Day 1 - Dubrovnik – Arrival
Welcome to Croatia! On your arrival at Dubrovnik airport, you are met and transferred to Dubrovnik's Gruz harbour. Here you will board the MV Symphony, a luxurious 18-cabin ship where you will spend the next 7 nights, exploring the Adriatic coast. The balance of the day is free to settle in on board.
Day 2 - Dubrovnik / Ston / Slano
This morning a local guide takes you on a tour of the magnificent old town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO heritage site. Then the ship departs at lunchtime for Slano with a stop for a swim and then a visit to see traditional oyster farming in medieval Ston where you'll have the opportunity to taste fresh oyster along with trying some local wine. Later this afternoon, arrive in Slano where you are free to explore this coastal village before dining on board.
Day 3 - Pomena, Mljet Island
After breakfast the Symphony departs for Mljet Island, one of the loveliest islands in the Adriatic and known for its olive groves, vineyards and rich forests. Arriving in the island's tiny town of Pomena, there will be a visit to the national park which is rich in fauna and flora. The tour's highlight is the park's two lakes including one with a Benedictine monastery. Tonight you are invited to dine with the Captain on board the ship where it will overnight in Pomena.
This morning after breakfast, the ship sails to the nearby Korcula Island, stopping to swim in one of its secluded bays. Docking in the town of Korcula after lunch, a local guide will show you this ancient port, which some historians say was the birthplace of Marco Polo and where you will hear many stories of his early life. Tonight you are free to enjoy dinner at one of the town's many excellent restaurants. The ship remains in port overnight.
Today, sail further west into the Adriatic Sea and after a morning swim en route, arrive in the early afternoon on the island of Vis. Once a major naval base, it was only opened to visitors in the 1990s. The afternoon is free to explore the island's authentic local villages on your own before having dinner and overnight on board the ship.
Day 6 - Bisevo / Stari Grad, Hvar Island
This morning cruise to Bisevo to visit a unique natural phenomenon, the Blue Cave, famous for the extraordinary colours reflected off its limestone rocks. Afterwards the ship continues to the Island of Hvar, with a swim-stop en route, and arrives at Stari Grad. Visit this UNESCO site on your own before a guided excursion to the Stari Grad Plain, an ancient Greek settlement to enjoy some local wine and a traditional dinner on the Hora Estate. Return to the ship to overnight onboard.
Today sail to Bol on the island of Brac and on arrival have a swim off the world-famous Zlatni Rat Beach, also known as the Golden Horn Beach. Then, on the last leg of this cruise, arrive in nearby Split on the mainland, where you'll enjoy a guided walking tour of this 1,000-year old town with its spectacular Diocletian's Palace. Afterwards there is more free time to continue exploring on your own before having a farewell dinner on board the Symphony.
Today, you will be transferred to the Split Airport prior to boarding your flight home.