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The Treasures of the Adriatic: Croatia, Greece, Albania and Montenegro

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MV La Belle de L'Adriatique
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Embark on MV La Belle de L'Adriatique and join this 8-day cruise through the countries in the Adriatic Sea! Between Croatia and Montenegro via Greece and Albania, between beautiful cities and archaeological remains, wild beauty and unusual landscapes. Discover Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, Tirana, the Albanian capital, but also Corfu in Greece, or the ancient city of Bar in Montenegro.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Dubrovnik, Croatia | Embark
Day 2 : Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 3 : Corfu, Greece
Day 4 : Saranda, Albania
Day 5 : Berat | Apollonia
Day 6 : Tirana, Albania
Day 7 : Stari Bar, Montenegro
Day 8 : Dubrovnik, Croatia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the largest archaeological site in Albania, Apollonia
  • Visit the National History Museum in Tirana, Albania
  • Take a tour of Corfu's paradise island
  • Explore the ancient city of Bar and its ruins

Ship

MV La Belle de L'Adriatique

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

City of Dubrovnik Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece Landscape of old Perast, Kotor bay Greek church tower on Corfu island

Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia | Embark

Board MV La Belle de L'Adriatique at 6:00 pm and settle into your cabins. Join the rest of the guests for a welcome cocktail and dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 2 Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Dubrovnik which captivates tourists by its beauty and sublime views. Spend the afternoon cruising alongside the Albanian and Montenegrin coastline. Join an evening of entertainment. 

Day 3 Corfu, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, cruise towards the splendid island of Corfu. According to Homer's poems, Ulysses made a final stop here before returning to Ithaca. This afternoon, enjoy the tour of the old city and see also an approximately 500 years old UNESCO World Heritage Site that origins of the old city date back to the 8th century BC and was built by the Venetians. Visit the Achilleion, the island's emblematic palace built by the beloved Empress Sissi. Join an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 4 Saranda, Albania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Saranda this morning. Once arrived, visit the Butrint ruins (an approx. 4-hour tour, including over 90 minutes of driving). These ancient ruins are famed for their size, beauty, and tranquility. They're in a fantastic natural setting and span 2,500 years. The top of the hill is where the acropolis once was; the views give you a good idea of the city's layout, and you can see the Vivari Channel connecting Lake Butrint to the Straits of Corfu in the distance. In the afternoon, set out on a tour of Gjirokastër (an approx. 5-hour tour, including 3 hours of driving). Historic Gjirokastër is one of Albania's three UNESCO sites. Described as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town,¿ the city is dominated by Gjirokastër Fortress. Gjirokastër contains several remarkable examples of houses with turrets, which date from the 17th century, but also more elaborate examples dating from the early 19th century. The Gjirokastër Bazaar is known for handmade wood pieces, handwoven rugs, and crafts such as delicate lace items. Enjoy a tasting of local products at the end of our tour. Join an evening of entertainment.

Day 5 Berat | Apollonia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join this full day tour of Apollonia and Berat (lunch included - approx. 10.5 hours long, including 4.5 hours of driving). First stop in Berat which was was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 as it is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town. Continue the tour towards the largest archaeological site in Albania: Apollonia. Set on rolling hills among olive groves, with impressive views all around, Apollonia was founded by Greeks from Corinth and Corfu in 588 BC. While the ruins are minimal, the onsite Apollonia Museum complex is excellent to experience. Return on board. Tonight's festivities will have an Albanian flair!

Day 6 Tirana, Albania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Tirana and its Natural History Museum this morning (approx. 5 hours long, including 2 hours of driving). Tirana, the capital and largest city, is the heart of Albania's cultural, economic, and governmental activity. Visit the National History Museum, which takes you chronologically from ancient Illyria to the post-communist era. You should also see the Skanderbeg Square, the city center surrounded by important government buildings, as well as the historic Et'hem Bey Mosque (the mosque is closed during prayers - please wear appropriate clothing: your legs and shoulders must be covered; women need scarves for their hair).

Spend the afternoon cruising. Join for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 7 Stari Bar, Montenegro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Stari Bar this morning. Tour this old urban settlement in the mountains above the city of Bar. The tranquil feel of this place will make you fall in love with the whole country. Together with the stronghold towers, city gates, gun powder room, Prince's Palace, and Bishop's Palace, one can imagine the impressive town that it used to be.

Spend the afternoon cruising alongside Montenegrin coastline and through the Bay of Kotor. Tonight is the festive gala evening.

 

Day 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

MV La Belle de L'Adriatique

Per person starting at
$2,774
MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
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Lower Deck
24 cabins featuring twin beds and portholes. All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Main deck cabin on Ms La Belle de L'Adriatique
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Main Deck
25 cabins with portholes (24 twins, 1 smaller cabin with 2 adjustable twin beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Reception Deck
22 cabins (18 twins, 4 smaller cabins with 2 adjustable twin beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed, 1 smaller cabin with double bed, 1 single cabin) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

Please note that navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation. Subject to CroisEurope's General Terms and Conditions of Sale. License IM067100025.Valid information for year 2019

This offer includes
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- welcome cocktail
- gala evening
- assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess
- travel assistance/repatriation insurance
- all port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include
- Transfers
- drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- cancellation and baggage insurance.

Formalities
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
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