Blue Water Holidays
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Adriatic Coast

Discover the hidden gems of the stunning Adriatic coast on this unique cruise from Venice to Opatija, calling at medieval towns, picturesque ports and idyllic islands. Includes return flights from the UK and guided excursions

Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Mali Losinj
  • Venice
  • Rovinj
  • Opatija

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Sail the turquoise waters of the Adriatic on this Croatian coastal cruise and enjoy magnificent views, visits to medieval towns and refreshing swim stops to cool off.

See the sights of Venice on a guided tour which takes in breathtaking St Mark's Square, the shimmering Basilica and the enormous Doge's Palace. Bid farewell to this romantic city and set sail to Croatia for a visit to the small harbour town of Umag. Later, sail through tranquil Lim Bay to the elegant port of Rovinj for a guided tour of its narrow streets.

Enjoy a guided tour of Pula's historic sights which includes the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, then take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters before arriving at the medieval town of Cres. Cruise through the stunning Kvarner archipelago with time for a swim-stop then explore the graceful town of Mali Losinj. Discover Rab's ancient monuments, sail to Krk for a guided tour of this medieval town and explore Opatija's delightful waterfront.

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Adriatic Coast Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Venice (Italy)

Fly from the UK to Venice then transfer by coach to the harbour and embark your ship Mare Blu. Meet your crew and fellow travellers before tonight’s dinner on board.

Day 2 - Venice

Join the guided tour of Venice to see legendary St Mark’s Square, the lavish Basilica and romantic Bridge of Sighs. Seek out a traditional restaurant for lunch at your leisure then enjoy free time to explore this extraordinary city’s gondola-lined canals, narrow alleyways and striking Renaissance buildings. Return to the ship for dinner on board.

Day 3 - Venice - Umag (Croatia) - Rovinj

Watch Venice’s historic spires fade into the distance as you sail along the striking coastline of the Adriatic. Discover the small harbour of Umag then enjoy a delicious lunch in the ship’s restaurant. Relax and enjoy fabulous views of tranquil Lim Bay before arriving in Rovinj. Here, a guided tour takes in the huge cathedral and its impressive bell tower, then there is time to explore at leisure with the chance to sample local fare in a cosy restaurant.

Day 4 - Rovinj - Pula - Cres

Sail to Pula for a guided tour of this historic city which features its magnificent Roman amphitheatre, imposing Temple of Augustus and majestic Arch of Sergius. After lunch on board there is the opportunity to take a refreshing dip at a swim-stop before arriving in Cres. Stroll through the atmospheric maze of the town’s medieval streets and find an authentic restaurant for a delicious dinner.

Day 5 - Mali Losinj

Cruise through the heart of the stunning Kvarner archipelago with a swim-stop before lunch on board. Explore the elegant town of Mali Losinj with its graceful harbour then dine at leisure in a waterfront restaurant whilst watching the sun set over the sparkling water.

Day 6 - Rab - Krk

Enjoy dramatic coastal views and a refreshing swim-stop then arrive in Rab where there is free time to explore ancient monuments including the Church of Justina, Prince’s Palace and grand Italianate houses. Lunch is at leisure in the town before sailing north to Krk for a guided tour of the medieval old town. See the lovely Romanesque cathedral, 15th-century castle and the remains of the ancient town walls. Tonight on board there is the excellent Captain’s Dinner featuring regional specialties.

Day 7 - Opatija

Relax on board as you cruise the idyllic waters towards Opatija, with time for a swim stop before lunch on board. Sail along the beautiful Opatija Riviera and moor in Opatija itself for a guided tour of the highlights including the 14th-century abbey and the neoclassical Villa Angiolina. Enjoy free time to stroll along the charming waterfront and dine in one of the excellent seafood restaurants.

Day 8 - Opatija - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise on board Mare Blu
  • Return flights from the UK (regional flight supplement may apply)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 2 dinners plus Captain’s Dinner
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Port and airport taxes