Upon your arrival in Split, either from the airport or your hotel, you will be transferred to Split harbor, where the vessel will be waiting for you. Once you arrive, you can check in starting from 14:00. Once you have settled in, at 17:00, you can join a guided tour of the city. Please note that this may not be possible for late arrivals.
Split is a historical town protected by UNESCO and part of the world heritage due to its Roman architecture, including Diocletian’s palace. After your tour, you can return to the boat and enjoy a welcome reception and cocktail. You can then participate in a meet-and-greet party on board before retiring for the night in Split.
After a pleasant morning in Split, you will depart for the Island of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Before reaching the island, the ship will stop at one of the secluded bays for a delightful lunch. Once you arrive in Korčula early in the afternoon, you can enjoy a guided walking tour of the charming town fortified by walls.
Korčula is all about legends, tales, and monuments, and you can explore the enchanting herringbone pattern streets. For those looking for an exceptional gourmet experience, Korčula has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, while bars and clubs are available for those seeking evening entertainment.
Today, you will travel further south towards the Island of Mljet. Once you arrive, you can join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Later, you will enjoy a boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey, and a Church dating back to the 12th century.
After this scenic visit, you will return to the ship for lunch and set off for Dubrovnik. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Dubrovnik, but before you dock at the Gruž harbor, the captain will arrange an evening dinner cruise alongside the old city walls. You will enjoy spectacular views of this magnificent ancient town, where you will spend the night.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, you will visit the Old Town for a guided walking tour to explore the enchanting town. Later, a cable car will take you to the top of Srđ mountain, where you can enjoy the stunning views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner.
You can stroll through the narrow, car-free limestone streets, which have been worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians. You can seek out a drink in one of the trendy piazzas or walk along the famous 1,940-meter-long walls and the famous Stradun, both a street and a square, which is a promenade inside the city walls.
We’ll start the day with an early morning departure to the Pelješac Peninsula, renowned for its exquisite red wines: Dingač and Postup. Before we get there, we’ll make a short stop at one of the lovely Elaphiti Islands.
After arriving at the Pelješac peninsula, we’ll head inland to explore the rural areas away from the shore. In the afternoon, we’ll transfer to the village to visit a local farm and indulge in a heritage dinner featuring Croatian delicacies and local dishes made from their own produce. After dinner, we’ll return to the boat to lay down for the night.
Start the day with a journey to Hvar, stopping at Šćedro Island for lunch and taking a dip at the Pakleni Islands. Upon arrival, take a moment to admire Hvar’s long coastline and sunny weather.
Hvar is known for its beautiful lavender fields and fascinating landmarks, including the Renaissance cathedral and the oldest community theater in Europe, established in 1612. You can climb up to the town fort for a scenic view of the harbor and the Pakleni Islands. As the sun sets, enjoy Hvar’s lively nightlife with its many restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Today we will be heading to the Island of Brač and its charming town of Bol. Take a stroll along the promenade or enjoy a refreshing swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia, the Golden Cape, also known as Zlatni Rat. This unique beach features a gravel promontory that constantly changes shape as the wind and waves shift it from side to side.
After lunch on board, you can spend some free time until we head for a wine-tasting experience. We’ll then depart for either Milna or Pučišća, where we’ll enjoy the captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment on board. Depending on the captain’s decision, we will spend the night in Milna or Pučišća.
Breakfast, Lunch, Tasting, Captain’s Dinner
Start the day with an early morning departure for Split, enjoying one last breakfast with the crew and your new friends before saying goodbye. We will see you off in Split, where you’ll transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
Are you ready for an adventure in one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe? Croatia has it all: charming old towns, breathtaking beaches, crystal-clear waters, and delicious cuisine. Dalmatian Paradise Small Cruise takes you on a unique journey along the Dalmatian coast, visiting the most stunning locations and immersing you in the local culture.
Over eight days, our small cruise will take you through the most breathtaking locations in Croatia. Visit the stunning towns of Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Split, as well as picturesque villages and secluded bays. Enjoy the Dalmatian cuisine, try the best-known red wines of the Pelješac peninsula, and indulge in a heritage dinner with local delicacies and produce.
In Hvar, you can hike up to the town fort for stunning panoramic views, explore the Renaissance cathedral and oldest community theatre in Europe, or relax on the beautiful Pakleni islands. The picturesque town of Bol on the Island of Brač, home to the famous Zlatni Rat beach, will leave you in awe of its beauty.
Our charming ship provides a comfortable and intimate setting for your journey. With an all-inclusive service, you can relax and enjoy every moment of your holiday. The cabins are equipped with modern amenities and offer plenty of space to unwind after a day of exploring.
We offer a unique travel experience that combines adventure, culture, and relaxation. Our knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the local culture and history, while our small group size ensures personalized attention and flexibility in our itinerary before and after the cruise.
Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, the Dalmatian Paradise Small Cruise offers the perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of Croatia!
The boats are contemporary and equipped with cutting-edge technology, with lengths ranging from 42 to 47 meters. On the extensive upper deck, guests can luxuriate in the hot tub, unwind in a gorgeous lounge space, and soak up the stunning views of the Adriatic on comfortable sunbeds. The deluxe vessels offer roomy and sumptuously appointed cabins with private en-suites (measuring between 12 to 17m2). These cabins come furnished with either twin or double beds, a safety deposit box, an LCD TV, a selection of toiletries, a hairdryer, and ample storage space (cupboards and wardrobes).
