Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Online Chat
Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Adventures Afloat: The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage by Yacht

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:




Adventure Afloat Study Cruise

Price Range

$2000 - $3500

Start Date

End Date

More Options

AnyInternationalMarshall IslandsSt. BartsUnited StatesCanadaAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanAzoresBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaireBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin IslandsBruneiBulgariaBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanary IslandsCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChileChinaColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCuracaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEaster IslandEcuadorEgyptEnglandEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFederated States of MicronesiaFijiFinlandFranceFrance Southern TerritoriesFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench West IndiesGabonGalapagos IslandsGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernsey IslandGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and Mc Donald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIrelandIsles of ScillyIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJersey IslandJordanKazakhstanKenyaKoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMadeira IslandsMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMidway IslandMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmar (Burma)NamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorthern Mariana IslandsNorthwest TerritoriesNorwayOmanPacific IslandsPakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussia (Siberia)Russian FederationRwandaSaint HelenaSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaScotlandSenegalSerbiaSeychellesShetland IslandsSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSpainSri LankaSt Kitts and NevisSt. Eustatius (Statia)St. LuciaSt. Pierre & MiquelonSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesSurinamSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaTasmaniaThailandTibetTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTristan da CunhaTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and CaicosUS Virgin IslandsUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamWalesWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Road Scholar
Program #20118RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
See all of our Most Popular programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ann from New Bern, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/15/15 - 10/27/15
This was a splendid trip from beginning to end. The scenery was breathtaking, the local guides very knowledgeable, the itinerary well planned, the food excellent and the crew of "The Vapor" phenomenal! They "knocked themselves out" to make our time on board especially memorable. I highly recommend this program if you are looking for an energetic and broadening experience.

Nancy from Sterling Hts, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/17/15 - 10/29/15
Amazing cruise on our "yacht"! Everything well planned, fun and amazing. Don't miss this trip, especially in off season, little crowds.

Jeanne from Saint Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/16/15 - 09/28/15
This was an amazing trip on the beautiful Adriatic. It is more blue and clear than I had imagined. The history and architecture were fascinating, and all of our ports of call were unique and beautiful. I would highly recommend this trip!

Ann from Longboat Key, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/10/15 - 10/22/15
We recently returned from our Croatian trip. Our group leader Alan Staresina was outstanding. This is one of the best trips we have taken. The yacht Futura was magnificent --- the crew were very attentive and the food was scrumptious. I would highly recommend this trip to all.

Patricia from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/17/15 - 10/29/15
This is an excellent trip which will expose you to the physical beauty of Croatia and Montenegro, the spirit of the people and the history of survival. Our group leader, Mirela, cannot be surpassed. She is delightful, very well informed, personable, charming and caring. You will not be disappointed!

Neil from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/10/15 - 10/22/15
An exceptional program full of special experiences, beautiful environment, friendly people, and safe.

Elyse from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/08/15 - 10/20/15
The Best of Croatia trip was, indeed, the best. Along the way, we learned about the history of the region through excellent local guides and lecturers. The skill and warmth of our guide, Spomenka, the beautiful scenery and varied itinerary, and our ship, the Vapor and its wonderful captain and crew, all combined to make this a great vacation trip.

Carolynn from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/08/15 - 10/20/15
Our trip The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage by Yacht could not have been more delightful. I learned a great deal, saw many new and interesting places, but most of all the experience on The Vapor was exceptional. What a great Captain and Crew.

Kathryn from Fairfield, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/10/15 - 10/22/15
Croatia trip was fabulous. Highly recommend. Hotel in Montenegro was a little tired.

Kathryn from Watkinsville, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/26/15 - 10/08/15
This certainly IS the best of Croatia. History and beautiful ocean, all on a modern yacht that docks in postcard island villages. Add gourmet meals by our chef and Mirela our incredible tour guide, and who could ask for more? This is the way to go!

Julie from Watkinsville, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/26/15 - 10/08/15
My husband and I were delighted with the yacht, the crew, the chef, and our really great tour guide who took good care of each of us and shared her knowledge of the land she loves. The villages and towns we visited were beautiful and full of history. With each stop, a local guide took us on a tour. The "whispers" were very helpful (listening devices). We learned so much and appreciated the beautiful weather with mild, sunny days. A trip to remember and recommend!

