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 – BOL – STARI GRAD, Sunday (B, L*)
Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Set sail towards Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 m. long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards head to Stari Grad and overnight in one of the oldest towns in Europe.
Day 3 STARI GRAD - HVAR - VIS, Monday (B, L, CD*)
Leaving Stari Grad in the morning towards Hvar. Continue to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe and many more historical sites. Afterwards continue to Vis. 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, Church or Our Lady and City museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. Tonight enjoy Captain's dinner and overnight in Vis.
Day 4 VIS - BIŠEVO - KORCULA, Tuesday (B, L*)
Leaving Vis we will have an early morning cruise towards Biševo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo just in front of the town of Komiža. The light goes through the cave and reflects on the water in such way it paints everything in a wonderful blue tone. The cave is tiny so you can only enter with a small boat and is available for visit only if the weather and water level are suitable. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Afterwards cruise towards the Korcula the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.
Day 5 KORCULA – MLJET, Wednesday (B, L*)
In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles,
scooters or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Overnight in port of Pomena.
Day 6 MLJET – SLANO (Tasting), Thursday (B, L, T*)
Morning departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, another once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Pelješac peninsula. Peljesac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local tasting. Overnight on board in Slano.
Day 7 SLANO – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – DUBROVNIK, Friday (B, L*)
Early morning cruise to Elaphiti islands with swimming stop on one of the secluded bays to spend the morning. Before lunch sail to Dubrovnik, before we moor at Gruž port we cruise alongside the old city walls, while lunch is served. After docking join a guided tour with panoramic ride and transfer included. You will see the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Enjoy the last night of cruise exploring the magnificent town of Dubrovnik on your own.
Day 8 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE, Saturday (B*)
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.
· 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
· Supreme category ship in a cabin with private bathroom,
air conditioning & LCD TV
· Arrival shared transfer from Split airport/hotel to port on the first day
· Departure shared transfer from port to Dubrovnik airport/hotel on the last day
· Daily buffet breakfast
· 6 lunches, all with 4 courses
· Captain's dinner and Welcome dinner
· Water dispenser
· Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
· Professional Cruise Manager throughout
· Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
· Luggage handling
· Free Wi-Fi on board
SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
· City tours in Split, Hvar, Korcula & Dubrovnik
· Oyster Tasting in Ston
SUPPLEMENTS (optional) and payebale on board:
· Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person
(depending on the season) to be paid at the entrance. Guide free of charge
· Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot – up to 13 EUR per person
(depending on the season)