Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Dubrovnik
Embarkation from 1.00pm onwards in Gruz Harbour with dinner as your first meal. The special charm of this old town is the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and wonderful old town. You will enjoy your first night in Dubrovnik, with an introduction and welcome speech held prior to dinner. (D)

Day 2 Dubrovnik - Trstenik
After breakfast join a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Return to the ship around noon and start cruising towards Trstenik followed by lunch on board. Trstenik is a village and harbour in the central part of the southern coast of the island of Pelješac with a population of just 106. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture (the famous Dingac wine), fishing and tourism. The Pelješac penninsula is known for wine production and many grape fields will be spotted on the hills surrounding the village. Your last stop for today will be at the Matuško winery in the village of Potomje within the Pelješac wine growing hills. This is the largest and the most famous winery on the Peljesac peninsula. Here you will enjoy wine tasting and a light dinner. The winery produces the Plavac Mali wine, which is a close relative of the Zinfandel in California and the Italian Primitivo. (B, L, D, Wine Tasting)

Day 3 Trstenik - Vela Luka
After breakfast continue your journey to the western part of Korcula island. The town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatia and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees and tuneful melodies. Vela Luka is surrounded by the richness and beauty of nature. A few kilometers from the center we find traces of early human settlement at the "Vela Spila" cave. Enjoy a Captain's dinner on board this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Vela Luca - Hvar
Early in the morning you will depart to the Paklenski islands where you will have enough time to relax and refresh in the crystal blue sea before arriving in Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic and here you can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower along with the oldest community theatre in Europe - founded here in 1612. The city of Hvar - also known as the sunsine island - offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. During the afternoon you will visit the Tomic winery for wine tasting some native Hvar wines and some cuvees. (B, L, Wine Tasting)

Day 5 Hvar - Korcula
During breakfast you will depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy lunch on board and a swimming break in one of the bays en route to your afternoon arrival in Korcula. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which took over two centuries to build. In the late afternoon you will visit hotel Korsal's wine cellar where you will sample some of the famous Croatian wines and discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack. (B, L, Wine Tasting)

Day 6 Korcula - Mljet
After breakfast you will begin your cruise to Mljet. Almost three-quarters of the island is covered with the dense forest that once typified the Mediterranean coast – admire this lovely scenery while you enjoy lunch on board. Early in the afternoon your ship arrives at the northern end of the island, where Mljet National Park is located. Spend the afternoon walking around the two saltwater lakes, surrounded by lush forest. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit the Franciscan monastery and church on St. Mary Isle. You’ll have the opportunity to rent a bicycle to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Mljet - Dubrovnik
George Bernard Shaw call Dubrovnik "heaven on earth" - experience this as you take in the beautiful natural sights and enjoy lunch on board on your return to Dubrovnik. Arrive in Dubrovnik early in the afternoon before visiting the Konavle area and Crvik Winery to try Maraština, a native Dalmatian wine. (B, L, Wine Tasting)

Day 8 Dubrovnik
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends before disembarking in Dubrovnik. (B)

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • Visitor Tax and port fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • Excludes: All port, tourist and National Park fees (approx. EUR40 per person), to be paid locally
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches with complimentary drink
  • 4 dinners – including Captain’s Dinner
  • 1L bottle water per person daily
  • Wine Tastings:
    Crvik
    Hotel Korsal
    Tomic
    Trstenik with a light dinner
  • Guided tours of:
    Dubrovnik
    Hvar
    Korcula
  • Visit:
    Mljet National Park

Pricing

Prices are per person in AUD

Date Twin/Double Single Triple
Lower Deck Main Deck Lower Deck Main Deck Lower Deck Main Deck
01 Oct 2017
$1,385 $1,425 $2,070 $2,140 $1,250 $1,290 Enquire

Ship Information

A+ category ships

Vessels are more modern and fully air-conditioned, generally steel hulled and all cabins have private facilities. These moderately priced ships are comfortable and offer a great value alternative to the new deluxe and first-class vessels.