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 historic city of Split and cruise to islands both chic and ancient. Paddle up the rivers of Krka National Park to dip into waterfalls, then discover the soul of Croatia – Split. Navigate the Adriatic to the Renaissance facades and jagged limestone cliffs of Hvar, then 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. Explore the romantic and evocative old town of Korcula and enjoy tastings at a local winery, then dock in stunning Dubrovnik. Embark on a memorable cruise that navigates the stunning Dalmatian coast in both style and comfort.
Breakfast Included: 7 Lunches Included: 4 Dinner Included: 5
Welcome to Split, Croatia. Your luggage can be dropped off at this ship from noon, so feel free to explore Split at your leisure before boarding commences at 5 pm, when you’ll meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and safety briefing. This evening, sit down to your first group dinner on board before overnighting in port.
Split – Krka National Park
After a leisurely breakfast on board, head off on a guided tour of Split with your local guides. 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. In the afternoon, 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, and dinner on board the Dalmatia.
Split – 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 – Opuzen
Set sail early towards Opuzen, breakfasting on board and then stopping for a spot of swimming. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail up the Neretva river towards Opuzen. On arrival, 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 then board the boats and return to Opuzen. This evening, you may like to venture out to the friendly bars around the town square to meet the locals.
Opuzen – Mostar
It’s an early start this morning as you make your way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a tour with a local guide, visiting a workshop specialising in traditional coffee sets and copper wall carvings. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to the ship in the early afternoon and set sail for Trpanj. On arrival, visit the Matusko winery for a wine tasting and tour of the vineyards before a barbecue dinner on the deck of the Peregrine Dalmatia. Overnight in Trpani.
After breakfast on board, enjoy a mid-morning swim stop in 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 – Dubrovnik
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 Dubrovnik in the early afternoon where you’ll join a local guide to explore this beautiful walled city. This evening enjoy a farewell four-course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions on board the Dalmatia.
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast.