- Sample delicious homemade specialties at Dolac, the open-air market in Zagreb.
- Journey through the picturesque quaint villages of Istrian Peninsula.
- Discover Plitvice Lakes, one of Europe’s most dazzling nature reserve parks.
- Visit the palace of the IV century Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split.
- Take a boat ride to Hvar, one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands.
- Delight in the artistic and cultural treasures of Dubrovnik.
Begin with a night in Zagreb and explore the best of it’s charm, culture, history and lifestyle. Next, travel through the serene Tuscan like scenery of Istria. Explore medieval hill town of Motovun en route to a luxurious hotel in Opatija. While there, explore the region according to your interests. Continue to Split for three nights with a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. During your private city touring, experience Split, the largest city along the Adriatic coast, according to your interests. You might like to explore the market squares, art galleries in Trogir and of course, the famous Diocletian Palace.
The tour concludes with a memorable day tour of Montenegro, and two nights of Croatian-style luxury at exclusive Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik, an elegant hotel overlooking the sea.> Book
Day 1: Arrive Zagreb
You will be greeted by your Tour Director and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon in leisure. Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb, (B).
Day 2: Zagreb/Varaždin/Zagreb
Varaždin is one of the oldest European cities with first mentions dating back as far as the XII century and tales of an even earlier roman city at its place. Explore Trakošćan castle, one of Croatia’s most beautiful castles and museums with preserved furniture and weapons from the period from the XV to the XIX century, and Veliki Tabor the best-preserved medieval fortress in Croatia. Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb, (B).
Day 3: Zagreb/Opatija
Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, will charm you with its abundance of rich cultural heritage dating back to medieval days. Visit St. Mark’s church in the Upper Town, the Croatian National Theater, and some of the many fine art galleries. Stop at Dolac, the open-air market, and sample some delicious homemade specialties. In the afternoon, we drive to Opatija. Hotel Bevanda, Opatija, (B)
Day 4: Opatija/Pula/Poreč/Opatija
Tour the Istrian Peninsula. Stop in Poreč, home to the famous basilica of St. Euphrasius. Then on to beautiful Rovinj, Istria’s cultural mecca where the monumental baroque Church of St. Euphemia resides. Journey through the serene Tuscan-like scenery with its rolling hills and picturesque quaint villages. Hotel Bevanda, Opatija, (B)
Day 5: Opatija/Plitvice/Split
Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park: an oasis of rare natural beauty and one of Europe’s most dazzling nature reserve parks. In the afternoon, we continue to the Diocletian town of Split. Hotel Marmont, Split, (B)
Day 6: Split/Trogir/Split
Split is the largest city along the Adriatic coast. Visit the palace of the IV Century Roman Emperor Diocletian. Continue on to the charming town of Trogir, and quickly see why it is called the museum city as you notice the many artistic repositories it hosts. Hotel Marmont, Split, (B)
Day 7: Split/Hvar/Split
Ferry ride to Hvar, one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands. Enjoy a tour of the city of Hvar, home to one of the first communal theaters in Europe, built in 1612 and called the Arsenal. Then sample some of Hvar’s delectable cuisine, and perhaps take a short drive to the beautiful fields of lavender. We return to Split. Hotel Marmont, Split, (B)
Day 8: Split/Dubrovnik
Tour Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Visit the cloister at the Franciscan Monastery that is home to one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies. Delight in the artistic treasures of the Assumption of the Virgin, the Rector’s Palace and the 14th Century Dominican Monastery. Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik, (B)
Day 9: Dubrovnik/Korčula/Dubrovnik
Driving alongside the Adriatic coast we will stop in Ston, which is best known for its mighty defensive walls, much like the Great Wall of China. We will make a short stop for a taste of fresh Oysters and a glass of famous Pelješac wine. After that we continue our voyage to Orebić, where we catch a ferry for Korčula. Guided sightseeing of Town of Korčula will explain you the history, architecture, and culture of this medieval town and island. Among many attractions in Korčula some of the most prominent are the cathedral of St. Mark and Museum of Icons, and Marco Polo’s birth house. Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik, (B)
Day 10: Dubrovnik/USA
Return to the U.S.
YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES
- Experienced English speaking driver & tour director throughout the trip
- Comfortable air-conditioned sedan at your disposal throughout the trip
- Private sightseeing tour of Varazdin and Zagreb with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Private sightseeing tour of Pula & Porec with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Private sightseeing tour of Plitvice Lakes National Parsk with a professional-English speaking local expert guide
- Private sightseeing tour of Split & Trogir with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Private sightseeing tour of Hvar island including tastings of local wine and delicacies with a professional-English speaking local guide
- Private sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Private sightseeing tour of Korčula town with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Olive oil & truffle specialties tasting in Istrian countryside with a professional English-speaking local expert guide
- Wine and oyster tasting in Ston on Peljesac Peninsula en route to Dubrovnik
- Entrance fees for Zagreb, Pula, Split and Dubrovnik museums
- Zagreb, Hotel Esplanade, deluxe room, 2 nights, breakfast
- Opatija, Hotel Bevanda, superior room, 2 nights, breakfast
- Split, Hotel Marmont, deluxe room, 3 nights, breakfast
- Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior, deluxe sea-view room, 2 nights, breakfast
- Meals, drinks, gratuities, telephone charges and incidentals
- Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion
|SEASON I||December 1, 2016 - April 14, 2017 & November 1 - December 31, 2017|
|SEASON II||April 15 - May 31 & October 1 - October 31, 2017|
|SEASON III||June 1 - September 30, 2017|
|Land Rate Per Person||4||3||2|
|SEASON I||$4,195||$4,695||$5,495||> Book|
|SEASON II||$4,695||$5,195||$5,995||> Book|
|SEASON III||$4,995||$5,495||$6,295||> Book|
Single supplement: $1,275