Gulet Prvi Odisej Private Charter (6 cabins) 12pax
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Split
- Location: Dalmatian Coast and Islands
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
Activity Level: 1
- Departs From: Split
- Location: Dalmatian Coast and Islands
- Duration: 8 days
- Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
- Experience Croatian sailing with the locals
- Your own private yacht with full crew including skipper, deckhand and host
- Breakfast and lunch prepared for you and served by your host
- Prepare your own itinerary with your skipper upon arrival, visit all the beautiful local places that the larger cruise ships don't get to see
- Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Brac, Vis and many other small islands can be included
- One-way hire possible (subject to availability due to possible bookings already made either side of your cruise week)
A unique opportunity to discover a completely new cruising experience along Croatian coast that gives you the freedom to sail in a smaller group
Private Charter of a traditional Croatian Gulet 7nts Split-Split, Dubrovnik-Split or Split-Dubrovnik
8 days from Split or Dubrovnik, to wherever you and the Captain choose based on your preferences! Your own private charter means you can go wherever you desire and experience all the secret spots the locals enjoy.
Gulet Prvi Odisej can accommodate up to 12 passengers in 6 cabins
ItineraryFor those who would like to charter the whole gulet for their vacation in order to spend it in company of their family or group of friends, and who would like to experience the cruise along the magnificent Croatian coast, we are here to help you organise a perfect route that is based on your preferences.
According to our desire to present you the most interesting parts of Adriatic coast with numerous natural beauties, hidden bays, important historical and cultural heritage and traditional elements of living, we have accurately put together a few routes for you. Whether you would like to visit the islands of Central Dalmatia, enjoy the serenity of national parks, visit both pearls of Dalmatian coast – Split and Dubrovnik, you can choose your favourite one among our suggested routes.
Each day you will sail to some other place. You will experience a particular sense of relaxation just by hearing the sound of the sea and wind while the view spreads on the open crystal clear sea. At any moment during your cruise you can turn to your captain for any necessary information.
ROUTES (suggested, optional):
-ROUTE 1 – SPLIT – Solta – Vis – Hvar – Korcula – Mljet – Sipan – Lopud – DUBROVNIK
-ROUTE 2 – SPLIT – Brac – Hvar – Peljesac – Korcula – Lastovo – Vis – Solta – SPLIT
-ROUTE 3 – DUBROVNIK – Ston – Korcula – Hvar – Vis – Lastovo – NP Mljet – Zaton – DUBROVNIK
-ROUTE 4 – SPLIT – Rogoznica – NP Krka – NP Kornati – Zadar – Biograd – Murter – Primosten - SPLIT
SAMPLE ONE WAY ROUTE FROM SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK - CAN BE DONE IN REVERSE (EXAMPLE ONLY, YOU CAN ARRANGE CHANGES WITH YOUR CAPTAIN UPON ARRIVAL)
Day 1: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREČ - BRAČ, MILNA
Check in starts at 4 PM in a port of Stobreč, a small and quite place just 5 km distant from Split. After embarkation you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet other guests and a crew. Before departure you will be served with a traditional welcome drink. After a short navigation we come to Milna where we`re going to spend our first night on board enjoying a homemade meal and company.
Milna is a small village on the western part of the island. It originates from the 16th century and it was known for its shipbuilding where the first typical Dalmatian boat ‘bracera’ was built.
Day 2: Sunday / BRAČ, MILNA - VIS
On a second day we sail towards Vis - the furthest island of the Central Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage. Famous Greek writer Agatharchides praised wines from Vis as being the best he had ever tasted. Their most autochthonous wine is most certainly Vugava which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. Vis is also known as one of 'the forbidden islands' during the communist era. It was the centre of Yugoslav navy and therefore was forbidden to tourists. Even today there are many hidden tunnels all around the island that testify to that fact. Some of them are tourist attractions now and others are used by the Croatian navy. We’ll spend the night in one of numerous bays on Vis.
Day 3: Monday / VIS – HVAR
After breakfast we continue our cruise for Pakleni otoci ('The Hell Islands'). It is a group of small islands in front of the town of Hvar. It is a unique and the most recognizable natural beauty of the island of Hvar. In the afternoon or in the evening (depending on your preferences) transfer by dinghy will be organized for you to the town of Hvar. You will have to take a taxi-boat in the harbour to get back to the yacht, on which you’ll get additional information from your captain.
