- Premium Croatian Island Cruise
Set sail along one of the most breathtakingly scenic coastlines in the world where rugged mountains cascade down into the crystalline waters. Cruise between peaceful islands, stopping at historic Korcula, lavender-scented Hvar and the idyllic forest-covered isle of Mljet. Onshore, guests will have time on their own to explore the many sights of these enchanting locations.
Depart London on your direct flight to Split, where you will be transferred to your boat, docked in the port of Trogir, for the night. This afternoon* spend time exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian as a fortress in the 4th century. It now forms the centre of a bustling city.
Breakfast & Lunch
Head for the island of Hvar, known to be the longest and sunniest Croatian island and a favorite with sailors for over two thousand years. Weather permitting, the cruise will stop en route for a relaxing swim off the island of Solta, in a secluded cove, before arriving at the island's hub, Hvar Town. Spend your evening sampling its hip but laid-back restaurant scene.
Breakfast & Lunch
A highlight of the cruise, Mljet is known as Croatia's greenest island with the national park making up almost one-third of the landmass. After lunch, take a local ferry to Islet Melita, a charming island in the middle of the Large Lake, to visit the former Benedictine monastery.
Breakfast & Lunch
Journey south this morning, stopping for a swimming break at the Elafiti Islands. This afternoon, arrive in the port of the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik, known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. This enchanting seaside city has provided the backdrop to many feature-length films. Explore the Old Town, where all first-time visitors should begin with a walk around the magnificent medieval city walls.
Breakfast & Lunch
This morning head to Korcula, stopping en route in a bay off the Elafiti Islands for a leisurely swim. After lunch, cruise along to Korcula with time to discover the town and acclaimed birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. With an impressive old fortress and quaint cobbled streets, Korcula is an idyllic place to spend the evening.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Set sail across the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic for Brac Island, stopping in one of the beautiful secluded bays of this area for swimming and sunbathing. The island landscape of Brac is dominated by a limestone relief, with numerous gullies, crevices, cavities, valleys and coves. Brac is also known for being one of the largest islands in the entire Adriatic Sea. This evening, be a guest of your captain and enjoy a three-course meal onboard your vessel.
Breakfast & Lunch
Depart from the island of Brac, stopping for a swim in a bay on the island of Ciovo. Continue to Trogir, a small picturesque town with a lot of secrets situated on an island by the Adriatic Sea. Discover the beautiful masterpieces of famous sculptors such as the magnificent Cathedral's portal of master Radovan and the reliefs of master Niccolo di Giovanni Fiorentino. You can find many shops, bars and restaurants throughout this medieval town, a perfect way to spend your final evening before retiring to the boat.
After breakfast on board the boat, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK or continue on to your extension.
A visa is not required for your trip to Croatia. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.
We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.
If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.
Occasionally suitcases can be removed by the airport staff from the baggage carousel and placed in the baggage reclaim office, should you not see your luggage on the carousel, please report to the baggage reclaim office.
It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.
This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
The maximum number of passengers on your cruise will be 40 passengers. If in the unlikely event the tour does not go ahead then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to your should this alternative not be suitable.
Airport transfers will be with an English-speaking driver and you will have assistance on embarkation and disembarkation. On board the crew speak English as well as other languages and will give information and assistance to all international passengers. For your added reassurance your driver will give you a welcome letter on arrival, containing contact details and the emergency phone number of our local agent Perfecta Travel, should you need it.
The currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.
You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks, and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. Should you wish to pay by card for any on board purchases, please advise this at the beginning of your cruise. <b>If this is not mentioned, then only payment by cash will be accepted.</b> Please note an Embarkation Tax is to be paid to the shipowner on arrival to the vessel. The tax is 21 euros per person and must be paid in cash only.