Days
15
Price from
$6,630NZD
Map of Cruise Croatia: Venice to Dubrovnik via Split  including Bosnia And Herzegovina, Croatia and Italy

Cruise the stunning islands and inlets of Croatia in this 15-day cruise.

Discover the beauty and style of stunning Croatia in this 15-day cruise. Meet your fellow travellers in Italy and begin the Dalmatian adventure of a lifetime, dropping anchor in both well-known and secret spots. Explore beautifully-preserved ruins in Split, eat a rustic farmhouse dinner in Krk and take daily swims in the rejuvenating waters of the Adriatic Sea.


Start
Venice, Italy
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Destinations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PEZSC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 31

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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 made 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.

  • 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 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. 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

Peregrine Dalmatia

On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Peregrine Dalmatia.

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Itinerary

Bonjourno! This Croatian adventure begins in Italy today at Marco Polo airport in Venice. Meet your group and leader here and transfer to Opatija by road. The journey will take approximately three hours, the perfect chance to get to know your fellow travellers or simply soak up stunning scenery. Board your ship in the evening and listen to a safety briefing, then enjoy your first dinner on the Peregrine Dalmatia. Spend the evening at port, perhaps chatting over a drink on the deck. 
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Depart for Krk in the morning with breakfast and get your first taste of the salty Adriatic with a dip en route. Explore glorious Krk on arrival in a guided tour, marvelling at the ancient architecture that decorates Croatia's largest island. Transfer to a nearby farm in the afternoon and graze on prsut (prosciutto) and taste some local wines. Perhaps you'll find your new favourite drop. As night falls, sit down for a rustic lamb dinner at farm's restaurant.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krk - Agritourism dinner and Prsut tasting
  • Krk - Guided Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • 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 with a book, getting some sun or simply taking in the view of the ocean. Old-world Rab is perfect to explore on foot, and you will do just that with a local guide upon arrival. Later, choose whether you would like to get your blood pumping with a guided three-hour hike around the island or take some time to discover for yourself why Rab is known as the Happy Island.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rab - 3 hour hike
  • Rab - Guided Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Bid farewell to the Happy Island and cruise to Zadar, stopping for an all-important swim along the way. The ship will dock in the late afternoon, then disembark for a guided walk around the stunning Old Town. Finish at the famous Sea Organ, a giant instrument cum artwork with underwater pipes that create music from the waves. Listen to the beautiful and somewhat haunting sounds while you watch a Zadar sunset, once described by by Alfred Hitchcock as the most beautiful in the world. Put that grand staement to the test while watching with a shot of Maraska (cherry liquer) in hand. 
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Zadar - Guided walk of Old Town
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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 sun. 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 prefer. The ship will anchor in the beautiful bay of Telascica and the crew will cook up a barbecue on deck. Kick back and relax with a cold drink in hand.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kornati National Park Visit
  • Kornati National Park - Cliff Hike
  • Telascica - BBQ Dinner
Optional Activities
  • Kayak rental Kornati National Park- including guide - EUR40
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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 with a walking tour, taking in sights such as the World Heritage-listed Cathedral of St James. Built in both a Gothic and Renaissance style over the 15th and 16th centuries, it is truly a spectacular piece of architecture. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy, so perhaps seek out some local seafood and settle in for a laid-back evening at port.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Enjoy a morning of cruising and a swim in the sparkling sea. The ship will dock in Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, which is renowned for its ancient buildings and lively culture. Take an optional guided walk around this fabulous town, then perhaps explore Diocletian’s Palace. This sprawling 4th-century complex is in the centre of Split and its white stone walls are home to bars, restaurants, shops and hotels. Join your shipmates on deck for a captain’s dinner this evening.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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 have the option to join in another guided tour of Split with your tour leaders and the new group members. If you'd prefer, you can explore the laneways and squares on your own and eat 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 and explore via the Krka River, visiting some of the gorgeous waterfalls for which this park is renowned and stopping for a refreshing swim or two along the way. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, and enjoy dinner on the ship.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Set sail for the island of Hvar, known as the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands'. Enjoy breakfast on board and stop to swim in the waters of the Adriatic at a secluded beach close. Arrive in Stari Grad, the oldest town in Hvar, at around midday and eat lunch on the ship. Take a private transfer to a local honey farm and taste some of this sweet specialty before taking a stroll through nearby lavender fields. Continue to Hvar Town and explore this small but glamorous city on a leader-guided walk. Spend the evening in Stari Grad and experience a quieter side of Hvar. Stari Grad retains much of its ancient charm and lacks the crowds found on other parts of the island.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Depart early for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop. Cruise up the River Neretva, taking in the sight of the steep cliffs that rise on either side of the fjord while you lunch. Arrive in Opuzen in the early afternoon and 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.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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 and be sure to snap some photos of the iconic, arched bridge of Stari Most. Continue to Trpani, alighting and transferring to the Matusko Winery for a tour of the evergreen vineyard and a tasting. Later, enjoy a barbecue on the deck of the Peregrine Dalmatia.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mostar Orientation Walk
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
Optional Activities
  • Mostar 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
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.
Enjoy breakfast on board then set sail for Korcula, one of many towns that claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Eat lunch on the ship and if time permits stop for your first deep sea swim en route. 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.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Korcula orientation walk
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 in the early afternoon. Your leader will take you by local bus to the Old Town, where you can spend the afternoon exploring independently. Lovely Dubrovnik features the terracotta rooves, ancient cliff-built walls and crystal coasts that most people associate with Dalmatia. Return to the ship, in the evening for a four-course farewell dinner with the captain and your travelling companions.
Accommodation
  • Peregrine Dalmatia (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dubrovnik local bus pass
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 Dubrovnik international airport, please enquire with your travel consultant prior to travel or your leader during your trip.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (14 nights)

Included Activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Krk - Agritourism dinner and Prsut tasting
  • Krk - Guided Tour
  • Rab - 3 hour hike
  • Rab - Guided Tour
  • Zadar - Guided walk of Old Town
  • Kornati National Park Visit
  • Kornati National Park - Cliff Hike
  • Telascica - BBQ Dinner
  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Hvar Orientation Walk
  • Lavender farm visit
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
  • Mostar Orientation Walk
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Korcula orientation walk
  • Dubrovnik local bus pass

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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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