Embarkation starts from 11:00 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.
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.
In the early afternoon, we will depart for the island of Korcula, on the way to Korcula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula. After arrival, the guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. 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 Korcula.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town - walking tour package
*Korcula town walking tour - walking tour package
After breakfast, you will set sail towards the Island of Brac, passing through the scenic Peljesac channel, around the tip of Peljesac peninsula and the southeastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, the captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. Pucisca is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omis where we will rest for the night. In the afternoon, you can join optional boat excursion up the river Cetina.
*Stonemasonry school - walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
After breakfast, you will join our excursion to Sibenik, Skradin and Trogir. Leaving Omis ride by coach through the Sibenik hinterland to Skradin. Skradin is situated on the upper end of Krka estuary on the entrance to National Park, free time for exploration. After Skradin we will make a short stop in the town of Sibenik with an orientational guided tour of the old town of Sibenik. We will then make another quick stop in Trogir. 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 Old Town and you can join an optional walking tour with the local guide who will show you monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. Later you can just join locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade.
*Split Walking Tour - walking tour package
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. After an optional guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near the beautiful 'Pakleni otoci' islands, known for the very warm sea. After the swimming break Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon.
*Hvar town - walking tour package
Thursday morning after leaving stunning beauty of Vela Luka your captain will hand pick a bay where he will drop the anchor and you can swim in the crystal 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. The 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 forest. 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.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.
After breakfast, you are free to take an optional guided tour 'Taste of Dalmatia' - you will visit Ston, small town famous for its 5 km long city walls (the longest in Europe) and visit local winery where you will have opportunity to taste some of the finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to the port of Gruz.
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
After your last breakfast on board disembarkation is at 9 a.m. It is time to say farewell to your fellow travellers, your Cruise Manager and the crew of M/S Adriatic Pearl.