Jane from Athens, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/26/15 - 10/08/15
"The Best of Croatia" will not disappoint. The modern MY Futura yacht cruise along the Dalmation Coast is phenomenal with a long chain of mountains, endless islands, and stunning white limestone villages along the way. Croatia in itself is a long and fascinating history of settlements, of wars and religions, of peoples and cultures. Our guide, Mirela, made it all come alive with her in-depth knowledge of both ancient and contemporary. The world class chef always delighted us with delectable cuisine. I want to go again. It is that good!

John from Athens, GA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/26/15 - 10/08/15
This program was perhaps the best of RS trips for me. Not because the learning and social value was better but because the transportation experience aboard the Adriatic yacht was thoroughly enjoyable and very memorable. The leaders and tour guides were outstanding as were other trips and the trip was accurately described as moderately strenuous but should not deter anyone asone may opt out selectivly.

Stephen from Dallas, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/16/15 - 09/28/15
This program provided a well-organized and well-thought-out exposure to a beautiful part of the Balkans, an area in whose complex history and politics I have always been interested. There was a great balance between scenery and history--the towns and islands we visited were lovely and fascinating, and the excellent local guides provided unusual color to their historical descriptions. Accommodations on land and on the boat were very comfortable, and the group was extremely congenial (so far Road Scholar is batting 1000 on that score).

Hamilton from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/17/15 - 09/29/15
This program was as good as the best of my four previous Road Scholar trips. The group leader is outstanding, the Dalmatian coast is enchanting, and the accommodations, both afloat and ashore, are excellent. What a treat to explore beautiful islands and medieval limestone towns built for people, not cars!

Richard from Los Altos Hills, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/04/15 - 06/16/15
You can swim in one of the seven seas, enjoy life on a luxury yacht, have fine healthy cuisine and learn a lot about Croatia. Extend your visit on either end to see more inland and north than the coastal islands. First of the season was best for weather. You will not be troubled by language if you learn to say Good morning, Please and Thank You in Croatian. You will love the energy of the people living there.

Dennis from Golden Valley, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/27/15 - 06/08/15
We had an amazing adventure on our trip to Montenegro and Croatia. We enjoyed incredible sights, interesting lectures, wonderful local guides/tours and excellent sea food. Our traveling companions were fun, interesting and engaging. We miss the dinner conversations aboard the good ship MS Vita. We loved being on the ship. It was comfortable, excellent crew, and a great way to enjoy the beautiful country and some of its many islands. Our hotel accommodations were also good. Our guide, Luci, was incredible. She was knowledgeable, attentive, and patient. She was a gift! The trip went like clock work thanks to Luci’s oversight and attention to detail. In addition, we would also recommend the trip extension to Croatia’s capital and the Lakes. We had a wonderful hike through the Lakes - truly a wonder of the world!

Carol from Murrells Inlet, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/27/15 - 06/08/15
The Croatia trip was amazing! The MS VITA is a new ship (only one year old) and was delightful--the ship itself, the crew, and the chef. I did not want to leave the ship a the end of our cruise, and the other participants seem to feel the same way. I would have stayed and done the cruise again in reverse! Luci, our group leader, was awesome. The other participants were great. Honestly, I cannot say enough about my whole experience! Definitely 5 of 5 stars!!!

Susan from Vail, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/03/15 - 06/15/15
The time spent on and in the Adriatic Sea and along the pristine wild Dalmatian coastline provided perfect relaxation, giving a rest from the sights and details of the historic towns. A wonderful group of people and an absolutely charming and effective tour leader, Spomenka Radic.

Phyllis from Fort Myers, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/21/15 - 06/02/15
I not only learned about an area of the world which up until then had been a mystery to me, but was entranced by the physical beauty of the Dalmatian coast. This was a completely satisfying experience.

Skip from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/09/15 - 05/21/15
Fabulous trip. Mirela guide was the best. New ship = great cabin, Great chef on board. Recommend this delightful trip highly.

Nancy from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/27/15 - 06/08/15
Wow! I never imagined that a group tour could be so terrific--informative, friendly, warm, active. The food was well prepared and delicious, on shore and on the boat. Solicitous staff all around. Our tour guide, Luci, was outstanding and all guest lecturers were quite good. Local guides were uniformly excellent. The activity level was as described by Road Scholar, but modified for those who couldn't do some of the hiking and walking. An excellent trip all around. Travelling by yacht was by far the best way to visit the exquisite islands of Croatia.

