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Dalmatian Discovery

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Split  |  from USD $1,439  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Enjoy a great combination of beautiful scenery & culture, from the stunning waterfalls of Krka to the rich marine life of the Kornati reef & the historic buildings of Split. Round it all off with swimming, snorkelling & sunbathing!

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Day 1
Split

Saturday. Hello Split and welcome aboard! Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split boasts some great archaeological, historical and cultural monuments. Be sure to wander the old city and the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace.

Cruise check in is at 13:00 and then we set sail. Our first stop is lunch and a swim in one of the many quiet bays and onward to Rogoznica or Primosten. Both are picturesque waterside towns with cute cafes, restaurants and great locally grown wine!
Overnight: Rogoznica/Primosten - onboard  |  Lunch

Day 2
Krka Waterfalls

Rogoznica or Primosten - Sibinek - Krka Waterfalls - Skradin or Zlarin Port. This morning explore the historical town of Sibinek. The small town can be negotiated easily on foot, be sure to check out the Gothic styled Foscolo Palace and St Laurent Church. For the energetic take a hike up to the old castle for fantastic views of the town and coastline. We continue on to Krka and the afternoon is free for you to explore the National park, canyons and beautiful waterfalls.
Overnight: Skradin/Zlarin - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Kornati Reef

Skradin/Zlarin Port - Kornati. Kornati archipelago is made up of some 89 islands and reefs. Many of the islands drop sharply into the sea, the rich vertical underwater shelves team with an abundance of marine life. Don your snorkel and mask for an afternoon of snorkelling.
Overnight: Kornati - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
Zadar

Kornati - Zadar. This morning there will be opportunities to snorkel and swim. In the afternoon at the port of Zadar we have a possibility to join a guided tour of the city or explore independently. Zadar has a rich monumental heritage dating from Roman occupation in the 1st century AD. The imposing 9th century Church of St. Donatus is circular in shape, typical of the early Byzantine age and regarded as the symbol of the city. There are numerous other monuments, city gates, villas and palaces to be explored as well as a lively cafe and bar scene.
Overnight: Zadar - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
Vodice

Zadar - Vodice. Today we sail south stopping for swim breaks at any one of the beautiful bays along the route. After lunch we dock at the lively resort town of Vodice. After admiring some of the many beautiful stone structures and churches, why not sample the delicious locally produced food at one of the local cafes and restaurants? After dessert, make sure you order a glass of homemade marašćina, sweet wine made of a particularly tasty sort of grape – marašćina. This sweet wine is made by a special drying procedure used only in Vodice.
Overnight: Vodice - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6
Trogir - Little Venice

Vodice - Trogir. Today we travel to the port in the old Dalmation town of Trogir, referred to as a “miniature Venice”, or the floating museum town, due to its many canals and masterful architecture. This historic city is also a UNESCO world heritage site due to the outstanding renaissance and baroque buildings that were built in the Venetian period and is the bestpreserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. The old medieval city contains a castle, tower and several dwellings and palaces all surrounded by ancient city walls. Encircling these cultural buildings is the familiar scenery of lush vegetation, numerous islands and inlets surrounded by turquoise seas and rocky and pebble beaches.
Overnight: Trogir - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
Ciovo Island

Trogir - Ciovo Bay - Split. Stopping at any one of the bays off Ciovo Island, we enjoy our last morning of swimming and relaxing before returning to Split this afternoon.
Overnight: Split - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8
Split

Saturday. After breakfast our week of sun and sailing concludes and you will say goodbye to the crew and fellow passengers.
Breakfast

Classic and Premium Boats

Travelling on a sometimes masted, rigged wooden sailing boat (with onboard motor power) with a range of facilities including dining area and plenty of deck space to enjoy the spectacular views and sea breeze, you'll be in the company of like-minded travellers. Relax as you let the captain and his support crew look after your needs. An on board cook prepares breakfast and lunch or dinner each day, whilst in the evening, we offer you the chance to explore dining options at our numerous ports of call. Dalmatian food is very good indeed!

