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Grand Croa­t­ian Tour

Itin­er­ary

Day 1: ZAGREB

Wel­come to Zagreb, the cap­i­tal and the largest city of the Repub­lic of Croa­tia. Our guide will pick you up at the Zagreb Air­port and trans­fer you to your accom­mo­da­tion. Once you’ve set­tled down, we are tak­ing you on a tour of the city cen­ter where you will see the most famous sights of Zagreb. You can choose between two pos­si­ble routes for your visit of the city. The first is ded­i­cated mostly to the city’s his­tor­i­cal land­marks and the sight­see­ing starts at the Main Square, from where we move on to the Zagreb Cathe­dral and con­tinue through Tkalčićeva street and the “Bloody Bridge” (Krvavi Most) to the Stone Gate and St Mark’s Church. We end our tour vis­it­ing the Lotrščak Tower and tak­ing a pleas­ant ride on the Zagreb Funic­u­lar. The alter­na­tive route is a panoramic one, as we will take you for a ride on the Zagreb horse­shoe: we will visit the Zrin­je­vac Square, the King Tomis­lav Square, the Botan­i­cal gar­den and the Croa­t­ian National The­ater. Later on, we will make a short visit to Mak­simir, Zagreb’s old­est pub­lic park and the Mirogoj ceme­tery. After the walk, it’s time for you to relax over a nice wel­come din­ner with spe­cial­ties of the local cui­sine. You will spend the fol­low­ing 2 nights in a 4 star hotel.

Day 2: ZAGREBLONJA FIELD NATURE PARKZAGREB

On the sec­ond day of our tour we will take you on a half-​day trip to Lonja Field, the largest pro­tected wet­land in both Croa­tia and the entire Danube basin. Accord­ing to the cri­te­ria of the Birds Direc­tive of the Euro­pean Union, the park is an impor­tant habi­tat for birds. This is a true par­adise for those who enjoy true nature, tra­di­tional wooden archi­tec­ture and bird-​watching. After the 3 hour tour, we will have lunch at a nearby agro­tourism restau­rant and taste some of the local spe­cial­ties. Free time in Zagreb in the evening.

Day 3: ZAGREBISTRIAN VINE­YARDS AND OLIVE GROVESPULA

Istria is a beau­ti­ful Adri­atic penin­sula known for its numer­ous cul­tural sights and unfor­get­table panora­mas. The region has a long tra­di­tion of wine­mak­ing, fish­ing, ship­build­ing, and tourism. It is also famous for gas­tro­nomic delights. Par­adise for wine and truf­fles lovers. Pula, the largest town of the Istrian region and its admin­is­tra­tive cen­ter since ancient times. The city is renowned for its rich Roman Empire her­itage and excep­tion­ally well pre­served mon­u­ments, espe­cially the mar­velous amphithe­ater. End­ing the tour of the Pula his­tor­i­cal town cen­ter, we are going for an evening stroll on the seafront to admire the view of the Light­ing giants, the famous audio-​visual art instal­la­tion made with ship­yard cranes. Overnight stay in a 4 star hotel.

Day 4: PULABRI­JUNI NATIONAL PARKPLITVICE NATIONAL PARK

National Park Bri­juni is an arch­i­pel­ago of 14 islands and islets near Pula. Because of its indented coast­line, diverse flora and fauna, Bri­juni are some­times referred to as heaven on Earth. Dur­ing its inter­est­ing his­tory it was vis­ited by the elite of Aus­trian, Hun­gar­ian and Ger­man aris­toc­racy when Istria was part of the Austro-​Hungarian monar­chy speaks of its beauty and charm. In more recent his­tory almost every major states­man vis­ited the islands as Bri­juni were res­i­dence of late Pres­i­dent Tito of Yugoslavia. After the whole day trip to Bri­juni we drive towards the Plitvice lakes NP where you will spend the night at a 4 star hotel.

