Southern Adriatic – Croatia and Montenegro


Day 1: Split

We will meet in Split (exact meeting place to be determined) and go on a sightseeing tour (Diocletian’s Palace, the Peristil, the Vestibulum, the Cathedral, the statue of Gregory of Nin, the Riva). We will go to lunch/dinner for a chance to try some of the local specialties. You will then have some free time for rest or to pursue your own interests. Spending the night.

Day 2: Split – Hvar – Ston ‒ Dubrovnik

Breakfast. After checking out of the hotel, we will board a ferry taking us to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. We will take a tour of the city and visit the Stari Grad Plain, an amazing site of Old Greek culture under the protection of UNESCO’s World Heritage. We will enjoy some traditional meals of this truly unique island. The group will determine a time of return to mainland, where we proceed to Dubrovnik, our home for the night. On our way there, we will make a stop at Ston, where you can see the world’s second longest fortification system – the Walls of Ston.

Day 3: Dubrovnik

Breakfast. We then go on a sightseeing tour (Pile Gate, Stradun, Onofrio’s Fountain, the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Pharmacy of the Little Brothers, the walls and towers of Dubrovnik, the Minčeta Tower, etc.) The city walls of Dubrovnik are a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. The tour is followed by a lunch/dinner, after which you have free time for rest and to pursue your own plans. We suggest visiting the Aquarium, doing a diving session, or stopping at one of the local pubs. You should most certainly visit one of the beaches during summer time. Spending the night.

Day 4: Dubrovnik – Herceg Novi ‒ Kotor

Breakfast. We check out of the hotel and leave for Montenegro. We arrive at Herceg Novi, a town of rich cultural and historical heritage (Old Town, forts and towers, the Savina Monastery on the outskirts of town, etc.). Our following destination is Kotor, a town placed on the only Mediterranean fjord. The town offers a rich cultural and historical heritage (palaces, forts, old city walls, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Rector’s Palace). The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Naturally, you will have an opportunity to try out traditional Montenegrin cuisine. Spending the night.

Day 5: Kotor – Budva – Lake Skadar ‒ Kotor

Breakfast. We leave for Budva after breakfast. Once there, our tour will include the Old Town, the Citadel, the ancient necropolis, and the city walls. Lunch and free time. The town is also famous for its beaches, its night life, its concert attractions, and much more in the summer months. We can also arrange a visit to Lake Skadar National Park. It is the habitat of numerous indigenous plants and animal life, as well as a site of many archeological remains, monasteries, and cultural heritage more generally.
We will arrange a departure time to Kotor, where we spend the night.

Day 6: Kotor ‒ Split

Breakfast. Free time. We will arrange a departure time for Split (or an alternate air travel location).

PRICE : 580 € PER PERSON

THE ARRANGEMENT INCLUDES:
1 night in Split, 2 nights in Dubrovnik, 2 nights in Kotor; 5 lunches/dinners, local transportation, tickets, local guides

Pearls of the South Croatia

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea, also known as Old City of Dubrovnik. The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its center, Diocletian’s Palace. Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia.


Dubrovnik – Mljet – Split

Day 1:  Dubrovnik

Arrival to Dubrovnik in your own arrangement. We meet and check into the hotel around 2 p.m. You will have some free time for rest before we meet with a local tour guide at the Pile Gate. Sightseeing of the Pile gate, Onofrioś fountain, The Rector´s palace, The franciscan pharmac of the littel brothers, The Walls, and towers of Dubrovnik, The Minčeta tower, The Aquarium. Next, you will have free time, after which we go to the hotel for dinner.

Day 2: Dubrovnik – NP Mljet – Dubrovnik

Breakfast. We leave for Šipan harbor around 8 a.m., where we will take catamaran to the island of Mljet. We arrive to Polače, where we meet with a local tour guide. We will then see the sights of Mljet national park. We will take some free time following the sightseeing, and have a traditional Dalmatian dinner at Konoba Antika in Polače. We then board a catamaran and return to Dubrovnik.

Day 3: Dubrovnik – Split

Breakfast. We set toward Split, the secomd largest city in the Republic of Croatia. We meet with a local tour guide at the Church of sv. Francis fot the sightseeng of the Diocletian´s Palace, the Palace basement, the Cathedral, the Vestibulum, the Peristil, the statue of Gregory of Nin, and we take a stroll down Split´s promenade.

Next, you will have some free time and then we will go to dinner. Return to Dubrovnik and spending the night.

Day 4: Dubrovnik

Breakfast. Free time until departure. Enjoy in beautiful beaches, try local food, meet yout hosts or persue your own interests.

