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Ship: Splendid

Flag: Croatian
Nationality of Officers:Croatian
Number of Crew: 6
Passenger Capacity: 38
Speed: 9,5 NM
Length:38,50 m
Beam:8,0 m

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Adriatic Jewels 2018

Dubrovnik, Elaphiti, Mljet, Hvar, Bol, Split, Pucisca and Korcula aboard Splendid

We look forward to sharing with you an awesome and unforgettable experience of sailing the turquoise Adriatic, sampling the very essence of the scenic Dalmatian Coast with its alluring islands, wonderful coastal scenery, countless bays, romantic coves and historic and cultural treasures of fairy tale medieval towns.

By docking each evening in a different port of call you will find yourself within only a few steps from the evocative old towns with their gates, little squares and easy going narrow lanes, promenades, vibrant cafes, shops and traditional restaurants. For your laid back moments of relaxation we will keep you thrilled each day by revealing you secluded coves and pristine beaches with crystal clear water.

 

We look forward to welcoming you on board !

 
DAY 1 • DUBROVNIK
Our cruise conveniently embarks in infamous Dubrovnik. The M/S Splendid will be docked in the main Dubrovnik harbour called Gruz and the cabins will be at your disposal starting from 13:00 (1:00 p.m.). Please feel free to leave your luggage on board in case of your earlier arrival. Meet your fellow passengers, the Captain and our friendly crew over welcome reception followed by dinner at 19:30 (7:30 p.m.). Dinner meal will be also served to the guests arriving with late evening flights. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
MEALS ON BOARD: Dinner

DAY 2 • DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS- KORCULA
After breakfast we set sail for Korcula island. We will glide among the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti Islands archipelago, situated northwest from Dubrovnik. This will be a great opportunity for you to dip yourself in the Adriatic Sea or just relax after your journey. In the afternoon hours we will arrive in the town of Korcula, know for its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance palaces, the most significant being the 14th century cathedral of St. Mark. Our guide will take you for a walking tour that starts in front of the Town Walls and the historic Town Gate, a reminder of glory and power of medieval Korcula. It is just down the street that the famous traveller Marco Polo was born in 1254 coming from a noble family of Korcula town. You can savor all the uniqueness of Korcula by strolling its cobbled, narrow and shady lanes where you will find handcraft stores and shops with jewellery made from local coral germs. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy laid back atmosphere of this jewel town and find a restaurant at your choice. Overnight in Korcula.
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 3 • KORCULA - HVAR
Today we will sail to the Island of Hvar and along the way we will stop at one of the numerous bays for another relaxed, rejuvenating retreat and for lunch. In the evening, experience the enchanting town of Hvar situated on the island of the same name. Hvar is claimed to be the most popular Croatian island which you may realize while feeling the vibe of its bustling promenade, well-appointed cafes, wine stores, shops and restaurants. Hvar is the sunniest island where lavender scent will follow you as you stroll its medieval streets opening to large sunlit squares by the sea. Explore rich historic heritage of Hvar during an evening walking tour. Overnight in Hvar.
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 4 • HVAR - BOL – SPLIT
Our next destination will be the seaside resort of Bol on Brac Island, claimed to have the most beautiful and the most photographed beach in Croatia, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). Immerse yourself in a bath of sun and sea water or explore the town of Bol before lunch and continuation of our journey to Split where we will arrive in the afternoon hours. Considered to be 1700 year-old Split is the second largest Croatian city. In the historic core of Split inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage - and within a short walk distance from our ship- stands the massive Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 3rd A.D. In the course of time the Old Town of Split developed inside and around the Palace which included three Roman temples and a massive mausoleum. Join us for a walking tour and explore with our tour guide numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites of Split. Find your favourite restaurant for dinner, have a sip of wine or latte in one of many cafes on the pedestrian promenade called Riva and explore numerous shops in the city centre. Overnight in Split.
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 5 • SPLIT – PUCISCA (BRAC ISLAND) - MAKARSKA
After a short, refreshing swim stop we will continue our sailing towards the biggest coastal village on Brac Island called - Pucisca. This unique place has preserved an authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord. Shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament House in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. Pucisca is also known for Stonemasonry School where students learn to carve local limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used for centuries. In the late afternoon hours we will arrive in Makarska, a regular jaunt for travellers and centre of the Makarska Riviera. Overnight in Makarska.
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 6 • MAKARSKA – MLJET NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy another tranquil and relaxing day as we smoothly glide towards Mljet Island having a swim break en route and lunch on board. Explore the National park in the afternoon hours to enjoy swimming and strolling around the Great and Small Lake. Take a local boat ride to the Islet of St. Mary to visit the 12th century Benedictine monastery. Overnight on Mljet Island.
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 7 • MLJET – DUBROVNIK
As you sip your morning coffee we will sail along the shores of Mljet and Elaphiti archipelago that will bring you a true scenic relaxation. We will again find a little bay or cove for lunch and swimming and continue our journey back to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is simply majestic and will perfectly complete your mosaic of Adriatic impressions. Whether you stroll the Old Town filled with history, beautiful architecture, steep and narrow streets, take a walk along the town walls or ride a cable car up to the hill above the town, you will be amazed by the beauty of the Pearl of the Adriatic. Join us for Dubrovnik City tour in the afternoon hours. Should you be interested to explore the countryside of Dubrovnik you will be welcome to join an optional coach tour. The tour offers some magnificent views with a hilltop photo stop, visit medieval watermills on Ljuta River, taste some delicious traditional snacks, smoked local prosciutto, cheese and sample local red and white wines as well as visit to the town of Cavtat. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch
Optional excursion 1: Dubrovnik Countryside - approximate duration 5 hours

DAY 8 • DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and disembarkation by 9:00 am.
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends, but only for a while. With your memories, photos and contacts you will keep sailing with us for some more time!
MEALS ON BOARD: Breakfast

 


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