– Board a traditional vessel and sail up along the spectacular Neretva River, inland from Opuzen.
– The trip includes an excursion to Krka National Park, where you`ll get a chance to swim in secluded pools and beneath waterfalls.
– If you`re worried about long cruise days, this itinerary is a good choice. There are plenty of excursions, short walks and port stops, and the distance between islands is short.
– 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.
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SMALL SHIP CRUISING!
Double bedded Lower deck – from $3,820*pp
Twin bedded Premium Main deck – from $4,040*pp
CROATIA COASTAL CRUISING Cruise-Only package includes:
– Arrival airport transfer from Split
– 7 night small ship cruise aboard MS Peregrine Dalmatia from Split to Dubrovnik
– Wine & fruit basket on embarkation day
– Most shipboard main meals (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners)
– Included activities: Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop | Hvar Orientation Walk | Lavender farm and beekeeper visit | Winery tour and tasting | Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks | Mostar Orientation Walk | Blagaj Tekija (Dervish House) | Cooking demonstration
– The services of 1 to 2 Peregrine local tour leaders (depending on passenger numbers)
– All transport as listed
– All tips (excluding optional tipping for the tour leaders)
– Port & govt charges
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share 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.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (28May18). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment – credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. International airfare/taxes and transfers are not included. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer subject to availability at time of booking.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
(subject to local weather conditions – may be changed by the cruise line without notice)
Day 1: Split
Welcome to Croatia. Board the ship at 5 pm. Meet your crew and fellow travellers over a welcome drink and introductory meeting. In the evening, sit down to your first on-board dinner.
Meals Included – Dinner
Special Information – Bags can be dropped off at the ship from noon. Feel free to explore Split at your leisure until boarding commences at 5pm.
Day 2: Split – Krka NP – Split
After a leisurely breakfast on board, we`ll head off on a guided tour of Split with our tour leaders. Explore the laneways and squares that make up the beautiful old town and hear the stories of conquerors and sieges. Lunch at your leisure in one of the old town`s lovely al fresco eateries.
In the afternoon, 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. You 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.
Included Activities – Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop | Split Guided Tour
Meals Included – Breakfast | Dinner
Day 3: 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 aboard the board the Eleganza. Board a bus to explore the island known as the `Queen of the Dalmatian Islands`. Visit a local farm for a honey tasting and a walk through the nearby lavendar fields, then drive to Hvar town. Take 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).
Included Activities – Hvar Orientation Walk | Lavender farm visit
Meals Included – Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4: Hvar – Opuzen
Set sail early towards Opuzen, breakfasting on board and then stopping for a spot of swimming. Lunch on the board as we sail up the Neretva river towards Opuzen. On arrival, we will jump into small wooden boats for a leisurely cruise through the surrounding wetlands (with local snacks and music on board). We end up at a beautiful local restaurant overlooking the water for Peka lamb and other local dishes. Board the boats to return to Opuzen. You may want to venture out to the friendly bars around the town square to meet the locals.
Included Activities – Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks | Riverside Restaurant Dinner
Meals Included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 5: Opuzen – Mostar – Opuzen
An early start this morning to make our way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take an orientation 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. We return to the ship in the early afternoon and set sail for Trpanj. On arrival, we 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 Trpanj.
Included Activities – Mostar Orientation Walk | Matusko winery visit and tasting
Optional Activities: (extra charge)
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
Day 6: Opuzen – Korcula
Depart for Korcula, enjoying breakfast on board and a mid-morning swim stop in beautiful clear turquoise waters of Loviste – Peljesac. Return to the ship and set sail for Korcula, with lunch on the way. Arrive Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo, in the afternoon for a guided tour of the town by your tour leaders. Your leader can assist with dinner recommendations but you are spoiled for choice with many restaurants overlooking the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Korcula.
Included Activities – Korcula guided walk
Meals Included – Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7: 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. Your leaders will take you by local bus to the old city where you can spend the afternoon exploring independently.
Return to the ship, then this evening enjoy a farewell four course dinner with the captain and your travelling companions.
Included Activities – Dubrovnik local bus pass
Meals Included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 8: Dubrovnik
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 Tour Leader during your trip.
Meals Included – Breakfast
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7 Night cruise departing from Split to Dubrovnik onboard Peregrine Dalmatia.
Discover the glittering Dalmatian coast aboard the Peregrine Dalmatia on this 8-day cruising adventure from Dubrovnik to Split
Experience the elegance and old-world charm of Croatia on a small ship adventure cruise. An idyllic island escape in the middle of Europe, Croatia offers up impressive coastlines, meandering rivers, and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic to swim in. Alongside the natural beauty of national parks and stunning beaches, enjoy regular doses of the region’s unique culture and tastes. Aboard the 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. This cruising adventure is the best way to travel the Dalmatian Coast.
