Dubrovnik Wine Cruise 2019

Oenological tour of the wineries, cellars and local wine makers on the islands and along the mainland coast of Dubrovnik

from: 1600 €

Harbour

Dubrovnik

Overview

Description

Cruising with motor ships along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline & islands on the route (KL5)

DUBROVNIK - MLJET - HVAR - BOL (SPLIT) - KORČULA - ŠIPAN - DUBROVNIK

The secret love affair between the sea and wine has been going on since the ancient times and few are those who can resist it. By joining this very special cruise, which includes the island of Korčula and Hvar, and the city of Dubrovnik, you will become a part of that unbreakable bond. A tour of the wineries, the cellars and the local wine makers on the islands and along the mainland coast around Dubrovnik, and the chance to savour wines produced from the indigenous varieties of grapes enables one to learn about the tradition of viticulture and taste the life of this striking part of Croatia. Let yourself relax in the embrace of the sea and wine, enjoy pleasant company and give a rest to your body and at the same time fortify your spirit with this rather unforgettable oenological adventure.

Dubrovnik Wine Cruise Croatia

Departure: Dubrovnik harbour.

Check in Saturday from 14.00 at Dubrovnik harbour

Itinerary

Saturday    DUBROVNIK (D)

Check in from 14:00h onwards at GRUŽ harbor. This is a world famous and rather special place where the old town and many of the buildings have remained (some barely changed) from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the historic and cultural buildings belong to the architecture of the Renaissance period with some traces of the Gothic style too. Transfer to the old city and afternoon guided city tour & Cable Car to the mountain Srđ. Return transfer to the Gruž harbor for dinner on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Sunday    DUBROVNIK – MLJET (B, L, D)

After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park of Mljet. Lunch on board. Mljet is a beautiful, tranquil place and the whole afternoon is free to enjoy the seawater lakes in the National Park. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit an old abbey and church, or take a small boat to roam around the National park. Dinner on board and overnight in the of port Polača or Pomena.

Monday    MLJET - HVAR (B, L, WT)

Early in the morning we depart towards the Paklenski islands in front of Hvar town where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Arrival in Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also, the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine island. Afternoon guided city tour. During the afternoon we will make a visit to the Tomić winery for wine tasting where the wine maker Andro Tomić will offer you some of his native Hvar wines and some cuvees like the innovative combination of Plavac Mali & Cabernet Sauvignon. Overnight in Hvar port.

Tuesday    HVAR - (BOL) SPLIT (B, L, WT)

Leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the island of Brač, more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Croatia. Before lunch on board in Bol, we will have a wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903). We arrive in Split in the afternoon. Afternoon guided city tour of Split, Croatia’s second city, a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous both to local inhabitants, but also to the many visitors who fall in love with this 1,000 plus year old beauty.

Wednesday    SPLIT - KORČULA (B, L, WT)

Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Afternoon guided city tour. In the late afternoon we will visit hotel Korsal's wine cellar where we will taste some of the famous Croatian wines and discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack. Overnight in Korčula.

Thursday     KORČULA – ŠIPAN (B, L, CD)

Early in the morning we continue our trip towards the Elafiti islands, a group of islands west of Dubrovnik. They include Šipan, Lopud and Koločep (Kalamota). They attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti islands. ŠIPAN, the largest island of the Elafiti, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. This is where we will spend the night. Captain`s dinner with live entertainment on board.

Friday     ŠIPAN – DUBROVNIK (B, L, WT)

Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast en route. Enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty along the coast towards Dubrovnik which was referred to as “heaven on earth” by famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and we arrive in Dubrovnik in early afternoon, but before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbor the captain will take you for a cruise along side the old city walls. We will visit Konavle area and Crvik winery to try one native Dalmatian wine sort ‘’Maraština''. Overnight in the GRUŽ port of this magical town.

Saturday  DUBROVNIK 

After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! 

Prices & Terms

Price list

 Dates & Prices 2019 

Departure 05 - 12.10.2019.

MV MARKAN

Price
DELUXE SUPERIOR VIP Upper/Main Deck € 2.070,00
DELUXE SUPERIOR Upper/Main Deck € 1.955,00
DELUXE SUPERIOR Lower Deck € 1.600,00 


ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship

Price in Euro per person in a dbl/twin cabin. 

Cruise price includes

- Arrival and departure transfers from / to Dubrovnik airport (on the day of arrival and departure)
- 7-night cruise in deluxe superior cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome reception & coctail
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 9 meals - 4 course lunch and one liter of water per person daily
- coffee & tea througout the day
- Olive oil and wine tasting on board
- Captain's dinner with live entertainment
- Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
- Croatian wine tasting in Hvar, Korčula, Bol, Konavle
- Abundant fresh fruit
- Proffesional Tour manager
- Guided walking tours of towns: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
- Return bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
- Dubrovnik car cable fee
- Mljet National Park entrance fee
- Visitors' taxes & port fees
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service
- Complimentary wi-fi onboard

No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!

Payment

- Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount (not less than 250 Eur)
- Remainder latest one month prior to arrival

Conditions & Cancellation policy

- The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions
- All cruise departures are guaranteed, however if less than 10 participants are booked, organiser reserves the right in cancelling the departure and changing the ship name if the need arises.
- Guests are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board.
- In case of inappropriate behavior Katarina Line/captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.

Cancellation conditions

- From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – fee of EUR 250 per person 
- 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
- 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance 
- 14-0 days – 100% fee 
- Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person 

Reductions & Supplements

Double cabin for single use (Single supplement): +50% 

Optional supplement:

Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person

Disclaimer

Due specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, our ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

 

Notes

Accommodation

Category Type Description

Deluxe Superior

Deluxe superior is a new class of newer and larger vessels, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar materials. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.

Included services: Airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and four course lunches, drink with lunch, Captain's dinner with live music, dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeings, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors' tax & port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin service, tea and coffee all day, a liter of water per person daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Other

Optional Supplements
Entrances to National Parks Prices vary from EUR 10. - 25. per person depending on season and park visited (to be paid on the spot)
Dinner supplement  EUR 115 per person/week, min. 10 pax required (on DELUXE EUR 150, on DELUXE SUPERIOR EUR 200)
Baby chair or baby cot rental EUR 50 per week (to be paid on the spot)
Parking                  Possible from EUR 10 - 15 daily (Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik)
Airport transfers                 Prices from EUR 50 per transfer (up to 3 pax) from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port and from Split airport to Split port; in Opatija various airport possibilities (Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) - price on request
Wedding renewal or other occasional / special day celebration package From EUR 150 per couple - includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
Pre/post cruise accommodation Available on request - villas, hotels, private accommodation, hostels...
Ferry Tickets Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & intenational ferry connections

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