Travel to Croatia in the summer of 2019 for an active, adventure cruise and discover the secrets of the Adriatic Sea on your own private boat. The calm flows of the Adriatic and ancient walled villages of Croatia are the perfect backdrop to explore the dramatic Croatian coastline. You’ll enjoy the peace and untouched beauty of Croatia’s many islands scattered across the sparkling sapphire waters of the Mediterranean.
The Croatian city of Split is where your Croatia cruise tour begins. It is the second largest city in Croatia, and the largest city in Dalmatia. You will get to explore the city, visiting Diocletian’s Palace, Split’s Cathedral, the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace, and Split’s famous promenade called “riva.”
From Split, board your private chartered motor-sailing yacht, which will be your home and your base for exploring over the next several days. Cast off to sail towards Trogir, a harmonious stone town on a small island that is connected to the Croatian mainland and the Island of Ciovo by bridges. The old town of Trogir is under UNESCO protection, and is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and Romanesque churches.
The next day, hike through the beautiful Krka National Park. Named after the Krka River, Krka National Park lies about 10 kilometers inland in this part of Dalmatia. The park is known for its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls, which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. Other highlights include the small island of Visovac and Roski Slap Waterfall.
And onwards we sail to Brac, followed by Vis! Vis is the farthest island of middle Dalmatia, famous for its clear sea and protected underwater world, rich in sunken ships and miraculous flora and fauna. It also has some of the best beaches in the country, and is known for its fresh seafood and local wines. While at Vis, visit Komiza, a small fisherman’s town about six miles from the town of Vis. Komiza will inspire you with its charm, rich cultural heritage, and its excellent food and wines.
Visit Croatia’s famous Blue Cave, which was formed by the waves of the sea: the sea water eroded the limestone rock which makes up the whole island of Bisevo. The cave itself is 78 feet long, 35 feet deep, and up to 49 feet high, while the entrance to it measures five feet high and eight feet wide. Marvel at the stunning turquoise color of the water.
The next Croatian island you visit is Korcula island, allegedly the birthplace of Marco Polo. It is located on a small headland, and features Venetian architecture, defensive walls, and attractive pantiled roofs evoking memories of Dubrovnik. Visit a local coral jewelry artist, Irena Katela, and enjoy a short presentation about how she crafts her jewelry from this vibrantly colored natural stone.
Sail towards the Croatian Island of Mljet, featured in Homer’s Odyssey and stretching over 100 square kilometers in size. After exploring Mljet by boat, head to her shore for a three-hour biking excursion on the island. Enjoy the rich flora and fauna of Mljet while you take in the stunning views. While the island is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the Croatian islands, Mljet is one of Croatia’s islands “lost” on the sea, and cannot be reached easily on your own. Thanks to its thick pine forest, karstic caves, two picturesque lakes connected with the sea, gravelly and sandy beaches, and fishing areas abundant with fish and lobster, the west part of the island has been made a National Park. Croatia’s greenest island, Mljet features rich Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle sandy shoreline, and a wealth of underwater sea life. Enjoy hiking and biking on Mljet.
The iconic city of Dubrovnik is where our Croatia cruise tour ends. Also know as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” on the Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik became an important Mediterranean sea power starting in the 13th century. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, the city managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains.
This small-ship women’s cruise to Croatia’s islands is a unique opportunity to make lifelong friends, with the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Adriatic, sure to make this European cruise experience truly unforgettable!
- Croatia Cruise Tour for Women: Day-by-Day Itinerary
- What’s Included on your Croatia Cruise Vacation
- What to pack for a Cruise Around Croatia’s Islands
- Getting to Split, Croatia: Travel Tips & Information
- Croatia Cruise Vacation: Detailed Itinerary
- Explore the beautiful islands of Croatia on an exclusive, chartered motorsailer yacht
- Visit the local market in Trogir with a chef to shop for fresh ingredients, and enjoy a hands-on cooking class
- Hike in the stunning Krka National Park
- Hike the thick pine forests, karstic caves, and sandy beaches of Mljet Island
- Explore the turquoise glow of the Blue Cave located on the island of Bisevo
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruise
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Spa Element
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