Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

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Croatian Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Aurora)

8 Days Starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Split

Visiting: Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik - Korcula, Korcula - Badija - Trpanj - Opuzen, Opuzen - Mostar - Opuzen, Opuzen - Hvar - Jelsa - Starigrad - Hvar, Hvar - Split , Split - Krka National Park, Disembarkation in Split

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

ZSDS

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 36

Physical rating:

Low, Low

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Wildlife Tours

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Tour Overview

Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is home to plenty of impressive beaches – we’re talking the official second cleanest in Europe. Imagine the sun warming you while you lean over the side of a boat – just peacefully watching the clear water wash against limestone cliffs and pebbly shores as you pass on by. This eight day cruise offers plenty of that idle relaxation, broken up with exciting activities like a river cruise and a walk to the waterfalls of the the Krka National Park or expeditions like a winery trip near romantic Korcula to for those who find relaxation at the bottom of a wine glass. Get a taste of what the Dalmatian Coast has to offer on this exciting and varied cruise adventure.

Highlights

  • 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 Bosnia 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.

  • The trip includes an excursion to Krka National Park, where you’ll get to see stunning waterfalls and secluded pools. Its a magical part of Croatia.

  • This itinerary includes a special detour to Mostar, in Bosnia 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 watch a coffee demonstration followed by a sample of this well-loved brew.

  • Discover Krka National Park, where you’ll get to see stunning waterfalls and secluded pools.

  • While large cruise liners have to moor out at sea and commute into shore via tender, you'll drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula. You can hop on or off the boat as you please.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Dubrovnik
Location: Dubrovnik
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: dinner

Zdravo and welcome to Croatia. Lovely Dubrovnik features the terracotta rooves, ancient cliff-forged walls and crystal coasts that many people associate with Dalmatia. Your adventure begins this evening at 5 pm, when you will be welcomed aboard the Aurora and introduced to your crew and fellow travellers. Enjoy a drink and get to know each other before your first dinner on the ship this evening. Later, perhaps relax with a glass of wine on the deck and take in the incredible sight of waves lapping at rugged cliffs.

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Arrival Transfer

Day 2: Dubrovnik - Korcula
Location: Dubrovnik - Korcula
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

After breakfast set sail for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, with lunch on board and if time permits, a quick swim stop en route. In the afternoon, embark on an orientation walk before enjoying an evening to explore at your own pace. If you're hungry, your leader can assist with dinner recommendations.

Included Activities:
-Korcula orientation walk
-Split Guided Tour
-Krka National Park waterfalls

Day 3: Korcula - Badija - Trpanj - Opuzen
Location: Korcula - Badija - Trpanj - Opuzen
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

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 Trpanj. Transfer to Matusko winery for a tasting and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the vineyard, before returning to the ship and sailing up the River Neretva to Opuzen. Tonight, enjoy dinner onboard the Aurora.

Included Activities:
-Hvar - Lavender and Honey tour

Day 4: Opuzen - Mostar - Opuzen
Location: Opuzen - Mostar - Opuzen
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: breaksfast, dinner

An early start this morning to make our way to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by minibus. Take a guided walk through the town, visiting a local coffee shop where you will see how the Bosnian coffee is made and have a taste of it, afterwards and enjoy some free time to explore the town and have lunch at your leisure. Return to Opuzen in the early afternoon when we 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 veal and other local dishes. Board the boats to 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.

Included Activities:
-Opuzen - Neretva river photo safari boat tour
-Mostar - Guided Tour with Coffee Experience
-Riverside Restaurant Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque
-Mostar - Old Bridge Museum
-Mostar - War Photo Exhibition
-Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret

Day 5: Opuzen - Hvar - Jelsa - Starigrad - Hvar
Location: Opuzen - Hvar - Jelsa - Starigrad - Hvar
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Sail into Jelsa on the island of Hvar and take a private transfer to a local farm for some local produce tasting, then drive to Hvar town. Explore on a walk with your leader before continuing on to Starigrad in the evening.

Included Activities:
-Hvar - Leader led orientation walk
-Trpanj - Matusko winery visit and tasting
-Hvar - Lavender and Honey Tour

Day 6: Hvar - Split
Location: Hvar - Split
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Spend the morning sailing, arriving in Split in the early afternoon. You will meet a local guide who will take you on a walk around Split, then the afternoon is yours to enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful lane ways and squares of the old city.

Included Activities:
-Split Guided Tour

Optional Activities:
-Split - Gallery of Fine Arts
-Split - City Museum
-Split - Diocletian's Palace
-Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower (entrance fee) from
-Split - Dalmatian Wine and Dine Urban Adventure

Day 7: Split - Krka National Park
Location: Split - Krka National Park
Accommodation: M/S Aurora
Meals Included: breaksfast, dinner

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 smaller 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. Afterwards, return by bus to Split, in time for a captain's dinner for your evening repast.

Included Activities:
-Krka National Park waterfalls

Day 8: Disembarkation In Split
Location: Disembarkation in Split
Meals Included: breaksfast

Your small ship adventure cruise along the Dalmatian coast ends after breakfast this morning. Should you require a transfer to Split international airport, please enquire with your Travel Consultant prior to travel or your Tour Leader during your trip.

What's Included

  • Split Guided Tour

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Boat trip on the River Neretva with local snacks

  • Matusko winery visit and tasting

  • Korcula orientation walk

  • Riverside Restaurant Dinner

  • Hvar Island - Hiking Options

  • Mostar - Guided tour

  • Lavender farm visit

  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop

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What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Transport

  • Small cruise ship , Boat , Minibus

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 Island - Hiking Options
  • Lavender farm visit
  • Krka National Park waterfalls & swim stop
  • Split Guided Tour

Accommodation

  • Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Important Information

  • This trip will be onboard the M/S Aurora. It has 18 cabins with private ensuites and can accommodate up to 36 customers
  • COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER
  • A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Dubrovnik Airport to the Port of Dubrovnik on day one of this trip or from the airport to the hotel if you have booked pre tour accommodation with us. Please provide your flight details at least 14 days prior to arrival so as we can organise this transfer for you.
  • PASSPORT DETAILS
  • Please provide your passport details at time of booking. It is essential we receive these details at least 14 days prior to departure as we must provide them to the Port authorities in order to comply with Maritime regulations.
  • SINGLE TRAVELLERS
  • Single travellers will share a twin cabin 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 (with a double bed) unless a single supplement is paid.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is this trip right for you

    This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with up to 35 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it 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 onboard.

    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.

    If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. 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. Handrails are always available.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 400 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

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