8 days / 7 nights - Cruise
Split to Dubrovnik
Split - Omiš - Pučišća (Brač Island) - Bol (Brač Island) - Hvar - Biševo (Blue Cave) - Vis - Korčula - National Park Mljet - Slano - Dubrovnik
SWALLOW will be docked in Split harbor where you can board during the entire day. Join the welcome meeting at 7:00 pm where our cruise director will introduce you to the captain, crew and your future fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day.
Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 pm. However, they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner. Overnight in Split.
Our English speaking guide will do the morning Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. At 12:00 we’ll start our cruise to Omiš. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice. Lunch will be served on board while we continue our cruise across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća.
Its spectacular irregularity of steepsided natural harbor, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We’ll spend a night in this very quiet town that have intrigued us so much in daylight. Overnight in Pučišća.
We'll start our day with a morning departure towards Bol known for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. After lunch we shall continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet set.
Upon your evening arrival in Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. Afterwards, you'll be free to explore Hvar and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town.
We'll start our day with a morning cruise towards Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot. Afterwards we'll dock in Vis and have lunch. Vis is truly unique in comparison to other Adriatic islands. Due to its strategic location on the open sea it served as a military zone for a long time, for which reason it was untouched by the usual tourist development.
You will have evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family run taverns. Overnight in Vis Town.
Optional late afternoon Vis Island Tour excursion
We start our tour of Vis, our coach will follow the old road, rises above the town and overlooks the bay. After that we descend to the fields and drive through vineyards and olive groves passing by former allied airport from WWII and then we descend us down to Komiža. Free time in Komiža, stunning fishermen's village to have dinner in one of cosy restaurants. Return to a boat for overnight. Reservations and payment on the spot.
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, with a swim stop and lunch en route. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive to the Korčula Town, on the Island of Korčula. This town is known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times.
Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour. You’ll have the rest of the evening free, to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town.
Morning cruise to Mljet Island, where you’ll be free to explore National Park Mljet (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise to Slano, where we shall arrive in the afternoon. Overnight in Slano.
Optional afternoon excursion to Ston Oyster and sea food tasting.
We start our tour by coach with English speaking guide to Ston, fortified town famous for 5- kilometre long walls, a city built in the 15th century according to a plan with a rectangular scheme of streets and squares.
Ston is renowned for its delicious oysters and mussels. Another landmark of Ston is its old salt ponds where the salt is still gathered today in the old way. After relaxed time we will have dinner that will include three course meal, three oysters, sea food risotto, dessert and glass of wine and water with dinner. After dinner we will go back to Slano on board for overnight. Reservations and payments on the spot
In the morning we’ll depart for Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. We’ll visit the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. Following the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Dubrovnik, visit famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening. You can return on your own if you wish so. Learn why Dubrovnik is known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends.
Rates do not include:
• Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
• Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave, ca. € 10-15 per person to be paid at entrance if clients wants to enter
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park, ca. € 15-20 per person to be paid at entrance if client wants to enter
• Optional Vis Island tour excursion
• Private car transfers can be organized on request
• Drinks on board
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