Louise from Brookline, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/27/15 - 06/08/15
The best of Croatia was a trip that exceeded my expectations.The boat Ms Vita,was new,clean and comfortable.The staff excellent.Our guide Luci was exceptional. She was engaging, energetic,and easily shared her knowledge and passion for her country, enhancing our learning about a complicated region.Constant sun and blue skies,dreamy mountain scenery along the Adriatic,swimming off the boat,visiting and learning about picturesque ancient historical towns,opportunties to be as active as one wanted with leisure time to explore on ones own,made for a relaxing and exceedingly educational vacation.

Christine from Galena, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/14/15 - 05/26/15
Nothing less than wonderful! Outstanding group leader and local guides. Visiting Croatia's costal towns by yacht is the perfect way to see this beautiful country.

Liz from Newbury, NH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/14/15 - 05/26/15
A great combination of ancient history, recent history, current events, and delightful tours and free-time wandering of old walled cities, all made easily accessible by a smooth cruise aboard a small ship with an outstanding personable crew.

Charles from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 05/13/15 - 05/25/15
Some critical comments have been made about the hotel in Split. Road Scholar obviously paid attention to this and changed the hotel. We stayed at the Cornaro Hotel, and it was excellent in all regards. Also there were questions about wine on the boat. On the Vita, there was wine and beer (one glass) at lunch and dinner. This was a great program in all regards.

Terry from Ferguson, MO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/09/15 - 05/21/15
We have been on quite a few trips over the years and this one was one of the very best! Our guide, Mirela, was absolutely outstanding. Croatia is a beautiful country, well worth visiting more that once and the people there were very friendly and helpful. The itinerary was a perfect blend of educational activities, historical and cultural opportunities and beautiful sights. My wife and I enjoyed our time on the ship, the Futura (great staff and food) very much and the hotel accommodations were top notch. The people in our group were friendly and interesting and on time every time. We both loved this trip and intend to tell out friends to go to Croatia.

David from San Jose, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/02/15 - 05/14/15
Likes= scenery, guide [Allen], lectures, field trips, history, Yacht, people on board, meals, Croatia, just about EVERYTHING. Didn't like Monte Negro, small room in Zagreb. Overall this trip was as good as it could get. 5 stars for me.

Paulette from Lakewood, CO Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/02/15 - 05/14/15
The boat was sheer luxury. The trip was very educational about an area that many don't know much about. Beautiful and fascinating.

Marianne from South Strafford, VT Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 04/25/15 - 05/07/15
This trip had the perfect balance of informative tours lead by knowledgable guides and time to explore alone. Approaching these coastal ancient towns by sea was spectacular.

Jane from Bronx, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/25/15 - 05/07/15
The trip to Croatia was one of the best i have taken, with Road Scholar and with other travel organizations. What made it so is learning about a country still being discovered and its splendid scenery and history.

Roberta from Mountainside, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/27/14 - 10/09/14
The Best of Croatia was an outstanding trip! Could not have asked for better weather either. Our guide, Petra was superb! Fun, knowledgeable, and approachable. Our yacht, My Futura was only a year old - the cabins beautiful. The food on board was great too. Only complaint would be the hotel in Montenegro but not many other choices so can't fault Road Scholar for that. Memorable vacation with lots of fun travel companions during the trip.

elizabeth from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/30/14
Visit a country that we heard so much about around 20 years ago, but many hadn't thought of as a travel destination - Croatia. Specifically coastal Croatia, via comfortable yacht for a week, with a hotel stay at either end of the itinerary. Great group leader, diverse and informative local guides, beautiful countryside, old world towns and fortifications, friendly residents who truly welcome visitors. Clean, modern, fresh foods from local farms. Be prepared to walk stone streets and steps, bring clothes for warmer or cooler than expected, be impressed!

Daniel from Marstons Mills, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/16/14 - 10/28/14
Very easy, likeable, educational experience that can be enjoyed by most participants.

Georgia from Lexington, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/30/14
The itinerary is wonderful: traveling by boat on the clear clean Adriatic Sea, sub-tropical climate and vegetation, as well as beautiful ancient ports and cities with interesting history. Our boat Futura was a real treat, and the crew members were excellent and very congenial.

