SpecialDeluxe PackageUpdated Itinerary 2024

Southern Dalmatia & Kotor Bay Cruise 2024

Dubrovnik - Kotor - Budva - Kotor - Slano - Ston - Slano - Mljet NP - Korčula - Ploče - Mostar - Ploče - Hvar - Split

Explore the beauty and crystal clear sea of Southern Dalmatia and cruise into spectacular Bay of Kotor onboard the MS Stella Maris (refurbished 2017). Stroll the streets of the medieval towns and enjoy delicious local cuisine and excellent wines.

Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS from 1400HRS, first night in Gruž Port
Check out SPLIT on SATURDAYS by 0900HRS

Code: K3 K206

MS Stella Maris

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Southern Dalmatia & Kotor Bay Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik 2024

Split - Hvar - Ploče - Mostar - Ploče - Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Kotor - Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $4,075 per person

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Dubrovnik

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik Airport to harbour, where embarkation begins at 1400HRS. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2
Dubrovnik - Kotor - Lovćen NP - Njeguši - Budva - Kotor

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Walk through Stradun, both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls. Your guide will show you the most interesting sights and you will visit Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Later set sail for Kotor. After lunch onboard, you are going to visit Lovćen Mountain, Njeguši village and Budva. Encounter Montenegro’s rich culture, historical heritage and natural beauty as you travel by bus up the serpentine Lovćen Hills. A beautiful view of Kotor Bay and lovely mountain scenery accompany you enroute to Njeguši, where you will visit the village smokehouse. Stop for a snack of smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine, all local specialties. Then head down the mountain towards the town of Budva, believed to be one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Coast. It is more than 2,000 years old. After panoramic stop above Budva you will drive back to Kotor and enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants. Your evening is free in Kotor. (B, L, T, D)

Day 3
Kotor - Slano

Start the day with a walking tour of Kotor which will include a visit to St Tryphon Cathedral, and you will see the Orthodox Church of St Luka from the outside. Afterwards continue to Slano with a stop along the way to swim and relax if weather permits, with lunch onboard. Slano is a peaceful fishing village and a starting point to Ston, a fortified small town situated on Pelješac Peninsula, famous for its oysters. Pelješac Peninsula is known as one of the best wine producing regions in Croatia. Overnight and Captain’s Dinner onboard in Slano. (B, L, D)

Day 4
Slano - Mljet NP - Korčula

In the morning we head west to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Director for a stroll to the famous saltwater lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or the island on your own. Continue the cruise towards Korčula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Before lunch, there is time for a swim stop in the clear blue sea. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the numerous restaurants and bars. (B, L)

Day 5
Korčula - Ploče - Mostar - Ploče

Early in the morning sail to Ploče with a stop along the way to swim and relax if weather permits, with lunch onboard. Take the coach for an excursion to Mostar with dinner included. Mostar is the city were the East meets the West. Built alongside the Neretva River, it is known thanks to the image of its beautiful ‘Stari Most’ (Old Bridge) which is the heart and symbol of the city. Since 2005, ‘Stari Most’ and the old town of Mostar have been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the streets, visit the Turkish house and the mosque. Return to Ploče for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 6
Ploče - Hvar

Leaving Ploče, we will have an early morning cruise towards the town of Hvar, a favourite holiday destination of world celebrities, but also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. Before lunch, there is time for a swim stop in the clear blue sea. Upon arrival in Hvar, you will enjoy visiting the many historical sights of the town, such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, Arsenal with the theatre built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above Hvar Town is the impressive fortress offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni Islands. Your evening is free in Hvar. (B, L)

Day 7
Hvar - Split

We head to Split, our final port of call with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a walking tour of the historic inner city, taking us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, Peristyle and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)

Day 8
Split

After breakfast, it is time to disembark by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • Welcome Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
  • Dinner in Kotor (D)
  • Dinner in Mostar (D)
  • Captain's Dinner with live music (D)
  • Smoked Ham & Cheese Snack, Brandy & Wine in Njeguši (T)
  • Fresh fruit, coffee/tea daily
  • Water dispenser
  • Bus excursion to Lovćen, Njeguši & Budva
  • Bus excursion to Mostar
  • Cruise Director
  • Towel & linen change mid-week
  • Daily cabin service
  • Beach towel
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor
  • Mljet
  • Korčula
  • Mostar
  • Hvar
  • Split

Entrance

  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy
  • Kotor - St Tryphon Cathedral
  • Mljet - National Park

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €70 per person approx

Optional (booked & paid direct)

  • Mljet National Park Entrance €25 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 22 Jun 24Sat 29 Jun 24
$5,291$9,523$4,445$7,997
Sat 06 Jul 24Sat 13 Jul 24
$5,291$9,523$4,445$7,997
Sat 24 Aug 24Sat 31 Aug 24
$5,291$9,523$4,445$7,997
Sat 07 Sep 24Sat 14 Sep 24
$5,291$9,523$4,445$7,997
Sat 21 Sep 24Sat 28 Sep 24
$5,291$9,523$4,445$7,997
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Important Notes

Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserve the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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