DUBROVNIK      SUDURAD      POMENA       KORCULA LUMBARDA       POLACE       SIPAN

 

 

"Welcome to what may be your first taste of sailing in Croatia. During your 7 days sailing with us, we stop for daily swim stops in picturesque bays, have relaxing lunches, and take in the amazing scenery you can only experience from a boat. Each evening you will have some free time to soak up the laid back life that is Croatia. This is our Taste of Croatia itinerary, a reference to a taste of the islands and to our love of Croatian food. We love this trip, we love Croatia and we really love to sail, we hope you will join us to share these beautiful islands."

Susan, Getaway Sailing Over 50s Product Manager

Taste of Croatia - Highlights/Experiences throughout the week

  • Ulysses Cave Swim

  • Mljet National Park Lakes

  • Return Speedboat transfer to an exclusive Waterfront Winery

  • Bar Massimo - Old Guard Tower cocktail & sunset bar

  • Sandy Beaches

  • Getaway from the tourist trail special meal up in the mountains for a complete change of pace!

  • Social meals

  • Active options available: Walking, Cycling, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Jet Skiing

 

Taste of Croatia collage

 

SATURDAY - DUBROVNIK TO SUDURAD

We welcome you to check in then we leave the marina sailing under the impressive Franjo Tudman Bridge, heading for the gorgeous and unspoilt Elafiti Islands. Our first evening we eat in a traditional konoba (restaurant) looking out to sea. This charming konoba still houses an ancient olive oil press; a stone wheel turned by donkeys to crush the olives. Wake up in time for a morning swim and a walk around this picturesque village, find classic Croatian homes made from the sand coloured stone that is typical of this region.


SUNDAY - SUDURAD TO POMENA

Today we set sail for the island of Mljet sailing on the 'road less travelled' outside of the Island, stopping for a unique Cave swim at Ulysses Cave en route. Arriving at Pomena in the afternoon, we moor in front of our amazing fresh fish restaurant where you will be served by the fisherman who caught your supper! Round off the evening with a walk around the bay to a waterfront cocktail bar. Tomorrow morning you have the time to enjoy the salt water lakes in the heart of Mljet National Park. This can be reached in a 15 minute walk or an energetic cycle ride. It is a stunning area of natural beauty and well worth the effort to explore.


MONDAY - POMENA TO KORCULA OLD TOWN

After a morning explore of the national park, it’s on to Korcula, the reputed birthplace of Marco Polo. Korcula is a vibrant, exciting place, a mini fortress enclosed with honey coloured stone walls. Around the city walls you will find many bars and coffee shops where you can sit and watch the world go by. We arrive early to enjoy everything this island has to offer. Meander the labyrinth of the old towns' narrow streets, delightful to get lost along the way. Aim to find your way to the gothic renaissance building of St Marks Cathedral. There are many historical buildings to view and explore and boutiques and galleries with locally produced arts and crafts. All this, set amongst spectacular scenery and a backdrop of dense pine tree forests. Round off the afternoon by sipping cocktails at the trendy Bar Massimo. This exquisite cocktail bar is situated high up a narrow castle-like staircase in the old guard tower right on the waterfront with spectacular sunset views out to sea. In the evening you may like to watch the traditional Moreska Sword Dance, performed on this island since the 17th Century.


TUESDAY - KORCULA OLD TOWN TO LUMBARDA

Korcula in the morning is a unique experience. Not as much hustle and bustle as in the evening so take a morning wander and enjoy taking uninterrupted photos. We then set sail out to one of the best areas of sailing in Croatia. Sailing in these waters offers a different perspective of the stunning coastline, whilst enjoying the favourable sailing conditions in this section of the Korcula Channel. Take the helm or sit back and enjoy the ride. If you love to sail, today is a great day! After mooring the yachts, we have a very special evening planned. We leave the island by water taxi and invite you to indulge your palette for some wine tasting in the most stunning location. After sampling wines looking directly out to sea, we take you up into the hills to a rustic restaurant setting with stunning views across to Korcula and some of the islands we have visited. Try the walnut, raisin or herb rakija (local Brandy) as an apéritif then taste a delicious Croatian dish called Peka, which consists of seafood or meat. Tonight’s night cap is at the sandy beach bar close to our yachts.


WEDNESDAY - LUMARDA TO POLACE

Enjoy a relaxing sail along the Peljesac Coast and swim in the turquoise sea at todays' amazing swim stop. It’s across to Polace to complete your exploration of the national park. Hire a moped, kayak around the bay, cycle into the park or take a ride on the park bus. Once in the park visit the small island of St Marija's 12th Century Benedictine Monastery via a small boat trip. Dine at our favourite al fresco restaurant in Polace serving fresh seafood and other traditional Croatian delicacies. Watch your freshly caught fish or steak cooked on the large grill by the chef whilst looking out onto the beautiful bay.


