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ISLAND HOPPING ALONG THE CROATIAN COAST
The Croatian Explorer by Connections

Return flights 7 nights 4 guided tours

from €1199

Sail from island to island off the exciting Dalmatian coast while you work up your sun tan and bathe in Croatian hospitality.
Simply awesome and with over 1,185 islands welcoming you, believe-you-me cruising has never been more affordable.

Aboard the Croatian Explorer By Connections you settle for a carefree stay in one of the 19 cabins, so everything you could possibly need during your trip remains close at hand. Speaking about a gorgeous way to discover the Adriatic coast and its many awe-inspiring locations! Tick off truly paradisiacal islands, deserted bays, a myriad of cultural highlights on land as well as a relaxed vibe. And as human love passes through the stomach, you can count on a hearty and tasty breakfast to start off your day as well six finger-licking lunches. When the evening draws near it is time to make waves while you discover the dazzling cities as the ship moors for the night.

Full steam ahead! Book that cruise hand over fist and allow yourself to be awe-struck. Imagine yourself sipping cocktails at a brilliant beach bar, unveiling the mysteries of a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as the film set home of the Kings Landing (Game of Thrones) in Dubrovnik. You drop anchor in pristine bays just for the fun of splashing around with delight. Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Bol, Korcula and Mjlet are on your programme. So get your sea legs and sway, rock and bob over the Adriatic as you lavishly spread your sun screen and surrender to the charms of Croatia.


DAY-2-DAY PROGRAM
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DAY 1: Brussels > Split

You fly from Brussels to Split where you will be welcomed and transferred to the port. If you arrive during the morning hours note that you can only access your cabin from 1 pm. However, allowance is made to stow your luggage on board. A welcome dinner is scheduled during which you meet your captain and crew. The city centre of Split has been listed as UNESCO World heritage since 1979 with majestic buildings, interesting museums and a happy vibe. A city tour and a visit to Diocletian's Palace are included. In the evening, surrender to lively Split!

 

DAY 1: Brussels > Split

You fly from Brussels to Split where you will be welcomed and transferred to the port. If you arrive during the morning hours note that you can only access your cabin from 1 pm. However, allowance is made to stow your luggage on board. A welcome dinner is scheduled during which you meet your captain and crew. The city centre of Split has been listed as UNESCO World heritage since 1979 with majestic buildings, interesting museums and a happy vibe. A city tour and a visit to Diocletian's Palace are included. In the evening, surrender to lively Split!

 

DAY 2: Split > Bol > Hvar

After a hearty breakfast, Bol is your next destination. Here you will find the most beautiful beach in Croatia: Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). Discover the area until lunch (on board). En-route to Hvar you stop for a refreshing dip in the sea and a picturesque lunch. Next soak up the luxurious jet-set atmosphere of the popular island of Hvar. A guided tour of the town during which you receive plenty of cultural and historic background information has been pre-booked. The night is still young and there is no shortage of entertainment here so enjoy!

 

DAY 3: Hvar > Korcula

After breakfast it is time to plot the course to the isle of Korcula. You pass Brac and the Hvar Islands where the anchored is dropped for a swim. Luncheon is served on board. In the afternoon you arrive at Korcula with its fabulous architectural gems, quaint alleys and walled old town. And that is just the start of what is to be another picture-perfect day. Marvel at the old palaces in Venetian style and the artisanry. The famous explorer Marco Polo would have born in one of the tiny houses here. The atmosphere on the island is such there can be no regrets to bathe in its hospitality of this island and its local cuisine. So get your feet under a table at a cosy restaurant and enjoy that a delightful dinner

 
 

DAY 4: Korcula > Dubrovnik

After breakfast you will cruise past Mljet and the Elaphiti Islands where a dive stop is scheduled as well as lunch on board. Then you sail on to the charming capital of Dubrovnik. A guided city tour will unveil some of the secrets the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ has in store for you. Make sure to come armed with a portable power bank as you may work your fingers to the bone stocking up on photos and videos on your smartphone. After the city tour you will have plenty of time to discover some more hidden gems here.

 
 

DAY 5: Dubrovnik > Elaphiti Islands > Mljet National Park

Enjoyed breakfast? Time to set course for the Mljet National Park. Along the way you navigate between the breath-taking Elaphite Islands and there is ample time for a swim. After lunch on board you can enjoy an afternoon exploration of the national park and its 12th century Benedictine monastery. Pick any evening activity yourself while the Explorer moors for the night in Mljet.

 
 

DAY 6: Mljet > Makarska

Today starts with breakfast as usual and then you sail to Makarska. A refreshing dip in the sea and a lunch on board are also sheduled, Makarska is considered to be the tourist centre of Dalmatia with its long beaches and ambiance. In the evening the Makarska boulevard and the Kacic square are the place to be, brimming with bars and restaurants.

 
 

DAY 7: Makarska > Pucisca (Island Brac) > Split

Today, after breakfast, you set sail to Pucisca on the island of Brac, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic. It was in the quarry of Pucisca that the white stones were mined which were used to build part of the Diocletian Palace in Split as well as the U.S. White House and a host of other historic buildings in Europe ! Students from all corners of the world gather here to learn the ancient trade of traditional stonemasonry which is still taught here. After lunch you sail on to Split.

 
 

DAY 8: Split

Breakfast. Depending on the time of your return flight, you can take an optional trip to the countryside or pick up some souvenirs in town. Transfer to the airport in time to board your return flight.

 
 

CROATIAN EXPLORER8 days starting €1199
By Connections

Among the various public areas you have access to are a lounge with adjoining restaurant (+/-120m²) fitted with panoramic windows, a lounge bar with sitting area and LCD screen, a spacious outdoor terrace with tables and seats as well as an expansive sundeck, equipped with loungers, a sunshade and a hot tub. At the back of the ship is a swim platform equipped with 2 ladders and outdoor showers. Wi-Fi on board is complimentary onboard.

 

 

THE CABINS

The 19 staterooms (14-17m²) are spread over 2 decks. The 8 standard cabins are located on the lower deck and have portholes. They are equipped with a double bed (200x180cm) or 2 single beds, air conditioning, a table, a closet and a safe to store your valuables. Each cabin has a private bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer. On the lower deck, there are a few triple cabins. Treat yourself to a nice extra and reserve a Superior stateroom on the main deck. Superior staterooms have two windows, one in the stateroom and one in the bathroom.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Note: Though the sequence of the listed visits may alter according to navigational changes depending on weather and sea conditions
and the professional judgement of the captain all of the content remains assured.

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