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EXPerience DALMATIAN COAST AND ISLANDS

Multi adventure cruise south Dalmatia

This Multi-Adventure Cruise in South Dalmatia is particularly well-suited for families! It combines the popular bathing cruise concept of the „Blue Tour“ with a variety of other activities. We invite you to spend a week on a charming motor vessel that takes you from island to island, sparing you the daily nuisance of packing suitcases and searching for accommodations. Some nights will be spent in quiet bays, while others will be spent in charming ports, allowing you the time to take a leisurely stroll through charming sea towns.
Each day offers you an opportunity to decide whether you want to go on a bike trip or on a hiking tour, go rafting or would rather stroll leisurely through the unique small harbour towns of the Adriatic – simply spending the day relaxing on board is also an option! This is indeed a pleasant way of exploring southern Dalmatia, which is possibly Croatia’s most attractive landscape. A well-informed tour guide who can always point out various possibilities of creating an active or a relaxed holiday will be with you at all times.
The short stories and interesting legends and the country’s cultural treasures – most of which are protected by UNESCO’s World Heritage program – help us get in touch with Croatia’s eventful history. This interesting tour is rounded off by the wonderful opportunity of jumping directly off the ship into the sea for a swim. Depending on wind and weather conditions, we reserve the right to run this tour in reverse.

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Culture: a stroll through the old town of Korčula, the birth place of Marco Polo
Nature: calm bays and amazing coastline
Activity: enjoy the rafting tour on the Cetina river
Gastronomy: try delicious ice cream in the legendary ice cream parlour of Jelsa on the island of Hvar

1st Day (Sat) Trogir (Embarkation) – Island of Šolta
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht (from 2:30 pm) the first short cruise starts around 3 pm from Trogir to the Island of Šolta. On the way we have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Šolta.

2nd Day (Sun) Islands of Hvar and Vis
We go on a morning crossing to Hvar Island with its island capital Hvar town. After arrival we take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. There we hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. At about noon our boat takes us to Vis town on the island of Vis, which was already colonized by the Greeks and is the most remote inhabited island from the Dalmatian mainland. Grap the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. Ashore at Vis our tour guide will take us on a nice guided group walk in the afternoon to the fortress of St. George which played an important role in the maritime history of the island. Overnight stay at Vis.

3rd Day (Mon) Island of Korčula
Early in the morning crossing to Račišće on the island of Korčula. An afternoon cycle tour takes us eventually to the same island capital. We take a little tour through the town to see the highlights: St Mark’s Cathedral where we can admire the famous altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto. The alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo is worth a visit as well. There is also a magnificent view from the tower of the house onto the sea. After an out-of-town dinner the evening is spent in the bustling port town Korčula.

4th Day (Tue) Island of Hvar
We go on a morning crossing to Stari Grad situated on the north side of Hvar Island. After a crossing including a swim break and lunch on board we cycle nicely from Stari Grad to Jelsa. Around 5:30 pm we enter the boat and leave for our overnight stay close to Brač. Let the evening fade away anchoring with a lovely Captains dinner.

5th Day (Wed) Islands of Hvar and Brač
After breakfast the morning offers us enough time to indulge in water activities and group activities on the beach, suitable for everyone to participate in, before we leave for Lovrecina. From here a hike (aprx. 1.5 h) leads us along the shoreline to Postira. Here you are able to enjoy an evening meal in a typical Konoba and relax in a sea-side café as the sun sets after an eventful day. Overnight stay at Postira.

6th Day (Thu) Cetina Canyon – Omiš – Island of Šolta
After a short crossing to Omiš with its pirate castles we have either the opportunity to participate in a rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) or explore the old town of Omiš and its pirate castle on foot. In the afternoon we are able to swim from the boat before cruising to Rogač on the island of Šolta where we will spend the night.

7th Day (Fri) Island of Šolta – Trogir
In the first half of the day we can either cycle or take a bus transfer to Goran, a local beekeeper to participate in an interactive workshop on bees, their purpose, products and the life of a beekeeper. Goran is an expert in capturing the fascination of young and old with the enthusiasm he has for the bees which he keeps. Whoever wishes to cycle more, can cycle on to Maslinica before returning to Rogač where the boat will wait. Lunch will be enjoyed on board during the last crossing by boat for the week as the captain charters his course back to Trogir. Along the way the anchor is droped for an enjoyable dip in the Adria directly from the boat. In the afternoon we enjoy Trogir by taking a walk through the UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.

8th Day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay. Would you like to see more of Croatia than Dalmatia? Then we recommend our extension program at Plitvice Lakes in combination with Zagreb (please see extended stay).

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.

Bike

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.

E-bike

Trailer Bikes

For smaller children, who have already outgrown the children’s seat but are not yet allowed to or comfortable riding independently, we can provide the tag-along-bike. The tag-along-bike attaches to the seat post of a mature rider and is easily switched to another bike in case others wish to have a go at pulling. A child friendly gear system allows the child to change their gears accordingly to the terrain so that it can support the puller. The trailer bikes are rented for 20 euro per week on this tour (limited amount).

Trailer bikes

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

– from 1,190 euro (premium ship San Snova)
– from 1,390 euro (first class ship Princeza Diana)

Included services

• 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• Bed linen and towels
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Guided walks and cycling tours as described in itinerary
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

• ½ a double cabin
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 150 euro (San Snova)/200 euro (Princeza Diana)
• 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 (San Snova)/800 euro (Princeza Diana) (limited)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 40 euro/week; e-bike (if available): 120 euro/week; rental trailer bike or children’s seat: 20 euro/week
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle, rental trailer bike or children’s seat: 10 euro/week; e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damage)
• A safe parking space: motorcycle: 30 euro/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week (on request, to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
• Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: 15 euro per person/way (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)
• 3-day extension module Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb (only as POST-Islandhopping tour bookable) incl. transfer boat in Trogir – Plitvice Lakes // Plitvice Lakes – hotel in Zagreb // hotel in Zagreb airport Zagreb ; 2 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel; entry fee Plitvice lakes National Park, guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included), dinner in a local restaurant; price per person: 3 star hotel in a double room: 750 euro/single room: 850 euro; 4 star hotel in a double room: 790 euro/single room: 890 euro (People driving independently, without the need of a transfer, receive a discount of 380 € off all prices mentioned)
• Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir

Not included in the tour price

• Journey to Trogir
• Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way ca. 20 euro) or public transport on main road in front of the airport
• Flat rate for bottled water, Visitor’s tax and local charges: 40 euro 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
• Possible transfers by bus or taxi during the trip
• Entrance fees to museums and churches
• Rafting on Cetina River (to be paid on site), bus transfer from/to the boat included
• Tips for crew and tour guides