Dalmatian Coastal Cruise Itinerary -
06 Oct 2018 on the MV Infinity

Day 1 UK – Croatia

We fly to Dubrovnik and transfer to Gruž harbour where we settle aboard our ship. Dubrovnik is widely regarded as the pearl of the Adriatic and was described by George Bernard Shaw as “heaven on earth”, so it’s the perfect place to start our cruise. You can spend the evening exploring at leisure or join an included guided tour to get the most from our visit. There’s also the chance to get to know your fellow passengers as we enjoy dinner onboard.

Day 2 Dubrovnik – Mljet

After breakfast we begin our cruise along one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe, passing green islands, pretty bays, and lush orchards and olive groves. Lunch is served onboard. The whole afternoon is then free to enjoy the sun and sea on the peaceful island of Mljet. This is the most forested island in the Adriatic and much of it is a national park with two salt lakes. You can visit the old abbey and church in the middle of one of the lakes or hire a small boat to roam around the national park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. We stay overnight in Polača/Pomena.

Day 3 Mljet – Korčula

This morning we cruise towards Korčula, another striking island which was also the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy a leisurely lunch onboard with views of Lumbarda bay before stepping ashore to visit the historic town. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions, Korčula is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. You can join an optional guided walking tour or explore at your own pace. We stay here overnight.

Day 4 Korčula – Split

We continue our cruise to Split, the capital of the region of Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia. Split is a fascinating city in a unique setting between the turquoise Adriatic waters and dramatic mountains. It is renowned for its 1,700-year-old Diocletian’s palace and historical richness, along with its thriving restaurants and shops. This can all be appreciated during a guided tour as we walk past medieval buildings and look out for the Roman influence. We stay here overnight.

Day 5 Split – The Golden Horn – Hvar

Today we cruise to Bol on the island of Brač and visit the Golden Horn, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is unique for the fact that is changes shape depending on the wind and waves, and is an ideal location for swimming. Next we visit the glamorous island of Hvar, which is popular among jetsetters. It is also the longest island in the Adriatic. The Renaissance cathedral with its original tower is a special highlight, along with the beautiful gothic palaces. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés to choose from as you wander along the winding marble streets and the main square.

Day 6 Hvar – Trstenik

Early this morning we begin cruising towards the little village of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula. Lunch is served onboard. The coastline along the town and the neighbouring islets is covered by pine groves, offering fine views for an afternoon swim. This is also one of the most famous areas for vineyards and wineries in Croatia, and is where the Californian winemaker Grgich was born. You can join an optional village party dinner excursion. We stay in Trstenik overnight.

Day 7 Trstenik – Elafiti Islands

This morning you can watch the beautiful scenery passing by as we cruise to the Elafiti islands, which take their name from the large number of deer that once roamed here. The islands are exceptionally beautiful, so it’s a great place to spend the afternoon relaxing, sunbathing and swimming. Lunch is served onboard. We stay overnight on Šipan, the largest of the Elafiti’s, and enjoy the captain’s farewell dinner.

Day 8 Dubrovnik – UK

We cruise back to Dubrovnik where we bid farewell to the captain and crew and are taken to Dubrovnik airport for the flight home.