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Adriatic Explorer Opatija-Dubrovnik
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Opatija, Rab, Zadar, Np Krka Waterfalls, Sibenik, Split, Metkovic, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Departure: Saturday / Wednesday

Tour Overview:
Depart for Rab, known as the island of love. See medieval walls, palaces, churches and squares that Croatia is renowned for. Visit Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia. Taste wines in the famous Bibich winery. From exploring waterfalls to UNESCO protected sites of Split and the birthplace of Marco Polo, you are bound to be enchanted on this breathtakingly beautiful cruise itinerary!

Day 1: Saturday / Wednesday – Opatija, Rab

Departure at 13h towards Rab, known as the “island of love” with an old town of the same name. Join us on guided city tours and see the medieval walls and 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. (L,T)


Day 2: Sunday / Thursday – Rab, Zadar

After breakfast we head for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia with an amazing heritage and where history looks you in the eyes: The Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donat church from the 9th century – the most famous medieval Basilica and the city’s symbol, the mighty city walls, over 30 churches. Museums and former noble families’ palaces and villas in the old town. In recent years Zadar has added a touch of cool with the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installations, both located on the city’s waterfront. Watch the fabulous sunset from here. Guided city tour. (B, L)


Day 3: Monday / Friday – Zadar, NP KRKA Waterfalls, Sibenik

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. (B, T, D)


Day 4: Tuesday / Saturday – Sibenik, Split

We continue south to Split, Croatia’s second largest city where Roman Emperor Diocletian built himself a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. Split waterfront is a happening place and there’s a buzz along the beautiful wide promenade. A local guide meets us on arrival for a walk through the heart of the bustling old town and the market. (B, L)


Day 5: Wednesday / Sunday – Split, Metkovic

Today we discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. We cruise to Metkovic, 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. Narona holds remains of a Roman temple – the Augusteum – and seventeen monumental marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. 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. (B, L, CD)


Day 6: Thursday / Monday – Metkovic, Korcula

Departure towards Korcula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer with a swim stop and lunch on board. Korcula Town commonly referred to be a “miniature Dubrovnik”, as it encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. Sightseeing with a local guide through the old town and tiny streets, built in a fish bone pattern for a reason that you will hear about! Lots of simple konobas, restaurants and cool cocktail bars for chill out time. Overnight in Korcula. (B, L)


Day 7: Friday / Tuesday – Korcula, Dubrovnik

There is no better way to catch first sight of famous Dubrovnik than from the sea and this is our final destination – Dubrovnik. It is one of the few walled cities on the sea in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”. We cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty of this place. Lunch is served on deck as we head for Gruz harbour to dock. Once moored, we transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour of this unforgettable place. In your own time, why not walk those famous ramparts (all 1940 metres long!), or take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd mountain for fabulous views of the city itself and the Elaphiti Islands (ticket included). If you want to explore any of the museums in more detail, such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the time. (B, L)


