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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* hotel.

Day 2: ZAGREBCROA­T­IAN ZAGORJEZAGREB

After break­fast we are tak­ing you on a beau­ti­ful day trip where you will explore the most famous Croa­t­ian castles,Trakošćan and Veliki Tabor. The region is very pop­u­lar for its wine so you will have chance to try some very good wine and taste the local spe­cialites. In the after­noon we will come back in Zagreb and you will have the rest of the day free to enjoy the cap­i­tal and to have din­ner. Overnight in a 4* hotel.

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* hotel.

Day 4: PULAROV­INJHUMGROŽN­JANOPATIJA

Today we are head­ing to Rov­inj, sit­u­ated on the west­ern coast of the Istrian penin­sula. After lunch we are going for a pleas­ant walk through the pic­turesque old town streets, famous for its Venet­ian archi­tec­ture, includ­ing Grisia, known as the street of artists and the St. Eufemia church tower. After that, we head to nearby Grožn­jan, known as the “town of artists”. With the guid­ance of our expe­ri­enced tour guide, you can truly enjoy this hid­den Istrian gem and its per­fectly pre­served streets, squares, churches, forts and walls. Stroll throught the streets of Grožn­jan, take a peak in some of the many gal­leries or, if you enjoy fine food, taste the famous Istrian truf­fle. We are head­ing to Hum – the small­est city in the world with only 20 inhab­i­tants. After explor­ing cen­tral Istria, we are going to our hotel in Opatija – the old­est tourist des­ti­na­tion from the Aus­trian – Hun­gar­ian times. Overnight.

Day 5: OPATIJAPLITVICE LAKESZADARSPLIT

Today we will take a pleas­ant drive from Opatija and visit the most beau­ti­ful and famous national park in Croa­tia — Plitvice Lakes NP, con­tain­ing a series of 16 lakes, caves and water­falls. We’ll enjoy the breath-​taking view of the waters flow­ing over the nat­ural dams which in turn have cre-​ated a series of beau­ti­ful lakes, caves and water­falls. The forests in the park are home to some wild ani­mals such as bears, wolves and many rare bird species. We will take a 4-​hour walk­ing tour of the park and con­tinue towards Zadar in the after­noon. Zadar is an extra­or­di­nary city — 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. We are head­ing to Split. Overnight.

Day 6: SPLITHVARSPLIT

After break­fast we are going on an early boat which will take us tho Hvar. After we dock, it’s time for our local pro­fes­sional guide to take you on a walk­ing tour of this mem­o­rable town. On the tour you will dis­cover the essence of Mediter­ranean hos­pi­tal­ity and learn about the her­itage and his­tory of the entire island. After­words there’s time to explore more on your own — the craft and cus­tom jew­elry shop­ping here is excel­lent. Known world­wide for its excit­ing night life, by day, the clubs, restau­rants and cafes are just as enjoy­able — so have a drink, maybe some deli­cious grilled fresh fish, or just sit and watch life go by like Tom Cruise, Pince Harry and hun­dreds of other celebri­ties who come here do every year! Or, go for a swim, or take a hike up the wind­ing path that takes you all the up to the For­tica fortress. Inside there’s a fine col­lec­tion of old vases and other ancient and Middle-​Ages exca­va­tions — and out­side is a breath­tak­ing panoramic view of the entire town of Hvar and our next des­ti­na­tion — the Pak­leni Islands. It’s just a few min­utes sail to Pak­leni but it’s a world away. Here you will have a plenty of free time to explore and swim in tran­quil bays framed by untouched nature. After enjoy­ing a day on these sun-​kissed Croa­t­ian islands, it will be a lovely cruise back to Split. The heart of Split is the city’s majes­tic Cathe­dral that rises from within the 1700 year old walls of Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Her­itage site and one of the most sig­nif­i­cant and best pre­served struc­tures of the late ancient archi­tec­ture. Our walk­ing tour takes us to the Peri­style in cen­tre of the palace, the Roman tem­ples, the famous Golden Gate and the big statue of Grgur Nin­ski. The rest of the day is free so you can relax on the beach. Overnight in a 4* hotel.

Day 7: SPLITMOSTARDUBROVNIK

After break­fast, we are head­ing to Bosnia and Herce­gov­ina where we will visit the famous city Mostar. The city of con­trasts, where “the east and west meet”, as you will observe vis­it­ing the tra­di­tional Kujundžiluk (old bazaar) and a con­tem­po­rary city cen­tre. Mostar is famous for its mag­nif­i­cent stone bridge Stari Most (Old Bridge), built in 1566. over the Neretva River. The city is divided by not only the Neretva River that flows through it but also by reli­gion and cul­ture from one bank to the other, as Mus­lims and Chris­tians live on oppo­site banks of the river. After, we are head­ing back to Croa­tia in Dubrovnik, also known as the “Pearl of the Adri­atic” is a stand-​out attrac­tion and a per­fectly pre­served baroque city-​state. Overnight in your accommodation.

Day 8: DUBROVNIK

We are sav­ing the best for the end so you will spend the day in the one of the most pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tions in the world. Our guide will take you on a 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: Onofrio’s Foun­tain, Pri­jeko Street, St. Saviour’s church (Crkva sv. Spasa), fortresses of St. Luke and St. John, church of St Blaise (Dubrovnik’s patron saint), the Cathe­dral, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace and Orlando’s Col­umn. 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.

Day 9: DUBROVNIK, departure

After break­fast trans­fer to the airport.

Prices

PRICES (per person):

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



The price includes:

  • 8 overnights (break­fast included) in Zagreb, Pula, Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Dubrovnik
  • 4* 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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