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Ultimate Croatia

Explore Croatia's highlights by boat

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Group Size: Avg 12-24

Trip code: CRIT

Duration: 10 days

Premium sailing boat
Best of islands & mainland
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If you’ve been dreaming of cruising through bright blue waters, stopping at hidden island gems and postcard-pretty towns, then Croatia is the place to turn your fantasies into reality. Seek out Game of Thrones’ most iconic film sets in Dubrovnik, hang with the beautiful people in Hvar’s epic beach clubs, experience authentic Croatian culture in pretty Trstenik, snap some incredible pics for the ‘gram on Zlatni Rat beach, and swim in the jewel-like waters of Krka Waterfalls.Spend your days in the azure sea, immersing yourself in Croatia’s rich history and culture, or soaking up the rays on the deck of our premium sailing boat. Nights are all about feasting on delicious local food and partying under the stars. (Swim, eat, party, repeat is basically the way we roll on this trip.)

Trip highlights

  • Soak up the sun on the sugar-white pebbles of Zlatni Rat – Croatia’s most famous beach
  • Explore the lushly forested island of Mljet by bike
  • Discover baroque architecture and Game of Thrones film sets in dazzling Dubrovnik
  • Plunge intothe emerald-coloured pools at Krka National Park’s epic series of waterfalls
  • Kick back with a cocktail in one of Hvar’s uber-glam beach clubs
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What's included
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 1 dinners
  • All on-trip transport
  • Split walking tour
  • Island bike ride
  • Captain’s dinner
  • Dubrovnik walking tour
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking experience
  • Orientation tour of Korcula
  • Hvar walking tour
  • Krka National Park &waterfalls
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Help with onward travel
  • 24/7 emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Return airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Port fee - approx Euros 60
Further trip information

Day 1: Arrive in Split. Welcome to Croatia! Jump on the airport shuttle to our centrally located hostel where you can either chill, or head out to get your first taste of the historic city. This evening, meet the rest of the group over dinner and drinks.

Day 2: Split & Makarska. Take a walking tour of Split, ahead of boarding our premium boat. Tuck into a three-course lunch before stopping at a fabulous swimming spot. As we cruise into Makarska’s beautiful bay, you’ll have to pinch yourself to check you’re not dreaming. Grab a beer and a pizza and kick back in one of the town’s open-air cafés.

Day 3: Mljet National Park. Sail to the lushly forested island of Mljet where we’ll anchor up in a hidden bay to swim, before a delicious three-course lunch of locally sourced food. This afternoon,explore Mljet by bike, then spend the evening under the stars at the captain’s dinner.

Day 4: Dubrovnik. Today’s destination is Game of Thrones megastar, Dubrovnik. Get to know the atmospheric Old Town with a walking tour, before a kayaking session. Wash the salt from your hair back on board, then head into the city, for drinks, dinner, and top-drawer clubs.

Day 5: Trstenik. Drift past silvery olive groves and lush vineyards before we find the bluest-of-blue spots to swim. Later, we’ll drop anchor in the sleepy fishing village of Trstenik. Explore the gorgeous beaches and soak up the real Croatia, before an evening of food and wine with your friends. 

Day 6: Korcula. Spend another morning cruising through turquoise waters before docking in the Venetian town of Korcula. See some of the highlights of ‘Little Dubrovnik’ on a walking tour, before exploring at your own pace. Just make sure you’re on the waterfront in time for sundowners.

Day 7: Hvar. We’re sailing to Croatia’s most luxurious island today. Check out the Spanish Fortress, before heading to one of Hvar’s iconic beach clubs where we’ll chill with a cocktail as the sun sets and the DJ turns up the beats. Hvar’s nightlife is legendary, so be prepared to go large tonight!

Day 8: Split (via Bol). On our way to Split we’ll stop off at Croatia’s most famous beach – Zlatni Rat, Bol. Take in the unique coastline and splash around in the crystal-clear water, before continuing to Split. Spend the afternoon souvenir shopping, sightseeing or bronzing your bod on the beach.

Day 9: Krka National Park & waterfalls. Head to Krka National Park to check out its epic series of waterfalls. Cool off in the emerald-coloured pools and take some enviable pics for the ‘gram before heading back to Split for one last evening together over a mouth-watering dinner and drinks – živjeli! 

Day 10: Split & trip end. It’s time to make our way back to the airport. You’ll be heading home with a cracking tan, some incredible memories, and a gang of new friends though!See you soon.

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Arrival information

Arrive in Split Airport (SPU) on day 1 of your trip. There are no activities planned until dinner and drinks this evening, so arriveat a time that suits you. We will include an airport-shuttle transfer to our hostel in Split city centre.

Your trip ends back in Split on day 10. Return airport transfers are not included but easy to arrange. Taxi is the easiest way to get to the airport and takes around 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Please make sure you allow plenty of time for transfers, to mitigate for possible delays. 

Accommodation & meals


9 nights’ accommodation are included. You’ll spend 7 nights in a double-share cabin on our premium boat. The prices shown are for lower deck cabins. If you specifically want an upper deck cabin please contact us for prices. All cabins have ensuite, WiFi and air con. You’ll also spend 2 nights in a modern hostel close to the centre of Split Old Town. Hostel rooms are on a dorm-share basis with shared bathrooms, Wi-Fi and air con. The hostel also has laundry and kitchen facilities.


7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 1 dinner are included on this trip. You’ll need to buy any other meals, snacks and drinks yourself. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Minimum age & eligibility

You'll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to join this trip. This trip is designed for those aged 18-30's.

British citizens can travel to Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Your passport must be less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check ‘date of issue’) and valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check ‘expiry date’).

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change, and you should check their status before you travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.