AVANGARD, DELUXE SUPERIOR CRUISE OPATIJA – DUBROVNIK

price from €1600

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CRUISE

ROUTE

Opatija – Rab – Zadar – National Park Krka Waterfalls / Šibenik – Split – Metković – Korčula – Dubrovnik

 

CRUISE SHIP:

AVANGARD

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CRUISE ITINERARY

Saturday check in from 11h in Dubrovnik harbour; departure at 13h

Double cabin for single use (Single supplement): +50%

 

Day 1 SATURDAY OPATIJA – RAB (L, T)

Departure at 13h towards Rab, known as the “island of love” with an old town of the same name. Join us on guided city tours and see the medieval walls and 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.

 

Day 2 SUNDAY RAB – ZADAR (B, L, T)

After breakfast we head for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia with an amazing heritage and where history looks you in the eyes: The Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donat church from the 9th century – the most famous medieval Basilica and the city’s symbol, the mighty city walls, over 30 churches. Museums and former noble families’ palaces and villas in the old town. In recent years Zadar has added a touch of cool with the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installations, both located on the city’s waterfront. Watch the fabulous sunset from here. Guided city tour.

 

Day 3 MONDAY ZADAR – KRKA WATERFALLS / ŠIBENIK (B, T, D)

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. Šibenik, 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.

 

Day 4 TUESDAY ŠIBENIK – SPLIT (B, L)

We continue south to Split, Croatia’s second largest city where Roman Emperor Diocletian built himself a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. Split waterfront is a happening place and there’s a buzz along the beautiful wide promenade. A local guide meets us on arrival for a walk through the heart of the bustling old town and the market

 

Day 5 WEDNESDAY SPLIT – METKOVIĆ (B, L, CD)

Today we discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. We cruise to Metković, 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. Narona holds remains of a Roman temple – the Augusteum – and seventeen monumental marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. 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.

 

Day 6 THURSDAY METKOVIĆ – KORČULA (B, L)

Departure towards Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Covering much of the island are the distinct, almost black pine forests so Korčula is also known as „the Black Island“. Korčula Town is like a mini Dubrovnik, as it also encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. The famous Moreska sword dance-fight is thought to have come to the island when the Moors raged through this region and there are regular performances. A local guide will lead you through the old town where tiny streets are designed in a fish bone pattern for a very good reason that you will hear about! Lots of simple konobas, restaurants and cool cocktail bars for chill out time.

 

Day 7 FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK (B, L)

There is no better way to catch first sight of famous Dubrovnik than from the sea and this is our final destination – Dubrovnik. It is one of the few walled cities on the sea in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”. We cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty of this place. Lunch is served on deck as we head for Gruz harbour to dock. Once moored, we transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour of this unforgettable place. In your own time, why not walk those famous ramparts (all 1940 metres long!), or take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain for fabulous views of the city itself and the Elaphiti Islands (ticket included). If you want to explore any of the museums in more detail, such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the time.

 

Day 8 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (B)

After breakfast it’s goodbye from Dubrovnik, your crew and your new friends – for now at least. So many people return to travel again with Katarina Line on this amazing blue Adriatic wonder.

 

Legend: B –  breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, T – tasting

Prices per person in EUR in DBL/Twin cabins for 7 nights / 8 daysJun 08 July 13Sep 28
Deluxe Superior VIP upper/main deck 2190 2100
Deluxe Superior main deck 2075 1955
Deluxe Superior lower deck 1715 1600
Deluxe Main deck cabin 1915 -
Deluxe Lower deck cabin 1580 -

CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EURO, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Rates include:

  • Local transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port and departure transfer from
    Dubrovnik harbor to Dubrovnik airport – Only on the day of arrival and day of
    departure.
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
  •  Welcome reception & cocktail
  •  Daily buffet breakfast
  •  8 meals – 4 course lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  •  A drink with lunch onboard
  •  A liter of water per person daily
  •  Coffee and tea all day
  •  Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Captain’ s dinner with live entertainment in Metković
  • Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metković
  •  Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in Bibich winery with bus transfer included from
    Skradin
  •  Rab cake tasting in Rab
  •  Abundant fresh fruit
  •  Professional Tour manager
  •  Krka National Park entrance fee
  •  Dubrovnik cable car fee
  •  Guided walking tours of towns: Rab, Zadar, Split, Korčula & Dubrovnik
  •  Visitors taxes & port fees
  •  Luggage handling
  •  Daily cabin service
  •  Complimentary wi-fi onboard

No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!

  • Arrival transfers: Various airport transfer possibilities (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request
    request.
  • Moreška entrance fees: approx. EUR 15.- per person (possible only for departure on 18th August)
  • Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person

 

Flight details to be provided at least 3 weeks (21 days) prior to cruise departure and latest 10 days in advance in order for Adriatic Explore to organise the arrival and departure transfers.

PAYMENT:

  • Advance payment of EUR 200 per person
  • Reminder latest one month prior to arrival

 

Special notes:

  • The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of
    bad weather conditions
  • All our cruise departures are guaranteed, however if less than 10
    participants are booked, we reserves the right in cancelling the
    departure and changing the ship name if the need arises.
  • Guests are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found
    in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks
    on board.
  • In case of improper behavior we/captain reserves the right in
    asking clients to disembark

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – advance payment (EUR 200 per
    person) – non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person

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