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Ready for an island-hopping holiday with a difference? This tour takes you on a leisurely week of exploring the islands and coastline of Croatia. Sail during the morning, have a swim & explore a new destination every afternoon. Discover Dubrovnik, encounter Korcula and traverse Makarska at the hands of local guides. See ancient sites and walk in the footsteps of the Game of Thrones characters. Between the big-ticket attractions & the hidden gems, this Croatia sailing tour hits all the high notes. It's sun, sailing & adventure all rolled into one.
Why this Trip
- All tour dates are guaranteed to depart.
- No minimum numbers required.
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Split harbour, 10:00-12:30 hrs
Split harbour, 09:00 hrs
DAY 1: Arrive in Split - Makarska
Expat Explore Travel exclusively uses the MS Dalmatinac and MS Petrina (or similar) boats on our Croatia Sailing Comfort tour. Featuring cabins with private en-suite facilities, the vessel carries a maximum of 22 people and also features a sun deck and other common areas for sunbathing and relaxing. The tour starts in Split; after you embark the ship, you will be served lunch on board and then we set sail along the Dalmatian coast down to Makarska Riviera, spending the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches. Once in Makarska, you will have some free time to explore and try the local cuisine.
DAY 2: Peljesac peninsula - Mljet
This morning we depart towards Mljet, making our first stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing morning swim. After lunch, the whole afternoon is free to explore the beautiful Mljet National Park (please note, entrance fee applies). You can choose to hire bicycles and see as much of the park as possible, or perhaps catch a boat to the Island of St Mary's Benedictine Monastery, the choice is yours!
DAY 3: Mljet - Dubrovnik
After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, undoubtedly one of the highlights of this tour. On route there will be time for a short swim and you will enjoy the beautiful sights along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – as the famous writer George Bernard Shaw described Dubrovnik. In the afternoon you can explore the city walls at your own pace, or join our guided tour of the old town. In the evening we recommend a visit to Buza Cafe, situated just outside the city walls and overlooking the Dalmatian coast line, providing an amazing spot to watch the sunset.
DAY 4: Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik
This morning we'll depart Dubrovnik and continue our cruise towards the Isle Sipan or the little town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night.
DAY 5: Sipan/Trstenik - Korcula
After breakfast we depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, where we'll enjoy lunch on board in front of Lumbarda (part of Korcula). We arrive in Korčula in the afternoon, where we overnight in port. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than most places. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which were built over two centuries ago on an optional walking tour.
DAY 6: Pakleni Islands - Hvar
Today we depart for the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a relaxing swim. This afternoon we'll arrive in Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. You will have time to walk to the impressive fort overlooking the town and this evening you are spoilt with the abundant entertainment full of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.
DAY 7: Brac - Split
Our next stop will be the island of Brac. Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape). Enjoy the view as we return to Split in the afternoon. Tonight is your last night on board the ship.
DAY 8: End of tour
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
- 7 Nights cabin accommodation on our privately chartered cruise boat
- Services of the crew (captain, first mate & chef)
- 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 0 dinners
- 9 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
- Not Included: Compulsory €40 visitor’s tax & port fees. This is to be paid to the crew once on the tour.
Optional ExcursionsOptional excursions are payable in cash currency to your tour leader whilst on tour.
- Sea Kayaking Sunset tour
- Game of Thrones walking tour
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Detailed Info Pack
- Tour start & end points
- Pre-departure information
- Pre-tour accommodation
For more information on, starting points & times, emergency contact details, budgeting for your tour & much more you can download our information pack here.
Helpful Pre-Trip Info
On tour costs
Please refer to the tour itinerary for full details of what activities are included, which meals are included and what is excluded. We would recommend budgeting €25-€40 per day (this excludes optional excursions).
During this tour you will stay in twin share cabins and if you are a single traveller, you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender or you have the option to book a single cabin at an additional price during checkout.
In some destinations you will have some free time to explore.
Your tour starts and finishes in Split. Please have a look at our Essential Tour Information page for detailed information.
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