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Croatia Trip: May 21-28, 2022

Welcome to Croatia!
A land whose cultural heritage is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Hundreds of charming islands and islets with sparse traffic, fascinating beauty and natural phenomenons are a guarantee for a completely different vacation experience on the Mediterranean.

When you choose Croatia, you choose diversity of experiences, pristine nature, authentic attractions, rich and varied culinary traditions, and a dedication to the simple life that celebrates freedom.

With 1244 islands, Croatia has the most intricately indented coastline on the Mediterranean, with the right type of beach to suit anyone.

Seeing the country by way of it’s waters is extraordinary. With our private yacht, you’ll feel like a rockstar pulling into each port.

Mild climate makes the Adriatic very pleasant for sailing all year round.With a spectacular coastline extending 5,835 kilometres from Istria to Dubrovnik, with nearly 60 marinas and extraordinary clear waters, the Croatian Adriatic is an ideal place for your sailing adventure.

Food of Croatia

Taste the Mediterranean freshness!

When sun-soaked fresh ingredients meet in a melting pot of amazingly diverse gastronomical influences, you can’t help but crave another bite. Go ahead, there’s always room for more.

Wine of Croatia

Wine in Croatia has a long, long history. It was the Greek settlers who first introduced vineyards to the Croatian coast in the 5th century BC and wine production has flourished ever since. During the Homeland War, many wineries and vineyards were destroyed but the winemaking industry has rushed back.

Croatia now produces up to 700 wines. As in France, wines are strictly labeled according to their origin. There are some 300 official wine regions divided generally into coastal and interior wines. The majority (67%) of wine is white and produced in the interior while 32% is red and produced along the coast. Rose is relatively rare.

Croatian Grapes

Although there are hundreds of grape varieties in Croatia, experts agree that the red Plavac Mali grape produces the best red wine. Plavac Mali is genetically identical to Zinfandel grapes which clearly come from Croatia, not Italy as has long been thought. Croatia’s sparkling Prosecco wine comes from Bogdanusa, a white grape. Malvazija from Istria and Posip from Korcula produce Croatia’s most renowned white wines.

Trip Itinerary

(Subject to change)

Legend: B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner, T- tasting, CD- Captain’s dinner

Day 1 – Split (D)

Check in from 2:00 pm onwards. Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. Welcome reception and cocktail to enjoy the meet and greet party on board. Overnight in Split

Day 2 – Split – Trogir (B,L)

One of the most beautiful and artistically inspired towns of the world, often also called “miniature Venice”. Trogir is 3000 years old and its old centre is a protected UNESCO heritage site.

Take a walk through the old city centre to the St. Lovre’s cathedral, built from the 13th till 17th century, so the styles you can find there are Romanic, Gothic, Renaissance and Mannerism. You can visit the Cathedral and climb the bell tower every day except Sundays.

Kamerlengo fortress at the very end of the promenade (Riva) is an irreplaceable summer stage, definitively worth seeing

Day 3 – Trogir – Bol

The island of Brač has been inhabited since prehistoric times and the oldest coastal settlement is the town of Bol.

Bol is situated at the island’s southern landscape, at the foot of Vidova Gora (Vid Mountain) which is the highest peak of the island and also the highest peak of all Adriatic islands (778 m).

Bol area stretches few kilometres along the coast and has many beautiful beaches, among which is the world famous beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape).

The beach is located about 2 km west of the town centre and there is a nice promenade through the pine trees and by the sea taking you there.

If you are feeling fit and adventurous you can try a hike to Vidova Gora, the views are worth the strenuous climb. Alternatively you can also have a taxi to take you up there. Bol is known for water activities and you can try water skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, stand-up paddles, crazy rides, scuba diving and more.

Day 4 – Bol – Hvar (B,L)

Hvar is the sunniest Adriatic island and a fashionable destination – if it is good enough for Beyonce, Prince Harry or the president of Croatia, it is good enough for us! But it’s not all about sun and party; Hvar has rich history and tradition and beautiful nature; the island is the only destination in Croatia with three sites listed on UNESCO list of protected natural and cultural heritage.

Walk along the seaside promenade direction east from the port to visit Franciscan Monastery and art collection with the most famous life size painting of ‘Last Supper’ from Mateo of Ravenna.

The island of Hvar is famous for its lavender fields and lavender oils or scent bags are very typical souvenirs, as well as agave lace handmade by nuns from the Benedictine convent or local honey with special taste.

