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DELUXE SAILING HOLIDAY: Begin your deluxe sailing adventure in Split and embark on a journey that combines the exceptional natural beauty of Northern Dalmatia with its rich cultural heritage. Cruise through the breathtaking Kornati National Park, soak up the sunshine on the island of Lošinj and enjoy a wine tasting in the stunning Skradin. Visit Stari Grad, Croatia's oldest town, and take a dip in the famous waters of Zlatni Rat beach. End the unforgettable adventure with a guided city tour in Split.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Deluxe Ship Prices
Deluxe Superior Ship Prices
Ship Categories

Trip Highlights

Primošten - Explore the picturesque village of Primošten, enjoy its white limestone buildings, round peninsula and turquoise beaches
Telašćica Nature Park - Explore the Nature Park's stunning white cliffs, glittering salt lake, and try to spot sea and plant life
Zadar - Explore the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, including a visit to the Roman Forum and the imposing city walls
Krka National Park - Stroll through this stunning national park, home to 17 cascading waterfalls and Krka River
Hvar - Visit the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, which is the sunniest island in the Adriatic
Split - Begin and end your tour in the charming port city of Split, take in the history and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Diocletian’s Palace
Kornati National Park - Cruise through the breathtaking Kornati National Park, the largest and densest archipelago in the Mediterranean
Mali Lošinj - Take a guided tour through Mali Lošinj, also known as Sunshine Island, and visit the Museum of Apoxyomenos, dedicated to an ancient bronze statue of an athlete
Skradin - Stop by a local winery for a wine tasting and light tapas
Šibenik - Enjoy a guided tour through the historic city visiting cultural monuments including the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James, dock in Šibenik for a Captain's Dinner onboard the ship
Brac - Unwind on the famous Zlatni Rat beach, known as the 'Golden Horn' due to its golden sand stretching out from the mainland

Included

7 nights accommodation aboard a 'Deluxe' - spacious A/C en-suite cabins with double or twin beds (see Trip Notes for further details about ship category inclusions)
Welcome reception and a cocktail
Complimentary water and fresh fruit throughout the day
Services of captain, onboard crew and on board English speaking tour manager
Daily cabin service and towel change, linen change during the week, and luggage handling services
Guided walking tours of Mali Lošinj, Zadar, Šibenik and Split
Airport arrival and departure transfer from Split Airport on day 1 and day 8
Buffet breakfast daily, 5 (3-course) lunches, afternoon tea and coffee, and 3 dinners (inclusive of 1 Captain's dinner)
Olive oil & wine tasting on board
All port taxes, visitor fees and entrance to Museum of Apoxymenos, Telašćica Nature Park, Krka National Park and Kornati National Park
Complimentary WiFi
Wine tasting and light tapas at a local winery in Skradin

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tip for your crew. We recommend you allow EUR 5-10 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Our ‘Split to Split’ cruising holiday offers 2 different comfort levels. Choose from Deluxe Ship or Deluxe Superior Ship. Please see Ship Categories for more information.

Day 1

Welcome to Croatia!

Wednesday or Saturday. Split - Primošten. Welcome to Split! We set sail at 14:00h. Relax, enjoy a welcome cocktail and take in the unbelievable views as we begin cruising toward our first stop, Primošten. En route, we will have a swim stop in a quiet, secluded bay - the ideal location for a refreshing afternoon swim.

Soon, we will arrive at Primošten, a small, picturesque town located on the Adriatic Coast between Šibenik and Trogir. Surrounded by seven other islets, Primošten features buildings of white limestone, beaches with turquoise waters, and a unique round peninsula. While here, make sure to try the famous local Babich wines. Dinner and overnight on board the ship.
Overnight: Onboard (Primošten)  |  Dinner

Day 2

Nature Parks

Primošten - Kornati - Telašćica. Enjoy breakfast as we cruise towards Dugi Otok for a morning swim stop. Afterwards, we will cruise through the scenic Kornati National Park. Consisting of over 150 islands, islets and reefs, Kornati forms the largest and densest archipelago in the Mediterranean.

We will have lunch onboard the ship, and then enjoy another swim stop before our visit to Telašćica Nature Park. An enchanting natural jewel, this area was proclaimed a nature park in 1988. The reserve features beautiful white cliffs, a stunning Salt Lake and beautiful views of the 13 surrounding islands. The Nature Park is home to hundreds of different plant species, numerous sea animals, and exciting sea life, including sponges, corals and rare algae. Enjoy time at leisure to explore. Dinner and overnight in Telašćica.
Overnight: Onboard (Telašćica)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Exploring Lošinj

Telašćica - Mali Lošinj. After breakfast and a morning swim, we will cruise toward the island of Lošinj. Nicknamed the 'Sunshine Island,' Lošinj is home to an abundance of pines, wildflowers and herbs. It is one of the most popular islands in the northern Adriatic, renowned for its excellent climate, hidden coves, and cool Mediterranean vibe.

