Overview This is a new motor yacht for 2020 a luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Explore beautiful Croatia on a yacht and travel in style as you cruise the most scenic and beautiful islands of Croatia. Carefully prepared in every detail in order to meet high personal requirements. The intention is to show the beauty of the islands, thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present the lifestyle and heritage Croatia has to offer. The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns located on South Dalmatian islands, as well as those on the mainland and to have enough time to relax and go swimming. During this 7 night cruise you will be able to gain an exciting experience of the Croatian way of life, its past blended with present. Modern non-smoking double or twin cabins are fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, Wi- Fi, Sat TV, fire alarm, smoke
detectors, Shower, WC and bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, life jackets, luggage space under the bed, cupboard & wardrobe
cabinet with window or porthole. Extra-large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, with separate bar and lounge area, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, Wireless Internet, loud-speakers and audio-system for announcements by Captain or cruise manager, beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction. Outside fully covered terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs that can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of winds) that are usually open for a breathtaking “sea view”. Ship has platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilette's. On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 340 m 2 with sun-beds for passengers, while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.
There is a pre tour to Venice, Zagreb and Slovenia which be added to this cruise
DAY 1: July 11 - SATURDAY - Arrival into SPLIT, You Yacht for the week will be docked in Split harbor where you can board during the entire day. Join the welcome meeting at 7:00 PM where your cruise director will introduce you to the captain, crew and your fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 PM The embarkation will be possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 PM However, you can leave your luggage on board and explore the town of Split at your leisure. The Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner. Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2: July 12 - SUNDAY - SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA (BRAČ ISLAND), Our English speaking guide will give us a morning Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. The second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the Split- Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The city’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. At 12:00 we’ll start our cruise to Omiš. Lunch will be served on board. Omiš is ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches, located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice. We continue our cruise across the Brač Channel, all the way to Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbor, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stone masonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We’ll spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued us so much in daylight. Overnight in Pučišća, (B,L)
DAY 3: July 13 - MONDAY PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR Well start our day with a morning departure towards Bol known for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch we shall continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival in Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. You'll learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar, for many centuries. Afterwards, you will have free time to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4: July 14 - TUESDAY - HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS, Well start our day with a morning cruise towards Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white bottom floor, coloring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon. However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot – if we are lucky enough to visit the cave! Afterwards we'll dock in Vis and have lunch. Vis is truly unique in comparison to other Adriatic islands. Due to its strategic location on the open sea it served as a military zone for a long time, for which reason it was untouched by the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, unspoiled nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis. Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L) **Optional afternoon Vis Island Tour excursion. We start our tour of Vis, our coach will follow the old road, rises above the town and overlooks the bay. We stop on hill to see fertile fields, the largest freshwater surface on the island, named Lokva, and a former allied airport from WWII. After that we descend to the fields and drive through vineyards and olive groves, and then we descend us down to Komiža where we’re greeted by a local guide and taken on a tour of beautiful town boasting the longest fishing tradition on East Adriatic. After a relaxed time in Komiža we will go to a local farm and have a traditional dinner and taste the owner's vines and local products. Return to the boat for our overnight. Price per person is 50,00 EUR and it includes our English speaking guide, Return transfer, wine tasting and dinner at the local farmhouse. Reservations and payment on the spot, minimum 10 pax.
