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Croatian Wilderness Cruise

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8 days/7 nights, cruise tour from Split

Cruise along the most beautiful South Dalmatian islands and enjoy untouched nature, traditions and hidden bays of Lastovo, Vis, Hvar and many more.
Route:Split – Omiš/Pučišća – Korčula – Lastovo – Ravnik (Green Cave) - Komiža/Vis – Biševo (Blue Cave) - Starigrad - Bol – Split

PRICE FROM 890,00 euro


  • ITINERARY

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  • DEPARTURES AND RATES

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DAY 1 Saturday SPLIT - OMIŠ/PUČIŠĆA
Departure from Split at 13:00h followed by lunch on board and a swimming stop. We continue to Omiš or to Pučišća on the island of Brač. Omiš is a striking, coastal town surrounded by dramatic canyons and cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Take the chance here to try Cetina river rafting or the Cetina Canyon zipline. Other options include a climb to the old fortress above the town, a game of volleyball on the beach or simply stroll through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the abundant historical monuments. Pučišća on the northern side of Brač is a typical Mediterranean place at the bottom of a deep bay. It’s claim to world fame is the white stone of Brač used in Liverpool Cathedral, White House in Washington and more. Usually, there is a chance to visit a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few such workshops still in operation in Europe. Enjoy the domestic food, wine and famous olive oil. If in Omiš, look out for pirates, part of the town’s heritage! Lunch on board and overnight in the port of Pučišća or Omiš

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DAY 2 Sunday OMIŠ/PUČIŠĆA - KORČULA
Early departure so by the time you are enjoying breakfast Omiš/Pučišća will already be behind us. After a morning swim in the crystal blue sea, we cruise toward Korčula; the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served either on the tip of the Pelješac peninsula (near Lovište) or in the quiet bay of Kneža on Korčula. We arrive in the afternoon in Korčula for sightseeing of this exceptional town (Included on Premium and Prem. Superior). According to legend Korčula was found by the Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century B.C. This beautiful Dalmatian island has more legends and tales than anywhere else and you may hear some. Impressive monuments too. In the evening, we recommend you visit one of numerous local konobas or enjoy the stunning views across to the mainland from the numerous cafes and bars.
Lunch on board and overnight in Korčula.

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DAY 3 Monday KORČULA - LASTOVO
Before we leave Korčula, why not take a walk by the marina or through the nearby open market where you can souvenirs and other local specialities. We continue our cruise towards Lastovo, the most distant inhabited island in Dalmatia and which Romans called the Imperial island (approx. EUR 5.- to be paid on the spot to enter Nature Park Lastovo zone). We dock in the port of Ubli. From there we take the local bus or taxi to Lastovo village and visit the local winery where you can taste some indigenous wine sorts (optional). The island is surrounded by many smaller islands, with secluded bays and coves perfect for snorkelling. The town is also known for the number of little churches and unusually shaped chimneys unique to Lastovo. Overnight on anchor in bay with Captain`s Dinner on board.
Lunch on board and overnight in Lastovo.

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DAY 4 Tuesday LASTOVO - Ravnik (Green cave) - KOMIŽA/VIS 
Early morning departure towards Vis island, which was “off limits” to tourists for many years. Because of its unique geographical position, it was a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav navy and in this period of isolation Vis has retained a rather special charm reflecting the “‘Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to see. Near Vis, there is tiny Ravnik island, where the Green Cave is situated and which was named after the unusual greenish light that reflects in the sea from the hole on the top of the cave. Depending on the weather conditions we plan to have a short swim here, and then we sail further to the town of Komiža/Vis for overnight. Komiža is a typical Mediterranean place on the western part of the island, famous for its fishing traditions and heritage. Enjoy the walk through the narrow alleys and historic aspects, or maybe walk or relax on one of the pebble beaches where the sea is fed by fresh water springs, that stretch along the whole eastern side of the Komiža bay. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, City museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast.
Lunch on board and overnight in Komiža

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DAY 5 Wednesday KOMIŽA/VIS - Biševo(Blue cave)- STARIGRAD
Early in the morning we cruise towards little Biševo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, cave visit may be closed due to wind and/or high tide – you will be notified, in time, by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 10.- per person). We continue towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar where records confirm that this is the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town and its famous horseshoe shaped bay. The famous Stari Grad Field (a plain) is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of the ancient Greek system of agriculture. Both the old town and this plain are part of the world heritage protected by UNESCO.
Lunch on board and overnight in on of the ports of Starigrad.

