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Adriatic Treasures on Aurora

Split (Croatia) - Split (Croatia)

8 days / 7 nights - Aug 24, 2019

Split, Korcula, Slano, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar, Bol and Milna aboard Aurora

Featuring a nice combination of lovely swim stops and learning lessons this cruise program is worth raising a glass to, with a round trip itinerary from Split that calls on little ports of Dalmatian islands and Dubrovnik. Each stop along the way is a discovery itself; jewels and hideaways that make this route a delight in exploration, culture and romance.

Day 1: SPLIT
Transfer from Split apt to Split harbor where you will be welcomed by our cruise representative. Check in starts from 13:00h. In case your flight arrives earlier, let us take care of your luggage so you can enjoy the beautiful charm of Split on your own till the check in time. Get settled and join welcome reception onboard at 07:30 pm. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner.
Overnight in Split.

Day 2: SPLIT – KORCULA
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korcula, rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages with numerous bays and coves. Swim stop in one of the beautiful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation and crystal clear sea. Lunch onboard. Afternoon arrival in Korcula. This is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and we shall be taken on an interesting tour along the winding streets of this lovely town. After the tour, enjoy some free time to sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea or just continue walking the streets. Overnight in Korcula.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: KORCULA - SLANO/STON - DUBROVNIK
Early in the morning we depart to Slano, a small town indented into a 2km long bay. From here we will start our gastro adventure towards Ston, the gastronomic center of the county. The town with the longest walls in Europe is situated near Dubrovnik, and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery which, together with the picturesque city architecture, forms a harmonic entity. Once we are there we will visit oyster farm in Ston where you will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tasting with local wine under the shade of the trees. After the tour, we continue our journey to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the sunset dinner while we sail alongside the old city walls. Enjoy the sunset usually only seen on beautiful pictures. This time is for you to make the magnificent photographs and memories that will last a lifetime. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: breakfast, tasting and dinner

Day 4: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast guided tour of the Old Town. After the tour of this stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast, we will take cable car from the Old Town to Sr? mountain, a place with the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands. Have a drink, snack or a meal at the snack bar or in the restaurant overlooking the Old City. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: breakfast

Day 5: DUBROVNIK – MLJET
Today we sail to Mljet - the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Mljet is also well known for it’s two salted lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero that are located at the north end of the island. The Benedictine monastery located at one of the most beautiful locations in these areas, on the island of St. Mary on Veliko jezero is also the most visited location and symbol of the National Park. Join the cruise manager on this magnificent tour and check what is the reason this island was a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses. Captain’s dinner onboard. Overnight in port Pomena.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: MLJET – HVAR
Early in the morning we set sail to Hvar. It’s the longest and the sunniest island in Croatia, definitely one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It’s the sunniest island in Europe (2724 sunny hours each year)! No island has more UNESCO heritage in the world, and most probably you didn’t know the fact that the first public theatre in Europe is located right here on Hvar (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. We suggest you to take a jeep safari which will take you away from the popular tourist resorts, on an intoxicating voyage of discovery through the aromatic hills of rosemary and lavender, through the various hilltop villages of the island, and along tracks off-limits to most vehicles.
Meals on board: breakfast and lunch
Note: port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad because of the limited capacity of Hvar harbor. In that case transfer to and from Hvar will be organized by ship manager.

Day 7: HVAR - BOL/MILNA – SPLIT
Next we head to Brac, the largest island in central Dalmatia famous for two things: its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, DC, and Zlatni Rat, the long, golden, pebbly beach at Bol that extends lasciviously into the Adriatic. The beach protrudes over 500m out into the Adriatic sea, in a v-shape, surrounded by deep blue water. The shape of the beach changes with the wind, which makes it one of the unique in Croatia. If weather permits swim stop at the Golden Horn as we freshly prepare lunch on board. Enjoy our last day specialties as we sail to our final port Split. Upon arrival, join the walking tour through Split with an expert guide who will bring the past to life and also tell you a lot about Split today. Stroll the streets of Split and learn many interesting facts that make this unique town’s history so full of intrigue. Take part of a story of this more than 1700 years old town, founded by a Roman emperor Diocletian who chose this beautiful place for his retirement residence. Let the story of who he was and why he loved Dalmatia so much amaze you! Overnight in Split.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: SPLIT
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport.
Meals on board: breakfast

Cruise Rates per person based on double-occupancy.

Category Public fares Bonus fares
Lower Deck 1350.00 EUR
Main/Upper Deck 1550.00 EUR

Additional charges

Charge type Rate
3rd pax reduction 400.00 EUR
Single supplement - Lower Deck 1000.00 EUR
Single supplement - Main/Upper Deck 1300.00 EUR

Other notices

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:  
• Accommodation in a chosen cabin category on 7 night /8 day cruise with ship’s facilities at your disposal

• Arrival and Departure airport transfer (group)
• Breakfast daily, welcome dinner and 6 lunches (3 course menu)
• Captain`s dinner with live entertainment
• Water 0.5l bottle per person per day
• Daily fresh fruit served in the main lounge
• Local tour guides for the walking tours of Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Mljet
• Oyster tasting Ston
• Cable car fee Dubrovnik • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
• Mljet NP entrance fee
• Professional cruise manager (English speaking)
• Daily cabin service
• Free Wi-Fi on board
• Luggage handling  

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• Drinks/ beverages from the ship’s bar
• Pre/post cruise accommodation ( organized on request )
• Taxes and fees, € 30,00 per person to be paid on board in cash
• Tips or any other items of personal nature

 

ITINERARY DEVIATIONS:
Every effort will be made to adhere to the scheduled itinerary ; however, due to the schedule changes beyond organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change routing or alter shore excursions.
* DELECTA Ltd.reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case of the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.

BOOKING:
Bookings are on request and need to be confirmed.
30 % reservation deposit per person based on the total cost of the cruise should be paid within 7 days from our written confirmation.
Deposit is non refundable.

 
NOTES:
In some ports of call the ship may be moored sideways to other boats. Passengers would need to walk through another boat to reach pier. Assistance will be provided to the passengers with walking difficulties.

All the swim breaks are weather permitting.


FINAL PAYMENT:
Final payment is due 50 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION FEES:
* up to 50 days prior to the cruise commencement - loss of deposit
49 - 21 days prior to the cruise commencement - 50 % of the cruise rate
20-0 days days prior to the cruise commencement - 100 % of the cruise rate

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