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Cruise the Northern Dalmatia

The Northern Dalmatian coast, characterized by rugged limestone mountains, pristine clear waters, unpopulated islands, historic towns and gorgeous climate, is an ideal destination for holidaymakers who prefer visiting places which are still not overrun by tourists. Discovering it from the sea, by sailing between the islands scattered like pearls across the vast blue expanse of the Adriatic, or hiking its lonely trails and exploring some of Croatia’s most impressive national parks, is an experience everyone should try at least once in their life.

Group size: 1-12 max.

Introduction

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Northern Dalmatian coast, characterized by rugged limestone mountains, pristine clear waters, unpopulated islands, historic towns and gorgeous climate, is an ideal destination for holidaymakers who prefer visiting places which are still not overrun by tourists. Discovering it from the sea, by sailing between the islands scattered like pearls across the vast blue expanse of the Adriatic, or hiking its lonely trails and exploring some of Croatia’s most impressive national parks, is an experience everyone should try at least once in their life.

Our leisurely and educational cruise tour takes you from the gorgeous medieval town of Šibenik across the charming little town of Skradin and the nearby waterfalls of Krka National Park, and onwards to the islands of Zlarin and Prvić Šepurine. Continuing to sail westwards, you will reach Zadar in which Habsburgian charm and antique relics are framed in Venetian architecture, and visit the nearby Nin. Next on the agenda are two wonders of nature – the mesmerizing canyon of the river Zrmanja and the densest island cluster in the Mediterranean – the National Park of Kornati Islands. Saving the best for last, by the end of the tour we will take you to the town of Trogir, an architectural gem abounding with Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture and art.

Use the opportunity to explore various aspects of Northern Dalmatia’s rich natural and historical heritage by treating yourself to a journey which encompasses all the major highlights of this scenic region, complemented with the delights of the local cuisine offered on board the yacht.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

DAY 1  / Šibenik – embark the boat

Today you have the entire morning and early afternoon to enjoy at your own leisurely pace. Make sure not to miss having coffee on the Riva – the waterfront promenade in front of Diocletian`s Palace – and adopt the local customs and the easy-going lifestyle. Embark your yacht in Šibenik in the afternoon and spend the evening in a secluded cove. Welcome drinks and dinner on board.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 80km 1nm/15min cca. -hrsOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: D

DAY 2  / Skradin & Krka National Park

After a leisurely breakfast on deck, enjoy sailing through the channel of St. Nicholas all the way to the estuary of the river Krka, docking in the charming little town of Skradin. We shall be transported to the Krka National Park to admire the impressive waterfalls. Continue sailing peacefully until we find a secluded cove in which to swim, have dinner and spend the night.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 40km/1hr 20nm/2hrs cca. 3hrsOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: BLD

DAY 3  / Prvić – Zadar

Morning sailing beneath the fortress of St. Nicholas to the islands of Zlarin and Prvić Šepurine, where we will take an insider peek into the local life and visit the wonderful Faust Vrančić exhibit. The day continues with sailing westwards along the shoreline towards Zadar, where we will dock and spend the evening exploring the town and visiting its fabled Sun Salutation and Sea Organ monuments.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km000km 44nm/5hrs cca. 2hrsOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: BLD

DAY 4  / Zadar

We start the morning by going off the beaten path to the Zrmanja Canyon, to take a quick peak and enjoy picnic breakfast in mesmerising surroundings. The day continues with a short drive back towards Nin, a small gem featuring evidence of impressive history scattered throughout the town, as well as interesting salt pans where we shall witness the production and taste the precious flower of salt. After lunch with wine tasting in a vineyard, we shall return on board and sail off to find a hidden cove.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 120km/2hrs 5nm/20min cca. 3hrsOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: BLD

DAY 5  / N.P. Kornati Islands

Today we sail to true paradise to discover the allure of the densest island cluster in the Mediterranean – the National Park of Kornati Islands. Scattered like jewels in the blue expanse of the Adriatic, we will cruise among the islands and explore their curiosities, swim in the crystal-clear bays and enjoy chef`s delicacies on board.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km000km 25nm/3hrs cca. -hrsOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: BLD

DAY 6  / Šibenik

After a serene morning on Kornati, we will sail towards the town of Šibenik and disembark for a guided tour of the old town and the miraculous cathedral of St. Jacob – a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour will start from the majestic medieval fortress overlooking the town and finish with a stunning meal in one of the best Croatian restaurants.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km 40km/1hr 25nm/3hrs cca. 1hrOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: BLD

DAY 7  / Šibenik – Trogir

In the morning we will leave Šibenik and sail along the rocky shore and islands, making our final stop for swimming before we arrive to the medieval port of Trogir to explore its ancient cobbled streets and unique works of art nestled within the old town core. The evening is reserved for a farewell dinner on board.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km000km 30nm/4hrs cca. 2hrsOVERNIGHT: On boardMEALS: BLD

DAY 8  / Trogir – disembark

Disembark from the yacht after breakfast and depart with organised transfer to the airport, or to your accommodation in Split.

DISTANCE COVERED:000km000km -nm/-hrs cca. 0hrsOVERNIGHT: –MEALS: B
Technicalities
TOUR DURATION7 nights/8 days
PERIOD OF YEARMarch to December
ARRIVAL AIRPORTSZagreb, Split
DEPARTURE AIRPORTSSplit, Dubrovnik
TRAVEL VISASPassangers from EU and English speaking countries do not require Croatian Visa. For more information, please check the following link.
TRAVEL INSURANCEAdvisable and available on request
OVERNIGHT LOCATIONSSecret coves and small historic towns (On board)
BOAT TYPEGulet, Catamaran, Sailing or Motor Yachts
TOUR STYLESailing & exploring
TOUR PACEEasy
ACTIVITIESLeisure, swimming, walking, exploring history & gastronomy
FEATURESPristine clear seas, National park, UNESCO sites…

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA