Day 01 - Arrival. Split - Rogoznica or Primošten (L)
Departure is at 13.00 hrs from Split harbour and we sail southwards towards Makarska. Lunch is served en route, followed by a stop in a quiet bay (known to the captain!) for an afternoon swim. Overnight in Rogoznica, or in Primošten, depending on the situation in port – both are charming and picturesque small villages that offer many restaurants and bars. Do try the famous Babic wine, made locally.
Day 02 - Rogoznica or Primošten - NP Krka (Skradin) - Šibenik - Vodic (B.L)
During breakfast, the journey continues towards the Krka National Park (entrance fee 15 -27 EUR per person). Discover the beauty of the Krka National Park and the small access port of Skradin, where the flora and fauna are exceptional. Lunch on board with spectacular views of the Krka Canyon as we sail by on the way towards Šibenik. Free afternoon with optional sightseeing of this historic town. Above the town centre, there is a castle and numerous historic buildings with Foscolo Palace, the perfect example of Gothic style while the church of St Lawrence is in Baroque style. Overnight in the popular resort of Vodice, a lively place in the high season. Many local restaurants and cafes have lovely terraces with sea views. Enjoy these or take a stroll along the wonderful beaches of this typical Dalmatian town.
Day 03 - Vodic - Kornati National Park - Sali (B.L)
Today we visit the Kornati National Park which is actually made up of 100 islands and reefs. This is really something remarkable to see as inlets on some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and are dramatically razor sharp. The islands are rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. There are ruins of the old Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, the old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements among these islands. Overnight in Sali on Dugi Otok (Long Island)
Day 04 - Sali - Zadar (B.L)
The morning is reserved for free time or swimming. In the afternoon depart towards Zadar and join a guided tour of the city. Zadar was important for centuries as the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today it is the centre of the region. The city is rich in the monumental heritage of world importance. The most visited sites include the Roman forum dating back to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus from the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval Basilica and is the symbol of the city, There are also, numerous glorious villas, palaces and monuments to explore.
Superb restaurants litter the centre and the waterfront, and make sure you don't miss a visit to the famous Zadar Sea Origin and the "Greeting to the Sun" light installation. Overnight in Zadar.
Day 05 - Zadar - Zlarin (B.L.CD)
Head back, travelling south along the Dalmatian Coast. Take a swimming stop in one of the most beautiful bays en route, before reaching Zlarin. The lovely car-free island in summer welcomes around 3,000 tourists in summer, but is home to just a few hundred inhabitants in winter. Coral farming dates back to the 15th century and is enjoying a slow revival. You may see coral items on sale from local artists. Spend the evening enjoying the Captain's Dinner, and stay overnight at a tiny village on the island of Zlarin.
Day 06 - Zlarin - Trogir (B.L.)
Depart after breakfast and enjoy a swimming stop or some free time in one of the tranquil bays. After lunch, cruise to the old Dalmatian town of Trogir (Greek relief from 4th century was found here). Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town - as it has masterful architecture including simply stunning Venetian palaces. Join the guided tour of Trogir, discovering the old UNESCO site. Overnight in Trogi
Day 07 - Trogir - Split (B.L)
As the vessel sails back to the Split Rivera, there will be a swim stop on Ciovo island, or you can choose to spend soe time at liesure. In the afternoon, cruise toward the last port of call whilst enjoying the amazing views of Split's Riviera coastline and islands. Join the guided tour of Split. Split is under UNESCO heritage protection and is home to many wonderous monuments. Roman architecture is plentiful, such as Diocletiian's palace, built by the emporor as his retirement home. Enjoy the evening wandering through parts of the famous waterfront. Overnight in Split.
Day 08 - Split (B)
Enjoy an early breakfast, before flying back to the UK. Transfer back to your chosen drop-off point.