Croatia Gourmet Sailing Tour


Croatia Gourmet Sailing Tour

Available to book for April, May and June 2016, this attractive program is a real treat for hedonists and is intended for those who want to explore the beautiful Adriatic islands from a different point of view. Throughout our 7-day-long itinerary, we will go from island to island seeking out the richest gastronomical fare, tasting wines from some of the most famous Croatian winemakers and enjoying the specialties of local chefs in beautiful and authentic locations, from rustic "konobas" to refined palaces.

The Itinerary

  • DAY 1 - Arrival - Šolta
  • DAY 2 - Island of Brač
  • DAY 3 - Island of Vis
  • DAY 4 - Island of Hvar
  • DAY 5 - Island of Korčula
  • DAY 6 - Pelješac
  • DAY 7 - Dubrovnik
  • DAY 8 - Dubrovnik departure

Wine has been an integral part of local culture for over two thousand years. Our Wine List includes the finest wines available in Croatia, with a particular emphasis on South Dalmatia, the islands of Hvar, Vis, Korcula and the Peljesac Peninsula.

Grand CruTour is designed with special regard to those customers who would like to experience Croatia in all of its beauty, with all of their senses. Our goal is to celebrate, share and promote the best Croatia has to offer, from the richness of its history, culture and scenic beauty, to the breadth and quality of its gastronomy.

All Inclusive Trip

  • Skipper - 7 days
  • 7 x Breakfast on the boat
  • 6 x Dinners in specially selected restaurants on Šolta, Brač, Vis, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
  • 1 x Dinner on the boat (day 6)
  • 5 x Lunches on the boat
  • 1 x Lunch in specially selected restaurant in Pelješac
  • 4 x Wine tasting in carefully selected wine cellars in Vis, Hvar, Korcula, Pelješac (4x)
  • All transfer including transfer to airport Dubrovnik on last day. Arrival transfer by one minivan
  • Wi Fi onboard

Price 3 cabin yacht - April (minimum numbers apply)


per Person

Price 4 cabin yacht - April (minimum numbers apply)


per Person

Price 3 cabin yacht - May (minimum numbers apply)


per Person

Price 4 cabin yacht - May (minimum numbers apply)


per Person

Price 3 cabin yacht - June (minimum numbers apply)


per Person

Price 4 cabin yacht - June (minimum numbers apply)


per Person
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Planned Itinerary

Croatia Gourmet Sailing Tour

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Arrival Solta

Upon arrival at the base, we will set sail towards our first destination, the Island of Šolta, for dinner and overnight onboard. A 2-3 hour sail takes you to Sesula bay, a small bay just after Maslinica, ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and home to a stunning restaurant. Sample the octopus peka at Sismus bar Sesula where you will find excellent service and a spectacular view. The friendly owners will gladly help with mooring and dingy you over to the restaurant. If you have time in the morning either walk (15 mins) or dinghy over to Maslinica for a coffee.

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Day 2

Island of Brac

Head towards the stunning Bobovisca Bay on Brac Island. Here, you’ll spend the day soaking up the sunshine in this tranquil and protected spot. Crystal clear waters surrounded by pine forested steep banks give Bobovisca Bay a special atmosphere.

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Day 3

Island of Vis

As well as its natural beauty and rich history, the island of Vis is famous for its distinctive wines. Vugava is a full bodied wine, with apricot flavours reminiscent of a Viognier. It is grown mainly in the stony soil of the south east of the island and is the pride of Vis. The best Vugava comes from the Lipanovic winery, which is where you will sampling this world class wine. The tasting room carved into the cliffside is the perfect wine cellar in which the to soak up the atmosphere and the local flavours.

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Day 4

Island of Hvar

A bright spot on the Mediterranean, Hvar Island is a intoxicating combination of glamour and luxury with a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, topped with a rich cultural and historical heritage. The tradition of wine production on the island of Hvar reaches back to the ancient times. In the 4th century BC Greeks from the island of Paros established their colony Faros on the today’s territory of Stari Grad, bringing with them the vines of their homeland. Plavac mali is the most famous Dalmatian wine and the best comes from the south slopes of of Hvar. You will visit the award winning Plenkovic winery to sample the pleasant bouquet and specific aroma of this dark red.

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Day 5

Island of Korcula

Our next stop is the magnificent town of Korčula, birth place of Marco Polo. Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island. The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds. The town’s historic sites include the central Gothic and Renaissance Cathedral of St Mark, the Town Hall and the massive city fortifications. The 15th-century Franciscan monastery with a beautiful cloister is situated on the islet of Badija, near Korčula Town. Dinner will be served in the restaurant of Lešić Dimitri Palace, once a bishop’s palace and today a luxury boutique heritage hotel. LD’s dedicated Head Sommelier Drazen Matkovic takes guests on a journey around the vineyards of Dalmatia in our series of Wine Tasting events. With perfect wine pairings and surprising anecdotes about regional viniculture history, this is a memorable experience for visitors to Korcula who wish to immerse themselves in local culture.

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Day 6

Island of Pelješac

The next day will be short in sailing but will compensate for it with daylong visits to some of the most renowned wineries in Croatia. You will taste red Plavac Mali, Dingac and Postup and white Posip, Grk, wines from the bottle and barrel. Pelješac peninsula is the most famous region in Croatia for the production of quality red wines. You will also have the opportunity to buy wine at vineyard prices.

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Day 7


Amid all the translucent splendour of its Riviera, Dubrovnik is truly the pearl in a crown. Wondering amid the maze of narrow, cobbled streets, wide squares amid fountains, palaces and magnificent churches, markets, bazaars and restaurants, you are stepping through an age long gone and forgotten. A lovely feature of Dubrovnik is the ability to tour the many churches, museums, palaces and city walls on foot. In the summer heat it is pleasant to sit in the deep shade of the palaces and monasteries, waiting for night to bring a light mistral wind to cool the hot city walls. Dubrovnik represents living history – the pearl of the Adriatic, spread out on stone rocks and cliffs descending into the embrace of the sea and the waves.

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Day 8

Dubrovnik Departure

Breakfast onboard and check-out. Transfer to the airport.

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