Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia / Korcula
Begin your Croatian adventure! Attend a welcome drink on board with the Captain to learn about the safety measures of the ship. This orientation also introduces you to your fellow travelers, members of the staff, and your tour guide.
Sail to Korcula island and arrive at town in the evening. 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 charming town. A local legend claims that a great merchant traveler, Marco Polo, was born in Korcula (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, spend a free evening relaxing and exploring the romantic medieval town of Korcula. Overnight in port.
Day 2 Korcula / Pucisca, Brac Island
After breakfast, venture into historical Korcula with your local guide. This walking tour explores the architecture and quaint streets, and introduces you to the legends of the region. Reboard the ship and departure for the Peljesac peninsula, the island of Hvar, and Makarska Riviera to the island of Brac. Stop for a refreshing swim in a lagoon along the way and continue your journey towards Pucisca.
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, and white stone facades make this village unique and worth seeing.
The three nearby quarries of Punta, Veselje, and Kupinovo have produced stones which have been used for building the limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC and Parliament house in Vienna. 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).
Day 3 Pucisca / Omis / Split
After few days of island cruising, enjoy a stop in the mainland towns. Arrive in Omis, an old pirating town. After a short tour of Omis, embark on a stunning ride up the Cetina river. This voyage takes you 4 miles up the river and ends at the picnic area of Radman Mills. Meet your host for drinks and local snacks. Enjoy the food and nature, then take a boat ride around an impressive Cetina Canyon.
In the afternoon, arrive in Split, the second largest urban center in Croatia and the center of Split Dalmatian County. Join your local guide on a tour of the town. Split is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old, and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Split 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. 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)
Day 4 Split / Hvar
Wander around the fish and greens markets of Split with your guide. Experience the local cuisine and learn about a few secret ingredients before leaving Split.
Enjoy a swimming stop near the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia. 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 on Hvar, a local guide and a producer of aromatical oils will escort you through the city and introduce you to the history, culture, and way of life of 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
Day 5 Hvar / Vela Luka
Before your arrival to Vela Luka, stop for swimming or relax on the shores of a beautiful bay. Arrive in Vela Luka after lunch.
On the western part of Korcula island, you will encounter Vela Luka. Situated in a deep and large bay and surrounded by many coves, Vela Luka features vineyard-covered shores, olive trees, figs, and pine trees that gently slope into the sea. The town is a safe anchorage and harbor for boaters. Vela Luka is also famous for its olive oil production, and almost every inhabitant produces extra-virgin olive oil.
After lunch, partake in a coach tour through the inland part of the island. Stop at the Zlokic olive oil factory to taste olive oil and other homemade products. After the tour, proceed to Blato to visit the Barilo Ethno Museum. The visit includes the tasting of local liqueurs and traditional sweets.
To prepare for the Captain's dinner, make a final stop in winery to taste some of the region's local wines. After dinner, enjoy the evening with the Captain and live music.
Included excursions: Korcula Island Coach Tour. Optional excursions: Zlokic Olive Oil Factory, Folk Museum & Barilo Ethno House & Toreta Vinery: 25 Euro
Day 6 Vela Luka / Pomena, Mljet Island
After breakfast, the custodian of Vela Luka's Town Museum will introduce you to prehistoric life in this area. Thsi tour highlights the findings of Vela Spila (Big Cave), which is considered to be one of the oldest in this part of Mediterranean. Depart for the last island on your journey: Mljet. Before lunch, stop for another swimming break.
Located on the northwestern part of Mljet island, explore the oldest National Park in Croatia. Visit the monastery and St. Mary’s Church, which was built in the 12th century by the Benedictines from Monte Gargano, Italy. The church has changed its appearance many times due to different cultural changes, but the central structure remains true to its original Romanic.
After lunch, arrive on Mljet and spend the afternoon exploring the National Park. Swim in the shallow sea water lakes, kayak, ride a bike or simply enjoy the surrounding nature.
Included excursion: Vela Luka Town Museum. Optional excursion: Entrance to Mljet National Park, 15 Euro.
Day 7 Pomena / Elaphiti Islands / Dubrovnik
Enjoy a trip along the shores of Elaphiti islands, which consists of several islands northwest of Dubrovnik. Make a short stop for a final swim in the vicinity of the Elaphiti islands and arrive back in Dubrovnik during lunch time.
After lunch, join an organized bus transfer to the Old town, made with frequent stops to enjoy the scenery.
Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities on the Croatian coast. In the middle ages, the Republic of Dubrovnik was an important rival of Venice. Many buildings in the Old town center testify to its glorious past and Venetian influence. Today, Dubrovnik is a lively city. The nearby coast offers activities, and the town features many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Dubrovnik is rich in culture and history, and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Dubrovnik has a rich cultural life that includes theater, several cinemas, and the Dubrovnik Film and Summer Festivals, which are held every year in July and August.
After the tour, enjoy free time and transfer to the boat for dinner.
Included excursion: Dubrovnik Town Tour
Day 8 Disembark in Dubrovnik
Enjoy breakfast on board disembarking by 9 am. This time is meant to say farewell to your fellow travelers and crew.