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Overview

An island-hopping cruise that sails between elegant Opatija and ancient Split, you’ll discover some of Croatia’s most magnificent cities and spectacular islands, like cosmopolitan Hvar, unspoiled Vis, and the island of Brac, home to Zlatni Rat, one of the most stunning and most photographed beaches in Europe. Look forward to expert led tours for fascinating insight into historic landmarks and the local life along with plenty of delicious meals and fabulous Croatian wines. Your friendly cruise director will ensure it all comes together so all you have to do is enjoy.

  • From $1,239 PP
  • 8 Days
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Deluxe
  • Opatija
  • Split

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    Highlights

    • 7-night deluxe cruise from Opatija to Split
    • Professional guided tours in Zadar, Hvar, and Split
    • Blue Cave tour
    • Freshly prepared half-board meals
    • Some dinners included
    • Multiple swim stops
    • Dedicated English-speaking Cruise Director
    • Friendly, expert crew
    • Private transfers to and from the airport or your local hotel

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Opatija to Pula

    You might want to arrive early to enjoy the picturesque town of Opatija before checking in to your elegant vessel, anytime from 12:00 p.m. on. You’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail and introductions to the crew before taking in the magnificent views along the renowned Opatija Riviera, frequently compared to the French Riviera, as you depart for Pula. Located at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, upon arrival you’ll be able to explore this city that dates back more than 3,000 years, including its famously well-preserved 1st-century Roman amphitheater that’s among the world’s largest surviving Roman arenas and 1st-century BC Hercules Gate. After returning to the ship, a welcome dinner will be served.

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

    Day 2 Pula to Brijuni & Mali Losinj

    Brijuni National Park

    This morning we’ll began cruising once again while you enjoy breakfast, heading towards Brijuni National Park and its 14 islands, islets, and reefs. Anchoring near the largest, Veliki Brijun, you’ll enjoy exploring this picturesque natural oasis that also features many dinosaur footprints. Continuing to your overnight destination, Losinj with its lovely aromas due to a mix of pine trees, wildflowers, and herbs, you’ll have time to visit Mali Losinj, set within a large natural harbor. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and visit the museum dedicated to an ancient bronze statue of an athlete found off the island’s shores, the Museum of Apoxyomenos. You might also walk to the smaller town of Veli Losinj or the Losinj Aromatic Garden, both easily accessible on foot.

    • Excursions Included: Brijuni National Park entrance fees, museum entrance fees and glass of sparking wine
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 3 Mali Losinj to Zadar

    Zadar aerial

    This morning you’ll sail to Zadar, also your next overnight destination as you’ll want to enjoy more time here which so much to see. The country’s oldest university town, it has a long, rich history that you’ll explore on a guided tour. Discover the 1st-century Roman Forum, the city’s famous symbol, 9th-century St. Donat Church, the 16th-century city gate, the Museum of Ancient Glass, and many grand palaces, villas, and other churches, with more than 30 in the historic center alone. Before returning to the ship, you’ll also get to witness the world-famous art installations along the waterfront, the Sea Organ which plays music using the sea, and the Greeting to the Sun.

    • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Zadar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 4 Zadar to Kornati National Park & Primosten

    Kornati National Park

    Departing with the early morning sun for your next destination, Kornati National Park, you’ll sail around this archipelago with its 140 islands, islets, and reefs. Just a quarter of the park is on land with the rest under water. There are medieval fortresses, Roman villas, and many other sights that will be revealed before you continue to Primosten along the central coast between Trogir and Sibenik. The old town is located on a small island that’s connected to the mainland and boasts idyllic beaches with crystal-clear blue water along with interesting architecture. Enjoy exploring before returning to the ship for the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.

    • Excursions Included: Kornati National Park entrance fees
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Captain's Dinner

    Day 5 Primosten to Vis

    Vis

    Another early morning sail takes you to Vis, the farthest inhabited island off the mainland. It was closed off to the public for some four decades while it was used as a Yugoslav military base, leaving it relatively undeveloped by tourism. You’ll find the architecture and the local culture to be very well-preserved. Enjoy its enchanting atmosphere and picturesque views by taking a stroll along the waterfront promenade before or after dinner at one of the many taverns and restaurants known for their tasty local delicacies. The Archeological Museum in Vis is well worth a visit showcasing ancient artifacts and ethnographic treasures along with furniture from houses across the island and traditional fishing implements.

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 6 Vis to Bisevo/Blue Cave & Hvar

    Blue Cave

    Get ready for one of the highlights of your cruise with a visit to the world-renowned Blue Cave. Your ship will depart before breakfast, sailing to the island of Bisevo which houses this remarkable cave. It’s Mother Nature’s magic with sunlight beaming through a crack in the roof and reflecting on the white limestone sea bottom which illuminates the interior in a brilliant blue glow. Afterward, continue cruising to visit Hvar where you’ll spend the night. Meet your guide for a sightseeing tour of the historic center, discovering 7th-century fortifications, Europe’s oldest community theater, a Venetian loggia, and more. Afterward you’ll hop on a bus for an excursion that will take you through the island’s stunning lavender-, vineyard-, and olive grove-filled landscapes to the ancient city of Stari Grad.

    • Excursions Included: Blue Cave tour and Guided Walking Tour of Hvar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 7 Hvar to Bol & Split

    Bol Zlatni Rat

    Your next island is Brac, perhaps best-known as the home of one of Europe’s most stunning beaches, Zlatni Rat which juts out about a third of a mile into turquoise waters. The tides and the winds result in it constantly changing its shape, which looks like a horn, hence its nickname, the Golden Horn. Enjoy its beauty before continuing to the 1,700-year-old city of Split, birthed with Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement palace here. You’ll take a guided sightseeing tour to discover its impeccably preserved Roman architecture which now houses all sorts of eateries, art galleries, and boutiques. Take a stroll along the Riva waterfront promenade and perhaps catch a sunrise from the top of Marjan Hill before returning to ship to enjoy dinner onboard.

     

     

    • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Split
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 8 Departure from Split

    View of Split, Croatia

    With departure day here, you’ll have time to fuel up for your journey with one last breakfast on the ship before taking private transfer to Split’s airport or your local hotel if you plan to stick around awhile. For assistance and advice in planning further travels, contact our expert staff who will be happy to help.

    • Excursions Included: N/A
    • Meals Included: Breakfast

    What's Included

    • Private transfers to and from the airport or local hotel
    • Spacious, air-conditioned en-suite cabins
    • 7-nights of cruising from Opatija to Split
    • Half-board meals, including a daily breakfast buffet and multicourse lunches
    • Welcome cocktail reception and dinner
    • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
    • Fresh fruit provided daily
    • Free coffee, tea, and filtered water throughout
    • Blue Cave admission
    • Guided tours in Zadar, Hvar, and Split
    • Complimentary WiFi on-board
    • Dedicated English-speaking cruise manager
    • Port fees and visitor taxes

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    Departure Dates

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    2022

    • May

      May 11, 2022May 25, 2022
    • June

      Jun 08, 2022Jun 22, 2022
    • July

      Jul 06, 2022Jul 20, 2022
    • August

      Aug 03, 2022Aug 17, 2022Aug 31, 2022
    • September

      Sep 14, 2022Sep 28, 2022

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