* Legend: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – dinner; CD – captain dinner, T – tasting
DAY 1 • SATURDAY: SPLIT (D)
Check in from 14.00 h onwards. Meet the cruise director and a crew, have a welcome drink and snack. Dinner on board.
Overnight in Split.
DAY 2 • SUNDAY: SPLIT – HVAR – VELA LUKA (Island of Korcula) –(B, CD)
After breakfast it is time to explore the historic town under UNESCO protection. You can do that on your own or you can join our optional walking tour* of the old part of the city. Of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Later on, we start our Adriatic Cruise towards Hvar, the most popular Croatian island. Join an optional walking tour* to learn more about many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views. After gathering back on board we sail to Vela Luka, a small town on island of Korčula. Enjoy the Captain dinner.
Overnight in Vela Luka.
*Split walking tour – optional walking tour package
*Hvar town – optional walking tour package
DAY 3 • MONDAY: VELA LUKA (Island of KorCula) – POMENA (Island of MLJET) – SLANO (B, L)
In the late morning, the captain will find a peaceful bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Then, we head further south to Pomena on the island of Mljet, known for its immense beauty, covered by thick forest. You will have free time to explore the park individually, for example by renting bikes and cycling on the numerous paths around the lakes. Visit the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, join our optional excursion*. Continue to the mainland to a small place called Slano with beautiful beaches and coves .
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.
DAY 4 • TUESDAY: SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
In the vicinity of Slano, there is a small village called Ston, famous for its oysters, mussels and strong wines. You can join our optional tour ‘the Taste of Dalmatia*’ to visit an oyster farm where you’ll learn more about oysters, taste this delicious treat and have some good wine. Or you just relax before depart to Dubrovnik. Afternoon arrival to Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic. Join us on the optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik. Your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks – the bustling Stradun street, Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, Rector`s Palace , D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column and many other attractions of this precious and beautiful UNESCO site (you won’t enter any museum or church). For those with more enthusiasm, we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls!
Enjoy an evening of romance as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
DAY 5 • Wednesday DUBROVNIK – EXCURSION TO MONTENEGRO; B, D
Today we a have a day tour to scenic Montenegro. Driving around beautiful Boka bay where we will visit Perast, which is one of the most beautiful little places in the bay. This tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzos. Then we head further to the town named Kotor. Kotor is set on the beautiful Bay of Kotor and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amongst the sights to see are the well-preserved Old Town and its city walls (along which you can walk). There’s also the Cathedral of Saint Tripun (built in 1166).
Upon return, dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area.
DAY 6 • THURSDAY: DUBROVNIK – ELAPHITE ISLANDS – KORCULA (B, L,)
After breakfast, we continue Adriatic cruise to the beautiful island of Korcula. En route we visit one of the small and charming Elaphite island for a stroll and a swim. The City of Korcula which has the same name as the island, is one of the best preserved medieval cities of the Mediterranian. Visit the house where Marco Polo was born. Here you will find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. There is a big choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.
*Korcula town walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 7 • FRIDAY: KORČULA – ISLAND OF BRAC – OMIS (B, L,)
Morning scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac Peninsula and Hvar Island. Stop to visit the island of Brač which is the the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’. Optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings you a chance to learn more about working with marble. Continue to the mainland to picturesque city of Omiš situated at the estuary of river Cetina. Enjoy exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš.
*Stonemasonry school – optional walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
DAY 8 • SATURDAY: OMIS – SPLIT (B)
Early start from Omiš to Split, where the Adriatic cruise ends. Farewell breakfast before saying goodbye to your fellow travelers and crew and disembarking after breakfast by 9:00 AM.
The Shio will be commissioned in 2019, luxury class. This ship is 48,5 m long, 8.5 m wide and the capacity is 38 persons. She has 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.
Cabin seize; Lower deck cabins, 14 -18 m2 with bathroom Main deck cabins: 13 -15 m2 with bathroom.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs, LCD TV, safe. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
On the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with shower. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the „sun deck“ offers 165 m2 of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs and jacuzzi also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
|DEPARTURE ON SATURDAYS|
APRIL 18, 25:
MAY 02, 09, 16, 23;
JULY 04, 11, 18, 25;
AUGUST 01, 08, 15, 22;
JUNE 13, 20, 27;
|Per person/HB in 1/2 lower deck cabin||EUR 1080||EUR 1320||EUR 1450||EUR 1370|
|Per person/HB in 1/2 main deck cabin||EUR 1100||EUR 1350||EUR 1540||EUR 1680|
|3 pax reduction in 1/2 cabin (only lower deck cabins)||30%||30%||30%||30%|
|Single use supplement||50%||50%||50%||50%|
*Optional Walking tour package – 55,00 € per person(prepaid only)Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, one way transfer
**Optional excursions (available only on spot)
Cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.