Day 8: Saturday / Wednesday – Dubrovnik

After breakfast, it’s goodbye from Dubrovnik, your crew and your new friends – for now at least. So many people return to travel again with Katarina Line on this amazing blue Adriatic wonder. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
Deluxe Superior On Deck
Departure DBL Occ Discounted Rate SGL Occ Discounted Rate
Jul 18, 2020. 3220 4850
Jul 18, 2020 (MV Riva) 1950 2945
2020 Deluxe Superior Under Deck
Departure DBL Occ Discounted Rate SGL Occ Discounted Rate
Jul 18, 2020. 2765 4170
Jul 18, 2020 (MV Riva) 1675 2535
2020 Deluxe On Deck
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
Aug 5, 2020. 3070 4625
Sep 2, 2020. On Request On Request
Sep 30, 2020. On Request On Request
Oct 14, 2020. 2765 4170
2020 Deluxe Under deck
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
Aug 5, 2020. 2615 3945
Sep 2, 2020. 2915 4395
Sep 30, 2020. 2615 3945
Oct 14, 2020. 2310 3490
2021 VIP Upper/Main Deck Cabin Deluxe Superior
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr 28 - May 05 3070 4630
May 12 - May 19 3070 4630
May 26 - Jun 02 3215 4845
Jun 09 - Jun 16 3215 4845
Jun 23 - Jun 30 3650 5495
Jul 07 - Jul 14 3650 5495
Jul 21 - Jul 28 3360 5065
Aug 04 - Aug 11 3360 5065
Aug 18 - Aug 25 3215 4845
Aug 21 - Aug 28 3650 5495
Aug 28 - Sep 04 3650 5495
Sep 01 - Sep 08 3650 5495
Sep 15 - Sep 22 3650 5495
Sep 29 - Oct 06 3360 5065
Oct 13 - Oct 20 3070 4630
2021 Upper/Main Deck Cabin Deluxe Superior
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr 28 - May 05 2785 4200
May 12 - May 19 2785 4200
May 26 - Jun 02 2930 4415
Jun 09 - Jun 16 2930 4415
Jun 23 - Jun 30 3360 5065
Jul 07 - Jul 14 3360 5065
Jul 21 - Jul 28 3070 4630
Aug 04 - Aug 11 3070 4630
Aug 18 - Aug 25 3360 5065
Aug 21 - Aug 28 3360 5065
Aug 28 - Sep 04 2930 4415
Sep 01 - Sep 08 3360 5065
Sep 15 - Sep 22 3360 5065
Sep 29 - Oct 06 3070 4630
Oct 13 - Oct 20 2785 4200
2021 Lower Deck Cabin Deluxe Superior
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr 28 - May 05 2350 3550
May 12 - May 19 2350 3550
May 26 - Jun 02 2495 3765
Jun 09 - Jun 16 2495 3765
Jun 23 - Jun 30 2930 4415
Jul 07 - Jul 14 2930 4415
Jul 21 - Jul 28 2640 3980
Aug 04 - Aug 11 2640 3980
Aug 18 - Aug 25 2495 3765
Aug 21 - Aug 28 2930 4415
Aug 28 - Sep 04 2930 4415
Sep 01 - Sep 08 2930 4415
Sep 15 - Sep 22 2930 4415
Sep 29 - Oct 06 2640 3980
Oct 13 - Oct 20 2350 3550
2021 Upper/Main Deck Cabin Deluxe
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr 28 - May 05 2640 3980
May 12 - May 19 2640 3980
May 26 - Jun 02 2785 4200
Jun 09 - Jun 16 2785 4200
Jun 23 - Jun 30 3215 4845
Jul 07 - Jul 14 3215 4845
Jul 21 - Jul 28 2930 4415
Aug 04 - Aug 11 2930 4415
Aug 18 - Aug 25 2785 4200
Aug 21 - Aug 28 3215 4845
Aug 28 - Sep 04 3215 4845
Sep 01 - Sep 08 3215 4845
Sep 15 - Sep 22 3215 4845
Sep 29 - Oct 06 2930 4415
Oct 13 - Oct 20 2640 3980
2021 Lower Deck Cabin Deluxe
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Apr 28 - May 05 2205 3330
May 12 - May 19 2205 3330
May 26 - Jun 02 2350 3550
Jun 09 - Jun 16 2350 3550
Jun 23 - Jun 30 2785 4200
Jul 07 - Jul 14 2785 4200
Jul 21 - Jul 28 2495 3765
Aug 04 - Aug 11 2495 3765
Aug 18 - Aug 25 2350 3550
Aug 21 - Aug 28 2785 4200
Aug 28 - Sep 04 2785 4200
Sep 01 - Sep 08 2785 4200
Sep 15 - Sep 22 2785 4200
Sep 29 - Oct 06 2495 3765
Oct 13 - Oct 20 2205 3330

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions

  • Local transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port and departure transfer from Dubrovnik harbor to Dubrovnik airport – Only on the day of arrival and day of departure.
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 8 meals – 3 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • A drink with lunch onboard
  • Unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Coffee and tea all day
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment in Metkovic
  • Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metkovic
  • Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in Bibich winery with bus transfer included from Skradin
  • Rab cake tasting in Rab
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Krka National Park entrance fee
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Rab, Zadar, Split, Korcula & Dubrovnik
  • Visitors’ taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard

Cabin type descriptions:
Deluxe:
Modern and state of the art ships 42 to 47 meters in length. Spacious sun deck includes a hot tub, beautiful lounge area and sun beds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic scenery. Deluxe vessels feature spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. Cabins are 12 to 17m2 in size.
Included services: Airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and three course lunches with salad and cheese bar , drink with lunch, Captain’s dinner with live music, additional dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeing, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors’ tax & port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin service, tea and coffee all day, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Deluxe Superior:
Deluxe superior is a new class of Katarina Line newer and larger vessels, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar materials. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and beautiful sun decks with lounge area, deckchairs and more. Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20m2 in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.
Included services: Airport transfers, buffet breakfasts and three course lunches with salad and cheese bar , drink with lunch, Captain’s dinner with live music, dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeing, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors’ tax & port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin service, tea and coffee all day, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

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