A cruise full of highlights from Split to Dubrovnik. Aside from those two great historical centres we will visit two National Parks, Mljet and Krka, The birthplace of Marco Polo at Korcula, Jetset Hvar, historic Sibenik and Slano, often considered the centre of Croatian cuisine, for some oyster tasting.

We will cruise for 4-5 hours a day, stopping for a swim along the way in a secluded bay. There will be time for relaxing on board in the mornings, while afternoons are often spent ashore exploring the destinations we visit, and in the evenings we are usually free to try some local cuisine, wine and cheese in some of the many restaurants that line the small ports and harbours we moor in.


Highlights




Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Harbour where you will be welcomed by the cruise representative. Check in starts from 13:00h. In case your flight arrives earlier, let us take care of your luggage so you can enjoy the charm of Dubrovnik on your own untill the check in time. After settling in enjoy a welcome reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Breakfast on board followed by a guided tour of the Old Town. After the tour of this stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic coast, return to the ship and continuation towards the Elaphiti Islands with plenty of time for swimming near one of the islands. As we continue our journey towards Slano, lunch will be served on board. From Slano we will start our gastro adventure towards Ston, the gastronomic centre of the county. This town with the longest walls in Europe is situated near Dubrovnik and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery which, together with the picturesque city architecture, forms a harmonic entity. Once there we will visit an oyster farm where you will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tasting with local wine under the shade of the trees. Overnight in Slano.
Today we sail to Mljet - the most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Mljet is also well known for its two saltwater lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero, located at the north-west end of the island. The Benedictine monastery, situated on the island of St. Mary on the Veliko Jezero, is one of the most beautiful historic localities on the Mediterranean, is also the most visited spots and symbol of the National Park. Here, you can join the cruise manager on an optional tour* of the National Park and find out why the Greek hero Ulysses considered it his favourite holiday spot. Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in port Pomena. *National Park entrance fee not included
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages with numerous bays and coves. Swim stop in one of the peaceful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation and crystal clear sea. Lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Korčula. This medieval ”little Dubrovnik”, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, has an ancient atmosphere and we will enjoy getting to know it on an interesting tour along its winding streets (only in case you have purchased our excursion package). After the tour, make the best of some free time and sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea or just continue walking the streets. Overnight in Korčula.
Early in the morning we set sail to Hvar, the longest island in Croatia, the sunniest in all Europe (2724 sunny hours each year) and undeniably among the most beautiful islands in the world. Swim stop along the way. Upon arrival join the guided tour of Hvar and learn why this amazing town is a must see on the historical map of the Croatia. Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. We suggest you to take a jeep safari which will take you away from the popular tourist resorts, on an intoxicating voyage of discovery through the aromatic hills of rosemary and lavender, through the various hilltop villages of the island, and along tracks off-limits to most vehicles. Note: port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad because of the limited capacity of Hvar harbor. In that case transfer to and from Hvar will be organized for you.
This morning we will leave Hvar behind and sail towards Primošten, a small town located between Sibenik and Split. Your bus will be waiting for you to take you to visit Krka National Park, one of Croatia’s most famous national parks. The top attractions of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. A boat trip through the park is a great way to explore and enjoy beautiful waterfall in a green environment. Best of all, it is possible to swim in some locations in Krka National Park! (To be sure to bring your swimming costume along!) After the sightseeing tour, we will take you to Pakovo village to xperience authentic, interactive and entertaining storytelling, try the famous Drniš "pršut" (smoked ham) and enjoy Croatian specialty "peka". After this amazing experience we will go to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Your night is free to explore the city by yourself. Overnight Šibenik.
Today we head for our final port – Split. Upon arrival join the walking tour through Split with an expert guide who will bring the past to life and also tell you a lot about Split today. Stroll the streets and learn many interesting facts that make this unique town’s history full of intrigue. Take part of the story of this more than 1700 years old town, founded by the Roman emperor Diocletian who chose this beautiful place as his retirement residence. Let the story of who he was and why he loved Dalmatia so much amaze you! Overnight in Split.
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your crew and fellow passengers. Check out is by 9am with a transfer to Split airport after a memorable cruise.

Lower deck cabin

€1,495 EUR pp
Lower deck cabin
Lower deck cabins have portholes. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite shower and W/C, safe deposit box and TV.

Upper deck balcony cabin

€1,895 EUR pp
Upper deck balcony cabin
11 upper deck cabins all have balconies so you can enjoy the scenery of the beautiful coastline in privacy. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite shower and W/C, safe deposit box and TV.

Lower deck cabin

€1,595 EUR pp
Lower deck cabin
Lower deck cabins have portholes. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite shower and W/C, safe deposit box and TV.

Upper deck balcony cabin

€1,995 EUR pp
Upper deck balcony cabin
11 upper deck cabins all have balconies so you can enjoy the scenery of the beautiful coastline in privacy. All cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite shower and W/C, safe deposit box and TV.

Additional charges:

port taxes: 35 EUR pp

Antaris

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 54,54 metres

Passenger Capacity: 38

Built: 2019

MV Antaris is a deluxe vessel. Its maiden voyage was in May 2019. This unique boat has 19 cabins, 11 of which have private balconies from which you can enjoy the beautiful vistas along the coast, simple lazy afternoons or romantic evenings. Come and be the first to have this incomparable experience!

Cabin layout for Antaris

Inclusions


• Voyage onboard in the selected cabin category
• Arrival transfer from Airport or local accommodation to Port (Area limits apply)
• Departure transfer from Port to Airport or local accommodation (Area limits apply)
• Breakfast daily
• Lunch OR Dinner daily as per the itinerary
• Welcome Dinner
• Captains dinner
• Guided Tours & Tasting experiences as per specific itineraries
• Unlimited drinking water from the water dispenser
• Fresh fruit daily
• English speaking cruise manager
• Daily cabin service
• Free wifi on board
• Luggage handling
Trip specific inclusions;
Guided walking tours of: Split, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik
Ston oyster tasting experience
NP Krka entrance fee
Traditional Croatian dinner at Pakovo village
One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour

Exclusions


• International and Domestic flights
• Transfers not listed in inclusions
• Travel insurance
• Passport and visa costs if applicable
• Port Charges/Fees EUR€40.00 per person to be paid on board in cash
• Meals not included in the itinerary
• Beverages
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