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Adriatic Explorer Opatija-Dubrovnik Cruise

4.5
(26 Reviews)
From $4,521 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

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

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

  • Walking tours of Korcula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Dubrovnik
  • 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:                   OPATIJA – RAB

Transfer from hotel in Opatija to Opatija harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 11am (1100hrs). Cruise departs at 1:00pm (13:00) towards Rab, known as the “island of love”, with an old town of the same name. Join the guided city tour, visit the medieval walls and the famous four towers (perhaps 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 we will sample it after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret. Overnight in Rab. (L)

DAY 2:                   RAB – ZADAR
After breakfast, head for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia with an amazing heritage and where history looks into 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. Overnight Zadar. (B, L)

DAY 3:                   ZADAR – SKRADIN (KRKA WATERFALLS) – SIBENIK  
Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin, then get aboard the 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 100m 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 possibly the most famous one here, the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront. Dinner on board. Overnight in Sibenik. (B, D)

DAY 4:                   SIBENIK – SPLIT   
Cruise south to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, where Roman Emperor Diocletian built a retirement palace now under UNESCO protection. Split waterfront is a happening place and there is a buzz along the beautiful wide promenade. Join a local guide for a walk through the heart of the bustling old town and the market. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

DAY 5:                   SPLIT – 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. Visit Narona archaeological museum in Vid, formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first “in situ” museum in Croatia, exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple. In fact, Narona holds the remains of the Roman temple – the Augusteum – and seventeen monumental marble sculptures of Roman emperors and their family members. This is where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, and Romans once sailed, and, according to legend, the pirates of Neretva planned their raids on enemy galleys. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard is scheduled for this evening. Overnight in Metkovic. (B, L, D)

DAY 6:                   METKOVIC – KORCULA  
Departure towards Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. 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 learn about on the guided tour. Lots of simple konobas, restaurants and cool cocktail bars for chill-out time. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

DAY 7:                   KORCULA – DUBROVNIK
There is no better way to catch the first sight of your final destination – the famous town 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 while headed for Gruž harbour to dock. Once moored, join a transfer to the old town for a guided walking tour. In your free time, why not walk along 1940 metres of the famous ramparts! Take the cable car from the Old Town to the 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. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

DAY 8:                   DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport. 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:

  • Local transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port and departure transfer from Dubrovnik harbour to Dubrovnik airport (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
  • 7-night cruise in a 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 in English of towns: Rab, Zadar, Split, Korčula & Dubrovnik
  • Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metković
  • Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in the local winery with bus transfer included from Skradin
  • Rab cake tasting in Rab
  • Krka National Park entrance fee
  • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to the Old town
  • Dubrovnik cable car fee

No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!

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Pricing & Availability

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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: 2015
  • Length: 49m
  • Breadth: 8.8m
  • Speed: 18.5 km/h
  • Crew: 7
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v
  • VIP cabins with private balconies
  • Large sun deck with lounge area
  • Main deck dinning room & bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • TV lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 16-17
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 17
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: VIP
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15.70
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Balcony (only upper deck)

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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 Opatija-Dubrovnik 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 Opatija-Dubrovnik Cruise

4.5
(26 Reviews)
From $4,521 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

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

    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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