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Island Hopping Croatia & Wine Tasting Cruise
This is a perfect cruise for wine connoisseurs and amateurs, alike. Hop on board and explore stunning islands in Croatia and their wines. Check out our Wine Tasting Cruise Package
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Do you know how to enjoy wine? You definitely should. Firstly, because of the health benefits. Secondly, moderate wine consumption is fun. And, lastly, it’s so hard to decide which wine, winery, or island you prefer!
Experience in brief
What has island hopping got to do with wine-tasting?
Some would say all the best wine is cultivated on the islands of Dalmatia. We dare you to come and see for yourself.
Places you will explore
Dalmatia is home to so many great wine varieties. DNA testing proved that Dobricic variety from Solta is one of Zinfandel’s ancestors. A wine tasting cruise in Croatia is incomplete without some island hopping. The islands of Hvar, Brac and Vis offer so much to discover and taste. The history of winemaking started with the first Greek settlers that arrived to the island of Vis in the 4th century BC.
- 7-day cruise aboard a catamaran with all the fuel and marina berth costs
- skipper and hostess
- comfort package (final cleaning, outboard engine)
- breakfast, light lunch on board
- 3 wine tastings, 1 excursion with wine tasting & 1 dinner
- tourist tax of approximately 1 €/day per person
- airport pick-up service
What’s the cost of this type of cruise? – Prices for Island Hopping Croatia & Wine Tasting Cruise packages with half-board and private boat rental depend on the type of boat, period, and start point.
They start from 9.500 € and don’t include meals, services, and activities that are not stated in the package.
The wineries and the wines of the Wine Tasting Cruise
This successful winery draws both inspiration and its wine, literally, from the rocks of Brac Island. All the labor has to be hand-made. The winery has 50 hectares with 350.000 grapevine trunks that go up to 500 meters up the hills.
They offer an ancient setting for wine tasting in the cellars which resemble triclinium, a Roman dining room.
The wine cellars are set in one of the military labyrinths and although nowadays, the autochthonous white wine Vugava prevails on Vis, the red wine Plavac is one that has been reported as incredible even 2300 years ago.
This variety is most likely a genetic ancestor of Plavac mali and Zinfandel, and it is an autochthonous wine of the island of Solta
Wine tasting experience
The only thing better than savoring the white, red, and rosé wines is enhancing their taste with local specialties – cheese, prosciutto, olives, honey, and even the atmosphere itself: sounds, scents, scenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary
Day 1 – Saturday
Split (check-in) – Solta
Check-in in Split, meet your crew, boat, and learn some safety regulations. Sail away to Solta and enjoy Dobricic wine tasting.
Day 2 – Sunday
Solta – Komiza
Sail off for Komiza. Tour de Vis by boat – Blue cave, Stiniva, Green cave, and Stoncica
Day 3 – Monday
Komiza – Vis
Departure for Vis. History and Wine Tour – discover top military secrets and relish Lipanović wines
Day 4 – Tuesday
Vis – Palmizana
Sail to Palmižana – a part of Pakleni islands. Try something new and surf a SUP (stand up paddleboard) in this “paradise on Earth”.
Day 5 – Wednesday
Palmizana – Hvar
Sail-off for Hvar. Transfer to Tomic winery for some Plavac Mali wine tasting. Dinner in Gariful restaurant (Hvar), relish in fresh seafood to end the day perfectly.
Day 6 – Thursday
Hvar – Brac
Sail-off to Brač. Wine tasting of Stina vina in Bol in the first Dalmatian Cooperative (established in 1903).
Day 7 – Friday
Brac – Split
Easy sail-off to Split. A short stop in some great sailing spot somewhere on Brac island.
Day 8 – Saturday
Brac – Split
Late check-out till 9:00. Join a guided walking tour of Split, climb the Marjan hill or the bell tower of the cathedral to admire the view, or just relax while you wait for the pickup service for the airport.
* we reserve the right to change the route depending on weather and other unforeseen conditions – every effort will be made to provide similar services as the ones agreed in this package
Select your boat for your island hopping and wine tasting cruise in Croatia
Browse our boat offer and choose an excellently equipped and stable Lagoon catamaran, an amazing performance X-Yachts sailboat for more interaction with the wind and waves, or a fast and comfortable motorboat.
This Wine Tasting Cruise package can be tailor-made to your exact needs. Just let us know if you would like a different start base, route, or wines and activities to try.