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Self Guided Cycle & Cruise  
MS Mali Ante or MS Otac Nikola 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Dubrovnik – Konavle – Dubrovnik – Mljet – Jelsa – Stari Grad – Jelsa – Bol – Makarska – Korčula – Pelješac Peninsula – Slano – Dubrovnik

 

SPECIAL OFFER
2017 Special – Save 50% off departures May 20, 27 when you book & pay your cruise by 26 May 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 28 Apr 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

Includes

• Airport transfers (Day 1 & 8)
• 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• 1 Welcome Dinner or Cold Platter (D)
• 7 Breakfasts, 6 lunches (B, L)
• Visit & snack in Konavle
• Water on board
• Towel change once a week
• Transfers as stated in the itinerary
• Onboard Representative
• Bicycles equipped with helmets
Vehicles are available at each port
• Bottle holder
• Route Map
Note Cycle Guide option available at additional cost

Cruising between the islands and mainland with the freedom of self-guided cycle exploration. MS Mali Ante Features 35m length, 7.8m width, 220v, 42 passengers MS Otac Nikola Features 26m length, 7m width, 220v, 32 passengers Onboard Facilities A/C cabins with ensuites, salon, bar, sun deck, rear swimming platform and outside showers.
Cruise onboard ships MS Mali Ante or MS Otac Nikola.
Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS from 2pm
Difficulty Level: Moderate; Highest Altitude: 350m; Total Activity Distance: 115km; Total Activity Time: 23hrs.

Vessel Description

MS Mali Ante

Lower Deck (10 cabins)

6 Twins
2 Doubles
2 Triples

Upper Deck (9 cabins)

5 Twins
2 Doubles
2 Triples

MS Otac Nikola

Lower Deck (6 cabins)

3 Doubles
3 Twins

Main Deck (4 cabins)

4 Triples

Upper Deck (4 cabins)

4 Doubles

 
2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2017-GU-CYC
Lower DeckMain/Upper Deck
May 20, 271,7401,935
Jul 01
Aug 26
Sep 02, 09
1,9152,110
Jul 291,9402,135
Sep 16, 231,8352,030
Sep 301,6701,865
Single supplement 50% surcharge
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Tourist Tax & NP Entrance Fees €40pp approx
Cruise Only Option
Pearls of the South Adriatic Cruise - Contact us for more details

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.

SPECIAL OFFER
2017 Special – Save 50% off departures May 20, 27 when you book & pay your cruise by 26 May 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 28 Apr 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Gruž Harbour. (D)

Day 2, Sunday:  Dubrovnik – Konavle – Dubrovnik

Throughout centuries region of Konavle has managed to maintain a traditional country style of living along with many chapels, cloisters and summer houses that once hosted the Dubrovnik’s royalty. Cycling route will lead you through an oasis of vineyards and olive groves, as well as villages that still reflect the traditional culture of old Dubrovnik. Start from the village of Zvekovica, with a macadam road towards the crossroad to the village of Čilipi. Cypress tree forests, vineyards and olive groves decorate the paths, overlooked by the fortress Soko, dating back to the medieval times. After the short break and enjoyable view from the tree hut we will cycle towards village of Ljuta. You will have the opportunity to discover an old watermill where traditional way of flour making will be explained. Enjoy a welcome with local brandy and a snack of local delicacies. Later return to the ship for lunch. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, T, L)
Level: Moderate; Altitude: 50m; Distance: 17km; Activity Time: 3.5hrs

Day 3, Monday:  Dubrovnik – Mljet

Beautiful Island of Mljet is located south of the Pelješac Peninsula, separated by the Mljet Channel. It was discovered by ancient Greco-Roman geographers, who wrote the first records and descriptions around 6th century BC. The western part of the island is now a National Park with its Big & Small Salt Lakes and Soline Bay. In the morning, we will sail out on a cruise from Dubrovnik to Pomena, a hidden port on the idyllic island of Mljet, which still holds the legend as one of the islands lost at sea. You will have the opportunity to explore this famous historical spot. In the afternoon, our biking exploration tour will begin from port of Pomena towards the entrance to the National Park. You will explore deep pine forests and untouched nature on the hidden paths, while cycling by the two saltwater lakes, the most visited attractions on the island. Overnight in Pomena. (B, L)
Level: Moderate; Altitude: 30m; Distance: 16km; Activity Time: 4hrs

