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Premium Sailing Experience Split to Dubrovnik

  • June - Aug 2021
  • Max People : 36
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Horizon Sail’s Premium small ship cruises in Croatia

Come with Horizon Sail on a small ship cruise of a lifetime on the Dalmatian coast. To take a cruise in an area of such outstanding natural beauty, it’s only natural that your small cruise ship should be equally beautiful. Our elegant white cruise ships are imbued with the style and elegance of Croatia’s unforgettable beaches, islands and idyllic towns. They display a striking contrast between the sleek modern materials and a classic mahogany aesthetic throughout the ship. While only small in comparison to the enormous cruise liners, our premium Croatia small cruise ships do not compromise on quality, making your experience more personal.

The open sun deck on our premium small cruise ships offer plenty of space for everyone, and each cabin is fitted with twin or double beds, private en-suite bathrooms, and individual air conditioning. If you want a small boat trip experience in Croatia, but you don’t want to compromise on luxuries, then this is perfect for you! Take a look at our Croatia boat trips for more information.

Explore the unforgettable, untameable beauty of Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian coast. Visit Zlatni Rat in Bol, the most incredible beach in Croatia, and visit the various idyllic islands and towns between Split and Dubrovnik.  We’re excited to welcome you to Croatia, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Start planning your dream small ship cruise in Croatia with Horizon Sail!

Departure and Return Location

  • SPLIT - Split Port (Obala Lazareta)
  • DUBROVNIK - Gruz Port

Price Includes

  • 7 night’s accommodation on board a Premium Category ship
  • Daily continental breakfast on board
  • Daily lunch on board (varied 3 course meals)
  • 1 x on board dinner (Captain’s BBQ)
  • Local wine-tasting excursion in Stari Grad or Jelsa
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park
  • Water taxi to Port of Hvar
  • Bus transfer from Port to Old Town of Dubrovnik
  • Entrance to Club Revelin, Dubrovnik
  • Orientations of all destinations
  • Drinking water on board
  • Your knowledgeable, English speaking Horizon trip manager
  • Local Captain, crew and chef on board

Price Excludes

  • Air fare
  • Airport transfer
  • Port tax fee (€35 EUR)

You can now reserve your future sailing trip with us!

Given the current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, we wish to offer our guests an option to reserve a trip with us for any future year for something to look forward to. Reserve now, pay later and choose your dates when it suits you! Grab your free gift voucher (yes, no cost at all!) and our trusty team of Horizon experts will do the rest. You will receive your own personalised voucher as well as a special Horizon Pack filled with exciting tasters of what to expect on your future trip.

To request your voucher today, enquire using the form on this page and quote FREE TRIP VOUCHER in the message box with the number of guests. If you have a 2021 date in mind to sail on already, please also state the departure you prefer.

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Split to Dubrovnik

Day OneSplit to Pučišća

After meeting your Horizon Sail Trip Manager and fellow travellers, we set sail for the town of Pučišća, on the Island of Brač. We cruise south down the Dalmatian coast while enjoying lunch with new friends, before anchoring in a beautiful bay for the first of many swims in the stunning Adriatic Sea. 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, Pučišća boasts some of the purest stone in Europe. This stone is not only used for local buildings, but it has also been used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the White House in Washington DC! 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.

Included: Lunch, BBQ dinner

Day TwoPučišća to Hvar Town via Zlatni Rat

 This morning we set sail around the coast of Brač, stopping to swim off the famous Zlatni Rat or ‘Golden Horn’. As of the most recognizable 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 will enjoy lunch at anchor, before cruising to our port for the night at Jelsa, on the island of Hvar. 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. This evening, we will 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.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, wine and olive oil tasting

Day ThreeJelsa to Hvar Town

Today we sail around the north of the island of Hvar, to our next stop at Hvar Town. After enjoying a long swim stop at anchor on the Pakleni Islands, a water taxi will pick us up and take us to explore this beautifully maintained Venetian town. 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.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, water taxi to Hvar

Day FiveHvar to Korčula

Today we continue South 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. Korčula is famous for wine and is the perfect place to acquire knowledge 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.

Included: Breakfast, lunch

Day FourKorčula to Mljet

After a short morning sail, we arrive to anchor off the island of Mljet for the morning ritual of diving into the mesmerising blue water. We will 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.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, entrance to Mljet National Park

Day SevenMljet to Šipan

We depart early today for the Elaphiti Islands, a small archipelago famous for its pristine scenery and secluded beaches. Today is a day of complete relaxation, with the option to take the dinghy over to Priježba Beach for 360 views of the Adriatic sea. Tonight you have the option to join in the Captain’s Dinner on board.

Included: Breakfast, lunch

Day SevenŠipan to Dubrovnik

This morning we have a short sail and after our morning swim stop, we arrive early to Dubrovnik with plenty of time to explore all that this amazing city has to offer. The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ is not the largest city on the Dalmatian coast, but it is certainly the most popular – you will soon see why! The history of this beautiful city is truly impressive and 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. You can also check out the ancient city walls which have stood strong for centuries and protected the inhabitants from attack. Tonight, choose your favourite local dish for dinner at one of the city’s excellent eateries. It is our final night together, and we will party in style at Club Revelin, within the 15th century fortress.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, transport to Dubrovnik Old Town, entrance to Club Revelin

Day EightDubrovnik

Boat check-out is after breakfast this morning at 9am. Your Horizon Sail Trip Manager will be on hand to offer assistance with any onward transport or if returning to Split on the arranged transfer, your guide will take you to the meeting point.

