Croatia has a beautiful coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties and phenomena are waiting to be discovered. On one of our easiest tours, we invite you to spend week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the islands on our first-class ship. Good cuisine, an open minded crew and our knowledgeable tour guides are expecting you.
We visit two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights including UNESCO protected old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Park Krka-waterfalls and Kornati Islands. On a romantic motor yacht, your floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in our own special way.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Individual arrival by plane to Split. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm at Trogir our first cruise starts at 3 pm leading us to Rogoznica – a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here we spend our first night.
In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We go for our first bike ride starting at this popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island the boat awaits us for the cross over to the island of Dugi Otok. On our way we pass the National Park Kornati – an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is Telašćica Bay. In the local nature park the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs.
We start our ride from Sali along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride is panorama pure and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us the fascinating facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past. Overnight stay in Zadar.
During breakfast the boat takes us to Preko on the island of Ugljan from where we will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island, constantly in vicinity of the sea with views of the mainland. Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a populare Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we will spend the night.
A scenic tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will invite you to sample some local specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.
After breakfast it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take us to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is bacons with its charm for a walk. In the late afternoon we cast off once more on board the boat and cruise to Primošten for the night.
In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten through the hinterlands past rural villages to Rogoznica. In the afternoon we have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
This tour is one of our easier routes in Croatia, requiring just a reasonable level of fitness. The islands reach an altitude of 200 to 500 metres above sea level. The daily routes of 20 to 50 km cover some hilly terrain but may be completed at your own pace.
The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. You can decide every day whether you want to cycle by yourself using the maps provided, or join our tour guide.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
International flights go in/out of Split. From the airport you can take a taxi to the boat (Trogir harbour is approx. 6 km /25 euro).
We can also arrange private transfers from either Dubrovnik or Zadar. Contact us for rates.
YOUR MOTOR YACHT
At 40 x 8.5m the Princeza Diana is a 3-mast deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in 2011. This ship is the princess of our fleet, an epitome of pure elegance. 16 spacious guest cabins with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC are at the guest’s disposal. The spacious salon as well as the canopied quarterdeck, with upholstered seating, are situated on the top deck. You’re invited to play music on the piano and to relax you will find sunning mats and deckchairs on the sun deck. The jacuzzi on the top deck is a highlight with its 360° panoramic view.
Melody “First Class ship”
Built in 2014/2015, the 42 m long and 8,30 m wide Melody is a floating deluxe hotel, crafted for the regeneration of body and mind, which accompanies your journey to Croatia‘s most beautiful harbour towns. Her exquisite décor and elegant form conjure a regenerative atmosphere for the comfort of small groups of up to 31 people. The 15 spacious guest cabins are characterized by a high-class interior with air conditioning, shower cabins, WC and safe. Relaxation is limitless on the spacious sundeck, in the wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the top deck. Eight crew members are registered under captain Pave to cater for the wellbeing of the passengers on board.
The kitchen on board the MY Melody offers the pinnacle of Mediterranean cuisine. The diversity and quality of local wine should not be overlooked, take time to try the selection of fine wines on offer. Individual dietary requests/needs are acknowledged and can be catered for.
SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates 2018:
Princeza Diana Sep. 29 Oct 13
Melody Sep. 22 Oct. 6
Departure Dates 2019: There is a departure on most Saturdays from April 20 to October 12, on either the Melody or the Princeza Diana
Per person, double occupancy
|Single supplement (below deck)||$850|
|Supplement for above deck level Cabin||$350|
|Reduction for dates in April, early May, and Oct
This tour includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment