Day 1 SPLIT arrival, Saturday (WR, D)
WELCOME ABOARD! Embarkation starts after 1pm. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner.
Day 2 SPLIT – BOL – JELSA, Sunday (B, L)
Morning sail towards Bol on Brač Island, where you will discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean – “Zlatni Rat” (the Golden Horn), which is constantly changing its shape due to the ocean currents. Swim stop if weather permits. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Jelsa on the island of Hvar. One of the most picturesque towns on the island of Hvar; Jelsa is nestled in amongst hills dense with pine woods. The town quay extends all the way around the harbour with numerous laid moorings. Walk around old stone streets, squares, see churches, and parks. Enjoy a coffee in the main square and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere of this bustling town. Your evening is free to explore Jelsa on your own.
Day 3 JELSA – KORČULA (Wine Tasting), Monday (B, L, WT)
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with a swim stop, in one of pristine bays. Time to relax and lunch on board. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, and a birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour of Korčula which leads you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.
Day 4 KORČULA – DUBROVNIK, Tuesday (B, L)
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through the Stradun – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you will be on your own to explore the town, tour the City Walls, see the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral, or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ for magnificent views of the old town walls. Overnight.
Day 5 DUBROVNIK – MLJET National Park, Wednesday (B, L, CD)
In the morning head further north to the Island of Mljet. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s dinner on board.
Day 6 MLJET National Park – HVAR, Thursday (B, L)
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving to Hvar in the afternoon, a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture, and a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities. During a walking tour, visit the many historical sights such as St Stephen’s Square, the largest piazza in Dalmatia and the main town square, see St Stephen’s Cathedral, the first public theatre in Europe, renaissance-style loggia and its clock tower, the and the Franciscan monastery. Above the town is the impressive fortress Fortica or Spanjola offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free to explore and dine on your own at one of the many excellent local restaurants.
Day 7 HVAR – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
Next, we head to our final port Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits. Lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive to Split. Take a walking tour of the historic inner city that takes us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split.
Day 8 SPLIT departure, Saturday (B)
After breakfast it is time to bid your crew goodbye as you disembark and head for the airport or your next destination. Bon Voyage!