Included: Breakfast

Tripadvisor Reviews
What lovely islands! After a couple of days in Zagreb we flew to Split where we boarded for a one week cruise ending in Dubrovnik. The cruise (Katarina Cruiselines) was perfect and the islands are postcard beautiful—-all of them without exception! However: Don’t fly to Split! There are tours that take you by road from Zagreb to Plivitce Lakes which are supposed to be breathtaking and then continue to Split. This gets you in time to board your ship that usually leave in the evening. We didn’t know and flew and missed Plivitce Lakes.
Best Trip! Horizon Sail is the BEST! I wanted to say the point of my review first so that anyone thinking about booking would take the time to hear about all the amazing things they have to offer and ultimately know they were making the best decision for their vacation. My husband and I knew we wanted to visit Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast and after searching a travel group on Facebook for Dubrovnik recommendations, I saw a post by Nicola, one of the owners and guides for Horizon. I decided to message her for more information and it was the best thing I could have done. She responded very quickly with their brochure and website. The pictures and itinerary looked amazing right off the bat. We decided on the classic experience based on our needs, timing and budget. We had a few questions regarding accommodation needs and Nicola responded so quickly and was able to answer all our questions. We did the ‘Go North Sail’, from Dubrovnik to Split. We stayed in Dubrovnik a few nights before and were even able to meet up with the group the night before the sail at the famous Ravelin club in an old fortress. The next day we embarked on the sail. We have never done a trip like this with other travelers and were a little nervous but the warm welcome and friendly crew right off put us at ease. The crew and Horizon Sail guides are passionate about Croatia and the Adriatic Sea and want to make sure the people on their trips not only have a nice getaway but leave with a genuine appreciation of the country, the environment, history and people of this beautiful place. Some sail companies that offer week long live aboard sails are heavily party focused or for a much older demographic, we wanted something in between and what we got was perfect! Everyone on board was like minded and ready for adventure, travel and a good time. We booked Horizon for several reasons. The inclusions, like the entrance into Mljet National Park, the wine tasting in Jelsa, the roof top fortress bar in Korcula, deals in different ports and breakfast/ lunches and daily swim stops. We could have never put such an amazing itinerary on our own. The daily swim stops were a highlight. We would jump off the boat and into the pristine water and explore each port and all the charms they all had to offer. The food on board was incredible! The chef does magic in the tiny boat galley, serving 3 course lunches that were filling and delicious. The Value, with everything on board, fair prices on onboard alcohol, inclusions in port and having a floating hotel for a week made the trip affordable and reasonable in a somewhat expensive destination compared to other places we have traveled. Besides all the amazing things the islands and towns had to offer the best part was the vibe and connections we made with other travelers. Because of the swim stops, daily lunches and briefings before each stop and subsequent exploring we were able to all make these amazing connections and relationships with everyone on board. By the end of the week we had 17 new best friends from all over the world. Nothing felt forced, or exclusive or awkward. The setting was relaxing, casual and genuine. The people who own Horizon Sail, which we met all of them throughout the week at different points, and the crew pour their heart and souls into showing their guests the beautiful and unique experiences that Croatia has to offer. I could talk for hours about the amazing time we had but you should experience it yourself. You will not be disappointed booking with Horizon Sail!
Fantastic week in beautiful Croatia! I had a fantastic time sailing in Croatia with Horizon! Everywhere we visited was just beautiful, everything was really well organised and the crew were lovely and really looked after us. The food was amazing! Our group was a mix of solo travellers (myself included), couples, friends and siblings, with a wide age range (21 to 50-something) - everyone got on brilliantly, I have made loads of new friends and we had so many laughs! I wasn't looking for a party boat so the mix of relaxing on deck, long swim stops, exploring wee island towns, nice dinners and chilled evenings with a few drinks and a couple of party nights out suited me perfectly. There are loads of inclusions on this trip that I didn't see on others - the wine tasting in Jelsa was a particular highlight! Nicola was a fab tour guide - great fun and part of the group while making sure everything ran smoothly. We couldn't sail on the first day due to stormy weather, so she took us out for dinner and made sure we had a great night, and adjusted the itinerary to make sure we didn't have to miss anything out. Thank you for an amazing week!
Linnea L
Linnea L
Horizon sail is amazing! Loved every minute!! Nicola was incredible along with the staff, they took us to the best spots and were so lovely to travel around Croatia with!
The Highlight of the Summer! Horizon is the company for you if you want to have an amazing, relaxing week where you get the perfect mix of soaking up the rays, swimming through the crystal clear Adriatic, soaking up the history and culture, eating incredible local cuisine and enjoying a few drinks. The perfect holiday, where the only thing required of you is to show up and relax, and all the hard work is done by an amazing crew and guide! My only regret is that I can't give everything about this trip more than 5 stars! It was an incredible experience with some incredible people made all the better by unbelievable food and great insights by a fantastic guide! Nicola was able to recommend great places to eat in each location and direct you to all the must-see sights every step of the way. She is also great at given help and recommendations beyond the tour if you are continuing your adventure around Croatia! I don't have words to describe how incredible an experience it is to get to see all these wonderful places with such an amazing person leading the way! The Captain's BBQ, numerous swim stops, wine tastings and the sunset cocktails in a fortress are just some of the great highlights of this unforgettable week. By the end of the week, your group will feel like family and you will not want to leave. Thank you Horizon for being the best part of my Croatian adventure!