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Croatian Islands Cruise - Kleopatra

8 days from £1529*
Departing: September - October 2018
* Price shown: 06 October 2018 from LGW - LGW
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A week of islands, coves and sparkling Adriatic waters

Sail through the pristine waters of the Adriatic on this island-hopping holiday along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Join Kleopatra, a sparkling private vessel carrying a maximum of just 38 passengers, as she sets off on a round-trip cruise from Split. You'll visit beautiful Brac, elegant Hvar, ancient Korcula and the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, plus there'll be plenty of opportunities along the way for swimming and snorkelling in the brilliant, blue waters of sheltered bays.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Bol, on Brac's southern shores
  • Visit famously chic Hvar Town
  • Discover 6000 years of history in verdant Korcula
  • Explore walled Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'
  • Cruise through the idyllic Elaphiti Isles, calling at stunning Mljet
  • Spend time in the famed pirate stronghold of Omis
  • Stroll the UNESCO-listed centre of Roman Split, Croatia's stunning second city

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' accommodation on board MS Kleopatra in the cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfasts, five lunches and two evening meals including a Captain's Dinner
  • Guided tours of Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Omis and Split
  • Free on-board Wi-Fi
  • Return flights to Split
  • Return airport-to-ship transfers

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Split and join MS Kleopatra

Fly to Split, then transfer by coach to the quay to board MS Kleopatra. After some time to settle into your cabin, get to know your fellow passengers at the Welcome Reception, and tuck into a sumptuous four-course dinner.

Day Two: Visit the islands of Brac and Hvar

Sailing into the shimmering waters of the Adriatic, we'll travel to the island of Brac and call at the beautiful town of Bol. Boasting the island's most spectacular beach - an ever-shifting spit of golden shingle backed by woodland - and a pretty town centre with an ancient monastery and attractive red-roofed houses, Bol is a perfect introduction to the Croatian islands.

Rejoin Kleopatra for lunch before sailing on towards Hvar, where the surrounding turquoise waters, historic architecture and sunny weather make it one of the country's most luxurious summer destinations. Step ashore for a guided tour of glitzy Hvar Town to see St Stephen's Cathedral and the ancient public theatre, which pre-dates Shakespeare's Globe and is one of the oldest theatres in Europe. This evening, enjoy a night-time stroll through the glamourous town, and perhaps dine at one of the many harbourside restaurants.

Day Three: Spend the afternoon in Korcula

Enjoy a lazy morning's cruise through azure waters before Kleopatra moors in a pristine bay for lunch. Enjoy the opportunity to swim or snorkel in this secluded paradise, or choose to relax on the deck and soak up the sunshine. Kleopatra will then sail on this afternoon to call in verdant Korcula, settled for over 6000 years. Enjoy an included walking tour of the main town, where ancient fortifications line its narrow, intertwining streets, and perhaps head to a taverna to sample some of the excellent wines produced on the island.

Day Four: Explore Dubrovnik

Today the ship arrives in the stunning, walled-city of Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. This beautiful, historic city flaunts a medieval Old Town, which we'll explore on our walking tour. Stroll along the city's main street, Stradun, which is overlooked by impressive Sponza Palace and Baroque St Blaise's Church; see the Franciscan Monastery, which houses Europe's oldest pharmacy; and discover Rector's Palace (entrances payable locally).

Day Five: Visit Mljet Island

Sailing north, we'll cruise past the leafy Elaphiti Islands, or 'Deer Islands', which provide a picturesque backdrop for a refreshing dip in the sea (weather- and time-permitting). This afternoon, we'll arrive in Mljet Island, which, legend has it, was the hiding place of Odysseus and Calypso. Thought to be one of the most beautiful Adriatic islands, this verdant oasis is carpeted in forests and lush vegetation. Explore Mljet National Park (entrance payable locally) to discover a paradise of saltwater lakes and birdlife, then spend the evening in the dainty village of Pomena.

Day Six: Return to the island of Brac to visit Pucisca

Relax on board as Kleopatra spends a lazy morning at sea. Sunbathe, enjoy a long lunch on board, and perhaps stop for a swim. By early afternoon we'll arrive in the idyllic haven of Pucisca, on the island of Brac. After the chance to stroll the streets of this pretty town, which is famous for stonemasonry, rejoin the ship for tonight's Captain's Dinner.

Day Seven: Spend the morning in Omis then sail back to Split

Crossing back to the mainland, Kleopatra spends the morning in Omis, a former pirate hideaway situated at the gateway to the dramatic Cetina River Canyon. See the striking limestone cliffs of the canyon on an optional excursion, which heads upriver to Radman Mills.

A last afternoon of sailing brings us back to historic Split, capital of Dalmatia. See its fantastic, UNESCO-listed Old Town and the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian, then perhaps enjoy your final evening dining on the bustling waterfront promenade, the Riva.

Day Eight: Fly back to the UK

Disembark Kleopatra, and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BFS
BFS 15 September 2018 £1685
BFS
BFS 22 September 2018 £1668
BFS
BFS 29 September 2018 £1723
BRS
BRS 15 September 2018 £1685
BRS
BRS 22 September 2018 £1665
BRS
BRS 29 September 2018 £1723
BRS
BRS 06 October 2018 £1575
LBA
LBA 15 September 2018 £1685
LBA
LBA 22 September 2018 £1665
LBA
LBA 06 October 2018 £1665
LGW
LGW 15 September 2018 £1739
LGW
LGW 22 September 2018 £1619
LGW
LGW 29 September 2018 £1677
LGW
LGW 06 October 2018 £1529
LTN
LTN 15 September 2018 £1639
LTN
LTN 22 September 2018 £1619
LTN
LTN 29 September 2018 £1677
MAN
MAN 15 September 2018 £1685
MAN
MAN 22 September 2018 £1665
MAN
MAN 29 September 2018 £1723
MAN
MAN 06 October 2018 £1575
STN
STN 15 September 2018 £1639
STN
STN 22 September 2018 £1619
STN
STN 29 September 2018 £1677

MS Kleopatra 

Built in 2014, this beautifully appointed, comfortable vessel, which is air-conditioned throughout, has a maximum passenger capacity of just 38.

Further Information

Itinerary changes

At the captain's discretion, it may be necessary to alter the order of the itinerary on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Please note that on Day Two, during peak season, the ship may call at Stari Grad/Jesla, and a coach transfer into Hvar Town will be provided.

Transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your ship is approximately 40 minutes.

Combining transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your ship. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your ship. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Items not included on board

Drinks from the ship's bar and gratuities are not included in the price of your holiday.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Tourist Tax

There is a tourist tax of £35 per person to be paid directly on board at the end of the cruise.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 17th July and 10th August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply.