Embark on an Adriatic adventure onboard a luxury ship, where each day takes you to a new island on the Dalmatian coast. Explore the beaches of Brač, ruins of Vis, and forests of Mljet as you cruise from Split to Dubrovnik, enjoying guided walking tours and sampling local products along the way.
Saturday. Welcome to Croatia! Arrival transfer from Split airport to the harbour for check-in (after 2PM) is included. When you've settled into your cabin, enjoy a guided tour of Split, Croatia's historic second-largest city and home to sights such as the 4th-century Palace of Diocletian. Afterwards, return to the ship for a welcome cocktail reception.
Overnight: Split - onboard | Dinner
Split - Hvar. In the morning, we sail for the island of Brač, where you can swim at Zlatni Rat, famous for its 'shape-shifting' beach. Nearby is the fishing village of Bol, now a scenic tourist hotspot. After lunch onboard, we continue to Hvar, an island blessed with sunny skies and lavender fields. Enjoy a presentation of local lavender products, followed by a walking tour of the historic town, where we'll hike up to the medieval fortress overlooking the Pakleni Islands. Spend the evening at leisure in one of Hvar's many beach bars and restaurants.
Overnight: Hvar - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Hvar - Bisevo - Vis. Early this morning (weather permitting), we sail to Biševo, a small island home to the spectacular Blue Cave. We then continue to the island of Vis. A Yugoslav naval base until the late 1980s, Vis is a charming slice of the old Mediterranean. Indulge in a tasting at a traditional winery before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Visit the Roman ruins of ancient Issa, Croatia's first urban center, or simply stroll along the waterfront promenade.
Overnight: Vis - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Vis - Korcula. Leaving Vis early in the morning, we continue to Korčula, stopping for lunch in a secluded bay along the way. This walled town was the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, and we'll follow in his footsteps with a guided tour of its 'fishbone'-patterned streets. There are plenty of dining choices - Korčula is packed with bars, clubs, and restaurants offering views of the town's incredible sunsets, or perhaps join an optional excursion to a local village for a traditional Dalmatian dinner.
Overnight: Korcula - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch
Korcula - Mljet. Today we sail south to the island of Mljet. Local legend declares that the Greek hero Odysseus spent seven years here with the nymph Calypso - try not to do the same as you explore the vast forests of the National Park at leisure. Maybe join a tour of the beautiful salt lakes and tiny St Mary's Island, home to a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. After dinner onboard, we spend the night at a local port.
Overnight: Mljet - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Slano & Ston
Mljet - Slano - Ston. Returning to the Croatian mainland, we continue to the fishing village of Slano, and then onwards to Ston, where the towering medieval walls - over 5 km long - guard its famed saltworks and oyster farms. We'll tour one such farm, and of course enjoy an oyster tasting. Tonight we'll have a Captain's dinner onboard the ship, accompanied by live entertainment and music.
Overnight: Ston - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ston - Dubrovnik. The final leg of our Dalmatian cruise takes us to Dubrovnik, an Adriatic port with a rich and varied history. Now a UNESCO-listed site, Dubrovnik was once the capital of the Republic of Ragusa, a powerful maritime city-state. Approaching Gruž harbour, we'll enjoy lunch on deck as we cruise along the old city walls. After docking, we transfer to town for a guided walking tour, taking in the Renaissance architecture, and travel by cable car up the Srđ mountain for views of the city and Elaphiti Islands. Spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Dubrovnik - onboard | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Saturday. Our luxury Adriatic tour ends after breakfast. Check out and transfer to Dubrovnik airport included.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 10 persons.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Deluxe Ship, Croatia Sailing
Deluxe ships are a class above our premium and premium plus ships and are spacious, newly built ships with well-appointed cabins featuring twin or double beds. All cabins have their own bathrooms, LCD TV and are air-conditioned. Deluxe ships also offer air-conditioning in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no a/c when boat is stationary), free Wi-FI when in port, and have a spacious deck with sun loungers. Additionally, some deluxe ships feature gym facilities and a plunge pool. Exclusive features of our deluxe category include airport arrival and departure transfers from Split airport, an on-board English speaking tour leader to answer any questions you may have and provide commentary on the locations and sights you will see, guided sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik - including a dinner cruise and journey on a cable car , Hvar, Split and Korcula - including a wine tasting tour and a village feast. Plus, at the end of a wonderful week sailing all our deluxe cruises come to a close with a delicious Captain’s farewell dinner.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 10 persons.Read More