Days
15
Price from
6085USD
Map of Cruise Croatia, Coast and Outer Islands: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik including Bosnia And Herzegovina and Croatia

Cruise by the jewels in Croatia’s Adriatic crown.

Cruise the Dalmatian coastline on a paradisiacal adventure through Croatia’s highlights and hidden gems. Spend 15-days aboard the Lupus Mare, taking in classic views of shimmering ocean and charming islands along with the offbeat sights the big ships don’t see. Departing from Dubrovnik, discover the underground military cave system on Vis, built under Yugoslav occupation, and the near-empty beaches of Lastovo. Explore the trails that run through lush Mljet National Park, as well as the stunning Split foreshore and Old Town. See the romantic and evocative Korcula, and board wooden boats and stop in at Mostar – a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains. With all the comforts you need to sit back and relax, the delightful Dalmatian archipelago awaits.


Start
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Destinations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PECDC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 38

Why you'll love this trip

  • 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 Croatian varietals during an exclusive 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 to explore and hidden coves to discover.

  • The trip includes an excursion to Krka National Park, where you’ll get a chance to swim in the aquamarine pools and see the park’s series of stunning waterfalls.

  • Head landside with a special detour to the charmed Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you will 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 motorised yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but this cruise 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.

  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and 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 (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.

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

Welcome to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Your luggage can be dropped off at this ship from noon, so feel free to explore Dubrovnik at your leisure before boarding commences at 5 pm, when you’ll meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and safety briefing. In the evening, sit down to your first group dinner on board before overnighting in port.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time
After breakfast on board, enjoy a mid-morning swim stop in the beautiful clear turquoise waters of Loviste in the Peljesac peninsula. Return to the ship and set sail for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, with lunch on the way. This afternoon, join your leader for an orientation tour of the town. This evening you’ll be spoiled for choice with many restaurants overlooking the waterfront – ask your leader for their recommendations. Overnight in the port of Korcula.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Korcula orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Sailing time between Dubrovnik and Korcula is approximately 6 hours, depending on the conditions
Depart for Opuzen, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in beautiful clear turquoise waters near the small island of Badija, then continue on to Trpani. Transfer to Matusko winery for a tour of the vineyard and a tasting, before returning to the ship and sailing up the River Neretva to Opuzen. Tonight, enjoy a deck BBQ on the Peregrine Dalmatia.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Embrace an early start this morning to make your way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a guided walk through the town, visiting a workshop specialising in traditional coffee sets and copper wall carvings on the way and enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to Opuzen in the early afternoon when you will jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with local snacks and music on board). End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water for Peka lamb and other local dishes. Board the boats to return to Opuzen. Tonight, you may want to venture out to one of the friendly bars around the town square to meet the locals over a beer or two.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
  • Mostar - Guided tour
Optional Activities
  • Mostar Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque - BAM8
  • Mostar War Photo Exhibition - BAM6
  • Mostar Old Bridge Museum - BAM5
  • Mostar Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret - BAM6
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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 on board the Dalmatia. Next, take a bus to explore the island known as the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands'. Visit a nearby farm and try local produce before enjoying a walk through the nearby lavender fields. Afterwards, drive to Hvar town for an orientation walk with your leader, then enjoy free time to explore. Return to Stari Grad and dine at a local restaurant of your choosing. Overnight in Hvar (Stari Grad).
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Hvar Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Spend the morning sailing, arriving in Split in the early afternoon. Meet a local guide who will take you on a walk around Split – explore the laneways and squares that make up the beautiful old town and hear the stories of conquerors and sieges – then enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of the old town's lovely al fresco eateries followed by free time.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Split Guided Tour
Optional Activities
  • Gallery of Fine Arts - HRK40
  • City Museum - HRK20
  • Diocletian's Palace - HRK42
  • Split Cathedral & Tower - HRK45
  • Urban Adventures - Dalmatian Wine and Dine - EUR100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Sailing times between Hvar and Split are approximately 5.5 hours, depending on the conditions.
After a leisurely breakfast on board, head out with some more time to explore the Split’s old city. After lunch, return to the boat ready to take your private bus transfer to Krka National Park. Here you will board a small boat for some cruising and exploring within the park. The park spans two thirds of the Krka River, and some 142 square kilometres. Visit some of the gorgeous waterfalls for which this park is renowned, stopping for a refreshing swim or two along the way. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, in time for a captain's dinner on board.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
The wooden jetties and walkways in Krka National Park can be quite slippery. Do ensure you take care, and that your footwear has a resonable grip, and the stunning scenery will be well worth it.
Today is a free day to enjoy Split at your own pace. You may like to find a harbourside café along the marina or simply find a beach to pull up a towel and spend the day swimming and sunbaking – it’s up to you! Later in the afternoon, board the ship and join your crew on welcoming any new travellers who may be accompanying you on the next stage of your adventure. You will have another briefing on board, usually around 5 pm to detail what’s to come. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner as the sun sets on another day.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group will likely change at this location. On this day, all cabins on board your ship will be refreshed and the crew will prepare the vessel for new arrivals. Please note that you will not be able to access the ship until around 4 pm to allow for this; however, you will be able to leave your larger luggage on board. Feel free to ask your leader for recommendations on what to do in port for the day. There will be another meeting later in the day to discuss the next stage of your itinerary, so please attend, as this is also a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.
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 laidback 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 town. Perhaps embrace island life further and enjoy 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 today 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 ship is docked in Vis town, complimentary transport will be provided this evening to return.
Accommodation
  • Lupus Mare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Blue Cave Boat trip
  • Vis Underground tunnel tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Arrive early at Lastovo Island and shake off the sleep with a refreshing swim. Despite be 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, perhaps 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. Visit the vast salt fields framed by mountains on the traditional Adriatic Sea salt farms. 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

14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship, Boat, Minibus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (14 nights)

Included Activities

  • Korcula orientation walk
  • Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks
  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner
  • Mostar - Guided tour
  • Hvar Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • 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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