Day 1: ARRIVE ZADAR, SATURDAY
You will be transferred from the airport or Zadar hotel to the port for embarkation. Get settled, and later join your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception and Dinner.
Day 2: ZADAR – SALI, Sunday
Zadar historical center is a compact pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the old walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defense from the Turks. You will 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 (1st century BC)and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Return to the ship and enjoy your lunch while sailing to Sali. Explore the town tonight, and have dinner on your own in one of the restaurants.
Day 3: SALI – SIBENIK, Monday
Take in the scenic wonderlands of two National Parks today. Start in Kornati, home to more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal clear waters. Stop for a swim during your lunchtime cruise. Next up is Krka, with its magnificent waterfalls. After your visit here, coach to Sibenik where your yacht is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town.
Day 4: SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT, Tuesday
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in the UNESCOlisted city of Trogir. There’s time on your own before heading to Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city takes you to the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.
Day 5: SPLIT – BOL – HVAR, Wednesday
Stop in Bol on Brac Island, said to have the best beach in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique, as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters before sailing to the island of Hvar. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening is free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own at one of the excellent restaurants. Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
Day 6: HVAR – KORCULA – MLJET, Thursday
After breakfast set sail for Korcula, with an early afternoon arrival. Korcula town is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Continue sailing to the island of Mljet, where you will enjoy the afternoon tour of Mljet National Park, as you walk around the Great and Small Lakes. This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board your ship.
Day 7: MLJET – DUBROVNIK, Friday
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of Adriatic,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on own or enjoy last minute souvenir shopping. (B, L)
DAY 8, DEPART DUBROVNIK, Saturday
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home.
- 7-night cruise from Zadar on board M/S
- Princess Aloha or M/S Karizma in a cabin with private facilities
- Arrival transfer from Zadar or Split airport/hotel
- Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport/hotel
- Welcome Reception
- Breakfast daily
- 6 lunches and 1 dinner
- 1 Captain’s dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
- Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
- Professional Cruise Manager throughout
- Luggage handling
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Service charges and taxes
- Free Wi-Fi on board