DAY 1: DUBROVNIK (Croatia)
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m.. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Presentation of the hiking program followed by dinner on board. The evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 2: DUBROVNIK - MLJET
We’ll set out for a guided visit of Dubrovnik, nicknamed “the Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Non-hikers' Program: Time at leisure to discover Dubrovnik. We recommend a walk around the ramparts(1), where you will get a very beautiful point of view over the old town.
Hikers' Program: Hike in Dubrovnik. We'll hike to the ruins of the Imperial Fort, with breathtaking views overlooking Dubrovnik's bay. (Length 2½ to 3 hours, distance of 5 km (3 miles), with a climb of about 400m (1,315 feet)).
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship cruises through the night.
DAY 3: MLJET - KORCULA
We’ll leave for an excursion to Mljet, one of the most beautiful islands of the Adriatic.
Hikers' Program: Hike in the Mljet National Park. After an excursion to the Benedictine monastery, we'll have a short hike towards Pomena (Length 2½ hours, distance of 4 km (2.5 miles), with a climb of about 100m (328 feet)).
We'll return on board at the end of the afternoon and start cruising to Korcula, one of the large islands of the Adriatic with a hilly landscape.
Non-hikers' Program: Tour of the city and its museum.
Hikers' Program: Hiking in Hober Park and St Anton. (Length 4 hours, distance of 10 km (6 miles), with a climb of about 300m (984 feet)).
Enjoy a traditional sword dancing evening. We'll start cruising towards Korcula.
DAY 4: KORCULA - SIBENIK
This morning will be spent cruising through an exceptional landscape, passing the islands of Hvar, Brac, and Split along the way.
Non-hikers' Program: Tour of Sibenik, the oldest Slavic city of the Adriatic and Krka falls.
Hikers' Program: Hike in the Krka National Park along the Falls, following the course of the Krka down to Skradin (Length 4½ hours, distance of 8 km (5 miles), with a climb of about 250m (820 feet)).
Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
DAY 5: SIBENIK - TROGIR - SPLIT
Join us for a guided tour of Trogir. Afterwards, we'll cruise to Split and set out on a guided tour of the Diocletian palace, historic jewel of the city. The evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 6: SPLIT - VIS - HVAR
We'll reach Hvar, the queen of Dalmatian islands.
Non-hikers' Program: Guided tour of the city.
Hikers' Program: Hike on the island of Hvar. We'll hike through beautiful forests, and along the foothills of St Nicholas Mountain, the highest point of the island. Hike down through ancient shepherds' villages. (Length 4½ hours, distance of 12 km (7½ miles), with a climb of about 460m (1,500 feet) - good climbing boots and telescopic trekking poles are highly recommended (not provided)).
We'll start cruising towards Vis. Enjoy time at leisure to discover the city. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. During the night, our ship will depart for Kotor.
DAY 7: KOTOR - DUBROVNIK
We'll reach Kotor. The Kotor estuary is quite unique as the sea sweeps in for several miles, forming numerous calm bays.
Non-hikers' Program: Guided tour of Kotor, nestled between the sea and the rugged mountains.
Hikers' Program: Hike in Kotor. After indulging in local specialties over lunch at a restaurant, we'll hike through the National Park of Lovcen which has some of the most beautiful trails in the country. (Length 3½ hours, distance of 8 km (5 miles), with a downward climb of about 850m (2,788 feet) - good climbing boots and telescopic trekking poles are necessary (not provided)).
Our ship will start cruising towards Dubrovnik. The evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.