22 Jan Discover Croatia – Croatia – 8 Nights
Day 1: Wednesday – Zagreb – Arrival Day
Welcome to Zagreb, the city in Central Croatia and the capital of Croatia. Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, you will meet with our local representative transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
Day 2: Thursday – Zagreb – Plitvice
After breakfast our tour will start in the city’s historical center to visit the fortified Upper Town, as known as Gornji grad. We will visit St. Marks Church which is the parish church of old Zagreb. The Romanesque window found in its south facade is the best evidence that the church must have been built as early as the 13th century. See the tallest building in Croatia – Zagreb Cathedral which is on Kaptol and is the most famous building in Zagreb.
Continue to The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb which was established in 1840. The following year it gained government support putting it on par with many of other national theatres around Europe and we will visit the oldest Croatian university in continuous operation and also the oldest university in southeastern Europe. At the end of the tour, we will depart for Plitvice. Upon arrival check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.
Day 3: Friday – Plitvice
After breakfast start your tour to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction and was granted a UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast, the park harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.
Day 4: Saturday – Plitvice – Trilj – Dubrovnik
After breakfast drive to Dubrovnik. We will drive through Trlij and along the valley of the Cetina River. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel. The rest of day is yours to explore the city. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5: Sunday – Dubrovnik Free
Today is at leisure. You can explore the city by walking around. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 6: Monday – Dubrovnik – Split
After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel and start our sightseeing tour in Dubrovnik, including in the UNESCO’s list of World Culture Heritage. We will visit the Franciscan Monastery where there is wonderful work of Dubrovnik architecture and one of the most prominent Dubrovnik attractions. We will also visit Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rectors Palace, and we will visit the Assumption Cathedral.
In the afternoon, we will depart for Split, drive along the Adriatic Coast and the Neretva River Delta. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Dinner and overnight in Split.
Day 7: Tuesday – Split – Trogir – Zadar
After breakfast our tour will start in Split. Split is the largest Dalmatian city, the second-largest urban centre in Croatia, and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area. We will visit Diocletians Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyl. It was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD.
Then we will visit the Jupiter’s temple which is a temple dedicated to the god Jupiter main deity of the ancient Romans. At last we will visit The Cathedral of St. Duje which is the Catholic cathedral of Split.
Then we will depart for Trogir. Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Croatia. We will visit The Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is a Roman Catholic triple-naved basilica constructed in Romanesque-Gothic in the city. Since its construction lasted several centuries, it illustrates all the styles that succeeded one another in Dalmatia. It serves now as the most imposing monument in Trogir. After the tour, depart for Zadar. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Dinner and overnight in Zadar.
Day 8: Wednesday – Zadar – Zagreb
After breakfast enjoy your tour of Zadar. Zadar is a Croatian city located between Rijeka and Split, not far away from Sibenik. It is a few thousand years old town and it was the capital of Dalmatia for many centuries. Our tour will start from visiting The Roman Forum which was constructed between the 1st Century BC and 3rd Century AD.
Then we will visit the Church of St. Donatus. It is the largest Pre-romanesque building in Croatia. It is also one of the most impressive churches of centralised type of the Carolingian period in Europe. The circular church, formerly domed, has three apses and an ambulatory around the central area, surmounted by circular gallery. After the tour, we will depart for Zagreb. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb
Day 9: Thursday – Zabreb
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to Zagreb International Airport for your flight back home.