Croatia and Montenegro - Gorgeous Trails through the Islands and Mountains (Package without transfer)

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DUBROVNIK - MLJET - KORCULA - SIBENIK - TROGIR - SPLIT - VIS - HVAR - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK

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).
Crew evening.

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.

Please note: occasionally, weather conditions may have a major effect on the navigation of the cruise. In certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. In such an event, CroisiEurope will make every effort to find a solution that is in the best interests of its passengers.
Please note: For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
(1) 2014 Rampart Admission price: €13.50 per person
Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Formula port/port, without transfer.

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Hiking: Level 3 (on a scale of 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult))
Level

The hikes that are proposed during our cruises are 2 to 5 hours walks, implying changes in altitude that range between 150 and 850 meters (500 to 2800 ft.) depending on the destination. During the hike, you'll get a chance to see and discover some of the natural and cultural areas on your cruise's program.
The lengths of time indicated for the hikes in the program are given as rough estimates and do not include time taken for breaks.
No athletic training is necessary for these hikes, but you should be in good shape and well-rested to fully enjoy this cruise.

Equipment needed
Backpack

You'll need to bring a backpack (max 30 liters / 1,830 cubic inches) to carry the things you'll need for the hike: sweater, raincoat, picnic, bottle of water and sunscreen.
So that you'll be comfortable and enjoy your hike, make sure that you choose a good backpack. We recommend a backpack that is well-made and of the appropriate size, with padded straps, and made of strong fabric that is waterproof. You must carry all materials for your hike yourself, as no porter services are provided.

Shoes
Most importantly, you should bring a pair of good-fitting, comfortable shoes. It is best that you use these shoes prior to leaving for your cruise. It is important that you be comfortable in them.
Regardless of the level of difficulty of the hike, your shoes should have a good quality, well sewn-on and non-slip sole for wet or uneven terrain. It is best to choose shoes that provide ankle support and that have shock-absorbing soles to prevent injury to ankles, and back and joint problems.

Clothes
You'll be well-prepared for your hike with these essentials:
Undergarments / base layers that are appropriate for the planned hike
Lightweight, quick-drying pants
Warm sweater or fleece jacket
Rain poncho or raincoat
Hat or cap
Thin gloves and a knit cap for the beginning and the end of the season

Equipment
Do not forget to bring:
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Small personal first-aid kit (refer to the following paragraph)
Water bottle
Toilet paper
Folding knife
Telescoping hiking poles if you are used to using them

First-aid needs
Your guide will have a first-aid kit for each hike.
Even so, you must bring your own first-aid kit, which differs according to the destination, but will at least include:
Plastic strip bandages
“2nd Skin” or similar blister treatment bandages
Pain reliever
If necessary, mosquito repellent
Eye drops
Anti-diarrhea medication, etc.
You should also include any of your personal medication that you require (prescriptions, for example).