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Escorted Rail Tours to Opatija

Favoured by the emperors of Austria-Hungary

Situated below the Ucka Mountain in the Gulf of Kvarner, the delightful coastal town of Opatija enjoys a wonderful location on the Istrian peninsula. The name 'Opatija' comes from the Croatian word for 'abbey', and much of the town's early history is closely associated with the Benedictine Abbey of St James. The first hamlet developed around the abbey in the Middle Ages, and the town continued to grow as a fishing community.

A new chapter in the town's history began in 1844, when Iginio Scarpa, a rich merchant from Rijeka, founded Villa Angiolina. The Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I then began to spend several months here during the winter. It soon became a fashionable destination for the Austrian Imperial Family, along with other prominent members of the Austrian nobility, and a number of luxury hotels and villas were built.

Opatija passed from Austria-Hungary to Italy after the First World War, before becoming a part of Yugoslavia in 1947. In 1991, the town joined the new Republic of Croatia. Today the town's beautiful setting, seaside promenade, attractive beaches and beautiful 19th century villas continue to attract tourists from all over the world.

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Serene Lake Bled, the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana, leafy historic Zagreb, the seaside city of Split, wonderful Dubrovnik and the unspoiled beauty of Montenegro: our grand tour takes us on a voyage of discovery into this magical region.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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Classic Croatia & Adriatic Cruise

Be dazzled by the islands and cities of the sparkling Dalmatian Coast. Sample the delights of Split, the natural majesty of Mljet National Park and the eternal splendor of Dubrovnik before experiencing Dalmatia's most delightful beach and absorbing the quaint charm of Hvar. This cruise takes you through the beauty and brilliance of these coastal delights.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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Premium Danube to the Black Sea

Embark on an exciting thousand-mile journey along the mighty Danube, cruising through eight countries before arriving at the Black Sea. Admire the river's full spectrum of vistas - from Austria's wine regions to the imperial cities of Budapest and Bratislava; from rural Romania to lively Serbia, and the beautiful gorge between them.

Departs from April 2017 to July 2017.
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Premium Venice & the Dalmatian Coast

From romantic Venice, we sail across the Adriatic to explore the beautiful cities along the Dalmatian Coastline. Our ports of call include some of Europe's most enchanting fortified towns, pretty fishing villages and ancient ports, including Kotor in Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Mali Lošinj in Croatia and the Slovenian town of Piran.

Departs in September 2017.
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Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean

Combining culture, exploration and sightseeing, this wonderful Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Jade begins and ends in the romantic city of Venice. We explore the Dalmatian coast visiting Dubrovnik and Split, head to the ancient city of Athens and enjoy time at sea to make the most of the ship's excellent on board facilities.

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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro Fly:Rail

Serene Lake Bled, the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana, leafy historic Zagreb, the seaside city of Split, wonderful Dubrovnik and the unspoilt beauty of Montenegro: our grand tour takes us on a voyage of discovery into this magical region.

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Enjoy a truly grand voyage through some of Italy's most exulted locations as we sail aboard the MV Aegean Odyssey. Marvel at Venice's shimmering lagoon adorned by marble palaces and stately piazzas, experience Dubrovnik's charm and watch Mount Etna's monolithic glory approach as you sail towards Sicily. See the eternal grandeur of Rome and Florence on a cruise that inspires at every turn.

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