Day 1 Split | Embark
Arrive in Split. The brand new M/S Summer will be docked in Split harbor where you are welcome to board throughout the day, with access to your cabin starting at 1:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, attend a welcome meeting on board and meet the Cruise director, Captain, the crew and your fellow passengers. Enjoy your dinner on board.
Day 2 Split | Omiš | Pučišća
This morning, your English speaking guide takes you to a Split City tour and walk you through the historic Diocletian’s Palace. The second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
Start cruising to Omiš at 12 noon. An ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice. Enjoy your lunch on board while still sailing across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest village on the island ofBrač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbor, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stone masonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
Spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued so many in the daylight.
Day 3 Bol | Hvar
Start this morning sailing towards Bol which is known for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). Stop in Bol and relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch, continue cruising along the idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet-setters. Upon your evening arrival in Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. You'll learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar, for many centuries. Afterwards, you'll be free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns.
Day 4 Bisevo Blue Cave | Vis
Start this day with a morning cruise towards the Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white bottom floor, coloring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon.
However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something that can only be determined on the morning of your visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot –if you are lucky enough to visit the cave. After this visit, dock in Vis - a truly unique in comparison to other Adriatic islands. Due to its strategic location on the open seait served as a military zone for a long time, for which reason it was untouched by the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, unspoilt nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have the evening free in Vis, to explore and dine in one of its family run taverns.
Day 5 Korcula
This morning, cruise towards the island of Korcula with a swim stop and lunch en route. By afternoon, arrive in Korcula Town known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times. The English speaking guide will walk you through Korčula’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Day 6 National Park Mljet
Cruise to National Park Mljet after breakfast passing by the magnificent shores of Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop and lunch en route. Upon arrival to National Park Mljet you’ll have a free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heart of this pristine natural park. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 Dubrovnik
Depart for Dubrovnik this morning along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands with a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arriving in Dubrovnik, the English speaking guide and coach will take you on a tour of the Old town of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and some of the most interesting sights in Dubrovnik. Following the city tour, explore Dubrovnik on your own, visit the famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ. A return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own if you wish so.
Day 8 Dubrovnik | Disembark
After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends.