Discover the glittering Dalmatian coast aboard the Peregrine Dalmatia on this 8-day cruising adventure from Split to Dubrovnik

Experience the elegance and old-world charm of Croatia on a small ship adventure cruise offering impressive coastlines, meandering rivers, and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic. Alongside the natural beauty of national parks and stunning beaches, enjoy regular doses of the region’s unique culture and tastes. Aboard the M/S Peregrine Dalmatia, specifically built to sail the Dalmatian Coast, cast off from the historic city of Split and cruise to islands both chic and ancient. Paddle up the rivers of Krka National Park to dip into waterfalls, then discover the soul of Croatia – Split. Navigate the Adriatic to the Renaissance facades and jagged limestone cliffs of Hvar, then board wooden boats and sail up the River Neretva to Bosnia and Herzegovina, stopping in Mostar, a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains. Explore the romantic and evocative old town of Korcula and enjoy tastings at a local winery, then dock in stunning Dubrovnik. Embark on a memorable cruise that navigates the stunning Dalmatian coast in both style and comfort.

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. 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.

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.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Welcome to Split, Croatia. Your luggage can be dropped off at this ship from noon, so feel free to explore Split at your leisure before boarding commences at 5 pm, when you’ll meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and safety briefing. This evening, sit down to your first group dinner on board before overnighting in port.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, head off on a guided tour of Split with your local guides. Explore the laneways and squares that make up the beautiful old town and hear the stories of conquerors and sieges then enjoy 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 then board a small boat for some cruising and exploring within the park. The park spans two thirds of the Krka River, and some 142 square kilometres – visit some of the gorgeous waterfalls for which this park is renowned, stopping for a refreshing swim or two along the way. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, and dinner on board the Dalmatia.
Set sail for the island of Hvar, enjoying breakfast on board. Stop to swim in the waters of the Adriatic at a secluded beach close to Stari Grad – Hvar's Old Town. Arrive in Stari Grad around midday and look across one of Europe's oldest towns while lunching on board the Dalmatia. Next, take a bus to explore the island known as the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands'. Visit a nearby farm and try local produce before enjoying a walk through the nearby lavender fields. Afterwards, drive to Hvar town for an orientation walk with your leader, then enjoy free time to explore. Return to Stari Grad and dine at a local restaurant of your choosing. Overnight in Hvar (Stari Grad).
Set sail early towards Opuzen, breakfasting on board and then stopping for a spot of swimming. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail up the Neretva river towards Opuzen. On arrival, jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with local snacks and music on board). End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water for Peka lamb and other local dishes then board the boats and return to Opuzen. This evening, you may like to venture out to the friendly bars around the town square to meet the locals.
It’s an early start this morning as you make your way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a tour with a local guide, visiting a workshop specialising in traditional coffee sets and copper wall carvings. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to the ship in the early afternoon and set sail for Trpanj. On arrival, visit the Matusko winery for a wine tasting and tour of the vineyards before a barbecue dinner on the deck of the Peregrine Dalmatia. Overnight in Trpani. Special Information Mostar's position in a river 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.
After breakfast on board, enjoy a mid-morning swim stop in beautiful clear turquoise waters of Loviste in the Peljesac peninsula. Return to the ship and set sail for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, with lunch on the way. This afternoon, join your leader for an orientation tour of the town. This evening you’ll be spoiled for choice with many restaurants overlooking the waterfront – ask your leader for their recommendations. Overnight in the port of Korcula.
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 Dubrovnik in the early afternoon where you’ll join a local guide to explore this beautiful walled city. This evening enjoy a farewell four-course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions on board the Dalmatia.
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast.
Itineraries are subject to change.

This itinerary is also available in reverse. Click here for additional dates.

Lower deck, standard twin

$4,160 NZD pp
Lower deck, standard twin
Located on the lower deck at the bow Approximately 14 sq. m (150 sq. ft) One porthole Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Lower deck, standard double

$4,160 NZD pp
Lower deck, standard double
Located on the lower deck, midships Approximately 11 to 13 sq. m (118 to 135 sq. ft) One porthole Double bed Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Main deck, premium twin

$4,285 NZD pp
Main deck, premium twin
Located across the main deck Approximately 10 to 12.5 sq. m (107 to 135 sq. ft) Large window out to a promenade deck Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Main deck, premium twin

$4,325 NZD pp
Main deck, premium twin
Located across the main deck Approximately 10 to 12.5 sq. m (107 to 135 sq. ft) Large window out to a promenade deck Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Main deck, double suite

$4,695 NZD pp
Main deck, double suite
Located on the main deck at the stern 13.5 sq. m (140 sq. ft) Large window out to a promenade deck Double bed Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Upper deck, double suite

$5,070 NZD pp
Upper deck, double suite
Located on the upper deck at the bow 12 sq. m (130 sq. ft) Large window out to upper deck Double bed Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Lower deck, standard twin

$4,160 NZD pp
Lower deck, standard twin
Located on the lower deck at the bow Approximately 14 sq. m (150 sq. ft) One porthole Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Lower deck, standard double

$4,160 NZD pp
Lower deck, standard double
Located on the lower deck, midships Approximately 11 to 13 sq. m (118 to 135 sq. ft) One porthole Double bed Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Main deck, premium twin

$4,285 NZD pp
Main deck, premium twin
Located across the main deck Approximately 10 to 12.5 sq. m (107 to 135 sq. ft) Large window out to a promenade deck Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Lower deck, standard twin

$4,160 NZD pp
Lower deck, standard twin
Located on the lower deck at the bow Approximately 14 sq. m (150 sq. ft) One porthole Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Lower deck, standard double

$4,160 NZD pp
Lower deck, standard double
Located on the lower deck, midships Approximately 11 to 13 sq. m (118 to 135 sq. ft) One porthole Double bed Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Main deck, premium twin

$4,285 NZD pp
Main deck, premium twin
Located across the main deck Approximately 10 to 12.5 sq. m (107 to 135 sq. ft) Large window out to a promenade deck Two lower berths Private bathroom with hairdryer In room safe Individual air conditioning control

Peregrine Dalmatia

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht

Length: 40 metres

Passenger Capacity: 31

Built: 2012

Facilities: Barbeque area and bar, Use of snorkels, goggles, fins and fishing equipment, Evening turn down service, Wine and fruit basket on embarkation day, Free Wi-Fi on board, Sun Deck

Equipment: Fishing equipment, Beach towels, Hairdryer, In room Safe

Cabin layout for Peregrine Dalmatia

Optional tours & excursions are available. Please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


The land price of your trip includes:

All accommodation as listed in the Essential Trip Information
All transport listed in the Essential Trip Information
Sightseeing and meals as listed in the Essential Trip Information
The services of a group leader as described in the Essential Trip Information
None

Exclusions


The land price of your trip does not include:

International or internal flights unless specified
Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
Meals other than those specified in the Essential Trip Information
Visa and passport fees
Travel insurance
Optional activities and all personal expenses
None
8 Days from
$4,160 NZD pp

Highlights

• Take an excursion to Krka National Park, where you’ll get a chance to swim in secluded pools and beneath waterfalls.

• Board a traditional wooden vessel and sail up along the spectacular Neretva River to Bosnia and Herzegovina, allowing you to explore the beautiful town of Mostar.

• With plenty of excursions, short walks and port stops, you’ll spend more time exploring the beautiful Croatian coast and less time on the ship.

• Enjoy the benefits of small-ship cruising by dropping anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula, allowing you to hop on or off the boat as you please.

• Dive into the aquamarine waters of the Dalmatian Coast – your captain will be stopping the ship to allow you to enjoy swim breaks in between port stops.

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