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Adriatic Pearl - Dalmatia Cruise Adventure from Dubrovnik

Dalmatia Cruise Adventure is an additional value cruise; a cruise in which every detail is tailored to meet high personal requirements. Excursion packages are carefully prepared in order to give you their maximum in a 7 day cruise. Explore medieval towns with experienced guides while still having enough time for relaxing, swimming and exploring along South Dalmatia islands and mainland.  


An excursion in every destination will give you an opportunity to learn more about culture, history, costumes and gastronomy of Southern Dalmatian islands and Croatia. Moreover, it will give you an opportunity to see, feel, hear and taste the Croatian way of life, its past blended with present. Brand 
new, rich and decorated ship with spacious air-conditioned cabins (from 12 up to 18m2), huge salon with a longue bar combined with welcoming, carefully chosen professional staff will make your stay on board pleasurable. 

A mixture of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage with friendly atmosphere and high level of onboard services will make your stay pleasant, each and every day of your cruise. 

8 Day / 7 Night  Itinerary - Saturday Departures from Dubrovnik Croatia


DAY 1 · SATURDAY DUBROVNIK – KORCULA
 
EMBARKATION IN DUBROVNIK (Gruz harbor) FROM 11:00AM TO 12:00PM
DEPARTURE FROM DUBROVNIK 12:00.

Once you are on board the adventure can start. Over a welcome drink and a snack you will meet your Cruise Director and the crew of “Adriatic Pearl”. Captain's orders and safety measures will be explained to you, after which the boat will set sail for your first destination, the island of Korcula. On the way you can start making acquaintances with fellow travelers or just enjoy the breeze and the landscape slowly passing you by. Expected arrival at the town of Korcula is in the evening.

Korcula is a small town of immense beauty located on the northeastern part of the island of Korcula. The medieval core of the town is built in a fishbone-like pattern on a small peninsula protruding into the sea, offering a great view of the sunsets Korcula is known for.

After your first dinner on board and docking at Korcula harbor, a local guide will take you for an evening walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveler Marco Polo that was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula.

NOTE: Due to the port authority regulations, Korcula town tour can be transferred to the next morning.

After the guided tour we recommend a relaxing stroll around the town for your first taste of the Mediterranean atmosphere you will be immersed in for the next couple of days.

First service on board: snack

Excursions: Korcula town tour – excursion package

Overnight in Korcula

DAY 2 • SUNDAY KORCULA – PUCISCA (island of Brac)

After breakfast, you will set sail towards the island of Brac, passing through the scenic Peljesac channel, around the tip of Peljesac penninsula and the southeastern tip of the island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca.

Pucisca is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world.

After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use.

Later in the evening you can pick your spot along the seaside, enjoy the relaxed and calm atmosphere over a glass of wine and join the locals in their favorite past time – people watching.

Excursions: Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – excursion package

Overnight in Pucisca

DAY 3 • MONDAY PUCISCA – OMIS – SPLIT

While breakfast is being served, you will leave the harbor and sail across the Brac channel back to the mainland. First destination of the day is Omis, a town known for two things: stunning beauty of river Cetina canyon that surrounds it and its pirates. There you can join a short walking tour where you will hear the story of this small town built below steep mountains at the mouth of river Cetina. You will also learn of its pirates that brought the town its fame in Middle Ages.

After the tour, you can board the small boats that will take you into the canyon of the river Cetina, a protected nature area. You will be travelling upriver to Radman’s mills, a run-down mill whose beauty was recently restored and where you will be served a snack of local specialties. After the snack, you can explore the area before your return to Omis.

In the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split, your port of call for the day. Upon arrival, our knowledgeable local guide will take you into the Old Town and introduce to you the monumental Diocletian Palace built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. After the tour you will have free time for individual exploration of Split and its lively Mediterranean spirit or you can just join the locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade.

