Discover Croatia! Ultimate Island Hopping Adventure 2021

8 Days / 7 Nights Cruise

Custom Suggested Itinerary for Esteemed clients of Gail SHERMAN (30 – 36 people). 8 Day Cabin Charter on Superior Deluxe Cruise and Inclusive Excursion Package. Guaranteed Departure: September 18 – 25, 2021, Option 1. Adventures Croatia Exclusive (maximum capacity of 38 passengers)
Visiting: SPLIT– OMIS – BRAC – HVAR – KORCULA – TRSTENIK – DUBROVNIK (as always, routing is subject to change due to weather or Captain’s discretion)
Join us for an EXCLUSIVE and immersive Island Hopping experience on the Croatian Coast! This Island Hopper is loaded with the most unique, authentic and custom-tailored excursions… as well as top-notch wine and culinary experiences. This insider’s tour will be escorted by leading experts on Croatia, who will open your senses to the REAL Coastline of Croatia though awe inspiring islands and ancient cities.
Spoil yourselves and be WOWED on a privately chartered vessel staffed by welcoming, carefully chosen professionals, with spacious air-conditioned cabins, a cozy salon with a lounge bar, sun deck and more. We’ve spent many months creating what will be a spectacular way to experience Croatia’s Coast. Do not miss out, this is certain to top any experience your friends have ever had SOAKING IN the beauty and excitement of Croatia’s coastal region. All aboard!!
You will have time to relax, swim, bike, hike and explore the unique and varied towns of the coastal regions of Dalmatia. We’ve hired the best of the best tour guides, whose passion for their homeland will lend insight into the culture, history, customs and cuisine. Your inclusive excursion package will offer unique and behind the scenes tours, traditional foods, and wine tasting experiences. Moreover, you will be able to see, feel, hear, experience and taste the Croatian way of life – Croatia’s past blended with its present.
Croatia’s unparalleled coastal beauty, with crystalline water clarity and secluded coves, combined with its rich cultural heritage, and spectacular seafood, wine, and cheeses add up to a sailing experience to savor and remember. With attention to detail and commitment to creating the best experiences, combined with a cruising staff who will provide a high level of onboard services in a relaxed nautical atmosphere – this is a “do-not-miss” trip!
This amazing itinerary is loaded with unique extras, fantastic meals, and experiences. If you are interested in joining the Ultimate Island Hopping Adventure and would like to grab a cabin before they’re all gone, please sign up now.
Day 1
Sat, Sep 18, 2021


Olives, indigenous aromatic plants, brilliancy of white stone against the verdant vegetation and the towering mountain massif of Biokovo whose spurs reach all the way to the sea – yes, this is indeed an exceptional part of the country, and its beauty is made all the more enchanting by numerous historic events and monuments, and cultural manifestations. 
When, in the year 305, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruled the entire world at that time, decided to build his leisure time abode - in which he intended to spend the rest of his life - he had no doubt as to exactly where build to it. In the very heart of Dalmatia, in the bay of Aspalathos (Split), well protected from the sea by the islands of the Split archipelago, and defended on its landward side by high mountains, Diocletian created a special point on the map of the Adriatic: the future city of Split.
Your Vessel:
This unique boat has 19 cabins, 11 of which have private balconies from which you can enjoy the beautiful vistas along the coast, simple lazy afternoons or romantic evenings. Come and be the first to have this incomparable experience!

Day 2
Mon, Sep 20, 2021


Omis is a small town and harbor in Central Dalmatian located between Split and Makarska, situated in the mouth of the Cetina river and surrounded with massive gorges. 
In the past Omis was notorious because of the pirates of Omis whose ships were a centuries-long symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The evidences of proud and turbulent Omis history can be found on every corner of the Omis Riviera. Omis churches and Omis fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and the might of infamous Omis pirates. 
Today, Omis is one of the most beautiful places of Croatia's Adriatic Coast.

Day 3
Mon, Sep 20, 2021


We start our day with morning departure towards island Brač and the town Bol - home to the most famous beach in Croatia. 
Travelers will enjoy a half-day in Bol, when they are free to discover this Dalmatian town, its beaches, restaurants and cafes at leisure after lunch served onboard. 
Guests are free to enjoy their evening and dinner at leisure.

