Croatia Sailing Adventure

      Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Walker Wellness Retreats
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      43 reviews
      Sep 15 - 23, 2023
      Group size: 7 - 10
      Croatia Sailing Adventure
      Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Walker Wellness Retreats
      • Email address verified
      43 reviews

      Sep 15 - 23, 2023
      Group size: 7 - 10

      About this trip

      Come join Walker Wellness Retreats as we island hop along the Dalmatian Coast for 9 incredible days! This trip will have a mixture between sightseeing and relaxation. We will have daily swim stops and plenty of time to venture out to explore the beautiful islands of Croatia. Explore, unwind, and experience the true beauty of Croatia with us!


      Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard each day.


      *Please note the itinerary is subject to change due to weather. 


      All activities and excursions are completely optional, and you are free to participate in as little or as much as you would like since this is your vacation. 


      Trip Style: Rest and Relaxation. This retreat includes a lot of downtime on the boat to enjoy as you wish. We will have swim stops as well as time on land to explore the cute towns and villages.

      General Info

      This all-inclusive retreat includes your accommodations for 8 nights, all meals, excursions, and a boat for our group only. You will have optional excursions available to you in case you want to do more activities than what is listed on the itinerary. This retreat is really designed for rest and relaxation, but it is your vacation, and we want you to spend it doing what brings you joy! We will strive to make sure you return home rested and rejuvenated. 


      You will have a private bedroom and bathroom. The ship will have a bar, spacious sun deck, dining saloons, and socializing area.


      All alcohol is at the expense of the guest. Please plan on having local currency to pay any alcohol bill on and off the ship, as credit cards are not widely accepted in Croatia. Please also plan on bringing cash to dinner if you wish to order any cocktails.


      Click here to view pictures of the accommodations onboard.

      Meet Your Host

      Amy Walker, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats. Amy started Walker Wellness Retreats in 2016 due to her love for travel and helping others experience the world. When Amy is not leading international retreats, she works as an online mental health therapist. Amy is passionate about helping individuals and couples work through barriers and find new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive. In addition, Amy loves international travel, wine tasting, whale watching, and the outdoors. Amy works alongside her husband, Brian Walker, to run Walker Wellness Retreats. 


      To meet more of the Walker Wellness Retreats team, visit the About Us page on our website. 

      Packing List

      Important Documentation:

      • Travel insurance details (including emergency contact information)
      • Passport
      • Copy of passport (both in physical and digital form)
      • COVID-19 vaccination records
      • Trip itinerary (including accommodation and transportation details)

      Helpful Tip: Make two copies of your passport, travel insurance papers, and other important travel documents. Diversify your copies by storing them electronically on your computer/smartphone and separating them in your money belt, carry-on bag, and checked luggage. Keep your vaccination records with your passport.


      Money:

      • Debit card (with a four-digit PIN)
      • Credit card
      • Petty cash (in euros, ~100)
      • Cross-body bag or travel purse (to avoid theft when out walking around)

      Helpful Tip: You can withdraw euros from ATMs, and it's usually the most convenient way to get local currency. However, it's always a good idea to bring some petty cash just in case of an emergency. Be mindful of the denomination you carry as some shops and vendors may not accept large bills.


      Clothing:

      • Comfortable walking shoes (closed toe preferred)
      • Slip-on shoes (such as sandals or flip-flops)
      • Lightweight rain jacket or umbrella
      • Scarf (for covering shoulders when entering religious sites or dressing up an outfit)
      • Warm sweater or jacket (depending on the season)
      • Swimwear (if traveling in the summer or visiting a beach destination)
      • Hat and sunglasses
      • Undergarments and socks
      • Casual clothing (shorts, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, etc.)
      • Athletic wear (yoga pants, sports bras, etc.)
      • Laundry bag

      Helpful Tip: Pack for the season and be mindful of local customs and dress codes. Plan to do laundry or purchase clothes locally if you run out of outfits.


