This route is a 14-day trip. You’ll spend 7 nights in your accommodation and 6 nights on a yacht. The rest of your journeys will be carried out by train or coach.
- Croatia Sailing
This trip only creates 57.6 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 469.6 ♻️
Because the sailing component of the trip leaves once a week, this trip can only start on a Saturday and only runs from May to September. Please email email@example.com before booking this rail & sail trip to confirm availability first.
If you love an epic journey, Rail & Sail Croatia is perfect for you! Travel all the way from London to Split by train, then take a yacht to explore the beauty of the Croatian Islands. After enjoying some of Europe’s most popular destinations, you’ll be guided through Croatia with a group of like-minded people. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in activities such as paddleboarding, biking or snorkelling, surrounded by breath-taking landscapes of the Adriatic Coastline!
Rail & Sail from London to Dubrovnik
Starting in London, travel all the way down to Split by train and continue your journey with a one-week sailing trip around Croatia, plus, experience Western, Central or Eastern Europe en route on this 14-day adventure! You’ll have a full day in each city, meaning you’ve got plenty of time to see the sights.
Start your trip in London and hop on-board the Eurostar to begin your journey. Explore this stunning city, filled with culture, great food and – of course – nightlife. Alternatively, pick the Rail & Sail up directly from Paris if you prefer to fly to your start point.
Arrive fresh and ready to explore the French Capital. By day, tick off the classics: the Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, the stunning Champs Elysees and the Louvre. By night, settle into a cosy pavement cafe with a glass of French wine or local beer. If you’ve seen it all before, head to the Pompidou Centre for your modern art fix or sip on cocktails around Quai de Jemmapes.
From here, head East into Germany to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Famous for beer gardens, green parks, grand Gothic buildings and, of course, Oktoberfest. Munich is the perfect bridge between East and West. You’ll certainly start to feel the Eastern European influence when it comes to the price of your beers… Spend an easy day exploring this gracious city before relaxing in one of the many traditional beerhalls.
Next up, you’ll head to Croatia, calling first at the vibrant capital of Zagreb, before heading South to Zadar. Listen to the Sea Organ (yes, really) and watch the sunsets that some claim are the world’s most beautiful. Finally, continue to the stunning city of Split perched on the shores of the Adriatic.
You will then start your sailing trip around the Croatian Islands. From Split to Dubrovnik, you will explore 8 cities on 6 different islands. A lot of different activities are included- such as paddleboarding, swimming or snorkelling. You can even learn to sail with your professional skipper! But don’t worry, you’ll also have plenty of time to explore these islands at you own pace.
- All overland transport tickets from the first to the last city, as shown in the key.
- Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you.
- Compulsory seat reservations on high-speed rail, night trains or ferries.
- Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels or hotels, tested by us.
- Walking directions between the stations and your booked accommodation.
- Optional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities at our partner hostels.
- A personalised travel booklet with maps, language guides, top tips, and more.
- Exclusive discounts on attractions across Europe.
- Peace of mind with alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.
- Access to our 24hr emergency phone number while you’re away.
- Accommodation onboard a yacht
- Fresh breakfast and lunch everyday
- Tea, coffee and drinking water
- A professional skipper
- A ‘Guest Experience Leader’
- Stand Up Paddle Board, dinghy and snorkelling gear
With 5 cities in 8 days, followed by the discovery of 6 different Croatian islands in a week, the Rail & Sail to Croatia is a great adventure. You’ll have a mix of mid-length and longer trains as well as some buses, but don’t worry – we’ll always book times that allow you to make the most of each city. As for the sailing part, you will be guided in exploring the islands your yacht will take you to.
Start your trip in London with the Eurostar from St Pancras. Why not add a few nights here to see the sights of the capital? Prefer to fly to Paris rather than taking the Eurostar? No problem, just reply to your quote email and tell us – we’ll adjust the price for you.London Guides
Paris (2 Nights)
Paris is a byword for romance, a synonym for style, and the epitome of elegance. The pride of France and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris needs little introduction, from the Eiffel Tower to the Pont Neuf, it bedazzles visitors and oozes charisma at every turn.Paris Guides
- See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
- Watch a cabaret act at the famous Moulin Rouge
- Experience the colourful nightlife of the Marais
Munich (2 Nights)
The capital of Bavaria and Germany’s second city will draw you in with its elegance and attractions. This destination is a massively underrated destination, which can easily rival many of the big names in Europe, with its pedestrianised city centre and impressive monuments, museums and art galleries; as well as beer (and plenty of it) at Oktoberfest.Munich Guides
- Learn about the city at the Stadtmuseum
- Walk across the sprawling Englisher Garten
- Join the Bavarian beer festival of Oktoberfest
Zagreb (2 Nights)
A city of flowers and fountains with a curious Mediterranean feel, Zagreb is a year-round destination with a museum-café-theatre culture by day and a lakeside party by night. In winter, a tram ride out of the city provides scenic hiking and skiing opportunities.Zagreb Guides
- Catch a 360-view from the Lotrščak Tower
- Stroll through the beautiful Mirogoj cemetery
- Have a coffee in Kino Europa, Zagreb’s oldest cinema
Split (1 Night)
Even though Split is a port for many Croatian islands, sitting elegantly between the Adriatic and the mountains, the country’s second city has two Unesco World Heritage sites within its walls, a marble waterfront walkway, and a buzzing atmosphere around its bars and pubs.Split Guides
- See the amazing ruin of Diocletian’s Palace
- Admire the city as you approach it from the sea
- Stroll along the glittering waterfront
Croatia Sailing (6 Nights)
Sail from Split to Dubrovnik in a yacht and discover both popular and secluded islands. From the small fishing town of Vrboka, on the Hvar Island, to the Mljet National Park,you’ll be returning home with memories to last a lifetime!Croatia Sailing Guides
- Wander historic cities and old towns
- Paddleboarding, swimming, kayaking and snorkelling in crystal clear water
- Explore Mljet National Park by bike
- Experience local food
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