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Croatian Island Cruise


Route:
  • London
  • Split
  • Makarska
  • Korcula
  • Dubrovnik
  • Mljet National Park
  • Hvar
  • Split
  • London
Tour Pace:

8 DAYS from £789pp

Tour Highlights
  • Visit Dubrovnik, with free time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Old Town.
  • Explore the ancient streets of Makarska.
  • Evening in Korcula the acclaimed birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Discover Split and the UNESCO World heritage site of Diocletian's Palace.
  • Mljet National Park.

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Croatian Island Cruise

Set sail along one of the most breathtakingly scenic coastlines in the world where rugged mountains cascade down into the crystalline waters.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Split

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Split, where you will be met and transferred to your boat which is docked in the harbour for the night.

2
Split to Makarska

After breakfast set sail along the crystal blue waters for Brac Island, guests are left to explore the island in their own time. In the afternoon depart for Makarska, a small city on the mainland where the boat will anchor for the evening. Wander into the main square to find open-air restaurants and bars or choose the harbour for a view across the bay.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
3
Makarska to Korcula

From Makarska head to Korcula stopping en route for a leisurely swim. After lunch, cruise along to Korcula with time to discover the town and acclaimed birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. With an impressive old fortress and quaint cobbled streets, Korcula is an idyllic place to spend the evening and enjoy dinner in one of the many eateries overlooking the bay.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
4
Korcula to Dubrovnik

Depart in the morning for the UNESCO World Heritage recognised city of Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. This enchanting seaside city has provided the backdrop to many feature-length films. Upon arrival your crew will direct you to take a short bus journey from the port to the Old Town, where all first-time visitors should begin with a walk around the magnificent medieval city walls.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
5
Dubrovnik to Mljet National Park

Your journey to Mljet Island includes a break for swimming and lunch on board. A highlight of the tour, Mljet is known as Croatia's greenest island with the national park making up almost one third of the landmass. Take a local ferry to Islet Melita, a charming island in the middle of the Large Lake to visit the former Benedictine monastery. An optional three course Captain's dinner back on board can be booked locally or alternatively choose one of the local restaurants that line the bay.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
6
Mljet to Hvar

In the morning head for the island of Hvar, known to be the longest and sunniest Croatian island and a favourite with sailors for over two thousand years. Weather permitting, the cruise will stop en route for a relaxing swim in one of the Peljesac Peninsula's secluded coves before arriving at the island's hub, Hvar Town. Spend your evening sampling it's hip but laid-back restaurant scene.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
7
Hvar to Split

Depart Hvar and enjoy breakfast before stopping for a swim off the Western Coast of Brac Island. This afternoon spend time exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Diocletian's palace, built by the roman emperor Diocletian as a fortress in the 4th Century, it now forms the centre of a bustling city. Within the centre of the palace you can find many shops, bars and restaurants, a perfect way to spend your final evening before retiring back to the boat.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
8
Split to the UK

After breakfast on board the boat, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your trip to Croatia. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

All flights are operated by Norwegian Airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage plus one item of hand luggage not exceeding 8kg in weight and 23cm x 40cm x 55cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only & subject to change.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

