Croatia’s cultural port: the city that flows

25 September 2020 to 28 September 2020
From £760 per person (single room supplement £90)
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Rijeka, Croatia’s third largest city, will become 2020’s European city of culture. The city has always been a fascinating melting pot of people and cultures, and is set in a spectacularly beautiful location at the bottom of the Bay of Kvarner, framed by the magnificent Dinaric Alps.  The working port is being revitalised and former industrial complexes are being transformed into stunning arts spaces and cultural venues. You will explore the city’s explore avant-garde art scene and the brand new

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. You will also discover the city’s rich history and historic neighbourhoods, and enjoy sampling its multicultural cuisine.

Trip scholar

Nirvana Romell, International Lecturer in Balkan History and Art
Born and bred on the Dalmation Coast, Nirvana is a freelance lecturer on history of Western art, including Balkan art. 


  • Discover Rijeka and the history of Croatia’s third largest city
  • Explore its spectacular scenery, framed by the Dinaric Alps and the islands of Krk and Cres
  • Visit the working port, where Roman baroque and Austro-Hungarian classicist architecture is juxtaposed with Tito’s concrete curios
  • Enjoy the buzz of the city as it celebrates its reign as the European City of Culture 2020 with thousands of events
  • Visit historic Trsat, ‘the Pearl of Kvarner’, once favoured by the Habsburg court for its winter holidays; and the ancient town of Kastav, with magnificent views over Kvarner bay
  • Sample the city’s cuisine, with flavours from the Balkans and neighbouring countries


For further information and to book, contact:

Distant Horizons
+44 (0) 151 6253425

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