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Active & Cappuccino Cruise
Central & Southern Dalmatia 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Trogir – Čiovo – Split – Omiš – Cetina Canyon – Pavića Most – Radman’s Mill – Makarska Riviera – Kućište (Pelješac) – Orebić (Pelješac) – Kućište (Pelješac) – Mljet NP – Korčula  – Račišće (Korčula) – Šćedro – Hvar – Stari Grad (Hvar) – Jelsa (Hvar) – Bol (Brač) – Murvica (Brač) – Bol (Brač) – Trogir

 

Includes

• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• 7x Half board
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D) (Day 5)
• Welcome snack on embarkation day
• Cruise guide – English/German speaking
• Trekking bike rental with helmet
• Guided cycling tours
• Guided sightseeings & hiking
• Cappuccino on the Riva in Korčula
• Guided sightseeing of Split & Trogir
• Entrance fee to Mljet National Park with boat trip to the Monastery
• Entrance fee to the fortress in Hvar
• Wine tasting in Orebić
• Cetina River rafting

After years of success of our “Island Hopping by Bicycle” and our Hiking cruises, we have decided to combine the two tours and add a twist of culture. Thus, we created a cruise, which could be best described as “active light”. The program – always accompanied by a guide – is perfect for all those who would like to spend their cruise time not only on the sun deck and in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, but still don’t want to participate in daily bike rides of 40 or 50km or hours of hiking. A colourful mixture of sun, swimming, leisurely bike tours (approx. 5 up to 22km), sightseeing tours, walks, short hikes and, as a highlight, an easy rafting trip. And of course there will be enough time to relax or to enjoy a cappuccino. Our “Active & Cappuccino” cruise is also ideal for families with children, because kid’s bicycles are available on request.

Check in TROGIR on SATURDAYS 11:30am Ships vary in size carrying between 20 – 40 passengers.
Main Deck cabins are situated on main & top deck. Lower Deck cabins are situated in the hull of the ship.

 

MS Mirabela Description

General Data: Built in 1950, renovated in 2005, length 25.50m, 26 beds in 11 cabins with private ensuites.
Other: 1 shower/toilet. Sun deck (100 m2) with 12 deck chairs, 2 tables with benches on deck for 18 guests, saloon with air conditioning for 26 guests.open saloon at the stern for 14 people can be closed with a tarpaulin.

MAIN DECK (6 Cabins)

• 2 Twins
• 4 Triples (Queen + bunk bed)

UPPER DECK (5 Cabins)

• 5 Twins

MS Kapetan Kuka Description

General Data: Length 36 m, built in 1989, renovated in 2016. 34 beds in 14 cabins with shower/toilet and individually controllable air conditioning.
Other: 1 shower, 1 toilet. Sun deck (150 m2) with sun beds, seats and a covered area at the stern. Tables with benches and chairs for 15-20 guests on the covered main deck behind the saloon, air-conditioned saloon with separate dining and lounge area for 34 guests.

LOWER DECK (10 Cabins)

• 6 Twin (bunk beds)
• 4 Triples (Queen + bunk bed)

UPPER DECK (2 Cabins)

• 2 Twins (bunk beds)

MAIN DECK (2 Cabins)

• 1 Twin (bunk bed)
• 1 Family cabin (2 twins sharing one shower/toilet)

 

MS Colombo Description

General data: Built in 2009, length 35m, 37 beds in 17 A/C cabins with private ensuites.
Other: 1 shower/toilet. Sun deck (120 m2) with 20 deck chairs, tables with benches on deck for 25 people, bathing platform with shower at the stern, air conditioned saloon for 41 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins)

• 6 Doubles (Queen)
• 2 Triples (Queen + Single)

UPPER DECK (5 Cabins)

• 4 Twins
• 1 Triple (Queen + Single)

MAIN DECK (4 Cabins)

• 4 Twins

 

 

Important Information

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise operator reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Cruise operator/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.

