An Optional Pre tour is possible in Montenegro before the cruise. The tour will end in Dubrovnik where you will then join the cruise.
May 16-23, 2020
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.
About Your Yacht:
Yacht highlights: Built in 2018, 155 ft., The latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. 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 390 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.
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. Main Cabins have picture windows, Standard Cabins have port hole windows.
An Optional Pre tour is possible in Montenegro before the cruise. The tour will end in Dubrovnik where you will then join the cruise.
SATURDAY: May 16, 2020 - Arrive into DUBROVNIK (DBV)
Your Ship will be docked in Dubrovnik Gruž harbor where you can board during the entire day. At 7:00 PM we’ll have a welcome meeting where the Captain will introduce you to the crew and your fellow passengers. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 PM.
The embarkation is possible throughout the whole day. Passengers arriving in the morning will not be able to enter their cabins before 1:00 PM. However you can leave your luggage on board and tour the city at your leisure. The Captain will await for all the passengers arriving late at night. All the late arriving guests will be provided with a dinner.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (D)
SUNDAY: May 17 - DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO
After breakfast our English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. We’ll visit the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour you’ll be left on your own to explore around, visit City Walls or take a scenic cable car to the top of Mount Srđ with its stunning 360° vista. On this day, we'll not have lunch on board, so you can spend more time in Dubrovnik and see why this city was deservedly nicknamed Pearl of the Adriatic.
Return coach transfer is scheduled between 3 PM and 4 PM (time to be confirmed on the spot). Then we’ll sail out for the Island of Šipan where we’ll anchor in a picturesque and peaceful fishermen’s village of Šipanska Luka. In case dock and lock schedules or weather conditions prevent us from anchoring in Šipanska Luka we’ll cruise to Slano, located on the mainland. Tonight we’ll have dinner on board.
Overnight in Šipanska Luka or Slano on the mainland. (B,D,)
MONDAY: May 18 - ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO - MLJET NATIONAL PARK - KORČULA
Our day starts with a morning departure towards Mljet National Park. When we arrive there, you’ll have enough time to explore the park, walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit the Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12 century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of National Park. Entrance fees to Mljet National Park are included. With lunch served on board,
we’ll sail for the Island of Korčula, arriving there in the afternoon. The town of Korčula is the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Our guide will take you for a tour of Korčula Town, through its narrow and cobbled streets and its rich history. You’ll have the remainder of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
TUESDAY: May 19 - KORČULA - VIS
In the morning we’ll cruise to the Island of Vis, with lunch on board and a swim stop en route. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Compared to other Adriatic islands, Vis is rather unique. Being an important strategic military stronghold for centuries, Vis was spared the excessive tourist development and thus retained it's unspoiled beaches, ecological agriculture and traditional
architecture. Enjoy the afternoon, exploring the town of Vis, its picturesque stone streets, pristine beaches and fine taverns.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
WEDNESDAY: May 20 - VIS - BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE - HVAR
Today we'll cruise to the Island of Biševo and its Blue cave, one of the most famous natural attractions of the Adriatic Sea. The Blue Cave is a water-logged cave that can be approached only by boat. Sunbeams penetrating through its submarine opening and get reflected from the white bottom floor, creating a magical effect of deep aquamarine and shiny silver light, mystifying the Cave’s visitors. However, sometimes high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we will not know before the time
designated for our visit. If that happens, we can provide an alternative half-day tour of Vis Island and its WWII RAF Airport, along with Komiža - a peculiarly beautiful town boasting the longest fishing tradition on the East Adriatic. After a swim stop and lunch we’ll continue cruising along many coves and bays, towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the country’s most attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point of international jet setters. Upon our arrival to Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through this unique city, introducing you to its millennia-long history, culture and way of life, along with a few island’s peculiarities, such as the traditional farming of lavender. Afterwards, you'll have an evening on your own to explore and dine in one of numerous family owned restaurants and taverns.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
THURSDAY: May 21 - HVAR - BOL - TROGIR
In the morning we’ll cruise towards Bol, a place best known for its beach of Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape), which regularly hits the top lists of the most beautiful European beaches. Once we stop in Bol, you can enjoy simple pleasures such as taking a walk around this nice little Dalmatian town, perhaps having a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board.
After lunch we’ll continue cruising towards Trogir, another city inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, arriving there during the afternoon. This town - museum is literally packed with palaces, churches, monasteries and towers, the main attraction being the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia.
A professional English speaking guide will take us for a city tour of Trogir. Afterwards, you’ll have some time on your
own to explore. This evening we'll have a Captain's Dinner on board, along with some live music entertainment.
Overnight in Trogir Historical Town. (B,L, Captain's Dinner with live music)
FRIDAY: May 22 - TROGIR - SPLIT
In the morning we'll sail out for Split, our last port on this cruise, with a swim stop along the way. After lunch, our English speaking guide will give us an afternoon Split City tour, walking us through the world famous Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County. Over 1700 years old, Split abounds with cultural and historical sights, many of them situated within the Split’s historical nucleus which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List ever since 1979.
After the city tour you'll be left on your own to explore this lively and bustling Mediterranean city and to enjoy an intimate farewell dinner on your own.
Overnight in Split, (B,L,)
SATURDAY: May 23 - SPLIT - Return Home.
After breakfast, the time has come say farewell to all your new friends. Transfer to the airport in Split (SPU) (B)
Cost: $1625.00 Standard Cabin per person based on double occupancy, (Roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $538.00
Cost: $1925.00 Main Cabin per person based on double occupancy, (Roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $685.00
Bookings MUST be made by July 30, 2019
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 to tours as per itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide for tours of Hvar, Togir, Korčula, Dubrovnik and Split
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Towels changed every second day and linen changed in the middle of the week
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park
- Welcome gift
- Afternoon tea with cake/biscuits
- Entrance fees to Biševo Blue cave or Vis Island tour with Komiža
- Tour leader with 6 or more clients
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- English speaking cruise director on board and 6 crew members
- Airport transfers for arrival/departure dates of cruise. Unless arriving very late.
- International airfare. You will fly into Dubrovnik and out of Split. We can arrange airfare for you
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- International departure tax if any
- Travel insurance
- Guide/driver/tour leader gratuities
- Additional tours or activities not listed
- 40 euro Port taxes paid on board in cash
- City taxes for pre/post hotel stays
- Pre hotel stay in Dubrovnik at the Kompass hotel. Classic Double room $TBA Single or $TBA pp double
- Post hotel stay in Split at the Hotel Luxe Single $TBA. Double $TBA per person double
- Airport transfers for arrival/departure for pre/post hotel stays
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.