About This Cruise
Dubrovnik, Split, Rab, Sibenik, Hvar, and Korcula in Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro
- Seven nights accommodation in double or twin cabins with private bathroom with shower & air conditioning
- Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
- English-Speaking Cruise Escort
- Take an additional $50 per person off the prices below when you book with Ventures.
While we have no specific air deals on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871 if you would like us to assist with your airfare.
- Drinks other than coffee, tea, mineral water. (Cash bar on board. All onboard charges are in Euros.)
- Shore excursions
- Massage or spa treatments
- Port charges ($390.00 per person)
- Transfers to and from the embarkation/disembarkation port
- Travel Insurance
Day 1 (Sunday): Dubrovnik - Croatia
Embarkation between 3 pm and 4 pm. Welcome dinner and evening sailing to Split, Croatia. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 (Monday): Split, Croatia
Arrive in Split in the morning. Croatia. Enjoy a morning optional walking tour to discover the city of Split, the former Imperial Resident of Roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back from the 4th century. After lunch on board, enjoy one more optional afternoon excursion to nearby Trogir, starting with a scenic journey along the Dalmatian Coast to this coastal tow. Late afternoon sailing to Rab.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Rab, Croatia
Morning arrival in Rab. Enjoy a morning optional walking tour of Rab, a historic town of rare charm founded in Roman times along a narrow tongue of land, so when travelers approached from the sea, they could see it proudly atop the head of the bay. Discover cultural and historical monuments including the Church of Justina, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Prince’s Palace. Later in the afternoon, we sail south passing between the beautiful Kornati Islands to reach Sibenik. Overnight at sea
Day 4 (Wednesday): Sibenik, Croatia
We reach Sibenik through a spectacular fjord. Our optional all day excursion will take us to the Krka National Park home to abundant indigenous flora and fauna, including over 200 bird species, before exploring the seaside city of Primosten and Sibenik old Town. Overnight in port.
Day 5 (Thursday): Sibenik - Hvar - Korcula, croatia
Early morning sailing and arrival in Hvar, the longest of the Croatian isles. Enjoy a morning optional walking tour to discover the island’s Venetian flavor. You'll discover a fascinating array of sights, including the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, or the Arsenal, built in 1611 and housing Europe's oldest theater. Early afternoon leisurely sailing to Korcula. Late evening arrival in Korcula and overnight in port.
Day 6 (Friday): Korcula, Croatia
Enjoy all day optional excursions in Korcula Town and to Lumbarda Village for wine tasting Guests will have the opportunity to drive and stroll through Milina - Bire family vineyards before reaching their house. Evening sailing and overnight at sea to the coastal town of Kotor in Montenegro.
Day 7 (Saturday): Kotor, Montenegro - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Early morning navigation in Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Join the optional morning excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town, featuring stunning fortifications including the 10th century city walls, the Baroque church of St Blaise. We leave Kotor after lunch and sail through the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay, before we enjoy a refreshing swim in the stunning Kotor Bay. Late evening arrival in Dubrovnik- Overnight in port.
Day 8 (Sunday): Dubrovnik, Croatia
Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast
Excursions for Adriatic Odyssey Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro
Shore excursions are sold on board in Euros. Prices are subject to change.
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €42, 16-29 ppl €25, 30+ €18
A major cultural center and the largest city in the region, Split is best known as the site of
Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD
and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As you begin your walking tour from the pier, your guide will share the history of Split—especially
Diocletian’s Palace, which has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,700 years, right up to
the present day. You’ll find it a remarkable piece of living history: the everyday home of more
than 3,000 people who live here, shop at the local market, and watch their children play among
ancient, marble-lined streets and alleyways. Your tour of this fine example of the architecture of
the late Roman Empire begins in a basement substructure so remarkably preserved, it has helped
archaeologists understand the construction and many uses of palatial buildings. The highlight of
your tour is the heart of the palace, the Peristyle, featuring the Emperor’s private quarters, the
mausoleum, and several temples. Upon completion of your tour, you will enjoy in free time in
Split. (Duration:approx. 2 hours).
