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Adriatic Explorer Dubrovnik-Opatija Cruise

4.5
(26 Reviews)
From $3,989 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Korcula, Metkovic, Split, Skradin, Sibenik, Zadar, Rab, Opatija

    Group Size:
    17 to 42
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Deluxe Croatia Cruises, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija visiting the beautiful towns of Korcula, Zadar, Split

  • Walking tours of Korcula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija
  • Visit the Krka Waterfalls
  • Visit the Opatija Riviera, often compared to the French Riviera
  • Swim stops
  • Deluxe or Deluxe Superior vessel
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1:                   DUBROVNIK – KORCULA

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbour (Gruz) where the vessel will be docked.  Check in from 11am (1100hrs). Cruise departs at 1:00pm (13:00) 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. Overnight in Korčula. (L)

DAY 2:                   KORCULA – METKOVIC
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 is 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 “in situ” museum in Croatia 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. Overnight in Metković. (B, L, D)

DAY 3:                   METKOVIC – SPLIT  
From Metković the cruise continues toward 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. (B, L)

DAY 4:                   SPLIT – SKRADIN (KRKA WATERFALLS) – SIBENIK  
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 onboard and overnight in Šibenik. (B, D)

DAY 5:                   SIBENIK – ZADAR
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 16th 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. Overnight in Zadar. (B, L)

DAY 6:                   ZADAR – RAB
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 is 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. Overnight in Rab. (B, L)

DAY 7:                   RAB – OPATIJA
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 is a real café-society here. Overnight in the port of Opatija. (B, L)

DAY 8:                   OPATIJA
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. Check out by 9.00am and transfer to your hotel in Opatija (if required). End of our services. (B)

**NOTE: The Captain has the right to change the itinerary in case of bad weather or similar inappropriate conditions in ports to ensure safety on board. Routing may also change due to the number of vessels in each port. Due to capacity, a sister vessel may be used which is of similar design and standard.**

 

INCLUDES:

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbour and departure transfer from Opatija port to Opatija hotel (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
  • 7-night cruise in deluxe or deluxe superior 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
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Visitors’ taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Midweek bed linen change
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Guided walking tours of Korčula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija in English
  • 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

No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!

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Pricing & Availability

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2024
2025
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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Ship Details

  • Launched: 2019
  • Length: 49 m
  • Breadth: 8.80 m
  • Speed: 17 km/h
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Sun-deck with deck-chairs
  • Dining room
  • Lounge bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming platform
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15.20-20
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 13.20-18
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12.60
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk

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In some trips we list multiple vessels in the same class. We do so, as we may use a different vessel depending on departure date, occupancy and availability. As always, these vessels are a guide only and subject to change. Where we need to use a different vessel than that which we list, we endeavour to use vessels with a similar class.

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Reviews for Adriatic Explorer Dubrovnik-Opatija Cruise

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Michelle Choi
Great Croatia Cruise

Review for: Croatian Coast Dubrovnik - Split (One Way) Cruise

Marko, Filip, Dule, and Martin were the crew on our boat for a week in Croatia and can’t say enough how much we appreciated them. They were so patient and accommodating, the food was so great, and the itinerary was perfect.
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Tanya Markham
Fantastic week aboard The Aquamarin

Review for: Croatian Coast Split-Split Cruise (Saturday)

Fantastic week aboard The Aquamarin, beautiful ship, with quality finishes, great size cabin with 2 big portholes. The crew were very friendly and professional, the meals were absolutely superb, our itinerary was just perfect, we saw amazing sights and the beautiful scenery Croatia has to offer. We were lucky to have beautiful sunshine so enjoyed a swim in some beautiful places.
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Diane Wolff
Wonderful 8 day cruise

Review for: Breathtaking Croatia Cruise Opatija-Split

Wonderful 8 day cruise on the Olmissum from Opatja on September 10 2022. The captain and crew were very professional and helpful in every way! The rooms and facilities were very comfortable and the food was excellent. Our on board tour manager, Josefine, was so knowledgeable about European history that she explained it effortlessly and with a real passion. We will definitely sail with this company again. It’s a great way to discover Croatia!

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Adriatic Explorer Dubrovnik-Opatija Cruise

4.5
(26 Reviews)
From $3,989 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Korcula, Metkovic, Split, Skradin, Sibenik, Zadar, Rab, Opatija

    Group Size:
    17 to 42
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Deluxe Croatia Cruises, Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

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