Taste of Croatia: 7 nights / 8 days - Korcula - Mljet - Elaphiti

  • Introduction
  • Day by Day
  • Inclusions & Extras
  • Dates and Prices
  • Meeting Point
  • Solo Travellers
  • Reviews

Introduction

 

From picture-perfect fishing villages to the rocky salt-swept vineyards on the Peljesac Peninsula, the Islands from Dubrovnik to Korcula are sure to impress. Visit Mljet National Park, discover the Maritime heritage for Sea Captains from Orebic, dive in for a swim at Ulysses blue cave and feast on the catch of the day or rural flavours of wild boar. This is the Southern Adriatic at it's finest.

THE GETAWAY SAILING DIFFERENCE

Dine at the 300 year-old olive press restaurant

Enjoy fresh seafood from an artisan fisherman that free-dives for your catch

Sleep on deck under the stars on our anchor night

Getaway to an exclusive hilltop hideaway for dinner

 

Highlights

 

Korcula Bar Massimo 366 x 277 SHAN 1 Ulysses Cave Swim 366 x 277 SHAN OCTOPUS PEKA 366 x 277 SHAN Waterfront Winery 366 X 277 SHAN 1
Mljet National Park 366 X 277 SHAN social meals 366 x 277 SHAN 1 ACTIVE Options 366 x 277 shan 1 xVEBkZag

 

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Day by day

 

DAY 1 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.

First meal: D - Onshore at First Island

Docking: Fishing Harbour - Walk On/Off as you wish

 

DAY 2 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.

B - Onboard, L - Onboard, D - Onshore

Docking: National Park Entrance - Walk On/Off as you wish

 

DAY 3 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.

B - Onboard, L - Onboard, D - Onshore

Docking: ACI Marina Korcula - Walk On/Off as you wish

 

DAY 4 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 sailing areas 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.

B - Onboard, L - Onboard, D - Onshore

Docking: Lumbarda Marina - Walk On/Off as you wish

 

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY - LUMBARDA TO POLACE

Enjoy a morning coffee onshore, possibly a massage on the beach and local watersports before departing for a relaxing sail along the Peljesac Coast. Another amazing swim stop today en route 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 lamb ribs on the large grill by the chef whilst looking out onto the beautiful bay.

B - Onboard, L - Onboard, D - Onshore

Docking: Anchored for Sleep out Night - Dinghy to Shore

 

DAY 6 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 where you can take an afternoon swim. 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.

B - Onboard, L - Onboard, D - Onshore

Docking: Fishing Village - Walk On/Off as you wish

 

DAY 7 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. You have your last evening in Dubrovnik to exchange contact numbers and to share the memories of your trip.

B - Onboard, L - Onboard, D - Onshore

Docking: ACI Marina Dubrovnik - Walk On/Off as you wish

 

DAY 8 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.

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Inclusions

 

7 NIGHTS ONBOARD 366 x 277 SHAN SWIMMING POOL USE 366 x 277 SHAN BED LINEN AND TOWELS 366 x 277 SHAN DEDICATED SAILING 366 x 277 SHAN
EARLY BAG DROPOFF 366 x 277 shan 1 EARLY PORT AUTHORITY REG 366 x 277 SHAN 1 FEE FREE CARDS SHAN 3 END CLEANING 366 X 277 SHAN 1
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN 366 x 277 SHAN 1 HAIRDRYER ONBOARD 366 x 277 SHAN 1 INITIAL 1.5 LITRES WATER 366 x 277 SHAN 1 NATIONAL FLAGS RECTANGLE
ONBOARD HOT WATER SHOWERS WCS 366 x 277 SHAN 1 SPARKLING DRINK ON DEP 366 X 277 SHAN 1 SKIPPER INSTRUCTO 366 X 277 SHANR 1 HOW TO PREPARE SAILS

    • Exclusions

    • Flights, Transfers, Food/beverages


Additional Costs

 

Start Day

1. Local Payment - Croatian Kuna 800 (approximately GBP 95) per person - once only.

2. Onboard Food Kitty - Croatian KUna 400 (approximately GBP 45) per person

3. Midweek Excursion - Speedboat, Winery, Dinner up in the Mountains - Croatian Kuna 450 per person once only.

 

Daily

1. Dinner meals are paid for individually - allow Croatian Kuna 220 to 300 (approximately GBP 25-35) per dinner including drinks. Some meals like pastas and risotto with a drink are Croatian Kuna 150.

