Croatia Coastal & Island Cruise

On-Board MV Markan – 16th May 2020

8 days
from £899 pp
Tour code: AGT1196

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    8 days
    from £899 pp
    Tour code: AGT1196

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      Tour Code AGT1196
      Max Group Size 36
      Single Supplement £400
      Start/End Point Split / Dubrovnik
      Tour Manager TBC

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      Small ship casual cruising is the perfect way to explore the picturesque coastal towns and stunning islands of Croatia. Join Prestige Holidays exclusive charter for a seven-night voyage sailing from Split to Dubrovnik. With no strict dress code on board, kick off your shoes; relax, and enjoy the company of like-minded travellers during your exploration of this increasingly popular destination.

      The stylish motor-cruiser the MV Markan has capacity for just 38 guests in 19 cabins located on three decks. The upper deck cabins all have a small balcony. The ship will be berthed in port overnight, with ample opportunity to enjoy the evening ambience ashore. Choose to dine in a local restaurant or Konoba (tavern) and enjoy a drink in a café or bar when meals are not included onboard.

      This exclusive chartered voyage will be accompanied by a Prestige Holidays cruise/tour Manager who will be on-hand to make your holiday completely carefree.

      Highlights

      • Exclusively chartered by Prestige Holidays
      • Escorted by Prestige Holidays Cruise/Tour Manager
      • Relaxed dress code – no dinner jackets or cocktail dresses required
      • Visit ports not reached by large cruise ships
      • Moored overnight – opportunity to experience local dining options
      • Swimming stops made where possible
      • Optional excursion to a local farmhouse for included evening meal

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from London Gatwick to Split and from Dubrovnik (Regional flights available on request – supplement may apply)
      • 1 piece of hold baggage
      • Overseas transfers from/to airport and to/from ship
      • 7-night cruise on-board MV Markan in a cabin with en-suite facilities
      • Buffet breakfast
      • 6 lunches served with 2 glasses of wine, beer or a soft drink
      • 3 evening meals served on-board (including the Captain’s dinner)
      • Welcome cocktail, daily fresh fruit & snack, plus water, tea & coffee available during the day
      • Olive oil and wine tasting on-board
      • Slippers, bathrobe and beach towel, bathroom toiletries
      • Port taxes & fees
      • Local tour guide / cruise manager on-board
      • Escorted by a Prestige Holidays Representative

      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      Depart UK airport and arrive at Split airport, Croatia. Transfer to Split harbour. Embark the MS Markan for a seven-night voyage. Access to cabins will be available from 14:00 hours. For early flight arrivals luggage will be dropped off on-board and you will be able to explore the area around the harbour before returning later. Meet your fellow travellers, our Prestige Holidays Tour Manger and the local cruise guide over a welcome drink.

      Dinner will be served on-board.

      Overnight: Port of Split.

      Day 2 - Split / Hvar (B, L)

      This morning you can join the optional guided walking tour of Split. Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage with an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor.

      The ship then sails to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival will be an optional short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town’s historical landmarks – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Alternatively hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night.

      Overnight: Port of Hvar

      Day 3 - Hvar / Vis (B, L, D)

      Early morning cruise towards the small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance is not included and payable on-board, approximately 15 Euros). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the visit is dependent on favourable conditions.

      The MV Markan will later sail to the island of Vis, once a strategic Yugoslav naval base and closed to the public until1989. Due to this isolation, Vis has a retained a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was”.

      Join an optional visit to a small family owned winery for a tasting experience. The cellar is located approximately 15 minutes walk from the docking location.

      Later you may wish to visit the remains of the Roman thermal baths, the town museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront.

      Dinner served on-board.

      Overnight: Port of Vis

      Day 4 - Vis / Korcula (B, L)

      Early morning departure towards Korčula Island, reported to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route.

      Afternoon arrival in Korčula. Join an optional guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment.

      Overnight: Port of Korcula

      Day 5 - Korcula / Trstenik (B, L)

      In the morning sail towards the Pelješac peninsula which is known for its excellent wine. A short stop will be made en-route at one of the Elaphiti Islands, with a planned afternoon arrival to the Pelješac peninsula. Today we travel inland to explore the rural areas.

      In the afternoon, join an optional excursion that will take you to a rustic village in-land and Enjoy a heritage dinner with traditional Croatian dishes made from local produce.

      Transfer back to the ship.

      Overnight: Pelješac peninsula area

      Day 6 - Peljesac / Mljet (B, L, D - Captain's)

      This morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso.

      Join an optional excursion for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to the St Mary Islet and a visit to the ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century.

      Alternatively, you can rent kayaks or bicycles, to explore the National Park or island on your own but beware of the nymphs!

      Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island. The Captain will join guests on-board for dinner this evening.

      Overnight: Port of Polača or Pomena

      Day 7 - Mljet / Dubrovnik (B, L)

      This morning we have an early sailing to Dubrovnik. If this is your first visit or you are returning to Dubrovnik, you will be captivated as you approach this ancient walled city from the Adriatic Sea. A special charm of this ancient walled town are the buildings that remain from the age of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style.

      Before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck.

      After docking, transfer to the old town; join the optional guided walking tour of this magical town. After you can take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ Mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. We can also recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls.

      Enjoy dinner ashore in your choice or restaurant.

      Overnight: Port of Gruž in Dubrovnik

      Day 8 - Departure (B)

      Time to say goodbye to the crew and fellow guests. Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on a twin/double occupancy cabin with your flight arrangements; which will be discussed and confirmed at the time of booking. Single cabins are on request at a supplement of £400— subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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