Disclaimer

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2017-IDR-TC
Twin Share
Lower Deck
Twin Share
Main Deck
Vessel Name
13 Apr-1,212MS Mirabela
20 May1,4941,670MS Colombo
27 May1,5761,751MS Kapetan Kuka
03 Jun1,7051,882MS Colombo
10 Jun1,5761,751MS Kapetan Kuka
17 Jun-1,652MS Mirabela
24 Jun1,7931,969MS Colombo
01 Jul1,6171,793MS Kapetan Kuka
12 Aug1,8462,022MS Colombo
19 Aug1,6701,846MS Kapetan Kuka
26 Aug1,7931,969MS Colombo
02 Sep-1,698MS Mirabela
09 Sep1,6171,793MS Kapetan Kuka
16 Sep-1,652MS Mirabela
23 Sep1,5761,751MS Kapetan Kuka
07 Oct1,2481,423MS Colombo
Single supplement 50% surcharge
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Taxes & Fees €21pp approx
Note: Although you can decide which activities you wish to participate in, a refund of unused services cannot be applied.

 

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Trogir – Čiovo – Split

Embarkation between 11:30am to 1:30pm. After embarkation, our representatives and guides will welcome you aboard with a drink and you will meet the crew and your fellow passengers. After a lunch snack, we weigh anchor and head towards one of the bays at the island of Čiovo, to take the first jump into the waters of the Adriatic Sea. After a long swimming break, we sail to Split, Croatia’s second largest city and the capital of Dalmatia. The 1700 year old city was built around the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian; today it is protected by the UNESCO. After a city tour, we take a guided walk through the forest park Marjan, located on the homonymous mountain (178 m). Today it is a nature reserve, boasting more than 400 different protected plants. Overnight in the port of Split with its lively atmosphere of a Mediterranean metropolis. (L)

Day 2, Sunday: Split – Omiš – Cetina Canyon – Pavića Most – Radman’s Mill – Makarska Riviera

After breakfast, we will set off for Omiš, a small town, located at the estuary of the Cetina river. In thousands of years, the river Cetina shaped an impressive canyon and created bizarre formations in the stone of the riverbed. The crystal-clear water, the high cliffs – up to 180 m –, the waterfalls and lakes offer sights of an unspoilt nature. A bus will take us to the starting point of our today’s rafting trip, the village of Pavića Most. After being provided with the appropriate equipment (helmet and life jacket), we will get a detailed instruction before starting our 2.5-hour downstream adventure. Inflatable boats for six to eight passengers, steered by experienced skippers, will take us down the Cetina, passing smooth rapids, gorgeous waterfalls, and a simply unique countryside, which is home to many rare birds and other wildlife. On our way, we will make two breaks to have an energy snack and to take a refreshing dip in the crystal- clear water. Our destination is the “Radmanove Mlinice”, a unique spot featuring old water mills and an outdoor restaurant surrounded by an amazing countryside. Take the opportunity to have an unforgettable al fresco lunch (we do highly recommend the “Rafting-Menu”), before the bus will take us back to the vessel. Those who do not wish to participate in the rafting trip will have the opportunity to stroll through the lovely town of Omiš, or to relax and unwind in one of the cafés in the old town. After leaving Omiš, we will set off for a bay to take a swim. Afterwards we will head to the Makarska Riviera, known for its gorgeous beaches of fine gravel, which here, punctuated by short sections of rock, string together like a pearl necklace. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Brela, Baška Voda or Makarska. (B, D)

Day 3, Monday: Makarska Riviera – Kućište – Orebić – Kućište

Today we will continue our cruise south. Our destination is the Pelješac peninsula, which is the second largest peninsula in Croatia and is well known for its excellent wines, Postup and Dingač. We will anchor in Kućište, from where we will start our bike tour to Orebić, a picturesque town located at the foot of the Sveti Ilija mountain (961 m). After a tour through the town, we will take a walk to the Franciscan convent dating back to the 16th Century (approx. 2 km), located 152 metres above sea level. From here you can enjoy panoramic views over the sea and the opposite island of Korčula. Visit one of Orebič’s cozy restaurants for lunch. Afterwards you are invited to enjoy wine tasting and to assure yourself of the quality of the wines produced in this area. We will return by bike to Kućište (approx.5 km), where we will have dinner on board. Overnight stay in Kućište. (B, D)

