Itinerary : Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

We think of our itineraries as melodies: they have a beginning and an end, a certain arc, dramatic highlights and a few surprises. We like to improvise, to adapt to the mood of our guests or to circumstances that arise — an invitation to a traditional wedding, say, or a local ethnic festival…

Crafting beautiful, harmonious trips with delightful twists is our trade mark and passion.

A classic cruise and kayak adventure.

NASA astronauts claim the Adriatic Sea is the bluest body of water on the planet and after years of paddling its Dalmatian Coast, we can attest to it being the clearest, too! Superlatives abound in Croatia, and our mothership cruise brings you the best of the best as we sail and kayak through the islands between Dubrovnik and Trogir. Dramatic limestone cliffs and spectacular serrated mountains contrast beautifully with romantic swathes of olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. In ancient Venetian villages, time slows as you meander along cobbled streets, stopping to sip coffee in the shade of bougainvillea. And in the spectacular medieval towns of Dubrovnik, Korcula and Trogir, our knowledgeable local guides bring the past vividly alive. Oh, and did we mention the fabulous food and great wines?

Day 1
Saunter through the narrow cobblestone alleys of Trogir town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to a traditional restaurant for your welcome dinner.
Day 2
A local historian shows you ancient Trogir, one of the oldest settlements in the Mediterranean. Embark your mothership and enjoy a glass of local wine as you sail for the island of Brac.
Day 3
Sail and kayak to the island of Hvar, much loved by the film star set. In Hvar town, explore its unique main square and historic citadel with spectacular views.
Day 4
Today’s destination is the remote and little developed island of Vis, which was Tito’s stronghold during WWII. Truly out there!
Day 5
Cruise and paddle to the spectacular, walled town of Korcula. After a walking tour, climb up a medieval turret to enjoy a sweeping view and a cocktail.
Day 6
Cruise to the wild and wooded island of Mjlet. Kayak through a maze of remote and uninhabited islets close to the village of Polace, or visit the National Park with its intriguing lakes and medieval monastery.
Day 7
Feast on mussels “Buzara” – the best in the Med - in the sun-drenched village of Ston!
Day 8
Drift into sleepy Sipanska Luka for a harbor-side lunch, then hike past fields of pomegranates, figs and olives, to a special ‘hidden place’ for sundowners.
Day 9
Say farewell to our mothership crew and transfer to Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Enjoy a walking tour of this amazing medieval settlement, then continue to explore on your own until our farewell dinner in a truly hidden restaurant!
Day 10
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to the airport for homeward flights.

Please note: this itinerary serves as an example of trip highlights and is subject to change.

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