Day 1 – Split
Direct flight from Dublin to Split. Transfer from the Split airport to the Split harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check-in from 14.00 h onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the vessel for a welcome reception and cocktail. Enjoy the meet and greet party on board. Overnight in Split. (D)Day 2 – Split & Island of Korcula
In the morning, a departure from this magnificent town and cruise towards the Island of Korcula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of the enchanting town fortified by walls. Korcula treasures more legends, tales and monuments than any other place, discover some wandering along the herringbone pattern streets. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants for a great gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula. (B, L)Day 3 - Island of Korcula - Island of Mljet – Dubrovnik
The next morning, head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th century is situated. Return to the vessel for lunch, followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before tying the ropes at the Gruž harbour, the captain will arrange an evening cruise alongside the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent ancient town. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L, D)Day 4 – Dubrovnik
After breakfast, transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. There will be plenty of opportunities to take great pictures as the cable car takes us from the Old Town to the Srdj mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. Meander through the narrow car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, seek out a drink in one of the trendy piazzas or walk the famous 1,940 m long walls and take a stroll along the famous STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)Day 5 - Dubrovnik & Peljesac Peninsula
Early morning departure towards the Peljesac peninsula, home to Croatia's best-known red wines: Dingac and Postup. Before lunch, a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Peljesac peninsula. Today, move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village, followed by a visit to a local farm to indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the vessel. Overnight on Peljesac peninsula. (B, L, D)Day 6 Peljesac Peninsula & Island of Hvar
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Scedro, followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612 -to name a few. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)Day 7 – Hvar, Bol on Island of Brac & Milna or Pucisca
Today’s destination is the Island of Brac and the picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board, time at leisure until wine tasting. Departure for Milna or Pucisca and Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment on board. Overnight in Milna or Pucisca. (B, L, T, CD)Day 8 – Departure
Early morning departure for Split. Gather for one last breakfast at the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and all the new friends, before they see you off in Split. Transfer to the Split airport. (B)Legend: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner, T - tasting, CD - captain's dinnerPlease note: The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions.
The last overnight is not in Split port as the ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning at 09:00 AM!