While sailing off to Korcula island start to mingle with your new fellow mates. Arrive in Korcula town is in evening hours. Korcula is a small town situated on the north-east end of Korcula island. The old medieval part of the town was built on a small oval peninsula. Today, around 3,000 inhabitants live in this town. A local legend says that a great merchant traveler Marco Polo was born in Korcula town (but do not argue with locals on this point). The town center is dominated by the splendid Cathedral of St. Mark.
Upon your arrival in Korcula, you will have free evening to relax and enjoy a romantic medieval town of Korcula. Overnight in port.
Pucisca is the island's biggest village and is settled on the northern side of the island of Brac. Authentic Mediterranean architecture, rustic ambiance, village location inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill the hummocks, make this place so unique and worth seeing.
The three nearby quarries of Punta, Veselje, and Kupinovo have produced a stone that has been used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. Love for stone continues until nowadays. The stonemasonry school in Pucisca, one of the oldest in the world, supports the skills of an authentic roman stone dressing that makes it unique in the world.
Included excursions: Korcula Town Tour (45 minutes), Stonemasonry School in Pucisca (45 minutes)
In the afternoon hours arrive in Split where a town tour led by a local guide will start. Split is the second largest urban center in Croatia and the center of Split Dalmatian County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the economic, administrative, educational, sport and tourist center of Dalmatia. Many of Split’s historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. In addition, numerous museums, the National Theater, old churches and other archeological sites in Split region make this city an important cultural attraction.
Included excursions: Omis Town Tour, Split Town Tour. Optional excursion: Cetina River Boat Trip with snack, 20 Euro (very popular)
Enjoy a swimming stop near the island of Hvar. After lunch continue sailing towards the sunniest island in Croatia – the island of Hvar. Hvar is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich culture and historical heritage. Its name derives from the Greek name Pharos, today's Stari Grad (Old Town). Hvar became the island’s center in the 13th century. The island gained glory and power during Middle Ages by being an important port within the Venetian naval empire. Today, it is the center of the island’s tourism and one of the favorite destinations in the Dalmatian Riviera.
Upon your arrival to Hvar, a local guide and a producer of aromatical oils will walk you throughout the city introducing you to history, culture and way of life on this island. After the town tour there will be a short lavender oil presentation accompanied by a refreshing drink.
Included excursions: Hvar Town Tour, Lavender Presentation
On the western part of Korcula island you will find Vela Luka town situated in a deep and large bay, surrounded by many coves. Shores are covered with vineyards, olive trees, figs and pine trees that gently slope into the sea. Vela Luka is the second largest town on the Adriatic islands. It is a safe anchorage and harbor for boaters. Vela Luka is also famous for olive oil production where almost every inhabitant produces extra-virgin olive oil.
After lunch you will have a coach tour through the inland part of the island. First make a stop in Zlokic olive oil factory for tasting olive oil and homemade products. After the tour proceed to Blato town to visit Barilo ethno museum. Folk museum & ethno house Barilo treasure a collection of variety of artifacts and objects from peasant life on island's villages. Visit includes tasting of local liqueurs and traditional sweets.
To prepare for the Captain's dinner make a final stop in winery for tasting of local wines. After dinner you will enjoy Captain's evening with live music.
Included excursions: Korcula Island Coach Tour. Optional excursions: Zlokic Olive Oil Factory, Folk Museum & Barilo Ethno House & Toreta Vinery: 25 Euro
On the northwestern part of Mljet island you can find a National Park founded on 11.11.1960 as the oldest National Park in Croatia. This part is well known in the whole world thanks to its natural wonders such as Small and Great Lake. There is also a monastery and St. Mary’s Church built in the 12th century by the Benedictines from Monte Gargano, Italy in the middle of the Big Lake. The church has changed its appearance through times due to different cultural changes, from the Renaissance to Baroque. However, the central part remained Romanic.
Arrive on Mljet after lunch, where you will have the whole afternoon for exploring the National park: swimming in the shallow sea water lakes, kayaking, riding the bike or simply enjoying the nature.
Included excursion: Vela Luka Town Museum. Optional excursion: Entrance to Mljet National Park, 15 Euro.
After lunch you will have an organized bus transfer to the Old town with a stop for taking photos of a breathtaking scenery. Upon arrival to the Old town, your tour guide will show you the most interesting sights of the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities on the Croatian coast. In the middle ages the Republic of Dubrovnik was an important rival to Venice. Many buildings in the Old town center testify of this glorious past and the Venetian influence. Today, Dubrovnik is also a very lively city, with many things to do, both during the day and night. The coast nearby offers all sorts of activities and the town has many restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Dubrovnik is the city rich in culture and history, and for that reason, it is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Dubrovnik has a rich cultural life that includes Dubrovnik theater, several cinemas as well as Dubrovnik Film Festival and Dubrovnik Summer Festival held every year in July and August.
You will have free time after the tour. Transfer to the boat for dinner.
Included excursion: Dubrovnik Town Tour