Day 4
Tue, Sep 21, 2021


Pakleni islands archipelago, a labyrinth of several smaller islands that offer perfect bays for swimming and snorkeling.
Exploring the Paklinski Islands one cove at a time will make you believe that surprises are waiting around every corner, both above and beneath the surface! Every cove is a microcosm, a wonder of nature, a story in itself. 
Paklinski islands group are situated in front of Hvar town and they tend to use like a large town park and town port breakwater.
Pakleni islands group consists of Jerolim, Pokonji dol, Galešnik, Marinkovac, Planikovac, Borovac, Stambedar, Dobri otok, Gojca, Vlaka, Borovac, Parzanj, Travna, Mali Vodnjak, Veli Vodnjak islets, the biggest one Saint Klement island and few cliffs.
Favorite spots on Pakleni islands are:
Jerolim island - nudist island,
Stipanska bay - open air party spot situated on Marinkovac islet,
Isthmus Ždrilca - with restaurants and natural covered bay,
Vlaka bay - with restaurant on Saint Klement island,
Vinogradišće bay - south bay with sandy beach, cocktails and nice restaurants, gallery - favorite spot for yacht men on Saint Klement,
Palmižana bay with ACI marina with catering facilities - is situated on the opposite side of Vinogradišce bay on Saint Klement island.
Pakleni island with its many coves is perfect place for famous people who want to hide from publicity and keep own privacy. Island group is covered with low vegetation, small bushes and Alep pine. There you cannot find many pebble or sandy beaches but interesting spot has beach chase, beach bean bag or other kinds of beach chairs.
Entire Vinogradišće bay has sandy bottom and sea color is beautiful. In Vinogradišce you could enjoy in narrow, not too long sandy beach with beach chairs. 50 meters’ distance from sandy beach there is small pebble beach. Behind restaurants you can find many shady trails which lead in different directions. Land and facility owners take care that everything remains in harmony with nature (and they expect from tourists the same).
The same philosophy you will notice on the other spots on Paklinski islands – Marinkovac with isthmus Zdrilca (pebble beach), Vlaka bay and Soline (sandy beach).
The lavender island that Conde Nast's signature travel magazine called 'one of the “best 10 islands in the world”. 
A vacation on the lavender island of Hvar means extraordinary experiences every day - from visiting an ancient olive grove and learning about what Homer called “liquid gold”, taking a Jeep safari to discover hidden inland Hvar to exploring a castle, visiting the oldest theatre in Europe or tasting spectacular wine and local delicacies at an award-winning vineyard.

Day 5
Wed, Sep 22, 2021


Korčula was first mentioned as early as the 10th c. in works of Byzantine historians under the name 'Stone Town'. It flourished under the Venetian government and later on it spread around the town walls. But in spite of all that, it is still the most famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo who was probably born here in 1254, and reminders of him can be seen all around the town, including the extremely interesting Marco Polo Museum which is something you definitively don`t want to miss when visiting this beautiful Dalmatian town. 
Today it`s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

Day 6
Thu, Sep 23, 2021


Mljet National Park is a large area that borders two saltwater lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometers. Right in the middle of the Large Lake, there is a small island/islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with the large building of the former Benedictine monastery erected there in the 12th century. The monastery’s building is now café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake.
Swimming and sunbathing in Park is good fun - as water here is much warmer than on seashores of the island (which is excellent if you want to swim in colder months)
To enjoy the stunning scenery from hills above the Mljet coastline and Park you can take a hike up the hills (200 m) to get the views.
Visiting Mljet National Park - Park’s Main Attractions
Mljet National Park is a large area that borders two saltwater lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometers. Right in the middle of the Large Lake, there is a small island/islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with the large building of the former Benedictine monastery erected there in the 12th century. The monastery’s building is now café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake.
The Entrance to National Park
The access to the Park is at the north or western coast through villages Pomena and Polače. Although there is no official entrance to the National Park as such, visitors are expected to pay for the entry.
From Pomena, it takes about 10 minutes to walk to Malo Jezero and another 10 minutes to Small Bridge (Mali Most) from were regularly scheduled boats are sailing to Sv. Marija (Melita) islet. Both paths are signed and lead through a beautiful pine and bay woods.
(Note: No motor vehicles are allowed in the Park - you can rent a car and drive along the island, but not in the National Park itself.)
Trstenik is a village situated on the southern coast of the Pelješac peninsula. It is connected to the Croatian mainland by the coastal road via Ston. The village is located in a deep, south facing bay under the tall Pelješac hills, with a large pebble beach at the base of the bay. 
The bay is an anchoring spot as it has well protected pier, though it is not recommended in times of southern wind Jugo. Trstenik is about 90 km away from Dubrovnik and due to its unique gorgeous and un spoilt location, is considered as one of the most beautiful villages of Croatian coast. The sea here is crystal clear, and is rich in underwater life. Numerous small bays and beaches that can only be reached by boat are in the near vicinity of Trstenik.
History of Trstenik: Trstenik was in 19th and beginning of 20th century important harbor for transportation of grapes from Peljesac’s isolated southern vineyards to Italy and beyond. At that times the only way to transport grapes at harvest from southern slopes of Pelješac was to load them on donkeys and carry them over the mountain to the wineries in Potomje (village on Pelješac that has well known winery), or along the steep southern ridges to Trstenik to be loaded on boats and transported by sea to Italy or Split and Dubrovnik.
Pelješac Wines: Trstenik is a home of Grgich Winery that was founded by Napa Valley winemaker Mike Grgich, a Croatian emigre, in 1958. Grgich, who earned international fame as the winemaker at Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena, founded his own Grgich Hills winery in Rutherford in 1971. Red wine Plavac Mali is famous produce of this winery.

Day 7
Fri, Sep 24, 2021


Dubrovnik is a medieval city on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coastline and treasure trove of cultural, historical monuments that were created throughout its thousand-year existence.  
In the past, it was a City-Republic, and alongside Venice one of the most famous cultural-economic centers on the Mediterranean. 
In more recent times, it has become the center of modern cultural and tourist events: a city of summer festivals – an international parade of top musical and theatrical achievements, a city of museums and galleries. These values have turned Dubrovnik into a place that offers a rich selection of various experiences and excitement, but also a complete holiday in a quiet and calming, mild Mediterranean ambience and wonderful seaside landscapes.

Day 8
Sat, Sep 25, 2021


End of the Adventures Croatia Island Hopper and disembark the ship 
Private transfers from Dubrovnik Port to Dubrovnik Airport or your hotel in Dubrovnik

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