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Approximately 6¾ Hours
Meals not included
The largest island of the Adriatic is Krk (pronounced kirk) -- often referred to as the Golden Island because of its sparkling sandy beaches. A 1½-hour panoramic drive crosses the arched Krk Bridge and brings you to the island.
Follow your guide on a 1½-hour guided walking tour through the city of the same name. It manages to weave together architectural remains from Roman times, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Afterwards, you'll have an additional 30 minutes of free time to stroll among the charming streets lined with small stores and galleries.
Next up is a 30-minute drive to Vrbnik village, known as the cradle of Croatian literacy due to its Glagolitic heritage. This is one of the oldest villages on the island of Krk and it is surrounded by lush vineyards that produce the famed žlahtina white wine. Leaving the coach, walk to the family-operated Konoba Nada wine cellar and restaurant. Watch a video presentation here about the art of wine production, followed by a wine-tasting session accompanied by snacks.
A 45-minute walking tour through the Old Town of Vrbnik reveals terracotta-roofed houses and a plethora of historic sights, including the Illyrian Ramparts, the Frankopan Castle (dating back to 1191), and the Krk Cathedral -- the most iconic structure in the city, originally built in the 5th century as an early-Romanesque basilica.
Don't miss a stroll down the world's narrowest street before you return to the ship.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.