Discover stunning islands, clear seas and Dalmatian elegance in this cruise of Croatia's coast.

Spend 15 glorious days exploring the myriad delights of the Dalmatian Coast in this cruise from Split to Dubrovnik. With a mix of photogenic shorelines, ancient cities and European elegance, Croatia is sure to impress even the most jaded traveller. From well-known highlights such as Split’s Old Town to the quiet charm of a winery in small Sibenik village, this trip is the perfect way to see guidebook favourites and little-known treasures alike.

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.
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. Special Information Bags can be dropped off at the ship from noon. Feel free to explore Split at your leisure until boarding commences at 5pm.
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 pršut. 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.
Travel to Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, you'll take a walking tour with a local guide. This includes admittance to St Donatus Church, an imposing 9th-century domed building still used for music performance. 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 you'll 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) 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.
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.
Sail to Kornati National Park, a nautical wonderland made up of 89 islands. Explore the bays, stopping for a swim. Those keen for some kayaking are welcome to take that option; alternatively, sit back and take in the endless blue-green vistas and snap some photos. Stay overnight in Telascica.
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.
After breakfast on board you’ll make a stop at Ciovo Island for a swim (if time allows) before sailing back to Split. Croatia's second largest city is abuzz with life and Dalmatian culture. Take a guided walking tour on arrival and then explore the beautiful streets and squares of the Old Town at your own pace. The Octagonal Cathedral of St Domnius, the remarkable ruins of Diocletian's Palace and the ancient Temple of Jupiter are all worthy of a closer look. As night falls, sit down to a captain's dinner to farewell any passengers who will be departing tomorrow.
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, welcome some new travellers to your group at a dinner on board the Peregrine Dalmatia. Special Information This trip is a combination of 2, 8 day voyages. Today there will be a changeover of travellers with some leaving the first half of the trip, and others joining for the second half. The Peregrine Dalmatia will be a hive of activity today as the ship is changed over and cabins made up so you may not be able to access your cabin until around 4.00 in the afternoon.
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.
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.
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 cruise. 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.
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, snap some photos of the iconic, arched bridge of Stari Most. Return to the ship in the early afternoon and set sail for Trpanj, alighting and transferring 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 Peregrine Dalmatia. 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.
Depart for Korcula, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in beautiful clear turquoise 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 an 14th century. Ask your leader for dinner recommendations, and don’t forget to sample some of the famous local white wines.
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. Your leaders escort you by local bus to the Old City, where you can spend the afternoon exploring independently. Return to the ship in the evening and enjoy a four-course farewell dinner with the captain and your travelling companions.
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast this morning. Should you require a transfer to Dubrovnik international airport, please enquire with your travel consultant prior to departure or your leader during your trip.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Lower deck, standard twin

$7,415 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

$7,415 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

$7,705 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

$7,415 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

$7,415 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

$7,705 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

$7,415 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

$7,415 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

$7,705 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
15 Days from
$7,415 NZD pp

Highlights

• 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 leisurely guided walk in Plitivice Lakes National Park is the ideal way to experience this World Heritage-listed wonder

• While large cruise liners have to moor out at sea and commute into shore via tender, we drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula. You can hop on or off the boat as you please

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

• This itinerary includes a special detour to Mostar, in Boznia and Herzegovina. It’s not a stop featured on many Croatian coastal tours. You’ll see the town’s iconic bridge and have the chance to chat with local craftsmen and metalworkers

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