Island Hopping Cruise

Adriatic Explorer One Way from Opatija to Dubrovnik

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Epic landscapes, old cultures and laid-back charm. Experience it all cruising along the spectacular Croatian coastline and islands.

Relax on the beautiful deck or swim in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and explore small historical towns over the course of 8 days. You will visit the best of Croatian islands, coastline and two river estuaries with numerous services including wine and gourmet experience.




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Adriatic Explorer One Way from Opatija to Dubrovnik

Day 1 - Opatija - Rab


Departure at 1 p.m. towards Rab, known as the “island of love” and the old town which carries the same name. Join the guided city tour visiting its medieval walls and famous four towers (perhaps climb one of them later if you wish) together with palaces, churches, and squares. There is a slight ‘Montmartre’ feel with many artists painting and exhibiting their work 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. However, the recipe remains a secret. Overnight in Rab. (L, T)

Day 2 - Rab - Zadar


After breakfast, head for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia and where history is felt at every glance - the Roman Forum from the 1st Century and St. Donat church from the 9th century - the most famous medieval basilica and symbol of the city. The mighty city walls encase the old town and boast a representative City Gate from the 16th century. In recent years, Zadar has added a touch of cool with its award- winning Sea Organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, located on the city’s waterfront. Experience Zadar and its history during the guided city tour. (B, L)

Day 3 - Zadar - Krka Waterfalls - Šibenik


Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin, then board the bus for the first stop. Visit a local winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin, hike through 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 100m wide. The afternoon destination is Šibenik, a city in the central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral of St James. Wander the stone- paved streets and seafront while enjoying dinner on the ship in the evening. (B, T, D)

Day 4 - Šibenik - Split


Cruise south to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, where Roman Emperor Diocletian built a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. The Split waterfront, known as the “Riva,” is a happening place with a buzz along this beautiful promenade. Join a local guide for a walk through the heart of the bustling old town and market. (B, L)

Day 5 - Split - Metković


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 to explore the groves, wild birds, and the traditional way of life of the people of Neretva. There is a delightful “time warp” feeling like nowhere else on the coast. Experience where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, and Romans once sailed. You will visit the Narona archaeological museum in Vid, the first Croatian “in situ” museum exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board is scheduled for this evening. (B, L, CD)

Day 6 - Metković - Korčula


Departure towards Korčula, an island also known as the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo. Enjoy a swim stop and lunch on board. Korčula Town is referred to as “mini Dubrovnik” because medieval stone ramparts and towers encase it. Sightseeing with a local guide through the old town and tiny streets, built in a fishbone pattern for reasons you will hear about during the guided tour. Experience the local taverns, restaurants, and cool cocktail bars to take a break. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 7 - Korčula - Dubrovnik


There is no better way to catch the first sight of your final destination, the famous town of Dubrovnik, than approaching from the sea. It is one of the few walled cities on the sea in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”. Cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty of this town. Lunch is served on deck as we head for Gruž harbor to dock. Once moored, join a transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour. In your free time, why not walk the 1940m along the famous ramparts! Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain for fabulous views of the city and Elaphiti Islands (ticket included). If you would like to explore any of the museums, such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the time. (B, L)

Day 8 - Dubrovnik


Gather for one final breakfast on the vessel, followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends, before they see you off in Dubrovnik. Check out by 9 a.m. (B)

B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, T Tasting, CD Captain's Dinner

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