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Croatia Cruises on the Route T4 by the Through Dalmatia to Montenegro

2 weeks Through Dalmatia to Montenegro from Trogir / Sightseeing cruises
Route T4
Kotor BayThe Bay of Kotor in Montenegro is one of the highlights of Croatia cruise route T4.

Saturday: Trogir–Makarska Riviera

From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, boarding time in the port of Trogir. If you arrive by your own car, you can proceed to the parking reception (as indicated in your travel documents) already from 10:00 am. Upon arrival, our staff will show you where to park and unload your car. Our service-team will take your luggage to the port. After embarkation, our representatives will welcome you aboard with a drink and you will meet the crew and your fellow passengers. After a lunch snack “Cast off!”, we anchor in a bay on the island of Čiovo for our first swim, before continuing to the Makarska Riviera. Overnight stay at the Makarska Riviera. For passengers arriving later, transfer to the Makarska Riviera, and boarding in the evening.

Sunday: Makarska Riviera–Island of Korčula

Passing the islands of Brač and Hvar, we will set sail towards the peninsula of Pelješac, known for its excellent red wine. After a long swimming break at Pelješac, we will head for the island of Korčula. Korčula has one of the most beautiful old towns in Dalmatia. In antiquity, the island was also called “the Black Island”, due to its vast pine forests. Overnight stay in the birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo.

Monday: Island of Korčula–Elafiti Islands

We continue our trip towards south and stop for a swim in one of the bays of the island of Mljet. Our today’s destination are the Elafiti islands. Overnight stay in the fishermen’s village of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan or in a bay.

Tuesday: Elafiti Islands–Kotor Bay–Perast

After breakfast, we weigh anchor and sail towards Cavtat where we will pass the customs formalities. After about two hours, we will reach the southern end of Croatia and leave the Croatian territorial waters, heading towards Montenegro. We turn into the Bay of Kotor, which, surrounded by high mountains, extends 25 km into the mainland. After the passport control, we sail deeper into the Bay of Kotor and arrive to the small island “Gospa od Škrpjela“ (“Lady of the Rocks”). The island was artificially created from stones that were piled up on a reef. Do not miss the baroque church, built in 1630, with more than 70 oil paintings from the second half of the 17th century and the museum of Greek and Latin inscriptions, with weapons and votive images from the 16th to 19th century. Just a few minutes by boat from the small island, there is the city of Perast, where we will moor for the night. Perast had its period of highest prosperity in the 17th and 18th century, owing to seafaring and shipbuilding – the Perast merchant fleet at that time counted about 100 ships.

Wednesday: Perast–Kotor–Bus Excursion–Kotor

We will continue our journey towards the end of the bay, to the city of Kotor. The city walls of Kotor are certainly unique – they embrace not only the small triangular city centre, but also the mountain Sveti Ivan (260 m) right behind it. The city walls are 5 km long, 3-15 m wide and up to 20 m high. After mooring in the port of Kotor, the tour guide will already be waiting to accompany us on a full-day bus trip through the beautiful “Land of the Black Mountains”. From Kotor, we will go by bus to the Lovčen massif, from where we will have an incredible panoramic view over the whole bay of Kotor. We will stop in the village of Njeguši, best known for its air-dried ham. Enjoy a culinary break with ham, cheese and freshly baked bread, accompanied by a glass of red wine “Vranac”. We continue to Cetinje, Montenegro’s former capital and the former seat of the Montenegrin kings. During the city tour we will also visit the palace of King Nikola of Montenegro, which now is a museum. We drive to the coast and make a photo stop overlooking the little island of Sveti Stefan, a former pirate’s nest, which today is an exclusive hotel. We then continue on to Budva, the main holiday destination on the Montenegrin coast. Guided tour around the picturesque Old Town. Afterwards you will have plenty of free time to stroll through the town, enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream. And if you have brought your bathing suit, we recommend a visit to the beautiful beach of Mogren, just five minutes from Budva’s Old Town. Return to the boat; overnight stay in Kotor.