Hvar is a tourist, administrative and cultural centre of the island. It is worldly known for its wild night life and numerous elite bars, restaurants and hotels where many celebrities enjoyed themselves. But apart from that Hvar is also very well known for its rich cultural and historical heritage and it will leave breathless guests of all age. In one of beautiful Hvar bays we’ll spend the night.
Day 4: Tuesday / HVAR – KORČULA
We`re sailing to the island of Korčula, more precise the town of Korčula - the birthplace of a famous traveller-writer and adventurer Marco Polo. On our way there we`re going to stop for a swim. You’ll have an opportunity to walk through this beautiful Dalmatian pearl and enjoy in numerous restaurants that charm their guests with the variety of gastro offer as well as with their view of the old town and the archipelago of the island of Korčula and the peninsula of Pelješac. For the first time Korčula was mentioned in the 10th century in works of Byzantine historians under the name ‘Stone Town’. It flourished under the Venetian government. Today it`s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Day 5: Wednesday / KORČULA – MLJET (POMENA or POLAČE)
Our cruise continues towards the island of Mljet. You`ll spend the day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You`ll have a chance to visit the National Park Mljet (tickets are not included in the cruise price and you`ll have to pay additional 100 kn for adults and 50 kn for children and students). Because of the same name in Roman and later in Latin scripts, Mljet was throughout history very often mistaken for Malta, and that is why today, two worldly known legends of Homer`s Ulysses` and St. Paul`s shipwrecks are set to more famous and bigger Malta. As a reminder that ancient Ogigia could have been on Mljet too, today you can find the Ulysses` Cave and St Paul`s Cliff, as well as a votive church on the east part of the island. We`re spending the night on Mljet (in Polača or Pomena, depending on weather conditions) where you can enjoy their extraordinary gastro offer. We especially recommend lobsters, which in restaurants on Mljet you can personally choose before the preparation.
Day 6: Thursday / MLJET - ŠIPAN
Our next stop is the island of Šipan, one of the most famous Elafiti Islands, a small group of islands near Dubrovnik. Afternoon will be free for your own activities, whether it will be sightseeing, swimming or just lying in the sun with a good book and a cold drink. Although it`s only 16 sq.km big, Šipan is the biggest island in the group. It flourished during the Dubrovnik Republic, a period when the most important economy were shipbuilding, shipping, olive growing, fishing and wine growing. Today, on this small area, there are 42 old summer residences and 34 churches; proof that this oasis of peace and beauty was recognized as a place of relaxation by Dubrovniks' high society.
Day 7: Friday / ŠIPAN – LOPUD - DUBROVNIK, ZATON VELIKI
We continue our cruise towards Lopud, another one among the Elafiti Islands. It is only 5 km north-west from Dubrovnik, where we`re going to spend the day relaxing, swimming, sunbathing and enjoying all the benefits of this cruise. We`ll be anchored all day on the south-east side of the island in a beautiful cove Šunj, on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Adriatic, which is also very attractive to many sailors as well as to people from Dubrovnik and their guests. In the evening, after a long day filled with sea pleasures, we`ll start towards our final destination - Zaton Veliki.
Day 8: Saturday / DUBROVNIK, ZATON VELIKI
By this moment we have to say goodbye to this fabulous gulet, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you have acquainted in these 7 days. Check out is by 9 AM.
Dubrovnik - the pearl of Adriatic. It is included in 10 most favourable and most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. It is one of the most important historical and tourist centres of Croatia which was included in UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 1979. The prosperity of the town was always based on maritime trade. In Middle Ages it was, under the name of the Dubrovnik Republic, the only city-state on the east Adriatic coast which could compete with the Venetian Republic. With its richness and diplomacy the city achieved an extraordinary level of development, especially during the 15th and the 16th century. Dubrovnik was one of the centres of progress of the Croatian language and literature and a place where many famous Croatian poets, writers, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scientists have lived and worked. It overcame a mass destruction and many victims during the Civil war in Croatia. Today it charms numerous tourists with its divine beauty and cultural monuments among which the most famous are: the town walls and fortresses, churches and palaces, Stradun (the main street)... Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the most important cultural event in Dubrovnik that takes place every year from 10th July to 25th August during which time you can see many music, theatre and dance performances all around the town.
