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Alps, Central & Eastern EuropeRegional Journey
Duration: 10 days Visiting: Croatia
Cruise the waters of the Adriatic in comfort and style onboard your modern mega yacht. Discover new ports of call each day, hidden coves and ancient sites steeped in history. Step ashore to experience the cultural diversity of Dalmatia’s islands or bask under the sun, swim or read a good book.
Your Journey Begins
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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 offered by the hotel or simply relax in the comfort of your superior room or take in the views from the rooftop bar?
Your Elegant Cruise Ship.
(Relaxed Start) After a free morning, your Local Host will accompany you to Split Harbour where your deluxe cruiser awaits. Once you are welcomed on-board, 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.
Cruise to Korčula.
(Relaxed Start) Early this morning, your floating hotel departs from Split and cruises 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.
Mljet and Dubrovnik.
(Relaxed Start) 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 along the monumental city walls and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner served on deck.
Dubrovnik, a ‘Paradise on Earth’.
(Relaxed Start) 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.
The Pelješac Peninsula.
(Relaxed Start) Start off your day at 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. 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.
A Venetian Dream on Hvar.
(Relaxed Start) Drop anchor at the small island of Šćedro, with quiet coves and pristine beauty offering the most irresistible backdrop for lunch. Cruise westward for a 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, 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. There will be time to enjoy the secluded beaches, tiny seafood restaurants or visit the crowning fortress for superb views over the town and island-studded bay.
Bol’s famous beach on the Island of Brač.
(Relaxed Start) 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 shingle, 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.
In the morning, it is time to say goodbye to the crew. 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.
Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
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10940 independent user reviews received during the past year.
20 August, 2018
Trip: Service, food, itinerary and swim stops
Service: Wonderful crew, great meals, beautiful ship! We especially loved the many swim stops in clean clear water!
12 August, 2018
Trip: The swim stops were an excellent idea, as the weather was very hot. The Croatian Farm to Plate Dining was ok but not as good as I've had before in other places.The headphones(whispers) didn't work efficiently in Split, we couldn't hear the guide over the other tours.More time in Mljet would have been beneficial to explore the National Park more thoroughly.
Service: We were upgraded to an upper deck cabin which was great. The crew, boat and facilities were excellent. They were helpful, polite and considerate. We only had 26 people on our tour which was lovely. The food was amazing.The tour director was good but hard to understand at times. The tour of Dubrovnik's walled town would have been better later in the day when the heat was not so intense. The small boat needs to be in the water every time there is a scheduled swim stop.
11 August, 2018
Trip: The cruise was advertised as 8- 9 days which is deceptive. Clearly a 7 day cruise. Aida - our guide was wonderful. Very knowledgable and passionate about Croatia. Peter - our chef - 5 star. Food was amazing Spaso - our everything man was wonderful. Complimentary wine with meals limited choice. Other drinks far to expensive! Itinerary was very good. Really enjoyed the swimming. Very relaxing. Good sized cabin. Lovely ship. Great cruise.
Service: I think the tour should be advertised as a seven day tour. Very deceptive 8-9 days which clearly it is not. No choice with complimentary wine with meals and the price of other alcohol was far to expensive. Food was excellent - chef was exceptional. Aida, our guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable. Spaso our everything man was great. Cabin was ok and the dining room and upper decks were very spacious. Itinerary was good - loved the time for swimming. Very relaxed - Great cruise.
09 August, 2018
Trip: It was what I was expecting.
Service: Everything worked well, but a little hazy on the arrival and departure shuttles.
06 August, 2018
Trip: Croatia was simply gorgeous. Cruise was great in that there was a great mix of time on all the beautiful islands together with lots of relax time.
Service: Crew on the Futura were fantastic, Super friendly, courteous and could not do enough for us. Aida was the best tour leader ever. The crew, the tour leader and the chef were exceptional
29 July, 2018
Trip: This tour far exceeded expectations.The tour manager and the entire crew of the Katarina line went out of their way to ensure the experience was excellent.
Service: We would definitely recommend Insight and plan to use them again
28 July, 2018
Trip: The stop-overs were well spaced and the Tour Leader was well versed with the history of each island we visited. The walking tours were especially exciting with the tour guides often making some hilarious comments which added some extra flavour to typical history without being boring. The local people of Croatia received us very well and every tour guide was most pleasant and knowledgeable. We were not rushed from one area to another and the every effort was made to make our entire tour most pleasant. Even free periods were fairly spaced and our off board meals on the islands were great.
Service: Firstly we were very well received on our arrival which set the tone for a great experience. Thereafter we were escorted to our boat, The Futura, with our cruise leader,Matteo, and his crew inviting us on board with great enthusiasm and we could already feel that this was going to be an awesome cruise. WHICH IT WAS!!!! Matteo and the crew interacted with us from the word go and all the passengers just gelled together for the entire excursion. Matteo made every day most exciting especially with his vast knowledge of the history of the islands. The food was the best variety ever. Every meal was delicious and well presented. Our compliments to the chef. Our room was comfortable and spacious and kept very neat on a daily basis. We made friends with all the other tour members because the interacting was so well encouraged by Matteo and his team. We were so in awe that we have decided to encourage our friends to join us on our next cruise with Insight Vacations next year hopefully. THANKYOU INSIGHT FOR A MOST MEMORABLE AND AMAZING TOUR. WE SALUTE YOU.
28 July, 2018
Trip: All fabulous. I am sorry that I am unable to supply photos (not tech savvy enough)
Service: A most enjoyable time. Cruise staff absolutely wonderful. Helpful, cheerful, friendly and efficient. Tour Director very knowledgeable, helpful, enthusiastic and super competent
26 July, 2018
Trip: Very relaxing and the ports of call were very fascinating
Service: The entire crew on the Futura was excellent and the food was fine dining standard. In Greece, the service of both the tour director and the coach driver were also excellent, although I was not too impressed with the driver occasionally driving beyond the speed limit and also checking on his mobile phone kept between his thighs while driving.
26 July, 2018
Trip: The staff on board were excellent, the food was brilliant and the mix of time on islands and time on the boat was great
Service: Would definitely recommend to others and will use the company again
21 July, 2018
Trip: Great destinations, food was above excellent, staff were first class, boat was very clean
20 July, 2018
Trip: Dalmatian Elegance was wonderful, loved the trip and the staff were brilliant.
Service: Your Tour Director and Driver were both excellent, very knowledgeable and always happy to assist. On this particular trip we did have an angry, aggressive and rude passenger who was very self focused. At times she put the Tour Director under immense pressure and I must say that she handled the situation like the professional she is. I enjoyed my time on the trip. As for the local service in Australia I must say that my travel agent and myself found your local staff awful to deal with. They were rude (bordering on arrogant) made my work and my travel agents work doubly hard. I was told prior to leaving for my tour that the ground staff overseas are a cut above those you deal with in Australia any my information was correct.
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