DAY 1, ARRIVAL AND EVENING WALK IN ZAGREB
Arrival Zagreb airport and transfer to your hotel. Time to refresh yourselfer before getting ready for Zagreb evening walk, romantic and relax walk through the city streets. Discover small shops and traditional stores before heading for welcome dinner in local restaurant. You can go to the hotel or enjoy a bit nightlife in Zagreb. Vibrant and lively, it offers many opportunities for fun and entertainment, jazz, blues, pop, rock music playing from charming cafes and bars.
Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 2, ZAGREB CULTURE – ART GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, NATIONAL THEATRE TOUR
Today we will explore cultural center of Croatian capital. It has rich cultural attractions and culture.
The best theatres, art exhibitions, museums and galleries are located in Zagreb.
We start with building of Croatian National Theatre, a neo-baroque building, elegant and spectacular, inf front of which you can find The Well of Life, designed by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. This statue is among Mestrovic’s finest pieces of art. Have you ever been in the backstage of Theater? Join a tour and explore the backstage life of the National Theatre - come and see what’s happening behind the scenes, how the preparation for the shows look like, the emperor’s salon and ceremonious boxes, dressing rooms, ballet studios, workshops, the stage.
We continue with the tour of Zagreb Lower Town and its colorful turn-of-the-century architecture, Cvjetni trg, Ban Jelacic square and the Cathedral.
Enjoy a lunch break before having a private tour of the spectacular Golden Hall at Croatian Institute of History - a neo-baroque hall with frescoes and sculptures by the most famous Croatian artists of the time, so call an eternal gallery of Croatian painting.
In the afternoon, there will be more spending buildings on Upper Town like Gothic Cathedral, beautifully ornated St. Catherine’s church and massive St. Mark’s church with colored, tiled roof, medieval Stone Gate and “Dolac” open-air market will fulfil all your expectations.
In the evening take in a show at the Croatian National Theatre – enjoy beautiful ballet performances or amazing opera.
DAY 3, CHEESE TATSING IN SLUNJ AND TOUR OF NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES
There is Slunj, there is a small cheese factory, family owned that produces quality cheese and dairy products. We will taste 8 types of organic cheeses called “Koran cheese”, made of unpasteurized milk with traditional technology to preserve the recognizable product of the region. There will be some other homemade products to taste and buy, like honey, syrup, fruit liquors, deer salami.
After visiting a countryside farm, we continue the trip to one of the oldest national parks in South East Europe and largest national park in Croatia. Private tour of Unesco National park Plitvice lakes.
Than heading to Split for accommodation and overnight.
NP Plitvice Lakes: It has found its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, blessed as it is with the special natural beauty of a string of lakes and waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park captivates visitors with its wild beauty, 16 shimmering lakes and 129 bird species, placing it firmly on the must see list for any nature enthusiast.
DAY 4, CITI SIGHSEING SPLIT WITH TOUR OF MESTROVIC GALLERY
Morning at leisure.
We meet our guide for a walking tour of Split. Rich past of over 1700 years left its traces blended in the town everyday life. The mixture of all historic layers makes a part of its originality. Today the big city lives by the silent beats of history, lively temperamental spirit of the young and its particular warm Mediterranean charm.
After the tour short ride will take us to Meštrović gallery, an art museum, where you’ll see a comprehensive, well-arranged collection of works by Ivan Meštrović, famous Croatian sculptor and architect.
Split: Diocletian's Palace is a sight like no other, ancient Roman ruin and the living soul of Split. Walk inside and you'll see many bars, shops and restaurants blooming amid the atmospheric old walls where life in Split has been going on for 1000s of years. Temple of Jupiter, Saint Domnius Cathedral, Diocletian cells, Golden and Silver gate, Perystile, Marko Marulic square, Prokurative and other spending buildings are just part of this beautiful puzzle you will see, love and live.
DAY 5, OYSTERS TASTING WITH A GLASS OF WINE IN STON
After health breakfast, pack your bags as we travel south toward Dubrovnik.
With a few stops on a way, we will reach villages of Ston and Mali Ston.
Mali Ston is small village located on Pelješac peninsula, connected with slightly larger village Ston with an amazing 5 kilometers long wall.
The walls of Ston are longest wall in the Europe, it includes 40 towers and 5 fortresses.
