Sail into the history of a lovely, storied coast

"We wed thee, O Sea, in token of true and lasting dominion." These words are spoken each year at the Feast of the Ascension to celebrate Venice’s marriage with the sea—a ritual begun in the year 1000, when a powerful fleet sailed from Venice to rid Istria (Croatia and Slovenia) of pirates. Their citizens, exhausted by the wars between the Croatian king Svetislav and his brother Cresimir, swore an oath of fidelity to Venice, establishing the eminence of Venetian maritime power over the Adriatic Sea. The Venetian influence endures today, providing a powerful reason to visit this culturally and historically rich, naturally beautiful region—aboard Sea Cloud, the quintessence of sailing in the land of sail.

  • Visit lovely Croatian towns that retain their original Byzantine and Roman names—Vis, Zadar, Rovinj, and Pula— with Vis, for example, tracing its origin even further, to the Neolithic

  • Explore ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites—the stone Cathedral of St. James and the forbidding St. Nicholas Fortress perched above the Krka River

  • Spend a day visiting two UNESCO sites in Krka National Park, replete with waterfalls and gorges; sail to Kornatl National Park and then Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia

  • Discover the rich natural history of Slovenia as we sail the forested coast, visiting fishing villages and journeying inland to explore the countryside and sample farmers markets; and visit the Church of St. George, modeled after Venice’s St. Marks Cathedral

  • Relish the at-sea intervals to steep in the luxury of being under sail aboard Sea Cloud, reading in the Blue Lagoon, and sampling uncommon liquors and liqueurs after dinner, with our compliments

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Duration

9 Days

Dates

Jul

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Immerse yourself in Croatia’s history and Slovenia’s natural beauty and rich history on the stunning Sea Cloud, designed to offer the rare and authentic experience of sailing a private tall ship among must-see and seldom-seen locales. While our itinerary will deliver on the promised highlights, it also offers flexibility, a hallmark of Lindblad Expeditions, allowing Sea Cloud’s team to adjust to take advantage of exploration or wind and spectacular sailing opportunities.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Disembark

Venice, Italy

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