Croatia Times Travel | Northern Pearls Split to Opatija

ADRIATIC SMALL SHIP CRUISING

Northern Pearls Split to Opatija – KL6 8 days / 7 nights

 

Split – Trogir – Primošten – Krka NP – Vodice – Kornati NP – Zadar – Rab – Krk – Opatija

or Šipan – Dubrovnik


Includes

• 7 nights onboard

• Double or twin A/C cabins with ensuite

• 7 hot & cold buffet breakfasts (B)

• 7 three-course lunches (L)

• 1 Captain’s dinner (D)

• Sightseeing tour of Zadar

• Daily cabin service

• Mid week fresh towels & bed linen

• 1 litre of water daily


CRUISE ITINERARY


Day 1, Saturday: Split – Trogir

Departure from Split harbour at 1pm towards the “Little Venice“ or the floating museum as Trogir is often called. Located on a small island, connected to the mainland and ─îiovo island by two bridges, the town of Trogir is a magical place that offers plenty of cultural and historical monuments, charming small ‘Konobas’ and restaurants that offer wide range of typical Dalmatian culinary specialties. Overnight in Trogir. (L)

 
Day 2, Sunday: Trogir – Primošten

After breakfast we head towards Primošten, a typical small Dalmatian coastal town. The legend says that God, creating the Earth, wanted to rest on the seventh day from all his work so he made himself the town of Primošten for this purpose. Today, this small town is well known for its quality local wines, and is one of the most favourite destinations of those who want to enjoy the harmony of sea, sun and stone. Overnight in Primošten. (B, L)


Day 3, Monday: Primošten – Krka – Vodice

Morning cruise while enjoying stunning view of the Krka River canyon. After lunch sightseeing and enjoying nature and waterfalls of the National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Afternoon arrival in Vodice, one of Croatia’s most lively towns. As a small town, it lives night and day, and always offers something new and unusual. The most famous are the Vodice traditional folk festivals, cultural and entertainment events and evenings of Dalmatian a’cappella songs. Overnight in Vodice. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday: Vodice – Kornati – Zadar

Early morning departure to the National Park Kornati, which consists of 89 islands, islets and rocks. Enjoy the ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of the islands, and reefs that are sometimes up to 100 m deep in the sea. Afterwards we continue sailing to Zadar, for centuries the capital of Dalmatia, and the oldest university town in Croatia, well known for its rich historical heritage of world importance, visible at every step: the Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donat church from the 9th century - the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, mighty city walls with a bow and a representative city gate from 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both located on the city’s waterfront. Overnight in the port of Zadar. (B, L)


Day 5, Wednesday: Zadar – Rab

Our next destination is the island of Rab, which is known as the “island of love”. The small town of Rab, where we spend the night in the harbour, is encircled in medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. If time allows walk to Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificient sunset. Overnight in Rab town. (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday: Rab – Krk

The following morning we continue sailing towards the island of Krk, the largest Adriatic island. This island has immense variety in its picturesque towns and villages, gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Overnight in the port of Krk, where you are able to explore the old town on your own. (B, L)


Day 7, Friday: Krk – Opatija

After breakfast the ship sails towards the final destination, the town of Opatija – sometimes called the queen of Croatian tourism. Before arriving make sure to take a look at the stunning views of the famous Opatija Riviera. Arrival to the port is scheduled for late afternoon, and for your last night on the ship we recommend a stroll along famous Franz Jozef pathway, known as the ‘Lungo Mare’ pathway to the fisherman village Volosko – well known for good seafood restaurants as well as visiting the Opatija park and Hotel Kvarner built in 1884, the fist hotel on the Adriatic Riviera. (B, L)


Day 8, Saturday: Opatija

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your new friends. (B)


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