Zadar - Dubrovnik Plus 6D/5N
DAY 1: Airport ZADAR – ZADAR
Arrival at Zadar airport. Night in Zadar.
DAY 2: ZADAR – PLITVICE
Departure towards Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice is the best known and the most beautiful National park in Croatia (UNESCO), amazing nature, between
mountains and forests. In the heart of such a nature, 16 beautiful lakes took their position. Their green-blue water is overflowing from one to the
other. The lakes are filing up from a few small rivers and streams; they are connected by frothy cascades and waterfowls. Overnight in Plitvice or
DAY 3: PLITVICE – TROGIR
Departure towards Trogir. The town Trogir, built on the island on the place of former greek settlemen, has many historical monuments that
signifie it's rich history. Overnight in Trogir.
DAY 4 TROGIR – SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
Sightseeing of Split, a capital of Dalmatia, whose Old City core is located in and around Diocletian Palace (on UNESCO’s list of protected world
heritage) that dates back to the 4th century. Continuation of the trip towards Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 5: DUBROVNIK
Sightseeing of the Old City core of Dubrovnik, the ancient Ragusa as one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the world. Dubrovnik was built
in stone and is famous for its beautiful City walls and historical monuments (on UNESCO’s list of protected world heritage). Overnight in
DAY 6 DUBROVNIK – Airport DUBROVNIK
Return of the car at airport of Dubrovnik. Departure.
Croatia & Slovenia 8D/7N
DAY 1: PULA – POREC
Arrival to the Pula airport. Transfer by Gulliver coach and a guide to your hotel in Porec. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: POREC – PULA – ŽMINJ – POREC
After breakfast, departure towards Pula. Pula is the capital of the Istria region and has been a famous port for over 2000 years. A visit of the town
will include stops at the Roman Amphitheatre built by the Emperor Vespasian (and one of six still standing in the world), the Arc de Triomphe–
Porta Aurea, and the Augustus temple which the Emperor dedicated to the goddess Roma. Lunch is at a small family farm in Žminj where you
will taste Istrian specialities. In the afternoon you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: PULA – PLITVICE
Departure towards the Lika region which is separated from the coast by the massive Mala Kapela mountain range. Hidden amongst these tall
mountains is a spectacle of nature– the Plitvice National Park, famous for its 16 lakes interlinked by numerous cascades and waterfalls. Don’t
miss the opportunity to take a boat ride or a short trip on a panoramic train. We will also break for lunch, followed by an afternoon walk through
the park. Dinner in a traditional restaurant and overnight.
DAY 4: PLITVICE – ZAGREB
A visit to Croatia would not be complete without visiting its capital. Leaving the Lika region, we will soon arrive in Zagreb, situated on the fertile
plain of the Sava River. Discover the Upper Town and the old city core of Kaptol, but above all, the vivid life of the Dolac market. You will be able
to visit the multicoloured church of St. Mark, the florists in the Dolac marketplace and the Stone Gate and its chapel. Don't forget to keep an eye
out for the old gas lamps lining the streets and symbolizing Zagreb's past. Lunch is followed by a free afternoon for individual visits of numerous
galleries or museums. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: ZAGREB – POSTOJNA – LIPICA – OPATIJA
Today will be spent exclusively in Slovenia. We will visit the Postojna cave (one of the biggest and most beautiful in Europe) by a combination of
electric train and on foot. After lunch, we will continue on towards Lipica, where our first stop will be a stud farm where Lipizzaner horses have
been raised for 400 years. Next we will descend towards the Croatian coast and Opatija, a seaside resort founded by the Austrians at the end of
the XIX century and still filled with its old charm. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 OPATIJA – KRK TOUR
The island of Krk is the largest of 46 inhabited Croatian islands. Connected to the mainland via a bridge, today it is easily accessible to visitors. We
will begin by visiting the small islet of Košljun and its monastery, which houses a beautiful collection of boat models. Lunch is in a tavern in the
village of Vrbnik, where you will have the opportunity to taste the famous white wine from Krk – “Vrbnicka Žlahtina”. In the afternoon, we will
continue towards the town of Krk. We will orient you and then set you free to enjoy a stroll through the main square, dominated by the beautiful
church of “Assumption”. Return to Opatija for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: OPATIJA – ROVINJ – MOTOVUN – OPATIJA
Istria is often referred to as “The Magic Land”, and sure enough, its hilltop villages really do have that magic charm that can surprise you at every
turn. Rovinj’s small streets, vaulted and paved in stone, are alive in both summer and winter. They will lead you towards the central hill
dominated by the St. Euphemia church. We will pause for a leisurely lunch and then continue on to Motovun – one of the most impressive
hilltowns built on a steep cliff. After a city visit we will return to Opatija for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: OPATIJA – PULA
Transfer from the hotel to the Pula airport.