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Discovery and Adventure Sailing Holiday with Kayaking, Cycling and Walking

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the Elafiti Islands archipelago. Green islands covered by forests with sunny, sandy beaches under an hour’s sailing time from Dubrovnik. Each has only 100 permanent residents who live in traditional stone houses. Tall palm trees, parks, gardens and flowers everywhere contribute to an easy going lifestyle. Occasionally our yachts or kayaks are escorted by friendly dolphins or tuna. Our journey will also take us to Peljesac Peninsula, with vineyards and home of world famous wines, as well as being the beautiful Mljet Island National Park. Prices from €621pp

PDF Download: Short Sailing Holiday Itinerary

Highlights

  • Sail around Dubrovnik’s beautiful islands on your accommodation of a catamaran yacht!
  • Take in the sights of the area with entrance to Mljet Island National Park with its monastery and stunning lakes
  • Experience snorkeling with opportunity to admire underneath the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea!

Included

  • Accommodation in 4*Catamaran yacht cabin & 3* Zaton Bay guesthouse
  • Bed & breakfast basis
  • Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers
  • Guided activities (sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking)
  • Equipment hire
  • Entrance to Mljet Island National Park
  • Local taxes, permits and marina fees
  • Local Transfers
  • Yacht Skipper
  • Basic Insurance

Excluded

  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Everything not specified above

Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday: Arrival at destination - Kolocep kayaking and Sailing to Sipan island
Arrival at Dubrovnik Airport or harbour and transfer to Zaton Bay, a village just outside of Dubrovnik. After boarding we will sail out northwest to Lopud island; first stop is Kolocep island. Overnight in bay.

Day 2 – Sunday: Sipan island, Biking and Hiking
Explore Sipan Island is the largest of the the Elafiti Islands. Walk through the village. Sail between the other Elafiti Islands with occasional swimming or snorkeling stops ending in Ston.

Day 3 – Monday: Mljet Island National Park Sailing, Cycling and Swimming
The third day of your holiday is reserved for Mljet Island National Park. Cycle from the boat to the lakes, where we will take a boat to the small island with a 15th century Benedictine monastery. Later sail towards the Peljesac Peninsula and anchor in a quiet bay near Zuljana Village.


Day 4 – Tuesday: Peljesac Peninsula Sailing, Kayaking and Snorkeling
Explore the Peljesac Peninsula. Sea kayaking to the White Beach. Last day on the boat: afternoon transfer to Zaton Bay on the mainland.

Day 5 – Wednesday: Departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik for home-bound flight.

For detailed itinerary see attachment above

Please Note

Activity Level: Trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. Daily routes are rather short: 2-5 hours of easy sea kayaking, cycling or hiking which are not demanding. They are suitable for all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Meals: Breakfast will be served in a rich buffet form. We can also provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals with prior notice. Some lunches will be picnic-style, allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy snacks from the local shop. Dinners while staying in Zaton bay can be arranged at your accommodation or one of the local restaurants. Our recommendation for Day 2 is to have dinner in Dubrovnik Old Town. While sailing, excellent restaurants or special home cooked meals will usually be available during lunch time and dinner. The skipper will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.

Restrictions

Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups on request. Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adults Minimum number of participants: 4 people required per departure date. If your group is smaller than 4 please enquire and our customer service team can advise you.

Extras/Upgrades

Arrivals: This trip is based on arriving on a Sunday. However you can also arrive on a Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday, available on request. Rooms You will automatically be allocated a Double room/cabin. Twin rooms/cabins are available on request with a 10% surcharge per person. Extensions This itinerary is based on 4 Nights however we can offer a 7 Night adventure sailing holidays. Solo Travellers Single use rooms/cabins: available on request with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin with another person is also possible.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is one of Croatia most popular destination for tourists. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.

Stradun, Placa Main stone paved street of the city, centre of the action Stradun is a popular street where most of the locals go.

The City Walls: Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. One of the most outstanding features of Dubrovnik, and one of the first things you should do when visiting the city, is walk along the imposing two kilometre 10th Century wall, built to protect the citizens of the town. The walk takes about an hour.

Franciscian Monastery: Old Town Inside is the Pharmacy dating from the 14th century (the oldest in Europe) and a gorgeous cloister.

