Croatia Sail V2 – 2024

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June 28, 2024 - July 6, 2024 Guaranteed $3,995 USD
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For those of you who joined our amazing sail along the islands of Croatia, we’re stepping it up a notch. This time we’ve got a beautiful Tall Ship, tricked out with all the latest amenities. Yes, our favorite hostess Nataša will be with us again this year as our tour director planning our daily shore excursions. We’ll have daily swim stops, so bring your swimsuit! As time gets closer we’ll offer pre and post trip options. If you are interested, place your deposit now to hold your spot! Note: We have the luxurious yacht Casarica all to ourselves for the week. So we can create our own itinerary during our pre-trip meetings! Below is a proposed itinerary open to modifications as we get to know everyone joining us.

NOTE: This trip is over half full with pre orders. If interested, we suggest putting down your deposit. Once you register, please let us know which stateroom you prefer and we’ll assign it to you. First come first serve.


Come along as we cruise the Dalmatian Coast on our own private yacht from Dubrovnik to Split. This is a repeat of our July 2023 trip along the Croatia coast in a different vessel. This 11-cabin luxury tall ship has all the high end features you’d expect, including multiple decks for capturing coastal views (one with a jacuzzi), restaurant with bar, sound-proof cabins, and more. We’ll visit charming villages, magical islands, and feast on local delicacies.

Guided walking tours of the medieval cities of Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik are included. The lesser known island of Vis, kept closed until 1989, offers breathtaking beaches along with a fascinating history. Close by Vis is the island of Biševo, known for the mesmerizing naturally occurring light show of the Blue Cave. Between the expert-led land tours and exciting adventures of snorkeling and paddle boating in the water, there isn’t a more diverse, yet relaxing way to explore Croatia.


We leave home for an overnight flight to Dubrovnik!

We arrive Dubrovnik late morning and take a transfer from the airport directly to the ship. After settling into your cabin, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this ancient walled-city. We will reconvene at 6:30 for a welcome dinner.


After breakfast we will take a half-day tour of Old Town Dubrovnik with a local English-speaking guide. Then we will have free time to explore the rich local history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. We will get to enjoy the scenery of the Elaphiti Islands while having lunch on board and cruising toward Pomena, on the island of Mljet.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will visit the National Park, well known for its versatile eco-system and two salt lakes (‘’Veliko jezero’’- Big Lake and ‘’Malo jezero’’- Small Lake) and a Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century located on St Mary’s Islet.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 :

After breakfast, we will head to the nearby island of Korčula, taking a break for a swim stop along the way. The city of Korčula is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean, and it is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arriving in Korčula, we will first join our guide for a walking tour of the city, and then have some free time before meeting together at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 :

This morning we set sail for the island of Biševo and its famous Blue Cave, known for its breathtaking sunlit reflections in the aquamarine water. It can only be approached by boat and sometimes access is not possible due to weather conditions. We will have lunch on board before arriving in Vis in the afternoon, well known for its strategic importance throughout history. We will have free time to explore Vis at our own pace. Because it was closed to visitors during the Yugoslavia era, it has remained unchanged for decades.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, we set sail from Vis and head to Bol, on the island of Brač, famous for its Golden Cape. The 530 meter long golden pebble beach changes its shape and position depending on the winds and currents. We will have time to walk around this small town, have coffee, or simply relax on the beach. After lunch on board, we head to the island of Hvar. We will see the sights with our guide and find out about its rich history and beautiful architecture. In the afternoon we can explore the town and enjoy a delicious dinner. Afterwards the more adventurous among us can experience the vibrant nightlife

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we set sail for Split. Once we arrive we will get the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Split with our private tour guide. Split is the second largest Croatian town and a UNESCO World Heritage site, best known for its glorious palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. In the afternoon we’ll have time to explore Split, do some shopping, or relax. In the evening we’ll gather for our farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart for home :
Day 9

In the morning we’ll have private transfers to take us to the airport for our flight home.


What's Included

  • Due to fluctuating airfares, air will be booked for you at the prevailing rate
  • All meals
  • Accommodations for 8 nights aboard the Cesarica
  • Tickets and passes for all tours and activities
  • Airport Transfers to/from airports


What documentation is required for Croatia

Croatia requires a passport only. No need for a visa or a vaccination card.

What type of electrical outlets does the ship use

On the ship and throughout Croatia you will find standard EU plugs, consisting of 2 round prongs. You will need to bring a converter for some electrical appliances.

What is the currency in Croatia

Croatia uses the Euro, as is used throughout Europe.