      Toiletries:

      • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
      • Shampoo and conditioner (travel-sized)
      • Body wash or soap (travel-sized)
      • Deodorant
      • Razor and shaving cream
      • Personal medications (in their original containers)
      • Pain reliever (such as aspirin or ibuprofen)
      • Anti-diarrhea medicine (such as Imodium or Pepto-Bismol)
      • Motion sickness medicine (if prone to motion sickness)
      • Sunblock (SPF 30 or higher)
      • Insect repellent
      • First aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic wipes, etc.)
      • Towel (microfiber or quick-dry)
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Earplugs

      Electronics:

      • Smartphone and/or camera
      • Charger and adapter (for European outlets)
      • Portable charger (if planning to use devices extensively throughout the day)
      • Headphones
      • Waterproof phone case
      • Power strip (if traveling with multiple devices)
      • VPN software (if needed for internet security and accessing geo-restricted content)

      Additional Personal Items:

      • Refillable water bottle
      • Day pack or backpack (for carrying essentials during the day)
      • Beach bag or tote (if visiting a beach destination)
      • Dry bag (for storing wet clothes or electronics)
      • Beach blanket (if visiting a beach destination)
      • Book or e-reader
      • Journal or notepad

      Always keep an eye on your belongings and be mindful of pickpockets and scams. Leave valuable items at home if possible or store them in a secure location such as a hotel safe. And don't forget to leave room in your luggage for souvenirs and gifts!

      European Travel Tips

      Money:

      • Take out Euros from an ATM. Conversion rates areL 1 Euro equals 1.10 United States Dollar.
      • Be mindful that some ATMs charge a crazy conversion rate like 11-15%. Do not use these ATMs. Avoid taking money out of EuroNet ATMs as they charge a lot of conversion fees.
      • Use the XE currency conversion app to show you the conversion rate when you buy something. 
      • Don't pay in USD. They probably won't take it, and if they do, you won't get a good conversion.
      • Always do the local currency, Euro, if a merchant asks if you want to process your card in USD or Euro.
      • Cash is widely used, especially for small things like drinks. Keep small bills and coins for the bathroom.
      • If you leave a tip anywhere, just round up. No need to tip out standard 20%.
      • Make sure you use up all your coins before leaving Europe as you cannot exchange them back.

      Financial Safety:

      • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid displaying large amounts of cash in public.
      • Split up your cash, cards, and important documents into different places (e.g., some in a wallet, some in a money belt, and some in your luggage).
      • Keep your wallet or purse close to your body and never leave it unattended.
      • Use ATMs located in secure, well-lit areas and avoid those with suspicious-looking devices attached to them.
      • Check your credit card and bank statements regularly for any unauthorized charges or transactions.
      • Use credit cards for larger purchases as they offer better protection than debit cards.
      • Use a travel credit card that offers benefits such as no foreign transaction fees and travel insurance.
      • Notify your bank and credit card company of your travel plans to prevent them from flagging your purchases as suspicious and freezing your account.
      • Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi to avoid identity theft and fraud. Use a virtual private network (VPN) and avoid accessing sensitive information (e.g., bank accounts) on public Wi-Fi networks.

      Personal Safety:

      • Be aware of surroundings and stay alert.
      • Avoid carrying valuables or expensive jewelry.
      • Use a money belt or cross-body purse to keep important items secure.
      • Avoid walking alone at night, especially in unlit areas.
      • Keep wallet in a front pocket or money belt.
      • Use a cross-body purse with a secure zipper or buckle.
      • Be wary of strangers who approach.
      • Stay alert in crowded places, such as train stations and tourist attractions.
      • Register with embassy or consulate in case of emergency.
      • Always keep emergency contact information with you.
      • Learn basic phrases in local language, including how to ask for help.

      Transportation:

      • Make sure to validate your ticket before boarding.
      • Use trusted ride-sharing apps or licensed taxis when taking a taxi.
      • Official transportation services should be used at airports and train stations.

      Payment & Cancellation Policy

      Questions about refunds or cancellations? Click here to view our payment and cancellation policy.


      The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at contact@walkerwellnessretreats.com to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        8 nights of accommodations (1 night in a hotel in Dubrovnik and 7 nights onboard our private ship)
      • Meals
        All meals during the retreat (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
      • Airport Transfers
        Pick-up at Dubrovnik airport (DBV) and drop-off in Split airport (SPU)
      • Transportation
        All transportation during the retreat
      • Guides
        Local guides for our excursions
      • Excursions
        Buggy in Korcula, wine tasting in Stari Grad, and walking tour in Split
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for tour guides, restaurant staff, and drivers
      • Retreat Gift
        Welcome gift for all guests

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare to Dubrovnik, Croatia and from Split, Croatia
      • Additional Items
        Souvenirs, drinks, snacks, additional excursions, or other personal items
      • Additional Gratuity
        Gratuities of a personal nature (hotel staff, spa services, etc.)
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Any alcoholic drinks (please bring cash to meals or to the ship's bar)
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance and medical insurance (required)
      • Travel Fees
        Any travel-related fees (visas, passports, baggage, etc.)

