DAY 1: ZAGREB ARRIVAL
Welcome to the beautiful city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and more than a 1000-year-old City, with its historic charm. Zagreb is global and cosmopolitan city with a rich history dating from Roman times to the present days. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science and now of commerce and industry as well. It is located in the northwest of the country, on the southern slopes of Medvednica Mountain along the Sava River and also on the intersection of important routes between Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
Private transfer to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you to relax and rejuvenate. In the evening enjoy traditional dinner.
Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 2: ZAGREB WALKING TOUR
Your day will start with magnificent cup of coffee in the oldest coffee shop in Zagreb situated on the main square overlooking the statue of Ban Jelacic. Croatians are very sensitive about the coffee and coffee drinking in local coffee shops and it is part of the culture. After morning relaxation, you will continue your tour with your local guide and start exploring Zagreb. Walking is one of the best ways to explore all of Zagreb’s picturesque historical sites, hidden alleys & lanes and especially the main square in the city.
The Centre of Zagreb is divided into two parts: Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town). Because of its historical structures, churches and religious monuments, Gornji Grad has great historic value attached to it and is literally a tourist’s paradise. Donji Grad, on the other hand, mostly contains shops, cafes, museums, and parks. You will visit numerous of parks, Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, and St Mark’s Church, Stone Gate, Zagreb Eye and many other monuments.
Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 3: ZAGREB – NP PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT
After breakfast departure to Split, the second largest city in Croatia and the city that has all.
On your way to Split, you will stop to one of the top tourist attractions and an absolute must-see destination in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park. It’s Mother Nature at her best. Meeting with the local guide and National Park Plitvice Lakes sightseeing. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Take a walk through this heaven on earth.
After NP Plitvice Lakes tour continue your journey towards Split.
Overnight in Split.
DAY 4: TROGIR & SPLIT UNESCO TOUR
After breakfast departure to Trogir, a very colorful city with a historic past and city under UNESCO protection. Trogir is a “city-museum” in every sense of the word. More than 2300 years in existence, the city provides lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and cozy alleyway streets and unforgettable setting. The old core of Trogir is an island surrounded by city walls which has been influenced by the Romans, Greeks and Venetians. Explore Trogir with our local guide.
After Trogir sightseeing and some free time, departure back to Split where you will travel back in time on our walking tour of Split, and discover the largest city of the Dalmatia region with a local guide. During our Split tour we will walk around the walls and throughout the narrow streets of Diocletian’s palace and the old town of Split.
Overnight in Split.
DAY 5: HVAR ISLAND WINE TOUR
Embark on a shared catamaran/ferry and start your adventurous sea ride to Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia. Hvar is a visual feast for lovers of architecture and it looks like “an open-air gallery” for every style which is waiting to be discovered.
Your half-day wine tour will take you on a journey through centuries of vineyards of Hvar, with your expert local guide bringing the wines to life and unraveling Hvar wine story. You will start your journey in Hvar and start with a drive through the island inland. You will pass through old villages Brusje and Velo Grablje and through many Lavender Fields. The best part begins in Jelsa, where one specially chosen winery is waiting for you. Try basil or sage flavored olive oil and decide to move to Hvar permanently. After wine tasting you will head to an old, abandoned village Malo Grablje for a fabulous traditional 3 course lunch paired with Mr. Berti’s wine. We recommend Peka – traditional way of preparing dishes (choose between veal, lamb or octopus) under the iron bell.
After this tasteful day, return to Split.
Overnight in Split.
DAY 6: SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, departure to the Pearl of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik lies in the extreme south of Croatia, basking in glorious Mediterranean sunshine for much of the year. A fairytale fortress of beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, magnificent monasteries and fascinating history, it is almost impossible to feel anything but uplifted and inspired here.
On your way to Dubrovnik you will stop in Mali Ston for oyster tasting. Locals from area are known for cultivation of oysters and mussels since roman times. Oysters from this region are known as natural aphrodisiac. You will be taken on a boat ride and enjoy the untouched natural beauty of the protected eco system of Mali Ston bay, along with the sun and the sea in which many small islets ‘are bathing’. The entire experience also has an educational character since we gladly share our knowledge and experience about the process of cultivating oysters with our guests. Learn how to gather oyster sand open them in the midst of an oyster farm and enjoy tasting it with a glass of local wine.
After tour continue your drive to Dubrovnik full of new experiences and knowledge. Overnight in Dubrovnik
DAY 7: DUBROVNIK WALKING TOUR
After breakfast you will explore the wonders of Dubrovnik’s Old City Centre, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most important living historical monuments in this part of Europe. Your expert guide will take you around this magical medieval town full of legends and give you a glimpse of the incredible history that makes Dubrovnik such a unique city. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares.
As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Slowly walk around the walls, getting magnificent views of the Old Town and the shimmering blue Adriatic Sea.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 8: FLY OUT
Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport. Fly out of Dubrovnik