Northern Croatia & Venice

Adriatic dream

This itinerary takes in  the Adriatic's northermost waters, sweeping west from Zadar along Croatia's stunning coastline and finishing in spectacular style, in the Grand Canal of Venice. Explore this breathtaking mix of awe-inspiring beaches and bays, tiny islands, historical highlights and natural parks.

swim beneath waterfalls at Krka National Park.  Hike pine forests. Wakeboard backdropped  by stunning bays. Zipline over treetops. Watch an outdoor opera. Cruise the Grand Canal.

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Zemunik Airport

Zadar

15nm

day 1

Zemunik Airport - Zadar

Zemunik Airport - Zadar

MONUMENT TO THE SUN

Join your yacht in Zadar. Settle in onboard before going to explore.  Head to the beautiful white sand Saharun beach on nearby Dugi Otok island by tender. Drive inland and swim in the waterfalls at Krka National Park.  Take a magical history tour of the city – from Roman columns to Venetian architecture. Climb the belltower of the cathedral for great views. The only place to be at sunset is the Brazil Bar next to the Monument to the Sun, a giant solar powered disc representing the sun which comes alive at night with coloured lights.

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Zadar

Rab

48nm

day 2

Zadar – Rab

Zadar – Rab

Forest island

Wake up as the yacht cruises to the island of Rab, declared a Geopark in 2008. Hike through pine forests to find beautiful beaches.  Visit enchanting Rab Town, characterised by four elegant bell towers rising from the ancient stone streets. See St Andrew’s Monastery with its bell tower, the bell dating from 1396. Sample the local delicacy, Rab cake – a combination of almonds, crystalised sugar, lemon peel and Maraschino cherry liqueur. Explore olive groves and vineyards. Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard as you watch the lights of the town.

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Rab

Krk

20nm

day 3

Rab – Krk

Rab – Krk

Wakeboarding, caves and ancient sites

In Krk Island, bask at Baška, with a 2 km long sandy beach. Dive shipwrecks, one dating back to Napoleonic times. Try wakeboarding. Visit Vrbnik, a medieval town set at the top a limestone outcrop.  Sample Žlahtina, the straw-coloured dry white wine cultivated only here. Go spelunking in the cave of Biserujkais filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Have cocktails at Volsonis in an underground 2,000 year old archaeological site before heading to Rivica restaurant on the waterfront in Njivica. End the night at Casa del Padrone, prime party spot in Krk Town.

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Krk

Cres

38nm

day 4

Krk – Cres

Krk – Cres

SKIES AND vistas

Arrive at the medieval harbour of Cres Town in a beautiful bay surrounded by green hills.  Wander along the seafront surrounded by Venetian mansions and pastel coloured houses.  Head out of town and follow a hiking trail on the original cobbles as laid by the Romans. Go ziplining through ancient oak forests. Spot griffon vultures soaring above you.  Kayak around the many pretty coves. Find that perfect beach. Head to the village of Lubenice, perched high up, for the best sunset. Return to the yacht for cocktails and dinner onboard.

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Cres

Pula

38nm

day 5

Cres – Pula

Cres – Pula

Culture or nature

Arrive into Pula, where one of the best roman amphitheatres on the planet slopes down to cobalt blue waters. In summer, take in an outdoor opera, play or film here. Wander the Italian-style seafront with a gelato. Later, the yacht’s tender to the Brijini Islands, once the private estate of President Tito and playground of Roman rulers, and now a forested archipelago and national park.

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Pula

Rovinj

20nm

day 6

Pula – Rovinj

Pula – Rovinj

Find your favourite beach

Wander the narrow paved streets and handsome old town of the fishing port of Rovinj, the gem of the Istria coastline. Visit the interesting 13th Century church of St Trojstvo. Sip local wine on a piazza and watch the world go by, or take in a live performance at the summer open-air festival. The Rovinj Archipelago, a group of 14 islands, offers stunning bays and beaches. The crew will show you the best secret spots.

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Rovinj

Venice

60nm

day 7

Rovinj – Venice

Rovinj – Venice

Grand entrance

There is nothing quite like cruising into Venice’s Grand Canal by yacht. Arrive via its turquoise lagoon, dotted with 117 islands, and explore its intricate system of tiny waterways by gondola. We can arrange tours at Venice’s best art galleries, tickets to the opera and tables at world-class restaurants.

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Venice

Marco Polo Airport

8nm

day 8

Venice – Marco Polo Airport

Venice – Marco Polo Airport

Disembarkation

Disembark in Venice, and either extend your holiday with a few days at one of the city’s 5* hotels or transfer to Marco Polo Airport for onward travel.

This itinerary offers the best of both sides of the Adriatic, combining the elegance of Venice with the wild beauty of Croatia.
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