Unwind on the Adriatic coast with an island retreat in Lastovo

Reconnect with nature and enjoy some time unwinding in one of the world’s most idyllic locations – Lastovo. This small Croatian island will remind you of simpler times, where people still catch fresh seafood for dinner and make their own wine using locally grown grapes. Relax on the beaches, only taking a break to dip in the sparkling waters of the Adriatic or wander around the rustic stone port. Aside from its natural beauty, this island was once occupied by the Venetians, meaning the quaint village of Lastovo is home to stunning Venetian architecture. Take some time to wander through it and soak up the history and culture.


Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Split, Croatia
Destination
Croatia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Intrepid Retreats
Code
ZMLL
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 4, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Learn what a self-sustaining lifestyle looks like when you spend a day at sea with a local fisherman and his wife.

  • Support local wine producers and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at a local winery.

  • Get back to nature with a guided bike ride through the centre of the island of Lastovo.

  • Spend time relaxing on the beach and soaking up some sunshine on a boat trip around the island.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding travel prior to booking this trip.

  • As you will be on and off boats throughout the entirety of this trip, it’s important you feel comfortable on the water.

  • Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.

  • Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable leader to choose an alternative route or activity.

  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. Please note that a single supplement can be booked on this trip, subject to availability. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. In some cases, bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.

Itinerary

Welcome to Split, the largest city in Croatia’s famous Dalmatia region. If you have time to explore before meeting your group to board the ferry to Lastovo this afternoon, be sure to check out all that this city has to offer. Start with a walking tour of the Old Town of Split, where you’ll find a wealth of bars, restaurants and local shops lining the cobblestoned streets. Two of Split’s most famous attractions are Diocletian’s Palace, home of the 4th-century Roman emperor, and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Spend some time admiring these ancient sites and soaking up a little history. If you’ve worked up an appetite with all your sightseeing, the local seafood, pizza, pastries and wine are a food-lovers dream, so stop and enjoy a leisurely lunch before making your way to meet your group and board the ferry to depart for Lastovo. After a three-and-a-half-hour ferry ride, you’ll arrive and transfer to your accommodation in the local village of Zaklopatica. Get to know your group over an included dinner of local fare in the guesthouse`s restaurant, with spectacular views overlooking the bay.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lastovo - Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 10 am this morning as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time, and will head to the ferry port in the afternoon. Please take this into consideration when booking your flights to and from Split or Zadar. We are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the trip for you in Split, subject to availability. If you are going to be late please let your booking agent or hotel reception know.
Today you’ll rise with the sun, as you’re off on an authentic fishing experience with a local fisherman, his wife and crew. Once aboard the boat, you’ll have the opportunity to help them to bring in the days' catch – usually scorpion fish, mackerel, sardine and bream. But the best bit? You get to enjoy the spoils of your labour with a seafood lunch freshly prepared on board the ship and time to chat with the captain and his wife about life on the island. After lunch, you’ll return to Lastovo and have the rest of the day free to spend it as you see fit. This could range from a relaxing few hours unwinding on the beach or a stroll around the quiet stone waterfront and tiny port of this unique island lost in time.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lastovo - Fishing Trip with Local Fisherman with Seafood Lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning will be a little more relaxed than yesterday, with a few hours free for a sleep in, time to relax on the beach or to go for a walk around the island. This afternoon, you’ll drive to Lastovo Village where you’ll embark on an easy group bike ride into the centre of the island for between two and three hours. Enjoy the untouched, natural landscapes and wave to friendly locals as you pass them from the road. In the evening, you’ll visit a local winery in Lastovo Village where you’ll be treated to a tasting of their homegrown varietals before enjoying a light dinner, complete with local cheeses to accompany the wine.
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lastovo - Wine & Produce Tasting
  • Lastovo - Island Bike Ride
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today will be a full day at sea, experiencing the beauty of the Adriatic, while visiting some of the smaller bays and islands around Lastovo. One of the most popular spots to stop for a swim is Salpun beach, one of the most beautiful areas in the archipelago. Here you can relax on the coast or go for a short stroll and admire views of the old lighthouse on the island. Throughout the day, you’ll stop for several swim breaks in the crystal waters and have plenty of time to relax and socialise on the deck – so be sure to pack a hat and plenty of sunscreen! Enjoy a barbecue lunch on board the boat, before lazing the rest of the afternoon away in paradise. In the evening, you’ll return to Zaklopatica village for dinner at one of the local restaurants
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lastovo - Day Trip by Boat to Surrounding Islands with Barbeque Lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning you’ll transfer to Ubli town to board the ferry that will take you back to Split, where your Intrepid Retreats experience will come to an end. If you have extra time in Split, be sure to speak to your local host for advice about other attractions or day tours they might recommend.
Optional Activities
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - HRK40
  • Split - Archaeological Museum - HRK20
  • Split - Ivan Mestrovic Gallery - HRK40
  • Split - Marjan Hill Hike - Free
  • Split - Ethnographic Museum - HRK20
  • Split - City Museum - HRK20
  • Split - Fish Market - Free
  • Split - Sea Kayaking - EUR36
  • Split - Dalmatian Wine and Dine Urban Adventure - EUR100
  • Split - Wars, Warriors and Reforms Urban Adventure - EUR35
  • Split - Secrets of Split Urban Adventure - EUR47
  • Split - Day Trip to Trogir - HRK60
  • Split - Day Trip to Krka National Park, Trogir & Sibenik - HRK450
  • Split - Cathedral & Tower - HRK45
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace - HRK42
  • Split - City Walking Tour with Local Guide - HRK750
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Please note that the tour comes to an end after our arrival back into Split at around 3 pm, subject to delays due to weather conditions and ferry operations. Please take this into consideration when booking your flights to and from Split or Zadar. We are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the trip for you in Split, subject to availability. Please enquire with your booking agent.

Meals

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Ferry, Fishing boat, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable family-run guesthouse (4 nights)

Included activities

  • Lastovo - Welcome Dinner
  • Lastovo - Fishing Trip with Local Fisherman with Seafood Lunch
  • Lastovo - Wine & Produce Tasting
  • Lastovo - Island Bike Ride
  • Lastovo - Day Trip by Boat to Surrounding Islands with Barbeque Lunch

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Important notes

START & END OF TOUR
This trip starts with a group meeting at 10 am on day 1, and ends after arrival back into Split at around 3 pm on the last day (subject to delays due to weather conditions and ferry operations). Please take this into consideration when booking your flights to and from Split or Zadar. We are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the trip for you in Split, subject to availability.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
This trip requires a minimum of 4 clients booked and confirmed in order to depart.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.

Essential trip information

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