ADRIATIC ESCAPE CATAMARAN CRUISE
9 days / 8 nights (days are flexibile for private tours)
Available from April till October
Split - Krka waterfalls - Skradin - Zlarin island - Šolta island - Hvar island - Vis island - Biševo island - Lastovo island - Korčula island - Pelješac peninsula - Ston - Dubrovnik
The Adriatic Sea, one of the most peaceful and transparent of the Mediterranean, is the very place for cruising! Dive into the crystal clear blue Croatian waters and hop on some of the most beautiful islands. Taste delicious traditional specialties and explore a thousands year old culture of islands like Hvar and Vis. Feel the peace and greenery of Lastovo and visit the birthplace of Marco Polo. Sample some of world's best wines and admire the beauty of the Pearl of the Adriatic – Old Dubrovnik Town.
o Indulge in the history of Dalmatia's 'capital' SPLIT.
o Visit a magical place of waterfalls and gorges, with the river gushing through a karstic canyon 200m deep – KRKA NATIONAL PARK.
o Explore untouched nature and rich tradition of islands ZLARIN and ŠOLTA.
o Taste the greatest home-made wines and have a lunch with local food delicacies in the shade of the olive grove on HVAR island.
o Swim in the turquoise BLUE CAVE and discover mysteries of VIS island - one of the last unspoiled places in the Adriatic.
o Take a stroll through LASTOVO, between innumerable aged churches and stone houses.
o Enjoy the picture-perfect KORČULA town, surrounded by 14th century walls, where great explorer Marco Polo was born.
o Enjoy a unique taste of the STON Oysters and hear how they are grown at the oyster farm tour.
o Take in all the glory of DUBROVNIK, wandering through its old marble streets.
DAY 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL
Arrival to Split. Meet your Unlimited Croatia driver at the gate and transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Split has many charming restaurants, wine and olive oil bars. After your evening stroll at the seafront promenade, go for an aperitif and a plate of small bites at Paradox, Zinfandel or Uje Oil Bar. Proceed with an enjoyable Dalmatian-style meal, finest seafood or juiciest steaks, in one of Split restaurants. Overnight in Split.
DAY 2 SPLIT – KRKA NATIONAL PARK – SKRADIN
In the morning, head for a private guided tour of Split. Walk inside Diocletian’s Palace, once the summer residence of the Roman emperor Diocletian and you’ll see bars, restaurants and shops thriving amidst the atmospheric old walls. After the tour, meet your driver, head towards Krka National Park and enjoy a stroll through the park. Krka River has seven impressive waterfalls along its course but the two most famous are Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap. Both cascading waterfalls are composed of travertine barriers and are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Eastern Europe – comparable only to those that grace Plitvice Lakes. The shine of the sun on the crystal-clear water, the lush green vegetation and the sight of the waterfalls will make your stroll through the park a memorable one. And the best part is – you can swim in the lake next to the waterfalls (something you can’t do in Plitvice Lakes). All this will make you fall in love with this paradise on Earth. While strolling through the park, make sure you hop on a boat and glide your way on the clear water to Skradin, a beautiful and charming little town on the shores of Krka river. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the town, sample some fine cuisine in one of its restaurants or just enjoy the charm this little town offers. In the late afternoon, board your catamaran that is moored in Skradin and spend the night on board.
DAY 3 SKRADIN – ZLARIN ISLAND – ŠOLTA ISLAND
Start your 6 day cruise departing from Skradin following the canyon of Krka river towards the Adriatic Sea. First stop on this day is Zlarin island, best known for harvesting coral and turning it into jewellery and ornaments. Enjoy some leisure time to catch some sun and swim in the Adriatic. Next stop is the island of Šolta, a popular getaway for the citizens of Split. Dock at the island and enjoy some free time to explore the island. Overnight on board.
