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Croatia/Montenegro

The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage

Alongside experts, learn about Roman monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks and idyllic villages nestled above the waters of the Dalmatian Coast.
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Program No. 20118RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,499
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Flights start at
1,050
Croatia/Montenegro

The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage

Alongside experts, learn about Roman monuments, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks and idyllic villages nestled above the waters of the Dalmatian Coast.
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
1,050
Length
13 days
Rating (4.92)
Starts at
3,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
1,050
Program No. 20118RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Apr 11 - Apr 23, 2023
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2023
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Apr 20 - May 2, 2023
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Apr 25 - May 7, 2023
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Apr 27 - May 9, 2023
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

May 2 - May 14, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

May 4 - May 16, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

May 9 - May 21, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

May 11 - May 23, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

May 16 - May 28, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

May 18 - May 30, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

May 23 - Jun 4, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

May 25 - Jun 6, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

May 30 - Jun 11, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Jun 1 - Jun 13, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Jun 6 - Jun 18, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Jun 13 - Jun 25, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 5 - Sep 17, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 12 - Sep 24, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 14 - Sep 26, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

Sep 19 - Oct 1, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 21 - Oct 3, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
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This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Sep 26 - Oct 8, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
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This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2023
Ship Outside 3,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Oct 5 - Oct 17, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Oct 10 - Oct 22, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Oct 12 - Oct 24, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Oct 19 - Oct 31, 2023
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Apr 11 - Apr 23, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Apr 20 - May 2, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Apr 25 - May 7, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Apr 27 - May 9, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,499
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

May 2 - May 14, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

May 4 - May 16, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

May 9 - May 21, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

May 11 - May 23, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

May 16 - May 28, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

May 18 - May 30, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

May 23 - Jun 4, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

May 25 - Jun 6, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

May 30 - Jun 11, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Jun 1 - Jun 13, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Jun 6 - Jun 18, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Hercegeg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Jun 13 - Jun 25, 2023
Ship Outside 4,799
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 5 - Sep 17, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 12 - Sep 24, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 14 - Sep 26, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

Sep 19 - Oct 1, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 21 - Oct 3, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Sep 26 - Oct 8, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2023
Ship Outside 4,999
Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Oct 5 - Oct 17, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

Oct 10 - Oct 22, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Vapor

Oct 12 - Oct 24, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Split, Croatia, ending in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, and sails on the Barbara

Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Vapor

Oct 19 - Oct 31, 2023
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,799
Special Offer

No extra costs for single cabins. Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Itinerary Note

This date begins in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, ending in Split, Croatia, and sails on the Barbara

At a Glance

With its turquoise waters, idyllic coves and 1,000 islands, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is a treasure trove of enchantment — and one best discovered by boat. Step aboard your privately chartered motor cruiser for an intimate adventure that follows rugged coastlines to rural villages, seaside palaces and breathtaking national parks. But this remarkable beauty is only half the discovery — just behind it sits fascinating history, engaging culture and welcoming people, and you’ll experience it all alongside our experts in unforgettable ways.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Croatia’s Capital and Beautiful Lakes

Revel in three additional nights in Southeast Europe’s oldest national park and Zagreb as you enjoy expert-led excursions to pristine lakes, idyllic forests and historic villages.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to five miles per day; some uneven and hilly terrain; stairs without railings.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Discover Diocletian’s Palace, built as a massive seaside retirement villa by the Roman emperor.
  • Explore Mljet National Park and its island monastery.
  • Spend an afternoon and night in Montenegro to explore the town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