Thursday: Kotor–Cavtat– Dubrovnik

We will leave Kotor at 7:30 am. One hour later we will go through passport control and leave the Kotor bay and Montenegro. After about four hours, we will reach Cavtat. Another passport control, and we will head to Dubrovnik, where we will moor in the port of Gruž. Dubrovnik is also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, since in the Middle Ages the city counted among the most impor- tant economic and cultural centres of the Mediterranean area. Today, the Old City unfolds a unique open air museum with countless attractions. After arriving in Dubrovnik, we are invited to enjoy a guided tour through the historic town with its impressive walls. It takes only a few minutes by bus to get to the old town. The bus stop is located right next to the port, the bus leaves every 15 minutes, last return journey around midnight. Tickets are available from the kiosk (12 Kuna per ride) or on the bus (15 Kuna per ride). After the guided city tour, you will have plenty of time to discover the gems of Dubrovnik on your own. Stroll through the famous “Stradun”, take a walk along the massive city walls and visit the numerous unique sights.

Friday: Dubrovnik–Slano

Morning in Dubrovnik. At lunchtime, we will say goodbye to the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and head towards the Elafiti Islands where we will anchor in one of the numerous bays to have a bath in the crystal clear water. We continue to Slano where we will stay overnight.

Saturday: Slano–Island of Mljet

We will serenely cruise to the bay of Pomena, on the island of Mljet. Part of the island was declared National Park – two saltwater lakes (in the larger of the two lakes there is a small island with a former monastery) are connected to the sea by a narrow channel. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the National Park (entrance fee approx. 10 €, boat ride to the monastery approx. 3 €, payable on-site). We recommend a swim in the saltwater lakes, where the temperature is always 2°C above the temperature of the sea.

Sunday: Island of Mljet–Island of Lastovo

We sail to the island of Lastovo, which was closed to foreign visitors for decades, since it used to be a military base at the time of former Yugoslavia. The island has preserved its authenticity and is therefore an oasis of tranquillity, with lush Mediterranean vegetation. A few years ago, the archipelago of Lastovo was declared a natural park (entrance fee approx. € 3 per person, to be paid on-site). After a swimming break, we will anchor at the port of Ubli, or in the sheltered bay Velo Lago. Since the trip to the island of Lastovo depends on the weather conditions, in case of bad weather we will sail to Vela Luka on the island of Korčula.

Monday: Island of Lastovo–Island of Vis

Today we will visit the second “forbidden” island of our journey – Vis. The island of Vis was, just like Lastovo, closed to foreign visitors until the end of the 1980s. Where there was once an Air Force runway, now there are vineyards. We will be staying in the port of Komiža, a peaceful town on the west coast.

Tuesday: Island of Vis–Island of Biševo & Blue Cave–Island of Hvar

Just five nautical miles from Komiža, there is the small island of Biševo, with the famous “Blue Cave” (Modra Špilja). Around midday, the rays of the sun will spill through an underwater opening into the cave, and reflect from the white ocean floor, thus bathing the cave into blue light. This unique sight can be observed only in calm seas. The trip to the cave is done with small boats (about € 5-7 per person, not included in the tour price). From Biševo we set off for Hvar – the island is known for its mild climate and vast lavender fields. Here you can also buy lavender – either as essential oil in small bottles, or as dried flowers in small cloth bags. The harbour of the homonymous main town lies at the foot of an island fortress, from which you will have a fantastic panoramic view over the offshore island group of “Pakleni otoci”. Provided that the number of boats anchoring in the small port of Hvar allows us to do so, we will stay here overnight. Otherwise, we will approach Hvar already in the afternoon and you will have enough time to explore the island`s capital, before we head for a nearby bay to spend the night there.