Excursions:  Omis town tour, Split city tour – excursion package

Additional excursion: Cetina river boat trip to Radman mills with a snack – 20 EUR/person

Overnight in Split

 

DAY 4 • TUESDAY SPLIT – HVAR (island of HVAR)

Before leaving Split in the morning, you will have a unique opportunity to join your Cruise Director for an early morning visit to the fish and produce market in Split, where you can get an insight into the traditional cuisine and local ingredients and maybe even learn a traditional Croatian recipe or two.

Today you will be sailing towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar, after which you can join a short lavender presentation where you can learn how lavender and rosemary have been traditionally farmed in this area for centuries.

As the sun sets down, Hvar becomes alive with people; we recommend a cocktail at one of the numerous bars and terraces around the beautifully illuminated harbor.

NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, during peak season in July and August, port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Excursions:  Fish and vegetable market tour, Hvar town tour & Lavender presentation - excursion package

Overnight in Hvar

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY HVAR – VELA LUKA (island of KORCULA)

Wednesday morning after leaving Hvar your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can then hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets.

After the swim break you will continue sailing to Vela Luka on the island of Korcula, major fishermen’s town on the western side of island Korcula, our departure point for a coach tour into the island.

If you decide to join us for the coach tour of Korcula, after lunch you will board the coach for a first-hand perspective on the island’s hinterland, its vineyards, olive orchards and hilly landscape. On the tour you will visit several sights:

First the “Zlokic” olive oil factory, where Mr. Zlokic will show you around his factory explaining all you ever wanted to know about olive pressing. You will also be able to taste the premium extra-virgin cold pressed olive oils that your host produces.

Your next destination will be the family run folk museum “Barilo” in the town Blato, situated in the middle of the island that houses a collection of tools and items used by peasants on the island in the past several centuries. Your visit will be accompanied by traditional homemade liqueurs and sweets the family makes.

Your last stop on the tour will be a visit the picturesque town Smokvica built on the hillside for a visit to the local award-wining winery “Toreta”. Your hosts there will introduce you to the excellent white wines Posip and Rukatac that Korcula is widely known for.

After dinner you can expect an evening on board full of Dalmatian vibe, with the nightfall slowly setting on Vela Luka.

Additional excursion: Korcula coach tour: “Zlokic” olive oil factory, “Barilo” ethno museum and “Toreta” winery – 25 EUR/person

Overnight in Vela Luka

DAY 6 • THURSDAY VELA LUKA – POMENA (island of MLJET)

Early next morning you will depart for the last island on your journey – the island of Mljet.

Island of Mljet on its western side houses National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. You can also rent kayaks and cut the surface of the magnificent lakes to observe the scenery from a different perspective. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet.

Optional excursion: Mljet National Park – unguided tour, free time in the National park. Entrance fee 90 KN/13 EUR, 100 kn/15 EUR (July & August) to be paid on the spot

Overnight in Mljet

DAY 7 • FRIDAY POMENA – DUBROVNIK

Early in the morning Captain and his crew will take you on the last stretch of the route in the direction of Dubrovnik. On the way there you will witness beautiful scenery as you pass the Elaphite islands.

Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, shuttle bus will take you to the Old Town gate where you can join our guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. You can take the cable-car to the top of the hill overlooking Dubrovnik for wonderful photo opportunities, make the full circle around the walls or just enjoy a scoop of ice cream as you stroll through its narrow streets paved with ancient stones.

Excursion: Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town - excursion package

Overnight in Dubrovnik

DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK

After your last breakfast on board disembarkation follows by 09:00 AM.

It is time to say farewell to your fellow travelers, your Cruise Director and the crew of M/S Adriatic Pearl. But rest assured, with all the photos and newly forged friendships you will continue to sail with Adria Travel for a little longer!

