secluded coves, discover the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park and experience the splendor of magnificent Dubrovnik.
We fly from London Gatwick to Split, where we check into our hotel. After a free morning on Day 2 we take the train to Plitvice Lakes National Park. We enjoy dinner this evening at our hotel.
On Day 3 we take a guided tour of the lakes, enjoying an energetic walk around the beautiful emerald waters, all connected by cascading waterfalls. We return to Split to board our ship for seven nights, where we meet our Cruise Director before a welcome reception.
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. Recognised 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 photogenic place to enjoy. 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.
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 have a guided walking tour of the town, seeing its many cultural and historical monuments, before some free time to continue discovering its charms.
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, with 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 splendour, 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. Perhaps walk along the ancient fortified walls for views out across the bay. You are free to make your own way back to the ship.
We leave Dubrovnik this morning and cruise to Mljet National Park, enjoying lunch on board along with a further swim stop. We arrive in the heart of the National Park, where two connected salt-water lakes and a collection of small, verdant islands are ringed by turquoise waters and enveloped in the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. We enjoy a walk around the footpaths surrounding the Great Lake and the Small Lake, taking in the breathtaking scenery and outstanding natural majesty of the area.
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. We arrive in the pretty town this afternoon. 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.
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, a magnificent palace 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. Back on board our luxurious yacht, we enjoy a final farewell dinner this evening.
On Day 10 we transfer to Split airport. On arrival in the UK, our holiday comes to an end.
All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.
The MV San Antonio is an intimate 18-cabin luxury yacht, specifically designed for sea cruising. Expect stylish cabins equipped with all mod-cons - air-conditioning, an LCD television with English channels, and comfortably-sized bathrooms. Perfect for a good night's sleep - or for taking some much-needed 'me' time whilst sailing.
Whilst we're on the move, you'll be able to enjoy all-inclusive meals in the yacht's restaurant, enjoy the Dalmatian Coast's near-perpetual sunshine on the sun deck, and relax in the hot tub. There's also a ladder for easy access to the sea's mild waters on the many swim stops we take on the cruise.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Flight upgrades are available. Please see the information regarding the types of upgrades offered by the various airlines we use in the Add-ons section of 'Things you should know' or call us for details.
Spending a night in London before your tour can make such a
difference to the first day of your holiday - you can arrive in the
capital in good time, relaxed and ready to join your Tour Manager
the next morning. You may even want to take in a show on the West
End, or dine in one of London's famous restaurants. Perhaps on your
return to London, you would like to break your journey with an
overnight stay before continuing home.
We are able to book a wide range of hotels in central London or, for our holidays beginning with a flight, at Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester Airport for the night before or after your holiday. The hotels listed below are some of the more popular hotels our customers book in Central London, others are available on request.
|Hotel||Room Rate From Price|
|The Ambassador Hotel||From £65 per person|
Above prices are approximate, subject to availability, and per room per night based on two people sharing. If you require a quote for single occupancy at any of the hotels please contact us on 01904 734 805.
Buying tickets for UK train services can be a tricky business - there are so many fares to choose from, each with different rules and restrictions. As you are connecting with an international departure, we strongly recommend that you book a fully flexible ticket to ensure that should the departure times for your holiday change, your rail ticket can allow for these changes.
We can book fully-flexible UK rail tickets from your local station to join your holiday whether this be a European holiday from St Pancras or a UK holiday. The prices are competitive and tickets are not restricted to a particular train or time of day, and in most cases offer you a free choice of routes.
For an up to date quote from your local station, please ask one of our Tour Advisors.