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 Šibenik.
*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 guided 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 surpassthe 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.
Starting with a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and ending with a stroll around its City Walls, this guided visit of Dubrovnik leaves no stone unturned.
The medieval walled town of Dubrovnik was built to be shut down for an extended period of time in case of an attack or an epidemic. In order to survive if the need arose, very early on Dubrovnik had a sewer, running water, a pharmacy, granary and other epitomes of advanced civilizations. After meeting your guide at Pile gate, you will explore this UNESCO World heritage site before climbing the city walls. An unparalleled vantage point, the walls deliver a unique perspective onto the treasures so worth protecting.
If you still haven't decided what's gonna be your next holiday, we are here to give you some tips.
Adriatic cruises are definitely something you have to try. Slow cruise by small boats, capacity 40 peopole, accommodation in a chosen category cabin, free Wi Fi on board. Sounds good?
Choose among several different itineraires and set sail away from the city crowd, relax and enjoy in the harmony of green and blue. Meet the beauty of Dalmatian coast and islands, get know what are traditional croatian dishes and swimm at the hidden bays most tourists will never see. If you are lucky enough, maybe dolphins will join you. Seagulls will guide you for sure.
We can't decide which cruise we prefer the most, but check the Adriatic Paradise Cruise by Adriatic Princess, because there are only 3 dates left to book.
„Humanity, morality, decency, might be forgotten, but codfish must still be had for the use of the faithful in Lent and on fast days“
by Francis Parkman, American historian, XIX century
The Dubrovnik Winter Festival is in full swing. Good food and good entertainment are the main heroes during the 5th edition of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival. Three Advent Sundays are behind of us and it means that the last candle will be lighted and Christmas will fill in our homes and hearts. The scents of Christmas are everywhere around us anywhere you go: prikles or fritules (donuts), sausages and hot wine. One of the most powerful scent of Christmas holidays in Dubrovnik is the scent of codfish dishes.
In the period 21.12.2018. - 24.12.2018. you will be able to taste the rich authentic gastronomic offer of traditional codfish Dubrovnik specialties at Dubrovnik's restaurants. These dishes are part of Dubrovnik’s gastronomic heritage, prepared according to traditional recipes. The most known codfish preparations are cod fish in "red" and cod fish in "white". You will surely enjoy the various specialties and wines paired with them.
Do not miss this festive of codfish and visit any numorous restaurant participating in this manifistation in cooperation with Tourist Board of Dubrovnik!
We are proud to announce a new member of our fleet for 2019, MS Providenca. She has been commissioned in 2014, refurbished in 2018. The boat is 47 m long, 9 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots and capacity of 40 persons. She has 20 ensuite cabins on the upper, main and lower deck.
There are 8 twin cabins / double cabins on the lower deck. On the main deck there are 11 cabins, 8 twin cabins / double cabins and 3 twin cabins. On the upper deck there is 1 twin cabins / double cabins.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and equipped with power plugs, LCD TV, safe box and hairdryer. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette and vanity with a sink.
Also, on the main and upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the „sun deck“ offers 145 m2 of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs and jacuzzi, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
Enjoy Dalmatian Highlights Cruise on board MS Providenca!
Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones will understand the thrill of visiting the real filming locations of its scenes set in Dubrovnik (King’s Landing) like the Blackwater bay, the Red Keep, Walk of shame, city of Qarth etc.
Every season except season 1 is filmed here and we consider ourselves like a second home to all HBO crew.
This February they came to film only one scene of season 8 and for the first time Jon Snow came to King’s Landing. The scene is on the fort Bokar with Cersei, Jamie, Mountain and Jon Snow. It would be interesting to see what they are talking about.
Nobody knows who will take the Iron Throne, but there are always some hints. Shocking ones, of course!
When the filming of the season 8 was finished, Aria (Maisie Williams) published on her Instagram profile a picture with her bloody shoes with a hashtag #lastwomanstanding and caption “goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy i’ve had. here’s to the adventures to come“
Also, Sansa (Sophie Turner) has a new tattoo … Her tattoo artist Lauren Winzer shared a photo of Turner's ink, which features the House of Stark wolf and the words "The pack survives" written below it.
Are the Starks the last ones alive?
There is an interesting theory that George Martin showed us in season 1 who will take the Throne … we just have to find the hint. And now, with Aria’s post and Sansa’s new tattoo maybe that is true. Do you remember what Ned Stark told to his family in season 1?
"When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."
So let’s wait and see if this is true …
And if you want to see King’s Landing up close and personal … book our Game of Thrones tour. We are proud to say that our Game of Thrones walking tour of Dubrovnik is among top 25 experiences in the world! This is based on reviews and opinions from millions of TripAdvisor travellers!
For more details visit Game of Thrones walking tour
„Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.”
Pythagoras (580 BC - 500 BC)
Without any doubts Pythagoras said smart words about salt in BC time. Salt was of high value to the Jews, Greeks, Romans and the Chinese and other people of antiquity. Although nowadays salt is one of the most common ingredients on our table, in the past it was called „white gold“ because it was fundamental for the preservation of food.
Salt has played a prominent role in determining the power and location of the world's great cities. Salt created and destroyed empires. One of this big empires was Roman empire who left many salt works after them.
Croatia has a very diverse history linked with salt works. Historically, in terms of salt in Croatia, the oldest known document comes from the year 542 CE and is linked to the former Brijuni Saltworks. One of the oldest salt pans in Europe, in Croatia, in Ston, a coastal town just north of Croatia's Adriatic pearl, Dubrovnik, are said to date to Roman times too. But the first written mention was in 1272 in the Statutes of the Ragusan Republic - a small, independent state around Ragusa, as Dubrovnik was known. The statutes set strict rules for the production, storage and sale of Ston's salt.
A four-day-long festival dedicated to the ancient tradition of salt production will take place in Ston, 30 August 2018-2 September 2018. The purpose of this event, the 2nd edition of the Festival of Salt, is to remember and celebrate Ston's past and dedicate a celebration to the precious salt, re-enacting the past traditions and proposing various themed attractions: traditional products and handcrafts fair (every day), wine, honey and olive oil tasting and sale, workshops for children, traditional dance and music etc..
We recommend you create some memories, with a pinch of salt to help spice up your stay in Croatia! For more information visit the official website of the Tourist Board of Ston, attend on festival and tag your photos on Instagram. #festivalofsalt#elitetravel
It seems like a dream, but it is a true! Croatia is in the World Cup Final!
Croatia is celebrating a great victory against England and congratulations are coming from all around the world. We are all overwhelmed with the emotions, happiness and proud.
In that joy our headquter in Dubrovnik, Vukovarska 17 is today covered in red and white flags as it should be!
We are so proud of our national football team and each one of spirited, courageous and fearless team players!
Go on Croatia!