With more than a thousand islands, it’s famous for its medieval atmosphere. There are 16th-century walls, Gothic and Renaissance buildings, old towns, upper towns and what not. If you enjoy glimpsing into the wonders of the glorious past, this is THE place to be. Unlike the other European counterparts that are cold most of the year, Croatia is warm with balmy beaches. Off late Dubrovnik has become a playground for the rich and famous. It does help that Jon Snow is there as well. The epic backdrops of Game of Thrones can be found in Croatia.
Who needs the Caribbeans when you get European charm with sunny beaches?
Arrive Zagreb and check into your hotel with the help of our representative. Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. Tour of the city in the afternoon to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a day return excursion of Zagorje. This is also known as a fairly tale excursion, where we will show you Trakoscan and Veliki Tabor, some of the most beautiful castles. Lunch will be in a local restaurant, where you will taste traditional rural dishes. Return to the hotel, where the rest of the evening will be for independent activities. Possibly an opportunity to stroll through the city centre and explore some of the cafes and bars, experiencing the local flavor of Zagreb. Overnight Hotel, Breakfast &Lunch
After an early breakfast at the Hotel, check out. Our road today will take us to Plitvice Lakes National Park, 16 lakes connected by waterfalls. These are natural lakes and are some of the best on this Earth. En route to Plitvice lakes, we will have a brief stop in Rastoke. A petit village known for its watermills. Proceed to Plitvice lakes and check-in to your hotel. After lunch at the hotel, you will proceed to the National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. A guided tour of the park will include a ride on the parks train, featuring wonderful panoramic views of the park, a walking tour as well as a boat ride. Overnight Hotel, Breakfast
Breakfast at the Hotel, check out and our journey today will take us to Split, which is the second-largest city in Croatia. Check in to your hotel and the rest of the evening will be at leisure or for independent activities. You’ll get a chance to appreciate this gorgeous cityscape when making a ferry journey to or from the city.
This morning you will have local sightseeing of Split . The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage. This afternoon is free for shopping or relaxing on the beach. Overnight Hotel, Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you will check-out. Transfer to the port and to the jetty, where you will board your ferry. The ferry ride will take you to the Island of Hvar. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches like Dubovica and inland lavender fields. Boat excursions serve the nearby Pakleni Islands, which have secluded beaches and coves. You will spend the two days exploring this beautiful Island, also known as one of the Gems of Dalmatia. Overnight Hotel, Breakfast
Rest of the day for Independent activities. Hvar is home to a sun splashed harbourside (known locally as the Riva), where cabana bars and open air cocktail joints rumble until the early hours next to bobbing millionaire yachts.
Breakfast at the Hotel, check out and you will be transferred to the jetty for your ferry to Dubrovnik. The residents call it the City. Others call it the pearl of the Adriatic, a paradise on Earth or Croatian Athens. Its beauty, harmony and importance for European culture, art and science are widely acclaimed and praised by poets.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Your Dubrovnik tour may start with a wander around the city's imposing 13th century stone walls, still intact centuries later. Pause for a drink along the main pedestrian avenue of Placa, with its eclectic jumble of cafes and shops, which blend in seamlessly with ancient churches and historical monuments. Your guide will want you to see the Dominican Monastery and Museum, built at the same time as the city's walls, in the Gothic-Renaissance style. Rest of the days will be at leisure.Overnight Hotel, Breakfast
A flavour of Cilipi - Enjoy the sounds and colours of Dubrovnik countryside and spend lovely morning in the village of Čilipi, set within charming rural landscapes from the past times, where the Folklore tradition has been carefully maintained and passed on from one generation to the next. Join us on this trip where we will introduce you with the tradition and folk dancing that holds an important place in the local culture of this area.
Breakfast at the Hotel and check out. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
- Price is per person on twin sharing
- Overnight in 4 Star Hotels, Including Breakfast
- Meals, only when specified in the program
- Local English speaking guides, as per sight-seeing mentioned in the program
- All the transfers, ferries and boats mentioned in the proposal
- Local taxes 1 – 2 Euros per person per day
- Entrance tickets to places mentioned in the proposal
- All other entrances, lunches and dinners
- Optional excursions/activities
- Any domestic airfare, if applicable