Well worth the climb is a view from the Venetian Citadel above the town. In addition to amazing view of Hvar and Paklinski Islands, you will also see a display of Greek and Roman finds.

Day 5 – Hvar – Vis (B,L)

In the past, the island of Vis was a site of many historical war battles and numerous ships were sunk in the area. Even to this day, divers and archaeologist continues to discover new locations, Greek and Roman amphorae and other treasures.

In the town of Vis you can visit the Church or Our Lady and the Archaeological museum. The museum collection holds many valuable exhibits, both land and marine, as well as many exhibits depicting lifestyle (housing, work, jewellery…) dating back as far as to Hellenistic times.

500 meters from the Town museum is suburb of Kut with renaissance summer houses built by the local nobles.

15 minute walk further from here takes you to small wooded peninsula with tiny walled garden known as British Cemetery. Close to Cemetery is one of the prettiest beaches in town.

THE BLUE CAVE is a beautiful natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo, just in front of the town of Komiža. The light goes through the cave and reflects on the water in such way it paints everything in a wonderful blue tone. The cave is tiny so you can only enter with a small boat and is available for visit only if the weather and water level are suitable.

Day 6 – Vis – Korčula (B, L, D )

Korčula is the birthplace of Marco Polo and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean, often called “miniature Dubrovnik”. It is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, with abundant vineyards and olive groves. Its southern coast is formed by small beaches and quiet coves. The Greeks, called the island Korkyra, Melaina or “black Corfu, all adjectives to define the wooded area.

While strolling through the old town, you might recognize a fish bone pattern of its streets, a very smart urbanistic achievement. The streets running west are straight to let the cool western breeze in summer, those at east are curved to protect it from chilly winter Bura wind, while the street facing north allowed locals to rush and quickly defend town from attacks from the sea, from Pelješac channel.

Walking tour included.

Dinner al fresco in a local seaside restaurant.

Day 7 – Korčula – Dubrovnik (B, L, CD)

Dubrovnik’s proud and turbulent history goes back to 6th century and there is an abundance of reasons why the city is known as “the pearl of Adriatic”. The city suffered great damage during the Croatian war of Independence (1991-1995) but proudly managed to rise and restore its greatness.

Stroll along Stradun, favourite promenade and meeting place, the main street going mid Old Town from Pile to Ploče Gate and do not miss out on the walk along the awesome fortified walls of Dubrovnik. It is one of the best preserved fortification complexes in Europe. The 1940-metre long walls encompass five forts and sixteen towers and bastions so give yourself at least an hour to walk its full length.

During the 14th and 15th c. Dubrovnik was the most significant maritime and mercantile centre of the Adriatic, alongside Venice and Ancona.

Visit Srđ hill above the town and fort Imperial dating back to 1810 which played a vital role in protecting the city from various invaders since the time of Napoleon till modern day. The fort Imperial now houses a museum display of the Croatian War of Independence (1991-95) with many exhibits including all kinds of weapons and shells which hit Dubrovnik during the bombardment, documents and video presentations.

DO NOT MISS a Cable car ride to Srđ Hill (413 m) for spectacular view, photo ops and visit to fort Imperial.

Wine tasting at a local wine bar

Captain’s Dinner onboard tonight

Day 8 – Dubrovnik (B)

It is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am

Inclusions

  • 7 night cruise in deluxe superior cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Porterage
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • 9 meals, 3 courses – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • A drink with lunch and unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Walking tour of Korcula followed by dinner with wine at a local seafood restaurant
  • Round trip bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
  • Wine tasting with local wines and snacks
  • Visitor’s taxes & port fees
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Slippers and robe for use onboard
  • Fresh bed linen twice per week
  • Vanity set (toiletries)
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
  • .Lounging sun deck with deck beds for all passengers
  • Use of hot tub
  • Rear access platform for easy access to/from the sea
  • **Optional excursions will be available**

**There will be opportunity for pre or post cruise additions**

Our Ship

MV Aurelia

Pricing

Based on per person, 2 persons per cabin

VIP Upper/Main Deck

$2450.00

Upper/Main Deck

$2250.00

Lower Deck

$1800

$500 per person non-refundable deposit ($1000/cabin) due at time of booking

50% of cost due by August 15, 2021

Remaining balance due by January 15, 2022

Travel protection insurance is highly recommended and is available from your travel advisor