Adriatic Sea - Best Tours & Trips 2019

136 trips to Adriatic Sea tours from 46 tour companies. 56 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.
The Adriatic Sea, a 500-mile-long arm of the Mediterranean, divides Italy from the Balkans and provides the scenic waterway for small-ship cruises that leave from Venice to explore the coast of Croatia to the southeast and, sometimes, farther south to Montenegro and Albania. The jewels of the Adriatic are Venice and the Croatian islands, as well as historic Croatian coastal cities such as Pula, Split, and Dubrovnik. The short Slov ... Read More
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
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Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Adriatic Treasures: Croatia to Venice 2019
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Adriatic Treasures: Croatia to Venice 2019

Tauck
By Tauck
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13 days
$ 592 / day
$ 7,690
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on guided visits with local experts; a meeting with the former Minister of Tourism in Zagreb; exclusive visits to a family owned truffle farm with a tasting; private early opening tour of Postojna Caves; a Croatian wine tasting and a visit with a local artist and a silk making demonstration; insights about printing and wine making in Bled Castle; learn about traditional olive oil production.
Visits:
Croatia, Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Split, Venice, Zagreb, Italy, Slovenia
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Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Venice via Split
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Cruise Croatia: Dubrovnik to Venice via Split

Peregrine Adventures
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15 days
$ 353 / day
$ 5,300
From : $ 7,155
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Sip local liqueur and listen to the lilting, haunting music made by the sea organ in zadar
  • Immerse yourself in lively and sophisticated dalmatian culture
  • Board a traditional vessel and sail between dramatic cliffs on the neretva river
  • Feast on fresh seafood and most fragrant olive oil imaginable along the coast
  • The trip includes an excursion to krka national park, where you’ll get a chance to swim in secluded pools beneath gorgeous waterfalls that spill from the jungle
  • While large cruise liners have to moor out at sea and commute into shore via tender, we drop anchor in the middle of port towns like hvar or korcula. you can hop on or off the boat as you please
  • There’s nothing like diving into the crystal-clear waters of the adriatic sea. weather permitting, our captain will be stopping the ship for regular swim breaks during the trip
  • This itinerary includes a special detour to mostar, in boznia and herzegovina. it’s not a stop featured on many croatian coastal tours. you’ll see the town’s iconic bridge and have the chance to chat with local craftsmen and metalworkers
  • Visit the stunning kornati national park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire adriatic sea, once described by playwright george bernard shaw as god’s special creation of 'tears, stars and breath'
  • Soak up hundreds of years of history in the old towns of rab, krk and sibinek
  • Feast on fresh seafood and most fragrant olive oil imaginable along the coast
Visits:
Croatia, Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Split, Venice, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy
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Dubrovnik & Adriatic Odyssey with 7-Night Cruise

10 days
$ 363 / day
$ 3,633
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • CRUISING
    Seven-night cruise to Korčula
  • Budva
  • Paxos
  • Corfu
  • Sara
  • Kotor

    Cruise Details:
    • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
    • Cabin categories: Outside cabin (category B)
    • Outside cabin (category A)
    • All cabins with two lower beds or one double bed private shower toilet.
    • Full entertainment program on board.
    • Globus Host service in Dubrovnik.
    • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise yacht details. At time of printing
    • the yacht scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Panorama
    • operated by Variety Cruises.
Visits:
Corfu , Croatia, Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Albania, Greece
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Croatia & Adriatic Cruise

11 days
$ 202 / day
$ 2,219
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Sail through Korcula is the supposed birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo
  • Explore the ightseeing tour will take us through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral
  • Zadar’s historical center is a pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot.
  • Enjoy the Walking tour of the historic inner city shows off the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
  • Cruise to Dubrovnik
Visits:
Diocletian's Palace, Dubrovnik, Hvar Island, Plitvice Lakes National park, Split, Zagreb, Croatia
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Hidden Gems & Masterworks: Art & Culture ...

Road Scholar
Premier
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14 days
$ 261 / day
$ 3,659
From : $ 4,940
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : N/A
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  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Experience Renaissance art and architecture in Urbino and Ferrara, two cities designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their cultural riches
    • Absorb the natural beauty of the Adriatic coastline, the Po River Delta and the rugged mountains of Northern Italy
    • Delve into the intrigues of the Houses of Sforza, Borgia and Medici as you explore medieval hill towns over which they ruled
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    Jewels of the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia

