You will make your own way to Dubrovnik harbour where embarkation for the cruise begins at 13h00. Tonight there will be a welcome reception and dinner on board.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik (D)
Monday: DUBROVNIK – KORCULA
In the morning the boat will immediately get underway cruising to Korcula located on an Island sharing the name. Weather permitting the first of many short stops will be made along the way allowing cruise participants the chance for a quick swim in Croatia’s calm blue waters. Lunch will be served and later the boat will arrive at Korcula said to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. The Old Town features rich medieval architecture with palaces, churches and squares which have earned it the nickname “Little Dubrovnik”. You will go on a walking tour through the narrow, cobbled streets rich with history of this fascinating little city.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Korcula (BL)
Tuesday: KORČULA – BRAC
The boat leaves Korcula first thing in the morning cruising toward the island of Brac. During the cruise another stop for swimming will be made and lunch will be served. A little later the boat will arrive at Pucisca on Brac. Pucisca is known for its stonemasonry and is home to a well-known stonemasonry school which one could explore on an optional tour (not included).
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Pucisca (BL)
Wednesday: BRAC – OMIS – SPLIT
The day’s first destination will be Omis, a former seat of power of the infamous pirates who built fortresses in the area and made their homes and fortunes there. You can either explore the town yourself or book an optional tour which sails up the Cetina River Canyon to Radman Mills where participants will get to taste some local specialities. Later the boat starts its journey toward Split. Along the way the boat will again make a swimming stop and later lunch will be served. You will arrive at Split in the late afternoon and immediately go on a walking tour during which you will see highlights like the UNESCO-protected Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Split (BL)
Thursday: SPLIT – HVAR
After the cruise leaves Split its first stop will be at Bol, a small town on the island of Brac. Here you can go for a swim at the Golden Horn, a 530m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. The beach is unique because it changes shape and positioning depending on the winds. Return to the boat for lunch after which it sets off to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Medeira”, as the island is also known, happens to be one of the longest islands to be found along the Croatian coastline. After arriving you will go on a guided tour of Hvar city, discovering highlights like the first public theatre in Europe, pre-dating even Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK, as well as other interesting historical sites.
Note: Due to limited capacity in Hvar Harbour during peak season in July and August the port of call might be changed to Stari Grad or Jelsa. If this is the case bus transfers to and from Hvar will be organised.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Hvar (BL)
Friday: HVAR – MLJET
Exchange civilisation for nature as the cruise makes its way from the sunniest island in Croatia to the greenest. On the way to Mljet another customary swim stop will be made and later lunch will be served. Mljet National Park features 5 different kinds of forests housing many species of birds, and two well-known inland lakes. Here you will be given time at leisure to walk around this unspoiled nature reserve or you could also book a tour to the monastery on St. Mary’s Island (not included). Tonight there will be a special captain’s dinner on board the vessel.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Mljet (BLD)
Saturday: MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Today the cruise returns to civilisation at its starting point in Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. You will have one final chance to take a relaxing dip in Croatia’s crystal clear waters at a stop along the way. Later lunch will be served and the boat will arrive back in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon. Then you will go on a guided tour of the Old Town, which has been under UNESCO protection as a world heritage site since 1979, and a panoramic bus ride overlooking it. Dubrovnik is a truly stunning city, where renaissance churches and palaces form a backdrop to outdoor cafes and market squares.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored in Dubrovnik (BL)
After breakfast you will disembark and make your own way to your next destination. (B)