Symphony On The Adriatic
From Dubrovnik to Split

Dubrovnik, Ston, Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, Vis and Split
August 27 - September 03, 2022
7 Nights, Starting at $3,994 /person

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1 Home base
6 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Sailing
Group size
Max
28
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
Turquoise waterfront of Hvar island
Island of Vis vineyards
Odysseus cave on island Mljet
Flying Internationally During The Coronavirus Covid Pandemic: Q&A with Art In Voyage Guest returning from Croatia

Art In Voyage has found an incredible means of fully experiencing the Croatian islands and coastline. By sailing on our intimate luxury mini-cruiser, you can indulge in the best of both worlds - not having to unpack nightly and being pampered while waking up to new sites, landscapes, and activities on a daily basis. Spend the mornings lazing on the spacious decks or swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic waters, and the evenings exploring quaint Croatian towns.
On this journey, we introduce you to what we believe is the best Croatia has to offer. From culture to history, from blue caves to small port towns, from its fantastic food to its local wines, Croatia is full of zest. During this cruise of distinction, you will come to appreciate Croatia and its people, who will surely capture your heart.

Your Hosts

Evan Scheepers
Evan Scheepers
Crystal Hochman
Crystal Hochman

Nights

7 nights on board the MS Symphony

Meals

7 breakfasts

4 dinners (3 out, 1 on board)

4 lunches (2 out, 2 on board)

Open bar on the ship

Activities

Private walking tours of Dubrovnik, Ston, Mljet, Hvar, Korcula & Split

Oyster farm tour & tasting

Wine tasting

Paddle boarding, biking & kayaking

And More

Private airport transfers in Dubrovnik & Split

Services of a Cruise manager and 2 AIV hosts

All services and amenities on board our vessel

All taxes & port fees

Highlights

Experience The Pearls Of The Adriatic

Experience turquoise waters, while relaxing in secluded a cove trimmed with pine trees, or explore finger-like sand spits. Typically hidden, wild and unspoiled, LGBT+ friendly Croatia has over 6,000 km of coastline sure to feature the beach of your dreams. On this journey, we guide you on an adventure where you will discover both historical as well as breathtaking towns and villages.

Gastronomy Meets History

Lose yourself in a maze of charming medieval streets, admire ornate early Christian mosaics, and step into an impressive Byzantine cathedral recognized by UNESCO. This amalgamation of various civilizations and influences is reflected on the dining table, where meat, fish, vegetables, and wine prevail. The result is a national cuisine that will certainly tantalize your taste buds.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome To Dubrovnik

Welcome To Dubrovnik

Day 1

On arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and chaperoned to your home for the next seven nights. Become acquainted with your vessel and cabin, before a late afternoon guided tour of Dubrovnik. Expect to be dazzled by the distinctive charm of the ancient Dubrovnik Republic and the buildings and monuments that reflect the modest Renaissance architecture era. We end our tour with a lovely sundowner cocktail on the city walls, followed by a tasting dinner at Nautika paired with a selection of superb wines. We spend our first night onboard our luxurious ship, being lulled to sleep by the gentle Adriatic current.

To Ston We Go

To Ston We Go

Day 2

We depart for Ston and the quaint fishing village of Slano as we begin our second day of the journey. Enjoy the magical scenery as we cruise around Dubrovnik before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a refreshing dip in the Adriatic waters. The afternoon will see our arrival in Slano and our starting point to Ston. After exploring the town’s lengthy medieval fortification ramparts, we head to another small village a short distance away, to taste their world-renowned oysters, and learn more about oyster cultivation. There will be some leisure time before we return to our ship. In the evening, we delight in a themed captain’s dinner and live entertainment onboard.

Nymph Calypso Awaits In Mljet

Nymph Calypso Awaits In Mljet

Day 3

Today, we cruise further north to the Island of Mljet. Legend has it, that the Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Accompany our tour guide on a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and experience a riveting boat ride to St Mary Isle. Here, we visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey, and church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, kayaks, bicycles, scooters, or convertible cars will be made available, so as to ensure that you adventure across the National Park as you wish. Dinner is at leisure and the night is spent docking in Pomena.

Paying Homage To Marco Polo

Paying Homage To Marco Polo

Day 4

In the early morning, we depart for Korčula Island, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. We enjoy lunch on board, while anchored in one of the secluded bays we come across en route. In the afternoon we arrive in Korčula Town, where we have a guided walking tour of the enchanting surroundings. Enclosed by walls, Korcula is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. A fish-bone-shaped street pattern was used when the town of Korčula was designed so as to keep its inhabitants cool, comfortable, and sheltered. Korčula has an abundance of gourmet restaurants to choose from, as well as numerous lively bars. Tonight, we enjoy a village dinner experience, paired with local wines.