Day 4, Tuesday: Kućište – Mljet NP – Korčula

After breakfast, we will leave the Pelješac peninsula and continue our cruise to the island of Mljet. Part of the island was declared a national park – two saltwater lakes (in the larger of the two there is a small island with a former monastery) are connected only by a narrow channel to the sea. We moor in the small port of Pomena, just a few steps away from the entrance to the national park. Enjoy a guided walk through the amazing national park, which also includes a boat trip across the big lake to the monastery island. Afterwards we will have lunch aboard, before we set off for the island of Korčula. In olden times, Korčula was also called the “Black Island”, because of its vast pine forests, which used to cover the entire island. Korčula, because of its fortress like appearance it is often referred to as “Little Dubrovnik”. Overnight stay in the birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Korčula – Račišće – Šćedro – Hvar

After breakfast, we will have the opportunity to explore the historic town of Korčula, before we are invited to enjoy a cappuccino in this very unique scenery. Afterwards we will unload the bikes and start our ride to the small place of Račišce (approx. 13 km). Today’s tour will take us alongside the sea and offers stunning views of the surroundings. In Račišce, we will get back on board and set off for the island of Hvar. On our way, lunch will be served, before anchoring in a secluded bay of the small island of Šćedro, where we will enjoy an extended break for swimming and sunbathing. Afterwards we will continue our cruise, heading to Hvar. After a guided walk through the city, we’ll take a 20-minute climb to the fortress “Španjola”. From here, we can enjoy magnificent views over the old town of Hvar and the offshore islands “Pakleni otoci”. After this great experience, we will set off for a nearby bay, where we will spend the night and enjoy the Captain’s Dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 6, Thursday: Hvar – Stari Grad – Jelsa – Bol

Today we will sail around the north-western tip of the island of Hvar, heading to Stari Grad, the oldest settlement on the island. Stari Grad (Croatian: old town), once called “Pharos”, used to be the capital of the island, but has lost his leading position centuries ago to the town of Hvar. Even today well-preserved monuments bear witness of the splendour of times past, like the Palace of Hektorović. Stari Grad has, however, kept its role as the centre of viticulture and every year at the end of September, you may see long queues outside the wineries, when growers deliver their grapes. Our today’s bike tour will lead us to Jelsa, a picturesque place, located at a distance of approx. 22 km from Stari Grad. After a break, we will ride all the way back to Stari Grad, where we will get back on board. Afterwards we will set off for a nearby bay to have lunch and to enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear sea, before we continue our cruise to the island of Brač. In the afternoon, we will visit the town of Bol, known for the most famous beach in Croatia – Zlatni Rat (the “Golden Horn”). It’s a natural phenomenon, because the tip of the beach is constantly changing its direction with the ocean currents, and every few years – during the rare winter storms – the beach is entirely washed away; anyhow, two or three days later it will reappear in all its glory! Overnight in Bol. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Bol – Murvica – Bol – Trogir

After breakfast, we will start our bike tour (approx. 14 km). Passing the Dominican monastery, we will reach the village of Murvica. We will make a short break before returning to Bol, where we will go for a swim at the famous beach “Zlatni Rat”. Afterwards we will get back on board to set off for a nearby bay, where we will have lunch and plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing. In the afternoon we will return to Trogir, the starting point of our cruise. With its amazing old town, protected by the UNESCO, Trogir is also called “the Museum City”. Enjoy the experience of a guided walking tour through the winding streets and discover impressive walls, towers, churches, frescoes and vaults. Overnight in the port of Trogir. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Trogir

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00am. (B)

 

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