Explore the Croatian coastline from Dubrovnik to Omis in First Class style! Visit quaint seaside towns like Slano; sunny islands like Hvar; history riddled towns like Sibenik; places of natural beauty like Mljet. This cruise is sure to impress with many opportunities just waiting to be explored!
DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Welcome to Dubrovnik! Embarkation begins from 14.00hrs. Enjoy a welcome reception where you'll meet your Cruise Manager, Captain and crew followed by dinner on board. (D)
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK - SLANO
After breakfast, join an optional guided sightseeing tour or explore on your own and discover Dubrovnik's highlights such as its city walls and its world famous gothic and baroque facades that give you a feel of eras past. In the afternoon, cruise to Slano, a quaint seaside town which was once a hotspot of Dubrovnik's nobility and navy elite and their summer estates. Join an optional guided sightseeing tour to Ston or enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B, L)
DAY 3 SLANO - MLJET - KORCULA
Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise towards the green island of Mljet. Join an optional guided sightseeing tour of spectacular Mljet National Park, home of two saltwater lakes, Great Lake with the Isle of St. Mary and Small Lake. A quick boat trip will take you to the 12th century Benedictine Monastery on the Isle of St. Mary or go on a hike or a bike ride and explore this amazing natural wonder. After lunch and a refreshing swim stop, cruise towards Korcula, once a Venetian stronghold with many lion statues along the town's facades and gates to welcome you. Allegedly the birth place of famous explorer Marco Polo, Korcula is bound to charm you whether you explore at your leisure or join the optional guided walking tour. (B, L)
DAY 4 KORCULA - HVAR - VIS
Enjoy breakfast with a view and cruise towards Hvar, one of Croatia's sunniest islands. Join an optional guided sightseeing tour and discover why Hvar has the most UNESCO World Heritage listed sites in the world. After lunch, continue on to Vis, once closed off to the public for most of the 20th century due to its former role as a Yugoslav military base and so therefore is largely untouched and preserved from tourism and development. Tonight, enjoy a Captains dinner on board. (B, D)
DAY 5 VIS - SIBENIK
This morning, wake up to views of the magnificent waterfront of Vis, with its 19th century harbour area and historic medieval corner. Join an optional guided sightseeing tour and discover this town's tumultuous history and its array of heritage, ranging from Greek cemeteries to Roman bath-houses, English forts to Yugoslav militia tributes. Continue on to Sibenik and make sure to get a good spot on deck as its stone waterfront, nestled beneath the impressive St. Michael fort, is a sight to marvel at. An optional guided sightseeing tour will introduce you to Sibeniks greatest claim to Renaissance - the Cathedral of St. James built centuries ago. Make sure to experience this gem of a town and its fantastic cuisine as the evening is at your leisure. (B, L)
DAY 6 SIBENIK - KRKA - SKRADIN - SPLIT
By now, you'll have marvelled at the natural beauty of Croatia's coastline but a stop on the mainland at Krka River and its stunning estuary will surely parallel all that's been seen before. A quick coach trip will bring you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of Krka River and its beautiful national park, home of wild spectacular waterfalls and inspiring serene lakes. After your explorations, journey to the seaside gem of Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Trogir showcases stunning architecture from its Greek and Roman heritage. Next stop - Split! Explore at your leisure or join an optional guided sightseeing tour where you'll learn about Diocletian's Palace, once the Roman Emperor's retirement estate and today a lively city centre. (B, D)
DAY 7 SPLIT - PUCISCA - OMIS
After breakfast, cruise towards the island of Brac, known as the homeland of the Croatian marble, an ultra-quality limestone produced in the area. Join an optional tour to Pucisca's Stonemasonry School to learn more about how they produce and shape this stone. After, continue on to Omis and prepare to be stunned by its dramatic karst rocks, backing the settlement, which is right at the mouth of the Cetina River. (B, L)
DAY 8 OMIS
Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and crew as you disembark in the morning. (B)
Optional Excursions available for Pre-purchase:
I) Excursion Package: Guided sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Korcula, Hvar, Split and Pucisca Stonemasonry School.
II) Optional tours available for purchase locally: Mljet Island National Park, Taste of Dalmatia, Cetina River and Island of Vis.
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