Split – Dubrovnik

Split - Gulet Escapes Croatia CruiseA chance to explore the beautiful and fascinating islands of the Dalmatian coast. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty and the charming medieval town. And to top it off, the trip is book-ended by Split and Dubrovnik, both amazing historical sites and great places to enjoy the food and drink of Croatia.

Day 1 – Split – Brač (Milna)

After check-in at 4pm you’ll have time to relax, settle and meet the other guests and crew members. Enjoy a traditional welcome drink before departing to the beautiful island of Brač. You’ll spend your first evening in the charming village of Milna, taking dinner on board and soaking up the atmosphere of your first Croatian island.

Day 2 – Brač (Milna) – Vis

In the morning you’ll set sail to Vis, a small island surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. Largely undeveloped, Vis gives you an insight into authentic Croatia and is home to stunning beaches as well as some unmissable grottos. It’s also home to great food, particularly seafood, and great wine cellars. – Vis has its own grape variety called Vugava.  Make sure to try out this delicious local tipple.

Hvar - Gulet Escapes Croatia CruiseDay 3 – Vis – Hvar

In the morning you’ll set sale to the Pakleni Islands, which are just off the coast of Hvar town. Relax in the serene greenery of these wooded islands and take a dip in the turquoise sea. In the afternoon or evening you will be transferred by dinghy to Hvar. You can take a taxi-boat to return to the yacht, so you are at your leisure to explore this jet-set town or further afield. You can soak up the glitz and glamour of Hvar town while enjoying one of the many excellent restaurant, cafes and bars. Or explore the history of the island with a visit to the fortress or the Franciscan monastery.

Day 4 – Hvar – Korčula

Your cruise continues on to the island of Korčula. Birthplace of Marco Polo, the town of Korčula dates back to the 13th century. The streets are ingeniously laid out to make the most of the cool summer breezes but protect inhabitants from the cold winds which blow through in winter. This, of course, make it a great place to stroll around on a hot summer’s afternoon. Afterwards you can try one of the many restaurant on the seafront. Or you can try a konoba to experience proper Dalmatian cuisine.

Mljet National Park - Gulet Escapes Croatia CruiseDay 5 – Korčula – Mljet

Our next stop is Mljet, a beautiful island of vineyards and villages. Here you’ll visit the breath-taking salt lakes in the peaceful Mljet National Park, which really highlights the outstanding natural beauty of Croatia. Your evening will be spent in port at Polača or Pomena (depending on weather conditions), where you enjoy the excellent seafood restaurants.

Day 6 – Mljet – Šipan

In the morning you’ll sail to Šipan, one of the Elafiti Islands. Enjoy an afternoon swimming in this crystal clear waters surrounded by rolling green slopes, relax with a good book and cold drink or head off to do some sightseeing.

Dubrovnik, Luxury Cruise - Gulet EscapesDay 7 – Šipan – Lopud – Dubrovnik

You’ll spend the final day relaxing on the small island Lopud, another of the Elafiti Islands and the closest to Dubrovnik. You’ll be anchored at the south-eat of the island at one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Adriatic. After a peaceful day you’ll set sail to spend the night in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 – Dubrovnik

After enjoying your final on-board breakfast you’ll disembark at 9am. But the holiday doesn’t have to over there! Be sure to leave yourself some time to explore the unmissable Dubrovnik, pearl of the Adriatic. The old town a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to some excellent restaurants, bars and various exciting events.

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