Day #1 - Dubrovnik - Welcome cocktail | Tasting
Welcome to Dubrovnik, a city that will welcome you with open arms, as it does for visitors from all parts of the world. Surrounded by its fabled medieval walls, Dubrovnik is widely known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. It is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and treasure trove of cultural, historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our representative and they will get you settled aboard your transfer, and you’ll be on your way to Dubrovnik’s Gruž harbor. Once you reach the harbor, you will be able to check in. Cabins will be ready for you from 2 p.m. However, if arriving early, you’ll be able to safely deposit your luggage aboard the ship. Welcome cocktail served and followed by a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-protected Old town, acquainting you with its most important monuments and hidden spots. After the walking tour, we’ll have a wine & snack in famous local bar and then you’ll enjoy time at leisure to explore this beautiful city further on your own. Adriatic Allure representative and your cruise manager will be on hand to offer some local knowledge and help you with restaurant suggestions for dinner or bars to enjoy a drink in the evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day #2 - Dubrovnik – Pelješac peninsula - Breakfast | Light lunch Oyster&mussels & Wine Tasting
After breakfast while we set sail for Slano, a picturesque town in a deep cove a few hours sailing to the north of Dubrovnik. We’ll enjoy a swim stop before we arrive in Slano. Upon arrival, we will embark on our gastronomic adventure in Ston, well known for its extensive Medieval walls and long tradition of oyster farming, spanning over two thousand years. A short boat ride to the oyster farm in the middle of the bay and with a glass of wine in hand we’ll be tasting this natural aphrodisiac straight from the sea. Talk about a gourmet’s dream! Before we head back to our boat, we’ll visit Ston city – the town with the longest stone wall in Europe (5, 5 km) and the other in the world after the Chinese Wall! The walls were reinforced with 40 towers and 5 fortresses. Originally, they were 7 km long but were partially destroyed in the 1667 earthquake. After the Dubrovnik Republic acquired the Pelješac peninsula in 1334, it required the protection of the town of Ston and started building the defense walls. This large complex was built in Dubrovnik from 1334 to 1506. At that time, it was the largest fortification-urbanist project in Europe. We return to our ship in the late afternoon and spend the night on Peljesac peninsula, tonight we have dinner on board! Overnight in Trstenik.
Day #3 - Pelješac peninsula – Mljet Island - Breakfast | Lunch | Captain’s Dinner
Early in the morning, we depart for Mljet, one of the most beautiful and the most densely forested islands of the Adriatic. Isolated and untouched, the island is known for its mysticism, olive groves, vineyards, and rich forests. Take in the rich flora and fauna, and peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of natural surroundings. After lunch on board and a swim stop along the way, we arrive in the town of Pomena (population: 52!). Upon arrival in Pomena, a visit to a national park encompassing most of the island is planned. The park’s highlights are the two saltwater lakes – the Little Lake and the Big Lake with its Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. This evening you are invited to the Captain’s dinner aboard the ship. Overnight in Pomena, Mljet island.
Day #4 - Mljet Island – Korčula Island - Breakfast | Lunch
We depart for the island of Korčula during breakfast, making sure to stop for a swim in one of the many secluded bays along the way. Lunch will be served on board. It is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, with abundant vineyards and olive groves. Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and pebblier. The main city of the island Korcula has the same name. Ringed by imposing defenses, this coastal citadel is dripping in history, with marble streets rich in Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Our local guide will take you on a unique tour of the old town of Korčula. You will hear many interesting stories and legends about the city and the life of Marco Polo, the most famous son of Korčula. Today it`s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. We’ll finish the tour with a cocktail on the top of the Medieval Tower (optional)! The casual approach to discovering the history and culture of Korčula will surely delight you. In the evening, we suggest you enjoy one of Korčula’s many exquisite restaurants. If you are looking for a great & unique shopping store – Korcula is the right places, plenty of small boutique local shops and jewelry stores. Overnight in Korčula.
Day #5 - Korčula Island – Hvar Island - Breakfast | Lunch
Dobro jutro (Good morning)! Breakfast on board while se set sail for Hvar Island with a swim stop on the Paklinski Islands and lunch served on board. After the swim stop, we continue our way towards the town of Hvar on the island of Hvar, where we arrive in the early hours of the afternoon. Upon arrival we’ll enjoy the private walking tour, followed by wine tasting! Hvar is one of the most sought-after destinations, attracting the rich and famous, something that’s obvious when you see its harbor in the summer, filled with mega yachts. Everyone comes for its beautiful beaches as well as its world-class dining and nightlife scene, but this sunny island has, even more, to offer for travelers of all types. Hvar Town has a historic center with impressive landmarks like Spanjola Fortress which offers a panoramic view over the town, harbor, the sea, and nearby islands from the top. It’s also home to the oldest still active public theater in Europe, which dates back over 400 years. Later in the afternoon you will have some free time to enjoy Hvar city at your own pace and time for dinner on your own. Your cruise manager will be on hand to assist with information about local sights and will have some suggestions for nice dinner spots. Overnight in Hvar Island.
Day #6 - Hvar Island – Brač Island - Breakfast | Lunch | Tasting
In the morning, before breakfast, we sail towards Brač Island – Bol is a typical fishermen’s town, just close to it you’ll find the magnificent Zlatni Rat beach (Golden Cape) – the most famous beach in Croatia known for its striking gravel promontory which is constantly changing its shape under wind and wave. On our way to Brač we’ll enjoy a swim. Brač may be one of many when it comes to islands off the Croatian coast, but this Dalmatian Island is unmatched when it comes to natural beauty and must-visit attractions. Beaches of fine white pebbles ribbon its coastline, and cycling paths and hiking trails crisscross the island, passing through age-old villages, lush olive groves, and neat rows of vineyards. Dotting the coast are charming fishing villages offering a taste of the local way of life that carries on once the last tourists have gone. Once we reach the port of Bol, enjoy the walking tour of Bol with our local guide, followed by lunch on board. Afternoon is reserved for wine tasting at the most famous winery on the island, enjoy the glass of wine close by the sea while watching the sunset. Full of uniqueness and beauty, the island of Brač is above all an island of contrasts – at the same time scarce and rich, separate, and connected, humble and defiant. And whoever met him at some point will always testify to the same thing: his country is stingy, but the spirit of the people is extremely rich! Evening free for dinner at one of the many great restaurants. Overnight in Bol – Brač Island.
Day #7 - Brač Island – Split - Breakfast | Lunch | Historical & Gastro tour
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail to Split. The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Upon arrival enjoy the exclusive gastro & historical guided tour of Split. Locals are extremely passionate about their local gastronomy, their hometown, and its history. Learn everything about major historical sites & culture while tasting the best Dalmatian food. Overnight in Split.
Day #8 - Split - Breakfast | Hugs & Goodbye
After breakfast, it will be time to check out and enjoy your complimentary transfer to the airport/hotel. We hope to see you soon again! You must vacate your cabin by 9 a.m. but note that if your departure transfer is later than you can ‘store’ your luggage onboard until it’s time for your transfer.