Embark the vessel from 14h00. Before the cruise starts there will be a welcome drink and some snacks as you are introduced to the crew and advised of various safety precautions you have to observe. Later in the evening dinner will be on board.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik (D)
Sunday: DUBROVNIK – KORCULA
This morning you will go on a guided tour of Dubrovnik if you added the walking tour package, or if not you will simply have time at leisure to explore this fascinating city, sometimes called “The pearl of the Adriatic”, on your own. In the early afternoon the boat then leaves toward Korcula but first a stop will be made at one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands in a peaceful bay where passengers have the opportunity to go for this first of many refreshing dips in Adriatic. Lunch will be served and in the afternoon you will arrive at Korcula, a small charming town, with the same name as the island, which is also sometimes called “Little Dubrovnik”. You will have time at leisure to explore this well-preserved medieval town, which is also the alleged birthplace of Marko Polo, on your own, or with a guide on the walking tour package.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Korcula (BL)
Monday: KORCULA – PUCICSA – OMIS
The cruise continues to the island of Brac. The journey will take you through the scenic Peljesac channel, around the tip of the Peljesac peninsula and the south-eastern tip of the island of Hvar. If the weather is agreeable then the boat will make a stop to afford participants another refreshing swim in one of the many secluded bays along the way. Then the vessel will arrive at Puscisca located, nestled in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac and surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the best quality limestone in the world. Here you will have time at leisure to explore on your own or the walking tour package will take you to a well-known stonemasonry school nearby. Thereafter the boat cruises to Omis, known for the beautiful Cetina River Valley and the pirates that made the waters here unsafe in the 14th century. The remainder of the day will be at leisure or you could book an optional excursion to take a small boat up the Cetina River.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Omis (BL)
Tuesday: OMIS – SPLIT
After breakfast, you will join a bus excursion which will first drive through the Sibenik hinterland to Skradin. It is a small town at the entrance of Krk National Park which you can explore at your leisure. Then you will board the bus again which will now take you to Trogir where you can find the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Here you will also be given leisure time to explore the cathedral and the town on your own. Meanwhile the boat has been making its own way to Split which is the final destination the bus will be taking you. The walking tour package includes a city tour of Split but it won’t be hard for you to find something interesting to look at on your own in this city rich with history and home to the UNESCO-protected Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Split (BD)
Wednesday: SPLIT – HVAR – VELA LUKA
Today you will be sailing to Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia. It is famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Arrive at Hvar town which you can explore at your leisure on your own or on a guided tour as part of the walking tour package. Thereafter the cruise continues toward Korcula. The boat will make a stop along the way so that passengers can go for a relaxing swim. This time the vessel will dock at a different town on Korcula called Vela Luka. Tonight there will be a special captain’s dinner on board the boat.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Vela Luka (BD)
Thursday: VELA LUKA – MLJET – SLANO
Exchange civilisation for nature as the boat cruises to Croatia’s greenest island, Mljet. Along the way a customary swimming stop will be made and later the boat will arrive at Pomena on the island of Mljet. On the western side of the island is Mljet National Park which is known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by a thick forest. Here you will have time at leisure to explore Mljet National Park on your own, or you could book an optional guided tour. You could also take a small boat to St. Mary’s island on which you will find a monastery and church from the 12th century as well as fantastic views out across the lake. In the afternoon the cruise vessel will then take you to the day’s final destination at Slano, a small coastal town.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Slano (BL)
Friday: SLANO – DUBROVNIK
This morning you will have some more time at leisure in Slano. Or you could book an optional guided tour called “Taste of Dalmatia” on which you will visit Ston, a town known for its 5km long city walls, and a local winery. Later the cruise returns to its starting point, the stunning city of Dubrovnik. You will have time at leisure to explore this city where renaissance churches and palaces form a backdrop to cafes and market squares.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik (BL)
After a final breakfast, the tour ends and you will disembark the vessel. (B)
OPTIONAL GUIDED WALKING TOUR PACKAGE (will replace most or all of the time at leisure in the relevant cities or areas – approx. 70 EUR)
Day 2 – Sunday – Dubrovnik walking tour
Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of this old walled city. Walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town and learn about the history and culture of this magnificent city which was once a standalone republic able to rival the power of the Venetians.
Day 2 – Sunday – Korcula walking tour
Explore The Old Town of Korcula which is a masterpiece of architecture and urban planning. The rows of gothic and renaissance buildings, palaces, churches, small streets and squares emphasize a harmonious ground-plan (fishbone shape) inside the town walls. And not just the outsides are interesting; you will also find numerous exhibits and collections in various museums and churches.
Day 3 – Monday – Pucisca Stonemasonry School
This excursion is a short visit to a stonemasonry school where you will learn about Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools used.
Day 4 – Tuesday – Split walking tour
Split boasts a 17-century long history and on this tour you will discover the city’s most important historic sites. See the Diocletian’s Palace with its cellars from the 3rd century, the Peristyle, the Golden and Silver Gates, the Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple.
Day 5 – Wednesday – Hvar walking tour
Hvar is the longest of all the Croatian islands. Hvar town is overlooked by a thick-walled fortress which offers splendid panoramic views of the surrounding area. The center of the town is a pedestrian zone and the streets converge onto an expansive piazza connecting the older part of the town and the newer 15th-century southern side. See all this and more on a walking tour of Hvar.