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Tour Coastal Towns of Croatia

Old Jan 18th 2007, 4:14 pm
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-Nicky
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My wife and I are seniors. We would like to do guided day/half day
tours (walking or taxi or small-groups) of Rijeka, Opatija, Split and
Dubronovik. We would like to cruise down the west coast of Croatia, or
take morning boat/ferry trips across from east coast coastal towns of
Trieste, Ancona Pescara or Bari.

We would love to have the advise of someone who has done something
similar or from commercial operators. All advice welcome. Thanks.
Nicky
 
Old Jan 20th 2007, 5:11 am
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Carole Allen
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On 18 Jan 2007 21:14:24 -0800, "Nicky" <[email protected]> wrote:

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>
>My wife and I are seniors. We would like to do guided day/half day
>tours (walking or taxi or small-groups) of Rijeka, Opatija, Split and
>Dubronovik. We would like to cruise down the west coast of Croatia, or
>take morning boat/ferry trips across from east coast coastal towns of
>Trieste, Ancona Pescara or Bari.
>
>We would love to have the advise of someone who has done something
>similar or from commercial operators. All advice welcome. Thanks.
>Nicky
>

You don't need a guide for Dubrovnik and inside the walls you have to
walk. Just get a good Croatia guidebook (we used Lonely Planet),
walk the entire wall around Dubrovnik, roam the streets and harbor.
Guidebooks will direct you to things to see in Dubrovnik proper.

IIRC the crossing time from Italy to Croatia was about 8 hours. I
don't know what time of year you are going but when we went in mid
Sept our boat from Ancona-Zadar was overnight (10pm-6am). Summer may
have more frequent sailings..

There are intercity large busses that travel the coast from Rijeka to
Dubrovnik, stopping along the way. Inexpensive, comfortable seats,
luggage hold underneath.

You might want to add Trogir to your itinerary, or some of the islands
(Korcula, Hvar, etc.), easy to navigate by yourself.
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 6:27 am
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Nicky wrote:
> My wife and I are seniors. We would like to do guided day/half day
> tours (walking or taxi or small-groups) of Rijeka, Opatija, Split and
> Dubronovik.

The center of Rijeka is easy to do on your own; other sight worth
visiting in Rijeka is Trsat.
Opatija is not far from Rijeka, actually a local bus drives there.
Your possibility is to request one of many travel agencies in Opatija
or Rijeka (depending where you'll be stationed at the time) to organize
you a guided excursion of Rijeka (with the visit to Trsat, both the
castle and the church) and then transfer you to Opatija, where you can
continue on your own.

>We would like to cruise down the west coast of Croatia, or
> take morning boat/ferry trips across from east coast coastal towns of
> Trieste, Ancona Pescara or Bari.

>From Rijeka you can take a night ferry to Split or to Dubrovnik (you're
in Split by 6 a.m. the next morning and in Dubrovnik 7 hours later).

The ferries from Italy are also night ferries, I believe.
 
Old Jan 23rd 2007, 10:19 am
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T. <[email protected]> wrote:

> Nicky wrote:
> > My wife and I are seniors. We would like to do guided day/half day
> > tours (walking or taxi or small-groups) of Rijeka, Opatija, Split and
> > Dubronovik.
>
> The center of Rijeka is easy to do on your own; other sight worth
> visiting in Rijeka is Trsat.
> Opatija is not far from Rijeka, actually a local bus drives there.

It's a frequent service too. Unfortunately, the Rijeka to Pula service
is a 'local bus' and stops there. It's a nice view along the coast,
certainly, but after a while, I wouldn't have minded an express bus
taking the inland motorway route.

On the subject of express buses, I landed at Girona for the first time
last night, and was very impressed by the service to Barcelona. Took an
hour- that's over 90 km. Still not as convenient as Barcelona airport
itself, but if you have no choice (I didn't) but to fly to Girona for
_Barcelona_ it's not bad.

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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 11:09 am
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>> My wife and I are seniors. We would like to do guided day/half day
>> tours (walking or taxi or small-groups) of Rijeka, Opatija, Split and
>> Dubronovik.
> The center of Rijeka is easy to do on your own; other sight worth
> visiting in Rijeka is Trsat.
> Opatija is not far from Rijeka, actually a local bus drives there.
> Your possibility is to request one of many travel agencies in Opatija
> or Rijeka (depending where you'll be stationed at the time) to organize
> you a guided excursion of Rijeka (with the visit to Trsat, both the
> castle and the church) and then transfer you to Opatija, where you can
> continue on your own.

There isn't a heck of a lot to see in Rijeka. I liked the fish and
vegetable markets.

The church in Trsat has some the wackiest interior "decor" you'll
ever see, votives from all the people who thought they'd been healed
there or wanted to be. And the founding legend of the place is one
of the most bizarre stories in all of Christian folklore.

Otherwise you had better like docks and crumbling late-19th-century
architecture.

For reasons of political squeamishness, Rijeka has badly missed
an opportunity. It was the birthplace of Fascism; the regime that
D'Annunzio put in place when he was in charge of it was the main
inspiration for Mussolini. There is *nothing* in the town that
commemorates the D'Annunzio period, but it'd be a natural location
for a museum of the history of fascism.

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Old Jan 23rd 2007, 11:11 am
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Jack Campin - bogus address <[email protected]> wrote:

> >> My wife and I are seniors. We would like to do guided day/half day
> >> tours (walking or taxi or small-groups) of Rijeka, Opatija, Split and
> >> Dubronovik.
> > The center of Rijeka is easy to do on your own; other sight worth
> > visiting in Rijeka is Trsat.
> > Opatija is not far from Rijeka, actually a local bus drives there.
> > Your possibility is to request one of many travel agencies in Opatija
> > or Rijeka (depending where you'll be stationed at the time) to organize
> > you a guided excursion of Rijeka (with the visit to Trsat, both the
> > castle and the church) and then transfer you to Opatija, where you can
> > continue on your own.
>
> There isn't a heck of a lot to see in Rijeka. I liked the fish and
> vegetable markets.

I saw it as a place to change buses, or transfer from the ferry to a
bus. Don't you get food markets where you live?

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