Journey through Croatia to the most famous cities and islands as you sail the Adriatic. Starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Split, you will visit Bol, Vis, the Blue Cave, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet and the Elafiti Islands. You will also have the unique experience of visiting an oyster farm in the small village of Ston.
On arrival in Dubrovnik you will be met and transferred to the harbour where you will embark and settle into your cabin before a welcome reception and dinner in the evening. (D)
Day 2Dubrovnik – Elafiti Islands – Slano (Sunday)
Begin the day with a walking tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, visiting the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral, before returning to the ship to cruise around the city walls. Continue to the Elafiti Islands where you will stop for a swim in a secluded bay. In the afternoon you will visit the small village of Slano, located on the mainland. From there you will visit Ston, another small village which is famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, take a short coastal walk to an oyster farm to learn more about and sample the oysters farmed there. (B, L).
Day 3Slano – Mljet (Monday)
Today you will sail north to the island of Mljet. On arrival, visit the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy a boat ride to the Isle of St. Mary to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century AD. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Mljet and the National Park. (B, L)
Day 4Mljet – Korčula (Tuesday)
This morning you will depart for the island of Korčula, with a swimming stop and lunch in a secluded bay. In the afternoon you will arrive on the island, which is thought to have been the birthplace of Marco Polo and is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Enjoy a walking tour of the fortified town before, enjoying an evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 5Korčula – Vis (Wednesday)
Today you will sail towards the isolated island of Vis. Relatively untouched and possessing an old mediterranean charm, the island features the remains of Roman baths and a museum. Visit a traditional winery and explore the town before a Captain’s dinner on-board. (B, L, D)
Day 6Vis – Biševo – Hvar (Thursday)
Early in the morning you will cruise to the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave (Modra Špilja) on the eastern side of the island. After visiting this natural wonder, you will sail towards Hvar – a bustling island featuring a 13th century fortress and the first public theatre in Europe. Here you will take a walking tour of the city centre before enjoying an evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 7Hvar – Bol – Split (Friday)
Begin the day by setting sail for Bol on the island of Brač, where you will have the chance to swim at the famous beach of Zlatni Rat – a golden pebble beach that changes shape according to the wind. Continue your journey to Split and enjoy a guided tour of the historic centre of Split which is mainly comprised of the 4th century AD Diocletian Palace and features Renaissance and gothic architecture. (B, L)
Day 8Disembark Split (Saturday)
After breakfast you will disembark and then you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport. (B)