- Transfers: return airport transfers (Zadar airport)
- Accommodation: 7 nights’ accommodation in an en-suite cabin with double or twin beds, standard boat category, lower deck
- Meals and drinks: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners. (Drinks and water are not included)
- The following destinations are included in the holiday: Vodice, Skradin, Krka National Park, Šibenik, Rogoznica, Brač Island, Omiš, Split, Primošten, Zlarin, Kornati Islands National Park, Zadar (order subject to change)
- The following activities are included in the holiday: Split city tour, Zadar city tour (the order of activities is subject to change)
Please note: a mandatory tourist and harbour tax is payable locally in cash when you board the boat. This costs approximately 35 euros per person for the week. Please also note that the Krka National Park entrance and boat ride must be paid for locally (approximately 40 euros per person).
Please note: flights and transfers are not included as some clients like to add a stay in Zadar before or after this holiday. We will be delighted to arrange flights, accommodation and transfers around the sailing trip. Please just ask one of our Travel Experts for suggestions and prices
Croatia is undeniably a destination for exceptional cruise trips. With its stunning, indented coastline adorned by a myriad of enchanting islands, the country beckons travellers to embark on a truly unique island-hopping adventure. Prepare to be captivated as you navigate the Adriatic Sea, exploring the national parks and islands throughout this breathtaking region.
A small-ship cruise in Croatia offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the thousand islands that dot the coastline. Each island holds its own magical allure, inviting you to discover its hidden treasures and enjoy its gorgeous surroundings. From secluded coves and pristine beaches to rugged cliffs and crystal-clear waters, the Adriatic Sea unveils its secrets at every turn.
As you sail from one island to another, you'll have the chance to witness first-hand the natural wonders that make Croatia so remarkable. Picture yourself exploring ancient coastal towns steeped in history, wandering through charming villages nestled in beautiful landscapes, and encountering breathtaking panoramic views that will leave you in awe.
During this seven-night cruise, you will visit the stunning towns of Split, Primošten and Zadar, all rich with their own history, culture and unique architecture. You will also get to enjoy the beauty of Krka National Park and its famous travertine waterfalls, as well as the grassy islands and turquoise coves of the Kornati Islands National Park, the largest archipelago in the Adriatic Sea.
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Dates & Prices
We include more, no hidden costs
Departure dates: Saturdays from April to October
For our full booking terms and conditions please click here
Holiday group size (approximate)
Minimum 1*; maximum 38 people (approximately)
*Our cruises are subject to a minimum number of participants, which is necessary for the trip in question to take place (approximately 22 people). Should it become apparent that the minimum number of participants required to carry out the cruise for a ship is not reached, we will inform you at least 30 days before the start of the cruise. Of course we will offer you at the same time – subject to availability – a replacement ship and, if necessary, an alternative route without any extra charge.
We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.
Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.
Minimum and maximum age
If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.
Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.
Medical History and Advice
We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.
In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.
In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.
Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.
Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.
It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.
If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.
The UK Foreign Office Advice
Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice
We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.
The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/
Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/
The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html
If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.
If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.
If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.
If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.
Booking activities locally
Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).
When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.
In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.
Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.
Brexit information for British Passport holders
For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.
Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation
On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.
Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.
Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer
If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.
If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.
Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.
Terms and Conditions
Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.artisantravel.co.uk/booking-conditions
Trip Specific Terms and Conditions
Please note, due to specific requirements in some of the harbours, it is possible that ships will be tied sideways to each other and that passengers will need to transfer from one ship to another in order to get to shore. Please be careful when transferring from ship to ship and should you need assistance, the crew members will be delighted to help. All boat routes are dependent on the weather and may be changed at the Captain’s discretion.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons, the itinerary and activities may need to be adapted to ensure that the cruise is operated in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Arrival, Transfer to Ship, Sailing to Vodice
After arriving into Zadar airport, you will be transferred to the port where you will board your small ship and meet the Captain and crew, as well as your fellow passengers, before setting sail for Vodice. The ship will be your home and sleeping quarters for the next seven nights.
For passengers boarding the boat after 1pm, you will be transferred from the airport to Vodice and board the ship there. You will enjoy dinner on board tonight.
