|Croatia – Rijeka, Novi Vinodolski|
|6 – 9 August 2020|
EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE 2020
Rijeka is the administrative and cultural center of the Primorje-Gorski kotar County and the third largest city in Croatia with regard to the number of inhabitants. The city is situated along the course of Rječina River and nearby numerous streams. It lies on abundant sources and confluences. Like numerous cities in the world, Rijeka carries the symbol of water in its name. Driving through the city you will notice car stickers „Volim grad koji teče“ meaning „I love the city that flows“.
Novi Vinodolski is a picturesque town 10 km from Crikvenica. An open-air stage set up among the medieval buildings of the old town is a place for many different groups of artists every year.
6 August 2020
Afternoon arrival at the Hotel, meeting with group leader’s and festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days
Dinner in the Hotel.
7 August 2020
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
Performance in the evening in Rijeka.
8 August 2020
Breakfast in the Hotel, optional programs: boat trip departure to Rijeka 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 Rijeka 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 Novi Vinodolski (main city square)
9 August 2020
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 40 euro/person/day)
Application deadline: 15 July 2020