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Croatia Island Sail Plus

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The one that sees you cruise The Dalmatian Coast & discover Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik aboard a premium sail boat with air con

Travel Style

Sailing & Cruise

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    6 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Sailing Boat

  • Group Size

    Max 28 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager, Skipper and Crew

Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Makarska

Top Experiences

12 included & 5 free time add-ons available to add later

  • See the Hvar Spanish Fortress, Arsenal and St. Stephen's Square

    Included

    Hvar

  • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations

    Included

    Dubrovnik

  • See one of the world's best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian's Palace, Split

    Included

    Split

Croatia Island Sail Plus (Premium Boat)

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals
  • Alfresco dinner aboard your Sail boat
  • See the Hvar Spanish Fortress, Arsenal and St. Stephen's Square
  • Orientation of Hvar including the UNESCO World Heritage, Stari Grad
  • Visit the fortified old town of Korčula
  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals
  • Alfresco dinner aboard your Sail boat
  • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations
  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals
  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals
  • See one of the world's best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian's Palace, Split
  • Orientation of Split including Diocletian’s Palace aka Daenerys’ Throne Room in Meereen from Game of Thrones

5 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch with the Korčula old town as your backdrop Kuna 115
  • Take a sea kayaking trip around the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik City Walls EUR 34.00
  • Dubrovnik City walking tour - take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s history, literally! With our expert Local Guide on hand to show you the sights on this walking tour – learn about this World Heritage Listed city & it’s old walls – which make Dubrovnik so distinctive. Full of history & s Kuna 50
  • Captain's dinner 150 Kuna
  • Farewell Dinner 200 Kuna

Where I'll Stay?

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    Premium Sailing Boat

    Split, Croatia

    There'll be fun and frolics aplenty on board the traditional sailing boat, where you'll be tucked into cosy twin-share cabins complete with private bathrooms and the wonders of air-conditioning in every room so you can stay fresh. Each boat has a spacious sun deck to enjoy the wonderful Adriatic scenery

    7 nights

  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Sailing Boat

About this trip

Sparkling seas, white sands, historical hotspots, Croatia is the Mediterranean jewel that has it all. And there's no better way to experience this paradise than by island hopping your way from beach to beautiful bay. From the ancient hamlets of Hvar island and the Venetian architecture of Korcula to Dubrovnik’s iconic Old Town, we'll cruise along the Adriatic on our very own premium, air-conditioned sail-boat, soaking up all those rays while we drift lazily under the cloudless skies. Bliss.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. Split

  2. 1 1 night

    Hvar

  3. 1 1 night

    Korčula

  4. 2 2 nights

    Dubrovnik

  5. 1 1 night

    Trstenik

  6. 1 1 night

    Makarska

  7. 1 1 night

    Split

DAY 1 - Split to Hvar

Split

This morning we'll meet in Split, boarding our boat with, you guessed it, boat loads of enthusiasm.

Hvar

After our first stint at sea we’ll arrive in the glamorous playground of Hvar, where big shiny boats meet grand historic architecture. Once you've taken in the sites, you will dine alfresco on board, it’s a tough day in paradise.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals

  • Alfresco dinner aboard your Sail boat

  • See the Hvar Spanish Fortress, Arsenal and St. Stephen's Square

  • Orientation of Hvar including the UNESCO World Heritage, Stari Grad

DAY 2 - Hvar to Korčula

Hvar

Korčula may sit incredibly close to the mainland of Croatia but it's an island all of its own, which means we'll be slipping into island vibes accordingly.

Korčula

Hidden bars, peachy sunsets & cobbled streets by the beach, our appreciation for this country will be skyrocketing.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Orientation of the medieval fortified old town of Korčula

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch with the Korčula old town as your backdrop

    Kuna 115

DAY 3 - Korcula to Dubrovnik

Korčula

This morning we'll wake up in beautiful Korčula but we'll then be heading off to Dubrovnik. In the words of Bernard Shaw, acclaimed socialist & playwright, "those that seek paradise on earth should seek it in Dubrovnik." You heard the man - let's do this!

