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Fascinating Croatia

Created with Sketch. Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Trogir, Hvar, Biševo, Ston, Dubrovnik
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Duration

9 days/8 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

For Dates & Rates Click to More!   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... More

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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.

START DATEEND DATEAVAILABILITYRATESALE
June 27, 2021July 5, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
July 4, 2021July 12, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
July 11, 2021July 19, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
July 18, 2021July 26, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
July 25, 2021August 2, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
August 1, 2021August 9, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
August 8, 2021August 16, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
August 15, 2021August 23, 2021AVAILABLE$3,895$3,295
June 26, 2022July 4, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
July 3, 2022July 11, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
July 10, 2022July 18, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
July 17, 2022July 25, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
July 24, 2022August 1, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
July 31, 2022August 8, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
August 7, 2022August 15, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
August 14, 2022August 22, 2022AVAILABLE$3,995$3,695
Single supplement: $1,290.
All rates are per person in US dollars.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sample homemade specialties at the open-air market in Zagreb
  • Discover Plitvice Lakes, with dazzling waterfalls and lakes
  • Visit the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split
  • Taste traditional specialties and excellent Croatian wine on Hvar
  • Delight in the artistic and cultural treasures of Dubrovnik

Itinerary

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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 a 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 your own. Overnight in Split. (B)

Day 5: Split/Hvar

This morning we will ferry over to the island of Hvar. After a short scenic drive we arrive to Hvar, a city 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/Biševo/Hvar

Visit the natural phenomena, Blue Cave on Biševo Island, best known natural beauty spot on the Adriatic. You will have enough free time for lunch and to relax on the beach. Afterwards we set our boat ride around the southern side of the island and stop briefly in the unique bay of Stiniva. Take a swim in this crystal clear water and relax on its famous beach. Afterwards we reach the Green Cave, spacious and marvelous cave where you can take beautiful pictures and take a swim. Overnight in Hvar. (B & L )

Day 7: Hvar/Ston/Dubrovnik

Boat transfer to Dubrovnik with a stop for oyster tasting in Ston on Pelješac Peninsula. 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 UNESCO 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.

ACCOMMODATION

Zagreb, 4* Hotel Dubrovnik or similar
Split, 5* Hotel Atrium or similar
Hvar, 4* Hotel Riva or similar
Dubrovnik, 4* Hotel Uvala or similar

TRIP INSURANCE

Included/Excluded

  • 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 Biševo with a professional English speaking skipper
  • 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

Durations

9 days/8 nights

Languages

English

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Trogir, Hvar, Biševo, Ston, Dubrovnik

FAQs

What makes your small group tours different?
Maximum 12 travelers
All departures are guaranteed
Luxury smaller hotels in great locations
Dining at top local restaurants
Traveling on scenic roads
No more than 3 hours of driving per day
No single supplement on select departures
If price goes down we adjust your cost
What is the minimum number of travelers on your small group tours?
The tour is guaranteed with 2 participants.
Are tours escorted?
Yes, the tours are fully escorted. Each tour is accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour director plus driver.
Is there an English-speaking guide on the tour?
Yes there is a professional English-speaking local guide on each of the included daily tours. Each guide is licensed in their county.
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