DAY 1 Saturday Embarkation ZADAR; D
Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with dinner onboard and overnight in Zadar.
DAY 2 Sunday ZADAR – SIBENIK; B, L
After breakfast you can join us for an optional Zadar walking tour*. Your walk with our guide will take you through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Early afternoon sail across Zadar archipelago will start to reveal the beauties of Dalmatia. In the late afternoon arrival and overnight in port of Sibenik, a sight to behold from every perspective rolling down the hillslopes towered by the immense fortress of St. Michael. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance –the town’s Cathedral of St. James, and the present day, when the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik..
*Zadar Walking tour – optional walking tour package
*Sibenik Walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 3 Monday SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT; B, L
Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas. Today you will sail to Split with Trogir en route, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, optional walking* tour available in early afternoon.
Our final port of the day will be Split, explore it on your own or join our optional walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
*Trogir Walking tour – optional walking tour package
*Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 4 Tuesday SPLIT – HVAR; B, D
Enjoy breakfast and free time in Split or take an optional trip to the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion**. Afternoon we are sailing to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining our optional guided tour*. Overnight in Hvar.
*Hvar Walking tour – optional walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
DAY 5 Wednesday HVAR – KORCULA; B, L
Morning departure from Hvar to Korcula. Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. You’ll realize Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will see on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or in an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula.
*Korčula Walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO; B, D (Captains dinner);
Continue your cruise to another green island, this time Mljet. Island’s national park is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small islet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion** – but whatever you do, do not pass on setting foot on Mljet! Enjoy a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano where we are docked for overnight.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park
DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK; B, L
Take in the last of the Slano cool over breakfast. In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia** highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano. In early afternoon, we will set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse at its beauty sailing beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. The optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you by the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets that the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK departure; B
Enjoy your breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9 AM.