Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings explore small historical towns.
APRIL 25 – Departure for Dubrovnik with connections
APRIL 26 - Arrival Dubrovnik (D)
Ttransfer to the hotel in Dubrovnik for dinner and overnight.
APRIL 27 - Sightseeing Dubrovnik (B,D)
Completed in the thirteen century, the old city Dubrovnik has remained basically unchanged since. Its medieval ramparts encircle the city which pedestrians can enter through one of two gates - either way, they cross a stone bridge under the watchful gaze of the city’s patron Saint Blaise (Vlaho), to find themselves joining the evening promenade down the broad, stone-paved avenue known as Stradun. After the sightseeing free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik
APRIL 28 - Check out of the hotel, check in for the cruise (B,L,D)
Free time in the morning and check out from the hotel. Short drive to the ship for check in followed by a welcome drink, introduction, lunch and departure to our first stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano or Šipan, for our first overnight.
APRIL 29 – SLANO/SIPAN – National Park MLJET (B, L,)
This morning we head further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the guide for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs. This evening experience a local restaurant on your own, Overnight nand Mljet.
APRIL 3- - MLJET - KORČULA (B, L)
Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korcula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
MAY 1 - KORČULA - VIS (B, L, D)
Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis.
MAY 2 - VIS –HVAR (B, L)
Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with a swim stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbor to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night.
Overnight in the port.
MAY 3 - HVAR – BOL (island Brač) (B, L, D)
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure until afternoon wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903) followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.
MAY 4 - BOL - SPLIT (B, L)
Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. Overnight in Split
MAY 5 - SPLIT Check out (B)
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew! Check out by 9.00 am.
05.05. Split – Plitvice lakes (B,D)
The town of Trogir, a UNESCO site, has a fascinating 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortresses on a small island. We drive towards the city of Zadar. In the historic old town of you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world. Accommodation at the Plitvice lakes.
06.05. Plitvice lakes – Opatija 3 h) (B,D) After breakfast sightseeing of the Plitvice lake national park. The most beautiful and oldest national park in Croatia under UNESCO protection – consisted of 16 lakes connected by magnificent waterfalls. The park is located in Lika mountain region and visited mostly on foot – however the entrance includes a boat ride across the Emerald Green Lake “Kozjak” and a train ride back to the main entrance. The visit of the park grounds takes approx. 3 hours. After the sightseeing transfer to your hotel in Opatija.
07.05. Opatija (Walking tour) (B,D) Sightseeing of Opatija, situated on the picturesque Kvarner Bay, which used to be the favorite spa resort of the Habsburgs and the European aristocracy including famous personalities such as Mahler, Chekhov and Isadora Duncan. Free time. Dinner and overnight in Opatija.
08.05. Istria excursion full day excursion) (B,L,D) Today it's time to get to know the Istrian peninsula and visit the 2000 year old roman Colosseum located in Pula. Afterwards we will relax in Rovinj, perhaps the most beautiful city in Istria and the inspiration of many artists. Time at leisure in Rovinj, visit an Istrian wine maker for wine tasting and light lunch.
09.05. Opatija – Today will be a free day to pack, relax and to end with a farewell dinner. An optional tour to Slovenia’s lake Bled and Ljubljana will be available.
10.05. Today our beautiful experience ends., After breakfast transfer to the Zagreb airport for our flight home, or wherever your plans may take you.
All transfers according to the itinerary in a modern motor coach, local tour guides for sightseeing:
Dubrovniki,Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Plitvice, Opatija, Istria
Accommodation in a 4* star hotels in Dubrovnik and Opatija
Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Plitvice
Half board in all hotels (breakfast and dinner)
Half board on the ship (breakfast and lunch) plus 3 dinners
Entertainment during Captain’s dinner
Entrance and boat ride for Mljet National Park
Entrance and boat ride for Plitvice National Park
Cable car ride in Dubrovnik
Wine tasting in Bol Lunch in Istria
***NOTE *** 10 CABINS ARE ON THE UPPER DECK AND 8 ON THE LOWER DECK*****
TOUR ONLY COST: $3245.00 FOR UPPER DECK CABIN
$3195.00 FOR LOWER DECK CABIN
$ 890.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
COST FOR AIRFARE TO BE ADVISED.