Take an excursion to Krka National Park, where you’ll get a chance to swim in secluded pools and beneath waterfalls.. Board a traditional wooden vessel and sail up along the spectacular Neretva River to Bosnia and Herzegovina, allowing you to explore the beautiful town of Mostar.. With plenty of excursions, short walks and port stops, you’ll spend more time exploring the beautiful Croatian coast and less time on the ship.. Enjoy the benefits of small-ship cruising by dropping anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula, allowing you to hop on or off the boat as you please.
Experience the elegance and old-world charm of Croatia on a small ship adventure cruise offering impressive coastlines, meandering rivers, and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic. 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 Peregrine Dalmatia, specifically built to sail the Dalmatian Coast, cast off from the walled city of 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. Embark on a memorable cruise that navigates the stunning Dalmatian coast in both style and comfort.
Breakfast Included: 7 Lunches Included: 4 Dinner Included: 4
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.
Dubrovnik - Korcula
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.
Korcula - Badija - Trpani - Opuzen
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.
Opuzen - Mostar - Opuzen
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’ll jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with snacks and music on board). End up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water and enjoy some Peka lamb and other local dishes. Board the boats and return to Opuzen. 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.
Opuzen - Hvar - Jelsa - Starigrad - Hvar
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).
Hvar - Split
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.
Split - Krka National Park
After a leisurely breakfast on board, enjoy some more free time to explore Split’s old city. After lunch, take a private bus transfer to Krka National Park then 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 for your final evening.
Disembarkation in Split
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast.