Dubrovnik to Split

Dubrovnik to Split

8 days of island hopping

Reverse your way up the coast on this unique itinerary showcasing the best of the Croatian islands. With an expert Horizon Sail trip manager and an incredible list of inclusions, you will experience secluded islands, stunning scenery, local produce and fabulous nightlife.

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Dubrovnik to Split itinerary

Day 1
Sipan view of church, Sipan, Croatia

Dubrovnik to Šipan

After meeting your Horizon Sail crew and fellow travellers, we set sail for the Elaphiti Islands, a small archipelago famous for its pristine scenery and secluded beaches. Enjoy lunch with new friends as we sail, before anchoring in a beautiful bay for the first of many swims in the stunning Adriatic Sea.

The entire population of the thirteen Elaphiti islands is less than a thousand people. Our Port for the evening is Šipan, the largest of these islands.

Tonight we get to know each other over an included onboard barbecue of local grilled meats and salads, and raise a toast as the sun sets on our first day together.

Inclusions :

  • Lunch
  • BBQ Dinner
Mljet National Park

Šipan to Mljet

After a short morning sail, we arrive to anchor off the island of Mljet for the morning ritual of diving into that oh so blue water.

We enjoy lunch on board before heading to the port of Pomena and to the stunning Mljet National Park. Here your entrance to the park is included, and we spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the two salt water lakes surrounded by lush pine forest. You have the option to cycle, kayak, or even head to the small island Monastery of St Mary.

Head to one of the local eateries tonight, and later, toast another sensational sunset from the top deck.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park
View of Korcula from the West on Horizon Sail Croatia

Mljet to Korčula

Today we continue north to the island of Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and plenty of time to swim in one of the beautiful bays near to Korčula town.

After an orientation of the Old Town, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the markets and jewellery stores, or enjoy a coffee by the water with stunning views across to the mountains of the Pelješac peninsula. Korčula is famous for wine, and here is the perfect place to learn a little about some of the famous Croatian grapes over a wine tasting. Finishing the day with a sunset cocktail up high in part of the town’s medieval fortifications is simply stunning.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Dubrovnik to Split

Korčula to Hvar Town

This morning we sail along the coast of Hvar island and enjoy the special views of secluded bays, small hillside wineries and rocky cliffs.

Enjoy a beautiful swim stop at anchor off the Pakleni Islands, before a water taxi will pick us up and take us to explore the beautifully well-retained Hvar town. This Venetian town was once an important military stronghold. This afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the medieval Španjola Fortress, which has watched over the town since the 13th century, and enjoy the postcard views of the town and surrounding islands.

Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with a view at one of Hvar’s many waterfront bars, and tonight, indulge in some of Croatia’s best nightlife as this buzzing town comes alive.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Water taxi to Hvar
Views over Stari Grad Plain

Hvar to Jelsa

Today we sail around the north of the island of Hvar, to our next stop at Jelsa.

We will enjoy a swim and lunch at anchor, before cruising to our port for the night. This bustling town was once a significant centre for shipbuilding and trade, and from here the best wines, olive oils and dried fish from Hvar would make their way around Europe. Surrounded by lush and fertile forests and fields, Jelsa is today still one of the best places to try truly fantastic local produce. This evening we head to a winery and organic farm on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Stari Grad Plain. Here we enjoy an included olive oil and wine tasting, so you can truly appreciate what the island of Hvar has to offer.

Back in town, spend a relaxed evening at one of the many excellent restaurants or bars.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Wine & olive oil tasting
Dubrovnik to Split

Jelsa to Pučišća via Zlatni Rat

This morning we set sail to the coast of Brač, stopping for a morning swim off the famous Zlatni Rat or ‘Golden Horn’. One of the most recognisable beaches on the Dalmatian Coastline, Zlatni Rat pokes out like a tongue of pebbles into the sea, continuously changing shape due to the waves, wind and sea currents.

We spend the afternoon sailing around Brač to the town of Pučišća, with plenty of time to explore our port for the night. Set at the end of a beautiful, natural bay, Pučišća was once voted one of Europe’s Prettiest Towns! Pučišća also boasts some of the purest and whitest stone in Europe, and as well as being used for most of the local buildings, this famous stone was also used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the White House in Washington DC!

Tonight you have the option to join in the Captain’s Dinner on board.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Split views from the harbour

Pučišća to Split

We sail back to the mainland today, and after our final dip in the Adriatic, arrive to the Port of Split.

Beginning life as a palace for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, these days Split is Croatia’s second-largest city, and is where the locals live, work and play. Within the ancient palace walls there is a treasure trove of restaurants, bars and shops to be explored.

Maybe try some local seafood for dinner at one of the city’s excellent waterfront eateries. Tonight is our final night together, and we will hit the town for a final drink together.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Split at dusk

Split

Boat check-out is after breakfast this morning at 9am. Your Horizon Sail trip manager will be on hand to offer assistance with any onwards transport.

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The experience

What better way to experience the stunning Adriatic Sea and islands, than by sailing down the coast with swim stops galore

Dive Deep at Swim Stops on Horizon Sail Croatia

Dive

Blue on blue on blue

Explore hidden backstreets in Split Croatia

Explore

Ancient city streets

Float next to your boat in Croatia waters

Float

Don’t forget your fruit

Laugh along with friends on your Horizon Sail Croatia trip

Relax

Good vibes all ’round