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Make your way Transfer to Split port to board the MSYolo for 7 Nights.
Explore arguably one of the mostbeautiful coastlines in Europe aboard the luxurious MB Yolo. Travel downthe Dalmatian Coast visiting the historic cities of Split and Dubrovnik as wellas the alluring islands of Hvar, Korcula and Mljet.
The boat isoperated by Elite Travel. The programme may be subject to change due to naturalevents, weather, operational or schedule changes made by Elite. Such changesmay be advised locally.
For the next eight days, the transfers and guided excursions will operate on a shared basis.
Accommodation: MB Yolo for 7 Nights
Launched in 2019, Yolo accommodates 38 passengers in 18 en suite cabins on theMain and Lower Deck. The Upper Deck houses a salon-restaurant that seats allguests at the same time, a fully equipped bar and a shaded lounge area. The TopDeck offers 165 sq. metres of space and is equipped with sun beds and a hottub.
Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.
Excursion: Morning walking tour of Split
Visit Split and many of the cultural andhistorical relics this 1,700-year-old city has to offer. The core of the cityconsists of the vast quadrangular palace built by the Emperor Diocletianbetween 295 and 305 for his retirement; defensible and self-sufficient, it wasalmost a small town in itself. The colonnaded central court, Temple of Jupiter,Diocletian's mausoleum (now the cathedral of St Domnius) and the halls of thepalace's substructure are all well preserved. You will also visit the old townsurrounding the palace, where sights include baroque fortifications andmedieval architecture.
Return to the ship and sail to Hvar,known as the Adriatic Rivier
Optional excursion: Walking tour of Hvar Town
Walking tour of Hvar Town, where Romanand Byzantine influences are blended with Venetian style. You will see the15th-century Franciscan monastery with its Renaissance cloister, old rectoryand church with its collection of paintings, cloth, books and manuscripts.After this you will visit St Stephen's Cathedral, the arsenal (a thick-walledfortress) overlooking the harbour, where you will see the oldest theatre inEurope. Finish with a swim at Pakleni.
Continue to Vela Luka on Korcula Island,arriving in time for dinner.
Spend the morning on board, with theoption to swim after breakfast.
Sail to Mijet.
More than 70% of the mountainous islandof Mljet is covered by forests, and the western half of the island is home tothe Mljet National Park. The island was a retreat for the wealthy inhabitantsof the nearby Roman city of Salona, who built villas here. The island is knownfor its two lakes, unusual for an island of this size.
Optional excursion: Hike or cycle on the island
This afternoon either join the guide fora hike on the island, or hire a bike and follow one of the eastern cycle routesround the coast.
Sail from Mljet to Slano on the mainland
Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
Inthe vicinity of Slano, the village of Ston claims its fame for many thingsgastronomical: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters andmussels. This tour gives the opportunity to not only enjoy the local produce,but also see how it's produced.
Setsail for Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik, described by Byronas the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', is a city of a unique political history, ofworld-famous cultural heritage and beauty, and is one of the most attractiveand famous cities of the Mediterranean. Founded 1,300 years ago, Dubrovnik'sappeal lies in the old town of Stari Grad, with its marble-paved squares, steepcobbled streets, tall houses, convents, churches and palaces, all cut from thesame light-coloured stone. The intact city walls keep motorists at bay, and thetown has an agreeable climate and lush vegetation due to its location at thesouthern end of the country's Adriatic coast.
Excursion: Walking tour of Dubrovnik
Transfer from the port to theold town for a guided tour of the city, including walking the ancient walls.
Meals: Breakfast, dinne
Excursion: Full-day tour ofMontenegro
Montenegro is located lessthan an hour's drive from Dubrovnik. After crossing the border you will drivearound the spectacular Bay of Kotor, which is deeply carved into theMontenegrin Mountains. You will continue through the villages of Risan and Perastbefore arriving in Kotor, where a stop will be made to visit the old town andthe medieval fortifications.
The drive continues to thetown of Budva where you will make a final stop before continuing back toDubrovnik. The journey back should be shortened by a ferry ride across the bay(weather and time table permitting).
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Sail from Dubrovnik to Elephite Islands.
Excursion: Elephite Island
Stop at one of the threeinhabited islands of this beautiful archipelago, oncean oasis for local seamen to build their ships. Enjoy a stroll and swim, beforereturning to the ship for lunch.
Sail from the Elephite Islands to Korcula.
Located on a peninsula on thenorth-east coast of the island of Korcula, the town of Korcula is the main cityon the island. It has medieval Dalmatian origins and is surrounded by13th-century walls that were reinforced by the Venetians. The island is one ofthe largest in the Adriatic Sea.
Meals: Breakfast,lunch, dinner
Sail to the island of Brac.
Excursion: Morning tour of Brac
Stop to visit Brac, homelandof 'the Croatian marble', the ultra-high-quality limestone famously used in theconstruction of both the White House and the Bundestag in Berlin. Visit thestill-operating stonemasonry school in Pucišca, where you can learn more aboutthis 'stone of eternity'.
Sail from Brac to Omiš.
Situated on the mouth of theCetina River, just south of Split, Omis sits at the mouth of a picturesquecanyon backed by sheer walls of grey rock.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Sail from Omiš to Split, disembarkand transfer to Split Hotel
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