Sibenik cruises

Sibenik is a historic city on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, which stands at the mouth of the river Krka. It is part of an Adriatic archipelago of 242 islands, islets and reefs. You will no doubt be captivated by the photogenic coves lapped by crystal clear waters, with dark green hills rippling into the distance inland.

Though lesser-known than some of the other cities along Croatia’s coast, Sibenik possesses much picturesque charm. Jutting into the deep natural harbour, it is a pleasing jumble of terracotta rooftops guarded by four imposing fortresses and mighty walls. Within these walls you will find lanes and passages winding up the hill and around the medieval centre.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Explore Sibenik On Foot

    Put your best foot forward and discover the charm of Sibenik’s old town during a guided walking tour.

    Explore Sibenik On Foot

    After a short coach transfer, you’ll arrive in the centre of Sibenik where your guided walking tour will commence. Follow your knowledgeable guide as they lead you along the winding streets of this charming town, which is the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic sea.

    As you stroll through the old town, your guide will enlighten you with the interesting history of the city. You’ll visit the Gothic Church of St Francis, which dates back to the 14th century and features richly carved ceilings and altars. You’ll also pass the Church of St John and the Sibenik Theatre, built in 1870 it was the largest in the country at that time.

    Continue past the 16th century Town Hall and the former Dukes Palace, which is now the Museum of the City of Sibenik, before arriving at St James’s Cathedral. This impressive structure is one of the most original architectural projects of the late Middle Ages, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Following a visit inside the Cathedral your walking tour is complete. You may then choose to explore Sibenik further at your leisure, or return directly to the ship via the shuttle bus.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately two hours of walking required on this tour, as well as a few steps to negotiate. Any further walking is optional during the free time. Modest attire is required to be worn for the visit inside the Cathedral. This tour ends in the old town, guests are then required to use the shuttle bus service for their return to the ship.

    Tour code

    SIB_005

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Krka National Park & Waterfalls

    Explore the natural beauty of Croatia during a visit to Krka National Park, complete with a leisurely boat ride.

    Krka National Park & Waterfalls

    Covering an area of 142 square miles, the Krka National Park was established to protect the middle and lower stretches of the River Krka. The river begins its journey inside a canyon and spills over into spectacular waterfalls, forming a series of lakes and rapids.

    Visit the most impressive part of the Park, Skradinski Buk. This great clear, natural pool boasts the biggest waterfall in the Park. From a height of 147 feet, the impressive waterfall cascades down 17 steps and is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe.

    Above the falls, a large plateau offers spectacular panoramic views and wonderful photograph opportunities and you will be able to view a small ethnological exhibition, and an old grinding mill that is still in operation today. During your free time at Skradinski Buk, explore the area further via one of the walking trails, or if the weather is on your side you may choose to take a swim in the refreshing waters.

    Complete your tour with a pleasant 20 minute scenic boat ride, taking you along the Krka River from Skardinski Buk to the small town of Skradin.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot.This tour involves 1½ hours of walking, as well as well as up to 200 steps to negotiate. If you wish to swim at the falls, please wear your swimwear as there are no changing facilities available, and bring a towel. The journey to the Park takes around 30 minutes. Local currency (Kuna) is required for purchases at any of the outlets in the Park. This is a protected area: please refrain from littering and smoking is not permitted. It is a popular attraction, which can become very busy. Delays may be experienced at the entrance. The boat ride is non-exclusive to Cunard and whilst there are sufficient seats for everyone on the boat, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to sit in the area of your choice (either inside or on the open deck). The tour may operate in reverse. This tour also operates from Zadar.

    Tour code

    SIB_002

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Split & Diocletetian Palace

    Embark on a guided walking tour of Split, followed by lunch and free time.

    Split & Diocletetian Palace

    Upon arrival in the city of Split, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a guided walking tour, sharing with you the city’s long and eventful history. Built around the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site, Diocletian’s Palace, which was erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century, you’ll soon find that most of the city’s charm has been retained.

