SPLIT AND THE SOUTHERN DALMATIA ISLANDS
SPLIT – SPLIT
Split - Makarska - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik - Korcula - Hvar - Split
Cruising with motor-sailing ships along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline & islands
Welcome on-board the your Deluxe Cruise Ship, and get ready to enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising the southern Adriatic Sea; from one island to another, this small ship cruiser allows you to explore Croatia’s finest destinations. Mornings are spent relaxing on-board or swimming in the shimmering waters; afternoons are carefully planned, visiting all that this area has to offer accompanied by local experts. So sit back and let the captain and crew take care of your relaxing week on board.
Saturday – Embarkation - Split
Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where the ship will be docked. Check in from 1400 onwards. The rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing on-board, making yourself at home and perhaps enjoying a couple of drinks on the decks. Passengers will be arriving through-out the day and into early evening. A little later on enjoy a welcome cocktail and a short meet and greet introduction.
Sunday – Split – Makarska – Mljet
An early morning departure from Split Harbour, sail along the Dalmatian coast down to Makarska Riviera. We spend the rest of the morning swimming at one of the beautiful beaches on the Riviera. From this beach those feeling adventurous can join our (optional) white water rafting excursion on the Cetina river. After lunch we depart towards Mljet with the first stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. The rest of the afternoon is free to look at the salt lakes in Mljet National Park (optional) and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena.
Monday – Mljet – Dubrovnik
After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, which is the highlight of this cruise. On route will be time just for a short swim. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” –according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or first join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide (Included). Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.
Tuesday – Dubrovnik – Sipan/Trstenik
Morning is free to perhaps re-explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches… Around noontime we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the isle Sipan or a little town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night.
Wednesday – Sipan/Trstenik – Korcula
After breakfast depart for Korcula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on the board in front of Lumbarda (part of Korcula). Arrive in Korčula early afternoon followed by a walking tour of this lovely town and fortified walls (included). On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which were being built over two centuries ago. Overnight in Korcula.
Thursday – Korcula – Hvar
Morning departure towards Hvar; stopping for lunch and a swim at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival in Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic; known for lavish lavender fields and breath taking beauty. Before disembarkation there will be a short presentation on lavender products followed by a tour of the town (included). Hvar boasts the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. In the evening the City offers an abundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.
Friday – Hvar (Bol) – Split
Our next stop will be the island of Brac. Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fisherman’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. On our way to Split there will be another swim-break in one of the many bays on island of Brac. Arrival to Split in the late afternoon. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera arriving in Split. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide (included). Split is a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace.
Saturday – Split
Time to say goodbye to the crew and new friends. Transfer back to Split airport in preparation for your flight home.