Trip Overview

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.

Main Attractions

  • 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

  • Bicycling
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Handicrafts
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • Local Delicacies
  • National Parks
  • Natural History
  • Paddleboarding
  • Private Chartered Yacht
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • UNESCO Site

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Split
Experience the joy of island hopping between the many colorful islands of Croatia, then dropping 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.

During your adventure, you’ll get to know your expert Croatian guide, 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!

You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There will be one group transfer (time TBD). Private transfers at other times are available for additional cost.

Enjoy a lively welcome dinner as you get to know your fellow travelers this evening. Share stories and learn about why each woman on your trip is excited to explore Croatia!
Dinner

Overnight: Cornaro Hotel

Day 2

Split to the Dalmatian Coast
After breakfast, explore Split. Visit Diocletian’s Palace, Split’s Cathedral, Peristil Square, and Split’s famous promenade called “riva.” Enjoy lunch on your own.

After lunch, head to the boat to check in. This will be your home and your base for exploring over the next several days.

Explore the picturesque medieval stone town of Trogir, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trogir is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and Romanesque churches.

Enjoy dinner together on board the yacht.
Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 3

Dalmatian Coast
After breakfast, hike through the beautiful Krka National Park. Bring your swimsuit, because it’s possible to swim in certain areas of the park!

After exploring Krka, board the yacht in time for lunch and sail to Brac Island. Enjoy dinner on your own in Milna.
Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 4

Dalmatian Coast
After breakfast on board, go for a morning stroll in the town of Milna. Enjoy lunch on board today.

Stopping for swimming opportunities, sail to the island of Vis. Disembark and explore the town of Komiza, a small fisherman’s town. It will inspire you with its charm, rich cultural heritage, and its excellent food and wines.

Visit a wine cellar, taste several wines, and then enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 5

Dalmatian Coast
Visit the Blue Cave, or Blue Grotto, 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. Enjoy the stunning turquoise color of the water from your rowboat.

After lunch on board, and possible stops for swimming, sail to the island of Korcula. Disembark and explore the town on your own. Enjoy dinner on your own in Korcula.
Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 6

Dalmatian Coast
After breakfast, explore Korcula. Enjoy a guided tour of the City Museum and St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Return for an early lunch on board, and then set sail for the beautiful island of Mljet with possible stops for swimming and paddle boarding along the way.Enjoy dinner on your own in Pomena at one of the many delicious local restaurants.
Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 7

Dalmatian Coast
After breakfast, visit Mljet National Park for a three-hour hiking and biking tour. Enjoy the rich flora and fauna and take in the stunning views.

After lunch on board, set sail for Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.”
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 8

Dalmatian Coast
After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik for a half-day tour of the Old Town. Visit the Franciscan Church and Monastery, Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral with its Treasury that houses the relics of St. Blaise and St. Blaise’s Church. Learn about the rich history of Dubrovnik.

Transfer back to the port for lunch on board. The afternoon is free for possible kayaking or sightseeing.

Have a farewell dinner with your new AdventureWomen friends. Reminisce over all the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an incredible trip!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: M/Y Barbara

Day 9

Depart Dubrovnik
Enjoy one last morning on the boat before departing Croatia. Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends as you transfer to the airport for your flights home. One group transfer will be provided (time TBD). Private transfers are available for an additional fee.
Breakfast

Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Croatia



Arrival and Departure Information

June 19th departure:

Arrive in Split, Croatia (SPU) on June 19, 2021 before 2:00pm. One group transfer will be provided (time TBD). Private transfers are available for an additional fee.

Depart Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV) on June 27, 2021 any time. One group transfer will be provided (time TBD). Private transfers are available for an additional fee.

September 11th departure:

Arrive in Split, Croatia (SPU) on September 11, 2021 before 2:00pm. One group transfer will be provided (time TBD). Private transfers are available for an additional fee.

Depart Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV) on September 19, 2021 any time. One group transfer will be provided (time TBD). Private transfers are available for an additional fee.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates with at least two blank facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

Activity Level

We rate this trip as Active. Our Active adventures get you on your feet. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for up to five hours, multiple days in a row, on uneven surfaces with some steep ascents and descents. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission!) to make the most of your adventure. We have a partnership with FitForTrips, a company that will design an individualized fitness plan for you with this itinerary in mind. Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 25% discount with the code FITWOMEN. Learn more on the FitForTrips website.

You should come with a flexible, adventurous, and enthusiastic spirit, and a wonderful sense of humor that adventure travel requires.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic. There are no immunization requirements for travel to Croatia, however your local travel clinic may have recommendations for you based on your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to www.cdc.gov/travel and navigate to the page about Croatia.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Preparation and Packing

Once you register for your adventure, we will send you a comprehensive preparation guide including weather information, gratuity suggestions, and a packing list.

As a reference, AdventureWomen typically suggests $200-250 for gratuities on most trips. Detailed information will be provided to you prior to departure.

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

June 19th Departure Final Payment Due Date: March 21, 2021

September 11th Departure Final Payment Due Date: June 13, 2021

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations as per itinerary in single rooms/cabins
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • Filtered water provided in large jugs to refill personal bottles
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guides throughout the trip
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Croatia
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for head guide and boat crew

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Accommodations

Cornaro Hotel

A seamless fusion of traditional and modern, affiliated with a passion for complete professional service, the Cornaro creates an experience that is truly exquisite. The hotel also boasts an excellent central location, ancient history surroundings, and interior elegance.

Amenities:
Coming Soon

M/Y Barbara

Your chartered yacht for the week has luxury single cabins, featuring air conditioning, wifi, and fully equipped bathrooms. On board, enjoy the restaurant, terrace, and sun deck. You can take a dip in the on-board hot tub and enjoy the bar while you cruise the Dalmatian Coast.

Amenities:
Coming soon

Please note that all amenities were current when written and are subject to change at any time.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686