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Insider Secrets Tour, Spring 2020

Discover Croatia!

Insider Secrets EXCLUSIVE Guaranteed Departure Small Group Tour (6 – 12 people)

9 Day Croatia Discovery Tour: May 23 – 31, 2020

Visiting: ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT – OMIS – HVAR – STON – DUBROVNIK  


Day 1 –  May 23                     ZAGREB

Itinerary:

  • Arrival to Zagreb and a private transfer to your centrally situated hotel
  • Meeting with your guide for a private walking tour of Zagreb with a visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships
  • Time at leisure to explore the city on your own, enjoy a drink or dinner in one of the many restaurants (on your own)
  • Overnight in Zagreb

 

Day 2 –  May 24                     ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes with en route in Rastoke for lunch at a family estate Holjevac
  • Onward drive to Plitvice Lakes, meeting with your guide and a guided visit to the national park.
  • The oldest (since 1949) and largest (294,82 km2) National park in Croatia. The only National park in Croatia on the UNESCO’s list of protected natural and cultural heritage (for almost 30 years). The riches of sixteen wonderful interlinked azure-green colored crystalline lakes. The constant formation of the barrier modeled the appearance of the lakes today and is the main feature of the National park. The water of Plitvice Lakes is prime category drinking water (a rarity in Croatia).
  • Meal highly recommended at Lička kuća restaurant (located opposite the main entrance to the park). A unique place with an ambiance of a traditional house in Lika, in which authentic dishes are prepared. In the middle of the restaurant, there is an open-hearth fireplace, where lamb is roasted on a spit, and where other food specialties from Lika are prepared “under iron cover”. Ham, “basa” cottage cheese, lamb under iron cover, grilled meats, baked potatoes, trout, sour milk, the Lika fritters, and the Lika strudels made of cheese, apple or plum, are just some of the specialties of this renowned restaurant.
  • Final transfer to your accommodation, time at leisure and an overnight

 

Day 3 –  May 25                     PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK – SPLIT

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Private transfer from Plitvice lakes NP to Split
  • and accommodation in your hotel
  • Meeting with your guide for an Exclusive Adventures Croatia private walking tour of Old Town Split. This tour will highlight the local customs and traditions related to food making. This tour Split will show you places of historical importance, take you to the places of the beaten path and give you the opportunity to taste local food.
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Split

 

Day 4 –  May 26                     SPLIT – OMIŠ – SPLIT

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your driver for a private transfer to Omiš.
  • OPTION A: Your instructors/guides will take you zipping your way across the magnificent Cetina River 150 meters above the canyon suspended by a wire! We have 8 wires running a total of 2100 meters.  The highest one is 150 meters above the river canyon.  The views from up here are incredible—a bird’s eye experience of some of the most magnificent nature in Croatia and the nearby seaside village of Omis is the perfect ending to an amazing day!
  • OPTION B: Meeting with your instructors in  Omiš and a drive to the meeting point for a rafting adventure down a 12 kilometer long part of the Cetina course
  • The experience ends in a restaurant where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional three-course lunch (drinks are not included)
  • A return boat ride from the restaurant to Omiš
  • Upon arrival to Omiš, explore the town briefly accompanied by an English speaking guide
  • Return drive to Split (meeting point TBC with the driver), time at leisure and an overnight in Split

 

Day 5 –  May 27                      SPLIT – HVAR

plitvice lakes croatia

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Assistance with your luggage to Split Port
  • Ferry tickets from Split to Hvar
  • Upon arrival, you will be assisted from Hvar Port to your hotel by the hotel staff
  • Check into your hotel and explore its facilities and the area on your own
  • OPTIONAL: Private speed boat taxi to nearby Pakleni islands. Pakleni islands archipelago, a labyrinth of several smaller islands that offer perfect bays for swimming and snorkeling is perfect for a meal or drink in Zori or Laganini restaurants & lounge bars.
  • OPTIONAL: Explore Hvar town accompanied by an English speaking local guide during a private walking tour of Hvar town
  • Time at leisure and overnight in Hvar

 

Day 6 – May 28                      HVAR

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meet your guide in the morning to depart on a special wine tasting tour of Hvar. Taste Croatia’s first and only wines that won the Paris World Wine Contest and the Decanter World Wine Awards in London! Our Taste of Hvar, the island of wine tour introduces you to two of Croatia’s most distinguished winemakers, including wine tastings.
  • Return to Hvar town for time at leisure and dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Hvar

 

