Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

8 Days | Discover the glittering Dalmatian coast aboard the Aurora on this 8-day cruising adventure from Dubrovnik to Split

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Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is home to plenty of impressive beaches – we’re talking the official second cleanest in Europe. Imagine the sun warming you while you lean over the side of a boat – just peacefully watching the clear water wash against limestone cliffs and pebbly shores as you pass on by. This eight day cruise offers plenty of that idle relaxation, broken up with exciting activities like a river cruise and a walk to the waterfalls of the the Krka National Park or expeditions like a winery trip near romantic Korcula to for those who find relaxation at the bottom of a wine glass. Get a taste of what the Dalmatian Coast has to offer on this exciting and varied cruise adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik To Split (Aurora) including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia
Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Split, Croatia
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Destinations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 36
Trip code
ZSDS
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Board a traditional vessel and sail up along the spectacular Neretva River, inland from Opuzen.
  • The trip includes an excursion to Krka National Park, where you’ll get to see stunning waterfalls and secluded pools. Its a magical part of Croatia.
  • If you’re worried about long cruise days, this itinerary is a good choice. There are plenty of excursions, short walks and port stops, and the distance between islands is short.
  • While large cruise liners have to moor out at sea and commute into shore via tender, we drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula. You can hop on or off the boat as you please.
  • There’s nothing like diving into the aquamarine waters of the Dalmatian Coast. Weather permitting, our captain will be stopping the ship for regular swim breaks during the trip.
  • This itinerary includes a special detour to Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s not a stop featured on many Croatian coastal tours. You’ll see the town’s iconic bridge and have the chance to watch a coffee demonstration followed by a sample of this well-loved brew.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with up to 35 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it 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. Wi-Fi is available onboard.
  • 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.
  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. 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. Handrails are always available.

Boats

M/S Aurora Boat
M/S Aurora
BOAT TYPE: Motor Yacht PASSENGERS: 36
Explore Croatia and soak up the sun aboard a motor yacht with a purpose-built swimming platform that makes the most of the sparkling Adriatic Sea.
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Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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Map of Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik To Split (Aurora) including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Korcula orientation walk
  • Trpanj - Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Opuzen - Neretva river photo safari boat tour
  • Mostar - Guided Tour with Coffee Experience
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
  • Hvar - Lavender and Honey Tour
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Krka National Park waterfalls
Add on activities
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM6
  • Mostar - Old Bridge Museum - BAM10
  • Mostar - War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM15
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - HRK40
  • Split - City Museum - HRK22
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace - HRK42
  • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower (entrance fee) from - HRK70
  • Split - Dalmatian Wine and Dine Urban Adventure - EUR100

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Important notes

In 2023 this trip will be onboard the M/S Aurora. It has 18 cabins with private ensuites and can accommodate up to 36 customers

COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Dubrovnik Airport to the Port of Dubrovnik on day one of this trip or from the airport to the hotel if you have booked pre tour accommodation with us. Please provide your flight details at least 14 days prior to arrival so as we can organise this transfer for you.

PASSPORT DETAILS
Please provide your passport details at time of booking. It is essential we receive these details at least 14 days prior to departure as we must provide them to the Port authorities in order to comply with Maritime regulations.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will share a twin cabin 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 (with a double bed) unless a single supplement is paid.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews submitted.
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Linda · Traveled August 2023
Wow! What an amazing boat trip with Intrepid Tours! From Dubrovnik to Split and with a wonderful mix of destinations in between. Our hosts Dinko and Frano were amazing, and their local knowledge and expertise ensured that we all had a great time. From the beginning of the trip to the end we were treated to the delights of beautiful Croatia with its history and people. An unforgettable experience!
Review submitted 30 Aug 2023

Edna (Called ‘Eddie’) · Traveled August 2023
This Intrepid trip is awesome. The Croatian scenery is spectacular. Ship’s food is delicious. Swimming in the sea is magic. The inclusions are fantastic experiences. Tour leaders and Aurora crew are superb. Highly recommend it. I’d love to do it again!
Review submitted 20 Aug 2023

Jette · Traveled August 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed every moment! Excursions were well chosen and curated. It was a pleasure to go to more unusual places and to know that we were supporting local businesses. The trip offered something for all ages and capabilities and all guests appeared happy to join in. I would highly recommend Intrepid and Croatia to anyone.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023

Emma · Traveled August 2023
This trip cruising the coastline of Croatia was perfect from start to finish. It was the first solo trip I’ve done and I instantly made lifelong friends. The boat was amazing and the crew were flawless. The food was top notch there is literally nothing I can fault. The leaders were incredible and made the trip unforgettable. I highly recommend doing this trip it’s simply awesome.
Review submitted 22 Aug 2023

Ian · Traveled August 2023
If your looking for a no hassle small group trip with a little edge ,fun history ,and blissful relaxation this is is the one for you.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023
Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)
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EUR €2,735