Adriatic Small Ship Cruises with Wild Earth Travel - Sail to Croatia, Montenegro, Albania in Luxury. Cruises from Dubrovnik, Split or Venice! Discover the Adriatic - Enjoy the Stunning Nature & Charming Mediterranean Towns.

The Adriatic Sea is a semi-enclosed sea, bordered in the southwest by the Italian (Apennine) Peninsula, in the northwest by the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and in the northeast by Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania—the Balkan peninsula. In the southeast, the Adriatic Sea connects to the Ionian Sea at the Strait of Otranto. The Adriatic Sea contains over 1300 islands, mostly located along the Croatian coast.

The beauty of the Adriatic Coast impresses even the most experienced of travellers. The sea, an intense blue and the islands, amazingly picturesque. Mountains sweep down to the sea covered in rich vegetation, islands lace the coast creating endless inviting waterways and channels. On shore there are unforgettable historic villages, towns and cities.

Some of the highlights of small ship cruising along the Adriatic coast include:

Kotor. Embedded into the slopes of the steep Lovćen mountain, and overlooking the deep blue sea, the fortified town of Kotor boasts a spectacular, imposing staging that few can match. A pearl of Montenegro and the Adriatic, Kotor's warren-like streets are full of history and authenticity. 

Dubrovnik. The Pearl of the Adriatic, Croatia’s crowning glory rears up vertically from the tranquil waters of the sea, and Dubrovnik’s daunting fortresses town is a truly imposing sight to behold. Encircled by chunky stone walls so thick and dramatic they could have been purpose-built as a film set, this city’s unmatched old town is the setting for countless films and shows - from Star Wars to Robin Hood, Game of Thrones and every production in-between seeking a truly authentic medieval flavour. 

Split. If Dubrovnik is the Pearl of the Adriatic, Split is its beating heart. A UNESCO World Heritage site, The centre of Split is built into the remains of Emperor Diocletian's Palace and now mixes the ancient remains of thermal baths, alleyways and courtyards with restaurants, cafes and shops.

If you’re after a small ship cruise to the Adriatic, talk to Wild Earth Travel team and we will help you find a trip of a lifetime. Wild Earth Travel is owned and operated by expedition leaders with over 20 years experience voyaging, leading and creating expeditions all over the globe. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences. When listening to travellers requests we use this unique understanding and knowledge to match you with the best small ship options for you. 


Mediterranean / Adriatic

Dubrovnik to Split including Trogir

8 days from
€EUR 186 per day

Mediterranean / Adriatic

Venice to Dubrovnik in Luxury

11 days from
€EUR 260 per day

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