Wednesday: Island of Hvar–Island of Brač

We continue to Stari Grad, the oldest settlement on the island of Hvar. Stari Grad (old town), once called “Pharos”, used to be the capital of the island, but has lost its leadership centuries ago to the town of Hvar. Even today, well-preserved monuments bear witness of the splendour of times past, like the Palace of Hektorović. Stari Grad has, however, kept its role as the centre of viticulture. From Stari Grad, we sail to Bol, on the island of Brač. Here you can visit Dalmatia’s most famous beach – Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn), which changes its direction with the ocean currents. Of course, you will have plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing at this famous beach. Overnight stay in the port of Bol.

Thursday: Island of Brač–Split

Our today’s destination is Split, Croatia’s second largest city and capital of Dalmatia. The 1700 years old city was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and is today under the protection of the UNESCO. After a guided city tour, the rest of the day is at your disposal to discover the old town on your own. Overnight stay in the port of Split.

Friday: Split–Trogir

Around 11:00 am, we leave Split and sail to a cove of the island of Čiovo to enjoy the last swim in the waters of the Adriatic Sea. Then we will return to the starting point of our two weeks voyage, Trogir, with its beautiful old town, protected by the UNESCO, also called “the Museum City”. Enjoy the experience of a guided walking tour through the winding streets and discover impressive walls, towers, churches, frescoes and vaults. Do not miss out on taking a look into the unique old yards.

Saturday: Disembarkation

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am.

 

Services included

15-day cruise according to the itinerary
Halbpension (Abendessen am Tag der Einschiffung, Frühstück und Mittagessen oder Abendessen an den darauffolgenden Tagen)
lunch snack on embarkation day
Captain’s Dinner
English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
full-day bus excursion through Montenegro including a hearty snack with ham, cheese, and freshly baked bread
guided city tour of Dubrovnik
guided city tour of Split
guided city tour of Trogir

Stations of Croatia cruise route T4

DubrovnikDubrovnik

HavrHvar

PerastPerast

TrogirTrogir

SplitSplit

Nationalpark Insel MljetNational Park Insel Mljet

KorčulaKorčula

Island Biševo | »Blue Grotto«Island Biševo | »Blue Grotto«

Timetable 2019 Route T4 and Ships

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price comparison Route T4 / Ships 2019*

S. Lower deck A B C D E Deck A B C D E
Ships Board check Lower deck Deck
MS Amore HP
Lower deck 1258 1510 1818 1910 1958 Deck 1498 1750 2058 2150 2198
MS Columbo HP
Lower deck 1238 1478 1758 1858 1910 Deck 1478 1718 1998 2098 2150
MY Mystic HP
Lower deck 1358 1658 1958 2058 2158 Deck 1638 1938 2238 2338 2438
MY Relax HP
Lower deck 1458 1758 2058 2158 2258 Deck 1738 2038 2338 2438 2538
MY Vilma HP
Lower deck 1218 1458 1710 1810 1858 Deck 1458 1698 1950 2050 2098

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Discounts / Surcharges 2019 Route T4

Discounts
Children‘s reduction up to 14 years (not valid for charter)
 
1 adult + 1 child in a double or twin cabin 30 %
1 adult + 2 children in a triple cabin 30 %
2 adults + 1 child in a triple cabin 50 %
2 adults + 2 children in 2 double or twin cabins 30 %
Reduction for the 3rd person when booking a triple cabin for 3 adults 20 %
Reduction when bringing your own bicycle with you on the routes RB, RK , RC, TD, TV, TC, ZB & ZC 45 €
Surcharges  
.Surcharge for double or twin cabin for single use 50 %
Shared twin cabin on the routes RB, RK, RC, RY, TD, TV, TC, ZB, ZC & ZW 50 %
Surcharge for E-Bike on the routes RB, RK, RC, TD, TV, TC, ZB & ZC (Booking on request) 130 €
The prices do not include sojourn taxes (€ 7) and groundage (€ 14). The total amount of € 21 per week and per person (children up to 12 years: € 10) is payable upon embarkation.
*)All prices in €. p.P., Errors and omissions excepted. For exact price calculation and booking please click on "not binding price calculation" or "check availability" of the particular route.