Cruise from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik with Ave Maria
Check-in from 13.00h at the Gruž harboUr, departure at 14.00 h for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village. Enjoy authentic village dinner in Smokovljani and taste all the specialties this rural area has to offer. As part of their property, there is a ranch with animals and the old stone threshing floor surrounded by olive trees, figs and other autochthonic plants in all the beauty of nature, where you can hear the voice of crickets and birds chirping.
Morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of the enchanting town fortified by walls. Korčula treasures more legends, tales and monuments than any other place, discover some wandering along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants for a great gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment.
Early morning departure towards Makarska, the famous tourist destination with many restaurants and bars and a beautiful promenade along the famous beach. Enjoy the magic of Makarska Riviera and be sure to take a walk along the city streets – there's an abundance of churches and other cultural sites. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river or adrenaline-pumping zipline over the Cetina river canyon and meet the ship again in Makarska. Captains dinner with live entertainment on board.
After breakfast, cruise towards Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of Brač island at the bottom of a deep bay. This village is home to the world-famous white stone of Brač. Visit one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. Afterwards, cruise towards Split and arrive in the afternoon. Split is, a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Its old town is under UNESCO protection, Join a guided tour of the city upon arrival. This historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection will knock you off your feet with its abundance of things to see and do and with its unique lively atmosphere.
Early morning departure towards the island of Brač and the town Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its distinct shape and form dominates other beaches of Croatia. Directional winds and waves cause the shape of the beach to often change. Afterwards, the next destination is Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. While joining the guided tour, visit the magnificent Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded here in 1612 and other sites. Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars cafes and clubs, open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island.
The journey continues towards the island and National Park of Mljet. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this tranquil island. The large lake is situated inside the Mljet National Park (entrance included), and in the middle one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a canoe to roam around the lakes in the National Park. Bicycles can also be rented to cycle around the paths surrounding the lakes.
Departure towards Dubrovnik with breakfast en route. Enjoy the unforgettable natural beauty along the coast towards Dubrovnik which was referred to as “heaven on earth” by the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and arrival in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon. Join the guided tour of the city. Meander through the narrow, car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. (ticket included)! In the evening enjoy the traditional and authentic Croatian song and dance performance by the Linđo Folklore Ensemble.
One last breakfast onboard followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends, before they see you off. Transfer to the airport
Crew and guides gratuities
Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person
Zipline Excursion on the Cetina river: EUR 55.- per person
Rafting on the Cetina river: EUR 40.- per person
From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – DEPOSIT 200 Eur – non-refundable
- 29 - 22 days – deposit + 25% of the remaining balance
- 21 - 15 days – deposit + 50% of the remaining balance
- 14 - 0 days – 100% fee
- Name change fee – EUR 20 per person
Supplements and reductions
- Single use cabin supplement: 50%
- Child (3-11,99 years old) - 30%
- Adults on 3rd bed in a triple cabin - 30% (limited availability)