Sail your way along the Dalmatian and Montenegro coast for long days of relaxing on a yacht deck, followed by exciting evenings filled with Croatian nightlife. Sit back and relax as you experience an array of local tastes, sights, and sounds you won’t soon forget. Make stops at sunny beaches and charming coastal villages, where you’ll snorkel, swim, and lounge your way through this Old World region. And don’t forget your camera – the mix of ancient medieval castles, picturesque shorelines, and beautiful Balkan landscapes make for a trip you won’t ever want to forget.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes:
- Return Airfare to Dubrovnik and return from Split
- 14 night guided catamaran sailing adventure
- 1 per-night hotel in Dubrovnik
- 1 post-night hotel in Split
- Highlights: See a different way of living in charming coastal fishing towns, work on your tan as you relax on secluded beaches, enjoy the colourful nightlife of Hvar and Budva, sample locally-made wine and delicious homegrown flavours
|September 18-October 5, 2018
|Vancouver||$4199 + $691 tax|
|Victoria, Kelowna, Comox||$4599 + $691 tax|
The Catamaran is a 50ft sailing boat and is equipped with state of the art technology offering all travellers onboard a safe and enjoyable experience. Space is optimized – sleeping quarters are snug, meaning that more of the boat is open from everyone to enjoy. Cabins are allotted by the skipper based on the gender and traveller make-up of the group.
The below itinerary may need to change due to inclement weather conditions. This decision will be made solely at your skipper’s discretion, based on the safety of the group and the yacht.
Day 1 Dubrovnik
Make your way to the hotel, rest of the day at leisure
Hotel: Apartments Pavisa locadted in Old Town or similar
Day 1 Dubrovnik/Cavtat
Spend the day exploring. Meet up at the marina café which is at ACI Marina reception at 4pm for welcome meeting and safety briefing. This yacht marina is in Komolac, 15mins by car/bus from Dubrovnik old city. Please try to arrive at the meeting point before 4pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the skipper, and the other group members. At the meeting, the skipper will collect $500 HRK (Croatian Kuna) per person, per week. This will be added to the kitty for small food items on board to cover breakfasts, lunches and the odd dinner. Breakfasts and lunches are prepared by yourself, and most dinners are taken ashore at local restaurants. Boat departs at 5pm. Spend the night in Croatian waters.
Day 2 Cavtat/Herceg Novi
Spend a full day sailing south to Herceg Novi, Montenegro. The best beaches in this scenic area are only accessible by boat.
Day 3 Herceg Novi/Budva
Sail to the Budva Riviera. Explore some of the most beautiful beaches in the area, nestled beneath the cliffs of Spas Hill. Well-known as the regional capital of nightlife, there no shortage of clubs along the seaside promenade.
Soak up the sun on the many picturesque rocky and sandy beaches of Budva, or explore the Old Town filled with history and monuments.
In the evening take your pick of the many bars and restaurants along the Riviera and enjoy a drink watching the sunset over the crystal blue waters.
Day 4 Budva/Bigovo
Enjoy a day for snorkelling and swimming in the crystal-clear waters near the village of Bigovo. Enjoy the feel of this ancient fishing village.
Day 5 Bigovo/Kotor
Continue sailing to the ancient Mediterranean port of Kotor. Part of a World Heritage Site, enjoy the limestone cliffs overhanging this submerged river canyon.
Day 6 Kotor/Tivat
Enjoy the town of Tivat. Opt to visit the city, the botanical gardens or a number of monuments. or just continue relaxing on its gorgeous sandy beaches.
Day 7 Tivat/Dubrovnik
Sail back to Dubrovnik and stop by the dramatic city walls for a photo op.
Day 8 Dubrovnik/Adriatic Sea
Free morning to explore Dubrovnik. Enjoy a nightcap with new crew mates on the boat and get to know fellow passengers.
Spend the morning exploring Dubrovnik and meet back at 4pm. The boat will be departing soon after the arrival meeting.
Days 9–13 Adriatic Sea
While traveling the Dalmatian coast by sailboat, explore ancient Roman ruins and discover secluded beaches. Opt to hike through the national park in Mljet that inspired Odysseus for years or kayak through gorgeous inlets and explore Korčula. Opt to take a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Dubrovnik, which offer insight into Croatian culture and architecture. Anchor in the quiet bay of Milna, Hvar, and opt to experience the vibrant night life on land. Explore the beaches as the tide comes in and shifts their shape. Enjoy free time to explore the Mediterranean port town of Dubrovnik. The city boasts plenty of churches, monasteries, fountains, and plazas to discover.
Our 15m (50 ft) nimble yacht is the perfect platform to explore the gorgeous Adriatic islands. Flexibility is key to adapt to local weather conditions, and the skipper will modify the itinerary to our advantage while sailing. Possible stops include: Brač, Mljet, Ploče, Korčula, and Hvar.
Day 14 Adriatic Sea/Split
Weigh anchor early morning for the last passage to Split. Before crossing the Brač Channel, find a picturesque inlet to enjoy lunch before entering Split harbour. Enjoy the last night aboard, or join the rest of the group for dinner and drinks while reminiscing about the epic journey through the Adriatic Sea.
Day 15 Split
Make your way from the marina to your hotel
Hotel: Old Split Apartments Aspalathos or similar
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