Day 1, Saturday, Split Arrival (WR, D)
You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 1:00 PM. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2, Sunday, Split – NP Krka – Sibenik (B, L)
Depart from Split early in the morning towards Sibenik. After lunch disembark in Sibenik and take the bus to visit Krka National Park. It’s magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Sibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Sibenik historical center and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your evening is at leisure in town.
Day 3, Monday, Šibenik – Galešnjak – Zadar (B, L)
Leaving Šibenik early in the morning we set sail for Galešnjak, a typical small Dalmatian island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbour in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical center and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy at the sea organ, an amazing art installation. Overnight in Zadar.
Day 4, Tuesday, Zadar – Primosten (B, L)
Morning departure for Primošten, sailing through the Kornati National Park, which consists of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and rocks. Kornati National Park is often called a “nautical paradise” and is a rich marine ecosystem. Enjoy swimming in one of the hidden coves. Afterwards we continue to Primošten built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George, built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure.
Day 5, Wednesday, Primošten – Stari Grad (B, L, CD)
In the morning we will continue towards the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. We will sail pass by the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Swim stop near Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) is possible (weather permitted). We head off to Hvar Island where we’ll visit Stari Grad. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town center of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on own.
Day 6, Thursday, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis (Wine tasting) (B, L, T, CD)
Our morning cruise starts with Hvar Town. Hvar is a charming seaside town and a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities. During a walking tour through the old town and its picturesque little streets, you will see the first public theatre in Europe. After the tour we will continue towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base that was closed to the public for many years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board.
Day 7, Friday, Vis – Biševo – Split (B, L)
We will have an early morning cruise towards small island of Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. Visit to the cave is weather permitted. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city center around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295–305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, as well as its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split.
Day 8, Saturday, Split Departure (B)
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Split airport/hotel.
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch. D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s dinner, T-Tasting