 

THE GETAWAY SAILING DIFFERENCE

Local Payments

1. Because you are dealing direct with the Operator of your holiday, you can pay your Local payment together with your final balance one month before your holiday.

2. In addition to the classic petty cash items of being on a sailing holiday (harbours fees, water refills, etc) and tourist taxes, we pre-purchase your initial Drinking water and other Kitchen and Bathroom essentials so you use less time on checking in, and have more time to enjoy your holiday.

Midweek Excursion

Since 2004 we have enjoyed integrating 'getaway from the tourist trail' experiences into our sailing holidays.

On our Taste of Croatia trip, this effort goes beyond the extraordinary sailing locations we take you to, broadening your horizons with a majestic scenic and culinary experience high up in the mountains overlooking the Islands we've sailed.

This experience is 100% unique to Getaway Sailing being thought-up and created by Tony and the team. It also goes beyond the winery and is the type of experience that can only be done on small group travel.

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Dates and Prices

 

Itinerary Date Available Yachts Yacht type
Price   

TASTE OF CROATIA ITIN IMAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08 Jun 2019

2006 Elan 434 Impression

2007 Elan 434 Impression
3 x Double Cabins
1 x Bunk Cabin
Swimming Ladder


 

 

 

 EUR 769.00 pp

 

 

GAS BOOK NOW BUTTON 1

2014 Hanse 445  

2014 Hanse 445
4 x Double Cabins
Swimming Platform

 

 

 

 EUR 905.00 pp

 

 GAS BOOK NOW BUTTON 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Sep 2019

2006 Elan 434 Impression

2007 Elan 434 Impression
3 x Double Cabins
1 x Bunk Cabin
Swimming Ladder

 

 

 

 

EUR 769.00 pp

 

 

GAS BOOK NOW BUTTON 1

2014 Hanse 445

2014 Hanse 445
4 x Double Cabins
Swimming Platform

 

 

 

EUR 905.00 pp

 

GAS BOOK NOW BUTTON 1

 

GROUP DISCOUNT FOR WHOLE YACHT BOOKINGS

 

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ACI Marina Dubrovnik - Meeting Point

 

ACI Dubrovnik Google Map

 

Airports

Closest: Dubrovnik International, Croatia (25 mins drive)

Others: Tivat International, Montenegro (2 hours drive) Podgorica International, Montenegro (3 hours drive)

Airline Tricks

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Check-in and Check-out

Start/End Location: ACI Marina Dubrovnik

Check-in: 15.30 Saturday

Check-out: 08.30 Saturday

Office - Getaway Sailing Dubrovnik

t: 00385 996 424 583

Office Address

Office 1

ACI MARINA DUBROVNIK

Na skali 2, 20236 Mokošica-Komolac

Dubrovnik CROATIA

Marina Reception Desk: t: 00385 20 455 020

Dubrovnik

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.

 

THE GETAWAY SAILING DIFFERENCE

Checking In

For your convenience we have our own check-in centre inside ACI Marina Dubrovnik.

We are the first check-in office en route with a large four metre high Getaway Sailing flag to stand out.

We are the only 'foreign / non-Croatian' company to have an office inside the marina which means you can easily find us and relax on arrival because we aren't checking you in on the footpath amongst the crowds.

Private Transfers

If you are arriving by car we are the closest check-in office to the drop-off location at the front of the Marina. You will have the opportunity to organise a private transfer with us by requesting it online in our Client Login area.

Rental Cars

If you are renting a car before or after your sailing holiday, you can connect seamlessly from car to boat or boat to car by booking your rental car through us. The car rental provider will then dropoff or collect your car from our office.

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Solo Traveller info

 

BOOKING AS A SOLO

In addition to there being no singles supplement with Getaway Sailing, here are the other benefits that have come from our long history of running sailing trips with singles and solo travellers;

1. 'Free Whole Cabin Upgrade' where the yacht isn't full - the first Solo traveller that booked (male or female) will receive a Whole Cabin upgrade

2. We allocate sailing yachts with bunk cabins on some routes to provide another opportunity for personal space. We notify you during the enquiry where bunk cabins are onboard

3. Catamaran bookings - we also have single cabins that are typically used by the crew but where available these can be used by our solo guests at no extra cost

4. Bed Dividers - we also have a further separation available; Bed Dividers are our invention designed and made allowing solos and singles to share

DINING IN THE EVENING

This is a social dining experience onshore. You will pay for all your own meals and beverages throughout the evening. Vegetarian options are also available so please let us know any dietary requirements in advance.

