- Experience 10 days of total rejuvenation in Croatia & stay at luxury spa hotels
- Restore inner peace with yoga classes at unique locations
- Enjoy massage & spa treatments at Croatia’s top spa resorts
- Explore charming seaside towns, islands & taste best Mediterranean cuisine
- Relax on the beautiful island of Hvar & tour its countryside with local expert guide
- Discover Green & Blue Caves & island of Vis on a full day sailing excursion
- Visit Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina en route to Dubrovnik
Start with a couple of days in the lovely seaside town of Rovinj and explore the amazing sights and countryside of charming Istria.
Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park where a truly unique experience awaits you. You will not only have the opportunity to hike, boat and admire the most stunning waterfalls, but will also have the chance to practice yoga in an awe-inspiring location!
Explore Split often called the flower of the Mediterranean. Built around the Diocletian Palace, Split is a fascinating town with great art, culture, authentic cuisine and excellent entertainment. Stroll through its narrow streets that hide a variety of treasures. Explore galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes that are built as the part of this charming historical town but with remarkable components of contemporary design and appealing Dalmatian lifestyle. Experience Diocletian SPA & Wellness at your hotel, the most exclusive Spa in Split and the largest in Croatia.
Next, transfer to Hvar, the sunniest island in all of Europe. Learn all about this magical island during your island tour through the scented fields of lavender, olive groves and vineyards. Meet friendly locals and taste authentic delicacies. A full day sailing experience to Green and Blue Caves including a yoga practice in a unique location on the island of Vis will definitely be an experience of a lifetime!
En route to Dubrovnik, we take you to Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. . Here, you will visit uncommon city sights, including the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House, and some of the many old Mosques.
We conclude this amazing journey in Dubrovnik, the crown jewel of the Adriatic. Enjoy a private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town and its museums, architectural landmarks, outdoor markets and local specialty shops. Take a cable car ride to Mt. Srđ & snap the most incredible photos of Dubrovnik.> Book
Day 1, Arrive Rovinj
Transfer to Rovinj by private car and driver from either Zagreb, Venice, Trieste or Pula airport. Relax at your elegant boutique hotel, a sanctuary accommodation for relief and relaxation in Istria. Enjoy the stone massage with volcanic rocks and establish your body’s energy, restore inner peace and relax from tension and stress. Later in the afternoon, meet your tour director and fellow travel companions during the welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Rovinj, (D)
Day 2, Rovinj
Rovinj is considered to be the most beautiful place in Istria. The old town offers fascinating art and architecture and it is surrounded by the islands of Rovinj archipelago, Lim Bay, Punta Corrente Forrest & Palud bird reserve. Lim Bay is over 7 mile long and flooded by the sea. It is also famous for delicious oysters. And if you are lucky, you may even spot a few playful dolphins, which often visit the bay. Today we is reserved for a full day exploration through the green countryside and medieval hill towns of inland Istria. Here you will taste and learn about the popular Istrian olive oil, with its tasty piquant character through the olive oil roads, olive growers and olive-tasting events. Then we arrive at Motovun, a tiny hilltop town of ravishing beauty. Enjoy mouthwatering lunch of Istrian specialties with truffles (lunch not included). We continue to Pula, that exhibits the best preserved Roman amphitheater in the entire world. Overnight in Rovinj, (B)
Day 3, Rovinj/Plitvice
This morning we leave the Istrian Peninsula to experience something completely astonishing – a visit to one of the world’s unique sites: The Plitvice Lakes National park. Listed on the UNESCO’s Heritage List, Plitvice Lakes will amaze you with spectacular scenery of natural beauty. The protected park consists of 16 pristine crystal blue lakes, connected via waterfalls or cascades, and surrounded by lush vegetation.
After a short rest at your hotel located only 1300 feet from the highest waterfall in the heart of Plitvice Lakes National Park surrounded with stunning nature and breathtaking views of the waterfalls, we meet one of the well-known Croatian yoga instructors for the yoga practice.
