Set sail from vibrant Split and dock in secluded natural harbors
Cycle through Mljet’s lush forests and Hvar’s fragrant lavender fields
Explore UNESCO-listed wonders in both Dubrovnik and Split
Savor golden Marastina wine on the tranquil island of Lastovo
Enjoy top-tier amenities and gourmet meals as you cruise between islands
Experience local culture, from Dalmatian cuisine to art-filled towns
Make your way to Split and head to the harbor, where you can check into your boat from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Around 4:30 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to join a guided exploration of Split. During this tour, you’ll delve into the history of the city, starting with its roots as the former palace of Emperor Diocletian. Learn how this ancient palace evolved into the bustling city you see today. After the sun sets, your boat will remain docked in Split, allowing you to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife.
Set sail for the island of Brač, renowned for its high-quality limestone that has graced iconic structures like the White House and Berlin’s Reichstag. Once on Brač, you’ll cycle along its scenic northern coastline, traveling from Postira to Milna. As you make your way, pause to soak in panoramic views of the surrounding Dalmatian Islands.
Rejoin the boat in Milna and unwind with a leisurely cruise and a nourishing lunch as we head to Stari Grad on Hvar Island. Upon docking, you have the option to embark on a second cycling adventure. This ride takes you through Hvar’s verdant plains to the coastal town of Jelsa. After a coffee and ice cream break, complete the loop back to Stari Grad, where you’ll spend the evening.
Begin your day with a ride from Stari Grad to Hvar, the island’s capital. As you pedal through Hvar, you’ll pass through aromatic lavender fields and quaint villages, all set against a backdrop of stunning views of the Dalmatian coastline. Once in Hvar, take some time to wander around the city. From the grand Renaissance Square, you’ll be able to see the imposing Spanish fortress that overlooks the city. After exploring, return to the boat for a delicious lunch as we set sail for Vela Luka on Korčula Island, where you’ll spend the night.
Start your day exploring a lesser-known Adriatic gem. With a small population primarily engaged in fishing, farming, and wine-making, the island exudes a tranquil charm. Your cycling route will circle this captivating island. After completing your island loop, return to the boat and set sail back to Vela Luka on Korčula Island, where you’ll anchor for the night.
Begin the day by leaving the lively town of Korčula and setting sail for the serene island of Lastovo. Along the way, seize the opportunity for a refreshing swim directly from the boat, followed by a scrumptious lunch. Once on Lastovo, you’ll hop on your bikes to explore this quaint island, which was once a favorite of Emperor Augustus due to its mild climate. With a small population primarily focused on fishing and agriculture, the island offers a peaceful escape. You’ll also encounter vineyards that produce the renowned golden “Marastina” wine. The day concludes with an overnight stay in a secluded natural harbor, under a sky filled with stars.
As you savor breakfast, the boat cruises towards Mljet, an island blanketed with lush forests that cover 70% of its land. This verdant paradise even found its way into Homer’s “Odyssey,” serving as the home for Nymph Calypso and the legendary Odysseus. Upon arrival, you’ll have a chance for a revitalizing swim directly from the boat, followed by lunch on board. Once docked in the harbor of Pomena, you’ll set off on a cycling adventure through Mljet National Park. The evening will be yours to relax as we spend the night docked in Pomena.
Start your day with a scenic bike ride across Mljet, an island teeming with lush vegetation. The tree-lined paths offer a cool respite as you make your way to the harbor of Sobra. Once there, you’ll return to the boat for the final cruise of the week, setting course for the magnificent city of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, you’ll have ample time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and even join a guided tour to delve deeper into its rich history. The day concludes with a festive dinner on board, providing an opportunity to reminisce about the week’s adventures with your fellow travelers and tour guides.
Following breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes and leave the boat by 9 a.m. Whether you’re heading home or extending your stay in Croatia, we wish you safe travels and hope to see you on another adventure soon. Thank you for exploring the Dalmatian Islands with us.
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8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
7 nights in a double/twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
2 x full board and 5 x half board
Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
City tours in Dubrovnik and Split
Bed linen and towels
English speaking tour guide
Journey to Dubrovnik/from Split
Flat rate for bottled water and tourist taxes 60 euro per person for children up to age 16 30 euros (to be paid to the captain)
Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
Meals and beverages ashore
Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
Tips for crew and tour guides
Navigate the azure waters of South Dalmatia aboard a luxurious motor yacht, where you’ll discover a blend of natural splendor and historical richness.