Day 5: PLITVICE NATIONAL PARKZADAR

The Plitvice lakes are the old­est national park in South­east Europe and the largest and most beau­ti­ful national park in Croa­tia and because of its rare nat­ural and cul­tural value the park is famous not only through­out Croa­tia, but also world­wide; earn­ing a cov­eted place on UNESCO’s list of World Her­itage sites. The National Park con­tains a series of 16 lakes, many undreground caves and count­less water­falls. The waters flow­ing over the lime­stone and chalk have, over thou­sands of years, deposited traver­tine bar­ri­ers, cre­at­ing nat­ural dams which in turn have cre­ated a series of beau­ti­ful lakes, caves and water­falls. These geo­log­i­cal processes con­tinue today. The forests in the park are home to some wild ani­mals such as bears, wolves and many rare bird species. In the after­noon we take a pleas­ant drive towards Zadar where you will spend the fol­low­ing 2 nights in a 4 star hotel.

Day 6: ZADAR

Boast­ing a his­toric old town of Roman ruins and medieval churches, cos­mopoli­tan cafes and qual­ity muse­ums, Zadar is an extra­or­di­nary city. It is not too crowded, it isn’t over­run with tourists and its two unique attrac­tions, the sound-​and-​light spec­ta­cle of the Sea Organ and Sun Salu­ta­tion, need to be seen and heard to be believed. The mix of beau­ti­ful Roman archi­tec­ture, Hab­s­burg ele­gance, a won­der­ful seafront and some unsightly ordi­nary office blocks is what gives Zadar so much char­ac­ter. Free time in the evening in Zadar.

Day 7: ZADARDUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik, also known as the “Pearl of the Adri­atic” is a stand­out attrac­tion and a per­fectly pre­served baroque city-​state. Our sight­see­ing tour, which cov­ers all the major sights of Dubrovnik’s Old Walled City, will intro­duce you to its rich his­tory, cul­ture and fas­ci­nat­ing sto­ries. Start­ing at Onofrio’s Foun­tain, which for cen­turies has brought fresh drink­ing water into the city; our route leads us along Pri­jeko Street to the Old Port, once the key of Dubrovnik’s trad­ing and mar­itime suc­cess. We will visit St. Saviour’s church (Crkva sv. Spasa), a fine exam­ple of the town’s Renais­sance archi­tec­ture that with­stood the dis­as­trous 1667 earth­quake. We will pass through the Old Port and the nearby fortresses of St. Luke and St. John. After that, the route takes us to the church of St Blaise, Dubrovnik’s patron saint, the Cathe­dral, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace and Orlando’s Col­umn to give you an overview of the city to bet­ter under­stand and fur­ther explore its multi-​layered past. Later we are going to admire the amaz­ing panoramic view of Dubrovnik and the surround­ing islands from the mount Srđ, a 405-​meter ascent above sea level. Two nights at a 4 star hotel.

Day 8: DUBROVNIKWINE REGION KON­AVLECAVTAT

Day trip to Kon­avle, the rural Dubrovnik inland for wine tast­ing, and a pleas­ant tourist train ride through the vine­yard sites. Lunch at a local rural tourism estate. In the after­noon a one hour walk­ing tour of the nearby delight­ful town of Cav­tat. Free time in the evening in Dubrovnik.

Day 9: DUBROVNIKDUBROVNIK AIR­PORT, DEPARTURE

Enjoy a final break­fast at your hotel before you are trans­ferred to Dubrovnik air­port, mark­ing the end of our Grand tour!

Prices

PRICES (per person):

2 per­sons 2.850
34 persons 2.390
56 persons 2.150
78 persons 1.900



The price includes:

  • 8 overnights (break­fast included) Zagreb, Pula, Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Dubrovnik
  • 4 star hotels
  • A/​C car or mini­van transportation
  • air­port transfer
  • licensed Eng­lish speak­ing guide/​driver
  • all entrance tick­ets men­tioned in the itinerary
  • tra­di­tional din­ner in each city
  • all taxes and VAT

*Note: all tours can be cus­tomized by chang­ing the accom­mo­da­tion type and city of departure

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