Save £100 on Discovering the Dalmatian Coast cruise
£1,499 per person for 7 nights (
Possibilities members save £100 per person
Departs: 21 May 2021
Note: This cruise requires a good level of mobility to navigate the ship’s steps. Small ship cruising is a lovely way to see these destinations. Expect a very informal atmosphere, relaxed dining, compact cabins and a flexible approach to the ports of call which can vary depending on weather conditions.
Discovering the Dalmatian Coast
Watch the sunset on deck as you sip a sundowner and chat with fellow passengers.
Highlights of the cruise include:
- Guided tour of Korcula, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik (including entrance to Franciscan Monastery)
- Entrance to Mljet National Park with guide
- Grgic winery and tasting in Trstenik
- Boat trip on Cetina River to Radman Mills; panoramic boat excursion of Mljet
Croatia’s craggy, island-speckled coastline is perfect for exploring by boat. Cruise to forest-backed bays, seafront cities and sprawling vineyards. Sample fresh seafood, sip homegrown wine and learn about local culture as you explore Croatia’s big draws, such as elegant Hvar, ancient Dubrovnik and beachy Split. But on this tour, you’ll see more than just the hotspots. Explore the lesser-known gems and cruise the Cetina River in Omis, explore Korcula’s pine forests and wander through the little fishing village of Trstenik.
Day 1: UK - Split - Omis
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Split. On arrival, you'll transfer to the port and board your ship, to sail to Omis.
Day 2: Omis - Makarska
Situated at the mouth of the Cetina River, Omis’ dramatic location is the envy of the Dalmatian coast. Its long sprawl of beach and twist of alleys in the old town are backed by incredible sheer cliff walls. We enjoy a small boat excursion on the river this morning and sail through the magnificent canyon to Radman Mills; a picturesque area surrounded by mountains. Watch out for local fishermen harvesting fresh mussels and oysters. We then set off on a picturesque cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska. This is a beach resort with a difference; framed on one side by a long waterfront promenade and backed by the glorious Biokovo mountain range on the other. It’s a very pretty place for a wander. Perhaps stroll along the long, pebbly beach all the way to the lighthouse, or explore the scenic streets and squares of the Old Town.
Day 3: Makarska - Trstenik - Sipan
Enjoy the views as we sail towards Sipan today. On the way, we dock in the small fishing village of Trstenik; a world-renowned wine producing area. Tucked neatly between the hills of the Pelijesac peninsula, it’s home to renowned producers such as Grgic, Madirazza and Korta Katarina. We’ll stop by Grgic Winery to learn about the production process and enjoy a tasting. After we’ve had our fill, we continue our sailing towards Sipan where we dock overnight. This quiet and peaceful island is almost car-free. The waterfront towns are calm and romantic. Follow the path inland for craggy hills, vineyards, olive groves, and lush plains dotted with the occasional hamlet.
Day 4: Sipan - Dubrovnik
The combination of beautiful limestone cliffs and bustling atmosphere make Dubrovnik irresistible. This terracotta-topped city never fails to enchant its visitors and fill them with a sense of awe - one visit simply isn’t enough, but we’ll see as much as we can on our overnight docking. Our guide will take us around some of the city’s highlights, including its famed walls and compact squares. We’ll also visit the Franciscan Monastery; a large complex dating back to the 13th century.
Day 5: Dubrovnik - Mljet - Korcula
We leave the romance of Dubrovnik behind and sail towards the island of Mljet. This forest-shrouded island is one of the most enchanting and alluring of all the islands in the Adriatic. Boasting a beautiful, rugged coastline, ancient ruins, shady walking paths and zigzagging cycling tracks, it’s easy to see the appeal. In fact, the unspoilt tranquillity of the area was enough to captivate Greek hero Odysseus for several years, or so the legend goes. We enjoy a guided panoramic boat excursion of Mljet before continuing on to nearby Korcula. Steeped in history, dense pine forest and glorious little towns, Korcula is the island that has it all. We’ll enjoy a guided city tour here, where you’ll notice plenty of references to the island’s most famous resident, explorer Marco Polo. We dock overnight and this evening we’ll get a real insight into Croatian culture with a traditional performance of Croatian folk music and entertainment on board the ship.
Day 6: Korcula - Hvar - Milna
Get your dose of glitz and glamour in Hvar. The 13th-century walls protect the city’s Gothic palaces and marble streets, giving the town an exclusive feel. On arrival, we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide who’ll teach us all about the town’s highlights, including the oldest communal theatre in Europe. The view from the top of the Venetian Citadel is amazing too, if you’re feeling up to the climb. We dock overnight in Milna, a small fishing village, just along from Hvar town.
Day 7: Split
The buzzing city of Split is Croatia’s second-largest, after Dubrovnik - and it’s the perfect place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. The dramatic coastal mountains make for a picturesque backdrop. A local guide will introduce us to this fascinating city. We’ll stop by the Roman Palace, Diocletian’s Palace, and take in the views of the Old Town roofs from the Cathedral of St Duje’s bell tower. Just a short five-minute walk east from the port and you’ll find yourself at Bacvice beach, where you can sit and watch the local life whizz by. This evening, we’ll enjoy a special captain’s farewell dinner on board. The perfect ending to a memorable holiday.
Day 8: Split - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Holiday features include:
- 7 nights cruise on MV Seagull
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 16 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 5 lunches (days 1-3, 6-7) 4 dinners (days 1-2 and 6-7)
- 8 excursions and visits
- 2 evenings of live musical entertainment
- Portable audio headset system on guided tours
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan Tour Manager
- Travel in destination by coach
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