- Medieval Dubrovnik
Although medieval Dubrovnik was badly damaged in an earthquake in 1667, much of the original architecture remains including a pharmacy dating back to 1317.
- Monastery of St Mary, Mljet
Mljet is home to the Benedictine Church and Monastery of Saint Mary, consecrated by Pope Innocent III in 1198.
- MV Nautilus
Step aboard this compact, vintage-style ship for a breathtaking cruise around Croatia.
- See food, eat it!
Dine on delicious seafood prepared with traditional Croatian flair.
- Spectacular Split
The largest city on the Adriatic coast, ancient and historic Split developed from the magnificent Roman Diocletian’s Palace.
- The island of Hvar
Hvar, set in a beautiful natural bay was an important naval base during the 500 years it was part of the Venetian Empire.
Small ship Pace 1
Dalmatian Island Explorer - MV Nautilus
Croatiafrom £1,199 per person 7 2 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
- Local flights
- All Inclusive
Sail Croatia's captivating coast
The crystal-clear waters of Croatia’s Adriatic Sea are graced with an archipelago of over a thousand beautiful islands swathed in fragrant pine groves, flowers and herbs. This voyage aboard a vintage-style ship reserved exclusively for Saga guests is a wonderful way to appreciate their natural beauty and rich history.
7 nights on board the ship
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
Local wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner throughout the cruise
Free bar open 11 hours a day*
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage aboard ship
Excursions and visits
- Visit Korcula – Marco Polo's birthplace
- Enjoy views of the Makarska Riviera
- Explore ancient Split
- Visit Hvar – Croatia's sunniest island
- Sail the lovely channel between Brac and Solta
- Mljet island visit
- Cruising close to the Elafiti Islands
- Dubrovnik city tour
*From 11am-10pm serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Day 1 UK-Dubrovnik-Sipan
Fly to the historic city of Dubrovnik and embark your ship. In the afternoon, your voyage begins as you sail north along the stunning coast of the Dubrovnik Riviera to the peaceful island of Sipan, part of the famous Elafiti Islands. You moor in Sipanska Luka overnight, except MV Nautilus which will moor nearby in Slano on the mainland. D
Day 2 Sipan-Korcula
This morning, cruise past the Peljesac Peninsula where you can view hilltops clad with vineyards and fruit trees as you journey to the island of Korcula. Berth overnight in the main town, also called Korcula, which is believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. B, L, D
Day 3 Korcula-Makarska-Pucisca
Your cruise continues north to Makarska, then sails to Pucisca on the island of Brac, the third-largest island on the Adriatic Coast. Pucisca is famed for its stone and masonry. The stone has been used for centuries in the building of palaces and cathedrals across Dalmatia and overseas too. B, L, D
Day 4 Pucisca-Split
Continue your voyage north to Split, Croatia's second-biggest city which boasts a charming old town that contains the majestic Diocletian's Palace. Admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive Roman ruins in existence during a guided walking tour of Split. B, L, D
Day 5 Split-Hvar
Cruise south today, crossing the Hvar Channel and sailing through the narrow passage that separates the islands of Brac and Solta. You can appreciate stunning panoramas of the two islands from your ship before docking in Hvar town where you can enjoy a brief walking tour. B, L, D
Day 6 Hvar-Mljet
Today you cruise from Hvar and further south along the Adriatic coast to Mljet for a guided visit. Much of the island is carpeted by forest and the rest is sprinkled with fields, vineyards and small villages. The western part is a national park featuring Aleppo pine and holm oak. Within the park are two saltwater lakes, Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero. B, L, D
Day 7 Mljet-Dubrovnik
In the morning set sail for your final port of call, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik, passing the Elafiti Islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan en route. Moor within sight of the impressive medieval walls that enclose this magnificent city before enjoying a guided walking tour around its historic streets. B, L, D
Day 8 Dubrovnik-UK
Disembark and travel to the airport for your flight to the UK. B
Post-holiday extension - All inclusive
See more of the Dubrovnik Riviera after your cruise with a stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Albatros. Set in the quaint village of Cavtat, this hotel has a wonderful beachfront location in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Please note, there are no excursions included.
A reasonable level of fitness is needed on this tour: excursions may involve walking on uneven ground and when ships berth side by side, you may need to cross between them and negotiate ladders. The Captain reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary if weather conditions are bad or if ports are very busy.