Day 1: Dubrovnik
Upon your arrival at the harbor in Dubrovnik, embarkation takes place between 2-2:30pm at Gruž, the town's port. At about 4:30pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, during which you'll hear some interesting details about the town's history and visit the most important sites.
Overnight onboard in Gruž, where you may experience Dubrovnik's nightlife
Day 2: Islands of Šipan and Mljet (7+16 miles/11+25 km)
After breakfast a pleasant cycle trip takes us past sumptuous villas and further on past a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills.
Afterwards we'll cruise to the green and forested island of Mljet, known as the honey island. With 70% of the island being woodland, it's one of the most forested islands in the Mediterranean area. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem, "Odyssey." He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. In the afternoon, explore the Mljet national park by bike.
Overnight onboard in the bay of Pomena.
Day 3: Pomena – Lastovo Island (18 miles/27 km)
Our ship takes us to Lastovo Island, one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named "Augusta Insula" after him. The inhabitants, barely numbering more than 1,000, still make their living mainly on agriculture, viticulture, and fishing the extremely abundant waters. The gold-colored white wine "Marastina" is grown here.
Overnight onboard near Lastovo Island.
Day 4: Islands of Korčula and Gradac (28 miles/45 km)
After crossing to Korčula Island regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia, we cycle from Vela Luka to Racisce where the boat awaits to take us to the mainland. Today there is enough time to enjoy a lengthy swim stop on anchor. Our destination is the harbor of Gradac, close to the delta of the Neretva River, which is the most important one in the Herzegovina region.
Overnight onboard in the harbor of Gradac.
Day 5: Excursion to Mostar
A short bus transfer takes us across the Bosnian border to Mostar. A guided tour familiarizes us with the location and the town's world-famous landmark, the bridge across the River Neretva, which was destroyed in 1993 due to heavy shelling and was reopened in 2004 with support and protection by UNESCO. Take the opportunity to stroll through the old town of Mostar which is the national heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On our return trip, we stop in Počitelj with its well-preserved fortress (or if the weather is very warm and sunny at the Kravica waterfall) before continuing to Gradac. Back at the ship we can end the spectacular day with a nice glass of wine.
Overnight onboard in Mostar.
Day 6: Pelijesac peninsula and Korčula Island (16 miles/25 km)
Today’s bike tour takes us across the Pelješac peninsula from Trpanj to Vigan. On the descent we will be able to admire beautiful views of the deep blue sea and the neighboring island of Korčula, seemingly only a stone’s throw away. After a lengthy swim stop we will spend the late afternoon in Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We have ample time in the evening to wander through the fabulous old town and its narrow lanes laid out in a fishbone pattern.
Overnight onboard near Korčula
Day 7: Mainland Prapratno – Slano – Dubrovnik (19 miles/30 km)
A longer crossing on board the boat hugs the beautiful coastline of the Pelješac peninsula on our way to the small ferry harbor of Prapratno. The bicycle tour takes us from Prapratno to Ston with its famous city wall, which is the longest, intact, fortification wall in Europe and often compared with the Great Wall of China. The tour takes us further to the small harbor of Slano on the mainland.
The boat awaits us here for our last cruise to the city of Dubrovnik. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives us time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.
Overnight onboard near Dubrovnik.
Day 8: Departure from Dubrovnik
After breakfast, disembarkation by 9:00am, at which time you will need to arrange for a transfer/taxi to begin your return trip home.
The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case, for example, that the harbours on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.