Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

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

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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 through colourful Brac, 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.

Trip overview

Map of Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split To Dubrovnik (Aurora) including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia
Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, 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
ZSSD
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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.
  • Taste some local olive oil at the local museum in Brac – the longest island in central Dalmatia – before exploring this gorgeous island at your own pace.
  • 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

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 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Brac - Oil Museum
  • Brac - Skrip Museum
  • Hvar - Leader led orientation walk
  • Hvar - 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
Add on activities
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM6
  • Mostar - War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar - Old Bridge Museum - BAM10
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM15

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Important notes

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 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 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

4.9 out of 5 based on 34 reviews submitted.
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Camille · Traveled August 2023
A fabulous way to experience Croatia . An exceptional guide who went above & beyond any expectation and made our travels unforgettable.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Susan · Traveled August 2023
This trip was so enjoyable and unique that I can't wait to take another Intrepid trip! Do to the small number of people on the ship and exciting opportunities to really get to know the other guests, it felt like being on a yacht with 35 of your friends! Really enjoyed Zigi, our tour guide, and believe that he really made this trip amazing! He is an extremely intelligent, charismatic, and accommodating person who brings out the charm in the places we visited. Intrepid is lucky to have him as he represents the company extremely well!
Review submitted 05 Sep 2023

Frederic · Traveled August 2023
Wonderful cruise. Our group leader Ziggy was incredible and the entire staff was outstanding. The ship was beautiful and our cabin was plenty spacious. The food was great and the tours gave us a nice understanding of Croatia.
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

David · Traveled August 2023
We were first time intrepid travelers and this trip exceeded all expectations. Croatia is a jewel and ziggy was a fantastic leader. The people on the trip with us made it extra special. We were sad to leave.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Julianna · Traveled August 2023
This trip was absolutely the best. It by far exceeded all of my expectations. The country was breathtaking. I left feeling refreshed, fulfilled, and knowledgeable. I did and saw everything I desired to see and more while learning so much along the way.
Review submitted 22 Aug 2023
Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)
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EUR 2.485 €