Island-hop the Dalmatian Coast
Join us aboard the Mendula, a beautiful 'private yacht', for a week of island-hopping off Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coast. Carrying a maximum of just 31 passengers, the Mendula is small enough to slip into picturesque harbours and idyllic 'hidden coves', and is the perfect 'home-from-home' from which to visit the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Fly to Croatia
Fly to Dubrovnik and transfer by coach to the quayside in nearby Zaton, where you'll board Mendula.
Day Two: Included Elaphite Islands Cruise
Sail the warm, blue waters of the Adriatic along the shores of the breathtaking Elaphite Islands - past tiny Kolocep, and neighbouring Lopud, former watering hole of Dubrovnik's nobility. Later, we'll visit the island of Mljet to stroll the hills of the National Park that surrounds two sparkling salt-water lakes.
Day Three: Included cruise to Hvar
This morning's first call is picturesque Scedro, before Mendula sails on to nearby Hvar, one of the longest islands along the Croatian coast. After lunch on board, enjoy the included guided tour of Hvar Town, where the Venetian arsenal, tiny harbour and Cathedral are among the highlights.
Day Four: Included Split city tour
Vibrant Split welcomes us on today's included tour. Wander the Old Town, visit the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian and browse the colourful marketplaces of Croatia's second city.
Day Five: Included cruise to Brac
Spend today relaxing aboard the Mendula, enjoying the sea air and late-summer sun as Mendula sails to Brac, Croatia's third largest island, with its stunning beaches, clear waters and sleepy main town, Supetar.
This evening, enjoy a Captain's Dinner on board.
Day Six: Included Korcula island tour
The beautiful island of Korcula, legendary birthplace of Marco Polo, welcomes us today. Step ashore to discover the island's ancient main town, where the narrow streets and restored stone buildings are sure to enchant.
Day Seven: Included Dubrovnik city tour
Today, Mendula returns to Zaton. Enjoy lunch on board then board our coach for a guided tour of the fascinating, walled city of Dubrovnik. See the Old Town, bustling Luza Square, and the magnificent St Blaise's Church, then explore at your leisure. Other highlights will include the Franciscan Monastery that houses Europe's oldest pharmacy, and the Rector's Palace (entrances payable locally). Stroll around the walls, choose a restaurant or cafe for dinner, then return to Zaton for your final night on board.
Day Eight: Fly back to the UK
After a relaxed morning we'll transfer you back to the airport to check in for your flight home.
The transfer time from the airport to your ship is approximately 40 minutes.
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your ship. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your ship. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Please note that the single cabin on the Mendula (which is located on the Main Deck) is roughly three metres by two metres, and is much smaller in size than the twin cabins. As you would expect with a cabin of this size, space is very restricted.
Changes to your itinerary
At the captain's discretion, it may be necessary to alter the order of the itinerary on your holiday.
Each cabin is provided with beach towels and complimentary toiletries.
Items not included on board
Drinks from the ship's bar and gratuities are not included in the price of your holiday.
Payments on board
Please note that credit cards cannot be used to make payments on board.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Foreign Office Travel Advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.