DAY 1 - Saturday - Embarkation in Dubrovnik (Gruz harbor)
Embarkation starts from 14:00 onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink and a snack, and get a chance to meet your Cruise Director and the crew of “Adriatic Pearl”. Captain's orders and safety measures will be explained to you. Later that night you will have a dinner on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 - Sunday - Dubrovnik - Korcula
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining guided tour* of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. In the early afternoon we will depart for the island of Korcula.
On our way to Korcula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival, the guide* will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveler Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula. Overnight in Korcula.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
*Korcula town walking tour – walking tour package
DAY 3 - Monday - Korcula - Pucisca (Island of Brac)
After breakfast you will set sail towards the Island of Brac, passing through the scenic Peljesac channel, around the tip of Peljesac peninsula and the southeastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop the anchor, on our way to Brac, for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. Pucisca is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world.
After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit* to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš where we will rest for the night. In the afternoon you can join optional boat excursion up the river Cetina. Overnight in Omiš.
*Stonemasonry school – walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
DAY 4 - Tuesday - Omis - Split - excursions Skradin and Trogir
After breakfast you will join our excursion to Skradin and Trogir. Ride by coach through the karst Sibenik hinterland to Skradin. Skradin is situated on the upper end of Krka estuary on the entrance to National Park, free time for exploration. After Skradin we will make another quick stop in Trogir which is situated on a small island and squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo. Except for the green parks the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. You will have free time to pay a visit to the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, which is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia.
Finally we will be arriving to Split Old Town and you can join* an optional walking tour with the local guide who will show you the monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Later you can just join locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
*Split Walking Tour – walking tour package
DAY 5 - Wednesday - Split - Island of Hvar – Vela Luka (Island of Korcula); B, D (Captains dinner)
Today you will be sailing towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide* will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci), known by very warm sea. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island).
*Hvar town – walking tour package
DAY 6 - Thursday - Vela Luka (Island of KORCULA) – Pomena (Island of Mljet) – Slano
Thursday morning, after leaving stunning beauty of Vela Luka, your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets.
After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. Island of Mljet on its western side houses National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests.
If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park
DAY 7 - Friday - Slano - Dubrovnik
After breakfast you are free to take an optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia – you will visit Ston, small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit a local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath The City Walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
DAY 8 - Saturday - Dubrovnik
After your last breakfast on board disembarkation follows by 09:00 AM. It is time to say farewell to your fellow travelers, your Cruise Manager and the crew of M/S Adriatic Pearl.
Walking tour package – £50,00 per person
Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
Walking tour of Korcula – including: guide
Walking tour of Split – including: guide
Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee
Cetina river – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting
8 days / 7 nights cruise
Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
Welcome drink and snack
Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on day 1, day 4 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
Complimentary snack during the afternoon
9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
Usage of the ship’s equipment
Towels change every second day
Bed linen change once a week
Daily cabin cleaning service
Free Wi/Fi on board
Excursion Sibenik, Skradin and Trogir (entrance to NP Krka not included)
* Breakfast Dailly (B), * 6 lunches (L)