SOLD OUT: Croatian Islands Private Yacht Experience – October 1 – 8, 2022

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 taking you 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 2021 and holds up to 36 passengers in total.

Please note: (1) This is a co-ed trip and women booking this trip are able to travel with their partners, friends, etc. (2) This trip is in collaboration with a small yoga studio and Women Who Explore guests will be traveling with the guests from the yoga studio during the itinerary. (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.

After settling in, join the walking tour through Split. Stroll through the streets with an expert guide who will bring this unique city's past to life. Learn interesting facts and experience the stories that make up  this 1700 year old city's history and charm. 

After the city tour, you will return to the ship for a welcome reception. Tonight the ship will stay overnight in Split.


DAY TWO: SPLIT to BRAČ ISLAND to HVAR ISLAND

Wake up today and enjoy the smell of the fresh ocean breeze as you sip your coffee and enjoy breakfast taking in the morning views of Split from the Dalmatian Coast. 

Today we set sail for Brač where swimming will be planned at Zlatni Rat beach, weather permitting. (In case of bad weather, we will make a stop at nearby Milna beach instead.) This long, golden, pebbly beach at Bol extends over 500m out into the Adriatic Sea. This V-shaped beach is breathtaking as deep blue water surrounds it. The shape of the beach changes from the wind, which makes it one of the most unique in Croatia.

After a little relaxing and a nice swim, we will 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, join the guided tour of Hvar and learn why this amazing city is a must see on a historical tour of Croatia. Your evening is free to explore this amazing city on your own as you wind through the streets with the locals, enjoy dinner and take in the sights. Tonight the ship will stay in Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


DAY THREE: HVAR to BIŠEVO ISLAND to VIS ISLAND

Start the morning in Hvar. 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.

After this extraordinary experience, we will continue our journey to 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 and was closed to the public until 1989. 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, which has retained its charm, resisted development and has become the world-famous destination for real nature lovers and people seeking new adventures. The evening you will be free to explore this charming little town on your own.

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 this morning we 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, that are located at the north end of the island. The Benedictine monastery located at one of the most beautiful locations in these areas, on the island of St. Mary on Veliko Jezero, is also the most visited location and symbol of the National Park. Join the cruise manager on this magnificent tour and enjoy all the beauty Mljet offers.

After the tour, we will return to the ship to enjoy our captain’s dinner onboard. 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 explore the streets of Ston, indulge in local delicacies, 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 the Old Town. After the tour of this stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast, you will have the opportunity to experience the best things this town offers on your own. 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 Lastavica. This is a 49-meter (160 ft) ship that was built in 2021, 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 noted below, entrance fees, VAT
- English-speaking cruise manager service during the mentioned program
- 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner, coffee, tea and natural water

Activities Included:
- Walking city tour of Split
- Walking city tour of Hvar Island
- Visit the Blue Cave at Bisevo Island 
- Tour of Korcula Island
- 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

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 2021
- 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
- 18 cabins with up to 36 passengers

Meals:
All meals will be provided as noted above. This equates to 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 1 dinner. 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 IS CONFIRMED!
This trip requires a minimum of 10 booked cabins BY June 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 June 15th, 2022, your entire down payment will be fully refundable.

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

Cost:
$2,499 per person for double occupancy / $4,998 for single occupancy. Double occupancy includes a shared room with twin beds. 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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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.

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