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Ship: Arca

Flag: Croatian
Nationality of Officers:Croatian
Number of Crew: 8
Passenger Capacity: 40
Speed: 10 NM
Length:48,00 m
Beam:8,50 m

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Magical Arca Cruise

Split, NP krka, Zadar, NP Kornati, Zlarin, Vis, Bisevo, Hvar, Bol, Split aboard Arca

Featuring a nice combination of lovely swim stops and learning lessons this cruise program is worth raising a glass to, with a round trip itinerary from Split. Each stop along the way is a discovery itself; jewels and hideaways that make this route a delight in exploration, culture and romance.

We look forward to welcoming you on board our new ship - Arca !

Day 1: SPLIT
Embarkation starts at 13:00.  Get settled, and later join your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception with dinner
Meals on board: dinner

Day 2: SPLIT – NP KRKA NATIONAL PARK - ZADAR
Depart from Split early in the morning to Primošten 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 late 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.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch
 

Day 3: ZADAR - KORNATI NATIONAL PARK - ZLARIN
Morning  departure  for the National Park Kornati, comprised of more than140 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 tradition of hunting and processing corals, where we will overnight. Tonight enjoy Captain`s dinner onboard.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: ZLARIN - VIS
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 the orientational walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in town Vis.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 5: VIS - BISEVO CAVE - HVAR
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 – approx. 7 EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable,the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this 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 pinescented 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 cafes, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: HVAR -BOL/MILNA
Enjoy a relaxing cruise as we sailing towards to our final island destination - the island of Brac where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination.  We will either moor up in the port of Bol on the southern side of the island, 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 your afternoon swimming and relaxing in either of these stunning areas, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: BOL/MILNA– SPLIT
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 harbour in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre 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 experience 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.  Overnight in Split.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: SPLIT
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel.
Meals on board: breakfast

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