Gulet Cruises in Croatia
Croatia, with its long Adriatic shoreline and countless islands, historic harbour towns, remote coves and ever-changing scenery, is ideal terrain for a gulet trip. If you are eager to experience the wonders of the coast of Croatia to the full, to explore its history, its stunning landscapes, fabulous food, and – of course – to swim in its azure seas, then one of our expert-led Croatian gulet cruises will be the perfect holiday for you.
Cruising on a Gulet in Croatia
Quite a number of authentic Turkish gulets have made their way into Croatian waters by now and we have personally inspected all of those we use – for our trips we choose only the finest boats that we deem suitable for a Peter Sommer Travels cruise.
Cruising along the Croatian Shore and among the Croatian islands is a unique experience, with a different feel from our Turkish, Greek or Italian cruises. A complex coastline and a series of islands, large and small, are studded with wonderfully well preserved medieval and Renaissance towns and surrounded by the blue waters of the Adriatic, all overlooked by the mainland's tall mountains.
Cultural influences from all directions have converged here, bringing Iron Age tribesmen, ancient Greek settlers, Roman monuments, the Croatian themselves, as well as a strong Venetian and Italian influence on the coast, complemented by a touch of Austro-Hungarian splendour here and there. The mix of these elements differs from place to place, so that every location we visit along the way has its own distinctive history, traditions, style and character.
A Typical Itinerary
We offer a range of 1-week gulet holidays in Croatia: exploring the coast between Split and Dubrovnink in southern Dalmatia, the shore between Trogir and Zadar in northern Dalmatia as well as gastronomic and walking cruises of southern Dalmatia. Along the way, we show our guests the whole range of what the coast and islands have to offer, like the great Roman Palace at Split, the Walls of Ragusa (modern Dubrovnik) or the lovely Old Towns of Šibenik and Zadar. Distant Vis, verdant Mljet or the labyrinthine Kornati archipelago add to the variety – and the list goes on.
During a cruise in Croatia, there are many experiences to enjoy: swimming in the azure waters of the Adriatic, watching the never-ending array of scenery and lovely settlements drift past, learning about an important region's variegated history, sampling the diverse cuisine and the superb wines of the area – it's all there, waiting for you.
If cruising, swimming and discovering the sites are not quite enough for you, further activities are available: snorkelling, kayaking, relaxed strolls on shore or in one or other harbour town, a chance to engage with local culture. Our guides, with profound knowledge of the area and its history, will be there to answer any questions- and to introduce you the wealth of local cuisine: based on their extensive travels in the region, they have a list of favourite restaurants, wineries and other places you will thoroughly enjoy.
Based on our over two decades of experience in designing and running gulet cruises, we have set up our Croatian cruises as a perfectly balanced combination of experiences. The range of options, from sight-seeing via swimming and snorkelling to hiking or wine-tasting, make the region equally ideal for private charters as it is for scheduled tours. No matter what you or your friends' interests are, the Coast of Croatia has something to offer for everyone!
Getting In Touch
If you have any questions about any of our Croatian gulet cruises or you’d like to enquire about creating a bespoke gulet holiday in Croatia just for you and your friends or family please get in touch.
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