 

THE GETAWAY SAILING DIFFERENCE

1. Early Booking Incentive

Whole cabin free upgrade - If the yacht isn't fully booked, the first person (male or female respectively) that booked gets the whole cabin to themselves at no extra cost

2. No Singles Supplement

There isn't a singles supplement when booking as a single or solo.

3. Dinners Together - 5 nights

At Getaway Sailing we love creating 'Dinners Together'.

Dinners Together are a mix of personalities and the local culinary discoveries that many of our guests are interested in when travelling. Our Host dines with your group and makes all restaurant bookings.

4. Pre-trip Contact with other Guests

We know that a smooth entrance to your holiday makes all the difference. So as a Solo Traveller on the same flight as other guests on the trip, we offer everyone signing the permissions tickbox on our client login area the opportunity to be in contact with your fellow holidaymakers. It's a great way to begin!

5. Shared Airport Transfers

For guests arriving at the airport on the start day of the trip, we organise airport transfers by flight number direct to the marina and our check-in centre.

 

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Reviews

 

"Taste of Croatia is a sumptuous trip, mainly because of the international crew and great organisation. Our Croatian skipper was a blast and our guest manager had everything organised. Korcula was my favourite destination, with cocktails up an ancient monument as the sun went down. We saw 5 dolphins, swam in coves every day and ate incredibly well.

Getaway found a few exclusive venues that were stunning - a winery tour and hill top hideaway restaurant to get away from the crowd. If I can I will definitely do another trip. The team have an international flavour that is smart, sociable and special.

Jon - London, U.K.

"Brilliant week! The holiday with the mostest, with the expert Susan putting together a superb itinerary. It certainly gave us a real flavour of Croatia and I will be back. The boat was magnificent, a real treat. Thank you to Jack the skipper."

 Fiona - Bristol, U.K.

"Our trip was totally relaxing and we could be involved with the actual sailing of the boat to any level we chose, secure in the knowledge that our experienced and very competent skipper was on hand at all times. For the most part we just lay back and enjoyed the magnificent combination of brilliant blue water and gorgeous island scenery. Tour Manager Tony Zucco makes every effort to make his cruises memorable for his guests. On each day there was a highlight which varied from a medieval town to a hill top restaurant which combined traditional dishes with wonderful views. Would we go again? If we did not live on the other side of the world we would be signing on tomorrow."

David and Thea - Waihi, New Zealand

"As a recently single lady with no desire to simply go on a sun holiday and sit around the pool relaxing, I decided to go on a sailing trip and found Getaway Sailing. With trips for SOLO travellers and over 50’s it looked perfect. With much trepidation I phoned Getaway to discuss whether someone like me would fit in as I had never gone on this type of holiday before . From the very first phone call I knew that I would be welcomed with open arms and not regarded as a loner with no-one to go on holiday with. I phoned several times to ask questions and they were so helpful and always there with an answer and to assure me that I would be really welcomed . I was very nervous about flying out to meet strangers on my forthcoming trip but from the moment I arrived at the marina to meet my fellow passengers and crew my fears were forgotten. The laughter started immediately and continued for the whole week. It has changed my life. I made so many friends from different walks of life and different nationalities that we hope to meet up later this year on another trip around the Greek Islands and I am even considering going on a second trip to Croatia, I loved it so much. I have found myself again after a traumatic period in my life so a HUGE thank you to all the staff of Getaway Sailing. See you soon."

Lyn - Surrey, UK

 

"Every so often, one comes across an experience in life, so great that one is left almost speechless. That is how I would describe my experience on a Getaway Sailing holiday in Croatia. Why? Well I'll try to put it in words! Firstly, there is the beauty of the secluded and unspoilt Islands, the little restaurants and taverns, and there is of course the sailing where you can learn as much or as little as you want. But mostly, the experience is about the warmth and professionalism of the hosts in how they created a 'family' from a bunch of solo travellers (albeit a very interesting bunch!). A 'family' that enjoyed fun events, beautfiul meals, crazy conversations and afternoon swims in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. There was a perfect balance between organising events and allowing us time to explore. I made friends for life on this trip, simply magnificent!!"

Ewan - Ireland

 

"Thank you for the best trip ever :)"

Laila - Oslo, Norway

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