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Deluxe One Way Adriatic Explorer v.v

ITINERARY

Visit: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Metkovic, Split, Krka Waterfalls , Sibenik, Zadar, Rab, Opatija V.V

Day 1 (Saturday): Dubrovnik - Korčula

Departure at 13:00pm towards Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Covering much of the island is the distinct, almost black pine forests so Korčula is also known as "the Black Island“. Korčula Town is like a mini Dubrovnik, also encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. The famous Moreška sword dance-fight is thought to have come to the island when the Moors raged through this region and there are regular performances. A guide will lead you through the old town where tiny streets are designed in a fishbone pattern for a very good reason that you will hear about! Lots of simple "Konobas", restaurants and cool cocktail bars (some with cool music) for chill out time. Overnight in Korčula.

Meals: Lunch

Day 2 (Sunday): Korčula - Metković

Today we discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. We cruise to Metković, on the banks of the river Neretva after which the delta is named. Here, mandarins grow by the water channels and we take a barge ride to explore the groves, the flora and fauna, wild birds and the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. There’s a delightful, “time warp” feeling like nowhere else on the coast. Narona archaeological museum in Vid, which we visit, was formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first "in situ" museum in Croatia exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple. Named Augusteum with 17 marble statues, some outsized and some of natural heights. This is where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed and, according to legend, the pirates of Neretva planned their raids on enemy galleys. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board scheduled for this evening. Overnight in Metković.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Captains dinner

Day 3 (Monday): Metković - Split

From Metković our cruise continues to Split, the capital of Dalmatia region, the second largest city in Croatia with the famous Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO protected heritage site where Roman Emperor Diocletian chose his retirement spot! Upon arrival, a local guide takes us for a walk through the historic and buzzing old town centre and to the market.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Tuesday): Split - Krka Waterfalls - Šibenik

Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin then board our coach. First stop is the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin we walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular part of the waterfall area. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100m wide, and the Krka river tumbles 45.7 meters. A never to forget experience is swimming under the falls so bring your swimming things and enjoy the crystal clear fresh water. Šibenik is almost in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast and is our afternoon destination. Explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments and possibly the most famous one here, the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront. Some good boutique shopping too. Dinner on board. Overnight in Šibenik.

Meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Day 5 (Wednesday): Šibenik - Zadar

After breakfast, we leave for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, famous for its rich historical heritage of world importance. At every turn, history is here: 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. The mighty city walls encase the old town and there is a representative city gate from the 16th century. Among many museums, the Museum of ancient glass stands out together with over 30 churches and majestic family palaces and villas. On the waterfront, the award-winning Sea Organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installations, show the funky side of Zadar. We enjoy a guided city tour followed by Maraschino cherry liquor tasting. Overnight in Zadar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Thursday): Zadar - Rab Island

Departure towards Rab, known as the “island of love”, with an old town of the same name. Guided city tour including the medieval walls, the famous four towers (and maybe climb one of them later!) together with palaces, churches and squares. There’s a slight Montmartre feel with many artists painting and exhibiting out on the streets. Legend has it that local nuns created a special Rab cake for a visiting Pope and we will sample this after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret. Overnight in Rab.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tasting

Day 7 (Friday): Rab Island - Opatija

The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera and we have magnificent views of it. Royal families, celebrities and musicians have all stayed in Opatija. Our experienced guide will tell you the magnificent history of Opatija and show you its most precious monuments. Walk the famous Franz Joseph promenade, Lungomare to the fishermen's village of Volosko, home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia, or enjoy Kraš Choco bar to try exclusive chocolate cocktails, cakes or ice-cream. There’s a real café society here. Farewell evening dinner on board with live entertainment, a great opportunity for swapping addresses on the last evening. Overnight in the port of Opatija.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Saturday): Depart Opatija

After breakfast, say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the Katarina line ships.

Meals: Breakfast 

 

Escorted Package Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbour and departure transfer from Opatija port to Opatija hotel.
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 9 (8) meals – 4-course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • A drink with lunch
  • A liter of water per person daily
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment in Metković
  • Farewell dinner with live entertainment in Opatija
  • Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metković
  • Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in Bibich winery
  • Maraschino liquor tasting in Zadar
  • Rab cake tasting in Rab
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Coffee and tea all day
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Krka National Park entrance fee
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Korčula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija (Dubrovnik)
  • Visitors' taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

 

Premium Package Includes:

  • Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box.
  • Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.
  • Buffet breakfasts,three course lunches, Captain’s dinner
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik/Korcula
  • Daily cabin service, a mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
  • Luggage handling
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Afternoon tea and coffee

 

Not Included:

  • Visitors Tax & Port Fees: EUR 40.00 ($60) per person per week (to be paid on the spot)
  • Parking: Possible from EUR 10 - 15 daily
  • Airport transfers: Ask us for a quote
  • Pre/post cruise accommodation: Ask us for a quote and our suggestion
  • Ferry Tickets: Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & international ferry connections
  • Entrance to National Park Mljet: Prices vary from EUR 15 - 17 per person depending on season and park visited (to be paid on the spot)
  • Dinner supplement: approx. $174 per person/week, min.10 pax required

 

Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and cruises are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (kl)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Cruise
  • Departures: April - September 2019 and 2020
  • Cities Visited: Dubrovnik - Opatija
  • Price From: $ 0.00
  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Cruise
  • Departures: April - September 2019 and 2020
  • Cities Visited: Opatija - Dubrovnik
  • Price From: $ 0.00