Rijeka – Island of Cres – Island of Lošinj – Island of Molat – Zadar – Zrmanja Canyon (kayak safari) – Island of Pag – Island of Rab – Island of Krk – Rijeka
Embarkation, walk in Cres
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. Our bicycles will be waiting for you in front of the boat. After having chosen the right bike for you, our staff will proceed with loading the bicycles on board. There follows a meet & greet including a welcome drink with our representative, and you will have a chance to get to know the crew and your fellow passengers. While enjoying a snack, we weigh anchor and head towards the island of Cres. We stop in one of the bays to take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea for the first time. Then we continue to the town of Cres. Upon arrival, we will take a walk through the town. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Cres.
The port of embarkation for passengers arriving by plane depends on the flight schedule. With transfer booking via I.D. Riva Tours and flight arrival to Rijeka airport until 11:30 am, embarkation in the port of Rijeka is guaranteed. Passengers arriving later will be transferred to the first port of call for embarkation.
Island of Cres – Island of Lošinj
Bicycle tour to the “Mediterranean Fragrant Garden”
After breakfast, we head towards the island of Lošinj. On our way, we will stop in a beautiful bay to enjoy a long break for swimming and sunbathing. We continue our journey, and after lunch on board, we enter the port of Mali Lošinj. The island of Lošinj is covered with pine forests, and is well known for its 300 cloudless or only slightly cloudy sunny days per year. With a bit of luck we may even see dolphins playing in the waves, because the waters surrounding the island of Lošinj offer home to more than 220 dolphins registered by the “Adriatic Dolphin Project”. Afterwards we will make comfortable bicycle tour to the picturesque Veli Lošinj with its colourful houses (approx. 4 km). On the way back we will visit the “Mediterranean Fragrant Garden”, where many different kinds of plants are grown. On our guided tour through the garden, we will have the opportunity to learn more about some of them. Opportunity for dinner in the konoba of the Mediterranean Fragrant Garden or in Mali Lošinj, overnight stay on board.
Island of Lošinj – Island of Monat – Zadar
Bicycle tour or hike on the island of Molat, guided tour of Zadar
Our first destination of the day is the island of Molat. Starting from the pier of the village Molat, we go by bike to the village of Zapuntel, and then on the same way back to our boat (approx. 18 km). Those who do not want to take the bike tour, can make a hike across the island. After lunch on board, we will have some time for swimming and sunbathing before continuing our voyage towards Zadar, the former capital of Dalmatia. After docking in Zadar, our guide will take you on a tour of the old town, which is surrounded by impressive walls and offers many historical monuments. The guide will show you the main attractions – such as the Roman Forum, the Round Church of Sveti Donat, the Cathedral of Sveta Stošija and the unique Sea Organs – their sounds and “melodies” are created purely by the movement of the waves. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants or konobas. Overnight stay in the port of Zadar.
Zadar – Zrmanja canyon – Island of Pag
Kayak safari or Zrmanja River rafting
After breakfast, bus excursion to the Zrmanja River. Here we will take over our kayaks, and after a briefing we will head down the river over rapids and waterfalls (in case of very high water levels the excursion will be carried out as rafting with large inflatable boats). At lunchtime we will have a picnic at one of the most beautiful parts of the river. Then we continue paddling through the Zrmanja Canyon with its unique scenery and bird life. At the destination of the kayak safari there is ample opportunity for bathing in the crystal clear waters of the river. Bus transfer to Mandre on the island of Pag, where we will return to our boat. Dinner on board, overnight stay.
Island of Pag – Island of Rab
Visit to the olive grove in Lun, guided tour of Rab
The Island of Pag stands out above all by its extremes – partly meagre like a lunar landscape, partly covered with lush green mountain fields, where numerous sheep graze, “producing” the famous Pag cheese. By boat we continue from Mandre to Lun, a small place at the north-western tip of the island. There, we will make a short walk to visit one of the most beautiful olive groves in the entire Mediterranean area. Spread over a surface of 24 acres of land there are about 80,000 impressive olive trees. Some of them are more than five metres high and older than 1,500 years. Enjoy the beauties of nature during a guided walk through the olive grove and learn more about olives and the precious oil and their significance for a healthy diet. After lunch on board and an extended break for swimming and sunbathing, we set of for Rab, the capital of the homonymous island. The old town of Rab with its unique bell towers stretches along a narrow rocky peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides. Three streets run 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 will take you to the four churches with their bell towers. After arrival guided tour of Rab. Enjoy dinner in one of the numerous restaurants. Overnight stay on board.
Island of Rab – Island of Krk
Bicycle tour or mountain hike on the island of Rab, walk in Krk
After breakfast, we take an easy bicycle tour through the pine-covered peninsula of Suha Punta (approx. 12 km). Those who wish to take a more challenging tour can alternatively enjoy a “mountain hike” on the Kamenjak (408 m). The mountain not only protects the city of Rab from the cold north winds; it also offers a fantastic view on the Velebit mountain range, the islands, the town of Rab and the Nature Park of the Kalifront peninsula. After returning on board with plenty of appetite, we will enjoy lunch and leave the port of Rab, heading to a secluded bay. Here we will anchor for a swimming break, before continuing to the Island of Krk, the last island of our trip. After a walk through the old town of Krk, we head for Njivice, where will enjoy the Captain’s Dinner on board.
Island of Krk – Rijeka
Hike to the fortress of Trsat
After breakfast, we will leave the Island of Krk, sailing in direction to Rijeka. On our way to Rijeka, we will have plenty of time to enjoy lunch and a last refreshing dip in the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea. After this last swimming break, we will bid farewell to the Adriatic Sea and enter the port of Rijeka. Once we moored the boat, we take a walk to the sanctuary and the fortress of Trsat, a pilgrimage site above the town. You will not regret climbing the 485 steps because from the fortress you will enjoy a magnificent view over the entire Kvarner Bay. Afterwards you can go out for dinner to one of the numerous restaurants ashore. Overnight stay in Rijeka.
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am.
Although the itinerary is following the motto “anything goes but nothing’s compulsory”, and you can decide which activities you wish to participate in, there will be no refund for unused services. Please note that itinerary and activities are subject to slight changes due to weather and local conditions. Therefore it might occur that lunch is served on board instead of dinner and vice versa. Depending on the number of vessels in the individual ports, the route can also be taken in reverse order, i.e. Rijeka – Island of Krk – Island of Rab – Island of Pag – Kayak Safari – Zadar – Island of Molat – Island of Lošinj – Island of Cres – Rijeka.
* 8-day cruise according to the itinerary
* Half board according to the itinerary
* Welcome snack
* Captain’s Dinner
* English and German speaking representatives during embarkation and disembarkation
* English and German speaking guide during the whole cruise
* Rental bike (please advise us at the time of booking if you require a helmet)
* E-bike available at extra charge
* Guided bicycle tours according to the itinerary
* Guided hikes according to the itinerary
* Cappuccino on the harbour promenade of Mali Lošinj or Cres
* Entrance fee to the “Mediterranean Fragrant Garden” incl. a guided tour
* Kayak safari on the Zrmanja river incl. picnic and bus transfer
* Guided city tour of Zadar
* Guided city tour of Rab
* Entrance fee to the fortress of Trsat