On arrival, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the island, followed by a visit to the Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is entirely dedicated to one exhibit - an ancient bronze statue of an athlete that was discovered in the nearby sea in 1997. It is said the statue dates back to either 2nd or 1st century BC., and the name 'Apoxyomenos' stems from a Greek term for an athlete that is cleaning his body after exercise.

While here, enjoy free time to walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj. Both are easy to reach and can be explored on foot. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
Overnight: Onboard (Mali Lošinj)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Exploring Zadar

Mali Lošinj - Zadar. This morning, we cruise towards Zadar. On the way, we will pass by Pag Island, an island with an unusual moon-like landscape. On arrival in Zadar, join a guided tour that will explore the city's rich cultural heritage. You'll visit a Roman Forum from 1st century AD and the church of St. Donatus from 9th century AD - the most famous medieval basilica and a symbol of the city. Witness the imposing and mighty city walls of the Old Port and Land Gate from 16th century AD, as well as numerous palaces and villas that once belonged to noble families.

Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to explore the restaurants and shops that line the waterfront and centre of Zadar. Visit contemporary attractions like the one-of-a-kind Sea Organ or check out 'The Greeting to the Sun' light installation. Zadar is the perfect blend of both ancient and modern wonders. Overnight in Zadar.
Overnight: Onboard (Zadar)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Krka National Park & Šibenik

Zadar - Krka National Park - Šibenik. This morning, admire gorgeous scenic views as the cruise proceeds south. First stop today will be Skradin, where we will visit the local winery for a wine tasting and light tapas. Afterwards, we will take a picturesque walk around Krka Waterfalls National Park. The park houses 17 stunning waterfalls with cascades up to 100 metres wide, as well as the sparkling Krka River.

In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Šibenik - a town situated in the central part of Croatia's Adriatic coast. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that will take you to the glorious old town and explore cultural monuments, including the famous UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James. Enjoy free time to wander around and discover the historic core and coastal waterfront of Šibenik.

Tonight, return to the vessel for the Captain's Dinner with live entertainment. Overnight in Šibenik.
Overnight: Onboard (Šibenik)  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

The sunny Stari Grad

Šibenik - Stari Grad (Hvar). Early this morning, we cruise towards the island of Hvar. Known for being the sunniest Adriatic Island, Hvar also has a reputation as a 'jet-set' destination. We will stop for lunch on board the ship and take a swim in a secluded bay on the way.

Upon arrival, enjoy time at leisure to explore Croatia's oldest town, Stari Grad. The first settlers to the area were Greek, hailing from the island Paros in the Aegean Sea. They established a colony in the year 384 B.C. and named the town Pharos. Explore the smooth cobblestone streets, enjoy ancient architectural Greek influences, and feast on a tasty local for dinner. Overnight in Stari Grad.
Overnight: Onboard (Stari Grad)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Golden Horn & Split City Tour

Stari Grad (Hvar) - Bol (Golden Horn) - Split. We begin the morning with a cruise to Zlatni Rat, the most famous beach in Dalmatia. The beach is nicknamed the Golden Horn because of its golden sand. The unique beach changes shape and rotation depending on the wind, tide and current. Occasionally, the tip of the beach even rotates, forming a small pool.

Enjoy lunch on board the ship as we depart towards Split. Witness unbelievable views of the surrounding seas and take plenty of pictures of the amazing Split Riviera. On arrival, join a guided city tour of the dynamic port city. During this tour, visit the medieval Old Town, including the 1,700-year old Diocletian's Palace. Split is Croatia's second largest city, and embraces modern life that has been built around an ancient Roman setting. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and galleries that line the cobblestone alleyways, waterfront and Marjan peninsula. After an afternoon of exploration, you'll discover why Split is one of the Mediterranean's most compelling locations. Overnight in Split.
Overnight: Onboard (Split)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Goodbye Croatia!

Wednesday or Saturday. Gather for one final breakfast, followed by goodbyes with all your new friends and the crew before your included departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Choosing your comfort level!

Travel on a cruise ship 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 the support crew look after your needs. An onboard cook prepares breakfast and lunch each day, whilst in the evening, offers the chance to explore different dining options at each port of call. Dalmatian food is very good indeed!

Individual ship design varies slightly from craft to craft, but all ships offer a range of cabin types (some top deck, some on main deck and some below), comfortably accommodating 2 persons per cabin.