DAY 4 ŠOLTA ISLAND – HVAR ISLAND
Depart from the island of Šolta and head for the island of Hvar and the town of Stari Grad. Upon arrival, head for a private tour of the whole island where you will have the opportunity to see all that is best on Hvar island. Including a stop at a local winery to sample some of the best wines in Croatia and a stop at a family estate for traditional lunch, enjoy Hvar island with all your senses. Upon arrival back to Stari Grad, time at leisure to explore its old city core. Overnight on board.
DAY 5 HVAR ISLAND – BIŠEVO ISLAND – VIS ISLAND
Early morning cruise towards small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance possible only if weather permits). After exploring the Blue Cave, continue your cruise towards Vis island. Due to its isolation as a classified navy base in Yugoslavia, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was”, making it interesting to visit. After docking, have some leisure time to explore this charming island. Overnight on board.
DAY 6 VIS ISLAND – LASTOVO ISLAND
Next morning, we head further south to the Island of Lastovo. With its 46 small islands, 46 churches and chapels, 46 vineyards and surrounding sandbanks, is a genuine heaven for lovers of nature, sailing, good food and wine. Dock at the island and enjoy the island on your own. Overnight on board.
DAY 7 LASTOVO ISLAND – KORČULA ISLAND – STON – DUBROVNIK
Depart for your final destination on the cruise, the island and town of Korčula. Upon arrival, disembark the catamaran and have some leisure time to explore this medieval town on your own. Afterwards, enjoy a short boat ride to the Pelješac penisnula, the „Croatian Napa Valley“. Afterwards, meet your driver and head for a local winery to taste some local wine. Next, arriving in Ston, head for a tour and tasting of the famous Ston oysters. Depart for Dubrovnik and overnight and at the hotel.
DAY 8 DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, meet your guide and head for a private exclusive tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. After your guided tour, spend the afternoon further exploring its historic core. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 9 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight, meet your driver at the hotel for a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport to catch your flight and say goodby to Croatia.
5 nights catamaran rental as per itinerary, skipper fee, fuel, mooring fees, transit log fee, breakfast on board and in hotels, private transfers (from Split airport, from Split to Krka National Park, from Orebić to Dubrovnik, from Dubrovnik to the Dubrovnik airport), accommodation in Split and Dubrovnik, guided tours of Split and Dubrovnik, entrance tickets to Krka National Park, half day private tour of the island of Hvar (wine tasting and lunch included), Blue Cave entrance tickets, wine tasting on Pelješac peninsula, Ston oysters boat tour and tasting, VAT and 24 hours concierge service included.
The Lagoon 450 hits a sweet spot in terms of size. It can carry a family or a couple with guests in style, but is still small enough for you to sail and maintain without a professional captain. In big four cabins (+ two bow cabins) can accommodate in total 12 people for a great experience on the sea. fully equipped boat with generator, air conditioning & heating.
Yacht: Chin Chon
Model: Lagoon 450
Length: 13.96 m
Berths: 12 (8+2+2)
Cabins: 6 (4+2)
WC / Shower: 4
Beam: 7.84 m
Draught: 1.30 m
Engine: 2x55 HP Yanmar
Fuel capacity: 1000 l
Water capacity: 700 l
Outboard engine, Electric winch (2), Electric anchor winch, Cockpit cushions, Dinghy with outboard engine, Swimming ladder, Bimini top, Deck shower (hot water), Manual winch (1), Cockpit table
Life raft, Safety harness, Pyrotechnical equipment, Fire extinguisher (2), Bilge pump, Life jackets
Sails & Rigging:
Genoa roll, Main sail - Full batten
VHF radiostation, Sea charts, GPS plotter in cockpit, Depth gauge, GPS plotter, Autopilot, Log-speedometer, Anemometer, Compass
Hot water, Towels, Bed linen
Air conditioning, Battery charger, Heating, Radio/CD player, Generator, TV/DVD
Dishes, Oven, Microwave oven, Doublebowl sink, Electric fridge (2), Gas stove
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