Schooner Holidays

Cruise the Adriatic in your own private cabin on a vintage motor-sailing ship along some of the dramatically indented Croatian coastline famed for its islands, reefs and national parks and historic towns. All you need is a few T-shirts and swimsuit to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook – Breakfast and Lunch included) take care of you.

During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings are yours to discover a different place each night (Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Trstenik, Sipan), to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments.

In addition, you can make the most of your holiday adding 4 or 7 nights in Dubrovnik. Talk to our dedicated agents for a tailor made two-centre holiday.

ROUTE KL5 – Dubrovnik and Islands (Weekly Sunday Departures from Dublin or Belfast)

Sunday | Day 1 | Arrival to Dubrovnik 

Check in from 13.00 h onwards (GRUZ harbour) with dinner as your first meal. Due to the many different flight arrivals the first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik – a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this old city are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do on your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Monday | Day 2 | Dubrovnik – Mljet

After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet. Lunch on board. The whole afternoon is free to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island.  In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. Overnight in port Polača/Pomena.

Tuesday | Day 3 | Mljet – Korcula

During breakfast departure for Korčula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in front of Lumbarda (part of Korčula). Arrive in  Korčula in the afternoon where everyone is free to do their own sightseeing. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which took over two centuries to build. Overnight in port.

Wednesday | Day 4 | Korcula – Hvar

Early in the morning we depart towards the little island Šćedro where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine island.

Thursday | Day 5 | Hvar – Trstenik

We have to leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the little town of Trstenik on Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Lunch on board. TRSTENIK, a village and harbour in the central part of the southern coast of the island of Pelješac; population 106. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture (the famous Dingač wine), fishing and tourism. The coastline along the town and the neighbouring inlets is covered by pine groves, offering fine ambience for swimming. The famous Grgić winery is situated here – have a walk and taste some of their lovely wine!

Friday | Day 6 | Trstenik – Sipan

Early in the morning we continue our trip towards the Elafiti islands. ELAFITI are a group of islands placed in the Adriatic Sea west of Dubrovnik. They include Šipan, Lopud and Koločep (Kalamota). They attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti islands. ŠIPAN, the largest island of the Elafiti, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. This is where we will spend the night.

Saturday | Day 7 | Sipan – Dubrovnik

Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and arrival to Dubrovnik early in the afternoon (around 2pm) and have a whole afternoon free to explore Dubrovnik or go for a swim or simply join an optional bus excursion to Montenegro. You can explore Dubrovnik on your own or join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls! Overnight in the GRUŽ port of this magical town.

Sunday | Day 8 | Dubrovnik

Early breakfast, transfer to airport for return flight home or 2nd centre destination.

Conditions

A+ category on deck cabins are on main or top deck, they are fully air conditioned, daily cleaning included, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds (price includes captain’s dinner and guided sightseeing of Dubrovnik)
A+ category cabins under deck are under deck , they are fully air conditioned, daily cleaning included, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds (price includes captain’s dinner and guided sightseeing of Dubrovnik)
A category on deck cabins are on main or top deck and include private shower and WC (3rd bed possible on request)
A category cabins under deck are under deck and include private shower and toilet (3rd bed possible on request)
• Prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights cruising in two-bedded cabin and with continental breakfast and lunch included.
• Prices does not include water supplement (approx. €20pppw), drink supplement (approx. €16pppw) and daily cabin cleaning (approx. €15pppw, included in A+ cabins)
• 2 towels per person provided. Soft luggage is recommended.
• Visitor’s tax / Port Fees (€20 per person) and Entrance to Nature and National parks (€10-€15) not included; payable locally.
• The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather.

Prices are per person, based on two or three sharing on board cabin accommodation.

Schooner Prices KL5

Type of Cabin

A cat ON DECK A cat UNDER DECK

Departures on/between

2 pax

Single Suppl.

2 pax

Single Suppl.

20/04-04/05, 05/10-19/10

760 100 730 100

11/05-18/05, 21/09-28/09

815 240 780 215

25/05-08/06, 14/09

880 265 815 235

15/06-22/06, 07/09

965 310 910 280

29/06-06/07, 24/08-31/08

1020 335 955 315

13/07-17/08

1055 355 985 325

Child (2-9 years)

EUR 200 reduction

A+ Cabin

€160 Supplement

Airport taxes €75, Flight Supplements may apply