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Waterfalls, Culture and Islands
Split - Trogir - Skradin - Krka - Sibenik - Zadar - Murter - Rogozniza - Solta - Split
This magical 8-day private Croatia gulet yacht charter for up to 12 guests follows the North Dalmatian Route, sailing round trip from Split, the so-called “Flower of the Mediterranean,” home to the remarkable 4th-century Roman Diocletian’s palace. You’ll have opportunities to explore rich history and unspoiled nature.
Discover the waterfalls of Krkra National Park, visit enchanting islands, wander through the 3,000-year-old city of Zadar, watching what Alfred Hitchcock called the world’s most beautiful sunset and take a scenic walk in Rogoznica to a lake with a “boiling” center. In between, look forward to plenty of delicious Dalmatian cuisine. This private yacht experience includes delicious on board dining, your own private crew with chef and the opportunity to discover beautiful Dalmatian coast in privacy and style.
At a Glance
- 8-day Croatia private gulet yacht charter for up to 12 guests with very experienced crew and onboard chef
- Sleep in the comfort of spacious air-conditioned and en-suite cabins with daily cabin service
- Explore Split's maze-like Old Town, built in the 4th century and home to the UNESCO listed Diocletian Palace
- Bask in relaxing surrounding at Krka Waterfalls National Park and its spectacular waterfalls
- Sail through the watery paradise of Kornati National Park
- See the stunning Dragon's Eye Lake
- Sample authentic, traditional cuisine and fine local wines with breakfast and lunch served on board (subject to food packages booked as part of the charter)
- Water toys are available on board to use throughout
Day by Day Itinerary
Welcome to ancient Split, while embarkation is at 5 p.m., we recommend arriving early so that you’ll have time to explore the most popular attraction, here, the 4th-century Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace, a maze-like complex with narrow winding streets lined with magnificent architecture. Once on board, we’ll begin our cruise by sailing to Trogir, founded 2,300 years ago. This open-air museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with impressive Renaissance and Baroque buildings, including its highlight, the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence. We’ll anchor here tonight – you’ll have time to wander through before returning to the ship for dinner.
After breakfast we’ll continue cruising, stopping at Skradin, the gateway to Krka Waterfalls National Park. Enjoy a stroll to Skradinski Buk, made up of 17 falls with cascades that are up to 328 feet wide and plunge 150 feet into serene aquamarine pools. Bring comfortable walking shoes to discover this beautiful park with its unique surroundings including traditional watermills and Franciscan monastery on Visovac island. Afterwards we’ll continue to this evening’s destination, medieval Sibenek, home to the most important Renaissance monument in the country, St. James Cathedral with its dome and triple-nave basilica with three apses.
Kornati National Park
Continuing on, we’ll sail to the nautical paradise known as Kornati National Park, with its nearly 150 uninhabited islands and islets that George Bernard Shaw once called “the crown of God’s work.” As we wind through, you’ll notice a stunning contrast of grey stone landscape edged by crystal-clear turquoise water. While it appears desolate at first glance, it’s filled with life and rich with historic remains from medieval fortresses and historic churches to Roman villas. If the weather is pleasant, there are number of scenic walks to enjoy here too. Tonight we’ll anchor in a hidden bay immersed in unspoiled nature.
After breakfast, it’s time to cruise north, with a stop in another enchanting bay for lunch as we make our way to the 3,000-year-old city of Zadar. Rich in historic sights dating back to Roman times, it’s filled with cobbled streets lined with a remarkable mix of classical Viennese secessionist architecture. Some of the highlights we recommend visiting include the 1st-century Roman forum and the city’s symbol, 9th-century St. Donatus church. Before dusk, head to the waterfront to marvel at the city’s famous art installations, the Sea Organ and The Greeting to the Sun before enjoying one of the best sunsets in the Adriatic.
A relaxed morning brings opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, with our journey ultimately bringing us to the island of Murter, the perfect place to soak up tranquility among untouched nature, perhaps while lounging on one of the many beautiful beaches. There are lots of idyllic secluded stretches here to discover should you wish to find your very own private spot. If you’re up for exploring, the island is also home to some lovely old churches and a very unique site, Colentum. This is Croatia’s first archaeological beach – a long stretch of shoreline that hosts the remains of an ancient Roman villa.
Our journey continues to Rogoznica, a small village famous for its marina, one of the most protected in this region, set in a deep bay sheltered from the wind. Once a sleepy fishermen’s town, you’ll still see fishermen selling their daily catch, but today it offers a mix of old and new. In the historic center are old stone homes, while a walk along the seaside will bring you to many fabulous beaches – continue through the pines to visit Dragon’s Eye Lake, a saltwater lake with a base of hydrogen sulphide. On occasion, you’ll see hot water bubble to the surface.
Solta or Split
On our last day you’ll have another opportunity to swim and sunbathe before we reach the small village of Necujam on Solta island. After lunch, you can choose to sail back to Split or spend the night in Necujam, famous for its breathtaking scenery that’s inspired countless artists and the father of Croatian literature, Marko Marulic. Piskera Bay, one of the island’s most stunning, was once the private fishing pond of Roman emperor Diocletian. The ruins of his complex are still visible today in the depths of the bay. You’ll have free time this evening to visit the town and enjoy dinner.
For those who spend the night in Split, you’ll be able to enjoy your morning coffee along the picturesque Riva sea promenade. Our guests who stayed in Solta will have an early breakfast while cruising back to Split. With embarkation at 9 a.m., take advantage of the last moments of sailing the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic, soaking up the magnificent beauty and capturing photos before saying farewells to your fellow passengers and the hard-working crew.
- 7-Night private Croatia gulet cruise for up to 12 people
- Breakfast and lunch served on board by your private chef
- Very experienced and friendly crew with personal 1:1 service
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Fully air-conditioned throughout
- Including fuel and local city taxes
- Water toys on board are included
- Private return airport/hotel transfers
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the trip
What's Not Included
- Return flights to Croatia.
2021 Departures from Split
- 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