Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Treasures of the Adriatic

This unique cruise takes in the outstanding natural beauty and architectural treasures of Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Albania, with highlights including the beautiful island of Corfu and pretty town of Sarande, gateway to the ancient ruins of Butrint

Small Ship Holiday
  • Butrint ruins
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Tirana
  • Apollonia
  • Dubrovnik

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Explore four contrasting countries on this relaxing roundtrip cruise from Dubrovnik, with a fantastic choice of optional shore excursions.

Enjoy an overnight stop in Dubrovnik, nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', before sailing along the stunning Albanian and Montenegrin coastlines to the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. Take the opportunity to explore the UNESCO-listed old town and the ornate 19th-century Achilleion Palace.

The Albanian town of Sarande is the gateway to the incredible ruins of Butrint which can be visited on an optional excursion. There is also the chance to discover UNESCO-listed Gjirokaster, dominated by the mighty Gjirokaster Fortress. Continue to Vlore, the third largest city in Albania. Spend time at leisure or join the optional full-day tour taking in the UNESCO-listed city of Berat with its white Ottoman houses, and Apollonia, the largest archaeological site in Albania.

Durres is a fusion of ancient and modern and just a short drive from the Albanian capital of Tirana and its fascinating National History Museum. Enjoy a visit to the picturesque town of Bar in Montenegro, with its enchanting old town, before cruising back to Dubrovnik.

E315 Operated by CroisiEurope


DCA_PP: Treasures of the Adriatic Itinerary

Day 1 - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Embark the ship and settle into your cabin, before meeting the crew at a welcome cocktail and enjoying dinner.

Day 2 - Dubrovnik

Today, there is an optional tour of Dubrovnik, nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Spend the afternoon cruising along the Albanian and Montenegrin coastlines. Evening entertainment on board.

Day 3 - Corfu (Greece)

Spend the morning cruising to the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. Ulysses is believed to have made a final stop here before returning to Ithaca. This afternoon, there is an optional guided tour of the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also visit the magnificent Achilleion Palace, built by the beloved Empress Sissi. Dinner and an evening of dancing onboard.

Day 4 - Sarande (Albania)

Arrive in Sarande, gateway to the ruins of Butrint which can be visited on an optional excursion. The ruins are renowned for their size and natural setting. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the hill where the acropolis once stood. This afternoon, perhaps join the optional visit to Gjirokaster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has well-preserved Ottoman architecture and is dominated by the mighty Gjirokaster Fortress. Head to the Gjirokaster Bazaar, before enjoy a tasting of local products. Evening entertainment onboard.

Day 5 - Vlore

Today there is an optional full-day tour to Apollonia and Berat. The first stop is UNESCO-listed Berat with its Ottoman architecture. You'll then continue to Apollonia, the largest archaeological site in Albania, set on rolling hills. The onsite Apollonia Museum complex is fascinating. This evening, enjoy festivities with an Albanian flair onboard.

Day 6 - Durres

This morning, there is an optional visit to the Albanian capital of Tirana and its Natural History Museum. Learn about ancient Illyria through to the post-communist era. You'll also visit Skanderbeg Square which is home to the city's oldest building, the Et-hem Bey Mosque (currently closed for renovations so the initial visit to this site will be replaced by a tour of the Blloku area). Blloku is well-known for its colourful facades which contrast with the grey Soviet-era buildings. The former residence of Enver Halil Hoxha can be seen on Ismail Qemali Street. Spend the afternoon cruising. Onboard, enjoy dinner and dancing.

Day 7 - Bar (Montenegro)

This morning, there is an optional visit to Stari Bar. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful town overlooking Bar, before spending the afternoon cruising through the Bay of Kotor. Festive gala evening onboard.

Day 8 - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Breakfast on board, before disembarkation.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary

Price Includes

  • Seven nights accommodation in an air-conditioned twin/double cabin with private bathroom
  • All meals aboard ship
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome Cocktail and Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Flights and overseas transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Optional Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
Map for Treasures of the Adriatic