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DAY 6 Thursday STARIGRAD - BOL
After breakfast, we cruise towards the beautiful Brač island and the famous town of Bol which has one of the most unusual, and most photographed beaches in Dalmatia. We plan to swim there at Zlatni Rat, the Golden Horn (or cape) a shingle bar or spit that shifts from side to side, changing shape according to the change in direction of the wind and waves. Bol is a typical fishermen’s town which has become a popular tourist destination without being spoilt. Here we spend the night and have the opportunity to enjoy excellent fresh fish, local wines and other delicacies of this unique island. Take a walk on the seaside promenade or cycle along the promenade. Hike or rent a scooter to visit Vidova Gora (at 778m, the highest point in the Croatian Adriatic) for a spectacular view of Bol and beyond including the island of Hvar or visit the semi-abandoned village of Murvica.
Lunch on board and overnight in Bol

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DAY 7 Friday BOL - SPLIT
Enjoy the best of the last day relaxing and swimming in various quiet bays on the island of Brač before arriving in Split in the afternoon. Split is 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. There’s the possibility of joining a sightseeing tour of the old town including Diocletian's palace which the Roman emperor had built as his retirement home.
Lunch on board and overnight in Split

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DAY 8 Saturday SPLIT - Departure
After early breakfast we say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!


TOUR SUPPLEMENTS:

  • OBLIGATORY - VISITOR'S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) - Eur 40,00 per person per week
  • Entrance to National Parks vary from Eur 10,00 - 15,00 per person depending on season and park (to be paid on the spot)
  • Entarnce to Biševo Caves (Blue Cave/Green cave) approximately Eur 10,00 per person (to be paid on the spot)
  • Supplement for full board Eur 115,00 per person per week (gross), min. 10 pax required

 

PLEASE NOTE:
Avansa Travel reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.


NEW 2018                                                Rates are per person in Euro
Departure dates PREMIUM SUPERIOR UPPER/MAIN DECK
PREMIUM SUPERIOR LOWER DECK PREMIUM UPPER/MAIN DECK PREMIUM LOWER DECK
AUGUST 04
1105,00 1025,00  960,00  890,00

 

Rates are per person in double or twin cabin for 7 days half board ( breakfast & three course lunch) + 1 l of water daily
Currency is set to EURO.
Single Supplement + 50 %
Reductions: adult on 3rd bed in triple cabin - 30% reduction
Children under 10 years on basic or extra bed - 50% reduction


CABIN CATEGORIES
PREMIUM SUPERIOR
Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Airconditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours (Korčula, Stari Grad, Split), daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee.

PREMIUM
Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, guided tour of Korčula, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee.

CABIN TYPES
UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS
These cabins are situated on the MAIN (deck on which you step on as you embark the ship ) and on UPPER deck (deck on top of the main deck).

LOWER DECK CABINS
Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

This will be your cruising route:

SPLIT – OMIŠ/PUČIŠĆA – KORČULA – LASTOVO – Ravnik (Zelena špilja) - KOMIŽA/VIS – Biševo (Modra špilja) - STARIGRAD - BOL – SPLIT

Departure is from Split harbor on Day 1 at 13:00 h. Check in on Day 1 from 11:00 untill 12:00h.

First service on board is LUNCH on the day of arrival !

Special note:
The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions.
Departures are guaranteed. Avansa Travel reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.
Guests have to follow ship rules ( see below but also to be found in written form on the ship) esp. with regards to not bringing drinks on-board and in case of bad behavior Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
For any problems you may have while your stay on boat please ask crew to help you or contact our head office.

We wish you a pleasant vacation, abundant sunshine, fun and, above all CALM SEA!

BEHAVIOUR, SHIP RULES & PROBLEM RESOLUTION

We share our responsibility to protect Croatia's environment, customs and traditions with our guests and require that our travelers respect the Captain and have consideration for his boat as it represents his family's livelihood. The following ship rules are to protect our customers on the boats and we expect all clients to have consideration for other people.
If in our reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of anyone in authority, you or any third party, we are entitled to terminate the travel arrangements of the person(s) concerned with no refund.

