Travel to Croatia
Today begins your Croatian cruise adventure. After arriving into Dubrovnik airport, transfer to your hotel with guide assistance. Take the rest of the day to relax and get to know your hotel and its surroundings before joining your fellow travellers for dinner this evening in your hotel.
This morning begin your day with a guided city tour of Dubrovnik. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ this glittering walled old town has been fascinating visitors for centuries. Explore its limestone paved streets and splendid baroque buildings on a guided walking tour before transferring to the port to meet your ship.
Commence your cruise
Board your ship, settle into your cabin and enjoy your first lunch on board as you cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Watch the waves go by or lie on the ship’s sundeck before arriving at either Sipan or Slano, small peaceful coastal fishing villages where you can get a flavour of local Croatian life
After breakfast, cruise towards the island of Mljet and its national park. Explore the beautiful scenery of this tranquil island with its sparking water and shaded walking paths. (entrance payable locally) Ensure you visit the Great Lake with Isle of St Mary and its abbey located in the middle and admire the beautiful views in this little bit of Croatian paradise.
In the afternoon your ship will continue to the island of Korcula where you will have an included walking tour of Korcula old town. Surrounded by stone walls and fortified towers, marvel at the well-preserved architecture of this medieval town. Your ship will remain docked in Korcula overnight.
The Blue Cave
This morning cruise to the little island of Bisevo and where you will have the opportunity to visit the Blue Cave. (at an additional cost) Here the sunlight reflects off the white limestone and fills the grotto with an ethereal blue glow. Please note the visit to the Blue Cave is subject to weather conditions
A former military base closed to the public, Vis has retained its small old town charm and authenticity. During your overnight stay here, you can visit the ruins of the ancient Roman thermal palace, the city museum filled with artefacts from ancient Vis or else simply take a walk along the waterfront and soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere from a local bar or restaurant.
After a morning cruising the Adriatic Sea and a short stop at the island of Scedro, arrive this afternoon at the island of Hvar, known for its magnificent Renaissance cathedral and lively atmosphere. Enjoy an included walking tour of this small bay town where 13th century walls and a fortress surround beautifully ornate Gothic palaces and pedestrianised marble streets. Your ship will remain docked in Hvar overnight.
Bol & the Golden Horn Beach
This morning you will arrive at the island of Brac and the town of Bol, known for its Golden Horn beach which changes it shape depending on the winds and the current. Stop here for a swim and to admire the glittering water before continuing to Makarska.
Arrive into the town of Makarska on the Adriatic Riviera. Framed by Mount Bikov, Makarska is home to numerous beaches and cultural sites such as the 17th century cathedral in the main square. Make sure you walk along its cheerful waterfront promenade, filled with bars, restaurants and enjoy a drink overlooking the water.
Dock this morning in Pucisca, on the northern side of Brac island, home to the famous white stone of Brac. Here you can have the opportunity to join an optional tour to visit one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe or else relax on board or wander the streets of Pucisca where the buildings are constructed with the famous white limestone.
This afternoon, you will sail to the picteresque town of Omis, located on the banks of the Cetina river and the edge of a canyon where it meets the Adriatic. Once the home to pirates, it is now a lively beach resort, overlooked by a small castle. Tonight, you will have a Captain’s dinner included on board.
Today arrive to the final location of your cruise, Croatia’s second city, Split. Join in an included walking tour of the old town centered around Diocletian’s palace, the retirement villa of the Roman emperor and now a UNESCO world Heritage site. Then have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the shops, bars and restaurants built in the arches of these ruins.
Disembark & Split
Time to say goodbye to your ship and its crew after a wonderful week of cruising. Transfer with guide assistance to your hotel in Split for one more night in this beautiful town. Have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Split at your own pace. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit depending on your own tastes.
Split & Return Home
Enjoy your last day in Croatia before transferring to the airport for your evening flight home after a memorable holiday.