Water is the essence of Kvarner, and the region's largest city expresses this simply. Whether in Croatian or Italian (Fiume) the translation of the name to English is the same: river. Although the history of Croatia's third city goes back to the days of Imperial Rome, modern Rijeka evolved under the rule of Austria-Hungary. The historic core retains vestiges of the old Habsburg monarchy from the time when Rijeka served as the empire's outlet to the Adriatic. During the 1960s, under Yugoslavia, the suburbs expanded rapidly. View more
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Experience Croatia's unique natural settings from a different perspective during this half-day rafting adventure tour. Depart Rijeka for a scenic, approximately 45-minute transfer to Brod na Kupi, the launching point of this tour along the Kupa river.
After a brief introduction and demonstration, safety equipment (including neoprene suit, shoes, life vest and helmet) will be distributed before joining your expert rafting guide and setting off into the Kupa river. Floating on the clear and green waters of the Kupa River, be immersed in the scenery for which this area is known. Blanketed by dense forests, punctuated by mountains and crisscrossed by streams and rivers, Gorski Kotar is the greenest part of Croatia. Your raft will glide along gentle waters, treating you to an authentic wilderness experience, well-suited for those wishing to spend a few hours on the water taking in the views.
After approximately 2.5 hours, guests will reach the shore and enjoy a lunch served at a nearby hotel. After lunch re-board your motor coach for the return to the pier.
Please note: This adventure tour involves an extensive amount of activity and is recommended for physically fit guests that are able to paddle for prolonged periods of time. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. A minimum number of guests per guide is required to operate this programme. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, athletic clothing and a bathing suit. Guests are also advised to bring a change of clothes and a towel from the ship. Guides will provide a helmet, paddle, life jacket, wetsuit, and water shoes. Due to the nature of the rafts and weight distribution, this programme has a weight limit of approximately 110 kg / 242 lbs / 17.3 stone.
Depart the pier for a scenic, approximately 75 minute journey into Gorski Kotar, the mountainous region of Croatia also known as its 'the Green Heart.' Upon arrival at the Kamacnik Canyon, the picturesque beauty and tranquil streams provide a profile of the natural sights that lie ahead.
Situated at the entrance to the canyon is an old sawmill, today a restaurant, that tells a special story about the region's past and complements the bucolic scene. From this starting point, A guide will lead guests for approximately 2 miles / 3.2 km, lasting about two hours, on a lush trail ending at the Kamacnik spring. Along the way, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature: walking next to the creek, crossing wooden bridges and enveloping yourself in the lush forest and foliage around you. At the conclusion of the hike, guests will arrive back at the Kamacnik Bistro where a snack will be enjoyed before re-boarding the coach for the return journey.
Please note: This adventure tour involves an extensive amount of walking (4 miles / 6.4 km, lasting about two hours) on hiking trails and bridges. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. A minimum number of guests per guide is required to operate this programme. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and non-slip, closed-toe hiking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship.
Explore the most visited cave system in Europe during this unforgettable, half-day excursion to the Postojna Caves.
Scenic Drive to Postojna
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the Postojna Caves. This (20-kilometre) long karst cave system comprises a web of underground passages, galleries and chambers, which has in almost 200 years been visited by over 33 million people. It is both the largest cave of the Classical Karst, and the show cave with the largest numbers of visitors in Europe.
Postojna Cave Tour
Upon arrival, board the cave train for the 10-minute drive to the Great Mountain (the ride takes 10 minutes). Here, take a guided and narrated, approximately one-hour walking tour through the cave passages. The temperature inside the cave ranges between approximately 46 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (eight and 10 degrees Celsius), and the relative humidity is 90-100%, so suitable clothing and footwear are recommended.
Free Time in Postojna
There are no steps on the entire trail whatsoever; however, negotiating some rather steep parts is required. The walking tour ends in the Concert Hall. Here, re-board the cave train for the ride back to the exit. Following your visit to the Postojna Caves, some free time is made available to browse Postojna at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times on uneven, cobblestone, and slippery surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Postojna is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with claustrophobia, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with long-sleeves and flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Embrace the splendid medieval beauty, history and flavours of Vrbnik Village during this scenic, half-day excursion to Krk Island.
Scenic Drive to Krk Island
Depart Rijeka toward Krk Island and Vrbnik Village. One of the oldest villages on Krk, Vrbnik dates from 1100 A.D., and is known as the cradle of Croatian literacy. It is perched high up on a 164-foot-high (about 50-metre-high) cliff that plunges into the sea. Along with Šilo, located in the Dobrinj area, Vrbnik is the only large village on the east coast of the island of Krk.
Vrbnik Walking Tour
Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour through the charming streets of Vrbnik. Along the way, learn about the history of the village and explore its winemaking traditions during a visit to a family-run wine cellar. Here, learn about Vrbnik's golden yellow wine, Žlahtina, and watch a video presentation of wine production.
Nada Tavern, Wine Tasting and Delnice
Next, proceed for a wine tasting accompanied by local specialities at the award-winning tavern, Nada. Afterward, re-board your coach and head for a photo stop at a panoramic viewpoint overlooking Delnice and the surrounding valley. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 601 yards (about 550 metres), at times on paved, cobblestone, and uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 50 steps at the sites visited. Walking in Vrbnik Village is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Experience the stunning beauty and medieval landmarks of Hum and its surrounds during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.
Ucka Mountain and Istra Peninsula
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive over Ucka Mountain en route to the Istra Peninsula. Hum is a town located in the central part of Istria, on a hill approximately 1,145 feet (about 349 metres) above the Mirna Valley. This small fortified habitation dates from 1102, and has maintained all the features of medieval urban architecture and organization. Hum has a population of only 17 people (2001 census), but is officially a town, and named the 'smallest town in the world' by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Hum Walking Tour
Upon arrival, commence your guided walking tour of Hum. The town's western side is enclosed by town walls; on the remaining sides, houses are built into the defensive walls. A bell and watch tower was built in 1552 as part of the town's defences adjacent to the town's loggia. The present Church of St. Jerome, with its Classical-style façade, was built in 1802 on the side of an earlier church. Written in the second-half of the 12th century, the Hum Glagolitic wall writings are preserved in the church, and among the oldest examples of Croatian Glagolitic literary culture in the Middle Ages.
Capo Pax Tecum, Cape Fianona and Vidikovac
Next, a stop is made for Istrian specialities at a traditional tavern. Afterward, re-board your coach and proceed to Capo Pax Tecum, an ancient name for the famous lookout spot on the southern tip of Cape Fianona. A landmark feature of eastern Istria, Vidikovac, is located at the tip of this cape at approximately 807 feet (about 246 metres) above sea level. A photo stop here offers splendid panoramic views of the Kvarner Gulf, and nearby islands of Cres and Lošinj. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive towards the Adriatic coastline and back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 465 yards (about 425 metres), at times on uneven and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 15 steps in the town of Hum. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Discover the history of this important port city during your half-day panoramic tour of Rijeka.
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 15 minute transfer to the oldest part of the city, known as Trsat. With its narrow, cobblestone streets and imposing medieval castle high above the rest of the city, this is the ideal starting point for an orientation to this historic Croatian city. Enjoy stunning panoramic views during a visit to the Trsat castle, which dates back to prehistoric times when it was originally utilised as a watchtower. Next, visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, one of Croatia's earliest chapels and a long-time pilgrimage site.
Re-board the coach for a quick transfer back to the city centre of Rijeka. First, enjoy a visit to the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, one of Rijeka's top tourist attractions. Housed in the 18th century Governor's Palace, explore this protected architectural gem whilst discovering Rijeka's maritime history through artefacts and paintings that span thousands of years. One of the most popular exhibits in this museum is the display of antique life jackets recovered from the RMS Titanic.
Continue downhill to the main promenade of the city, known as Korzo. Take in the architecture and European charm during your guided walk through this pedestrian-friendly and historic section of the city centre. Along the way, guests will be guided through charming narrow streets to other various attractions such as the cathedral, the City Tower, and Rijeka's marketplace.
At the conclusion of this tour, you may opt to be taken directly to the ship, or remain in town for shopping and free time before returning to the pier at your leisure.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking (approximately 1.5 km / 0.9 miles) on cobblestone streets in the Old Town, with over 25 steps to be negotiated. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and non-slip, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship.
Take a journey to two of Croatia's most charming villages during this half-day tour.
Depart the pier on a motor coach for the scenic, approximately 1 hour drive from Rijeka along the Opatija Riviera until you arrive to Moscenice. At 173 meters (567 feet) above sea level, Moscenice offers breathtaking views of Kvarner Bay paired with historic, village-life charm. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the town including a visit to its antique olive press. Following the walking portion, guests will be treated to spectacular views whilst tasting local cheese and cured meats paired with a glass of local wine.