Day 4, Tuesday:  Mljet – Jelsa – Stari Grad – Jelsa

Hvar’s location at the centre of the Adriatic sailing routes has made this island an important trade base for the wider Mediterranean in the past. During the middle ages, when the Venetians ruled most of the Adriatic, Hvar was a very important harbour. Today’s journey takes you to the small island settlements, fields and vineyards. We will ride along coastal gravel roads from Jelsa towards Vrboska and then on to Stari Grad, one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 384 BC when it was a Greek colony called Faros. Cycling around Stari Grad will offer you the chance to learn about long and turbulent history of this area. After exploring the town, return to Jelsa for overnight. (B, L)
Level: Moderate; Altitude: 350m; Distance: 26km; Activity Time: 4hrs

Day 5, Wednesday:  Jelsa – Bol – Makarska

In the morning, we set sail to Bol, on the Island of Brač. The town is famous for its beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), a natural phenomenon on the southern coast of the island. We will have the opportunity to bike along the coast from Bol towards the Golden Horn beach. In the afternoon, we continue our cruise to Makarska, a small town situated on the Adratic coastline, about 60km southeast of Split. It is a picturesque gem nestled between the mountain of Biokovo and the Adriatic Sea. Overnight in Makarska. (B, L)
Level: Moderate; Altitude: 50m; Distance: 14km; Activity Time: 1.5hrs

Day 6, Thursday:  Makarska – Korčula

Island of Korčula is the most inhabited island in the Adriatic Sea. Situated in southern Dalmatian archipelago it is separated from the Pelješac Peninsula by a narrow strait. According to the legend, this beautiful island was discovered by the Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC. After breakfast the ship will sail out east, around the island of Hvar and in the afternoon, reach the town of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Located on a small headland with Venetian architecture, defensive walls, and attractive pan tiled roofs, Korčula often evokes memories of Dubrovnik. After lunch, our biking tour starts from the village of Račišće towards small village of Medvidnjak. Later your bike trail will lead you towards a small village of Lumbarda. Along your route, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of old stone houses and rich vegetation. The village is built around small bay and on the hills behind it, and is surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy some time at leisure and explore the area or take a dip in the refreshing Adriatic Sea. We will cycle through numerous picturesque parts of the island and then return to Korčula Port for overnight. (B, L)
Level: Moderate; Altitude: 150m; Distance: 25km; Activity Time: 4hrs

Day 7, Friday:  Korčula – Pelješac Peninsula – Slano

Pelješac Peninsula is situated in the southern Dalmatia, between the Bay of Neretva to the north, the Bay of Mali Ston to the east and the Mljet Channel to the south. Pelješac is the second largest peninsula in Croatia, spanning from the town of Ston to Lovište at the top. The peninsula is famous for its vineyards and cellars, and especially for its red wines Dingač and Postup. In the morning, we start cycling by a narrow asphalt road from the beautiful village of Trstenik towards picturesque village of Žuljana. Following the scenic road, you will pass by the old vineyards and secluded bays, later arriving in Žuljana Bay. From here, the macadam roads continue to the beautiful bay of Vučine and a pebbly beach, where you can swim in a clear blue sea. Cycling through hidden villages we will reach the port of Trstenik and in the late afternoon, continue to Slano for overnight. (B, L)
Level: Moderate; Altitude: 130m; Distance: 17km; Activity Time: 3hrs

Day 8, Saturday: Slano – Dubrovnik

After breakfast, departure from Slano for all clients with morning flights. Than the boat sails from Slano to Island of Lopud for a swim break. After the break, we sail below the mighty city walls of Dubrovnik and by the magical Island of Lokrum, finally reaching Gruž Harbour for other individual departures. (B)

 

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