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Adriatic Paradise Cruise:
Split, Korčula, Hvar, Brač, Slano & Dubrovnik
This fascinating cruise includes all the main attractions of the Dalmatian coast like the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Dubrovnik and Split. En route, you'll enjoy visits to the inviting islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet, and the hidden coastal jewel, Omiš. Cruising along this dramatic coast and islands, you'll see why the Adriatic has become Europe's newest hot spot. And who can argue with its countless historical sites, picture-postcard towns, azure blue waters, and ideal Mediterranean weather.
• Private Arrival and Departure Transfers in Split
• Accommodation in Chosen Category Cabin
• Land Excursions to Montenegro
• Optional Walking Tours in Ports
• Half Board on Cruise
Arrive Split:
Arrive in Split Airport, and meet your driver for a transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore independently, and dinner will be on your own this evening.

(Accommodations, Split)
Your morning is free, and after checking out of your hotel, you'll transfer to the pier to board your ship. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the staff, and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures of the ship. Your journey begins with a sumptuous meal in the salon/dining room, and the ship remains overnight in Split.

(Breakfast, Split; Dinner & Accommodations, on Ship)


Today is the day for enjoying the highlights of the central Dalmatian coast. After breakfast, choose to explore Split on your own or join a walking tour of Split's famous Diocletian Palace. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the palace grew into a city after Slavs ravaged the nearby Roman town of Salona. With our local guide, discover the secrets of centuries past in what is today, the vibrant core of Dalmatia's largest city. Then, hop over to the island of Hvar, known for its purple lavender, the red of its wines and its pronounced Venetian feel. Join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar or explore on your own before taking a refreshing swim at Pakleni, the wondrous neighboring islands. Finally, a short sail takes you to Vela Luka on Korčula (KOR-chu-la), where you will arrive for a relaxing afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a festive Captain's Dinner on board.

(Breakfast, Dinner & Accommodations, on Ship)
Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected with the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will thrill from hiking or cycling here, or possibly even kayaking to the small islet in the center of the lake, with the charming 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion (not included), but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! You'll spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. This becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. Dinner will be on your own this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodations, On Ship)

In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour: the Taste of Dalmatia (not included) highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join a guided tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Robin Hood; all utilizing the Old City for filming. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight, and dinner will be on your own.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodations, On Ship)

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Scattered between Dubrovnik and Korčula, the Elaphite archipelago is alluring for its pristine islands, which were once an oasis for local seamen to build their ships and for captains to build their estates. Today, the Elaphites are praised for their quaint ambiance. You'll stop at one of the three inhabited islands for a stroll and a swim, before lunch on board en route to Korčula. You'll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town's facades, along with some of the most outstanding stonework you will see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world-renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own, or in a walking tour. You'll overnight in Korčula and dinner will be on your own this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodations, On Ship)

Breakfast is served on boat, navigating through the central Dalmatian islands on one side and the high mountains of the mainland on the other. Enjoy a swim before your lunch and then spend the afternoon in the beautiful seaside town of Makarska, which is certainly one of the highlights of Dalmatia. The imposing mountain range of Biokovo National Park in the background offers a magnificent contrast to the coast with its fabulously beautiful turquoise blue beaches, all of which makes Makarska a true picture book destination, a paradise both for adventure travelers and those seeking a relaxing beach vacation. Strolling through the historic town center, past small romantic alleys and squares, you will discover many attractions worth seeing, and a small but interesting Sea shell Museum. You'll overnight in Makarska and dinner will be on your own this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Accommodations, On Ship)
Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of islands and followed by a scenic sail, and even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of 'the Croatian marble', the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Continue your sail to Split. You'll overnight in Makarska and dinner will be on your own this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Accommodations, On Ship)
Enjoy a farewell breakfast before saying goodbye your fellow travelers and crew and disembarking. You'll have a transfer to your hotel for overnight in Split.

(Breakfast, On Ship; Accommodations Split)
After breakfast, meet your driver for a transfer to Split airport, and onward to your next Avanti Destination!

(Breakfast, Split)