Small Group │ Escorted Tour │ 9 Days │ From $2,995
Fascinating Croatia Tour is a small group tour offering a distinctive way of exploring the continental Croatia and Dalmatian coast. You will learn about Croatia’s history and culture traveling through its many islands, meeting with locals, and tasting traditionally prepared meals. To make your impression and taste of Croatia complete, we take you to the must see places such as Dubrovnik, Hvar and Vis, too.
This small group tour is reserved for maximum of 12 travelers and it is a perfect choice for the first time visitors to Croatia to experience the main highlights and the local flavors of the country. Start this tour in the capital of Zagreb, then continue to the Dalmatian capital of Split with a stop for sightseeing and hiking tour of the amazing Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore the roman ruins in Solin and Split, then take a boat ride to the island of Hvar. End your tour in Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic.
Fascinating Croatia small group escorted journey is great for singles & couples, as well as for active travelers and those you also enjoy having some free time to explore on their own.
Day 1: Arrive Zagreb
After arriving at Zagreb Airport, transfer to your hotel. You will meet your tour director during a lovely welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel for overnight. Zagreb is Croatia’s capital, as well as a business center, university center, city of culture, art and entertainment. Springing up from two medieval settlements – Kaptol and Gradec, which form the core of the old Upper Town, it is a true Central European city and with the surrounding settlements it has about one million inhabitants. Overnight in Zagreb. (D)
Day 2: Zagreb
This morning, Zagreb will charm you with its abundance of rich cultural heritage that dates back to the medieval days. We will stroll past baroque-style mansions and baronial residences, and admire the beautifully crafted facades. In the company of your local expert, we will visit the symbol of Zagreb, St. Mark’s church in the Upper Town, which houses the remarkable works of Ivan Meštrović, its most famous sculptor. Come to the Lotrščak Tower and inhale this most beautiful view of the city. The attractions here are plentiful, the culture, quite mesmerizing. There will be enough time for a delicious fresh baked pastry and a cup of excellent coffee in one of the side walk cafes in Gornji Grad. Or dine on some great home-made cheese and wine as you chat with friendly locals at Dolac, the lively open air market. Overnight in Zagreb. (B)
Day 3: Zagreb/Plitvice/Split
A very special experience awaits you in Gorski Kotar and Lika. Lovely green landscapes of exceptional ecological value reside in a number of nature parks, which rise a mere dozen feet above the sea. Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park – the unique oasis of rare natural beauty. It is one of Europe’s most dazzling nature reserve parks, and was truly created by nature. The park consists of 16 connecting lakes and sport unique cascades of murmuring waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park was recognized and protected by UNESCO as part of the world’s natural heritage in 1979. We will take a lively walk along the lakes and breathe the fresh mountain air while listening to the captivating sounds of nature. Next, a boat ride across the largest of the lakes, we will experience an unique perspective of nature: the lake is rife with crystal clear emerald water and fringed with bubbly white waterfalls! (self-guided) Overnight in Split. (B & L)
Day 4: Split/Trogir/Split
Experience the charm of the southern Mediterranean as we explore Split, the largest city along the Adriatic coast. Its beauty captivated IV Century Roman Emperor Diocletian, who built his palace here. So we begin our sightseeing tour of Split with a visit to this lofty palace. First, we walk the well-preserved ancient cellars; for here is where one can truly experience this magnificent palace. The Cathedral was built on the remains of an ancient shrine. And across the Cathedral is the Temple of Jupiter, which today is used as a baptistery. Afterwards we’ll visit Trogir, where you can explore on yourr own. Overnight in Split. (B)
Day 5: Split/Hvar
This morning we will ferry over to the island of Hvar. Aftera short scenic drive we arrive to Hvar, that has one of the first communal theaters in Europe, built in 1612, called the Arsenal. There is also the famous “Tvrdalj” Palace of Petar Hektorović, not to be missed. Spend the rest of the day exploring this charming town on your own, enjoying the magical views of the neighboring islands and visiting some of the best local souvenir shops and restaurants. Overnight in Hvar. (B)
Day 6: Hvar/Vis/Hvar
Today we take a sailing trip to the unspoiled island of Vis. This island was an army base in former Yugoslavia, and it was not opened for tourism until 1989 when visitors came for the first time to discover that its natural beauty remained intact. Admire the lush vegetation of Vis Island with pine trees and citrus orchards as well as exotic species such as palm trees, cacti and a particularly rare silver palm tree. Much of the island is devoted to vineyards that produce the famous white wine, “Vugava” and the red wine “Plavac”. Explore Vis town on your own an find out about interesting ruins from the Greek and Roman period, as well as villas and churches dating from the XVI and XVII centuries. Enjoy a light lunch served either aboard the sail boat or on the beautiful beach on Vis. Overnight in Hvar. (B & L )
Day 7: Hvar/Korcula/Ston/Dubrovnik
Boat transfer to Dubrovnik with a stop on Korcula island for a sightseeing tour and oyster tasting in Ston on Peljesac Penisula. Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which asides from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to like new, to discover more unique experiences. Since 1979 the town has been under UNSECO protection. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B )
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Drenched in sparkling sunshine and rife with mild Mediterranean breezes, Dubrovnik is a lush region of mysterious coves, forested islands and idyllic beaches. You will marvel at the limestone bricks of the walled Old City which gleam like marble in the moonlight. With it’s sharp detailing and unique architecture, its many quaint buildings showcase an artistic heritage depicting a vast landscape of lovely sea, sky and hills. In Dubrovnik you will visit the extraordinarily beautiful cloister at the Franciscan Monastery, home to one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, having remained open since the time of 1317. In addition to this, you will enjoy the artistic treasures of the Assumption of the Virgin, and also explore the Rector’s Palace and XIV century Dominican Monastery. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B & D)
Day 9: Depart Dubrovnik
Tour ends with a transfer to the airport/port.
- Zagreb, 4* Hotel Dubrovnik or similar
- Split, 5* Hotel Atrium or similar
- Hvar, 4* Hotel Riva or similar
- Dubrovnik, 4* Hotel Uvala or similar
- Airport transfers on the first and the last day of the tour
- Hotel accommodations as per the itinerary based on double occupancy
- 9 escorted days
- Experienced English speaking driver/escort throughout the trip as per itinerary
- Comfortable air-conditioned minibus at group’s disposal as per itinerary
- Sightseeing of Zagreb with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Sightseeing tour of Split with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Sailing to the island of Vis with a professional English speaking skipper. Lunch is included.
- Professional English-speaking local tour director
- Professional English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fee for Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Entrance fees to Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split
- 12 meals, (8 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners)
- All taxes
- Airfare, tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
- Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion
|START DATE||END DATE||AVAILABILITY||RATE||SALE|
|June 25, 2017||July 3, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|July 2, 2017||July 10, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|July 9, 2017||July 17, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|July 16, 2017||July 24, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|July 23, 2017||July 31, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|July 30, 2017||August 7, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|August 6, 2017||August 14, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|August 13, 2017||August 21, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
|August 20, 2017||August 28, 2017||Available||$3,395||$2,895|
3 people sharing a room discount: $300 per person
Single supplement – $990
Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Airfare is not included.
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