BREATHTAKING CROATIA OPATIJA - SPLIT-8 dana
Croatia, Kvarner, Opatija
OPATIJA – PULA – NATIONAL PARK BRIJUNI / MALI LOŠINJ – ZADAR – NATIONAL PARK KORNATI / PRIMOŠTEN – VIS – BLUE CAVE / HVAR / STARI GRAD – BOL / SPLIT
Ready to set off on a breathtaking cruise from Opatija to Split? A fabulous tapestry of blue and green will amaze every traveller while cruising and exploring the stunning Adriatic coastline and islands. The intermingling of various influences in the past has crystallized Croatia's spectacular scenery with, small coves where bathers drift on the crystal-blue waters, historical towns and cities. The natural sublimity of national parks and so much more, words can hardly express! A delightful experience to memorize forever!
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OPATIJA - PULA (Dinner)
Check-in from 12.00h. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail. The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera, enjoy magnificent views en route to Pula. Upon arrival, time at leisure to explore the city that has existed for three thousand years. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. The Arena in Pula is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers entirely preserved. Return to the vessel for a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Pula.
PULA – NP BRIJUNI / MALI LOŠINJ (Breakfast and lunch)
While enjoying the breakfast on board, cruise towards the National Park Brijuni, which consists of 14 islands and islets, among which the biggest is Veliki Brijun. Except for its beautiful nature, the archipelago has numerous dinosaur footprints. Explore this oasis of magnificent harmony between man, animal and plant life. After lunch on board, the cruise continues towards the island of Lošinj, known as the “sunshine island” with an abundance of pines, wildflowers and herbs. Lošinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic because of its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. Upon arrival, visit the Museum of Apoxyomenos and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Time at leisure to explore this fragrant island: walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.
MALI LOŠINJ – ZADAR (Breakfast and lunch)
Morning cruise towards Zadar, for centuries the capital of Dalmatia and the oldest university town in Croatia. Join a guided tour of the city. Zadar is 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 the 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous, contemporary Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in the port of Zadar.
ZADAR - NP KORNATI / PRIMOŠTEN (Breakfast, lunch and Capitan's dinner)
Early morning departure to the Kornati National Park, which consists of around 100 islands, islets and reefs. In addition to this, the continental part includes ¼ of the surface of the park, while the rest belongs to the marine ecosystem. Enjoy the ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements. Some of the reefs are sometimes up to 100 m deep in the sea. Lunch on board as the cruise continues towards Primošten, a small, picturesque town situated between Šibenik and Trogir, in the central part of the Adriatic coast and surrounded by seven other islets, a wonderful sight and a beautiful place to explore. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board tonight. Overnight in Primošten.
PRIMOŠTEN - VIS (Breakfast and lunch)
Early morning cruise toward the island of Vis, once one of the main Greek colonies in the 4th century BC. As a Yugoslavian army base for a long period, until 1991, Vis was closed and left untouched by the development of tourism for many years. As a result, its culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Take a walk, enjoy the views and taste some local delicacies at many excellent restaurants and taverns along the promenade. Overnight in Vis.
VIS - BIŠEVO (BLUE CAVE) / HVAR / STARI GRAD (Breakfast and lunch)
Before breakfast, cruise towards the small island Biševo for a visit to the famous Blue Cave, a splendorous and unique geomorphological natural wonder. A hypnotizing silver-blue light illuminates the space inside the cave when the sunlight hits the surface of the ocean through a vault on its arched roof and reflects off the seabed (Entrance fee approx. 15 €, to be paid on the spot). The possibility of a cave visit will depend on weather conditions. The cruise continues towards Hvar, an island covered in vibrant and fragrant lavender fields and olive groves. The historic island town is home to the 7th-century fortifications, a Venetian loggia, historic piazzas and the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Learn more about it on a guided city tour, followed by a bus excursion throughout the island with lunch in a restaurant, to the oldest town in Croatia, Stari Grad! Overnight in Stari Grad.
STARI GRAD - BOL / SPLIT (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
After breakfast, departure towards the island Brač, to visit the most famous Croatian beach, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) – a beautiful, horn-shaped sandy beach that constantly changes shape due to wind, current and waves. After lunch, as the cruise continues towards Split, enjoy the unbelievable views of the surrounding seas and the amazing Split’s Riviera. Upon arrival, join the guided city tour. A dynamic port city with a medieval Old Town grown out of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, Split bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés, restaurants, and galleries cram the cobblestone alleyways, the waterfront and the Marjan peninsula, making Croatia's second-largest city one of the Mediterranean's most compelling. Return to the vessel, for dinner onboard. Overnight in Split.
A tasty breakfast before bidding farewell to the crew. Check-out and transfer to the airport.
Opatija – the pearl of the Adriatic
Opatija is the jewel of the Croatian Adriatic that is situated in the Kvarner Bay in an ideal location between the Adriatic Sea and Mountain Učka. Due to its location, mild climate and beautiful sea views from the famous Lungomare promenade, it is a desirable European destination from the very beginning of tourism development on the Adriatic.
What to see and to visit in Opatija?
1. Symbol of Opatija and Kvarner: „A girl with a seagull“
The graceful sculpture of „the Girl with the Seagull“ is located on a cliff that has an impressive view of the sea and the town, therefore it is a favorite location for taking pictures among visitors.