Very occasionally, the itinerary and duration of sailing and activities may change according to local conditions, events or guest preferences. Your skipper and his crew will make these decisions based first and foremost on your safety. In such cases, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.Included Meals: Dinner
Vodice to Krka National Park, Šibenik and Rogoznica
After breakfast this morning, you will set sail, leaving the Adriatic Sea, journeying up the River Krka where you will anchor upstream at the town of Skradin.
From there, you will board a smaller boat, which will take you further along the river and into the heart of the national park. You will have the opportunity to visit the famous Skradinski Buk travertine waterfalls. You will have some free time at the waterfall to explore the pathways and wooden bridges that surround. Please note that the entrance fees to the park, as well as the boat ride, are payable locally (approximately 40 euros per person).
Returning to the Adriatic Sea, you will stop in the pretty town of Šibenik. The charming old town is home to the beautiful St. Jacob’s Cathedral, one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Croatia. After a brief stroll through the old town, you will continue along to Rogoznica, a small fishing village, where the boat will anchor for the night. The village lies on a small island, connected to the mainland only by a narrow causeway.
One night of the cruise, there will be a Captain’s dinner, the night of which will be confirmed during your cruise. During other nights, you will be able to go into the local towns and villages where there are several restaurants available.
Day of dinner can vary.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rogoznica to Brač Island
Today you will set sail towards the picturesque seaside town of Bol, located on the island of Brač. This area is home to one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn).
The beach is a 20-minute walk away from the port at Bol and is a fantastic place to visit. Although it is popular with travellers, this stunning spit of sand, surrounded by turquoise waters is well worth a visit.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Brač Island to Omiš and Split, and City Tour
After breakfast, you will journey to Omiš, a picturesque town on the mainland. This town boasts a privileged seaside position and is located at the mouth of the Cetina river, famous for its beautiful canyons and gorges.
After lunch on board you will have the opportunity to explore the town and visit the numerous cafés, bars and beautiful beaches. Afterwards, the ship will sail on to Split, the next port of call.
On arrival in Split, you will be taken on a guided city tour. Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and it is surrounded by imposing mountains and crystal-clear waters. It is famous for its picturesque views, as well as its well-preserved Roman architecture, including Diocletian’s Palace, part of Split’s old town UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will have the rest of the evening free to further explore the old town on your own and to enjoy the bustling Mediterranean atmosphere on the famous promenade of Split.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Split to Primošten and Zlarin Island
After a swim in one of the may secluded bays and coves along the coastline, you will visit the town of Primošten. This picturesque town is situated on a small island, connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway and it is a beautiful place to explore, or to enjoy another dip in the sea at one of its beaches.
Later this evening, you will sail to the fishing village of Zlarin, where you will anchor for the evening.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Zlarin to Kornati Islands National Park
Setting sail from Zlarin, you will head towards the Kornati Islands National Park, home to beautiful turquoise-coloured bays, grass and pine covered islands and stunning backdrops. It is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea - comprising 147 islands, islets and reefs, which cover an area of 35 km of length.
After passing through the national park, you will continue north, where you will anchor at one of the many islands that comprise the Zadar Archipelago, including Dugi Otok, Zverinac, Molat or Olib.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Zadar City Tour
Before returning to Zadar, you will anchor in one of the numerous bays to take a last refreshing swim in the Adriatic Sea.
After arriving in Zadar, a local tour guide will take you on a guided city tour through the impressive old town, surrounded by ancient walls. You will see the main sights and attractions, including the Roman Forum, the circular Church of Sveti Donat, and the cathedral of Sveta Stošija, as well as the unique Sea Organs, whose sounds and melodies are created purely by the waves.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, you will disembark and say farewell to your ship and the crew.
You will be transferred back to Zadar airport for your flight home. Alternatively, why not extend your time in Zadar? Speak to our Travel Experts for further details.Included Meals: Breakfast
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Extend your stay in Zadar
If you would like to add pre or post nights to your cruise, we can easily arrange for you to stay in hotel accommodation in Zadar. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts for further details.