Short Break itinerary: Split to Dubrovnik
Split to Pučišća
After meeting your Horizon Sail Trip Manager and fellow travellers, we set sail for our first stop, Pučišća on the island of Brač.
We enjoy lunch with new friends whilst cruising along the Dalmatian coast, and in the late afternoon we dock at our port for the night with plenty of time to explore. Set at the end of a beautiful, natural bay, Pučišća was once voted one of Europe’s prettiest Towns! Pučišća boasts some of the purest and whitest stone in Europe, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the White House in Washington DC – as well as being used for most of the local buildings!
Tonight we get to know each other over an included on board barbecue of local grilled meats and salads, and raise a toast as the sun sets on our first day together.
- BBQ Dinner
Pučišća to Hvar Town via Zlatni Rat
We set sail in the morning to reach our next destination of Hvar Town, stopping to 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 enjoy lunch whilst sailing before we anchor within the Pakelni Islands. From here, our water taxi will pick us up and take us to explore our destination of the day. The beautifully bustling Hvar Town was once an important military stronghold and showcases its charming Venetian architecture. 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, known as one of the most famous photographed views in Dalmatia.
Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with a view at one of Hvar’s many waterfront bars, and tonight have the chance to indulge in some of Croatia’s best nightlife as this buzzing town comes alive.
- Water taxi to Hvar Town
Hvar Town to Mljet
Off we sail to arrive for our morning ritual of diving into that crystal clear 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 head to the small island Monastery of St Mary.
Dine at of the local eateries tonight, and later, toast another sensational sunset from the top deck.
- Entrance to Mljet National Park
Mljet to Dubrovnik
After a beautiful and final morning of sailing and stopping for our daily swim, we arrive to the last stop on the mini break – the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ Dubrovnik.
Check out is after lunch at 2pm and your trip manager will be on hand to assist you with your ongoing journey. If you are staying in Dubrovnik, we welcome you to join the ongoing group to explore what this wonder town has to offer!
- Transport to Dubrovnik Old Town
- Entrance to Club Revelin (if applicable)
Short Break itinerary: Dubrovnik to Split
- Day 1: Check In
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4: Split (Or Check Out for 3 night short breaks)
- Day 5: Check Out (4 night short breaks)
After meeting your Horizon Sail Trip Manager and fellow travellers this afternoon, get acquainted to your new home or take a couple of hours to explore around the most famous town in Croatia – Dubrovnik.
The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ is most certainly the most popular city in Dalmatia for many reasons, most impressively its prosperous history – you will have the option to join a historical walking tour with a local guide. More recently the city has become famous as the setting of King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. For fans of the show, there is also a GoT walking tour available. Maybe check out the ancient city walls which have stood strong for centuries, and protected the inhabitants from attack.
Tonight, we join up with the rest of the group for a first team dinner. You could try some local seafood for dinner at one of the city’s excellent eateries and prepare to dance the night away at Club Revelin, within the 15th century fortress.
- Transport to Dubrovnik Old Town
- Entrance to Club Revelin
Dubrovnik to Korčula
Today we continue to the island of Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Revel in a leisurely lunch on board and a lush swim stop in one of the beautiful bays near to Korčula Town. Here it is famous for wine, and is the perfect place to learn a little about some of the famous Croatian grapes over a wine tasting.
Choose one of the many picturesque spots for dinner and finish the day with a sunset cocktail up high in part of the town’s medieval fortifications is simply stunning.
Korčula to Jelsa
On we go to reach a beautiful destination situated on Hvar Island, Jelsa. Before docking we will have our daily lunch and swim stop, arriving for exploration late afternoon. Jelsa 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.
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 and look out for any local authentic entertainment around the squares.
- Wine & olive oil tasting
Jelsa to Split
We sail back to our starting point today, and after our final dip in the Adriatic sea we arrive to the Port of Split. The old town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, was once the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. Today 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.
Choose your favourite cuisine 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 goodbye toast.
For 3 night Short Breaks…
Boat check-out is after lunch during mid afternoon at 4pm. Your Horizon Sail Trip Manager will be on hand to offer assistance with any onwards journey. If you have booked other accommodation in Split and plan to stick around, your trip manager will give you the best recommendations to tick off. Feel free to join the group this evening and check out Split’s eateries – be spoiled for choice! And later choose from the countless bars and clubs spread out across the town.
If you have opted for our 4 nights trip, you have the advantage of one extra evening on board whilst in 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.
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