Elaine from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/14 - 10/23/14
We loved our Croatia cruise -- our fellow travelers were interesting and fun, the boat was lovely and the food wonderful. And our guide was a gem - warm and welcoming, highly educated, and an experienced world traveler; she brought to life the history and culture her country and engaged us in each day's adventures. My main suggestion for improving the program would be to rethink the 2 days in Split at the Hotel President at the end of the trip. I'd much prefer staying on the ship!

Mary Nancy from Livermore, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/02/14 - 10/14/14
Firstly, hello to Ann from Evanston, IL, below - hi dear roommate! I immediately recognized the photo above as I climbed up to the castle the night of the 2nd blood moon 10/8 and took this photo draped over the canon to capture the most glorious sunset awash with magical swirling indigo, burnt orange, fire red, melting into the Adriatic as twinkling lights danced below me on the island of Hvar! The islands of Hvar, Korchula, Trigor, Kotor are some of the magnificent brilliant jewels in Croatia's majestic crowning coastline. The Schooner BARBARA and her superb captain and crew were impeccably kind, professional, helpful, friendly as family and the schooner was immaculate, pristine, gorgeous, a very comfortable 5-star on the Sea! Our guide Alan from was full of accurate history, local useful info, kind and funny and caring - the best guide we highly recommend - who listened and communicated sincerely and astutely to my 91-yr-old full Croatian American-born father's questions and talks of being a little boy with his parents near Zagreb. We had fantastic guides everywhere we traveled. I have never seen a more beautiful country. The Adriatic is the cleanest water on the planet and 6 shades of indigo violet midnight aqua blue and I have never had so much fun diving into the sea, swimming like a mermaid with my wonderful fellow travelers on this cruise - we were blessed with very nice group of people - it was the trip of a lifetime for me and my elderly World War II parents. I cannot thank Road Scholar or guide Alan or dear beautiful Croatia enough and I HIGHLY recommend EVERYBODY to visit this gorgeous land and its loving people! Hvala puna!

Ann from Evanston, IL Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 10/02/14 - 10/14/14
Croatia and its coast is beautiful. It lives up to all its publicity. What more can one ask for, a lovely fish dinner by the side of a lake with a big full moon and warm not hot breezes with friends and nice red wine.

Lucy from Salem, OR Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/30/14
A wonderful 12 days. Our group leader was excellent and all of the local guides were extremely knowledgeable. Time spent on the yacht and the food served was great. A good value for the money spent. Lucy from Oregon

Wayne from Hoschton, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/11/14 - 10/23/14
Wonderful Voyage! The other 25 Scholars were awesome, the Yacht MY Futura was beautiful and fun. The places we visited were very picturesque and interesting. All of our guides were very informative and pleasant. The water is beautiful though a tad cool for swimming, but still it was awesome. Highly recommend this trip and would love to do it again myself. I'd give it a 10 on a scale of 10.

Richard from Ivins, UT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/30/14
It was an outstanding experience. The history and beauty of the area makes it a unique opportunity.

Richard from Greenville, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/11/14 - 10/23/14
This was a fabulous and enjoyable trip. I recommend it highly to others. Our leader was experienced and approachable. The scenery was amazing!

Kathleen from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/25/14 - 10/07/14
Attended 4 programs This was by far the best. Outstanding leader. Great crew on board The Barbara. Beautiful country. Fun co-participants. We even set anchor for a swim a few times. 5 stars Kathy from Seattle

Madelon from Dublin, OH Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/25/14 - 10/07/14
I have come to appreciate Road Scholar adventures for their reliable educational and organizational value. This particular trip had a truly outstanding trip leader and, most notably, an exceptionally delightful, cohesive group of participants.

Susan from Vancouver, WA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/11/14 - 10/23/14
You won't be disappointed by any aspect of this Aegean adventure. If you're like the 26 of us who just returned, you'll wish you never had to disembark.

Marilyn from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/04/14 - 10/16/14
If you have dreamed of sailing the Dalmatian coast in a sleek, beautiful yacht, this trip is for you. The "Futura" was an amazing vessel and was a head-turner in every port we visited. Our guide, Spomenka, was great! And too, the crew of the "Futura." Plus having congenial co-travelers made this a really special trip.

