Montenegro and Croatia

Trip Length

9 Nights

Tour Type

Land & Cruise Package

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Encounter Croatia’s mysterious neighbor to the south, Montenegro. The stillness of the Bay of Kotor coupled with the rugged mountains make this 9-night trip perfect for those who love natural beauty. Uncover the secrets of Kotor Bay as you explore it by private boat. Then, stop at a family winery on your way to Dubrovnik where you will embark your cruise. Spend the next 8 days delighting in Croatia’s Southern Dalmatian Coast before departing from Split.


  • All PRIVATE transfers/experiences in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers
  • 24-hour concierge assistance
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik airport
  • 2 nights in Kotor, Montenegro, 5* accommodations
  • Privately guided half-day boating experience of Kotor Bay
  • Wine tasting in Montenegro
  • Transfer to Gruž Port to board your ship
  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 3-course lunch (half board)
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Fresh fruit available daily
  • Professional English speaking cruise manager
  • Guided walking tours in Split, Korčula, Dubrovnik
  • Stari Grad Plain excursion with traditional peka dinner
  • Ston oyster harvesting experience
  • Blue Cave entrance fee
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private transfer to Split airport


After a warm welcome from our driver at Dubrovnik airport, enjoy a scenic drive along the Bay of Kotor. Admire the otherworldly scenery and have the feeling that you’ve just stepped back in time.


Spend the day exploring spectacular Kotor Bay by private boat. Visit Kotor’s natural wonder, the Blue Cave, and several other local points of interest, including Our Lady of the Rock Island. Enjoy swim stops and water views of this stunning Balkan fiord. End the day with a privately guided walking tour of Kotor.


Half day private Kotor Bay Boating Experience with guided walking tour of Kotor

Marvel at the rugged beauty of the Montenegrin and Croatian coast on your way back to Dubrovnik in time for embarkation at 14:00. You’ll have time to settle into your cabin and relax before our Welcome Reception and dinner onboard.

Overnight in Dubrovnik


Welcome dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of the UNESCO protected old town of Dubrovnik. You’ll get a chance to see the most important attractions as well as some hidden gems. After, we’ll sail to the charming town of Slano. Along the way, enjoy a swim stop and lunch onboard.
In Slano, be prepared to sample the local delicacy: oysters! We’ll visit the town of Ston, known for its Medieval walls and oyster farming tradition that spans over two thousand years. We’ll take a short boat ride to the oyster farm in the middle of the bay to taste these delicacies straight from the sea. Accompanied by a glass of wine, of course. The rest of the day is yours to experience Slano at your leisure and enjoy dinner in town.

Overnight in Slano


Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik, oyster harvesting and tasting with drinks

In the morning we sail to Mljet, one of the most densely forested islands of the Adriatic. Spend the morning experiencing the olive groves, vineyards, and natural beauty of Mljet.
We’ll continue our cruise to Pomena, a town with a population of 52! Along the way enjoy lunch and a swim stop.
In Pomena, we’ll visit Mljet National Park for a chance to see two saltwater lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake) and an ancient Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. In the evening, enjoy our Captain’s dinner onboard.

Overnight in Pomena


Captain’s Dinner

Today, we will continue our 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 well preserved medieval town that is thought to be the birthplace of the famous world explorer, Marco Polo. Your evening is free to experience the charming atmosphere of Korčula and enjoy dinner at one of the delicious restaurants.

Overnight in Korčula


Guided walking tour of Korčula

In the morning we set sail towards the island of Vis. With lunch on board and a swim stop along the way, we arrive in Vis in the early afternoon.
Vis was once an important Yugoslav naval base and was closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a unique charm that is like visiting “the Mediterranean as it once was”, making it one of our favorite stops. In town, feel free to explore Vis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Archaeological Museum located in the old Austrian Fort Gospina Batarija (Batteria della Madonna). Or relax with a wander down the seaside promenade, popping into any bar and restaurant that interests you!

Overnight in Vis

Our sail begins early in the morning toward the Blue Cave*. This natural phenomenon is one of the highlights of the entire week and you’ll find out for yourself why!
After witnessing the magic of the Blue Cave, we’ll continue on for Stari Grad on the island of Hvar with a swim stop on the Paklinski Islands and lunch aboard the ship. Upon arrival, in Stari Grad you’ll have time to relax or explore at your leisure before a guided tour of the UNESCO protected Stari Grad Plain.
Here you’ll enjoy a traditional “peka” dinner surrounded by olive groves and lavender fields at the Hora homestead. If you want to visit the town of Hvar in the evening, it is a short half hour drive from Stari Grad and your cruise manager can help you organize a local transfer to get you there and back.

*Please note that the Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so it is unfortunately easily made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.

Overnight in Stari Grad


Entrance fees to Blue Cave, guided walking tour of Stari Grad, traditional Dalmatian village dinner

Our final day on board we set sail early for the island of Brač. But not without a swim stop at the world famous Zlatni Rat beach. After enjoying the water, we continue on our way to Split, arriving in the early afternoon.
Upon arrival, join a walking tour with a local guide through Split’s old town to get acquainted with Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and learn about Split’s rich history. After the walking tour, you will have free time to enjoy the city at your own pace.

Overnight in Split


Guided walking tour of Diocletian’s Palace

Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before disembarking. A transfer will bring you to the airport or your hotel in Split.
You must vacate your cabin by 9 a.m. but note that if your departure transfer is later than this you can leave your luggage onboard until it’s time for your transfer.