8 days / 7 nights - Cruise
Dubrovnik to Split
Departure from Dubrovnik harbour Gruž at 13:00h (late arrivals can join in Slano), lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast either on one of the Elaphiti islands - Šipan, or to the small village Slano on the mainland.
Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where there is often a fabulous sunset. Overnight in the port.
After breakfast, we continue our journey towards the island and national park of Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this tranquil island. The large lake is inside the National park, and in the middle one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a canoe to roam around lakes in the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths surrounding the lakes.
We continue to the island of Korčula where we arrive in the late afternoon. Join our guided tour of Korčula (included on Premium Superior). Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to the 13th century. Overnight in port.
Early in the morning we cruise towards the little island of Biševo and visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable our visit depends on prevailing conditions, however, you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 14.- per person). We continue towards the island of Vis, which has a unique geographical position and was once a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav navy – it was closed to the public until recently. Because of this very isolation, Vis retained a special charm of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see.
Overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful villae rusticae situated along the waterfront. For those wandering to see more – rent a car or scooter and explore this wonderful island on your own.
Our next destination is the tiny island of Šćedro near the island of Hvar where we have time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch followed by an optional guided tour (included on Premium Superior). Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here there is the magnificent, Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded here in 1612.
Hvar Town offers plenty of restaurants, bars cafes and clubs, open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island.
Leave Hvar behind and continue cruising towards the island of Brač, heading to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden Horn), a natural phenomenon that with its distinct shape and form dominates other beaches of Croatia. Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to often change.
After the swimming break at the horn, we continue towards Makarska with its Mediterranean feel. During a stroll, you will discover numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port.
Early morning departure as we continue towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of Brač island at the bottom of a deep bay. This place is home to the world-famous white stone of Brač. There is a possibility of visiting one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We continue to Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded by steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river.
Omis has a famous heritage of piracy! Overnight in the port where we will have Captain's dinner onboard (included on Premium Superior & Premium vessel).
Departure for the last destination, the city of Split. The Old Town of Split is the maze of streets and cobblestoned lanes that surround the 1700 years old Diocletian's Palace (the Emperor chose this spot for his retirement villa). Both the old town and Diocletian's Palace are under UNESCO protection. People's Square (Narodni Trg) is the heart of the Old Town.
Cafes and restaurants spill out into the square and one of the highlights of a visit here is gazing up at the old town clock. On arrival join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide (included on Premium & Premium Superior). Overnight in Split.
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
OBLIGATORY SUPPLEMENT VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES To be paid on the spot: EUR 40. - per person per week
Rates do not include:
Drinks on board (can be purchased on board only)
Gratitudes and entrance fees
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