Unforgettable Croatian island cruise

On board the Queen of the Adriatic

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Seven nights cruising the stunning Croatian islands

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Seven nights in a Double cabin, on a half-board basis (breakfast and lunch, except arrival day which will include dinner instead of lunch).

This offer is available for departures in May and June 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from London Gatwick to Split, Croatia. A 5kg hand luggage and a 15kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared airport transfers.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 17% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 12/05/2018, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book a seven-night stay in a Double cabin (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £959 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,159 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 17%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 06/11/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Explore Montenegro with ATOL number 10386 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for Explore Montenegro in your booking received email.

Seven nights exploring the jewels of Croatia by sea, aboard a traditional sailing boat - including half board and all travel

Discover the charming, island sprinkled coastline of Croatia, with an unforgettable seven-night island hop across the Adriatic Sea aboard a traditional six-cabin sailing boat. The coastline here is a sailor's dream; idyllic conditions, dreamy weather, stunning heritage-listed towns and vibrant villages crammed with culture. Explore a handful of UNESCO World Heritage sites, beautiful islands and secluded bays along the way, with this heavenly holiday aboard the laid-back luxury of the Queen of the Adriatic.

You'll kick things off in the 16th-century town of Kastel Gomilica (built by Nuns no less), where you'll board your boat and set off on this thrilling Adriatic adventure. After a short sail over to nearby Split, a welcome dinner awaits you on board and you'll stay docked overnight in Croatia's second largest city, with an evening free to explore the city's ancient palace and cathedral and experience Dalmatian life as it's really lived. The following day, spent on the sparkling shores of Zlatni Rat, will see you spend some time swimming in the clear waters and sunbathing, before heading to the small harbour town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar next.

The next few days will be split between beautiful towns and villages, as you island hop your way around the crystal clear waters of this charismatic coastline. Explore the pine forest vineyards and olive groves of Hvar and the glorious old town and secluded beaches that Korcula has to offer. Wander the picturesque port town of Makarska, backed by the Biokovo mountain range with a welcoming waterfront promenade and colourful centre, before sailing onto Pucisca for a night in what has often been named the prettiest town in Europe. A final night on the tranquil shores of Stormoska on the island of Solta will provide the perfect surroundings to reflect on your awe-inspriing Adriatic escape.

After your final docked in Solta, you'll sail back to Kastel Gomilica in the morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Itinerary

Day 1
: Board the Queen of The Adriatic in the town of Kastel Gomilica and sail to nearby Split with a swimming stop en route. The boat will moor for the night in Split where you'll enjoy dinner on board and some free time to explore the town.
Day 2: Setting sail from Split early in the morning, you'll head to the stunning white pebble beach of Zlatni Rat - one of Croatia's finest beaches, often referred to as the Golden Cape. Later sail on to Jelsa on the island of Hvar for an overnight stay. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board.
Day 3: Explore more of the island of Hvar with the option to take an excursion (additional cost) to visit the island's pine forest vineyards and olive groves. Stay overnight in Hvar and enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard.
Day 4: After breakfast on board, take a short sail to the island of Korcula with a secluded swim stop and lunch en route. Later, spend free time in Korcula exploring the historical old town and relaxed beaches.
Day 5: Head for the port town of Makarska where you'll stay overnight. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board. An optional rafting excursion over the river Cetina is available - ask the crew for more details.
Day 6: Set sail to the tranquil island of Brac for a stay overnight in the town of Pucisca, often listed as one of the prettiest villages in Europe. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board.
Day 7: After breakfast, cruise on to Stomorska - the oldest settlement on the island of Solta. Stay overnight here with breakfast and lunch on board.
Day 8: Enjoy a final early morning sail along the coast, arriving back into Kastel Gomilica for departure. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Queen of the Adriatic

The Queen of the Adriatic is a classic, 27-metre motor schooner with a cruising speed of eight knots. It was handcrafted in 2008 and refitted in 2014, with a traditional construction that combines beautiful red pine, okume, sapeli and iroko wood. Four crew members, including the captain and chef will be on hand for the length of your stay.

A spacious shared saloon boasts a comfy inside sitting area with a large table, a bar open until 11pm, a DVD and music player and Wi-Fi connection. Shore access is provided by a five-metre hydraulic gangway and ladders facilitate easy boarding for a dip in the sea. There's fishing gear, snorkelling equipment and a two-man canoe available for those who wish to spend some time exploring the Adriatic sea. On deck there's a sunbathing and relaxation area with comfortable mattresses and awnings for shade. The most sought after place on the yacht is arguably the spacious stern, which is shaded by a boom-mounted awning. A large mahogany dining table provides the onboard eating area at the stern, perfect for relaxed dining accompanied by undisturbed ocean views and the sound of lapping waves.

Accommodation

Cosy wooden-clad cabins have a luxury feel and come with double or twin beds, a wardrobe, en-suite with shower and sink and both bath and beach towels. You can choose from a twin, double or superior double cabin.

Amenities:

- Double or twin bed
- En-suite bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning
- Bath and beach towels
- Hairdryer
- Wardrobe
- Wi-Fi access

Dining


You'll enjoy peaceful al fresco dining under the shade of an awning at the stern of the boat, with delicious breakfasts and three-course lunches freshly prepared by the experienced on-board chef. You'll have dinner on the boat on the day of arrival. Make use of the boat's bar (open until 11pm) and enjoy a pre-bed tipple in the cosy indoor saloon area or out on deck, underneath the stars.

Marina Kastela, Obala kralja Tomislava 8, 21213, Kaštel Gomilica, Croatia - your departure point

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Gatwick to Split, Croatia

A 5kg hand luggage and a 15kg hold luggage allowance, per person is included, as well as shared airport transfers.

Please note that the flights displayed below are subject to availability, and that specific flight times cannot be chosen.



From London Gatwick, with easyJet:

  • Outbound: departing at 11.45 or 13.00, arriving at 15.15 or 16.30
  • Inbound: departing at 10.00 or 16.05, arriving at 11.35 or 17.40


Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Explore Montenegro, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Explore Montenegro with ATOL number 10386 and your contract is with that company. Explore Montenegro booking conditions are available from http://www.montenegroholidays.com/terms.aspx

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We like

  • Sailing in traditional style on the Adriatic Sea from one idyllic UNESCO World Heritage Site to the next
  • Enjoying a delicious breakfast and lunch on board every day, prepared by your boat's very own chef
  • Soaking up the sunshine in some serious comfort on one of the boat's comfy mattress loungers

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