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 include the 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, our floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in our own special way.
On all ships we also offer the Swiss high quality FLYER E-bikes. Electric bikes are a true declaration of independence for everybody who enjoys physical activity. They allow hassle-free cycling as well as climbing mountains without difficulty. But all daily cycling routes are planned in a way that also suites our regular hybrid trekking bikes.
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 also spend our first night.
Day 2 (Sun) Rogoznica – Primošten – Sibenik – Skradin (approx. 20 km by bicycle)
In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the village we spend our night.
Day 3 (Mon) Krka National Park – Sibenik – Vodice (approx. 27km by bike)
The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and then on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes us to a landing place close to Šibenik. From here we cycle to Vodice, a well-known and lively resort on the Dalmatian mainland.
4th day (Tue) Vodice – Island of Murter – Nature Park Telascica (approx. 27 km by bicycle)
In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the water front, passing by two very old coastal villages, until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich acquatic life. Our destination is the Nature Park Telascica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. The famous Silver Lake is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.
5th day (Wed) Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar (approx. 30 km by bicycle)
Today’s bike tour leads us along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. We ride clear across the whole island. During the ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet our ship in the harbor of Brbinj and have lunch. Afterwards the ship takes us on a crossing to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old centre. 3000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.
6th day (Thu) ) Islands of Pašman, Ugljan and Zlarin (approx. 35 km by bicycle)
During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pasman by bicycle. Recently they have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.
7th day (Fri) Island of Solta (approx. 15 km by bicycle)
In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Solta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of lavender and rosemary will follow us throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner it is time to say good bye to crew and travel guides.
8th day (Sat) Departure in Trogir
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
RATING Easy to Intermediate
This tour is one of our easier routes, requiring just a reasonable level of fitness. The islands reach an altitude of only 100 to 300 metres above sea level. The daily routes of 30 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 transfers from either Dubrovnik and Zadar on request.
YOUR MOTOR YACHTS
KAPETAN JURE (comfort ship)
At 27 x 7 m the Kapetan Jure built in 2000, counts as one of the smallest ships of our Croatian fleet. With an impressive 100 navigated tours she entered the Islandhopping history book. The fine detail etched into the wooden ship mirrors the seafaring affection of its captain. The spacious salon is decorated with shells, amphorae and showcases full of sailor’s knots. At the bow a mermaid keeps watch for the safe navigation of the ship. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cosy guest cabins each with air conditioning, shower and WC. A spacious living room suite on the quarterdeck and a sundeck with cushioned sleeping mats play a part in contributing to the welcoming atmosphere.
ROMANTICA (premium ship)
The M/S Romantica is a new motor yacht, which sails for us in the Croatian Adriatic especially for group charter and special tours. The Romantica from Captain Jure was launched in May 2007. It possesses solid structural steelwork, which, as the name says, connects romance with modern trends and functionality .
17 comfortably equipped double cabins with a size of 9-10 square meters also offer sufficient area to larger groups to accommodation. The generous cabins feature elevated equipment.
The far sun deck offers couch mats for sunbathing and relaxing. A characteristic of the ship is a platform at the tail of the ship, from which you can swim in the sea very comfortably.
SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates 2017: Sep. 2, 30 (comfort boat); Oct. 7 (premium boat)
Departure Dates 2018:
Comfort boats depart on: May 5 Jun. 2, 16 Aug. 18 Sep. 1, 15, 29 Oct. 13
Premium boats depart on: Apr. 14, 28 May 12, 26 Jun. 9, 23, 30 Jul. 7, 21 Aug. 4, 11, 25 Sep. 22 Oct. 6
Per person, double occupancy – comfort ship
|Single supplement (below deck)||$500|
|Electric bike upgrade||$150|
|Supplement for above deck level Cabin||$160|
|Per person, double occupancy – premium ship||CAD||$2020|
Single supplement (below deck)
|Low Season Reduction: April 14, 28 May 12 and Oct. 6||$150|
|Electric bike upgrade||$150|
|Supplement for above deck level Cabin||$250|
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment