KL6 Northern Pearls from Opatija 2020

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8 Days and 7 Nights
Availability : April - October
Opatija
Dubrovnik

Highlights

Opatija – Rab – Zadar – NP Krka – Sibenik – Split – Metkovic – Korcula – Dubrovnik

Tour Includes

  • Arrival (local) transfer from Opatija hotels to Opatija port and departure transfer from Dubrovnik harbour to Dubrovnik airport
  • 7 nights cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail; daily buffet breakfast
  • 9 meals – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including: 1 drink with lunch onboard & 1 l water per person daily
  • 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
  • Maraschino liquor tasting in Zadar
  • 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
  • Free wi-fi onboard.

 

Not included

  • Gratuities, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals

Boat Specifications

Departures on Wednesdays & Saturdays, cabin type may vary

DELUXE: Deluxe ships are modern and state of the art ships 42 to 47 meters in length. Spacious sun deck includes a hot tub and sun beds to enjoy wonderful Adriatic scenery. Deluxe vessels feature spacious, lavishly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, safety deposit box, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. Cabins are 12 to 17m2 in size. 

DELUXE SUPERIOR: Deluxe superior is a new class of Katarina Line newer and larger vessels, the best vessels that exist on the Adriatic sea built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar. Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished after 2016, with hot tubs and spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe, slippers etc.

ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1  SATURDAY       OPATIJA – RAB (L)

Departure at 13h towards Rab, known as the “island of love”. with an old 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’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 followed by Maraschino cherry liquor tasting. 

DAY 3 MONDAY            ZADAR – NP 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 Check out (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; CD – captain’s dinnerT – tasting

More Information

Cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

Cancellation Fees

From Deposit payment – 60 days prior to departure: Deposit
60 – 30 days prior to departure: Deposit + 10% of the tour rate
29 – 9  days prior to departure: Deposit + 25% of the tour rate
8 – 1 days  prior to departure: Deposit + 50% of the tour rate
0 and no show: 100% of the tour rate