Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

8 Days


Croatian Island Explorer

8 Days

Visiting: Zagreb, Opatija, Cres, Sušak, Mali Losinj, Ilovik, Rab, Krk

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Titan Travel

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Fully Guided

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Trip Styles:

Cruise, Sailing



$1973 (USD) including Flights from the UK

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Tour Overview

Known for their healing Mediterranean climate, ruggedly beautiful landscapes and translucent waters - the Kvarner Islands in northern Croatia manifest the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle perfectly. Dotted with olive groves, vineyards and forest-backed beaches, we sail between all four of the islands on this Croatian Island cruise. Stepping ashore to explore sleepy hilltop villages, weave our way through the medieval alleyways of small coastal towns, and toast the beauty of the Adriatic with cold glasses of Žlahtina - the local straw-coloured white wine.


  • VIP door-to-door travel service

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Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer

Croatian Island Explorer


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Day 1
Location: Zagreb

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Ljubljana, Slovenia. On arrival, we transfer by coach (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes) to the port of Opatija to board our ship and stay moored for the night.

Day 2
Location: Opatija

A summer resort town built in the 19th century for Habsburg royalty - Opatija is still living its Belle Epoque heyday. After learning about the town’s interesting past on a walking tour, we return to the ship where we sail for the island of Krk.

Day 3
Location: Cres, Sušak, Mali Losinj

We leave our sea legs behind this morning for a tour of the island, starting with a guided walking tour of Krk old town - a magical mix of Venetian buildings, Franciscan and Benedictine monasteries and fortified castles. We then travel by coach to Vrbnik - a medieval hilltop village whose silhouette is defined by its soaring Renaissance bell tower. As well as being one of the most picturesque villages in Croatia, Vrbnik is also known for Žlahtina - a white wine grape grown exclusively on the island. We tour a family-run winery and sample some of the goods.

Sailing onwards, we head towards the former prisoner islands of St Grgur and Goli Otok. We’ll make a short visit (weather permitting) and explore a little to view the remnants of these islands’ darker history. We’ll spend the rest of the day making our way to Rab, where we dock overnight.

Day 4
Location: Mali Losinj, Ilovik

Dominated by four bell towers, Rab’s ancient walled town bears the beauty of its changing hands over the years - with Byzantine churches, elegant Italianate mansions and Romanesque towers to explore. After a walking tour, the afternoon is free to wander independently or soak up the city’s crumbling Venetian charms from the ship. Perhaps visit the House of Rab Cake, home of the delicious spiral-shaped cake made mainly from almonds and Maraschino liqueur, first served in 1177 to Pope Alexander III.

Day 5
Location: Rab

A castaway island flung out to the west of Lošinj, Susak is one of the smallest and remotest of Croatia's inhabited islands - just 4 sq km in size. We’ll take a short walk on this car free island, carpeted in herbs and trees, and circled by golden sandy beaches - it's a true taste of unspoiled Croatian island life.
We’ll then sail to Mali Lošinj, where due to the rocky seabed, the waters are crystal-clear - one factor that was felt to give the island unique healing powers. A health resort for the Habsburg Royal Family in the 19th century, 200 years later, the island is having a wellness revival - with travellers visiting for the clean water, medicinal herbs and warm climate. We dock in the main town of Mali Lošinj. Remnants of its grand Venetian past, the town’s pastel-painted facades and sun-faded clocktowers make it one of the prettiest harbours in the Adriatic.

Day 6
Location: Krk

We go ashore to explore the town and take a guided tour of the Garden of Fine Scents - a walled garden of over 250 species of herbs and medicinal plants that naturally grow on the island.
We then sail to the island of Cres - one of the largest of Croatia’s 718 islands, it’s also one of the least developed - covered in thick forests, olive groves and rocky hilltop villages. Adding to its undiscovered and remote charm, the island is also home to 80 breeding pairs of rare griffon vultures - which we keep watch for as we skirt the island’s rugged shoreline.
We moor up in Cres Town, jumping ashore for a guided walking tour. Cres may only have 3,000 permanent residents, but it has a heavyweight history - with buildings, churches and ruins cataloguing its Roman, Byzantine and Venetian occupation. We stay moored here for the night.

Day 7
Location: Opatija

Sailing around the coast to Rabac, there's the chance to join an optional coach tour to the Istrian Peninsula and a boat out to Brijuni National Park - an archipelago of 14 jewelled islands and islets. Topped by forests and fringed with white beaches, this protected paradise is also scattered with Neolithic, Illyrian and Byzantine ruins. Fully reclaimed by nature, the archipelago is home to over 600 species of plant and 150 species of bird.

This evening, we stay moored in Rabac and join the captain for a farewell dinner on board.

Day 8
Location: Zagreb

We sail to Opatija and disembark, then transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

What's Included

  • 7 nights cruise on MV Dalmatia

  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick.

  • Titan tour manager

  • 18 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 5 dinners (days 1 and 7, plus three more)undefined excursions and visits

  • Cres Island visit with guided walking tour

  • Walking tour of Mali Lošinj and the Garden of Fine Scents

  • St Grgur and Goli Otok island visits

  • Guided walking tour of Rab old town

  • Guided walking tour of Krk old town

  • Vrbnik winery tour

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Recently returned from the great...


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