Zadar

A bustling café life and bar scene
The St Donat’s Church
A seafront as an art installation

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Zadar

Discovering ancient Dalmatia

On your Mediterranean cruises to Croatia, the ancient capital of Dalmatia, Zadar is one of the runaway success stories of the Croatian Adriatic, combining ancient and medieval heritage with a bustling café life, a vibrant bar scene and the kind of go-ahead architectural projects (such as the Sea Organ) that give the seafront the appearance of a contemporary art installation.

On an MSC Mediterranean cruise excursion you can discover that the collective name for a series of interlocking squares that forms Zadar’s centre, the Forum is the site of the original Roman marketplace – although little original now remains. Much of the original stone from the Forum found its way into the ninth-century St Donat’s Church, a hulking cylinder of stone built – according to tradition – by St Donat himself, an Irishman who was bishop here for a time. It’s an impressive example of Byzantine architecture.

The twelfth- and-thirteenth-century Cathedral of St Anastasia is a perfect example of the late Romanesque style instead, with an arcaded west front reminiscent of the churches of Tuscany. West of the cathedral, alleys emerge out onto the seafront boulevard of Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV, where there’s a fine view across the water to the hilly island of Ugljan.
On your Mediterranean cruise to Zadar you will appreciate the palm-lined seafront path too. Most holiday visitors ultimately gravitate towards the so-called Sea Organ on the peninsula’s southwestern shoulder.

Designed by local architect Nikola Bašić and completed in 2005, the organ consists of a broad stone stairway descending towards the sea. Wave action pushes air through a series of underwater pipes and up through niches cut into the steps, producing a selection of mellow musical notes.

Must see places in Zadar

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  • KRKA NATIONAL PARK

    NATURLIGA UNDERVERK
    • Lång bussresa

    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      5 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK559per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK405per person

    ZAD06

    Croatia certainly has more than its fair share of natural beauty and one such example, the sizeable Krka National Park, forms your scenic destination on this enjoyable half-day tour. Stunning views of Šibenik-Knin county will keep you entertained during the 45-minute coach transfer to the park. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll first head for one of the park’s most popular attractions, the beautiful natural pool and waterfall called Skradinski buk. The River Krka runs through the area and feeds the Skradinski waterfall, one of three cascades in the park. Do keep your camera at hand as you set off on a guided walk through the greenery, revealing not only views of the river and gushing cascades, but also including a visit to an old mill with an ethnographic exhibition. There will also be time for you to explore the natural setting at your leisure before the coach ride back to the port, with more lovely vistas to savour on the way, wraps up the tour. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
  • Car with guide

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK3142per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK3142per person

    ZAD33PV

    Car with guide
  • Minivan with guide for 3 to 6 pax

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK3862per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK3862per person

    ZAD34PV

    Minivan with guide for 3 to 6 pax

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Croatia

Nature and glamour
Nature and glamour

A Mediterranean cruise to Croatia shows you a country blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000km 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.