Croatia Times Travel | Adriatic Paradise Cruise On MS Adriatic Princess

ADRIATIC SMALL SHIP CRUISING

Adriatic Paradise Cruise On MS Adriatic Princess 8 days / 7 nights


Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano – Dubrovnik – Risan – Kotor –Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Korčula – Brač – Omiš – Split


Includes

• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite

• Welcome drink & snack

• 7 buffet breakfasts (B)

• 5 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

• Coach excursion to Montenegro

• Towels changed every second day

• Bed linen changed once a week

• Daily cabin cleaning service

• Free Wi Fi (restrictions may apply)


Sightseeing

• Dubrovnik

• Korčula

• Split

• Hvar

• Pučišća Stonemasonry School (includes entrance ticket)


CRUISE ITINERARY


Day 1, Saturday: Split

Embarkation starts from 1300hrs onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink and a snack, and get a chance to meet your Cruise Director and the crew. 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 Split. (D)


Day 2, Sunday: Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korčula)

After breakfast partake in a Split 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. Late morning, we will set sail 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, we will set sail to Korčula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful Pakleni islands. After the swim break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula on Korčula Island in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka. (B, L)


Day 3, Monday: Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano

Monday morning after leaving the 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 National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forests. 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. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday: 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 to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik, cruising beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port of Gruž. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)


Day 5, Wednesday: Dubrovnik – Risan – Kotor – Dubrovnik

Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Located less than an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Bay of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. This is a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea creating a surreal atmosphere. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, D)


Day 6, Thursday: Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Korčula

Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korčula. On the way we will have 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 in the streets of Korčula. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)


Day 7, Friday: Korčula – Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš

Sail towards Brač after breakfast. Captain will anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pučišća. After docking at Pučišća, you will join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brač limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš, a town known for two things: stunning beauty of Cetina River Canyon and its historic pirates. Upon arrival you are free to take an optional Cetina River excursion. Overnight in Omiš. (B, L)


Day 8, Saturday: Omiš – Split

Early morning departure from Omiš towards Split. Disembarkation after breakfast. (B)


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