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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL | PILGRIMAGE IN CROATIA

PILGRIMAGE IN CROATIA

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Highlights: Zagreb, Marija Bistrica, Rijeka, Plitvice lakes, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Medjugorje, Ston, Dubrovnik

Country: Croatia

*Possible pre-tour extension Slovenia

Itinerary

1. day | ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB

Arrival to Zagreb. Organized transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation and easy orientation walk before dinner. Overnight.

Meals: D

2. day | ZAGREB – MARIJA BISTRICA – ZAGREB

After breakfast start with guided walking tour of Zagreb, take a funicular to Upper Town, known for its hand-lit street lamps. Visit Kaptol, the ecclesiastical district, pausing to explore the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Departure to Marija Bistrica, the largest and most visited Marian sanctuary in Croatia. Catholic faith has deep roots in the Croatian history and Mother Mary (called Queen of all Croats) is specially honoured. The main pilgrimage site here is the parish church of St. Peter with a miraculous gothic sculpture of the Mother Mary of Bistrica dating from the 16th century. Drive back to Zagreb. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

3. day | ZAGREB – RIJEKA – PLITVICE LAKES

After breakfast, departure to Rijeka. Visit of the famous church and sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat, situated above the town. According to the legend the sanctuary’s history began with „Mary’s house“ being transferred from Nazareth to Trsat in 1291 and then to Loretto, Italy three years after. Its 13th century Franciscan cloister painted with 32 scenes from the file of the Virgin Mary with the Votive Chapel contains numerous picturesque popular illustrations of the miracles of Our Lady of Trsat. Overnight at Plitvice.

Meals: B, L, D

4. day | PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR

Walk around Plitvice lakes, UNESCO protected national park and enjoy the waterfalls. After visit continue to Zadar. Sightseeing of Zadar includes a delightful walk through the old core of the city. Visit of the church of Saint Donat – the symbol of the city and the most famous monumental edifice in Croatia from the early Middle Ages (9th c.). Discover the Cathedral of St. Anastasia and impressive collection in the museum of St Mary church „Gold and silver of Zadar“. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

5. day | SIBENIK – SPLIT

After breakfast, departure for Sibenik, the oldest Croatian and Slavic city on the Adriatic with the most famous sight the Cathedral of St. James (UNESCO), from 15th century, built by Juraj Dalmatinac, whose statue made by one of the biggest Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, stands on the square in front of his masterpiece. Short sightseeing of Sibenik. Departure for lunch at family compound Jurlinovi dvori, Split/Solin/Podstrana overnight.

Meals: B, L, D

6. day | SPLIT – MEDJUGORJE

Split walking tour; Split is also included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Split is the largest and most important town in Dalmatia. The town was developed around the palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. Visit the well preserved cellars of Diocletian’s Palace, walk up the stairs to Peristil, where you will discover the beautiful Jupiter’s Temple. Admire the Cathedral of St Duje, the patron of Split, originally the mausoleum of the palace, for which is considered the oldest Cathedral in the World. After free time, continue drive to Medjugorje. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

7. day | MEDJUGORJE – STON – DUBROVNIK

Since the first apparition of Our Lady at the beginning of 1981, millions of people of all faiths, from all over the world, have visited Medjugorje and have left spiritually strengthened and renewed. Take a walk to the Apparition Hill by „the way of the rosary“  marked by wooden crosses and bronze reliefs. Mass can be arranged. Departure to Dubrovnik, with a stop in Ston, a historical town with an important strategic role during the Ragusa Republic: its salt works, dating back to Roman times, were worth a fortune, while the defensive walls provided security in turbulent medieval times. This walls are one of the longest defensive walls in the world. Continue drive to Dubrovnik (overnight surrounding area of Dubrovnik).

Meals: B,L, D

8. day | DUBROVNIK – ZAGREB (flight)

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with a panoramic drive. First stop is one of the most beautiful view points above the city which UNESCO has listed in the World Heritage List. After taking photos of the amazing city walls, ancient rooftops and picturesque buildings, drive back to the city to a walk through the Stradun, the main city’s promenade. Among many historical and cultural sites in the city, on this tour you will visit the Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and the Treasury of the Cathedral. Second highlight is the impressive baroque Cathedral with its Treasury, built to replace the Romanesque Cathedral destroyed in the Great Earthquake in 1667. Early dinner in the village next to the airport; flight to Zagreb 20:30 /overnight Zagreb.

Meals: B, D

9. day | ZAGREB – departure

Organized transfer for the airport.

Meals: B

Price from:

 

  • Based on min 20 pax: from 1495 euro/per person in double/twin room
  • Single use supplement +30%

Package price includes:

–          Comfortable bus with the driver and English speaking Tour leader

–          Accommodation in 3/4* hotels

–          Local guides for town walking tours

–          Entrance fees: tickets for National park Plitvice and all the entrance fees during walking tours

–          8 dinners

–          3 lunches (one at family compound)

–          Local airfare Zagreb – Dubrovnik

–          V.A.T. and other taxes

–          Transfer from/to the airport

Package price do not incudes:

–          International Airfares

–          Tips

–          Drinks and personal consumption

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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

Do not hesitate to ask us for a proposal.

 

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