Zagreb – Rijeka (monday)
Arrival with transfer from airport to Rijeka, the principal seaport and the third largest city in Croatia. Because of its strategic position and its excellent deep-water Port of Rijeka, the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy, Hungary, and Croatia, changing hands and demographics many times over centuries. This heritage is evident in the buildings spread all over the city center. We will have a night short sightseeing to explore the street of Rijeka´s center before dinner. Overnight in Rijeka.
Rijeka – Opatija – Moscenice -Rijeka (tuesday)
After breakfast the tourists will head to Opatija and Visit Villa Angiolina, botanic garden Angiolina and St Jacob, the St Jacob church, seaside promenade Lungomare, the first hotel in Opatija along with the rich, sometimes even scandalous history of this once royal health resort. Afterwards a bus ride to Mošćenice, a medieval town situated on a hill overlooking a fishermen’s village of Mošćenička Draga (very beautiful beach). The mayor of Mošćenice will lead you through his town and aquaint you with some of its traditions in his own special way. Followed by a visit to the olive oil. Afternoon is free. We recommend a walk along the Longomare promenade to Volosko and a visit to the famous galery „Claudio Frank“. then returning to Rijeka for dinner and overnight
Rijeka – Pula – Rovinj – Rijeka (Wednesday)
ISTRIA TOUR After breakfast a drive to Pula, the 3000 years old town with its famous amphitheater, today economical and cultural center of the Istrian peninsula. After Pula a drive to a typical istrian farm for lunch. In the afternoon a visit to Rovinj – pictouresque Istrian town. Return to Rijeka for overnight.
Rijeka -Opatija- Zadar (thursday)
After breakfast the tourists will have a guided walk through Opatija (Villa Angiolina, botanic garden Angiollina and St. Jacob church, seaside Lungomare. Free time after the tour to enjoy Opatija, then returning to Rijeka. In the evening departure to Zadar where the group will have dinner and overnight.
Zadar – Split (friday)
After breakfast a tour in Zadar to visit the city center includig the charch of St. Donat, “the gold and silver of Zadar” Exposition at the Benedictine Convent of St Mary, the Sea Organ. Lunch in Zadar and afternoon departure to Split with overnight.
Split – Makarska (cruise tour KL2, saturday)
Today we embark in a lovely cruise to discover the beautiful islands in Croatia. Departure from Split harbor, Saturday at 13:00 h. After lunch sail along the Dalmatian coast down to Makarska Riviera. We will have the chance to swim at one of the beautiful beaches on the Riviera. From this beach those feeling adventurous can join our WHITE WATER rafting excursion on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska, one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast. In the streets of Makarska, you will find numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sights.
Makarska – Mljet
Early morning departure towards Mljet with the first stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. The whole afternoon is free to look at the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena.
Mljet – Dubrovnik After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, which is the highlight of this cruise. On route will be time just for a short swim. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” –according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or first join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.
Dubrovnik – Sipan /Trstenik
Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches… Around noontime we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the isle Sipan or a little town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night.
Sipan/ Trstenik – Korcula After breakfast depart for Korcula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on the board in front of Lumbarda (part of Korcula). Arrive to Korcula late afternoon where we overnight in port. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which were being built over two centuries ago.
Korcula – Hvar
Early in the morning departure for the Pakleni Islands for lunch and swimming. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers abundant entertainment full of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.
Hvar (Bol) – Split
Our next stop will be the island of Brac. Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape – its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fisherman’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. On our way to Split there will be another swim-break in one of the many bays on island of Brac. Arrival to Split in the late afternoon. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera arriving in Split. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Split is a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace.
Split –Plitvice lakes- Zagreb
Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Departure from Split to Plitvice lakes, Croatia’s largest national park and one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe, declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage sight. We follow the trip to Zagreb for overnight and dinner.
Breakfast followed by transfer from the hotel to the airport.