Relax and fully enjoy in all the beauty and grace that Croatia’s coastline offers! Explore the old walls of most famous destination city Dubrovnik, relax and become one with nature in national park Mljet, escape crowds on Lastovo or become part of the crowds in Hvar! This route truly offers almost everything you could wish from a gulet cruise, and if you are looking for diversity then read further because this might be something for you!
When it comes to departure your check-in will be at city Dubrovnik. Important to add is that check-in is from5:00 PM so we urge you to be on time. Goolets representative will wait for you and welcome you on board, but also help you break the ice and introduce you to your crew and the Captain. Also, you will be introduced to the layout of the boat so you can settle down.
DUBROVNIK The Old city of Dubrovnik is the most beautiful jewel of Croatia’s cultural and historical heritage for which it was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, each time you’ll absolutely fall in love with this place. Also, this town is also included in the 10 most favorable and most beautiful tourist destinations in the world and is one of the most important historical and tourist centers in Croatia. Discover the divine beauty and cultural monuments and definitely don’t miss the main street Stradun for romantic walks. Dubrovnik was also the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones series. For those who have seen the series, Dubrovnik will feel like a beautiful déjà vu. Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Check out “Old City Walls” and learn all about the history and most stunning places. There are three entrances to the city ramparts: on Stradun by the Pile gate, by Fort St. Johns and by Fort St. Luke, Saint Dominik street.
The nice afternoon will be spent in this beautiful town…
and overnight stay.
SUNDAY: NATIONAL PARK MLJET
In the morning after breakfast at Dubrovnik, you will head to Mljet. Mljet is one of the most stunning of all the Adriatic islands. Much of the island is covered by forests and the rest is dotted with fields, vineyards and small historically villages. This is why it has been said that this is by far the greenest island of Croatia. However, the most interesting part, especially for nature lovers, is Mljet National Park! It is an ideal place for unwinding in perfect nature, where the vegetation, pine forests and spectacular saltwater lakes will take your breath away. It’s an unspoiled oasis with two gorgeous saltwater lakes Malo Jezero (Little Lake) and Veliko Jezero (Big Lake). Island Mljet is truly is perfect for hiking (amazing forest), swimming (the see is super clean) and sightseeing (monastery and guided tour).
Nature Park exploration
The greenest island of Croatia.
The monastery at island Mljet in Croatia.
On Monday morning you will be visiting one of the maybe the most isolated Croatia’s populated islands is little green Lastovo. The island was used as a military base during the Yugoslav era and was closed to foreign visitors, but today that changed. The main attraction is Lastovo Town, a striking collection of stone houses and innumerable aged churches clinging to a hillside in the interior. Lastovo and the dozens of islets that surround it are now protected by the Lastovo Archipelago Nature Park, home to many sea corals, sponges, lobsters, rare sea snails, dolphins… To conclude Lastovo is a place where you just take relax, unwind, take a walk, have a nice dinner and forget about all your worries. Great for swimming, walking, relaxation and without mass tourism and large crowds.
Try out traditional food
The most isolated Croatia’s populated islands – Lastovo.
Calm bays with old stone houses and old fishing boats can be found around the island.
TUESDAY: Korčula – Badija
Korčula is also called little Dubrovnik. It has stunning city walls, it’s full of history and it is a really nice town to check. Rich in vineyards, olive groves, and small villages, Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island, stretching nearly 47km in length. The city is also known as the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. For leisure time head to one of the many beaches and enjoy in one also of the most beautiful seas in the Adriatic. If you want to stay active on land you can experience beautiful nature and wonderful Mediterranean climate by renting a bike. Korčual is also all about quality food, and you will easily find many restaurants in the old town. After a long active day gets back on board where you will be served with dinner and later on you can relax on board or explore the town further.
Near Korčula there is a small island called Badija. With a great monastery and pine forests perfect for taking a walk that fills you up with energy and fresh air for many years to come, this is a truly great place to visit. Feeding animals (free of charge) is also possible. Sea animals are not the only animals that can be found here, you will see other animals walking around that are used to humans and not dangerous. It is not unusual to see does to come to the beach, very near people, to seek food. Since there are many people that want to feed them, they are very picky, and they’ll approach you only if they like the food you’re offering. As far we know, apples are among their favorite food, so be sure to bring some apples with you if you go to Badija. This is a precious experience, a true magic if you’re an animal lover.
