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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Dalmatian Coast

Discover the ancient towns of Trogir, Sibenik, Zadar and Split and sail through the Kornato National Park on this Croatian coast cruise from Split, with return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Trogir
  • Sibenik

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Discover stunning islands, ancient cities and breathtaking natural beauty on this relaxing cruise along the scenic Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

Sail along the spectacular Dalmatian coastline to Trogir with its imposing city walls, classic waterfront, majestic cathedral and wealth of ancient sites. Enjoy a guided tour of Zadar, the ancient capital of Dalmatia, and perhaps end the day with a glass of the maraschino liqueur which has been produced here for 500 years.

Enjoy a swim stop at a picturesque bay then spend time at leisure exploring the pretty town of Rab. Cruise the crystal clear waters of the Kvaner Gulf and drop anchor at Silba or Olib, before arriving in Sali, a beautiful fishing town surrounded by olive groves. The next stop is Telascica, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the Adriatic, from where you can take a stroll to the shores of Lake Mir, a natural salt water lake. Il Mare then cruises through the stunning Kornati archipelago, beautiful islands which provide a vivid contrast to the deep blue waters of the Adriatic, before a final evening in historic Split.

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Dalmatian Coast Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Split (Croatia)

Fly from the UK to Split and embark your yacht.

Day 2 - Trogir - Vodice

This morning enjoy a guided walk through ancient Trogir's winding medieval streets, past imposing 15th-century walls, secret courtyards and a majestic cathedral. Later this afternoon arrive in the pretty coastal town of Vodice. Dinner at leisure this evening.

Day 3 - Zadar

Relax on board as you cruise along the Adriatic Coast to Zadar, the ancient capital of Dalmatia, for a guided tour of its Roman ruins and medieval churches. Dinner at leisure this evening.

Day 4 - Rab

Stop in a picturesque bay for a swim, before stepping ashore for free time in Rab where there is free time to explore historic monuments including the Church of Justina, the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Prince’s Palace. Dinner at leisure this evening.

Day 5 - Rab - Silba or Olib - Sali

After a relaxed breakfast, we commence our southerly course into the crystal waters of the Kvarner Gulf. Up on deck take in yet more spectacular vistas as we drift between these romantically desolate islands. We drop anchor at Silba or Olib, to enjoy a refreshing swim stop in one of these islands’ pretty little bays and then it’s time for lunch on board. This afternoon take to the deck once more for a lazy afternoon’s cruising – perhaps indulge in a little nap, lulled by the soft breezes of the maestral. Later, we idle into port at Sali, on Dugi Otek, (literally Long Island). Fringed by ancient olive groves, this Croatian fishing town boasts a thousand-year history and will be our mooring for tonight. As the sun begins to cast its rosy glow, thoughts turn to tonight’s special Captain’s Dinner, during which a selection of regional specialities will be served. Later, sink into a comfy armchair on the terrace, sipping your favourite digestif, and reflect on all that you have seen so far and what’s still to come.

Day 6 - Telascica - Kornati - Sibenik

Call at Telascica, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the Adriatic. This rugged stretch of coastline is set against a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. You'll have the chance to wander to the shores of Lake Mir, a natural salt water lake. Later, cruises the waters of the Kornati archipelago, desert-like islands where stark white rocks contrast against the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. This afternoon stroll through Sibenik's medieval streets on a guided walking tour and explore the lovely City Square, magnificent St James' Cathedral, Dukes and Bishops Palaces and Venetian Loggia. Dinner at leisure this evening.

Day 7 - Split

Spend a leisurely morning on board cruising back to historic Split. This afternoon, discover the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace, featured in TV's Game of Thrones, during a guided walking tour. Dinner at leisure this evening.

Day 8 - Split - UK

Disembark in Split and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise on board Il Mare
  • Return flights from the UK (regional flight supplement may apply)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, one dinner plus Captain’s Dinner
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Services of an experienced tour manager