Opatija, often called "The Pearl of the Adriatic," is one of Croatia's most famous destinations, boasting a tradition of welcoming visitors since 1884. Located at the edge of the Mediterranean and hugging the coast of the Kvarner Bay, Opatija boasts beautiful architecture, azure water views, quality hotels and luxurious, well-tended parks and promenades, all of which offer plenty of possibilities for a pleasant day any time of the year. During its tourist boom in the 19th century, Kings, writers, philosophers, poets and composers used to stay here - it was a place to see and be seen. Enjoy a guided walking tour through this charmingly posh resort town followed by some free time for shopping or relaxing.
At the conclusion of the tour, guests will board the motor coach for the approximately 30-minute return drive back to Rijeka.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking (approximately 0.5 km / 0.35 miles) on cobblestone streets or uneven surfaces, with over 25 steps to be negotiated. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and non-slip, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship.
Enjoying this unique overland program provides a memorable experience when visiting the Plitvice National Park, Town of Trogir, Diocletian's Palace in Split, while sampling famous Dalmatian Smoked Ham, Oysters and Mussels from Ston - the Croatian "Capital of oysters and mussels"
01MIDRJK-A Croatia's UNESCO Heritage
Departure: from Rijeka
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Re-join ship: in Dubrovnik
Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing
This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by the applicable booking deadline specified above. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site with 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy Diocletian's Palace in Split, and the small town of Ston on the south of Croatia before re-joining the ship in Dubrovnik.
DAY ONE - Rijeka/Zadar
Depart the pier in Rijeka and drive towards Plitvice, on this three hour journey sit back and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery. A comfort stop will be made along the way. Upon arrival to Plitvice National Park lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
After lunch see the breath-taking 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views of the waters seeing the central part of this Croatian UNESCO Heritage site.
Plitvice National Park is the largest national park in Croatia. The lakes are notorious for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colours change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms living in the water and the angle of sunlight. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is mostly made up of forests, mainly beech, spruce and fir trees. It also features a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean vegetation. It has a notably wide variety of plants, due to its range of microclimates, differing soils and varying levels of altitude.
After leaving Plitvice National Park travel to Zadar. Upon arriving in Zadar the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure and dinner is on your own this evening while you explore the city by night.
Overnight accommodation at Hotel Bastion (or similar) - Zadar.
DAY TWO - Zadar/Split
After enjoying breakfast in the hotel before checking out of the hotel, begin today by visiting the village of Stankovci about one hour drive from Zadar. Upon arrival enjoy samples at the House of Dlamatian Smoked Ham.
Next depart for the one hour scenic transfer to Trogir. Visit another UNESCO cultural heritage site. Trogir has rich culture and was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans and Venetians. It is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Afterwards lunch will be served at a local family restaurant in the center. Once you have enjoyed lunch start a walking tour including some free time before departure to Split.
The drive to Split will take approximately 30 minutes. Take this time to enjoy the scenery out the coach window. Upon arrival in Split later in the afternoon, check into the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure and dinner is on your own this evening. The guide will provide you with recommendations for dinner.
Overnight accommodation at Hotel Cornaro (or similar) - Split.
DAY THREE - Split/Dubrovnik
After breakfast and you have checked out of the hotel the first stop will be another UNESCO protected site the Diocletian's Palace.
The Palace to date is the most important historical buildings in the centre of Split. Diocletian's Palace far exceeds local importance because of its degree of preservation. The Palace is one of the most famous and complete architectural and cultural features on Croatian's Adriatic Coast.
After leaving Diocletian's Palace start driving towards Dubrovnik to discover the town of Mali Ston in the south of Croatia. The town of Ston is very small and doesn't take long to walk the four criss-crossing roads that form the main part of town. Board a small boat to see the oyster and mussel beds. Enjoy a tasting fresh from the sea.
Upon arrival back into Mali Ston lunch is served at a local restaurant. In the late afternoon early evening, a one hour drive will bring you to Dubrovnik, where the ship welcomes you back.
Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of many steps at most sites. Therefore, it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes and dressing in layers is recommended. Dress code throughout the trip is casual with sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to leave jewellery and valuables on board. The order of the itinerary may be amended or changed due to unforeseen factors. Remember to bring your camera. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.
· One-night stay at Hotel Bastion (or similar) - Zadar
· One-night stay at Hotel Cornaro (or similar) - Split.
· Two breakfast, three lunches (lunch includes choice of two glasses of local beer, house wine, soft drinks, water)
· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.
All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government/citizens' activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.