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Set sail along one of the most breathtakingly scenic coastlines in the world where rugged mountains cascade down into the crystalline waters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast on board the boat, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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.
You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:
|Age in Years||Up to 64||65 - 74||75 - 85|
|Up to 10 days cover||£21||£42||£62|
If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp 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.
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.
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.
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.
The maximum number of passengers on your cruise will be 40 passengers. If in the unlikely event the tour does not go ahead then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to your should this alternative not be suitable.
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.
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.
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.
|Depart UK||Arrive UK||Price|
|05 May 2018||12 May 2018||€934pp|
|12 May 2018||19 May 2018||€989pp|
|19 May 2018||26 May 2018||€1044pp|
|26 May 2018||02 Jun 2018||€1154pp|
|09 Jun 2018||16 Jun 2018||€1176pp|
|16 Jun 2018||23 Jun 2018||€1209pp|
|23 Jun 2018||30 Jun 2018||€1242pp|
|30 Jun 2018||07 Jul 2018||€1286pp|
|07 Jul 2018||14 Jul 2018||€1319pp|
|14 Jul 2018||21 Jul 2018||€1374pp|
|21 Jul 2018||28 Jul 2018||€1396pp|
|28 Jul 2018||04 Aug 2018||€1396pp|
|04 Aug 2018||11 Aug 2018||€1374pp|
|11 Aug 2018||18 Aug 2018||€1374pp|
|18 Aug 2018||25 Aug 2018||€1319pp|
|25 Aug 2018||01 Sep 2018||€1264pp|
|01 Sep 2018||08 Sep 2018||€1264pp|
|15 Sep 2018||22 Sep 2018||€1176pp|
|22 Sep 2018||29 Sep 2018||€934pp|
|29 Sep 2018||06 Oct 2018||€879pp|
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