Bus Tour to Trogir
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €101, 16-29 ppl €52, 30+ €32
The tour will start with a scenic drive along the Riviera of Seven Castles (locally known as
Kastela). Now days these are small, typical Mediterranean towns, but their names all bear the
title Kastela, meaning it developed from fortresses built along the seaside in 15th century as
Afterwards proceed driving towards a small island squeezed in between the mainland and the
larger island of Ciovo. The tiny island is connected to the mainland with a bridge. Except for the
green parks the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions in stone-houses, palaces,
churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. The streets are narrow and they truly give a feel of how
life might have been in the old days. We will visit the main attraction in Trogir - the Cathedral of
St. Lawrence. This 13th century building is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in
Croatia. The unusual construction with three naves and three semicircular apses dominates the
whole town. The main portal carved by the local artist “Radovan” in the 13th century is world
famous. Other fine buildings that will be viewed are the Town Loggia, the Town Hall, and the
Free time at leisure for exploring the old town of Trogir, and return drive to Split ( Duration: approx. 4 hours).
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €31, 16-29 ppl €18, 30+ €14
Rab is truly a town of rare charm packed with fine old houses and other interesting buildings. Your guided walking tour will show you some of the finest features of this lovely town, including a view of the Cathedral, a three nave basilica dedicated to the 12th century St. Mary. Further in town, you will see the church of Justina. Along the walk you will also have the opportunity to see the finest buildings in town, including the Church of St. John the Baptist and ruins of the ancient basilica, the Princes Palace, and the sculptures of Draga and Kaliforni in the town’s main square, just to mention a few. ( Duration: approx. 2 hours).
SIBENIK Croatia- Bus tour to Krka National Park
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €138, 16-29 ppl €87, 30+ €65
Located in the lovely Krka National Park, the falls cascade over 17 natural
barriers. Krka is one of the 7 National Parks in Croatia and it covers an area of 14222 Ha with its
specific characteristics of natural, human and cultural values, particularly geological,
geomorphologic, hydrological, biological and landscape elements. The Krka River is a distinctive
phenomenon also due its specific biogenesis and formation of gypsum barriers. The whole area is
rich with endemic species-vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to very strong laws on natural
preservation, this extraordinary area has been preserved in its original form.
After some free time in the National Park, board the coach and continue towards Primosten. This
small town is situated on the islet close to the mainland. During the Turkish invasions in 1542 the
islet was protected by walls, towers and a draw bridge connected it to the mainland. When the
Turks retreated, the draw bridge was replaced by the causeway which actually gave the name to
the town. Primosten is also famous for its huge and beautiful vineyards. A photo of the vineyards
is even located in the UN center in New York.
And lastly, upon return to Sibenik, enjoy a guided walking tour of the town founded by Croats
more than a thousand years ago. Sibenik is famous for the ancient fortresses surrounding it and
for its monumental gothic–renaissance Cathedral of St. Jacob, as well as the narrow streets and
numerous churches scattered around the town and its surroundings. This guided walking tour
takes you through the old part of the town where you will see the Cathedral of St. Jacob, the City
Hall, the Baroque Orthodox Church, as well as the commercial and crafts centre. ( Duration: approx. 5.5 hours).
HVAR Croatia Walking tour of Hvar.
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €35, 16-29 ppl €20, 30+ €15
Hvar is the longest of all the Croatian islands and is home to three towns. The largest of these,
also named Hvar, served as an important harbor for Venice`s Adriatic fleet from the late 12th
century through most of the 18th century. As though to remained us of its former importance,
Hvar sports a thick - walled fortress overlooking the harbor and, in the very heart of the port, a
large Arsenal, whose arched portal recalls nothing more threatening that the mouth of a bass,
houses Europe`s first community theatre (built in 1612).
