Day 1 - Sail to Makarska
Depart from Split harbour at 13:00 and cruise along the Dalmatian coast towards Makarska. Durng the cruise we will take lunch on board before arriving at the picturesque town of Omis, surrounded by steep mountain cliffs and where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Here you’ll be able to try rafting on the river or have a go on the zip-line across the river gorge. Alternatively climb up to the fortress above the old town of Omis, before walking through its streets to discover the many historical monuments, churches and cultural sites. We overnight in Makarska and you will be free to explore the many restaurants and bars.
Day 2 - Brac and Bol
This morning we cruise onto our next destination – the island of Brac and specifically the town of Bol. This is a typical Dalmatian fishermen’s village and popular tourist destination. Bol is well known for its Zlatni Rat beach or ‘golden horn’, a striking natural phenomenon. Here you can walk or rent a scooter to go up to Vidova Gora for a spectacular view over Bol and the surroundings area. Overnight in Bol with free time to explore towns bars and restaurants.
Day 3 - Vis
In the early hours we will cruise to Vis. Enjoying a unique geographical position of Vis was, until recently a strategic naval harbour and was off limits to the public As a result of its isolation, Vis has a special charm and it is said that it represents ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’!
We overnight is in Vis and will have the opportunity to visit the remains of the Roman thermal baths, city museum or simply walk along beautiful ”Villae Rusticae” situated along the coast.
Day 4 - Hvar
Our next destination is the island of Hvar, the longest and reportedly sunniest in the Adriatic and a favourite destination for the jet- set. After lunch we will drop anchor near the Pakleni Islands for a swim in clear, crystal blue sea before arriving in Hvar for an afternoon of sightseeing of this extraordinary town.
Hvar has many cultural and historical sites worth exploring: Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theatre in Europe founded in 1612, a Franciscan monastery, a Benedictine convent famous for its lace and, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the fortress of Spanjola towering high above the town! There are also many restaurants and bars which are open late into the night.
Day 5 - Korcula
Before breakfast we depart for Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight’s sword dance – The Moreska is still performed. You will be free walk through the streets of the old town, enjoy its numerous ‘konobas’, taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-club located within the city walls. Overnight in port.
Day 6 - Mljet
Today we continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – Mljet and soecifically to its western side where the National Park is situated. In the afternoon here is time to enjoy the natural beauty of the National Park. Here there are two salt lakes which are connected by a narrow channel to the sea and you can take a boat ride to the isle of St Mary on the Great Lake, to visit the old church and monastery. As an alternative try cycling around or swimming in the lakes. We overnight in port Pomena.
Day 7 - Dubrovnik
Early morning departure to our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic. After lunch we will have a short stop on the island of Sipan island to discover why the famous writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “paradise on Earth”. Then it’s onto Dubrovnik for a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik of this magnificent city with an optional cable car ride to the top of Mont Srđ for spectacular views of the old town. We recommend a stroll along the city walls for magnificent views of the old town and the surrounding islands.
Overnight in the harbour of Gruz.
Day 8 - Depart
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and new friends.