Next, we take a lively walk along the lakes and breathe the fresh mountain air while listening to the captivating sounds of nature. Overnight in Plitvice, (B, L)
Day 4, Plitvice/Split
Morning is the best time to stretch and hike around the emerald green lakes before we head towards Split. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Experience Diocletian SPA & Wellness, the most exclusive Spa in Split and the largest of Croatia. In a modern luxurious space, The Diocletian Spa offers a wide range of traditional and modern massages, facial and body treatments. The spa’s signature treatment, the Diocletian Four-handed Massage, allows guests to experience life as a Roman Emperor. Two therapists work in tandem providing an unforgettable spa experience. Overnight in Split, (B, D)
Day 5, Split
Join the yoga practice at the beach right in front of your hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for experiencing the charm of the southern Mediterranean as we explore Split, the largest city along the Adriatic coast. Its beauty captivated IV Century Roman Emperor Diocletian, who built his palace here. So we begin our sightseeing tour of Split with a visit to this lofty palace. First, we walk the well-preserved ancient cellars; for here is where one can truly experience this magnificent palace. The Cathedral was built on the remains of an ancient shrine. And across the Cathedral is the Temple of Jupiter, which today is used as a baptistery. We continue on to the charming town of Trogir, which is also included in the UNESCO list of protected world cultural heritage. You will quickly see why it is called a museum city by keeping in mind the many artistic repositories it hosts. There is the famous portal of Trogir cathedral and the Renaissance city loggia. And let’s not forget the 1000-year old monastery of St. Nicholas. Trogir is indeed a treasure trove of art, and also a stage for young tenors from all over the world who come here each year to engage in singing competition. There will be enough time for strolling the narrow, charming streets of Trogir and then relaxing and dining in a local café. Overnight in Split, (B)
Day 6, Split/Hvar
This morning we will ferry over to the island of Hvar. We arrive to Stari Grad, one of the oldest settlements on our coast. It was founded already by the Greeks in the IV century BC and named Pharos. We continue through the well-known vineyards of Hvar before reaching the small town of Vrboska where we will visit the church of St. Lawrence with one of the finest collections of Renaissance art on the island. Continuing through Hvar’s lavender fields soon we arrive to one of the many typical villages where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the excellent local wine. Upon the wine tasting we’ll continue to Hvar town. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Hvar, (B)
Day 7, Hvar/Blue & Green Caves/Vis/Hvar
Explore the Green and Blue caves on this unique sailing excursion & experience the emerald light show. We also take you to the world-renowned Blue Cave, whose ethereal silvery blue color is created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy surface below. Our next stop is Vis, the island of fishermen and winegrowers, and one of the smallest and most peaceful and secluded inhabited islands on the Croatian coast. Famous from the ancient Greek times, Vas has a fascinating history. The remains of a Greek necropolis and Renaissance palaces and villas, Roman thermae, fortresses and towers are everywhere. This island served as a military naval base during Yugoslavia and reopened to visitors in 1989. Beautiful beaches, preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique island. Vis is acknowledged by the World Organization for Environmental Protection as one of the ten most environmentally preserved islands in the Mediterranean. There are numerous hidden bays here great for swimming, snorkeling and of course, an unforgettable yoga practice with one of the leading yoga instructors of the Dalmatian coast. In case of bad weather, this excursion will be replaced with another wonderful excursion on the island of Hvar where you will be able to practice yoga in another stunning location. Afternoon return to Hvar. Overnight in Hvar, (B)
Day 8, Hvar/Mostar/Dubrovnik
Today we take you to experience a new city in a new country. En route to Dubrovnik, we take you to Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. This is a city of poetry and of stone and narrow streets. This is the city where a traveler from the north feels the first breeze of Mediterranean air, which is imbued with scents of citrus and sea. It is unlike the traveler from the south who is destined to reach and experience his first glimpse of the continent beyond. No matter, the town is exceptional for its unique dwellings and proud monuments. They have been harmoniously assembled over many centuries, thanks mainly to favorable geographical conditions and sound economic climate. Here, you will visit uncommon city sights, including the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House, and any of the many old Mosques. After this guided tour of Mostar, you will have some free time for a long pleasant stroll. It will be among the many old craft shops, choice boutiques and antique stores. And then time out for lunch in any of the many picturesque local restaurants. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B, L)
Day 9, Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is steeped in sunshine and bathed in mild Mediterranean breezes, a lush region of coves, forested islands and idyllic beaches. Visit the beautiful cloister at the Franciscan Monastery. It is a home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, which has been open since 1317. Delight in the artistic treasures of the Assumption of the Virgin, and visit the Rector’s Palace, and XIV century Dominican Monastery. Indulge in a delectable choice of gourmet restaurants and intimate cafes, which will delight even the most discriminating palate. Now let’s raise a toast in celebration, and do so in each of the many cozy Dubrovnik pubs and taverns. Or opt for nice hot cup of coffee served in any of the town’s charming squares. A last stroll down the cobblestone streets of Stradun awaits us. Or we can delight your senses even further along this peaceful retreat by holding you glued to more dazzling views of the Adriatic. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B, D)
Day 10: Depart Dubrovnik
Tour ends with a transfer to the airport/port.
YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES
- Airport transfer in Zagreb and Dubrovnik
- Stone massage at the Monte Mulini in Rovinj
- Sightseeing tour of Istrian countryside and Pula with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Yoga practice with a well-known yoga instructor in Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Entrance fee for a self-guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Sightseeing tour of Split & Trogir with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Hvar Island tour with a professional English-speaking local guide including wine tasting
- Sailing excursion to the islands of Brač and Šolta with lunch & professional skipper
- Sailing excursion to Green and Blue Caves & Vis with yoga practice in a unique location
- Sightseeing tour of Mostar in Bosnia
- Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with a professional English-speaking local guide
- Ferry/catamaran tickets
- Breakfast daily
- 2 lunches and 2 dinners in local restaurants
- 24 hour assistance in Croatia if needed
- All taxes
- Rovinj, Hotel Monte Mulini, 2 nights
- Plitvice, Echo Ethno Houses, 1 night
- Split, Le Méridien Lav, 2 nights
- Hvar, Hotel Adriana, 2 nights
- Dubrovnik, Grand Villa Argentina, 2 nights
- Airfare, tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
- Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion
|START DATE||END DATE||RATE|
|April 18, 2015||April 27, 2015||$3,595|
|June 20, 2015||June 29, 2015||$3,995|
|August 8, 2015||August 17, 2015||$3,995|
Single supplement: $1,275> Book