Southern Adriatic Pearls Cruise (MB Otac Nikola)

7 Nights

Dubrovnik

Every morning brings a new destination, whether it’s a historical town, a verdant forest, a scenic lake or a picturesque harbour. Escape to secluded beaches and wander through remote pine-clad parks, swim in crystalline waters or soak in the sun’s rays on the deck. Visit paradisiacal Mljet, lively Hvar, spectacular Split, and stunning Dubrovnik. Enjoy free time to explore on your own during stopovers and personalize the trip to your liking.

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Highlights

  • Dubrovnik: Protected by magnificent medieval walls, the atmospheric capital of the historic Republic of Ragusa is a treasure trove of palaces and churches.
  • Island Mljet: The western half of this paradisiacal pine-clad island is a natural park famed for its delightful lake hosting a charming islet, which is home to a well-preserved former monastery.
  • Island Brac: Home to the stunning Golden Horn beach, which nestles at the foot of the highest peak in the Adriatic islands, Brac is undoubtedly a must-visit.
  • Split: Framed by imposing mountains and aqua-coloured waters, this seaside Dalmatian town hosts some of the best Roman ruins in the world.
  • Island Korcula: Locals claim that Marco Polo began the journey of his life in this tiny but spectacular town.
  • Peljesac: A sun-drenched peninsula that is famous for its robust wines and rugged landscapes.
  • Day 1 - Arrival - Dubrovnik
  • Day 2 - Dubrovnik
  • Day 3 - Dubrovnik – Island Mljet (80km – 6 hrs with stops)
  • Day 4 - Island Mljet - Island Hvar (105km – 8 hrs with stops)
  • Day 5 - Island Hvar - Island Brac - Split (85 Km - 6 hrs with the stops)
  • Day 6 - Split - Island Korcula (120km – 9 hrs with stops)
  • Day 7 - Island Korcula - Slano (65 Km - 5 hrs with stops)
  • Day 8 - Slano - Departure Dubrovnik (25 km – 2 hrs)
  • Additional Information

Your adventure begins in Dubrovnik, the ever-resplendent ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, where you make your way to your boat. Enjoy a traditional Croatian welcome from the captain and crew before sitting down to dinner. Then make sure you get a good night’s sleep because seven days of sheer bliss await. Welcome Dinner on board

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included: D

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

After breakfast on board, meet with the tour representative for information and recommendations. Explore the historical city of Dubrovnik, which for centuries was the capital of the prosperous maritime Republic of Ragusa. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, the immaculately preserved Old Town is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces. Landmarks such as the Franciscan Monastery, which features one of the oldest continuously functioning pharmacies in Europe, and the Rector’s Palace, as well as many other sites, will make you feel you have travelled back through the ages. Contemplate the exterior of the 16th century Sponza Palace and St. Blaise’s Church, and admire local landmarks like the Orlando statue and Onuphrius’ Fountain. See the beautiful baroque Cathedral of the Assumption and the treasury as you immerse yourself in the history of this spellbinding mediaeval city. Enjoy lunch on board the ship before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

After breakfast, sail out on a cruise from Dubrovnik to Pomena, a hidden port on the idyllic Mljet Island. Lunch is served on board. To many people Mljet is an island lost at sea that cannot be easily reached. Do not miss the opportunity to discover the breath-taking landscape that inhabits the stories of Odysseus, St Paul and Benedictines. Also, keep an eye out for the fun and playful Mediterranean monk seal. In the heart of the pine-clad island there is a national park, a magnificent natural landscape with two shimmering lakes in its centre. If you are feeling adventurous, this is your chance to go on an optional trip to the park. (The entrance to National Park Mljet is not included)

Overnight in Pomena, island Mijet.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

In the morning hours we set off to Hvar Island. This beautiful island lies between the islands of Brač and Korčula. Hvar’s location at the centre of the Adriatic sailing routes made this island an important base for trade throughout the wider Mediterranean in the ancient past. After lunch on board, step ashore and scout the fascinating city of Jelsa and the island of Hvar.