Imagine cycling through landscapes that seem plucked from a storybook. From the secluded tranquility of Lastovo to the bustling streets of Dubrovnik, each pedal stroke unveils a new layer of South Dalmatia’s multifaceted beauty. You’ll visit the aromatic lavender fields on Hvar, explore the verdant forests of Mljet, and marvel at the golden limestone cliffs of Brač.
Along the way, you’ll have the chance to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient city centers of Dubrovnik and Split. For those who wish to experience the full breadth of what South Dalmatia has to offer, this bike and boat tour is an ideal choice.
From the moment you get in touch with us, we take care of every detail. Our experienced cycling guides will lead you through the most picturesque routes, while our crew ensures your comfort with top-tier amenities. Your only job? To immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of South Dalmatia.
The Romantica is a two-masted motor yacht that exudes an air of timeless elegance. With its wooden finish and classic design, the yacht offers a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern amenities. The guest cabins are air-conditioned and come with en-suite bathrooms, providing a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration. The saloon is tastefully decorated, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere for socializing. The sun deck is expansive, furnished with deck chairs perfect for lounging and enjoying the panoramic views. The yacht also features a swimming platform for easy access to the sea, making it ideal for those who love water activities.
We have motor vessels that are either made of wood or steel, and they come in various sizes, shapes, and categories. Although some of the ships in our fleet are over a century old, they have undergone several reconstructions to make them suitable for tourism. These boats used to be used for freight transportation in the past. On the other hand, most of the steel or iron yachts we have are either new or recently built.
While sometimes referred to as sailing vessels, our ships mostly run on motors. It’s worth noting that many of our steel boats lack masts and sails altogether.
Passengers who prioritize privacy, luxury, and comfort may find the Premium Superior or Premium category vessels more suitable for their needs. On the other hand, the Traditional Ensuite vessels are ideal for younger passengers, such as friends or special interest groups, like alpinists, bikers, and similar, who do not mind sharing a small space and bathrooms for a week. However, it’s worth noting that Traditional Ensuite vessels usually do not have air-conditioned cabins, and most are equipped with bunk beds.
Anywhere from 20 to 40 passengers, depending on the size of the boat.
In Croatia, the standard sockets are Type F, which are grounded and have two pins. They are compatible with plug types C, E, and F and have a power output of 16 A and 220 V. Some newer vessels also have USB sockets.
The vessels do not provide fishing equipment for passengers, but passengers are allowed to bring their own fishing equipment. However, it is essential to note that you need to obtain special permission for fishing needs from specialized agencies in harbors.
Not always. We suggest you bring your own equipment if you plan to snorkel.
Life-saving boats and life jackets are available on all vessels and can be found in marked wardrobes on the deck, in the salon, or under the beds in cabins. In case you cannot swim, it is important to inform the crew and the captain. While on the ship, it is essential to pay attention to the following safety measures:
Even though the tap water on board is of good quality, we would not recommend drinking it. There is a water dispenser with reusable glasses. Please feel free to bring along your own refillable bottle. Please use water on board rationally.
The main currency accepted is Euro. Where possible exchange the money in a bank or retrieve money from an ATM. Drinks onboard and all extra services such as transfers, excursions and accommodation need to be paid in local currency. Premium and Premium Superior vessels offer credit card payment possibilities.
Most major towns and islands in Croatia such as Opatija, Dubrovnik, Split etc. will have ATMs that are linked to international networks; however, smaller towns may not have ATM facilities available. Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely recognized and are accepted in most tourist areas; however, it is always a good idea to have a certain amount of cash if you are travelling off the beaten path.
We believe that tips should reflect good service and your satisfaction with the guide/cruise manager, crew and overall tour. Crew gratuities are equally distributed among the crew. Tipping is voluntary and completely at the discretion of individual trip participants. Your own currency or Euro is acceptable.
The average sea temperature during July and August is 24.5°C and the temperature average during July and August is 28°C. Be sure to take some clothes for possible cooler evenings (for example some sports fitting, windbreaker or similar) for spring and autumn departures.
The length of the cycling routes planned for each day is an estimate and takes into account local conditions and possible detours or shortcuts. The sailing and cycling routes may be adjusted depending on weather conditions and the abilities of the cyclists on board. Typically, departures are in the morning, usually after breakfast.
The Premium Superior and Premium ships offer cabins with twin or double beds. Some can accommodate up to three people, with a double bed and an extra bed above or beside it. However, due to a limited number of available bed types, we cannot guarantee a specific bed type. Nonetheless, we aim to allocate guests to cabins based on their preferences. If you have a request, please indicate it when making a reservation, and we will do our best to accommodate it.