For any additional questions you might have during the trip you can, at all times, ask the captain or any other crew member who are always at your disposal.
We wish you an unforgettable cruising experience!
Fuel for 4 hours sailing per day, diesel for generator - working hours for air condition is limited to 4/6 hrs. a day (no use in the night)
Internet connection, all equipment on board (canoes, fishing gear, snorkling gear- masks and fins, linens and towels), cabins daily cleaning
Food and wages for crew members (4- Captain, Chef, Host and Sailor),
water (water machine)
Insurance of boat, guests and crew
Sojourn taxes, VAT (13%)
Anchoring in ACI Marina and private marina's is on explicit client request and it is charged extra according Marina's price list
Port taxes (approximate per week / group): 600 EUR/week payable on spot
Beverages from yacht bar
Extra navigation: €50/hr for fuel
Transfers to / from yacht – port - airport - hotel
Land trips ( rafting, sightseeing with or guides, paintball, land lunches...)
Entrance fees for national parks and other sights
Tips for the crew
Ring ride / jet-ski / water-ski: €50/hr
Jet-ski weekly hire: €1000
ALL MOTORISED WATER-SPORTS MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE.
Half board (breakfast lunch): €285/pp/week (excluding drinks), welcome dinner first night on the boat - MINIMUM OBLIGATORY FOOD EXPENSE IS HALF-BOARD
Drinks package (including domestic beer/wine/spirits plus all juices/soft-drinks/tea/coffee/water) €150/pp/week
Drinks package (non-alcoholic package: juices/soft-drinks/tea/coffee/water) €100/pp/week
Extra meal: 25 € meat menu /per pax 35 € fish menu/per pax
Full board (breakfast lunch dinner): €380/pp/week (excluding drinks)
Full board & drinks (breakfast lunch dinner): €560/pp/week (including drinks)
If you do not select a drinks package, the drinks are purchased individually on board, at reasonable prices. It is forbidden to bring food and drinks on board, unless it is arrange in advance with client – addition price to the food option.
Children up to 2 years are on board for free, children up to the age of 12 have 30% discount on the food option. The discounts for any other cases are specially arranged.
Great accommodations are provided.
Gulet Prvi Odisej: 6 cabins
Embarkation: Saturday at 16:00
Disembarkation: Saturday by 09:00.
We offer standard and superior gulets in Croatia. Gulets from our Cabin charter programme have 5 to 7 cabins and they can accommodate up to 14 passengers. All cabins are with air conditioning and have their own bathrooms with shower and toilet. This gives you the sense of new, and yet the old-fashioned sailing experience. With intimate interior of our yachts and a romantic ambience, you have a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty and everlasting pleasure of sailing on wooden gulets alongside the beautiful and unforgettable Croatian coast.
Name gulet originates from the French language (gouëlette) that characterizes the Turkish coasting sailboat.
Gulets are built in Turkey, mainly in Bodrum and Marmaris, and initially they were made for coastal transport of oil and wine in amphoras.
In Croatia they appear in the early part of the 20th century and today they are modern tourist boats that come in various sizes: from 15 m 30 m. Gulets are wooden motorsailers with the main diesel engine drive and with sails that provide additional drive, depending on the strength of the wind and its direction. That means that you can sail silently without motor drive if the wind permits, or navigate reliably under marine engine power.
Today, gulets have the comfort and all modern facilities on board. All cabins are with air condioning and private bathroom. The interior is mostly simple and spacious, perfect for summer climate in the Mediterranean. The stern deck is broad and fitted out with comfortable cushioned benches that are perfect for any sort of relaxation – reading a book, taking a snack or having a drink with friends. It is also covered with awning as a protection from the sun. Fore deck is predicted for enjoying the sun. Deck chairs covered with comfortable cushions are oasis for those who love the feeling of sunrays on their skin.
