8 days / 7 nightsKvarner Islands and Istria North Coast

from Zadar to Zadar

Day 1: Zadar

Arrival at Zadar Airport and transfer to the port. A welcome dinner is offered. It is an opportunity to meet the captain and crew. Depending on the flight hours Zadar is visited on the first or 7th day. Guided tour of the city of Zadar. The guide will show you the most important sights, such as the Roman Forum, the Church Sveti Donat, the Cathedral Sveta Stošija and the world-famous and unique sea organ, whose sounds and melodies are determined by the waves. Dinner on board and overnight in Zadar.

Day 2: Zadar > Mali Losinj

Breakfast – lunch included. In the morning, after breakfast, we sail to the island of Lošinj. This island is known not only for its 300 woolly days a year, but also for its pine forests, wild flowers and herb-like plants. With a bit of luck we may see dolphins, because around the island of Lošinj there are more than 160 dolphins. After a swim stop we arrive in Mali Lošinj where we spend the evening and the night.

Day 3: Mali Losinj > Cres

Breakfast – lunch included. Today we sail to the neighboring island of Cres which is connected to Lošinj by a turning bridge in Osor. Highlights of Cres include endless olive groves and countless sheep herds. Not for nothing is Cres lamb one of the island’s culinary specialties. After the usual swimming break, we arrive at the picturesque village of Cres where we will stay in the harbor.

Day 4: Cres > Rabac > Opatija: Excursion > Labin > Pula > Rovinj

Breakfast – Dinner included. From Crez we leave for the town of Rabac on the mainland of Istria. Rabac is best known for its beaches and its modern seaside resort facilities. Before today we leave the boat and explore some of the most beautiful cities of Istria BY BUS ; from Rabac we leave for Labin a few minutes drive from Rabac. This hill village is one of the best preserved and most beautiful medieval villages in Istria. Also striking is the contrast between the two cities of Rabac and Labin, situated a few kilometers from each other, one modern and the other as if it had been standing still in the Middle Ages. We continue to Pula, home to numerous cultural attractions, Roman Arena, Temple of August, Cathedral of Pula. Leisure and free Lunch. We continue to our last stop of the day, the Venice of Croatia, Rovinj, which has earned its nickname because of its Venetian style of buildings, shops and restaurant. Enjoy walking in the maze of streets and enjoying the special atmosphere of Rovinj one of the most beautiful and cozy towns in Istria. We drive back to the port of Opatija where our boat awaits us. For the brave there is the possibility of a pleasant walk along the 12 km long centuries old promenade. This’s also called “Vienna by the sea”, as the many Austrian-Hungarian belle époque villas along the promenade. Dinner included and overnight on our boat.

Day 5: Opatija > Krk

Breakfast – lunch included. After breakfast (according to the navigation possibilities) we still have time to enjoy Opatija after that we sail to the island Krk. The island of Cres and Krk are among the largest of the Adriatic islands. We sail to a bay to immerse ourselves in the turquoise waters. Then we continue to the city of Krk, the capital of the island. Guided tour. We will discover a town with narrow streets lined with stone houses, many cultural monuments and pebble beaches. We visit the city walls, the town hall, the big gates of the city, the bell tower of the church of Notre Dame de Santé, the church of St. Joseph, as well as the church of Saint Donat and many more other places.

Day 6: Krk > Rab

Breakfast – Lunch included. In the morning we leave from Krk to Rab. The most forested island of the Adriatic is also called the Emerald Island by its rare fauna, flora and freshwater springs. White sandy beaches and clear blue waters are one of the assets of this island. The small narrow medieval streets with palaces, churches and monasteries testify to more than 2000 years of history. The old town of Rab with its striking bell towers extends over a narrow, rocky headland surrounded by water on two sides. Three streets cross the Old Town – the “downstairs street” (Donja Ulica) with numerous cafés and bars, the “middle street” (Srednja Ulica) with boutiques, souvenir shops and ice cream parlors and the “upstairs street” (Gornja Ulica) leading to the four churches with bell towers.

Day 7: Rab > Zadar

Breakfast – Lunch included. We leave Rab in the direction of Zadar. After breakfast we find a lovely spot where we can enjoy our last swim stop. Lunch on board and arrival in Zadar. We didn’t have time to visit Zadar on day of arrival this is happening today or otherwise free time to explore the city on our own. Free supper.

Day 8: Zadar

Breakfast included. Transfer to the airport and return flight.

**In geval van slechte weersomstandigheden of andere onvoorziene omstandigheden, kan de kapitein beslissen om de route te veranderen voor het comfort en de veiligheid van de passagiers.