Company : Topdeck Travel
Activities: Sailing Tours / Tours
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)
8 Days, Dubrovnik to Split - Set sail on the azure Adriatic.
It’s impossible to think of a Croatian sailing trip without a big, goofy smile creeping across your face. Water so translucent you can see your toes treading water; days spent spreadeagled on the deck under the glistening sun; ancient towns that boast views fit for a desktop screen saver, and feasts so large you’ll be full for days. Yep, the sailing life is pretty sweet. And this unforgettable trip is no exception.
Day 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia to Mljet
Kick off your trip in the most famous walled city in Europe. If you're there early, you can take a quick wander around Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets before meeting your crew late morning. We set sail today to Mljet. Soak up the serenity in the National Park or boat it over to St Mary island. Tonight, you have the option to clink glasses and get to know the gang.
Day 2: Mljet to Korcula
In the spirit of adventure, explore Korčula's cobblestone alleys, take a spin through Marco Polo's house and then climb your way to the top of an old-school cathedral tower to savour a colourful cocktail. Take note: the ladder to the top of Massimo's cocktail bar is seriously steep, so watch your head!
Day 3: Korcula to Vela Luka
Onwards to Vela Luka, a wide bay surrounded by coves that are covered with vineyards, olive trees, fig trees and pine. Tonight, keep your ears tuned for Klapa- an a capella style of singing that we may hear echoing from the town's restaurants. UNESCO says that a few Croatian friends singing about their love of wine is of significant cultural importance (so it'd be rude not to join in, right?).
Day 4: Vela Luka to Vis
Sit, stay and roll over for the ultimate holiday glow - then set sail for Vis, a relatively untouched island on the Dalmatian coast. A visit to the Blue Caves will be just as epic as the name implies, so make sure your waterproof camera is well and truly charged.
Day 5: Vis to Hvar
This morning we head straight for Hvar, one of Croatia's glittering gems and playground to the likes of Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres and Prince Harry (just to name a few). Sip a mist-mash in one of the oldest cities in Europe (it's an actual thing and involves red wine and Fanta - best not ask) and rub shoulders with the rich and famous as you stroll the white stone plaza.
Day 6: Hvar to Stari Grad
Off the mooring line and on to either Stari Grad on the northern side of the island of Hvar. A UNESCO listed town, Stari Grad is certainly pleasing on the eye. Tonight, we clink glasses and indulge in a feast fit for a sailor with an onboard dinner.
Day 7: Stari Grad to Split
Sail to Split for the ultimate vacay finale. Yes, it's a UNESCO World Heritage city, and yes it has an abundance of Roman architecture. Finish off your day behind the 1700-year-old walls of the Diocletian Palace. If it's good enough for an emperor, odds are you'll rate it too.
Day 8: Split
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What is Included
I absolutely loved our Topdeck experience! Friendly staff and amazing company - likeminded, adventure seekers all in the same age range and looking for similar things in their Topdeck journey. I would highly recommend booking through Topdeck if you want a planned experience from hotel to hotel, boat tours, bus / subway tickets, city tours etc. as well as if you wan to make good friends from around the world. I will definitely be booking my next holiday with Topdeck!