ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK - 11 days / 10 nights scheduled tour

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Itinerary highlights

Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia, with Baroque ambience of the old city, open green areas, charming markets, rich historical and cultural heritage that has roots in Central European urban culture, enriched by Mediterranean and Balkan traditions. The flag and emblem of Zagreb shows a white-walled town with three towers, and the golden gates wide open – it symbolizes that the city is open to visitors and welcomes all vendors and travelers to the city with open arms.

Split

Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and capital of Dalmatia, world known for its 1700 years old Diocletian's palace, the best-preserved monument of late antiquity in the whole world. Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city (or the city and its Palace, if you like) continue to live a full life. All historical layers from the old Rome, Middle Ages till today are still visible and alive in this structure.

Dubrovnik

The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ - it really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, that became a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1979 and represent one of the most famous destinations in Europe. Although it was severely damaged in an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Stroll along Stradun, favorite promenade and meeting place, the main street going mid-Old Town from Pile to Ploče Gate and do not miss out on the walk along the awesome fortified walls of Dubrovnik.

Itinerary

Day 1  - ZAGREB – ARRIVAL
Individual arrivals to Zagreb.

Meet your guide for all information and instructions during this trip, get to know your travel companions.

Zagreb city tour with local guide: first we will walk to visit Kaptol and its landmark – Zagreb Cathedral, which story goes all the way from 11th century. We will pass the Dolac market, to come to Radićeva Street that leads us all the way to Stone Gates. This is the entrance to old city of Gradec, today „the upper town “, where you will hear all about city legends, witches and lovers that represent this part of the town. We will walk to St. Marko church, the landmark of the old city, and finish our tour by passing the very famous Museum of Broken Relationships and Tower of Lotrščak all the way back to Ban Jelačić square. 

Welcome dinner in local restaurants. Overnight.

!! Want to spend some more time in Zagreb? Let us know, and we will quote the extra nights for you. !!

 

DAY 2 – ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT

After breakfast, transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park: The unity and the harmony of the 16 lakes and their natural and cultural values is famous worldwide, earning this remarkable national park a coveted place on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Arriving at Plitvice, you’ll walk through these ancient woodlands, led by our experienced guide. The path takes you across the Upper Lakes, and then it’s time for a magical boat ride within the sound of the waterfalls to the Lower Lakes. Wherever you are in Plitvice it’s easy to see why its travertine marble formations are such an extraordinary natural phenomenon. The barriers, sills and other forms created in these lakes, karst rivers and streams is still an ongoing process that shapes the wonderful landscapes that make your walk through the park so enjoyable. It’s these same travertine formations that have and are still creating the numerous magnificent waterfalls here. Over time, the water changes its course, leaving some barriers dry and as it deposits new layers elsewhere. This constant evolution makes the Plitvice Lakes never look the same. The best way to actually see this happening is when you are standing in front of the Great fall, 78 m high. The roaring thunder of the water as it hits the ground is unforgettable! Your journey ends with a panoramic train ride (please consider 3-4 hours walk through the National park!)

Free time for lunch and transfer to Split. Hotel check inn and overnight.

 

Day 3 – SPLIT

After breakfast, your local guide will take you for a Split city center walking tour: the historical center and the well-preserved remains of Diocletian’s Palace (UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979), built between the late 3rd and early 4th centuries A.D. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. 12th and 13th century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th - century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style make up the rest of the protected area.

Free afternoon. Overnight.

 

Day 4 – SPLIT

Breakfast. Time to explore the town on your own, take some of our recommended tours or just spend a relaxing day on the beach

Optional tours that we recommend:

  • GAME OF THRONES SPLIT TOUR
  • TROGIR HALF DAY TOUR
  • OMIŠ AND CETINA RIVER

 

DAY 5 – SPLIT – HVAR

Breakfast.  Check out from your hotel. The catamaran boat transfer to Hvar.

After you check in to the hotel, an orientation walk around the city with your tour leader.

 

DAY 6 – HVAR

Breakfast. City tour with local guide:

Hvar is one of the most fascinating towns in Europe. Once the most important Venetian harbor in the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is a visual feast for lovers of architecture, and it looks like "an open air gallery". Its quaint backstreets have many secrets of their own, and the architectural influence of its many invaders can be carefully observed. You will surely enjoy the charm of the Old Town the Piazza, the Arsenal and the first public theater in Europe, the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Franciscan Monastery and the Renaissance Palaces…

 

DAY 7 – HVAR

Breakfast. Time to explore the town on your own, take some of our recommended tours, or just spend a relaxing day on the beach, or in one of the local restaurants.

Recommended Hvar tours:

  • HALF DAY WINE TASTING
  • FULL DAY ISLAND DISCOVERY
  • HVAR HISTORY AND LAVENDER FIELDS

             - especially suggested for June group, as Hvar is known for its lavender fields, and lavender is blooming from mid-May to beginning of July

 

DAY 8 – HVAR – DUBROVNIK

Early breakfast and check out from the hotel. Catamaran ride from Hvar to Dubrovnik. Transfer to the hotel. 

After you check in to the hotel, an orientation walk around the city with your tour leader.

 

DAY 9 – DUBROVNIK

Breakfast.

City tour with local guide: This ancient city surrounded by ramparts and fortresses abounds in architectural and cultural masterpieces carefully preserved for centuries. A pleasant walk will take you to the Rector’s Palace, the Dominican Monastery housing a rich collection of medieval paintings, the Franciscan Monastery, and many other intriguing sites. Rest of the afternoon free.

Maybe you would like to see Dubrovnik from above and make that perfect photo – take a funicular and climb Mt Srđ for gorgeous coastal views.

 

DAY 10 – DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. Time to explore the town on your own, take some of our recommended tours, or just spend a relaxing day walking around the city walls.

Recommended Dubrovnik tours:

  • GAME OF THRONES DUBROVNIK TOUR
  • FULL DAY PELJEŠAC HALF ISLAND WITH WINE OYSTER TASTING
  • HALF DAY CAVTAT AND KONAVLE TOUR

 

DAY 11 – DEPARTURE DAY

Breakfast. Today is the day to say goodbye. 

If you wish to spend some more time in Dubrovnik, or you would like to have some extra tours, we can arrange it for you.

If you have booked your airplane ticket for this day, we will organize your transfer to the airport.

 

 

Departure dates in 2022

Price per person:  EUR /  USD

01.JUN ;  25. SEP

1825 € / 2045 USD

01.SEP

2065 € / 2310 USD

02.JUL

2115 € / 2365 USD

 

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers between the cities – bus transfer from Zagreb to Split with stop at Plitvice Lakes, catamaran transfer from Split to Hvar and from Hvar to Dubrovnik, bus transfer from Gruž port to hotel
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels - 1 BB in Zagreb, 3 BB in Split, 3 BB in Dubrovnik
  • Accommodation in 3* hotel – 3 BB in Hvar
  • Tour leader throughout the program
  • Local guides in Zagreb, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik
  • Welcome dinner in Zagreb
  • Entrance ticket for NP Plitvice Lakes
  • Local city tax and fees

 

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flights – each passenger is responsible to book their own flight tickets, and let us know about the flight timetables
  • Insurance - we consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. We cannot accept responsibility for any cost for you or any of your travel companions that may incur as a result of failing to take out insurance cover.
  • Visa costs – if required for entry
  • Additional meals, unless stated under price includes
  • Additional entrance tickets, unless stated under price includes
  • Tips for guides and drivers – it is desired; it is not mandatory. If you are satisfied with the service, organization and effort of our guides and drivers, it is nice to reward them (the tip depends on your assessment and satisfaction, you determine it yourself if you want to leave it)

 

Cancellation terms and conditions:

  • More than 35 days prior to arrival - bank transactional fees/credit card fees if you paid for deposit and we are refunding the deposit (max. 100 €)
  • 34 - 21 days before arrival -  25% of package price
  • 20 - 14 days before arrival -  50% of package price
  • 13- 7 days before arrival -  75% of package price
  • Less than 7 days and non-show -  100% of package price

 

Hotel Categories:

ZAGREB

CANOPY BY HILTON ZAGREB 4*

https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/zagzcpy-canopy-zagreb-city-centre/

Near the center of Croatia's capital, our hotel embraces Zagreb's mix of history and modern style

SPLIT

HOTEL LUXE 4*

https://www.hotelluxesplit.com/

Most exciting and fashionable boutique hotel in Split. Within steps of the Split's historic centre, ancient Diocletian's palace and most popular sandy beach Bacvice

HVAR

HOTEL PHAROS 3*

https://www.suncanihvar.com/hotel-pharos.html

Pharos bayhill hotel redesigns the traditional hotel experience, enjoy modern interiors and an eco-conscious design with sunbeds nestled among olive trees allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature

DUBROVNIK

HOTEL LERO 4*

https://hotel-lero.hr/

only a 15-minute walk from the UNESCO-protected Old City of Dubrovnik and a 5-minute walk from the famous pebble Miramare Beach

 

All hotel star category is per local category. Tourist and standard hotels may not follow the European standards in room furnishing. All hotel calculated are on bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast served in hotels are mainly hot or cold buffet with vegetarian food options.