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Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 31
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16721
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts/Ends Dubrovnik, Croatia/ Split, Croatia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Board a traditional vessel and sail up along the spectacular Neretva River, inland from Opuzen
  • Explore the beautiful town of Mostar – check out the town’s iconic bridge and take the opportunity to see a coffee demonstration followed by a tasting
  • Drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Hvar or Korcula and explore straight off the boat – one of the many benefits of smallship cruising.
  • Visit the stunning Kornati National Park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire Adriatic Sea – once described as God's special creation of 'tears, stars and breath'.
  • Eat and drink like a Dalmatian king, with a traditional feast in a small village outside Sibenik.
The Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar tour starts in Dubrovnik and ends in Split. The Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar is a cruise tour that takes 15 days taking you from Dubrovnik to Split and through other destinations in Croatia.

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. Begin in the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik before navigating your way northbound to the romantic old town of Korcula. Venture up the River Neretva and discover the beautiful town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina then drop an anchor in Hvar and explore the history and glamour of this popular port. Go fortress hunting in Trogir, kayak through the Telascica Nature park, check out the mix of architecture in Zadar and sink your teeth into some smoked ham with a traditional Dalmatian lunch in Sibenik. With local guides, a dedicated crew and plenty of time to relax, it’s all pretty cruisy on the Croatian coast.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Board in Dubrovnik
  • Day 2: Korcula
  • Day 3: Trpani and Opuzen
  • Day 4: Mostar
  • Day 5: Hvar
  • Day 6: Split
  • Day 7: Krka National Park
  • Day 8: Split
  • Day 9: Sibenik
  • Day 10: Zadar
  • Day 11: Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Day 12: Kornati National Park
  • Day 13: Trogir
  • Day 14: Split
  • Day 15: Disembark in Split
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Small cruise ship (14 nights)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Transport
  • Small cruise ship , Boat , Minibus
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Korcula orientation walk
  • Trpanj - Matusko winery visit and tasting
  • Opuzen - Neretva river photo safari boat tour
  • Mostar - Guided Tour with Coffee Experience
  • Havar - Leader led orientation walk
  • Havar - Lavender and Honey Tour
  • Split Guided Tour
  • Krka National Park waterfalls
  • Sibenik - Guided Walk
  • Traditional Dalmatian Lunch
  • Zadar City Walking Tour
  • Zadar Sunset Drink
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Kornati National Park Visit
  • Telascica Nature Park – Cliff Hike
  • Trogir Old Town Walking tour - includes Cathedral of St James and Kamerlengo Fortress
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Split Guided Walk
  • Ciovo Island Visit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Dubrovnik and from Split are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 03 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 December 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split via Zadar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary 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 and Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.
  • 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.
  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and 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 (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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