Experience the beauty of the Balkans with this 7-night Croatia and Montenegro Deluxe Cruise. Start your journey in the most well preserved medieval city, Dubrovnik before sailing to the most attractive corner of the old continent, Koto, Montenegro. Then swim, sip wine, and marvel at Croatia’s natural beauty as we island hop to the Elaphiti Island, Mljet, and Korčula before returning to heaven on earth, Dubrovnik.
- Private transfers to and from Dubrovnik airport
- 7-night cruise in a deluxe air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome cocktail reception
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Three-course lunch daily
- Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
- One drink with onboard lunches
- Complimentary fruit, water, coffee and tea throughout the day
- Olive oil and wine tasting on board
- Professional Cruise manager
- Port taxes and fees
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service and towel change
- Complimentary wi-fi
- Guided tours in Dubrovnik, Korčula, Kotor, Perast, Budva
- Mljet National Park entrance fee
Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, our driver will take you to the Gruž harbor for check in. You’ll have time to settle into your cabin before joining the group for a guided tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, one of the world’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities! We’ll take the cable car from Old Town to the Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the impressive city walls and the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return to the boat for our welcome reception on board.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
Enjoy breakfast on board as we cruise to the town of Kotor. Along the way, we’ll stop in Perast to visit the artificial island Our Lady of the Rock. There you’ll find a church known for its tablet collection and magnificent paintings.
We’ll continue on to the UNESCO listed city of Kotor which has been described as “the most attractive corner of the old continent”. A local guide will walk with you through the maze of streets lined with beautiful Renaissance buildings that make up Kotor’s medieval quarter to visit the stunning Cathedral of St. Tryphon, built in 1166. Other popular monuments you’ll see along the way include numerous churches and palaces and Napoleon’s Theatre from the 19th century.
Overnight in Kotor
This morning we will travel to Budva, the capital of the Montenegrin Riviera that boasts 21 kms of coastline filled with gorgeous beaches. You’ll have time to explore the narrow streets and cobbled squares of Budva’s Old Town before we continue our journey towards old royal Cetinje.
Cetinje is a magical city that sits at the foot of Mount Lovćen. This former royal capital is now considered the spiritual capital of Montenegro. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, which includes entrance to the King Nikola’s museum.
We’ll enjoy a traditional lunch of local ham and cheese with red wine in Njeguši, the cradle of the Montenegrin royal family.
Our return to Kotor includes a stop overlooking Boka Bay.
Enjoy dinner on board.
Overnight in Kotor
Today we return to Croatia. Our first stop is the Elaphiti islands, an archipelago just west of Dubrovnik. These islands attract numerous tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. There are only three inhabited islands today, Šipan, Lopud and Koločep (Kalamota).
Šipan, the largest island, is also the furthest from Dubrovnik.
Enjoy Captain’s dinner on board with live entertainment.
Overnight in Šipan
In the morning, we sail to the island of Korčula with a swimming stop in the gorgeous turquoise water and lunch onboard. Upon arrival in Korčula, a guide will take you through the narrow cobblestone streets of this medieval town that is thought to be the birthplace of the famous world explorer, Marco Polo. Enjoy the evening in town at one of the local konobas or cocktail bars.
Overnight in Korčula
We depart early in the morning towards the island of Mljet with a swim stop on Pelješac peninsula along the way. In Mljet, we’ll visit the majestic National Park (entrance fee included) to see two seawater lakes and St Mary’s isle. St Mary’s isle is in the middle of the larger lake and home to a church and monastery. You can walk or hire a bike to explore paths and trails around these stunning lakes.
Overnight in the port of Polača/Pomena depending on the weather and capacities.
Catch a unique view of the famous towering walls as we approach Dubrovnik from the sea. We’ll cruise alongside the old city walls for our first experience of Dubrovnik, which writer George Bernard Shaw described as “heaven on earth”.
Once moored, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Dubrovnik at your leisure. A few of our favorite things to do in Dubrovnik are: walk the 1940 meters long ramparts, visit the Sponza or Rectors museums, and simply enjoy the atmosphere of this enchanting city.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
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.