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Onboard at Opatija

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Opatija  |  from USD $1,099  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Pulling up anchor at Opatija in northern Croatia, sail the picturesque Kvarner coastline and visit the islands of Krk, Losinj, Cres and Rab, known as the island of love! With plenty of sun & beach stops, spoil yourself with a week of coastal bliss.

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Day 1
Opatija

Saturday. Opatija – Krk. Welcome to Croatia and welcome aboard! Nestled into a bay along the Gulf of Kvarner, lies the quaint seaside resort town of Opatija. Surrounded by beautiful woods of laurel, the entire maritime coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque. The oceanfront promenade is lined with grand buildings in the Austro-Hungarian style (a reference to the history of this region), an illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade, well-kept beaches, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops make Opatija a real northern drawcard.

Don’t miss the boat! YOUR CRUISE DEPARTS FROM OPATIJA HARBOUR AT 13:00. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time for the Saturday afternoon departure from Opatija harbour; we are able to arrange a pre nights accommodation in a local hotel should you require.

Early afternoon we set sail for the island of Krk. Under Venetian rule from 1480 to 1797, today the island is still loaded with Venetian architecture and charm. Directly opposite the waterfront is the gorgeous old city (also referred to as Krk) complete with defensive city wall, cobbled streets, town hall, cathedral and market square. There are plenty of hidden alleys filled with trinket shops to explore, numerous bars, pizza restaurants and café shops to take respite, whilst watching the sunset and listening to outdoor musicians play their tunes.
Overnight: Krk - onboard  |  Lunch

Days 2-3
Rab and Zadar

Krk – Rab – Zadar. Known as the ‘island of love’ the small town of Rab is encircled by medieval walls with church towers, cobbled streets and ancient facades. Often, local painters exhibit on the small streets. On day 3, we sail to the small islands of Pag and Maun, where there will be time for swimming, before sailing onward to Zadar. Zadar has a rich monumental heritage dating from Roman occupation in the 1st century AD. There are numerous monuments, city gates, villas and palaces to be explored as well as a lively cafe and bar scene.
Overnight: Zadar - onboard  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2

Day 4
Molat or Olib

Zadar – Molat or Olib. Anchors away as we cruise to the blissfully underdeveloped island of Molat or Olib. Whether it is Molat or Olib, will be dependent upon where we secure a mooring, such is the compactness of both islands and the pleasingly underdeveloped infrastructure. A stop in either Molat or Oilb will be far from the maddening crowds, a rare thing these days.
Overnight: Molab/Olib - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
Mali Losinj

Molat or Olib – Ilovik – Mali Losinj. Cruising via the island of Ilovik we enjoy a swim and snorkel, before continuing to the island of Mali Losinj. With its clear waters, pine-scented air and old city, Mali Losinj is a popular stop in the northern Adriatic. The nightlife is always good along the harbour edge with an abundance of fresh seafood local wine and golden coloured Zlahtina (aniseed spirit) from the Vrbnik region if you feel like a tipple.
Overnight: Mali Losinj - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6
Cres

Mali – Losinj – Cres. Long and narrow, the island of Cres is carpeted with oak trees, pine forest, olive groves and grape vines. Cres and Mali Losinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separates them!
Overnight: Cres - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
Cres

Cres – Opatija. Taking in the views of the Kvarner region as we cruise back to Opatija.
Overnight: Opatija - onboard  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8
Opatija

Saturday – Opatija. Our perfect week of sailing concludes after breakfast.
Breakfast

Classic and Premium Boats

Travelling on a sometimes masted, rigged wooden sailing boat (with onboard motor power) with a range of facilities including dining area and plenty of deck space to enjoy the spectacular views and sea breeze, you'll be in the company of like-minded travellers. Relax as you let the captain and his support crew look after your needs. An on board cook prepares breakfast and lunch or dinner each day, whilst in the evening, we offer you the chance to explore dining options at our numerous ports of call. Dalmatian food is very good indeed!

