MS FREEDOM - DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT CRUISE
Day 1: Dubrovnik arrival
You will be transferred from Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2: Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Slano(local tasting)
Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World heritage site. You will see the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral, but if you would like to enter you can purchase the tickets at the entrance of each site. After returning to ship enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls to continue to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Peljesac peninsula. Peljesac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local tasting. Overnight on board in Slano.
Day 3: Slano – Mljet
In the morning we head north to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to 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, you can rent bicycles, scooters or kayaks to explore the island on your own. Overnight in port Pomena.
Day 4: Mljet – Korcula
Continue our cruise towards the Korcula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korcula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the multiple restaurants and bars.
Day 5: Korcula – Vis
Cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and restricted to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit.Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views. Overnight in the port of Vis and enjoy Captain's dinner on board.
Day 6: Vis – Bisevo – Hvar - Stari Grad
Early in the morning we sail to small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Hvar town followed by a tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. After the tour set sail towards Stari Grad, one of the oldest cities in Europe where you will overnight.
Day 7: Stari Grad – Bol – Split
Early morning departure to Brac island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the historic inner city built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's temple and the Peristyle. Overnight in Split.
Day 8: Split Departure
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel.