DAY 1, ZAGREB – ARRIVAL
Arrival at Zagreb Airport. Meet with your guide and transfer to center of Zagreb for city tour.
Tour includes the most important and the most beautiful locations of the Croatian capital. From the Lenuci Horseshoe- beautiful city green area, via city’s central square-Trg bana Jelacica to the Lotrscak Tower in the Upper town with a splendid view on the city. Visit Zagreb Cathedral, stroll through Dolac Market, and admire vibrant mosaic on the roof of St. Mark’s church before moving to the Palace of Croatian Government and the Croatian Parliament. Tour ends at the Mandusevac fountain. According to the legend those who throw a coin to the fountain will one day come back. :)
DAY 2, ZAGREB – TOUR OF BLED – LJUBLJANA
After breakfast, we will continue to Slovenia, Bled.
Bled is an enchanting locality embraced by a necklace of majestic high Alpine peaks. The main attractions include: romantic walk along the lake, a traditional pletna boat ride to the church on Bled Island and a visit to the imposing Bled castle, which towers on a sheer cliff above the lake.
Take a tour of lake Bled and find out why it was
nominated one of the seven new wonders of the world. Is it because of Bled Castle, Bled cream cake, Pletna boats, The Vintgar gorge?
DAY 3, LJUBLJANA – VISIT POSTOJNA CAVE PARK – OPATIJA
With Ljubljana tour we start the day. The capital of Slovenia is renowned for stunning architecture, unique atmosphere and an amazingly diverse package of culture and entertainment. The major influences are Baroque and Art Nouveau. Stroll through the Old town and along Ljubljanica River or enjoy in numerous street cafes, restaurants and bars in traffic free environment.
After tour we continue to Postojna for a tour of Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle.
Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle: The most precious jewels of Slovenia are absolutely the mesmerizing beauty of the Postojna Cave and the mysterious castle of Predjama. Discover the wonderful underground world and lean about geologic forces that created Postojna Cave. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of Predjama castle perched high up in a vertical cliff, and enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia.
DAY 4, EXPLORE ISTRIA: PULA, ROVINJ AND HUM
Meet Istria –Pula, Rovinj and Hum at glance. In one day, visit Istria top highlights on a private tour.
Pula walking tour start with the Amphitheater and take you through the Remains of ancient Roman times, the early Christianity, the times of Venice, Napoleon, Austria, Italy written all over the city itself.
Rovinj will bring romance and relaxation, it is known as the most romantic place on Mediterranean.
On our way to Hum, there will be stops for amazing photo shots – green vineyards, Roman ruins, picturesque old houses and churches. From central Istria we continue to shore, to Opatija.
Pula: 3000 years of history! The history of Pula-Pola starts with the myth of the Argonauts and the search for the Golden Fleece. Various layers of history took part in the making of this unique town in which Roman temples defy baroque palaces, early Christian churches stand face to face to Austrian villas, and the remnants of mediaeval walls are cut through by antique town gates...
Rovinj: Is glamorous. Once you step through the Balbi Arch and enter the old town, you will find yourselves in a different time dimension. All its lovely little streets will take you to the top of a small hill, where you will find the biggest and most significant monument in town - the church of St. Euphemia. This baroque building made in Venetian style was dedicated to the saint and martyr whose sarcophagus, according to a legend, was miraculously washed ashore somewhere around 800.
Hum: This smallest town in the world is city-monument, one of the rare examples of the urban development within the city walls. Apart from being smallest in the world it is popular for “biska”, brandy spiced with mistletoe and made according to the old recipe originating from Hum.
DAY 5, OPATIJA – TOUR OF NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE – ZADAR
Tour of National Park Plitvice Lakes with private included includes walk through the limestone canyon of the “Lower Lakes”, an electric-boat ride across the largest of the Plitvice lakes – Lake “Kozjak”, a panoramic train ride, and a walk along the top of the canyon’s east side all the way back to starting point.
National Park Plitvice Lakes: Indulge yourself in relaxing moment is spectacular scenery of National park Plitvice lakes.
Park was founded in 1949, making it one of the oldest national parks in southeastern Europe and since 1979 it is protected by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site.
The nature has created 16 lakes and connected them by amazing travertine waterfalls. The park covers 29,685 hectares, with lakes up to 200 hectares in size and forest covering the rest of the park.
DAY 6, SIGHTSEEING OF ZADAR – SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT
Visit ancient Dalmatian cities: Zadar, Sibenik and Trogir. Discover UNESCO gems of the Adriatic. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Dalmatian cuisine.
Zadar: City of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage (It is 3000 years old and beautiful). Walk around the Old City, pass by the Church of St. Donat, and visit the Cathedral dedicated to St. Anastasia, and the permanent exhibition of gold and silver sacral art. Don’t miss the Roman Forum near the main square, Kalelarga – the longest and widest street, and the Sea Organ and the magical urban light installation Greeting the Sun near the new harbor for cruise ships.
Sibenik: Old royal town. Visit fortress Barone and discover rich cuisine of the Sibenik area, together with the unique view of this medieval city and its archipelago. Impressive monument not to be missed is Cathedral of Sv. Jakov [St. James], built by the famous architect Juraj Dalmatinac and is under UNESCO protection.
Trogir: It is called the town-museum because elements of valuable monuments can be seen all over the city: the famous portal of Trogir cathedral made by craftsman Radovan in 1240, a Renaissance city lodge, 3000 years old Monastery of St. Nicholas which has the ancient famous relief of Kairos dating back to 4th century BC.
DAY 7, DISCOVER SPLIT OLD TOWN
Visit Split, find out what is Split famous for, what are the top 10 things you can do in Split, why is Status of Gregory of Nin located in Split, where are the locations for the most iconic Split views, where is the best waterfront lunch served, and many more.
Split: 17 centuries old, from the time of Roman Emperor Diocletian who decided to build his retirement Palace right here, near the great Roman city Salona. From 1979 Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list, not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city continue to live a full life.
During the city walk you can see the best examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage. Apart of glorious architectural scenery, Split is a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences. Did you know that this city is home to the largest number of Olympic and world medalists per capita?
DAY 8, SPLIT – CITY TOUR OF MOSTAR AND BLAGAJ – DUBROVNIK
Discover Bosnia in one day: tour of Mostar and Blagaj. Don’t miss delicious lunch.
Mostar: The city of Mostar is situated in a beautiful valley bedded between high mountains of Herzegovina. The Old Bridge - Stari Most is a 16th century, Ottoman-style bridge and Mostar’s most notable architectural landmark. Stretching 28 meters across the Neretva River, it connects the two sides of the city. City culture and rhythm can be seen on narrow streets of the Old town, many mosques and Turkish houses, street art, many shops and lovely cafes.
Blagaj: Blagaj Tekke, known as Dervish Monastery is considered to be one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most holy and ancient sites. The stunning tekija, erected around 1520, rests beside the fast-flowing blue green Buna River, which spills out of a cliff-cave. It reflects Ottoman and Mediterranean style of architecture.
DAY 9, DAILY EXCURSION TO MONETENGRO FROM DUBROVNIK
Scenic tour Kotor and Perast. Today you will have opportunity to see great number of monuments of the medieval architecture including churches, palaces of the wealthy families and museum. Town of Kotor is registered on the list of the World's Natural and Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. After sightseeing of beautiful streets and squares of the Old town Kotor, trip continue to Perast and island “Our Lady of the Rock”, a Baroque‐style church situated on one of two islets in the Bay of Kotor. The islet is man‐made and its original church was built in 1452.
In the afternoon, trip back to Dubrovnik.
DAY 10, DISCOVER DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN
Discover Dubrovnik's walled Old Town, Franciscan Monastery & City Cathedral on a half day guided tour. Rest of the day at leisure.
Dubrovnik: Old town of Dubrovnik - UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s most magnificent walled cities, located on the coast, overlooking the amazing clear-blue waters and idyllic islands. This precious gem, as locals love to call it, is featured by beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches and towers, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, magnificent monasteries.
Wander the colorful markets and vivid bars; don’t miss to walk along the iconic walls or to take a cable car up to Mount Srd for the most spectacular views of the City.
DAY 11, DAILY EXCURSION TO KORCULA AND PELJESAC FROM DUBROVNIK
Today we drive toward Pelješac peninsula, located at the very south of Dalmatia. During ride discover beautiful countryside and old small settlements. Amazing vineyards and colors will make you dizzy just from looking. Enjoying some of the best Croatian wines and delicious shellfishes.
Trip continue to Korcula, the islands known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Korcula (Kerkyra melaina) for this reason.
Korcula: The island of Korcula undoubtedly holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands. Here, there are more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Here the Marco Polo was born.
We tour the charming streets and squares of Korcula, with Renaissance palaces and magnificent Cathedral of St Mark, the city’s patron saint.
DAY 12, DUBROVNIK – DEPARTURE DAY
Dubrovnik airport departure, transfer from the hotel for your flight back home.
Unique cultural heritage and amazing nature of 4 countries fused in one trip.
Breathtaking sights include: National Park Plitvice Lakes sixteen turquoise lakes surrounded by hundreds of white waterfalls, Dubrovnik’s fascinating medieval center enclosed by perfectly preserved walls, the Roman emperor Diocletian's palace founded in the city of Split 1700 years ago, setting out of a fairytale book - lake Bled, the largest cave in the “classic karst” -Postojna Cave, small and unique picturesque places in the Bay of Kotor, former site of gladiator fights - called the Arena of Pula…
During the trip you will be able to taste authentic food and extraordinary liquors and wines.
Croatia: Zagreb center, Istria: Opatija, Pula Amphitheatre, Rovinj and Hum, Plitvice Lakes National Park, old town of Zadar and Sibenik, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik sightseeing, Korcula Marco Polo home town, Peljesac wine tasting
Slovenia: Bled lake tour, Ljubljana sightseeing, Postojna cave train and Predjama Castle
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mostar Old Bridge, Blagaj Dervish house
Montenegro: Bay of Kotor in Montenegro: Perast, Kotor and Our Lady of the Rocks
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