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Sailing Italy to Croatia

With so many peaceful coves, hidden inlets, and secluded beaches to visit in the northern Adriatic, this flexible 10-day sailing tour is the best way to discover the region's hidden gems. Begin in Venice then visit the ancient basilicas and eclectic bars of Grado. Voyage through the Gulf of Trieste and hit Koper, Slovenia's oldest and largest coastal city, before sailing along sun-soaked islands and tranquil beaches in the Kvarner Gulf. With the comfort of on-board conveniences and a time-efficient itinerary, this Italy-to-Croatia sailing tour balances moments of relaxation with opportunities to discover the unknown.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EIVZ/247857
  • Starts: Venice, Italy
  • Finishes: Zadar, Croatia
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Venice
  • Grado
  • Istria
  • Kvarner
  • Zadar

Itinerary

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Day 1: Venice

Arrival day. Join the group at 4pm for an important group meeting where you will meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO), skipper, and the other group members.
Spend the night in the marina in Venice, then hit the waters the next morning.

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Day 2: Venice/Grado

Embark from Venice as we hug the Adriatic coastline all the way to Grado.
Flexible itineraries give your experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you're looking for. We follow the desires of the group and tailor the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.

As we begin our epic seafaring voyage through the gorgeous Adriatic Sea, keep an eye out for the various ancient villages, towns and ruins that will make up the first part of our trip.

Our first stop is the island settlement of Grado, where we can sample the charming Italian culture, before we embark for the seaside towns of Slovenia and Croatia.

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Day 3: Gulf of Trieste & Slovenia

Depart Grado as we begin the second section of our voyage through the Gulf of Trieste.
The second leg of our voyage takes us along the storied coastline of Slovenia. Depending on weather and desire, visit the seaside towns of Koper, Piran, and Portoroz.

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Day 4: Gulf of Trieste & Slovenia

Depart Grado as we begin the second section of our voyage through the Gulf of Trieste.
The second leg of our voyage takes us along the storied coastline of Slovenia. Depending on weather and desire, visit the seaside towns of Koper, Piran, and Portoroz.

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Day 5: Istrian Peninsula

Traverse the coastline of Croatia's Istrian peninsula, with opportunities to visit seaside villages like Rovinj and Pula.
Glide past the many villages of Croatia's sunny coastline. Depending on weather, visit the fishing village of Rovinj for spectacular fresh seafood, or tour the various architectural styles and Roman ruins of Pula.

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Day 6: Istrian Peninsula

Traverse the coastline of Croatia's Istrian peninsula, with opportunities to visit seaside villages like Rovinj and Pula.
Glide past the many villages of Croatia's sunny coastline. Depending on weather, visit the fishing village of Rovinj for spectacular fresh seafood, or tour the various architectural styles and Roman ruins of Pula.

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Day 7: Kvarner Bay Islands

As we enter the Kvarner island chain, spend the next few days touring the archipelago as we feast on fresh seafood and lounge on the areas many secluded beaches.
With so many islands to visit, talk with your Skipper about the best places to land. Tour the many islands, or relax on the boat as the world drifts by.

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Day 8: Kvarner Bay Islands

As we enter the Kvarner island chain, spend the next few days touring the archipelago as we feast on fresh seafood and lounge on the areas many secluded beaches.
With so many islands to visit, talk with your Skipper about the best places to land. Tour the many islands, or relax on the boat as the world drifts by.

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Day 9: Kvarner Bay Islands

As we enter the Kvarner island chain, spend the next few days touring the archipelago as we feast on fresh seafood and lounge on the areas many secluded beaches.
With so many islands to visit, talk with your Skipper about the best places to land. Tour the many islands, or relax on the boat as the world drifts by.

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Day 10: Zadar

Say farewell to your sailing partners, and depart after breakfast.
If you would like extra time in Zadar after the sailing journey is finished, we recommend asking your CEO about booking accommodations and activities.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Sailing the Adriatic Coast
    • Fully licensed skipper
    • Snorkelling equipment
    Accommodation
    • 4 twin/double bed cabins, 3 bathrooms, 2 showers (9nts)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • 16m (52 ft) Mediterranean Sailing Yacht
    Group Leader
    • Skipper/CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Taste Croatian wine in historic Pula
  • Visit the Slovenian sister towns of Piran and Portorož
  • Witness majestic cliffs in the sun-soaked Kvarner islands
  • Feast on fresh seafood from the Adriatic Sea
  • Lounge on secluded beaches in Dugi