An English speaking Tour Director will be on board your cruise with you for any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks, and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. Should you wish to pay on by card for any onboard purchases, please advise this at the beginning of your cruise. If this is not mentioned, then only payment by cash will be accepted.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2018 Dates
28 Jul 201804 Aug 2018£1599SOLD OUT
04 Aug 201811 Aug 2018£1249SOLD OUT
11 Aug 201818 Aug 2018£1249SOLD OUT
18 Aug 201825 Aug 2018£1199SOLD OUT
25 Aug 201801 Sep 2018£1189SOLD OUT
01 Sep 201808 Sep 2018£1149SOLD OUT
08 Sep 201815 Sep 2018£1119SOLD OUT
15 Sep 201822 Sep 2018£1089SOLD OUT
22 Sep 201829 Sep 2018£849SOLD OUT
29 Sep 201806 Oct 2018£769SOLD OUT
2019 Dates
27 Apr 201904 May 2019£789Book Now
04 May 201911 May 2019£839Book Now
11 May 201918 May 2019£899Book Now
18 May 201925 May 2019£939Book Now
25 May 201901 Jun 2019£1039Book Now
01 Jun 201908 Jun 2019£969Book Now
08 Jun 201915 Jun 2019£1099Book Now
15 Jun 201922 Jun 2019£1129Book Now
22 Jun 201929 Jun 2019£1159Book Now
29 Jun 201906 Jul 2019£1159Book Now
06 Jul 201913 Jul 2019£1259Book Now
13 Jul 201920 Jul 2019£1299Book Now
20 Jul 201927 Jul 2019£1329Book Now
27 Jul 201903 Aug 2019£1329Book Now
03 Aug 201910 Aug 2019£1299Book Now
10 Aug 201917 Aug 2019£1299Book Now
17 Aug 201924 Aug 2019£1259Book Now
24 Aug 201931 Aug 2019£1249Book Now
31 Aug 201907 Sep 2019£1199Book Now
07 Sep 201914 Sep 2019£1179Book Now
14 Sep 201921 Sep 2019£1149Book Now
21 Sep 201928 Sep 2019£889Book Now
28 Sep 201905 Oct 2019£799Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Kuna

Average Flying time

2 hours

Min/Max temperature

9 °C / 34 °C

Spoken languages

Croatian, English

What to pack
  • Warm Clothes in case of cold weather (Jumper and Jacket)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Suncream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses and plastic bags
  • Towel and Swimsuit
  • Snorkel, for off shore stops
  • Ruck sack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Travel Plug Adapter
Customer Rating:
10/10
J Holder
19th Jul 2018

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Wendy Patterson
25th May 2018

Perfect view! staff helpful. maybe could have been a bit cheaper but had wonderful time. Should have been no smoking in restaurant.

  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Caroline Halsall
3rd Oct 2017

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Lisa Matthews
12th Sep 2017

CRUISE BOAT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE AND SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Clare Jones
19th Jul 2017

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
10/10
Janet Page
29th Jun 2017

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
10/10
Michelle Bye-gannon
4th Jun 2017

Upgraded on boat for free to Upper Deck - very kind of the staff! The 5* boats looked a much better choice though...

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Shirley Waddington
23rd May 2017

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
10/10
Kathleen Mancino
22nd May 2017

  • Overall Satisfaction
Customer Rating:
10/10
Derek Hadley
6th Oct 2016

Everything was well organised and leisurely. Our cruise manager was excellent and everyone put themselves out for us.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Julie Pearson
6th Oct 2016

The boat was extremely clean and the crew were excellent. I enjoyed the holiday enormously.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Ursula Blakeway
6th Oct 2016

Enjoyed every minute of this holiday and would certainly come back.

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Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Georgina Marshall
15th Aug 2016

The holiday was excellent and the crew and guide made the holiday.

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Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Sally Horder
21st Jul 2016

We loved Croatia! The cruise was lovely, excellent food and visits. Very comfortable. Bonus to have a jacuzzi! More dinners on the boat as that was a great night! Drinks were very reasonable on board and in the hotel. Food was excellent on the ship much better than we expected. Full breakfasts and 4 course lunches, nicely served by very friendly people.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
John Kimsey
26th Jun 2016

N/A - Cabin on boat was fine and as expected as we had upgraded

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Barry Porter
6th Jun 2016

We were on the MV Ocean from Split. An excellent trip but there should be more sun beds on the top deck - Only 15 for 25 guests.
Crew on the boat were excellent.

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Peter Halstead
25th May 2016

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Lyndsay Bell
25th May 2016

  • Overall Satisfaction
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Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Gwen Nickerson
10th May 2016

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Customer Rating:
10/10
Kenneth Budd
9th May 2016

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Tour Map
Croatian Island Cruise Route Map
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