General Notes

Please note that some dates of this program operate in reverse, beginning in Herceg Novi (Montenegro) and ending in Split (Croatia). Departures operate on different ships, so please see the daily schedule for specific details. Select dates of this program have an available extension program titled "Extension: Croatia’s Capital and Beautiful Lakes" (#21037), which visits the Croatian capital, Zagreb, as well as the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the departures this program extension is offered, it is offered post-program for dates that operate in the direction of Herceg Novi to Split and pre-program for dates that operate in the direction of Split to Herceg Novi.
Featured Expert
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Biserka Galjanic
Biserka Galjanic is Croatian national with great passion for travel and history. Biserka has lived in different parts of Croatia and is happy to share her interests and knowledge of the country she loves so much. Biserka has explored the U.S., South and Central America, parts of South East Asia, some African states and Europe and is humbled by what she has learned and how travel has changed her perceptions of the world.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Biserka Galjanic View biography
Biserka Galjanic is Croatian national with great passion for travel and history. Biserka has lived in different parts of Croatia and is happy to share her interests and knowledge of the country she loves so much. Biserka has explored the U.S., South and Central America, parts of South East Asia, some African states and Europe and is humbled by what she has learned and how travel has changed her perceptions of the world.
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Jana Stepic View biography
Jana Stepic graduated from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia with a degree in cultural studies. She has been a professional group leader since 2006 and is constantly working to widen her field of expertise and deliver the best possible experience to her travelers. Working for Road Scholar gives her a unique opportunity to share her enthusiasm for travel and adventure. Her favorite activities include cooking and outdoor activities in her home country of Slovenia.
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Ivan Boban View biography
Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Ivan has always been drawn to the sea and to travel. At a young age, he was helping his Grandpa with his fishing boat and trying to converse with visitors in the Old Harbor of Dubrovnik. He got his diploma at American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik which led him and gave him opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality industry through working and living in the USA, France and Italy, as well as Croatia.
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Darko Japelj View biography
Darko is a theater and dance performer, author, licensed group leader and yoga/performing arts teacher. A native of Croatia, he studied and lived in France. He merrily navigates between theater and leading groups across Croatia, France and other countries. A passionate traveler and bookworm, he speaks Croatian, English, French, Spanish, and some Italian and German. He will be delighted to share his expertise in all that concerns Croatia and surrounding countries.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
by Slavenka Drakulic
These short essays capture the absurdity, struggle and day-to-day reality of being a woman in Yugoslavia under communism. Drakulic is an award-winning Croatian journalist and novelist.
Death and the Dervish
by Mesa Selimovic
The tale of Sheikh Nuruddin, the self-serving dervish of the title, set during Ottoman rule in 18th-century Bosnia. Selimovic (1910-1982) was a well-known Bosnian Muslim author.
City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas
by Roger Crowley
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.
Eyewitness Guide Croatia
by Eyewitness Guides
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact book offers a thorough overview of Croatia's history, traditions, cultures and sights.
Zagreb, A Cultural History
by Celia Hawkesworth
An illuminating account of the tumultuous but vibrant history of Croatia's capital, with a strong focus on the art and architecture of the city.
Balkan Ghosts, A Journey through History
by Robert D. Kaplan
Kaplan interweaves history, art and culture with his travels through Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece in this regional portrait.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Coast
by Eyewitness Guides
This slim guide, geared for visitors on a short stay, features color photographs and maps.
The Bridge on the Drina
by Ivo Andric, Lovette F. Edwards (Translator)
These linked stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author capture the history and complexity of Christian and Muslim relations during Ottoman occupation. Hewn of stone, the bridge dividing the town of Visegrad was Andric's inspiration.
Croatia, A Nation Forged in War
by Marcus Tanner
A modern history of Croatia, from its medieval origins to Nazi occupation to the present day, written by the British correspondent who reported from the region during the events of 1993.
The Balkans, A Short History
by Mark Mazower
With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey.
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia
by Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction)
First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
Dubrovnik, A History
by Robin Harris
Harris, a journalist who writes frequently on the Balkans, presents a comprehensive portrait of the historically important maritime city-state in this nicely illustrated, scholarly and readable history of Dubrovnik.
The Hired Man
by Aminatta Forna
When Duro Kolak encounters a strange car in his small Croatian village of Gost, he offers its British occupants assistance in setting up a summer cottage. But tensions soon develop between the village residents and the foreigners, as painful memories from the Croatian War of Independence are revived.
Yugoslavia, Death of a Nation
by Laura Silber, Allan Little
Called "one of the finest volumes to come out of the war" by the New York Times, this book combines eyewitness reports, political commentary and documentary photographs to elucidate the origins and aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans
by Dennis Hupchick
The changing borders and complex history of the Balkans are clearly and concisely shown through 50 double-page maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically.
A Traveller's History of Croatia
by Benjamin Curtis
Curtis untangles with alacrity the complex history of this nation at the crossroads of Europe.
The Balkan Express
by Slavenka Drakulic
The celebrated Croatian writer describes life in Zagreb during the 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence in this series of essays, detailing the ways the war encroached upon daily life and eliminated all sense of normality.
Croatia Coast Map
by Freytag & Berndt
A nicely shaded map covering the Dalmatian Coast from Porec to Dubrovnik at a scale of 1:200,000, perfect for the complex coastline.





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