    SmarTours
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    14 days
    $ 229 / day
    $ 3,199
    From : $ 7,947
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Explore historic Zagreb
    • Visit Lake Bled
    • Enjoy a short scenic boat ride in lakes of Plitvice Lake National Park
    • Explore Roman Ruins (Split)
    • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Dubrovnik
    • Visit Montenegro
    • Enjoy a sight of beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe.
    Visits:
    Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Montenegro, Plitvice Lakes National park, Split, Zagreb, Croatia, Slovenia
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    Adriatic Explorer - 8 days

    8 days
    $ 143 / day
    $ 1,145
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Split - historic port
    • Makarska - port & riviera
    • Pakleni Islands - azure waters & secluded bays
    • Mljet Island - National Park & Salt Water Lake
    • Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic
    • Korcula - fortress & medieval old town
    • Hvar - harbour town & culinary delights
    • Brac - the historic town of Bol and Zlatni Rat
    • Crystal clear Adriatic waters and sun kissed beaches
    Visits:
    Croatia
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    Headwater - Cycle the Adriatic: Venice to Porec Self-Guided
    Small Group Tour
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    Headwater - Cycle the Adriatic: Venice to Porec S ...

    Exodus Travels
    Preferred
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    8 days
    $ 156 / day
    $ 1,249
    From : $ 1,686
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Cycle through three different countries
    • Visit the stunning city of Venice
    • Follow the idyllic Istrian Peninsula
    Visits:
    Trieste, Venice, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia
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    Adriatic Sunsets

    Topdeck
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    8 days
    $ 162 / day
    $ 1,299
    From : $ 1,754
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit the Hvar Fortress
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included)
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit the Hvar Fortress
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Visit Hvar Fortress (entry not included)
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Visit Hvar Fortress (entry not included)
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included)
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included)
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    • Sail the scenic Croatian coastline
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed destinations Dubrovnik and Split
    • Visit Hvar Fortress (entrance not included)
    • Walking tour of Korčula Old Town
    Visits:
    Croatia
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    Taste of Croatia

    ROW Adventures
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    9 days
    $ 466 / day
    $ 4,190
    From : $ 5,154
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Begin our journey to the Island of Brac or stay in Split harbor.
    • Visit a quaint and information museum of local history and culture
    • Visit a hidden monastery in the mountains
    • Visit the village of Vrboska.
    • Visit his 16th century home, uniquely built within a Turkish fort
    • Visit one of the two best wineries on the island
    • Visit a small maritime museum
    Visits:
    Anchorage, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Korcula Island, Split
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    Best Of Adriatic

    Indus Travels
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    12 days
    $ 267 / day
    $ 2,299
    From : $ 4,319
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Learn about Croatia’s rich heritage & history
    • Visit stunning Dubrovnik, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Marvel at the Roman architecture of Trogir and the captivating city of Zadar
    • Wonder at a natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Discover Croatia’s lively capital city of Zagreb
    Visits:
    Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Split, Zagreb, Croatia, Slovenia
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    Pearls of Adriatic

    Indus Travels
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 124 / day
    $ 1,095
    From : $ 1,295
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Explore some of the beautiful Dalmatian islands
    • Visit the UNESCO listed city of Dubrovnik
    • Discover Great and Small lake at the beautiful Mljet National Park
    • Spend an evening in the exuberant Croatian city of Spilt
    Visits:
    Dubrovnik, Croatia
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    Adriatic Cruise

    Indus Travels
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    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 119 / day
    $ 1,099
    From : $ 1,495
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Relax onboard your 5-star floating hotel as you sail the stunning Adriatic Sea
    • Explore some of the beautiful Southern Dalmatian islands, including Hvar, Brac and Korcula
    • Visit the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the UNESCO listed city of Dubrovnik
    • Walk around the Great Lake and Small lake of beautiful Mljet National Park
    • Spend an evening in the beautiful Croatian city of Spilt
    Visits:
    Dubrovnik, Croatia
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    A Luxury Discovery of Croatia and Slovenia

    12 days
    $ 580 / day
    $ 6,955
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
    Highlights
    • Private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with visit to the city walls
    • Lauded by George Bernard Shaw as “Paradise on Earth"
    • Churches, monasteries, and museums ornamented with finely carved stone recall an eventful history and a vibrant artistic tradition
    • Enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear blue Adriatic Sea.
    • Experience cultural-historical sites from a wholly new perspective.
    • Rivalling even France's famed Saint-Tropez in terms of glamour
    • Enjoy the sea or the historic towns, mysterious monasteries, and interior caves of Croatia’s largest island.
    Visits:
    Dubrovnik, Hvar Island, Ljubljana, Split, Croatia
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    Adriatic Explorer Premium Nthbound - 8 days

