Duration: 05 Days
COUNTRIES VISITED: Croatia
PLACES VISITED: Zagreb, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Omis, Makarska, Dubrovnik & Ploce.
Arrive at Zagreb Airport, meet and greet by our local representative who will assist you with your car hire and inform you how to proceed on your departure day. Zagreb, the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, is an old Central European city with 900 years of documented history. Visit the charming and picturesque Gornji Grad (‘Upper Town’) and modern Donji Grad (‘Lower Town’), enjoy the town’s beautiful squares, parks and facades of this unique city. To get a deeper insight into Zagreb book our optional tour guide for 2 hours city tour. If you are a wine connoisseur you cannot miss our optional wine tasting experience in Zagreb. Not only will you enjoy top-notch wines, meat delicacies, and exquisite cheeses, but you will also learn all you need to know about wine and food pairing. Get an introduction to Croatian wines during wine class in Zagreb led by a sommelier. Learn about local wine regions and winemaking secrets while sampling Croatian prosciutto, cheese, and bread. After visiting the town, depart to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes, a national park with high forested mountains featuring a string of 16 beautiful lakes and tarns of crystal blue-green water, with cascading waterfalls and a rich plant and animal life. To learn more about this stunning place take advantage of the optional tour guide. After this natural paradise, continue to Zadar, an ancient coastal city full of life, located in the region of Dalmatia.
Zadar’s old town is located on a narrow peninsula and has the ideal look and feel of an ancient Mediterranean city. Its streets are paved with gleaming white stone, and the high protective walls contain portions dating to Roman and early medieval times. Continue the trip to Sibenik, admiring its privileged location overlooking a large, picturesque bay at the mouth of the River Krka. We recommend a stop at St. Jacobs’ Cathedral, the most important Renaissance monument of Croatia. Continue to Trogir, a living museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe. Discover this charming town surrounded by water, and admire its various palaces, churches, ancient walls, and imposing castle overnight in hotel in Trogir
After breakfast, continue to Split, an incredible 1,700-year-old city. This seaside Dalmatian town is must-see, framed by a beautiful mountain backdrop and aqua-coloured waters, plus some of the best Roman ruins in the world. Here you will find numerous archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, including the famous Diocletian’s Palace. In Split you can take advantage of the optional extras such us private tour guide for 2 hours or wine and oil tasting experience. Continue to Dubrovnik, with recommended stops at the enchanting seaside towns of Omis, Makarska, Ploce and Neum in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Overnight in hotel in Dubrovnik
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast before visiting the city. Dubrovnik is a breath-taking sight, surrounded by immense cream-coloured stone walls, interspersed with four gates, three forts, five bastions and 14 square towers. The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ contains a treasure trove of medieval art and architecture. Take a walk atop the wall surrounding the city for beautiful panoramic views of this spectacular city on the Adriatic. Don’t miss out on our optional tours that are available in Dubrovnik. Book our 2 hours tour and walk through the cobbled streets accompanied by a professional guide, discovering the merits of Dubrovnik’s past and present. The tour will leave you mesmerised by architectural treasures, artistic intensity and cultural opulence. Alternatively, go on 3 hours Čilipi Folklor tour to witness local customs through song and dance. Let us greet you with a traditional “warm” welcome (grape brandy and figs) as you step into the village of Čilipi. Browse the market for some authentic local souvenirs and enjoy rhythms of Dalmatian music. Game of Thrones fans cannot miss the opportunity to go on this fantastic excursion. Climb Fortress Lovrijenac, The Red Keep and admire the views of the old town but also to see the Kings Landing, the Battle of Blackwater Bay, and the House of the Undying dungeon. Your guide tells you about the marvels of the city and fantasy world of the series and how the two live together. Take the boat ride to the exotic Island of Lokrum to hear about its history and its more recent development into the magical town of Quarth. Take a bun or two, the peacocks will be thrilled! Overnight in hotel in Dubrovnik.
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before returning the rental car at the Dubrovnik Airport and catching your return flight home.