One Way From Split To Dubrovnik On M/S SWALLOW

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One Way From Split To Dubrovnik On M/S SWALLOW

SPLIT, OMIS, PUČIŠČA, BOL, HVAR, BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE, VIS, KORCULA, MLJET AND DUBROVNIK

Day 1 • SPLIT

M/S Swallow will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner. Overnight in Split.

Meals on board: Dinner

Day 2 • SPLIT – OMIS- PUČIŠČA ( BRAČ ISLAND)

Our English speaking guide will do morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. Lunch will be given while we cruise there with swim stop. After Omiš we will cruise across the Brač channel to continue towards Pučišča, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišča with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišča Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times. It was from this quarry that 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. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišča where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišča that have intrigued us by daylight. Overnight in Pučišče.

Meals on board: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 • PUČIŠČA – BOL – HVAR

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town.

Meals on board: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 • HVAR - BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - VIS

We start our day with morning cruise towards Island Biševo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit, and this is a reason why entrance fees should be paid on the spot – if we have luck to visit it! We will dock in Vis. Lunch. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis Overnight in Vis Town.

Meals on board: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 • VIS – KORČULA

We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town.

Meals on board: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 • KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET - SLANO

Morning cruise to Mljet Island, where you’ll be free to explore Naonal Park Mljet (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dang from the 12th century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine Naonal Park. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise to Slano, where we shall arrive in the afternoon. Overnight in Slano, (B,L)

*Optional afternoon excursion to Ston Oyster and sea food tasting. We start our tour by English speaking coach that guides to Ston, fortified town famous for 5km long walls, a city built in the 15th century according to a plan with a rectangular scheme of streets and squares. Ston is famous for its delicious oysters and mussels. Another landmark of Ston is its old salt ponds where the salt is still gathered today in the old way. After relaxed walk we will have dinner that will include three course meal, three oysters, sea food risotto, dessert and glass of wine and water with dinner. After dinner we will go back to Slano on board for overnight. Reservations and payments on the spot

Day 7 • SLANO – DUBROVNIK

Morning departure to Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have short swim stop and lunch while arriving to Dubrovnik. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srdj. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals on board: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 • DUBROVNIK

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast.

Meals on board: Breakfast

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