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. Good cuisine, an open minded crew and 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
Day 1 (Sat) Trogir – Rogoznica
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.
Day 2 (Sun) Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica (approx. 15 mi./ 23 km)
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..
Day 3 (Mon) Islands of Dugi Otok and Molat (approx. 23 mi + 11 mi./ 38 km + 18 km)
From the park we cycle across the almost traffic-free island of Dugi Otok until we finally reach the pine forest, agave and tamarisk bay of Božava. From there the boat takes us to the flower island of Molat. We explore the island on a short cycle tour. Tonight is spent in the quiet port of this island.
4th day (Tue) Islands of Ugljan and Pasman – Zadar (Approx. 20 – 40km by bike)
During breakfast the boat takes you on a crossing to Preko on the island of Ugljan. From here your tour will take you to Tkon on the island of Pasman. There is plenty of time to explore the two islands of Pasman and Ugljan, married recently by a bridge. The tour follows the eastern coastline of the islands giving you a great view across the channel to the mainland. After a round tour you will meet the ship again in Preko. A short crossing takes you to Zadar, the century old political, cultural and intellectual capital of Dalmatia. Your tour guide will take you for an informative stroll through the bustling streets of the old town centre, characterized by 3000 years of history.
5th day (Wed)Biograd – Vodice – Skradin (Approx. 55 km by bike)
The morning begins with a passage by boat to the city of Biograd followed by a bike tour around the Vraner Lake. Your goal, the swimming destination of Vodice. The Vraner Lake is the largest fresh water reservoir in Dalmatia and offers many migratory birds an opportunity to rest their wings. The ship awaits you in Vodice for lunch. An afternoon crossing by boat brings you closer to the Krka waterfalls which you will have time to explore the following day in the company of your tour guide.
6th day (Thu) Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Island Zlarin (Cycle route approx. 6 mi./ 10 km)
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 you to Šibenik. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacred building on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is also worth a visit before you cross over to the coral island of Zlarin in the afternoon..
7th day (Fri) Primošten – Trogir (Cycle route approx. 28 mi./ 45 km)
In the morning we cruise to Primošten. From here we cycle through the hinterland passing small villages, all the way to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Čiovo invite for short breaks and taking pictures. The afternoon offers enough time for a stroll through the world cultural heritage old town of Trogir. After dinner we round our eventful trip with a cosy come-together with crew and tour guides.
8th day (Sat) Departure in Trogir
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 2017: Princeza Diana Sep.2 Melody Sep.23
Departure Dates 2018:
Princeza Diana Apr. 21 May 19 Jun. 2, 16, 30 Jul. 14 Aug. 18 Sep. 29 Oct 13
Melody April 28 May 12, 26 Jun. 9, 23 Jul. 7, 28 Aug. 11, 25 Sep. 22 Oct. 6
Per person, double occupancy – Princeza Diana
|Single supplement (below deck)||$800|
|Supplement for above deck level Cabin||$250|
|Reduction for dates in April and Oct
Per person, double occupancy – Melody
|Single supplement (below deck)||$800|
|Supplement for above deck level Cabin||$325|
|Reduction for dates in April & October||$150|
|E-bike upgrade: $150|
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment