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Islands, Coves & Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik - Mljet and Lastovo - Hvar - Loviste, Peljesac Peninsula - Korcula - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik
Set off from Dubrovnik and spend a week discovering her neighboring islands, national parks and hidden coves, perfect for those idyllic swim stops. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for enjoying outdoor adventures while immersed in nature, history and spectacular sunsets. Begin and end in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” with its stunning walled Old City, enjoying many enticing stops along the way, including Mljet, Lastovo, Hvar, Loviste, Korcula and the Elaphit Islands. In between, relax on deck, soaking up the Mediterranean sun and the scenery. Enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunches on board, with wonderful alfresco dining on shore in the evenings.
At a Glance
- Private vessel for up to 12 guests including your own crew and on-board chef. The ultimate in privacy and comfort.
- Visit some of the best of Croatia including Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and other more hidden islands
- Fresh breakfast and lunch prepared by the on board chef, with the opportunity to dine in local restaurants in the evenings on shore.
- Sleep in spacious cabins with en-suite shower facilities and daily cabin service
- Large sundeck with plenty of space for sunbathing, dancing or yoga
- Stops for swimming or snorkeling in crystal-clear blue bays
- Water sports gear included
- A very experienced, friendly and dedicated crew at your service
- Free Wi-Fi onboard
Day by Day Itinerary
Dubrovnik is the ideal place to kick off your one-week cruising adventure. The beautifully preserved medieval walled city lies along the Adriatic coast, filled with impressive centuries-old architecture while offering a wide range of attractions. Arrive early to explore before hopping aboard your private vessel, strolling the marble paved streets to visit one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, housed inside the Franciscan Monastery, opened in 1317 for the Franciscan friars. Walk atop the walls that surround the historic center for a jaw-dropping view of the sea and nearby islands on one side, with the red-tiled roofs of the Old City on the other.
Dubrovnik – Mljet and Lastovo
Set sail for lust Mljet Island, famous for its saltwater lakes and vibrant greenery. Anchor near Mljet National Park, which covers the island’s northwest section and take a walk along the picturesque paths to enjoy swimming. There are kayak and bicycle rentals available for exploring, or you might hop on the boat to St. Mary Islet in the middle of Great Lake which houses an ancient monastery. From here, continue to Lastovo Island which also boasts spectacular natural beauty along with Venetian architecture. Part of a protected national park, the marine area offers outstanding snorkeling, and on land there are scenic trails for hiking.
Solta – Lastovo - Hvar
Continue to Hvar, one of the most beautiful and popular islands in Croatia, and the world, drawing international jetsetters who fill the harbor with superyachts. Many come for the buzzing nightlife with lively bars and clubs, and you’ll also find many world-class restaurants. The historic center is well-worth exploring with magnificent medieval architecture, and by climbing the stairs near St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the main square, you’ll get a breathtaking view from the fortress. With the Pakleni Islands nearby, you can sail to the archipelago to enjoy swimming in one of the sparkling bays before anchoring at Hvar for the night.
Loviste, Peljesac Peninsula
As you make your way toward Korcula, the small village of Loviste on the north-west part of the Peljesac Peninsula provides an ideal stop this evening, located in one of Dalmatia’s most alluring bays with warm water and abundant sunshine, ideal for a swim. You’ll find a number of lovely coves with small, pebbly beaches for sunbathing and swimming as well. Wine enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to sample the wine here either as this region is famous for it, with vineyards here producing some of the country’s most famous varieties. The area is also renowned for producing figs, almonds and carob.
Loviste – Korcula
Cruising on to nearby Korcula, anchor outside of Korcula Town, a storybook medieval walled town sometimes referred to as “mini Dubrovnik.” Within the historic center, are cobbled streets and alleyways that are fun to explore, with lots of Venetian influences throughout. Today the buildings host a variety of museums, unique shops, galleries, bars and shops. Just outside the walls you’ll find lovely beaches for swimming. You may also want to sail over to Vela Luka on the island’s western side to visit its outstanding museums and an exceptional archaeological site nearby, Vela Spila, one of Europe’s most important prehistoric cave dwellings.
Korcula – Elaphiti Islands
As your last stop before returning to Dubrovnik, visit the nearby islands of Elaphiti where you can anchor in a peaceful bay. Kalamota, Lopud and Sipan are the main permanently inhabited islands, with Sipan is the largest, home to the villages of Sipanska Luka and Sudurad. Many prominent families from Dubrovnik built grand palaces in the 15th and 16th centuries to enjoy as an elegant summer retreat. Lopud is the place to go for enjoying beautiful sandy beaches, with one of the most spectacular set in Sunj cove. Kalamota, the closest to Dubrovnik is renowned for its seven medieval churches.
Elaphiti Islands – Dubrovnik
This morning, make your way back to the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” With your trip ending here, you can easily extend your holiday to enjoy more time exploring it, along with many great day trip options, from neighboring Montenegro just to the east, home to fortified Kotor, to Mostar, which brings you across international borders into Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Dubrovnik, ride the cable car to Mount Srd for a stunning bird’s-eye view over the Old City, the sea and nearby islands, or join a kayaking tour to paddle to nearby Lokrum Island, admiring the impressive view of the historic walls.
Having spent a week discovering the beautiful Dalmatian islands with your family or friends on board a private vessel, its time to bid farewell to the captain and crew. Our private driver will meet you at your vessel and transfer you to the airport or your onward hotel.
- 7-Night private gulet with capacity for 10-12 guests.
- Breakfast and lunch served daily by the on board chef. Evenings spent dining on shore
- Very experienced captain, crew and on board chef catering to your needs
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Fully air-conditioned throughout
- Water toys on board included
- Including fuel and local city taxes
- Private return airport/hotel transfers
- 24/7 Concierge service to assist with booking private tours on each island
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the trip
What's Not Included
- Return flights to Croatia.
2021 Departures from Dubrovnik
- May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- June 5, 12, 19, 26
- July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- August 7, 14, 21, 28
- September 4, 11, 18, 25
- October 2, 9