Croatia Sailing and Kayaking Tour

A 7 day trip to Croatia 
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The endless days of adventure in Hvar and the nights of medieval beauty in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, kayaking the waters of the spectacular Adriatic, tasting the soul of the Croatian countryside in a sumptuous glass of wine, watching the sun cast its dying light over Diocletian’s Palace; discover for yourself all there is to love in captivating Croatia.

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General Information

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Sailing is a popular activity in Croatia because of its stunning coastline.
A coastline of Rovinj, Croatia.
A scenic waterfall at Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Dubrovnik, Pile, Peljesac, Hvar, Split, Ston, Malo Grablije, Vidikovac, Island Brac

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: ARRIVAL DUBROVNIK

Depending on your arrival flight, meet your English speaking driver at the Dubrovnik airport customs exit holding a welcome board with your name on it to transfer you to hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik.

Arrival hotel Bellevue; check-in; remaining of the afternoon spend free at leisure.

Meals: -

DRIVING DISTANCES: Dubrovnik airport – hotel Bellevue 35 kilometers/30 minutes driving distance

INCLUDED

Van & driver Dubrovnik airport – Dubrovnik
Overnight in Dubrovnik hotel Bellevue 5* 2 x connecting double rooms sea view; breakfast included

Day 2: DUBROVNIK PRIVATE WALKING TOUR & AFTERNOON KAYAK

This morning at 10: 00 meet your local guide at the hotel lobby for a privatelly guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town.

You will start at the Ploce Gate (East Gate) which is one of the two extremities of the walled city. As you descend down the stone steps of the fortification you will see the old Harbor Front of the city overlooking the Adriatic and the islands off the coast. As you continue, you will come to Dubrovnik’s Main Square of the Loggia Loza. It is situated at the eastern extremity of the Stradun, which runs through the walled city from East to West. The square is located in the heart of Dubrovnik, and is surrounded by its most important buildings.

You may visit the Church of St. Blaise with its distinctive baroque façade. Next door, you may step into the Rector’s Palace. The Rector was the highest authority in the city and his palace now houses the Museum of Dubrovnik. Over 15,000 works are on display documenting the economic and cultural history of the city.

Today your guide will also take you into the Dubrovnik Cathedral and its treasury famous for its ancient relics including a fragment of the cross on which it is believed that Jesus was crucified.

As you walk down the Stradun, your guide will deviate up a long flight of stairs to take you to the Dominican museum. Housed in the Dominican monastery, this is an absolute must for those interested in the Dubrovnik and Venetian schools of art. There are several paintings dating back to the 16th century including works by Titian.

In the afternoon, still in companionship of your guide meet your kayaking instructor in Pile for a kayak tour.

Your half day adventure at Adriatic Sea starts beneath fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile, next to restaurant Orhan. Accompanied with your guide and instructor, you will set off to the island of Lokrum where you will have a break for snorkeling & picknick snack. Upon your return, discover why an easy paddling in kayaks beneath the old city walls, is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with Dubrovnik from the seaside!

NOTE: SOME PHYSICAL STRENGHT REQUIRED

Private transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Licensed English speaking guide full day according to the itinerary
Entrances Dubrovnik
Private kayak tour up to 3 hours
Van & driver transfer hotel – Dubrovnik Old Town – Dubrovnik
Overnight in Dubrovnik hotel Bellevue 5* 2 x connecting double rooms sea view; breakfast included

Day 3: PRIVATE TRANSFER DUBROVNIK – HVAR WITH STOP ON PELJESAC

This morning at 09:00 meet your driver for a private transfer to Hvar with enroute stop on Peljesac peninsula, known for its vineyards, as well as the best oysters in Dalmatia – found in the town of Ston.

Our first stop will be Vukas property. When you need the breath of sea and stone, the taste of top-class wine, softness of olives poured into golden olive oil... When you long for moments in which all the senses enjoy, you are at the right place. The Illyrian tribe of Plarei settled this area and while longing for perfection they have worked hard on the poor soil, rich only with stone and sunshine... Vukas’s forefathers continued realizing this longing; they started growing the wine sort PLAVAC MALI on the inaccessible grounds of the Crnjova hill steep slopes.

Keeping long tradition and improving new technologies, Mr. Vukas has created top-class products which you will have the opportunity to taste. Optional is a visit of his vineyard.

Following wine, we will have the chance of visiting oyster beds in the bay of Mali Ston. Witnessing how oysters and mussels are being cultivated in this region, including exclusive boat drive and oyster/mussels tasting. At the local restaurant Bota Sare you will enjoy some further fresh sea food specialties of the regin.

Following the coastal road you will reach Drvenik from where you will take a 35 minutes ferry ride to Sucuraj on Hvar island.

Arrival to Hvar town in the earlier evening hours. Check-in hotel Amfora 4* Hvar.

