Embark at Split Harbour at 13.00hrs.
Day 1: Split – Makarska
Depart from Split Harbour at lunch time. Your cruise begins with a gentle sail along the Dalmatian coast down to the Makarska Riviera. Spend the afternoon swimming and sunbathing, or, if you are feeling adventurous, you may wish to join the white water rafting excursion on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship again in Makarska in the evening. Tonight, why not take a stroll along the pretty streets of Makarska, where you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural delights? Overnight in the port of Makarska.
Day 2: Makarska – Mljet
It's an early morning departure towards Mljet today and en route there will be a stop on the Peljesac Peninsula for a refreshing swim. Enjoy a free afternoon gazing at the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and bask in the sun and sea on this peaceful island. You may wish to visit the old abbey and church whilst you are here, or hire out a small boat to roam around the National Park on your own. Overnight in Port Polaca or Pomena.
Day 3: Mljet – Dubrovnik
After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, one of the highlights of this cruise. On the way there will be time for a short swim. Enjoy some beautiful scenery en route to the area known as “Heaven on Earth”, according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive in Dubrovnik this afternoon and spend some time exploring on your own or join a guided tour of the city centre. Take a walk through the legendary Stradun, located within the city walls. Those with enough energy may wish to walk along the 1,940 metre long city walls. Overnight in the port of Dubrovnik.
Day 4: Dubrovnik – Sipan/Trstenik
The morning is free to explore Dubrovnik in more depth. Discover the rich history and natural beauty of the city as you roam through the narrow streets and take in the monuments and quaint buildings. At lunch time you will leave this magnificent city and continue your cruise towards the isle of Sipan or the pretty little town of Trstenik on the Peljesac Peninsula, where you can swim during the afternoon and spend the night.
Day 5: Sipan/Trstenik - Korcula
After breakfast depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch is served on board against the backdrop of Lumbarda. Arrive at Korcula late in the afternoon and overnight in the port. As you explore the island this evening you will learn more about the local legends and the history behind the island's intriguing monuments.
Day 6: Korcula - Hvar
Depart early this morning for the Pakleni Islands, where you will have lunch and some free time for swimming. Set sail for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. A Renaissance cathedral is located here with its original tower still intact. The island also boasts the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612. Hvar offers an array of attractions, restaurants, bars and cafes, which will keep you entertained long into the night.
Day 7: Hvar (Bol) - Split
The next stop on your cruise will be the island of Brac. You will have some time to take a dip off one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat - near Bol. After lunch, commence your journey back to Split where the last overnight stay is planned. On the way there will be another break for some swimming in one of the many bays off the island of Brac. Arrive into Split in the late afternoon. Enjoy some dramatic views of the Split Riviera as you approach the port. You may choose to join a guided tour of Split or spend your last evening relaxing as you soak up the atmosphere in one of the city's many bars or restaurants. An impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, Spit boasts abundant Roman architecture, including the Diocletian's Palace.
Day 8: Split
Disembark in Split after an early breakfast on board this morning.
Disembark in Split.
- 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
- Meals on a half board basis (continental breakfast and lunch)
- Captain's Dinner
- Guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik
- Please note that while sales taxes are included in the cost of the cruise, there is a compulsory visitor tax of EUR 20 per person per week (increasing to EUR25 pp for all 2015 departures), which cannot be paid in advance and which will be collected at the start of your cruise
- Additional National Park entrance fees of between EUR 10 and EUR 15 per person may also be charged, depending on the season and the parks visited
- Transfers (please speak to our agents, who can pre-book these for you)
- Optional tours (these will be available to purchase on board)