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Island Hopping By Bike & Boat
Dalmatia PLUS 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Dubrovnik – Šipan – Mljet – Lastovo – Korčula – Gradac – Mostar – Počitelj – Korčula – Prapratno – Ston – Slano – Dubrovnik

Participants:

Minimum 14 / Maximum 38

 

Includes

• 7 nights in a cabin with ensuite
• Bed linen & towels
• 4 x full board & 3 x half board
• Guided cycling tours as per itinerary
• Tour Guide – English & German Speaking
• 21-Speed Hybrid Bike with Ortlieb Pannier
• Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
• Excursion to Mostar & Počitelj with guided sightseeing
• Guided sightseeing in Dubrovnik
• Plus-tour specials

Not Included

• Entrance Fees for sights not in the tour price
• Tips for crew & tour guides
• Drinks on board (Tally sheet, to be paid to the captain)
• Meals & drinks ashore
• Safe parking space in Dubrovnik (€7 per day approx)

Optional Extras

• E-Bike Upgrade NZ$173 surcharge
• Bike Insurance from NZ$23-44 surcharge
• Helmets – these are compulsory. Pre booking required

 

This tour belongs to our Islandhopping-Plus-Program which meanwhile consists of four individual tours and matches activity with comfort. Our proud motor yard Harmonia is your comfortable home for an amazing week. Tenderly decorated roomy cabins, bathrooms with separate shower, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit.
If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik, this sail and cycle trip would be an excellent choice. Accompanied by our charming motor yacht, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking natural features and cultural highlights lined up close together. The highlight of the trip is the town centre of Dubrovnik which is listed as UNESCO’s world heritage. With its imposing city wall and narrow alleys it’s definitely worth a visit. We cycle the islands of Korčula, Mljet, Lastovo and Šipan and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature at limited space. Due to changing wind and weather conditions the tour may also be operated in reverse.

Approx 189km by bicycle. Level 2-3

Download Vessel & General Information

DELUXE VESSEL – MS HARMONIA

Vessel Features: Constructed from steel in 2013. Length 38m, Width 8.30m
Cabins: 16 A/C Cabins with ensuites
Main Deck:  6 Doubles, 3 Twins
Lower Deck: 2 Doubles, 2 Twins, 1 Triple (3 singles), 2 Quads (2 doubles)

MS HARMONIA
2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2017-ISH-DUP
Lower DeckMain Deck
Apr 30
May 07, 14
Oct 08
2,2252,483
May 21, 28
Jun 04, 11, 18, 25
Jul 02, 09, 16
Jul 23, 30
Aug 06, 13, 20, 27
Sep 03, 10, 17, 24
Oct 01
2,3972,656
Oct 15, 22, 292,0522,311
Single supplement available on request

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Flat water rate, Taxes & Fees: Adult €40pp approx / Child (up to 16 years) €20pp approx

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Sunday: Dubrovnik

Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most important sites, such as the Roland, the city walls or the Franciscan monastery. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

Day 2, Monday: Dubrovnik – Šipan – Mljet

A pleasant cycle trip takes us after breakfast past some sumptuous villas and further on past a fertile valley framed by a limestone range of hills. Afterwards we cruise to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. It is with 70 % of woodland one of the best wooded islands in the Mediterranean area. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, whom could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. In the afternoon we explore the Mljet national park by bicycle and spend the night in Pomena.
Cycle route approx 11 km + 25 km

Day 3, Tuesday: Mljet – Lastovo 

Our ship takes us early in the morning to Lastovo Island. The island of Lastovo is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Already Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants still live today mainly from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Our today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle across the beautiful island.
Cycle route approx 28 km

Day 4, Wednesday: Lastovo – Korčula – Gradac 

After the days first crossing over to Korčula Island we bike from Vela Luka to Prigradica, where we meet our ship. We lift the anchor and make our way to the mainland. There is enough time to enjoy a lengthy swim stop on anchor. Our destination is the harbour of Gradac quiet close to the delta of the Neretva River, which is the most important one in the Herzegovina region.
Cycle route approx 20 km + optional 25km

Day 5, Thursday: Excursion to Mostar

In the morning a transfer bus takes us across the Bosnian border to Mostar. A guided tour familiarizes us with the location and the town’s world-famous landmark the bridge across the River Neretva, which was destroyed in 1993 through heavy shelling and reopened in 2004 and is UNESCO protected since. Grab the chance to stroll through the old town of Mostar which is the National heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On our return trip we stop in Počitelj with its well-preserved fortress (or if the weather is very warm and sunny at the Kravica waterfall) before continuing to Gradac. Back at the ship we end the spectacular day relaxing by having a nice glass of wine.

Day 6, Friday: Gradac – Korčula 

A nice morning cruise takes us to Prigradica at Korčula Island, which is said to be the most beautiful Dalmatian island. We explore the east part of the island by bicycle. Our cycle tour takes us from Prigradica to Korčula town. We enjoy the view into the deep-blue water of Pupnat bay on our ride. This beautiful bay is the favourite scene for photographers on this tour. In the late afternoon, we reach the island’s capital Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We have ample time in the evening to wander through the fabulous old town and its narrow lanes laid out in a herringbone pattern.
Cycle route approx 50 km

Day 7, Saturday: Korčula – Prapratno – Ston – Slano – Dubrovnik  

A longer crossing on board the boat hugs the beautiful coastline of the Pelješac peninsula on your way to the small ferry harbour of Prapratno. The tour takes you from Prapratno to Ston with its famous city wall, which is the longest, intact, fortification wall in Europe and often compared with the Great Wall of China. The tour takes you further to the small harbour of Slano on the mainland. The boat awaits you here for your last boats cruise to the city of Dubrovnik. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.
Cycle route approx 30 km

Day 8, Sunday: Dubrovnik

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am.

 

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