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Opatija - Split - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Rhapsody
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This is an 8-day Croatia cruise exploration that will allow you to experience the breathtaking scenery and some crystallized Croatian scenery with, small coves where bathers drift on the crystal-blue waters, historical towns, and cities. This journey will take you to a new island, antique churches, and various historical monuments, as well as the famous Opatija Riviera. You will also visit Vis, which has an extremely well-preserved culture and architecture. Your journey will come to an end in Split.

 
Enjoy stunning sunset views over ZadarExplore beautiful ZadarAdmire the beautiful architecture and landscapes of ZadarStroll along the charming waterfronts of the Croatian coastA coastal town on the Adriatic Sea
Highlights
  • Enjoy famous Croatian beach, Zlatni Rat
  • Explore breathtaking Zadar
  • Visit Kornati National Park
  • Discover the Opatija Riviera, often compared to the French Riviera
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Day 1: Opatija | Embark

Check-in from 12.00h. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail. The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera , enjoy magnificent views en route to Pula. Upon arrival, time at leisure to explore the city that has existed for three thousand years. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed, and rebuilt numerous times. The Arena in Pula is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers entirely preserved. Return to the vessel for a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Pula.

Day 2: Pula | NP Brijuni | Mali Losinj

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
While enjoying breakfast on board, cruise towards the National Park Brijuni, which consists of 14 islands and islets, among which the biggest is Veliki Brijun. Except for its beautiful nature, the archipelago has numerous dinosaur footprints. Explore this oasis of magnificent harmony between man, animal, and plant life. After lunch on board, the cruise continues towards the island of Lošinj, known as the “sunshine island” with an abundance of pines, wildflowers, and herbs. Lošinj is one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic because of its hidden coves and cool Mediterranean vibe. Upon arrival, visit the Museum of Apoxyomenos and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. The museum is dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near the island. Time at leisure to explore this fragrant island: walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or to the smaller town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 3: Mali Losinj | Zadar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Morning cruise towards Zadar, for centuries the capital of Dalmatia and the oldest university town in Croatia. Join a guided tour of the city. Zadar is well known for its rich historical heritage of world importance, visible at every step: 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, mighty city walls with a bow and a representative City Gate from the 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the old town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous, contemporary Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in the port of Zadar.

Day 4: Zadar | NP Kornati | Primosten

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning departure to the Kornati National Park, which consists of around 100 islands, islets and reefs. In addition to this, the continental part includes ¼ of the surface of the park, while the rest belongs to the marine ecosystem. Enjoy the ruins of the ancient Illyrian fortress, Roman villas, the old Christian church of St Mary, and medieval fortresses and settlements. Some of the reefs are sometimes up to 100 m deep in the sea. Lunch on board as the cruise continues towards Primošten, a small, picturesque town situated between Šibenik and Trogir, in the central part of the Adriatic coast and surrounded by seven other islets, a wonderful sight and a beautiful place to explore. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard tonight. Overnight in Primošten.

Day 5: Primosten | Vis

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Early morning cruise toward the island of Vis, once one of the main Greek colonies in the 4th century BC. As a Yugoslavian army base for a long period, until 1991, Vis was closed and left untouched by the development of tourism for many years. As a result, its culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Take a walk, enjoy the views and taste some local delicacies at many excellent restaurants and taverns along the promenade. Overnight in Vis.

Day 6: Vis | Bisevo | Hvar | Stari Grad

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Before breakfast, cruise towards the small island Biševo for a visit to the famous Blue Cave, a splendorous and unique geomorphological natural wonder. A hypnotizing silver-blue light illuminates the space inside the cave when the sunlight hits the surface of the ocean through a vault on its arched roof and reflects off the seabed (entrance fee approx.15 €, to be paid on the spot). The possibility of a cave visit will depend on weather conditions. After lunch on board, the cruise continues towards Hvar, an island covered in vibrant and fragrant lavender fields and olive groves. The historic island town is home to the 7th - century fortifications, a Venetian loggia, historic piazzas and the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Learn more about it on a guided city tour, followed by a bus excursion throughout the island with a heritage dinner. Overnight in Stari Grad.

Day 7: Star Grad | Bol | Split

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, departure towards the island Brač, to visit the most famous Croatian beach, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) – a beautiful, horn-shaped sandy beach that constantly changes shape due to wind, current and waves. After lunch, as the cruise continues towards Split, enjoy the unbelievable views of the surrounding seas and the amazing Split Riviera. Upon arrival, join the guided city tour. A dynamic port city with a medieval Old Town grown out of the 1,700 - year - old Diocletian Palace, Split bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés, restaurants, and galleries cram the cobblestone alleyways, the waterfront, and the Marjan peninsula, making Croatia's second-largest city one of the Mediterranean's most compelling. Return to the vessel and overnight in Split.

Day 8: Split | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Gather for one last breakfast, followed by goodbyes with the crew. Check-out and transfer to the airport.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Entrance fees
  • Luggage Handling 
  • Wifi
  • English-speaking tour leader on board
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Captain’s dinner with live music
  • Visitors' tax & port fees
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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