DUBROVNIK – MLJET / KORČULA – BOL – SPLIT – HVAR – PELJEŠAC – DUBROVNIK
Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns. Th is cruise will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatia islands with numerou s extra services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package.
Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting CD – Captain`s dinner
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK (D)
Check in from 13.00h onwards at GRUŽ harbour. Dinner on board is your first meal. The first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik because of many guests arriving on different flights at Dubrovnik. This is a world famous and rather special place where the old t own and many of the buildings have remained (some barely changed) from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the historic and cultural buildings belong to the architecture of the Renaissance period with some traces of the Gothic style too. We sug gest that, during the afternoon, you go up and walk the famous ramparts then, over a drink in famous Stradun you can plan your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 THURSDAY DUBROVN IK – MLJET / KORČULA ( B, L)
Next morning, we cruise to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park (entrance included) and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo . Stop for lunch en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula a local guide will lead you through the old town where tiny streets are designed in a fish bone pattern for a very good reason that you will hear about! On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 3 FRIDAY KORČULA – BOL ( B, L , T )
Our next stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape – known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure until afternoon wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903). Overnight in Bol.
DAY 4 SATURDAY BOL – SPLIT (B, L , T, CD )
With a short swim stop and lunch on board, w e continue south to Split in the afternoon. Split is Croatia’s second largest city where Roman Emperor Diocletian built himself a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. Split waterfront is a happening place and there’s a buzz along the beautiful wide promenade. A local guide meets us on arrival for a guided walk through the heart of the bustling old town and the mar ket. Captain`s dinner on board. Overnight in Split .
DAY 5 SUNDAY SPLIT – HVAR ( B, L)
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on a guided tour of the town’s historical landmarks – the R enaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an a bundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
DAY 6 MONDAY HVAR – PELJEŠAC ( B, L, D )
Early morning departure towards the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop and afternoon arrival to Pelješac peninsula. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village followed by a visit to a local farm you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all – inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight on Pelješac peninsula.
DAY 7 TUESDAY PELJEŠAC – DUBROVNIK ( B, L)
Departure towards Dubrovnik. Cruise around city walls before we go to Gruž port; lunch on board. Once moored, we transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour of this unforgettable place. In your own time, why not walk those famous ramparts (all 1940 metres long!), or take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain for fabulous views of the city itself and the Elaphiti Islands (ticket included). If you want to explore any of the museums in more detail, such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the ti me. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 8 WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIKCheck out (B)
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
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