The Opatija Riviera | Croatia
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SAILING HOLIDAY: Take in the highlights of the northern Adriatic with this Croatia sailing holiday around Kvarner Bay. Explore the historic towns of Rab and Zadar, lose yourself on the serene and sparsely populated islands of Cres and Ilovik, and tour beautiful Opatija. With plenty of swimming stops and free time to delve into quaint local restaurants and hike amongst stunning Croatian scenery.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Premium Ship Prices
Premium Plus Ship Prices
Ship Catagories

Trip Highlights

Opatija - Start and end your Croatian sailing holiday in this fashionable resort town, and stroll along the famous seaside promenade
Zadar - Explore the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, including a visit to the Roman Forum and the imposing city walls
Losinj - Soak up some rays on one of Croatia's sunniest islands, and explore the dense pine forests and waterfront at leisure
Rab - Tour the historic churches and quaint Romanesque streets of the 'Island of Love' and taste the mysterious local cake - Rapska Torta
Molat or Olib - Spend a night at one of these rural, peaceful islands, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere and abundant nature
Cres - Wander around this typical medieval town and island, which was seperated from Losinj when the Romans dug a narrow channel

Included

Daily buffet breakfast, daily 3-course lunch, 1 Captain's Dinner
Services of an English-speaking tour guide onboard and for included sightseeing
Rab cake tasting
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Complimentary WiFi onboard
7 nights deluxe accommodation on board the air-conditioned M/V Antonela or similar motor ship
Guided sightseeing in Rab and Zadar
Daily cabin service, a midweek fresh set of towels and bed linen and luggage handling
Complimentary 1 litre of water, a drink with lunch, tea, coffee as well as fresh fruit throughout the day

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tip for your crew. We recommend you allow EUR 5-10 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture
Port tax of EUR 60 per traveller, to be paid upon check-in, in cash. Beach towel hire (optional). Optional excursions
Airport transfers - available on request

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Croatia!

Saturday. Opatija - Krk. Welcome to Opatija in northern Croatia. We set sail at 13:00 and lunch is included onboard. We sail first to Krk, which is the largest of all the Croatian islands. We stop for a swim in the crystal clear sea en route to the harbour at Krk town, where we spend the night. The town is a vibrant one, with loads of great restaurants and bars to enjoy. There are also lots of secluded bays and beaches to discover along the coast.
Overnight: Onboard (Krk)  |  Lunch

Day 2

Romantic Rab

Krk - Rab. Departing Krk, we head to Rab, an island just off the coast. Rab is known as the "Island of Love" and we'll enjoy a guided tour of the romantic Rab town. Admire Romanesque churches, historic stone walls and ancient streets. You will see many artists working outside in the street, and we enjoy an included tasting of the local delicacy: a cake with a secret recipe known as Rapska torta. If the weather is good, you may wish to walk to the top of Kamenjak Hill to watch a beautiful sunset.
Overnight: Onboard (Rab)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Exploring historic Zadar

Rab - Zadar. Departing Rab, we pass the unusual island of Pag and stop for a swim at the tiny island of Maun. Arriving into Zadar, we join an included guided tour. Zadar is the centre of this region and the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia. Marvel at the historic Roman Forum, the medieval basilica of Saint Donatus and the imposing city walls, which date back to the 16th century. The waterfront is a great place to spend this evening, so we recommend you head out for a meal and wander down to the Zadar Sea Organ to listen to the unique sounds it produces.
Overnight: Onboard (Zadar)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Rural Croatian islands

Zadar - Molat or Olib. Today's schedule is flexible, as we begin our northbound journey back to Opatija. We will sail to the islands of either Molat or Olib, depending on which has room for us at the harbour! These islands are close together and fairly similar, both boasting peace and serenity. They are both sparsely inhabited so you could take a nice walk along the coast before our included Captain's Dinner onboard this evening.
Overnight: Onboard (Molat or Olib)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Exploring Losinj

