DAY 1 DUBROVNIK – ARRIVAL AND WELCOME DINNER
Following your arrival at Dubrovnik airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel. As the first glimpses of the King’s Landing appear in your sightlines, you’ll understand many famous words about Dubrovnik, including the ones of the Game of Thrones producers, who stated the town “struck them as something directly out of a George Martin novel.” The incredibly preserved medieval core of Dubrovnik, enveloped in thick stone walls, thus earned the role of the King’s Landing. Start your movie tour days with a bang: a dinner at a restaurant near all the filming locations, which happened to host many GOT cast members during their stay in Dubrovnik. Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer and now you! Round off day one with a stroll down the Walk of Shame steps and an overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK – GAME OF THRONES CITY TOUR AND LOKRUM ISLAND – UNVEIL KING'S LANDING
Today is the day for discovering the city of the Iron Throne. Following breakfast, embark on a Game of Thrones walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with a die-hard-fan of a local guide. Walk the streets where the Targaryens, Starks and Lannisters used to walk, find the Littlefinger’s brothel, spot famous locations in their everyday attire, and experience life in the capital of the 7 kingdoms. Climb the fortresses and walls that where attacked by the Baratheons, and admire the endless red rooftops from the Tower of the Undying. Then stroll along the Blackwater Bay shores to climb to Red Keep at the fort of St. Lawrence. Finally, hop on a boat to the leafy island of Lokrum, a stand-in for the city of Quarth near the Jade Sea. Its Benedictine Monastery hosts an informative exhibit about the Game of Thrones filming in Dubrovnik and presents a chance to pose in one of the licensed Throne replicas. Instagram fame guaranteed! Enjoy the rest of the day and the evening to yourself and stay overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK – CABLE CAR TOUR AND ARBORETUM TRSTENO
Following breakfast, enjoy a transfer to the Dubrovnik cable car, waiting to swiftly take you to the top of the mount Srđ, standing 40-meters-tall directly above the Old Town. Enjoy the splendid vistas of the Old Town’s terracotta roofs as they contrast the green Lokrum sitting at its shoulder. See how close the King’s Landing, Quarth and Red Keep are in real life! From the top of the hill, you’ll also be able to discern countries surrounding this small, but unique region: Montenegro on the east and Bosnia and Hercegovina on the north and west. Descend back to the town to take a short drive to the beautiful gardens of Trsteno, the first arboretum in this part of the world. Its lush Renaissance estate and park were the backdrop where Lady Oleanna Tyrell forged her role in the game of thrones, and Sansa Stark and Margaery Tyrell their friendship. Enjoy the evening on your own and an overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK – FREE TIME AND DEPARTURE
After breakfast at the hotel, recap your experience and bid farewell to your fellow travelers. Then take a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. Breakfast at hotel. We will recap everything seen during our short but sweet stay and say goodbye to our fellow travelers before heading to the airport.
DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening one-on-one with Dubrovnik and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK; SEA KAYAKING
In a cove towered by the mighty fortress of St. Lawrence, kayaks await to take you on a truly unique journey. Gear up, grab you paddle and set off to discover secluded coves, rocky shores and the overwhelming magnificence of pure nature. Glide along the imposing City Walls, by the boats neatly tucked away in the Old Town harbor, until you reach a cave accessible only by boat. Betina cave, with its small pebble beach, is as close to heaven as it gets. So chill, hang out, snorkel, have a snack, and just experience what it feels to be one with the sea.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK; CABLE CAR & BUGGY SAFARI ADVENTURE
At 400 meters height, the top of the Srđ hill delivers bird’s-eye views of Dubrovnik Old Town and the Elaphite Islands floating serenely in the distance. On this spectacular backdrop, you will drive around the barren plateau in buggies, open-air, all-terrain vehicles, encountering animals like cows and donkeys and enjoying wind across your face. We’ll bring you to the top of the hill to meet your buggy guide, who will instruct you on everything you need to know and will guide you during this hour of unparalleled fun. To top it all off, ride the cable car back into Dubrovnik Old Town.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK; JEEP SAFARI THROUGH THE KONAVLE VALLEY
Just half an hour south of the walled Dubrovnik, the picturesque oasis of Konavle villages treasures and preserves its nature, rural lifestyles and ancient traditions. You’ll embark the jeeps in Cavtat, a charming seaside town and the gateway to Konavle. As you head east, you’ll soon find yourself surrounded in green fields, cool forests and dreamy meadows. Take a break in the village of Ljuta, and by the historic mills constructed over a cool river, refresh with some tasty local treats. Then continue via Čilipi to Popovići, where breath taking vistas of the Adriatic Sea suddenly appear around a bend in an amazing display of stunning beauty. After the jeep tour, return to Dubrovnik for your overnight stay.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening one-on-one with Dubrovnik and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK; CITY WALLS WALKING TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER
Today, get up-close-and-personal with the fabulous Dubrovnik and the revered, UNESCO-listed Old Town. After breakfast, the guided stroll around the medieval city walls and through the maze of atmospheric alleyways reveals all the splendor which makes Dubrovnik a world-class destination, from the intricate stonework of the palace façades, like Sponza and the Rector’s Palace, to the lively open-air markets and potable water at the Onofrio’s Fountain. Pick your personal favorites before rounding off your day with a bang – a fine-dining showcase of Adriatic specialties at a longstanding exclusive Dubrovnik restaurant. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK; CAVTAT TOUR AND COOKING CLASS
Set east and explore important threads of Dubrovnik’s existence, its origins and the relevance of food in keeping the communities together. After breakfast, drive to Cavtat, once a Roman colony named Epidaurus that preceded Dubrovnik and partook in its making. Today, Cavtat is like the serene version of Dubrovnik, where your time is best spent enjoying the idyllic waterfront – whether by taking a pine-shaded seaside walk or by immersing into the local custom of sipping coffee and gazing away at the sea. Rejoin your guide to head out to the countryside to a family household where you will learn by doing and master the importance of food in the everyday life of a local family. After your cooking class, savor the excellent fruits of your labor before returning to Dubrovnik and enjoying an evening on your own to wander around Dubrovnik some more.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK; KORCULA ISLAND BY PRIVATE MOTORBOAT
The town of Korčula on the island of the same name was supposedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous world explorer. Thus, when in vicinity – it only makes sense to head out to Korčula and explore it! Power up with a breakfast at the hotel, and after a short transfer to the port, hop onto a private motorboat for an exciting and scenic ride to this beautiful island. As soon as you set foot into its ring of historic walls, the Old Town of Korčula envelops you in medieval times still lurking from its towers and corners of its curving stone alleys hiding away stunning churches, buildings and palaces. After sightseeing, find a place to refresh with a dip or a lunch, as you prefer. Upon return, enjoy an evening on your own drawing parallels between the two old towns, the one of Korčula and the one of Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and then take a transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrival to Dubrovnik airport. Transfer to hotel in Dubrovnik and overnight.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK
Breakfast at hotel. Free time in Dubrovnik. We recommend city sightseeing and walk along the city walls. Panoramic ride overlooking Dubrovnik to Srd mountain with Dubrovnik’s new cable car should not be missed. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 3 DUBROVNIK
Breakfast at hotel. We recommend a day visit to nearby Elaphite Islands or Island of Lokrum. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 4 DUBROVNIK - KORČULA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards Korčula. Arrival to Korčula, overnight in Korčula.
DAY 5 KORČULA
Breakfast at hotel. Free morning to explore the Korcula old town, the hometown of famous explorer Marco Polo.
Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 6 KORČULA – HVAR
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning departure to Island Hvar. Arrival to the hotel and rest of the free for exploring Hvar town and the Island. Hvar is the town of a unique cultural and historical heritage and also an important tourist resort with a centuries-old tradition in tourism, pleasant climate, a lot of sunshine, natural beauties, famous gastronomic offer. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 7 HVAR – SPLIT
Breakfast at a hotel. Morning departure to Split. Afternoon leisure to enjoy the magnificent town of Split with it’s numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Overnight in Split.
DAY 8 SPLIT
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Split airport (or other hotel/accommodation unit in Split). End of program.
DAY 1 Saturday EMBARKATION IN DUBROVNIK (Gruz harbor); D
Embark the M/S Adriatic Pearl any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 Sunday DUBROVNIK – KORCULA – B, L
The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll know Korčula** was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most Wwalking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port of Gruz to the Old town – optional walking tour package
*Korcula town walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 3 Monday KORCULA – PUCISCA (Island of Brac) – OMIŠ; B, L
Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula, and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’, the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš.
*Option: Stonemasonry School –walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina River
DAY 4 Tuesday OMIŠ – SPLIT – excursion Skradin and Trogir; B, D
When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
*Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 5 Wednesday SPLIT – HVAR (Island of HVAR) – VELA LUKA (Island of Korcula); B, D (Captains dinner)
In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet-set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, the Old Town of Hvar, also the home of the oldest theatre in Europe and organized tourism in Croatia! Join an optional walking tour* to learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before sailing over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight.