Deluxe Ships and Deluxe Superior Ships
Offering spacious cabins with en-suite bathrooms on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is offered on a twin or double basis, with hair dryer and a safety deposit box. Exclusive features and inclusions on the Deluxe and Deluxe Superior ships are; airport transfers, buffet breakfasts, three course lunches and salad and cheese bar, drink with lunch, Captain’s dinner on board with live music, additional dinner in a typical Croatian setting, English speaking tour manager on board, sightseeing and various entrance fees, various tastings including olive oil and wine tasting, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen and daily cabin service, luggage handling, all day tea and coffee and water dispenser available, and visitors tax and port fees. In the communal areas; a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Deluxe Ships
Are modern and state of the art ships, 42m - 47m in length. The spacious sun deck includes a hot tub, beautiful lounge area and sun beds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic scenery. Deluxe vessels feature spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, cupboard and wardrobe cabinet. Cabins are 12 - 17m2 in size.

Deluxe Superior Ships
A newer and larger vessels than the ‘Deluxe Ship’, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar materials. These ships are a minimum 47m in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and beautiful sun decks with lounge area, deckchairs and more. Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 - 20m2 in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers and more.

Upper deck or below deck cabins
On all of our Croatia cruise holidays, you have the choice of an on deck (upper) or below deck cabin. Below deck cabins are located below the main deck or in the hull of the ships. They do have windows or port holes that allow in natural light but these generally do not open. On deck cabins are either on the main deck or top floor of the boat. These all have opening windows that allow in the breeze. There is a supplement for upgrading to on deck cabins, please see the ‘extra prices’ section located at the bottom of the ‘prices and departures’ tab for details. Choose your option at time of booking to secure your place.

For further information about best time to visit, visa's, top travel tips and more, please see our Croatia travel guide.

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a cabin with or anyone wanting the privacy of their own cabin.

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
£335
£495

Hotels

The ship categories listed below are the ones offered for this sailing itinerary. Please note that individual ship design varies slightly from craft to craft. The ship category will be confirmed at time of booking however the specific ship name is allocated approximately one week from departure.

Deluxe Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Ship

Deluxe ships are a class above our premium and premium plus ships and are spacious, newly built ships with well-appointed cabins featuring twin or double beds (on request). All cabins have their own bathrooms, LCD TV and are air-conditioned. Deluxe ships also offer air-conditioning in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no a/c when boat is stationary), free Wi-FI when in port, and have a spacious deck with sun loungers. Additionally, some deluxe ships feature gym facilities and a plunge pool. Exclusive features of our deluxe category include airport arrival and departure transfers from Split airport, an on-board English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will see, guided sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik - including a dinner cruise and journey on a cable car , Hvar, Split and Korcula - including a wine tasting tour and a village feast. Plus, at the end of a wonderful week sailing all our deluxe cruises come to a close with a delicious Captain’s farewell dinner.

Deluxe Superior Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Superior Ship

Come aboard, sit back and simply relax… Our Deluxe Superior Ships are of the highest quality and category of ship available on the Adriatic Sea, so you’ll be travelling in style! The newly refurbished ships include hot tub/jacuzzi or plunge pool and on some ships, a gym. The air-conditioned meal and bar area is lavishly designed for a comfortable stay and to enjoy time with friends and fellow travellers. The sundeck offers magnificent views of the turquoise waters and spectacular scenery. The well-appointed spacious and superbly designed air-conditioned en-suite cabins (15 to 20m2 in size) are available in either double or twin bedding (on request). Included are Airport arrival and departure transfers, an on-board English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will visit, guided sightseeing tours, wine tasting tour and so much more. With all the exclusive features of our Deluxe Category Ships, but on an elegant and grander scale your journey through Croatia will be a unforgettable one with nothing to worry about except taking in the delights that Croatia has to offer.

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a cabin with or anyone wanting the privacy of their own cabin.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
03 Jul - 10 Jul 35% off
£2,925
£1,901
Child £2,045
Child £1,656
£4,375
£3,544
17 Jul - 24 Jul 35% off
£2,925
£1,901
Child £2,045
Child £1,656
£4,375
£3,544
31 Jul - 07 Aug 35% off
£2,925
£1,901
Child £2,045
Child £1,656
£4,375
£3,544
14 Aug - 21 Aug 35% off
£2,925
£1,901
Child £2,045
Child £1,656
£4,375
£3,544
28 Aug - 04 Sep 19% off
£3,295
£2,669
Child £2,305
Child £1,867
£4,935
£3,997
11 Sep - 18 Sep 19% off
£3,295
£2,669
Child £2,305
Child £1,867
£4,935
£3,997
25 Sep - 02 Oct 19% off
£3,295
£2,669
Child £2,305
Child £1,867
£4,935
£3,997

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin (High Season)
£375
£565
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin (Low Season)
£335
£495

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Split
Ends
Split
Departs
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Group Size
Min 10 / Max 38
Hotel Rating
Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront
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Boats in the harbour of Zadar, lit up in the evening
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