Croatian beauties “Zagreb to Dubrovnik”

Day 1: Zagreb – City of Million hearts

Arriving to Zagreb airport. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. After short refreshment we will take you to “meet the city” with the guide. Zagreb city tour – old city center: Upper town, Lower town, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac open market, the shortest train in the world, National theater, „Horse shoe“ 19.c. city park, Art pavilion, Hotel Esplanade – built for guests of famous Orient Express train…Dinner. Free evening for clubbing, parties, night life or simple evening walk through the streets of Zagreb testing great ice – cream, cooked corn or chestnuts. Just follow your heart!

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Day 2: Zagreb – Rastoke mill village – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar

After breakfast and check out from the hotel heading to Plitvice lakes – Croatian National park (UNESCO heritage) and one of Europe’s largest nature reserve parks. On our way to Plitvice we will stop in Rastoke village, also called “the Small Lakes of Plitvice” – village full of well-preserved watermills and picturesque little waterfalls, as great overture to Plitvice lakes – water fairy tale consisted of 16 lakes and thousands of years old waterfalls. Full of impressions we will continue our trip through the mountain to Zadar. Three thousand years old city with the oldest University among Croatians (1396) , built in the center of the Croatian Adriatic, full of historical, cultural monuments and dynamic history, often destructed and devastated like in 1202 when the city was conquered and burned by the Crusaders and Venetians. Check in to the hotel. After we will explore Zadar with a touristic guide: Old city: Church of St. Donat; the Roman Forum; the Cathedral of St. Anastasia; the Gate of the city; the ancient walls of the city; the “Hello sun” uses solar energy to create a show that appears at night in an impressive light show; the “Organ of the sea”, the only organ which, unlike ordinary organ, uses air-driven by sea waves. Dinner. Free evening. We recommend to spend some time “sitting” on “Organ of the sea” listening to the music of the sea testing great Zadar Maraskino which was served even on Titanic 1912 and many royal courts.

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Day 3: Zadar –NP KRKA – Šibenik – Trogir – Split

After breakfast and check out from the hotel heading to National park Krka named after the river Krka that it encloses. Park covers a total area of 109 km2. River Krka springs in foothills of the Dinara mountain with its 7 waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242m, Krka is natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka river are the fundamental phenomenon of this river. After enjoyment in this nature reserva Šibenik – Amongst all Croatian towns on the Adriatic coast Šibenik is set apart by its unique location in a picturesque and open bay, at the mouth of Krka River.

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Created initially as an ancient Croatian castrum at the bottom of St. Michael’s Fortress that still dominates the town. It was a city of King Petar Krešimir IV (11.c.) that’s why it is called City of Krešimir. In the center of the city one beauty is standing proudly for centuries – St. James Cathedral, entirely built of stone, no other material was used; it is unique in its brave structure of stone slabs and ribs, with no binding material; it is also unique among renaissance churches in its trefoil front facade; finally, it is unique in the harmony of its architecture and the row of 71 realistic sculptural portraits around it. Also a UNESCO heritage site! We will see it all live with a guide.

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After Šibenik we will continue our trip to Trogir – a town on the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe. “Games of Throne” found its place in this city – museum. Go and find out why. It is worth of visiting. Ask the guide whatever you want to know!!!
Our day we will finish in Split – check in to the hotel. Dinner. Free evening to explore more mysteries of the city where Roman emperor Diocletian was its first inhabitant who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD. After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace of about 30 thousand square meters where he was growing cabbage. The following turbulent centuries made the palace into a town and today forms the center of the city of Split.

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“Games of Throne” continue the mystery of this place where any of us will find its place too. As the world’s most complete remains of a Roman palace, Diocletian palace holds an outstanding place in European and world heritage. Since 1979 on UNESCO heritage list. Sit on the Peristil in front of the Saint Duje Cathedral and feel the spirit of Split.

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Day 4: Split – Klis –Ston – Dubrovnik

After breakfast we will go around the city with the guide after what we will have some free time for coffee on Split Promenade what is one of “must do” things when visiting Split. Soon we will leave Split behind heading to another “Games of Throne” place – Klis considered as the “Key to Dalmatia” one of the most significant fortifications in Croatia, due to its strategic importance had a significant defense position.

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KLIS in Game of thrones

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Klis

In 16 c.Klis fell under Turkish rule which meant the loss of the most powerful Croatian fortification in Dalmatia. For 111 years the river next to Klis was the border between the Turkish and Venetian territory. We will continue our trip to Dubrovnik with a stop in Ston – small city in front of Dubrovnik important because of its defensive stone walls as a second line of defense for the city of Dubrovnik and to protect the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik’s wealth. It is the second longest wall in Europe and 10th in the world.

