Cruise the aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea, stopping at Croatia's sun-drenched islands.

Discover the jewels that decorate the glittering crown that is the Adriatic Sea during this 15-day cruise along the Dalmatian Coast. While treasures like Hvar and Split are no secret to travellers, our small ship enables us to explore lesser-known towns and islands, stepping right off the boat onto cobblestone streets. Stroll through enchanting alleyways in Mostar, dive into unbelievably blue waters off the coast of Kornati National Park’s many islands and sustain yourself on a diet of fresh seafood and local wines along the way.


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

  • We drop anchor in port towns like Hvar or Korcula, not far out at sea like large cruise liners, so you can hop on and 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, and you can jump right off the side of the boat into the ocean.

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

  • Experience the Sea Organ in Zadar, an incredible marriage of acoustical engineering and historical art – with a glass of sparkling wine at sunset, no less!

  • A nice, easy guided walk in Plitivice Lakes National Park is the ideal way to experience this World Heritage-listed wonder

  • This itinerary includes a special detour to Mostar, in Boznia 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 chat with local craftsmen and metalworkers.

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 30 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 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.

  • 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 this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Peregrine Dalmatia.

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Itinerary

Zdravo and welcome to Croatia. Lovely Dubrovnik features the terracotta rooves, ancient cliff-built walls and crystal coasts that most people associate with Dalmatia. Your adventure begins this evening at 5 pm, when you will be welcomed aboard and introduced to your crew and fellow travellers. Enjoy a drink and get to know each other before your first dinner on the ship this evening. Later, perhaps relax with a glass of wine on the deck and take in the incredible sight of waves lapping at rugged cliffs.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Bags can be dropped off at the ship from noon. Feel free to explore Dubrovnik at your leisure until boarding commences at 5pm.
Enjoy breakfast on board then set sail for Korcula, one of many towns that claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Eat lunch on the ship and if time permits stop for your first deep sea swim en route. Once in Korcula, get acquainted with the idyllic streets during an orientation walk and then explore at your own pace. Perhaps continue your stroll through the narrow alleyways of the marvellously-preserved Old Town or run your hands over the rough-hewn walls and towers that were built to protect Korcula in the 13th and 14th century. Ask your leader for dinner recommendations this evening, and don’t forget to sample some of the famous local white wines.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Korcula orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Sailing time between Dubrovnik and Korcula is approximately 6hrs, depending on the conditions
Depart early for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in turquoise waters near the small island of Badija. Continue to Trpani, alighting and transferring to the Matusko Winery for a tour of the evergreen vineyard and a wine tasting. Return to the ship and set sail up the River Neretva, taking in the sight of the steep cliffs that rise on either side of the fjord. Arrive in Opuzen and later enjoy a barbecue on the deck of the Peregrine Dalmatia.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Make an early start this morning and transfer to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a guided walk through the charming town, visiting a workshop specialising in traditional coffee sets and copper wall carvings. Enjoy some free time to explore the town, snap some photos of the iconic, arched bridge of Stari Most. Return to Opuzen in the early afternoon and hop in a small wooden boat for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands, enjoying some local snacks and music while you glide through the water. Alight at a beautiful local restaurant that looks over the water, and savour the rich flavours of Peka lamb and other local dishes. Spend the evening in Opuzen as you wish. Perhaps 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
  • Mostar Orientation Walk
Optional Activities
  • Mostar Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM8
  • Mostar War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar Old Bridge Museum - BAM5
  • Mostar Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM4
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Depart for the famed shores of Hvar, arriving at the town of Jelsa and taking a private transfer to a local honey farm. Taste some of this sweet specialty and then take a stroll through the vibrant purple lavender fields. Continue to Hvar Town and explore this small but glamorous city on a leader-guided walk. Spend the evening in Stari Grad to experience a quieter side of Hvar. Stari Grad is one of the oldest in towns in Europe and it still has much of its ancient charm, without the crowds found on other parts of Hvar.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Spend the morning at sea, arriving in Split in the early afternoon. Get your bearings on a guided walk through the city, then the afternoon is yours to explore the beautiful streets and squares of the Old Town. The Octagonal Cathedral of St Domnius, the remarkable ruins of Diocletian's Palace and the ancient Temple of Jupiter are all worthy of a closer look. There are plenty of places to eat in Split, but if you find the choices overwhelming consider taking an optional Urban Adventures Dalmatian Wine and Dine tour. Find more details at urbanadventures.com/Split-tour-dalmatian-wine-and-dine.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Art Gallery - HRK20
