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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL | THE BEST OF CROATIA IN 12 DAYS

THE BEST OF CROATIA IN 12 DAYS

Duration: 11/12 days

Highlights: Zagreb, Varaždin, Opatija, Pula, Plitvice NP, Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik

Country: Croatia

Starting from the capital and its surroundings, explore Istrian peninsula, visit great Roman amphitheatre, relax in charming Opatija and then continue to discover NP Plitvice. Zadar is a first stop in Dalmatia on the Adriatic after crossing impressive mountain chain; we continue to Šibenik and Trogir down to Diocletian Split and end in Dubrovnik. Join us discovering all the differences on the way and learning about long history and habits of all the people ever lived here or just passed by.

 

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

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 or optional trip to Trakoscan castle. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

3. day | ZAGREB – VARAŽDIN – ZAGREB

Full day trip to town Varazdin, north of Zagreb. It is an hour drive through picturesque countryside of Hrvatsko zagorje.  Varazdin is a nice Baroque town with plenty of palaces and places to visit. We visit old castle and stroll around the town. After visit we have lunch in local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure in Zagreb.

Meals: B,L,D

4. day | ZAGREB – OPATIJA

After breakfast transfer to Opatija. The town’s modern history began in 1844, when Iginio Scarpa, a rich merchant from Rijeka, founded Villa Angiolina. In 1872 Railways came to Matulji and thus opened the path for the development of tourism in Opatija and Lovran. It became a fashionable destination for the Austrian imperial family and Austrian nobility in 19th century and soon more luxury hotels and villas were built. The Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I used to spend several months here during the winter. Many of these late 19th-century luxury hotels and villas have survived to present times. Walk around this mix of central European and Mediterranean ambient and relax on one of the terraces overlooking bay of Kvarner. We walk around the town, visit the park Angiolina. Overnight Opatija.

Meals: B, D

5. day | OPATIJA –  PULA –  OPATIJA

After breakfast day trip to Pula. Pula is roman town known for its Arena – amphitheatre. We visit the site and walk around the town to see other monuments Romans constructed. Lunch in local family run guesthouse (stancija). Free time and return to Opatija. Overnight Opatija.

Meals: B, L, D

6. day | OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADAR

Drive to Plitvice lakes visit this 114-square-mile national park has at its heart 16 turquoise lakes that are linked by a series of waterfalls and cascades. The natural wonder has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Drive and overnight Zadar.

Meals: B, D

7. day | ZADAR

Walking tour of Zadar. 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.  Overnight Zadar.

Meals: B, D

8. day | ZADAR – SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT

After breakfast departure for Sibenik to visit the town and St James cathedral another UNESCO protected site, lunch in family compound around Primosten. We continue to Trogir and will undertake a walking exploration on this small island just off the mainland. The beautiful little town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive to Split. Overnight Split.

Meals: B, L, D

9. day | SPLIT

Walking tour of Split, starting with the Palace of Diocletian, and view St. Dominus Cathedral next door. Stroll Split’s Old Town and harbour-front promenade. Visit the daily market and in the afternoon visit Mestrovic Gallery. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight Split.

Meals: B, D

 

10. day | SPLIT – DUBROVNIK

Departure for Dubrovnik; stop at Ston town. Stroll around the town; visit to the old salt plant operating since 13 century. Stop at nearby small wine producer; visit and wine tasting. Drive to Dubrovnik. Overnight Dubrovnik.

Meals: B, D

11. day | DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik; walking tour in a “city museum” protected by UNESCO, the Old Town is surrounded by impressive medieval stone walls and towers. Free afternoon for more discoveries. Visit to Konavle area and home hosted dinner. Overnight.

Meals: B, D

12. day | DUBROVNIK – departure

Organized transfer for the airport.

Meals: B

Price from:

Price from:

·        1285 euro/per person in double/twin room

·        Price based on min 20 pax

·        Single use supplement +30%

Package price include:

 

–          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

–          11 half board (breakfast & dinner)

–          3 lunches (one at family compound)

–          V.A.T. and other taxes

–          Transfer from/to the airport

Package price does not include:

–          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.

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

 

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