KVARNER BAY MULTI-ACTIVITY CRUISE

8 day Escorted tour With the brandnew deluxe boat Princeza Lora and by electric bike or trekking bike we discover the special charm of the Adriatic Sea: Countless islands in crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. That’s the Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic. Every island is different. Each […]

8 day Escorted tour

With the brandnew deluxe boat Princeza Lora and by electric bike or trekking bike we discover the special charm of the Adriatic Sea: Countless islands in crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. That’s the Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic. Every island is different. Each has its own history. We spend a week discovering the landscape and people of this unique island world with the aid of knowledgeable tour guides.
Along with all these activities there is much space for playing, fun and spontaneity, for cycling, walking, canoeing, bathing, or just relaxing on board. Every day we may anew decide what to do. On board there is a well-trained tour guide to gives us tips and to join us in the various activities. He will as well tell us a lot about the eventful history of Croatia.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Krk Island- Peninsular of Istria (approx. 30 minutes of walking)

Make your way to the starting point Omišalj, a nice, quiet seaport on the isle of Krk. Enjoy the time till boarding and bathe in the Adriatic Sea or have an ice-cream in the nearby ice-cream parlour right at the harbour. Between 2 and 2:30 pm check-in on the motor yacht. At 3 pm the ship casts off taking us to Opatija in the Istrian Riviera. On our way the boat stops so that we may dive from the boat to have a swim in the open sea. After our arrival in Opatija our tour guide takes us for an interesting tour through the old town and the glamorous bathing resort. 

Day 2

Opatija – Lovran –Cres Island (approx. 3 hours on foot / cycle tour 7 km/ 4 mi.)

In the morning a 3 hours walk is leading us along the water front of the famous Opatija-Riviera to Lovran where our boat is awaiting us. We cruise over to the island of Cres. Of course we have the opportunity to make a bathing stop. In the afternoon a small cycle tour around the city and along the water front takes place. Afterwards our tour guide invites us to take a walk through the Venetian old town of the Cres. 

Day 3

Islands of Cres & Susak (approx. 2 hours on foot)

After breakfast we cruise to the artists’ village of Osor. The village is situated at a channel which was built during the roman period and separates the islands Cres and Lošinj. On a guided tour we learn about the connection between Cres and the Argonauts of the Greek mythology, why there are no snakes on the island and why the marten is still a popular currency in Croatia. The bay of Osor is very appealing with its crystal clear waters. We may take a bath until we return to the boat and move on to the small island of Susak. Here we can swim or take a hike with our guide.

Day 4

Islands of Lošinj & Molat (2 hours on foot / cycle tour approx. 9 km/ 5 mi.)

In the morning we start a hike from the seafaring and health resort Mali Losinj with its large harbour, numerous cafes and brightly painted facades. The hike leads us along the water front and picturesque bays to Veli Losinj. The picturesque little port with its numerous fishing boats is dominated by the imposing church of St. Anton and we should not miss the opportunity to visit one of the fantastic ice cream cafes. Afterwards we cruise over to the flower island of Molat where we may cycle across the entire island.

Day 5

Islands of Pag & Rab (3 hours on foot / cycle route approx. 2-25 km/ 1- 15 mi.)

We sail to Lun on the island of Pag. From there we start our morning hike through the centuries-old olive groves and taste the famous cheese of Pag on our way. Then our boat takes us to the island of Rab which is one of the sunniest places in Europe. The town of Rab, the fortified capital of the island, was built in the Middle Ages on a wedge shaped headland and marks one of the highlights of the trip. The four famous bell towers are the symbol of the adorned beauty of the town. In the afternoon we can go on a cycle tour along the water front which includes the opportunity of olive oil tasting. A guided tour through the old town of Rab rounds this exciting day off.

Day 6

Jablanac – Island of Goli Otok (approx. 2,5 hours on foot)

After breakfast the boat brings us to Jablanac, a small fishing village on the Croatian mainland. We take a walk along the fjord-like bay Zavratnica, one of the most beautiful places of the Velebit mountain range. The crystal clear water invites for a swim. Then we cross over to Goli Otok (Croatian: naked island), a tiny island on which “Titos Hawai” the Yugoslavian high-security prison was situated from 1949-1988. Today the island is uninhabited but may be visited. The guided tour on Goli Otok is a very special experience. 

Day 7

Island of Krk (cycle tour approx. 15 km/ 9 mi.)

After a longer passage we reach Krk town. From here we start our bike tour to Punat and visit the monastery island Košljun. Back in Krk town we have enough time to take a stroll through the picturesque and historic old town. Then our boat cruises back to Omišalj where we end our exciting journey with a delicious meal on board in the evening.

Day 8

Disembarkation in Omišalj

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

 

Tour Character
Easy to Moderate.

The daily tours are suitable for all ages. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned tour. The bicycle tours do not require particular physical fitness. The walks and short hikes follow good paths, which are in part even asphalted and are also not at all demanding. Should some activities require greater fitness, your tour guide will point this out beforehand.
Helmet use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request)

 

Airport / Transfers

Four our journeys in the Kvarner Bay it is possible to fly to the airport of Rijeka which is near your port of embarkation Omisalj, on the island of Krk. From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship (Marina Omisalj, approx. 5km/20 euro).

Transfers are possible from the following nearby airports for 50 euro per person/way on embarkation/ disembarkation day only (reservation required):

– Pula (distance to Omisalj: 2 hours)
– Triest (distance to Omisalj: 3 hours)
– Ljubljana (distance to Omisalj: 3 hours)
– Venice (distance to Omisalj: 5 hours)

 

Your Motor YachtComfort 4 star boat – Linda

The motor yacht Andela Lora, which was only launched in 2012, is a very elegant steel ship of the deluxe category. With a length of 40 m and width of 8,50m it is one of the biggest boats of our Croatian fleet. 18 comfortable and spacious guest cabins with a size of 40-46 sq ft. (12-14 m2) including tiled bathroom with shower cabin are at the guests disposal. A bathing platform is available at the stern – offering an easy access to the sea. For a special experience the saloon and numerous sun mats and beds are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always help you to enjoy an easygoing journey in Croatia.

 

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Schedule & Price

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Price per person CAD $1740
Single cabin below deck supplement $450
Supplement for above deck level Cabin $150
Electrobike option $130

 

 

This tour includes:

• 7 nights accommodation in a double cabin with private facilities
• 3 meals per day, starting with 3-course dinner on Sat. and ending with breakfast on the day of departure. Packed lunches included daily.
• 21 speed hybrid style trekking bicycle with pannier
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
• Maps & road guide book
• Multilingual German / English speaking guide
• 6 days of escorted touring
• transfers from Rijeka Airport on embarkation/ disembarkation day 

 

 

Excluded are:

• alcoholic & soda drinks and aboard the boat (tally system)
• local harbour taxes of 40 Euro per person (paid to captain)
• gratuities to guides and crew
• Helmets. These are mandatory and may be rented for free aboard ship, however we recommend you bring your own.