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H'var Good Time

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days GETD

Maximum Passengers

8 people
Minimum Age
12

Countries Visited

Croatia

Start City

End City

Trogir Dubrovnik
H'var Good Time

 

Aside from being a clever pun, the name of this trip isn't just a suggestion. It's a dead cert. That is of course unless you're not a fan of sailing, the ocean breeze, immaculate beaches, rugged Dalmatian landscapes and architecture and all the other stuff that goes along with it. Then we can't help you.

H'var Good Time


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Trogir

Trogir has a medieval history, which you'll catch a glimpse of in the walls and architecture. The wow-factor of seeing this massive old town perched on the edge of a ridiculously good-looking stretch of ocean won't be lost on you. It wasn't lost on us, which is why we made this trip.

The adventure begins with a group meeting at 4pm on Day 1 in Trogi
Walk in the steps of renaissance lords and monks as you wind past grand buildings, such as the Cathedral of St Lovro, the 15th-century town hall, the Cipiko Palace and the Kamerlengo Fortress

Day 2: Split/Hvar

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Roman emperor Diocletian chose Split for his palace of pleasures. We're not entirely sure what these pleasures consisted of, but they sound awesome. And so is Split. FYI there's no such thing as the wrong time to eat a burek here. Feel free to get one on the hour every hour. Grab a plate of calamari and a thin crust pizza in the Hvar piazza and toast your awesome life.

Cast off and say goodbye to Rogoznica as you sail eastwards through the sheltered Kastela Gulf, passing the town of Kastela with its grand fortified castles to the north, and Ciovo Island to the south

Approach the palm-lined harbour of Split from its best side - framed by towering coastal mountains and the blue of the Adriatic

Explore the impressive ruins of Diocletian's Palace in Split 

Sail from city to island and head for Hvar island in the afternoon (approx 5hrs sailing time)

Settle in for an afternoon of beach-hopping, enjoying 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 - the so called San Trope of Croatia

Day 3: Brac

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Welcome to one of the biggest islands of central Dalmatia. If you're the type that likes beaches, cheese and homemade wine, you're in for a treat.

Cruise along the coast of Brac

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

Weather permitting, anchor for the Night in Bol or a nearby Cove

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: Korcula

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Ah Korcula, you handsome devil. Many times we have visited only to part ways again. Many times you have broken our hearts with your rugged good looks, your happy-go-lucky attitude, and your abundance of...um...cats (they were introduced in the Middle Ages to stop rats spreading disease).

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

Once arrived in Korcula, explore the old town and unwind on the beaches

Day 6: Mljet

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Whilst Odysseus had seven years In Mljet, you have one day. Better have a list of things-to-do before you pull up, champ.

Sail south-east across the jewel sea and be seduced by Mljet (approx 6 hrs)

Pergaos explore karst valleys and catch your reflection in the lake lakes if you choose to take a guided tour through the national park

Wander beneath cool pine forests, through chasms and gorges, and discover ruins such as the remains of an Illyrian fortification, a Roman palace and a 5th-century church

Day 7-8: Ston/Slano/Dubrovnik

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

It's got big walls, it's got amazing coastline, it's surrounded by azure-blue waters, what's not to like about Dubrovnik? That's right, nothing. Absolutely nothing.

 

Depart Mljet and head to Ston, a town tucked up on the isthmus that joins the mainland and the Peljesac Peninsula (3hrs)

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

Depending on the weather conditions you may spend the Night in Ston or continue for another hour to Slano and dock for the night

Your journey on the waves ends at approximately 10am, after a last breakfast aboard the yacht the following morning

 

We'll arrange a taxi from your mooring point in Slano to Dubrovnik town (at additional cost). NB. 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: We meet in the café-bistro at Trogir Marina for a short briefing before taking a taxi to the point where our boat is moored. If you are late or delayed for this meeting you will need to catch up with the group in the following destination at your own expense. Our tour ends in the small port town of Slano which is situated about 33kms northwest of Dubrovnik. Our taxi/minibus will drop you off in Dubrovnik Old 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 Dubrovnik International Airport is located approximately 20 kms from the city centre. Atlas provides bus transfers to the airport from the main city bus station of Piles, which is located in the port area of Gruz. The service usually departs 2hrs-90 minutes before scheduled flights and takes approximately 30 minutes. The fare is EUR5. Taxis are also readily available costing approximately EUR40 for 1-4 passengers. 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.

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

17 March 2014


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