Carol from Jacksonville, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 06/03/14
The Croatia trip was FAR beyond my expectations! It was my first Road Scholar excursion, and I intend to make many more. The value for the money cannot be beat, and the competence of our instructor was astounding. Very efficient use of time, well-balanced activities, in-depth experience. I am recommending this tour to all my friends!

Marcia from Forestburgh, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/29/14 - 06/10/14
My first Road Scholar trip and I loved it. Congenial, fun,interesting people; our tour guide, Mirella was top notch, MS Barbara ship and crew superb, food delicious, islands beautiful, weather perfect. Marcia from Forestburgh, NY

Joyce from Ames, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/29/14 - 06/10/14
The trip was well planned and a great experience. The coastline is very beautiful and we had wonderful weather. Our tour group was filled with interesting and congenial people who all seemed to be on a quest for knowledge. The accommodations on the ship were quite good, the crew great, and our guide wonderful.

Clayton from London, NA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/29/14 - 06/10/14
This program is absolutely top notch. The group leader was exceptional, and the MSY Barbara was a joy to sail around the beautiful Adriatic Croatian islands.

Robyn from Winston Salem, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 06/03/14
Sunny days in a beautiful country with wonderful guides. This is a grand trip which I highly recommend.Our main suggestion for improvement would be to eliminate the last 2 nights in the Hotel President and to work the key events into a 9 night format and price accordingly.

Albert from Winston Salem, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 06/03/14
The Croatia Dalmatia Coast sailing trip is a delight and wonderful learning experience as well. We had a marvelous leader, Alan, and excellent local guides. 11 sunny days also made the trip a wonder--the coast is so beautiful, absolute turquoise waters, beautiful towns with so much history, well-explained. We learned so much about the various periods, and have an understanding of the Yugoslavia period and break up with war. Another example of trying to impose the culture and reign of one group over another. The 2 home visits--to the family and to the priest for tour and lunch were truly highlights. The only major change we would suggest, as would many in our group, was the elimination of the last 2 days in a hotel in Split--it is an after the fact slow down after finishing the cruise and the tours--it was a good time to end the tour on the highest note of the wonderful farewell party on the sailboat--a little readjustment there is needed.

Joyce from Hyde Park, UT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/15/14 - 05/27/14
The only way to see Croatia and its fabulous islands is from a small ship. The crew was uniformly helpful and nice. Split was an unanticipated highlight and actually trumped Dubrovnik as a living but antique city. Marela, our tour leader, provided exceptional leadership and educational guidance.

Carol from Greensboro, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/01/14 - 05/13/14
If you like small ships like the HMS Barbara, want to broaden your view of the world, desire to learn about other cultures, enjoy different musical venues from Croatia, keep active by walking each day, enjoy the healthy Mediterranean food, then you would love this program!

Pat from Wever, IA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/08/14 - 05/20/14
The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage by Yacht met and exceeded expectations. Croatia is a beautiful country, that is not yet overrun by tourists. Our tour director Alen turned a potentially disappointing problem into a delightful unplanned day trip to Mostar, Bosnia. Uncharacteristic windy weather for May forced us to forgo Hvar and Stari Grad because it was unsafe for the yacht to dock at those ports. We instead spent two nights docked at Gradec on the mainland. Many of us agreed that the Bosnia trip was a treat and should be incorporated in future schedules.

Ashley from Flowery Branch, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/15/14 - 05/27/14
Just completed our Croatia by Yacht tour (May 16th through 27th, 2014). The tour exceeded our expectations—did not know beforehand how beautiful Croatia was, now we would love to live there; had never done a small boat (yacht) tour before, now we loved the small group nature of the trip and the private, yet comfortable accommodations aboard the Barbara; our tour guide, Mirela, was outstanding—knowledgeable, personable and caring—we became good friends by the end; got to know all our fellow travelers well by the end of the tour and are happy to count each and every one of them a friend. Thank you Road Scholar! Marie and Ashley Shemain

Brenda from Peace River, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/08/14 - 05/20/14
The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage By Yacht provides a rich learning experience and a chance to meet new and interesting people. It also offers good food, good times and a nonstop view of the beautiful eastern coast of the Adriatic.