On Premium and Premium Superior vessels, cabins are equipped with twin or double beds. The twin bed size is approximately 90/100 m x 190/200 cm, while the double bed size is around 150/160 m x 190/200 m. The Traditional Ensuite category cabins mostly feature bunk beds, but some vessels also offer twin or double beds. The size of a double bed is 130/140 m x 190/200 m, while the bunk bed size is approximately 80/90 m x 190/200 m.
Cabins on the vessel are located on two levels: on the deck and below the deck. On-deck cabins can be found on either the main deck where passengers first embark or the upper deck above the main deck. Cabins below the deck are situated in the hull of the vessel. The ones on the deck offer the benefit of direct access to the sea and more fresh air, while cabins below the deck are sometimes quieter because only fellow passengers who booked lower deck cabins pass by, and not all passengers from your vessel or other vessels when docked. These cabins are also comfortable because they are located at sea level, which naturally cools them, and the hallways below deck are often air-conditioned, which can also affect the temperature. Cabins on the lower deck usually have small portholes.
Cabins on the lower deck are situated in the boat’s hull and typically have a small porthole. However, according to Croatian law and vessel regulations, portholes must be kept closed during navigation to prevent water from entering the cabin. When the vessel is docked in the port, it is permissible to open the portholes. On newer ships, particularly those in the Premium Superior and Premium categories, which have steel hulls and air-conditioned cabins, the portholes cannot be opened.
The frequency of cabin service depends on the vessel category. Premium Superior and Premium vessels have daily cabin service, which means the crew will clean and tidy your cabin daily. Fresh bed linen is also provided before your arrival. However, on Traditional Ensuite category vessels, the personnel does not enter your room during the cruise, so you are responsible for keeping it clean. Two towels per person are provided, and the crew only cleans the commonly used toilets and bathrooms. If you wish to have your cabin cleaned during the cruise, you can request this service at an extra cost.
Premium Superior and Premium cabins have air conditioning, except for limited times when there is restricted access to electricity, such as after midnight. Traditional Ensuite cabins do not have air conditioning, but the hallways and salons on the lower deck usually do. Air conditioning is only available when the motor or generator is running, or the vessel is connected to electricity while docked at the harbor. In some smaller fishing harbors without an electrical plug, the air conditioning is turned off to maintain peace and quiet.
If you want to sleep on the deck under the stars, it’s recommended to bring a sleeping bag because taking mattresses, pillows, and sheets out of the cabins is not allowed.
The vessels provide limited electricity and water capacities. A generator is available on all the boats to generate electricity, but it is not on during the night or while the ship is docked in a peaceful bay due to the noise. The water tanks on the vessels have enough capacity to match the number of cabins and beds and are always filled with enough water. Assuming everyone uses water rationally. In addition, the ships are equipped with central heaters that provide warm water.
The food served on board the ships is comparable to the typical cuisine found in Croatia. The Premium Superior and Premium vessels provide buffet-style breakfasts, while the Traditional Ensuite vessels offer continental breakfasts that include tea, coffee, fruit juice, bread, butter, jam, and sometimes ham and cheese. If you prefer an English breakfast, you can request it when booking your cruise or upon arrival. All deluxe vessel categories have three-course lunches with a salad bar and cheese plate, and all premium and traditional vessels provide three-course lunches. Dinner is not included, as the cruise company recommends that passengers try local restaurants.
The captain hosts a weekly “Captain’s dinner” where guests and crew members can socialize while enjoying an optional meat or fish meal. This dinner is included in the deluxe and premium categories of the vessel. However, for those in the Traditional Ensuite and Traditional, you can arrange and pay for the “Captain’s dinner” when making a reservation or at the time of the event. The dress code for this dinner is Smart Casual/Elegant.
Due to the small kitchen space available, we have limited capacity for preparing special meals for individuals with specific dietary requirements, such as vegetarians. If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please inform us at the time of booking so that our onboard chef can make arrangements to accommodate your needs to the best of their ability.
Bringing and consuming your own beverages on the vessel is prohibited. Instead, you can order drinks from the vessel’s salon, which serves as a restaurant, living room, and bar. The bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you would like a drink that is unavailable at the time, please inform the crew, and they will do their best to arrange it for you at the next port of call.
Customers can pay for drinks purchased from the vessel bar using EUR currency. Daily reports of the previous day’s drink consumption will be provided to clients, and payment can be made during the checkout process. A credit card is also acceptable for all deluxe and premium vessel categories.
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