Croatia

Sept 15 — 23, 2017

8-24

Guests

9 / 8

Days / Nights

22

Meals

Set sail along the coast of Croatia on a luxury yacht, casting off from charming port towns and island hopping through the blue Adriatic Sea. Soak up the sun on secluded islands, watch fishermen bring in their daily catches, and sip wine with local winemakers. Experience the Mediterranean as it once was during this memorable experience.

Sail

on an exclusive yacht, complete with skipper and crew, exquisite dining, and luxe interiors

Explore

the untouristed Vis Island, the forested Korcula Island, and more

Learn

both ancient and modern-day winemaking techniques and taste famous Croatian varietals

Day 1

Split

Land in Croatia’s Split Airport, and meet your Travel Director. Take a private transfer to your hotel in downtown Split, just minutes from Diocletian’s Palace.

Downtown Split

Enjoy time relaxing and settling in at your hotel before walking with your fellow travelers to a charming restaurant for a traditional Croatian welcome dinner.

Dinner

Overnight at Comaro Hotel

Day 2

Split

Check out of the hotel, and explore Split this morning. Tour Diocletian’s Palace with our expert guide — the palace was originally the summer residence of Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century. Stop by a popular bakery to taste their fresh breads before leaving Split.

Trogir

Head to Trogir, a gorgeous walled town with Greek, Roman, and Venetian influences. Enter a local chef’s home to taste homemade liqueurs. After, feast on a seafood lunch at a courtyard restaurant. Board the yacht, meet our captain and crew, and enjoy a sunset dinner as we sail.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 3

Brac Island

Sit down for breakfast on the yacht with views of Adriatic blue waters. Spend the morning tucked away in a secluded cove off the coast of Brac Island — the perfect spot for swimming, diving, and lounging on the boat. Enjoy a light lunch prepared by our onboard chef.

Milna

Anchor in Milna, a quaint fishing village on Brac Island. Head to the outskirts of town to a small family-run winery. Tour the property, sip their handcrafted wines, and feast on a homemade dinner at the winery. Explore more in Milna, and board our yacht this evening.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 4

Vis Island

Sail west to unspoiled Vis Island this morning, known throughout Croatia for its gastronomy. Discover the island’s preserved landscapes, miles of vineyards, and historical landmarks, like military tunnels dug when it was a naval outpost under communist Yugoslavia.

Komiza

Journey to Komiza, a seafaring town on the western coast of Vis Island. Walk through town with an expert guide who will assist you with optional afternoon excursions, such as a bicycle ride or vineyard tour. Savor seafood-heavy cuisine and local wine on your own in Komiza tonight.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 5

Bisevo Island

Journey to Balun Bay this morning, located on the eastern side of Bisevo Island. Board a small boat to glide into the Blue Grotto, a sea cave and stunning natural attraction. Enter this cave at just the right time to revel at its famous blue, glowing light.

Vis Town

Join the group back on our yacht for lunch before setting sail for the town of Vis. Arrive in town, and enjoy time to meander the streets at your leisure. Take a private transfer to an inland vineyard this evening for a dinner of freshly-caught, grilled seafood paired with local wine.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 6

Vela Luka

Celebrate Korcula today — the greenest island in the Adriatic Sea with hidden beaches and majestic bays. Tour Vela Luka, a walled city with terracotta-roofed houses, typical of medieval Dalmatian architecture. Stop at an olive oil mill to taste oils made from local Lastovka olives.

Lumbarda

Head to Lumbarda to experience Grk wine. Take part in a tasting, and learn how this regional wine is made from Grk Bijeli, a grape varietal only found in Lumbarda. Return to our yacht for lunch. After, visit the islet of Proizd for sunbathing and swimming at the beach.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 7

Sveti Klement Island

Sail to the Pakleni Islands, and anchor at the island of Sveti Klement in the crystal waters of Palmizana Bay. Enjoy time to explore the beaches and tree-lined coast. Head to a secluded island for a rustic lunch with a local family. After, board our yacht as we journey on to the island of Hvar.

Hvar Town

Roam the town of Hvar with a local guide, viewing gorgeous Gothic cathedrals. Take a private transfer to Jelsa, and experience a private wine and olive oil tasting in the wine cellar of Croatia’s leading boutique winemaker. Experience a unique dinner tonight in an abandoned village.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 8

Hvar Island

Meet our local guide at Hvar’s lovely promenade, and take part in a private cycling tour of the island. Cycle by lavender fields, dramatic coasts, olive groves, and vineyards while learning from our guide. After, enjoy Hvar at your own pace, then board the yacht for a delicious lunch.

Trogir

Relax this afternoon with views of the sea as we set sail for Trogir. Anchor at sunset for a special farewell dinner at sea.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight on Hanse Luxury Yacht

Day 9

Split

Savor one last breakfast with the sparkling Adriatic sea as your backdrop. Dock at Trogir’s marina, and enjoy a final stroll through the walled city. Take a private transfer to the Split Airport or to Dubrovnik for a four-day extension. Doviđenja!

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Dubrovnik

Day 9

Travel to Dubrovnik from Trogir, making a stop en route to enjoy a special oyster harvest and lunch near Mali Ston on the Peljesac peninsula. Watch the oyster harvesting process, and listen as a local expert gives a fascinating talk. Enjoy a picnic of oysters before continuing on to Dubrovnik.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Villa Dubrovnik

Day 10

Take a short drive to Dubrovnik’s Old Town where we’ll meet our local guide for a walking tour of the walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Old Town’s marble streets, baroque buildings, and terracotta roofs. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.

Breakfast

Overnight at Villa Dubrovnik

Day 11

Rise as early or late you as wish—today is open for you to explore at your own pace. Discover the walled city’s boutiques, restaurants, and gorgeous architecture.

Breakfast

Overnight at Villa Dubrovnik

Day 12

Check out of your hotel this morning, and take a private transfer to Dubrovnik’s Čilipi Airport for flights home.

Breakfast

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Details

Dates

Program: Sept 15 — 23, 2017
Extension: Sept 23 — 26, 2017

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@gourmandly.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Guests should feel comfortable meandering along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please contact us at guestservices@gourmandly.com if you have questions.

Note: Group maximum of 24 is based on double occupancy.


Included

  • 8 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Gourmandly Travel Director in addition to a certified skippered Captain and chef/first mate
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond those included with major meals

Rates*

Classic: $5,795
Single: $11,590

Call to discuss availability and rates for triple, quad, and child accommodations.

Extension Rates*

Classic: $2,595
Single: $3,795

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


Deposits

A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Terms & Conditions

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