Sponza Palace: Old Town Originally built as customs house in 1516. Now it functions as the State Archive. On the ground floor is the Museum of the Dubrovnik defenders.

Rector Palace: Old Town Built in the 15th century for Dubrovnik’s ruler, the elected Rector, now a museum.

Visit the Farmers Market: Every morning local farmers gather in Gundelic Square to sell the fruits of their labor (pun intended). For only a few Kuna you can purchase everything from sun ripened figs to jars homemade wine, brandy, and sweet Adriatic honey. This is a great way to kick off your day and find some authentic souvenirs for friends and family.Learn to Love Rakija - This is the local hard liquor of choice, usually made from grapes, walnuts, or plums. It’s served at most café

Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in 18th century, after an earthquake destroyed the original. Inside there is a Treasury with lot of interesting exhibits. St. Blaise church, Old Town Dedicated to Dubrovnik’s patron saint.

Dominican Monastery Gorgeous courtyard with museum housing Dubrovnik’s historical artefacts.

Go island-hopping Dubrovnik is surrounded by the Elafiti Islands – islands housing little fishing villages and summer houses owned by the locals of the city. Sandy beaches and tranquil seas are what lure tourists here, year after year, and there are many different islands to choose from.

Lokrum Island The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the Old Town City harbor. As well as many peaceful coves Lokrum also boasts a Botanical Garden and, keeping with the monastic theme, a Benedictine Monastery. Lopud is an island about 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Take the cable car The new cable car takes 4 minutes to get to an altitude of 405 metres, and once at the top, panoramic views of the old town and the surrounding walls of Dubrovnik can be seen. The view is breath-taking, and although the ride is a little scary at first, it is worth it at the top! The highest point above Dubrovnik, it comes complete with breathtaking views.

4* Catamaran Yacht

Check in time is: 10.00, Check out time is: 09:00

You will spend 3 nights on the Nautitech 44 Catamaran which has a total of four rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The catamaran has beds for up to 10 passengers with lots of deck space, comfort and very good sailing performance. For the other night you will stay in Zaton bay where we use family run 3* Guesthouses, within two minute walk from the beach.

Model: Nautitech 44 France
Built in: 2008
Length: 13,47 m
Beam: 6,81 m
Draft: 1,20 m
Gross tonnage: 14,00 t
Total power output: 58 kW
Propulsion: sail & internal combustion engine
Cabins: 4 Double + 2 Single
Wc / shower: 4/4 and cockpit shower
Hot water: yes
Max persons allowed: 10 + 2 + 1
Twin rooms/Cabin available on request with a 10% surcharge per person.

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
Other airports:

By Car
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Public Transport
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

Overview

Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the Elafiti Islands archipelago. Green islands covered by forests with sunny, sandy beaches under an hour’s sailing time from Dubrovnik. Each has only 100 permanent residents who live in traditional stone houses. Tall palm trees, parks, gardens and flowers everywhere contribute to an easy going lifestyle. Occasionally our yachts or kayaks are escorted by friendly dolphins or tuna. Our journey will also take us to Peljesac Peninsula, with vineyards and home of world famous wines, as well as being the beautiful Mljet Island National Park. Prices from €621pp

Highlights

  • Sail around Dubrovnik’s beautiful islands on your accommodation of a catamaran yacht!
  • Take in the sights of the area with entrance to Mljet Island National Park with its monastery and stunning lakes
  • Experience snorkeling with opportunity to admire underneath the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea!

Included

  • Accommodation in 4*Catamaran yacht cabin & 3* Zaton Bay guesthouse
  • Bed & breakfast basis
  • Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers
  • Guided activities (sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking)
  • Equipment hire
  • Entrance to Mljet Island National Park
  • Local taxes, permits and marina fees
  • Local Transfers
  • Yacht Skipper
  • Basic Insurance

Excluded

  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

Activity Level: Trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. Daily routes are rather short: 2-5 hours of easy sea kayaking, cycling or hiking which are not demanding. They are suitable for all ages and no previous experience is necessary. Meals: Breakfast will be served in a rich buffet form. We can also provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals with prior notice. Some lunches will be picnic-style, allowing for flexibility along our route. You will be able to buy snacks from the local shop. Dinners while staying in Zaton bay can be arranged at your accommodation or one of the local restaurants. Our recommendation for Day 2 is to have dinner in Dubrovnik Old Town. While sailing, excellent restaurants or special home cooked meals will usually be available during lunch time and dinner. The skipper will be happy to make reservations and give suggestions.

