Split Sail to Bosnia
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14-day Split Sail to Bosnia Tour
8-day Return Sail plus Bosnia-Montenegro tour
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14-day Split Return to Bosnia to Montenegro Croatia Sail + Tour
Every Saturday from June to September 2018
 
SPLIT - MAKARSKA - MLJET - DUBROVNIK - KORCULA - HVAR - SPLIT - KRAVICA WATERFALLS - MOSTAR - SARAJEVO - BJELASNICA MOUNTAIN - ZABLJAK - KOTOR
 
This combination of an 8-day Croatia Sail + 7-day Bosnia-Montenegro tour is completely unique to us - we are the ONLY company combining Croatia sails with tours that REALLY explore Bosnia and Montenegro.

The 8-day Split return cruise starts in Split, heads to Dubrovnik and back to Split. The cruise is all about the islands and coast of Croatia: the best places for combining sightseeing and swims with the best restaurants, bars and nightlife. Right after the sail we leave for Bosnia - a packed itinerary that features Mostar, Sarajevo, lakes, rivers, mountains and more
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The itinerary is designed to give you the best of all worlds: sightseeing, swimming, hiking, biking and relaxing, with excursion options, nights out, and events in the late afternoons and evenings.
 
With our experienced, fun crew, like-minded tour-mates (aged 18-35) an amazing ensuite boat, small tour sizes, and a knowledgeable Bosnian guide, you are in the right hands for the trip of a lifetime! 
 
The full itinerary for your Split Return to Bosnia sail+tour is below.
Go Sail Croatia Split Return Map
Bosnia Map
 
Day 1

Split to Makarska

Jump on board and meet your Captain, crew and shipmates! We depart Split for Makarska at 1pm and get the socialising started with lunch and a swim stop. 

We get into Makarska late in the afternoon, giving you time to go around the town, grab a gelato and have dinner in one of the many restaurants, pizzerias and tavernas that line the promenade. The most popular way to spend the night is at the famous Club Deep, also known as the "Rave in a Cave". Say no more.....
Go Sail Croatia group waving
 
Day 2

Makarska to Mljet

Our boat leaves early for the crossing to Mljet Island. After lunch, we will dock in either Pomena or Polace and have the rest of the afternoon free to explore this island's stunning National Park and its lakes - the peaceful antidote to Makarska's hedonism!

There are several options for this exploration: hire a bike for a few hours and pedal your way around the lakes' cycle paths, hire a kayak for paddle-power or simply go hiking. We also offer an onboard BBQ this evening as the setting is perfect.

 

Optional excursions: Entrance to Mljet National Park (approx 100 kunas), bike or kayak hire (from 40 kunas), Captain's BBQ (approx 100 to 150 kunas, depending on inclusions)
See full details on Go Sail Croatia Excursions
bike group mljet
 
Day 3

Mljet to Dubrovnik

With some gorgeous bays around Mljet island, we are spoilt for choice for a swim stop this morning. We then cross to Dubrovnik through the Elphaite archipelago of islands - a truly amazing sight.

We arrive in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon, which gives you time for some must-dos, including a sunset walk around the famous walls and sampling a cocktail at one of the cliff bars as you watch the sun go down.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in and around the Old City, as well as events at clubs such as Revelin.
cliff jumping dubrovnik
 
Day 4

Dubrovnik

We have 2 days in Dubrovnik as there is so much to do here!
We recommend: (1) Doing the awesome buggy safari - you are taken to Mount Srd to get a bird's eye view of the Old City and Elaphite Isles before driving an off-road buggy around the mountain. Unmissable!


(2)Taking a cable car ride up to Mount Srd for the most incredible view imaginable (note: buggy trip takes you past same cable car station for same view at no exra cost!). 

(3) Dubrovnik is also the setting for the capital city of Westeros, Kings Landing, in Game of Thrones. If you are a fan, why not take a walking tour of the locations of the most famous scenes in the ultra-popular show and get an overview of the history of Dubrovnik at the same time?

(4)  Take a shuttle boat over to Lokrum Island from the Old City. 

