Sail through Croatia’s coastal islands and turquoise waters by private yacht while exploring Croatia’s charming Dalmatian Coast. Visit tiny stone villages with enchanting castles, walk cobbled paths, and learn the rich history of Old Europe against the dramatic backdrop of the Adriatic Sea.
Experience the joy of island hopping between the many colorful islands of Croatia, then drop anchor to explore Croatia’s incredible historical sites, as you tour the Dalmatian Coast on a deluxe sailboat chartered exclusively for AdventureWomen! Wake every day surrounded by the intoxicating blue of the Adriatic Sea, enjoy busy days seeing the sights, then fall asleep to the lapping waves and ping of halyards against the mast. Every day is a perfect day for fun in these crystal-clear waters, too. Whether you’re island hopping, swimming, paddle boarding, or relaxing on the beach, the waters of the Adriatic are so enticing, it will be hard to stay out of them!
To visit the Eastern European gem of Croatia is to walk through centuries of conquests and change. Masters of building anything from stone, pre-Christian Romans settled here on unforgiving, rocky terrain to produce lasting testaments of their ingenuity. Rising around their extraordinary temples and castles, outstanding examples of medieval, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture, urban planning, and ancient cobbled roadways have been thankfully preserved.
This sailing adventure in Croatia follows the Dalmatian Coast beginning with Split, a city known for its many ancient sites. A particularly masterful artifact is the exquisitely arched and cobbled limestone Palace of Diocletian, built for Dalmatia-born Roman emperor Diocles (284-305CE). Meet your Croatian guide in Split, who will help you discover the history and beauty of the coastline throughout the week. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!
Once everyone’s on board, set sail for Trogir, a medieval walled UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Romanesque, Renaissance, and Baroque details abound, and where cafe life is very lively. Hunt for waterfalls in the hilly Krka National Park before visiting the wine country and fishing village of lesser-known Vis. Enjoy wine tastings here before anchoring near Bisevo Island to explore the deep Blue Grotto. You’ll have time during the week to just swim off the boat, try out a paddle board, or grab a pool noodle and just noodle around in the crystal clear water.
Medieval and less touristic Korcula cuts a lasting impression on you with its crenulated defensive towers and pretty village square, while nearby, Mljet is a standout as Croatia’s greenest island. Known for its olive groves, goat cheese, and vineyards, it’s the perfect stage for a three-hour hiking and biking excursion.
You round-out your Croatia sailing trip in walled, medieval Dubrovnik, a city as photogenic as it is historic, sitting atop Croatia’s jagged coastline and overlooking the Adriatic. Walk the high walls for breathtaking views, visit the Old Town in Dubrovnik and buy succulent fresh fruits in the city’s outdoor market. You’ll moor the yacht off the port of Dubrovnik for your final night, celebrating among your new AdventureWomen friends as you toast the exotic sights, delicious fresh foods, and your Croatian adventure fun, a special bond now shared by all!
With 1,000 islands set in a sparkling sea of heavenly blue, the Dalmatian Coast is your perfect destination for swimming, sunbathing, and exploring ancient villages that survived centuries of change. Croatia is a true European jewel you shouldn’t miss discovering in 2021 with AdventureWomen.
- Sailing through the Croatian islands with opportunities for swimming and snorkeling
- Hike (and bike) through ancient Croatian villages and learn about rich history and Croatian culture
- Explore Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, and visit the Blue Grotto
- Taste Croatian seafood and cuisine, and sip local wines
- Enjoy all single cabins on a private yacht just for AdventureWomen
What You'll See and Do
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Private Chartered Yacht
- UNESCO Site