Croatia Island Explorer

Resort: Croatia Island Explorer
Operator: Saga
Destination: Croatia
Price From: £949.00

Look forward to exploring the charming islands of Krk, Rab, Losinj and Cres on this relaxing cruise

Discover the lovely year-round climate, breathtaking natural beauty and historic heritage of four fascinating islands – Krk, Rab, Losinj and Cres – and the attractive riviera resort of Opatija.

Including…

7 nights on board a ship reserved exclusively for Saga guests

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Local wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Free bar open for 11 hours a day

Excursions and visits

  • Krk old town guided walk
  • Vrbnik winery tour
  • Goli Otok island visit
  • Rab old town guided walk
  • Mali Losinj town guided walk
  • Cres island visit and guided walk
  • Opatija guided walk

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours.

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Zagreb to Krk

Fly to Zagreb, transfer to your ship and embark MV Dalmatia. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. D (Please note: during 2017 flights will be to Rijeka).

Day 2
Krk to Rab

After breakfast join an included walking tour of the old town of Krk. Afterwards transfer by bus to Vrbnik, one of the most famous Croatian villages, to tour a family-run winery and taste the local wine.

Your cruise continues with lunch on board at St Grgur followed by a short visit to the island and then a brief visit to Goli Otok island. Moor overnight in Rab town. B, L, D.

Day 3
Rab

Join a walking tour of Rab’s medieval town and perhaps, after lunch, take an optional island sightseeing tour of Rab and discover a unique and authentic side of this beautiful island. B, L, D.

Optional excursions

Rab Bus Tour |

You may like to join an afternoon optional bus tour of the island where you will visit the Rab cake factory, and enjoy a short scenice drive and visit to the Museum of Prosciutto.

Day 4
Rab to Ilovik to Mali Losinj

Cruise to the island of Ilovik, known as the ‘island of flowers’, to spend a morning exploring. Sail on to the island of Mali Losinj and join a guided walking tour of the town and visit to the Garden of Fine Scents. B, L, D.

Day 5
Mali Losinj to Cres

Cruise to Susak, a small island famous for its yellow sandy beaches. Depart for Cres, which was formerly part of Mali Losinj. Covered with forests, olive trees and vineyards Cres is home to the rare griffon vulture. Visit the harbour and Roman ruins of the town on an included walking tour. B, L, D.

Day 6
Cres to Opatija

Cruise to the Opatija Riviera on the mainland which is lined with luxurious villas and beautiful parks. The popular spa resort of Opatija was a favourite with past royals, artists and politicians. Discover more about its illustrious past on a guided walking tour. B, L, D

Day 7
Opatija

This morning perhaps take an optional bus tour to the Istrian Peninsula and a boat trip to visit the National Park Brijuni Islands. The 14 islands are home to many rare plants and animals. Your optional excursion includes a visit to the ancient Roman amphitheatre at Pula. Return to the ship for the Captain’s farewell dinner. B, L, D

Optional excursions

National Park Brijuni Islands and Pula |

Perhaps take an optional bus tour to the Istrian Peninsular and boat trip to visit the National Park Brijuni Islands and Pula famous Amphitheatre.

Day 8
Opatija-Zagreb-UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (Please note: during 2017 flights will be from Rijeka). B

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