Live the Dalmatian dream on this eight-day adventure cruise along the breathtaking Croatian coast.

There’s a special place in central Dalmatia that’s home to beautifully preserved medieval towns and little coves with some of the clearest waters in all of Europe. This eight-day trip gives an opportunity to sail up and down the coastline while still allowing enough shore time to get lost in towns and national parks along the way. Go castle hunting in Trogir, paddle through the Komati national park via kayak, check out the mashed architecture of Zadar and sink your teeth into some smoked ham with a traditional Dalmatian lunch in Sibenik. Find out why central Dalmatia is getting a reputation as one of Europe’s best getaways on this adventure cruise across the Adriatic.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Split, Croatia
Destination
Croatia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
ZSNC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 31

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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 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 UNESCO listed World Heritage wonder

  • History lovers rejoice – this trip visits coastal villages and towns that are brimming with buildings left by all conquerers of the Dalmatian region

  • Eat and drink like a Dalmatian king, with a traditional feast in a small village outside Sibenik.

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. Wifi 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 on-board. 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.

Itinerary

Welcome to Split, Croatia’s second largest city. Board your ship at 5 pm and meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and safety briefing. This evening, enjoy a group dinner and a drink on board to toast to the adventure ahead before overnighting in port.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
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.
Sail to Sibenik, take a short orientation walk with your leader, then a transfer to one of Croatia’s finest wineries to taste some world-class varieties. Enjoy a traditional Dalmatian lunch in an agriturismo renowned for its famous smoked ham, known to the locals as prsut. Explore the farm and enjoy the local countryside, before returning to Sibenik for an afternoon walking tour with a local guide.
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 enjoy a walking tour with a local guide on arrival. Visit the 9th-century St Donatus Church, one of the only buildings from this period to survive the Mongol invasion. Later in the afternoon you'll head to the unique Sea Organ, which generates music via sea waves, using tubes placed beneath a set of broad marble stairs. It's not only a profound piece of art, highlighting the long history of the town, but also a feat of engineering. As darkness falls, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at nearby Monument to the Sun, an in-ground monument consisting of 300 multi-layered glass plates in a 22-metre (72 foot) diameter 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 allows you to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. 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. Enjoy a packed lunch, prepared for you by the crew, then return to Zadar in the afternoon. For dinner, you’ll be served a delicious barbecue on deck before sailing to Sali overnight.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cruise to Kornati National Park, a nautical wonderland made up of 89 islands. Explore the beautiful bays, stopping for a swim to cool-off. Those keen for some kayaking are welcome to take that option, or alternatively, sit back and take in the endless blue-green vistas and snap some photos as you enjoy the park’s splendour from the deck. Spend the night in Telascica – part of Kornati National Park.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kornati National Park Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Set sail early for Trogir and enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival, a leader-led orientation walk acquaints you with this beautiful town. You visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence, which is one of Croatia's finest architectural pieces, and the 15th-century Kamerlengo fortress. Sit down to some lunch on board the ship, before sailing to Primosten where your evening is at leisure.
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, a city buzzing with the Dalmatian lifestyle. Located in the heart of this Mediterranean paradise is Diocletian’s Palace – erected in the 4th-century, this white-walled fortress is a city within a city. In the evening, sit down to a captain's dinner on board the Dalmatia, 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
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today and you’ll disembark the ship at 10 am.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 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

Dates & availability

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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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