Croatia and Montenegro ZAG-DUB
DAYS 1 and 2: ZAGREB
Arrival at Zagreb airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast. Guided visit of the city of Zagreb, the Croatian capital and its biggest city.
It is a very modern city, but at the same time it also features a charming medieval old town with beautiful architecture. The city centre is divided in two parts. The first is Upper Town (Gornji Grad) where you can visit the Presidential Palace, the iconic church of Saint Mark, the Croatian Parliament (Sabor) and many museums and galleries.
The other part, called Lower Town (Donji Grad) is the liveliest where we will see shops, parks and theatres and where we will have lunch in one of the restaurants with local cuisine. We will walk to the city’s most famous square dedicated to Ban Jelačić and visit the Mimara Museum, one of the city's art museums. Accommodation.
DAY 3: PLITVICE - ZADAR
Breakfast. Departure to Plitvice Lakes, a Croatian national park on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park embraces 16 small lakes divided into upper and lower lakes, separated by 130 metres of altitude difference and connected with 92 waterfalls and numerous streams. We will visit the park by walking on dedicated paths and partly also by boat. In the park you can enjoy the crystal-clear water, lush forests and very rich flora and fauna.
The road will then take us to Zadar where, it has been said since long ago, you can experience the most beautiful sunset of the Mediterranean. That is why we recommend you to take the walk while you wait for the sunset. Accommodation.
DAY 4: ZADAR - PAKOVO SELO - TROGIR
Breakfast. Guided tour of the city of Zadar with more than three millennia of its history and a magnificent promenade that became even more famous with unique installations Organ of the Sea and the Greeting to the Sun.
We will see the old town proud of its very rich history with the largest Roman forum on the eastern shore of the Adriatic, numerous sacred monuments, such as the church of Saint Donatus from the ninth century that is the most monumental Croatian building of the early Middle Ages, the Cathedral of Santa Anastasia, street Kalelarga and the town walls.
We will continue our journey to the village of Pakovo Selo in the interior of Dalmatia, where we will see how the local people lived here in the past and what were their customs. We will also learn about the preparation of the Dalmatian ham, one of the symbols of the region. Our visit of this village will include the tasting of wine and this special Dalmatian ham.
Departure to Trogir, a medieval city protected as the UNESCO World Heritage List monument. We will then tour Trogir’s tiny old town that is located on a small island and connected to the mainland with two bridges.
The whole city is referred to as a museum because of its very well preserved Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Accommodation.
DAY 5: SPLIT - KORČULA
Breakfast. Guided visit of Split, the second largest city in Croatia. When in year 305 the Roman emperor Diocletian, who then had almost the whole world under his rule, had to decide where to build his country villa to spend the rest of his life there, he had no doubts where that should be: in this special place of the Adriatic.
The old town is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You may want to (optionally) enter the cellars of Diocletian's Palace that originally served as his retirement home. You will see the exterior of the Temple of Jupiter as well as of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius (locally called Duje), which was, by the ironic game of fate, previously the mausoleum of the last great persecutor of Christians. Free time for enjoying this exceptional place on the shore of the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon we will take the ferry to the island of Korčula. Accommodation.
DAY 6: KORČULA
Breakfast and visit of the Korčula island with its numerous olive trees, vineyards and fishermen’s villages. The city of Korčula emerged on the ruins of a Greek colony and is also known as "Little Dubrovnik". Built in a medieval architecture and in the shape of the fish spine, its streets are a blessing during the summer.
It is also famous for being the likely birthplace of the adventurer Marco Polo, so, if you wish, you can visit the house where he was supposedly born.
We continue the journey to Ston, which was built in the 15th century and is surrounded by the second largest wall system in Europe with its length exceeding 5 kilometres. Free time before continuing to Dubrovnik. Accommodation.
DAY 7: DUBROVNIK
Breakfast. Guided tour of Dubrovnik, a city that has hardly changed since medieval times and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It was one of the smallest, but at the same time also one of the most important states in the Mediterranean that contributed to a very rich history of the city reflecting itself at every step.
You will be able to visit the Rector's Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with the oldest pharmacy in the world, as well as climb intact old town walls that provide an incredible journey of 1,940 meters around the city, which bears the title "Pearl of the Adriatic" and is like no other in the world. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.
DAYS 8 and 9: KOTOR - BUDVA
Breakfast and departure to the beautiful country of Montenegro. The first stop will be in Kotor, a city located in one of the most beautiful bays of the Adriatic Sea. The city was part of the Republic of Venice when it reached the peak of its splendour. The medieval architecture and numerous historical monuments in the old town have led the city to become the part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will continue the trip to Budva, one of the most touristic cities of Montenegro, where we will visit its walled centre. Accommodation.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Transfers between the airport and the hotel (the first and the last day of the tour).
Transfers in modern cars / vans / minibuses
Professional guide-driver service in English
Accommodation in 3 * or 4 * hotels with breakfast
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Lunches and dinners