Croatia·October 2 - 9 2021
A luxury wellness retreat tour of Croatia’s coast by private yacht. Explore charming towns such as Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula and more.SOLD OUT
If beautiful and unspoiled Croatia is on your list - there’s no better way to see the world-famous Dalmatian Coast than to island hop by boat! Explore aqua blue waters, limestone cliffs, ancient coastal towns, and Mediterranean cuisine on this upscale wellness vacation - did we mention it’s on a private yacht? Live out the week of your dreams - with plenty of space to spread out and relax in luxury. *Please note we are requiring proof of COVID vaccination for all 2021-2022 retreat guests* - Group Size: 22-30 Guests - Luxury Score: 4.5 (out of 5) - Activity Score: 2 (out of 5) - Relaxed + Walking Tours - Cuisine: Pescatarian (some fish offered)
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live on your own 160 ft brand new private yacht for a week of wellness and adventure. This stylish, modern vessel, built in 2019, is the perfect way to travel in the glistening Adriatic Sea. Whether you indulge in our morning swim stops in the bay or sip a cocktail in the sun deck hot tub, you’re sure to feel relaxed and pampered.
Explore more than 6 different unique towns and villages along Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian Coast while only unpacking once! Our local, knowledgeable cruise manager will be with us all week to help you make the most of your ample time in each port.
Unlike most cruises, we will be in port overnight, so you will be able to dine and sip wine at your leisure at picturesque local restaurants.We will also enjoy a Welcome Dinner and a Captain’s Dinner on board the ship as well as a daily breakfast and a daily gourmet four-course lunch.
Multiple yoga + meditation classes offered daily on the sun deck with mats provided (fresh ocean air, views of passing islands also included) taught by certified, experienced teachers.
Optional guided walking tour with important historical and cultural insights in 4 ports (tour is in English). Learn about the history, architecture and local delights of some of Croatia's best towns.
Anna is Above Yoga's Chief Zen Officer and lead yoga instructor. Based on her own life-changing travel experiences she feels guided to hold sacred space for others to find personal growth, transformation and community through wellness travel. Expect attention to the little details that make an event memorable; delivered with a smile.
Tom’s life has come full circle as he spent time as an executive at an international Fortune 500 company and is now back at his alma mater of Illinois State as a professor and leadership development coach. Tom teaches a variety of yoga styles - Yin, Restorative, Flow/Vinyasa, Chair. He is focused on yoga that is safe, meditative and appropriate for any level of practitioner.
Lauren is the co-owner of NEXT Yoga, with locations outside of Chicago and she also leads many of the continuing education modules for Wild Abundant Life's 300 hour advanced teacher training. Her flow classes will challenge you and leave you with a smile on your face.
You will be transferred to the harbor from either the Split Airport or your Split hotel if you came in early. Embarkation onto the yacht begins at 1:00 pm. Take your time to explore your new floating home and get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner on board.
Watch the moon fade away and the sun rise over the idyllic waterfront town as we sail away from Split in the morning. After our first group morning yoga class together on the top deck, we will enjoy breakfast and then stop in Bol, a small town on island of Brac. Take the plunge with an optional swim at the spectacular Golden Horn - enjoy the long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique since it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to the boat for lunch and then head to Hvar island and the city of Stari Grad, one of the oldest cities in Europe. After an optional late afternoon yin class, your evening is free to explore Stari Grad.
We’ll cruise away from Stari Grad in the morning while flowing through our sunrise vinyasa yoga class and then continue to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Hvar town that shows you the first public theater in Europe. After lunch, continue to Vis. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Tonight enjoy a deep stretch + yin class on the top deck followed by a Captain's dinner on board and an overnight in Vis.
Guided City Tour
Leaving Vis we will have a powerful vinyasa flow to get our hearts pumping for a day full of breathtaking sites. Afterwards relax on our leisurely morning cruise to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. Afterwards cruise towards the Korcula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. We will practice this evening in a spot with views of the old town before exploring Korcula’s abundant choice of restaurants with beautiful waterfront views. Overnight in Korcula.
Blue Cave Tour
Guided City Tour
After an invigorating morning yoga class on the top deck, we will set sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s also the famous site of a recent filming of Game of Thrones. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent walled Old Town. Top recommendation for your free time is to walk the circumferential walls that surround the town and get striking views of the sun-baked terracotta city roofs and the glistening Adriatic Sea. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Guided City Tour
Ease into a day filled with natural beauty. Enjoy a sunrise vinyasa flow class before we turn our compass back north towards Mljet Island, with plenty of time for morning swim along the way in a secluded bay. Stroll along the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Bike, hike or stroll through the park. Alternatively, enjoy a boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery. After an evening slow flow + restore yoga class we will indulge in a curated group dinner and have an overnight in port of Pomena.
Park Entrance Fees
A great morning to sleep in, or take in the all-level vinyasa flow class on the top deck. After a day of sailing, we will arrive In the late afternoon back to Split to take a guided tour of the historical city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. We recommend climbing to the top of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius to enjoy breathtaking sweeping panoramic views. We’ll enjoy a final slow yoga class + closing circle to round out our incredible week together. Afterwards, enjoy one of the many world-class restaurants on the pedestrian waterfront riviera. Overnight in Split.
Guided City Tour
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel. Secure luggage storage is available if you have a later flight and wish to have a leisurely afternoon in town.
Daily yoga classes
Daily multi-course lunch
Four guided city tours
Park entrance fees
Blue Cave boat tour
Two group dinners
Deck chairs for every guest
Round trip airfare
Five dinners in port
$40 port charges