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Sailing Split

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Split  |  from USD $999  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Setting sail from the ancient port of Split on Croatia's Adriatic Coast, discover sun-kissed beaches, pebbled bays, medieval Dubrovnik, beautiful Korcula & other ports of call.

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Day 1
Split

Saturday. Hello Croatia and welcome aboard! Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split became a popular retirement destination in the 4th century for Roman emperors such as Diocletian. Today, it is renowned for its variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments among them the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace. The first detailed tourist guide published in 1894, bears witness to the long tourist tradition in hospitable Split!

Don’t miss the boat! Cruise departs from SPLIT HARBOUR ON SATURDAY AT 13:00. We are able to arrange a pre nights accommodation in local hotel should you require. From Split harbour sailing south to Makarska.
Overnight: onboard  |  Lunch

Day 2
Mijet

Makarska – Mljet. Cast your 21st century worries adrift and get on with the business of sheer relaxation and soaking up the sun. Every day there are opportunities to swim and snorkel direct from the boat or from the picturesque beaches as our boat moors in sheltered bays and coves.

In port at day’s end, head down the gang plank and away to a local restaurant or café. The freshness and variety of Croatian food is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Seafood has a prominent place, as do fresh vegetables, cheeses and breads. Olives and grapes have been cultivated here since pre-Christian times.

Today we stop on the Peljesac Peninsula for a swim. With lunch onboard we continue to the verdant green island of Mljet. Half the island is National Park and stunningly beautiful with thick green forests of Aleppo pine encircling the two inland salt water lakes. The lakes, Malo Jezero (big lake) and Veliko Jezero (small lake), are interlinked and connect to the sea by a shallow tidal canal. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the picturesque island of Saint Mary, home to a small 12th century Benedictine monastery; well worth the visit. The island is easy to navigate and it is possible to hire bicycles, motorized scooters, buggies and open top cars from the harbour. At dinner time try one of the many seafood kavarnas (taverns) along the waterfront
Overnight: onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Dubrovnik

Mljet – Dubrovnik. This morning we set sail for Dubrovnik, stopping en route for a swim. Arriving into Dubrovnik, spend the afternoon exploring the old town. Much of the history of Dubrovnik can be characterised by its intact city walls, which run uninterrupted for 1940 metres encircling the city. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful and strongest fort systems in the Europe, is the main attraction to the city’s visitors. Five towers inbuilt along the city wall offer unforgettable views of the city, and out to sea warding off by gone invaders. The old stone city is a labyrinth of criss-crossed cobbled streets and lanes. With a thousand and one taverns serving up cold beer and Mediterranean food, numerous souvenir and gift shops, many days can be spent inside the city walls.
Overnight: onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
Sipan Island/Trstenik

Dubrovnik – Sipan Island/Trstenik. Today we set sail for Sipan Island or Trstenik. Trstenik is a pretty harbour town, located on the north eastern tip of the Peljesac Peninsula. The quaint fishing village boasts beautiful unspoiled coves and beaches, fresh water springs and many restaurants and bars along the harbour side strip. Sipan Island is historically interesting. During the 15th century it was a chic summer getaway for the very best Dubrovnik families, many of whom built palaces on the island. Sipan’s beaches are never overcrowded so you’ll have no trouble finding a pleasant place to leap into the clear sea. Again, there are waterfront restaurants dishing up all seafood imaginable. Here the choice of restaurants is limited but the quality is not.
Overnight: onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
Korcula

Sipan Island/Trstenik – Korcula. Korcula is one of the most charming and romantic islands of the 1000 or so off the Adriatic coast. Korcula old town is set in a mini fortress and for many people, brings to mind ‘Dubrovnik’. The distinctive white limestone which was used to build both towns originates from Vrnik, a tiny island just off Korcula. Ancient medieval walls surround hidden treasures; you will find architectural delights, including Renaissance palaces, cathedrals, museums and plenty more gems tucked away in its network of old cobbled streets. According to local legend, the famous world explorer, Marco Polo was born here in 1254 and you can even climb the tower which was said to be his home.
Overnight: onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6
Pakleni Islands and Hvar

Korcula – Pakleni Islands – Hvar. Today we cruise the Pakleni islands and onward to Hvar. The tiny archipelago (of about twenty islets) extend along the south side of Hvar. The islands covered in pine trees are known to local fisherman for ‘paklina’ (melted pine resin) used for ‘water proofing’ boat decking the islands also offer crystal clear waters and secluded beaches. Lunch on board, we sail onward to Hvar. Hvar is an island of sunshine and crickets, lavender, sage, rosemary and wine. Take a walk through the harbour town and be sure to sample some of the local wines and spirits, as well as fish and crustaceans, fished by Hvar fishermen.
Overnight: onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
Brac

Hvar – Brac – Split. Cruise to the island of Brac, for swimming at the famous beach - Zlatni Rat. There is also time to swim in one of the islands other bays after lunch on board, before we return to Split. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore the city your way.
Overnight: onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8
Split

Saturday – Split. Your perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast
Breakfast

Choosing between a Premium, Classic or Costsaver boat!

