• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Opatija
  • Location: Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Krka, Trogir, Split
  • Duration: 8 days (Sat-Sat)
  • Availability: SATURDAY, only one or two departures per year
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Highlights

  • Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea
  • Relax and let the Captain and Crew take care of you
  • Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea
  • Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia's finest destinations
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8 days from Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Kornati/Vodice, Krka Waterfalls/Primošten, Trogir and to Split

Fabulous rarely offered one-way cruise from beautiful Opatja to Split.
Taking in Krka National Park, Kornati National Park and Zadar along the way.
Breakfast and lunch included!

Only one departure in 2024: 14Sep

Itinerary

Open-age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main or Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a supplement. Triple cabins not usually available.

For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover historical monuments.

SHIP INFO: varies, please check with us.

Same cruise, opposite direction:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/201/premium-cruise-from-split-to-opatija-7nts/

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INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
8 days from Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Kornati/Vodice, Krka Waterfalls/Primošten, Trogir and to Split

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise in an air-conditioned cabin with ensuite
• English-speaking Cruise Manager
• 7 crew members
• Bath towels & linen changed mid-week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi onboard
• Arrival transfer from any hotel in Opatija

Meals Included:
• Captain’s Dinner
• Buffet breakfast daily
• 6 lunches with three courses
• Unlimited drinking water
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily

Sightseeing Tours Included:
• Guided walking tour of Trogir

NOT INCLUDED:
• Port Tax €60 per person / week (pay onboard)
• Meals and drinks not listed
• Gratuities and tips

#Optional Excursions (book onboard):
• Entrances to National Parks: ~ €20-25pp


ITINERARY:
Check-in 11.00-12.30hrs. The cruise departs Split port at 13.00hrs (1pm) sharp. Please do not be late. If you miss the departure you will need to arrange transfer at your own expense to Krk to meet the ship.


DAY 1: OPATIJA Embarkation, then to KRK ISLAND (L)
Departure at 13:00h with lunch on board followed by a swimming stop in the crystal clear sea en route to Krk island - the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades, bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the buzzing waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.

DAY 2: to RAB ISLAND (B, L)
After breakfast we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. Stroll through the town encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where artists display their works and try famous “Rapska torta“ cake, it is a must. If time allows walk up to Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

DAY 3: to ZADAR (B, L)
Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar along the coast of Pag island with a swimming stop on the tiny MAUN island. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, which was for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today is the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in cultural heritage of world importance visible on every step. See the Roman forum dating to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dating to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces, villas. The town is full of great restaurants mostly in the centre. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organ, unique in the world and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

DAY 4: to KORNATI, then VODICE (B, L,)
Morning departure for the National Park Kornati, which consists of around 90 islands, islets and rocks. In addition to the many islands, the continental part includes only ¼ of the surface area of the park, while the rest belong to the marine eco-system. Enjoy the ruins of the ancient Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements which enrich the islands’ heritage, and the reefs here are sometimes as steep as 100 m deep in the sea. Afterwards we continue to Vodice, a typical small Dalmatian town, where we will overnight. Enjoy your evening at one of the beautiful terraces and abundant restaurants or simply enjoy walking along the beautiful beaches of this pretty Dalmatian coastal town. Overnight in Vodice.

DAY 5: to KRKA WATERFALLS, and PRIMOŠTEN (B, L)
Enjoy the beautiful view of the Krka River Canyon while cruising towards the town of Primošten. After lunch, you will wonder at the stunning natural beauty and waterfalls of the Krka National Park. Enjoy your evening in this fascinating, picturesque small town. This is the place to taste the local wines, for which this town is known. Overnight in Primošten.

DAY 6: to TROGIR (B, L, CD)
Today we head for "Little Venice", or the floating museum town as TROGIR is often called. Located on a small island, connected to the mainland and Čiovo peninsula by two bridges, the town is a magical place that offers plenty of cultural and historical monuments, charming small “konobas” – Croatian taverns and restaurants that offer a wide range of typical Dalmatian specialties. Captain`s dinner onboard. Overnight in Trogir harbour.

DAY 7: to SPLIT (B, L)
Our final destination is situated near Trogir, giving us ample time for swimming and sunbathing in one of the bays of the Čiovo peninsula or on Šolta island in the little village Stomorska. In the afternoon hours, we continue our cruise to Split, enjoying the breathtaking view of Split Riviera. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical richness and beauty of this centuries-place reach out to local residents and visitors alike. Upon arrival, we recommend a walk through the old city centre, the 1700 years old Diocletian's Palace and other places of interest in this city – Split is Croatia’s second largest city. Overnight in Split.

Day 8: SPLIT - Departure (B)
One final breakfast onboard. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the Crew and all your new friends! You must vacate your cabin by 09.00hrs. If you need to leave early you can do so anytime from 5am. Split port has the main bus/coach and train stations 50m across the road. There are plenty of storage kiosks around if you are departing later and need somewhere to store your luggage. Happy travels and we hope to see you again soon!

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, CD=Captain's Dinner
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Please be aware that you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Croatia Cruise FAQ - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Croatia Island Hopping Tour FAQ - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1: OPATIJA Embarkation, then to KRK ISLAND (L)
  • DAY 2: to RAB ISLAND (B, L)
  • DAY 3: to ZADAR (B, L)
  • DAY 4: to KORNATI, then VODICE (B, L,)
  • DAY 5: to KRKA WATERFALLS, and PRIMOŠTEN (B, L)
  • DAY 6: to TROGIR (B, L, CD)
  • DAY 7: to SPLIT (B, L)
  • Day 8: SPLIT - Departure (B)