Molat or Olib - Ilovik - Mali Losinj. Enjoy breakfast and a swim before we set sail once again for Ilovik, whch is home to just a few hundred people. After a quick stop here, we continue to Losinj. Known for its lush pine forests and long days of sunshine, Losinj is one of the most popular destinations in the northern Adriatic. Docking at the town of Mali Losinj, the rest of the day is free to wander along the waterfront or head to nearby Veli Losinj.
Overnight: Onboard (Mali Losinj)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

The nature of Cres

Mali Losinj - Cres. Today we have a short sail to Cres. This island used to be connected to Mali Losinj, but the Romans separated the two by digging a narrow channel. Cres town is a typical medieval settlement, with narrow streets and beautiful stone architecture. And the wider landscape of Cres is dotted with olive groves, vineyards, and oak forests. There is time for you to head out and explore as you wish.
Overnight: Onboard (Cres)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Opatija sightseeing

Cres - Opatija. Today is our last day of sailing as we make our return to Opatija. The famous Opatija Riviera is best seen from the sea, and we'll take in the best possible views. Arriving in Opatija after lunch, there's free time to head out and explore - we recommend a walk along Croatia's longest seaside promenade! (Please note that on Premium Plus cruises, there is an included tour of Opatija). For dinner, why not head to the nearby village of Volosko, home to some of the best fish restaurants in the country? Back onboard, we'll enjoy a farewell party.
Overnight: Onboard (Opatija)  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Goodbye Croatia!

Saturday. Gather for one final breakfast, followed by goodbyes with all the new friends and the crew before they see you off in the port of Opatija.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a cabin with or anyone wanting the privacy of their own cabin.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
08 Jun - 15 Jun 25% off
£1,405
£1,054
Child £985
Child £739
£2,115
£1,586
15 Jun - 22 Jun 25% off
£1,475
£1,106
Child £1,035
Child £776
£2,215
£1,661
27 Jul - 03 Aug 25% off
£1,475
£1,106
Child £1,035
Child £776
£2,215
£1,661
31 Aug - 07 Sep 25% off
£1,475
£1,106
Child £1,035
Child £776
£2,215
£1,661
05 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off
£1,145
£859
Child £805
Child £604
£1,715
£1,286

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

Hotels

The ship categories listed below are the ones offered for this sailing itinerary. Please note that individual ship design varies slightly from craft to craft. The ship category will be confirmed at time of booking however the specific ship name is allocated approximately one week from departure.

Premium Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Premium Ship

Premium ships are a class above our traditional ships and are bookable as an upgrade on most sailing trips. The Premium ships are fully renovated, with slightly larger en suite cabins (8 – 14 square metres, twin or souble share on request). All cabins have air conditioning and most common areas do too. Cabins also benefit from hair dryers and safety deposit boxes. Towels and bed linen are changed twice weekly and all premium ships include a tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Additionally, premium ships offer plenty of hot water, towels, linen, a TV and sound system in the reception area, board games, WiFi in common areas (when in port) and extensive sun and shaded deck space to lounge about!

Premium Plus Ship, Croatia Sailing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Premium Superior Ship

Premium Plus ships are mini-deluxe vessels with all the features of our Premium ships but they are larger in size offering ample deck space. Premium Plus ships are used as an upgrade (from Premium) on our cruises and include all of the above plus two more guided tours.

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a cabin. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a cabin with or anyone wanting the privacy of their own cabin.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
08 Jun - 15 Jun 25% off
£1,545
£1,159
Child £1,085
Child £814
£2,315
£1,736
15 Jun - 22 Jun 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
13 Jul - 20 Jul 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
20 Jul - 27 Jul 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
27 Jul - 03 Aug 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
10 Aug - 17 Aug 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
17 Aug - 24 Aug 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
24 Aug - 31 Aug 35% off
£1,675
£1,089
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
31 Aug - 07 Sep 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
07 Sep - 14 Sep 25% off
£1,675
£1,256
Child £1,175
Child £881
£2,515
£1,886
05 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off
£1,345
£1,009
Child £945
Child £709
£2,015
£1,511

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Opatija
Ends
Opatija
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 10 / Max 38
Hotel Rating
Premium
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 7, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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