There is no lunch today - you have dinner instead! Dinner is served onboard at 6.30pm and then the evening is yours again to enjoy in the Old City. Overnight on the boat in Dubrovnik.


Optional excursions: Buggy Safari and/or Game of Thrones+Dubrovnik Walking Tour.
See full details on Go Sail Croatia Excursions
Dubrovnik buggy safari
 
Day 5

Dubrovnik to Korcula

It's goodbye to Dubrovnik and hello to more incredible scenery as we head to Korcula Island, which is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. The Old City (with the same name as the island) is another gem which hosts a small street party in the evening at the Deja Vu Bar!

Optional excursion: Wine-tasting
See full details on Go Sail Croatia Excursions
Korcula Boat Jump Sail Croatia
 
Day 6

Korcula to Hvar Island

Hvar is rated as one of the highlights of the trip and it's not hard to see why. Its pocket harbour is a thing of beauty but you only get to truly appreciate it after climbing up to the fort that overlooks everything in the bay.
We arrive after lunch but often we are not able to dock until late afternoon until due to port restrictions. We strongly recommend taking a water taxi over to the city to get there earlier (3 Euros per person payable directly to the taxi)
Hvar's nightlife is also legendary and we recommend catching the sunset at Hula Hula bar and taking the organised shuttle boat over to Carpe Diem - the famous "club on an island".
Go Sail Croatia group on Hvar
 
Day 7

Hvar Island to Split

Our final, full day starts with a swim stop at one of the many Pakleni Islands near Hvar and continues with a trip over to Brac Island to cruise past the iconic beach featured in almost every promo video about Croatia: Bol's Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) beach.
In the afternoon we dock back into Split, with enough time to take in some of the inspiring sights of this city, including Diocletian's Palace and Bacvice Beach.

Optional excursion: Split Walking Tour
See full details on Go Sail Croatia Excursions
Go Sail Croatia group split
 
Day 8

Split to Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar

After breakfast breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your shipmates and crew. Check-out from the boat is by 9am and then it's onto Bosnia!

The Go Bosnia tour vehicle departs from Dubrovnik at 10am but we will also arrange for a transfer from Split at 10am to meet up with that main tour vehicle and rest of the group at Kravice Waterfalls.

The most striking feature of Kravice Waterfalls is not only the sheer breadth and number of cascades, but the opportunity to swim in and jump around the pools – it is literally a natural water-fun park! You can also grab a light lunch here – there are small cafes here serving simple dishes.

We reach Mostar around 4pm, with time to check in to our accommodation and have a quick orientation walk with your tour leader. We then have the evening free to enjoy dinner, the nightlife and be blown away by how this beautiful city looks at night. Overnight Mostar.
Kravica waterfalls and Mostar at night
 
Day 9

Mostar

After breakfast you have a choice of either exploring the city on your own (your tour leader can recommend the main museums and attractions to visit) or choosing from one of the following excursions:

Mostar Tour (16 Euros): This tour starts at 10am and is 2 hrs long. It includes local, licensed English-speaking guide and entrance to the Old bridge museum, where you can actually get inside the famous bridge.

Bosnian Cooking Class (35 Euros): This class starts at 12.30pm and is 3.5 hrs long. Bosnian cuisine is tasty, filling and fun to make! Create local specialities such as japrak, dolma and 2 kinds of pastry pies (cheese and potato). Then get stuck in and eat your mouth-watering creations! Also includes salad, home-made organic white and red wine, juice and mezze.
See full details on the excursions page.
Overnight Mostar.
Mostar bridge and bosnian cookery
 
Day 10

Mostar to Konjic to Sarajevo

We leave Mostar early this morning to reach Konjic for breakfast at 10am. After breakfast there are several options for adventure in this region:

Rafting on the famous Neretva River (40 Euros): Konjic is famous for Rafting and the Neretva is a breath-taking river to do it on. The rafting lasts about 3.5 hrs and is lower intermediate-level, perfect for both first-timers and those who have rafted before.