Each gulet has 3 to 4 well-experienced crewmembers, depending of the size of gulet. Crewmembers take care of navigation, service and the safety of the passengers. They are at your disposal for everything you might need during the cruise.
- Shipboard accommodation
- Fuel for 4 hours sailing per day, diesel for generator - working hours for air condition is limited to 4/6 hrs. a day (no use in the night)
- Internet connection,
- all equipment on board (canoes, fishing gear, snorkling gear- masks and fins, linens and towels),
- cabins daily cleaning
- Food and wages for crew members (4- Captain, Chef, Host and Sailor),
- water (water machine)
- Insurance of boat, guests and crew
- Sojourn taxes, VAT (13%)
- NOT INCLUDED:
- Anchoring in ACI Marina and private marina's is on explicit client request and it is charged extra according Marina's price list
- Port taxes (approximate per week / group): 600 EUR/week payable on spot
- Beverages from yacht bar
- Extra navigation: €50/hr for fuel
- Transfers to / from yacht – port - airport - hotel
- Land trips ( rafting, sightseeing with or guides, paintball, land lunches...)
- Entrance fees for national parks and other sights
- Tips for the crew
- Ring ride / jet-ski / water-ski: €50/hr
- Jet-ski weekly hire: €1000
- ALL MOTORISED WATER-SPORTS MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE.
- OBLIGATORY EXTRAS:
- Half board (breakfast lunch): €285/pp/week (excluding drinks), welcome dinner first night on the boat - MINIMUM OBLIGATORY FOOD EXPENSE IS HALF-BOARD
- OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
- Drinks package (including domestic beer/wine/spirits plus all juices/soft-drinks/tea/coffee/water) €150/pp/week
- Drinks package (non-alcoholic package: juices/soft-drinks/tea/coffee/water) €100/pp/week
- Extra meal: 25 € meat menu /per pax 35 € fish menu/per pax
- Full board (breakfast lunch dinner): €380/pp/week (excluding drinks)
- Full board & drinks (breakfast lunch dinner): €560/pp/week (including drinks)
- If you do not select a drinks package, the drinks are purchased individually on board, at reasonable prices. It is forbidden to bring food and drinks on board, unless it is arrange in advance with client – addition price to the food option.
- Children up to 2 years are on board for free, children up to the age of 12 have 30% discount on the food option. The discounts for any other cases are specially arranged.
Extras & Upgrades
One-way route possible as above. Larger gulets available upon request.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance do I need to book?
For our weekly Small Ship Cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as early as possible (ie as soon as you start making plans to travel to Europe). All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June and September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first (even before they go on sale sometimes), so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.
Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.
Independent tours (such as Island Hopping) are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the Cruises (cruises mostly depart on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.
What do the different ship categories mean?
We have most of our ship photos here: Ship Photos Database
If you have been quoted a cruise with a particular ship name, then that is the ship that you will be on (bar any unforeseen emergencies). If you are booked on a generic/standard A+Plus (PREM) or A:Category (ENS) or B:Category (TRAD) ship, then you will not know the ship name until the day of the cruise. All of these standard ships are in the photos database under their correct category, but we cannot tell you the exact ship name due to operational requirements as they are often shuffled about.
Deluxe (DLX or DLX SUP) cruises are always on specific ships and you will be given the name of the exact ship. These cruises have the word 'Deluxe' in their name on our site, but may also be called 'Elegance' cruises elsewhere.
Premium Superior (PRM SUP) - “Named” ship A+Plus cruises will also be on specific ships and you will be given the name of the ship before you book. If you are in any doubt which ship you will be on, please check with us.
"Regular / Generic/ Un-named / No name" (i.e. PREM, ENS, TRAD) cruise departures could be on any ship in that same category and some ships are older than others. We cannot tell you the ship name for those cruises and you will not know until the day you arrive to join the cruise. We also cannot guarantee a double bed on these cruises, as we do not know which ship, we do not know how many of each cabin type is on each ship. Please be aware that on PREM, ENS or TRAD ships you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed.
Some ships are being newly built for the next season and therefore only have 'artists impression' type pictures. We will upload actual photos of the boats as they are finished and launched. Some may not launch until as late as June.
What do the different Ship Categories mean?
Ships WITH air-conditioned cabins and air-conditioned public areas (Deluxe and A+Category ships). All Deluxe, Deluxe SUP and Premium SUP are 'Named ship' departures where you know which exact ship you will be on before you book.
NOTE: 'Double' beds on DLX, DLX SUP, and PRM SUP might be 'flex-beds' with 2 single mattresses next to each other on a combined base. Many 'double' beds in Europe have separate duvets for each half of the bed, meaning that you have separate bedding even if there is one large bed or combined twin beds.
Deluxe Superior Ships (DLX SUP): There are a very small number of 'Deluxe Superior' ships from 2018. These Deluxe ships are slightly larger than a regular Deluxe Ship and some have VIP Balcony cabins. All cabins have ensuites and individual air-conditioning. All inside public areas are air-conditioned. Not all Deluxe Superior ships have balcony cabins. Only 3 ships in the whole of Croatia have balcony cabins, so they are rare and mostly booked out over a year in advance, even before they officially go on sale. Some Deluxe Superior ships are just slightly bigger than regular Deluxe ships, and there are no balconies on board those ones at all.
Deluxe Ships (DLX): All cabins have ensuites and individual air-conditioning. Deluxe ships are mostly new ships built within the last few years, many of them are being built each year. All inside public areas are air-conditioned.
A+Plus Category NEW Ships (Premium Superior Ships - PRM SUP): All cabins have ensuites and air-conditioning. These A+ ships are brand new, more spacious than the older ships and include a few excursions in their price. All inside public areas are air-conditioned, including restaurant and cabins. These are 'named ship' departures and cruises have 'Premium' in their name.
A+Plus Category Standard Ships (Premium Ships - PREM) (APlus regular/ generic/ standard): All cabins have ensuites and air-conditioning. These A+ ships are older versions, and some were built many years ago and have been renovated by adding basic air-conditioning units to the cabins. All inside public areas are air-conditioned.
Ships with no air-conditioning in the cabins, but with air-con in the restaurant/salon areas (A: and B: Category ships)
A:Category Ships (Traditional Ensuite Ships - ENS): All cabins are bunk beds, and have ensuite bathrooms. There are usually no double beds on these ships. Air-conditioning is available in the public areas of the ship such as the restaurant and/or salon only.
B:Category Ships (Traditional Standard Ships - TRAD): All cabins are bunk beds, and have shared bathrooms only. There are no ensuite cabins on-board and no double beds. Air-conditioning is available in the public areas of the ship such as the restaurant and/or salon only. These B:Cat ships are used only for 18-35s cruises.
Each ship belongs to one category only and has only one category of cabin (even though there are different decks). A couple of ships use a different nomenclature for cabin types and this can lead to a bit of confusion. Each ship has slightly different deck plans and number of cabins, but the maximum number of passenger cabins on any ship is 21. Therefore the maximum number of passengers is usually only 40 per ship (not including the crew and cruise staff). The crew have their own separate quarters which are not shown on the deck plans.
What do the different Cabin types and Deck levels mean?
Standard Cabins / Lower Deck / Under Deck / Classic Cabins: These cabins are all in the hull of the ship, and must be reached by an inside stairwell. These cabins have portholes only and the portholes are just above the water line. There are no opening windows in Lower Deck cabins. Some of the smaller, older boats only have lower deck cabins as the main deck is used for the public areas such as the restaurant and salon areas. Lower Deck cabins have the most privacy and are the quietest, especially in the busy ports like Hvar where occasional parties can be going until late at night on adjacent ships.
On Deck / Above Deck cabins: These are sold as 'On' or 'Above' Deck, which means you could be in either a Main Deck cabin or an Upper Deck cabin, depending on the deck plan of the ship you are allocated. Usually this is only used for the older ships, TRAD, ENS and PREM. You won't know until the day you join your cruise if you will be on Main or Upper Deck.
