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Northern Adriatic Adventure Island Hopping Holiday

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Journey through enchanting history and sun-kissed shores of the best Croatian islands on this Mediterranean island hopping tour.

Filled with adventure, ancient discoveries, crystal waters and outstanding cuisine, this 14-night island hopping itinerary makes for the perfect Croatia summer holiday.

Start your journey off with 3 nights in Opatija, the oldest tourist destination in Croatia.

Famous as a luxury villa retreat for the European elite in the 19th century, there are plenty of beaches to navigate, making Opatija the ideal destination for relaxation.

Opatija even has its own ‘Walk of Fame’ honouring the tennis player Goran Ivanišević and Croatian inventor Nikola Tesla.

The popular Krk island will be your next hop.

As one of Croatia’s busier islands Krk is well known for water sporting holidays including parasailing, wake boarding and in contrast has a rich and diverse history steeped in eras of Roman and Italian rule.

Its heritage comes to life with sites of Romanesque churches, walled monasteries, vineyards and quaint fishing villages.

Next, you’ll sail your way to Cres island. Dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries with a past of Venetian rule, Cres Town is reflective of an Italian village.

Be enchanted by the town walls, Venetian Tower, Church of St Mary, and visit sites that date back to the 11th century in the village of Valun.

The north of the island is home to a colony of Eurasian Griffon vultures.

After 2 nights in Cres you head off to the island of Rab which comprises a variety of beaches spanning 22 km.

In the western part of the island you will find cliff-lined beaches, and in the northern part of the island magnificent sandy beaches, perfect for family holidays in Croatia.

The town is also known for its unmistakable clusters of terracotta roofs, soaring church towers and wealth of historical sites with numerous Gothic and Renaissance palaces and churches.

The second-to-last island hop is to Pag island.

Linked to the mainland by a road bridge, Pag island is home to the 15th-century Church of St. George and south of the modern town, Old Town Pag has an archaeological site and the ruins of a Franciscan monastery.

The long rocky desert island is famous for fabulous summer parties and music festivals.

Sail on to your last stop, the island of Zadar, full of cultural and historical heritage as one of the oldest settlements in Croatia.

In Zadar you can wander the streets of marble, enjoy a good party and endless festivals, or take a day trip sailing to quieter beaches on remote islands.

Fifteen days of dreamy summer living could not be spent better than sailing across the Adriatic to glorious islands of sunshine, sandy shores and unending adventures.

Airport(s)

Krk and Zadar

Duration

14 nights/15 days

Departure Months

April | May | June | July | August | September | October

Price Includes

  • 3 nights in a 3*/4* hotel in Opatija
  • 2 nights in a 3*/4* hotel in Krk
  • 2 nights in a 3*/4* hotel in Cres
  • 2 nights in a 3*/4* hotel in Rab
  • 2 nights in a 3*/4* hotel in Pag
  • 3 nights in a 3*/4* hotel in Zadar
  • Private guided tour of Krk medieval old town
  • Private guided tour of Zadar
  • Return airport transfers
  • Ferry and catamaran tickets
  • All transfers as per itinerary
Highlights
  • Krk medieval old town
  • Frankopan castle in Krk
  • Zadar Sea Organ
  • Relax on the beach in Croatia's riviera
  • Lungomare Promenade and the “Walk of Fame”
  • Beli’s Colony of Eurasian Griffon vultures
  • Salutation to the Sun (designed by Nikola Bašić)
  • St Donatus' Church
  • St Simeon’s Church
  • St Anastasia's Cathedral

Northern Adriatic Adventure Island Hopping Holiday Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE OPATIJA

Today we’ll collect you from your point of arrival for transfer to the tour hotel in Opatija.

Enjoy a free afternoon exploring the old town.

Overnight at the hotel in Opatija.

Day 2OPATIJA GUIDED TOUR & free time

Today your tour guide will show you around the beautiful parks, gardens and buildings of Opatija.

Walk along the Lungomare Promenade and Croatia’s own version of the “Walk of Fame,” with notable names marked in stars on the pavement.

Explore historical sites dating back to the 15th century and get your picture alongside the “Girl with a Seagull” statue.

Overnight at the hotel in Opatija.

Day 3OPATIJA free time

You have the entire day to yourself to do more exploring, relax on the beach or request an exciting day trip to compliment your itinerary.

Soak in beautiful sunsets over glistening waters, sip a cocktail and relish the local cuisine.

Overnight at a hotel in Opatija.

Day 4OPATIJA - KRK

Today you transfer to the tour hotel in Krk.

Here you can enjoy free time exploring the city, beaches or enjoying the island nightlife.

Overnight at the hotel in Krk.

Day 5KRK GUIDED TOUR & free time

After breakfast, we’ll organise a guided tour of Krk Town for you.

Krk island has many ancient archaeological remains, old towns and intricate churches. The Frankopan castle is probably Krk’s biggest attraction, named after the Medieval noble family of Frankopan who ruled this area.

In the afternoon, enjoy your free time relaxing on one of the beaches, water sporting, walking and cycling the farmlands, or exploring the underground caverns of the Biserujka Cave.

Overnight at the hotel in Krk.

Day 6KRK – CRES

Take a catamaran transfer from Krk to Cres, pre-arranged for you.

Arrival in Cres and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at a hotel in Cres.

Day 7CRES free time

There are many places on the island to explore, whether on a guided tour or on your own.

Valun village is known for the Valun

Tablet from the 11th century, inscribed in both Latin and old Croatian.

Beli is one of the oldest places on the island, and home to the griffon vulture colony.

Overnight at hotel in Cres.

Day 8CRES – RAB

Take a catamaran transfer from Cres to Rab, pre-arranged for you.

Arrival in Rab and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the laidback pace of life here.

Get swept up in the summer revelries and party atmosphere of festivals.

Overnight at a hotel in Rab.

Day 9RAB free time

Enjoy your free day here strolling through romantic cobbled streets and soaking in the island’s history.

The most beautiful sight is the old town of Rab itself, with its age-old palaces and churches. The town has a long history that dates back to 360 BC.

This is your perfect opportunity to soak in the sunny beach atmosphere, swim in the clear waters of the Adriatic and try out tantalising local cuisine.

Overnight at hotel in Rab.

Day 10RAB - PAG

Take a catamaran transfer from Rab to Pag; pre-arranged for you.

Arrival in Pag and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some of Pag’s renowned summer music festivals and club nights or choose a quieter spot to dine on delicious local cuisine of seafood and Pag cheese varieties.

Overnight at a hotel in Pag.

Day 11PAG

Today is all yours to soak up the sun on one of the magnificent pebble and sand beaches.

Discover the islands historic charm by visiting the 15th-century Church of St. George, or taking a tour of the famous Pag cheese factories.

Overnight at the hotel in Pag.

Day 12PAG - ZADAR

Take a catamaran transfer from Pag to Zadar; pre-arranged for you.

Arrival in Zadar and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at a hotel in Zadar.

Day 13ZADAR

After breakfast, we’ll arrange a guided tour of Zadar for you.

Zadar is brimming with history and home to the St. Donatus’ Church with its intriguing architecture.

Other sites you’ll visit are the city walls, the Roman Forum, the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the unique Sea Organ and Salutation to the Sun.

Enjoy a free afternoon to relax, shop or discover the island surrounds.

Overnight at the hotel in Zadar.

Day 14ZADAR Free time

Enjoy today exploring the city, lying on the beach, or living up the nightlife under the stars.

Request an organised day trip or traverse the island to your heart’s content.

Overnight at a hotel in Zadar.

Dat 15ZADAR - YOUR TRIP HOME

Today, we’ll organise a transfer from your hotel to Zadar airport for your journey home.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the food like in Croatia?

Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.

Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.

Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.

In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.

In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.

If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.

What are the beaches like in Croatia?

Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.

If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.

These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.

What is the currency in Croatia?

The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).

Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.

Can my travel agent book restaurants for me while I'm on holiday?

Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.

Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.

Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.

Can I add extra activities to my itinerary after I've paid the deposit?

Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.

What if I need assistance while in Croatia or have further questions?

Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.

All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.

Deposit

A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.

Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.

Payment Methods

We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.

You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.

Is it possible to pay the total price of my holiday in instalments?

Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.

What happens after I've paid the deposit?

We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.

Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).

The pack will normally be sent to your home address.

Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).

Cancellation Policy

Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.

City Tax

Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.

This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.

The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.

The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.

The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.

Health Insurance & Travel Documents

Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.

If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.

For more information, please see our Useful Links.

We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.

You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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