Try out traditional food
Get lost among Korčula town streets.
…and have some fun!
After breakfast you will head to Hvar. Island was rated as one of the top 10 most beautiful islands in the World. The main town on island Hvar (Town Hvar) is a must-see destination to visit especially in the late afternoon & evening. Why? Well, Hvar is known as the party island, popular among many. There you’ll easily find many top quality luxury restaurants specialized in local cuisine, as well as in exotic specialties but the prices can be high. Those who prefer more easy going activities will be happy with exploring rich history that goes back to prehistoric times. You will have to take a taxi-boat in the harbor to get back to your gulet yacht. Unfortunately, due to the fact that harbor in Hvar is super busy, this is the only way for you to arrive there, but it is worth it. You will also have to take a taxi-boat in the harbor to get back to your gulet yacht and spend the night anchored in one of the numerous bays in Pakleni islands archipelago.
Explore bars and nightlife
Enjoy in lively Hvar…
and discover where the action is!
With morning sun rising you will be served with breakfast on board. You can also if you wish to skip the shower and jump straight into the sea, because why not? After breakfast, you’ll head to Brač. Brač is famous for two things: its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, DC (oh, yes!). However, it is best known for its beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Bay). First of all, it’s a beautiful bay and stunning to look down on to if you choose to hike instead of relaxing on the beach. This beach also has a perfectly clear water and it is your typical Croatia postcard shot. Pebble beach is super nice to walk on and it is suitable for families with kids too. There are a lot of cafe and snack bars on the beach and a lot of fun things to do so you can spend the whole day having a good time with no worries on your mind.
You can visit Pučišća village which is an entirely different experience. Enjoy in its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance. Pučišća has also been named in Top 15 prettiest villages in Europe! The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća, where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
Golden Bay is a perfect beach with clear water and it is your typical Croatia postcard shot.
Pučišća is listed among the top 15 most beautiful villages in Europe!
FRIDAY: Šolta / Split (Trogir)
This part is flexible and depends on your wishes. You can take a cruise to Šolta island, which is super easy going. No crowds, no mass tourism. You can check the olive oil factory there or just take a walk around the shore. Not much going on there – and that is exactly why people like it. Or… You can go to Split. Croatia’s second-largest city is a great place to see real Dalmatian life. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity.
Town Split is Croatia’s second-largest city with 1700 years-long history. This town has a super lively atmosphere during summer times and offers so many things to see and do from historic sea sighting like for example walk tours inside Diocletian’s Palace and Cellars (Unesco World Heritage site) to entertainment points like dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops. We recommend you to explore the Olt Town and its maze streets that lead to main square Peristil where you will also see a St. Duje’s Cathedral (the patron saint) and live music playing during the night. There are also numerous museums, galleries to visit and for nature lovers, you can head to city park-forest Marjan… For those looking for cool interesting stuff, we recommend you stopping by a statue of Grgur Ninski in city center whose golden big toe whom you must touch and make a wish.
Trogir is very well preserved town that offers various sites that are a mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque building with sweeping views from its bell tower. Parts of this town remained truly remain intact and are protected by UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. This town almost as beautiful as Dubrovnik but without the crowds! You can enjoy in a leisurely stroll with a guide around picturesque historical town which shows great character. On summer nights everyone gravitates to the wide seaside promenade – Riva, lined with bars, cafes… Trogir has one advantage that Split doesn’t have, and that is the fact that is closer to the airport and also it makes a good alternative base to the big city and a relaxing place to spend the last day.
Split town of thousand possibilities that never stops surprising!
Trogir, a magical town that will take a special place at your heart.
SATURDAY: Split or Trogir
Check-out is till 09:00 a.m. – after breakfast you will have to say goodbyes to the crew. Your cruise will finish where you have started it 7 days ago – Split or Trogir port. If you haven’t visited the city center or you missed anything else you were interested to see on the first day, we strongly suggest to do it before leaving. Before you check-out, Goolets representative will give you one last visit on board to check how everything went and if you need any further assistance (transfers, suggestions on how to spend the day till your flight and similar).
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