Days
8
Price from
$2,097USD

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

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 Dubrovnik and cruise to islands both chic and ancient. Explore the romantic and evocative Old Town of Korcula and enjoy tastings at a local winery. 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. Navigate the Adriatic to the Renaissance facades and jagged limestone cliffs of Hvar, then discover the soul of Croatia – Split. Paddle up the rivers of Krka National Park to dip into waterfalls, then dock in the historic city of Sibenik. This cruising adventure is the best way to travel the Dalmatian Coast.


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

Why we love this trip

  • Board a traditional vessel and sail up along the spectacular Neretva River, inland from Opuzen.

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

  • If you’re worried about long cruise days, this itinerary is a good choice. There are plenty of excursions, short walks and port stops, and the distance between islands is short.

  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with between 30 – 50 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.

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 Dubrovnik at your leisure until boarding commences at 5pm.
After an early breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a walking tour with a local guide, including a walk on the city walls. 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 for a leader-led orientation tour and a free evening. Your leader can assist with dinner recommendations.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Guided Walk of Dubrovnik
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Dubrovnik City Walls Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Depending on the size and enthusiasm of the group, a second cooking demonstration may take place later in the week.
Depart for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in beatiful clear turquoise waters near the small island of Badija, then continue on to Trpani. 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 - BAM8
  • Mostar - War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar - Old Bridge Museum - BAM5
  • Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM4
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Sail into Jelsa on the island of Hvar and take a private transfer to a local beekeeper for a honey tasting and a walk through the nearby lavendar fields, then drive to Hvar town. Explore on a walk with your leader before continuing on to Starigrad in the evening.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm and beekeeper visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Spend the morning sailing, arriving in Split in the early afternoon. Your leader will take you on a guided walk, then enjoy an afternoon of free time.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Art Gallery - HRK20
  • City Museum - HRK20
  • Diocletian's Palace - HRK40
  • Split Cathedral & Tower - HRK45
  • Urban Adventures - Dalmatian Wine and Dine - EUR100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
There's an early start this morning, leaving Split at approximately 6.30am. 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 Sibenik. Tonight, enjoy a farewell 4 course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions.
Accommodation
  • Royal Eleganza (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
The wooden jetties and walkways in Krka National Park can be quite slippery. Do ensure take care, ensuring your footwear has a resonable grip, and the stunning scenery will be well worth it.
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

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

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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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