Join up to 38 gay men on our 7th-annual all-gay cruise caressing the turquoise blue waters of The Dalmatian Coast. From the comfort of our private yacht – the MS Futura – we’ll see splendid coastlines, explore national parks, wander through medieval towns, and plunge into the balmy waters of the Adriatic. Your OUT Adventures Concierge team will also give you ample opportunities to socialize, explore, and dine at Croatia’s best restaurants. Note: this year we’re upping the ante by including almost all meals and gratuities (including guides and crew) in the listed pricing! Looking for more time in Central Europe? Pair this cruise with our Budapest & Slovenia cultural tour which ends just as this cruise begins. See ‘Related Trips’ below.
July 19 to July 27, – $4395.00 USD CLOSED
Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
Starts In: Zagreb
Ends In: Split
Group Size: Guaranteed departure of max 38 guests
Deposit: $750 USD
Accommodation: 4-Star (1 nt), Private Yacht (7 nts)
2 Group Leaders from beginning to end of tour
Private air conditioned transportation
Breakfast daily, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Water supplement – 1 litre per day, per person
Drink supplement – 1 beer, wine or soft drink with lunch daily (or dinner, if lunch is not included)
Arrival & departure transfers to/from accommodation booked through Out Adventures
Guided tours of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
Most gratuities, including guides, crew and restaurant/bar staff
Croatian dinner at a vineyard in Trstenik
Dubrovnik cable car fee
Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary
Travel Insurance. Visit www.outadventures.com/insurance for more details.
Bok! Welcome to Croatia! Check-in to our centrally located 4-star hotel, then meet your fellow adventurers at 2PM, before we take a guided tour of Zagreb. This evening we’ll break bread at an included welcome dinner within walking distance from the hotel.
Our day begins very early with a stop at Plitvice Lake National Park, which offers an awe-inspiring network of 16 lakes – all connected by cascading waterfalls. From there we’ll make our way to Split to board our private yacht – the MS Futura – then enjoy dinner onboard followed by a night-tour of the old city including Diocletian’s Palace. We’ll conclude with optional drinks at a nearby gay-welcoming bar.
After breakfast, we depart Split for Hvar. En route we’ll stop at Brač for a swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn beach). On arrival at Hvar we’ll head out for a guided tour followed by a free evening to explore. An optional dinner will be available.
An early departure brings us to the quaint island of Biševo, where the Blue Caves awaits providing the weather is in our favour. We then continue to the island of Vis, an isolated former Yugoslav naval base that captures the Mediterranean “as it once was”. Here, you can either pay to visit the remains of the Roman thermal baths, hit up the city museum or simply take in the free views of the beautiful Rustic Vill on the waterfront. Tonight we overnight in the port, with an included dinner on board our ship.
This morning we depart for Korčula – the birthplace of Marco Polo – and a favourite stop amongst Out Adventurers. We’ll have a swim stop and lunch along the way, and upon arrival we’ll enjoy a late afternoon walking tour. Since it’s only a short walk to the yacht from anywhere in the old town, we encourage you to explore the area and its charming shops, bars and restaurants.
Another morning, another beautiful swim stop. Then we enjoy lunch and another swim stop before arriving in Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula. Here, we’ll head to a modern local winery that includes a tour of the grounds and cellar, followed by a luscious 3-course dinner paired with five pristine Croatian wines. Tonight we overnight in this quaint and charming town.
Today we depart early, cruising to the island of Mljet after we have a morning swim stop. Once in Mljet, we’ll join our local guide for a stroll through the famous salt lakes of Mljet National Park. This visit includes a boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient monastery, an old abbey, and a church that dates back to the 12th century. If you’d like to get the blood flowing, you can also rent a kayak, bike or scooter to roam the park on your own. We’ll enjoy our Captain’s Dinner aboard the boat in either Polača or Pomena.
This morning we depart early for the world-famous Dubrovnik, cruising past the old city walls while enjoying lunch onboard. We’ll dock in the new port given the large size of our vessel, then transfer into town for a guided walking tour. This will be followed by a cable car ride up Srđ Mountain where we’ll soak up the scenic views of the Old City Walls and Elaphiti Islands. You’ll have some free time in town to wander, then we’ll meet at a central location for our gourmet Farewell Dinner at a fabulous rooftop restaurant.
This morning we bid farewell to our faithful yacht crew, and each other, as our adventure comes to an end. There are no activities planned, and we must disembark by 9AM. There will be a luggage storage option available for those with afternoon or evening flights, and we have a host hotel for those wishing to spend more time in this ancient city.
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