As with all our holidays, you are in charge when it comes to our Adriatic cruise & stay holidays. You can choose to spend as much time as you like in Croatia before or after your cruise. Our most popular cruise and stay holidays, combine three nights in either Dubrovnik or Split, with a 4 night Adriatic cruise on one of our deluxe category ships.
The benefit of travelling with a specialist such as Diamond Star Experience is that we offer the flexibility and expertise to allow you to book the perfect holiday to suit you. Simply choose the Cruise itinerary of your choice and then choose any city and hotel to stay before or after your cruise. We are happy to tailor make for you to create the holiday of your dreams. We choose sample combination Cruise & stay holidays, stay 3 nights in Dubrovnik 5*BB Hotel More after your mini cruise to make total 7 nights holidays.
Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 SPLIT – STARI GRAD, Sunday (B, L)
Morning sail towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Swimming stop and lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.
Day 3 STARI GRAD – HVAR – KORCULA (Wine tasting), Monday (B, L, T)
Morning departure towards to the town of Hvar on the island of Hvar, the most popular island in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of this charming town, with 8 centuries of architecture, will show you the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Afterwards we set sail for Korcula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through this fortified town which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants.
Day 4 KORCULA – DUBROVNIK, Tuesday (B, L)
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Dubrovnik harbour in the afternoon. please leave your cabin and place your luggage in the Saloon. Set out on a walking tour of Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour you can take your luggage from the cruise and disembark.
Day 5 - 7 Dubrovnik stay, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Stay 3 nights in Dubrovnik, you may book a sightseeing tours in advance or explore the city independently.
Day 8 Dubrovnik, Saturday (B)
You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your return.
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, CD-Captain’s dinner