Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast & Islands Private Yacht Adventure – June 10-17, 2023

Join us for an ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
as we explore Croatia on a PRIVATE YACHT!

Enjoy an 8-day cruise on a private yacht as you cruise down the Dalmatian Coastline of Croatia. This experience will highlight the most iconic islands and beaches in Croatia. Enjoy the perks of packing and unpacking once without the hassle of being on a large vessel. The yacht was built in 2019 and holds up to 38 passengers in total.

Special considerations for this trip.... 
(1) This is a co-ed trip and women booking this trip are able to travel with their partners, friends, etc.
(2) Currently this trip is only available to Women Who Explore guests; a minimum number of cabins must be reserved with a down payment by August 1st, 2022 in order for this trip to be confirmed.
(3) This trip is hosted by a third-party operator and their cancellation policies apply; see details below.


DAY ONE: WELCOME TO SPLIT, CROATIA!! 

Arrive in Split International Airport (SPU) and meet your group at the airport to get a transfer to Split harbor where you will be welcomed by our cruise representative. Check in starts at 1PM. In the case your flight arrives earlier, let us take care of your luggage so you can enjoy the beautiful charm of Split on your own until the check in time.

Following an afternoon of leisure exploring the streets of Split, return to the ship for a welcome dinner and reception. Tonight the ship will stay in Split.

Meals: Dinner


DAY TWO: SPLIT to BRAČ ISLAND to HVAR ISLAND

Wake up today and enjoy the free ocean breeze as you sip coffee and take in the morning views of Split from the Dalmatian Coast.

Early this morning a local guide will lead a you on a city tour and show you through historical Diocelatian's Palace. Learn the story of this city, which is over 1700 years old.  This place was founded by Roman emperor, Diocletian who chose this breathtaking site to be the place for his retirement residence. 

After learning a little history about Split, we head to Brač island where we will stop for a morning swim. Milna is a quaint, charming picture perfect Dalmatian village. On our stop we will visit one of the nearby beaches taking a dip in the azure waters surrounded by fragrant pine trees. 

After a little relaxing and a nice swim, we head to Hvar which is the longest and sunniest island in Croatia, and also known to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Upon arrival you'll have time to explore on this island rich in history and culture on your own. Wander through cobblestone streets admiring local shops, indulge in local wine and seafood, visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and Square and for sunset hike up to Spanjola Fortress which boasts panoramic views of Hvar town and the Pakleni Islands, go kayaking along the shoreline or relax at a local beach enjoying your beverage of choice... there's plenty of ways to explore this captivating island. 

The evening is yours to indulge in the local cuisine at one of the islands numerous family-owned restaurants or taverns. After dinner enjoy a night cap at a local tavern.  Tonight the ship will stay in Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


DAY THREE: HVAR to BIŠEVO ISLAND to VIS ISLAND

Today we will set sail to the island of Vis. But before Vis, we will make a stop on Biševo Island to see a stunning natural phenomenon—the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave is famous all over the world for its extraordinary, magical, and indescribable silver-blue light. At times, high waves may prevent the entrance to Blue Cave but we plan to make a visit before we continue on our journey to our next stop Vis.

It is said that Vis is the most mysterious island in Croatia. For many years it was the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s partisan army. It was closed to the public until 1989 when tourism first opened. This meant that it escaped large commercial development and was able to retain its natural beauty which explains why we love this island so much! 

The island has retained its charm, resisted development and has become a world-famous destination for real nature lovers and people seeking new adventures. Stroll through old town Vis exploring unique shops on the way to neighboring Hut, visit Tito's cave, or take in the sunset at a local cafe. You'll be free to explore this charming little town with beautiful beaches, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture on your own. Tonight the ship will stay in Vis.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


DAY FOUR: VIS ISLAND to KORČULA ISLAND

Wake up and enjoy the views with a cup of coffee as the sun rises over the Adriatic Sea. Early in the morning we will set sail for the island of Korčula, rich in vineyards, olive groves, and small villages with many bays and coves. On the way we will stop to swim in one of the beautiful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear sea. Lunch will be onboard the ship. 

In the early afternoon we will arrive in Korčula. This is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Here we will be taking an interesting tour through the winding streets of this lovely town. After the tour, we will enjoy some free time to sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea, or just continue exploring the streets. Overnight will be spent in Korčula.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


DAY FIVE: KORČULA ISLAND to MLJET ISLAND

Today we will sail to Mljet, this is the most forested island in the Adriatic, and also known as one of the beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Mljet is also well known for its two salted lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero, located at the north end of the island.

Today you will be free to venture around Mljet National Park exploring it at your own leisure by bike. Visit the Benedictine monastery on the isle of St. Mary, snorkel at Big Lake and discover Mjlet's Coral Reef packed with marine life, visit the ancient ruins or wander the streets of Pomena and Polace.

After a day exploring the park, we will enjoy an evening with our crew over a captain’s dinner on board. Overnight will be spent in port Pomena.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


DAY SIX: MLJET ISLAND to SLANO to STON 

Wake up and enjoy the views of the gorgeous Dalmatian coastline. This morning we depart to Slano, a small town indented into a 2km long bay. From here we will make begin our adventure towards Ston, the gastronomic center of the county. Ston is a picturesque city surrounded by breathtaking scenery located near Dubrovnik, and is known for having the longest walls in Europe. Once we are arrive there, we will visit an oyster farm where you will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tasting with local wine under the shade of the trees.

After the tour, the rest of the evening is yours to further wander the streets of Ston, indulge in local delicacies, or visit the city wall. Overnight will be spent in Slano.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


DAY SEVEN: SLANO to ELAPHITI ISLANDS to DUBROVNIK 

Early in the morning we will depart to the Elaphiti Islands with plenty of time for swimming along the way. As we continue our journey towards Dubrovnik, enjoy lunch while we sail alongside the old city walls. This time is for you to take magnificent photographs and make memories that will last a lifetime.

