Welcome to Opatija

The town sprawls along the coast between forested hills and the sparkling Adriatic, and the whole waterfront is connected by a promenade. Don’t expect great beaches (there aren’t any), but there’s still excellent swimming in the sheltered bays.

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$268.31 Day Trips & Excursions

Istria Private Guided Day Trip from Zagreb

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Trsat Castle, Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar CountyMorning departure from Zagreb – pickup at the hotel at 8.30 am. An hour and a half drive to our first stop in Trsat hilltop castle (fortification) located just above the beautiful coastal city of Rijeka and the third largest city in Croatia. The castle itself is one of the oldest castle-forts in Croatia founded by the House of Frankopan – one of the most famous and oldest Croatian noble families.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun, Motovun, Istriahere visit medieval hilltop town of Motovun. Its location, overlooking the vast Motovun forest rich in truffles and hillside vineyards, makes it one of the most beautiful and unique Mediterranean old towns. After exploring the stones of an old medieval fortification you will have time for lunch (optional). We can definitely worn you to prepare your palate for the true taste explosion because you will have the opportunity to experience a traditional Istrian truffle lunch.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Guide - Day Tours, Zagreb, Central CroatiaOpatija. This elegant destination also known as the Queen of the Adriatic has the longest tourism tradition in Croatia. More than 170 years long. It all began in the late 19th century when, due to remarkable presence of natural remedies within the area’s soil, water or climate, Opatija officially gained the status of Royal health resort within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will have the opportunity to take a peek at the most romantic promenade of the Adriatic coast – Opatija’s lungo mare while enjoying the cake or gelato in the famous Opatija’s coffee house Wagner.Duration: 1 hour

$59.37 Day Trips & Excursions

Discover Kvarner Bay Pearls

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Opatija CentarMeet Opatija, the pearl of Adriatic, well-known for its fragrant botanical gardens, parks and coloured villas. Glammed up as a very stylish seaside resort, this charming Istrian town has been attracting aristocrats and famous people for over a century. With the perfect mild climate all-year-around and preserved environment, Opatija is also known as a health-tourism spot. Stroll down the Lungomare promenade and enjoy the fresh air or sip on refreshing drink on one of the city's many sunny terraces.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Moscenicka DragaExplore Mošćenice, fortified hilltop town, which has been included in the list of Croatian cultural heritage sites. Settled in the picturesque landscape, this charming city has a lot to offer to its visitors. Stroll around town's cobbled streets, decorated with beautiful vaults and soak up remnants of history. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Plomin Old Town, Plomin, IstriaTo round up this incredible journey, on our way back to the hotel we'll stop at Plomin village. The Plomin Belvedere offers an incredible panoramic view of the Kvarner Bay.Duration: 15 minutes

$570.87 Water Sports


Comfortable day cruiser for the ultimate glimpse and comfort experience. Discovering hidden bays and beaches across the Opatija riviera has never been more pleasant. The cruiser is designed with the idea that all 9 passengers can enjoy the daily cruises. This seven and a half meter speedboat has a large sunbathing area where up to four people can sunbathe. Inside the large console there is a double bed and separate electric toilet.The skipper seat overlaps the front part of the sitting surface that is lifted. There is a fridge inside the skipjack case, lifting the sitting part of the skipjack comes to the tap sink.On the steern part of the sppedboat is a large bench that sets a table in the middle of the station and it transforms in a perfect place to dine. There is also a shower on the stern. Lowering the table and setting up an extra pillow creates a large sunbath. The boat Saver 750 WA with two large sunbeds becomes the ideal summer sunbather. The ideal partner of Savera 750 WA is the powerful Mercury Verado 250 hp outboard engine. Why not spend a day discovering the beauty of Opatij Riviera on Saver 750 WA ?Stainless steel pulpit - n. 4 bollards - Complete cushion set (internal and external) - Wheel and monocable - Dashboard with interrupt switches and fusibles - Bow roller - Windscreen - n. 3 towing hooks - n. 2 pockets - Washbasin with extractible tap under pilo seat - Water pressure system pump - Shower - Electric bilge pump - Horn - Compass - Access door in plexiglass - One batteries switches - Fuel tank lt. 270 approx. with level and engine fumes extractor - Navigation lights - Bathing ladder - Aft access door - Internal and external courtesy lights - Electric WC marine in separate toilet room and toilet holding plant - Washbasin with extractible tap in separate toilet room - Cabin wood stowage - n. 3 porthole with curtains – 2 USB socekts with 2 output (one in the console and one in the cabin) – 2 BossMarine MR65 G3 250W speakers in the cockpit sides – Collapsible stainless steel roll bar with front and rear sun awningHalf-day rental runs from 09:00 am to 13:00 pm or from 14:00 pm to 18:00 pm Price: 2.220,00 KN  (300 EUR*) with skipper + 520,00 kn ( 70 € )Full day rental runs from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm Price: 3.700,00 KN  (500 EUR*) with skipper + 740,00 kn ( 100 € )*Includes:  insurance, booking fee,route planner, GPS tracking on board   *Fuel price and skipper are not included in the priceDiscover our most beautiful bays and islands. Among them there are over 30 of the best hidden beaches, waiting to be discovered, and beautiful bays accessible only with the boat.Lovely gravelly beaches, nested between rocky cliffs, mediterranean vegetation and blue-green sea, will impress you immediately.

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Opatija & Island of Krk from Zagreb

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kredenca Opatija, Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar Countylocated on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, slowly descending to the coast of Kvarner Bay. Visit Opatija centar area with some free time to enjoy the Luxurious resort. Then continue for 15 minutes to Lovran, one of the most attractive tourist destinations throughout the Opatija seaside. Explore the city’s old core, visit its romantic belfry, churches , Baroque houses and St. Trinity Chapel Church (13th century) by the seaside and other historical monumentsDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum, Vodnjan, IstriaKrk island the largest island in Croatia, Island is connected with the bridge. History of this island goes back in time before Christ, and has some of the most famous Croatian archaeological findings. We will visit Krk town and have free time for a swim then head back to Zagreb Duration: 3 hours

$59.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

From Kvarner Region: Golden Island Krk Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thalasso Wellness Centar Opatija, Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar CountyDeparture from Opatija Riviera, Crikvenica & Novi Vinodolski, Krk to visit Krk island. Meet history and beauty of the largest island on Adriatic.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kosljun - Monastery Museum, Krk Island, Kvarner Bay Islands, Primorje-Gorski Kotar CountyBoat ride to Kosljun and Vrbnik famous for its white wine - Vrbnik Zlahtina wineDuration: 3 hours

$75.35 Food, Wine & Nightlife

From Kvarner region: Natural Wonders of Plitvice Lakes

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thalasso Wellness Centar Opatija, Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar CountyDeparture to one of the most beautiful National parks and discover its unique oasis of natural beautyDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Central CroatiaWalk along the paths and wooden bridges, taking a tour all aroundDuration: 3 hours

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