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PricesFrom: R 8,910.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From14th of April 2018 (Saturday)
Valid To28th of April 2018 (Saturday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
This trip is now 10% OFF! BOOK TODAY &Spend eight unforgettable days sailing on the magnificent Adriatic coast from one island to another!
Setting sail from the ancient port of Split on Croatia's Adriatic Coast, discover sun-kissed beaches, pebbled bays, medieval Dubrovnik, beautiful Korcula and other ports of call. With plenty of time to relax, sunbathe, swim and unwind.
About the Holiday
Day 1: Split
Saturday. Split to Makarska. Hello Croatia and welcome aboard! Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split became a popular retirement destination in the 4th century for Roman emperors such as Diocletian. Today, it is renowned for its variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments among them the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace. The first detailed tourist guide published in 1894, bears witness to the long tourist tradition in hospitable Split!
Don't miss the boat! Cruise departs from SPLIT HARBOUR ON SATURDAY AT 13:00. If you do require pre-tour accommodation, we are able to offer suggestion. From Split harbour sailing south to Makarska.
Overnight: Makarska - onboard | Lunch
Day 2: Mljet
Makarska - Loviste - Mljet. Cast your 21st century worries adrift and get on with the business of sheer relaxation and soaking up the sun. Every day there are opportunities to swim and snorkel direct from the boat or from the sandy white beaches as our boat moors in sheltered bays and coves.
In port at day's end, head down the gang plank and away to a local restaurant or café. The freshness and variety of Croatian food is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Seafood has a prominent place, as do fresh vegetables, cheeses and breads. Olives and grapes have been cultivated here since pre-Christian times.
Today we sail to Loviste, a delightful fishing village and harbour on the north west tip of the Peljesac Peninsula. Along the harbour fleets of local fishing boats unload their daily catch and village woman vie to sell locally grown almonds, olives and figs. With lunch onboard, we continue to the verdant green island of Mljet. Half the island is National Park and stunningly beautiful with thick green forests of Aleppo pine encircling the two inland salt water lakes. The lakes, Malo Jezero (big lake) and Veliko Jezero (small lake), are interlinked and connect to the sea by a shallow tidal canal. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the picturesque island of Saint Mary, home to a small 12th century Benedictine monastery; well worth the visit. The island is easy to navigate and it is possible to hire bicycles, motorized scooters, buggies and open top cars from the harbour. At dinner time try one of the many seafood kavarnas (taverns) along the waterfront
Overnight: Mljet - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Dubrovnik
Mljet - Dubrovnik. Arriving into Dubrovnik, spend the day exploring the old town. Much of the history of Dubrovnik can be characterised by its intact city walls, which run uninterrupted for 1940 metres encircling the city. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful and strongest fort systems in the Europe, is the main attraction to the city's visitors. Five towers inbuilt along the city wall offer unforgettable views of the city, and out to sea warding off by gone invaders. The old stone city is a labyrinth of criss-crossed cobbled streets and lanes. With a thousand and one taverns serving up cold beer and Mediterranean food, numerous souvenir and gift shops, many days can be spent inside the city walls.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Sipan Island
Dubrovnik - Sipan Island/Trstenik. This afternoon we set sail for Sipan Island or Trstenik. Trstenik is a pretty harbour town, located on the north eastern tip of the Peljesac Peninsula. The quaint fishing village boasts beautiful unspoiled coves and beaches, fresh water springs and many restaurants and bars along the harbour side strip. Sipan Island is historically interesting. During the 15th century it was a chic summer getaway for the very best Dubrovnik families, many of whom built palaces on the island. Sipan's beaches are never overcrowded so you'll have no trouble finding a pleasant place to leap into the clear sea. Again, there are plenty of waterfront restaurants dishing up all seafood imaginable; the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to choose.
Overnight: Sipan/Trstenik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Korcula
Sipan Island/Trstenik - Korcula. Korcula is one of the most charming and romantic islands of the 1000 or so off the Adriatic coast. Korcula old town is set in a mini fortress and for many people, brings to mind 'Dubrovnik'. The distinctive white limestone which was used to build both towns originates from Vrnik, a tiny island just off Korcula. Ancient medieval walls surround hidden treasures; you will find architectural delights, including Renaissance palaces, cathedrals, museums and plenty more gems tucked away in its network of old cobbled streets. According to local legend, the famous world explorer, Marco Polo was born here in 1254 and you can even climb the tower which was said to be his home.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Pakleni Islands and Hvar
Korcula - Pakleni Islands - Hvar. Today we cruise the Pakleni islands and onward to Hvar. The tiny archipelago (of about twenty islets) extend along the south side of Hvar. The islands covered in pine trees are known to local fisherman for 'paklina' (melted pine resin) used for ‘water proofing’ boat decking the islands also offer crystal clear waters and secluded beaches.
After lunch on board we sail onward to Hvar. Hvar is an island of sunshine and crickets, lavender, sage, rosemary and wine. Take a walk through the harbour town and be sure to sample some of the local wines and spirits, as well as fish and crustaceans, fished by Hvar fishermen.
Overnight: Hvar - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Brac - Hvar - Brac - Split. Cruise to the island of Brac, for swimming at Zlatni Rat near the town of Bol. There is also time to explore the town before lunch on board and return to Split for a free afternoon and evening to explore the city your way.
Overnight: Split - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Split
Saturday - Split. Your perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast
Includes & Excludes
- 7 nights accommodation aboard Standard sailing boat (upgrade to Comfort Boat available)
- 7 breakfasts, 7 (three course) lunches
- 7 days sailing off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea
- Opportunities to swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, hike and bike ride
- Most port taxes and visitor fees
- Services of captain and onboard crew
- One litre of bottled water per day
- Linen and bedding
Packages is valid for the follwing det departures:
- International flights
- Visa cost
- Travel and medical insurance
- Entrance tickets to national parks not included. The exact cost is dependent on the season and parks visited, approx EUR15 per person
- Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day
- Supplementary port tax of EUR 40 to be paid upon cruise check in
SplitSplit is the second-largest urban centre in Croatia. The city is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, more specifically the eastern Adriatic Sea.
Split was founded when Diocletian built his retirement home here in AD 295. Born in nearby Salona, this able soldier went on to rule the Roman Empire for two decades. When the palace was complete, he resigned and withdrew to his native Dalmatia where he spent his final years. When tribes of Avars and Slavs rampaged through the region, the people of Salona took refuge within the abandoned palace, turning it into a town in its own right. By the 11th century, the settlement had expanded beyond the ancient walls.
Split has a Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters. Split is one of the sunniest places in Europe.
Within the palace is Split's Town Museum that recounts the history of Split in a series of drawings, coats of arms, weapons, furniture, coins and documents. Another excellent attraction is Split's Archaeological Museum which contains fascinating artefacts from the Roman and early Christian period. Most interesting are the reliefs based on Illyrian mythical figures.
Split's daily market is a sight worth seeing, whether or not you want to buy anything. Just steps from the ferry wharf and the bus terminal, this busy market is open daily from 7am to 1pm. Not only will you find the best deals on fruit, vegetables, olive oil, local brandies and other edibles and drinkables but there are tables of tools, utensils, clothes, boot, electronic and other odds and ends.
Beside the standard European cuisine present in all restaurants and hotels specialties from the grill and the roasting-spit (lamb, pork, and poultry) are very popular. Some specialties are as follows: the Gavrilovic salami, the Dalmatian smoked ham, salty pilchards, sheep cheese, peppered Slavonian sausages, paprika-flavoured salami, etc. From fish meals the fish stew is very savoury, and in the continental region the peppered fish stew with fresh-water fish is favoured.