Included Excursions

  •  Korcula town tour
  •  Pucisca stonemasonry school   
  •  Omis town tour  
  •  Split town tour  
  •  Split open market visit  
  •  Hvar town tour  
  •  Hvar lavender presentation  
  •  Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port to the Old town    

Additional Excursions

Cetina river boat trip to Radman mills with a snack. Omis - 20 EUR 

Island Korcula coach tour with 3 excursions - 25 EUR  

    • Zlokic olive oil factory & ethno collection with snack. Vela Luka,the island of Korcula 
    • Barilo ethno museum with tasting of local liquors and sweets. Blato, the island of Korcula 
    • Toreta vinery tasting of local wines. Smokvica, the island of Korcula 

Optional: Mljet National Park (entrance fee 90 KN/13 EUR, 100 KN/15 EUR (July & August)   to be paid on the spot  



2014 Adriatic Pearl Departures & Fares

Depart

Disembark

Lower deck sharing twin

Upper deck sharing twin

3rd person in lower deck cabin

Single lower deck

Single main (upper) deck

Cruise Code

26-Apr-14

3-May-14

$1,424

$1,500

$997

$1,834

$1,933

ADAP14-41755

3-May-14

10-May-14

$1,500

$1,577

$1,050

$1,933

$2,032

ADAP14-41762

10-May-14

17-May-14

$1,500

$1,577

$1,050

$1,933

$2,032

ADAP14-41769

17-May-14

24-May-14

$1,500

$1,577

$1,050

$1,933

$2,032

ADAP14-41776

24-May-14

31-May-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41783

31-May-14

7-Jun-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41790

7-Jun-14

14-Jun-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41797

14-Jun-14

21-Jun-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41804

21-Jun-14

28-Jun-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41811

5-Jul-14

12-Jul-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

SOLD OUT

12-Jul-14

19-Jul-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41832

19-Jul-14

26-Jul-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41839

26-Jul-14

2-Aug-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41846

2-Aug-14

9-Aug-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41853

9-Aug-14

16-Aug-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41860

16-Aug-14

23-Aug-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41867

23-Aug-14

30-Aug-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41874

30-Aug-14

6-Sep-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41881

6-Sep-14

13-Sep-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41888

13-Sep-14

20-Sep-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41895

20-Sep-14

27-Sep-14

$1,882

$2,035

$1,317

$2,429

$2,628

ADAP14-41902

27-Sep-14

4-Oct-14

$1,729

$1,882

$1,211

$2,231

$2,429

ADAP14-41909

4-Oct-14

11-Oct-14

$1,500

$1,577

$1,050

$1,933

$2,032

SOLD OUT

11-Oct-14

18-Oct-14

$1,424

$1,500

$997

$1,834

$1,933

ADAP14-41923




Rates include:
 

  • 2014 Standard excursion package - 8 excursions including the Korèula town tour, Pucisia stonemasonry school, Omis town tour, Split town tour, Split fish market tour, Hvar lavender presentation, Hvar town tour, and Dubrovnik town tour, as mentioned above.  
  • 8 days / 7 nights cruise on route Dalmatia Cruise adventure in the cabin category of your choice 
  • Welcome drink and snack
  • Full board: buffet breakfast, lunch buffet and served dinner (two main course options)  
  • Complimentary 0,5 l water dururing meals 
  • Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
  • Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
  • 9 crew members including a Cruise Director
  • Usage of the ship’s equipment
  •  Towels change every second day
  •  Bed linen change twice a week
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • Wi Fi connection  

Rates do not include:

  • Beverages and water from the ship bar only 
  •  Transfer from and/or to the ship 
  •  Tips, entrance to the National Park or any other items of personal nature 
  •  Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash 
  • Laundry service at selected ports of call for € 15,00 per cabin 
  •  Beach towel hire € 3,00 per week
  • Additional excursions (if not booked with the cruise reservation)

 ITINERARY DEVIATIONS: 

Every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as stated. However, due to the schedule changes beyond organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change route or alter shore excursions. Adria travel reserves right to change the vessel provider in case that contracted services are not supplied according to previously agreed standards.