Day 1 - Split

Day 2 - Korčula

Day 3 - Mljet

Day 4 - Dubrovnik

Day 5 - Pelješac Peninsula

Day 6 - Hvar

Day 7 - Pučišća/ Split

Day 8 - Return Flight

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The Coast of Explorers and Emperors

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

We invite you to join us on a delightful seven-night Adriatic coast cruise aboard the elegant and exclusive Motor Vessel Admiral. Discover historic towns that were once centres of the Greco-Roman, Byzantine and Renaissance worlds as we journey down the picturesque coastline.

Where you’ll visit during your charming Croatia cruise holiday

Croatia is a magical country, boasting bright blue waters, beautiful white pebble beaches, delicious Mediterranean cuisine and impressive Roman architecture. Our wonderful Adriatic cruises take you to the most picturesque towns, villages and islands that are sprinkled along the Croatian coastline.

Explore the great city of Split, renowned for its rich terracotta rooftops and abundance of historic Roman architecture. Meander through winding streets and sweeping archways before exploring the awe-inspiring Diocletian Palace - possibly one of the greatest remaining Roman structures.

Our cruise of the Croatian coast will then journey to the beautiful island of Mljet in the south, where you will visit the striking Mljet National Park. Admire the breathtaking natural beauty of the famous salt lakes, set against a backdrop of luscious green woodland.

Hop back on board your Adriatic coast cruise to sail to the extraordinary medieval walled city of Dubrovnik - acclaimed by George Bernard Shaw as ‘paradise on earth’ and Byron as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ Within its famous stone walls is a plethora of striking historic buildings, including the magnificent Rector’s Palace and the beautiful St. Saviour Church. Stroll along the walking street Stradun or, for the more energetic, there is time to walk the famous 1,940m long walls.

Of course, Adriatic coast cruises wouldn’t be complete without discovering the remarkable beauty of the Dalmatian islands. Wander through Hvar’s picturesque Old Town filled with ancient architecture and charming street cafes. Sail to Brac, famous for stone masonry and its beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach. And enjoy the wonder of historic Korčula, reputedly the birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo, and one of the more tranquil towns on the coastline.

Key Features

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

Special Events

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. 

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 Korčula. (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 Brač and cruise around Zlatni Rat (the Golden Cape). Sail to Pučišća and visit the famous stone masonry school. Captain’s farewell dinner. Overnight in Split. (B, L, D)

Day 8 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


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.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


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

Date Price
May 14 £1725
June 18 £1995
September 10 £2045
October 1 £1675

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Sole Occupancy of twin/double cabin
£795 (Sep £945; Oct £725)

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck cabin Category A £195
Main Deck cabin Category B £295
Upper Deck cabin £345
Single cabin £100

Flight Options

easyjet from Gatwick/Manchester £50

Extension Options

Post-cruise Extension - Split Decision
Hotel Jupiter - Split 
2 nights £265 (Sep £345)
Single supplement £145 (Sep £225)

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or 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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