THE NORTHERN EXPLORER

DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT

 

Dubrovnik to Split

7 Nights

Perfect for those arriving into Dubrovnik a few days before the tour to do their own exploring before joining us.

The Northern Explorer takes in all the destinations from our usual route but with a few more swim stops along the way. 

End in Split and continue on your own or with your new Koda friends to Krka waterfalls or the amazing Plitvice Lakes.

Tour Highlights
  • Start your days by diving off the boat into the crystal blue Adriatic with our daily swim stops

  • See the picturesque Biokovo mountain range that hugs the always lively town of Makarska

  • Hire a bike and explore the pine forests and famous salted lakes of Mljet National Park

  • Walk the famous city walls of Dubrovnik's Old Town

  • Enjoy cocktails while taking in Korcula's breathtaking sunsets

  • Experience Hvar's vibrant nightlife in Europe's top party destination

  • Adventure awaits in Omis with Zip-lining and River Rafting on the Cetina river 

What's Included

THE BOAT

  • Enjoy our newly built A+ Category boats

  • 7 nights charter with an experienced Local Captain & Crew

  • Air-Conditioned Twin Share rooms with private en-suite

  • Free WiFi on board

  • Beach towels on board

  • Sun lounges on deck

  • Housekeeping with fresh linen and bathroom towels

  • Bottled drinking water on board

MEALS

  • Included 3 course meals prepared fresh by our Local chef:

  • 7 x Breakfasts 
    6 x Lunches
    2 x Dinners (1 x Captains dinner)

INCLUDED EXTRAS

  • A dedicated Koda Sail Representative on board with you

  • Orientations of all of our destinations

  • Air-Conditioned private Bus transfers in Dubrovnik 

  • Guided Walking tour of Split

  • Discounted 3rd party group activities/excursions

  • Contact us for a full list of excursions available

THE ITINERARY
 
Day 1: Saturday
DUBROVNIK

After meeting your Koda crew, we'll enjoy lunch on board before heading into the Old Town together to explore. You'll have time to take a ride on the cable car up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the Old Town, walk the famous city walls, or enjoy an afternoon Cider at the 'hole in the wall' bar and watch the local cliff divers wow you with their fearless leaps into the Adriatic. ​

 

Enjoy delicious seafood in the local restaurants and get ready for a night out on the town visiting local wine bars and finishing off at one of the best clubs in Europe. A night you won't forget!

 
Day 2: Sunday
DUBROVNIK to MLJET

We depart in the morning towards Mljet Island with a stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. In the afternoon we take a visit to the salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island.

 

In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle. Overnight we dock in the port of Polača/Pomena.

 
Day 3: Monday
MLJET to KORCULA

We wave goodbye to Mljet and depart for Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy lunch on board in the Lumbarda bay near to Korčula. With a late afternoon arrival into the port, there is plenty of time to swim this afternoon. ​

 

Once docked, you'll get an orientation of the Old Town where you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which were built over two centuries ago. Meet the group for dinner and sunset cocktails in one of the numerous seafront restaurants looking out to sea. Stunning!

 

Day 4: Tuesday

KORCULA to HVAR

Morning departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a refreshing swim stop. We then head to one of Croatia's most popular islands, Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. ​

 

You'll have the afternoon to take in some of Hvar's highlights such as the hilltop fortress with postcard views of the surrounding islands and the town's old square. Here you can enjoy our wine tasting excursion with views of the 16th Century cathedral and bell tower. ​

 

Finish the night indulging in some of Europe's best nightlife entertainment. Experience the famous club Carpe Diem club, set on its very own island!

 
Day 5: Wednesday
HVAR to MAKARSKA

We leave the vibrant port of Hvar early and let you refresh in the Adriatic with a swim stop, before an early arrival into the gem of the riviera, Makarska. ​

 

We dock in the early afternoon giving you plenty of time to check out the local markets, have fun with the water sports available or stroll through the old town taking in the local sites and admiring the Biokovo mountain range tucked in behind the town. ​

 

Tonight you have the chance to taste some local specialities and experience the fun nightlife this town has on offer...cave bar anyone?

 
Day 6: Thursday
MAKARSKA to OMIS

From the beauty of chilled out Makarska, we make our way up to the adventure capital of the Dalmatian coast to the seaside town of Omis to get some thrills!​ ​

 

Here you'll have your chance to get the blood pumping with our optional river rafting excursion on the Cetina river. Then keep that adrenaline high (literally) as you zipline over the Cetina from one side of the mountain to the other. ​​

 

For those wanting a bit more relax time, you can explore Omis old town, walk to the fortress for great views of the town or head down to the beach. This small town has something for everyone!

Day 7: Friday

OMIS to SPLIT

We take it easy on our last sailing day making sure you have a chance to take one last jump off the boat and get that perfect shot to make all your friends at home jealous of your week long adventures here in Croatia.

 

After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight stay is planned. Enjoy the views of the Split Riviera as we come in to port for the final time. Once we dock, join your Koda Sail Rep for a walk through the monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage list. Discover an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace.

Meet up for a final dinner with your new friends, reflecting over what just may have been the best week of your life sailing Croatia! Can it get any better?

After breakfast the next morning, the Koda crew bids you farewell as you continue your adventures through Europe from the port of Split.

What are you waiting for? It's time to get on board.

Let's get sailing!