Exclusive Southern Pearls from Dubrovnik
DUBROVNIK - SPLIT (ONE WAY)
Dubrovnik – Slano/Ston - Mljet - Korcula - Vis - Bisevo/Hvar - Split
Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns. This one way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatia islands with little extras such as wine tasting on-board, and cable car experience included in the package.
Saturday – Dubrovnik
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Gruž harbor where your ship will be docked. The afternoon is spent relaxing on-board making yourself at-home, or take a stroll into Dubrovnik, and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing town. Passengers will be arriving through-out the day and into early evening. A little later enjoy a welcome cocktail and a short meet and greet introduction from your captain and crew.
Sunday – Dubrovnik – Ston
Early morning guided tour of Dubrovnik (included). The buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic certainly give this town a special charm. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands (included). Return to the ship and sit back over lunch to enjoy the stunning scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls. Late afternoon arrival in Ston, once a small fortified village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, there is an opportunity to visit a farm to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat (optional). Return to ship and overnight
Monday – Slano/Ston - Mljet
This morning head further north to the Island of Mljet. Legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager to stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park (included) and perhaps opportunity to enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Time at leisure and overnight in port Polačaor Pomena
Tuesday - Mljet – Korcula
Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean (included). Fish bone street pattern was used in Korcula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
Wednesday - Korcula – Vis
The island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm –“the Mediterranean as it once was” making for an interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. An opportunity to visit a traditional winery and sample some exquisite Croatian wine (optional). Visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis
Thursday - Vis - Biševo (Blue Cave) – Hvar
Early in the morning cruise towards small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time (entrance fee can only be paid on spot). Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with a swim stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for lavish lavender fields and breath taking beauty. Afternoon arrival followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town (included) - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe 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 - numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
Friday - Hvar - Bol – Split
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city (included) upon arrival, a historical 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. Overnight in Split.
Saturday - Split - Check out
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to the airport or extended itinerary.