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Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 39 reviews submitted.
Adventure Cruising
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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 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.

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
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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
  • 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

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 - Split To Dubrovnik (Aurora) including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Krka National Park waterfalls
  • Split Guided Tour
  • 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

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 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 39 reviews submitted.
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Nolan · Traveled September 2023
This trip was a fun, enjoyable, memorable experience. Korcula and Stari Grad were our favourites places to visit along with the swim stops. Split and Dubrovnik were great pillars to start and end at. Border crossings in/out of Bosnia were too long but out of Intrepids control. It would be great to feature more "culture" within the cuisine and drinks offered on the boat, maybe a feature dish/drink every other meal. Aurora was a great vessel to be on with approximately 40 people on board including the crew. Asking guests to wear name tags for the first couple lunches/dinners/meals may help everyone learn each other's names faster.
Review submitted 20 Sep 2023

Daniel · Traveled September 2023
Beautiful Croatia exceeded my expectations. The magical swim stops, enthusiastic leaders and crew, awesome boat all made for a wonderful trip
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023

Stacia · Traveled September 2023
This trip was even better than I could have imagined! Our trip leaders, Ziggy and Petar, were very knowledgeable and super helpful. We only had to unpack once and got to see beautiful places, eat wonderful food, meet new friends, and frolic in the sea! I thought the trip was well balanced between some more physical days, with more chill days, which was great. This was an amazing vacation, and I was telling people back home "you have to do this trip" before we even got home! This was our first trip with Intrepid, and I am already looking for our next one!
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

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

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
Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)
From
NZD $3,456