    8 days
    $ 143 / day
    $ 1,145
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Split - historic port
    • Makarska - port & riviera
    • Pakleni Islands - azure waters & secluded bays
    • Mljet Island - National Park & Salt Water Lake
    • Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic
    • Korcula - fortress & medieval old town
    • Hvar - harbour town & culinary delights
    • Brac - the historic town of Bol and Zlatni Rat
    • Crystal clear Adriatic waters and sun kissed beaches.
    Visits:
    Croatia
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    Top Adriatic Sea Experiences and Attractions

    Top Adriatic Sea Experiences

    Roaming the piazzas and canals of magical Venice

    Relaxing on the Puglian coast: sunbathe, swim, eat, repeat

    Enjoying a historical walk around the city walls of Dubrovnik and through the ruins of Diocletian's Palace in Split

    Visiting the beautiful inland Krka and Plitvice National Parks in Croatia. Wooden boardwalks cross pools, lakes, and falls in every shade of blue and green

    Taking in the coastal views from Portoroz in Slovenia

    Hearing locals in Rovinj speak in Istriot, a language not widely spoken anymore

    Exploring the more than 1,000 islands on the Dalmatian coast. Each with their own distinct appeal: hiking pine forests and wine tasting on Korcula; strolling through olive groves and swimming in white limestone quarries on Brac; wandering lavender fields and soaking up the nightlife on Hvar; discovering monasteries and saltwater lakes on Miljet.

    Visiting Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik

    Exploring the historic town of Korcula

     

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    Adriatic Sea Trip Reviews

    56 Adriatic Sea Tour Reviews - Summary 98% Recommend

    4.6 out of 5
    Excellent 42
    Great 9
    Average 4
    Disappointing 0
    Terrible 1
    Value
    4.6
    Guide
    4.6
    Activities
    4.6
    Lodging
    4.6
    Transportation
    4.6
    Meals
    4.6

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    Cycling from Venice to Porec - self guided

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    This bike ride is amazing. The routes are scenic and varied and pass through
    three countries and some very interesting, historical towns. The cycling is a
    good challenge, very doable and mainly flat or undulating but with some
    bigger hills that test your stamina! The coastal scenery is beautiful as is
    the countryside and wetlands you ride through. No shortage of places to stop
    for coffee, cake or lunch. Highly recommend it!
    Cycling into Piran then climbing the newly refurbished bell tower! Amazing
    views from the top!


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    Do it! You won't regret it!


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    Operator Exodus Travels

    The trip was amazing and our guide was really good and very friendly

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    My only feedback for the On The Go would be to have a better description of where to meet the ships and the correct check in time. The documents say that it departs at 1pm so there were multiple people who showed up a few minutes before 1 which caused the ship to leave later. They wanted people to check in at 11am which was not seen on the documents anywhere. It was a little stressful not knowing who would be checking us in and which boat we are on as there were many many boats there when we arrived.

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    Operator On The Go Tours

    Good tour vastly enhanced by high quality leader

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Beppe Salerno was my guide on a cycling trip through Puglia in Southeastern Italy.

    Although I had cycled for many years and ridden in Italy before this was the first commercial trip I had ever taken. Riding with Beppe was central to the unique experience provided by this trip.

    Beppe provided unique insights into Italian life and culture as well as useful commentary on cycling routes and styles. His knowledge of Italian wines and cuisine transformed the trip from simply a “ride on a bicycle” to a gastronomic adventure. He introduced me to new wines, new dishes and to the people who grew, bottled and prepared them. We discussed history, dialects, regionalisms, music and architecture.

    Beppe's skills are many. Paramount among them, in my opinion, is his ability to motivate people of diverse backgrounds and with widely divergent interests into a cohesive, collaborative group enjoying the company of others while reveling in the delights of a shared ride.


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    Operator Tourissimo

    Fantastic tour

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    This trip with Smartours through Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro was one of the best I've experienced.. Our guide, Rok was very informed and and shed light on the complex history of the area. The balance of the guided and the free time was excellent and the hotels and accommodation very nice. I am recommending smarTours to others as well. They are a great value for a very quality trip.

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    Enjoyed the highlights

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    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 4.0
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    The small coastal villages with excellent eateries

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    Operator Explore!

    Edward's knowledge is unsurpassed

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    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
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    Hi Tordes I should have written earlier to tell you that we had a splendid trip to Europe in May. It couldn't have been better. We had fabulous meals, great hotels, and a fabulous tour guide. Edward kept us on schedule in a very diplomatic manner. He made sure we were prepared for our bus and train excursions each day. Edward's knowledge is unsurpassed. He spoke clearly and was very patient with explanations. He gave us lots of history but did not snow us under with any more details than we could handle. It was a busy schedule but thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you for your input in planning this trip. Looking forward to travelling with Indus Tours again.

