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World Heritage and History of Croatia
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Discover Croatia's Historical Heritage

Discover an authentic experience and explore Croatia's historical heritage and UNESCO sites as you cruise on a luxury small ship!

Our World Heritage cruise, new to our Elegance sailings for 2024, embarks on a 7-day round-trip from Split sailing north to explore the historical destinations this part of the Dalmatian coast has to offer. We will discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Split, Trogir, Šibenik, Zadar and Hvar as well as places of historical significance such as the military island of Vis.

Elegance Croatia Cruises offer the highest quality comfort onboard custom-built ships, featuring air-conditioned ensuite rooms, spacious dining saloons and large sundecks.

Set sail for a luxury small ship cruising experience like no other, and explore Croatia with like-minded travellers.

Please Note: Only available on 3 selected departures in 2024: 26 May, 9 June and 1 September. Subject to availability.

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Itinerary

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World Heritage Route
Overview
Summary

The World Heritage Route is perfect for those who are looking to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites and places of historical significance that Croatia has to offer. Departing from the UNESCO town of Split before, this route will take you north through the seaside towns of Trogir and Šibenik, before arriving at the impressive waterfront city of Zadar.

On day 4 this itinerary navigates south toward the mainland town of Vodice, allowing you to take in the stunning Krka National Park and waterfalls. Leaving Vodice behind, the next three days take in the islands of Vis and Hvar before returning to the city of Split.

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split (UNESCO)
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trogir Old Town
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St James in pretty Šibenik
  • Experience the Sea Organ & Sun Salutation in the fortified city of Zadar
  • Visit the Krka National Park & waterfalls
  • Become enchanted at the incredible Blue Cave, Vis
  • Enjoy a local village dinner and wine on the UNESCO Stari Grad Plain, Hvar
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split is a UNESCO world heritage town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 11.00am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. A Welcome Reception will commence onboard your ship between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, where you're able to join your fellow travellers for champagne and canapes before departing the harbour. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Please Note: Our Captains work hard to provide the best possible experience based on weather and port conditions. Our aim is to make sure you have an amazing week on your Sail Croatia cruise! In light of this, the itinerary and port locations may need to change during the week.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the airport to the harbour on day 1 of your cruise*
  • Welcome Reception

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Trogir, Croatia
Day 1
Trogir
Summary

Enjoy a 3-course lunch onboard as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards to our first destination - the seaside town of Trogir. This tiny medieval town is UNESCO protected and packed with stunning architecture, impressive fortifications, and cosmopolitan restaurants.

Trogir is the perfect place to soak up an authentic Croatian experience, spend your afternoon strolling through the fascinating fortified Old Town learning about the history of this beautiful area. Enjoy the evening experiencing a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

Special Elegance Inclusions
Sibenik, Croatia
Day 2
Sibenik
Summary

This morning we’ll leave Trogir behind and sail toward the beautiful city of Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic. We will be stopping off at a secluded bay for a swim, where you’ll catch a glimpse of the beautiful island of Zlarin as we make our way to this evening’s destination.

We’ll moor in the protected natural harbour of Šibenik where a local guide will help us explore the abundance of medieval forts and the UNESCO-protected Cathedral of St James.

Zadar, Croatia
Day 3
Zadar
Summary

Enjoy breakfast looking out over the stunning Adriatic Sea as we cruise toward the fascinating city of Zadar; historically known as the centre of Dalmatia. This notable town has stood the test of time and is filled with beautiful Roman architecture and medieval churches, as well as the UNESCO-protected fortification system from the Venetian period.

After the walking tour, spend the afternoon along the waterfront of Zadar, taking in the city’s unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation, which needs to be seen and heard to be believed! Sip on champagne as you marvel at Zadar’s most famous attraction; the stunning sunset out over the sea.

Special Elegance Inclusions
Vodice, Croatia
Day 4
Vodice
Summary

Relax as we set sail and head toward the coastal town of Vodice and enjoy a 3-course lunch at your Captain’s favourite secluded bay along the way. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful pebbled beaches, relaxing onboard, or take part in an optional trip to the Krka Waterfalls National Park, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Croatia.

