Voyages: Dubrovnik to Venice, OR Venice to Dubrovnik (two weeks trip)

 

 

 

 

Dear guests,

 

for the first time in company's history, by our luxury yacht Nostra Vita,

We decided to connect two pearls of Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik and Venice. A trip from Bella Venetia to the stone jewel of Dubrovnik, along the magic Croatian Adriatic coast, will take you to the land of dreams, and make you wish never to wake up.

 

We will take you to enjoy a perfect natural wellness: sailing across the bluest sea in the world; enjoying in recognizing a divine touch in mosaic of a thousands islands; please you with pine forest aroma and cricket song; introduce you the most charming stone towns that are telling their stories of thousands years of history; serve you the most delicious food and wine; provide you a crystal clean sea in wonderful privacy of hidden bays; recommending you the most popular and fancy clubs for all night parties… And many more…

 

Our four-member crew have only one task: to make your vacation extraordinary, unforgettable and memorable, the vacation of your life, so you simply cannot wait to come back to us again and experience this heavenly voyage again. Alternatively, just having a delightful occasion to recommend us to your dearest ones, so they as well can experience a pure pleasure of the Croatian Mediterranean dream.

 

 

See you aboard,

Capt. Miljenko Kisic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary, 14 days:

 

 

Day 1. Dubrovnik

 

 

Our guests will get on board in early afternoon. They will have a lot of free time for sight seeing of this world famous city, visiting of museums, shopping and leisure in picturesque street café bars and restaurants.

 

Dubrovnik is the city of a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO) - is one of the most attractive and famous cities of the Mediterranean. Apart from its outstanding natural beauties and well-preserved cultural and historical heritage, Dubrovnik also offers high-quality visitor opportunities. It is also the city of hotels, of high ecological standards and tourist programs, and is equally attractive in all seasons.

 

 

Day 2. Island of Mljet, national park

 

 

 

Departure from Dubrovnik at 9 AM and sailing toward astonishing and unique national park of Mljet. Anchorage in picturesque Polace bay, enjoying fresh fish and crabs for lunch and swimming in crystal clean sea of national park area. In the afternoon, visit two Mljet’s salt lakes.

 

On the Big Lake, there is a small island St. Mary, with fortified monastery from the Romanesque period on it, like a castle from fairytales. On an Island within an Island!

Having dinner somewhere in the ancient mystic of Mljet’s “midland” is an exceptional experience.

 

The island of Mljet is the most densely wooded of the Adriatic. Due to its old thick forests of Aleppo pine, Karts caves, two picturesque salt-water lakes (connected with each other and the sea) many sandy and gravel beaches, plentiful fishing grounds, the western part of the island has been proclaimed a national park.

 

 

Day 3. Island of Korcula, town of Korcula

 

It may be true that places and islands differ, but Korcula undoubtedly holds a privileged position among Croatian islands. Here there are perhaps even more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. The oldest written monument in Croatia, in Greek, was found there. According to legend, Korcula was established by the Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century BC.

 

Reaching from Mljet, we will anchorage in front of a small Island of Badija, in the middle of Korcula archipelagos, to enjoy swimming and lunch in spectacular scenery of a bouquet of beautiful islands. There is an old monastery on Badija Island, beaches, restaurant, and if you are lucky, you can meet a deer there, as they live freely on the island.

 

In the afternoon, cooled by a characteristic breeze of mistral, we will moor in marina in centre of Korcula town, a hometown of Marko Polo, wonder through narrow stone streets of the ancient city and look for the best restaurant in town with the best view to an unforgettable sunset.

 

 

 

Day 4. Island of Hvar

 

When you wake up that day, we will be on our way to Hvar Island. You will enjoy your breakfast while listen calming sound of beautiful Nostra Vita cutting blue waves.

 

Lunch will be served on another small island of Scedro in Hvar’s vicinity. You will have a time for yourself there, for swimming, scuba diving, Jet Ski, or simple snooze in the shade of fragrant pines.

 

Around 5 pm, we will moor on Hvar Island in some quiet bay. Our crew will take you to sight seeing in beautiful Hvar town with a long and rich history. Supper in restaurant or aboard.   

 

 

Day 5. Rogoznica

 

 

Morning arrival to bay of Rogoznica, with a breakfast aboard, picking up some good place for enjoying in Mediterranean way of life, that includes making barbecue, drinking excellent wine and relaxing for a whole day.  Rogoznica is an area in the middle of Adriatic coast, connecting its south and north, and representing the very best of both sides. Especially when you enjoy it on such a luxury and cosy boat.  

