Though it is hard to pick any one highlight of this trip, it’s equally difficult to imagine a place more stunning than Dubrovnik - with its imposing fortress and walls, medieval alleyways and gracious cafés – to begin our tour. Local lore has it that Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century, but recent archaeological excavations suggest the town may be even older.
Waves crashing onto the pebble beach, crickets buzzing in the shade of the Aleppo pines and cypress trees, shades of pink, red and gold blending together and sinking behind the horizon. Such is what you may experience just as you are sipping your glass of wine, anchored in one of the turquoise bays of the many Adriatic islands. This is only the beginning.
Our summer Dubrovnik to Trogir tour offers a bit of everything for everybody - whether you want to sit on the boat and relax while reading your favourite book, explore the historic Dalmatian towns and villages, taste some of the world’s best wines, get some exercise while venturing around in a kayak or on a bicycle or perhaps trying out rafting in the Cetina canyon. This tour takes us through many world heritage sites, such as Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik. Join us on this tour with your family or friends and simply be hypnotized by these jewels of the Mediterranean.
Day One — Check in / Dubrovnik
It is time! Check in opens at 11:00 a.m. Just roll your luggage to your boat docked at the Gruž port to meet and greet your guides! You can leave your luggage with us while our crew gets the boat ready for boarding. You can explore the local open-air farmers’ markets just opposite the boat or perhaps people-watch while sipping a coffee.
Following a 12 noon boarding, your guides will give you a short briefing before we enjoy lunch after which we will meet our local guide in the old town of Dubrovnik who will give us a tour of this historic UNESCO protected city. Upon our return to the boat, we will sail towards our first island - Šipan - in the Elaphiti archipelago and spend our first night in the quaint village of Luka Šipanska.
Day Two — Island Šipan, 10 km cycle (easy) / sail to Mljet Island / optional hike to the national park
After breakfast, we will hop on our bikes and climb a tiny hill to reach the village on the other side of the island. It is an easy round 10 km bike ride to a place where many nobles of Dubrovnik built their summer homes. After our cycle, we get back to our boat and sail towards Pomena on Mljet Island, with a refreshing swim stop en-route. Legend says that the famous Odysseus was shipwrecked here and found shelter in one of the caves on the rocky shores of Mljet. Seduced by the nymph Kalipso, he spent 7 years here. Indeed, in 4th century B.C, many Greeks were sailing here and were shipwrecked. Their presence is documented at the bottom of the sea, where their remains and many amphoras lay. This is the greenest, most forested island in the Adriatic and the north side of it is protected which makes it one of 8 national parks in Croatia. You have an option to explore this on foot, swim in its salt-water lakes or take a small boat to the Benedictine monastery built on a tiny island in the middle of the lake. The park is a short hike away from where our boat will be docked. We will stay overnight in Pomena.
Day Three — Lumbarda on the island of Korčula, historical city tour, 10 km cycle (easy)
After breakfast, we will leave Pomena behind and head towards Lumbarda located on the south part of island Korčula. We will cycle an easy 10 km through the famous sandy vineyards of Lumbarda where the native Grk grape variety is grown - one of Croatia's strongest white wines. We will make a short stop by a rare sandy beach where we can enjoy a swim or sip a coffee and enjoy the marvellous view from the shade. We continue our cycle towards the town of Korčula, where our boat will pick us up and take us to a secluded bay for an afternoon swim before we dock in Korčula for the night. Since Korčula is the birthplace of the world’s most famous wanderer, Marco Polo, a city tour with a local guide is scheduled this evening after dinner.
Day Four — Hvar town / swimming / optional wine tasting, 12 km cycle (easy)
This morning we will enjoy a bike ride on Korčula - an easy 12 km next to the sea, passing by fig and olive trees and colourful oleanders as we cycle towards the village of Račišće. As the crew puts our bikes on the boat, there is time for a quick swim or maybe sit and relax while enjoying a refreshing gelato treat. The captain will then lift anchor and head towards the stunning bay of Santa Domenica on Hvar Island. Once anchored in this bay, you can enjoy our kayaks or stand-up paddle boards. You might also fancy an onshore wine tasting. Tonight we will dock in the famous port of Hvar. You can stroll the long promenade or go vertical and climb up towards the Spanish fortress overlooking the port and the largest square (piazza) in Dalmatia for that perfect photo shot!
