CRUISE HOLIDAY: Journey in style from delightful Dubrovnik northward towards stunning Split and explore gorgeous islands en route including Brac and the eye-catching Zlatni Rat Beach. See the world class National Park of Mljet and enjoy 8 glorious days aboard a beautiful cruise ship - complete bliss!
Location: Depart historic Dubrovnik
Saturday. Dubrovnik - Sipan/Slano. Departure from Dubrovnik Harbour Gruz at 1pm today, cruise along the south Dalmatian Coast down to one of the Elaphite Islands - Sipan or to the small village Slano, where we overnight. Enjoy your evening meal at one of the many restaurants and experience the fantastic sunset in this small fishermen's village.
Location: Beautiful Mljet National Park and Korcula
Sipan/Slano - Mljet - Korcula. We continue our journey towards one of the greenest Adriatic Islands - Mljet. This afternoon we take time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park, two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea and a boat ride to the St Mary Isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. Enjoy a swim in lakes or cycling around them. After lunch, we continue towards Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. The town has more legends, tales and monuments than you can find anywhere else. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight's game – Moreska is still performed. Before arriving in Korcula in the afternoon hours, we stop for a swim in one of the beautiful little bays. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town, built in the shape of a fish bone. Visit the numerous konobas/taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-clubs located within and around the city walls.
Location: Stunning Vis and optional Blue Cave visit
Korcula - Vis. This morning we cruise towards the little island of Biševo and visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. Our next destination is the island of Vis, which was because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the Navy and was closed to the public until recently. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm, ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it a really interesting place to see. We overnight in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Place, City Museum or simply take a walk and enjoy the views of the beautiful Roman styled villas along the waterfront.
Location: Sunny Hvar Island
Vis - Hvar. This morning we depart for the island of Hvar, the longest and sunniest Adriatic Island, a favourite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch, we stop for a swim at nearby Pakleni Island and free time is offered for relaxing and refreshment in the clear, crystal blue sea before arrival to Hvar this afternoon. Hvar Town offers many cultural and historical sites, the Renaissance Cathedral, the oldest communal theatre in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan Monastery, the Benedictine Convent famous for their lace and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola Fortress towering above the town... plus enjoy the many restaurants, bars and nightclubs open late.
Location: Brac Island and Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Hvar - Bol - Makarska. This morning we continue our cruise to the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, a typical Dalmatian fishermen's village turned into tourist destination. Bol is best known for its beautiful Zlatni Rat Beach (aka Golden Horn). After a swim at the horn we continue towards Makarska, with it's Mediterranean feel. A famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and an interesting beach promenade. Enjoy the magic of the central spot of the Makarska Riviera, and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – with an abundance of churches and other historical cultural sites.
Location: Picturesque Omis
Makarska - Pučišća - Omis. We continue towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean town, situated on the northern side of Brač Island at the bottom of a deep bay. This place is home to the world famous white stone of Brač. There is the option of visiting one of the few remaining stone masonry workshops left in Europe. We then continue to Omiš which is famous for its heritage of piracy. Omis is a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina River. Tonight we'll enjoy a scrumptious Captain's Dinner.
Location: Famous and historic Split
Omis - Split. We continue our cruise towards our last destination – the town of Split, a city under UNESCO protection. Its historical richness and beauty does not belong to only to people who live near its walls, but are offered to those that want to experience the centuries-old beauty. Upon arrival we recommend that you join our optional guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide for walk through the old city centre, and 1700 year old Diocletian's Palace.
Saturday. Split. After breakfast, we say goodbye to the crew and our new friends! Opt to stay on and explore more of historic Split.
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