Plunge pool hike (FREE): A short hike up to a natural beauty spot that features a plunge pool. Had a dip if you fancy it - the water's so inviting!

Tito's Bunker (7.5 Euros): A Cold-war era bunker that was to be Yugoslavia’s command centre in case of invasion. Everything is frozen in time and it feels like a 60s James Bond film set!
See full details on the excursions page.

After our Konjic adventures, we arrive in Sarajevo around 19.00 p.m, which gives us enough time to check in, grab some dinner and then go with your tour leader to a “secret” Sarajevan bar where live bands play local music next to your table and the drinks are cheap!
Overnight Sarajevo.
Neretva Rafting and Sarajevo at night
 
Day 11

Sarajevo - FREE DAY

Breakfast is served from 8.30am and then the rest of the day is free to explore Sarajevo City as we wish. It is the tour leader’s day off but he can give us plenty of tips and a map for the day.

Optional excursion: There is also the option of getting a fascinating, in-depth walking tour of this incredible city with a local licensed guide. Leaves at 10am and lasts about 2 hrs (12 Eur per person). See full details on the excursions page.
Overnight Sarajevo.
Sebilj and Mosque in Sarajevo
 
Day 12

Sarajevo Tunnel and Bjelasnica Mountain

So far, we have travelled from Croatia’s Mediterranean coast, to the rivers and lakes of Herzegovina, and finished in Sarajevo city. Today we head for Sarajevo's famous tunnel and then Bosnia’s mountains!

Having had breakfast, we depart the mountain in the morning and head for Sarajevo’s most famous attraction – the War Tunnel, which is close to the main airport. Your tour leader will run through how important this tunnel and its museum was to the survival of Sarajevo. During our visit we will get a chance to see footage from the conflict, see the ration packs used by those enduring the siege and pass through the last remaining section of the tunnel that was dug in secret under the airport.

From the tunnel, we then stop somewhere for lunch (a picnic is an option!) and reach Umoljani village on Bjelasnica mountain in the afternoon. From Umoljani we hike to Lukomir, a Bosnian mountain settlement that was untouched during the 90s war due to its inaccessibility by road. Lukomir is truly one of the “frozen in time” experiences that touches visitors to this magical country.
Overnight on the mountain.
Bjelasnica and Lukomir
 
Day 13

Montenegro

Today we depart for Montenegro, taking a route that is truly one of the most amazing drives in the Balkans.

Once we cross the Montenegro border we head straight for Zabljak and its zipline – on of the longest in Europe at 300 metres! After the zipline (included) there it’s time to check into our accommodation in Durmitor National Park and settle in for the night.

Overnight Zabljak.
Sarajevo Tunnel and Zabljak Zipline
 
Day 14

Montenegro

This morning is dedicated to exploring the national park and we highly recommend taking one of the biking routes around the lakes. There are 2 routes you can take: Easy (around 1 hr) and Medium (around 1.5 to 2 hrs). Bike rental included!
We leave Zabljak around midday and have a break for lunch near Niksic city. We then turn towards Montenegro’s coastline, with options to stop off to taste some local produce (wine, cheese, rakija etc).

We finally reach Kotor at around 6pm. Time for farewells and last-minute pics with the crew that we have shared so many adventures with. There are many options for the next part of your trip, including a night or 2 in Kotor, moving onto Budva or Albania, or even returning to Croatia.
Cycling and Kotor
 
14-day Split Return to Bosnia Sail and Land Tour 
Dates: Every Saturday from June to September 2018
Price: From £929 GBP to £1069 GBP
 
The prices for the tour are laid out in the grid below by month. Please note: ALL PRICES ARE FOR BELOW DECK CABINS, ABOVE DECK CABINS ARE £30 GBP PER PERSON EXTRA.

