Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Lupus Mare)

Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Lupus Mare)

From $ 3,935 AUD

Description

Navigate the gorgeous coastline of Croatia in both style and comfort on this small-ship adventure cruise from Split to Dubrovnik. Soak up the sun, sea and salty sea breeze as you sail through the azure waters of the Adriatic, experiencing impressive islands, meandering rivers, stunning beaches and historic towns. Begin in the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik, before navigating your way northbound to the romantic old town of Korcula to enjoy tastings at a local winery. Venture up the River Neretva and discover the beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina then drop an anchor in Hvar and indulge in the glitz and glamour of this chic island. Finally, set sail for the ancient city of Split and kayak along the rivers of Krka National Park. Combine a healthy dose of cuisine and culture with a beautifully designed ship, and you have the perfect way to explore the Croatian coast.

Trip Name
Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Lupus Mare)
Last Updated
2020-01-22
Days
8
Capacity
38
Highlights
  • Kayak through the stunning Krka National Park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire Adriatic Sea.
  • Tick another country off your bucket list as you sail up the spectacular Neretva River in a traditional wooden boat to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Explore the beautiful town of Mostar – check out the town’s iconic bridge and take the opportunity to chat with local craftsmen and metalworkers.
  • Spend more time exploring the beautiful Croatian coast and less time on the ship with plenty of port stops and offshore activities.
  • Drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula and explore straight off the boat – one of the many benefits of small-ship cruising.

Itinerary

Travelling by sea is a fantastic way to explore, but it brings some challenges when weather conditions are not ideal. The itinerary may be subject to change, based on winds and sea conditions which may render anchorage and landing at some stops difficult. We reserve the right to change the itinerary for the safety of passengers and the ship. Shore excursions are subject to shore and weather conditions and are based on a minimum participation. Each days' schedule will be posted by the cruise co-ordinator listing necessary information such as arrival/departure times, meal times, days activities and other information. This is given as a guideline and is subject to change.

Day 1 - Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik, 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.
Day 2 - 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.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - 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).
Day 6 - 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.
Day 7 - 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.
Day 8 - Disembarkation in Split
Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 3,935-
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 4,385-
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 3,935-
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 4,535-
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 4,775-
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 4,775-
25-07-202001-08-2020AUD $ 4,925-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 4,535-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 4,775-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 4,775-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 4,925-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 3,935-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 4,385-
08-08-202015-08-2020AUD $ 3,935-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 3,935-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 4,385-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 3,935-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 4,535-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 4,775-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 4,775-
22-08-202029-08-2020AUD $ 4,925-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 3,935-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 4,385-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 3,935-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 4,535-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 4,775-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 4,775-
05-09-202012-09-2020AUD $ 4,925-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 3,935-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 4,385-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 3,935-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 4,535-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 4,775-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 4,775-
19-09-202026-09-2020AUD $ 4,925-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 3,935-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 4,385-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 3,935-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 4,535-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 4,775-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 4,775-
03-10-202010-10-2020AUD $ 4,925-

Accommodation

Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Transport

Small cruise ship,Boat,Minibus

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