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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL | CROATIAN VOYAGE FROM THE CAPITAL TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

CROATIAN VOYAGE FROM THE CAPITAL TO THE MEDITERRANEAN


Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Highlights: Dubrovnik, Ston, Cavtat, Plitvice, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Zagreb

Country: Croatia


*Possible pre/post tour extension to Slovenia

Itinerary

1. day | Arrival to ZAGREB

Arrival to Zagreb (5* hotel) – meet English speaking tour leader; relaxing walk around down town.

Meals: D

2. day | ZAGREB (overnight Zagreb)

Zagreb walking tour (Upper town) starts with the funicular to Upper Town known as Gradec. Visit Kaptol, the ecclesiastical district, pausing to explore the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, open air Zagreb market. Afternoon possible museum visits, Zagreb cemetery…

Meals: B, D

3. day | ZAGREB – PLITVICE – ZADAR (overnight Zadar)

Trip to National park Plitvice (UNESCO) a scenic region with shimmering turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls. Upon arrival to old town of Zadar, walking tour. Zadar is a few thousand years old town and it was the capital of Dalmatia for many centuries. The Zadar peninsula still preserves very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. (4* hotel)

Meals: B, D

4. day |  ŠIBENIK – SPLIT (overnight Split)

Trip to Šibenik, the oldest Croatian autochthonous town has rich cultural and historical heritage numerous churches, monasteries, palaces and  the impressive Cathedral of sv. Jakov [St. Jacob] that is under UNESCO protection. The Cathedral bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The three architects who succeeded each another in the construction of the Cathedral – Francesco di Giacomo, Georgius Mathei Dalmaticus and Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino – developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques for the vaulting and the dome of the Cathedral. Stroll through Split’s Old Town and the harbour-front promenade. The remainder of the day is at leisure (4* or small luxury hotel).

Meals: B, D

5. day | SPLIT – STON – PELJEŠAC– CAVTAT (overnight Cavtat)

Walking tour Split starting with the Palace of Diocletian, St. Dominus Cathedral, Palace callers. Split was built around the Roman palace of Emperor Diocletian (293–305 AD), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Diocletian (ruled: 284–1 May 305) commissioned a palace for his retirement and lived in it until he died. The massive structure (38,000 m²) faced the sea on the southern side and was supported by an aqueduct that supplied water for the emperor and up to 10,000 people living in the palace and its surroundings. Visitors enter through the Brass Gate, the ancient Porta Meridionalis, the gateway to the harbour. You can watch the changing of the guard, when “Emperor Diocletian” appears with six Roman guards and greets the masses at Peristyle. Peristyle was designed for worshiping the cult of the living son of Jupiter. Continue the tour towards Ston where you can see a 12 kilometer long wall (the world’s second longest wall after the Wall of China) connects two fortified cities: the first was built in order to protect the salt plants and the second as the salt export harbor. The oldest in Europe, the Ston salt plants are still in use, and the salt producing technology has not changed for centuries. Trip continue to Cavtat with a stop in winery (lunch ant wine tasting) on Peljesac (accommodation Cavtat, 5* hotel).

Meals: B, D

6. day | CAVTAT – DUBOVNIK -CAVTAT (overnight Cavtat)

Day trip to Dubrovnik also known as “Pearl of the Adriatic”.  Walking tour in a “city museum” protected by UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also called “Pearl of the Adriatic” is surrounded by impressive medieval stone walls and towers. Dubrovnik is a city of magnificent palaces and impressive walls. Tour starts with the Onofrio’s Fountain to the city Bell Tower, each step along Stradun is a unique experience. Back to Cavtat (5* hotel).

Meals: B, D

7. day | CAVTAT – DUBROVNIK departure

Departure from Dubrovnik airport

Meals: B

 

Prices from:

  • double occupancy/per person min 4 pax:      from 1740 euro
  • private tour/per person min 2 pax:                  from 2380 euro

Single use supplement +30%

 

Package price includes

–          Comfortable minivan with the driver and English speaking Tour leader  (in one per 2 pax)

–          Accommodation in excellent hotels based on bed&breakfast

–          Town walking tours

–          Entrance fees: tickets for National park Plitvice

–          Meals in following restaurants:

–          Dinner in Zagreb day 2

–          Lunch on Plitvice lake day 3

–          Lunch in local restaurant Sibenik day 4

–          Lunch in Ston day 5

–          Dinner in Cavtat day 6

–          V.A.T. and other taxes

–          Porters in every hotel (in/out)

–          Transfer from/to the airport

 

Package price does not include

–          International Airfares

–          Tips

–          Drinks and personal consumption

 

Lake Bled Slovenia & Zagreb Pre-Tour Extension

Day 1: Upon arrival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, you are met and transferred to your hotel on picturesque Lake Bled, with views of the cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps.
Day 2: Visit Bled Castle to view the large collection of 16th- to 18th-century weaponry in its museum, optional boat tour to St. Mary Island. Possible walk to Vintgar Gorge.
Day 3: Travel to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. View its 18th century cathedral, Baroque palaces and colorful frescoes. Drive to Zagreb, Croatia.

Day 4: Walking tour Zagreb to see down town and upper town.

Day 5: Transfer to Split, stopping en route to visit Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the National Park followed by lunch. Then, continue to Split.

PRICE FOR EXTENSION:

  • 5 days, priced from 860 euro (private tours from 990 euro)
    Available on all departures.

Price includes:

–          Comfortable minivan with the driver and English speaking Tour leader  (in one per 2pax)

–          Accommodation in excellent hotels BB

–          Town walking tours

–          Meals/dinner day  1 and 5

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

Base tour can be reversed starting from Dubrovnik ending in Zagreb.
Pre/post – extension available (Zagreb to Slovenia).
Dates on request; departure every week.

 

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