Authentic | Mediterranean
As you explore the picturesque Adriatic, you’ll encounter a string of
enchanting destinations in Montenegro, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia,
each boasting a plethora of unforgettable experiences. You’ll cruise the
fjord-like Bay of Kotor; have chances to wander the postcard-perfect cities
of Dubrovnik and Split; and uncover lesser-known gems, such as Zadar.
Throw romantic Venice into the mix and this is the Adriatic at its best.
To whet the appetite for your stunning exploration
of one of Europe’s most captivating regions, Black
Watch will call at three attraction-packed destinations
en route to the Adriatic. Charming Cádiz, Palma de
Mallorca and Kerkira offer historical highlights and
fine scenery galore. There’s memorable scenic
cruising along the Strait of Messina and by the
Stromboli Volcano to inspire you too.
A spectacular sailing into Kotor via the beautiful
Bay of Kotor will ensure an unforgettable welcome
to the Adriatic. Once docked, you could explore the
enchanting town centre, or perhaps tour to Perast,
a Baroque town renowned for its iconic islets. Up
next is Hvar, ‘Queen of Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands’.
The sight of golden beaches, pretty lagoons and
terracotta-topped architecture will beckon you
ashore here. The 13th century Fortica Fortress and
St Stephen’s Square are among the many attractions.
An undoubted highlight of your Adriatic adventure
will be a day in mesmerising Venice. Tucked away
within the maze of canals, squares and ancient
streets lie impressive monuments such as the 14th
century Doge’s Palace and the St Mark’s Basilica.
Take them in at your leisure, and be sure to enjoy
a gondola ride, after cruising the magical Laguna
Veneta. Then it’s on to the Slovenian city of Koper
– the gateway to the fairytale-esque Lake Bled. In
Zadar, you’ll encounter impressive Roman-style
architecture and ancient relics, including St Anastasia
Cathedral, the largest cathedral on the Dalmatian
Coast. Don’t miss the unique Sea Organ too.
On your overnight stay in Split, must-visit sites
such as Diocletian’s Palace await within the Roman
city’s historic walls; while Trogir and Krka National
Park are just a tour away. Dubrovnik is your final
Croatian call. Take time to explore the ancient walls
here, taking in the majestic churches, palaces and
monasteries, and you’ll soon understand why the
city is known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.
The highlights continue. You’ll visit the enchanting
city of Valletta and the island of Menorca; discover
the Andalusian delights of Malaga; and call into
Leixões for the Portuguese city of Oporto, famed
for its Port wine.
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