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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • guided cycle and walk
Accommodation
  • 7 nights boat
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

Adult$1999USD

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Overview

Trip Code: CFA

Trip highlights


  • Cycling in the Southern Dalmatian Islands with dramatic scenery
  • Exploring the small towns and villages en route
  • Korcula with its beautiful old township
  • The island of Vis, situated far out at sea
  • Soaking up the hospitality on board the comfortable boat

Explore the stunning islands and coastline of southern Dalmatia on board a charming boat, with overnights in scenic ports and quiet bays. Each day brings a new island to discover either by bike or on foot or even by raft. There is also the option to remain on board, relax and take a swim or wander the streets of historic harbour towns. In the company of your guide and crew the activities are specifically geared towards the whole family ensuring that the experience is both informative and interactive with the right amount of walking or cycling. Through stories and legends the guide will help to bring to life the country’s cultural and natural treasures whilst also touching on Croatia’s eventful history.

Trip Grading

introductory

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Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5km / 3mi away from the boarding harbour of Trogir. A taxi transfer can be booked on request for an additional cost from Split airport or hotel to the boat in Trogir. After check in on board the boat from 2:30pm, the first short cruise starts at about 3:00pm from Trogir to the island of Vis. On the way you can enjoy your first refreshing swim from the boat. Overnight on the island of of Vis.

Meals:  D

In the morning there's an adventurous bike tour which takes us past the old military tunnels which crisscross the island, on our way to the fortress of St George which played a significant role in the seafaring history of the island. Once back at the boat we cruise towards the harbor of Vela Luka on the island of Korcula, stopping for a swim from the boat on the way. The night is spent in Vela Luka.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we cross to Hvar Island, with its capital Hvar town. On arrival we'll take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late Gothic palaces. We'll hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town, from where there is a fabulous view of the town and the surrounding islands. With lunch on board, we cast off from Hvar and anchor in the Pakleni Islands for a lengthy swim stop. In the afternoon we lift the anchor and cruise to the city of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, where we will spend the night.

Meals:  B,L,D

In the morning we cruise to the famous ‘Golden Horn’ Beach in Bol on the island of Brac, where we moor for the morning. Here you can choose between a variety of activities both in the water and on land (not included in the tour price), or just enjoy swimming and chilling on deck. During lunch on board, we cruise to the town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar where we'll take a bike tour along the beautiful seafront promenade through Vrboska, past the UNESCO Stari Grad Plains. Decide for yourself if you wish to do a longer or shorter version of the cycle tour. Enjoy the evening on board with a captains dinner and celebrate a successful day!

Meals:  B,L,D

The morning is spent on board enjoying a longer cruise to Lovrecina Bay on the island of Brac. On arrival, big and small guests are invited to a game of beach Olympics. In the afternoon a 1.5 hour hike along the coast brings us to Postira. Here the sunset can be enjoyed at one of the many cafes or bars.

Meals:  B,L

During breakfast the boat brings us to Omiš, where we have the choice to either go rafting through the canyon (not included in the tour price) or to take a hike up to the pirate fortress high above the city. In the afternoon the boat brings us to the bustling city of Split. Here we'll have a tour through the UNESCO old town, built within the palace walls of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The night is spent in Split.

Meals:  B,L

In the first half of the day we will cycle to Goran, a local beekeeper, to participate in an interactive workshop on bees, their purpose, products and the life of a beekeeper. Goran is an expert in capturing the fascination of young and old with his enthusiasm for the bees he keeps. We return to Rogac where the boat awaits. Lunch will be served on board during our last crossing of the week, as we return to Trogir. Along the way the anchor is dropped for an enjoyable dip in the sea directly from the boat. In the afternoon we'll walk through Trogir's UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally, the last evening is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.

