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Our Privately Chartered Deluxe Yacht Cruise
May 20 -28, 2022
Hosted by Travel by Beth and I-Travel and
escorted by agents John and Beth Mills and Kim Grammer
Please join us for a truly unique experience cruising through the beautiful islands of Croatia. We will be sailing on the brand new Aurelia, a deluxe luxury vessel with full service staff. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the Adriatic sea, the history of Southeast Europe and tasty culinary traditions. And you will feel like a ROCK STAR pulling into port with our own private yacht.
Croatia and the Croatian Islands
Welcome to Croatia! A land whose rich cultural heritage is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Hundreds of charming islands and islets with sparse traffic, fascinating beauty and natural phenomenon are a guarantee for a completely different vacation experience on the Mediterranean. And you needn’t choose between the mountains and the seaside, the cityscape and the countryside – everything is within reach and just a drive away. When you choose Croatia, you choose diversity of experiences, pristine nature, authentic attractions, rich and varied culinary traditions, and a dedication to the simple life that celebrates freedom.
Paradise beaches, remote locations for the bold and adventurous, seaside activities for those who don’t want to stay put, private destinations for relaxation and meditation… With 1244 islands, Croatia has the most intricately indented coastline on the Mediterranean, with the right type of beach to fit the demands of each guest. Also, with 8 national parks and nearly 100 nature parks and reserves, the protected areas of Croatia encompass 9% of the country!
Want to explore your dreams for real?
Mild climate makes the Adriatic very pleasant for sailing all year round.
With a spectacular coastline extending 5,835 kilometres from Istria to Dubrovnik, with nearly 60 marinas and extraordinary clear waters, the Croatian Adriatic is an ideal place for your sailing adventure.
Taste the Mediterranean freshness!
When sun-soaked fresh ingredients meet in a melting pot of amazingly diverse gastronomical influences, you can’t help but crave another bite. Go ahead, there’s always room for more.
The NEW MV Aurelia
The beautiful MV Aurelia was launched in 2021 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.
INTERIOR – Main salon with dining area, bar and lounge area with smart TV, radio. There is also a lounge bar on the top sun deck.
HIGHLIGHTS – 19 modern, en-suite cabins, sound-proofed for your comfort of which 9 VIP upper deck cabins each with their own private balcony, large sundeck with a bar, rooftop jacuzzi, deck chairs and sun loungers, swimming platform, and two outdoor showers, fully air-conditioned luxury dining room, highly attentive personal service, complimentary Wi-Fi
LEISURE EQUIPMENT: Tender boat (8 passenger), snorkeling & swimming equipment
Modern, spacious cabins comprise double or twin beds, private facilities, full air-conditioning, portholes or windows, safe, fridge, LCD TV, sound-proofing, as well as the latest in safety systems.
Public areas include a main deck air-conditioned restaurant/bar with panoramic windows, a covered outdoor seating area outside the restaurant, a swimming platform and a sundeck with lounge chairs and a Jacuzzi.
Split to Split Dalmatian Coast Paradise
5/19 Day of your flight from the U.S. You will arrive in Croatia on 5/20.
We will not be flying as a group on this trip but rather airfare will be booked individually
5/20 – One night pre-cruise stay Split hotel (additional cost)
Legend: B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner CD-Captains Dinner T-Tasting (included in price)
Day 1 SPLIT (L) to Vis
Transfers from the Split hotel to the Split harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check-in at 2pm.
In the past, the island of Vis was a site of many historical war battles and numerous ships were sunk in the area. Even to this day, divers and archaeologist continues to discover new locations, Greek and Roman amphorae and other treasures.
In the town of Vis you can visit the Church or Our Lady and the Archaeological museum. The museum collection holds many valuable exhibits, both land and marine, as well as many exhibits depicting lifestyle (housing, work, jewellery…) dating back as far as to Hellenistic times. Explore the island to find a restaurant to enjoy
Overnight in Vis
This is the island where MAMA MIA 2 was filmed!!
Day 2 VIS- KORČULA (B, L, D)
In the morning, a departure from this magnificent town and cruise towards the Blue Cave. THE BLUE CAVE is a beautiful natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo, just in front of the town of Komiža. The light goes through the cave and reflects on the water in such way it paints everything in a wonderful blue tone. The cave is tiny so you can only enter with a small boat and is available for visit only if the weather and water level are suitable.
We are then on to the Island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of the enchanting town fortified by walls. Korčula treasures more legends, tales and monuments than any other place, discover some wandering along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants for a great gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.
Dinner with Local Wines at Filippi on the waterfront.
Day 3 KORČULA – MLJET & DUBROVNIK (B, L, D)
The next morning, head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th century is situated. Return to the vessel for lunch, followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before tied the ropes at the Gruž harbour, the captain will arrange an evening cruise alongside the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent ancient town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 4 DUBROVNIK (B and CD)
After breakfast, transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. There will be plenty of opportunities to take great pictures as the cable car (tickets included) takes us from the Old Town to the Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. Meander through the narrow car-free limestone streets – worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, seek out a drink in one of the trendy piazzas or walk the famous 1,940 m long walls and take a stroll along the famous STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Return to the Aurelia for our Captain’s Dinner and Live Music!
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5 DUBROVNIK – PELJEŠAC PENINSULA (B, L, D offsite)
Early morning departure towards the Pelješac peninsula, home to Croatia’s best-known red wines: Dingač and Postup. Before lunch, a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Pelješac peninsula. Today, move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village, followed by a visit to a local farm to indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the vessel. Overnight on Pelješac peninsula.
Day 6 PELJEŠAC – HVAR (B, L)
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro, followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612 -to name a few. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
Day 7 HVAR – BOL – SPLIT (B, L, T)
Today’s destination is the Island of Brač and the picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape – known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board, time at leisure until wine tasting. Afternoon tour of Split.
Overnight in Split for any early morning departures.
Day 8 SPLIT (B)
Early morning departure for Split. Gather for one last light breakfast at the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and all the new friends, before they see you off in Split. Disembark by 9am. Transfers to the airport.
Pricing – What is next?
Travel by Beth has 3 Staterooms Left for their clients. (18 total staterooms on the yacht)
Based on double occupancy
Lower Deck $1850 per person
Upper Main Deck $2250 per person (SOLD OUT)
VIP Upper $2450 per person balcony stateroom (SOLD OUT)
7 night cruise in deluxe superior cabin with en-suite bathroom; Porterage; Welcome reception & Cocktail; Daily buffet breakfast; Tea & Coffee all day; 10 additional meals included as specified in the itinerary; A drink with lunch and unlimited water from water dispenser; Captains’ dinner with live entertainment; Professional Tour manager; Walking tour of Korcula followed by dinner with wine at a local seafood restaurant; Round trip bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing; Wine tasting with local wines & snacks; Visitor’s taxes & port fees; Daily cabin service & towel change; Slippers & robe for use onboard; Fresh bed linen twice per week; Vanity set (toiletries); Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard; Lounging sun deck with deck beds for all passengers; Use of hot tub; Rear access platform for easy access to/from the sea.
Deposit is $500 per person
2nd Deposit 50% of total December 3rd
Final Payment February 4th, 2022
Travel protection is available and highly recommended
**Flights are a an additional expense and can be booked for you. Please estimate $1100 per ticket.
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