Zagreb Cruises via Rijeka

Krk, the Island of Wine
Zagreb: Past and Future
Trsat Heights and Castle

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Rijeka, a primary port city in Croatia, and an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, delivers glorious views over Kvarner Bay. A favourite pick among visitors thanks to its fantastic weather and gorgeous beaches, the city also boasts a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Krk, the Island of Wine
• Zagreb: Past and Future
• Trsat Heights and Castle
Almost touching the coastline of Croatia is the vast island of Krk. This MSC Cruises excursion begins with a tour of the town’s centre, where you’ll discover Mediterranean-style streets, Venetian and Austrian buildings, and a 5th-century cathedral with a characteristic bell tower. Enjoy some free time browsing the local shops before heading off on a short coach ride to the medieval town of Vrbnik, perched upon a rocky cliff. This is the perfect setting to relish a glass of regional wine in a local family restaurant. 
Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, is a historical town boasting Romanesque, Gothic, Italian Renaissance, and Austro-Hungarian traits. It encompasses three separate areas: charming Kaptol, the 19th-century Lower Town, and the medieval Gradec. Explore this fascinating city on an MSC Cruises excursion with a walking tour of the principal sights. Discover the Gothic Cathedral, Mirogoj Cemetery park, and the lively Dolac farmer’s market.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the beautiful hilltop location of Trsat and visit the famous Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Discover the Fransiscan monastery and the imposing Trsat Castle which overlooks the river Rječina. Next, arrive at the splendid resort of Opatija, home of the first sailing club on the Croatian coast. This seaside town was the location of magnificent holiday villas for European aristocrats at the beginning of the 20th-century, many of which can still be seen today.

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    Nature and glamour
    Nature and glamour

    A Mediterranean cruise to Croatia shows you a country blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000 km of rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation.

    An holiday to Croatia offers a lot of urbane glamour too with yacht-filled harbours and cocktail bars aplenty – especially in à-la-mode destinations such as Dubrovnik and Hvar. At the northern end of Croatia’s lengthy stretch of coastline, the peninsula of Istria contains many of the country’s most developed resorts, along with old Venetian towns like Poreč and Rovinj, and the raffish port of Pula, home to some impressive Roman remains. The island-scattered Kvarner Gulf, immediately south of Istria, is presided over by the city of Rijeka, a hard-edged port city with an energetic cultural life.

    Beyond the Kvarner Gulf lies Dalmatia, a dramatic, mountain-fringed stretch of coastline studded with islands. Northern Dalmatia’s main city is Zadar, whose busy central alleys are crammed with medieval churches. Croatia’s second city, Split, is southern Dalmatia’s main town, a vibrant and chaotic port with an ancient centre moulded around the palace of the Roman emperor, Diocletian.