Trip Type : Small Ship Cruise
Croatia Island Hopper tour

Croatia Island Hopper

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
8 days
From: $ 1,425 $ 178 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore enchanting town of Korcula Island
  • Visit Mljet National Park
  • A typical village party with Croatian delicacies in Kuna
  • Visit a famous beaches in Dalmatia

Short Description

Cruise Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast up close aboard the 38 guest Futura. Indulge in gastronomical delights, dive into the turquoise Adriatic Sea and roam the picturesque towns of Split, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Hvar and Bol. An on board expedition leader combined with expert local guides reveal thousands of years of history as you immerse yourself in the culture and landscapes of Croatia. The Futura is big enough to offer deluxe comfort and exceptional service but small enough to explore remote beaches and avoid big ship tourist crowds.


Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Split
End City Split

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations, daily buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary, one drink with lunch, 1.5 l water per person daily
  • Professional Tour Manager, Guided walking tours
  • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old Town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee;
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee;
  • Visitors' taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling; daily cabin service
  • Free wi-fi onboard.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Split

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Futura

Transfer from the airport to the Split harbor where the M/V Futura awaits you. Check in starts at 2pm and after settling in to your home for the next week, you may enjoy the guided tour of Split at 5pm. Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage where you will find an abundance of Roman architecture. The magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor, is a highlight of the tour. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail to enjoy the meet and greet party on board. The ship will overnight in Split so you can return to town to enjoy the nightlight if you wish.

Day 2: Korcula Island

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Futura

Early morning departure from Split cruising towards Korcula Island. Korcula Island is best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. You will find endless legends, tales and monuments while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. The tour ends with a tasting of local wines and appetizers. Continue your gourmet experience in the city's abundant choices of restaurants followed by evening entertainment at the local clubs if you desire. Overnight in Korcula.

Day 3: Mljet & Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Futura

Cruise further south along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy a small craft boat ride to the St Mary Isle. Here you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Enjoy an evening cruise along the magnificent old city walls of Dubrovnik while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Late afternoon arrival at Gruz Harbor and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 4: Dubrovnik

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Futura

After breakfast a guided walking tour explores the magical old town of Dubrovnik. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Spend the afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. Alternatively you may walk the famous walls (1.2 miles long) and take a stroll along the Stradun, which is a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 5: Peljesac Peninsula & Kucisce

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Futura

Depart Dubrovnik cruising towards the little seaside village of Kucisce (or similar) on the Peljesac peninsula, a region known for its excellent wine. Before lunch take a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival in Kucisće. Afternoon transfer to the rural village of Kuna for a tour of the local church and monastery. Visit a farm where you will indulge in a typical village party and an all-inclusive dinner with Croatian delicacies and local dishes made from local produce. Late transfer back to the ship and overnight in Kucisce.

Day 6: Peljesac Peninsula & Hvar

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Futura

Morning cruise towards the jet-set island Hvar. Stop for lunch on the small Island of Scedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Afternoon arrival to Hvar, the longest and sunniest Island in the Adriatic known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. Hvar is full of historical landmarks including the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbor to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment, restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 7: Bol

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Futura

The Croatia Island Hopper’s final stop is the Island of Brac and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia - Zlatni Rat (the Golden Cape) known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. Bol is a typical fishing town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Return in the evening for the Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

Day 8: Bol & Split

Meals: Breakfast

Your Croatia Island Hopper cruise comes to an end. Early morning departure for Split and upon arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and take a private transfer to Split airport.

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Ship Name

Futura

Ship Stats

38 guests

Year Built: 2013

7 crew members

Length: 180 feet

Cruising Speed: 9 knots

The M/V Futura is a 156 foot long, 30 foot wide modern and deluxe small ship designed for cruising among Croatia’s Aegean Sea. Built in 2013 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities she cruises with a maximum of 38 passengers in 19 guest cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. If you are seeking a deluxe yacht that cruises Croatia in style at an affordable price, the Future is a good option

Deck & Cabin Plans

Deck Plan

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Cancellation Policy:

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of €200 euros per person is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:

Up to 91 days - 50% of deposit

90 to 31 days - 50% of total trip cost

30 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost

Additional Information:

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double cabin can do so at a 50% supplement. VIP cabins with balconies may be available for an upgrade fee aboard certain ships when the Futura is full; please inquire with an AdventureSmith Specialist.

Prices, Surcharges and Brochure Validity

As we publish our prices in advance, we may occasionally be faced with significant cost increases due to factors over which we have no control. We reserve the right to impose surcharges up to 30 days before the Tour Start Date due to changes in group size, rooming status, exchange rates, increases in air fares or other transportation costs, taxes or if government action should require us to do so. Surcharges will be calculated according to the full extra cost, compared to the original costs and exchange rates. If any surcharge results in an increase of more than 20% of the tour cost the client may cancel the reservation within 14 days of notification of the surcharge and obtain a full refund.

Unused services & personal expenses

Regardless of any other term in this agreement, partial refunds are not available for unused services including but not limited to hotel rooms, meals, air or land transportation, activity days or other sightseeing excursions. You will not be reimbursed for any personal expenses such as airfare, hotel or other travel expenses due to changes in itineraries or cancellations. If a portion of the services of your tour are cancelled by us or our third party supplier because of an event within our control or the control of our third party supplier, and you are not offered a replacement or alternative, we will refund the cost of that portion of the services.

Trip ID#:

CroIslAdv

Trip Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Meals or activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • tems of a person nature that are purchased on board must be paid in cash and may include alcohol, additional beverages, additional towels, and staff gratuities
  • Travel insurance and other items not specified in the itinerary
  • Prices are based off of current exchange rates from Euros and may vary based on the exchange rate at the time of payment. Please contact us for current prices

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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