Opatija To Split Luxury Cruise
Price: 2595 USD
Prepare to be enchanted by a mesmerizing mosaic of blues and greens as you embark on a journey that unveils the breathtaking Adriatic coastline and its scattered islands. Croatia’s remarkable topography, shaped by a rich tapestry of historical influences, has bestowed upon it a stunning natural heritage.
Discover secluded coves where sun-kissed bathers float in the crystalline embrace of azure waters. Stroll through the corridors of time amid historical towns and captivating sites, each resonating with the echoes of the past. Traverse the pristine wilderness of national parks, where nature’s grandeur is on full display. All of this, and so much more, defies mere words in its ability to convey the depth of the experience. It’s a delight you’ll treasure in your memory forever.
- Shared transfers at prescheduled times on departure day (to Split airport)
- 7-night cruise in a deluxe air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome reception & cocktail
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
- Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
- Complimentary water from the water fountain
- Coffee and tea after lunch
- Abundance of fruit daily
- Professional tour manager
- Visitors’ tax & port fees
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service and towel change
- Midweek bed linen change
- Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
- Guided walking tours in English of towns Zadar, Stari Grad and Split
- Kornati and Brijuni National Park entrance fees
- Museum of Apoxyomenos entrance fee
- Heritage dinner with transfer inculded on Hvar Island
- The Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace entrance fee
- Additional drinks not mentioned here
- Gratuities (recommended: roughly $350 for the week *per cabin*)
- International airfare
- Tickets to Blue Cave: €18 per person
- Visitor Port Taxes/Fees €60 per person
- Coffee outside of breakfast time
- Optional wine tasting: €25 per person
Arrive for check-in from noon onwards, where you’ll meet the crew and savor a welcome cocktail. Depart at 1 PM, enjoying lunch onboard as you head towards Cres — an untouched island characterized by its length, narrowness, and scenic landscapes of olive groves, vineyards, and forests.
Experience a refreshing swim break at one of Cres’s stunning pebble beaches. Later, explore the charming medieval town of Cres, known for its hidden squares and courtyards.
Overnight in Cres.
Overnight in Cres
Indulge in breakfast onboard as you cruise towards the Brijuni National Park, featuring 14 islands and islets, with Veliki Brijun being the largest. The archipelago not only boasts breathtaking nature but also reveals numerous dinosaur footprints!
After a delectable onboard lunch, the journey continues to Pula. Enjoy leisure time to explore a city with a three-thousand-year history, marked by prehistoric settlements, strategic importance, and a cycle of destruction and reconstruction. Witness the well-preserved Arena, the only Roman amphitheater with entirely intact side towers.
Overnight in Pula
Depart early for Lošinj, celebrated as the “sunshine island” for its abundance of pines, wildflowers, and herbs. This island, nestled in the northern Adriatic, captivates with its hidden coves and a refreshing Mediterranean ambiance.
Delve into the Museum of Apoxyomenos, devoted to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete discovered in the sea near the island. Enjoy leisure time to explore this aromatic haven, whether strolling through the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or visiting many restaurants and konobas in the quaint town of Veli Lošinj.
Overnight in Mali Lošinj
Enjoy a morning cruise to Zadar — a historic city that has served as the capital of Dalmatia for centuries and stands as Croatia’s oldest university town.
Immerse yourself in a guided tour of Zadar, renowned for its rich historical legacy. Highlights include the Roman Forum dating back to the 1st century, the iconic St Donat church from the 9th century, imposing city walls with a bow, and the representative City Gate from the 16th century. Explore the Museum of Ancient Glass, numerous churches, and modern attractions like the famous Sea Organs and the “Greeting to the Sun” light installation.
Overnight in Zadar
Today we’ll sail to Metković on the banks of the river Neretva. Metković is home to one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe and where you’ll see mandarins growing on the banks of the river. You’ll take a barge ride to explore the groves, witness the variety of wild birds and plant species, as well as observe the traditional way of life of the Neretva people.
After, we’ll visit the town of Narona where ancient Illyrians, Greeks, and Romans once sailed. Legend has it, this is where the pirates of Neretva planned their raids. In Narona, you’ll have a chance to visit the Archaeological Museum which holds the remains of the Roman Temple Augusteum and 17 marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members.
In the evening, indulge in our Captain’s dinner with live entertainment.
Overnight in Primošten
Following breakfast, cruise toward Hvar, an island adorned with lush lavender fields and olive groves. Indulge in swimming and lunch in one of the secluded bays along the way. Upon reaching Stari Grad, embark on a guided tour to discover this distinctive town.
The renowned Stari Grad Field, the oldest in Croatia and a well-preserved example of ancient Greek agricultural systems, is a UNESCO-protected site. In the evening, partake in a heritage dinner as part of this cruise.
Overnight in the port of Stari Grad
Following breakfast, we’ll cruise to the island of Brač to explore Croatia’s renowned Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) beach — a stunning, horn-shaped sandy beach that constantly transforms with the influence of wind, currents, and waves.
As the cruise progresses toward Split, relish the breathtaking views of the surrounding seas and the captivating Split Riviera. Upon early afternoon arrival, participate in a guided city tour of Split. This dynamic port city boasts a medieval Old Town rooted in the 1,700-year-old Diocletian Palace.
Split’s cobblestone alleyways, waterfront, and Marjan peninsula host a lively array of cafés, restaurants, and galleries, making it one of the Mediterranean’s most captivating destinations.
Overnight in Split
Join for a final breakfast on board, bid farewell to the crew, complete the check-out, and proceed with the transfer to the airport.