Route R4

2019: Rijeka – Island of Rab – Zadar – Šibenik – Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Trogir – Split – Island of Hvar – Island of Šćedro – Island of Korčula – Dubrovnik – Island of Mljet – Island of Vis – Vodice – Kornati Islands National Park – Island of Dugi Otok – Island of Lošinj – Rijeka
2020: Rijeka – Island of Rab – Zadar – Trogir –  Island of Hvar –  Island of Korčula – Dubrovnik – Island of Mljet –  Island of Vis – Split – Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Vodice – Kornati Islands National Park –  Island of Dugi Otok –  Island of Lošinj – Rijeka
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2019: Rijeka – Island of Rab – Zadar – Šibenik – Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Trogir – Split – Island of Hvar – Island of Šćedro – Island of Korčula – Dubrovnik – Island of Mljet – Island of Vis – Vodice – Kornati Islands National Park – Island of Dugi Otok – Island of Lošinj – Rijeka
2020: Rijeka – Island of Rab – Zadar – Trogir –  Island of Hvar –  Island of Korčula – Dubrovnik – Island of Mljet –  Island of Vis – Split – Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Vodice – Kornati Islands National Park –  Island of Dugi Otok –  Island of Lošinj – Rijeka
If you are coming by car you can drive into the port from 09:00 am. Our service team will then direct you to the garage and transfer you back to the port. Please note that embarkation time is from 11:00 am to 01:00 pm. After embarkation our representative will greet you with a welcome drink, and you will have a chance to get to know the crew and your fellow passengers. While enjoying a snack, we start our cruise heading towards our first port of call – the Island of Rab, where we will enjoy a walk through the historic town, accompanied by a local tour guide. The old town of the homonymous capital of Rab, with its impressive bell towers, stretches around a narrow, rocky promontory, flanked by water. Three streets pass through the old town – the “Lower Street” with cafés and pubs, the “Middle Street” with boutiques, souvenir shops and ice cream parlours, and the “Upper Street”, which leads to the four churches with their impressive bell towers. Dinner and overnight stay in the port of Rab.
We will leave the Kvarner Bay and head to Dalmatia. After a swimming break, we will reach Zadar, the centre of northern Dalmatia. After arriving in Zadar, a local tour guide will await us to take us on a walk through the walled old town, showing us unique sights like the Roman Forum, the circular church of Sveti Donat, or the Cathedral Sveta Stošija. Enjoy traffic-free streets with elegant boutiques and countless cafés, or listen to the sounds of the world-wide unique Sea Organs on the Riva, whose melodies are created purely by waves. Overnight stay in Zadar.
After approximately four hours sailing, we will leave the Adriatic Sea and turn into the embouchure of the River Krka. After our on-board lunch, we will tie up in Šibenik. The most famous building in the fortress-like old town is St. Jacob’s Cathedral, the most important Renaissance monument in Croatia. After a guided walk through the old town, we continue upstream the River Krka. We anchor in Skradin, right before the famous Krka waterfalls. Overnight stay in the port of Skradin, where you will have the opportunity to go out for dinner.
From Skradin, smaller boats will take you to the National Park. You will have the opportunity to visit “Skradinski Buk”, the most popular part of the waterfall area, where in 17 falls, with up to 100 m broad cascades, the Krka rushes 45.7 metres down. Make sure you do not forget to bring your bathing suit – a swim in the clear waters of the River Krka just below the falls is a truly unique experience. Park entrance, including boat ride approx. € 14 (June–September approx. € 27), payable on-site. After lunch on board, we will head for Trogir, where we will spend the night and have the opportunity to visit one of the numerous restaurants for dinner.
After breakfast, we will go on a guided tour of Trogir. With its beautiful old town, protected by the UNESCO, Trogir is also called “the Museum City”. Enjoy the experience of a guided walking tour through the winding streets and discover impressive walls, towers, churches, frescoes and vaults. Do not miss out on taking a look into the unique old yards. Afterwards, we will head for a secluded bay. After having enjoyed swimming and sunbathing as well as lunch, we will set sail for Split, our next port of call. Split is Croatia’s second largest city and the capital of Dalmatia. The 1700-year-old city was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and is today a UNESCO-protected site. After a guided city tour, you will have the rest of the day at your disposal to discover the old town on your own and to enjoy the bustling Mediterranean atmosphere on the famous promenade of Split. For dinner, you may visit one of Split’s numerous restaurants.
We will leave the Port of Split in the early morning and sail to the Island of Hvar. The island is known for its mild climate and vast lavender fields. The harbour of the homonymous main town lies at the foot of an island fortress, from which you will have a fantastic panoramic view over the offshore island group of “Pakleni otoci”. After about 2–3 hours in Hvar, we will continue to the small Island of Šćedro, where we will have plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing and lunch. After lunch, we will set off for our next port of call, Korčula on the Island of Korčula, where you will have the opportunity to go out for dinner.
Korčula, the homonymous capital of the island, has one of the most beautiful old towns in Dalmatia. Because of its fortress-like appearance it is often referred to as “Little Dubrovnik”. After breakfast, you are invited to enjoy a guided tour through the birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo, before we continue on to Dubrovnik. We will leave Korčula after lunch and we are supposed to arrive in Dubrovnik by 5 pm. It takes only a few minutes by bus to get to the old town. The bus stop is located right next to the port, the bus leaves every 10 minutes, last return journey around 2:00 am. Tickets are available from the kiosk (12 Kuna per ride) or on the bus (15 Kuna per ride). For dinner, you may visit one of Dubrovnik’s numerous restaurants.
The entire day is at your disposal to discover the amazing town of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, since in the Middle Ages the city counted among the most important economic and cultural centres of the Mediterranean area. Today, the Old City unfolds a unique open air museum boasting countless attractions and secrets to discover. After breakfast, you are invited to enjoy a guided tour through the historic town with its impressive walls. After the guided city tour, you will have plenty of time to discover the gems of Dubrovnik on your own. Stroll through the famous “Stradun”, take a walk along the impressive city walls and visit the numerous unique sights or take the cable car to the 415 m high mountain Srđ, from which you can enjoy a unique view of the old town and the sea. For lunch, you will have the opportunity to go to a restaurant, while dinner will be served on board.
Today, we will leave Dubrovnik heading to the Island of Mljet. On our way, we will anchor in a secluded bay to enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear sea and our on-board lunch, before anchoring in Pomena or Polače on the Island of Mljet. Part of the island was declared a national park – two saltwater lakes (in the larger one there is a small island with a former monastery) are connected only by a narrow channel to the sea. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the National Park (entrance fee incl. boat ride to the small monastery island approx. 17 €, payable on-site). We recommend that you bring your bathing suit, since the temperature of the salt water lakes is always 2°C above the temperature of the sea. Overnight stay on the Island of Mljet, where you may enjoy dinner at a restaurant.
Today, we will visit the “forbidden” Island of Vis. The Island of Vis was closed to foreign visitors until the end of the 1980s. Where there was once an Air Force runway, now there are vineyards. After having had plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing and lunch on board, we will head to the port of Vis, where we are supposed to arrive in the late afternoon. For dinner, you may visit one of the island’s restaurants.
After sailing approx. 4–5 hours, we will reach the small Island of Zlarin, where we will stop for swimming, sunbathing and lunch. Afterwards, we will continue our voyage to Vodice, a bustling holiday resort on the mainland. For dinner, you may visit one of the numerous taverns and restaurants.
According to the Irish author George Bernard Shaw, ”On the last day of creation, God crowned his work, and thus created, out of tears, stars and breath, the Kornati Islands”. The beautiful scenery, countless small and large islands, and the turquoise sea – all this makes the Kornati Islands a unique paradise. It is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea – comprising 147 islands, islets and reefs, which cover an area of 35 km of length. We pass the Kornati along their entire length and head for a bay on the northern end for a swim and on-board lunch. Overnight stay at one of the ports of the Island of Dugi Otok or a neighbouring island. Tonight, Captain’s dinner will be served.
Today, we will leave the Dalmatian waters heading to the Island of Lošinj. Located in the Kvarner Bay area, Lošinj is not only known for its 300 cloudless or only slightly clouded sunny days per year, but also for being covered by dense pine forests. With a bit of luck, we will maybe spot dolphins playing in the waves; in the waters around the Island of Lošinj, there are more than 220 dolphins registered by the “Adriatic Dolphin Project”. After lunch and a swimming break, we will reach Mali Lošinj, where we will spend the evening and the night. For dinner, you may visit one of the numerous restaurants.
Passing the west coast of the Island of Cres, we will head for a bay to enjoy lunch and a last refreshing dip in the crystal-clear water, before returning to Rijeka. Overnight stay in the port of Rijeka, where you may go out for dinner.
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am.
If you are travelling to Rijeka by your own car, you can enter the harbour from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm at the latest, and directly go to your boat. Here you will unload your luggage, which will first be placed under our care until the cabins are ready for occupancy at 11:00 am. Our service team will then escort you to the garage and transfer you back to the port. Afterwards, our representative will welcome you with a welcome drink and introduce you to the crew and the other passengers. During a snack we set off towards the island of Rab. After our arrival at the beautiful town of Rab, guided tour through the old town. The old town of the island’s capital of the same name with its striking bell towers extends on a narrow, rocky promontory, surrounded on three sides by water. Three streets cross the old town – the „Lower street“ with cafés and pubs, the „Central street“ with boutiques, souvenir shops and ice cream parlours, and the „Upper street“, which leads to the four churches with their bell towers. Dinner on board and overnight stay.
We leave the Kvarner Bay and set course for Dalmatia. After a swimming break and lunch on board, we arrive at Zadar, the capital of Northern Dalmatia. Upon arrival, our guide will take you on a guided tour of the peninsula's old town, surrounded by mighty walls. The guide will show you the most important sights, such as the Roman Forum, the round church of Sveti Donat, the cathedral of Sveta Stošija and the world's unique sea organs, whose sound and melodies are determined only by the waves. Dinner opportunity in Zadar, overnight stay.
Today we visit one of the most beautiful old towns of Dalmatia – Trogir, where we arrive after lunch on board and a swimming break. Guided tour of Trogir, which is also called "museum town“, because of its old town which is under UNESCO protection. It is simply an experience to stroll through the winding, cobbled lanes and marvel at the medieval vaults and beautiful courtyards. Dinner opportunity in Trogir, overnight stay.
First we set course for the island of Hvar. The island is known for its mild climate and the extensive lavender fields. The harbour of the main town of the same name is situated at the foot of a fortress, from which you have a fantastic view of the offshore group of islands "Pakleni otoci". After about a two hours’ stay in Hvar and lunch on board, we head for the small island of Šćedro for a swimming break. Afterwards, we sail along the mountainous Pelješac Peninsula to Korčula. Opportunity for dinner in Korčula and overnight stay.
Korčula has one of the most beautiful old towns of Dalmatia and is often called "Little Dubrovnik“, because of its fortress-like appearance. After breakfast guided tour of the birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo. After lunch on board, we leave Korčula and set course for Dubrovnik, where we arrive around 5:00 pm. The distance from the harbour to the old town is just a few minutes by bus, which departs in the immediate vicinity of our ship. Departure approximately every 10 minutes, fare HRK 12 (at the kiosk) or HRK 15 (on the bus), last return at 2:00 am. Opportunity for dinner in Dubrovnik.
Today you will have the whole day at your disposal to discover Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is not wrongly called the "Pearl of the Adriatic“, as it was one of the most important economic and cultural centres of the Mediterranean during its heyday in the Middle Ages. Today, the old town presents itself to the visitor as a unique open-air museum with an abundance of sights. After breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of the old town, after which you will be able to discover and enjoy it on your own. Stroll along the famous "Stradun", take a walk over the mighty city walls or take the cable car up to the 415 m high mountain Srđ, from where you will have a unique view of the old town and the sea. Opportunity to have lunch in one of the many restaurants, dinner on board.
