Set sail for the stunning gems of the Adriatic on this 8-day Croatia and Italy small ship cruise. Begin in historical Dubrovnik and sail for Korcula, Neum, Hvar, Vis Island, Rovinj, Piran and more. As you sail, admire on the gorgeous landscapes and watch the horizon for the presence of marine mammals and sea birds. Disembark daily to explore ancient cities and lively markets, and take advantage of the ship's bicycles to explore the area on your own. End your journey in magnificent Venice and marvel at its ancient canals and stunning architecture.
Discover Dubrovnik, a unique city nicknamed the "Pearl of the Adriatic"
Visit Hvar and enjoy its verdant colors, fragrant air & mild island climate
Glide past the proud palaces along the Grand Canal in Venice
Admire Venice, a unique work of art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and is considered to be among the ten best-preserved medieval walled cities in the world - for which it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Explore this ancient and beautiful city before embarking on your adventure this afternoon!
Korčula is thought to be the actual birthplace of Marco Polo. An island in the Adriatic Sea in southern Dalmatia, Korčula is widely considered by guests as a favorite destination. Play in the crystal blue waters surrounding the red-roofed island, or enjoy a leisurely bike ride around the flat terrain.
Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s only coastal town. Neum is the country’s only access point to the Adriatic Sea. Its peaceful bay offers the perfect conditions for water activities, including scuba diving, yachting, jet skiing and more. Visitors are enthralled by this under-the-radar destination’s history and spectacular natural sights. Neum’s relaxing beaches are one of the region’s best-kept secrets.
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Kayak down the coastline or take an independent hike up to the fortress to have some incredible views of the picturesque harbor.
This island holds a host of accolades from being the oldest town in Croatia and hosting the oldest regatta in Europe, to featuring some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis has an interesting cultural heritage after being secluded from foreign visitors until the late 1980s. This history of isolation has been key in keeping the island's culture unique, making Vis an ideal destination for those seeking authenticity.
Rovinj is a popular tourist resort in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea. It is situated on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula and remains as one of the last true fishing ports. Enjoy an optional excursion exploring the local wine making tradition, or stroll along the waterfront.
Piran may be the most beautiful of Slovenia's coastal towns. It is perched on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea. It has the feeling of being more like an Italian coastal town, without all the tourists. Piran was part of the Venetian empire from the late 13th century to the end of the 18th century and also had some influence from Austria-Hungary Empire.
Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Masks," "The Floating City," and many other epithets. Described as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man," Venice is also widely considered as one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. Dock at the San Basilio pier after navigating by the famous St. Mark’s Square down the grand canal. Disembark after breakfast and explore this romantic city before continuing on your travels or returning home.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!