Meals:  B,L,D

Disembark after breakfast around 9am and individual departure, or a taxi transfer can be booked (on request for an additional cost) from the boat to Split airport or hotel.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners (does not include drinks)* - the cook on board is a member of the crew. The meals begin with dinner on day 1 and end with breakfast on day 8. Some lunches may be picnics. *Note that the included lunches and dinners are not clearly labelled on the daily itinerary as they depend on sailing conditions on the day and from time to time we may substitute one of the lunches for a dinner or vice versa, your tour guide will inform you locally when these will be included.
  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin cabin below deck with ensuite facilities on board a premium boat (supplement applies for above deck or single cabin). If you are travelling by yourself you will be matched with another passenger. The compact cabins are configured with a combination of bunk beds (upper and lower), a double bed or two lower beds. Excellent discounts apply to a third person sharing a triple cabin, with a configuration of a French bed (quite cosy for two people as it is a little smaller than a double) and a single bunk bed above. Discount applies to third and fourth person sharing a quad cabin below deck, with a camp bed for the fourth person. Note that the lower deck cabins by their very nature will be marginally noisier and less ventilated due to their proximity to the engine and working part of the boat.
  • 21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (children's bikes available for a minimum height 120cm, trailer bicycles and children's bike seats on request for a supplement - limited supplies, 8-speed electric bikes available on most trips for a supplement - limited supplies). The guides will carry bike locks for the group when cycling, or individual locks can be provided on request if you decide to bike alone (limited supply).
  • Experienced crew including English speaking cycle guide
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Guided cycling or walking tours on the different islands
  • Information pack including overview maps per cabin

  • Travel to and from Split (Trogir)
  • Taxi transfer from the airport or your hotel to the ship (allow approx EUR20) - or reservation on request for an additional cost on embarkation and disembarkation days only, please ask our office for details
  • Upgrade to a cabin on deck or single cabin - supplement applies, please ask our office for details
  • Drinks on board and meals not included
  • Entrance fees to museums and churches
  • Water flat rate, visitor's tax and local charges EUR50pp (adult) or EUR25pp (child up to 16) to be paid to the captain
  • Optional Cetina rafting - booked and paid locally.
  • Tips for the guide and crew (see pre departure information provided on booking)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory *cruise cover may be required - check with your insurer
  • Helmets - mandatory on all bike tours, you are encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available on board (reservation essential), however we cannot guarantee their suitability and only adult sizes are available. Helmets are compulsory in Croatia for children under the age of 16.
  • Optional Bicycle insurance - can be booked on arrival and paid in cash locally. EUR10 per person for hybrid bike/children's seat/trailer bike, EUR20 per person for electric bike. Please note that normal travel insurance often does not cover loss or damage to rental bikes. If you do not take out bike insurance you will need to pay for the cost of the bike or repair of damages.
  • Transfers by bus or taxi during the trip - can be arranged for an additional local cost
  • Secure parking space in Trogir - reservation essential, paid in cash locally to the tour guide. EUR30/week for a car up to 6m in length, EUR50/week for a car longer than 6m.

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Grading

introductory  

TRIP GRADING - INTRODUCTORY (1) This tour is suitable for families and does not require any special physical fitness. The walks and cycles run along good routes, some of which are asphalted, and are not very demanding. If some activities require more physical fitness the guide will point this out beforehand. Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides and you are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet.


Departure dates


Notes

DN1
Drinking water, visitors taxes and local charges are extra - allow EUR50pp (adult) or EUR25pp (child up to 16). Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions.
DN2
Option to add 3-day post tour extension in Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes - ask our office for details.
DN3
Refer to the trip notes for the boat Vaccination Policy

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Total Priceper person from

Adult from$1999USD

Child from$880USD** See below for further details.

Options & Supplements*
  • Bicycle insurance - standard bike (pp)USD$14
  • Bicycle insurance - electric or mountain bike (pp)USD$28
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$70
  • deck level twin cabin supplementUSD$230
  • lower deck Single Cabin SupplementUSD$740
  • child sharing cabin with 2 adults (triple share) - either deckUSD$980
  • deck level Single Cabin SupplementUSD$990
  • child under 16 twinshare - lower deckUSD$1340
  • child under 16 twinshare - deck levelUSD$1380
*Prices listed are per person

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