You will be transferred from Split airport to the port. Embarkation starts at 2:00pm. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 SPLIT – HVAR, Sunday (B, L)
Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Set sail towards town of Hvar on the island of Hvar a favourite vacation destination of world celebrities, but also a charming seaside town with 8thcentury architecture. Before lunch, time for a swim stop in the clear blue sea. Upon arrival in Hvar, you will enjoy visiting many historical sights of the town, such as St Stephen’s Square, the largest piazza in Dalmatia and the main town square, St Stephen’s Cathedral, the first public theatre in Europe, renaissance-style loggia and its clock tower, the Franciscan monastery, and other sights of the city. Above the town is the impressive fortress Fortica/ Spanjola offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free in Hvar.
Early in the morning sail to Ploče with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. Take the coach for an excursion to Mostar with dinner included. Mostar is the city were east and west meet. Built alongside the Neretva River is known for its beautiful “Old Bridge” (Stari Most) the heart and symbol of the city. Since 2005 the “Old Bridge”, and the old city of Mostar have been inscribed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Walk the old, cobblestone streets, visit the Turkish house and the mosque. Overnight in Ploče.
Early morning cruise towards the island of Korčula, with swim stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, and a birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through narrow, cobbled streets Enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants. Overnight in Korčula.
Day 5 KORČULA – MLJET National Park – SLANO, Wednesday (B, L, CD)
In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet, with swim stop, weather permitting, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Lunch on board and departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland. Slano is a peaceful fishermen’s village, and the starting point to Ston, situated on Pelješac peninsula, fortified small village famous for its oysters. Pelješac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner and overnight in Slano.
Day 6 SLANO – KOTOR (Montenegro), Thursday (B, L, T)
In the morning we set sail to Kotor. After lunch on board, we are going to visit Lovćen Mountain, Njeguši Village and Budva. Encounter Montenegro’s rich culture, historical heritage, and natural beauty as you travel by bus up the serpentine Lovćen Hills. A beautiful view of Kotor Bay and lovely mountain scenery accompany you on the way to Njeguši, where you will visit the village smokehouse. Stop for a snack of smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine—all local specialties. Then, head down the mountains towards the city of Budva—believed to be one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. It is more than 2,000 years old. After panoramic stop above Budva you will drive back to Kotor to explore the city that is known as the jewel of Montenegro. Your guide will take you on a walking tour that include a visit to St Tryphon’s Cathedral, and you will see the Orthodox Church of St Luka from the outside. Your evening is free in Kotor.
Day 7 KOTOR – DUBROVNIK, Friday (B, L)
Morning departure for Dubrovnik with lunch on board. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik the “Pearl of Adriatic”, you will enjoy a guided tour at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through Stradun – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik and you will visit the Franciscan Monastery with the second oldest pharmacy in Europe. After city tour, free time to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport.
DATES AND PRICING
Dates & Pricing:
ROUTE K205 PRICE PER PERSON IN USD
Jun 15, 29
LOWER DECK CABIN
MAIN DECK CABIN
Port tax + Tourist tax 70 USD net per person
(to be paid on board in cash)