Take your time to walk those impressive walls, and get ready for an amazing experience of oysters tasting. Take a boat ride to floating oysters farm. During the ride your expert guide will tell you more about cultivation and history of oysters in Mali Ston.
Ston: In the times of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston was the second most important town. Its wealth was derived from the salt works that are still in function today. Although being known for the spectacular city walls, that are considered to be the second longest in the world, today this region is predominantly known as the «oyster capital» of Croatia. Oysters have been cultivated near Dubrovnik, in the seabed of Mali Ston Bay, since ancient times and consumed in honor of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, said to have been born from a shell.
DAY 6, DUBROVNIK THE PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before short bus ride to Dubrovnik center, Old town where city tour with local guide will be organized.
No city tour to Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk around city walls, spectacular, massive and with a view over old town, nearby island of Lokrum and Adriatic Sea. Walls are constructed mainly during the 12th -17th century, they are 1940 meters long with 6 fortresses – Lovrijenac, Revelin, Minčeta, Bokar, St John and St Lucas. Walk along these magnificent walls is sure to be a highlight of your visit of Dubrovnik.
On your free afternoon you can luxuriate in hotel Spa and wellness center or explore city on your own.
In the evening take joy in musical culture, prestigious musicians will perform works by famous classical composers.
DUBROVNIK - THE PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC
«.... those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik» (George Bernard Shaw)
This city of glorious past was the seat of a small but powerful state, the Dubrovnik Republic, which maintained its independence for 450 years.
Encircled by its powerful walls and fortresses, city looks like a precious jewel surrounded by the sea from all sides. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jealously kept and preserved over centuries.
Experience Stradun, an elegant main street with Onofrio`s Fountains, Franciscan Monastery with the ancient pharmacy, Dominican Monastery with its fine collection of medieval paintings, Orlando`s Column, Church of St Blaise-the city’s patron saint, Cathedral with its famous Treasury and other sights. Enjoy discovering the Old City; City included on UNESCO`s World Heritage List.
DAY 7, EXPLORE DUBROVNIK ON YOUR OWN
Free day to explore Dubrovnik Old town highlights on your own or to explore Elaphiti islands on a boat excursion.
DAY 8, DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE DAY
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight back home.
Start with the romantic evening walk through the center of Zagreb. Feel the evening life of the capital and enjoy its cozy atmosphere and warm welcome.
Next morning get ready to discover top art venues in Zagreb. We start with the backstage tour of Croatian National Theatre. This neo-baroque Zagreb masterpiece is established in 1895., it is house of opera, drama and ballet. After behind the scenes presentation, we continue for a private tour of the spectacular Golden Hall at Croatian Institute of History in Zagreb, where art collections of Croatian artis are presented. Golden hall is also called an eternal gallery of Croatian painting.
Evening is reserved for classical ballet performance.
Next morning we travel toward Plitvice Lakes. Before reaching this natural phenomenon, we will make a short break in Slunj for a cheese tasting in a small cheese factory, family owned that produces quality cheese and dairy products. Homemade and delicious. Produced just before you arrived.
Continue to Split, which is built around an old Roman palace and full of unique historic and artistic treasures. The Diocletian's Palace is one of the best-preserved ancient complexes in the world. Enter this world and go on a journey through time all the way to the ancient world.
You will find number of museums and small-scale independent galleries. You will find perfect settings to enjoy glass of wine. You will find small restaurants with intimate ambience that serve traditional good quality food.
Next stop, also a place of great cultural importance and listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List is Dubrovnik. Enjoy walk around city walls, massive and spectacular. Wander around and admire the architecture, admire the view over nearby island of Lokrum and Adriatic Sea.
In the evening, take your seat in picturesque open-air stage of the atrium of Sponza Palace or Rector's Palace and enjoy music played by the distinguished Croatian musicians, many of whom are winners of prestigious international awards and contests
Zagreb: backstage tour of Croatian National Theatre, private tour of Golden Hall at Croatian Institute of History.
National Park Plitvice Lakes: private tour of the park.
Slunj: Cheese tasting.
Split: tour of Meštrović gallery, an art musem.
Ston: boat ride to floating oysters farm followed by oysters tasting.
Dubrovnik: private city tour, tour of Dubrovnik walls, evening performance.
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