Price includes:
  • 7 nights accommodation onboard Croatia Sail
  • 6 nights accommodation on Go Bosnia Tour
  • Half-board meals (breakfast and lunch) on sail
  • Dinner in Dubrovnik
  • Breakfasts on Go Bosnia Tour
  • Onboard Tour Leader on sail
  • Bedding in your cabin (bring own beach towel)
  • Unlimited drinking water per person per day on boat
  • Entrance fee to Kravica Waterfalls
  • Bike Hire in Montenegro
  • Zipline ride in Montenegro
  • Entrance to Sarajevo Tunnel Experience
  • Captain and Crew
  • Port fees and fuel

Price excludes:
  • All drinks onboard (boat runs a tab system) apart from unlimited drinking water
  • 20 Euros Tourist Tax (payable on first day in cash - euros or kuna)
  • Dinners (apart from in Dubrovnik)
  • Lunches in Bosnia and Montenegro
  • Optional Excursions in Croatia (see full list here)
  • Optional Excursions in Bosnia (see full list here)
  • Crew and Guide tips (at your discretion)
  • Beach towels (please bring your own)
  • Entrance fees to sites, national parks or museums (apart from Sarajevo Tunnel and Kravica Waterfalls)

Optional Extra excursions:
  • Split Walking Tour (80 kuna)
  • Bike Hire on Mljet (varies)
  • Korcula Wine-Tasting (150 kuna)
  • Buggy Safari  (300 Kuna)
  • Game of Thrones+Dubrovnik Walking Tour (100 kunas)
  • Mostar Walking Tour (16 Euros)
  • Bosnian Cookery Class (35 Euros)
  • Bosnia rafting (42 Euros)
  • Sarajevo Walking Tour (12 Euros)
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START DATE
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16 June 2018
29 June 2018
Places Available
£989
 
23 June 2018
06 July 2018
Places Available
£929
 
30 June 2018
13 July 2018
Places Available
£929
 

 

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07 July 2018
20 July 2018
Places Available
£969
 
14 July 2018
27 July 2018
Places Available
£1039
 
21 July 2018
03 August 2018
Places Available
£1039
 
28 July 2018
10 August 2018
Places Available
£1039
 

 

START DATE
END DATE
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04 August 2018
17 August 2018
Places Available
£1039
 
11 August 2018
24 August 2018
Places Available
£989
 
18 August 2018
31 August 2018
Places Available
£989
 
25 August 2018
07 September 2018
Places Available
£989
 

 

START DATE
END DATE
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PRICE
 
 
01 September 2018
14 September 2018
Places Available
£989
 
08 September 2018
21 September 2018
Places Available
£989
 

 

 

