Croatia

June 2-8, 2019

Have you been to Dubrovnik? the pearl of the Adriatic sea; or cruise the coastline between the beautiful islands along the Dalmatian coast? Well it is time. We have partnered with Fresh Eire Adventures to offer a new elevated experience to our clients in the Croatian coast. 

Come with us and enjoy stunning views sailing the Adriatic sea onboard a private gulet, and unforgettable coastal rides on Mljet, Korcula, Vis, and Hvar by bike.  We will start* our journey in Dubrovnik and end* in Split. (*or in reverse)

Board our exclusive deluxe 102 ft, 8 guest cabin gulet, with its luxurious deck, crew of 5, jet ski, kayaks, internet, full bar and wait staff.

 

Indulge in delicious meals prepared on board by our private chef, and explore Croatia’s wine scene. This is an all-inclusive offer; all your drinks and all your meals on board are included.

 

By day we ride on some of the most scenic and quietest biking routes in the Adriatic, traversing the stunning islands, joining up with our gulet at the end of each ride. You could also join a private tour or take a stroll along the streets and plazas of the ports we visit. 

Itinerary

We start at 2pm in either Split or Dubrovnik on the first day with a brief walking tour before boarding our gulet at 4pm to begin our island hopping. Over the following 7 days we’ll work our way along the Peljesac peninsula, Hvar and Korcula before finishing in the ancient towns of either Split or Dubrovnik.

 

Besides ancient UNESCO sites, you will discover charming villages, great cycling roads, vineyards and the stunning beautiful Dalmatian coastline. The boat anchors in the most beautiful bays of Brač, Hvar and Vis, Mljet, Sipan, Korčula and Lastovo.

 

Our tour will end the following Friday after breakfast. We’ll disembark and say farewell in either Split or Dubrovnik at 9am and then you’ll be free to explore the old town. We can arrange for transfers back to either Split or Dubrovnik. This will be a 6 night / 7 day tour.

The Gulet

Built in 2007, our guests can benefit from the panoramic views from the upper deck where you will find sun loungers and extra seating. Alfresco dining is available both in the deck area as well as the spacious saloon.

 

Each room is equipped with either a double bed (Double) or two single beds (Twin); there are 4 of each and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please note your preference when registering. Each bedroom comes with its own private en suite bathroom featuring shower, sink & toilet.

There is wi-fi internet on board, TV, DVD & CD library, Playstation, iPod docking station, and music system. There are two 2-person kayaks, snorkeling gear, water-skiing, jet ski, 15ft dinghy with 50 hp Yamaha motor, and a BBQ.

The fantastic crew members are specially trained to provide discreet and quality service. All of them speak English. The captain’s knowledge and experience in sailing and navigation will make your voyage not only comfortable, but very secure.

All Inclusive 

 

All meals will be included and are served on board our gulet prepared by our private chef. All drinks and wines are included: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners.

 

Our chef will be delighted to prepare dishes to meet guests’ special wishes and dietary requirements.

Dishes will be served with, for example, capers, samphire, truffle, motar (Chrithmum maritimum) and small onions pickled in the Antisic family tavern, seasoned with sea salt from Ston and harvested in karst karrens of open sea islands, and homemade red and white wine vinegar.

 

Expect to be invited into the kitchen for a demonstration of how to prepare, for example, the finest gnocchi!  Fresh bread and produce is delivered to the boat each morning from local bakeries. We will also dine in Dalmatino on Hvar, our guide Padraic's favorite.  His friend Dennis takes excellent care of his guests. We'll also visit Rocki's agriturismo on Vis for a very authentic lunch in the vineyard and get to sample their fabulous wines.

Prices

How to Reserve

Express your interest ASAP by emailing Ursula Hosting mentioning your room preference (Double, Twin or Single). We’ll then send you an invoice. We ask for at least 50% down to reserve. The rest of total cost is due 90 days before the trip. 

 

If you’re a single traveller and willing to share with a roommate of the same sex, we can waive the single supplement if we successfully pair you up with another guest. Interest in these tours is extremely high so we recommend reserving now to avoid disappointment. Pedal on, sail on.

These trips are especially suited to group of friends who wish to travel together. If you fill all 8 guest cabins with a minimum of 8 participants we can offer some very attractive pricing; please contact us for further information.

Click here to see the restaurants and wine bars of Dubrovnik

Click here to see the hotel recommendations for Dubrovnik

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Expect a variety of local wines, liquors and brandy to enchance a fine dining experience and supplemented by stellar wines from Fresh Eire Adventures cellars, picked up from some of their other wonderful tours. Superb attention shall be given to the selection of oil originating from Istria and the Adriatic islands. All soft drinks, beers are also included.

Our Guides

Our main host and tour manager will be Padraic, from Fresh Eire Adventures, who has spent the last few years leading tours here in Croatia and others fascinating destinations around the world. Our Captain will also host a couple of dinners through the week.

The Rides

In every port we will invite you to a bike ride along some of the most beautiful roads and coastlines of our destinations. Distances vary but we won't do more than 38 miles total per day including all stops. This is a moderate tour - generally rolling or hilly terrain; if you are concerned about some of the hills (maximum 500m climbing on a few of the days) consider ordering an e-bike. Most of the routes are paved but there are some gravel roads which we use from time to time for access to the most stunning scenery.  This is included and of course not mandatory. Please note there is no support vehicle on this tour.

Included

  • All meals, cocktails & wine

  • Bike tours in all ports

  • Use of hybrid bike and helmet. More about the bikes

  • Admissions to all included attractions & tastings

  • Baggage transfers

  • Tips for Boat Crew

  • Healthy snacks, water,

  • Full guiding and hosting services

 

NB - There is no support vehicle on this trip.

Extras

 

We have a variety of fun extras you can choose from to make your stay in Croatia even more memorable. These include:

  • Upgrade to a carbon road bike or e-bike at extra cost. More about the bikes

  • Food tours of Split or Dubrovnik

  • Walking tour of Split / Dubrovnik

  • Game of Thrones tour of Dubrovnik

  • Oddities tour of Split

​Ursula Hosting, 2019