After docking, join a guided tour of Dubrovink's Old Town. After a tour of this stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast, you will have time to freshen up and return back to town to enjoy a final night out wandering the streets and indulging in local delicacies. Overnight will be spent in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


DAY EIGHT: DUBROVNIK & GOODBYES

After breakfast, collect your belongings and say your good-byes. A transfer to the Dubrovnik (DBV) airport will be provided and you can board your flight home or head off to your next adventure!

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions:
- 8 days/7 nights of luxury accommodations on a privately chartered yacht, the MS Ambassador. This is a 49-meter (160 ft) ship that was built in 2019, see ship details below. Double or single occupancy options available.
- Transfer from Split airport on arrival and transfer to the airport in Dubrovnik for departure at designated times.
- Activities as noted below, entrance fees, VAT
- 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners, coffee, tea and natural water
- English-speaking cruise manager service during the mentioned program
- Chartered ship and crews, approximately 6 hours of sailing daily
- Daily cabin cleaning

Activities Included:
- Welcome dinner in Split
- Walking city tour of Split and Diocelatian's Palace
- Walking city tour of Korčula island
- Visit the Blue Cave at Bisevo Island 
- Bike rental in Mljet National Park
- 3 Course Captian's Dinner in Mjlet
- Visit an oyster farm in Ston; oyster and mussel tasting with wine
- Tour the old town of Dubrovnik 
- Visit beaches in Milna and Elephant Islands

Exclusions:
- International Flights: Arrive in Split (SPU) and depart from Dubrovnik (DBV)
- Port charges of 40 euros per person
- Tips for porters, guide, and captain- the value of the tip is up to the client
- Airport transfers outside of designated times and yacht early check-and late check-out
- Alcohol, additional beverages and meals as noted above
- Any personal expenses, entrance fees for any additional sightseeing or optional activities
- Traveler's insurance (required)
- Visas, medical expenses, immunizations, any required Covid-19 testing
- International airport taxes, airport porter, and extra baggage fees

Ship Features:
- 160 foot ship built in 2019
- Sundeck with jacuzzi, deck chairs, and sun beds
- Small swimming platform (available for use at ports)
- Salon restaurant
- Bar
- Large screen LCD TV
- Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
- Air-condition en-suite cabins
- Wi-Fi on board
- 19 cabins with up to 38 passengers

Meals:
All meals will be provided as noted above. This equates to 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners. Once the trip is confirmed we will be in touch to discuss any food allergies/sensitivities and will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but we cannot make any guarantees.

Trip Confirmation:
This trip requires a minimum of 11 booked cabins BY August 15th, 2022 in order for it to be confirmed. Once the trip reaches the minimum participant number, you will receive a trip confirmation email and a link to be added a private Facebook group just for trip guests. Please do not purchase flights or make any travel arrangements until the trip has been confirmed. In this group further trip details will be provided. Please let us know if you do not have or use Facebook (see contact information below). If for any reason the minimum number of traveler's is not met, by August 15th, 2022, your entire down payment will be fully refunded.

Deposit:
$750 deposit per person; fully refundable if trip is not confirmed by August 15th, 2022.

Cost:
- Standard Deck Cabin: $2,849 per person for double occupancy / $5,698  single occupancy 
- Main Deck Cabin: $3,099 per person double occupancy / $6,198 single occupancy 
- Upper Deck Cabin: $3,249 per person for double occupancy / $6,398 for single occupancy.

BOOK by July 1st and use code SAVE for a $100 early bird discount!!

Double occupancy includes a shared room with a king or twin beds. Please let us know the name of your travel companion at registration. A roommate will assigned unless you are traveling with someone, 

Our Trip Partner's Cancellation Policy:
Please see our trip partner's Terms & Conditions. 

Covid-19 Travel Policy:
Please see our Terms of Service. 

Women Who Explore Travel Credits: Women Who Explore travel credits may not be applied to this trip as it is hosted by a third-party operator. Exceptions may be granted a case-by-case basis. Please contact Women Who Explore below with any questions.

Questions?
Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com

*Images may not reflect the exact places being visited during this trip itinerary.


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Meet Your Trip Host - Minnesota Ambassador
Lisa Chambers 

Lisa first became involved with Women Who Explore in 2018 on a leap of faith and a plane bound for Iceland. Since then, she hasn’t looked back on her pursuit of new adventures. 

For as long as she can remember, the desire to spend time outdoors and travel to new places has always been rooted within her. After raising her 3 children and focusing on her family, Lisa has since reignited her passion for adventure. 

Lisa lives in Minnesota but will say yes to hiking, downhill skiing, or trying new outdoor experiences anywhere. She feels most alive challenging her comfort zone and encouraging women of all ages to do the same. 

Join Lisa in Croatia on this bucket list journey and experience the magic of traveling with Women Who Explore!


Meet Your Trip Host - Lindsey Egan - CEO

Lindsey is a happy dog mamma who loves being outside and exploring new places.

Her love for travel and adventure began after her first experience abroad in Chile where she was introduced to hiking when she visited  Torres Del Paine in Patagonia. Believe it or not, she wasn't hooked on the outdoors immediately and it didn't become an important part of her life until years later. 

After moving to the Oregon in 2014, Lindsey found herself spending all of her free time exploring trails, chasing waterfalls and sleeping under the stars every chance she got. Since then she has had an opportunity to travel to some incredible places around the world. A few of her favorite destinations include Indonesia, Greece and Costa Rica.

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