These elite boats are the cream of the crop sailing the Adriatic Sea. Made from premium materials like solid wood, glass, marble, and stainless steel, they’re like floating versions of high-end boutique hotels. These vessels are at least 47 meters long and are either brand new or recently renovated. They boast hot tubs and sun decks with stunning lounge areas and comfortable deck chairs. The cabins are spacious and thoughtfully designed, with air conditioning and private en-suites ranging from 15 to 20m2 in size. Each includes storage space with wardrobes, safety deposit boxes, and essential amenities like hairdryers, bathroom toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, and LCD TVs.
If privacy, luxury, and comfort are essential to you, you may want to consider selecting a vessel from the Premium Superior or Premium categories. Alternatively, the Traditional Ensuite vessels would be more suitable for younger passengers, including friends or special interest groups like alpinists or bikers, who are comfortable sharing small spaces and bathrooms for an extended period. However, it’s important to note that Traditional Ensuite vessels typically do not have air-conditioned cabins, and most have bunk beds.
The number of passengers per vessel can range from 20 to 40 individuals, depending on the size of the boat.
The electrical outlets found in the cabins of our vessels in Croatia are standard Type F sockets, which have two pins and are grounded. These outlets are compatible with plug types C, E, and F and can deliver a power output of 16 A and 220 V. Some newer vessels may also feature USB sockets.
All vessels are equipped with life-saving boats and life jackets found in designated wardrobes on the deck, in the salon, or under beds in the cabins. If you cannot swim, you need to inform the crew and captain. Additionally, passengers must be mindful of the following safety guidelines while on board:
The primary currency accepted on the ship and throughout Croatia is the Euro, but it is advisable to exchange money at a bank or withdraw cash from an ATM where possible. The local currency is required for drinks onboard and all additional services such as transfers, excursions, and accommodation. Premium and Premium Superior vessels offer credit card payment options.
While ATMs linked to international networks are available in major towns and islands like Opatija, Dubrovnik, and Split, smaller ones may not have ATM facilities. Most tourist areas accept major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard, but it is recommended to have some cash on hand if you plan to travel off the beaten path.
Tips are not included in the tour price, and they are discretionary. They are usually given to show appreciation for good service and satisfaction with the crew, guide, and overall tour. If you choose to tip, it is recommended to use your own currency or Euro, and the crew gratuities are equally distributed among all members.
Cabins on Premium Superior and Premium ships come with either twin or double beds, and some can accommodate up to three people with an additional bed above or beside the double bed. However, it’s important to note that bed availability is limited, and we cannot guarantee a specific type. We do, however, aim to assign cabins based on guest preferences and requests, so please let us know your bed preference when booking, and we will try our best to accommodate it.
Cabins on Premium and Premium Superior ships come with either twin or double beds, with twin beds measuring approximately 90/100 cm x 190/200 cm and double beds measuring around 150/160 cm x 190/200 cm. Traditional Ensuite cabins often have bunk beds, but twin or double beds may also be available on some vessels. Double beds in these cabins are typically 130/140 cm x 190/200 cm, while bunk beds are about 80/90 cm x 190/200 cm in size.
The ship’s cabins are distributed on two levels, the deck and the lower deck. The on-deck ones can be found either on the main or upper deck, while below-deck cabins are in the ship’s hull. Rooms on the deck provide the advantage of direct access to the sea and better ventilation, while cabins below the deck may be quieter since only passengers who booked lower deck cabins pass by. These cabins are also comfortable due to their location at sea level, which keeps them naturally cool, and the below-deck hallways are typically air-conditioned, affecting the temperature. Lower-deck cabins usually come with small portholes.
Lower deck cabins are located in the boat’s hull and usually have a small porthole, but Croatian law and vessel regulations require them to be closed while sailing to prevent water from entering the cabin. The portholes can be opened when the boat is docked. However, on newer ships like those in the Premium Superior and Premium categories, which have air-conditioned cabins and steel hulls, the portholes are fixed and cannot be opened.
Air conditioning is available in Premium Superior and Premium cabins, except for times with limited access to electricity. Traditional Ensuite cabins do not have air conditioning, but lower deck hallways and salons typically do. Air conditioning is only operational when the motor or generator is running, or the vessel is connected to shore power while docked at the harbor. In certain smaller fishing harbors without electricity, air conditioning may be turned off to maintain a tranquil environment.
If you plan to sleep on the deck and enjoy the stars, it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag, as removing mattresses, pillows, and sheets from cabins is prohibited.
The boats have limited capacities for electricity and water. While there is a generator on board for generating electricity, it is not operational during the night or while the boat is in a quiet bay to prevent noise pollution. The water tanks on board have sufficient capacity to match the number of cabins and beds, and they are always filled with enough water, provided that everyone uses water conservatively. Moreover, the vessels are fitted with central heating systems that offer hot water.
It is not allowed to bring and consume your own drinks on the ship. However, you can buy various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the vessel’s salon, which functions as a restaurant, living room, and bar. In case the drink of your preference is not available at the moment, kindly notify the crew, and they will try their best to procure it for you at the next stop.
The onboard bar accepts payments for drinks made in Euros. At the end of the trip, guests will receive a report showing the total amount spent on drinks, which can be settled during the checkout process. For guests on deluxe and premium vessels, credit card payments are also accepted.