    Step back in time as your guide leads you along the charming cobbled streets to the well-preserved Cellars of the Palace, which is one of the largest and best preserved remains from the Roman period. You'll also visit the Cathedral of St Duje (patron saint of the city), built on the remains of an ancient shrine, before continuing past the Temple of Jupiter, the Golden Gate, Silver Gate, and Peristyle Square.

    Afterwards, a delicious luncheon will be served at a local restaurant.

    Complete your visit to Split, with approximately one hour of free time to explore on your own, before a relaxing journey back to Sibenik.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1½ hours of walking required on this tour, as well as a few steps to negotiate. Any further walking is optional during the free time. The journey to Split is approximately 1½ hours each way. Modest attire is required to be worn for the visit inside the Cathedral.

    Tour code

    SIB_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    7 hours

  • Highlights of Trogir

    Discover the charming town of Trogir, through a guided walking tour.

    Highlights of Trogir

    Relax on board your coach as a scenic journey takes you along the Primosten Riviera towards the charming town of Trogir.

    Situated on a small island, Trogir is squeezed between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo and is accessed by bridge. With the exception of a handful of green parks, the entire island is covered in spectacular stone houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers and city walls.

    Upon arrival, step back in time as your knowledgeable guide brings to life the history of the town, during a guided walking tour, during which you’ll visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence. Dating back to the 13th century and included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, the Cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in Croatia.

    Its unusual construction with three naves and three semi-circular apses dominates the town. As you continue on foot, you’ll also see other fine buildings including the Town Hall, and Cipiko Palace.

    Enjoy a little free time to explore further, before the return journey to Sibenik.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately one hour of walking required on this tour, as well as a few steps to negotiate. Any further walking is optional during the free time. The journey to Trogir is approximately 1¼ hours each way. Modest attire is required to be worn for the visit inside the Cathedral. There is a fee for the use of public toilets; guests are recommended to carry local change.

    Tour code

    SIB_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Krka National Park and Waterfalls

    Explore the natural beauty of Croatia during a visit to Krka National Park, complete with a leisurely boat ride.

    Krka National Park and Waterfalls

    Covering an area of 142 square miles, the Krka National Park was established to protect the middle and lower stretches of the River Krka. The river begins its journey inside a canyon and spills over into spectacular waterfalls, forming a series of lakes and rapids.

    Visit the most impressive part of the Park, Skradinski Buk. This great clear, natural pool boasts the biggest waterfall in the Park. From a height of 147 feet, the impressive waterfall cascades down 17 steps and is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe.

    Above the falls, a large plateau offers spectacular panoramic views and wonderful photograph opportunities and you will be able to view a small ethnological exhibition, and an old grinding mill that is still in operation today. During your free time at Skradinski Buk, explore the area further via one of the walking trails.

    Complete your tour with a pleasant 20 minute scenic boat ride, taking you along the Krka River from Skardinski Buk to the small town of Skradin.


    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot.This tour involves 1½ hours of walking, as well as well as up to 200 steps to negotiate. The journey to the Park takes around 30 minutes. Local currency (Kuna) is required for purchases at any of the outlets in the Park. This is a protected area: please refrain from littering and smoking is not permitted. It is a popular attraction, which can become very busy. Delays may be experienced at the entrance. The boat ride is non-exclusive to Cunard and whilst there are sufficient seats for everyone on the boat, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to sit in the area of your choice (either inside or on the open deck). The tour may operate in reverse. This tour also operates from Zadar.

    Tour code

    SIB_012

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • A Taste of Sibenik

    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Sibenik, before venturing through the countryside to a family-owned farm.

    A Taste of Sibenik

    As part of a small group, embark on a guided walking tour through the old town of Sibenik, during which your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you with tales of its rich history. As you stroll through the town, a stop will be made to visit the Cathedral of St James. The Cathedral was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000, and is the most important architectural monument of Renaissance in Croatia.

    Enjoy a little free time to explore further at your leisure, before re-boarding your coach for a scenic drive through the countryside to a family-owned farm. Upon arrival at Roca Farm, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome from the owner who will then introduce you to their typical working day, during a tour of the estate. You’ll see interesting items that are integral to the functioning of a working farm and its traditions.

    Afterwards, indulge in a delicious luncheon made up of items produced on the farm. The family produce prosciutto, sausages and cold cuts from their own pigs, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample these local specialties during luncheon.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. There is approximately one of walking required on this tour, some of which is over uneven ground. The Roca Family do not speak English; therefore your guide will translate during the visit. Headsets will be provided for the walking tour of Sibenik.

    Tour code

    SIB_010

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4¾ hours

  • Split on Your Own

    Explore the beautiful city of Split at your own pace - the ideal option for those who prefer to explore independently.

    Split on Your Own

    Relax as your coach transfer whisk’s you into the heart of the city of Split.

    At the core of this sprawling cityscape, is the Old Town of Split, set on the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Palace of Diocletian. Built at the turn of the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, what began as an imperial residence and fortified camp is today an intriguing warren of narrow cobblestone streets. You’ll find pre-Romanesque churches standing alongside Gothic chapels, museums and a number of bustling cafés and restaurants.

    Upon arrival, you’ll have approximately four hours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps visit the Cellars of the Palace and the Temple of Jupiter, or indulge in a spot of luncheon at one of the local restaurants.

    At the time specified by your escort, you’ll re-join your coach for the return journey to Sibenik.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour is unguided and exclusive of lunch and entrance fees. The journey time to Split is approximately 1½ hours each way. Coaches cannot be held for latecomers, please take note of the pick-up time and place.

    Tour code

    SIB_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    7 hours

  • Solaris Beach Break

    Take time out to unwind and soak up the sun at Solaris Beach.

    Solaris Beach Break

    A short drive from the port takes you to Solaris Beach, where you’ll have approximately three hours at your leisure, to relax in the sun.

    Stretching for approximately four kilometres, Solaris is a well-maintained pebbly-sand beach, and one of the top rated beaches on the Adriatic coast.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be allocated a sun lounger and then the time is yours to spend as you wish. Sit back, relax and soak up the sun, or take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the inviting Adriatic Sea.

    You may also choose to take a stroll along the beach, or purchase refreshments at one of the beach cafés.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This tour is inclusive of transfers, sun lounger and umbrella (per two guests). You are reminded to take swimwear, a towel and sunscreen with you. This tour does not include luncheon or refreshments. The journey to Solaris Beach is approximately 25 minutes each way. Guests are recommended to carry local currency with them for purchases, as credit cards may not be accepted. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports, these are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    SIB_011

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    3¾ hours

  • Kayaking Trogir Coastline

    Take in the coastline of Trogir as you Kayak along the River Pantana, followed by refreshments at an old watermill.

    Kayaking Trogir Coastline

    Journey for around one hour along the stunning Adriatic coastline towards Pantana Watermill, located near the town of Trogir.

    Upon arrival at Pantana Watermill, you’ll be introduced to your instructor and assigned your 2-man kayak. Following a safety briefing you’ll be ready to take to the waters of the River Pantana.

    Follow your instructor as they ‘paddle the way’ through the reed canals, and as far as the sand lagoon. From there, the sea route takes you towards Trogir. Situated on a small island and completely surrounded by the sea, the charming town of Trogir boasts unique architecture and a beautiful coastline.

    Complete your tour with well-deserved refreshments of local smoked ham, cheese and bread accompanied by wine or juice, before the coach ride back to the ship.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach, kayak and on foot. There is approximately 2 hours of kayaking on this tour. There is approximately two hours of kayaking on this tour. Sea kayaks are stable and are sit-on-top kayaks with two seats. Children under the age of eight and pregnant women may not participate. Participants should be competent swimmers and physically fit. Please take a hat, sunglasses, shoes that can get wet, a towel and oil-free sunscreen. Please wear your swimwear as there are no changing facilities or toilets available. You’ll be required to wear a life jacket. Waterproof compartments are available to store your belongings, however please keep these to a minimum.

    Tour code

    SIB_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4¾ hours