We leave Dubrovnik and set course for the island of Mljet. After a swimming break and lunch on board, we moor in Pomena or Polače. A part of the island has been declared a national park – two saltwater lakes (in the larger of the two lakes there is an islet with a former monastery) are only connected to the sea by a narrow channel. Opportunity to visit the national park (admission incl. boat trip to the small island with the monastery approx. € 17, payable on site). We recommend a bath in the saltwater lakes, whose temperature is always about 2°C above the sea temperature. Opportunity for dinner in one of the konobas on Mljet.
Today, we sail to the "forbidden" island Vis. The island of Vis was closed to foreign visitors until the end of the 1980s. Where once the runway of an air force base was, wine is now cultivated. Vis – with 45 km the most distant Croatian island from the mainland –- was able to preserve much of its originality due to the lack of tourism for a long time. After a swimming break and lunch on board we enter the harbour of Vis in the late afternoon. Opportunity for dinner in Vis.
We lift the anchors again, and after a swimming break with lunch we arrive to the capital of Dalmatia – Split. The main attraction of Split is the Old Town, which was built from the Diocletian's Palace. The World Heritage complex is home to 1700 years old Roman walls, houses, churches, cafés... places full of flair! After a guided city tour, there is plenty of time to relax. Opportunity for dinner in Split.
After about four hours, we leave the Adriatic Sea and sail up the Krka river. We anchor in Skradin, just before the famous Krka waterfalls. After lunch on board, we recommend a visit to the waterfalls. Boats depart from Skradin to take you to the national park. Opportunity to visit the "Skradinski Buk", with 800 m the longest and probably most famous part of the waterfalls. This is an impressive natural spectacle, as the Krka falls down in 17 steps with cascades up to 100 m wide. Don't forget to bring your bathing clothes, because bathing in the crystal clear water of the Krka, directly below the waterfalls, is a unique experience. Admission to the National Park incl. boat transfer approx. € 27, payable on site. Opportunity for dinner in Skradin, overnight stay.
First we head for Šibenik. The most famous building in the fortress-like old town is the Cathedral of St. James, the most important Renaissance monument in Croatia. After a guided tour through the old town of Šibenik, we return to the Adriatic Sea and head for Vodice, a popular holiday resort. Dinner opportunity in one of the taverns or konobas in Vodice, overnight stay.
"On the last day of creation, God wanted to crown his work, and so he created the Kornati from tears, stars and breath," wrote the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw. They are the largest and densest collection of islands in the Adriatic Sea – 147 islands, islets and reefs stretch over a length of about 35 km. We pass through the Kornati in its entire length and head for a bay at its northern end for a swim, where we also have lunch on board. Overnight in one of the fishing villages on the island of Dugi Otok or the neighbouring islands, where Captain's Dinner is served today.
Our today’s destination is the island of Lošinj, which is not only known for having 300 cloudless or only slightly cloudy sunny days a year, but is also covered with dense pine forests. With a little luck we might be able to watch dolphins playing in the waves today, because more than 220 dolphins registered by the Adriatic Dolphin Project live in the waters around the island of Lošinj. After lunch and the usual swimming break, we enter the harbour of Mali Lošinj with its colourful houses. Opportunity for dinner in Mali Lošinj.
We drive along the west coast of the island of Cres to a bay where we last enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and our lunch before returning to Rijeka. Opportunity for dinner in Rijeka.
After breakfast disembarkation until 9:00 am.
What's included...
* 15-day cruise according to the itinerary
* half board (dinner on the day of embarkation, breakfast and lunch or dinner on the following days)
* Welcome snack
* Captain's Dinner
* German and English speaking representatives at the port during embarkation and disembarkation
* Guided city tour of Rab
* Guided city tour of Zadar
* Guided city tour of Trogir
* Guided city tour of Korčula
* Guided city tour of Dubrovnik
* Guided city tour of Split
* Guided city tour of Šibenik
* Admission to the Kornati Islands National Park

 

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