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

Discover the hotspots of the Croatian coast on this cruising adventure from Split to Dubrovnik

Navigate the gorgeous coastline of Croatia in both style and comfort on this small-ship adventure cruise from Split to Dubrovnik. Soak up the sun, sea and salty sea breeze as you sail through the azure waters of the Adriatic, experiencing impressive islands, meandering rivers, stunning beaches and historic towns. Begin by exploring the ancient city of Split and walking along the waterfalls of Krka National Park, before setting sail southbound. Drop an anchor in Hvar and indulge in the glitz and glamour of this chic island, venture up the River Neretva and discover the beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, wander through the romantic old town of Korcula and enjoy tastings at a local winery, then dock in the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik. Combine a healthy dose of cuisine and culture with a beautifully designed ship, and you have the perfect way to explore the Croatian coast.


Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Destinations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
ZSSD
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 36

Why you'll love this trip

  • Take a boat tour through the stunning Krka National Park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire Adriatic Sea.

  • 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 see how traditional Bosnian coffee is made followed by a sample of this delicious brew.

  • Spend more time exploring the beautiful Croatian coast and less time on the ship with plenty of port stops and offshore activities.

  • 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.

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

Peregrine Dalmatia on a tour

Peregrine Dalmatia

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

M/S Aurora boat sailing

M/S Aurora

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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.
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Welcome to Split, 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
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Split Airport to the Port of Split 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.
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, head off on a guided tour of Split with your local guides. 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. In the afternoon, take a private bus transfer to Krka National Park then board a smaller 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. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, and dinner on board the Aurora.
Accommodation
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls
  • Split Guided Tour
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 Aurora. 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
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Havar - Leader led orientation walk
  • Havar - Lavender and Honey Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Set sail early towards Opuzen, breakfasting on board and then stopping for a spot of swimming. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail up the Neretva river towards Opuzen. On arrival, jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with local snacks and music on board). End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water for Peka veal and other local dishes then board the boats and return to Opuzen. This evening, you may like to venture out to the friendly bars around the town square to meet the locals.
Accommodation
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Opuzen - Neretva river photo safari boat tour
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
It’s an early start this morning as you make your way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a tour with a local guide, visiting a coffee shop where you will see how the Bosnian coffee is made followed by a tasting of it. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to the ship in the early afternoon and set sail for Trpanj. On arrival, visit the Matusko winery for a wine tasting and tour of the vineyards before a barbecue dinner on the deck of the Aurora. Overnight in Trpanji
Accommodation
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Trpanj - Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Mostar - Guided Tour with Coffee Experience
Optional Activities
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM6
  • Mostar - War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar - Old Bridge Museum - BAM10
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM12
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
Mostar's position in a river gorge can make it extremely hot. The streets of the old quarter are paved with river rock which can be a bit slippery and tricky to walk on. On this day, please ensure you have good walking shoes, a hat and drink plenty of water.
After breakfast on board, enjoy a mid-morning swim stop in 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
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Korcula orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Leave early this morning and cruise to Dubrovnik, stopping mid-morning for a swim near the island of Jakljan. Take your lunch on board before arriving in Dubrovnik in the early afternoon where you’ll join a local guide to explore this beautiful walled city. This evening enjoy a farewell four-course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions on board the Aurora.
Accommodation
  • M/S Aurora (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dubrovnik - Local Guide
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Krka National Park waterfalls
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Havar - Leader led orientation walk
  • Havar - Lavender and Honey Tour
  • Opuzen - Neretva river photo safari boat tour
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
  • Trpanj - Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Mostar - Guided Tour with Coffee Experience
  • Korcula orientation walk
  • Dubrovnik - Local Guide

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

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

MPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Split Airport to the Port of Split 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 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
Your group will be a mixture of fellow passengers from all corners of the world who will be internationally like-minded and enjoy travel.

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