On this cruise we offer a choice of Classic and Premium boats.

Classic Boats
Classic boats offer mostly twin bunk cabins, though dependent upon the craft, triples and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the classic boat is that all cabins offer - private en suite bathrooms. Additionally classic boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about! As the cruise offers purely relaxation, it is entirely up to you how you enjoy each port of call. Relax or explore? The choice is yours!

Premium Boats
Premium boats offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin bunk cabins, though double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. Exclusive features of the premium boat include; A/C in all cabins WHILST SAILING, a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik and a delicious Captain's Feast. Additionally, premium boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Classic Boat, Croatia Sailing
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

Classic boats are offered on all our sailing itineraries (except Creme de la Croatia). Classic boats offer mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, though dependant upon the craft, triple and double-bedded cabins are sometimes available. An exclusive feature of the classic boat is that all cabins offer private en suite bathrooms. Additionally classic boats offer towels, plenty of hot water, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to lounge about!

Premium Boat, Croatia Sailing
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 3 star cruise boat

Premium’ boats are a class above our ‘classic boats’ and offer a more spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom on newly built or fully renovated ships. Accommodation is mostly twin or double-bedded cabins, though bunk bed cabins are sometimes all that is available. Exclusive features of the premium boat include; air-conditioning in all cabins and in most of the common areas whilst sailing (no A/C is available when the boat is stationary), a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking tour guide and a delicious Captain’s Feast. Additionally, premium boats offer plenty of hot water, towels, some linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!

Trip Highlights

Opatija – Adriatic seaside resort
Rab - medieval town and ‘island of love’
Molat or Olib Islands
Mali Losinj - clear waters, pine forests and old city
Crystal clear Adriatic waters and sun kissed beaches
Krk - old Venetian city & harbour
Zadar - old Roman city and fortress
Ilovik Island - swim and snorkel stop
Cres - harbour and seaside

Included

7 breakfasts, 7 (two course) lunches
7 days sailing off the Kvarner coast in the Adriatic Sea
Services of captain and onboard crew
Linen and bedding
7 nights accommodation onboard a Classic sailing boat
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, hike and bike ride
2 towels for personal use.
Most port taxes and visitor fees.

Not Included

International flights, visa and transfers to and from the port
Guided sightseeing
Entrance tickets to national parks not included. The exact cost is dependent on the season and parks visited, approx EUR15 per person.
Tips for the crew are not included and at your own discretion. As a guideline we suggest EUR 3–5 per person per day.
Supplementary port tax of 20 euro - to be paid upon cruise check in

Hi Charlie,

I just came back from the sailing tour in Croatia and wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had!

The combination of relaxing and active time was just perfect. Lazing around the boat while catching some sun, snorkeling and exploring all the Islands... I could easily spend there another week or two.

Many thanks for all your help.

Hi Sally,

Just a brief follow up as just back from Croatia. I had a fabulous time on the boat - the crew were spectacular and the people were great. I would highly recommend it

Cheers Suze

What a trip!I would like to thank you guys for talking me into going on the Onboard at Opatija tour. I haven't had so much fun in ages!

Our group was really fun and we socialised very well. The boat crew was exceptional and during the storm they remained professional and took good care of us.

Well done!

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a cabin. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your cruise, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the cruise date of your choosing.

2015
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Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Upgrade to On-Deck Cabin
USD $160
USD $160
Upgrade to Premium Boat
USD $550
USD $550
Tour Details
Starts
Opatija
Ends
Opatija
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Classic or Premium
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7

Hi Charlie,

I just came back from the sailing tour in Croatia and wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had!

The combination of relaxing and active time was just perfect. Lazing around the boat while catching some sun, snorkeling and exploring all the Islands... I could easily spend there another week or two.

Many thanks for all your help.

Roy Skinner
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 6 travellers.