Trip Overview

Sail through Croatia’s coastal islands and turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea by private yacht while exploring Croatia’s charming Dalmatian Coast by land and by sea. Visit tiny stone villages with enchanting castles, hike cobbled paths, and learn the rich history of Old Europe as you are transported to a world left almost untouched by modern civilization.

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, snorkeling, or relaxing on the beach, the water’s 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 guides and fellow adventurers here, and see the impressive palace sights before boarding our yacht. Once everyone’s on board, set sail for Trogir, a medieval walled UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque details abound, and 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.

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 tour.

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 Adriatic is your perfect destination for swimming, snorkeling, and exploring ancient villages that survived centuries of change. Croatia is a true European jewel you shouldn’t miss discovering.

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
  • Boat Cruise
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Handicrafts
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • Local Delicacies
  • National Parks
  • Natural History
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa Element
  • Swimming

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

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Split
You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Note that there is one group transfer included in the trip – we will advise the transfer time closer to the trip, but it will likely be mid-afternoon.

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!
Welcome Dinner

Overnight: Cornaro Hotel

Day 2

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 today.

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: Chartered Yacht

Day 3

The 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 board.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Chartered Yacht

Day 4

The 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: Chartered Yacht

Day 5

The 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.

Dinner is on the boat tonight.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Chartered Yacht

Day 6

The 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 board.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Chartered Yacht

Day 7

The 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: Chartered Yacht

Day 8

The 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 of the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an incredible trip!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Chartered Yacht

Day 9

The Dalmatian Coast
Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends as you transfer to the airport for your flights home.
Breakfast

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/Departure Information

June 20 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive at Split, Croatia (SPU) on June 20, 2020 by mid-afternoon. There will be one group transfer included (time TBD).

Depart: Depart Dubrovnik (DBV) anytime on June 28, 2020.

September 5 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive at Split, Croatia (SPU) on September 5, 2020, by mid-afternoon. There will be one group transfer included (time TBD).

Depart: Depart Dubrovnik (DBV) anytime on September 13, 2020.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. Please contact us at:

(800) 804-8686 or (617) 544-9393
email: info@adventurewomen.com

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!

Health Considerations

We rate this trip as moderate. You should be able to hike comfortably for two to three hours at a time on varied terrain, as well as bike for half a day and paddle a raft. We have a partnership with FitForTrips, a company that will design an individualized fitness plan for you to ensure that you are prepared for the trip. Visit https://fitfortrips.com/ partners/adventure-women/ for more information.

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

Money

The Croatian currency is the Croatian kuna (kn). Credit cards are widely accepted in Croatia, and ATMs are accessible in larger towns. We suggest bringing a few hundred dollars in cash to exchange into kunas for spending money and gratuities.

Suggested Gratuities:

  • Main guide: $8-10 per day
  • Boat Crew: $8-12 per day

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!

Forms and Final Payment

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).

June 20 Final Payment Date: March 22, 2020
September 5 Final Payment Date: June 7, 2020

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

  • All accommodations throughout the trip in single rooms/cabins
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Filtered water
  • All ground transportation
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guides throughout the trip
  • One AdventureWomen Ambassador
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers

 

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Croatia
  • Optional activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcohol and all beverages other than filtered water
  • Fees for passports, visas, or immunizations
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for main 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.

Chartered Yacht
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.

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 to Bring

Please pack lightly in one duffel bag and one carry-on for this trip. When visiting churches and cathedrals you must wear appropriate clothes - t-shirt and pants, or a skirt that covers your knees.

Clothing and Gear:

  • Duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking/hiking shoes (for walking and biking)
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 2-3 pairs of socks
  • 3-4 short sleeve shirts/tank tops (quick dry recommended)
  • 1 long sleeve shirt (quick dry recommended)
  • 1 medium weight fleece sweater/jacket for cool evenings
  • 1-2 pairs of pants
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 set of nicer clothes for dinner in Dubrovnik
  • 1-2 bathing suits
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat for sun protection
  • 5-7 pairs underwear
  • Sleepwear

AdventureWomen Essentials:

  • Travel documents (passport, airline tickets, money)
  • 2-3 spare passport photos (in case of lost passport)
  • Write down/print out travel insurance number
  • Locks for your suitcase/duffel bag
  • Travel alarm clock with spare batteries or phone
  • Headlamp or small flashlight with spare batteries
  • Optional binoculars (8x40/42 models are excellent choices; center focus models are easiest)
  • Digital camera, memory cards, battery charger
  • Power adapters/power bank
  • Sunglasses, case, and strap
  • Spare glasses, contact lenses, cleaner, saline, etc.
  • Money belt or neck pouch
  • Your AdventureWomen water bottle
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hand wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Soap, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Small packet of tissues
  • Tampons and panty liners (avoid plastic applicators)
  • Earplugs: We recommend Mack’s Pillow Soft White Moldable Silicone Snore Proof Earplugs. Available at most drugstores or at www.earplugstore.com
  • Assortment of stuff sacks and Ziploc bags
  • 1-2 bandanas/Buff
  • Reading material/journal and pens

Personal First Aid Kit:

  • Prescription medicine you usually take (in original containers)
  • Personal epi pen (if you need one, don’t forget to pack it!)
  • Bandages, Gauze, Ace bandage, blister prevention
  • Antiseptic wipes/spray
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton-tipped applicators
  • Oral rehydration tablets/packets
  • Antidiarrheal medication
  • Mild laxative
  • Antacid
  • Cold remedies
  • Ibuprofen/acetaminophen
  • Eye drops
  • Tweezers, scissors (travel size), safety pins

If you prefer to buy a complete kit, we recommend the Smart Travel first aid kit.

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

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686