Day Five — Golden horn on island Brač / famous gelato stop / swimming, 12 km cycle (easy)
As you are sipping that first cup of morning coffee, we will sail from Hvar to Stari Grad. When we reach the shores of the longest protected bay in the Adriatic, the bikes will be unloaded. We will learn about the oldest town in Europe, cycle through its UNESCO protected plain, its ripening vineyards of the “plavac mali” grape variety while inhaling the aroma from the freshly cut lavender fields. At the end of our morning 12 km easy ride, we will reach Jelsa. We will visit our friend Beki who is famous for the best baklava, ice coffee and ice cream desserts!
Our boat then motors to the beautiful island of Brač. If the wind allows, we will drop anchor in front of the Golden Horn beach for a swim or we will dock and explore it on foot. We stay here for the night and yet again, the wine lovers will have another opportunity for wine tasting right next door to our boat.
Day Six — Split / optional rafting / swimming and hiking, 10 km cycle (easy)
In the early morning while everyone is still asleep, the boat will head toward the mainland. Our captain will navigate around the coast of Brač and cross over towards the magnificent canyon of Cetina. We will dock in front of the pirate city of Omiš, the ancient “Almissa” where you have the option to try out rafting. We will be in the safe hands of the Croatian National Rafting team. Once on the river, we’ll initially enjoy the meditative part of the emerald green Cetina river followed by the adrenaline pumping navigation of the rapids. You can also have a try at jumping off the cliffs into the deep fresh water. If rafting isn't your thing, you can spend your morning exploring the old town, working on your holiday tan on the long pebble beach or conquering the fortresses overlooking the town.
In the afternoon, we cross to the island of Brač once again, this time for a scenic 10 km easy bike ride. We will start in Postira and visit a local olive mill to learn all about olives and how they are processed into oil. Our ride will finish in Supetar where we get back on the boat and sail towards the 2nd largest Croatian city of Split where we will spend the night.
Day Seven — Split city tour / swimming / Trogir
After a lazy breakfast, we will enjoy a guided tour of Split's historic Diocletian's palace - one of the oldest inhabited Roman palaces in the world. People have been living in it for more than 2000 years! After the tour and a shopping break, our captain will take us for a last swim stop before we reach Trogir - our final destination.
Trogir is another UNESCO heritage site, with narrow cobblestone alleys, yummy gelato shops and a city square dominated by some of the finest examples of architecture and stone-masonry - one of which is the Saint Laurence cathedral. If you’re looking for a last-minute present to take home, don't miss out on the vibrant local open-air market.
Day Eight — Trogir
Sadly, this wonderful week has come to an end. It is time for hugs and goodbyes for the new friends you have met on-board. Hopefully you will be leaving with many fond memories and lots of photos to show to your friends and family.
Check out after breakfast by 9:00 a.m.
* Details subject to change.
7 nights’ accommodation on the boat in a double cabin with private shower
3 days of full board (all 3 meals) & 4 days of half board (breakfast + one other meal)
7 days of guided bike tour as described
Maps for the daily routing
All prices in CAD. Click here for a currency converter.
Below-deck cabin: $2,199/person
Above-deck cabin: $2,399/person
Hybrid bicycle rental: $199
Electric bicycle rental: $295
Road bike rental: $275
Port tax + local charges: $30/person
Unlimited drinking water $30/person
Single supplement: $700
For returning customers
To take advantage of these great incentives, please let our staff know when you book!
Our bikes in Croatia
E-Bike - Kalkhoff
- Model: Agattu Impulse 8R HS
- Top notch drive
- 2.0 motor with sift-sensor
- 205 km range
- Tire size: 700 X 35
Road Bike - Trek
- Model: Emonda S 6
- Ultralight carbon frame
- Shimano / Ultegra components
- 22 speed (compact drivetrain)
- Tire size: 700 X 23 or 25
Hybrid Bike - Trek
- Model: 7.3 fx
- Aluminum frame
- Shimano components
- Tire size: 700 X 32