Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Split
Welcome to Split! Upon arrival you will be transferred from the airport to your selected hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Split.

Stay at Hotel Cornaro (5 star) or similar

Day 2 Split
After breakfast this morning, commence your Split foodie experience with a walking tour through the historic sights of the city including the Diocletian’s Palace, Peristyle, Riva promenade and the bustling green market. You’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the typical flavours of the region including ‘peka’ bread, soparnik (a savoury pie that’s traditional to the region of southern Dalmatia), a selection of seafood, local wine and some delicious homemade gelato. The rest of the day will be free to explore the city at your own pace. B

Stay at Hotel Cornaro (5 star) or similar

Day 3 CRUISE: Split – Sibenik – Skradin
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to your vessel docked in Sibenik. Embarkation begins from 13.00hrs with a departure for Skradin scheduled in the late afternoon. Cruise along the Krka river canyon and discover its raw beauty before arriving into Skradin, a medieval town where the sea meets the river. Get acquainted with the narrow paved stone streets and passages of one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic. Hop back on board the ship for a Welcome Dinner where you can meet your fellow travellers and the entire crew. For those arriving later, an airport transfer can be organised directly to Skradin to join the cruise there. BD

Day 4 CRUISE: Skradin – Zadar

Set off for Zadar in the morning to discover a dynamic modern town with a rich cultural heritage that feels like an open air museum. Enjoy a swim stop en-route before having lunch on board. Arrive in Zadar in the afternoon and commence a walking tour of the historical centre with its old walls and Port Gate, Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat and the Sea Organ which churns out a haunting melody as dictated by the waves crashing beneath a set of marble steps. BL

Day 5 CRUISE: Zadar – Dugi Otok
Early this morning depart for Kornati National Park and Telascica Bay located on the island of Dugi Otok in the central part of the eastern Adriatic Sea. Stop by one of the many tranquil bays for a spot of swimming. Lunch will be served on board as you cruise towards Telascica, a bay that is surrounded by 13 islands and islets – with 6 islets inside the bay itself – and known for its vast flora and fauna, geomorphological phenomena and archaeological heritage. Due to this the bay was declared a nature park in 1988 and practices significant preservation efforts. The area is also unique thanks to the 14 donkeys that roam freely around the island and also for the salt lake Mir which is home to an endemic species of eel. In the evening you are invited to a Captain’s Dinner on board the ship. BLD

Day 6 CRUISE: Dugi Otok – Primosten
Head south today and cruise through the Kornati National Park leaving beautiful Telascica behind. There’ll be a swim stop along the way before lunch is served on board. Upon arrival in Primosten you’ll have free time to explore this quaint picturesque town that’s connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. Originally an island that was settled on to protect its inhabitants from invading Turks, it stands today as stunning coastal town with turquoise water that lets you experience a real Croatian seaside town. BL

Day 7 CRUISE: Primosten – Hvar
An early morning departure sees you cruise to Hvar, the sunniest and longest island in Croatia known for its lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. The islands hosts a mild climate and year-round pleasant temperatures making it a popular destination for travellers, with luxury hotels, ritzy restaurants and a buzzing nightlife scene draws crowds from the mainland. After a swim stop and lunch on board continue your journey to Hvar Town where on arrival you will be taken on a guided tour around the main square. Discover polished marble streets that’s imbued with a rich cultural and historic heritage. Later in the afternoon visit the UNESCO protected Stari Grad Plain where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous sunset and traditional local products from the Hora farmstead. Dine on a delicious “Peka” dinner whilst surrounded by olive groves and fields of lavender. In the evening you will have some free time to explore the charming town of Hvar. BLD

Day 8 CRUISE: Hvar – Bisevo – Vis
Cruise this morning towards the island of Bisevo to visit the unique and natural phenomenon that is the Blue Cave. Accessible only by boat, the caves natural underwater entrance allows for sunbeams to penetrate through and reflect off the white cave floor creating a magical effect of aquamarine light in the waters depths. Afterwards, there will be a swim stop followed by lunch on board before your arrival into the island of Vis for an active adventure. Embark on a military tour of the island and discover the amazing history of so called "Key of the Adriatic". Walk through the now abandoned underground military installation with its miles of tunnels and emplacements dug into the living rock (flashlights and helmets will be provided), visit the highest peak of the Island Mount Hum and climb to Tito's cave. We recommend wearing good footwear for this tour. BL

Please note: Visit to Blue Cave is dependent on weather conditions as sometimes high tide can prevent entry. Your Captain will advise the conditions and accessibility the morning of scheduled visit.


Day 9 CRUISE: Vis – Krka National Park – Sibenik
Continue your cruise to towards Sibenik where there will be a swim stop en-route along the Sibenik archipelago. On arrival in Sibenik, a private coach transfer will take you to Krka National Park which takes its name from river Krka that runs through it. The main attractions of the park are its majestic waterfalls which includes the famous Skradinski Buk falls, one of Croatia’s most recognised sights. Take in the lushness and sheer beauty of the area on a boat trip through the park (included as part of the entrance fee). After this amazing experience head back to Sibenik, a city boasting three fortresses and two UNESCO protected monuments -– the Cathedral of St. James and the St. Nicholas' fortress as well as the two national parks, Krka and Kornati. Join a guided tour of the old town and learn about this town of exceptional history that lies along the estuary of the Krka River and the Adriatic Sea. The evening will be at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Perhaps treat yourself tonight to a meal from Restaurant Pelegrini, one of the three Michelin-starred restaurants in Croatia! BL

Day 10 CRUISE: Sibenik – Split
Bid farewell to your captain, crew and fellow passengers a you disembark after breakfast. A complimentary transfer will take you to Split airport for your onward journey. B


Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • Luggage handling
  • 2 nights in a 5 star hotel in Split
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin

Exclusions: Port charges and tourist taxes (approx. EUR40 per person – to be paid locally), any entrance fees not listed and gratuities.

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 6 three-course lunches
  • 3 dinners including Captain’s Dinner & Traditional Peka dinner in Stari Grad Plain with olive oil and wine tasting
  • All inclusive drinks package with open bar daily (10am-12am) – includes local wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks & more
  • Unlimited drinking water from dispenser
  • Guided tours of:
    Split
    Zadar
    Hvar
    Sibenik
    Krka National Park
    Vis Military Bunkers
  • Visit:
    Blue Cave
    Primosten

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Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Swallow

  • Launched: 2019
  • Length: 49m
  • Breadth: 8.6m
  • Speed: 18km/h
  • Crew: 7
  • Passengers: 40
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Air-conditioned
  • Upper deck restaurant
  • Bar
  • 180 degree lounge area
  • Sun deck with jacuzzi and outdoor seating
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming platform
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Lower Deck Standard Twin/Double 14 – 15 Porthole No
Main Deck Standard Twin/Double 13 – 15 Window No

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe