A private Jules Verne small ship sailing the wonderful Dalmatian Islands and stunning coastal scenery, visiting the magnificent sites of the Croatian coast
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
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 Korcula, reputedly the birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo, and one of the more tranquil towns on the coastline.
Culture & Natural Wonders
Small Ship Sailing
Free Cabin Selection
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 2 – 20
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)
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 Croatian based company Katarina Line operate the MV Admiral. This 141 ft. motor vessel, built in 2015, over three decks offers a maximum capacity of 39 passengers and has a small and attentive local crew.
Breakfast is buffet with a variety of hot and cold dishes, lunch and dinners of local produce feature Croatian and Mediterranean specialities are served with the occasional buffet.
The vessel has an intimate yet spacious feel, elegantly decorated in a contemporary style. Sun deck with tables, chairs, sunbeds and a hot tub, bar and WiFi (free). 20 air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and TV.
Eight twin/double cabins (172 sq. ft.) with two portholes on the Lower Deck.
Five twin/double cabins Cat. A (150-172 sq. ft.) with one window.
Five twin/double cabins Cat. B (150-172 sq. ft.) with two windows and
One single cabin (107 sq. ft.) with one window on the Main Deck.
One double cabin (139 sq. ft.) with one window on the Upper Deck.
Croatia's Capital - Pre-Cruise Extension
Discover Zagreb, Croatia’s vibrant capital. Explore the Upper Town with the iconic St. Mark’s church, museums and galleries and the Lower Town with theatres and parks. Stay at the modern, centrally located 4-star Hotel Dubrovnik. Breakfast daily.
Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow to Zagreb. On arrival transfer to the centrally located Hotel Dubrovnik.
Day 2 Day at leisure. (B)
Day 3 Transfer to the airport for your flight to Split to join the MV Admiral. (B, D)
For Croatia’s Capital Cities, outbound flight is with British Airways.
A traditional 4-star hotel on the main square of Zagreb. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 222 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
Split Decision - Post-Cruise Extension
Extend your stay in Split, an exuberant city with the right balance between tradition and modernity. Stay at the stylish 4-star Hotel Jupiter in the historic centre of Split. Breakfast daily.
Day 1 Transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. Time for independent exploration or relaxation. (B)
Day 2 At leisure in Split. (B)
Day 3 Transfer to the airport for your return flight via Zagreb to London Heathrow. (B)
A stylish 4-star hotel in a historic building inside the UNESCO-protected Diocletian Palace. Restaurant, bar, roof top terrace, sauna and WiFi (free). 38 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin
Croatia Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single Cabin supplement £100
Sole Occupancy of twin/double cabin
£795 (Jun-Sep £945)
Main Deck cabin Category A £145
Main Deck cabin Category B £245
Upper Deck cabin £295
easyJet from Gatwick £50
easyJet from Manchester £50
Pre-cruise Extension - Croatia's Capital
Hotel Dubrovnik - Zagreb
2 nights £355
Single supplement £95
Post-cruise Extension - Split Decision
Hotel Jupiter - Split
2 nights £265 (Sep £325)
Single supplement £145 (Sep £195)
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £30
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.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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