Adriatic Coastal Cruise
Travel DatesDepartures year round
Sale EndsOct 31, 2024
Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik, Embark Ship
Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer as a group to your Travelmarvel Coastal Cruising ship, the Princess Eleganza. Unpack once, and settle into your cabin, ready for your exploration of the Adriatic Coast. Later, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director as you enjoy a cocktail and watch the city’s impressive fortifications light up after sunset.
Day 2: Dubrovnik, Korcula
Spend the morning on a guided walk through the unrivalled ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, the medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik. A guided tour of Dubrovnik’s World Heritage-listed fortress begins at the impressive Pile Gate, which has stood guard at the entry of this unique walled city for centuries. Within the ancient fortifications, wander through narrow limestone alleys and marble paved boulevards to see the grand Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace, the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and the inspiring Sponza Palace before returning to your ship for lunch. Later, set sail for Korcula where you will join a guided tour. Explore the city's maze of cobblestone, medieval streets and elegant squares flanked by palaces of the old nobility. This Old Town may not be as well-known as Dubrovnik, but it is every bit as rewarding for those lucky enough to visit. With the evening at leisure, enjoy the chance to dine in one of the local restaurants on the waterfront esplanade that fringes Korcula’s Old Town.
Day 3: Korcula, Vis, Split
Cruise to the Croatian island of Vis and disembark to explore this remote and largely untouched natural beauty during a scenic drive around the islands. You’ll then set sail for Split, one of the Adriatic’s most vibrant port cities. Let your guide take you on a walking tour through the city, stopping to delve into the rich history of Diocletian’s Palace. Built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian for his retirement in 305 AD, the Old Town of Split is contained within its walls, making it the only Roman palace in existence that has been continuously inhabited since Roman times. Your ship remains in port overnight, so you may wish to explore at your leisure after dinner on board.
Day 4: Split, Sibenik, Krka National Park
Set sail for Sibenik, stopping for a swim along the way. Sibenik is known as the gateway to the magical Krka National Park and today, you will spend the afternoon at the dramatic waterfalls this area is famous for. Wander along wooden boardwalks and bridges at Skradinski Buk, an azure natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and serene cascades at the other. Your ship remains in port overnight here in Sibenik, so you can enjoy the flexibility to choose between having dinner on board or heading into town to a local restaurant.
Day 5: Sibenik, Zadar
This morning, take a walk through the remarkably well-preserved white-walled Sibenik Old Town with your guide, visiting the Cathedral of St James and the impressive St Michael’s Fortress. Enjoy the expansive views of Sibenik Bay and neighbouring islands from the fortress’s open-air theatre, which has been modernised to host summer plays and concerts. Return to your ship and set sail for Zadar, an ancient port city that at one stage rivalled Venice as the most influential city on the Adriatic Coast. Arrive in the early evening and join a guided tour of this historic city. Enjoy dinner ashore tonight as your ship stays moored close to an array of charming restaurants and bars, perhaps rubbing shoulders with the local fishermen that today hauled in the fresh seafood you may well dine on this evening.
Day 6: Zadar, Rab
Wake this morning and enjoy a relaxing sailing day to the island of Rab . This afternoon, you are free to wander the white-walled harbour foreshore. Later, perhaps enjoy dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the vibrant port marina.
Day 7: Rab, Krk, Opatija
This morning anchor at the island of Krk, where you can take a refreshing swim in the inviting Adriatic. Cruise to Opatija, where you’ll enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Join your new-found friends for a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening aboard your ship
Day 8: Opatija, Disembark Ship, Depart Zagreb
Disembark your ship and transfer by coach to Zagreb airport for your onward flight.