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    Montenegro & Croatia Sailing

    From $4199 $691 taxes

    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
    Please Note:

    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.

    Map of the route for Montenegro & Croatia Sailing

    Itinerary

    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.

    Herceg Novi Beach Visit: If relaxing is your style, the beaches of Herceg Novi offer a great escape. There are also local mud therapy spas nearby, so test out the natural healing properties of the area’s sand if you like.

    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.

    Kotor City Exploration: Take some time to explore this picturesque town surrounded by a walled fortress built by the Republic of Venice. Kotor has a Mediterranean feel to it and the bay offers a stunning backdrop for photographs.

    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.

    Dubrovnik City Wall Walk: Opt to take a walking tour or head out on your own to explore the city’s ancient walls. A trip to Dubrovnik isn’t complete without doing this 2km (1.1 mi) walk. See highlights along the way that include Fort Minceta, Fort St. John, Fort Lawrence, Fort Revelin, and St. Luke’s Tower. There are three main entrances to the city walls, the principal one located by the Inner Pile Gates.

    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.

    Free Time: Explore the nightlight of one of the oldest cities in Croatia. Wonder the city streets and marvel at the Roman walls, squares, and temples. Discover the neighbourhood of Varoš, one of the oldest parts of town, which boasts charming houses.

    Day 15 Split

    Make your way from the marina to your hotel
    Hotel: Old Split Apartments Aspalathos or similar


    Important Notes

    1. Space is limited on the boat and especially in your cabin. You can only take soft sided luggage on board, such as a mid-sized backpack or soft duffel bag. (Less than is 15kgs)
    Suitcases are not appropriate for our Sailing adventures as they are not pliable enough to fit into the niches available for luggage.

    2. Fresh water is very limited on board, and as such we ask for your understanding that showers are limited to one quick shower per person a day.

    3. It’s important to note that the beds in the cabins are not the usual length of a standard bed. The length is approximately 1.8 meters (6 feet)

    4. Electrical outlets on board are European style with 2 pins (240V), and are only operational while in port. It is recommended to bring an external battery pack for charging personal electronics.

    5. This is a self-catering trip, and everybody will be expected to participate, cleaning up after themselves, and keeping the boat ship shape at all times (including washing the dishes, and emptying the bins when ashore.)

    6. Physical Rating:
    – You should be able to climb up small steep ladders, or walk over a wooden plank (without a handrail) when boarding/disembarking the vessel, and be physically able to carry your luggage.
    – You will often be climbing in and out of the yachts inflatable tenders at beach landing spots, and boarding/disembarking the tender from the yacht in sometimes challenging conditions.
    – Moving around the yacht while under sail can be challenging as it moves in the waves or heels over to its side.  You should be physically able, and comfortable, to move about in such conditions.

    7. Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.

    About Accommodation

    A NOTE REGARDING SMALL SPACES ON SAILBOATS:
    – Please note that the rooming for these boats is assigned upon arrival and neither particular cabins, nor berths can be guaranteed. You will be sharing a bunk or double bed with your travel partner or one of your fellow passengers of the same sex and sharing the bathrooms onboard.
    – Please be aware that as this is a real sailboat and not a cruise vessel and the space on board is tight. The sleeping quarters on sailboats are generally kept to a minimum size in order to maximize public space and performance.
    – It may be possible to smell engine and/or diesel fumes when in the cabins, due to their proximity to the engine room. Most travel is done during the day, so it is unlikely you will be in the cabin when the engine is running.
    – Some people are not comfortable with the type of close quarter arrangements typically found on sailboats, however if a real sailing experience on a real sailboat is what you are after, then this experience should more than make up for cramped quarters.
    – Opportunities to sleep in open air on main deck are often available.
    – Please note that the skipper may also be sharing the ship’s quarters and amenities with you.
    – Power onboard is 220V on European 2 pin sockets. Please note that this is not suitable for sleeping aid machines, as the power source may not always be operating. Bringing a battery pack is recommended.

    What to Take

    There is limited space on the yachts. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack. A good size daypack is also essential. PLEASE NOTE: No hard suitcases are permitted.


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    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287