You can take pictures free of charge thanks to Photospot that is located next to „The girl with the seagull“ and to download it online as the card!
2. Lungomare promenade
In the small town Volosko begins the 12 km long coastal Lungomare promenade, which is ideal for long romantic walks overlooking the sea and the sunset, as well as exploring the beauties of the town and learning about its rich history and culture. While walking along this road you can see magnificent villas, monuments, beautiful pebble beaches and enjoy the fragrant coastal plants and to have rest in the shade of centuries-old oaks.
3. Croatian „Walk of fame“
Famous people who contributed to the promotion of Croatia in the world, have received their “star“ on the Croatian version of „Walk of fame“. Some of them: Dragutin Tadijanović, Miroslav Krleža, Rade Šerbedžija, Oliver Dragojević, Janica Kostelić, Dražen Petrović, Goran Ivanišević, Nikola Tesla and many others.
4. The Green Fairytale of Angiolina Park and St. Jakov Park
Opatija is also known as a "park town" whose park architecture is a blend of beautiful scenery and natural heritage. In the very center of Opatija there is the second oldest park and protected monument of park architecture - St. Jakov Park. Its creation is connected with the construction of the monastery (of Opatija) called St.Jakov that is the oldest building in Opatija after which the town of Opatija was named. In addition to the beautiful, numerous and exclusive plant species and green lawns there is also a baroque fountain with a sculpture of the Greek god Sun and Goddess of the Moon, as well as accentuated paths and stairs, the Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion, the Croatian Museum of Tourism etc.
The historical importance of one of the most award-winning parks in Croatia - Angiolina Park began in 1844 year with the construction of a Villa Angiolina. This park is famous for its exotic plants from different parts of the world, laurel, the floral symbol of the town - camellias and the Music Pavilion.
5. Natural park Učka
For all those looking for an active vacation, there is a Mountain Učka with plenty of cycling and hiking trails. Except for recreation you can enjoy the biodiversity of Učka and visit the Vela Draga Canyon with its vantage point adorned with limestone columns and fossil-obscured rocks, as well as Lovranska Draga with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Nature Park leading by the Slap Promenade and numerous other places.
6. Croatian Museum of Tourism
In the Angiolina Park there is the permanent exhibition "Opatija - The Golden Beginning of Croatian Tourism" of the Croatian Museum of Tourism. In the museum you can find unique photographs, documents, drawings and postcards of Opatija – the items of the oldest Croatian tourist destination.
7. The first hotel on the Adriatic coast
In Opatija you can find different types of accommodation, from charming hotels on the seacoast to private apartments. Among the many hotels in Opatija, the Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner is the first hotel on the Adriatic coast built in 1884 year. Its architecture exudes elegance and its terrace next to the Lungomare Promenade offers a perfect breathtaking sea view.
8. Top quality restaurants, taverns and cafes: tasting of delicious Opatija's cuisine
In many perfect restaurants and taverns you can try Mediterranean seafood dishes, delicios Mediterranean meals such as bitter wild asparagus and Kvarner shrimp. Opatija also has a special Kamelija cake made exclusively from Mediterranean foods so you can taste it in Opatija's hotels restaurants and cafes.
In addition to being the oldest and most popular tourist destination in Croatia, Opatija is also a major event hub when it comes to business tourism, thanks to the numerous conference halls of Opatija hotels. Opatija's congressional tradition has been lasting for over 120 years including about 500 congresses, seminars and other business events that take place every year. Also, Opatija is a well-known spa destination with numerous wellness and spa centers.
The rich tradition and history, the beauty of nature parks and beaches and the wide range of accommodation facilities, congress halls, restaurants and cafes are among the many reasons why tourists return to Opatija.
Enjoy the pearl of the Adriatic, its rich history and culture!
Terms of travel
- Local transfers in Opatija and transfer from the Split harbour to the Split airport (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
- 7-night cruise in a deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome reception & cocktail
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
- Captain's dinner with live entertainment
- A drink with lunch onboard
- Complimentary water
- Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
- An abundance of fruit daily
- Professional tour manager
- Visitors' tax & port fees
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service and towel change
- Linen change during the week
- Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
- Guided walking tours of towns Zadar, Hvar and Split
- National Park Kornati and National Park Brijuni entrance fees
- Museum of Apoxyomenos entrance fee + glass of sparkling wine
- Hvar Island excursion with lunch
- The Cellars of Diocletian's Palace entrance fee
- Double cabin for single use (Single supplement): +50%
- No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!
Advance payment - EUR 100 per person
Remainder latest one month prior to arrival
Name change fee – EUR 20 per person
Date change fee - EUR 20 per person - valid only if the change is done up to 30 days prior to booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation conditions will be applied
- The captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions
- All KL cruise departures are guaranteed, however, if less than 20 passengers are booked, KL reserves the right to cancel the departure and change the vessel name if the need arises
- Passengers are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board
- In case of inappropriate behaviour, KL/captain reserves the right in asking passengers to disembark
From the day of confirmation up to 30 days prior to arrival – advance payment (EUR 100 per person) - non-refundable
29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance
14-0 days – 100% fee
KL and the captain of the vessel reserve the right to change and modify the route due to weather conditions as well as conditions in the ports visited. The order of visits may be different than published in case of ports being overly crowded and too busy and with the intention to give the customer a better experience overall.
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, KL ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases, clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise is not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
Responsible organiser: KL