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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL | ROME & THE BEST OF CROATIA IN 11 DAYS

ROME & THE BEST OF CROATIA IN 11 DAYS


Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Highlights: Rome, Zagreb, Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ston, Peljesac, Cavtat, Dubrovnik

Countries: Italy & Croatia


Itinerary

 

1. day | ARRIVAL TO ROME (Italy)

Your local guide meets and privately transfers you to your centrally located hotel. ­The rest of your day is at leisure to settle in. Short strolling around town before dinner. Dinner and overnight Rome.

Meals: D

2. day | ROME – Vatican City

Visit to Vatican; St Paul’s cathedral, possible visit to Vatican museums. Created as a result of the Lateran Treaty in 1929 between Pope Pius XI and the Italian government, the Vatican is the world’s smallest independent state. Explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, with its stunning frescoes by Michelangelo. Discover St. Peter’s Basilica, erected over the tomb of the crucified St. Peter, who is thought to be the first pope. On the way back to your hotel, stop briefly to view the fortress of Castel Sant’Angelo, built as the tomb for Emperor Hadrian and his family. We will cross the river Tevere to reach nice piazza Navona and admire the Pantheon. Dinner and overnight Rome.

Meals: B, D

3. day | ROME – The Eternal City

After breakfast, spend a half-day with your local guide exploring the remnants of Imperial Rome, one of the world’s mightiest empires. Begin at the Flavian Amphitheater, more commonly known as the Colosseum, which once held 50,000 spectators who revelled in public spectacles and gladiatorial contests. Continue to the Roman Forum, containing the tomb of Romulus and walk all the way to Campidoglio to have a splendid view over the ancient Rome and continue strolling to the heart of the modern city to Piazza Venezia. Via del corso with its many shops will take us to the Spanish steps and then we will end our day at Piazza del Popolo.

Meals: B

4. day | ROME  – The Basilicas

After breakfast we are going to explore Christian basilicas. Following the pilgrims paths we are starting with San Giovanni Laterano, will continue to Santa Maria Maggire, and then reach San Pietro in vincoli to enjoy magnificent Michelangello’s work “Moses”.  Then we are going out of the city for San Pietro fuori le mura. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: B

5. day | ROME – ZAGREB (flight)

Privately transfer to the airport for your early flight to Zagreb – meet English speaking tour leader; relaxing walk around down town. Guided walking tour of Zagreb, seeing the National Theatre, Mimara Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, palaces and public monuments, such as Well of Life by Ivan Mestrovic.

Meals: B, D

6. day | ZAGREB

Zagreb walking tour (Upper town) starts with the funicular to Upper Town known as Gradec. Visit St. Mark’s Church, a symbol of Zagreb, St. Catherine`s Church and the Lotrscak Tower and walk through Stone Gate to 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. Then, reward yourself at pastry shop Vincek, or with coffee on one of the terraces on vivacious Tkalciceva Street.

Meals: B, D

7. day | ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR

Trip to National park Plitvice (UNESCO) a scenic region with shimmering turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls,  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. Walking tour of this ancient Croatian city which inherited diverse architectural sights from its long and turbulent history as the church of St Donat, originally built in 9th century in Byzantine style. Another landmark is the cathedral of St. Anastasia constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries in Romanesque style.  (4* hotel)

Meals: B

8. day | ZADAR – SIBENIK – 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. 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

9. day | SPLIT – STON – PELJESAC – 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 kilometre 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 harbour. 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, L

10. day | DUBROVNIK – CAVTAT – DUBROVNIK

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 par excellence. Late afternoon stroll around Cavtat (5* hotel)

Meals: B, D

11. day | DUBROVNIK departure

departure.

Price from:

  • Price based on min 6 pax: from 2790 euro/per person in double/twin room
  • Price based on min 8 pax:  from 2695 euro/per person in double/twin room
  • Price based on min 10 pax:  from 2655 euro/per person in double/twin room

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

Package price includes:

–          Comfortable bus/minivan with the driver and English speaking Tour leader

–          Accommodation in 4/5* hotels or boutique hotels, (breakfast included)

–          Local guides for town walking tours

–          Entrance fees: entrance fees during walking tours

–          6 dinners

–          1 lunch/ wine tasting

–          Airfare Rome – Zagreb

–          V.A.T. and other taxes

–          Porters in every hotel (in/out)

–          Transfer from/to the airport

 

Package price do not includes:

–          International Airfares

–          Tips

–          Drinks and personal consumption


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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