8 days/7 nighs
Take an amazing journey through the best of Croatia. Begin your amazing Croatia vacation in Zagreb and explore the history and charm of this fascinating city. Visit St. Mark’s Church and enjoy the views from Lotršćak Tower.
Visit the natural beauty of Plitvice Lake National Park and stretch your legs as you take deep breaths of fresh air and admire the emerald green waters of the lakes.
Continue your journey to Split with an option to visit the beautiful island of Hvar before heading to the bustling city of Dubrovnik.
This is an excellent choice for the first time visitors to Croatia, family vacations and for small group of friends and family. And there is no need to break your vacation budget! This is the one you can definitely afford, and still have a lot to tweet home about!
Arrive in Zagreb airport and take a private transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure enjoying the city at your own pace or relaxing in your hotel. The old Baroque nucleus is woven from old stone streets and buildings, many churches, a magnificent cathedral with modern shops, cosy cafes and restaurants. 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.
Zagreb is a city with endless charm and history to discover. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this amazing city. Zagreb dates back to the medieval days, so the architecture is absolutely stunning. Take a walk towards St. Mark’s church in the Upper Town and the Lotršćak Tower to see the most beautiful view of the city. You have relaxing day at leisure and 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)
Today you will take a day trip to the exquisite Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe’s largest nature reserve parks. Plitvice is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fantastic place to get outdoors and experience the lush green landscapes and fresh air in Croatia. Walk, hike or bike your way through the park and enjoy the emerald green waters and bubbling waterfalls that characterize this gorgeous park. Then continue to Split for the evening. Overnight in Split. (B)
In Split, you will tour the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The palace is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and is known for its irregular shape. View the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, The Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral. Experience the Peristil, a public meeting place within the palace walls which becomes an open air stage in the summer when the Split Summer Festival takes place. Overnight in Split. (B)
Today you will have the choice to stay in Split and spend a day at leisure. You can also take an optional day trip to the stunning island of Hvar. Today’s name of the island has Greek origins (in Greek Pharos – lighthouse). Hvar is one of the most exciting and breathtaking islands in Europe. The island is covered in lush Mediterranean vegetation including fragrant lavender and rosemary fields. Enjoy the serenity of this lovely island. Overnight in Split. (B)
There is an included walking tour of the Old Town this evening. Visit the Rector’s Palace known for its many reconstructions over the years. Continue to Sponza Palace, the Bell Tower Clock and Orlando’s Column a symbol of Croatian independence from the Venetians. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery. Its pharmacy is one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the fascinating history of this city. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)
Another full day in Dubrovnik to enjoy the best the city has to offer. Take an optional trip to the gorgeous island of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Korčula is known for its Gothic architecture and stunning views. Or choose to do a sea-kayaking tour on the island of Koločep. Or perhaps consider a day trip to nearby Montenegro, or a tour through Mostar in Bosnia. Whatever you like to do, the possibilities are endless, and you will surely find a way to take in all the wonders of this amazing city! Enjoy your last evening in Dubrovnik by enjoying a delicious meal at an authentic restaurant and enjoy the local cuisine. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Hotel Jadran, Zagreb or similar
Hotel Peristil, Split or similar
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Hotel Marul, Split or similar
Hotel Uvala, Dubrovnik or similar
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