Cruising coastal Croatia and Montenegro from Dubrovnik to Split, Trogir, Kotor & the islands of the Dalmatian coast
Days 1 & 2 - Dubrovnik
Day 3 - Mljet Island/Korcula Island
Day 4 - Sibenik
Day 5 - Trogir/Split
Day 6 - Hvar Island/Vis Island
Day 7 - Kotor
Day 8 - Return Flight
Cruise the Adriatic through the islands, islets and reefs of the Dalmatian coast. With its unique natural beauty matched with masterful architecture, each island and port has its own place in history, perhaps as a site of a battle, home to a fascinating church or palace, or inspiration for poets or artists.
In its golden years, Dubrovnik was a significant rival to Venetian supremacy. Facing the Adriatic from its well-known fortified walls, it is a unique open-air museum.
On the island of Mljet, St. Mary monastery lies on a picturesque salt lake in a National Park. Nearby Korcula, considered the birthplace of Marco Polo, the cathedral of St. Mark is an architectural masterpiece with styles from Gothic to Renaissance. Šibenik is a medieval town with impressive waterfall cascades close by in the Krka National Park. Offshore, tight little coves hide secret sand beaches on the shores of Vis; Hvar’s marina brings mariners and modernity to a town crowned by a medieval castle and adorned with baroque balconies.
The complete ensemble places simple pleasures in a sophisticated setting.
Cruise & Cultural Tour
5 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions & Drinks Included
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 6 – 28
Day 1 Fly from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Embark on the MS Belle de l’Adriatique for seven nights. Welcome drink and crew introduction. (D)
Day 2 Morning tour of Dubrovnik. Afternoon free to explore the old town. Pre-dinner Jules Verne drinks party. Sail in the evening. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Tour of the monastery at Mljet. Sail to Korcula for a walking tour including the cathedral. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Sail past Hvar and Brac. An excursion to Sibenik and the Krka Falls. (B, L, D)
Day 5 A walking tour of the charming walled town of Trogir. Sail to Split for a tour including Diocletian’s Palace. (B, L, D)
Day 6 A morning visit to the elegant island of Hvar for a walking tour including the St. Stephen’s cathedral and the Franciscan monastery, perhaps walk above the town for the wonderful view over the harbour. Continue to the island of Vis to moor in the small port of Vis with time for independent exploration. Gala dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Reach Kotor; an afternoon walking tour includes the cathedral and Maritime Museum. Sail to Dubrovnik. Pre-dinner Jules Verne drinks party. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Return flight. (B)
Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
Launched in 2007 and refurbished in 2017 the ‘new generation’ MS Belle de l’Adriatique is registered in France with a mainly Filipino crew and announcements in French and English. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established 40 years ago. The vessel occasionally sails at night. All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service with the occasional buffet. The vessel does sail at night. Reception, lounge bar with small dance floor and WiFi (free/limited), lift to all levels except the sundeck (which stretches the length of the ship with sunbeds, tables and chairs, jacuzzi and a bar). 100 outside airconditioned cabins (151 sq. ft.) with private facilities, (shower), hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. 24 twin/double cabins with portholes on the Lower Deck, 25 twin/double cabins with portholes on the Main Deck, 22 twin/double cabins with picture windows on the Middle Deck and 29 twin/double cabins with picture windows on the Upper Deck.
Dubrovnik - Pre-tour Extension
Travel out two days early to explore the wonders of Dubrovnik. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik lies in the extreme south of Croatia, basking in glorious Mediterranean sunshine. A fairytale fortress of beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, magnificent monasteries and fascinating history, it is almost impossible to feel anything but uplifted and inspired here. Stay two nights at the 5-star Dubrovnik Palace, a perfect base for combining seaside relaxation and cultural sightseeing. Includes: 2 nights at the Dubrovnik Palace Hotel with breakfast daily, transfers and guided walking tour of the Old Town with lunch.
Day 1 Fly from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Transfer to the 5-star Dubrovnik Palace for a two-night stay, a perfect base for combining seaside relaxation and cultural sightseeing. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Morning walking tour to explore the wonders of Dubrovnik. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik lies in the extreme south of Croatia, basking in glorious Mediterranean sunshine. A fairy-tale fortress of beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, magnificent monasteries and fascinating history, it is almost impossible to feel anything but uplifted and inspired here. Encircled by medieval city walls and filled with terracotta-topped historic houses, Dubrovnik's traffic-free Old Town is stunningly scenic from a distance and deliciously atmospheric from within. The ‘Stradun’ is hemmed with shops and eateries and paved in pale limestone, a yacht marina nestles below the ramparts, where 16th century merchant ships once moored. Enjoy lunch at restaurant Klarisa before an afternoon of independent exploration or relaxation. (B, L)
Day 3 The day is at leisure, late afternoon transfer to the port to join the MV Aurelia. (B, D)
Includes: 2 nights at the Dubrovnik Palace Hotel with breakfast daily, transfers and a guided walking tour of the Old Town with lunch.
Nestled on the scenic seafront between a pine forest and the turquoise coastal waters of the lush Lapad peninsula, and just a 10 minute drive from Dubrovnik’s medieval Old Town, the cinematic location offers an enthralling vista of the Elafiti Islands. The Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers direct access to a peaceful beach, two outdoor and one indoor pool, a PADI diving centre, tennis court, fitness centre and spa including a hot tub and steam bath, a leafy jogging path and walking routes through picturesque woods that rise up Petka hill behind the hotel. There are 4 restaurants, including a beach restaurant. Drinks and light snacks are served at the pool bar. WiFi throughout. All 308 air-conditioned rooms are sleekly designed in earthy colours, have a balcony, satellite TV and mini-bar.
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin
British Airways from Gatwick
Supplements per person
Single supplement £645
Main Deck £195
Middle Deck £275
Upper Deck £355
British Airways Club Europe from £295
Extension - Dubrovnik
Grand Villa Argentina - 4 nights £825
Single supplement £795
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £30
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, services of a cruise director, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
A tourist tax of €2 per person per day is payable locally for the Dubrovnik Extension.
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