Day 1 Split – Brač island
After arriving in Split we will be embarking the ship. This is a 30 meter long wooden ship with a capacity of 30 guests, accommodated in twin cabins with en-suite (wc/shower). Upon embarking the ship, we will continue our journey to the Island of Brač where we will overnight!
Day 2 Brač island – Hvar island
Breakfast on board of the ship. After breakfast, you have the option to explore island culture, history, gastronomy and life. During optional Brač gastro tour we will taste olive oil, finest of Brač wines, locally grown lamb meat and take a hike through beautiful island scenery.
Firstly we will take short transfer to a charming restaurant located in olive orchard. Here we will enjoy olive oil tasting. You will have an opportunity to learn about traditional olive oil production, new techniques and differences in the taste and quality. After that we will take an enjoyable walk to the restaurant famous for its locally grown lamb meat where we will taste lamb specialties that are in season at the moment. Finally we will end with wine tasting in award winning winery where we will taste three reds among which the star of Brač wines – plavac mali sort. For those more active hiking or biking to Vidova Gora mountain, the highest point of Brač, are possible. It is also possible just to relax on the boat and meet with the rest of the group on the most famous Croatian Bol beach later on. In the afternoon we will set sail to our night port on the island of Hvar (Hvar Town) where we will spend the night.
Day 3 Hvar island – Vis island
Breakfast on board of the ship. We will explore Croatia’s rich island history on this 2-hour Hvar city walking tour. Follow your guide from Fortica Castle through the ancient streets of Hvar and enjoy stunning views over the island archipelago. Gain insight into Hvar’s heritage on route through lush pine forest to the bustling Old Town. Admire some of the fine lace-work for which Hvar is famous at a local Benedictine nunnery and museum. Discover top local attractions such as the 17th-century Arsenal on St Stephen’s Square, the Dalmatian Renaissance theater and the Cathedral of St Stephen. After the tour we set sail towards Vis island, now very famous for filming the Mamma Mia sequel film. We will spend a night in the harbour of Vis. On the way we can take a dip in the sea on the beautiful beaches of Pakleni island nature park or some of the sand beaches in the hidden coves on Vis island.
Day 4 – Vis – Mljet
Breakfast on board. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Venetians, Austrians, French and British have been the master of Vis island. Major naval battles took place in 1811 when the British defeated the French and in 1866 when Austrian navy defeated Italy. During the Second World War the island was at different times under the control of Tito’s partisans and played the important role of the British Military Mission Headquarters. During the Cold war the island was a military base to which access was strictly controlled and it was only in summer 1989 that the island opened to foreign visitors. An optional tour will be organized for those who wish to see all this. Departure from Komiža or Vis, after a 20-minute drive we will reach cape Stupišće where a former cannon and rocket base is located. We will pass through the labyrinth of underground tunnels, see the remains of cannons and abandoned warehouses. After a tour of the rocket base Stupišće, we will continue driving to the next military tunnel ARK Vela glava. A tour of the tunnel, then ascend to the highest point of the island of Vis – Hum peak (587 m). We will enjoy the view of the surrounding archipelago and town of Komiža and visit the small church St. Spirit. By return, we will take a short walking tour of the well-known Tito’s cave. In the afternoon we set towards the island of Mljet.
Day 5 Mljet – Dubrovnik
Breakfast on board. On Mljet we will have optional activities like biking or hiking through the national park of Mljet. Mljet is the eighth largest Croatian Island, situated near the peninsula of Peljesac, Dubrovnik and Korcula. It is characterized by a Mediterranean climate, dry summers and mild winters with approximately as many as 2500 hours of sunshine per year, making it one of the sunniest Adriatic islands. Beautiful scenery, crystal clear sea, lakes, islands, rich cultural heritage make the island truly paradise on earth. Situated on the island of the same name, Mljet National Park is the most important protected area of the Dalmatian south. It is the oldest National Park at the Adriatic. The park covers the western part of the island, which many regard as the most alluring in the Adriatic, full of lush and varied Mediterranean vegetation. The park includes two deep bays which, due to their extremely narrow links with the sea, are regard-ed as and indeed named lakes: The Great Lake and the Small Lake. This day is designed to offer plenty of relaxation and enjoying the beautiful nature of the national park. In the late afternoon we set sail to Dubrovnik.
Day 6 – Dubrovnik – Korčula
Breakfast on board. After breakfast meeting with the local guide for Dubrovnik sightseeing. Local guide will take you to the most wonderful and hidden streets of the Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, both in terms of its cultural heritage and as a holi-day destination. The city has often been referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and was inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 as a city of rich culture and history. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1,970 metres of city walls—over the centuries they served to protect the city from various threats and today are the city’s greatest attraction. The Pile Gate and the Ploče Gate are connected by the main street, Stradun, and form the entry and exit points to the city walls and the old city itself as well as its museums and theatre scene. Besides its wealth and diversity of history and heritage, Dubrovnik is also a city of top culinary delights, stunning natural surroundings and cordial inhabitants, so set some time aside, explore the possibilities the city has to offer and feel the spirit of this ancient city. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares, shop on the Stradun street, and explore Game of Thrones locations. After the tour you will enjoy the world famous Dubrovnik city walls, or as an alternative take the cable car to Srđ mountain for great views of the city. In the afternoon we set sail towards Korčula.
Day 7 – Korčula – Split
Breakfast on board. After breakfast we will set sail to our new destination, the town of Korčula, where you have the option to visit some wineries and olive oil production sites. Korcula is well known as a wine producing island, famous for its homemade wines so a visit to this island wouldn’t be complete without tasting the local red and/or white wines and sampling a traditional snack. The wine tasting tours offered on the island include visits to local wineries in villages of Lumbarda Cara and Posip where white wines Grk and Posip are traditionally produced for centuries. The cycling and wine tasting tour will depart from Korcula Town and you’ll cycle through the small town of Sv. Antun passing through the countryside with stunning views along the route overlooking the Korcula Archipelago. You’ll visit two family run wineries all producing Grk wine that have been passed down through the generations, some as old as 200 years old! After the winery tour you will be transferred back to the ship and we set sail to Split.
Day 8 – Split
Breakfast on board. After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and the boat and the journey ends.