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!
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 - onboard (L)
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 - onboard (B, L)
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Days 3 - 4: Kornati Reef
Skradin/Zlarin Port - Kornati - Sali - Zadar. 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.
The morning of day 4 is reserved for further snorkelling and swimming. This 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 - onboard (B:2, L:2)
Days 5 - 6: Vodice & Little Venice
Zadar - Vodice - Trogir. Today, we sail south, stopping for swim breaks at any one of the beautiful bays along the route. After lunch we dock at the ever lively resort town of Vodice. Spend the night at one of local cafes and restaurants. On day 6 we pull into port at the old Dalmatian town of Trogir, referred to as a “miniature Venice” or the floating museum town due to its many canals and masterful architecture. Overnight - onboard (B:2, L:2)
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. Overnight - onboard (B, L)
Day 8: Split
Saturday. After breakfast our week of sun and sailing concludes and you will say goodbye to the crew and fellow passengers.
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 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 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.
PLEASE NOTE: The Captain reserves the right to change the route due to weather and sea conditions or to ensure the boat stays on schedule. Boats have an onboard motor which they tend to use for the majority of time, rather than the sails.
FROM USD $1,089
Prices & Departure Dates
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.
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Highlights & Inclusions
Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
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.
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.
What's Not Included
International flights, visa and transfers to and from the port
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
Here's what some of our past travellers have written in to us and said about their experiences on this trip.
Dalmatian Discovery - 8 days
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!
Dalmatian Discovery - 8 days
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.
Kerry & Sophie,
Dalmatian Discovery - 8 days
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!
Dalmatian Discovery - 8 days
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!