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Premium Croatian Island Cruise with Split Beach Stay

8 Day Escorted Tour With 5 Day Extension

Croatia, Europe
Easygoing Pace

Extend your stay in Split on Croatia's Adriatic Seafront, spending your time relaxing on the town's beautiful beaches or exploring further the fortresslike complex of the Diocletian's Palace.

2020 Dossier

2021 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Relax on Split's beautiful beaches
  • Explore Diocletian's Palace
  • Discover Split and the UNESCO world heritage site of the Diocletian's Palace
  • The sunny islands of Hvar and Brac
  • Explore Mljet National Park and visit its 12th-century Benedictine monastery
  • Visit Dubrovnik and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of the old town
  • Spend an evening in Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Guided walking tour of the UNESCO picturesque town of Trogir
  • Scenic cruising with swimming stops
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Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Split

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.

Day 2
Split to Hvar Island

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.

Day 3
Hvar Island to Mljet National Park

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.

Day 4
Mljet National Park to Dubrovnik

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.

Day 5
Dubrovnik to Korcula Island

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.

Day 6
Korcula Island to Brac Island

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.

Day 7
Brac Island to Trogir

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.

Day 8
Trogir to UK or extension

Breakfast

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.

Day 9
Split

Breakfast

After breakfast on board the boat, disembark and transfer to your chosen beach hotel in Split.

Day 10-11
Split

Breakfast

Relax at your chosen beach hotel enjoying the local attractions in Split and the facilities of the hotel.

Day 12
Split to the UK

Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK.

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Dates & Prices

Le Meridien Lav Split

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Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
April 2021
from £1,338
1 Date
23rd Apr - 4th May
£1,338
May 2021
from £1,438
5 Dates
30th Apr - 11th May
£1,438
7th May - 18th May
£1,488
14th May - 25th May
£1,588
21st May - 1st Jun
£1,988
28th May - 8th Jun
£1,988
June 2021
from £2,128
4 Dates
4th Jun - 15th Jun
£2,128
11th Jun - 22nd Jun
£2,128
18th Jun - 29th Jun
£2,228
25th Jun - 6th Jul
£2,228
July 2021
from £2,328
5 Dates
2nd Jul - 13th Jul
£2,328
9th Jul - 20th Jul
£2,328
16th Jul - 27th Jul
£2,428
23rd Jul - 3rd Aug
£2,428
30th Jul - 10th Aug
£2,428
August 2021
from £2,328
4 Dates
6th Aug - 17th Aug
£2,428
13th Aug - 24th Aug
£2,428
20th Aug - 31st Aug
£2,428
27th Aug - 7th Sep
£2,328
September 2021
from £1,518
3 Dates
10th Sep - 21st Sep
£1,938
17th Sep - 28th Sep
£1,788
24th Sep - 5th Oct
£1,518
October 2021
from £1,218
3 Dates
1st Oct - 12th Oct
£1,518
8th Oct - 19th Oct
£1,318
15th Oct - 26th Oct
£1,218

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
Le Meridien Lav Split
4 nights
Split, Croatia
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Important Information

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.

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices: <br /><br />##Table##<table class="basic" cellspacing="0"><thead><tr><th><b>Age in Years</b></th><th><b>Up to 64</b></th><th><b>65 - 74</b></th><th><b>75 - 85</b></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Up to 17 days cover</td><td>£25</td><td>£45</td><td>£65</td></tr></tbody></table>##Table## For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. 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 £49pp 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.

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you 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.