Cruise the Adriatic on board MS ARCA, a 4 star plus luxury ship with spacious cabins furnished to the latest global standards with free wifi. Cabins are equiped with ensuits, A/C, and LCD TV. There is an air conditions Salon, restaurant and bar. See Roman ruins to charming fishing villages, unique National Parks, beautiful coves for swimming, and taste gorgeous local Mediterranean cuisine.
Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbor, where embarkation begins at 13:00 hrs. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 SPLIT – NP KRKA – ŠIBENIK, Sunday (B, L)
Depart from Split early in the morning towards Šibenik. After lunch disembark in Šibenik and take the bus to visit Krka National Park. It’s magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical center and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your night is at leisure in town.
Day 3 ŠIBENIK – GALEŠNJAK – ZADAR, Monday (B, L)
Leaving Šibenik early in the morning we set sail for Galešnjak, a typical small Dalmatian island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbor in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical center and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy at the sea organ, an amazing art installation. Overnight in Zadar.
Day 4 ZADAR – SALI – NP KORNATI – PRIMOŠTEN, Tuesday (B, L)
Morning departure for Sali, a tourist town on Dugi Otok surrounded by hills, fields, bays and islets. Enjoy swimming in one of the secluded bays. We set sail for the National Park Kornati, comprised of 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs. The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as a "nautical paradise” and a rich marine eco-system. Afterwards we continue to Primošten built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town.
Day 5 PRIMOŠTEN – BIŠEVO (BLUE CAVE) – VIS, Wednesday (B, L, CD)
We will have an early morning cruise towards small island of Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Leaving Biševo we will have an early morning cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Village Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard.
Day 6 VIS – HVAR – BOL (Wine Tasting), Thursday (B, L, T)
Enjoy a relaxing cruise as we sail towards the island of Hvar, with swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Hvar is a favorite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards our final island destination - the island of Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Join the visit to a Winery where you will have a guided winery tour to learn more about Dalmatian wines and enjoy a Wine tasting. Overnight in Bol.
Day 7 BOL – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in one of Brač island`s secluded bays and then have a lunch while we cruise into Split harbor in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city Centre in and around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295- 305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, it`s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split.
Day 8 SPLIT DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Split airport/hotel.
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