1.All passengers on board are obliged to abide to the captain's orders, as he is responsible for the safety of all passengers and the crew.
2.Passports have to be given to the Captain for registration on the first day of the cruise.
3.Jumping or diving from the boat during navigation and swimming far from the boat or coast should be avoided.
4.During rough weather (large waves, wind) it's not allowed to walk on the boat, but if necessary, movement should be done with care.
5.Guests must close the portholes in cabins under deck during navigation, to avoid getting wet by the sea water entering cabin through the porthole.
6.As the boat is explicitly acoustic all passengers are asked to behave accordingly.
7.Kindly respect night peace on the boat, which officially starts at midnight (without exception).
8.Smoking in the cabins and restaurant area is not permitted.
9.Passengers are not permitted to bring drinks and food on the boat. This includes all drinks and food products purchased on shore in ports of call. The only exceptions are: personal care products, liquid medicine, food products specifically for infants and food products for special diets. Typical regional products purchased during visit to the ports will be stored on board to be returned to passengers at the end of the cruise.
10.Any damage by any passenger must be compensated to the Captain. Lost cabin keys will be charged 150 kuna per key.
11.It is strictly forbidden to throw rubbish into the sea.
12.Water is problem on every boat, so it is necessary to be conservative with it. The same applies to the electricity which runs on a generator.
13.For safety and security reasons climbing on the masts is forbidden.
14.Guests are obliged to respect meal times on board, which are placed on board in the salon.
15.The floors on a boat can often be wet and slippery so running across the boat is not allowed. Passenger should take extra care crossing between the boats when they are docked together in port. Do not hesitate to ask a crew member for assistance when crossing. Any moving around and between the ships are the individuals responsibility , so please do take care.
16.SAFETY MEASURES – All ships are quipped with life jackets for each passenger and crew member. Life jackets can be found under the bed in your cabins or under the seats in the restaurant area.
We only wish for happy customers on our boats and until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly as there is no reason to endure ongoing problems on your trip. The Captain and crew will be available to assist and will do their best to make your stay on board a most pleasurable one.
17.Service charge is not included in the price and therefore please tip at your own discretion.


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PAYMENT INFORMATION

How to Make Your Reservation: After selecting your cruise, simply click on SEND REQUEST button, and fill in the booking form, with as much details as possible. Please make your reservations as early as possible since many of our tours are completely filled 4 to 6 months before departure.

Deposit: Once you are confirmed the availability of cruise, we will send you pro forma invoice for deposit and final payment. Payments can be done in these ways: PayPal, credit card (VISA, AMEX,and Mastercard) or money transfer order to our bank account (preferred). If paying by PAYPAL processing fee of 3% applies.The amount of deposit is 30% of the total cruise price per person with minimum amount of 170 Euro per person.

Final Payment: Upon receiving the deposit or credit card authorization form, you will be sent a confirmation. Final payment is usually due 45 days prior to the departure date. If reservations are made less than 45 days prior to departure, payment in full is required at the time of booking. If final payments are not received on time, Avansa Travel d.o.o. may cancel the reservation and invoke the cancellation fee.

Pricing: Price quoted is per person based on double occupancy. The Operator reserves the right to adjust prices due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, imposed fuel surcharges, taxes, charges and levies imposed by any third party including government and its agencies. Should these change the price of your tour by more than 10% you may cancel without penalty within 7 days after we notify you of the increase.

Cancellation, Changes & Refunds: From the day of confirmation up to 30 days prior to arrival - Eur 170 per person (of deposit payment) is non refundable. For cancellations or changes thereafter, the following cancellation fees will apply:

 

Number of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation/Change Charge Per Person
29 - 22 Days 25% of the remaining balance
21 - 15 Days 50% of the remaining balance
14 - 0  Days 100% fee


In addition, no refunds are made for unused portions of a cruise including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing, cruise travel and the non-use of cabins.
Name change / date change fee - 20 Eur per person. Valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation will be applied!
Avansa Travel highly recommends clients to take insurance against cancellation of reserved services.

Refund claims: Any complaint about your tour should be made immediately to the captain or cruise deirector.
All refund claims must be submitted to Avansa Travel in writing within 15 days of the completion of the tour.


IMPORTANT:

Booking is considered to be finalized upon recipient of confirmation from Avansa Travel ltd.

You MUST provide us with passport details and ensure you have valid travel documents (passport obligatory and visa if required). All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Requirements may change and you must check the up-to-date position in good time before departure. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept liability if you are refused entry on to any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.