This adventure cruise in the Kvarner bay is a tour especially designed for families, in a way that everyone can enjoy! Along with the planned activities in this week's itinerary, there is sufficient time for playing, fun, and spontaneity. This tour lives up to its name and offers cycling, walking, canoeing, swimming, or just relaxing on board. Each day gives you the option on what you'd like to experience. Explore the Kvarner Bay this way with all its scenic and architectural beauties.
On board there is a well-trained tour guide to give you tips, join you in the various activities, and also tell you a lot about the eventful history of Croatia.
Be sure to check out our other bike and boat tours in Croatia.
Day 1: Omišalj (Embarkation) – Opatija
Day 2: Opatija – Rabac – Cres (aprox. 45 min. by foot, aprox. 7 mi./12 km by bicycle)
Day 3: Cres-Stadt – Osor – Mali Lošinj (aprox. 6 mi./10 km by bicycle/aprox. 1 h by foot)
Day 4: Mali Lošinj – Island of Rab (aprx. 8 mi./12 km by bicycle)
Day 5: Island of Rab: Rab town – Frkanj – Rab town
Day 6: Rab – Jablanac/Zavratnica – Krk Town (aprx. 2.5 h by foot)
Day 7: Island of Krk: Krk Town – Malinska – Njivice – Omišalj (aprx. 2 h by foot)
Day 8: Disembarkation in Omišalj
Day 1: (Sun) Omišalj (Embarkation) – Opatija
Individual arrival to Omišalj, a quiet harbour town on the Island of Krk. If you get here early, take a dip in the Adriatic Sea or enjoy an ice cream in the ice cream shop located right next to the dock. After check-in between 2 and 2:30 pm, your ship will take you to Opatija on the Istrian peninsula. On the way, the boat stops so you can dive into the open sea for a bit. After your arrival in Opatija, the tour guide takes you for an interesting tour through the old town and the glamorous bathing resort.
Day 2: (Mon) Opatija – Rabac – Cres (aprx. 45 min. by foot, aprx. 7 mi./12 km by bicycle)
In the morning, you will cross by boat along the Istrian peninsula all the way to Rabac. From here, you will take a walk to the Bike Center Rabac where you'll take a little ride. For our younger guests (5 to 12 years old), there will be a supervised bike lesson to get used to their bikes. After lunch, you will cross over to Cres Town on the island of Cres. After arrival, your guide will tell you all the secrets of the ancient town of Cres. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: (Tue) Cres-Stadt – Osor – Mali Lošinj (aprx. 6 mi./10 km by bicycle/aprx. 1 h by foot)
You start the day with a little bike ride to the close-by marina. You will return to the boat after a swim break and cross over to the lovely artists’ village of Osor, where you will take an exciting tour through it's 2000 years of history. The bay of Osor is very appealing with its crystal clear waters. Take a relaxing swim before returning to the boat and crossing to the seafaring and wellness destination, Mali Lošinj. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: (Wed) Mali Lošinj – Island of Rab (aprx. 8 mi./12 km by bicycle)
A relaxing morning bike ride takes you along a promenade with countless coves all the way to the Cikat Bay. You will return to Mali Lošinj after an extensive swim break. Stroll a while around the picturesque town until the ship departs at about 3 pm for the island of Rab. Overnight stay on anchor and Captains dinner.
Day 5: (Thu) Island of Rab: Rab town – Frkanj – Rab town
A short crossing takes you to Rab island which is one of the sunniest places in Europe. Afterwards, you will bike to Frkanj beach where you have time to swim, take part in beach activities, and to have some lunch before returning to the ship. 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. Join your guide, on a journey through the picturesque old town to round off the day.
Day 6: (Fri) Rab – Jablanac/Zavratnica – Krk Town (aprx. 2.5 h by foot)
In the morning, you cross by boat to Jablanac on the Croatian mainland. From here, you can take a nice walk to the Zavratnica Fjord, one of Croatia’s many natural wonders. The crystal clear water is perfect for a swim before returning to the ship, which awaits you for lunch along with a crossing to Krk Town. If the weather permits, you will stop for a swim in a beautiful bay on the way to the capital. In the evening, the group will take a short tour through the Venetian influenced old town of Krk.
Day 7: (Sat) Island of Krk: Krk Town – Malinska – Njivice – Omišalj (aprx. 2 h by foot)
After a crossing to Malinksa on the island of Krk, you will take a relaxing and beautiful walk along the sea front to Njivice. A transfer takes you afterwards to Biserujka grotto, which is a famous limestone cave. Take a look inside and venture into the underground chambers of Krk before another transfer takes you to the old town of Omišalj. Here, you will visit a local cheesery and explore the surroundings until returning to the ship at 5 pm. In the evening, an eventful week comes to an end with a cozy farewell dinner on board.
Day 8: (Sun) Omišalj (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
Boats & Bikes
- 8 days / 7 nights accommodations
- 4 x full board and 3 x half board
- Bed linens and towels
- 21 speed hybrid touring bicycle
- Guided walks and bicycle tours as described in itinerary
- English speaking tour guide
- Arrival day transfer from Zagreb Airport (12:15 PM) or Zagreb Center (11:30 AM) to boat in Omisalj (2 hours). Departure day transfer from boat in Omisalj to Zagreb at 8am. ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED (please provide flight schedule)
What’s Not Included
- Visitor’s tax, local charges, and unlimited water on board and during cycling: €40 (€20 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
- Drinks on board (tally sheet, to be paid to the Captain)
- Gratuities for tour guides and crew
- Possible taxi or bus transfers during the trip
- Entrance fees to churches, museums, and National Parks
- Meals and drinks ashore
- Wake board adventure on Krk Island (to be paid on site)
- 3-Day or 2-Day Pre-Tour Extension (see Extra Stay below, pricing listed on the right under extra options)
Dates & Pricing
July 15, July 22, and August 12, 2018
Not being offered in 2019.
