|Croatia – Selce, Senj|
|14 – 17 July 2023|
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.
Krk Island is one of the largest and most popular islands in Croatia, attracting tourists from all over the world. The island is located in the north Adriatic Sea and is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Krk Island has a rich history dating back to ancient times, and today, the island is a popular tourist destination with sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy.
14 July 2023
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leader’s and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days
Dinner in the Hotel.
15 July 2023
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.
Performance in the evening in Senj
16 July 2023
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 – Vrbnicka Zlahtina.
Return to Crikvenica about 2 pm and drive to Kraljevica with own bus, or: trip to Cave Biserujka 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 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. Return to hotel. Dinner in the Hotel.
Performance in the evening in Krk
17 July 2023
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!
145 euro: 2* Hotel in triple rooms (limited number of double rooms on demand, the supplement for a double room is 8 euro per person per day, supplement for a single room is 15 euro per person per day)
Supplement for a superior room is 5 euro per person per day (with air conditioner and fridge)
•Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!
(Additional day can be booked for 48 euro per person per day)
• Participation in the festival concerts (2 performances)
• Meals: half board for the whole festival (2 meals per day)
• Diplomas and gifts
• Organizational expenses
• Travel Tax
• Optional programs (only recommendations, not arranged by the organizers)
Application deadline: 31 January 2023