Bathed by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and dotted with hundreds of islands, Croatia is the perfect destination to explore on a cruise. For more than 2000 years, its wine has been an integral part of the local culture and it is now recognised the world over, having also won several 'Decanter World Wine Awards', the most important wine competition in the world. Displaying Mediterranean, Turkish and Austro-Hugarian influences, the Croatian cuisine is very varied. Our cruise offers you the chance to discover the best wines and gastronomy the country has to offer, alongside sommeliers and renowned chefs. This cruise is perfect for those who love to savour the finer things in life and to explore a region from a unique perspective. We recommend that you take a cruise between the months of May and October to may the most of the sunshine.
Designed by the Italian architect Umberto Felci, the Dufour 385 is a stable and well performing sailboat. It has 3 cabins and comfortable living areas on board. You will enjoy a safe and comfortable cruise on board this excellent sailing boat.
|Boat Model :||Dufour 385|
|Number of Cabins :||3|
|Maximum Capacity :||4|
|Crew Members :||1|
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This boat has 3 double cabins and can accommodate up to 4 passengers (one cabin is for the skipper). Each has a double bed and storage.
Those passionate about wine and food will love this gastronomy cabin cruise in Croatia - enjoy the local specialities prepared by top chefs and try the famous Croatian wines from the best vineyards.
Day 1 - Solta
Once on board your skipper will set sail for your first destination, the island of Šolta. You will arrive at the little bay of Sesula, perfect for relaxing, swimming or diving, or even fishing. You will then dine at Sismis bar, a restaurant which specialises in grills, has excellent service and a wonderful view.
Day 2 - Solta - Brac Island
In the morning you can take a coffee at Maslenica, a tranquil village far from the busy tourist areas. You will be able to walk here on foot or by dinghy. You will then head towards the stunning bay of Bobovisca on the island of Brac. Here you can spend the day soaking up the rays.
Day 3 - Brac – Vis
Today you will leave the island of Brac and head for the island of Vis. As well as its stunning natural beauty and renowned wines, the island of Vis is also famous for its rich cultural heritage. The white grape, the Vugava, mainly grown in the stony soils of the south east of the island, is the pride of Vis. It produces a full-bodied wine with the flavours of apricot which are similar to that of a Viognier (white grape variety). The best Vugava comes from the Lipanovic vine which is renowned the world over. The wine tasting cellar of Lipanovic is at the end of a tunnel which has been cut out of a rocky hill.
Day 4 - Vis - Hvar
The history of the island of Hvar dates back to 6000BC. During the centuries it has been transformed into a chic and popular holiday destination home to a rich cultural heritage. Wine pruduction on the island dates back to antiquity. In the 4th century the Greeks on the island of Paros brought their grape harvest and established their settlement on Faors, nowadays known as Stari Grad. Plavac mali is the most famous wine from the Dalmatia region, and the best red wines come from the southern Hvar. It is recognisable for its dark red colour, a pleasant bouqet and a distinct aroma. The Plenković wine cellar has won more than a hundred medals, prizes and accolades which confirm its excellency.
Day 5 - Hvar – Korčula
Today you will head in the direction of the wonderful town of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Wander its winding streets and discover the historic secrets of the town, its fortified walls, the Saint-Marc cathedral and also the town hall. Dinner will be served for you in the restaurant of the Lešić Dimitri palace, a former episcopal palace which is nowadays a luxury hotel. The chief sommelier Drazen Matkovic will allow you to try all of the many wines and varities of Dalmatian produce during your evening. Enjoy a memorable meal and hear tales of the history of wine production in this region.
Day 6 - Korčula – Peljesac
You will next sail to Peljesac. In some of the most renowned wine cellars in all of Croatia, you will try, from the bottle or barrel, red wines such as Plavac Mali, Dingac and Postup or white wines such as Posip and Grk. The Pelješac peninsula is the most famous red wine producing region in Croatia. You will also have the chance to buy some of the wines at a very good price straight form the vineyard.
Day 7 - Peljesac – Dubrovnik
On Day 7 you will sail towards to the most famous city of the Adriatic: Dubrovnik. In the past in Europe, it had an important role in the transport of goods and many travellers passed through its port thanks to its favourable location.
The old town is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site and it is all easily walkable on foot. Surrounded by ramparts from the middle ages, the town is full of monuments, ancient churches built in white stone, and many fascinating museums.
Day 8 - Dubrovnik
Disembark after enjoying breakfast on board.
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