• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Split
  • Location: Split, Trogir, Krka, Zadar, Rab, Krk, Opatija
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAY, 14Aug2021 only
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Highlights

  • Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another with the small ship cruiser.
  • Relax and let the captain, the crew and our tour manager, 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 with local experts.
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8 days from Split, Trogir, Primosten, Krka Waterfalls / Vodice, Kornati / Zadar, Rab, Krk and to Opatija

Premium one-way cruise from Split to beautiful Opatja, taking in Krka National Park, Kornati National Park and Zadar along the way.

SATURDAY, 14Aug2021 only

Itinerary

8 days from Split, Trogir, Primosten, Krka Waterfalls / Vodice, Kornati / Zadar, Rab, Krk and to Opatija

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.

SATURDAYS, 1Aug, 15Aug, 22Aug, 19Sep 2020

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main or Lower Deck. Most triple cabins are a double bed with a single bunk bed above. Solo travellers can book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement or can offer to share with another solo traveller of the same gender (subject to availability).

Also available in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/200/kl6-premium-cruise-one-way-opatija-to-split-7nts/
Similar Deluxe cruise to Rijeka on Fridays: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/159/deluxe-cruise-split-to-rijeka-ms-my-wish-7nts/
Or Venice to Split 3nts https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/54/venice-to-split-escorted-tour-3nts-wednesdays/
Or Zagreb to Split 3nts: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/55/zagreb-to-split-escorted-tour-3nts-wednesdays/
Combine with a one-way day tour from Zagreb to Split via Plitvice Lakes: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/95/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-zagreb-split/


PREM: https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium/

CROATIA FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/



ITINERARY:

DAY 1 Saturday SPLIT – TROGIR (B, L)
Departure from Split harbour at 13h towards Trogir often called the floating museum town or “Little Venice“. Located on a small island, connected to the mainland and Čiovo peninsula by two bridges, the city of Trogir is a magical walled town under UNESCO protection that offers plenty of cultural and historical monuments, charming small konobas and restaurants serving a wide range of typical Dalmatian specialties. Guided tour of Trogir (included on Prem. Superior). Overnight in Trogir.

DAY 2 Sunday TROGIR – PRIMOŠTEN (B, L)
After breakfast we head towards Primošten, a typical small Dalmatian coastal town. An old legend says that when God was creating the Earth, he wanted to rest on the seventh day so he made himself the town of Primošten for just this purpose. Today, this small town is well known for its quality local wines and is a popular destination of those who want to enjoy the harmony of sea, sun and stone. Overnight in Primošten.

DAY 3 Monday PRIMOŠTEN – KRKA WATERFALLS/VODICE (B, L)
Morning cruise while enjoying stunning view of the Krka River canyon. After lunch, sightseeing and enjoying the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Afternoon arrival in Vodice, one of Croatia's most lively small towns that lives night and day, often with memorable, outdoor happenings. The most famous are the Vodice traditional folk festivals, cultural and entertainment events and evenings of Dalmatian a'cappella songs. Overnight in Vodice.

DAY 4 Tuesday VODICE – KORNATI/ZADAR (B, L)
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 only ¼ of the surface of the park, while the rest belongs 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 add to the value of the islands. Some of the reefs 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, contemporary Sea Organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Join our guided tour and get to know Zadar (Included on Premium and Prem. Superior). Overnight in the port of Zadar.

DAY 5 Wednesday ZADAR - RAB ISLAND (B, L)
After breakfast, we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. Optional sightseeing of the town (included on Premium Superior), encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Try to take a photo of the “four towers” skyline. 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 magnificent sunset. Overnight in Rab town.

DAY 6 Thursday RAB ISLAND – KRK ISLAND (B, L, CD)
The following morning, we continue cruising towards 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 caffes and restaurants alongside the waterfront which has a delightful buzz. Captain`s dinner on board. Overnight in Krk town.

DAY 7 Friday KRK ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L)
After breakfast, we leave for Opatija. Without doubt, the most astonishing views of the famous Opatija Riviera en route are from our ship. Late afternoon arrival in Opatija, with time to take a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade better known as the Lungomare to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, and among the best in all of Croatia. You can also join our guided tour of Opatija (Included on Premium Superior). For the last night on board we recommend a farewell party on the ship, a great opportunity for exchanging addresses with other passengers who have by now become your new friends.

DAY 8 Saturday OPATIJA (B)
After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the Katarina line vessels.

Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, CD- captain`s dinner


INCLUDED:
• 7 night cruise based on half board (breakfast and lunch) as per itinerary.
• Free transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port on the day of the cruise.
• PREM price also includes Captain’s Dinner and 1 guided sightseeing, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen (optional extra on ENS ships).


NOT INCLUDED:
• Port taxes EUR 40.- per person per week (obligatory - to be paid on the spot)
• Entrance to National Parks: prices vary from EUR 15. - 17.- per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot - optional)
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed

#OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (if paid locally payment in KUNA currency, prices are informative and subject to change). Please ask us for the list of Optional Excursions as there are many to choose from on this cruise.

RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, 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 not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Please be aware that on PREM, ENS or TRAD ships you might be allocated a twin bed cabin on the day, even if you request a double bed.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 7 night cruise based on half board (breakfast and lunch) as per itinerary.
  • • Free transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port on the day of the cruise.
  • • PREM price also includes Captain’s Dinner and 1 guided sightseeing, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen (optional extra on ENS ships).

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Port taxes EUR 40.- per person per week (obligatory - to be paid on the spot)
  • • Entrance to National Parks: prices vary from EUR 15. - 17.- per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot - optional)
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Meals/drinks not listed
  • #OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (if paid locally payment in KUNA currency, prices are informative and subject to change). Please ask us for the list of Optional Excursions as there are many to choose from on this cruise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

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

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

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - 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://www.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: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Saturday SPLIT – TROGIR (B, L)
  • DAY 2 Sunday TROGIR – PRIMOŠTEN (B, L)
  • DAY 3 Monday PRIMOŠTEN – KRKA WATERFALLS/VODICE (B, L)
  • DAY 4 Tuesday VODICE – KORNATI/ZADAR (B, L)
  • DAY 5 Wednesday ZADAR - RAB ISLAND (B, L)
  • DAY 6 Thursday RAB ISLAND – KRK ISLAND (B, L, CD)
  • DAY 7 Friday KRK ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L)
  • DAY 8 Saturday OPATIJA (B)