 

 

Day 6. Skradin, national park

 

Another national park on our Adriatic route is River Krka falls and cute little town of Skradin on the rivers drain. The town is protected by law as a monument. We will reach it sailing slowly through a high, impressive canyon, dag in hard stone by force of Krka River.

An excursion to beautiful Krka’s falls and old river mills will be organized. There is a curiosity about Krka. The very first hydro-electrical plant in the world was made there, and you’ll be able to visit it. Like every day, meals are either served aboard, or you can enjoy in some local restaurants. However, as Krka is extremely clean river, we recommend you to taste some river fish local speciality in restaurant ashore.

 

 

Day 7. Kornati islands, national park

 

 

After a freshness of inlet river experience, we are back to pure Adriatic, heading its most interesting part – national park of Kornati islands. Passing a labyrinth of numerous little islands and rocks, we will search for a perfect bay to spend a day there, but wherever we anchorage, we will find sea that is clean that you can see seabed even if it is on depth of 40 meters! You will find out why Kornati Islands are favourite destination for nautical pilgrims that are looking for “something completely different”. Moreover, there are enough islands and bays for everyone there.

 

Day 8. Telascica, park of nature

 

Leaving stone-white Kornati, we will enjoy in a deep green colour of pine forest around lake-like calm sea surface in a long bay of Telascica. This is a perfect place to test your diving equipment, because of richness of sea life there. In addition, as this area was the main trading route throughout a history, if you look carefully, you might find some sank old ship, and even a lost treasury. You never know about those things in Adriatic Sea. a In the evening, we will make a campfire, put some fresh fish on grill, open wine bottle, and enjoy in silence of starry night and a time passing by.

 

Day 9. Molat Island

 

 

Another picturesque island out of mass tourism routes, with no hotels, no crowd, no noise, only a few restaurants and shops, perfect for spend a lazy day on it, or exploring numerous small islands around it, with scuba diving gear or Jet Ski.  We will serve meals aboard, but you are also welcome to make a gastronomy research in local restaurants if you like. Most of the restaurants in such a small coastal towns, with local cooks, are places that you are going to fall in love on a first taste. With his infallible instinct of an experienced sea wolf, our captain will always be on your disposal to help you to find a perfect one for unforgettable gastronomic and ethnologic experience.

 

 

Day 10. Mali Losinj

 

 

Many, many years ago the island of Cres and Lošinj where one, only after the channel of Osor was excavated, probably during the Roman period, two islands emerged. Today a bridge connects the islands and in the geographically trafficable sense they form one unit.

 

On this island, you’ll experience a symphony of colours, fragrances and tastes, revelling in the island’s traditional cuisine based on wild, aromatic plants and olive oil. Once again, you’ll be delighted by the taste of spring lamb and Kvarner Bay scampi, the aroma of homemade brandy with pot herbs and the bouquet of our local wine from Susak. We'll departure from Kornati early morning, so we provide you enough time to enjoy this very unique dot on earht. The plan is to anchorage in town's vicinity and enjoy in relaxing atmosphere.

 

 

Day 11. Medulin

 

Next morning, the Nostra Vita will reach Istra, the biggest semi island of Croatian Adriatic coast. Istra it is also called Terra Magica in Latin, i. e. magic land, which it really is. The first contact with magical Istra you'll have in town of Medulin. The boat will anchorage in bay of Medulin, and you will decide whether to have meal aboard and relax, or to be transported ashore for sight seeing and having fun in this popular touristic destination.   

Day 12. Umag

 

According some opinions, Umag is the most beautiful town of Istra coast. The boat will moor in Umag marina in late afternoon, but right on time to enjoy a coffee, buy some nice souvenir, make a photo session, and pick a perfect restaurant for delicious dinner.  Umag is one of the many towns on Adriatic coast that exists even since the ages of old Roman’s empire. You can actually see and feel its centuries of history in every step on streets of stone.

 

 

Day 13. Venice

 

Whatever we tell you about Venice, La Serenissima (the most serene), you will forget when you actually see it and experience energy of this, so called, the most romantic city in the world. So, let us leave it to your personal impression. 

The boat will be moored in one of Venetians marina, and on your disposal for a whole day. Visit to each part of this town built in sandy lagoon will be possible through narrow sea channels, and only by a local taxi boats. 

 

Day 14. Leaving

You will be kindly asked to say goodbye to your host, Nostra Vita boat, by 10 o’clock am, so she can be prepared to welcome new group of guests, which will go with us through this Adriatic adventure of paradise exploring. However, do not be sad about saying goodbye, since we know that once you feel Mediterranean air from Nostra Vita’s deck, you will be back on it again.

 

Good luck and see you next year!