Dubrovnik

So here we are, paradise on earth. Rugged cliffs, seas that beg a dip, and buildings filled with stories and history.  Opt in for a guided city tour and leave armed with the knowledge to pick out a waterside rock bar where you can swim and indulge 'til your heart's content.  To take it all in, you can wander along the 2-kilometres of old town walls or hike to the top of Mt Srd. Dinner at a local restaurant followed by some party vibes at the city's incredible array of clubs will complete things just perfectly.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a sea kayaking trip around the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik City Walls

    EUR 34.00

  • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations

    Kuna 50

DAY 4 - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

The city of Dubrovnik is so much more than just a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Game of Thrones location - not that either of those claims to fame are even mildly mediocre. Visit Dubrovnik's Old Town, The Minceta Tower and Fortress Lovrijenac - otherwise known as GoT's King's Landing, entrance to the House of the Undying and The Red Keep.  Or grab a kayak and view the maginificant city walls from the turquiose sea.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Alfresco dinner aboard your Sail boat

  • Take a walking tour through Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed old town and spot GoT filming locations

DAY 5 - Dubrovnik to Trstenik

Dubrovnik

Don't hate on us for dragging you away from Dubrovnik. We wouldn't do it unless we knew about another paradise waiting just around the corner...

Trstenik

It will be full blown euphoria this morning as we sail past the palms, cypresses, olive trees, citrus plantations and colourful reefs of the Elaphite Islands. As the sun sets we'll dock at the unspoiled village of Trstenik where we can look back on the Korcula archipelago with awe. All enjoyed over an optional Captain's dinner and a night of ship shenanigans.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Indulge in a 3-course meal including fresh local produce & regional delicacies, cooked by your on-board chef

    150 Kuna

DAY 6 - Trstenik to Makarska

Trstenik

After the peace and tranquillity of Trstenik, it’s time to head back to the mainland for more action.

Makarska

After a spot of swimming we’ll arrive in Makarska where we’ll be blessed by the beautiful Biokovo mountains and a long stretch of beach ready to be enjoyed.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

DAY 7 - Makarska to Split

Makarska

With one night left of the Mediterranean high life, we'll sail back to our starting point of Split.

Split

Now contented by our time at sea, we can relax & soak up the Roman heritage of this atmospheric city, revel in more Game of Thrones' filming locations and indulge in a final optional dinner in the heart of the historic city.

Stay

Premium Sail boat with included AC

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Eat locally sourced food for lunch as part of your included meals

  • See one of the world's best preserved Roman buildings: Diocletian's Palace, Split

  • Orientation of Split including Diocletian’s Palace aka Daenerys’ Throne Room in Meereen from Game of Thrones

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course feast in the historic heart of Split as we bid farewell

    200 Kuna

DAY 8 - Depart Split

Split

There you have it, the astonishing beauty of Croatia and its cluster of islands. You probably always imagined you'd be blown away by it, but the new squad of life-long pals will be the real surprise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of lots of countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa, which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Our Reservations teams may be able to provide you with visa contacts depending on your nationality and the country you are visiting.

What are the luggage restrictions?

There is no specific limit to the size or amount of baggage on this trip, however your luggage has to fit into the cabin. We recommend one bag or suitcase 73xm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg and one small day bag such as a backpack or duffel bag.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips so special. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled. But we know it’s not just about training - it’s about passion, and our team has it in spades. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accommodation and book your Free Time Add-ons. Because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your experienced Captain and on-board Crew are the experts on getting you safely from A to B efficiently and safely, and will also prepare all of your onboard meals, using locally sourced produce. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Onboard Crew’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! All of our Croatia vessels provide complimentary wifi.

What sort of sailing boat will I be staying on?

