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Brac to the future

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days GEDT

Maximum Passengers

8 people
Minimum Age
12

Countries Visited

Croatia

Start City

End City

Dubrovnik Trogir
Brac to the future

Make your acquaintance with Dubrovnik before bouncing for Slano. See how pretty it is. Then see how pretty Korcula is. Then see how pretty Blace, Brac and Hvar are. When you’re done perving, its time to split for Split.

 

Things we love about this trip: The cats in Korcula; the plum festival in Blace; the beaches, cheese and wine in Brac; the beautiful people and beautiful pizza in in Hvar; the bureks in Split and the ocean off the edge of Trogir. Things we do not love about this trip: We can’t be on it all day every day forever. 

Brac to the future


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Dubrovnik/Slano

Songs about Dubrovnik that don't exist but should: Hotel Dubrovnik, Leaving Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik State of Mind, Postcards from Dubrovnik, Sweet Home Dubrovnik, Welcome to Dubrovnik, Where Dubrovnik Has No Name. Point being, this place is epic.

The adventure begins with a group meeting at 3pm on Day 1
After the group meeting in Restaurant Nostromo, take a ride with the Mini Bus Taxi to Slano were the boat is located

Depending on the weather conditions you may still embark to the next destination, Ston

Day 2: Ston/Mljet

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

The shipwrecked Odysseus lived in Mljet for seven years. You only get to spend one day here so you better be ready for a spot of culture-cramming.

Wake ready for a morning in Ston, a town tucked up on the isthmus that joins the mainland and the Peljesac Peninsula

Wander the narrow streets, built to confuse invaders, and explore the medieval town centre

Day 3: Korcula

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

It would be weird not to point out that Korcula is full of cats. They are everywhere; mooching about in the sun, being fed by locals (they never beg for food) and generally ignoring tourists. Apparently, back in the Middle Ages the Venetians introduced cats here to stop rats from spreading disease, so the locals are super grateful and worship the ground they walk on. The cats remain indifferent.

Sail north-west through the waters towards Korcula (approx 6 hrs)

Sweep in past the round, defensive towers of Korcula Town via the Peljeski Channel

Explore Korkula's Old Town and make the most of the beaches

Day 4: Blace

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Pebble beaches, black pine groves, rocky cliffs, mountains, a river and more. Pure Blace.

Navigate the narrow sea channel and sail out again to the Adriatic for a blissful full day of sailing (approx. 5hrs)

Moor in the mainland for the night

Dock right next to a family run restaurant where you'll dine tonight

Perhaps go for a stunning hike up to an outlook with a 180 degree view

Day 5: Brac

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Step Brac in time. Go Brac to the future. You scratch our Brac and we'll scratch yours. Not sure where we were going with that. But who cares, you're one one of the biggest islands central Dalmatia surrounded by beaches, cheese and homemade wine. Just like Arnie, you'll be Brac (last one, promise).

Make sail for Brac (approx 4 hrs) - the largest island in central Dalmatia

Take a leisurely cruise along the the coast of Brac, soaking up the sunshine and the scenery

Weigh anchor and go for a paddle in the sea, or snorkel and spot sea anemones, crabs, sea urchins and small fish in the pristine waters

Anchor for the Night in Bol or in a nearby Cove, depending on the weather

Day 6: Hvar

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Grab a plate of calamari and a thin crust pizza in the piazza and watch the beautiful people pass by. Croatians are among the tallest in Europe, so everyone's in the ballpark of six feet, with olive skin and dark eyes and shiny hair and it's hard not to feel kind of plain in comparison. The cure? More pizza.

Voyage along the Neretvanski Channel away from mainland Central Dalmatia, and moor in the sailors Port Stari Grad (approx 5 hrs)

Settle in for an afternoon of beach-hopping, enjoying fresh seafood and kicking back with cocktails on the waterfront

Wander around towns with preserved Renaissance facades, hike past jagged limestone cliffs and slow your pace to enjoy the farms, ancient olive groves and fields of rosemary and lavender

Perhaps cross the Island by car and visit Hvar Town which - the so called San Trope of Croatia

Day 7-8 : Split/Rogoznica

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

"Eat bureks every day," sang Snoop Dogg once upon a time. Well, that's not true. But if he had ever been to Split or Trogir, you can bet he would have.

Sail from island idyll to city wonderland, and approach the palm-lined harbour of Split

Explore the impressive ruins of Diocletian's Palace 

From Split, continue sailing on to Trogir

Your journey on the waves ends at approximately 10am on Day 8, after a last breakfast aboard the yacht.

 

NB. If you are planning to depart today please do not book a flight earlier than 3pm in case our arrival is delayed due to weather conditions. The Itinerary above may be subject to change depending on weather or berth availability. Your Skipper will make the final call to ensure your safety at all times.


Your Trip

What to know

Trip kitty of EUR60 will be collected by the skipper on day 1.

Nuts and Bolts

Local skipper, transport and sightseeing.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, airport transfers, departure taxes, visas, insurance (compulsory on all trips), meals not listed (lunches and dinners), any optional tours or activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, tips, trip kitty and items of a personal nature.


Important Information

Joining/Finishing Information: You will depart from Dubrovnik immediately after a short group meeting, if you are late or delayed you will need to catch up with the group in the following destination at your own expense. If you have any difficulties please contact please contact our local skipper Mato on +385 97 935 20 63. Our taxi/minibus will drop you off in Trogir town (at additional cost). If you are planning to depart on the final day of the trip, please do not book a flight earlier than 3pm in case our arrival is delayed due to weather conditions. Split (SPU) is the closest airport to Trogir, approximately 5-6kms away and the journey takes about 10 minutes. Taxis are readily available, however you may need to negotiate and agree on a price in advance. Local bus number 37 (Split - Trogir) drops off on the road outside the airport, near the entrance, and runs every 20 minutes or so. Consider booking an extra nights' accommodation directly with a hotel website or your travel agent before this trip if you wish to experience more of the region. In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, our sailing representative can be reached on Tel:+66 81 142 4210.

Dietary Requirements
Any dietary requirements need to be provided at the time of booking so that included meals can be properly catered for. Your crew will endeavour to cater for most dietary requirements.
Passport details
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.

Please note

This trip is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, our local operator Frank Schmidt can be reached on at the following number:- +30 6958 271990

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

15 April 2014


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