The sparkling Adriatic Coast

The Adriatic Coast sweeps from the heel of Italy all the way up its eastern coast, around the Gulf of Venice and back south, weaving round the beaches and islands of Croatia and ending at beautiful Montenegro. It’s a long, winding journey, taking in Italy’s sun-baked olive groves, Venetian cities on the Dalmatian coast, rugged and wild landscapes in Slovenia and Montenegro and, further south, the glorious Greek isles. Against the turquoise-blue waters of the ocean, the colours along the Adriatic Coast seem richer and deeper, and the contrasts between sea, islands and mountains are crisp and clear. It's a holiday destination with all the warmth, character, and culture of the Mediterranean, and perhaps just a little bit more…

Touring holidays to Croatia open a storybook of picture-perfect towns like Dubrovnik, with its polished marble streets and stout city walls overlooking the Adriatic, and Split where you can walk through streets that were once corridors in a Roman emperor’s palace. Less visited Slovenia and Montenegro take you back to nature with their national parks, glacial lakes and soaring, snow-capped mountains, and Italy promises everything from honey-stoned Lecce to showstopping Venice with its grand canals, palaces and piazzas.

Saga also offers small ship cruises taking you closer to the coast and islands of Croatia, or why not unpack and stay longer in one of our carefully selected hosted hotels across Croatia and Montenegro?

Some of our most popular tours to the Adriatic Coast are our small-ship cruises in Croatia. Italy is also very popular – the Adriatic Coast runs the entire length of Italy’s east coast and has some of its prettiest scenery. Montenegro is a real up-and-coming destination, as is lovely Slovenia. Further south, the Greek Isles are a holiday destination in their own right boasting sun, sea, sand and stunning island scenery.

Yes, the Euro is used on the Adriatic Coast. Croatia moved from the Croatian Kuna to the Euro in January 2023.

Generally speaking, most countries on the Adriatic Coast have a mild, Mediterranean climate. That means warm, sunny days in summer and mild temperatures in winter, so it’s ideal for travelling all year round.

With the widest choice of holidays and travel experiences than ever before, you can now personalise your trip so you are in complete control. All this is backed up by the high-standards and service you’d expect from Saga.

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