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Olivari coaches enjoying the Carnival life

Carnival season is called the 5th season in the Kvarner region which is our home region.

During that time tourist boards of the cities in the region organise different events and we have been chosen to be the transportation service provider for the Carnival in Rijeka and the Carnival in Opatija.

Because of the cold weather some events like the Childrens Carnival Parade in Rijeka were postponed but the Carnival season is so popular and important for the local inhabitants of this region that none of the events were cancelled.

The Carnival events which are still to be held and where we will be the transportation service provider are:

18th February – The Girandola of Opatija – Carnival Parade in Opatija

Opatija is known as the imperial holiday resort ever since 19th century and this Carnival Parade leads the masks through the historic streets of Opatija from the seaside promenade through the main street.

18th February – Children’s Carnival Parade in Rijeka –

In this event all the youngest citizens of Rijeka and the surrounding area take part and they completely overflow the Rijeka’s main pedestrian area (called Korzo).
In the last parade in 2011. almost 6000 small masks took part and enlightened the day of all the viewers with their colourful masks.

19th February – International Carnival Parade in Rijeka

This event is the crown of all Carnival ceremonies in the Kvarner area.
On Sunday 19th February hundreds of allegoric floats, thousands of masks and thousands spectators from Croatia and abroad will pass along the main pedestrian area in Rijeka (called Korzo).

Since it was organised in 1982, the International Carnival Parade in Rijeka has grown into an important European Carnival event.
Last year, the 2011. Carnival Parade was followed by more than 110 thousand people, with more than 9000 masks/participants from 107 carnival groups.

Our role at this carnival events is to safely transfer the participants of the Carnival from their home towns to the Carnival.
All the main streets in the Carnival cities will be closed for traffic on the day of the event, and only authorised coaches will be allowed to access the city centre.
Authorised coaches are city buses and coaches (such as ours) which will be transfering the carnival groups.

We wil be there, and you still have the chance to “BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE – COME TO THE RIJEKA CARNIVAL! “

Carnival in Croatia

Carnival in Croatia