Restrictions

Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups on request. Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adults Minimum number of participants: 4 people required per departure date. If your group is smaller than 4 please enquire and our customer service team can advise you.

Extras/Upgrades

Arrivals: This trip is based on arriving on a Sunday. However you can also arrive on a Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday, available on request. Rooms You will automatically be allocated a Double room/cabin. Twin rooms/cabins are available on request with a 10% surcharge per person. Extensions This itinerary is based on 4 Nights however we can offer a 7 Night adventure sailing holidays. Solo Travellers Single use rooms/cabins: available on request with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin with another person is also possible.

Location

Location

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. The city of Dubrovnik was built on maritime trade. Today Dubrovnik is one of Croatia most popular destination for tourists. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.

Stradun, Placa Main stone paved street of the city, centre of the action Stradun is a popular street where most of the locals go.

The City Walls: Dubrovnik is completely surrounded with walls and forts, including the Old Port. One of the most outstanding features of Dubrovnik, and one of the first things you should do when visiting the city, is walk along the imposing two kilometre 10th Century wall, built to protect the citizens of the town. The walk takes about an hour.

Franciscian Monastery: Old Town Inside is the Pharmacy dating from the 14th century (the oldest in Europe) and a gorgeous cloister.

Sponza Palace: Old Town Originally built as customs house in 1516. Now it functions as the State Archive. On the ground floor is the Museum of the Dubrovnik defenders.

Rector Palace: Old Town Built in the 15th century for Dubrovnik’s ruler, the elected Rector, now a museum.

Visit the Farmers Market: Every morning local farmers gather in Gundelic Square to sell the fruits of their labor (pun intended). For only a few Kuna you can purchase everything from sun ripened figs to jars homemade wine, brandy, and sweet Adriatic honey. This is a great way to kick off your day and find some authentic souvenirs for friends and family.Learn to Love Rakija - This is the local hard liquor of choice, usually made from grapes, walnuts, or plums. It’s served at most café

Cathedral: Old Town This Baroque Cathedral was built in 18th century, after an earthquake destroyed the original. Inside there is a Treasury with lot of interesting exhibits. St. Blaise church, Old Town Dedicated to Dubrovnik’s patron saint.

Dominican Monastery Gorgeous courtyard with museum housing Dubrovnik’s historical artefacts.

Go island-hopping Dubrovnik is surrounded by the Elafiti Islands – islands housing little fishing villages and summer houses owned by the locals of the city. Sandy beaches and tranquil seas are what lure tourists here, year after year, and there are many different islands to choose from.

Lokrum Island The island is a 15 minute boat ride from the Old Town City harbor. As well as many peaceful coves Lokrum also boasts a Botanical Garden and, keeping with the monastic theme, a Benedictine Monastery. Lopud is an island about 30 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Take the cable car The new cable car takes 4 minutes to get to an altitude of 405 metres, and once at the top, panoramic views of the old town and the surrounding walls of Dubrovnik can be seen. The view is breath-taking, and although the ride is a little scary at first, it is worth it at the top! The highest point above Dubrovnik, it comes complete with breathtaking views.

Accommodation

Accommodation

4* Catamaran Yacht

Check in time is: 10.00, Check out time is: 09:00

You will spend 3 nights on the Nautitech 44 Catamaran which has a total of four rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The catamaran has beds for up to 10 passengers with lots of deck space, comfort and very good sailing performance. For the other night you will stay in Zaton bay where we use family run 3* Guesthouses, within two minute walk from the beach.

Model: Nautitech 44 France
Built in: 2008
Length: 13,47 m
Beam: 6,81 m
Draft: 1,20 m
Gross tonnage: 14,00 t
Total power output: 58 kW
Propulsion: sail & internal combustion engine
Cabins: 4 Double + 2 Single
Wc / shower: 4/4 and cockpit shower
Hot water: yes
Max persons allowed: 10 + 2 + 1
Twin rooms/Cabin available on request with a 10% surcharge per person.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Dubrovnik Airport (2hrs approx.)
Other airports:

By Car
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Public Transport
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

By Private Transfer
Return Dubrovnik Airport transfers are included in the package.

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