The Beauty of Croatia with Touch of Herzegovina

The Beauty of Croatia with Touch of Herzegovina

8 days / 7 nights

Zagreb –Opatija – Pula – Rovinj – NP Plitvice –Zadar – Split – Mostar – Dubrovnik


Arrival at the Zagreb airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.


Breakfast. Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified mediaeval Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church with it’s colourful roof, the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Stone Gate, the University and the Croatian National Theatre. Afternoon drive to Opatija,„The Queen of Tourism“ of Croatia. Upon arrival walking tour along the promenade of Opatija, once a resort of the Habsburgs and European Royalty, as well as personalities from the world of culture, such as Gustav Mahler or A. P. Chekhov. Overnight in Opatija.


Breakfast and departure to Pula. Sightseeing tour of Pula includes a visit to the Roman amphitheatre Arena (1st century), one of the best preserved in the world, Triumphal Arch of Sergius, Temple of Augustus, Gate of Hercules and Byzantine chapel of St. Maria Formosa.

Pula was the home of the Histrians, the Romans and the Venetians. Once the central Austrian port, today it is the largest cultural and economic center of Istria. 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 Medieval walls are cut through by antique town gates.

Continuation to Rovinj, one of the most charming towns in the Adriatic. Feel the enchantment of the town in its narrow Medieval streets and warm Mediterranean setting. The main Church of St. Euphemia  keeps relics of the saint and presents one of the most beautiful Baroque achievements in Istria. From the church plateau there is a wonderful view of the open sea and numerous islets in the distance. A visit to the Town Museum and the town’s many galleries will complete your cultural experience. Return to Opatija for overnight.


Breakfast. Departure for Plitvice Lakes, the largest national park in Croatia. The area of Plitvice Lakes was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. It is breathtakingly beautiful with its 16 lakes linked by waterfalls and surrounded by dense forests. It will take us almost 4 hours to explore the area by electric boat and minibus and you will need a great deal of film to record a fraction of the beauty around you. In the afternoon we continue to Zadar for overnight.


Breakfast. Morning sightseeing of Zadar including the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, St. Donatus Church from 9th century, unique round Medieval construction in Dalmatia and the Cathedral of  St. Anastasia.

Afternoon drive towards Split – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. The city grew arround the palace-house of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, born in the 3rd century. Today within the grounds of the ancient Diocletian’s Palace one can admire a beautiful mixture of all styles that makes this city unique and unforgettable. We shall see Diocletian’s Palace (3rd century), the Peristyle, the Cathedral of St. Domnius the patron of the town and the Jupiter’s Temple. Overnight in Split.


Breakfast. Morning drive towards Mostar, city of contrasts and culture, nested in the deep valley of the river Neretva. The town developed in the 15th century as an Ottoman trading and frontier town and continued its growth in the Austro-Hungarian period. The ancient Turkish houses and the spectacular Old Bridge give Mostar an oriental flavor… The Old Bridge area, with Eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and Western European architectural features is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. In the afternoon we continue to Dubrovnik for overnight.


Breakfast. Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik includes visits to the Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. We shall also see Orlando’s Column, Bell Tower Clock and the Sponza Palace. In the afternoon, we shall have free time for individual visits and leisure. There will be plenty of time for an optional touring on the city walls with their magnificent fortresses and towers. Overnight in Dubrovnik.


Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Dubrovnik.

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