Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast
A collection of breathtaking destinations in Montenegro, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia will be revealed as you cruise the Adriatic on board Black Watch, presenting a plethora of authentic experiences. Chances to admire stunning scenery, explore postcard-perfect cities packed with highlights, and uncover a few lesser-known gems; this incredible cruise has it all.
Your Adriatic exploration promises to be simply unforgettable from beginning to end. A spectacular sail into the Montenegrin city of Kotor via the beautiful Bay of Kotor will ensure a memorable welcome to the region. Once docked, you could wander into Kotor’s town centre to see fine examples of Romanesque architecture; or perhaps tour to Perast, a Baroque town renowned for its pretty islets. Then it’s on to Hvar, Queen of Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands, where the sight of golden beaches, pretty lagoons and terracotta-topped architecture beckons you ashore to explore. Attractions such as the 13th century Fortica Fortress and towering St Stephen Cathedral await you here. Black Watch will then divert to the iconic Italian city of Venice, sailing the magical Laguna Veneta en route. Within Venice’s maze of canals, squares and ancient streets lie impressive monuments such as the 14th century Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, and you’ll have an opportunity to take them all in at your leisure. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Venice’s waterways via gondola too. [ReadMore]
In Slovenia you’ll encounter the impressive Roman architecture and ancient relics of charming Zadar, such as St Anastasia Cathedral and the unique Sea Organ, before your ship returns to Croatia to bring your Adriatic adventures to a close. An overnight stay in Split affords you time to discover many must-visit sites tucked away within this Roman city’s historic walls, such as the ruins of the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace. The UNESCO-listed medieval city of Trogir and beautiful Krka National Park – home of the spectacular Skradinski Buk waterfall – are within reach on tours from Split too. Dubrovnik – the Pearl of the Adriatic – is the perfect place to end your time in this incredible part of the world. Take time here to explore the city’s ancient walls and marvel at the majestic churches, palaces and monasteries. You could even take a ride on the cable car to see the city from a different perspective.
En route to and from the Adriatic, your ship will guide you to attraction-packed destinations in Spain, Greece, Malta and Portugal too. You’ll call at Cádiz, Palma de Mallorca and Kerkira first, for historical highlights and fine scenery galore; and, as you head for home, stop at the enchanting city of Valletta, discover the Andalusian delights of Malaga and call into Leixoes, for tours to Oporto.