Main Deck Cabins: These cabins are on the deck that is closest to the water line, the deck where you board. On the new Deluxe Ships, the Main Deck is mostly used for passenger cabins. Some ships have the doors to Main Deck cabins on the inside, so only windows are on the ‘outside’ wall of the cabin, and some ships have the doors as well as windows on the ‘outside’ wall of the cabin. All walkways past the outside wall of the cabins are public areas. This deck occasionally also has the restaurant or salon area as well at the back of the boat. Not all ships have Main Deck cabins available, it depends on the ship configuration whether this deck is used just for the restaurant/salon areas.
Upper Deck Cabins: These cabins are on the deck above the Main Deck, and this deck often also has the restaurant or salon area as well at the back of the boat. Not all ships have Upper Deck cabins available, it depends on the ship configuration whether this deck is used just for the restaurant/salon areas. All walkways past the outside wall of the cabins are public areas. Most of the older wooden ships (A: and B:Cats) have Main/Upper Deck cabins, but very few of the new Deluxe Ships have Upper Deck cabins available, as their Upper Deck is used for the restaurant/salon areas in most cases.
VIP BALCONY cabins (very limited; only 3 ships have them, can get booked out up to a year in advance): A few (3) Deluxe Ships now have VIP BALCONY cabins available. Most of the VIP Balcony cabins will be on the Upper Deck, but not all. A Only 3 ships have Balcony cabins and there are only a few on each of those ships. First come, first served as they are quite popular and fairly limited. Please book early (up to a year in advance) if you want a Balcony cabin. The MV Infinity, MV Everglow and MV Adriatic Sun are the only 3 ships so far with any Balcony cabins. No other ships have balcony cabins, just those 3 ships out of the over 100 ships in Croatia.
Upper Deck / Restaurant / Salon: The Upper Deck (under the Sun deck) often has no cabins at all and the space is used for the Restaurant/Salon area and outside shaded public seating.
Sun Deck / Top Deck: The Sun Deck (uppermost deck on any ship) has no cabins at all. Most cruises will let you sleep on the sun deck on the sun lounges/deck chairs provided for relaxation purposes, though there are no real beds on the sun deck. Some Deluxe ships have a small jacuzzi on the Sun Deck, and provide shaded areas. The older A: and B: ships do not have shade on the Sun Deck, though shade is provided in the public salon areas on the main or upper decks.
If you are in doubt, please ask for the Deck Plan or look in the Ship Descriptions as the deck plan is usually in with the ship photos.
What is half-board? What meals are included on my cruise?
Half-board (HB): (Breakfast and lunch on all cruises) This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises (B,L). Each cruise will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Welcome Dinner, or Captain’s Dinner (D) on a cruise. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.
Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, ‘konobas’ (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!
All ship descriptions on our website are sent to us by the cruise companies and we are not liable for any discrepancy in the listed features or services as we are not the producers of the marketing materials. We act as an agent only, we are not the end supplier and do not have access to visit every cabin on every ship and check every single feature before every departure. Thank you for understanding. Please see our full Terms and Conditions here.
All departures on specific ships are subject to any unforeseen incidences occurring before your departure. If that ship cannot be provided due to accident, emergency repair or similar, then a similar ship will be provided if at all possible, but please understand that there are few spare ships as they are all also being used for other cruises. We cannot guarantee any departure as the cruise companies themselves do not guarantee every single ship on every single departure as very, very occasionally there are issues that require repair or there's been some 'force majeure' beyond their control. This is why we recommend you have proper travel insurance to cover you for all events.
What is half-board ? What meals are included on my Tour?
Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and dinner on Escorted Tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.
Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.
What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers
Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.
Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.
How fit do I need to be for my holiday?
Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.
Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.
What happens if I can't attend an excursion?
It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.
What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?
For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.
For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.
What equipment do I need?
Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.
Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.
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- Day 1: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREČ - BRAČ, MILNA
- Day 2: Sunday / BRAČ, MILNA - VIS
- Day 3: Monday / VIS – HVAR
- Day 4: Tuesday / HVAR – KORČULA
- Day 5: Wednesday / KORČULA – MLJET (POMENA or POLAČE)
- Day 6: Thursday / MLJET - ŠIPAN
- Day 7: Friday / ŠIPAN – LOPUD - DUBROVNIK, ZATON VELIKI
- Day 8: Saturday / DUBROVNIK, ZATON VELIKI