On this cruise we offer a choice of Classic and Premium boats.

Classic Boats
Classic boats offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependent upon the craft, triples and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the classic boat is that all cabins offer - private en suite bathrooms. Additionally classic boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about! As the cruise offers purely relaxation, it is entirely up to you how you enjoy each port of call. Relax or explore? The choice is yours!

Premium Boats
Premium boats offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin bunk cabins, though double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. Exclusive features of the premium boat include; A/C in all cabins WHILST SAILING, a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik and a delicious Captain's Feast. Additionally, premium boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Classic Boat, Croatia Sailing
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

Classic boats are offered on all our sailing itineraries (except Creme de la Croatia). Classic boats offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, though dependant upon the craft, triple and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the classic boat is that all cabins offer private en suite bathrooms. Additionally classic boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about!

Premium Boat, Croatia Sailing
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 3 star cruise boat

Premium’ boats are a class above our ‘classic boats’ and offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin or double-bedded cabins, though bunk bed cabins are sometimes all that is available. Exclusive features of the premium boat include; air-conditioning in all cabins and in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no A/C is available when the boat is stationary), a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking tour guide and a delicious Captain’s Feast. Additionally, premium boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!

Trip Highlights

Split – historical port & Diocletian Palace
Sibenik - Foscolo Palace & baroque style village
Kornati Islands & reef - swim and snorkel
Vodice - resort town
Ciovo Island - sandy white beaches
Rogoznica or Primosten - quaint coastal villages
Krka Waterfalls and National Park
Zadar - old roman city & fortress
Trogir - Venetian style architecture and canals.

Included

7 breakfasts, 7 (two course) lunches
7 days sailing the Dalmatian coast and the Adriatic Sea
Services of captain and onboard crew
Linen and bedding
7 nights accommodation onboard a Classic sailing boat
Opportunities to swim, snorkel and soak up the sun
2 towels for personal use.
Most port taxes and visitor fees.

Not Included

International flights, visa and transfers to and from the port
Guided sightseeing
Entrance tickets to national parks not included. The exact cost is dependent on the season and parks visited, approx EUR15 per person.
Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day.
Supplementary port tax of 20 euro - to be paid upon cruise check in

Hi OTG, Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my recent trip to Croatia. I took the Dalmatian Discovery and enjoyed every minute. I particularly enjoyed Krka Waterfalls, Zadar and swimming on the reef. I was really impressed with the boat and the cabins and as I do on most boats - I slept like a baby. Thanks again On The Go! Dave

Hi Kelly,

We came back from gorgeous Croatia few days ago and still can't stop thinking about it. Sailing the Dalmatian coastline and

exploring different town every day was amazing.

Trogir known also as 'little Venice' was definitely the highlight of the tour with its beautiful architecture and venetian-like canals.

Great experience!

Thanks!

Hi John,

I wanted to let you know that me and my girlfriend had a great time it Croatia last month.This holiday was just what we needed - to get away from the city, chill out on the white beaches and swim in the blue sea... so relaxing!

Cheers!

I have been on sailing holidays before and have to admit this trip was one of the best ones! In eight days I managed to see and learn so much with still enough time to relax in the sun. Krka Waterfalls were simply stunning!

I would highly recommend this sailing holiday.

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a cabin. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your cruise, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the cruise date of your choosing.

2015
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $1599
USD $939
 
USD $1599
USD $939

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $160
USD $160
Upgrade to Premium Boat
USD $550
USD $550
Tour Details
Starts
Split
Ends
Split
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Classic or Premium
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7

Hi OTG, Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my recent trip to Croatia. I took the Dalmatian Discovery and enjoyed every minute. I particularly enjoyed Krka Waterfalls, Zadar and swimming on the reef. I was really impressed with the boat and the cabins and as I do on most boats - I slept like a baby. Thanks again On The Go! Dave

David
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 6 travellers.