Joan from Kanata, ON Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/15/14 - 05/27/14
If you want a tour which can be as leisurely or as intense as you like, this is the one for you. Seeing a country from the sea, much as the early explorers did, gives a unique insight into historical events and timelines. The excellent guided tours and lectures are well balanced with personal time for exploration and sampling of the local culture and cuisine. We learned a great deal about Croatia and other Balkan countries and now have a better understanding of both historical and recent events in the region. We look forward to taking another Road Scholar tour in the near future.

Miriam from Ashland, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/05/14 - 04/17/14
Beautiful country, wonderful food, sailing on a small nicely appointed yacht, small intimate group, and a great tour guide all combined with a learning experience.

Ann from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 04/19/14 - 05/01/14
Many of the places I visited in 1967 (when I caught a ride to Dubrovnik from the youth hostel in Venice) are still there and spruced up. The war damage from the '90s is largely patched up. Our tour leader was very knowledgeable and quite willing to share her knowledge. And the yacht was beautiful! Do it!!

Kathryn from Orinda, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/05/14 - 04/17/14
Croatia by Yacht is a delightful program. Beautiful medieval towns on the clear, blue Adriatic coast. Picturesque and extremely informative.

Please enter your email:

Providers click here

Upload Your Photos and Videos
Add A Photo
Click on images to see larger view
"I climbed my ancestors' Dubrovnik city wall!" Uploaded By: Mary Nancy
"I climbed my ancestors' Dubrovnik city wall!" Uploaded By: Mary Nancy

"Trogir Castle" Uploaded By: Road

"Hvar" Uploaded By: Road

"Hvar" Uploaded By: Road

"Road Scholar group in Stari Grad" Uploaded By: Road

"Church of St Stephen in Stari Grad" Uploaded By: Road

"Ceiling of Our Lady of the Rocks, Bay of Kotor" Uploaded By: Ann

"Croatia" Uploaded By: Sarah

Uploaded By: Sarah

"Dubrovnik" Uploaded By: Sarah

"Kotor, Montenegro" Uploaded By: Karen

"MSY Barbara moored in Trogir, Croatia" Uploaded By: Teresa

"Klapa singers entertaining on board the MSY Barbara" Uploaded By: Teresa

"View from our room in Herceg-Novi, Montenegro" Uploaded By: Teresa

"St. George islet from Our Lady of the Rocks chapel, Kotor Bay, Montenegro" Uploaded By: Teresa

"Wouldn't you love to be here?" Uploaded By: Sarah

"A beautiful night view" Uploaded By: Sarah

"The shore view" Uploaded By: Sarah

"Dubrovnik" Uploaded By: Sarah

"Split" Uploaded By: Claudia

"Dubrovnik" Uploaded By: Judy

"Sunset in Korcula" Uploaded By: Judy

"MYS Barbara" Uploaded By: Judy

"Split - Diocletian's Palace" Uploaded By: Judy

"Dining on the top deck" Uploaded By: Crystal

"Captain Ante Trgo" Uploaded By: Crystal

"MSY Barbara Aft Eating Area" Uploaded By: Crystal

"Category 1 Twin Bed Cabin" Uploaded By: Crystal

"Category 1 cabin with double bed" Uploaded By: Crystal

"MSY Babara" Uploaded By: Crystal

"The view East from Marco Polo's balcony in Korcula" Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"The home of poet Petar Hektorovic in Stari Grad." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Dawn on the wine-dark Adriatic." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"The Good Ship Barbara on the quay, Sipan." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Kitchen of a 400-year-old estate outside Dubrovnik" Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Inside the Monastery of St. Francis in Dubrovnik." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Sunset on the island of Hvar." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

""Sailors' Delight" on the quay in Hvar." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"In the kitchen of a "summer palace" on Sipan." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Dockside on the island of Sipan." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Boarding MSY Barbara for the first time, at sunset" Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"Outside the walled city of Dubrovnik." Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11

"From the shoreline in Herceg Novi on our first day" Uploaded By: Mark Attended: 09/23/11 - 10/04/11
Add A Video

"Road Scholar Video Slideshow (June 2014)" Uploaded By: Road

Upload a picture

You can upload a jpg, jpeg, png, or gif file.
The maximum file size is 4 mb.

Upload a video

Select Video Host (Instruction)

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2016
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768