Croatia Times Travel | Dalmatian Highlights Cruise On MS Adriatic Pearl

ADRIATIC SMALL SHIP CRUISING

Dalmatian Highlights Cruise On MS Adriatic Pearl

8 days / 7 nights

 

Dubrovnik – Korčula – Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš – Skradin – Šibenik – Trogir – Split –Hvar (Hvar) – Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano – Dubrovnik


Includes

• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite

• Welcome drink & snack

• 7 buffet breakfasts (B)

• 4 light buffet lunches (L)

• 2 dinners (D)

• 1/2 litre water during meals

• Coffee/tea all day

• Fresh fruit all day

• Cruise Director - English speaking

• 9 total crew members

• Excursion to Skradin, Šibenik & Trogir

• Usage of the ship’s equipment

• Towels changed every second day

• Bed linen changed once a week

• Daily cabin cleaning service

• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)


Sightseeing

• Dubrovnik

• Korčula

• Split

• Hvar

• Pučišća Stonemasonry School (includes entrance ticket)


CRUISE ITINERARY


Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Embarkation starts from 11:00am 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 and get a chance to see the city one last time before the morning departure. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (D)


Day 2, Sunday: Dubrovnik – Korčula

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a 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 an independent Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. In the early afternoon we depart for the island of Korčula with a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elaphiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korčula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korčula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveller Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood on the streets of Korčula. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)


Day 3, Monday: Korčula – Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš

After breakfast you will set sail towards the Island of Brač, passing through the scenic Pelješac channel, around the tip of Pelješac peninsula and the south eastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pučišća. Small town, nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brač, 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 facade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world. After docking at Pučišća, we will join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brač limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. We continue our journey to Omiš where we rest for the night. In the afternoon you can join the optional boat excursion up the river Cetina. Overnight in Omiš. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday: Omiš – Skradin – Šibenik – Trogir – Split

After breakfast you will join our excursion to Skradin, Šibenik and Trogir. Leaving Omiš by coach through the karst Šibenik hinterland to Skradin. Skradin is situated on the upper end of Krka estuary on the entrance to Krka National Park, free time for exploration. After Skradin we will make a short stop in the town of Šibenik with an orientational guided tour of the Old Town of Šibenik. Before arrival to Split 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 Čiovo. 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 where we will join a walking tour with the local guide who will show you monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. 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 join the locals in enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. (B, D)


Day 5, Wednesday: Split – Hvar (Hvar) – Vela Luka (Korčula)

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 Korčula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near the beautiful Pakleni islands, known for very warm sea. After the swimming break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival to Vela Luka in the late afternoon. (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday: Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano

This 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 clear, 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 Mljet National Park, 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 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, built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the scenic view. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano. (B, L)


Day 7, Friday: Slano – Dubrovnik

After breakfast you are free to take an optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia – on which you will visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5km long city walls (the longest in Europe) and visit local winery where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail for Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to Gruž Harbour. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)


Day 8, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Early breakfast on board followed by disembarkation by 9:00am. (B)


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