Explore the gorgeous South Adriatic Sea and islands with HE Travel. We’ll cruise aboard our partner’s comfortable 38 passenger yacht. Beginning in Dubrovnik, we make our way to several remote islands, including Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, and Brac. The views are stunning from the boat and from the land. While ashore, our group will cycle through countryside vineyards and sip on the local wines. We’ll have time to stroll through the port towns and peek inside old-world shops. We’ll explore the islands by foot, kayaks, and bicycles to give us the local perspective of these quaint island towns. When we rejoin our yacht, don’t forget to take a dip in the Adriatic Sea’s refreshing cool blue water, before continuing the magic of Croatian Cruising.
Croatia is the Mediterranean destination to see – with its blend of great food and delicious wine, its rugged and dramatic Adriatic coastline, the translucent purity of its sea, and the generally easygoing attitude of the locals themselves. These pearls of the South Adriatic will leave you with an abundance of memories as we visit Dubrovnik, the lakes of Mljet island, Golden Cape and the most beautiful beach located on Brač Island. It is had to believe that this country was once a war zone almost two decades ago. Croatia is a well established safe, independent and tourist-friendly country.
June 21, 2019 to June 29, 2019 – 5398.00 USD
Optional Tour Choices:
$750 Upgrade to Upper Cabin (Per Person in a shared cabin – 2 cabins of this type available)
$1500 Single Supplement in a Lower Single Standard Cabin (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private cabin and bathroom – 2 cabins of this type are available)
$1800 Single Supplement with an upgrade to Upper Cabin- 1 cabin available
Airport transfers in Dubrovnik; All accommodations in a shared room; All activities as listed in the itinerary; All breakfasts and lunches, 3 dinners; $200 drink allotment for alcohol and drinks onboard the ship; Services of knowledgeable local guides, and a professional HE Travel Tour Director (subject to minimum participation); HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who do not have other coverage
Airfare to and from Croatia; Dinner on 4 nights; Gratuities to ship crew, and guides; Personal items including alcoholic beverages(when not with the group), snacks, laundry, and telephone calls. Extra beverages onboard will be tallied throughout the week and you can pay before departing.
After lunch we will explore a historical spot on Mljet, one of the islands “lost” at sea and not easily reached alone. Portions of this island are National Park, including the Big Lake, Small Lake, and Soline Bay. As we hike along pine-shaded paths we will come upon the island’s unique saltwater lakes where we will have time to jump in the water and float from one saltwater lake to the other via a cool waterway. The current will help you along, so no paddling necessary.
This morning we will head to Island Brač and take a swim at the most famous beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat, known for its natural phenomenon horn shape. Located in the southern part of Brac Island, it is below the highest peak of all Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora, at 2559 feet. There are plenty of flat rocks to play froggie – the Croatian name for skipping rocks.
After lunch, we will set sail for Split, Croatia’s second biggest city. Split is the administrative center of Middle Dalmatia and it is an important historical and cultural city, with numerous museums, churches, theatres and other archeological treasures. Perhaps the most impressive is the massive structure Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Romans in the fourth century. The palace and its many buildings inside were designated a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1979. We will have the opportunity to explore this ancient city and the Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace.
Tonight we will enjoy an amazing group dinner at a lovely location in Split.
This morning we will head to Korcula, best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Within the fortifications and defensive walls, the red roofs extensively will remind you of Dubrovnik. View the centuries-old works of stonemasons whose architectural wonders created a very orderly urban plan
Enjoy the afternoon exploring this cute port town. Tonight we will enjoy the Captain’s dinner onboard our ship.
Today we will sail by the biggest peninsula in Dalmatia, Peljesac Peninsula, known for its slopes that gave names to the best red wines, Postup and Dingac. These are produced from a small blue grape, which leads to the name plavac mali. On our journey today we will make a stop in the small town of Trstenik. From there we will head to Janjina – middle of the peninsula – for a wine tasting.
Further down the Mljet Strait, we will come to the Elaphiti Archipelago, a group of 14 islands and islets. While taking in the views we will enjoy lunch and a swimming break. We will arrive in Slano this afternoon and enjoy sailing through Mali Ston Bay. Here we will learn the local history of a family that has been growing oysters since 1980. Enjoy a welcome drink and homemade sweets before tasting famous a couple oysters and a mussel with a glass of wine.
Today we will depart after breakfast and take in our final boat ride to Dubrovnik for our transfer to the airport.
*The captain retains the right to modify the sailing route at any moment.
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