Day 7 –  May 29               HVAR – STON – DUBROVNIK

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Assistance from the hotel to Hvar Port provided by the hotel staff
  • Fast ferry from Hvar to Split
  • Meet your driver for a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik via Pelješac peninsula with en-route stop in Ston (a visit to Ston Walls included)
  • Stop in Mali Ston or Hodilje for oyster harvesting experience and a traditional lunch prepared with local mussels and shells
  • Onward drive  to Dubrovnik, accommodation in your hotel
  • Evening on your own (dinner suggestion)
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Dubrovnik

 

Day 8 –  May 30                DUBROVNIK

The Church of St. Blaise in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure
  • OPTIONAL: Meeting with your instructors at Pile Gate for a half-day group sea kayaking experience (starts beneath fort Lovrjenac in the small port called Pile). Explore caves and beauties of Lokrum island,  where you will have a break for snorkeling and sandwiches. Upon return, discover why easy paddling in kayaks beneath the old city walls.
  • WEATHER PERMITTING
  • One way transfer to Pile Gate meeting point
  • Meeting with your guide for a private walking tour of the Old Town Dubrovnik
  • Take the Dubrovnik Cable Car and reach a unique viewpoint above the city.
    Glide through the air on a scenic adventure. The Cable Car ride offers breathtaking views of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, stunning coastal sights and magnificent sunsets. Once you reach the top, take your time and relax and enjoy the unique views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic
  • Walk down the hill for a farewell dinner (drinks not included)
  • Private transfer back to your hotel, time at leisure and an overnight in Dubrovnik

 

Day 9 –  May 31               DUBROVNIK

Itinerary:

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from to Dubrovnik Airport
  • Departure flight

 

Insider Secrets EXCLUSIVE Guaranteed Departure Tour (6 – 12 people), May 23 – 31, 2019, package includes:

  • ALL PRIVATE and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
  • VAT TAX INCLUDED
  • 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance
  • Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to your centrally situated hotel in a modern, air-conditioned car
  • Private walking tour of Zagreb with a visit to Museum of Broken Relationships (entrance fee included)
  • 1 night in a 4* hotel in Zagreb, double/twin room, BB basis
  • English speaking tour leader throughout with covered expenses
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to NP Plitvice Lakes and a guided visit
  • 1 night in a 4* hotel in Plitvice lakes area, double/twin room, BB basis
  • Private transfer from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Split hotel in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Exclusive Adventures Croatia Silver Gate Taste of Split – Included: Walking tour Split, English speaking tour guide, insurance, pick up & drop off, meal + water in each food stop (1st stop – prosciutto & cheese, 2nd stop – olive oil tasting, 3rd stop – entrée dish + glass of wine, dessert, rakija tasting – 2 shots rakija in 2 food stops)
  • 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Split, double/twin room, BB basis
  • Private round trip transfers from Split to Omiš in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • OPTION A IN OMIŠ: Zipline adventure in the outback of Omiš area (transfers, Insurance, instructors included)
  • OPTION B IN OMIŠ: Rafting on the Cetina river (Included: Transfer from Omiš to Peršići meeting point, Professional licensed instructor, Rafting  equipment, Safety gear, Insurance, with the final transfer back)
  • Three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant where the morning experiences finish (drinks not included)
  • A boat ride from the restaurant to Omiš city center and a walking tour of Omiš
  • Assistance with your luggage from the hotel in Split to Split Port
  • Fast ferry tickets from Split to Hvar
  • 2 nights in a 4* hotel  in Hvar, double room, BB basis
  • Hvar wine tasting – Included: pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, wine tasting. 
  • Fast ferry tickets from Hvar to Split
  • Private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik via Pelješac peninsula with en-route stop in Ston (Ston Walls tickets included)in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Stop in Mali Ston or Hodilje for oyster harvesting experience and a traditional lunch prepared with local mussels and shells
  • 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Dubrovnik, double/twin room, BB basis
  • Private round trip transfer from the hotel to Old Town Dubrovnik and from the restaurant back to your hotel in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide for the private walking tour of Old Town Dubrovnik (entrance fees not included)
  • One-way tickets for Dubrovnik Cable Car
  • Three-course dinner (drinks not included)
  • Private transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport upon departure in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle

OPTIONAL, not included but can be scheduled individually:

  • Round trip private speed boat taxi transfer to Pakleni islands from Hvar
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Hvar town (entrance fees not included)
  • Group sea kayaking tour (kayaking & snorkeling gear,  waterproof barrels for personal things, instructors/guides,  insurance)

Program does not include:  

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above 
  • Airfare, Travel Insurance 
  • Additional excursions and / or services not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses (internet, telephone, mini bar etc.)
  • Tips and porterage services