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Croatia Land & Kvarner Bay Of Islands Cruise
Land Tour & KL1A+ Cruise 2017

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Routing:

Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes NP – Opatija – Krk – Rab – Zadar – Molat or Olib – Ilovik – Mali Lošinj (Lošinj) – Cres – Opatija – Zagreb 

 

Experience Croatia’s centuries old Capital’s rich cultural heritage. Indulge in the natural beauty of the UNESCO protected Plitvice Lakes National Park. Visit Opatija with her granduer and style from a bygone era. All this is possible on a land package that includes transfers to your Category A+ Small Ship for 7 unforgettable nights in different ports in the Kvarner Bay of Islands.  Relax and let the captain and his crew take care of you while you choose to swim, sunbath, explore or just relax amongst some of the most amazing sights along the Adriatic.
Category A+ Vessels are newly built ships with fully A/C ensuite cabins with twin or double beds. Name of vessel will be advised at time of arrival.

Coast Express Land Package
Zagreb – Opatija Includes

• Transfer Zagreb Airport – hotel on Day 1
• Transfer Opatija – Zagreb Airport on Day 11
• 3 nights in 4* hotels
• 3 breakfasts & 1 dinner in hotels (B, D)
• Shared transfer (mini van or car)

Accommodation (or similar)

•Zagreb – Hotel Dubrovnik (4*)
•Opatija – Hotel Bristol (4*)

Kvarner Bay Of Islands Cruise
Opatija – Opatija Includes

• 7 nights A/C Cabin with ensuite
• 7 breakfasts & 7 lunches (B, L)
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D)

Sightseeing

•Zagreb
•Plitvice Lakes
•Opatija
•Rab
•Zadar

Optional Excursions (approx)

• Venice – Opatija €74
• Wine Experience – Krk €25
• Wakeboarding & Waterskiing – Krk €14-40
• Rab Cake tasting – Rab €8

Category A+ Important Information:

•A+ Category cabins offer semi A/C – some restrictions apply
•Cabins are double or twin beds (below & on deck)
•Two towels for personal use supplied
•On Deck Cabins are situated on main & top deck
•Meal & Drink Supplements are available and can be requested
•Cash bar available onboard. Drinks cannot be brought onboard
•Ships vary in size with most carrying between 20 – 40 passengers
•The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or other conditions
•Guests must abide by the Ships Rules (copy onboard)
•Departures are guaranteed, but Cruise Company reserves the right to cancel departures with less than 10 participants
•Group Prices Available – minimum numbers apply
•This cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility, young children & those unable to swim
•Please note that most arrival times into ports are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Twin Share
CAT A+ Cruise
Lower Deck
Twin Share
CAT A+ Cruise
Main Deck
May 03, 10, 17, 241,9752,036
May 31
Sep 13, 20
2,0362,156
Jun 07, 14
Aug 30
Sep 06
2,2082,294
Jun 21
Aug 16, 23
2,2942,398
Jun 28
Jul 05, 12, 19, 26
Aug 02, 09
2,3552,458
Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
1,8811,924

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Visitor & Port Taxes €25 per person

TOUR & CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Wednesday: Zagreb

Arrive in Zagreb and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. (D)

Day 2, Thursday: Zagreb

Morning city tour of Zagreb includes walk through the historic Upper Town, where, among other sites, visit the St. Mark’s Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrščak tower. Overnight in Zagreb. (B)

Day 3, Friday: Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes NP – Opatija

Morning departure towards the spectacular Plitvice National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. An environment where Karl May movies were made. Walking shoes are essential for our 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment and enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and ride the street train back to the entrance. Drive to Opatija for overnight. (B)

Day 4, Saturday: Opatija – Krk

Morning guided tour of Opatija, once the summer and winter resort of 19th Century elite Wilhelm II, Franz Josef, Gustav Mahler, and Isadora Duncan. Take a stroll along the seafront, visit the park and the oldest hotel on the Adriatic coast – Kvarner (1884). Transfer of the luggage will be organized before departure at 13:00 h. Lunch on board followed by a swim stop in the crystal clear sea on route to Krk island – the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk. (B, L)

Day 5, Sunday: Krk – Rab

After breakfast cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. Sightseeing of town encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares and try famous “Rapska torta“ cake, it is a must. If the time allows walk up to Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab. (B, L)

Day 6, Monday: Rab – Zadar

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar along Pag island with a swim stop on the tiny MAUN island. Enjoy guided tour of the city, which was for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in monumental heritage of world importance visible on every step. Here you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces, villas. The town is full of great restaurants packed in the centre. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight. (B, L)

Day 7, Tuesday: Zadar – Molat or Olib

Early departure for Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours). Both islands are situated in the northern part of Zadar’s archipelago where one can enjoy peace and serenity. Captain’s dinner party on board and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Wednesday: Molat or Olib – Ilovik – Mali Lošinj

After breakfast and morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik, the island of flowers for a short stop before departing for Lošinj island, one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters. Mali Lošinj is known as the “sunshine island”. On arrival take a walk along the harbor or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or simply visit nearby, picturesque, town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj. (B, L)

Day 9, Thursday: Mali Lošinj – Cres

After a morning swim leave for Cres island, a long and narrow island covered with oak, beech and pine forests as well as wineyards and olive tree plantations. Cres and Mali Lošinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separated them. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres. (B, L)

Day 10, Friday: Cres – Opatija

After breakfast we leave for Opatija. On route we can experience the spectacular views of famous Opatija Riviera. Late afternoon arrival to Opatija for a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen’s village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, as well as among the best in Croatia. For your last night on board we recommend a farewell party on the ship, a great opportunity for exchanging addresses with other passengers who have by now become your new friends. (B, L)

Day 11, Saturday: Opatija – Zagreb

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. Zagreb. (B)

 

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