 

Price: 620 €

 

Price include:

Local transportation, ticket for Mljet national park, 3 night in 3 stars hotel in Dubrovnik, 2 traditional dinners, sightseeing of Dubrovnik and Split, tour escort, local guides

Experience Croatia in 15 days


Experience Croatia in 15 days

Day 1:  Dubrovnik

Arrival to Dubrovnik in your own arrangement. We meet and check into the hotel around 2 p.m.  You will have until 4 p.m. for rest, when we meet with a local tour guide at the PILE GATE. Sightseeing of the PILE GATE, ONOFRIO’S FOUNTAIN, THE RECTOR’S PALACE, THE FRANCISCAN PHARMACY OF THE LITTLE BROTHERS, THE WALLS AND TOWERS OF DUBROVNIK, THE MINČETA TOWER, THE AQUARIUM. Next, you will have free time, after which we go to the hotel for dinner.

Day 2: Overnight stay in Dubrovnik – NP Mljet – Dubrovnik

Breakfast. We leave for Šipan harbor around 8 a.m., where we will take a catamaran to the island of Mljet. We arrive to Polače, where we meet with a local tour guide. We will then see the sights of Mljet national park. We will take some free time following the sightseeing, and have a traditional Dalmatian dinner at Konoba Antika in Polače. We then board a catamaran and return to Dubrovnik.

Day 3: Dubrovnik – Split

Time off until 4 p.m., when we meet in front of the hotel. We set toward Split, the second largest city in the Republic of Croatia. We arrive in the evening, followed by accommodation in the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 4: Split

Breakfast. We meet with a local tour guide at the Church of St Francis for the sightseeing of Diocletian’s Palace, the Palace basement, the cathedral, the Vestibulum, the Peristil, the statue of Gregory of Nin, and we will take a stroll down Split’s promenade. Next, you will have some free time and the opportunity to visit the famous Bačvice beach. Dinner at the hotel. Spending the night.

Day 5: Split – NP Krka – Šibenik

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and leave for the Krka national park. We will see the sights of the national park, the ethno village, the weaver’s workshop, and the old mills. We then take a boat ride toward Skradin and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. Some free time is provided before departure. We leave for Šibenik in the afternoon and meet a local tour guide for sightseeing, after which we will check into the hotel. Spending the night.

Day 6: Šibenik –  Zadar

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and leave for Zadar. There, we meet with a local tour guide who will take us to see the Cathedral of St. Anastasia and its bell tower, the Church of St. Donatus, the Sea organ, the Monument to the Sun, the city walls and the old city core. You have free time for lunch and other activities following the sightseeing. We meet at 8 p.m. for dinner and wine tasting.

Day 7: Zadar

You can use up your time entirely as you please. Enjoy the amazing beaches, the local gastronomical offer, the cultural and historical heritage, shopping, or any other form of entertainment that Europe’s Best Destination in 2016 provides.

Another available option is a full-day excursion to the Kornati national park. Spending the night in Zadar.

Day 8: Zadar – NP Plitvice Lakes – Pula

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and drive toward NP Plitvice Lakes. We will take a walk down the instructive trail and see the sights of the national park on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. You will have time for lunch and rest following the sightseeing, after which we leave for Pula and arrive in the evening. Checking in and sleeping.

Day 9: Pula – NP Brijuni – Pula

Breakfast. We leave for Fažana, where we take a ferry to Brijuni national park. We will see the sights of the national park with a park tour guide. You will also get some free time before we go back to Fažana for a traditional Istrian lunch. After taking a rest, we go back to Pula, where we spend the night.

Day 10: Pula – Rijeka – Zagreb

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and drive toward Rijeka, the Republic of Croatia’s biggest harbor and third largest city. You will have some free time in the city center. We proceed toward Zagreb, the largest city and capital of the Republic of Croatia, which we will reach in the afternoon. Checking into the hotel, dinner, and rest.

Day 11: Zagreb

Following breakfast, we will meet a local tour guide at the Zagreb Cathedral. We then take a tour of the city. Free afternoon and spending the night in Zagreb.

Day 12: Zagreb – Krapina – Trakošćan – Zagreb

We leave for Krapina after breakfast. We will visit the Krapina Neanderthal Museum, and the house of Ljudevit Gaj. After the sightseeing of Krapina, we will peruse the Trakošćan Castle with the help of expert guides. You will then have some free time before a traditional Zagorje lunch at the Vuglec Breg estate. We return to Zagreb for an overnight stay.

Day 13: Zagreb – Veliki Tabor –  Varaždin

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and leave for Varaždin. We will visit the Veliki Tabor Castle on our way there. In Varaždin, we meet a local tour guide for sightseeing. Free time and spending the night.

Day 14: Varaždin

Free time and fun at the Špancirfest street festival. Spending the night.

Day 15: Varaždin – Zagreb

We check out of the hotel after breakfast and leave for Zagreb, where our journey ends.

PRICE OF THE ARRANGEMENT _1995 €_ PER PERSON

THE ARRANGEMENT INCLUDES:

Local transportation, tickets, 2 night in 3 stars hotel in Dubrovnik, 2 night in 3 stars hotel in Split, 1 night in 3 stars hotel in Šibenik, 2 night in 3 stars hotel in Zadar, 2 night in 3 stars hotel in Pula, 3 night in 3 stars hotel in Zagreb, 2 night in 3 stars hotel in Varaždin, 7 dinners, tour escort, local guides