Live the Dalmatian dream, cruising the breathtaking Croatian coast.

There’s a special place in central Dalmatia that’s home to beautifully preserved medieval towns and little coves with some of the clearest waters in all of Europe. Begin in the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik before navigating your way northbound to the romantic old town of Korcula to enjoy tastings at a local winery. Venture up the River Neretva and discover the beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina then drop an anchor in Hvar and explore the history and glamour of this popular port. Go castle hunting in Trogir, kayak through the Kornati National Park, check out the mix of architecture in Zadar and sink your teeth into some smoked ham with a traditional Dalmatian lunch in Sibenik. With local guides, a dedicated crew and plenty of time to relax, it’s all pretty cruisy on the Croatian coast.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Split, Croatia
Destinations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
ZSDNC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 31

Why you'll love this trip

  • Tick another country off your bucket list as you sail up the spectacular Neretva River in a traditional wooden boat to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Explore the beautiful town of Mostar – check out the town’s iconic bridge and take the opportunity to chat with local craftsmen and metalworkers.

  • Drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula and explore straight off the boat – one of the many benefits of small-ship cruising.

  • Visit the stunning Kornati National Park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire Adriatic Sea – once described as God's special creation of 'tears, stars and breath'.

  • Eat and drink like a Dalmatian king, with a traditional feast in a small village outside Sibenik.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30—50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about and Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • Unlike other ships that cruise through the night, we’ll spend our evenings docked at port. This will give you more time to dine ashore and enjoy those balmy Croatian evenings. Cruising will mostly take place during the day.

  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground, sometimes in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.

  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

Boats

Peregrine Dalmatia on a tour

Peregrine Dalmatia

Discover the Dalmatian Coast aboard this cosy motor yacht, tailor-made for the ideal Croatian adventure.

