On this 8-day The Enchanting Croatian Coast Cruise from Venice to Bari aboard the Sea Cloud, set sail on a sun-soaked adventure through the Adriatic Sea, exploring charming towns and savoring history, culture, and natural beauty. Begin in Venice, where exclusive small-ship access takes you up close to the Doge's Palace, offering a rare historical perspective. Visit Zadar, with its captivating sea organ, creating soothing music from the waves as you stroll along the waterfront. Explore Split, where Roman and Venetian cultures merge seamlessly, highlighted by the Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO site. Experience the evening charm of Hvar and the historical grandeur of Dubrovnik, savoring local cuisine and wine.
Explore charming towns and savor history, culture, and natural beauty
Discover exclusive small-ship access to the Doge's Palace in Venice
Visit Zadar and listen to the captivating sea organ creating soothing music
Explore Split and witness the merging of Roman and Venetian culture
Experience the charm of Hvar and the historical grandeur of Dubrovnik
The floating city of Venice sits on millions of wooden piles and more than 400 bridges cross 150 canals. No other city possesses such an abundance of stunningly beautiful churches, monasteries, palaces, and artistic treasures, and nowhere else has plaster that crumbles so elegantly. Venice is a unique work of art and, with its lagoon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gateway to the city is probably the most magical of any in the world. Slowly and majestically you glide past the proud palaces along the Grand Canal and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, giving you a long look at the fairytale setting of St Mark's Square with the Doge's Palace and Campanile.
As if on display, the Croatian city of Zadar stretches its beautiful old town towards visitors: The historical quarter is separated from the new town on a peninsula in the blue of the Adriatic Sea. As soon as you step through one of the Venetian gates, you walk right through the 3,000-year history of the old fortified city. Passing the Square of the Five Fountains and the Roman Forum, you will reach the landmark of Zadar, the Donatus Church with its pre-Romanesque and Byzantine elements. At sunset, locals and guests meet in a very modern way - at the sea organ and the installation Greetings to the Sun".
The charming principal town of the small Central Dalmatian island of Hvar is picturesquely situated in a sheltered bay. Today, in the same spot where the Venetian fleet used to spend the winter and the proud republic of the Doges bequeathed its influence, yachts from all over the world bob about and transform this hotspot into the "St Tropez of Croatia". From the sea you can see the elegant harbor esplanade, the cathedrals with their distinctive bell towers, the old defensive walls and, towering above everything else, the medieval Spanjola fortress. The winding streets of the old town, with its many cafés, bars, and restaurants around the lively main square trodden to a shine, have become a picturesque backdrop for today's sophisticated lifestyle.
Day 5: Split, Croatia
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dalmatia is the southernmost region of Croatia, and Split is its most beautiful cultural center and secret capital. Gothic, Romanesque, Venetian, Roman and Baroque – a stroll through the old city of Split is like a journey through time. Diocletian's Palace, once the Emperor's retirement retreat, is at the heart of the beautiful old city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A vast palace complex of around 30,000 square meterss (322,917 square foot) was erected in just 10 years at the end of the 3rd century AD. A city within a city.
When Venice still ruled the Adriatic, Dubrovnik was an important maritime republic and the floating city's chief rival. Dubrovnik proudly calls itself the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and its fortress is one of the best preserved in Europe. As you walk around the imposing walls of the old town, you can look out across two seas – the deep blue Adriatic and a sea of red roof shingles. The old town, with its beautiful squares, magnificent boulevards and narrow winding alleyways, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Gulf of Kotor is the perfect place to just drift – and that goes for our windjammer as well as for her guests. As she cruises through the winding Adriatic Bay, the scenery taken in from the deckchair is breathtaking: High above, the sails billow against a blue sky; and to port and starboard the picturesque coast of Montenegro passes by. The Bay of Kotor cuts through the landscape like a majestic fjord. Between rugged mountainsides and gently wooded slopes, the roofs of charming old villages appear again and again as little specks in terracotta colors, while slender church spires greet from the shore.
Day 8: Bari, Italy | Disembark
When fresh, colorful laundry flutters above narrow cobblestone streets and grandmothers shape pasta dough into little orecchiette outside their front doors, you are likely to find yourself in a medieval film set – or in Bari. As modern as the important port and university city may be today, its heart truly beats in the historic old town – as it did centuries ago – to the leisurely pace of the Apulian joie de vivre. The picturesque quarter directly on the Adriatic Sea and its sights can be easily explored on foot, visiting for instance the massive Castello normanno-svevo or the equally fortress-like pilgrimage church of San Nicola, which boasts an interior splendidly decorated with gold.
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These approx. 9.5 m2/102 sq ft cabins with their upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) once accommodated the ship’s officers, and their original features exude a romantic charm. These cabins can be ventilated with fresh air both day and night as the cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck beneath the bridge.
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These cabins are each approx. 10.5 m2/113 sq ft and located on the Promenade Deck. They are furnished similarly to Cat. 3 cabins.
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Located on the Promenade Deck, each of these outside cabins also features panorama windows, a marble bathroom with a fitted shower and a substantially sized wardrobe. They are approx.
12.5 m2/135 sq ft in size with two single beds (each 80 cm x
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Each of these cabins features a marble bathroom with a fitted shower, two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) which can be placed together, a substantially sized wardrobe and additional built-in storage space. Their location on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and their design, featuring two panorama windows, mean these approx. 13.5 m2/145 sq ft cabins feel extremely bright.
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These two double-bed cabins are located on the Captain’s
and Lido Deck and feature unique corner panorama windows. Approx. 13 m2/140 sq ft in size, they offer a substantial wardrobe, a double bed with two mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm) and a spacious, elegant bathroom with a fitted shower.
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Warm and bright tones dominate these approx. 18-20 m2/198-215 sq ft deluxe outside cabins fitted with a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) The cabins feature a modern elegance, generous storage space and a walk-in closet and a marble bathroom.
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Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
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Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.
Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.
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7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
6 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
Meals as listed
Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Professional English-speaking guide
Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship
Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
Bottled water on the excursions
Use of snorkeling and waterskiing equipment is free of charge
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
Additional Hotel Nights
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.