Experience the breathtaking Dalmatian coast on a relaxing cruise aboard MS Captain Bota. Departing the ancient city of Split, you’ll find yourself immersed in the history of this beautiful coastline as you discover iconic cities and idyllic beaches.
• Mljet National Park
• Pučišća, Brač
Day 1 UK to Split
Depart the UK on your flight to Croatia and on arrival, board your Elegance Cruise for a journey along the picturesque coast of Croatia. With the MS Captain Bota docked at Split Harbour all day, you can embark at any time of the day with cabins available from 1pm. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner. D.
Day 2 Bol, Hvar
This morning, you’ll have some time to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of one of the best swimming beaches in Croatia, Zlatni Rat. Later, on arrival in Bol, wander the winding streets lined by small stone houses, or take a relaxing swim. You’ll then head towards Hvar. Known as the Monte Carlo of Croatia, Hvar is a hub of exclusive clubs and superb restaurants. Embark on a tour through the town with a local English-speaking guide, where you’ll learn about the history, culture and lavender-growing tradition of the surrounding area. Later, enjoy the evening at leisure and take advantage of the many family-owned restaurants that dot the town. B, L.
Day 3 Korčula
After breakfast on board, you'll cruise towards Korčula. Soak in the warm sunshine and enjoy a swim before lunch is served on board. On arrival in Korčula, the birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo, a guided tour will offer a remarkable insight into the history of the town’s narrow cobbled streets and friendly locals. B, L.
Day 4 Dubrovnik
Head out on deck to spot Mljet and the Elaphite Islands. Stop to enjoy a refreshing dip and then have lunch on board as you continue towards Dubrovnik. On arrival in this historic walled city, you’ll enjoy a panoramic drive for the perfect photo opportunity of the famed terracotta roofs. Back in the city, embark on a guided walking tour that showcases the best of its World Heritage-listed status. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you choose. B, L.
Day 5 Mljet
Cruise towards the beautiful island of Mljet. Pass the sandy shores of the Elaphite Islands before arriving at Mljet National Park. There will be time to explore and perhaps walk around the Great and Small Lakes, or visit the Islet of St Mary, home to a 12th-Century Benedictine Monastery. B, L.
Day 6 Makarska
Continue on to Makarska on the mainland coast, stopping for a few swimming stops on Hvar’s east coast en route. Lunch will also be served as you sail towards Makarska. This is a beautiful spot with fantastic beaches backed by the rugged slopes of Mount Biokovo. This evening you can experience the region’s renowned laid-back nightlife. B, L.
Day 7 Pučišća, Split
Cruise towards the village of Pučišća on the island of Brač. Set on a steep-sided natural harbour, this village is unlike anywhere else on the Dalmatian Coast with its unique stonemasonry school and beautiful setting. Here, a fjord-like inlet meets three narrow valleys, creating a unique landscape on the island’s coast. Enjoy the rustic ambience and Mediterranean architecture before heading back to the captivating ancient city of Split where you will enjoy a historical tour in the company of an English-speaking guide. For those that want to explore further, there is also the opportunity to visit the Krka National Park, with its pristine waterfalls, and Skradinski buk Ethno Village as an optional excursion (at your own expense). B, L.
Day 8 Split
Following breakfast, disembark your ship for the final time and transfer to the airport, or perhaps extend your stay in beautiful Split. B
Good to know
• The itinerary may be altered due to changing weather conditions
• A pre-night stay in Split is required
• Entrance to Mljet National Park, excursions and tips are not included and are payable locally
• This cruise is recommended for guests age 12 and over. As this is a Kuoni recommended age, we cannot guarantee there will no other children on board
• Guests will need to pay their on-board bill at the end of the holiday in cash; this can be paid in Croatian kuna or Euros
• Port taxes are not included and will need to paid locally.
2018 & 2019 Departs each Saturday from May to September.