Days
8
Price from
2480EUR
Map of Cruising the Outer Islands of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik including Croatia

Cruise lesser-known jewels in the Adriatic crown

This tour takes you ashore at Croatia’s lesser-known gems. Discover the underground military cave system on Vis, built under Yugoslav occupation, and the near-empty beaches of Lastovo. Visit a traditional salt farm that harvests the sea’s flavour and oyster beds that grow the local delicacies. Explore the trails that run through lush Mljet National Park, as well as the famed walls of Dubrovnik’s Old City. Spend 8 days cruising from port to port, taking in classic view of glittering ocean and charming islands along with the offbeat sights the big ships don’t see.


Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Destination
Croatia
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PECO
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 38

Why you'll love this trip

  • Cruise into the hidden world of the Blue Cave, the eerily illuminated grotto that lies off Bisevo Island.

  • Tour the honeycomb underground tunnels of Vis, created to service the secret comings and goings of the Yugoslav military presence that left following Croat independence.

  • Sip and swish Croat varietals during a wine tasting at a local winery on Lastovo, a small island were few tourists venture.

  • Escape the crowds and get back to nature in Mljet National Park, where among the evergreen forest and turquoise lakes there are quiet ruins.

  • Even though this trip is about under-touristed wonders, we still fit in a tour of the famed city walls of Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

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 37 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.

Boats

Lupus Mare boat sailing

Lupus Mare

The Lupus Mare has been cruising the Dalmatian waters since 2011, offering instant access to the balmy Adriatic Sea from the swimming platform

Itinerary

Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Croatia. Croatia has a perfect mix for the curious traveller – sunshine, sand and scenery, the chic cities of the glittering Adriatic coast, and charming cobblestone towns. Board the vessel in the late afternoon, for the exact time please speak to your agent or Peregrine representative before your trip begins. After a safety briefing, settle into your cabin and then enjoy a welcome dinner on board. Overnight at port.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Split Guided Tour
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Set off early and cruise towards Vis. Along the way, get you first taste of relaxed island life with a swim stop. Take a dip in refreshing Adriatic Sea, then continue to Vis. In 1944 the island was declared a military zone and foreigners were barred until 1989. Because of this isolation, Vis has retained its charm and laid-back lifestyle. Go ashore and enjoy a walking tour through Vis town, taking in sights of faded 17th-century houses. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in charming Vis. Perhaps embrace island life further and grab a seafood dinner at one of the many restaurants with ocean views.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Swim stop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Sail for Bisevo Island. At an unassuming cave entrance, transfer to small boats and cruise inside the illuminated grotto. Sunlight reacts with the limestone in the cave to create a bright blue glow inside the cave. Return to Vis and dock in Komiza. In the afternoon head underground for a tour of the tunnels that lie beneath the picturesque Croatian island. The tunnel system is left over from Vis’ time as a Yugoslav military zone. Your evening is free for you to do as you please in Komiza. As the Lupus Mare is docked in Vis town, complimentary transport will be provided this evening to return to the vessel.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Blue Cave Boat trip
  • Vis Underground tunnel tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Please note that the Blue Caves excursion today is weather dependent.
Arrive early at Lastovo Island and shake off the sleep with a refreshing swim. Despite being just as beautiful, Lastovo fails to draw the tourism crowds (and dollars) that many of Croatia’s other islands enjoy. With an ageing population of fewer than 1000 people, spending time and money in Lastovo is directly beneficial to the locals. Today, enjoy a wine tasting and nibble on local delicacies at one such local winery. The rest of your day is totally open, so maybe grab a towel and book and relax on one of the island’s many pristine beaches.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Swim stop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cruise to Mljet, stopping for a swim en route. Explore the karst valleys, inky blue lakes and pine forests of Mljet National Park. Discover the ruins of an Illyrian fortification, a Roman palace and a fifth-century church among nature. The vessel will be docked overnight at Pomena, a small harbour village on the western side of Mljet. As night falls, enjoy a performance from an acapella group on board. Dinner tonight will be a barbecue of local produce on deck, the perfect place to do some stargazing with a drink in hand.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Swim stop
  • Miljet National Park vist
  • Deck BBQ dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cruise to Slano, arriving around midday. Disembark and transfer by coach to Ston and Mali Ston. Visit the vast salt fields framed by mountains on the traditional Adriatic Sea salt farm of Ston. Continue to Mali Ston, famed for its oyster beds. These oyster farms supply restaurants throughout the region, meaning you may have already tried some of these succulent beauties during your trip. Spend the evening at port in Slano. Enjoy a Captain’s dinner tonight on board.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Slano 1/2 day tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Cruise to Dubrovnik, stopping for a dip en route. Dock and transfer to the Old Town. Take a tour of the city walls, following the famous fortifications with a local guide to explain their history. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in Dubrovnik. The main pedestrian promenade, once a shallow sea channel, is now paved with glistening white limestone, in stark contrast to the warm red terracotta roofs. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful city.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Swim stop
  • City Walls Walk Dubrovnik
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Your Croatian cruise comes to an end when you disembark after breakfast.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included Activities

  • Split Guided Tour
  • Swim stop
  • Blue Cave Boat trip
  • Vis Underground tunnel tour
  • Miljet National Park vist
  • Deck BBQ dinner
  • Slano 1/2 day tour
  • City Walls Walk Dubrovnik

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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.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will share a twin 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. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.

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