On this amazing 8-day tour, you will have a chance to follow in the footsteps of Roman Emperors and see Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, Split and the well-known Palace of Diocletian, enchanting Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb, a city with a million hearts, Zadar, a city of exceptional history, and other treasures of Croatia!
Day 1: DUBROVNIK
Arrive at the Dubrovnik airport. Transfer by your own bus to the hotel. Accommodation and some free time to settle in and relax. Depending on the arrival time, the group can take advantage of the day and have a half-day city tour of Dubrovnik. Meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and proceed to the city. There are many beautiful places in the world, however, the people of Dubrovnik claim their city to be the most beautiful. Dubrovnik – a city with a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), with world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – is one of the most attractive and famous cities in the Mediterranean. After the city tour, the group can have some free time for shopping or a coffee. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: DUBROVNIK – SPLIT
Breakfast at the hotel. An early morning drive from Dubrovnik to Split along the Adriatic coast, passing through many picturesque villages and overlooking the numerous islands, with stops on the way. Upon arrival in Split check-in and take some time to refresh. In the afternoon, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and go on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. Split is not only an urban and cultural crossroads for Dalmatia’s numerous summer resorts but is itself a very popular tourist and travel destination. A city with 1700 years of history, rich in archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments, amongst which the well-known Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage site, occupies a special position in this warm and vibrant Mediterranean city.
Day 3: SPLIT – PLITVICE
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure for Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival, meet your guide at the entrance to the park and take a walking tour of the lakes. Plitvice Lakes are the most famous Croatian national park and are inscribed on UNESCO's list of World Natural Heritage sites. Sixteen lakes interconnected with waterfalls created by deposits of travertine, a special kind of limestone, constitute the main attraction of this unique park. The park includes the spring of the Korana River in an area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir, and spruce, in an intact primeval forest. Apart from the lakes and forests, the park also has caves, springs, flower meadows, and among many animal species, it is inhabited by brown bears. After the tour, settle in at the hotel. Use the rest of the day to explore the National Park or have a late lunch. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 4: PLITVICE – ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. Upon arrival in Zagreb, check into the hotel and spend some time relaxing after the long drive. In the mid-afternoon meet your local guide in the hotel lobby for a tour of Zagreb and the Šćitarjevo archaeological area. Zagreb is an old Central European city. It is located at the intersection of several important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. Zagreb offers its guests the baroque charm of its Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, a variety of shops, and delicious local cuisine. After the city tour, spend some free time in the evening exploring the city before returning to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 5: ZAGREB – RIJEKA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Zagreb to Rijeka with a stop in Opatija, the birthplace of Croatia’s tourism. Opatija is famous for its lush vegetation, parks, old Austro-Hungarian villas, seaside promenade, and beaches that have been attracting tourists from all of Europe and the world for more than 160 years. The group will have some free time to enjoy a cup of coffee in this special town. Continue on by returning to Rijeka, settling into the hotel, and taking some free time to freshen up. In the afternoon, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and go on a walking tour of Rijeka. The geographical position of Rijeka is crucial for its tourist image. This is where a visitor in transit comes into contact with the sea for the first time, regardless of whether they are coming by road or rail. The natural and cultural features of Rijeka, its Mediterranean climate, and its mountainous surroundings make Rijeka a very special place. After the city tour, you will have some free time in the city for a meal on your own or some souvenir shopping. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 6: RIJEKA – ZADAR
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure from Rijeka to Zadar with stops on the way. Upon arrival in Zadar, check into the hotel and take some free time to settle in. In the afternoon meet your local guide and go on a short city tour. A city that was the capital of Dalmatia for centuries and is now the center of the region, Zadar is a city rich with a heritage of international importance, which is visible at every step. The Roman Forum dates back to the 1st century, while St. Donatus’ Church from the 9th century is the most famous medieval basilica and trademark of the city. After the city tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 7: ZADAR – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure from Zadar to Dubrovnik with stops on the way. The first stop will be Šibenik, where the group will have a short guided tour and some free time afterwards. The historical town of Šibenik, connected to the development of the early Croatian state, is rich in cultural and historical monuments. The most representative among them is the famous Cathedral of Šibenik, one of the most original architectural endeavors of the late Middle Ages. Continue your journey with a stop in the nearby UNESCO-listed city of Trogir and the ruins of Salona, with a quick walking tour and a bit of free time for lunch. The town itself is situated on a small island in the strait between the Island of Čiovo and the mainland with which it is connected by two bridges. Trogir is also called the “city-museum” because each stone and building has its own importance for a specific period of history. In 1997, Trogir’s old city center was put on UNESCO’s list of the world’s monumental heritage. As we head south, there is the possibility of making a stop in Ston with a wine and oyster tasting included. Arrival in Dubrovnik in the early evening. Check in to your hotel and relax. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 8: DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until the departure transfer to the airport for the flight back home.