  • 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 5.5hrs,
depending on the conditions.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, enjoy some more free time to discover the delights of Split. After lunch, take a private bus transfer to Krka National Park. Board a small boat and cruise along the river the park rests along, taking in the sight of an area renowned for its beauty. Visit some of the gorgeous, multi-tiered waterfalls and stop for a refreshing swim or two along the way. Return by bus to Split, in time for a captain's dinner for your evening repast.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour
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. This evening, welcome some new travellers to your group at a dinner on board the Peregrine Dalmatia.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
This trip is a combination of 2, 8 day voyages. Today there will be a changeover of travellers with some leaving the first half of the trip, and others joining for the second half. The Peregrine Dalmatia will be a hive of activity today as the ship is changed over and cabins made up so you may not be able to access your cabin until around 4.00 in the afternoon.
Set sail early for Trogir and enjoy breakfast en route. Start exploring upon arrival with a leader-led orientation walk. Stop at the Cathedral of St Lawrence and take in the fine detail on one of Croatia's most famous pieces of architecture. Continue to the imposing 15th-century Kamerlengo Fortress. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Primosten where your evening is at leisure. Perhaps enjoy dinner at one of the many seafront cafes, taking in view and watching the sunset. 
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Sail to Kornati National Park, a nautical wonderland made up of 89 islands. Explore the myriad small islands that make up this gorgeous area, stopping at secluded bays to swim. If you wish there will be an opportunity to discover the area by kayak. Alternatively, sit back and relax with a beer in hand and take in the endless blue-green vistas. Spend the evening moored in the bay of Telascica, where you can gaze upon the dramatic cliffs and undulating green hills.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kornati National Park Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cruise to Zadar, stopping en route at a deserted cove for a dip and beach barbecue. Discover the history and culture of Zadar on a a walking tour with a local guide, which includes admission to St Donatus Church. This imposing 9th-century building is still used for music performances. In the afternoon you'll head to the Riva and listen to the lilting sounds generated by the Sea Organ, which is both a profound piece of art and a feat of engineering. As the sun sets, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at nearby Greeting to the Sun, a monument consisting of 300 multi-layered glass plates 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 is a lovely way to take in all the natural beauty. While you can't swim in these lakes, the vistas are stunning. Waterfalls rush and butterflies flit through the lush green forest, providing many a photo opportunity. Return to Zadar in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day as you like.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today is all about gastronomical indulgence. Sail to Sibenik, take a short orientation walk with your leader and transfer to a nearby village for a traditional Dalmatian lunch in an agriturismo (a farm cum restaurant). This particular spot is famous for its smoked ham, known in the to the locals as prsut. After your meal, take a tour of the farm and stop in at one of Croatia's finest wineries for a tasting. Please note that the order of these activities may vary. Return to Sibenik in the early evening and spend the rest of the night as you wish. If you purchased some wine earlier perhaps enjoy a glass on the deck of the ship and enjoy the gentle sea breeze.  
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
  • Traditional Dalmatian Lunch
  • Wine Tasting at Bibich Winery
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After breakfast on board you’ll make a stop at Ciovo Island for a swim (if time allows) before sailing back to Split. Croatia's second largest city is abuzz with life and Dalmatian culture. Take an optional guided walking tour on arrival. Then, perhaps visit any attractions you may have missed last time. As night falls, sit down to a captain's dinner on the ship and raise your glass to the adventure that has been.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Ciovo Island Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enjoy a final breakfast at 8 am. Your trip comes to an end as you disembark 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
  • Mostar Orientation Walk
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm visit
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress
  • Kornati National Park Visit
  • Zadar City Walking Tour
  • Zadar Sunset Drink
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
  • Traditional Dalmatian Lunch
  • Wine Tasting at Bibich Winery
  • 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.

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.

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