This evening is reserved for the onboard Captain's Dinner where you will also experience the delight of Klapa singing - a tradition protected by UNESCO Cultural Heritage.

Special Elegance Inclusions
Vis, Croatia
Day 5
Vis
Summary

Early this morning and subject to weather conditions (which are normally excellent), we will make our way across to the island of Vis, one of the most outer-lying islands on the Dalmatian coast. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and Germany. It has only recently opened to commercial tourism and the island still retains a lot of charm.

Please Note: If by chance the weather and wind isn't suitable to visit Vis, an alternative stop will be made on the itinerary. The captain reserves the right to amend the itinerary, as his number one priority is always safety.

Hvar, Croatia
Day 6
Hvar
Summary

Enjoy breakfast onboard overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip in the refreshing Adriatic at our mid-morning swim stop before lunch is served onboard. After lunch, we continue on to Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic.

Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts in Hvar Town. Although renowned for it's celebrity spotting, Hvar still remains authentic to its roots, with its cobbled streets, historic architecture and 7th Century Fortress overlooking the town.

Please Note: The docking time in Hvar can be early evening in peak season due to port authority restrictions. However, if guests would like to arrive earlier, water taxi transfers will be arranged.

Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in a secluded bay just outside of Split, before taking in this spectacular city as we cruise into Split harbour in the afternoon.

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Split bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace, a Roman emperor's' retirement palace from 295-305 AD. This beautiful palace consists of 220 buildings within its boundaries, is home to 3,000 people and Split is now the second largest city in Croatia.

Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and historical architecture or have a coffee on the waterfront Riva.

Special Elegance Inclusion
Split, Croatia
Check-out
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please Note: It is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Saturday night.

Special Elegance Inclusion
  • Included stress-free transfer from the harbour to the airport on day 8 of your cruise*

*complimentary transfer must be booked in advance with our Sales Team

Inclusions

Sail Croatia Chefs
Captain’s Dinner Evening

Captain’s Dinner Evening Experience traditional Croatian cuisine, as your Captain puts on an evening complete with local entertainment!

Swimming in a secluded Croatian bays
Daily Swim Stops

Daily Swim Stops Dive into crystal clear water, straight off your ship!

Daily Buffet Breakfast on a Sail Croatia Cruise
Daily Buffet Breakfast

Daily Buffet Breakfast Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast daily

Taking in the Adriatic Sea
Return Airport Transfers

Return Airport Transfers Return Airport transfers (on the start/end day of your cruise) are included

Sail Croatia Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception Get to know your fellow travellers over a glass of champagne and canapes once you board your ship!

Sail Croatia Tour Managers
Tour Manager

Tour Manager Your dedicated Tour Manager can assist with any questions onboard and Walking Tour guides will provide you with comprehensive information in each port

Authentic Croatian Viallage dinner
Local Village Dinner

Local Village Dinner Experience authentic Croatia and a traditional Peka dinner with wine on the UNESCO Stari Grad Plain

Croatian Cruise dinning table
3 Course Lunch Daily

3 Course Lunch Daily A 3 course lunch is included daily on all Elegance Cruises

Elegance Ships

Sail Croatia Ship, Olimp
Olimp

Olimp is a custom-built small ship that accommodates 36 guests onboard. This luxurious vessel was built in 2017 and will undergo an impressive upgrade ahead of the 2022 season. The ship features ample deck spaces to relax, socialise and take in the view, as well as a swimming platform for easy access into the water.

49 meters long
2017 build
Top deck jacuzzi
Sail Croatia Ship, Queen Jelena
Queen Jelena

The ‘Queen of the Sea’ is one of the most elegant ships in the Sail Croatia fleet, offering sleek lines and a modern take on traditional design. This stunning ship accommodates 38 guests onboard, plus crew, and provides multiple areas to relax and unwind, as well as a luxurious swimming ladder for easy access into the water.

50 meters long
2018 build
Sun Deck Jacuzzi

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