The once democratic spirit pervades the town, whose streets and people converge onto an
expansive Piazza, the largest in all of Dalmatia, which connects the older part of town to the
more recent southern side - which is to say, the part of town that developed from the 15th
century onwards. It is easy to take part in the relaxed rhythms of island life, and one of the best
ways is by joining in the evening promenade: up to the Renaissance Cathedral, round the
sixteenth - century town well, down to the Arsenal with its striking portal, and over to the dock,
where sailboats and fishing boats bob and sway in the evening breeze. Returning to the square
visit Cathedral and its graceful 17th century bell – tower.
Through narrow streets visitors walk to the 15th century Franciscan monastery, where they will
visit the impressive Renaissance cloister, the old refectory that today houses a collection of lace,
manuscripts and books and the church with its remarkable collection of paintings. ( Duration: approx. 1.5 hours).
KORCULA Legends & Stories – Croatia
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €96, 16-29 ppl €55, 30+ €36
Walking tour of Korcula Old Town & Lumbarda Village.
Your guide will explain why the Old Town of Korčula is a masterwork of architecture and urban
planning where everything is built according to a plan. The layout of the town streets reminds of
a fishbone in order to take advantage of the different winds to clear the air, something like a
natural air conditioning system. Korcula is also known as the birthplace of the famous world
traveler Marco Polo whose alleged birth house is right in the heart of the Old Town.
Enjoy this pleasant walk and afterwards board a couch and continue to the village of Lumbarda.
In the rural village of Lumbarda, the family Milina - Bire exists for centuries. While in past they
produced wine for their house needs, half a century ago they decided to use the knowledge they
gathered throughout the years of grape and vine production and they started their own small
winery. Now they have completely automatized systems for wine production, while they still try
to keep part of the old fashioned way of wine production.
Upon arrival guests will go to the wine production venue to see how the wine is produced
nowadays, before coming to the intriguing wine cellar nicely decorated with the wine production
tools used in past. Here your host, the owner of the vinery will tell you a story about wine
production and history of the family Bire producing wines in village of Lumbarda. You will be
offered with two sorts of wine (white and red one), snack and local liqueurs.
( Duration: approx. 3 hours).
Kotor - Montenegrin Hidden Gem – Montenegro
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €22, 16-29 ppl €18, 30+ €15
Guided walking tour through the UNESCO protected Old Town of Kotor. This walking tour is perfect to get to know Kotor's medieval quarter, its bustling market and
beautiful Renaissance buildings. The well preserved fortified walls of Kotor were built by a
Venetian in 1420 and continued being strengthened until the 18 th ct. Enclosing the whole Old
town, the 5 km long walls formed an unique fortification project which could resist attacks from
the sea for months and survive long sieges.
Our tour includes a visit to Cathedral of St. Tryphon which was constructed in 1166 and built on
the remains of a former temple from the 9 th ct. We will see the remains from 14 th ct frescos and
the valuable treasury with both local and Venetian golden works (14 th - 20 th ct).
After the sightseeing tour you can walk back to the pier or enjoy free time on your own.
Views over DUBROVNIK now and then - Croatia
Per person price for 7-15 ppl €95, 16-29 ppl €62, 30+ €46
Cable Car to the Dubrovnik View point & Guided city walk. Departing the ship by bus toward the newly open Cable Car Station situated in vicinity of the Old
Town of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to the Cable Car Station you will proceed with a cable car to a
panoramic view of Dubrovnik from the surrounding hill. From here you will be offered a bird’s –
eye view of the greatness of the entire city and surroundings of the centuries – old Dubrovnik
rooftops which you will never forget.
Upon return to the main Station the tour guide will lead you by foot to the Old Town of
Dubrovnik for the walking tour of the old town of Dubrovnik, encircled by its monumental stone
ramparts, which have preserved and enhanced Dubrovnik’s spirit of Renaissance. You will be
awed by the labyrinth of short, narrow stone streets, the market place, palaces, towers,
monasteries and houses, each of which is over 300 years old! The old masters understood how to
construct a miraculously harmonious stone city. Dubrovnik was the bridge and diplomatic liaison
between the east and west. It has been subject to fires and catastrophic earthquakes, but has
always risen again like the “Phoenix” to retain its renown as world – famous treasury of cultural
monuments! ( Duration: approx. 4 hours).