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 onboard cook prepares breakfast and lunch 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!

Individual boat design varies slightly from craft to craft, but all sailing boats offer a range of cabin types (some top deck, some on main deck and some below), comfortably accommodating 2 persons or at a real squeeze, 3. Private en suite bathroom or shared facilities. Should you require a triple cabin, please contact us for further information and availability. As the cruise offers does not include guided touring, it is entirely up to you how you enjoy each port of call. Relax or explore? The choice is yours!

Costsaver boats
Prices show are for the Costsaver boat option. Costsaver boats offer twin bunk cabins, all with shared bathroom facilities. Facilities are normally shared between 2 - 6 cabins. All boats offer plenty of sun and shaded deck space in order to laze about during the day or why not sleep under a blanket of stars at night?

Classic boats
Classic boats offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependant 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!

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.

Premium boats depart every Saturday. For dates and prices please click our 'Classic Boat Prices' tab above or contact us for further details.

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!

Costsaver Boat, Croatia Sailing
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

Costsaver boats are a great option for those on a budget. They offer ONLY twin bunk cabins (most with wash basin), all with shared bathroom facilities. The ratio of cabins to bathrooms is around 4-5 cabins : 1 bathroom on average. All boats offer plenty of sun and shaded deck space to laze about during the day, or why not sleep under a blanket of stars at night?

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
Korcula – fortress and medieval old town
Crystal clear Adriatic waters & sun kissed beaches
Mljet – National Park and salt water lakes
Pakleni islands - azure waters & secluded beaches
Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic.
Hvar – harbour town & culinary delights
Makarska – Port and Riviera
Sipan or Trstenik (decided en route)
Brac – Zlatni Rat beach for swimming

Included

7 breakfasts, 7 (two course) lunches
Services of onboard captain and crew
7 nights accommodation aboard sailing boat (costsaver or classic boat)
Classic boats - 2 towels for personal use. Passengers on Costsaver boats need to bring their own towels
7 days sailing off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea
Linen and bedding
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, hike and bike ride
Most port taxes and visitor fees. A supplementary port tax of 20 Euro will need to be paid upon cruise check in

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, we've just returned from one of the best holidays of my life sailing along the Croatian Coast. We met some lovely people on board, some Australians, Canadians and Brits like ourselves and laughed from beginning to end. The crew were friendly and did their best to accommodate a few little extras that we wanted at breakfast. The lunch each day was varied and simply delicious. Simply the trip superb, we'll be back.

Renee Albertson

Hi On The Go,

After an amazing few days at Croatia's Soundwave festival in Tisno, we treated ourselves to a wonderful cruise on your Sailing Split itinerary and it was fantastic! After partying hard for 5 days it was wonderful just to be able to relax and enjoy some of the amazing scenery that Croatia has to offer. We've never seen anywhere like it!

Food was great and we got to do some serious tanning. We stopped at some wonderful places to explore and Dubrovnik and Mljet were two of our favourites. Learning about Marco Polo before we explored his home town was a great addition!

We've been raving about it ever since we got home and our boyfriends are getting a bit sick of it! However we plan to take them next year - can't wait!

Thanks for everything.

Vic and Lol

Victoria & Laura

Dear John,

We just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU for organising such a wonderful holiday! We had an excellent double cabin on the higher deck, the crew were very hospitable, the other passengers were like-minded and the Croatian coastline was simply stunning!

The captains dinner for our anniversary was very sweet and your bottle of wine went down very well...thanks!

We hope to book something with you again in the near future.

Sonia & James Dadder

We had a wonderful time and were well looked after. The weather was great and we scored well with a good bunch of fellow travellers (I’ve had my share of flops so was happy with this point!).

Thanks for booking it for us.

Meredith Own

Have just experienced one of the best holidays of my life sailing along the Croatian Coast aboard the Labrador Boat. Met some of the finest people you could ever hope to encounter and laughed from beginning to end. The standard of service on the boat from the crew was excellent as was the food. I can't recommend this trip more highly-quite superb.

Charles Townley

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
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USD $999
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2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $999
USD $549

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $160
USD $160

Please note that prices include a fuel surcharge that is payable at time of booking.

Prices detailed above are for our COST-SAVER BOAT.

Classic Price

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 $1199
USD $699
 
USD $1199
USD $699
 
USD $1199
USD $699
 
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USD $1749
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USD $1499
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USD $1499
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USD $1199
USD $699
 
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USD $699
 
USD $1199
USD $699
2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $1199
USD $699

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $160
USD $160
Upgrade to Premium Boat
USD $550
USD $550

Please note that the prices below include a fuel surcharge that is payable at time of booking.

Tour Details
Starts
Split
Ends
Split
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Costsaver, Classic or Premium
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7

Hi, we've just returned from one of the best holidays of my life sailing along the Croatian Coast. We met some lovely people on board, some Australians, Canadians and Brits like ourselves and laughed from beginning to end. The crew were friendly and did their best to accommodate a few little extras that we wanted at breakfast. The lunch each day was varied and simply delicious. Simply the trip superb, we'll be back.

Renee Albertson
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