Days
8
Price from
€1,940EUR

Discover the glittering Dalmatian coast aboard the Royal Eleganza on this 8-day cruising adventure from Sibenik to Dubrovnik

Experience the elegance and old-world charm of Croatia on a small ship adventure cruise. An idyllic island escape in the middle of Europe, Croatia offers up impressive coastlines, meandering rivers, and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic to swim in. 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 Royal Eleganza, specifically built to sail the Dalmatian Coast, cast off from the historic city of Sibenik 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. This cruising adventure is the best way to travel the Dalmatian Coast.


Start
Sibenik, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Countries
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PECC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 31

Why we love this trip

  • Board small traditional wooden vessel and sail up along the River Neretva inland from Opuzen. Discover the local flora and fauna while sampling delicious regional specialties

  • Paddle upstream on an excursion to Krka National Park, where you'll see stunning waterfalls and have the chance to swim in beautifully clear turquoise waters

  • Enjoy a cooking demonstration from your on-board chef and learn about local specialties

  • Take a diversion into Bosnia and Herzegovina and visit Mostar, where you'll meet local craftsmen specialising in ornate metal work

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is small ship cruising. Our ship is beautiful and very comfortable, but it does not have all the facilities of large passenger ships. There is no pool (other than the sea), and no entertainment is put on. Dress is very casual at all times.

  • Cruising takes place during the day which means the beautiful scenery Dalmatian scenery can be absorbed – part of the fun of travelling is the travel itself.

  • Unlike ships that sail during the night, our ship overnights alongside, which allows time to dine and enjoy evening entertainment ashore during the balmy summer evenings.

  • As this is a small ship, most cabins will experience some engine noise. Due to some early starts, a pair of earplugs is recommended for light sleepers.

  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve walking. As you will be visiting ancient sites and historical places, some of this walking may be over cobbled streets and uneven ground in potentially hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.

Itinerary

Board the ship at 5pm and meet your crew and fellow travellers over a welcome drink and introductory meeting. Tonight, enjoy your first dinner on board.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Bags can be dropped off at the ship from noon. Feel free to explore Sibenik at your leisure until boarding commences at 5pm.
After arriving in Skradin, transfer to Krka National Park, where we’ll board small riverboats for a trip through the park. Visit dramatic waterfalls and cool off with a refreshing swim, then return to the ship and continue on to Split. Spend the afternoon sailing, lunching on board and arriving in Split in the early evening. Dine at one of Split's great local restaurants this evening, and overnight in Split.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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 aboard the board. Board a bus to explore the island known as the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands'. Visit a local beekeeper for a honey tasting and a walk through the nearby lavendar fields, then drive to Hvar town. Take an orientation walk with your leader, then enjoy free time to explore. Return to Stari Grad, and dine at a local restaurant in your free time. Overnight in Hvar (Stari Grad).
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm and beekeeper visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Set sail early towards Opuzen, breakfasting on board and then stopping for a spot of swimming. Lunch on the board before arriving in Trpanj. Transfer to Saint Hils Vinarija for a tour of the winery and a tasting, before returning to the ship and sailing to Opuzen. Tonight, perhaps have dinner on board or seek out a local restaurant.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Winery tour and tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning, board wooden boats and sail up the River Neretva, enjoying local snacks along the way. Continue on to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take an orientation walk through the town, visiting a workshop specialising in traditional coffee sets and copper wall carvings on the way and enjoy some free time at your leisure. Stop at the Blagaj Teke Monastery then return to the ship for a barbecue dinner.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Mostar Orientation Walk
  • Blagaj Tekija (Dervish House)
Optional Activities
  • Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM4
  • Mostar - War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar - Old Bridge Museum - BAM5
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM4
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Depart for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in beatiful clear turquoise waters of Loviste - Peljesac. Return to the ship and set sail for Korcula, enjoying an on-board cooking demonstration by our chef, followed by lunch. Arrive Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo, in the afternoon before a free evening. Your leader can assist with dinner recommendations.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cooking demonstration
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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. Transfer by bus to the Old Town of Dubrovnik and take a walking tour with a local guide, stopping to soak up the cafe scene. Return to this ship, then this evening enjoy a farewell four course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dubrovnik City Walls Walk
  • Guided Walk of Dubrovnik
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast this morning. Should you require a transfer to Split international airport, please enquire with your Travel Consultant prior to travel or your Tour Leader during your trip.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included Activities

  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm and beekeeper visit
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Mostar Orientation Walk
  • Blagaj Tekija (Dervish House)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Dubrovnik City Walls Walk
  • Guided Walk of Dubrovnik

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Your adventure cruise ship

Peregrine's adventure cruise ship, Royal Eleganza

On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Royal Eleganza.

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share 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.

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