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The Coast of Explorers & Emperors

A magical meander around the intriguing sites, inviting islands, and inimitable scenery of the Croatian coast, this relaxing and refreshing cruise sees new horizons every day of its seven-night sail on a private Jules Verne small-ship, the elegant MV Admiral

Your modern motor vessel for this private cruise has an air of exclusivity, an ample sundeck, and attentive crew; assuring comfort and service as you sail the clear blue waters of the eastern Adriatic, slipping between the thousand islands, and mooring at a coastal cornucopia of enchanting towns.

Bookending the tour, on the first and last night, is Croatia’s ‘second city’, Split, with its back against the mountains, its toes in the waters of the Adriatic, and its vast Roman palace complex a vibrant throng of shops, churches, and al fresco cafés. The journey in between takes us to Korčula, the reputed birthplace of Marco Polo, its vineyards and olive groves backing the 14th century town; to the island of Mljet, with pine forests and a pair of lakes in its National Park; and to the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, encircled by medieval city walls, filled with terracotta-tiled houses, and focused on the lively and lovely Stradun plaza, paved in pale limestone.

We taste the fine wines of the scenic Pelješac peninsula; visit the island of Hvar, its old town topped by a medieval castle; sail to Brac, the largest of the Dalmatian islands, cruising round the Golden Cape as we return to Split; and add a final morning trip to tiny Trogir island.


  • Day 1  - Split
  • Day 2  - Hvar / Korčula
  • Day 3  - Mljet
  • Day 4  - Dubrovnik
  • Day 5  - Pelješac Peninsula
  • Day 6  - Pučišća
  • Day 7  - Split
  • Day 8  - Return Flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Natural Wonders
  • Exclusive Small Ship Sailing
  • Free Cabin Selection
  • 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Jules Verne Representative

A magical meander around the intriguing sites, inviting islands, and inimitable scenery of the Croatian coast, this relaxing and refreshing cruise sees new horizons every day of its seven-night sail on a private Jules Verne small-ship, the elegant MV Admiral


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.


MV Admiral

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.
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.

Extension Options

Split 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 (15 Jun - Marul Hotel). Breakfast daily.

Jupiter Hotel - Split

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.

Hotel Marul – Split

A classic 4-star hotel, 500 metres from the Diocletian’s Palace in Split’s Old Town. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 14 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

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

May 11 (Saturday)
June 8 (Saturday)
June 15 (Saturday)
September 7 (Saturday)
September 21 (Saturday)
October 5 (Saturday)
October 12 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, excursions, Jules Verne Representative, 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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £100
  • Main Deck Category A Twin
  • £195
  • Main Deck Category A Twin/Double
  • £195
  • Main Deck Category A Double
  • £195
  • Main Deck Category B Twin/Double
  • £295
  • Main Deck Category B Double
  • £295
  • Upper Deck Double
  • £345
Flight Options
  • easyJet from Gatwick
  • On request, please call
  • Croatia Airlines Business Class
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £200
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £55
Extension Options
  • Split Extension - The Coast of Explorers & Emperors 2024 (2 nights )
  • £255
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: May, Jun 15, Sep 14
  • £245
  • 2024: Jun 22
  • £175
  • 2024: Sep 28, Oct 12
  • £155
  • 2024: Oct 19
  • £125

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