Overnight in Jelsa, island Hvar.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

After breakfast, sail to a paradisiacal beach in which to enjoy a morning swim: Zlatni Rat, one of the most famous beaches in Croatia. This gorgeous natural formation shaped like a horn lies on the southern part of Brac Island, right below the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora, a summit 780 metres high. Cruise towards the exciting strait of Splitska vrata – the ‘Split Gates’. After lunch on board, continue to Split and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring this fascinating city at your own rhythm.

Overnight in Split.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

In the morning, head to Korcula, the city located on the island bearing the same name, best known as the birth place of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Within the imposing fortifications and defensive walls, the town’s quaint red roofs may extensively remind you of the city of Dubrovnik. Meet the centuries-old works of stonemasons whose architectural wonders created a very orderly urban plan. After lunch on board, spend the afternoon as you please, be it resting on the boat, or wandering around this lovely island.

Overnight in Korcula, island Korcula.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

Today we’ll sail by the biggest peninsula in Dalmatia: the Peljesac Peninsula. Known for its winding slopes, this area gives name to some of the region’s best red wines, known as ‘plavac mali’, including Postup and Dingac. Along the way, make a stop at Trstenik. Further down the Mljet Strait, you’ll eventually come to the Elaphiti Archipelago, a highly photogenic group of 14 islands and islets all huddled together upon the waves. This day wouldn’t be complete without lunch aboard the ship and a delightful swimming break. The late afternoon will see you arrive at Slano.

Overnight in Slano

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

MB Otac Nikola

Build in 2006. as a ship for cruises along the croatian adriatic coast with 14 cabins. TECHNICAL INFO LOA - 26,00 m Width - 7,00 m Depth - 2,40 m Two masts Sun deck's: 150 m2 with sunchairs Propulsion: FIAT 400KS Speed: 9-10 knots Voltage: 220 V Ship saloon with a bar for drinks and coffee Easy access into a sea for bathing from the platform on a stern which is supplied with shower

After breakfast, all travellers with morning flights will depart from Slano to the airport. The ship then sets sail from Slano back to the iconic Dubrovnik and the Port of Gruz, from where individual departures will make their way on to their next destination. Have a pleasant journey!

Breakfast included.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

What's included?

  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking representative on board
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights' accommodation on board the mini cruise
  • MEALS: Welcome drink and welcome dinner, 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches on board
  • TRANSPORT: The MB Ortic Nikola or similar (28-32 pax capacity)
  • OTHER: Water on board during the meals, Towel replacement once a week

Exclusions

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Optional excursions to Cilipi, Dubrovnik, Jelsa, Makarska, Korcula - available upon request, in destination
  • Entrance fee to Mljet National Park and monastery boat ride
  • Additional towel replacement  and bed linen replacement
  • Barbecue dinner or elegant dinner
  • Insurance
  • Harbour and tourist tax to be paid on board
  • Transfer from and to Dubrovnik Port of Gruz.

Please note

Day1: check-in after 14:00 hrs. Welcome drink around 17:00 hrs.

Due to specific requirements in some of the harbours, it is possible that ships will be tied sideways to each other and that passengers will need to transfer from one ship to another in order to get to the coast. Please be careful when transferring from ship to ship, and should you need assistance, the crew members will be glad to provide assistance.

If your return flight is before 15:00, we recommend you get off at Slano to make your transfer on your own to the airport in Dubrovnik

If your return flight is later than 15:00, we recommend you get off at Dubrovnik and continue with the transfer on your own to the Dubrovnik airport.

Max sailing time is six hours, with an average of four hours sailing time per day.

Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
What do I need to bring?

The following items are all advisable as is a sports holdall for luggage rather than hard-shelled suitcase: soft-soled trainers, slip-ons, swimsuit, shorts, trousers, short-sleeved T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, windproof jacket (with hood) or sailing jacket. Also recommended are underwear, beach towel, cap/hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal hygiene accessories, medications you would normally use.
Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 to 8: Standard Category = MB Otac Nikola or similar  - Lower Deck & Upper Deck cabins