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Adriatic Explorer Dubrovnik-Opatija
8 Days

ITINERARY

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

Tour Overview:
Explore Croatia’s stunning landscapes, traditional culture and laid-back lifestyle with SITA! Discover Korcula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo before moving on to the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Continue to Split, Croatia’s second largest city and the capital of Dalmatia Region. From the historic heritage town of Zadar to gourmet wines and the famous Opatija Riviera, this 8-day cruise has everything to make it an experience of a lifetime!

Day 1: Saturday / Wednesday – Dubrovnik, Korcula

Departure at 13h 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. (L)


Day 2: Sunday / Thursday – Korcula, 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. 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 Metkovic. (B, L, CD)


Day 3: Monday / Friday – Metkovic, Split

From Metkovic 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. (B, L)


Day 4: Tuesday / Saturday – Split, 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. Sibenik, 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 Sibenik. (B, T, D)


Day 5: Wednesday / Sunday – Sibenik, Zadar

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 Sunlight installations, show the funky side of Zadar. Overnight in Zadar. (B, L)


Day 6: Thursday / Monday – Zadar, Rab Island

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. (B, L, T)


Day 7: Friday / Tuesday – Rab Island, Opatija

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. (B, L, D)


Day 8: Saturday / Wednesday – Aopatija

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
Departure: Saturday/Wednesday
Deluxe Superior On Deck
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jul 18, 2020. 1950 2945
Sep 19, 2020. On Request On Request
Oct 13, 2020. 2915 4395
Deluxe Superior Under Deck
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jul 18, 2020. 1675 2535
Sep 19, 2020. 3070 4625
Oct 13, 2020. 2465 3715
Deluxe On Deck
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
May 6, 2020. 2220 3355
May 20, 2020. 2765 4170
Jul 1, 2020. On Request On Request
Jul 15, 2020. 3065 4625
Jul 29, 2020. 3065 4625
Sep 29, 2020. On Request On Request
Oct 21, 2020. On Request On Request
Deluxe Under deck
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
May 6, 2020. 1860 2810
May 20, 2020. 2310 3490
Jul 1, 2020. 2915 4395
Jul 15, 2020. 2615 3945
Jul 29, 2020. 2615 3945
Sep 23, 2020. 2915 4395
Oct 21, 2020. 2310 3490

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbor and departure transfer from Opatija port to Opatija hotel – Only on the day of arrival and day of departure.
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 9 meals – 3 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • A drink with lunch
  • Unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Captain’s dinner with live entertainment in Metkovic
  • Farewell dinner with live entertainment in Opatija
  • Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metkovic
  • Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in Bibich winery
  • 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: Korcula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija
  • Visitors’ taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

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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