Q: Why does the tour start with the Bosnia Tour and not the sail?
A: This tour is designed to start right after the Go Sail Croatia cruise finishes in Split. As our 8-day sails finish on a Saturday in Split, it makes sense for the Bosnia land tour to start at this convenient location for our travellers. If we did the tour the other way round then it wouldn't make sense as the Bosnia tour finishes in Montenegro and there would be no easy way to get to Split to start the sail the next day.
Q: What time does the tour depart from Split on day 1 for the sail?
A: Check-in is from 11.30am to 12.30pm and we then aim for the boat to then depart around 1.00pm.
Q: What time does the tour finish?
A: The tour finishes on the final day in Kotor at around 6pm. We recommend booking your own place to stay for a night or 2 in Kotor (a great town).
Q: What are the sleeping arrangements in the cabins on the boat?
A: Most of our cabins can be suited to couples who would prefer a double, or twin beds (2 separate beds) for friends who don't wish to share a bed. Please let us know your preference in advance - we can't always match your preference but we try to as best we can according to the configuration of travellers.
Q: What about triple cabins, for 3 friends in one cabin on the boat?
A: Three friends can share one cabin - 1 person in a separate bed and 2 in a double bed. There is a 10% discount on each passenger's space for triple-sharing.
Q: What is the arrangement for solo travellers on the boat?
A: Solo travellers would have to share a cabin with another solo traveller or third person from another group. We try to match people up according to gender, but this is not always possible due to passenger configurations. There is always the option of a single supplement as well (see below).
Q: If I don't want to share my cabin or rooms, can I pay a single supplement?
A: Yes, you can pay a single supplement. Our single supplement is £339 GBP extra. You must book your single cabin and rooms in advance.
Q: What are the bathroom arrangements on the boat?
A: Every boat cabin has its own ensuite bathroom as standard!
Q: What is the difference between above deck and below deck cabins on the boat?
A: Above deck is on the main deck and lower deck is in the hull of the boat. There are advantages and disadvantages to both - lower deck cabins are often cooler and more peaceful at night as you do not have other passengers walking past your cabin as much as the above deck cabins. Above deck cabins are brighter with more natural ventilation and most open out onto the sea.
Q: What food is included on the boat?
A: You will have 2 meals everyday which consists of a continental breakfast (bread, spreads, with varieties of fruit, yoghurt, sausages etc throughout the week), and 3-course lunch (soup to start, followed by meat/fish/pasta/rice dish and a dessert).
Q: What if I am vegetarian or have other special dietary requirements, how can you help me?
A: Please tell us about your special dietary requirements before your tour starts and our onboard cook on the boat will do their best to cater for them.
Q: Can I bring my own food and drink on board?
A: You can't bring your own food on board, apart from for special dietary requirements. This also applied to drink: drinks are not allowed to be brought on board (including water) as the boat runs its own bar (on a tab system).
Q:Can I pay for my bar tab by credit card?
A: Our boats do not have card facilities onboard. All payments for your bar tab can be made only by cash locally on your last day before you check out of the boat.
Q:How many people will be on my boat?
A: Between 25 to 38 passengers, with 3 or 4 crew members.
Q:What nationalities and ages are on the tour?
A: Most of our guests are aged between 18 and 39, with the majority falling in the twenties and early thirties bracket. They are from English-speaking countries (UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Canada, USA), EU countries (mostly Western Europe) and others such as Israel and Brazil.
Q:What if I miss, or am going to be late for the boat's departure?
A: Please let us know as soon as you can and we will advise you on where to catch up with the boat (most likely in Makarska).
Q:How much spending money should I bring?
A: Personal spending money amounts obviously var from person to person but as a general rule around Euro 25 to Euro 30 per day can cover additional meals and optional entrances.
Q: Do I have to have any insurance?
A: We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance before you go.
Q: Are there any power sockets on board?
A: Our boats have power sockets in the cabins and in the salon area. They are European 2-pin sockets so don't forget your adaptors if you need them!
Q: How do I get to Split?
A: We have a whole page on our website dedicated to getting to Croatia and Split. Please click on the link to it here.
Q: Are there towels provided on board?
A: Some bathroom towels are provided but you should definitely bring your own beach towels.
Q: Is the Bosnian tour fully led all the way through?
A: Yes, you will have a Bosnian/English-speaking tour leader to take you through from Croatia to Herzegovina to Bosnia to Montenegro. He will have a day off on the Tuesday, but you can book a separate tour specialist guide for a walking tour in Sarajevo that day. By law, he can orientate you around every destination, but is not allowed to give you an in-depth guided walk around Mostar either, but there is also the option of a walking tour of the old city there.
Q: I am a solo traveller or in a couple - if I don't want to share a dorm, can I pay a double/single supplement?
A: Yes, you can pay a double or single supplement - please email us for prices. You must also book your single rooms in advance.
Q: What food is included in Bosnia/Montenegro?
A: Breakfasts are included every morning.
Q: What if I am vegetarian or have other special dietary requirements, how can you help me?
A: You should tell us about your special dietary requirements before your tour starts and we can ensure that the breakfasts are more suited to your requirements.
Q:Can I leave the tour in Sarajevo?
A: Yes, you can. The whole tour price would then be £60 GBP cheaper.
Q: Do I have to have any insurance?
A: We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance before you go.
Q: Are there towels provided on the Bosnia Tour?
A: You will be provided with bathroom towels at the accommodation. However, you should definitely bring your own beach towel for swim stops at places such as Kravica Waterfalls.
 

Split Sail to Bosnia Tour Gallery

This unique Sail and Tour combination contrasts Croatia's coast with Bosnia's lakes, rivers and mountains.
Have a look through these pics and see what you can expect on your trip......



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