Overview

Day 1 - Split

Day 2 - Korčula

Day 3 - Mljet

Day 4 - Dubrovnik

Day 5 - Pelješac Peninsula

Day 6 - Hvar

Day 7 - Pučišća

Day 8 - Return Flight

Spendology - Widgets

The Coast of Explorers and Emperors

A private Jules Verne small ship sailing exploring the wonderful Dalmatian Islands and stunning coastal scenery, visiting the magnificent sites of the Croatian coast

We invite you to take a delightful seven-night cruise aboard the elegant and exclusive Motor Vessel Admiral to discover historic towns that were once centres of the Greco-Roman, Byzantine and Renaissance worlds.

The great city of Split reveals an abundance of Roman architecture within the monumental palace complex of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, possibly one of the greatest remaining Roman structures.

Discover Brac, famous for stone masonry and historic Korcula, reputedly the birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy the forested idyll of Mljet, the lavender-scented island of Hvar and the rural Pelješac Peninsula.

The cruise would not be complete without time to discover the extraordinary medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, acclaimed by George Bernard Shaw as ‘paradise on earth’ and Byron as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ "Stroll along the walking street" Stradun or, for the more energetic there is time to walk the famous 1,940m long walls.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders
Exclusive
Small Ship Sailing
Free Cabin Selection
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 2 – 20

Special Event

Croatian Heritage Evening

Wine tasting at Grgic Vina, a renowned winery established by legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Miljenko “Mike” Grgic.

On the Pelješac Peninsula enjoy our Heritage Evening in a typical village with a dinner of rustic Croatian fare.

Once again we experienced a Five Star wonderful holiday with VJV. 

Robert Fisher
The Coast of Explorers & Emperors

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Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Split. Transfer to the MV Admiral. Overnight in Split. (D)

Day 2 Morning walking tour of Split including the magnificent Diocletian Palace. Sail to Korcula island, rich in vineyards, olive groves and harbouring a glorious old town. Enjoy a walking tour of the old town followed by a wine tasting. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Korcula. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Sail south to the Island of Mljet. Stroll along the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to St. Mary Isle for the ancient Benedictine monastery. The island retains the unspoilt air of tranquillity that, according to legend, captivated Odysseus for seven years. Sail to Dubrovnik for an evening cruise around the old city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Take a cable car for incredible views of the ancient city walls and the Elaphiti Islands. On a walking tour explore the splendour of the old town’s limestone streets and baroque buildings. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, D)

Day 5 Cruise towards Pelješac peninsula and marvel at its craggy mountains, sweeping valleys, idyllic coves and fine wines. Taste the wine of the renowned Grgic winery and enjoy our Croatian Heritage Evening. Overnight on Pelješac peninsula. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Cruise towards Hvar, known for its lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Walking tour of the old town with a stop at the Benedictine Convent. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

Day 7 Sail to the Island of Brac and visit the picturesque town of Bol. Enjoy the old town, walk along the promenade or swim at Zlatni Rat (the Golden Cape). Later, sail to Pucišca and visit the famous stone masonry school. Captain’s farewell dinner. Overnight in Pucišca. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Sail to Split and disembark. Transfer to Trogir, another coastal gem with a wealth of stately Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Enjoy a short stop for independent exploration before transferring to Split Airport. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Groups are divided for sightseeing. The cruise vessel takes 39 guests.

At some moorings you may need to walk through vessels anchored alongside to go ashore.

Most excursions are on foot including some with uneven surfaces and inclines.

2019

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin
easyJet from London Gatwick-Croatia Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
September 14 £1955

2020

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin 
Croatia Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
May 16 £1595
June 20 £1795
September 12 £1945
October 3 £1595

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single Cabin supplement £100

Sole Occupancy of twin/double cabin
2019: £925 (Jun–Sep £1095)
2020: £795 (Jun-Sep £945)

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck cabin Category A £145
Main Deck cabin Category B £245
Upper Deck cabin £295

Flight Options

easyJet from Stansted Nil (2019)
easyJet from Gatwick £50 (2020)

Extension Options

Pre-cruise Extension - Croatia's Capital
Hotel Dubrovnik - Zagreb
2019:
3 nights £475
Single supplement £155 

2020:
2 nights £355

Single supplement £95

Post-cruise Extension - Split Decision
2019: 
Hotel Luxe - Split
2 nights £225 
Single supplement £160 

2020:
Hotel Jupiter - Split 

2 nights £265 (Sep £325)
Single supplement £145 (Sep £195)

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £30

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, excursions, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

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