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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL | AROUND THE ADRIATIC SEA

THE BEST OF CROATIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, MONTENEGRO, ITALY & SLOVENIA - AROUND THE ADRIATIC SEA

Duration: 14 days / 13 nights

Highlights: Zagreb, Samobor, Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Solin, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi, Perast, Budva, Salona, Split, Ancona, Roma, Firenze, Venice, Ljubljana, Bled

Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia

Itinerary

1. day | ZAGREB  – SAMOBOR – ZAGREB

Morning arrival to Zagreb and sightseeing of Old Zagreb. Visit Zagreb’s Upper and Lower Town. Zagreb has long been a cultural and artistic confluence of Eastern and Western influences. In medieval times, Zagreb consisted of two separate towns, Kaptol, the religious center, and Gradec, the commercial hub. The river Medvescak in-between the two towns was often the site of fierce battles between Kaptol and Gradec. Today, Grad and Kaptol together form the Upper Town, or Gornji Grad, and is the historic Old Town of Zagreb, while the Lower Town, or Donji Grad, on the plains is more chic and contemporary. Visit Chatedral. Free time for snack and check in (4* hotel). Evening bus tour to Samobor, an ancient town located only twenty-five kilometers away from Zagreb. Evening stroll. Diner in local restaurant. Drive back to the hotel Overnight.

Meals: D

2. day | ZAGREB – NP PLITVICE – ZADAR

Breakfast at hotel. Check out, and at 7.30 am tour to (if weather permitt) The Plitvice Lakes National Park on UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at the different level, joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense woods Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Many romantic spots here! Lunch in local restaurant (included in the price). Departure for Zadar. Orientation tour of Zadar including the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC and the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St Donatus. Visit Zadar’s chatedral and Museum gold and silver of Zadar. Free time and check in the hotel 4*. Dinner and overnight.

Meals: B,L, D

3. day | ZADAR – SIBENIK – TROGIR – SOLIN

After breakfast in the hotel, check out and morning (8 am) departure to Sibenik.  Walking around the city and visit St. Jacob’s Chatedral (10-12 am). Lunch in local restaurant – Estate of Jurlinovi dvori (included in the price). We continue our tour to Trogir. Only 27 km from Split, the historic town centre is a World Heritage Site. As it’s pedestrian only, the central Trogir is calm and relaxing. Trogir is located on an island between the island Ciovo and the mainland. Small bridges connect Trogir with the mainland and Ciovo. Visit St. Lovre’s Chatedral and  famous Radovan’s Portal from the 13th century. Drive to Solin. Check in the hotel President 4*. Free time. Dinner and overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

4. day | SOLIN – VID/NARONA – MOSTAR

After breakfast, we continue tour to Vid, village that is 3 km from Metkovic, established on the remains of the ancient city of Narona. Visit historical site – Museum. We continue tour towards Metkovic and stop for a river cruise. The Neretva River Delta is a vast area of rich flora and fauna with hundreds of different species of birds. We cruise in small boats through the canals to enjoy the beauty and variety of the delta. Lunch at local restaurant Lopoc (included in the price). Tour continue to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Upon arrival, city tour of Mostar, the city which lies between the cultures of East and West, with alleys, markets and the Old Bridge (Stari Most), recently rebuilt by UNESCO, which was destroyed during the war in 1993. Dinner in typical restaurant Sadrvan. Tranfser to the hotel 4*, overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

5. day | MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK – (SRD) – DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. Check out, and at 8 am departure to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, sightseeing with local guide,  visit the Old Town and walk around City Walls. Guide will also take you into the Dubrovnik Cathedral and its treasury famous for its ancient relics including a fragment of the cross on which it is believed that Jesus was crucified. Visit Franciscan monastery with the oldest pharmacy in the Europe. Free time for lunch on famous Stradun. Afternoon, optional tour is a cable-car drive to hill Srd from where you will be able to enjoy a wonderful view to Dubrovnik Old Town and surrounding islands. Transfer to the hotel 4*. Dinner in hotel. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

6. day | DUBROVNIK – HERCEG NOVI – PERAST – BUDVA – DUBROVNIK

Breakfast in the hotel. At 8 am departure to Herceg Novi (Montenegro). Stroll around the city which is recognizable by the abundance of mimosa trees and its numerous flights of stairs. It is a ‘city of the sun’, thanks to the large number of sunny days all year round. Continue to Perast, an old sailor’s town, about 15 km from Kotor. Boat ride and church visit. Free time for lunch. We continue the tour to Budva. Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments. The Old town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. We continue to Boka by ferry boat, walk around the city. Transfer back to Dubrovnik, dinner in hotel, overnight.

Meals: B, D

7. day | DUBROVNIK – SALONA – SPLIT – (ANCONA)

Breakfast. Check out and departure towards the ancient metropolis Salona, the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. Continue to Split, to a living museum in the open. Split is not only the city, it is a living monument of the antique architecture intertwined with the early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval art. It is under the UNESCO protection from 1979. Visit Diocletian Palace, St. Duje’s church. Free time for lunch. In the evening, boarding to ferry to Ancona. Accommodation in cabins (for 4 people, with wc and basin). Overnight on the ferry.

