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EXPerience DALMATIAN COAST AND ISLANDS

E-bike cruise highlights of Dalmatia Plus

This tour expands our Islandhopping-Plus-Program and matches activity with comfort. On this trip you can call the Newstar, the newest yacht in our fleet, your home for a week. The cabins are particularly spacious and elegantly furnished, the bathrooms are equipped with a separate shower, the options on deck are varied and comfortable and the salon is stylish and luxurious.
If you would like an intense experience of the region of Dalmatia and do not want to miss out on Dubrovnik, surrounded by its imposing walls, then this tour is certainly the right choice for you.
Accompanied by your comfortable motor yacht, you can explore the wonderful region of South Dalmatia for one week, all the while accompanied by breathtaking natural beauty and cultural highlights throughout each day.

The cities of Dubrovnik and Trogir are the highlights of this trip, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit the islands of Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and Dugi Otok and experience the coexistence of land and sea as well as that of culture and nature.
The direction of this tour alternates each week.

For more and updated info visit www.islandhopping.com

Culture: Old Town in Dubrovnik and Diocletian’s palace in Split are true pearls on this tour
Nature: the best preserved forest of Alpine trees on the Mediterranean you can see on the island of Mljet
Activity: a walk to the Spanish Fortress in Hvar is not only a good workout, you will also will be rewarded with stunning view
Gastronomy: Klašuni, Cukarini, Amareti..traditional sweets from Korčula


SPLIT – DUBROVNIK: 1st Day (Sun) Split (Embarkation)
Individual journey to Split. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Split harbour. At about 4.30 pm, a guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. The boat will spend the night in Split offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

2nd Day (Mon) Split – Insel Brač: Milna – Bol – Insel Hvar: Jelsa (aprx. 27 mi./43 km)
We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Today’s cycle tour leads us from the tranquil harbour of Milna to Bol. The boat awaits us here for another crossing by boat to Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

3rd Day (Tue) Hvar Island: Jelsa – Stari Grad – Hvar – Korčula Island: Vela Luka (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
Today’s cycling tour leads us to Stari Grad and later on to the opposite side of the Island of Hvar. After a short break our cycle tour leads us through lavender fields and small villages till we get to the islands capital. Make use of the time and go for a little stroll through the city of Hvar before boarding the boat. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Dinner on board and overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia.

4th Day (Wed) Korčula Island: Vela Luka – Korčula town (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula all the way to Korčula city. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes await us here. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

5th Day (Thu) Korčula Island: Korčula town – Lastovo Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)
And off we go! A morning crossing takes us to the beautiful Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants continue to live from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle around the beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Dinner is served on board as the sun sets.

6th Day (Fri) Lastovo Island – Mljet Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)
We start with a short crossing to the next island: Mljet. Ashore at Pomena on Mljet we cycle across the green and forested island – known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years.

7th Day (Sat) Šipan Island – Dubrovnik (aprx. 13.73 mi./22 km)
A short crossing in the morning takes us to the island of Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle trip takes us past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Returning to the boat we enjoy our last crossing after an adventurous week. After arrival in Dubrovnik there is plenty of time to explore the UNESCO world Heritage city and to take part on a guided city tour. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

8th Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

DUBROVNIK – SPLIT: 1st Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Embarkation)
Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most impressive sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

2nd Day (Mon) Dubrovnik – Šipan Island (aprx. 13.7 mi./22 km)
Our first crossing takes us to the island of Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle trip takes us past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. We pay the harbor town of Suđurađ a visit before returning back to the boat.

3rd Day (Tue) Mljet Island – Lastovo Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)
Today we cycle across to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. We cycle from Sobra to Pomena where we embark our ship and cross over to the Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants continue to live from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture.

4th Day (Wed) Lastovo Island – Korčula Island: Korčula town (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)
Today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle across the beautiful island of Lastovo. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat its time to cast off! A crossing takes us over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

5th Day (Thu) Korčula Island: Korčula town – Vela Luka (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us on the tour today. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

6th Day (Fri) Vela Luka – Hvar Island: /Hvar – Stari Grad – Jelsa (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and go for a little stroll through the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Today’s bike tour takes us from the city of Hvar through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break on board we continue to Jelsa.

7th Day (Sat) Jelsa – Brač Island: Bol – Milna (aprx. 27 mi./43 km)
We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Today’s cycle tour leads us from Bol to the tranquil harbour of Milna. The boat awaits us here for a last crossing after an adventurous week. We board the boat and cruise to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

8th Day (Sun) Split (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Hybrid Bikes

Those choosing to rent a hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience. These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 80 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

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E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push. These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 160 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

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Basic tour price per person (in a double cabin below deck)

Deluxe Ship Harmonia
– from 1,390 euro (SEASON A: from 21.04. to 19.05.19 // from 06.10. to 02.11.2019)
– from 1,490 euro (SEASON B: from 19.05. to 06.10.2019)

Included services

• 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• City tour in Split, Korčula and Dubrovnik
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

• ½ a double cabin
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 150 euro
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 500 euro (limited)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 700 euro (limited)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: 160 euro/week; hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: 20 euro/week; hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Private airport transfer between Split Airport and Split harbor/Gruž harbor and Dubrovnik airport: 25 euro per person/way (min. 2 pax)
• Additional nights (B&B) in Split or Dubrovnik
• All-round carefree package (arrival by car for journey starting in Split): 120 euro (incl. services): safe parking during Islandhopping tour; Transfer to Split (Sunday of embarkation) at 1.30 pm; crossing by catamaran from Dubrovnik to Split on Sunday of disembarkation (7 am till 1 pm), pick up in Split and transfer to parking; each additional person: 40 euro
• All-round carefree package (arrival by car for journey starting in Dubrovnik): 160 euro (incl. services): overnight stay in Kastel Stari (double or single room) from Sat to Sun; safe parking during Islandhopping tour; transfer to ferry port in Split on Sunday of embarkation (6.30 am) and crossing by catamaran to Dubrovnik (7.30 am till 12.15 pm); each additional person: 80 euro

Not included in the basic tour price

• Journey to Dubrovnik/Split and from Split/Dubrovnik
• Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax and local charges 40 euro for adults or 20 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
• Meals and beverages ashore
• Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
• Taxi ride between Dubrovnik airport and Dubrovnik harbour (aprx. 40 euro/ride)/between Split airport and Split harbour (aprx. 20 euro/ride)
• Travelling by car: public guarded parking (Dubrovnik/prices displayed on site)
• Tips for crew and tour guides