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 52 reviews submitted.
USD $2,292
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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
Split, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 36
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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.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Humana Zagreb. Donations help provide job opportunities and education programs in sustainable fashion and textiles for people with disabilities. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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.


M/S Aurora Boat
M/S Aurora
Built in 2015, the M/S Aurora is ideally suited to exploring the Dalmatian Coast and has all you need for a memorable small ship cruise holiday. A large top deck features sun loungers, a jacuzzi and plenty of room to spread out. The ship can accommodate 36 passengers and has an indoor dining room, an onboard bar, and a focus on locally sourced produce. A smaller group size means you get a more personal level of service and the ship can anchor in smaller ports, avoiding the other larger tour boats and crowds of tourists.
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Map of Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split To Dubrovnik (Aurora) including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia



7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners


Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus


Small cruise ship (7 nights)

  • Complimentary 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

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.

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 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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4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
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SANDRA · Traveled June 2024
Our 7 night Sail from Split to Dubrovnik was a wonderful experience. We travelled with a small group of like minded people. Our tour guides were amazing as were the boat crew. Great to visit some out of the way places that others boats didn't venture to, and loved our daily swim spots.
Review submitted 27 Jun 2024

Philip & Myrna · Traveled June 2024
This cruise provided so much more than we had expected and each day provided something more of interest and learning. We are so happy we decided to visit Croatia this way.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Michael · Traveled June 2024
Intrepid Travel set a standard for a vacation experience which makes all of my past vacations pale in comparison. All future vacations which don't meet those expectations will be disappointments!
Review submitted 15 Jun 2024

Henrietta · Traveled May 2024
Don’t hesitate, this trip was probably the best yet. Croatia is beautiful and this journey was fabulous. Boat was lovely, cabins spacious, crew were great, excellent meals, as for the swimming…
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Angelica Maria · Traveled May 2024
My week on the Aurora was wonderful. The boat is beautiful, and the cabins are actually very spacious. We got completely spoiled with 3-course meals every day, and the crew catered to specific diets amazingly. The locations we visited were gorgeous and I loved how many local businesses we were able to support. I would highly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 29 May 2024
Croatian Coastal Cruising - Split to Dubrovnik (Aurora)
USD $2,292