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Dubrovnik & Croatian Island Cruise - Mendula

11 days from £1569*
Departing: May - October 2019
* Price shown: 02 October 2019 from LTN - EZY2041
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SAVE £50 PER PERSON* - BOOK BY 10th AUGUST WITH PROMO CODE EARLYSH

Discover the glorious pearl of the Adriatic, then enjoy a glorious week of island-hopping aboard your delightful ‘private yacht’

Enjoy a three-night stay in Croatia’s stunning walled gem, before joining beautiful MS Mendula to cruise through the warm, blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. With a maximum of just 31 passengers, Mendula is small enough to get into some of Croatia’s most picturesque harbours and some idyllic hidden coves. Visit some of Croatia’s charming off-shore islands and the country’s ancient cities, including Split and Dubrovnik, aboard this perfect floating home-from-home.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy three nights close to Dubrovnik
  • Explore the Adriatic pearl on an included tour
  • Board Mendula for a memorable week’s cruising
  • Enjoy island calls at Mljet, Scedro, Hvar, Brac and Korcula
  • Discover stunning Roman Split, Croatia’s wonderful second city
  • Dine on-board and enjoy the captain’s dinner
  • Join guided tours of Hvar, Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • Take the opportunity to enjoy swimming and snorkelling

What does the price include?

  • Three nights’ carefully chosen dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Tirena, Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik
  • Seven nights’ accommodation on board MS Mendula in a lower deck cabin (upgrade cabins are available for a supplement)
  • Breakfast each day, five lunches and two evening meals, including captain’s dinner
  • Return flights to Dubrovnik
  • All ship and airport transfers in Croatia

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Dubrovnik, meet your tour manager and transfer to the hotel on the wooded Babin Kuk peninsula, some three miles from the city centre. Dependent upon your arrival time, get to know your surroundings and enjoy a first dinner at the hotel.

Day Two

After breakfast, join your tour manager for a guided tour of the Pearl of the Adriatic. Stroll though the pedestrianised central street, Stradun, while you take in the medieval old town, the Franciscan Monastery, which houses Europe’s oldest pharmacy, and the Rector’s Palace, seat of the government in the former Dubrovnik Republic. The tour also includes a chance to view Dubrovnik and the blue Adriatic beyond, from the city’s impregnable walls. The afternoon is free for you to sightsee and shop at your leisure, or to return to the hotel for the afternoon before dinner is served.

Day Three

Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, enjoying the pool or terrace, or perhaps head to the shore for a dip in the blue Adriatic. Enjoy a last dinner this evening, or head into the city to dine.

Day Four

After another relaxing morning, bid farewell to the hotel and transfer to the quayside in picturesque Zaton, to board Mendula. Enjoy dinner and your first night on board, getting to know your fellow passengers and the welcoming crew.

Day Five

Following breakfast, Mendula  sets sail out into the blue waters, passing the offshore Elaphiti, or Deer Islands, which, weather and time-permitting, provide an idyllic backdrop for a first dip. This afternoon, you’ll arrive at Mljet Island, where the wooded Mljet National Park can be explored after lunch on board. Mendula is tied up in the tiny port of Pomena, and there’s the chance to enjoy dinner in this unspoiled haven.

Each day, the captain will ensure there’s time to enjoy the warm sunshine for which the region is famous and offer the opportunity for a swim or snorkel. The cruise includes five lunches and two evening meals, including a captain’s dinner prepared on board. On other evenings, there’s the chance to go ashore to sample local restaurants, before returning to the ship, perhaps to enjoy a nightcap at the top-deck bar.

Day Six

This morning’s first call is at the picturesque islet of Scedro.  You’ll sail on to nearby Hvar – the most celebrated of Croatia’s offshore archipelago, and a verdant paradise of lush vegetation, floral beauty, vineyards, lavender fields and hidden coves, topped by a rocky ridge. After lunch aboard, enjoy the included guided tour of Hvar Town, where the Venetian arsenal, tiny harbour and cathedral are amongst the highlights. Tonight, soak up the atmosphere of what is one of Croatia’s trendiest enclaves.

Day Seven

A morning’s sailing – with perhaps a stop for a swim – brings you to historic Dalmatian capital Split – with its UNESCO listed old town and Roman palace. Croatia’s second city bustles with life, especially on the waterfront promenade, the Riva, and in its colourful market places, which are explored on the included tour after lunch aboard.

Day Eight

Today is spent in lazily, perhaps swimming, sunbathing or enjoying a long lunch. Mendula sails for Brac, with its stunning beaches, especially clear waters and sleepy main town of Supetar. This evening, enjoy the on-board captain’s dinner.

Day Nine

The last island call is verdant Korcula, settled for at least 6,000 years and birthplace, legend has it, of the explorer Marco Polo. Whether true or not, the island is worthy of any voyage of discovery. Enjoy lunch on board, and then join the included tour of the main town – a medieval jewel of narrow streets, built at interlocking angles to avoid the cool winter winds off the sea. This evening, seek out a restaurant or taverna for dinner.

