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Group Size: Max 28

Trip code: TTLC

Duration: 11 days

Soak up the sun and party the nights away
Sail the Adriatic on a yacht
Hit up stunning insta spots

Spend your days sailing to UNESCO world heritage site, Mljet National Park, before hitting up the ultimate insta hot spot of Plitvice Waterfalls. Immerse yourself in the rich culture & history of Croatia by visiting Hvar and Zadar and party till the sun comes up at Pag Island. Spend 8 glorious days under the sun sailing the Adriatic before we adventure on land to see the best of the best of Croatia. Memories that will last forever. Crystal clear waters, golden sandy beaches and delicious Croatian cuisine. What more could you ask for?

Trip highlights

  • Spend 8 days on a private boat with your group!
  • Admire the views of turquoise waters and cobbled streets in Hvar
  • Explore photogenic Plitvice Lakes and waterfalls
  • Wander the streets of Dubrovnik - famous for Game of Thrones!
  • Discover the world famous Split nightlife
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What's included
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • All on tour transport
  • Airport transfer in Split
  • Hvar island & viewpoints
  • Dubrovnik Tour
  • Explore Mljet National Park
  • UNESCO world heritage site in Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik walking tour
  • Korcula walking tour
  • Island Hopping
  • Swimming, snorkelling
  • Flotilla Party
  • Visit Famous Brac Island Beaches
  • Zadar Walking tour
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes
  • Explore Krka National Park
  • Beach Day at Zcre Beach
  • Zadar Walking Tour
  • Split Night out
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Day 1: Welcome to Split

Fly into Split Airport where we’ll pick you up and transfer you to our very own boat. Home for the next 8 days! Arrive any time from 11am. Split is a buzzing city with so much to see and do, so take a look around, settle in to your cabin, get your sea legs on, before we grab a welcome dinner onboard in the evening. Get to know your new group over a well deserved cocktail under the stars. Split is famous for its popping nightlife so we head out together and see where the night takes us.

Day 2: Sail to Hvar Town

Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, today we’re heading to Hvar! A hotspot of Europe, a mediterranean jewel and our next destination! Land ahoy! Along the way we stop for a swim. Hvar really has something for everyone. Spend your day hiking up the zig zag path to the spanish fortress, the ultimate viewpoint to see all of Hvar in its beauty. Sit back and admire the views of turquoise blue waters, white washed cobbled streets and terracotta rooftops, or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out the local town. In the evening we head out to the best bars in town.

Day 3: Mljet National Park

This morning we sail towards Mljet Island, and head off the beaten path to UNESCO world heritage site, Mljet National Park. Spend your day swimming in crystal clear waters, taking a walk through the emerald green forest, or hiring a bike and cycling around the stunning lakes. The ultimate instagram spot. After spending the day reconnecting with nature it’s time for a feast! You have the option to join in The Captain’s Dinner. A 4 course meal hosted by your very own el captain & crew. (Additional costing)

Day 4: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is THE place to be, an up and coming city to rival that of every european hotspot out there. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik oozes history, style and class. By day explore the aerial views of the city via cable cart up to Srd Mountain, walk the city's 1,940m long city walls or just find one of Dubrovnik’s many quirky bars for a colourful cocktail & umbrella. By night we head out to explore this magical town together as group and indulge till your heart's content.

Day 5: Korcula

Wake up & seas the day! We grab a delicious breakfast onboard on the open deck before we set sail to our next stop, Korcula! Croatia’s little hidden secret. Korcula has everything you could want and more. Crystal clear waters, a lively marina and hidden clubs and sunset bars.We spend the day checking out the local town and the city walls. Watch the sun go down onboard before we head out to sample the local cocktail bars!

Day 6: Floatilla Boat Party

We’re going to Makarska! We leave Korcula in the morning and head to our next destination! Along the way, we stop for a swim. With the sun beaming down it’s only right we host our very own floatilla! Grab the inflatable unicorn and pour the Prosecco as we’re having a boat party! Music blaring, on deck dancing, float the day away, bubbly in hand as you drift in the crystal clear waters. After drinking 1 too many glasses of prosecco, we sail on to Makarska where we dock overnight. Head out for dinner as a group and see where the night takes us. Makarska is full of hidden bars and secret restaurants. Famously a sea cave turned disco. You know where to find us...

