K200 Adriatic Cruise Princess Aloha | 8 days

 

from Dubrovnik, Mljet, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, and back to Dubrovnik

 

Day 1: Dubrovnik, Saturday

Coach transfer from Dubrovnik airport or hotel in Dubrovnik to “Gruz” harbor. Embarkation starts at noon. Welcome reception by your tour guide. Overnight on board. (WR)

 

Day 2: Dubrovnik – Mljet, Sunday

Morning walking tour of Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic, famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage. Inside visit to Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Lunch onboard with sail to National Park on Island Mljet. Visit of the Mljet National Park which covers the Western wooded area of the island: there are five types of forests, many species of birds and eagles nests. The east end of the park is characterized by two deep bays that are called “lakes” because of their narrow channel (“Veliko Jezero” and “Malo Jezero” /”Big Lake” and “Small Lake”). A channel connects the small lake with the big lake, on which St. Mary’s Island is situated with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Many tales involve the island of Mljet. One of them saying it was the favorite holiday destination of the Greek hero Ulysses! Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Mljet – Pucisca, Monday

After breakfast sale along the coast of the island of Korcula, in central Dalmatia, that stretches from East to West not far from the continent. Lunch on board. Discovery of a series of bays and of coves along the coast. Today, Korcula is a unique example of harmony between magnificent nature, cultural tradition, rich history and modern tourism. On the south of the coast, there are rocks that reach a height of 30 m above the sea. Stop for swimming in one of the bays of Pucisca. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your choice. (B,L)

 

Day 4: Pucisca – Omis – Split, Tuesday

After breakfast continue sail to Split, the capital of Dalmatia. Lunch on board. On the way to Split, if weather permits, stop for swimming in Omis. In the past Omis was notorious because of the pirates whose ships have been for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The ancient town of Omis, with its churches and fortresses is silent stone reminder of the power and the might of infamous pirates. Today, it is the center of the Omis Riviera, and is one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. In Split, guided visit of the port, the seafront promenade and the Roman Emperor Diocletian‘s Palace. The historical centre of the city, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, is nestled inside the area of the gigantic Roman palace with its busy alleys, its ancient columns and Roman belfries. Evening and dinner at your leisure. Back on board. (B,L)

 

Day 5: Split – Bol – Hvar, Wednesday

After breakfast continue to Bol, said to have the best beach in Croatia for a swim at Golden Horn. A vast, golden pebble beach some 580 yards long and is unique as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Lunch on board. Then head to Hvar for a guided visit. Hvar is one of the most popular and developed tourist islands in the Adriatic Sea and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. It shelters numerous little coves which offer both, discrete and paradisiacal places to anchor. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hvar town with the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s Theatre in the UK), Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Evening in Hvar is free to explore and dine at one of the many local family owned restaurants. Back on board. (B,L)

 

Day 6: Hvar – Korcula, Thursday

After breakfast departure to Korcula. Lunch on board; late afternoon arrival in Korcula, the acclaimed birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Walking tour will take you through narrow, cobbled streets and will include visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St Mark. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your choice. (B,L)

 

Day 7: Korcula – Dubrovnik, Friday

After breakfast depart for a pleasant trip along the shores of the Mljet Island for the discovery of an idyllic setting of steep coastal cliffs. If weather permits, stop in the bay for swimming. A visit to Grgich Vine yards of the famous American wine producer in Trstenik, for wine tasting. Lunch on board. Arrive in Dubrovnik. Evening at leisure. (B,L)

 

Day 8: depart Dubrovnik, Saturday

After breakfast disembarkation until noon. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel. (B)

 

 

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