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Small Group Touring: Croatian Wilderness Sailing

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,019

A one week cruise aboard a luxury air-conditioned motor yacht with only 9 cabins. Enjoy the outstanding beauty of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia calling in at a selection of islands, all breathtakingly beautiful and some totally unspoilt and remote.


Join one of our unique small group Blue-Roads touring experiences (maximum 18 participants) that includes; sightseeing, special culinary experiences and a knowledgeable Tour Leader. 

Enjoy a one week cruise aboard the M/Y Vjeko, a 9-cabin luxury motor yacht with fully air conditioned cabins equipped with private en suites. Arrive Split airport and transfer to your boat in Trogir where you then sail to Pucisca, one of the prettiest towns on the Dalmatian coast famous for its stonemasonry workshops. Overnight here.

Sail the next morning to Korcula, the best preserved medieval town on the Adriatic Coast Spend the afternoon exploring Korcula.

Continue to Lumbarda where you will have the opportunity to taste some of Croatia’s excellent wines. Then it’s on to Polace on the islet of Mljet. Explore the interior in Mljet National Park, an unspoilt oasis with lush vegetation and pine forests.

The next day sail to Lastovo, a remote idyllic and beautiful island. Land at Hum and take a coach to the highest peak on the island to enjoy stunning panoramic views. Return to Hum with time to explore this town dating back to the15th Century.

The following morning, sail to Vis Island, again unspoilt and very isolated. Visit the Green Cave and the quaint town of Komiza where the boat will anchor overnight.

Next is Bisevo Island with its natural wonder, the Blue Cave. Continue to Maslinica on the island of Solta where you will have an Olive Oil tasting session.

Next day, relax or swim in the quiet bays of the island after which, sail back to Trogir, one of the oldest cities in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage site with its churches, fortresses, palaces and museums. Overnight here before being transferred back to Split.

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,019

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Day 1

Split - Rogoznica

After meeting in Split, you'll depart for one of Dalmatia's prettiest towns, Rogoznica. Here, you'll have plenty of free time to explore before you climb back on board the vessel for a welcome dinner together.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

Rogoznica - Krka Waterfalls - Sibenik

This morning you'll cruise towards Skradin, where you'll visit Krka National Park for an opportunity to see its cascading waterfalls. With time for a dip, this experience is truly unforgettable. After building an appetite, you'll gather for lunch at the famous Bibich Winery, where you'll be treated to some delicious tapas and a wine tasting experience. In the late afternoon, you'll sail towards the historic city of Šibenik, located in the heart of the Adriatic coast. Before the day is out, there's time for a guided tour of this historical town, taking in the nearby palace and the Laurent Church for a taste of baroque architecture.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Sibenik - Kornati - Telascica

You'll enjoy breakfast on board the boat as you cruise towards Kornati National Park, stopping at the Illyrian Fortress and the Christian Church of St Mary along the way. After lunch, your journey will carry you to Telascica, which is surrounded by impressive rock formations, jagged cliffs and a natural salt lake. The evening meal will be a group affair to round off the day.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Telascica - Zadar

Leaving Telascica behind us, today you'll sail towards Zadar, where you'll have some free time to discover its rich history -- which is evident in the architecture and design of the decadent city walls, the medieval basilica and the local villas. After a visit to the Nin Saltworks and a local wine tasting, the evening will be yours to explore.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Zadar - Zlarin

Another day in Dalmatian paradise will take you to the island of Zlarin in the Šibenik archipelago, with a free afternoon to explore. Famous for its coral reefs, handcrafted jewellery and local restaurants around the harbour, this island is a treasure trove of delights.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Zlarin - Trogir

You'll spend the morning in relax mode, swimming and snorkelling in Zlarin's tranquil bays before arriving at the next port of call -- Trogir, one of Croatia's oldest and most celebrated cities. Look forward to a feast of churches, palaces, museums, fortresses and towers.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Trogir - Split

This morning you'll venture to a local olive grove, where you'll have the chance to try different types of olive oils in the warm sun. As you near the end of your tour, you'll cruise back to Split for your final stop. Here, you'll discover an abundance of Roman architecture before coming together for a farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Split

After a hearty breakfast on board, you'll say your goodbyes as the tour finishes this morning.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2019: Jun 15; Sep 7, 14

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights on board M/Y Vjeko
  • Local captain & crew
  • Back-Roads tour leader
  • European breakfast daily, 6 x lunches, 3 x evening meals including Captain's Dinner
  • Wine tasting on Korcula
  • Olive oil tasting on Solta 
  • Towels, beach towels & linen
  • All local taxes 
  • Included Entrances: Stonemasonry school & Blue Cave

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights', items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share. Subject to availability. The hotels have been hand-picked from an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

TB BACKROASPL19SG: SAIL
14 Sep 2019
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