Split Return - Bosnia
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Split Return to Bosnia
Combine Split Return with a Bosnia Tour!
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14-day Split Return to Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Sail + Tour
Every Saturday from June to September 2019
 
SPLIT - MAKARSKA - MLJET - DUBROVNIK - KORCULA - HVAR - SPLIT - KRAVICA WATERFALLS - MOSTAR - SARAJEVO - BJELASNICA MOUNTAIN - TREBINJE
 
This combination of an 8-day Croatia Sail + 7-day Bosnia-Herzegovina tour is completely unique to us - we are the ONLY company combining Croatia sails with tours that REALLY explore Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 (mostly aged 18-39) 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 Croatia Sail 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 Croatia Sail group waving
 
Day 2

Makarska to Mljet (Slano)

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. If the docks on Mljet are too crowded, we will cruise over to Slano to overnight there. We also offer an onboard BBQ this evening on Mljet or in Slano 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 Croatia Sail Excursions
bike group mljet
 
Day 3

Mljet (or Slano) to Dubrovnik

With some gorgeous bays around Mljet island and Slano, 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 Croatia Sail 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 in Korcula Old Town
See full details on Go Croatia Sail Excursions
Korcula Boat Jump Sail Croatia
 
Day 6

Korcula to Hvar Island (Hvar Town or Stari Grad)

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 (3-4 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".

IMPORTANT: Hvar Town's small port is often overcrowded in peak months (end of Jun to end of Aug) and the port authority may order the boat to dock elsewhere, such as Stari Grad, about 35 mins by bus from Hvar Town
Go Croatia Sail 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 as we cruise past Brac Island on the way to the biggest town on the Dalmatian coast: Split.
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: Cetina River Rafting near Omis
See full details on Go Croatia Sail Excursions
Go Croatia Sail group split
 
Day 8

Split to Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar

After 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!

Your Go Croatia Sail representative will provide you with a ticket for the 9.30am bus from Split Bus Station that crosses the Croatian-Bosnian border. You will leave the bus just over the border in Capljina, where your Go Bosnia guide will be waiting for you with the main tour vehicle, ready to take you to Kravice Waterfalls (entrance included).

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 5pm, 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 choose to do the Mostar Walking 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.

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 (42 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!

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 excursions:
(1) Sarajevo Walking Tour: 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).
(2) Bosnian Cooking Class (35 Euros): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This class starts in the late afternoon and is 3.5 hrs long. This experience is consistently rated as the ultimate experience on the tour. 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 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 Bosnia’s mountains!

Before that, having had breakfast, we head for Sarajevo’s most famous attraction – the War Tunnel (entrance included), 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.

We then depart for Bjelasnica mountain to visit Lukomir, which is truly one of the “frozen in time” experiences that touches visitors to this magical country. We have a light hike (25 mins) around the village and a nearby peak before returning to our mountain hotel accommodation. Overnight on the mountain
Bjelasnica and Lukomir
 
Day 13

Blagaj and Trebinje

In the morning, we depart the mountain and drive back towards Herzegovina, stopping in breathtaking Blagaj, home to a Dervish monastery next to the source of a river that literally bursts from the base of a mountain. The setting is so stunning, you won't believe it's real! We are proud to include this highlight that most Bosnia tours miss out.

Blagaj is one of the best places in Herzegovina to grab lunch as the location is so spectacular. We then head for Trebinje to be amazed by another stop on the way to the town: Tvrdos Monastery, which is famous for its..... wine! Time for some wine-tasting (included), before arriving in Trebinje town, having had our eyes and taste-buds spoilt all day.

Overnight Trebinje.
Sarajevo Tunnel and Zabljak Zipline
 
Day 14

Trebinje

After breakfast, the tour officially finishes. But your adventure does not need to stop here!

Trebinje is well-connected by bus to Dubrovnik (less than 1 hour away), Kotor and Budva (Montenegro), Tivat (for Montenegro's main coastal airport), Belgrade (Serbia) and beyond.
Cycling and Kotor
 
14-day Split Return to Bosnia Sail and Land Tour 
Dates: Every Saturday, Jun to Sep 2019
Price: From £1015 GBP to £1145 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 £50 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
  • Wine-tasting in Trebinje Monastery
  • 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
  • 35 Euros Boat Tourist Tax (payable on first day in cash - euros or kuna)
  • Dinners (apart from in Dubrovnik)
  • Lunches in Bosnia
  • 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:
  • Bike Hire on Mljet (varies)
  • Korcula Wine-Tasting (150 kuna)
  • Buggy Safari  (300 Kuna)
  • Game of Thrones+Dubrovnik Walking Tour (150 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
END DATE
PLACES AVAILABLE
PRICE
 
 
15 June 2019
28 June 2019
A-Category Boat
£1015
 
22 June 2019
05 July 2019
A-Category Boat
£1045
 
29 June 2019
12 July 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 

 

START DATE
END DATE
PLACES AVAILABLE
PRICE
 
 
06 July 2019
19 July 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 
13 July 2019
26 July 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 
20 July 2019
02 August 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 
27 July 2019
09 August 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 

 

START DATE
END DATE
PLACES AVAILABLE
PRICE
 
 
03 August 2019
16 August 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 
10 August 2019
23 August 2019
A-Category Boat
£1095
 
17 August 2019
30 August 2019
A-Category Boat
£1045
 
24 August 2019
06 September 2019
A-Category Boat
£1045
 
31 August 2019
13 September 2019
A-Category Boat
£1045
 

 

START DATE
END DATE
PLACES AVAILABLE
PRICE
 
 
07 September 2019
20 September 2019
A-Category Boat
£1045
 
14 September 2019
27 September 2019
A-Category Boat
£1045
 

 

 

Q: Why does the tour start with the Bosnia Tour and not the Croatia sail?
A: The Bosnia part of the 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 Trebinje and many travellers like to flight out from Dubrovnik afterwards or carry on to Montenegro or Serbia.
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 (Friday) in Trebinje after breakfast. This gives you the choice of staying in Trebinje at bit longer or moving onto Dubrovnik, Montenegro or Serbia as there are regular buses departing to these destinations.
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 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. Please ask our reservations staff for the single supplement rate for your departure date. You must book your single cabin and rooms in advance.
Q: What are the bathroom arrangements on the boat? Is there air-con?
A: Every boat cabin has its own ensuite bathroom as standard! The air-conditioning runs overnight.
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. The cash payment can be done in Croatian Kuna, Euro, or a mixture of the two.
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?
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 Return to Bosnia Sail and 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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