Day Ten

Mendula makes her way back to the tiny bay of Zaton, and after a last lunch on board, there’s the chance to pay a final visit to Dubrovnik, or to enjoy a last relaxing afternoon aboard ship, before you spend the evening ashore, no doubt reliving the highlights of the holiday. Return, perhaps to enjoy a last nightcap at the bar and a last night aboard delightful MS Mendula.

Day Eleven

Bid Mendula farewell, transfer to the airport and your return flight, at the end of a wonderful holiday. (Passengers on late afternoon flights will have the opportunity to enjoy free time in Zaton or Dubrovnik.)

Please note: At the captain’s discretion it may be necessary to alter the order of the itinerary of your holiday.

 

 

Departure Airport Date Price From
BHX
BHX 01 May 2019 £1779
BHX
BHX 08 May 2019 £1799
BHX
BHX 15 May 2019 £1829
BHX
BHX 22 May 2019 £1929
BHX
BHX 29 May 2019 £1929
BHX
BHX 05 June 2019 £1999
BHX
BHX 12 June 2019 £1999
BHX
BHX 19 June 2019 £1999
BHX
BHX 26 June 2019 £1999
BHX
BHX 03 July 2019 £2009
BHX
BHX 11 September 2019 £2029
BHX
BHX 18 September 2019 £1999
BHX
BHX 25 September 2019 £1939
BHX
BHX 02 October 2019 £1679
EDI
EDI 01 May 2019 £1779
EDI
EDI 08 May 2019 £1799
EDI
EDI 15 May 2019 £1829
EDI
EDI 22 May 2019 £1939
EDI
EDI 29 May 2019 £1939
EDI
EDI 05 June 2019 £2009
EDI
EDI 12 June 2019 £2009
EDI
EDI 19 June 2019 £2009
EDI
EDI 26 June 2019 £2009
EDI
EDI 03 July 2019 £2019
EDI
EDI 11 September 2019 £2029
EDI
EDI 18 September 2019 £1999
EDI
EDI 25 September 2019 £1939
EDI
EDI 02 October 2019 £1679
LGW
LGW 01 May 2019 £1669
LGW
LGW 08 May 2019 £1689
LGW
LGW 15 May 2019 £1729
LGW
LGW 22 May 2019 £1849
LGW
LGW 29 May 2019 £1849
LGW
LGW 05 June 2019 £1919
LGW
LGW 12 June 2019 £1919
LGW
LGW 19 June 2019 £1919
LGW
LGW 26 June 2019 £1919
LGW
LGW 03 July 2019 £1929
LGW
LGW 11 September 2019 £1989
LGW
LGW 18 September 2019 £1889
LGW
LGW 25 September 2019 £1829
LGW
LGW 02 October 2019 £1569
LTN
LTN 08 May 2019 £1689
LTN
LTN 22 May 2019 £1849
LTN
LTN 12 June 2019 £1919
LTN
LTN 19 June 2019 £1919
LTN
LTN 03 July 2019 £1929
LTN
LTN 11 September 2019 £1989
LTN
LTN 18 September 2019 £1889
LTN
LTN 02 October 2019 £1569
MAN
MAN 01 May 2019 £1779
MAN
MAN 08 May 2019 £1799
MAN
MAN 15 May 2019 £1829
MAN
MAN 22 May 2019 £1929
MAN
MAN 29 May 2019 £1929
MAN
MAN 05 June 2019 £1999
MAN
MAN 12 June 2019 £1999
MAN
MAN 19 June 2019 £1999
MAN
MAN 26 June 2019 £1999
MAN
MAN 03 July 2019 £2009
MAN
MAN 11 September 2019 £2029
MAN
MAN 18 September 2019 £1999
MAN
MAN 25 September 2019 £1939
MAN
MAN 02 October 2019 £1679
SEN
SEN 22 May 2019 £1929
SEN
SEN 12 June 2019 £1999
SEN
SEN 19 June 2019 £1999
SEN
SEN 03 July 2019 £2009
SEN
SEN 11 September 2019 £2029
SEN
SEN 18 September 2019 £1919
SEN
SEN 02 October 2019 £1619
STN
STN 01 May 2019 £1669
STN
STN 08 May 2019 £1689
STN
STN 15 May 2019 £1729
STN
STN 22 May 2019 £1849
STN
STN 29 May 2019 £1849
STN
STN 05 June 2019 £1919
STN
STN 12 June 2019 £1919
STN
STN 19 June 2019 £1919
STN
STN 26 June 2019 £1919
STN
STN 03 July 2019 £1929
STN
STN 11 September 2019 £1989
STN
STN 18 September 2019 £1889
STN
STN 25 September 2019 £1829
STN
STN 02 October 2019 £1569

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes. On departure, the transfer time from the ship to the airport will be approximately 45 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. 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 hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

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.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions 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.

Passengers travelling on tours departing after September 2018 will be offered different excursions on Days Four, Six and Seven. Please see the itinerary for further details.

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.