Twin/double cabin: $ 1979 £ 1102 $ 1,919 € 1250 NZ$ 2131 kr 12900 $ 1,535
Surcharge for above deck cabin: $ 237 £ 132 $ 230 € 150 NZ$ 256 kr 1548 $ 184
Surcharge single cabin below deck: $ 792 £ 441 $ 768 € 500 NZ$ 852 kr 5160 $ 614
Surcharge single cabin on deck: $ 1108 £ 617 $ 1,075 € 700 NZ$ 1193 kr 7224 $ 859
Collective transfer to/from Zagreb (per person, per way): $ 32 £ 18 $ 31 € 20 NZ$ 34 kr 206 $ 25
Electric bicycle rental: $ 127 £ 71 $ 123 € 80 NZ$ 136 kr 826 $ 98
Bicycle protection, Hybrid bike: $ 16 £ 9 $ 15 € 10 NZ$ 17 kr 103 $ 12
Bicycle protection, Electric bike: $ 32 £ 18 $ 31 € 20 NZ$ 34 kr 206 $ 25
Additional night incl. breakfast in Omišalj: on request
Transfer from/to Rijeka Airport on embarkation/disembarkation, each way: $ 24 £ 13 $ 23 € 15 NZ$ 26 kr 155 $ 18
3 star double room: $ 776 £ 432 $ 752 € 490 NZ$ 835 kr 5057 $ 602
3 star double room (no transfer): $ 459 £ 256 $ 445 € 290 NZ$ 494 kr 2993 $ 356
Single room: $ 934 £ 520 $ 906 € 590 NZ$ 1006 kr 6089 $ 724
4 star double room: $ 934 £ 520 $ 906 € 590 NZ$ 1006 kr 6089 $ 724
Single room: $ 1172 £ 652 $ 1,136 € 740 NZ$ 1261 kr 7637 $ 909
3 star double room: $ 396 £ 220 $ 384 € 250 NZ$ 426 kr 2580 $ 307
3 star double room (no transfer): $ 285 £ 159 $ 276 € 180 NZ$ 307 kr 1858 $ 221
Single room: $ 459 £ 256 $ 445 € 290 NZ$ 494 kr 2993 $ 356
4 star double room: $ 459 £ 256 $ 445 € 290 NZ$ 494 kr 2993 $ 356
Single room: $ 570 £ 317 $ 553 € 360 NZ$ 614 kr 3715 $ 442
- You can book a cabin below deck for 3 or 4 persons and get a 50% discount on basic tour price (regardless of age). Above deck cabins can only hold 3 persons. If you book the above deck cabin, the on deck surcharge will be waived for the third person.
- Children up to the age of 16 receive a 25% discount on the basic tour price (cannot be combined with other discounts).
- Discount in combination with another Croatia bike & boat tour (per person): €50
Skill Level — Easy
This is an easy, guided, multi-adventure boat tour. The tours usually do not demand special expertise or superior fitness on part of the participants. The walks and short hikes take place on good, sometimes even asphalted paths and are also not demanding. Should some activities require a bit more in the way of physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out and you can plan accordingly.
Closest international airport is Rijeka Airport which like the port of embarkation, located on the island of Krk. If you cannot find a flight to Rijeka Airport, an alternative is Zagreb (ZAG).
You can reserve transfers between Rijeka Airport and the boat in Omišalj (on day of embarkation/disembarkation only): €15
Also on embarkation and disembarkation day, transfers are available from/to Zagreb Airport or Zagreb City (MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE)
Departure times from Zagreb to Omisalj:
11:30 am from Zagreb Center (Meeting Point: at the Post office close to the train station; leave the main exit of the station and turn right, walk till the end of the taxi bay until you reach a little parking lot with a large postal building “Posta”) /
12:15 pm from Zagreb Airport
Return transfer from Omisalj to Zagreb Airport starts at 8 am. Please make sure, that your return flight does not depart from Zagreb before 12:00.
Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature in °F for the area is: 59/47 for April, 66/54 May, 74/62 June, 80/66 July, 71/60 September, and 62/52 for October.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory on all cycling tours. It is highly encouraged to bring your own, well-fitted helmet. Helmets available to rent on request (limited number available).
3-DAY PRE-TOUR EXTENSION in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb
A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. Spend a marvelous day in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a three hour guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.
After breakfast check out and transfer to Plitvice. Today you are able to explore the most famous of the Croatian National Parks, the Plitvice Lakes. The natural beauty of this place is the reason why so many tourists come to visit the lakes from all around the world. The impressions which you take with you from this visit are unique. On arrival you will have enough time to enjoy an individual lunch, followed by a visitation of the National Park. In the evening you can enjoy a peaceful evening stroll before heading back to the comfort of your hotel.
Transfer to Omišalj after breakfast to begin your bike and boat tour.
Extension Package Includes:
Transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel, 3 hotel at the town center, 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees not included), dinner in a local restaurant, 2½ hour transfer between Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes, 3 hotel close to the entrance of the Plitvice National Park, 3-hour transfer from Plitvice to Omišalj, entrance fee to the National Park, local taxes
2-DAY PRE-TOUR EXTENSION in Zagreb
A private transfer collects you at the Zagreb airport and brings you to the doorstep of your hotel. You will have time to freshen up after your journey. In the late afternoon, your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to take you on an interesting and inspiring walk through the Croatian capital. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a 3-hour guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.
After breakfast, transfer to Omišalj for embarkation.
Extension Package Includes:
3* hotel at the town center, 3-hour sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees not included), dinner in a local restaurant, transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel, transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Omišalj, and local taxes
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