|Croatia – Crikvenica,Novi Vinodolski|
|10 – 13 August, 2017|
In addition to beautiful natural surroundings, crystal clear seas and fresh air, and traditionally hospitable people, one of the main reasons for choosing Crikvenica for your holidays is the area’s balmy, stable and healthy Mediterranean climate and microclimate. The winters here are mild, the summers are warm yet not too hot – the ideal conditions for the development of health tourism here more than one century ago. The area’s long, sand and pebble beaches, with numerous play areas for children, are all connected by a footpath through its lush Mediterranean vegetation.
The very spirit of the town of Novi Vinodolski is its rich cultural heritage: the dilapidated walls of the Lopsica Roman fortress, the ruins of the former Pauline monastery, the Frankopan castle with its tower, the cathedral, the church of the Holy Trinity and the church of St. Marin on the small island of the same name, the house of the Mažuranić brothers, the public reading room and library from 1845, the local museum, Turnac town gallery, the unique Glass Chapel, the old part of the town, and the preserved authentic folklore of this region.
The traditional hospitality of local people, crystal clear sea, choice of beaches, absence of industrial pollution in the town and its surroundings, numerous vineyards, places to hunt, fresh mountain breezes billowing gently from the woods in the town’s immediate hinterland, well-tended biking and hiking trails, belvederes and promenades – all these features give Novi Vinodolski Riviera great ecological advantages, especially for the development of tourism, hotels and restaurants.
10 August 2017
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leader’s and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days
Dinner in the Hotel.
11 August 2017
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-knownTrsat 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 Novi Vinodolski (main city square)
12 August 2017
Breakfast in the Hotel, optional programs: boat trip departure to Crikvenica and embarkation on the boat at 10 am, sail till Vrbnik, visitthe 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 VelebitMountain 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 Crikvenica (main city square)
13 August 2017
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 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!
(Addition day can be booked for 38 euro/person/day)
Application deadline: 7 July 2017