On this 8-day tour, you will have the chance to follow the route of roman emperors and visit Split – a city with a 1700-year old tradition, Dubrovnik and its magnificent walls, the historical town of Mostar, the enchanting Plitvice Lakes, and other treasures of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina!
Day 1: SPLIT ARRIVAL
Arrival at the Split airport. Transfer by bus to your hotel. Check in and take 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 Split. Split is not only the urban, cultural, and communication center of Dalmatia with road and sea connections to Dalmatia’s numerous summer resorts, but it is also a travel destination in its own right. A city with a 1700-year old history, a variety of archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments, among which is the well-known Palace of Diocletian, inscribed on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, offers the warmth and vibe of a modern Mediterranean city. After the city tour, you will have free time for shopping or a coffee. Return to the hotel.
Day 2: SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast at the hotel. An early morning drive to Dubrovnik along the Adriatic coast, passing through many picturesque villages and overlooking numerous islands, with stops on the way. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, check-in at the hotel, and take some time to refresh. In the afternoon, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. There are many beautiful places in the world, but 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 listed World Heritage site) – is one of the most attractive and famous cities in the Mediterranean. After the walking tour, the group will have free time in the city to explore on their own, or for some souvenir shopping. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 3: DUBROVNIK - MOSTAR
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the way to Mostar, there is an opportunity to stop in Međugorje, a famous Marian pilgrimage site. Once the group reaches Mostar, accommodations in the hotel and time to freshen up. In the afternoon, meet your local guide and proceed for a sightseeing tour. Mostar, the unofficial capital of Herzegovina, is situated on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after its Old Bridge (Stari most) and the towers on its sides, ‘the bridge keepers’ (in the vernacular: mostari). Mostar’s old city is an important tourist destination and Stari most is its most famous feature. After the walking tour, the group will have some free time. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 4: MOSTAR - SARAJEVO
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Mostar to Sarajevo. Upon arrival in Sarajevo meet your local guide and proceed with a walking tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital and its administrative, economic, cultural, academic, and sports center. Sarajevo is located in Sarajevo plain, surrounded by the Bjelasnica and Igman mountains on the southwest, by Trebevic Mountain on the southeast, and mid-range mountains and inter-valley headlands on the north and northwest. After the city tour, transfer to the hotel and accommodation. In the late afternoon, transfer to the city center will be provided for those wishing to explore the city on their own. Overnight stay.
Day 5: SARAJEVO - ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Sarajevo for Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Upon arrival in Zagreb, check in at the hotel and have some free time after a long drive. In the mid-afternoon meet your local guide in the hotel lobby for a tour of Zagreb and the Šćitarjevo archeological site. 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 the Upper Town, colorful open-air markets, good shopping, and delicious local cuisine. After the city tour, the evening is free to explore the city before returning to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 6: ZAGREB - 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 park. Plitvice Lakes is Croatia's most famous national park and is 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, an intact primeval forest. Apart from the lakes and forests, the park also has caves, springs, meadows, and among many animal species, it is inhabited by brown bears. After the tour, settle in at a hotel. Use the rest of the day to explore the park on your own or have lunch. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 7: PLITVICE - SPLIT
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we travel back to Croatia’s south. On the way to Split, the first stop will be Šibenik where the group will have a short guided tour and some free time after that. The historic town of Sibenik, with links to the early development of the Croatian state, is a treasure of cultural and historical monuments. The most famous is the cathedral, 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, with a short walking tour followed by some free time for a quick lunch. Trogir is situated on a small island in the strait between the island of Čiovo and the mainland connected by two bridges. Trogir is also called a “city-museum” because every 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. Continue to the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement in Salona. Arrive in Split in the late afternoon. Check into your hotel and relax. Enjoy the rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 8: SPLIT DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until the departure transfer to the airport for the flight back home.