Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro Cruise
From: 2295 USD
Experience the beauty of the Balkans with this 7-night Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro Cruise. Start your journey in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace from the 4th Centure in Old Town Split before sailing to picturesque Dubrovnik and then the most attractive corner of the old continent, Kotor, Montenegro. Swim, sip wine, and marvel at Croatia’s natural beauty as we island hop to the Mljet, Korčula, Vis, and Hvar before returning to enchanting Split.
- Private transfers to and from Split airport or your local accommodations
- 7-night cruise from Split to Kotor and back to Split in a deluxe air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome dinner
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 5 lunches, all with 3 courses and salad bar
- 1 lunch in Mostar
- Captain’s dinner
- Water dispenser
- Complimentary fruit, water, coffee and tea throughout the day
- Professional Cruise manager
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
- Luggage handling
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- City tours of Mostar (with lunch), Dubrovnik, Kotor, Korčula, Vis, Hvar and Split
- Entrance fees to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, Diocletian’s Palace and St Tryphon’s Cathedral
- Lovćen/Njeguši/Budva Excursion – ride by bus, snack in Njeguši (smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine)/li>
Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, you will be transferred from Split airport or your Split hotel to harbor, where embarkation begins at 2 PM. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Overnight in Split
Early in the morning, sail to Ploče and be transfers to Mostar via coach with lunch included. Mostar is a city were east and west meet. Built alongside the Neretva River, the iconic images of its beautiful Old Bridge (Stari Most) which is the heart and symbol of the city. Since 2005 the “Old Bridge”, as well as the old city of Mostar has been inscribed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Walkthrough the streets, visit the Turkish house and the mosque. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s dinner onboard.
Overnight in Ploče
In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Set sail to Dubrovnik with swimming stop and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive in Dubrovnik the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, to take a guided tour of the historical centre of city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site including visits to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
In the morning we set sail to Kotor. After lunch on board, we are going to visit Lovćen Mountain, Njeguši Village and Budva. Encounter Montenegro’s rich culture,
historical heritage and natural beauty as you travel by bus up the serpentine Lovćen Hills. A beautiful view of Kotor Bay and lovely mountain scenery accompany you
en route to Njeguši, where you will visit the village smokehouse. Stop for a snack of smoked ham and cheese, brandy and wine—all local specialties. Then, head down the mountains towards the city of Budva—believed to be one of the oldest
settlements on the Adriatic coast. It is more than 2,000 years old. After panoramic stop above Budva you will drive back to Kotor to explore the city that is known as the jewel of Montenegro. Your guide will take you on a walking tour that will
include a visit to St Tryphon’s Cathedral and you will see the Orthodox Church of St Luka from the outside. Your evening is free in Kotor.
Overnight in Kotor
In the morning after breakfast, we head to Cavtat. As we are traveling from one country to another, there will be some formalities at the border. Continue our cruise with swim stop on way to Korčula island, best known as the birthplace
of Marco Polo. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the multiple restaurants and bars.
Overnight in Korčula
Early in the morning we sail to small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Cruise towards the island of Vis once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and restricted to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City Museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views.
Overnight in Vis.
In the morning, head further towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Hvar town followed by a tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. After the tour set sail towards Split. In the afternoon join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free to explore Split’s alleyways on your own.
Overnight in Split
Gather for one last breakfast at the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and all the new friends, before they see you off. Transfer to the airport or your local accommodations.
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MS Stela Maris
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