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SAILING HOLIDAYS (30+)

Yacht Getaways Croatia Explorer – 8 days / 7 nights

 

Trogir - Šolta - Hvar - Šćedro - Korčula - Mljet - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik


Yacht Getaways Croatia Explorer Map


Spend a week sailing the most breath taking locations Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline has to offer. Discover the picturesque Adriatic, getting off the beaten track in the hidden bays of Mljet and Sćedro, and exploring historic villages such as Korčula and Stari Grad. Enjoy relaxing on your own yacht having the time of your life with friends, family and like-minded people. Reverse itinerary available!


Includes

• 7 Nights onboard catamaran (max 8 guests)

• Welcome Drinks & Canapes

• 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)

• All linen & end of week cleaning

• Learn to sail with your Skipper

• Paddleboard & snorkel equipment available

• Free WiFi & iPod points


SAILING ITINERARY


Day 1, Saturday: Trogir

Split is known as the second largest city and one of the oldest cities in Croatia. The bustling cafes and boutique shopping available in the quaint cobbled back streets stand in perfect contrast to the local designer stores and award-winning restaurants on the tree lined promenade. Nearby Trogir has likewise been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list and is our departure point near Split. The town was built entirely of stone and due to its preserved, antique look visitors have named it “The Stone Beauty”. Check in from 3pm from Marina Baotić near Trogir and begin your Adriatic experience.

 

Day 2, Sunday: Šolta

The natural beauty of Šolta Island, located within a few hours of easy sailing from nearby Split, makes for a popular local haunt for yacht holiday goers. Roman Emperor Diocletian frequented the small town of Maslinica, situated on the lapping western shores of the island. Today, Šolta Island remains an oasis of untouched natural beauty and picturesque, bay side local konobas. You will find the traditional way of life is still very much preserved, with the catch of day featuring on the delectable nightly specials boards. (B, L)

 

Day 3, Monday: Hvar

Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe, an ideal setting to wander the timeless streets, browsing the many local craft stores and get a taste of the finest cuisine in Croatia. The town clock tower and monastery are highlights of the unique architecture and offer peaceful spots to while away the afternoon. A key feature of the area is the Stari Grad Plains, a UNESCO world heritage site, the perfect place to explore the islands signature vineyards and scenery. A short trip from here is Hvar Town, known for its beautiful old fort, scenic surrounds and beautiful sunsets that have attracted celebrities and yacht elites for decades. (B, L)

 

Day 4, Tuesday: Šćedro

Along the south shore of the island of Hvar there is the small island of Šćedro. Protected as a nature park, it is a beacon of untouched beauty and natural wonders. The secluded bays you will find here have long been well known as a safe harbour and so are very popular with the yachting crowd, with beautiful restaurants serving delicious local fare. On the hill there is an abandoned village called Nastane, taking you back in time with picturesque stone houses and a glimpse of historic village life. (B, L)

 

Day 5, Wednesday: Korčula

Korčula Old Town is a medieval walled city, with the Venetian Renaissance architecture culminating in the splendid St Mark’s Cathedral, not to mention the intricate maze of streets surrounding it. Legend has it that Marco Polo was born in Korčula Town, with his house sporting a panoramic view stretching from east to west. Korčula Island is also known for excellent wine, with local vintage Pošip served at state and diplomatic banquets. Reminiscent of Dubrovnik, Korčula Town oozes Mediterranean charm, with a glamorous selection of bars ensuring a vibrant atmosphere. (B, L)

 

Day 6, Thursday: Mljet

Mljet is considered the most seductive of Croatia’s islands, covered by lush pine forests, dotted with vineyards and small villages. Half of the island is dedicated to Mljet National Park featuring the spectacular saltwater lakes, with cycling and walking paths surrounding the clear green waters. The Benedictine Monastery can be explored by kayak, the church features awe-inspiring altarpieces carved from local stone. Yachts will moor at one of the many traditional restaurants and bars, offering the perfect opportunity for sunset drinks and a delicious Croatian feast. (B, L)

 

Day 7, Friday: Elaphiti Islands

Croatia is known for its inviting and warm turquoise water, and nowhere else will you find this beautiful sight showcased better. The playground of royalty and the wealthy, the multitude of secluded bays and hidden coves will make for an ideal swim stop or intimate evening under the stars. One of the most popular villages and the largest on the islands, Šipan is revered as one of the top secluded bays, featuring stunning sunsets and an idyllic setting, rounded off by an excellent authentic Croatian restaurant. (B, L)

 

Day 8, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century and with its majestic city walls intact, stands chief amongst the many Croatian UNESCO world heritage sites. Named as one of the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world, Dubrovnik is an excellent starting or finishing point for exploring the Adriatic coast. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic” it is steeped in stunning architecture and is known as an elite destination. The city walls are best explored early in the morning or mid-afternoon, leaving you free to discover the first class restaurants hidden away amongst the meandering cobbled streets. (B)


*EARLYBIRD SPECIAL SAVE 10%

On all departures

Book & Pay by 31 Dec 2016

 

MORE SAILING OPTIONS

 

CROATIA EXPLORER (reverse option)
Dubrovnik - Trogir

Ideal for refined & relaxing sailing

holidays, meet new peiople, sailing off

the beaten track, explore vibrant culture &

unforgettable islands

 

GREECE (from Paros return)
Includes Naousa, Mykonos, Naxos, Little
Cyclades, Ios

Discover the Cyclades Islands, from

cobbled pathways of Paros & the pristine

beaches of Naxos.

 

TURKEY (from Fethiye return)
Includes Kapi Creek, Kalkan, Karacaoren,
Coldwater Bay, Tomb Bay, Gocek

Swim in Karacaoren Bay, spot turtles &

dolpins off Patara Beach near Kalkan,

explore Turkey's ancient cities

 

Tailored routes - Contact us for info!

 

YOUR YACHTS

 

Premier Catamaran

Modern, spacious accommodation featuring 4 double cabins

Generous indoor and outdoor areas so you can sit back and relax on your trip – perfect to top up your tan and sunset cocktails!

Separate accommodation provided for your crew

 

Superior Catamaran

An excellent choice for those looking for a more indulgent yachting trip, these catamarans offer ensuite accommodation for additional privacy

Gourmet breakfast and lunch menu, including local delicacies

Separate accommodation provided for your crew


YOUR SKIPPER

 

With Yacht Getaways you are ensured a relaxed and worry free skippered sailing holiday.  Our first class Skippers are committed to the excellence of your trip, taking care of every detail of your holiday and ensuring you have access to all the best spots, restaurants and sights.


Fully qualified RYA Yacht Master with extensive local knowledge

Learn the ropes from your Skipper and sail your own yacht

Excellent culinary skills ensuring fresh and appetising breakfasts and lunches during your trip

Premier Catamaran, Twin Share fr $1,067* Enquire Now
Superior Catamaran, Twin Share fr $1,224* Enquire Now
*Terms and Conditions
*Prices quoted are in NZD & valid for new bookings only, made from 20 Oct 2016 and valid to 31 Dec 2016, based on low season in twin share unless otherwise specified. All special offers are subject to availability. Availability is upon request & prices are subject to change until paid in full. Contact your helloworld travel professional for more information on these and other special offers and full booking terms & conditions.
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