Sailing Our Way To Wine Tasting

Sailing Our Way To Wine Tasting

Day 5

After waking in Korčula, we set sail for the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base which was closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has an alluring appeal – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it particularly fascinating to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island and developed near the remains of ancient Issa, was the first urban center in Croatia. Here, we indulge in some exquisite local wines. The option to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, or city museum or a simple walk so as to absorb the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront, will be presented to you. Dinner will take place at the incredible Fort George, boasting some of the best views and sunset. Dinner will be paired with local wines.

Blue Caves &  Hvar

Blue Caves & Hvar

Day 6

An early morning awaits as we set sail towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (weather dependent). Today's destination is Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic. Here, we will cool off with a dip and have lunch on board. This afternoon, our private guide introduces us to the town, known for its Renaissance cathedral and the oldest community theater in Europe. We then embark on a light hike to the town fort overlooking the harbor for awe-inspiring views of the Paklinski Islands. Spend the evening and dinner as you wish. Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment, lively eateries, and bars that remain open well into the night.

Not Just Another Pretty Town

Not Just Another Pretty Town

Day 7

Today, we depart for Brač island where we will have the opportunity to swim at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – where the shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishing village that has been converted into a popular tourist destination, yet retaining its charm. We continue to Split where a guided tour of the city awaits. Split is a historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection, surrounded by Roman architecture. Of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. Our farewell dinner takes place at one of the city's most incredible restaurants, and we spend the night docked in Split.

Time to say...no, don't say it!

Time to say...no, don't say it!

Day 8

All good things must come to an end, and while we don't want to ruminate on it, it may be the sad truth. We do, however, find comfort in having introduced you to what we truly believe is paradise on earth. This morning, arrangements will be made to take you to your airport. Looking to extend? Why not head to the UNESCO Plitvice falls or discover old town Zagreb? With Istria and Solvenia around the corner, why leave so soon? Let the Art In Voyage Team assist with designing your perfect extension.

Accommodations

MS Symphony

MS Symphony

Croatia

The Symphony small ship cruise yacht had been designed with guests' comfort on board in mind. With 18 cabins catering to a maximum 36 guests, there is plenty of space onboard to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. All cabins have modern decor and are double or twin occupancy. Each cabin also has its own individually controlled air conditioning and private en suite facilities.

At over 50 meters/164 feet in length and spread out over 4 decks, the Symphony cruise ship has lots to keep guests entertained or relaxed whilst on board. When eating onboard, meals are served in the indoor...

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Your Choices

Upper Deck Cabin W/balcony

$4,613 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Main Deck Cabin (window)

$4,313 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Lower Deck Cabin (porthole)

$3,994 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

7 nights on board the MS Symphony

Meals

7 breakfasts

4 dinners (3 out, 1 on board)

4 lunches (2 out, 2 on board)

Open bar on the ship

Activities

Private walking tours of Dubrovnik, Ston, Mljet, Hvar, Korcula & Split

Oyster farm tour & tasting

Wine tasting

Paddle boarding, biking & kayaking

And More

Private airport transfers in Dubrovnik & Split

Services of a Cruise manager and 2 AIV hosts

All services and amenities on board our vessel

All taxes & port fees

Add-Ons and Extension

Extend to Venice

$1,268 /person
Complete with a flight to Venice from Split, our lovely extension includes 2 nights in Venice at a 5-star property, a 2-hour private walking tour and private airport transfers by Venetian boat.

Prepaid Gratuity

$300 /person
Gratuity for all services (crew on board, tour manager, hosts and wait staff on shore)

Extend to Montenegro

$1,252 /person
Sold out
Come early and make your way to Montenegro on this 3-night journey through this small country south of Dubrovnik
Rate includes car rental, hotel, breakfast and taxes
*price is "from", based on a custom-designed package

What other guests have said

SYMPHONY ON THE ADRIATIC
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Valerie Wuller

This was our third journey with Art in Voyage and it definitely did not disappoint. As always Mikael and the AIV team went above and beyond the call of duty. Their attention to detail and personal need is outstanding. Can’t say enough about the AIV experience…nothing else like it!

August 2021
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HIGHLIGHTS & DELIGHTS:
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Stephanie DiGiovanni

Great Croatian sites, great food & wine, great guests, great host. Can’t wait until the next journey.

July 2021
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Good to know

Unfortunately, we do not have single supplements. Solo travelers welcome (a double room must be booked)

All listed activities are optional in attendance (no refund offered for non-attendance)

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flights to and from Croatia may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended.

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our travel experts to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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Smallprint

All journeys booked before December 31, 2021 are subjected to special, more flexible booking terms and conditions. click here to learn more

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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