Enjoy a relaxing scenic coastal cruise Marvel at some of the Adriatic coast’s most beautiful islands Discover historic Split, the largest city on the Adriatic coast Explore Dubrovnik, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ With its clear waters, sunny climate, unspoiled beaches and rich culture, Croatia is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Experience a delightful combination of stunning coastal scenery with relaxed island hopping on board the elegant five-star MS Equator.This tour offers the chance to uncover some of the last hidden gems of the entire Mediterranean with unexplored beaches and coves, stunning historic cities and towns and pristine blue waters of the Adriatic wandering to be discovered.
Ston is known for three things – beautiful well-preserved town walls, salt production, and mussels. The walls are longer than those of its more famous neighbour, Dubrovnik, making them the longest defensive structure in Europe; they are sometimes referred to as the ‘European Walls of China’. Since the time of the Roman Empire, Ston has possessed one of the most important saltworks around the Mediterranean. Even today the harvesting of salt from the sea is still done in a traditional manner. We take a boat ride with a local oyster farmer to learn about the industry, we'll make the experience complete with an oyster tasting along with enjoying local wine.
Dubrovnik is a truly stunning city, with an exceptional coastline and views out over the Adriatic Sea, plus historic architecture and attractions. In addition to this, the city enjoys a lively culture that makes it a superb place to stay.We’ll take a guided walking tour of the city to find out more about its impressive heritage, and so we’ll be able to see some of its best landmarks. These include the beautifully preserved city walls, which date from the 7th century, as well as the Old Town, Rector's Palace, St. Saviour Church and much more.
Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, and harbouring a glorious old town, the island of Korcula is one of the largest Adriatic islands. We enjoy a guided walking tour of Korcula, likened to a picturesque mini Dubrovnik, with its ancient ramparts, churches, monuments, ancient cobbled streets and pretty herringbone style layout. The most famous explorer, Marco Polo, is believed to have been born in the old town of Korcula. His birthplace now houses the Marco Polo Museum and boasts a tower with a beautiful panoramic view of Korcula.
Hvar Town, on the island of Hvar, as the oldest tourist centre in Dalmatia, is rich with historical monuments that are a must see. The 17th century theatre, the 13th century arsenal, or the central town square with the cathedral, surrounded by numerous palaces in various architectural styles, are living proof of Hvar’s famous history. The Franciscan Monastery here is famous for its collection of old art masters, including Ingoli’s ‘Last Supper’. On a walking tour, breathe in the pure pine-scented air while you enjoy the views of the old town with picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. Enjoy some free time to pop into charming craft shops or cafes, tucked into old Venetian palaces.
See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's temple, the Peristyle and many other unique sites. Gain an insight into the city throughout the ages, right up to the current day with our expert guide who will bring the past alive. See the Diocletian palace, St. Duje Cathedral, Peristil, Mestrovic’s statue of Gregory of Nin, The Golden Gate, Riva, City Clock and City Hall.
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