Highlights of this cruise:
Split is not only an urban, cultural and traffic centre of Dalmatia with road and sea connections to Dalmatia’s numerous summer resorts, but it is itself often a popular tourist destination. A city with a 1700-year old tradition, there is a variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, among which is the well-known Palace of Diocletian .
Split has a variety of restaurants and wine cellars, offering domestic specialties. There are many beaches and public beaches in the city and its surroundings, the most popular of them being Bacvice, a sand beach almost in the very heart of the town. The cultural and entertainment offer of Split is extremely rich, particularly in the summer, when the city squares, yards and other areas turn into a large open-air stage. The Split Summer, a traditional festival in the middle of the summer season, includes dramas, operas and concerts.
Split has several theatres, among which the Croatian National Theatre, established in 1893, deserves a special mention as a house hosting theatrical festivals, the Split Summer and the Days of Marulic. There is also the Youth Theatre, and the Split Puppet Theatre. If you visit city Split remember it is a city of history, culture, and tradition but it is also a city of fun parties and great night life.
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast. The island measures approximately 80 km, east to west and is a tourist destination. Hvar has a very mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches and Mediterranean vegetation that make it one of the most attractive tourist centers in Europe. The island promotes itself as “the sunniest spot in Europe,” with 2715 hours of sunlight in an average year.
Hvar town is the main tourist center. It features a large public square that is open to the sea. During the tourist season, the port is filled with large yachts. All-night discos attract large crowds of young visitors. Hvar is known for its cultivation of Lavender and is also one of the towm most famous winemaking zones in Croatia.
Dubrovnik iDubrovnik is located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts, a seaport and the center of the Dubrovnik–Neretva county.
Nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is a beautiful medieval walled city which is over 1,000 years old and virtually untouched by the modern world. The same light-coloured stone can be seen in the marble-paved squares, cobbled streets, tall houses, convents, churches, palaces, fountains and museums. The oldest pharmacy in Europe, located in the Friars Minor monastery is a highlight.s located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts, a seaport and the center of the Dubrovnik–Neretva county.
Nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is a beautiful medieval walled city which is over 1,000 years old and virtually untouched by the modern world. The same light-coloured stone can be seen in the marble-paved squares, cobbled streets, tall houses, convents, churches, palaces, fountains and museums. The oldest pharmacy in Europe, located in the Friars Minor monastery is a highlight.
For the elegant cruise with regal class, climb aboard the Peregrine Dalmatia.
The Peregrine Dalmatia was purpose-built in 2012 to cruise the Dalmatian Coast, so you know you’re in for a safe and comfortable trip through Croatian seas. Cruising on a small ship with only 30 other passengers means you’ll be able to hop on and off the boat right from the port. Every journey is accompanied by a friendly Croatian crew and Peregrine local leader who can share a wealth of knowledge about the area and help to steer you towards all the warmest waters. If swimming straight off the back of the boat isn’t for you, then you can always relax on the sundeck with a cool drink in hand.
The 40-metre (131-ft) Peregrine Dalmatia is able to accommodate 31 guests in 16 cabins. The upper deck is equipped with a barbeque area and onboard bar, providing the ideal place to watch those beautiful seaside sunsets. The sundeck above is there for when you want to pull up a lounge and catch some rays, but if you’re feeling more active, the snorkelling gear’s available for when we drop anchor.
Ship Profile & Stats
- Maiden Voyage: 2012
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 31
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Mini Fridge
- Satellite TV
- Internal Phone
- Sun Deck
- Barbeque Area
- Dining Area
- Free Wi-Fi
Our name stems from the word ‘Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we’ve broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).
Introducing a new a style of travel – a premium cruise without the premium crowds. Think less on-board casinos and more island hopping along the Dalmatian Coast, Cyclades port stops for grilled octopus and fresh olives, or dropping anchor for a swim in some secluded Cuban archipelago. This is Peregrine’s small ship adventure cruising. Welcome aboard.
Conventional big ship cruising is all about life on the boat. What to eat, what to do, which show to catch. Adventure cruising is more about the destination: stopping at little islands the big ships can’t reach, exploring local markets and trying fresh produce, learning a place’s history and culture from local guides who know it best.
These journeys are designed to be low impact. That means there’s fewer passengers on-board, less stress on local communities, and each trip is carbon offset through a range of renewable energy projects. And while the big boats moor out at sea and ferry passengers to land by tender, we can sail straight into port. You can hop on or hop off as you like. It’s convenience and comfort, all in one.
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Purple (Room 2): Main deck premium twin (for single use)
Yellow (Rooms 11 & 12): Lower deck standard twin
Orange (Rooms 10,13,14 & 17): Lower deck standard twin
Blue (Rooms 1, 3-8): Main deck premium twin
Green (Room 9): Main deck double suite
Red (Room 0): Upper deck double suite
* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.
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