Our Dubrovnik route is a quintessential TYW venture welcoming those in search of a different side of Croatia. The South specifically. There's nothing quite like sailing across the shimmering Adriatic against the backdrop of the Dinaric Alps. Stroll through limestone streets, admire Baroque architecture, soak up that much needed vitamin D and enjoy stepping back in history.
Here are 10 things you shouldn't miss on our Dubrovnik itinerary:
1. BUCKET LIST TICK-OFF: DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN
You can't go to Dubrovnik without experiencing the bird's eye view from the city walls which encompass the whole of Old Town. There's a reason this destination is top of a lot of Bucket Lists.
2. MLJET NATIONAL PARK
An untouched natural beauty just waiting to be explored.
3. SUNRISE HIKES
Start the day with a 5am sunrise hike to Montokuc, one of Mjlet's highest peaks. You will not be disappointed with the views. The pictures simply do not do it justice.
4. MOUNTAIN BACKDROPS
Remember to sit up and take a break from sunning to check out the breathtaking mountain backdrop, as you sail along the southern Croatian coastline.
The Yacht Week's very own water sports boat will be following the fleet throughout the week offering a range of water sports. Time to turn up the heat and get your adrenaline fix.
Don't be afraid to get the blood flowing and make the most of the adventurous opportunities that the Dubrovnik route has to offer. Be it cycling or kayaking the lakes of Mjlet, or trying a new watersport, Dubrovnik offers more than any other route in terms of outdoors activities!
7. PRIVATE ISLAND PARTY
Yes, you heard right. A whole island, all to us. Dress to impress for an epic The Yacht Week party. This is one for the books. And the 'Gram. We'll be gracing the island of Stupe with our presence, for the one and only Riviera Chic party.
8. SPLIT OLD TOWN
Not only can you explore Dubrovnik, but also its close contender for Croatia's best city: Split. Get lost in the Old Town, stopping only once you reach Luka's for potentially the best gelato outside of Italy. We'd recommend the Rosemary flavour for something a little different.
9. EAT LIKE A LOCAL
Enjoy the fresh fish, from ocean to plate in a matter of hours, at some of the amazing, local and humble restaurants along the route. Konoba Antika on Mjlet, or Gambo in Martinovik Bay, Hvar are some of our favourites! Be sure to wash it down with a Medica (home made honey liqueur).
10. SECLUDED BAYS
The sail between Split and Dubrovnik has limitless bays to discover. You'll never be short of the perfect lunch and swim spot. Just shout when you want your Skipper to anchor drop.