Highlights

Explore Croatia – I

09 Nights | 10 Days

EUO 5 B

 

Destination

Croatia

Continent

Europe

Location

Croatia is positioned in both the Northern & Eastern hemisphere, located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia & Harzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and Slovenia to the northwest.

Capital City

Zagreb

Language

Croatian

Currency

Croatian Kuna

Season

Mid of April to October

Airport

Pleso Airport – Zagreb, Split Airport – Split, Dubrovnik Airport – Dubrovnik, Pula Airport – Pula, Zadar Airport – Zadar

Time Zone

GMT +2

Dial Code

+385

Tour Type

Honeymoon Tour | Couple Tour | Leisure Tour | Family Tour

Package Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Zagreb

Arrive Zagreb Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Over Night stay at Zagreb.

Day 02Zagreb Sightseeing Tour

After B/F, Zagreb grew up on two neighboring hills: Kaptol – the center of spiritual and religious life of north-western Croatia and Gradec – the commercial centre of skillful tradesmen and craftsmen. Visit the Upper Town with its Gothic Cathedral, the beautiful and ornate St. Catherine’s church or the massive St. Mark’s church with its famous colour-tiled roof. Continue to the medieval Stone Gate and “Dolac”, the open-air market which are a must for all visitors. Rest of the day is at leisure. Over Night stay at Zagreb.

Day 03Excursion to Istrian Peninsula – Rovinj and Pula

After B/F, transfer from Opatija to Porec for second UNESCO World Heritage site visit.

Euphrasius Basilica or the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary is the episcopal complex, including, apart the basilica itself, a sacristy, a baptistery and the bell tower of the nearby archbishop's palace, and is one of the best examples of early Byzantine sacral art in the Mediterranean region. The most striking features of the basilica are its mosaics, dating from the 6th century, and which are considered amongst the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world.

Continue to Rovinj – a typical medieval Venetian Town, distinctive for its romantic narrow little streets and the imposing church of its patron saint, St. Euphemia.

Post Lunch; continue to Pula – an ancient town with its well-preserved amphitheater & Rovinj. Return back to Zagreb. Over Night stay at Zagreb.

Day 04Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes Tour – Zadar

After B/F, check-out from Zagreb Hotel and proceed to Plitvice lakes tour: pearl of world’s natural UNESCO Heritage Site. Experience a unique blend of remarkable cascade lakes. Timeless beauty of waterfalls thrills in every season in a different way. Later, depart for Zadar. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Over Night stay at Zadar.

Day 05Zadar Sightseeing Tour

After B/F, visit to Zadar peninsula which still preserves very old network of narrow and charming city streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. The pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donat dates back to the 9th century; and it is certainly Zadar's most famous spot. The town is fortified with medieval walls, distinguished for their pretty and impressive ports – entries in the city all dating back to the 16th century. Even Alfred Hitchcock was impressed and supposedly said that the sunset here is more beautiful than in California. Countless buildings and monuments attest to the rich intellectual and cultural heritage of the city. At the end of the Western Quay is Zadar's newest feature, the Sea Organ. This unusual organ is powered by the wind and the sea. When the sea pushes air through the whistles, a series of melancholy chords are Played, with the sound emerging through the perforated stone stairs. Next to the Sea Organ is the Sun Salutation also designed by Nikola Basic. This circle of glass collects the sun's rays by day, stores the energy, and emits it as a flickering light show after dark. Extra energy is used to power the lights along the waterfront.

Evening is at leisure or time for personal exploring. Over Night stay at Zadar.

Day 06Zadar – Krka National Park – Split

After B/F, check-out from Zadar Hotel and departs for Krka waterfalls and National Park, surrounded by steep-sided canyons, along which runs the wide and plain rocky area, Krka surprises and enchants visitors with the force and blue colour of its waters, the noise of its cascades, the freshness of its scent, the numerous perennial – though not always visible springs, its rude existence and legends. Later, departs for Split. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Over Night stay at Split.

Day 07Split Sightseeing Tour

After B/F, the old town of Split is built on and around the spectacular Roman Palace erected by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the 4th century. The walking tour starts with a visit to the cellars of the Palace that are still very well preserved. The cellars offer a good view at how the life in the Palace was organized. Other sites such as the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate, the Peristyle Square etc. will be seen from the outside. Free time for lunch

Optional:

Trogir Sightseeing Tour – Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Ro manesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period. Over Night stay at Split.

Day 08Split – Makarska – Dubrovnik

After B/F, check-out from Split and depart for Makarska. Makarska is a port town on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, known for its Makarska Riviera beaches, seafront promenade and nightlife. On a small bay between wooded headlands, the old town centers on Kacic Square. Ferries connect the port to nearby Brac Island. To the east towers the rugged Mt. Biokovo, a nature reserve home to golden eagles and Balkan chamois, with hairpin roads up to Sveti Jure’s summit. Later, departs for Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. Over Night stay at Dubrovnik.

Day 09Dubrovnik Sightseeing Tour

After B/F, visit Dubrovnik – the Old city is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes visits to the Franciscan Monastery. Our guide will lead you through the narrow streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Other buildings will be viewed along the way. Rest of the day is at leisure. Over Night stay at Dubrovnik.

Day 10Dubrovnik – Air – Onward Destination Journey

After B/F, check-out from Dubrovnik Hotel and transfer to the Airport to board a flight departing for onward destination journey.