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Antaris

Fortresses and Waterfalls Croatia Cruise

The Antaris is a deluxe vessel that launched in May 2019. It has just 19 cabins, 11 of which have balconies. Contemporary design features and fittings feature throughout the ship with a stylish muted colour scheme. The vessel amenities include a salon restaurant, outdoor lounge area and spacious sundeck furnished with sun loungers and comfortable chairs. Guests can also relax and cool off in the small swimming pool and jacuzzi.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Dubrovnik.

Day 1: Dubrovnik

Private transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Gruz harbour where you will be welcomed by the cruise representative. After settling into your cabin join a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Stroll the narrow streets and walk the top of the City Walls, to enjoy magnificent, panoramic scenic views of the ancient city. Return to the ship for a Welcome Reception. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2: Dubrovnik - Slano

Set sail early this morning heading towards the fishing village of Slano, situated on the mainland. You can enjoy a refreshing swim stop on route before arriving at the peaceful, traditional fishermen’s village. The charming village of Slano is the entrance point to Ston, another fortified small village that is famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, a short coastal walk will take you to an oyster farm, where you will have the opportunity to sample fresh oysters.

Day 3: Slano - Mljet National Park - Korcula

Today you will visit the tranquil and stunning Mljet National Park. On arrival, join a local guide for a stroll to the famous salt lakes, situated in the heart of the park. Later continue to the island of Korčula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays on route. You will have a guided walking tour of the charming Old Town. The picturesque fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone. Tonight, enjoy a traditional village dinner with authentic local entertainment.

Day 4: Korcula - Hvar

Your cruise continues towards the jet-set island of Hvar which is renowned for its stunning and fragrant fields of lavender. Upon arrival in Hvar, join a guided walking tour to experience the town’s most popular landmarks, including the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe. The town fort overlooks the harbour and offers stunning scenic views of the Pakleni islands. Hvar also has a largemix of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes to sample tonight and to try out the excellent local cuisine.

Day 5: Hvar - Vis

Sail on towards the peaceful island of Vis, which was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base. Due to the island’s seclusion and isolation, Vis has a unique charm that typifies ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’. On route, sail towards Bisevo to explore the breathtaking Blue Cave. This is truly a natural marvel, a sea grotto of illuminated light. Once you arrive in Vis, you will have a fantastic wine-tasting experience at a family winter where you will sample some of the delicious local wines. You can also visit the fascinating City museum or enjoy a leisurely stroll and visit Villae Rusticae, on the waterfront.

Day 6: Vis - Sibenik - Krka National Park

Today you will set sail for the charming medieval city of Sibenik, founded over 1000 years ago. On arrival, you will have a fabulous trip to the stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park, which is mother nature’s phenomenon. Admire the beautiful waterfalls and lakes and stroll along pathways winding through the lush flora with a refreshing swim opportunity in front of stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall. Return to Sibenik where you can explore the labyrinth of backstreets and medieval alleyways to discover the hidden gems such as the St John’s Church. Tonight is the Captain’s Dinner on board, with live entertainment.

Day 7: Sibenik - Split

On the final day of your cruise, we make an early departure from the old medieval city of Sibenik and head towards Split. On arrival at the port, join a guided walking tour of the beautiful, historical Old City before having some free time to walk the famous Riva Promenade. Split is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site and boasts an abundance of classic Roman architecture, which includes the splendid Diocletian Palace. Tonight, you can sample the excellent restaurants in the Old Town on your final evening.

Day 8: Split

Your voyage ends in Split where you will disembark the ship after breakfast. Take your private transfer to Split airport.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Split.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Antaris
  • Private transfer from Split Harbour to Split Airport/hotel
  • Half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner – 4 course - according to the itinerary)
  • Unlimited bottled water and daily afternoon tea and biscuits
  • A choice of wine, beer of soft drink with your lunch
  • 3 Course welcome dinner with drink
  • Traditional Croatian village dinner with drink
  • Captain’s evening dinner with live entertainment and drink
  • Wine tasting experience on the Island of Vis
  • Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
  • Entrance to the Dubrovnik city walls
  • Guided tour and entrance to the Mljet National Park
  • Guided tour and entrance to the Blue Cave
  • Guided tour and entrance to the Krka National Park
  • Including guided city tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar and Korcula
  • On board lectures
  • Free WIFI on-board with free iPads available for use
  • Daily cabin service & luggage handling

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Beverages (other than those already mentioned)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs, where applicable
 

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