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From Zadar to the Island of Vis

Experience a sailing trip to the Island of Vis!
Route Description: Zadar - Vodice - Sibenik - Krka Waterfalls - Zlarin - Trogir - Island of Vis - Primosten/Rogoznica - National park Kornati - Dugi otok - Zadar

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Map of the cruise
Map of the cruise Trogir Serenity View on bridge, Krk, Croatia
Old town - Trogir Macek Ship A view of Trogir

Features

  • Welcome dinner on day 1
  • Daily breakfast & lunch from day 2
  • Accommodation on a traditional, family-owned motor sailing ship

Notes

  • On the booking there will be no confirmation with ship name, but "cabin A-category" on one ship of the fleet of I.D. Riva Tours
  • Cabin A-category means that cabin is equipped with shower and toilet. The guest will be informed about actual name of the ship on embarkation day, our representative will inform the guests on the spot.
  • Clients are advised to take insurance against cancellation of reserved services

Itinerary

Day 1, Saturday

From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm boarding in Zadar, meeting and getting to know the crew and other passengers. After that we release the ropes and head towards Zirje or Prvic where we will make our first swimming break. We head further towards Vodice, lively tourist destination. Enjoy the evening with a glass of wine in one of many pleasant taverns or restaurants. Boarding again in the evening which arrive by plane and which will be driven to Vodice.

Day 2, Sunday

Several miles further South, we leave the Adriatic and enter the estuary of river Krka. Our next stop is Sibenik. Town Sibenik was first mentioned in 1006. It is the youngest of cities on the coast but at the same time the oldest Croatian town. It was not founded by neither Greeks nor Romans nor Byzantium but Croats. The best known building in the old town center is St. Jacob cathedral, most significant Renaissance monument in Croatia, which resembles a fortress. After walking around town we sail further down the river Krka. We anchor and Skradin, not far from well known Krka's waterfalls. Ships sail here that can get you to national park. If you have the possibility to visit "Skradinski buk", best known of the waterfalls, where Krka falls into 17 waterfalls in one fall of 800 m, and one hundred meters of wide cascades from the height of 45,7 m. Be sure not to forget your swimming stuff because swimming in crystal clear Krka just beneath the waterfalls is a unique event. (Entrance the National Park which includes a boat ride costs $ 12 payable at the spot). We return to the Adriatic and sail toward Zlarin, a fishermen's town on the same-called island in which port we will stay the night.

Day 3, Monday

On our sailing trip toward the South, we will stop in one of many bays for a swim. After several hours of break we sail further to Trogir, town under the auspices of UNESCO, which is also called "Town-museum". It is a great experience walking in the afternoon or in the evening down the labyrinth of narrow streets, admire the walls, towers, churches, frescoes and vaults or just take a glimpse here and there into the old courtyards. Spending the night in Trogir.

Day 4, Tuesday

There is a longer journey ahead of us today. We are heading towards the "forbidden island" Vis, which was forbidden for foreign tourists until the end of the 1980-ies. Where there used to be takeoff and landing runway of military aircraft bases for some years now grow planted grape wine. Most striking feature of this island is luscious sub tropic vegetation which is everywhere. Town Vis is the oldest place in Dalmatia, 397 BC. Syracusean Dionysus founded a town which he named Issa, as a first Greek colony on the eastern shores of the Adriatic. We will spend a night in Vis port, a peaceful town in secluded bay on the northern side of the island. Since the island of Vis is situated relatively far on the open sea, in case of unfavorable weather we will alternatively sail to the island of Hvar.

Day 5, Wednesday

We head in direction of land again, more accurately Primosten or Rogoznica, two pleasant tourist fishermen's towns. Interestingly, they both lay on small islets connected to land with narrow embankments. After usual swimming break, we will anchor in one of those two ports and spend the night there.

Day 6, Thursday

"On the last day of creation God decided to crown his deed and thus created Kornati out of tears, stars and breath", wrote Irish writer George Bernard Shaw. Wonderful nature, numerous small and large islands (it is said: an island for every day of a year), beautiful sea, all this makes Kornati unique paradise. They are the larges island group in the Adriatic, counting 147 islands, islets and rocks with total surface of 69 km2, scattered on an area of 230 km2. They stretch over a length of 35 km and width of about 13 km between Long Island on Northwest, Zirje and Pasman on Southeast and Vrgade and Murter on Northe and Northeast. We will sail Kornati along its entire length and stop in one bay on its northern part to swim. We are staying the night in Sala on Long Island.

Day 7, Friday

Before we head back to Zadar, we will anchor in one of many bays on the island of Ugljan to take one more swimming break. After dinner there will be a tourist guide waiting in Zadar to take our guest to a tour around the mighty city walls that encompass the town. He/she will show you the most important sights of the town such as the Roman forum, St. Donat church, St. Stosija cathedral and unique sea organs whose sounds and melodies are created by the waves. In the end we recommend walking around town on your own or maybe having a drink in one of many cafés. With a little luck you might come across a "klapa" vocal singing group rehearsing their songs in the open air.

Day 8, Saturday

Leaving after breakfast around 9 am.

Note

  • The rates are based on category under deck. The supplement for category on deck is
    • season A and B: $45 per person net
    • season C, D, E: $75 per person net
  • Taxes and port charges are not included (to be paid on the spot) - $32 - per person per week
  • Entrance to National Parks vary from $15-23 per person depending on season and park
  • Reduction for children:
    • 2 adults + 1 child up to age 13.99 in triple cabin: 50%
    • 1 adult + 1 child up to age 13.99 in double cabin: 30%
    • 2 adults + 2 children up to age 13.99 in 2 double cabins: 30%
  • Supplement for single use of a cabin - 70%