Overview

Croatia Highlights ~ 9 days - Escorted Tour

 

Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Split - Hvar - Montenegro - Dubrovnik
Inclusions: 5 and 4 star hotel accommodation including daily breakfast, 4 dinners, services of an English-speaking Tour Director, transport by air-conditioned coach, arrival and departure airport transfers (first and last day only), sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar town, Dubrovnik and Kotor, luggage handling, whisper headset technology system used for touring.

 

8 Nights 9 Days 24 Apr, 08 May, 22 May, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily and 4 dinners
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special

Sightseeing

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Split
  • Hvar town
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor

Hotels

  • Zagreb: Westin
  • Split: President / Atrium
  • Hvar: Amfora
  • Dubrovnik: Lacroma
Itinerary

Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Wednesday

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until a Welcome Dinner tonight. (D)

Day 2, in Zagreb, Thursday

On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Day 3, Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes and Split, Friday

Head to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of terraced lakes, thickly wooded mountains, and lush vegetation. After your visit, continue to the port city of Split. Your evening is free to begin exploring on your own. (B,D)

Day 4, Split to Hvar, Saturday

Today begins with a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then on to see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and Cathedral of St. Duje. There’s some time free before you board the ferry and set sail to Hvar Island. Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Hvar town. (B,D)

Day 5, Hvar, Sunday

The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A morning walking tour features views of the Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and more. The afternoon is free. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this charming island, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by Conde Nast Travel Magazine. (B)

Day 6, Hvar to Dubrovnik, Monday

Leave the island life behind as you return to mainland and continue to the “Pearl of Adriatic,” Dubrovnik. A drive along the picturesque Croatian coast reveals the world-famous natural beauty of the area. After dinner your time is free to discover the city by night. (B,D)

Day 7, Dubrovnik, Tuesday

This morning, a walking tour shows you Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city your way, browse through the shops, stroll along the coast, or simply relax. (B)

Day 8, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro, Wednesday

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)

Day 9, depart Dubrovnik, Thursday

You will be transferred to Dubrovnik’s airport for your departure flight. (B)