      Available Packages

      All-Inclusive Double Occupancy

      Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.


      Helpful hints: If you have two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages. If you are traveling alone but want to be paired with another solo traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package. If you are traveling alone and want your own room, select 1 Single Occupancy package below.

      $3,195
      Deposit: $799
      All-Inclusive Single Occupancy

      Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.


      Helpful hints: If you are traveling alone but want to share a room with another traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package above. If you are booking for two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages above. 

      $3,995
      Deposit: $999


      Itinerary

      Day 1 -September 15th
      Arrive to Dubrovnik

      You will be met by private transportation and transferred to your hotel, where you will be met by Amy Walker, Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats. Your retreat officially starts at the welcome dinner.


      6:10 PM: Meet in the lobby to take a taxi to dinner.


      7:00 PM: Dinner at Restaurant & Bar Ruđjer followed by a brief orientation.


      Overnight at the Boutique Hotel Porto

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      Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!

      Reviews

      AC
      To say I was forever changed by this trip would be an understatement. This was my second retreat with Walker Wellness and everything was perfect. I always believe the yoga, hiking and gourmet meals will be my favorite part. But I find the people I meet to be the most moving part of the entire experience. I have developed a deeper sense of myself, increased inner peace and lasting friendships. What more could you ask for?
      By Abby C for Sedona Hiking & Yoga on Jun 12, 2024
      Thank you, Abby, for your kind words and ongoing support! We look forward to traveling with you again soon.
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on Jun 12, 2024
      WW
      Phenomenal from start of finish, first-class accommodations in a private home, nestled in the mountains near Zion. Our retreat host/yoga instructor lead beautiful practice in the mornings and evenings, complete with mandala and essential oils. Yoga mats and props were provided. The beauty of having a van transport you to and from the park every day was a huge plus. The food was delicious and nutritious with plenty of options for the vegan or vegetarian. Breakfast was served and dining was serene outside on the deck overlooking the mountains and forest. Lunch fixings were laid out where you assembled, and then were able to put into your backpack and take on your hike. Returning from a day of hiking, we had restorative yoga in the evenings and then were treated to gourmet dinners with healthy and decadent options. The hot tub underneath the stars was a nice bonus after a day on the hiking trails. Sleeping rooms were spacious, showers were nice and clean with good pressure. Snacks were provided and we never were wanting for anything. Every need was taken care of for a particularly relaxing experience, unplugged. Hiking Scout's Lookout and Angel's Landing, one of our retreat members received the lottery and the Narrows opened up on our last day. The beauty of Southern Utah with the luxurious experience that Walker Wellness provides, we were very prepared with the Zoom call prior to the event. I will definitely be back, hopefully to Sedona or Yellowstone. Walker Wellness is the way to go!
      By Shari M for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your kind words, Shari! We loved hosting you and hope to see you again soon at another retreat!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
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      The Zion / Bryce Canyon Hiking + Yoga Retreat was all I wished for and more! Super well organized, delicious food, lovely yoga sessions! Highly recommend!
      By Cheryl G for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your feedback, Cheryl! We're so happy to hear you had a great time in Zion. We'd love to see you on another retreat soon!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
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      JD
      Kudos to Alle(Alley cat💕) a superb yoga leader and retreat guide extraordinaire! I am fresh back from Walker Wellness’s Zion/Bryce Canyon yoga retreat and I have to say it is one of the best trip experiences in my life to date. The yoga was tailored to our group of warm, friendly, and interesting women’s needs. I feel so blessed to have met such a nice group of women! The parks were stunning and the hikes were spectacular! There were plenty of opportunities for photo ops and shopping in the parks and in the quaint town just outside of Zion. Meals were prepared by Amber who was creative and inventive and a smiling face every morning over coffee /tea and breakfast. And just in case meals were not enough there were plenty of yummy snacks available. I will definitely be planning another trip with Walker Wellness! My thanks and praise to Alle and Amber!!
      By Jill D for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 11, 2024
      The Zion & Bryce Canyon Retreat was INCREDIBLE. Perfect blend of yoga, hiking, nature and community. The food was delicious and nutritious. The facilitator Alle was an absolute delight. I'd highly recommend this experience!
      By Emily H for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 08, 2024
      Thank you Emily! So glad to hear to had a wonderful time. Hope we see you on another retreat here soon!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 08, 2024
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