DAY 1: DUBROVNIK (Croatia)
Welcome on board from at 5.00 p.m. Welcome drink and presentation of the crew. Presentation of the hiking program. Dinner on board. Free evening.
DAY 2: DUBROVNIK - MLJET
Full board on board. 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 (3), where you will get a very beautiful point of view over the old town.
Hikers' Program: Hike to the ruins of the Imperial Fort, with breathtaking views overlooking Dubrovnik's bay. (Duration 2½ to 3 hours, distance of 5 km (3 miles), with a climb of about 400m (1,315 feet).
Evening of dancing. Departure of the boat. Cruising by night.
DAY 3: MLJET - KORCULA
Full board on board. Excursion to Mljet, one of the most beautiful island of the Adriatic.
Hikers' Program: short hike to return to Pomena (Duration 2½ hours, distance of 5 km (2.5 miles), with a climb of about 100m (328 feet).
Back on board. Cruising to Korcula, one of the big island of the Adriatic with a hilly landscape.
Non-hikers' Program: Visit of the city and its museum.
Hikers' Program: Hiking to discover the hills of Forteca, Naplov vast reservoir of rainwater located in the heart of the Hober park and St Anton. (Duration 4 hours, distance of 10km (6 miles), with a climb of about 300m (984 feet)).
Traditional “Saber Dancing” evening. Cruising to Korcula.
DAY 4: KORCULA - SIBENIK
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising through an exceptional landscape. We will pass the islands of Hvar, Brac, and Split.
Non-hikers' Program: Visit of Sibenik, the oldest Slavic city of the Adriatic and Krka falls. Water cascades over 17 tightly spaced terraced ledges of porous travertine rocks.
Hikers' Program: Hike in the Krka National Park along the Falls, following the course of the Krka down to Skradin (Duration 4½ hours, distance of 8 km (5 miles), with a climb of about 250m (820 feet).
DAY 5: SIBENIK - TROGIR - SPLIT
Full board on board. Arrival in Trogir. Guided tour of the city. Built covering the entire island, Trogir is a little gem of a town, with narrow labyrinthine streets and a scattering of stairways and vaulted passageways. Cruising to Split, second largest city in Croatia, it is the heart of central Dalmatia. Guided visit of Diocletian palace, historic jewel of Split. Free evening.
DAY 6: SPLIT - VIS - HVAR
Full board on board. Arrival in Hvar, queen of Dalmatian island.
Non-hikers' Program: Guided visit of the city, ranked among the largest and oldest in Dalmatia.
Hikers' Program: Hike through beautiful forests, and along the foothills of St Nicholas Mountain, the highest point of the island. hike down through ancient shepherds' villages. (Duration 4½ hours, distance of 12km (7½ miles), with a climb of about 460m (1,500 feet) - good climbing boots and telescopic trekking poles are highly recommended (not provided)).
Departure to Vis. The most westerly Dalmatian islands is a pearl to discover. Time at leisure. Gala evening. During the night, departure to Kotor.
DAY 7: KOTOR - DUBROVNIK
Full board on board. Arrival in Kotor. The Kotor estuary is quite unique. The sea sweeps in for several miles, forming a number of calm bays.
Non-hikers' Program: guided visit of Kotor, nestled between the sea and the rugged mountains.
Hikers' Program: Hike through the National Park of Lovcen, which has some of the most beautiful trails in the country. (Duration 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)).
Cruising to Dubrovnik. Free evening.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9.00 a.m.