*Hvar town – optional walking tour package
DAY 6 Thursday VELA LUKA (Island of KORCULA) – POMENA (Island of MLJET) – SLANO; B, L
Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected with by a small channel with the sea. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion* – but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.
DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK; B, L
In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK; B
Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 09:00. Make sure to keep in touch with your fellow travelers and the Cruise Manager and the crew, as M/S Adriatic Pearl will wait for you next year too!
DAY 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK area; D
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik harbor or another hotel in Dubrovnik to the tour hotel. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/Dubrovnik area/.
DAY 2 Monday DUBROVNIK area; Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car; B, D
Morning transfer to the Pile Gate where you will join excursion Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car. Departing Pile Square on foot toward the newly open Cable Car Station situated in vicinity of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to the Cable Car Station you will proceed with a cable car to a panoramic view of Dubrovnik from the surrounding Srd hill. From here you will be offered a bird’s – eye view of the greatness of the entire city and especially Dubrovnik rooftops which you will never forget. Upon return ride to the main Station your tour guide will lead you by foot to the Old Town of Dubrovnik for the walking tour. Walking tour will open the doors to you to one of the largest and most luxurious open – air museum towns in existence. The famous Croatian tourist center awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts, which have preserved and enhanced Dubrovnik’s spirit of Renaissance. You will be awed by the labyrinth of short, narrow stone streets, the market place, palaces, towers, monasteries and houses, each of which is over 300 years old! The old masters understood how to construct a miraculously harmonious stone city. This harmony, simplicity and sense of beauty have through the ages become the basic philosophy of life for the residents of Dubrovnik. Early afternoon return transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Dubrovnik area.
DAY 3 Tuesday DUBROVNIK area; Ancient Montenegro; B, D
Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In our quest for traces and memories of past times, we will be visiting the baroque shore town of Perast. Short boat ride from town will take us to one of the two islets in the Bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor! Upon return dinner and overnight Dubrovnik area.
DAY 4 Wednesday DUBROVNIK – MAKARSKA RIVIERA; B, D
Morning departure to Mostar, This is a city of poetry, a city of stone and sleepy, narrow winding streets. It is a city where the traveller from the North feels the first dashes of Mediterranean air imbued with scents of citrus and sea and the traveller from the South reaches the first glimpses of the continent beyond. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments assembled harmoniously over the centuries thanks to favorable geographical conditions and a sound economic climate. Experience sights such as the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques. After the guided tour of the town enjoy some free time for strolling around and browsing among the many old craft shops or maybe have lunch in one of the picturesque local restaurants. Dinner and overnight at Makarska Riviera.
DAY 5 Thursday MAKARSKA RIVIERA; Split and Trogir; B, D
Split is situated on a peninsula and surrounded by historical towns and settlements. We shall take a walk through the 4th-century Diocletian's Palace to visit its ancient Cellars, Peristyle, Roman temples (today Christian ones), Cathedral and Baptistery, and then the famous Golden Gate. After sightseeing of the town of Split and free time for individual exploring we start our bus ride towards Trogir, a small town under the cultural protection of the UNESCO. Trogir arose from the ancient Tragurion, and is full of buildings and monuments testifying to its rich history. There stands the Cathedral with its famous portal by the well-known local master Radovan, the City Loggia from the 15th century, the Cipiko palace, the town Hall, and the Benedictine monastery from the year 1064, where a Greek relief is kept representing Kairos (the God of auspicious moment). Dinner and overnight at Makarska Riviera.
DAY 6 Friday MAKARSKA RIVIERA; B, D
Today is your day for leisure. Optional excursions Krka National Park and Šibenik available on the spot. Dinner and overnight at Makarska riviera.
DAY 7 Saturday MAKARSKA RIVIERA - DUBROVNIK; B, D
In the morning we are leaving Makarska Riviera for Ploče where we will take ferry to Trpanj on Pelješac peninsula. Getting of the ferry we will continue to Orebić where we will take a short boat ride to town of Korčula, followed by orientational walking tour of town of Korčula. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After free time return boat ride to Orebić and scenic ride through Pelješac peninsula with short stop in small town of Ston, before late afternoon arrival to your hotel for dinner. Overnight Dubrovnik area.
DAY 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE; B
Transfer on the day of the tour to Dubrovnik airport, Dubrovnik port & hotels in Dubrovnik.