DRIVING DISTANCES: Dubrovnik – Ston 55 kilometers/ 1,5 hours driving distance; Ston – Drvenik 80 kilometers / 2 hours driving distance; Sucuraj – Hvar town 80 kilometers / 2 hours driving distance

Meals: Breakfast, wine tasting, oyster tasting, 2 course lunch including glass of water, glass of wine, coffee

INCLUDED

Van & driver Dubrovnik – Hvar
Private wine tasting at Vukas winery
Private boat drive to the oyster banks including oyster tasting
2 course lunch at Bota Sare
Ferry tickets Drvenik – Sucuraj
Overnight in Hvar hotel Amfora 4* 2 x connecting double rooms sea view ; breakfast included

Day 4: PRIVATE HVAR ISLAND TOUR IN A SUV

This morning you will be met by your guide at the hotel lobby for a full day Hvar off-road tour.

There is not one person who hasn’t at least heard of Hvar, if he wasn’t that lucky to have visited Hvar already. Hvar is famous for its well indented coast, clean beaches and plenty of sunshine, untouched nature, lavender odor, olives and wine. This island is also proud to have the highest number of sun hours in Europe 2 700 hours of sunshine a year. A short drive along a dirt road leads to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago. Upon arrival there will be a short walk through that picturesque village founded in the 16th century.

After Malo Grablje you will proceed to Velo Grablje and the next stop is Vidikovac with such a perfect view of the deepest bay on the island. After the short stop the drive continues to the highest peak of the island, Saint Nicholas (626 m).

From the highest peak of the island you will have a 360 degree unobstructed view of the island and across to islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis. Below the high point of St.Nicholas on a sloping sunny hillside lies Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded with steep vineyards which are very difficult to tend. It is famous far and wide for the high quality red wine it produces from the plavac grape.

Driving down the hill you will be surprised by the variety of the sun-soaked island paradise of Hvar, accented with vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender. Your lunch will be served at a local tavern in abandoned medieval village of Humac. This Tavern with its interior in local style, organic vegetables production and food preparation sends you back to lives of people from Hvar from centuries ago.

Preparation of food in the tavern is traditional. The most interesting is under the bell shaped lid (“peka”) which is covered with live coal. For the lunch you can choose: octopus, lamb, veal or chicken with potatoes as a side dish. After the lunch we continue along the north coast to Vrboska where we stop at Soline beach for relax and a swim.

Arrival back to the hotel in the later afternoon hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

INCLUDED

Licensed English speaking guide & driver full day according to the itinerary
Lunch at a local tavern
Overnight in Hvar hotel Amfora 4* 2 x connecting double rooms sea view; breakfast included

Day 5: HVAR – BRAC – HVAR SAILING

Island Brac, the largest island of the central Dalmatian group of islands, the third largest among the Adriatic islands; area 394.57 sq km; population 13,824. It is separated from the mainland by the Brac Channel, from the island of Solta by the so-called Splitska Vrata (Split Gate) and from the Island of Hvar by the Hvar Channel.

The highest peak of the island, Vidova Gora (Vitus' Mount) (778 m), is also the highest peak of all Croatian islands.

The limestone part of the coast is rocky and steep, while the rest is rather low and sandy (on the southern side from Farska to Bol, and on the northern side from Sutivan to Supetar).

What is a nicer way of travelling from one island to another than the one with a sailing boat.

Meals: B, Picknick lunch on board

INCLUDED

Sailing boat tour Hvar – Brac – Hvar
Picnic lunch on board
Overnight in Hvar hotel Amfora 4* 2 x connecting double rooms sea view; breakfast included

Day 6: HVAR - SPLIT

This morning, earlier than usual, check out your hotel and let the hotel porters assist you with your luggage to Hvar port from where you will catch a regular catamaran line to Split.

Arriving in Split meet your local driver to transfer you to hotel Radisson Blu.

After check-in, you will leave your luggage at the luggage room and have a breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Later this morning, you will be met by your local guide for a half-day walking tour of Split visiting Peristil square with St. Duje's cathedral (patron saint of Split), Diocletian’s mausoleum, The Temple of Jupiter, the Vestibul, the Golden Gate, the underground vaults, and the waterfront.

The remainder of the afternoon you may decide to spend on the main Split beach Bacvice and observe locals play "picigin" (traditional ball game from Split that is played on the beach; an amateru sport played in shallow water consisting of players keeping a small ball from touching the water); or shopping in some of Split's numerous label and local craft shops or perhaps just enjoying the facilities of your hotel.

Meals: B

INCLUDED

Catamaran tickets Hvar – Split
Van & driver Split port – hotel Radisson; hotel Radisson – Split Old Town
Licensed English speaking guide for walking tour of Split up to 3 hours
Overnight in Split hotel Radisson 4* 2 x connecting double rooms; breakfast included

Day 7: DEPARTURE SPLIT

Depending on your flight onward to Budapest, meet your driver for a private transfer to Split airport.

INCLUDED

Van & driver Split hotel – Split airport 

Price

Price 

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