Join Ker & Downey on an exclusive Luxury Croatia Island Hopping Tour. Discover Croatian hidden gems via a weeklong Croatia family yacht tour through the Dalmatian islands. From Brač to Mljet, there is simply nothing like exploring Croatia by private yacht with the ones you love.
Croatia Island Hopping Tour
Suggested Journey at a Glance: 8 days / 7 nights on a private yacht charter to Dubrovnik and Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, and Mljet islands
This suggested Croatia island hopping tour is just one way to experience Croatia by private yacht. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
First begin your discovery of Croatia by private yacht on Brač island, the biggest island in Dalmatia. You will dock near the Golden Horn Beach in Bol, perhaps the best known and most beautiful beach in Croatia. After a celebratory first dinner with the crew, spend the next day exploring the island by e-bike. Climb your way to the top of the Vidova Gora mountain, the highest peak of the Adriatic Sea. Indeed, it offers not only the best views over the island and the Adriatic Sea, but also beautiful nature and a great biking trail sheltered by black pines. The day then ends with a private olive oil tasting experience.
Next, continue your Croatia island hopping tour on Hvar, an ancient town with a rich history on the island with the same name. Begin your explorations by hiking up to Fortica fortress for stunning views over the city. Mingle in the town center and discover one of the most beautiful squares in Dalmatia: St. Stephen’s Square. A visit to Hvar would not be complete without a wine tour. Therefore, embark on a private half-day tour through the centuries-old vineyards on the island. Along the way, pass through the old villages of Brusje and Velo Grablje as well as many lavender fields. In Jelsa, stop at the Duboković winery for a taste of Croatian wine Medvid, local cheese, and homemade bread in the winemakers’ family house. You’ll also be able to enjoy the family’s own flavored olive oils.
After 1945, Vis Island became a major military base for the Yugoslav army. As such, there are more than 30 military sites around the island. Find out why Vis was called the “key of the Adriatic” on a private jeep tour. After departing from Vis Town, visit Tito’s cave, the island’s highest peak at Hum, the former air force airport, and the cricket field in Pliskopoje. You will also stop at the George III fort, the former military base of Parja, and the submarine tunnel “Jastog” (Lobster).
Korčula Island is undoubtedly an essential stop on any Croatia island hopping tour. While here, explore the island with a private guide on a half-day tour. Indeed, your first stop comes after no more than five minutes at one of the region’s top honey producers. Here you will learn how honey gets from the beehives to jars, followed by honey tasting.
Then head to Lumbarda to taste one of Korčula’s most famous products: wine. The winery you will visit produces the acclaimed and little known (outside of Croatia) white wine, Grk. Hosted at the home of your jovial hosts, you will have the chance to pair your wine tasting with an array of tasty homemade Dalmatian snacks. Later, head to a local restaurant for dinner where you will learn how to prepare the traditional local dish ‘peka.’
Your private yacht will then whisk you away to the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic: Mljet Island. This is an island of untouched nature, olive groves, vineyards, rich forests, and diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings on a private e-biking tour of Mljet National Park. Indeed, e-bikes are the best way to explore the island, as only bikes are allowed around the lakes.
Finally, your Croatia family yacht tour will anchor in Dubrovnik on your final day. For a completely different experience, we recommend embarking on private buggy safari outside the city. Your buggy safari will take you through some fantastic landscapes, cruising through pristine countryside, pine forests, and rural settlements. Halfway through, stop in Čilipi to visit some of the town’s monuments. Then continue riding over green hills and climbing the highest peaks of Konavle’s rocky coastline while marveling at the amazing Adriatic Sea on one side and the mountains on the other. Upon your return, recover from this exciting trip with fresh fruits and drinks.
Your final farewell is one to remember: a private dinner within the walls of Dubrovnik. This is an exclusive experience that allows you and your loved ones to have the walls of Dubrovnik all to yourselves. It will no doubt be a dinner that will remain as one of the warmest memories in your life.
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