KL7 Southern Pearls, Split – Dubrovnik (Saturdays)

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Saturday      SPLIT – MAKARSKA

Arrival to Split Airport, transfer to Makarska. 
Overnight in Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the  famous beach. 

Sunday       MAKARSKA – BOL (BRAC) – STARI GRAD 

This morning we continue our cruise towards the next destination – the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, known for its famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that dominates the other beaches of Bol with its specific form. After swimming break and lunch we continue our journey towards Stari Grad on the Hvar island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. Together with the old town it is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in one of the ports of Stari Grad, main or ferry port (2 km away) depending on availability in port.

Monday        STARI GRAD – HVAR

Our next destination is the town of Hvar, a favourite destination for jet setters from all around the world. After lunch we stop for swimming, relaxing and refreshment in clear, crystal blue sea at nearby Paklinski islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon hours followed by sightseeing of this extraordinary town (included on Premium Superior). Hvar offers many cultural and historical sites (Renaissance cathedral, the oldest communal theater in Europe founded in 1612, Franciscan monastery, the Benedictine convent famous for their lace listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Spanjola fortress towering high above the town …) and many restaurants and bars open late into the night.

Tuesday    HVAR – (Blue Cave) VIS

Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Bisevo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 14.- per person). We continue towards Vis, which was a strategic navy harbour due to its unique geographical position and as such closed to the public until recently.  Because of its isolation, Vis has a special charm -‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight is in the town of Vis, situated on the northern side of the island, developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal Place, City museum or simply take  a walk enjoying the view of beautiful ”Villae Rusticae” situated along the coast.

Wednesday      VIS – KORCULA

During breakfast we depart towards Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula resembles a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea. It has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight’s game – Moreska is still performed. Upon arrival enjoy a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone (included on Premium Superior). Enjoy the numerous konobas /taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-club located within and around the city walls. Overnight in port.

Thursday        KORCULA – MLJET – SIPAN or SLANO

We continue cruising towards one of the greenest Adriatic islands – the island of Mljet, where on the western part, the National Park is situated. Free time to enjoy the beauties of the National Park (two salt lakes connected by a narrow channel to the sea, a boat ride to the St Mary isle in the Great Lake, where the old church and monastery are situated. Cycling around or swimming in the lakes is permitted. We continue our cruise towards Sipan, part of Elaphite islands near Dubrovnik, or towards Slano on the coastline, both are small fishermen’s villages where we will overnight in the port  and have Captain’s dinner on bord (included on Premium Superior & Premium vessels).

Friday       SIPAN or SLANO – DUBROVNIK

Early in the morning we depart towards our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic. After lunch short swim stop. Sightseeing of Dubrovnik followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srd mountain for spectacular views of the old town.  We recommend a stroll along the city walls, 1940 meters in length  with  magnificent views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Overnight in the harbour Gruz.

Saturday        DUBROVNIK

After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! 
Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport or to your 2nd centre destination.