|Croatia – Rijeka|
|4 – 7 July 2024|
Rijeka, located on Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coastline, is a city well worth visiting for several compelling reasons. First and foremost, its rich history and diverse culture are reflected in its charming Old Town, architectural landmarks, and numerous museums.
Its picturesque coastal setting, with beautiful beaches and the nearby islands of Krk and Cres, makes it a great destination for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts. Lastly, Rijeka boasts a delicious culinary scene that combines Mediterranean and Eastern European flavors, offering visitors an authentic taste of the region’s cuisine.
4 July 2024
Check in to the hotel, meeting with festival organizers, discussing the programs of the next days
Dinner in the Hotel.
5 July 2024
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 Rijeka
6 July 2024
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 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.
7 July 2024
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!
*155 euro: 2* Hotel in triple rooms (very limited number of double rooms on demand, the supplement for a double room is 15 euro per person per day, supplement for a single room is 30 euro per person per day)
Supplement for a superior room is 6 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 50 euro per person per day)
• Participation in the festival concert
• 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: 20 January 2024