DAY 5: July 15 - WEDNESDAY - VIS – KORČULA, We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, with a swim stop and lunch en route. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive to the Korčula Town, on the Island of Korčula. This town is known as a birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will give us a Korčula City tour and walk us through Korčula’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free, to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6: July 16 - THURSDAY - KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, After breakfast we’ll cruise to National Park Mljet, passing by the magnificent shores of Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop and lunch en route. Upon arrival to National Park Mljet you’ll have a free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12 th century. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heart of this pristine natural park. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)
DAY 7: July 17 - FRIDAY - NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK In the morning we’ll depart for Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands, where we’ll have a short swim stop and lunch. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, well have a tour of the Old town of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guide will show us the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. Following the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Dubrovnik, visit famous City Walls or take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening. You can return on your own if you wish so. Learn why Dubrovnik is known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 8: July 18 - SATURDAY - DUBROVNIK - Return Flight home. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
Cost: $1915.00 Standard Cabin (Roommates can be provided)
Cost: $2386.00 Main Cabin (Roommates can be provided)
Booking/final payment due 60 days prior to departure
- 7 overnights cruise with accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with daily cabin service
- Meals as indicated B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- Two bottles of water per day per person
- All transfers as per itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide for tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik and Split
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Towels changed every second day and linens changed in the middle of the week
- Welcome gift
- Tour leader with 6 or more ladies
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- English speaking cruise director on board and 6 crew members
- R/T Airport transfers if Traveling on cruise dates
- International airfare
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- Vis Island tour with Komiža and dinner, optional 50.00 Euro
- Travel insurance
- Guide/driver/tour leader gratuities
- Additional tours or activities not listed
- 40 Euro Port taxes paid on board
- Entrance fee to the Blue Cave 7.00 - 15.00 Euro
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park 15.00 Euro
- City taxes for pre/post hotel stays
- Pre night hotel stay in Split at the Hotel Luxe Single $TBA. Double $TBA per person
Entry Requirements: Visitors from the US, Canada and Australia need a valid passport, Visas are not required for Americans, Canadians or Australians visiting for less than 3 months. If you are a citizen of another E.U. country, you do not need a passport, only an identity card. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave the European Union. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 2 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it's a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver's license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.
Time Zone: Croatia is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time in the United States. Like many European countries, Croatia has daylight savings time which lasts from late March to late September.
Weather: Croatia has a fairly continental climate, which becomes more Mediterranean the closer you get to the Adriatic Sea. May is a sunny month with 14 hours of daylight. It is the start of the Summer season and rainfalls are low. People flock to the city during this month to enjoy the summery weather and the world-famous cultural event, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. With very warm temperatures and long hours of daylight it is essential that you make sure to drink enough water, wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun to avoid the heat. Temperatures range from the mid to high 70's for the day. Evenings cool a bit with the low to mid 50's.
Currency: The Croatian national currency is the Kuna (kn or HRK), which comes in notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000. Foreign currency can be exchanged at post offices, banks, and exchange offices. Some hotels and travel agencies also will exchange currency, but beware of the service charges, which can be as high as 3% - 5%. Airports usually charge the highest fees. The best way to get cash in the local currency is from an ATM. Keep in mind that most banks impose a fee every time a card is used at another bank's ATM, and that fee can be higher for international transactions ($5 or more) so try and withdraw as few times as possible. Credit cards are accepted by most shops and restaurants however check with your credit card company regarding foreign exchange fees. You will also have a better chance making deals at local shops if paying with cash.
Electricity: Voltage in Croatia is 220 volts AC and the plug is a typical European plug with two round prongs.
Taxes/VAT: As a member of the European Union, Croatia imposes a 25% value-added tax on most goods and services. The VAT is already included in the displayed price. Visitors from outside the EU can get a VAT tax refund at the airport when departing, but the minimum that you must spend at one store to obtain the refund is 500HRK. The VAT refunds are not made for services. To get a VAT refund on purchases that qualify, present your passport to the salesperson and ask for the special stamped form. Present the form with your purchases at the booth marked IVA Tax Refunds at the airport, as you leave EU. Your refund should arrive by check or be credited to your credit card within a few weeks.
Health: No vaccines are required to enter Croatia.
Activity level: During the Croatia Tour, we will travel by private yacht. At each stop we will be walking quite a bit. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk, at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or so miles on some days, many times this is on cobbled streets and uneven surfaces. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. You will need be able to climb stairs, get on and off the boat, without any assistance. At times you will need manage your own luggage. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can't or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate.