• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Zadar, Opatija
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: WEDNESDAYS 2020/2021, April - October
  • CLICK FOR PRICING / DEPARTURES

Highlights

  • Enjoy seven unforgettable nights 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 Dubrovnik, Korčula, Metković, Split, Krka Waterfalls / Šibenik, Zadar, Rab and to Opatija

From the jewel of the Adriatic to the Croatian riviera.... join our delightful 8 day one-way cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija. Including half-board breakfast and lunch, standard excursions and transfers.

Deluxe Ship: MS Aquamarin / Fantazija

2021 dates available!

Itinerary


8 days from Dubrovnik, Korčula, Metković, Split, Krka Waterfalls / Šibenik, Zadar, Rab and to Opatija

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck on Deluxe ships. Most triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Upper Deck double/twin cabins are also available on DLX SUP. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/aquamarin/
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/fantazija/

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


Also available in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/75/deluxe-one-way-cruise-from-opatija-to-dubrovnik/
See also the round-trip: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/180/deluxe-cruise-of-kvarner-bay-from-opatija-7nts/

INCLUDED:
• Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport/hotel to Dubrovnik harbor
• 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 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
• Visitors' taxes & port fees
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service
• Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.


NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals/drinks not listed

#Optional supplements:
• Departure Airport transfers: Various airport transfer possibilities (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request.
• Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person



ITINERARY:

Day 1 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK – KORČULA (L)
Departure at 13h towards Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Covering much of the island are 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 fish bone 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.

Day 2 SUNDAY KORČULA – METKOVIĆ (B, L, CD)
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 archeological 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 height. 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.

Day 3 MONDAY METKOVIĆ – SPLIT (B, L)
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.

Day 4 TUESDAY SPLIT – KRKA WATERFALLS / ŠIBENIK (B, T, D)
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 100 m 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.

Day 5 WEDNESDAY ŠIBENIK – ZADAR (B, L, T)
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 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.

Day 6 THURSDAY ZADAR – RAB ISLAND (B, L, T)
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.

Day 7 FRIDAY RAB ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L, D)
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 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.

Day 8 SATURDAY OPATIJA (B)
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Transfer to your hotel.

B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting

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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.

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbor 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 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
  • • Visitors' taxes & port fees
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Daily cabin service
  • • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Meals/drinks not listed
  • #Optional supplements:
  • • Departure Airport transfers: Various airport transfer possibilities (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request.
  • • Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person

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 DUBROVNIK – KORČULA (L)
  • Day 2 SUNDAY KORČULA – METKOVIĆ (B, L, CD)
  • Day 3 MONDAY METKOVIĆ – SPLIT (B, L)
  • Day 4 TUESDAY SPLIT – KRKA WATERFALLS / ŠIBENIK (B, T, D)
  • Day 5 WEDNESDAY ŠIBENIK – ZADAR (B, L, T)
  • Day 6 THURSDAY ZADAR – RAB ISLAND (B, L, T)
  • Day 7 FRIDAY RAB ISLAND – OPATIJA (B, L, D)
  • Day 8 SATURDAY OPATIJA (B)