THURSDAY - POLACE TO SIPAN LUKA

Today we enjoy a leisurely sail to a charming fishermen's village. Stretch your legs to walk to a tiny beach bar where you can take an afternoon swim. If we have musicians onboard bring along your instruments this evening. This family run konoba is in a picturesque setting in the corner of this stunning bay. End the evening in the harbourside cocktail bar, possibly dancing the night away under the stars.


FRIDAY - SIPAN LUKA TO DUBROVNIK

Wake up and treat yourself to a cooked breakfast at one of the waterfront cafes. We then sail towards Kolocep where we will swim, lunch and add the final touches to the tan. We set sail to return to the marina taking in the fabulous Dubrovnik coastline. We have our last evening dinner in the marina to exchange contact numbers and to share the memories of your trip.


SATURDAY - FAREWELL

Check out from the yacht (if you need to check out Friday evening just let us know). We say a fond farewell and leave you to continue to explore this great city of Dubrovnik or fly to wherever your home may be.

 

 

2017 and 2018 Over 50s Solo Sailing Dates & Availability

Start Date Guests are on these Flights: Current Ages Booked
Gold Platinum Double Platinum
9 Sept 2017

London Gatwick (BA 2680)

Manchester (LS 961)

52, 54, 56, 58, 59, 63
EUR 849 EUR 899 EUR 1074
9 June 2018 London Gatwick (BA 2680) 53, 55, EUR 849 EUR 899 EUR 1074

 

Prices

 

GOLD YACHT 2017

 

PLATINUM YACHT 2017

 

DOUBLE PLATINUM CATAMARAN 2017

 

* Whole cabin Requests
The Whole Cabin price is 2 times the shared rate. You’ll also need to pay 2 x the one-off local payments (see below) so the shared cost of local taxes and yacht running costs is at the same as advertised rate per cabin and person.
 
Skippers
We aren’t summer holiday skippers, only fully qualified professionals that know these Islands and waters in detail. This is already included in the price.
 

Learning to Sail

You have the option of being involved in learning to sail each day with the full range of activities such as navigation, map reading, route planning, the sails, anchoring and tying knots. No experience is necessary.

Here is a list of what we will teach you:

  • How to tie the main knots
  • Fender usage
  • How to prepare the sails
  • Points of sailing
  • Rules of giving way to other yachts
  • Calculating the distance using dividers & estimating sailing time
  • The use of mooring lines
  • Anchoring
 
 
Inclusions:
- 7 nights onboard accommodation
- ACI Marina Dubrovnik Swimming Pool use
- Bed Divider
- Bed linen
- BYO Alcohol onboard (We have nothing to sell onboard)
- Croatian Tourist Tax
- Diesel top-up
- Electricity
- End cleaning
- Fully equipped onboard kitchen
- Group Evening Meals
- Hairdryer onboard
- Marina Fees
- Onboard Hot Water Showers and WCs
- Shower towels
- Skipper/Instructor
- Tour Manager - Susan
- Transit Log (Registration of the Crewlist and your passport details with the Port Authority)
- Water for showers
 
 
Exclusions: Flights, transfers, food/beverages
 
Additional costs (in Croatian Kuna paid on the start day):
1. There is a one-off local payment of Croatian Kuna 800 per person (approx. GBP 90) to cover local taxes and yacht running costs for the week.
2. Onboard food kitty - Croatian Kuna 400 per person (approx. GBP 50) to cover food for onboard breakfasts, lunches, snacks and drinks.
3. Evening meals are paid individually each day – allow Croatian Kuna 200-250 (approx. GBP 22-27) per dinner.
 
Information to help search for flights:
Closest Airport: Dubrovnik International (there is only one and it is 25-30 mins by taxi to the marina)
Start/End Location: Dubrovnik
Check-in: 2pm Saturday
Check-out: 8am Saturday (Early departure is possible since the yachts return to Dubrovnik on Friday afternoon at 4pm. You have free overnight stay onboard).
 

Visiting Dubrovnik Old Town: If it helps avoid the cost of accommodation, the last night of our trip (Friday night) can be used to visit Dubrovnik Old Town because the yachts return to the marina which is only 15 mins by road to the Old Town. Many guests having met on our trips visit Dubrovnik Old Town together as a group and return to the yacht to sleep before checkout the next morning.

Note: Airlines are using cookies to recognise when you return to their website, which can artificially inflate the price of flights each time you return. If possible, try to research from one computer/phone but make the booking from a different device. Many guests have successfully booked the same flights cheaper by doing this.

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