|Croatia – Krk, Senj|
|4 – 7 July 2019|
On the island’s southern coast, Krk Town clusters around an ancient walled center. The newer part of town spreads out over the surrounding hills and bays, and includes a port, beaches, camping grounds and hotels. The seafront promenade can get seriously crowded in summer with tourists and weekending Croats, who spill into the narrow cobbled streets that make up the pretty old quarter.
Minus the crowds, this stone labyrinth is the highlight of Krk Town. The former Roman settlement still retains sections of the ancient city walls and gates, as well as a grand Romanesque cathedral and a 12th-century Frankopan castle.
You won’t need more than a couple of hours to see these sights, but from a base in Krk Town it’s easy to explore the rest of the island.
Senj is a historic city in the northern Adriatic Sea at the foot of the slopes of Velebit and Kapela in the Velebit Channel. A town with a heroic past, it is recognisable by two symbols – the Senj bora wind and the historic fortress of Nehaj on the hill above the town. Its past speaks from every stone, the historic old town centre, the towers, the city museum…
Clean sea, beautiful beaches and many entertainment events such as the winter and summer carnivals and a’cappella festivals make it an attractive tourist destination. In the vicinity of Senj there is the Marian shrine at Krasno in the centre of Velebit National Park which is annually visited by a large number of mountaineers and faithful
4 July 2018
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leader’s and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days
Dinner in the Hotel.
5 July 2018
Breakfast in the Hotel, optional program: Rijeka Tour, with a breathtaking view of Rijeka and the Kvarner, discover the legend of the Nazareth Tabernacle, the Chapel of Votive Gifts and the Franciscans at the well-known Trsat Sanctuary. The round consists of visiting Trsat Sanctuary and the Castle. Afterwards, visit to the hectic downtown of the modern city and its most important historical and cultural monuments. The round consists of seeing Kositoranj (The Leaning Tower), KatedralaSv. Vida (St. Vitus’ Cathedral), Kobler’s Square, the City Tower and Korzo (the pedestrian zone). During the city walk, visitors will be able to see monumental Secession buildings, eminent people’s palaces built in classicist style as well as the Croatian National Theatre. Tour of the monumental theatre building is with a local expert guide where visitors will have a chance to admire monumental works of renowned world masters of the 19th century such as brothers Gustav and Ernst Klimt and Franz Matsch. Nearby, there`s a vivid market place with its hectic Mediterranean spirit..
Dinner in the Hotel.
Afternoon performance in Krk (main city square)
6 July 2018
Breakfast in the Hotel, optional programs: boat trip departure to Crikvenica and embarkation on the boat at 10 am, sail till Vrbnik, visit the old city of Vrbnik, a charming seafront town situated on a cliff from which there are beautiful views of the sea, the Velebit Channel, and the Velebit mountain on the mainland. Vrbnik is well known for one of the most famous Croatian wines – VrbnickaZlahtina.
Return to Crikvenica about 2 pm and drive to Kraljevica with own bus, or: trip to Cave Biserujka (http://www.spilja-biserujka.com.hr) than continue drive along Malinska and Njivice, arrival to the island capital – town Krk. Guided tour of the town after which the drive continues to Punat, followed by a boat ride to island Košljun (7 Euro per person) and a visit to the Franciscan monastery. An expert tour of the monastery and the Franciscan museum. In the afternoon optional drive to Baska. Possible to visit the sea aquarium, 5 Euro entrance fee. Return to hotel. Dinner in the Hotel.
Performance in the evening in Senj
7 July 2018
Breakfast, departure of participants
Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
Choirs who are able to perform on open-air stages
The number of the participants are not limited
No age limits
Number of seats are limited!
Participation fee includes
Participation in the festival concerts (2 performances)
Accommodation: 2 ** Hotel; in triple rooms
Supplement for a double room is 6 €/person/day
Half-board-buffet in 2 ** Hotel
Participation fee does not include
Optional programs (only recommendations, not arranged by the organizers)
Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!
(Additional day can be booked for 38 €/person/day)
Application deadline: 31 March 2019