Meals: B

8. day | ANCONA – ROMA

Disembarkation, and bus drive towards Roma. Breakfast on the road. Arrival to Roma, check in Hotel  4*. Free time for lunch. Afternoon sightseeing by bus/walk tour. We will visit St. Pietro in Vincolli, Colloseum & pallatine Hill, Forum Romano, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio. Dinner in local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

9. day | ROMA – VATICAN – ROMA

Breakfast.  We will start our adventures at the door of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest religious buildings in the world and a crowning example of Renaissance architecture, its construction the result of a conference of some of the greatest geniuses of the day. The immense interior fills you with a sense of awe and reverence, and the art to be found here is truly spectacular, from Michelangelo’s Pieta to the altar designed by Bernini. There are a number of chapels serving all purposes, and the crypts below the Basilica contain the remains of great popes as well as the reliquary, which is stocked with priceless vestments and other religious regalia. After St. Peter’s, you’ll enter the miles of priceless artifacts that line the walls and fill the halls of the Vatican Museums. There is art here from almost all stages of human history: from ancient Greek statues and Renaissance frescoes to even modern oils on canvas, united in their incredible quality and their incomparable skill. Free time for lunch. Afternoon we continue sightseeing by bus/walk: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish steps, Fontana di Trevi, Via del Corso, Piazza del Popolo…. Dinner in local restaurant. Back to the hotel and overnight.

Meals: B, D

10. day | ROMA – SIENA – SAN GIMIGNIANO – FIRENZE

Breakfast and check out. Departure to Siena at 7.30 am. Upon arrival to Siena, visit Siena’s Cathedral di Santa Maria, better known as the Duomo, is a gleaming marble treasury of Gothic art from the 13th and 14th centuries. Free time for lunch. Continue to San Gimigniano, a small medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It’s mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers. Stroll around the city. Continue to Prato, small city only 24 km from Florence. Dinner in local restaurant. Check in into hotel 4*. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

11. day | FIRENZE – VENICE

Breakfast. City tour of Firenze: Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Catedrala, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit Galleria Ufizzi* – is one of the most famous museums in the world given the rich amount of unique artworks and masterpieces conserved within its walls, the majority from the Renaissance period. Hosts works of art by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello, just to name a few of the most famous. Visit Santa Croce Basilica – the largest Franciscan church in the world. Its most notable features are its sixteen chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils, and its tombs and cenotaphs. After lunch (not included), departure towards Venice. Arrival to Mestre at evening, dinner in local restaurant. Check in the hotel 4*. Overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

12. day | VENICE – LJUBLJANA – BLED

Breakfast. Departure to boat to Venice. The „City of Bridges“, as it is usually called, stretches along the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers.  Also known as a famous place for sweethearts, lovers, artists and poets, Venice is a magical city, which stretches across numerous small islands. It is often referred to as the city of “gondole”, which are the means of transportation used to cross the numerous canals passing through the city. City tour: Piazza st. Marco, St. Marco’s church (entrance), Ponte degli Sospiri, Palazzo Ducale, Ponte Rialto. Lunch in the local restaurant . Free time for shopping. Boat cruise back to the bus. We continue via Ljubljana to Bled (if time permits stop in Ljubljana for evening stroll around the city). Arrival to Bled, accommodation in hotel 4*. Dinner. Overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

13. day | BLED – POSTOJNA CAVE – OPATIJA – ZAGREB

Breakfast.  Deaprture to lake Bled, visit Bled Castle – perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 meters abouve the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia. After we continue our tour toward Postojna Cave the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. Lunch. Continue tour to Opatija (Croatia). Stroll around the city. Opatija, this elegant tourist destination, lies at the centre of the Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Built mainly at the turn of the 20th century, Opatija has remained in complete harmony with nature right up until the present day. Well-maintained public gardens, the illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade known as the “Lungomare”, well-kept beaches and fountains provide a stunning backdrop for the villas and hotels. We continue back to Zagreb. Dinner. Overnight in hotel Stella 4*.

Meals: B, D

14. day | ZAGREB

Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport Zagreb.

Meals: B

 

Price from:

  • 2585 euro/per person in double/twin room
  • Price based on min 20 pax
  • Single use supplement +30%

Package price includes:

  • roundtrip bus tour (follow me),
  • ferry Split – Ancona with accommodation in cabins (cabins are for 4 person),
  • accommodation in hotels 4* as per program in twin room (sharing),
  • basis bed and breakfast in hotels (14 breakfasts)
  • 12 dinners or hotel’s restaurant or local restaurant, as per program
  • 6 lunches in local restaurant
  • local guides in all cities expect Herceg Novi and Budva,
  • entrances & tickets for: NP Plitvice, Museum of Gold & Silver in Zadar, entrance to Zadar’s Chatedrale, entrance St. Jakob’s Chatedral in Sibenik, entrance Trogir Cathedral, entrance to museum of Narona, Neretva boat ride, entrance to Dubrovnik wall, entrance to Cathedrals treasury in Dubrovnik, Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik, boat in Perast and church entry, ferry Kotor – Boka, Salona sightseeing with local guide + entry fee, entry fee for Diocletian palace and St. Duje church, entrance fee + loco for to Collosseum & Palatine Hill and Forum Romano, entrance for St.Petar church, entrance fee and loco guide for Vatican museum, entrance to cathedrale in Siena, entrance fee Ufizzi galery, entrance fee to St. Marco church, Entrance for Bled Castle, entrance for Postojna Cave,
  • V.A.T. and all other taxes
  • our representative during whole trip

Package price do not includes:

  • International Airfares
  • Tips
  • Drinks and personal consumption,
  • Other attractions and entrances not mention in the program
  • Funicular to Srd (about 17 eur/person),ed in the program,
  • Travel insurance, and all other meals not mentioned in the program.

Package price: depend on the season, hotels selection and number of the passengers.

Do not hesitate to ask us for a proposal.

Itinerary also available for individual clients private tour – min. 2 pax – price on request.

 

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