Dalmatian Island Sailing, Adriatic Allure
Day #1 - Dubrovnik
Enjoy eight unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another with the small luxury ship cruiser. Relax and let the captain, the crew, and our tour manager, take care of you. Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia’s finest destinations with local experts. Welcome to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. 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. You are free to enjoy Dubrovnik until the evening, when we will serve the Welcome Dinner aboard the ship and your cruise manager will introduce you to the entire crew.
Day #2 - Dubrovnik - Slano (Peljesac peninsula)
After breakfast, we will visit the old town of Dubrovnik, where a local guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO protected old town, acquainting you with the most important monuments and hidden spots. After returning to the ship, we set sail for Slano, a picturesque town in a deep cove a few hours sailing to the north of Dubrovnik. After lunch on board and a swim stop, we will 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! We arrive back to Slano later in the afternoon and the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy. Your cruise manager will be on hand to assist with info about local sights and will have some suggestions for nice dinner spots.
Day #3 - Slano (Peljesac peninsula) - Mljet Island
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.
Day #4 - Korcula Island
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. In the afternoon we arrive to Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. 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. 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 unsure, you can always get some good tips for dinner or points of interest from your cruise manager.
Day #5 - Vis Island
In the morning we set sail towards the island of Vis. With lunch on board and a swim stop along the way, we arrive in Vis in the early afternoon. The island of Vis, formerly a major naval base, was closed to tourists from 1945 until the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 90’s, which helped preserve the authentic appearance of its villages. In the afternoon you will have time to enjoy Vis at your own pace and enjoy everything it has to offer. We suggest a visit to the Archaeological Museum, located in the old Austrian fort Gospina batarija (Batteria della Madona) right on the shoreline or just a simple stroll along the seaside promenade as most of the bars and restaurants are located along it so you are sure to find a lovely place to have dinner. You can always get some good tips for dinner or points of interest from your cruise manager.
Day #6 - Blue Cave - Hvar Island
In the morning, before breakfast, we sail towards Biševo and the unique natural phenomenon that is the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave is a wonder of the Adriatic Sea and the most attractive sight of the island of Vis, and you will get to see for yourself why so many people visit it each year. After the visit to the Blue Cave*, we 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, you will have some free time to enjoy Hvar city at your own pace. Later in the afternoon enjoy the private guided tour. In the evening you can enjoy the night life on island of Hvar.
Day #7 - Brac Island - Split
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for the island of Brač. Before lunch on board, you will have time to enjoy a swim stop at the world-famous Zlatni Rat beach. After the swim stop, we continue on our way to Split, arriving in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, join our local guide for a tour of Split’s old town to get acquainted with emperor Diocletian’s Palace and learn about the rich heritage of Split’s millennial history. After the walking tour, you will have free time to enjoy the city at your own pace. As is true every day, 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.
Day #8 - Split – departure
After breakfast, sadly, it’s time to say goodbye. Your transfer from Split port to Split airport of your hotel is arranged!