DAY 1 Saturday Embarkation DUBROVNIK; D
Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 Sunday DUBROVNIK - KORCULA; B, L
The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik, also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll realise Korčula* was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you get see on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Korčula.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package
*Korcula town walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 3 Monday KORCULA - HVAR - MILNA; B, D
Enjoy breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining our optional guided tour*. Leaving Hvar in the late afternoon we will set sail into sunset. This evening we will stay in Milna on the island of Brac.
*Hvar Walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 4 Tuesday MILNA - SPLIT; B, D
After short sail we will reach Split. Diocletian Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city's living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents; take an optional walking tour of Split* with our expert guide. In the afternoon you can take an optional trip to the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion**Overnight in Split.
*Split Walking tour – optional walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
DAY 5 Wednesday SPLIT - TROGIR - SIBENIK; B, L
Leaving Split first stop will be Trogir, small Dalmatian town listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, situated on an island and squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo. Except for the green parks the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. You will have free time to pay a visit to the main attraction in Trogir* – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Final destination of the day will be Sibenik, where you can take optional walking tour*. Stroll with your guide through the narrow and steep streets; pass by the most important monument, the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. James located in the main town square. By its beauty, construction particularities and style characteristics, it represents not only the major and the most valuable monument of the town’s architectural heritage, but it is also a unique monument of the European sacral architecture, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001. Overnight in Sibenik.
*Trogir Walking tour – optional walking tour package
*Sibenik Walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 6 Thursday SIBENIK - ZADAR; B, L
This morning, you will experience Northern exposure of Dalmatian beauties and history. Sailing between numerous islands in the late afternoon our cruise will reach our final port, Zadar, where upon arrival you can take an optional Zadar walking tour* through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Overnight in Zadar.
*Zadar walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 7 Friday ZADAR - excursion to Plitvice lakes; B, D; (Captains dinner);
When sailing along the Croatian coast, to surpass the beauty around you, may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Plitvice lakes.
Situated in a thick forest, the Plitvice Lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. Sixteen lakes, connected by 92 waterfalls, cascade through its picturesque surrounding. The Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949, and since 1979 they have been on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List. The park's attractions also include several caves and a great variety of flora and fauna. A guided tour of the park lasts for about three and a half hours, including both a boat ride and a walking tour.
Join us and enjoy the magical beauty of the lakes and waterfalls creating spectacular scenery.
DAY 8 Saturday ZADAR departure; B
Enjoy your breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9 AM.