Day 7: Brac Island and Beaches

Today we’re heading towards Omis for one last beach day. Melt away your problems laying out onboard before we stop at a hidden bay on Brac Island. The ultimate insta hotspot. Lay out on Bačvice beach, take a dip in the crystal clear waters, or if you fancy a bit of adventure, take up our optional activities of river rafting or ziplining along the Cetina River. In the evening, we set sail for Split. We take the scenic route as we sail into the Split Riviera. Breathtaking, stunning, full of restaurants and quirky cafes, the marina setting is that of a painting. The perfect destination to round off our epic sailing adventure! We have dinner and drinks onboard one last time like the well established sailors we are, before we start the 2nd part of our epic journey tomorrow.

Day 8: Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park

This morning we leave boat life behind as we pack up and head to paradise. We grab breakfast together before we head out on our road trip! We arrive in the afternoon to our first stop, Krka National Park, a natural beauty where you can swim in the waterfalls. We then head to Plitvice Lakes, one of the most photogenic places in all of Europe. World Famous Plitvice waterfalls should be on everyone’s bucket list. Free flowing waterfalls, pristine calm lakes. Grab your GoPro and let’s go, the views are out of this world. In the evening we spend the night in our very own huts located close to the Plitvice Lakes.

Day 9: Plitvice and Pag Island

Walk the famous boardwalk, admire the pristine, calm lakes, breathe in the fresh air before immersing yourself in the surrounding greenery and nature. In the early afternoon we jump into our minivans for a change of scenery and head to our next destination. Pag Island & Zrce beach! The location of the legendary Hideout Festival. The afternoon is ours to spend as we please. Hit the beach, sit poolside in our edgy and quirky hostel or we’ll meet you at the bar for happy hour.

Day 10: Zadar

Our next stop is Zadar, along the way we stop for the ultimate Croatian experience. We visit one of our Captains homes on the island of Pag, where we learn about sheep farming and have the opportunity to sample some famous Croatian favourites: Pag Cheese & Grappa. Afterwards we head to Zadar’s historic centre and take a look around. Check out Zadar’s famous Sea Organ, an experimental musical instrument, which plays music by way of sea wave! Late afternoon we head back to where the magic started, Split, for one last hurrah and a night on the town with your group.

Day 11: Trip end

Have a chilled morning before we check out. 11 Wonderful, jam packed days have come to an end but the memories of Croatia together will last a lifetime. Your group leader is on hand for any onwards plans you may have but in the meantime, let’s plan that reunion! We miss you already!

About the Boat

  • Over 3 decks we have 14 twin bunk room cabins each featuring a sink & safe.
  • A large kitchen and communal dining both on our Middle deck and Upper Deck.
  • Sunbathe off the front of the yacht or up top on the upper deck equipped with seating & deck chairs.

Looking at a shorter Croatia trip? Check out our 8 day Croatia Sailing trip.

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Arrival information

Your trip starts in Split on day 1 - you can arrive at any time from 2pm onwards and we will collect you from the airport.

Your trip ends in Split on day 11. You can depart at any time. Your local guide will assist you in booking transport back to the airport.

Accommodation & meals

10 nights of accommodation are included on this trip. The first week will be on board a 60 ft sailing ship that has 14 cabins with 3 bathrooms/toilets with gloriously refreshing hot water. Below deck, there is a kitchen and spacious dining area. Our upper deck boasts a large sunbathing area, perfect for reading a book or sitting back with a mojito or 5. The remaining 3 nights are spent in twin-share rooms at local hostels and hotels.

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included in the trip. The rest of the local will be bought locally, and it is a great opportunity to try the local cuisine.

Minimum age & eligibility

Minimum age to participate in this programme is 18.

UK citizens can travel to Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your departure from Croatia.

All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.