Itinerary

Welcome to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Your luggage can be dropped off at this ship from noon, so feel free to explore Split at your leisure before boarding commences at 5 pm, when you’ll meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and safety briefing. This evening, sit down to your first group dinner on board before overnighting in port.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
After breakfast on board, enjoy a mid-morning swim stop in the beautiful clear turquoise waters of Loviste in the Peljesac peninsula. Return to the ship and set sail for Korcula – the birthplace of Marco Polo – with lunch on the way. This afternoon, join your leader for an orientation tour of the town. This evening you’ll be spoiled for choice with many restaurants overlooking the waterfront – ask your leader for their recommendations. Overnight in the port of Korcula.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Korcula orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Sailing time between Dubrovnik and Korcula is approximately 6 hours, depending on the conditions.
Depart for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in beautiful clear turquoise waters near the small island of Badija, then continue on to Trpani. Transfer to Matusko winery for a tour of the vineyard and a tasting, before returning to the ship and sailing up the River Neretva to Opuzen. Tonight, enjoy a deck barbecue on the Peregrine Dalmatia.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
An early start this morning to make your way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a guided walk through the town, visiting a workshop specialising in traditional coffee sets and copper wall carvings on the way and enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to Opuzen in the early afternoon when you’ll jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with snacks and music on board). End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water and enjoy some Peka lamb and other local dishes. Board the boats and return to Opuzen. You may want to venture out to one of the friendly bars around the town square to meet the locals over a beer or two.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
Optional Activities
  • Mostar Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM8
  • Mostar War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar Old Bridge Museum - BAM5
  • Mostar Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM6
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Set sail for the island of Hvar, enjoying breakfast on board. Stop to swim in the waters of the Adriatic at a secluded beach close to Stari Grad – Hvar's old town. Arrive in Stari Grad around midday and look across one of Europe's oldest towns while lunching on board the Dalmatia. Next, take a bus to explore the island known as the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands'. Visit a nearby farm and try local produce before enjoying a walk through the nearby lavender fields. Afterwards, drive to Hvar town for an orientation walk with your leader, then enjoy free time to explore. Return to Stari Grad and dine at a local restaurant of your choosing. Overnight in Hvar (Stari Grad).
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Spend the morning sailing, arriving in Split in the early afternoon. Meet a local guide who will take you on a walk around Split – explore the laneways and squares that make up the beautiful old town and hear the stories of conquerors and sieges – then enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of the old town's lovely al fresco eateries followed by free time.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Split Guided Tour
Optional Activities
  • Gallery of Fine Arts - HRK40
  • City Museum - HRK20
  • Diocletian's Palace - HRK42
  • Split Cathedral & Tower - HRK45
  • Urban Adventures - Dalmatian Wine and Dine - EUR100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Sailing times between Hvar and Split are approximately 5.5 hours, depending on the conditions.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, enjoy some more free time to explore Split’s old city. After lunch, take a private bus transfer to Krka National Park then board a small boat for some cruising and exploring within the park. The park spans two thirds of the Krka River, and some 142 square kilometres – visit some of the gorgeous waterfalls for which this park is renowned, stopping for a refreshing swim or two along the way. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, in time for a captain's dinner for this evening.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
The wooden jetties and walkways in Krka National Park can be quite slippery. Do ensure take care, ensuring your footwear has a resonable grip, and the stunning scenery will be well worth it.
Your day is as clear as the waters of the Adriatic Sea, so spend your time as you wish in gorgeous Split. Maybe take a relaxing stroll along the palm-lined Riva Harbour to find a waterside eatery, or otherwise discover the city’s secluded swimming spots. This evening, welcome some new travellers to your group at a dinner on board the Peregrine Dalmatia, with another meeting scheduled to brief you on the next stage of your Adriatic adventure.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change today. All cabins on board your ship will be refreshed as the crew will prepare the vessel for new arrivals. Please note that you will not be able to access the ship until around 4 pm, however you will be able to leave your larger luggage on board. Feel free to ask your leader for recommendations on what to do in port for the day. There will be another meeting later in the day to discuss the next stage of your itinerary.
Sail to Sibenik, take a short orientation walk with your leader, then a transfer to one of Croatia’s finest wineries to taste some world-class varieties. Enjoy a traditional Dalmatian lunch in an agriturismo renowned for its famous smoked ham, known in the to the locals as prsut. Explore the farm and enjoy the local countryside, before returning to Sibenik for an afternoon walking tour with a local guide.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
  • Traditional Dalmatian Lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Travel to Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, and enjoy a walking tour with a local guide on arrival. Visit the ninth-century St Donatus Church, one of the only buildings from this period to survive the Mongol invasion. Later in the afternoon you'll head to the unique Sea Organ, which generates music via sea waves, using tubes placed beneath a set of broad marble stairs. It's not only a profound piece of art, highlighting the long history of the town, but also a feat of engineering. As darkness falls, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at nearby Monument to the Sun, an in-ground monument consisting of 300 multi-layered glass plates in a 22-metre (72 foot) circle that produces a stunning show of light after dark. It works in tandem with the Sea Organ – one communicates with light, the other with sound.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Zadar City Walking Tour
  • Zadar Sunset Drink
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Transfer by coach to Plitvice National Park, where a leisurely hike with your leader allows you to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. While you can't swim in these lakes, the experience of nature is a profound one, with waterfalls and butterflies piercing the ambience of the lush green forest, providing many a photo opportunity. Enjoy a packed lunch, prepared for you by the crew, then return to Zadar in the afternoon. For dinner, you’ll be served a delicious barbecue on deck before sailing to Sali overnight.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cruise to Kornati National Park, a nautical wonderland made up of 89 islands. Explore the beautiful bays, stopping for a swim to cool off. Those keen for some kayaking are welcome to take that option, or alternatively, sit back and take in the endless blue-green vistas and snap some photos as you enjoy the park’s splendour from the deck. Spend the night in Telascica – part of Kornati National Park.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kornati National Park Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Set sail early to historic Trogir and enjoy breakfast on board before a swim stop en route. On arrival, a leader-led orientation walk acquaints you with this beautiful town. Visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence, which is one of Croatia's finest architectural pieces, and the 15th-century Kamerlengo fortress. Sit down to some lunch on board the ship before sailing to Primosten. Enjoy a free evening in this picturesque old town, which was once an island. Maybe spend time tasting some of the output of the region’s famous vineyards.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After breakfast on board, stop at Ciovo Island for a swim (if weather and time permits) before sailing back to Split. Take a guided walking tour on arrival, a city buzzing with the Dalmatian lifestyle. Located in the heart of this Mediterranean paradise is Diocletian’s Palace – erected in the fourth century, this white-walled fortress is a city within a city. In the evening, sit down to a captain's dinner on board the Dalmatia.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Ciovo Island Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today and you’ll disembark the ship at 10 am.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (14 nights)

Included activities

  • Korcula orientation walk
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Hvar Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
  • Traditional Dalmatian Lunch
  • Zadar City Walking Tour
  • Zadar Sunset Drink
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Kornati National Park Visit
  • Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Ciovo Island Visit

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
If a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will share a twin a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
This trip is run by our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. Your group will be a mixture of Intrepid booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Peregrine.

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