You will be staying on a premium category steel hull sailing boat, with twin fully air-conditioned spacious en-suite cabins, complete with hair dryer and safety deposit box. Each boat has a rooftop sundeck with loungers, a spacious dining area and bar, as well as plenty of communal seating and shaded areas.

What is the difference between a below deck cabin and an on or above deck cabin?

Cabins are situated on deck and on lower deck and are 8 to 14m2 in size. On deck cabins can be situated on the main deck (the deck on which you step on to as you embark the vessel) and on the upper deck (deck on top of the main deck). The on-deck cabins have direct exit to the sea and more fresh air. Cabins on lower deck are situated in the hull of the vessel and tend to have portholes. The lower deck cabins can often be quieter as only fellow travellers who are staying in lower deck cabins will pass by.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).

What are the hygiene standards and protocols in place given the current COVID 19 situation?

Disinfecting surfaces to minimise the spread of viruses.
Cabins will be cleaned daily, meaning all surfaces will be treated with effective sanitizers as mentioned above.Special attention will be given to ship salon cleaning, where desks, chairs and other surfaces will be cleaned after every use. Travellers will be asked to leave their cabins during cleaning to avoid close contact and respect social distancing policy. Travellers can refuse the daily cleaning practice if they wish so.

Hand Sanitizers and Disinfecting Wipes readily available
To ensure all our travellers are safe we are introducing:
Hand sanitizers will be available at the entrance of the ship as well as the salon entrance.
Soap, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes will be provided to travellers in their cabins for their personal use.

Regular cleaning and disinfecting of AC Units
All Contiki ships have air conditioning that can be self- regulated.The AC system is maintained annually, and filters are cleaned and replaced as needed. Due to the coronavirus situation and the negative image that large AC systems can contribute in the development and spread of the virus through ventilation systems, extra measures in cleaning and disinfecting AC units. If travellers do not wish to use AC in their cabins, they can easily be turned off.

Travellers will be reminded during their stay on the ship to keep in mind to open cabin windows multiple times daily for ventilation (where possible). Air ionizers will be placed in the restaurant on all vessels. The ionizers successfully eliminate all microorganisms and prevent the possibility of infection.  

Social Distancing – on our Ship
Contiki’s ships are small cruise ships, meaning that our groups are not bigger than 36 people. This is very important to highlight because we work with small groups and we can accommodate all social distancing requirements. 
Furniture in public areas (salon) will be arranged to allow more space for distancing. Dining tables will provide seating for 4 people instead of 8, meaning that the salon will accommodate up to 24 people at once. Additional tables will be placed in the outside area.

Most of the ships have very spacious sundecks allowing the sun beds and chairs to be easily placed at 1.5 metre distance as recommended. Sun chairs will be marked with cabin numbers and travellers will be kindly asked to use the chair marked with their cabin number only. 
Your kick-start meeting on the day of arrival will be held on deck or in small groups in the salon, depending on the conditions of the boat.

Social Distancing – Swim Stops and In Port
Swim stops will be regulated by the crew and the Trip Manager - in order to respect social distancing policy the number of people using the swim platform at once will be limited as well as people using the upper deck. Crew will keep track of the numbers to prevent crowding.

Each time before the ship arrives at the new destination/ port, the Trip Manager will organize the procedure of how the travellers will leave the ship to go on shore. This will be communicated to travellers via the ship sound system. If two or more ships are moored next to each other, travellers will be asked to respect the following procedures when embarking /disembarking the ship: those coming from the mainland should walk towards the stern, while travellers wishing to leave their ship will go towards the bow, if the design of the ships allows.

Individual Meal Service
Breakfast and dinner will be served to you individually rather than in a buffet style. Depending on the size of the group and ship layout, meals will be served either in two sessions or simultaneously in the saloon and on the outside deck. Food will be prepared and served in gloves. Water fountains will be replaced with water bottles.

You can find out more info on Contiki’s elevated hygiene standards and protocols at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/resources/travel-health