Scheduled Group Wine Tour October 2019: 8 Day Luxury Croatian Wine Cruise in Dalmatia

Scheduled Group Wine Tour October 2019: 8 Day Luxury Croatian Wine Cruise in Dalmatia

Experience Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula travelling aboard a cruise ship

Tour type: Group , Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Product ID: 13003
Description

Escape to the glistening waters of the magnificent Dalmatian coastline and the islands that surround it. During this 8-day luxury cruise in Croatia you'll journey from Dubrovnik to  Miljet, Hvar, Bol (Split), Korčula, Šipan and back to Dubrovnik. The secret love affair between the sea and wine has been going on since the times immemorial and there are few are those who can resist it. You'll visit wineries ( Tomić in Hvar, Korsal in Split and Crvik), cellars and local winemakers on the islands and along the mainland coast around Dubrovnik. Enjoy the chance to savour wines produced from the indigenous varieties of grapes and learn about the tradition of viticulture in this striking part of Croatia.
Itinerary 
 
Saturday: Check in from 14:00h onwards at Gruž harbor, Dubronik. This is a world famous and rather special place where the old town and many of the buildings have remained (some barely changed) from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the historic and cultural buildings belong to the architecture of the Renaissance period with some traces of the Gothic...

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Escape to the glistening waters of the magnificent Dalmatian coastline and the islands that surround it. During this 8-day luxury cruise in Croatia you'll journey from Dubrovnik to  Miljet, Hvar, Bol (Split), Korčula, Šipan and back to Dubrovnik. The secret love affair between the sea and wine has been going on since the times immemorial and there are few are those who can resist it. You'll visit wineries ( Tomić in Hvar, Korsal in Split and Crvik), cellars and local winemakers on the islands and along the mainland coast around Dubrovnik. Enjoy the chance to savour wines produced from the indigenous varieties of grapes and learn about the tradition of viticulture in this striking part of Croatia.
Itinerary 
 
Saturday: Check in from 14:00h onwards at Gruž harbor, Dubronik. This is a world famous and rather special place where the old town and many of the buildings have remained (some barely changed) from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the historic and cultural buildings belong to the architecture of the Renaissance period with some traces of the Gothic style too. Transfer to the old city and enjoy an afternoon guided city tour and Cable Car to the mountain Srđ. Return transfer to the Gruž harbor for dinner on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
 
Sunday: After breakfast continue your journey towards the island and national park of Mljet and enjoy Lunch on board. Mljet is a beautiful, tranquil place and the whole afternoon is free to enjoy the seawater lakes in the National Park. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit an old abbey and church or take a small boat to roam around the National park. Dinner on board and overnight in the of port Polača or Pomena.
 
Monday: Early in the morning depart towards the Paklenski islands in front of Hvar town where you will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Arrival in Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here you can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also, the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. The city of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine island. You will have an afternoon guided city tour and a visit to the Tomić winery for wine tasting where the winemaker Andro Tomić will offer you some of his native Hvar wines and some cuvees like the innovative combination of Plavac Mali & Cabernet Sauvignon. Overnight in Hvar port.
 
Tuesday: Leave Hvar and continue your cruise towards the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Croatia. Before lunch on board in Bol you will have a wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903). You arrive in Split in the afternoon before a guided city tour of Croatia’s second city, a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous both to local inhabitants, but also to the many visitors who fall in love with this 1,000 plus year old beauty.
 
Wednesday: Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Afternoon guided city tour. In the late afternoon you will visit Hotel Korsal's wine cellar and taste some of the famous Croatian wines and discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack. Overnight in Korčula. 
 
Thursday:  Early in the morning you continue your trip towards the Elafiti islands, a group of islands west of Dubrovnik. They include Šipan, Lopud and Koločep (Kalamota). They attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti islands. Šipan, the largest island of the Elafiti which is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. Here you will spend the night and enjoy a Captain's dinner with live entertainment on board.
 
Friday: Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast en route. Enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty along the coast towards Dubrovnik which was referred to as “heaven on earth” by famous writer George Bernard Shaw. After lunch on board you arrive in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon but before you tie the ropes at Gruž harbor the captain will take you for a cruise alongside the old city walls. You will also visit Konavle area and Crvik winery to try one native Dalmatian wine sort ‘’Maraština''. Overnight in the Gruž port of this magical town.
 
Saturday: After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!

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About this activity
Tour Timings
October 5th - October 12th 2019
Group size
2 - 32
Languages
English, German, Italian
The meeting point
Dubrovnik airport pick up and transfer to the ship.

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Includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to Dubrovnik airport on the day of arrival and day of departure 
  • 7-night cruise in a deluxe superior cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Croatian wine tasting in Hvar, Korčula, Bol, Konavle  
  • Welcome reception & cocktail 
  • Daily buffet breakfast 
  • 9 meals – 4 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board 
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee 
  • Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik 
  • A drink with lunch and one liter of water per person daily
  • Coffee & tea all day 
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment 
  • Abundant fresh fruit 
  • Professional tour guide 
  • Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing  
  • Visitors' taxes & port fees 
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard  
  • Visitor's tax and port fees 

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Cancellation Policy

  • From the day of confirmation up until 30 days prior to arrival – advance payment (EUR 150 per person) - non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance.
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change/date change fee – 20 eur per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)

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We are a premier small ship cruise company with weekly guaranteed departures from the end of April to mid-October from the major tourist centers of Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik. Our itineraries give travellers the chance to explore the stunning natural environment and picturesque, quaint Mediterranean towns while hopping from one island to another. This unique way of travelling and exploring coastal towns is one of the most popular and easy ways to experience the true Croatia. We also offers a wide range of excellent land programs by bus and accommodation facilities not only in Croatia but also in the surrounding and neighbouring countries.


Product ID: 13003

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