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Arriving to Dubrovnik. Check in to the hotel. Evening stroll through the city. Recommendation: take a bottle of excellent Croatian beverage and a glass, find a place somewhere on the rock and enjoy the life

Day 5: Dubrovnik – city of Liberty

After breakfast we will start with our Dubrovnik adventure. First we will meet our guide who will take us for the city tour where we will “meet” the history and city living together.
Among other we will see: City walls(1.940 m) with forts (Minčeta, Bokar, Revelin, St.John), Lovrjenac forth on a 37 meter high rock, Stradun or Placa – Old City main street, City gates,

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Orlando’s column from 1418., Great Onofrio Fountain-a favorite meeting place for the city’s youth, Arsenal, The Sponza Palace-trading place, City Bell Tower, Luza-the old bell tower, Main Guard Building, City Council Palace, The Rector’s Palace, The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary. Free afternoon for The Game. Dinner. Free evening for some pubs adventure purposes.

Day 6: Dubrovnik – FREE

Optional: Lokrum or Elafite Islands sailing or climbing to the Srđ mountain
We are recommending to visit:
Island of Lokrum – Natural Reserve and Special Forestry Reserve is a real peaceful sanctuary which offers a magnificent view of Dubrovnik;

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Elafite Islands – Of the thirteen Elafite Islands only three are inhabited: Koločep, Lopud and Šipan which can be easily visited by the local ferry;
Srđ – The 413 meter high Mount Srđ rises northwards from Dubrovnik offers fantastic view of Dubrovnik and its surroundings from above

Day 7: Dubrovnik – Omiš – Cetina river rafting – Zagreb

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After the breakfast check out from the hotel heading to Omiš for Cetina river rafting.

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After 3 hours of adrenaline heading back to Zagreb for the Witches tour and pub crawling with the party at the end!!!

Day 8: Zagreb – open market Dolac – City Center – Shoping center – airport

After the breakfast free time for shopping on Dolac open market and a coffee in the famous city center street full of bars and terraces.

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Please don’t forget to take some hearts with you…Check out from the hotel. Heading to the airport.

The Price for this magic visit of Croatia is starting from 660
(based on 20 Pax, this price can change regarding the period and other parameters).

Price include:
– luxurious bus transportation from the beginning of the trip, Venice airport
– accommodation based on Bed & Breakfast in Venice 2 beds bungalows or equivalent
– accommodation based on Bed & Breakfast in double room 3* hotels in Croatia or equivalent
– tour leader (leading in the bus and in the hotel) in English and French during all the trip regarding the program itinerary
– tour guide in Arabic, English and French in Zagreb, Plitvice lakes, Zadar
– trip assistance, maps

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Optional: Excursion from Zagreb and activities (prices per person) :
1) Trakošćan castle (entrance ticket to the Castle 4€)
2) Medvednica mountain visit 4 €
3) Witches & mysterious tour in Zagreb: 10 €
4) Sava river rafting: 25€ (min 16 pax)
5) Varaždin ex capital of Croatia
6) Krapina Neanderthal museum
7) Marija Bistrica pilgrimage
8) Wine road testing all around Zagorja region (North Croatia)
9) Bar crawling: 5 welcome shots of local strong liqueur in 5 bars, visiting Zagreb by night, easy entrance to one disco around midnight and guiding all the time, starting 19h, all this for 25 €
10) rafting or kayaking for all levels, from beginners to high adrenaline in more than 4 spots.

Groupe party

Good to know – prices in Croatia: 1 € = 7.5 HRK (shorter KN or HRK = KUNA)
– caffe-latte: 1,5€
– coca-cola in a bar – 1,5€; coca-cola in a shop – 1.5 – 2 l: 1.5€
– beer in a bar – o,5 L: 1.5 – 2€; beer in a shop – 1l: 1.5€
– pizza: 4-5€
– cheeseburger + frites in McDonalds: 1.5€
– 3 course meal in a city centre restaurant: from 12€

Extra activities:
Rafting in Zagreb on the river Sava; Sljeme mountain hiking + visiting a cave;

Extra trips from Zadar: Kornati Islands national park; Zrmanja river rafting;
Recommended museums:

To visit in Zagreb:
– Museum of broken relationships (unique in the world)
– Archaeological museum
– Museum of contemporary art
– Technical museum with a real old mine and having Nikola Tesla experiences ;
– Zagreb city museum

Technical museum Zagreb Croatia     ZAGREB CITY MUSEUM     Nikola Tesla life experiment Technical Museum Zagreb Croatia

To visit in Zadar:
„The Gold and Silver of Zadar“: Monastery of St.Mary; Museum of ancient glass (possible glass workshop)

Note: Itinerary can be changed due to any reason at any time.

If you are interested or have any question, please contact us with a post here down, a message or by mail, phone skype etc 🙂

See you soon 😉

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