“Elegance Cruise” from Split with M/S Captain Bota

Croatia Cruises & Tours look forward to presenting you our new motor yacht, just designed for an extra value cruise.

M/S Captain Bota is larger than others in size, 40,60 x 8,10 meters, fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds and elegance design.

The Intention of this cruise is to show the beauty of our islands and thousand-year-old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to offer to our children as a gift. This cruise is carefully prepared in every detail in order to show the beauty of our islands, cities and heritage.

During the seven-night cruise, you will be able to gain an exciting experience of Croatian way of life.

New boat in our fleet with spacious air-conditioned cabins, a comfortable salon with lounge bar that is “wide from side to side “, outdoor covered sitting area as well as a sunny deck and Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi together with carefully chosen and experienced six members crew and our cruise manager will make your cruise unforgettable.

Itinerary as followed:

DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT

M/S CAPTAIN BOTA will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day.  Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.

Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner.

Overnight in Split, (D)

 

DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape).

We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board.

After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.

Upon your evening arrival at Hvara local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.

Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)

 

DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – KORČULA, KORČULA  ISLAND

We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets.

The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.

Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)

 

DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK 

After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.  After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.

Return coach transfer is scheduled to be at 18:00 hours or you can return on your own.

You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic

Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)

 

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND

After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along a way.

Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park.

Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L)

 

DAY 6 • THURSDAY MLJET – MAKARSKA

Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with refreshing swim stops on our way passing by Pelješac Penninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and Eastern side of Hvar Island.

Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” famous with it’s long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Makarska, (B,L)

 

DAY 7 • FRIDAY MAKARSKA – PUČIŠĆA  – SPLIT

After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel towards Pucisca.

Pucisca is the island’s biggest village of the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.

In Pucisce is only one Stonemasonry school in Croatia where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that are used here for centuries.  After a relaxed walk we will have lunch while cruising to Split, our first and last stop.

Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Our English speaking guide will do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.

Overnight in Split, (B,L)

Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka.

The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia.

The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.

From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m.

Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia.  Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.

Reservations and payment on the spot.

DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner