TRAVEL TO CROATIA – FROM ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK
When you travel to Croatia, doing this wonderful route will give you an overview of the Unesco sites and the magnificent coastline. You can round it all up with the region’s gastronomy and local wine. Take a walk through the capital Zagreb, enjoy nature in Plitvice National Park, and watch the sun go down in Zadar. Get greeted by the locals, hop on an island and end the trip with a Kodak moment in Dubrovnik. Whether you are coming as an individual traveler and wish for a tailor-made private tour or as a group, this tour can also be scheduled in the opposite direction, starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Zagreb. Join one of our English-speaking local escort guides and enjoy your trip with the highlights of the Dalmatian coast.
DAY 1: ZAGREB
Arrival at Zagreb airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: ZAGREB
Breakfast. Your tour to Croatia will start with a guided visit of Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia. Today, Zagreb is the heart of culture, art, sports, and academic place of contemporary Croatia, but its history is not forgotten. The unique mix of medieval towers, 19th-century palaces, open-air markets, and ancient cathedrals make it the perfect city to explore. Walking around you can visit the Presidential Palace, the iconic St. Mark’s Church, the Croatian Parliament, the most famous square of Ban Jelacic, and the Mimara Museum, one of the city’s art museums. After the tour, take advantage of your free time and mix with the locals, exploring the city center. Overnight stay.
DAY 3: ZAGEB – PLITVICE – ZADAR
After breakfast. departure to Plitvice Lakes which form a national park on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park has 16 small lakes, which are divided into upper and lower lakes and descend about 130 meters in height, as well as 92 waterfalls and many streams. The visit is on foot along the trails inside the park and part of the visit is by boat. In the park, you can enjoy crystal clear water, rich flora and fauna, and lush forests.
Later, you will continue your way to Zadar, where it is said that the most beautiful sunset in the Mediterranean can be seen from the symbol of the city – the Sun Salutation. Therefore, we recommend you take a walk just before the sun sets. Accommodation in Zadar.
DAY 4: ZADAR – PAKOVO SELO – TROGIR
Breakfast is followed by a guided tour of the city of Zadar, with more than three millenniums of history, which offers a magnificent promenade, known for the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation. You will see the old town with a very rich history with the largest Roman forum on the eastern Adriatic coast, numerous sacred monuments, such as the 9th-century Church of St. Donatus – the most monumental Croatian building of the early Middle Ages, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Kalelarga street and the city walls.
You will continue your tour to the village of Pakovo Selo, in the Dalmatian hinterland, where you will see how people lived in the past, what were the customs of the inhabitants and learn about the preparation of Dalmatian ham, one of the symbols of the region. Your visit to this village will end with a tasting of wine and the special Dalmatian ham.
Later departure to Trogir, a medieval town that is protected as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Tour of the tiny old town, which is located on a small island, connected by two bridges to the mainland. It is known as the “museum city” for its well-preserved Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Accommodation in Trogir.
DAY 5: TROGIR – SPLIT – KORČULA
Breakfast. If you travel to Croatia, your tour would not be complete without a guided visit of Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. In 305, when the Roman Emperor Diocletian, having almost the whole world under his feet, decided to build his country villa and spend the rest of his life there, he did not hesitate about where he should build it: in this Adriatic beauty.
The old town is included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. Optionally you can enter the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace, which served as his retirement home. You will see the exterior of the Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, which by an irony of fate was once the mausoleum of the last great persecutor of the Christians. Free time to enjoy the afternoon in this exclusive town on the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon we will depart by ferry to the island of Korcula. Overnight stay in Korčula.
DAY 6: KORČULA – STON – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and a visit of the island of Korcula, where you can see many olive groves, vineyards, and fishing villages. The town of Korcula, built on the ruins of a Greek colony, is also called “little Dubrovnik”. Built-in medieval architecture and modeled as a fishbone shape, its streets are a blessing in summer. It is also famous for being the supposed birthplace of the adventurer Marco Polo and if you wish you can visit the house where he was born. Later you continue to the town of Ston, built in the 15th century and surrounded by a city wall of more than 5 kilometers, the second longest in Europe. Free time before continuing to Dubrovnik. Arrival and accommodation in Dubrovnik.
DAY 7: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast get to know this gem on a guided tour of Dubrovnik, a city that has remained almost unchanged since medieval times and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the smallest Mediterranean states, but at the same time one of the most important, it has contributed to a very rich history of the city which is reflected in every step. You can visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with the oldest pharmacy in the world, as well as climb its intact city walls that offer an incredible 1,940-metre walk, surrounding a place without comparison in the world, which holds the title of “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and free time until transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your return flight. End of your tour to Croatia.
TRAVEL TO CROATIA – FROM ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK
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