Take in all the sights, sounds, tastes, and adventures that Croatia has to offer on this 12 day trip. This tour is a comprehensive introduction to and exploration of the exuberant cities, small towns, and natural wonders the country has to offer. Guests will start their journey in in the lively capital city of Zagreb before exploring the serene and beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park region, where Croatia’s natural beauty truly comes alive. Then travel to the ancient sites of Split, Trogir and Zadar, where the country’s Roman history is much in evidence. Before return to Zagreb for the flight back, spend times in the city of Dubrovnik, considered by many to be the jewel of Croatia.
Departures: 15th Sep 2016 and 6th Oct 2016
From USD$4690.00 from Ottawa.
Connect with international flight to Zagreb. Enjoy overnight flight and on-board services.
Upon arrival at Zagreb airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Zagreb.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit of Zagreb with local guide. . Your sightseeing tour will take you along the historic Upper Town, to see St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace, the Croatian National Theater, the University… Free time after the visit and in the afternoon departure to the area of National park Plitvice lakes. Overnight in Plitvice
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit of the National park Plitvice lakes. Plitvice lakes were included in the UNESCO’S list of world natural heritage in 1979. There are 16 interlinked lakes between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica Mountain. The lake system is divided into the upper and lower lakes. The upper lakes are separated by dolomite barriers, which grow with the formation of travertine, forming thus travertine barriers. The lower lakes were formed by crumbling and caving-in of the vaults above subterranean cavities through which water of the upper lakes disappeared. After the visit departure to Split. Overnight in Split
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is dedicated to the visit of Split and Trogir. Split is a town of ancient history, built and preserved over the course of 1700 years by its loving inhabitants. We will do walking tour in Diocletian palace, the most precious monument in the city. Diocletian Palace is one of the most significant original structures of the late ancient architecture, a kind of an Imperial Palace that was enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage. After the visit of Split proceed to Trogir. Trogir is a small town with the biggest historical heritage in the world and it’s protected by UNESCO. St. Lawrence Cathedral, Chapel of St. Ivan Trogirski and Gothic church bell make the local people very proud. Return in Split in the afternoon. Overnight in Split.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Dubrovnik. On the way we will visit the town Mostar in Bosnia and Hercegovina. A city on the banks of the river Neretva and certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will walk the historic center – the old town where we’ll see the famous old bridge under the UNESCO protection since 2005. After the visit proceed to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit of Dubrovnik with local guide. Dubrovnik’s nickname is a “Pearl of the Adriatic” and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979. Today Dubrovnik is the proudest feather in Croatia’s tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. The old city is encompassed by medieval walls, which have been preserved in their original form and opened for visitors as Dubrovnik’s major attraction. Whole city is alive monument and rich treasury of history. Rest of the day is free for individual visits. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Zadar. On arrival visit of the town. Zadar is one of the most beautiful old Dalmatian cities, a several-thousand-year-old city that has been the center of this part of the Adriatic coast since Roman times, is today a city with a rich cultural heritage found on every corner. Overnight in Zadar.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Opatija. On arrival visit with local guide. Opatija is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic whose tourist tradition started back in 1944. It is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and “Queen of Tourism”. This little town has the largest number of hotels in relation to population and we can safely say that in Opatija the season lasts all year. Overnight in Opatija.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Bled with a stopover in Ljubljana for the visit of the Slovenian capital. You will see the Ljubljanica River flowing through the center of town. Many bridges cross the river, the most famous of which is Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) Baroque and art-nouveau have marked this exceptional city, together with new, modern architectural styles. Main attraction of the city is and Old town, built on a hill as a fortress, from which you will see Ljubljana and its magnificent surroundings. After the visit proceed to Bled for overnight in Bleb.
Breakfast at the hotel and visit of Bled. . Lake Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. We will visit the old town and castle with guide and then proceed to the nearby lake Bohinj. After the visit departure to Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Zagreb International Airport for your flight home.
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