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    Adriatic Sea Attractions & Landmarks Guide

    The Adriatic Sea, a 500-mile-long arm of the Mediterranean, divides Italy from the Balkans and provides the scenic waterway for small-ship cruises that leave from Venice to explore the coast of Croatia to the southeast and, sometimes, farther south to Montenegro and Albania.

    The jewels of the Adriatic are Venice and the Croatian islands, as well as historic Croatian coastal cities such as Pula, Split, and Dubrovnik. The short Slovenian coastline also lies along the Adriatic.

    The Adriatic Sea is a pristine body of water that still feels like something of a secret compared to the nearby Mediterranean and Aegean. First and foremost, the waters of the Adriatic are soft and shockingly clear. The blues range from deep midnight to dark teal to pale turquoise in the shallows over pebble beaches.

    Consistently sunny skies and dry, sunbaked shores make the water that much more appealing - this is some of the best swimming in the world. Both the Italian and Croatian sides tend to have smooth stone beaches instead of sand, but most swimmers bask on large rock outcrops and plunge directly from their perches into the water.  

    Beyond its sparkling water and craggy coastlines, the Adriatic is also an intensely concentrated cultural hub that abuts the entire eastern coast of Italy, from Venice in the north to Puglia in the south, as well as Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro. 

    The exotic trade routes of the Venetian and Ottoman Empires influenced these areas and today this provides fascinating historical context to a seaside getaway. It's best to explore the Adriatic by boat for maximum accessibility to the medieval cities, hidden coves, and quiet pine islands.

    Private mega yachts were the first to cruise the eastern Adriatic, spilling over from the Mediterranean after the Balkan states stabilized in the late 1990s. Commercial cruise ships have followed, the largest of which threaten to overwhelm the ancient walled cities and empty islands with massive overcrowding. It's best to avoid this experience (and popular ports at peak docking times) by choosing a small ship option, which can navigate these intricate shores with nuance and style.

    The Italian Side of the Adriatic

    The most well-known gateway to the Adriatic is Venice, Italy's enchanting northern city. Less familiar, though gaining traction, is the southeastern region of Puglia - the heel of Italy's boot. Puglia has long been where Italians go on vacation for the quiet coastline and simple pleasure of life amongst lemon trees, vineyards, and olive groves (Puglia produces 40% of Italy's olive oil).

    Time spent in Puglia is low-key and endlessly relaxing, without the swish scene of the Amalfi coast or the tourist crush of Portofino. Puglia flies under the radar to great effect.

    The Croatian Coast

    Apart from Italy, Croatia has emerged as the most popular destination on the Adriatic. Croatia offers a great diversity of regional experiences, even within its long shoreline, but it would be a shame to miss the southernmost Dalmatian Coast. The Dalmatian Coast twists about 100 miles from Split in the north to Dubrovnik in the south and encompasses more than 1,000 islands, creating hidden harbors and secret coves galore.

    From swanky Hvar to charming Korcula to quiet Miljet, there is an island for everyone on this laid-back coastline. Here deep blue seas, pine forests, terra-cotta roofs, and medieval walled villages are all dwarfed by the hulking Balkan range. The views from the water, facing this backdrop, are unforgettable. 

    Split and especially Dubrovnik, a shimmering limestone port dubbed the "Pearl of the Adriatic," are excellent cities to wander. Both have complex histories and a rich cultural heritage thanks to successive waves of Mongol, Roman, Venetian, Ottoman, Slavic, Austro-Hungarian, and French occupation. This amalgam of influences makes it the perfect setting for the fictional Kings Landing from Game of Thrones - another major draw for visitors.

    The art and architecture retain old-world patina and the culture boats a distinctive slavic charm. Add to this the modern bars, cafes, and nightclubs that have popped up in recent years to please the jet-set and yacht crowd, and Croatia becomes an exceptionally well rounded holiday destination.

    Lesser Known Balkans: Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania

    The beautiful landscape of the Dalmatian Coast extends south across the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and then Montenegro. Boating is the perfect choice to experience these countries without sacrificing the creature comforts and service of a small cruising vessel.

    Farther south is Albania, where the Eastern European flavor is much more pronounced on the rugged, isolated coastline - the Albanian Riviera - and the interior terrain sharpens into jagged mountain ranges. Also flush with forests and villages, Albania is perhaps the most mysterious gem along the Adriatic.

    Bucolic Slovenia

    Finally, a tiny slice of Slovenia is wedged into the northern pocket between Italy and Croatia. At once rustic and sophisticated, Slovenia is a paradise of valleys and snow-capped mountains, rivers, chapels, and castles, bound together by warm Slovenian hospitality. There is much to explore. 

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