You will be transferred from the Split airport to the port for embarkation. Embarkation starts at 13.00 hours. Get settled in your cabin, and later join your fellow ‘sailors’ for a Welcome Receptions with dinner. (D)
Depart from Split early in the morning to Primosten with visit of the Krka National Park, with its magnificent waterfalls. Afterwards, coach to Vodice, return to the ship and enjoy lunch, while sailing to Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. In the later afternoon, set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical center and admire the old walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defense from Turks. Also see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)
Morning departure for the National Park Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands, islets and rocks. In addition to this large number of islands, the continental part includes only ¼ of the surface of the park, while the rest belong to the marine eco-system. Afterwards, we continue to Zlarin, a typical small Dalmatian village widely known for traditional of hunting and processing corals, where we will overnight. Tonight enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard. (B,L,D)
Leaving Zlarin we will have an early morning cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban center in Croatia. Upon arrival in town of Vis, join an orientation walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight aboard in town Vis. (B,L)
We will have an early morning cruise towards small island Bisevo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of the visit will depend on those conditions, however, you will be notified of any changes on time. Continue to the island of Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island with swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Hvar is a favorite holiday destination for international celebrities and yachters; thus, beyond all the glitz and glamour, Hvar town is a charming seaside resort with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. On a walking tour, breathe in the pine-scented breeze, as you absorb vistas of the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. Enjoy some free time to pop into craft shops or cages, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on own. (B,L)
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise as we sail towards our final destination – the island of Brac, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat, whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. We will either moor up in the port of Bol, or in the waterside town of Milna. The island of Brac is famous for its native Mediterranean pine trees, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful secluded bays. You’ll spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing in either of these stunning areas, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside café. (B,L)
Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in one of Brac island’s secluded bays and then have a lunch while we cruise into Split harbor in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases its center in and around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295-305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside expeience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s temple, the Peristyle and many other unique sites. (B,L)
We disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Split airport for your flight home. (B)
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