Wonders of the Adriatic - 8 Days
Spend a week cruising the stunning turquoise waters of the Adriatic coast. Set sail from Split and visit verdant Mljet National Park, ancient Dubrovnik, Kotor in Montenegro, fascinating Korcula and beautiful Brac along the way.
Saturday. Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival at Split airport you will be met and transferred to the ship in Split harbour for embarkation (after 2PM). The remainder of the day is at leisure before a Welcome Dinner onboard.
Overnight: Split - onboard | Dinner
Split, Hvar & Korcula
Split - Hvar - Korcula. After breakfast you'll have the opportunity to tour Split independently or join an optional walking tour. The walking tour will include a visit to Split's Diocletian Palace, the former home of the Roman Emperor. Back on board we cruise to the island of Hvar - famous for its beautiful lavender, delicious wines and celebrity visitors. There is another optional walking tour here. Before our last sail of the day we have the opportunity for a refreshing swim at the neighbouring islands of Pakleni. Korcula is our last port of call today and we should arrive here late afternoon. Dinner is served onboard.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard | Breakfast, Dinner
Korcula - Mljet. After breakfast the captain chooses a secluded bay for a relaxing morning swim. Korcula is a beautiful area surrounded by green forests and stunning crystal blue waters. The next stop is the island of Mljet. Mljet is a national park, home to two salty lakes and the perfect nature lovers paradise. It is possible to walk, cycle or kayak here. It is also home to the 12th century St Mary Monastery. After our day on Mljet we head back to the mainland for an overnight onboard.
Overnight: Slano - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Mljet - Dubrovnik. Near to Slano sits the small town of Ston - famous for its rich wines, ancient salt production and delicious oysters and mussels. This morning there is an optional tour 'Taste of Dalmatia' which highlights all these delights. Or you can just relax in Slano before we set sail again - this time towards Dubrovnik. En route to Dubrovnik we'll stop on Lopud Island. There is an optional guided walk of the Old Town today. This ancient walled medieval city is Croatia’s crowning jewel and has become a very popular filming location for the likes of Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Robin Hood. Dinner is not included tonight so you get the opportunity to try some of the many amazing eateries Dubrovnik has to offer.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Trip to Kotor in Montenegro
Dubrovnik - Kotor - Dubrovnik. Departing Dubrovnik this morning we head east by road passing the tranquil valley of Konalve as we cross the Montenegro border. We're likely to begin to see snow capped mountains that stand tall over the Adriatic's glistening sea. We drive around Boka Bay and past Perast before arriving in Kotor. Your guide will take you on an included walking tour of the maze of alleys and beautiful piazzas. Afterwards return to Dubrovnik for dinner and overnight on board.
Overnight: Onboard - Dubrovnik | Breakfast, Dinner
Elaphite Islands & Korcula
Dubrovnik - Elaphite Islands - Korcula. Saying goodbye to Dubrovnik this morning we visit the Elaphite Islands for a quick stroll and a swim. These beautiful islands were popular with local sailors who chose to build their ships here. Nowadays they are more of a quaint and relaxing location. Lunch is served on board before we continue to Korcula - a former Venetian stronghold famous for its amazing stonework and being the alleged home of Marco Polo. In Korcula there is an optional walking tour of the town.
Overnight: Onboard - Korcula | Breakfast, Lunch
Korcula - Brac - Omis. Breakfast this morning is served whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the Korcula archipelago before a scenic sail past the Peljasac peninsula and Hvar island.We'll stop at Brac island - famous for marble and exceptional limestone - famous buildings such as the White House in Washington DC and the Bundestag in Berlin are built with limestone from Brac. There is an optional visit to the stonemasonry school in Pucisca (the only school of this kind in Croatia). Returning to the mainland we visit Omis at the mouth of the Cetina River - an optional boat tour of the river is available here.
Overnight: Onboard - Omis | Breakfast, Lunch
Our last morning onboard and we enjoy a farewell breakfast as we travel from Omis to Split for disembarkation.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a cabin. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
M/S Yolo, Croatia Sailing
Built in 2019, the MS Yolo is a luxury class 18 cabin motor cruiser. Stretching 48.5m long and 8.5m wide the Yolo has 4 decks including the lower and main deck for the cabins and the upper deck which houses a fully air conditioned salon restaurant for all the guests as well as fully equipped bar. The rear of the boat has a shaded lounge with comfortable sofas and tables. The top deck or sun deck has an enviable 165 sq m of space complete with sun chairs and jacuzzi. Complementary Wi-Fi is available in the salon and at the rear of the boat.