From the canals of Venice to the cobblestone streets of Split and everything in between, cruise the Adriatic and explore the islands and towns that have cemented Croatia’s reputation as a traveller’s paradise.

Peregrine’s newest adventure cruise uncovers the shining gems of Dalmatia’s northern coast. Explore the famed Old Towns of Krk, Zadar and Sibenik and cool off in the clear waters of the Adriatic. Discover the incredible Kornati National Park by land or sea and be enveloped in the culture and history of Croatia, a modern favourite with old-world charm that casts a salty spell on all who visit.

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.

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

The group will meet at Marco Polo airport at 1pm and be transferred to Opatija by road. This transfer will take approximately three hours, after which you’ll board your ship for a safety briefing and welcome dinner. Get to know your shipmates and crew and overnight in Opatija, and be ready to dive into the Adriatic in the morning. Special Information Meeting time at Marco Polo Airport will be at 1.00 pm. The tour leader will be waiting on the ground floor (arrival level) near the left luggage booth. As you come of out of arrivals, the booth is located to the left and there is a café next door you can wait at if you are early. Please ensure that you are there on time as catching up with the group can be logistically difficult and expensive.
Depart for Krk in the morning with breakfast and a much-anticipated swim en route. Krk is the equal-largest island in the Adriatic, a popular destination with beaches, a historic Old Town, and myriad restaurants, bars and clubs. Take a guided tour upon arrival before being transferred to a local farm for prsut (prosciutto) and wine tasting and a lamb dinner.
The ship will depart Krk in the morning and make its way to the island of Rab, which was first declared a city in 10 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus. Spend the journey relaxing and reading, getting some sun or simply staring at the crystal water. With ancient walls, churches and squares, Rab is the ideal place to explore on foot, be it with the local guides on a tour or by yourself in the evening. Join an optional, leader-led hike around the island that’ll take approximately three hours, or take some time to discover for yourself why Rab is known as the Happy Island.
Leave the Happy Island as a happy person and cruise to Zadar with a swim along the way. The ship will dock in Zadar in the late afternoon for a guided walk around Old Town. Zadar was described by Alfred Hitchcock as having the most beautiful sunset in the world and the walk will finish at the famous Sea Organ, a giant organ with underwater pipes that makes music as the waves gently roll in. Enjoy a sunset shot of Maraska, the local cherry liquer, then take your time exploring Zadar and hunting down a Dalmatian dinner.
A morning departure leaves you with plenty of time to discover the Kornati National Park. Made up of 89 stunning islands, Kornati is the perfect place to while away a day cruising around the beautiful bays, swimming and soaking up some rays. Local park rangers will take you on a hike around Kornati’s stunning limestone cliff or, alternatively, there’s the option to explore the bays and inlets by sea kayak if you’d rather spend your time on the water. The ship will anchor in Telascica, a designated nature park since 1988 thanks to its historical, cultural and environmental value, and the crew will cook up a barbecue on deck. Kick back and enjoy the sunset with salty skin and a cold drink.
Cruise to Sibenik, the gateway to the Kornati Islands. The ship will make an all-important swim stop en route and you can stretch those sea legs on arrival Sibenik with a walking tour taking in the stunning stone cathedral. The Cathedral of St James is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was built in both a Gothic and Renaissance style over the 15th and 16th centuries. The afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy, so seek out some local seafood if you so desire and settle in for a laid-back evening on shore.
Enjoy your last day of cruising with a final swim in the sparkling sea. The ship will dock in Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, which is renowned for its modern lifestyle and ancient buildings. Diocletian’s Palace, the sprawling complex at Split’s centre, was built in the 4th century and its white stone walls are home to bars, restaurants, shops and hotels. Take a guided walk around town or explore on your own before joining your shipmates on deck for a Captain’s dinner and farewell.
Your trip officially ends after breakfast. Say farewell to your friends and crew and make your way into Split, back home or continue your adventures. After all, there’s still plenty to see in Croatia.
Itineraries are subject to change.

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

Lower deck, standard twin

$3,770 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

$3,770 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

$4,455 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

Upper deck, double suite

$5,275 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

$3,770 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

$3,770 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

$4,455 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

Upper deck, double suite

$5,275 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

$3,770 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

$3,770 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

$4,455 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

Upper deck, double suite

$5,275 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

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
$3,770 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 shot of local liqueur as the literal cherry on top.

• Soak up hundreds of years of history in the Old Towns of Rab, Krk and Sibinek.

• Feast on the freshest seafood imaginable up and down the coast (but be sure to wait two hours before swimming).

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