Cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija with Katarina
Join a lovely cruise on a small deluxe vessel, depart from Dubrovnik, one of the most famous cities in Croatia, heading to colourful and elegant Opatija located up north, with stops in most popular destinations: ancient Split with its Roman remains, Korčula, which is believed to be Marco Polo's birth place and the 3,000-year-old city of Zadar. Along the way, enjoy great sea views, delicious food and swim stops in picturesque secluded lagoons.
Departure at 13h towards Korčula, an island also known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Korčula Town is commonly referred to be a “miniature Dubrovnik”, as it is encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. Sightseeing with a local guide through the old town and tiny streets, built in a fishbone pattern for a reason you will hear about during the guided tour. Lots of simple taverns, restaurants and cool cocktail bars for chill - out time.
Today, discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. Cruise to Metković, on the banks of the river Neretva after which the delta is named. Here, mandarins grow by the water channels. 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 archaeological museum in Vid, which you visit, was formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first Croatian „in situ“ museum exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple named Augusteum with 17 marble statues, some outsized and some of the 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 is scheduled for this evening.
From Metković the cruise continues towards Split, the capital of the Dalmatia region, the second-largest city in Croatia with the famous Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO protected heritage site, chosen by the Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement spot! Upon arrival, a local guide takes you for a walk through the historic and buzzing old town centre and to the market.
Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin, then board on a coach. The first stop is the local winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin, walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw- droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular of the Krka waterfalls. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100 m wide, and the Krka River tumbles 45.7 meters. The afternoon destination is Šibenik, a town situated in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments and the most famous here, the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront or enjoy some good boutique shopping. Dinner on board and overnight in Šibenik.
After breakfast, leave for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, famous for its rich historical heritage of world importance. There is history at every turn; 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 the 16 th 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 Sun” light installations show the funky side of Zadar.
Departure towards Rab, known as the “island of love” and old the 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 you will sample this after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret.
The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera and the magnificent views of it from the sea follow ahead. Royal families, celebrities and musicians have visited and stayed in Opatija. The experienced guide will tell you about the 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.
Gather for one final breakfaston the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew andnew friends, before they see you off in Opatija!
7-night cruise in deluxe or deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
Complimentary wi-fi onboard
Daily buffet breakfast
Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
Captain's dinner with live entertainment
Coffee and tea after lunch
Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Abundant fresh fruit
Visitors' taxes & port fees
Daily cabin service and towel change
Midweek bed linen change
Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metković
Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in a local winery
Rab cake tasting in Rab
Krka National Park entrance fee
Departure transfers-various possibilities: Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice–price on request.
Korčula village dinner experience: EUR40/55 - per person
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- 21 - 15 days: deposit + 50% of remaining balance
- 14 - 0 days: 100% fee
Supplements and reductions
- single use supplement is 50%
- 3rd person sharing a cabin -30%
- Child (age 1 - 9,99) in cabin with 1 adult - 30%
Flexible Booking Conditions
Travelling still remains slightly uncertain even in 2022, therefore, our key priority is to provide more booking flexibility to our hesitating customers. Why deprive yourself of your dream holidays in 2022, when you know you can rearrange in case you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions*?
In order to increase the consumer confidence, we at My Croatia Cruise offer free cruise reschedule** within 24 months if your travel is affected by Covid-19 related restrictions.
*With Covid-19 related restrictions, one of the following must apply:
- If you test positive for COVID-19 within 30 days before the departure date and can provide medical evidence (certificate/statement) to support this.
- If government policies of the destination country prevent you from entering due to their restrictions on your country of residence.
- If government policies of the country of your residence force holiday cancellation and prevent you from travelling due to their guidelines and restrictions.
Should you prefer to cancel completely due to the reasons mentioned above, most of our cruises are 90% refundable up to 30 days before the departure date. ***
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