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The Best Of Croatia

  • Dubronivik, Split, Hvar, Plitvice, Zagreb7 days
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Explore the best of Croatia in this seven day tour of old-fashioned authenticity, cultural treasures, ancient architecture and beautiful landscapes. Wander the charming cobbled streets of the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, go island hopping from Marco Polo’s birthplace to the celebrity hang-out of Hvar, enjoy the spectacular turquoise lakes of Plitvice National Park, and time left to wander through the ancient city of Zagreb. You’ll be awestruck by this country’s ancient treasures.

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Beaches and sunshine vie for attention with ancient beauty in Croatia. From the glitz and glamour of coastal Dubrovnik to the inland ruggedness of nature and wilderness, this country is just waiting to be explored and discovered and is a gastronomic haven for foodie lovers.

Ancient culture and natural beauty

Jump on a tram in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, and see the city’s lovely parks, squares, museums and churches all in one go.

See an ancient Moreska dance in Korcula – a spectacular combat dance performed with swords.

Hvar Island boasts more sunshine hours than any of the other sun-soaked Dalmatian islands – a great reason to see more of its fairytale Venetian architecture.

Places covered 7 Days
  • Day 1 Arrive Dubrovnik – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 2 The islands of Croatia – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 3 Hvar Island – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 4 Hvar Island – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 5 Split – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 6 Plitvice National Park – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 7 Zagreb – sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 8 Depart
  • Days Details
  • 1 Arrive Dubrovnik – sightseeing and attractions Dubrovnik is easy to explore on foot. Its paved town centre is enclosed in fortress-like 13thcentury stone walls – stretching almost 2 kilometres around the old town, the walls offer stunning rooftop and city views out to the turquoise blue Adriatic Sea. Founded in the 7thcentury, for a time the city was a serious rival for Venice in terms of maritime trade, and in 1991, two out of every three buildings were damaged during the bombardment of the Yugoslav War. Since them the buildings and walls have been restored to their former glory and represent one of the most beautiful and solid fortress systems in the Mediterranean. Visit the 14thcentury Franciscan monastery that houses a treasury full of sacred art and artifacts, as well as one of the oldest working pharmacies in the world that dates back to 1317.
  • 2 The islands of Croatia – sightseeing and attractions Heading out to see to Marco Polo’s birthplace, sunny Korcula, there are numerous secluded beaches and bays with stunning views over the Adriatic. The main town of Corcula features medieval walls and forts as well as many fine museums full of priceless works of art. You may have a chance to see a Moreska dance, a spectacular ancient combat dance performed with swords.
  • 3 & 4 Hvar Island – sightseeing and attractions Hvar Island is a beautiful spot with fairytale Venetian architecture, a waterfront promenade that is fringed by palm trees, and centuries old walls. Built by the Venetian Doges in the 13thcentury, Hvar Town is a maze of cobblestone streets and sunny squares bordered by al fresco cafes and restaurants. Must-sees are the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Clock Tower and the Arsenal – they all flank the main square, with a picturesque backdrop of terracotta-roofed houses and tiny streets that cover the hill behind. Stroll around the town in the evening and take in the views and enjoy an ice-cream sold by a local slasticarna, the Croatian equivalent of the Italian gelateria. Wander around the harbour and marvel at the expensive looking yachts that line the dock. And explore the smaller outlying villages suchas Stari Grad and Jesla and their pretty lavender fields, and Vrboska and Brusje with their impressive wineries.
  • 5 Split – sightseeing and attractions Back on the mainland, stop for a visit to the Venetian-style port town of Trogir, a designated Unesco World Heritage site. Meander through the tiny streets and admire its cultural heritage with palaces, Romanesque churches, and renaissance and baroque buildings from Venetian times. On to the coastal city of Split, built around the remains of the Diocletian Palace that dates back to the Roman era. Wander inside and take in Peristil Square where you can see an original Egyptian sphinx that was brought from Egypt by Roman emperor Diocletian. Relax at many of the al fresco bars and restaurant that line the seafront, or hang out with the locals at the beach at Bacvince.
  • 6 Plitvice National Park – sightseeing and attractions Next stop is the beautiful Plitvice National Park featuring 16 spectacular blue lakes surrounded by forest. The lakes are linked by natural dams that create beautiful low level waterfalls joining one lake to another. The mixtures of minerals in the water create distinctive colours ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The surrounding forests are home to 126 species of birds and a number of rare animals including European brown bears, wolves, eagles, and wild cats. The views of the park are spectacular from almost any vantage point, and a great place for photos is the Veliki Slap – a 50m wide waterfall surrounded by boulders.
  • 7 Zagreb – sightseeing and attractions Last stop is the Croatian capital of Zagreb, a vibrant cultural centre with a long history. It was originally established as two fortresses on two neighbouring hills in medieval times, and the city has withstood numerous invasions, earthquakes and political upheavals. Explore Ban Jelacic Square surrounded by grand buildings, or visit the Zagreb Cathedral with its fountain of Madonna surrounded by golden angels. Don’t miss the colourful markets such as Dolac Market, and discover the historic Upper Town with its palaces, monasteries and churches from the 17thand 18thcenturies. There are also dozens of museums, theatres, galleries andart collections to visit, or take a tram to the medieval fortress of Medvedgrad onthe southern side of nearby Mount Medvednica for beautiful views over the city.
  • 8 Depart
€ 1,500 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary as applicable

-All arrival and departure transfers

-Entrance and excursion costs as indicated

Travel is based on private coaches with Local guides . You do have the option of Independent travel .Get in Touch to discuss on how we could tailor the trip to suit you .

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Summer is the high travel season in the Mediterranean. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm, and millions of people flock to the coast to soak up the sun and take a break from routine.. During the spring months, the flowers are blooming and the landscape is verdant, while autumn days are mild and clear before the winter rains.

Those wanting to travel earlier in the season can visit some of the more southern destinations as well as the larger Mediterranean islands. Cyprus and Malta are lovely in April, with warm days and pleasant nights. Late March through April is also an ideal time to visit Morocco, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, and Turkey.

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