Known as the Coast with the most, Croatian coast has it all. Secluded coves, isolated islands, beautiful beaches, watersport hotspots and historic ports, all the ingredients for the perfect great seaside break. What better way to experience this seaside splendor than on a cruise, along the coast?
A small ship, new and lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned vessels with spacious en-suite cabins, including exciting gastronomical experiences and visits to Split, Korčula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Hvar and Bol.
Reach the Split harbor where the vessel will be docked. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Enjoy the abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail to enjoy the meet and greet party on board. Overnight in Split.
Leave for Korčula island early in the morning. This is the place best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Take time to enjoy the legends, tales and monuments as you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. This guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls will have it all. Close the day at one of the many restaurants at Korčula to have a fulfilling gourmet experience and bars/clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.
Head further south to the Island of Mljet. Take a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour the captain will take you for an evening cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. You will have the opportunity to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik as we take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long and take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Kučišće (or similar) on the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Kučišće. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna 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 in Kučišće.
Morning departure towards the jet-set island 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. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was 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 abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
Our final 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) followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.
Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and a private transfer to Split airport. *Please note the last overnight is not in Split port as ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning at 09:00 AM!
Inclusions: - Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport to Split harbor - 7 nights cruise in deluxe lower deck cabin with en-suite bathroom - Welcome reception & cocktail - Daily buffet breakfast - 9 meals – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including: 1 drink with lunch & 1 l water per person daily - Captain's dinner with live entertainment - Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik - Croatian wine tasting in Bol - Authentic Croatian Village party visit & dinner on Pelješac peninsula - Abundant fresh fruit - Professional Tour manager - Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split - One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing - Dubrovnik cable car fee - Mljet National Park entrance fee - Visitors' taxes & port fees - Luggage handling - Daily cabin service - Free wi-fi onboard