Cruising Croatia’s Central Coast (Peregrine Dalmatia)

Start: Split Finish: Split

Visiting: Split, Sibenik, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Kornati National Park, Trogir


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Intrepid Travel

Group size: 1 - 31

Age range: 15-99 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2674

Tour Overview

There’s a special place in central Dalmatia that’s home to beautifully preserved medieval towns and little coves with some of the clearest waters in all of Europe. This eight-day trip gives an opportunity to sail up and down the coastline while still allowing enough shore time to get lost in towns and national parks along the way. Go castle hunting in Trogir, paddle through the Komati national park via kayak, check out the mashed architecture of Zadar and sink your teeth into some smoked ham with a traditional Dalmatian lunch in Sibenik. Find out why central Dalmatia is getting a reputation as one of Europe’s best getaways on this adventure cruise across the Adriatic.

Highlights

  • iconVisit the stunning Kornati National Park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire Adriatic Sea, once described by playwright George Bernard Shaw as God's special creation of 'tears, stars and breath'
  • iconExperience the Sea Organ in Zadar, an incredible marriage of acoustical engineering and historical art – with a glass of sparkling wine at sunset, no less!
  • iconEat and drink like a Dalmatian king, with a traditional feast in a small village outside Sibenik.
  • iconHistory lovers rejoice – this trip visits coastal villages and towns that are brimming with buildings left by all conquerers of the Dalmatian region
  • iconA nice, easy guided walk in Plitivice Lakes National Park is the ideal way to experience this UNESCO listed World Heritage wonder

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Split

Location: Split

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: dinner

Welcome to Split, Croatia’s second largest city. Board your ship at 5 pm and meet your fellow travellers for a welcome meeting and safety briefing. This evening, enjoy a group dinner and a drink on board to toast to the adventure ahead before overnighting in port.

icon Day 2: Sibenik

Location: Sibenik

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: breaksfast, lunch

Sail to Sibenik, take a short orientation walk with your leader, then a transfer to one of Croatia’s finest wineries to taste some world-class varieties. Enjoy a traditional Dalmatian lunch in an agriturismo renowned for its famous smoked ham, known to the locals as prsut. Explore the farm and enjoy the local countryside, before returning to Sibenik for an afternoon walking tour with a local guide.

Included Activities:
-Sibenik Orientation Walk
-Traditional Dalmatian Lunch

icon Day 3: Zadar

Location: Zadar

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: breaksfast, lunch

Travel to Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, and enjoy a walking tour with a local guide on arrival. Visit the 9th-century St Donatus Church, one of the only buildings from this period to survive the Mongol invasion. Later in the afternoon you'll head to the unique Sea Organ, which generates music via sea waves, using tubes placed beneath a set of broad marble stairs. It's not only a profound piece of art, highlighting the long history of the town, but also a feat of engineering. As darkness falls, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at nearby Monument to the Sun, an in-ground monument consisting of 300 multi-layered glass plates in a 22-metre (72 foot) diameter circle that produces a stunning show of light after dark. It works in tandem with the Sea Organ -- one communicates with light, the other with sound.

Included Activities:
-Zadar City Walking Tour
-Zadar Sunset Drink

icon Day 4: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Location: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Transfer by coach to Plitvice National Park, where a leisurely hike with your leader allows you to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. While you can't swim in these lakes, the experience of nature is a profound one, with waterfalls and butterflies piercing the ambience of the lush green forest, providing many a photo opportunity. Enjoy a packed lunch, prepared for you by the crew, then return to Zadar in the afternoon. For dinner, you’ll be served a delicious barbecue on deck before sailing to Sali overnight.

Included Activities:
-Plitvice Lakes National Park

icon Day 5: Kornati National Park

Location: Kornati National Park

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Cruise to Kornati National Park, a nautical wonderland made up of 89 islands. Explore the beautiful bays, stopping for a swim to cool-off. Those keen for some kayaking are welcome to take that option, or alternatively, sit back and take in the endless blue-green vistas and snap some photos as you enjoy the park’s splendour from the deck. Spend the night in Telascica – part of Kornati National Park.

Included Activities:
-Kornati National Park Visit

icon Day 6: Trogir

Location: Trogir

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: breaksfast, lunch

Set sail early for Trogir and enjoy breakfast on board. On arrival, a leader-led orientation walk acquaints you with this beautiful town. You visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence, which is one of Croatia's finest architectural pieces, and the 15th-century Kamerlengo fortress. Sit down to some lunch on board the ship, before sailing to Primosten where your evening is at leisure.

Included Activities:
-Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress

icon Day 7: Split

Location: Split

Accommodation: Peregrine Dalmatia

Meals: breaksfast, dinner

After breakfast on board, stop at Ciovo Island for a swim (if weather and time permits) before sailing back to Split. Take a guided walking tour on arrival, a city buzzing with the Dalmatian lifestyle. Located in the heart of this Mediterranean paradise is Diocletian’s Palace – erected in the 4th-century, this white-walled fortress is a city within a city. In the evening, sit down to a captain's dinner on board the Dalmatia, and raise your glass to the adventure that has been.

Included Activities:
-Captain's Dinner
-Split Guided Walk
-Ciovo Island Visit

icon Day 8: Split

Location: Split

Meals: breaksfast

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today and you’ll disembark the ship at 10 am.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Small cruise ship (7 nights)

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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    Captain's Dinner

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    Split Guided Walk

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    Traditional Dalmatian Lunch

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    Kornati National Park Visit

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    Plitvice Lakes National Park

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    Zadar Sunset Drink

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    Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress

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    Zadar City Walking Tour

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    Sibenik Orientation Walk

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    Ciovo Island Visit

Transport

  • Small cruise ship , Boat , Minibus

Accommodation

  • Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included Activities

  • Sibenik Orientation Walk
  • Traditional Dalmatian Lunch
  • Zadar City Walking Tour
  • Zadar Sunset Drink
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Kornati National Park Visit
  • Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St Lovro and Kamerlengo Fortress
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Ciovo Island Visit

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 21 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Friday Sep 24, 2021

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