8 days / 7 nights
Split (1st night) - Korcula - Mljet & Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik - Peljesac Penninsula (Kucisce or similar) - Hvar - Bol (Captain's dinner) - Split (morning arrival before disembarking)
o Indulge in the history of Dalmatia's 'capital' SPLIT.
o Enjoy the picture-perfect KORČULA town, surrounded by 14th century walls, where great explorer Marco Polo was born.
o Spend your day on the most seductive island in the Adriatic – MLJET, renowned for its deep bays, lush and diverse Mediterranean vegetation and rich cultural heritage.
o Enjoy a spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of DUBROVNIK.
o Attend the authentic Croatian Village party on PELJEŠAC PENINSULA.
o Discover HVAR – the sunniest Adriatic island rich with history and magical nature.
o Swim at Golden Horn beach on BRAČ ISLAND.
DAY 1, SATURDAY | SPLIT (D) Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 14.00 h onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an 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.
DAY 2, SUNDAY | SPLIT – KORCULA (B,L) Early morning departure towards the Korcula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.
DAY 3, MONDAY | KORCULA – MLJET/DUBROVNIK (B,L,D) Join the cruise manager for 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 and 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.
DAY 4, TUESDAY | DUBROVNIK (B) 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.
DAY 5, WEDNESDAY | DUBROVNIK – PELJESAC PENINSULA (B,L,D) Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Kucisće (or similar) on the Peljesac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Kucisce. 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 Kucisce.
DAY 6, THURSDAY | PELJESAC PENINSULA – HVAR (B,L) Morning departure towards the island Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Sćedro 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. 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. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
DAY 7, FRIDAY | HVAR – BOL/MILNA (B,L,D) Our final stop will be the Island of Brac 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.
DAY 8, SATURDAY | BOL – SPLIT 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.
These excursions can be added to your booking in the final stage of your reservation. If paying on the spot, only KUNA currency and cash is accepted.
Saturday after the cruise; experience Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most beautiful city, view the iconic ‘Stari Most’/Old Bridge, discover Ottoman and Turkish history – bus excursion / passport required / minimum 10 persons.
Saturday after the cruise; Do not hesitate to swim at the wonderful Krka waterfalls and visit the historic town Sibenik. After a guided tour of the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, excursion continues to Krka waterfalls to explore beautiful natural surroundings. Return to Split in late afternoon hours.
Visit the famous Plitvice Lakes, sixteen turquoise colored lakes with crystal clear water connected by magnificent waterfalls. Pure nature, mountain forests and fresh air. One of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, and a UNESCO site. A full day tour, starting early in the morning and returning just for your dinner. One-day tour begins in the early morning hours (7:30 am) while the return is scheduled in the evening (approx 7:00 pm, includes coach transfer, guide, entrance to the park).
2017 DEPARTURE DATES
MAY 13, 20, 27
JUNE 10, 17, 24
JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
AUGUST 5, 12, 19, 26
SEPTEMBER 2, 9, 23, 30
OCTOBER 7, 14
Deluxe ships are 40m (131 ft) to 49m (160ft) long and 8m (26 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide luxury vessels, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built from 2011 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Deluxe vessels usually offer maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. There are 5 deluxe ships in total with slight differences, but all with the same level of comfort and luxury.
Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition, each cabin, depending of the vessel, has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.
A fully air-conditioned dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast while each table has an easy-access chair. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings. Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi).
The kitchens are built up to the latest HACCP standards and the lounging sundecks have average total surface of 200m2 (2152 sq ft), partially offering sun-shade cover and providing deck-beds for all passengers. The vessels have a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessels offer outdoor showers and deck lavatories.
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