SPLIT - SPLIT
Split - Hvar - Korcula - Mljet - Slano - Dubrovnik - Brac - Omis - Split
Croatia Cruise operated by the M/S Yolo
Saturday - EMBARKATION SPLIT
Embarkation starts from 14:00 onwards. You will be served a welcome drink and a snack, then get a chance to meet your Cruise Director and the crew, during which time, Captain’s orders and safety measures will be explained to you. Your journey begins with a dinner on-board and overnight in Split.
Sunday - Split - Hvar (Island of Hvar) – Vela Luka (Island of Korcula)
After breakfast enjoy your first walking tour which is Split. The local guide* who will show you the monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Later we will set sail towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci), known by very warm sea. After the swimming break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island).
Monday - Vela Luka (Island of Korcula) – Pomena (Island of Mljet) – Slano
Monday morning after leaving the stunning beauty of Vela Luka, your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. Island of Mljet on its western side houses National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park. Park entrance, guides, bicycle hire etc. payable locally.
Tuesday - Slano - Dubrovnik
After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia –you will visit Ston small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit a local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath the City Walls. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining your guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
Wednesday - Dubrovnik
Free day to explore Dubrovnik, before returning later to enjoy dinner on-board.
Thursday - Dubrovnik - Elaphite Islands - Korcula
Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korčula. On our way to Korcula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveler Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula. Overnight Korcula.
Friday - Korcula - Brac - Omis
Sail towards Brač. The Captain will make a stop for refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonery school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonery and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš ( a town known for two things: stunning beauty of the river Cetina canyon and its historic pirates). Upon arrival you are free to take an optional Cetina river trip. Overnight in Omis.
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
Saturday - Omis - Split
Early morning departure from Omis towards Split. Disembarkation after breakfast by 9:00 AM.