Croatia and Montenegro Cruise

Sail the jewels of the Mediterranean on this 8-day Croatia and Montenegro cruise. Discover charming villages, pristine beaches, and historical gems as you sail from Dubrovnik to Miljet, Korcula, Split, and more. Disembark daily and embark on optional excursions which take you to thundering waterfalls, ancient cathedrals, and medieval squares. As you sail, admire the passing scenery and fortified walls which line the region.

Day 1

    Dubrovnik

    Arrive in Dubrovnik and board the ship around 5 PM. Settle into your cabin, then attend a presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail served in the lounge. Dinner follows in the evening.

    Day 2

      Dubrovnik / Miljet

      In the morning, take an optional guided tour of the city of Dubrovnik. Nicknamed 'the pearl of the Adriatic,' the city is spread out before the sea at the foot of a range of rugged limestone mountains. The ancient city of Ragusa is famous for its ramparts, which date from medieval times, and its numerous pre-Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Explore the Franciscan monastery (14th century) where the cloister in the Romanesque style is composed of twin columns on which the capitals, which are all different, take the form of human and animal heads. Also visit the cathedral on Marin Drzic square, rebuilt between 1672 and 1713 on the ruins of a romanesque church. Drive past the two Onofrio Fountains (1438 and 1441) in front of the church of St Blaise (18th century) and the Sponza palace, a superb edifice which mixes the Gothic and Renaissance styles. Return to the ship for lunch around 1 PM, then take a free afternoon to enjoy this charming port city.

      Day 3

        Miljet / Korcula

        Arrive in Miljet around 9 AM. Situated between the island of Korcula and Dubrovnik, Miljetis one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. Optional excursion: departure on foot to board local boats to get to the monastery. The particularity of the island lies in its two lakes: Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero. A benedictine monastery rises on an islet in the middle of Veliko Jezero. Built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style and reworked many times over time, it is now dressed up in Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Return to the ship in the late morning and cruise towards Korcula as you eat lunch. Once in Korcula, take an optional guided tour of the town. Visit St Mark’s cathedral (1420) and view its sumptuous doorway flanked by two lions, a work by the Milanese artist, Bonino.

        Day 4

          Korcula / Sibenik

          Spend the morning admiring the landscape as the ship sails past the islands of Hvar, Brac and Split. Reach Sibenik around 2 PM and take an optional guided tour of the town and the Krka falls. Discover the cultural heritage as well as the present day life of the oldest Slav settlement in the Adriatic. Visit its historic center and St James’ cathedral, which is built entirely of stone. Take a car to the Krka Falls and admire the lake it forms before narrowing at Skradinski Buk. It is here that the site is at its most beautiful: the water cascades over 17 travertine shelves which succeed each other over a short distance.

          Day 5

            Trogir / Split

            Arrive in Trogir and enjoy an optional tour of the town. Build on the island it covers, Trogir is a little jewel with narrow labyrinthine street, stairways, and vaulted passageways. The town has been classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Discover the superb St Laurence cathedral (13th century), then return to the ship an sail along the Dalmatian Coast to Split. The second largest city in Croatia, Split is the heart of central Dalmatia. It is then a medieval city which surrounded the palace and developed all around. Take an optional tour of the city and visit the Titova Obala, a vast walkway overlooked by the southern façade of the palace. View the peristyle, Jupiter’s temple and Saint Domnius’ cathedral. The ancient mausoleum of Diocletian has kept its original structure surrounded by 24 columns.

            Day 6

              Hvar / Vis

              Enjoy breakfast on board before arriving in Hvar around 9 AM. Take an optional guided tour of the town, beginning in the main square, Trg Svetog Stjepana. This is one of the biggest and oldest squares in Dalmatia. Another must see is St Stephen’s cathedral with its bell tower. This edifice was built in the 16th and 17th centuries on the foundations of an earlier cathedral destroyed by the Turks. Passing along the port, continue to the Franciscan monastery, which dates back to the 15th century. Return to the ship for lunch, then sail to Vis. The most westerly of the Dalmatian islands and the least known, Vis is a pearl which is yet to be seen: unspoilt landscapes and a rugged coastline outline the island.

              Day 7

                Kotor / Dubrovnik

                Arrive in Kotor in the morning and visit the unique Kotor estuary: the sea sweeps in for several miles, forming a number of calm bays which were once furrowed by a powerful naval force which made some ports extremely wealthy. The abundant rainfall and the temperate climate in this fjord-like bay explain the luxuriance of the vegetation. Enjoy lunch, then take an optional guided tour of Kotor. Visit Saint Tryphon cathedral, built in the 9th century after sailors from Kotor brought back the relics of Saint Tryphon from Asia Minor, and the maritime museum. Return to the ship for dinner as you sail to Dubrovnik.

                Day 8

                  Dubrovnik / Disembark

                  Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking for your independent onward travels.
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                  Includes:
                  *Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board
                  *Drinks served at the bar excluding Champagne and wines on the wine list
                  *Welcome cocktail
                  *Gala evening
                  *Traditional evening
                  *Insurance for medical repatriation
                  *Port taxes

                  Excludes:
                  *Drinks on the wine list
                  *Champagne at the bar
                  *Drinks served during excursions or transfers
                  *Insurance cancellation/luggage
                  *Optional excursions (must be booked prior to travel)
                  *Personal expenses