Start planning your cruise and book your excursions from Rijeka
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.