Pamplona 2023 - Croatia Sailing Add-On (8-15 July)
From AUD 1,735/pp
Follow the mayhem of the running of the bulls with a week sailing Croatia's pristine waters!
After the second bull run on Saturday morning our coach & flight transfer takes us to Split ready for a week of sailing & partying!
This package is only available to people booked on our Pamplona San Fermin packages, three-night City-Centre Hostel and 3-Star Hotel packages now available!
The Croatia Sailing ExperienceOur experienced Fanatics tour leaders travel together with our passengers every day & night. Together with the experienced local captains, crew & chefs on board each of our boats, our crew are dedicated to ensuring your Croatia sailing experience is a relaxed, enjoyable and hassle-free week and an unbeatable group atmosphere for solo travellers and groups alike.
Ultra Europe Music FestivalOur tour spends its first night in Split so you can enjoy the Ultra Europe Music Festival on Saturday night before returning to your cabin and sailing on to Makarska on Sunday morning. Why not arrive in Split a day early to take in the opening night of the festival - an incredible way to kick start your Croatia Sailing week!
Tickets are available HERE!
Getting to SplitOur tours all start & finish in Split, Croatia. Fly directly into Split with EasyJet, Croatia Airlines, British Airways, Wizz Air, Eurowings or Ryan Air.
If you are coming from elsewhere in Europe such as Greece or Spain you could via one of Europe’s major air hubs such as London, Rome, Milan, Berlin or Amsterdam.
Ferries also connect Split with the Italian port of Ancona - see Jadrolinija for details. Split also has a network of national & international coach connections, see Autobusni Kolodvor for more info.
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- Seven nights air-conditioned cabin accommodation with en-suite WC
- Breakfast & lunch (or dinner) served daily
- Free bottle of water each day
- Cheap drinks from our on-board bar!
- Sailing the Dalmatian coast's magical beaches, exotic coves & historic villages
- Swim, snorkel, sunbathe & relax in turquoise Adriatic waters
- Croatia’s buzzing bars, nightlife & street parties
- Split - the incredible UNESCO protected harbour city
- Makarska, Mljet Island National Park & the Peljesac peninsular
- Optional white water rafting on the Cetina River
- Dubrovnik - amazing old city, narrow streets, churches, café-bars & beaches
- Optional kayaking & Game of Thrones tours in Dubrovnik
- Korcula - birthplace of Marco Polo, sunset cocktails under palm trees
- Hvar's famous sunset parties & nightlife
- Pristine bays along the island of Brac
- Bol - Europe's most picturesque beach!
Sailing ParadiseThe typical day's sailing includes morning departure from the previous night's port of call (you'll probably sleep through it anyhow!), breakfast on board, a picturesque cruise along the coast, a late morning swimming stop - think diving into crystal turquoise water, lazing on a lilo & sharing stories from the night before - a relaxing hour or two reclined on the deck chairs soaking up the rays, lunch on board, followed by docking at the next port of call.
After we've docked it's time to explore the island, visit the beaches, wander the local streets & markets and take in the local culture before returning to the boat to relax, freshen up, enjoy a drink or cocktail together at the on-board bar before we head out for another amazing sunset and night on the town.
It's quite simply one of the most magical experiences you'll enjoy on your European adventures!
MealsYour package price includes breakfast & lunch on board your boat together with our tour leader and fellow travellers each day. Breakfast is a healthy continental style serving including cereal, fresh bread & spreads, fruit, coffee/tea and fruit juice. Lunches are a real highlight of the trip and receive rave reviews from all our passengers with a hearty three course meal served every day on board your boat.
On our Mljet and Dubrovnik days our included meal is dinner allowing us more time to explore Mljet national park and Dubrovnik’s historic old town during the day.
No Hidden Charges or Extra SurchargesFanatics package price includes all fuel surcharges & port taxes. The only additional cost you need to pay is the local tourist tax €30 cash to be paid on boarding (once only fee).
Breakfast & lunch (or dinner) is included daily. Dinner is enjoyed each night on the islands - the value & range is incredible and no matter what your budget there are options aplenty (eg. a pizza or pasta will cost around 50-60 Kuna - approximately €7), seafood is also incredibly cheap and if you really want to treat yourself to some fine dining you'll easily find fantastic restaurant mains for between €12-€25.
Saturday 8 July - Pamplona to Croatia & Ultra Europe Music Festival!Following today's bull run our coach transfer departs Pamplona camspite to Bilbao airport (details on the coach departure will be emailed to you three weeks before the tour) ready for our flight to Croatia.
We then board our boat where a compulsory €30pp (or 250 Kuna) tourist tax is payable in cash (note that fuel surcharges & port taxes are already included & paid in your Fanatics package price). This afternoon you can join an optional guided city tour of Split's incredible World Heritage listed old town centre containing an abundance of Roman architecture including the Diocletian palace.
Tonight is the incredible Ultra Europe Music Festival's biggest and best line-up - a sensational night to kick off our Croatia Sailing week! Of course Split has plenty of options for anyone without Ultra tickets and our tour leaders will be heading for the pick of the local bars this evening with passengers not attending the festival.
Sunday 9 July: Split to MakarskaThis morning we sail south along the Dalmatian coast to the town of Makarska where we spend the afternoon swimming and lazing about on one of the many beautiful beaches on the Croatian Riviera. Makarska is one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast. Those feeling adventurous can join a white water rafting excursion on the Cetina River. We spend the evening in the port of Makarska where you can grab some dinner, stroll along the historic streets and enjoy our opening night party at Makarska’s famous cave bar!
Monday 10 July: Makarska to MljetThis morning we depart Makarska for Mljet, first stopping on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Today we have an optional bike & bbq tour in Mljet National Park (HRK 400 including park entry, bicycle hire & bbq lunch with drinks). The tour cycles along the salt lakes of Mljet National Park, otherwise you can simply enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the largest lake you can visit the picturesque abbey and church.
Tonight we sail on to our private bay where today's included meal is dinner on board before we party the night away with our fellow passengers!
Tuesday 11 July: Mljet to DubrovnikAfter breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik - one of the highlights of any Croatian cruise. As always along the way we'll be stopping for a swim in the magical waters of the Adriatic. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik the afternoon is free for you to explore the glorious old town & experience its amazing vistas with the group or you can join an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik. Today’s included meal is an evening dinner on board our boat giving you maximum time to explore Dubrovnik during the day, there are plenty of good value lunch options nearby that your tour leader will point out.
In the Middle Ages Dubrovnik was the only city-state to rival Venice and the riches of that era are still in evidence today. Discover the beauty of this Mediterranean gem through its numerous monuments, tiny streets and churches, take a walk through Stradun – the old city’s main street, relax in one of the many café-bars or those of you with plenty of energy might want to walk along the 1,940m-long city walls! This is one destination you definitely will never forget.
This afternoon you might want to join an optional activity such as the Game of Thrones tour or a kayaking trip taking in the old city walls from the water. After a full day of sightseeing we head back to the boat for dinner and some on-board cocktails before hitting the nightlife of Dubrovnik's old town centre.