The Ship

We’ll be staying on the all-wood, 123 ft Yacht Cesarica from Dubrovnik north to Split.  There are 11 cabins, accommodating up to 24 guests, including 3 VIP, 6 double and 2 twin cabins, ranging in size from 145- to 237-square feet. All designed for passengers’ safety and comfort, they come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, luxurious bed linens and queen beds in all but the twin cabins, which include singles. Other features include a TV, safe, wardrobe and desk, while private bathrooms come with a hydromassage shower, toilet, hairdryer and personal care products like shampoo and soap. Bath and beach towels are provided as well.

After you register, you may pick the cabin of your choice.

Pre & Post Trip Options

Pre-trip – Greek mainland and Athens – 4 days, 3 nights

  • Day 1: Leave home for an overnight flight to Athens.
  • Day 2: Arrive Athens and transfer to the Acropolis Palace Hotel for 3 nights with spectacular views of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant. Relax, and explore Athens on your own, prior to a group welcome dinner at the hotel.
  • Day 3: Today we take an all-day tour of ancient Athens, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum, and other ancient archeological excavations.
  • Day 4: We journey today to Delphi where you can ask the oracle your own questions about the future and visit the very temple where she sat. We’ll also visit an olive oil factory and view an olive farm.
  • Day 5: As our time in Athens ends, we take a ferry to join our other travelers in Paros.
  • Cost

What’s Included:
3-nights lodging near the Acropolis
Tour of ancient Athens
Day tour to Delphi or Meteora
Airport / Ferry transfers
Breakfast each day

$1200 Double occupancy
$400 Single occupancy upgrade

Post-Trip Extension to Istanbul, Turkey 3 days

  • Day 1: Once we disembark in in Split, we’ll transfer to the airport for a direct 1 hour flight to Istanbul. There we’ll check into our hotel before having a walk around the Old City and later, an authentic dinner at a nearby restaurant.
  • Day 2: After breakfast at the Hotel, embark on a private yacht arranged for an unforgettable 2 hours Bosphorus cruise. Sail through majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia with a possibility to take pictures of the marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential. The guide will help you to get a whole picture of Istanbul while you enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea with sweats from the Spice Market. After the tour, we drive back to the Hotel & enjoy the free afternoon till dinner.
  • Day 3: After breakfast at the Hotel, meet your guide to drive to the Old City. Today you will focus on the Old City as it was in the days of Justinian and the other Roman Emperors. Start your day with a visit to Topkapi Sarayi. Begun by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453, it was the palace of the Ottoman Sultans for over 300 years and is a supreme example of Ottoman architecture. Here we will wander through its many pavilions, courtyards, and gardens, see unrivaled treasures from the collections of the Ottoman Sultans including dazzling jewelry and unique porcelain. Continue to Seraglio Point, where you are first taken to the site of the famous Hippodrome. Here you will see the obelisk of Theodosius with its 4th Century reliefs. Walk to Sultan Ahmet Camii, better known to us as The Blue Mosque. With your expert guide, you will learn that the Mosque was built in the 17th Century and is famous for its great dome, six minarets and an interior covered in blue Iznik tiles. You then visit Aya Sophia, previously the great church built by the Emperor Justinian, now a mosque. After an instructive tour you are then taken to the impressive Yerebatan Sarayi which is an “Underground Cistern” created by the Romans as a water source for both the Byzantine Emperors and later the Ottomans’ Topkapi Palace. The next stop will be Grand Bazaar, which was the commercial heart of the old city, and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping. Enjoy the free afternoon till 5.30 pm to be picked up from the meeting point to get to Whirling Dervish Ceremony Center for our included show and dinner.
  • Day 4: Today we transfer to the airport for our flight home, arriving the same day.

Included: airport transfers, all airfare, transportation, all meals, cruise and all entry fees and tour costs.

$1,470 Double occupancy

$300 Single upgrade

Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 1 travel review
Very Good
  1. What an Incredible Week!!
    By Kathryn August 2, 2023
    OMG what an amazing trip. We sailed along the Croatian coast stopping at islands with picturesque villages, and great loal food. People on the islands were so friendly! Each day a local guide would give us a guided tour of history, culture, and customs. And every day the captain found a quiet harbor for a swim break. A highlight for me! The crew was so wonderful. We had incredible meals, most 5, or 6 courses. Each a delight. Plus Natasha, the cruise director, kept us as busy as we wanted with winery excursions and tours. Love love TravelAvidly! Great company and this was my second trip with them. I'll be back!
    Date of Experience: June 30, 2023
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/ Shared Room (Double Occupancy)
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/ Private Room (Single Occupancy)
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/ Post-Trip to Istanbul
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/ Pre-Trip to Athens
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/ Istanbul Single Room Upgrade
From $400 USD
/ Athens Single Room Upgrade
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  • Flexible Payments
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Trip Information

Activity Level: Relaxed (see all ratings)

Curator: Jim Peacock

Trip Leader/CSR: TBD