Discover stunning islands, clear seas and Dalmatian cool

Spend 15 glorious days exploring the Dalmatian Coast on a cruise from Split to Dubrovnik. With a mix of picture-perfect shorelines, ancient cities teeming with history and European charm, Croatia is truly a Balkan beauty. This tour blends well-known highlights like Zadar’s promenade with quiet charms like a hearty lunch in the Opuzen wetlands and the simple pleasure of daily swim stops in the Adriatic – the perfect way to see guidebook favourites and little-known treasures. Tonnes of ports, pretty coastal towns and clear waters make the Adriatic Coast is the perfect destination to explore on an Adventure Cruising tour.


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

Why you'll love this trip

  • This adventure includes a detour to Mostar in Boznia and Herzegovina, where you can snap photos with the town’s iconic bridge and hang out with local craftsmen and metalworkers.

  • Kayak through the tiny islands and bays of the Kornati National Park archipelago or kick back with a beer on deck and take in the views – the choice is yours.

  • Listen to the lilting sounds of Zadar’s Sea Organ while you watch the sun go down with a glass of bubbles in hand.

  • Take a relaxed guided walk in Plitivice Lakes National Park, the ideal way to see the terraced lakes and waterfalls of this World Heritage-listed beauty.

  • There’s nothing like diving into the aquamarine waters of the Dalmatian Coast. Weather permitting, our captain will stop the ship for regular swim breaks during the trip.

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. While the boat is spacious and comfortable, the tour 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.

  • 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.

  • Summer temperatures can be very high in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement can be booked at an additional charge, subject to availability. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Couples should note that many hotels in Europe don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.

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 Split, perhaps the most famous and beloved of all Croatia's coastal cities. Don't worry if you don't have a chance to see much today – we'll be back. Board the Peregrine Dalmatian at 5 pm and meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and drink. In the evening, enjoy dinner on board and get to know your companions and leader a little better.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Bags can be dropped off at the ship from midday. Feel free to explore Split at your leisure until boarding commences at 5 pm.
Sail to Sibenik, take a short orientation walk with your leader, then a transfer to a nearby village. Here you are treated to a traditional Dalmatian lunch in an agriturismo. This particular spot is famous for its smoked ham, known in the to the locals as prsut. You visit the farm, as well as and one of the finest wineries in Croatia for a wine tasting before returning to Sibenik in early evening. Note that these activities will take place in smaller groups, so the order of lunch and the winery visit may be vice versa.
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 take a walking tour with a local guide. This includes admittance to St Donatus Church, an imposing ninth-century building still used for musical performances. Later in the afternoon, head to the Sea Organ, which generates music via waves using tubes placed beneath a set of broad marble stairs. As darkness falls, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at nearby Greeting 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 is a lovely way to take in all the natural beauty. 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. Return to Zadar in the afternoon and spend the night at port, enjoying dinner on board.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sail to Kornati National Park, a nautical wonderland made up of 89 islands. Explore the bays and islands using the on-board kayaks, take a dip in clear waters, or sit back and take in the endless blue-green vistas with a drink in hand. Stay overnight in Telascica, a bay on Dugi Otok island.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kornati National Park Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Set sail early to historic Trogir. Enjoy breakfast on board and a swim stop en route. On arrival, get acquainted with the beautiful town on a leader-led orientation walk. Visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence, one of Croatia's finest architectural pieces, and then 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 town. 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. 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.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Ciovo Island Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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 enjoy dinner on board the vessel.
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 will likely change at this location. On this day, all cabins on board your ship will be refreshed, and 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 to allow for this; 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. We suggest you attend, as this is also a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, you may wish to join the new travellers on another guided tour of Split. Or perhaps strike out on your own and 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. Board a small boat to explore this stunning environment. Witness the park's many waterfalls, many of which feature multi-tiered falls gushing from verdant forest. You may wish to stop for a dip or two in the clear, crisp waters. Return by bus to Split and enjoy dinner on board the ship.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Set sail for the island of Hvar, enjoying breakfast on board. Stop to swim at a secluded beach off the coast and continue to Stari Grad – one of Europe's oldest towns and one of Hvar's prettiest. Enjoy lunch with an incredible views of the historic town from the deck. Disembark and hop on a bus to explore Hvar and discover why it is sometimes called the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands'. Visit a local honey farm and taste some of this sweet specialty before taking a stroll through vibrant purple lavender fields. Continue to Hvar Town and explore this small but glamorous city on a leader-guided walk before returning to the comparatively quiet Stari Grad for the evening.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Island - Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Depart early for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in turquoise waters. Set sail up the River Neretva, taking in the sight of the steep cliffs that rise on either side of the fjord and lunching while you go. On arrival, 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
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
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 and snap some photos of the iconic arched bridge of Stari Most. Return to the ship in the early afternoon and set sail for Trpanj. Alight and transfer to the Matusko Winery for a tour of the evergreen vineyard and a wine tasting. This evening enjoy a barbecue on the deck of the vessel.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
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
Special Information
Mostar's position in a 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.
Depart for Korcula, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in clear waters off the coast of Loviste. Once in Korcula, get acquainted with the idyllic streets during a guided 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, 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
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 the early afternoon. Dubrovnik features the terracotta rooves, ancient cliff-built walls and crystal coasts that most people associate with the Dalmatian Coast. Board a local bus (accompanied by your leader) to the Old City, where you can spend the afternoon exploring independently. Return to the ship in the evening and enjoy a four-course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your Adventure Cruising tour along the Dalmatian Coast ends after breakfast. Should you require a transfer to Dubrovnik Airport, please enquire with your travel consultant prior to departure or your leader during your trip.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (14 nights)

Included activities

  • 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
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Hvar Island - Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Korcula orientation walk

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Important notes

SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
Please note this trip has special booking conditions that deviate from our standard booking conditions. You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD600, USD600, EUR400, NZD600, GBP300, CAD600, CHF450 or ZAR6,000 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.

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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