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Best of Croatia Tour

Best of Croatia Tour

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10-day Private Land Tour

Visiting: ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT – TROGIR – HVAR – BRAC – STON –CAVTAT – KONAVLE – DUBROVNIK

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    Day 1 – ZAGREB
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    • Arrival to Zagreb on a flight TBA.
    • Meet your driver at the gate for a transfer from the airport to the hotel in Zagreb.
    • Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 2 – ZAGREB
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    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Meet your guide and head for an unforgettable Zagreb Upper and Lower town sightseeing tour with an electric replica of legendary Ford model T. Experience Zagreb in a totally different way and go back to the beginning of 20th century.
    • Your driver is also a guide and he will, while driving, tell you everything you need to know about history and legends of Zagreb Upper Town.
    • You will get an overview of the Upper and Lower Town’s landmarks, and other key sights. As you speed along, your guide will tell you stories and provide historical context for the city’s landmarks.
    • During this tour, you will be given a unique experience to taste the very best of Croatian flavors such as cherry brandy “Šljivovica”, plum rakia (schnapps), herbal rakia with honey and some traditional finger food.
    • After the tour, time at leisure to continue discovering Zagreb on your own.
    • You will be provided with a Zagreb Card, a perfect companion in the city. It saves you time and money by offering free transport by the Zagreb city transportation system, including the famous Funicular, one of the top attractions in Zagreb, as well as free entry to four prestigious Zagreb museums, the „Zagreb Eye” view deck, and the Zagreb Zoo.
    • Rest of the day free to explore the city on your own.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 3 – ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT
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    • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
    • Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and head for a truly amazing and spectacular stop – the Plitvice Lakes National Park (2.5 hours ride away from Zagreb).
    • Upon arrival head for a private guided walking tour of Plitvice Lakes.
    • The first Croatian national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Plitvice lakes offer its visitors a blend of vivid colors, sounds, and smells that are spectacular and memorable. Its 16 cascading lakes and numerous waterfalls make up one of the greatest wonders of the world. Embraced by high wooden mountains and fed by many small rivers, the lakes are a mesmerizing view of green and blue accompanied by the thundering sounds of the many waterfalls that connect the lakes to create a true paradise on Earth.
    • Lunch highly recommended at a unique place with an ambiance of a traditional house in Lika, in which authentic dishes are prepared. Try ham, “basa” cottage cheese, lamb under iron cover, grilled meats, baked potatoes, trout, sour milk, and the Lika strudels made of cheese, apple or plum, are just some of the specialties of this area.
    • After Plitvice Lakes, continue towards Split, check-in at your hotel and relax.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 4 – SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT
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    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Meet your Unlimited Croatia driver in the lobby and head towards Trogir.
    • Free time to explore this charming town on your own.
    • The tiny and unique town of Trogir – beautifully set within medieval walls, its streets knotted and maze-like. It is unique among Dalmatian towns for its profuse collection of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture along with its magnificent cathedral, earned a UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997.
    • Transfer back to Split and head for a private walking tour of Split.
    • Your private walking tour will cover all of Diocletian’s Palace and the surrounding medieval highlights. Walk inside Diocletian’s Palace, once the summer residence of the Roman emperor Diocletian and you’ll see bars, restaurants, and shops thriving amidst the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on since the 4th century. Various cultural monuments are located inside and outside the Diocletian’s Palace walls, as Renaissance Prokurative Square, noble family’s palaces, churches, galleries, and museums.
    • After the tour, spend the afternoon at leisure.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 5 – SPLIT – HVAR – SPLIT
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    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Head towards the pier where you will embark a 2h ride ferry to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.
    • Upon arrival experience, the island of Hvar enjoying wonderful views and nature with a local guide and his stories about the island’s life, tasting the most outstanding lavender delicacies and local food on the island. You will discover the island in all its senses.
    • Explore the historic town of Stari Grad, a 2 400 years old town protected by UNESCO. In Jelsa, savor the local ambiance and wine tastings Drive by very interesting ‘lavender roads’ and visit the little town of Vrboska.
    • Afterward, have an unforgettable lunch at a “konoba” in the abandoned medieval village, two miles inland from the town Milna. This beautiful place, very quaint and peaceful, offers a stunning view of the limestone cliffs. Hear the story of the village, its history, and why it got abandoned while eating some of the best local dishes on the island.
    • Visit Napoleon Fortress where your eyes will be fully open for beautiful scenery pictures. Discover the historical legacy of the town of Hvar. As we stroll through Hvar’s picturesque streets you’ll come to know centuries of Dalmatian architecture.
    • Return to Stari Grad port and embark a ferry to Split.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 6 – SPLIT – BRAC – SPLIT
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    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Head towards the Split pier where you will embark a ferry that will take you to the Supetar pier on island Brac.
    • Our trip starts with a short drive to Skrip; the oldest place on the island, about 3000 years old, but also a museum in the open that is not to be missed.
    • You will visit a family Museum of Olive Oil, where you will be able to taste the best olive oils and to experience all their charms. You will discover all the secrets in making olive oil and the sorts of olives.
    • After Škrip, we continue to Donji Humac, situated on top of a little hill in the central part of the island. We take a walk through Donji Humac, a place well known for stone processing and small family carving workshops existing and turning stone into art pieces for decades now.
    • Lunch in a restaurant where you can taste delicious lamb meals.
    • We will drive you slowly to the island’s highest peak – Vidova gora, 778 m high. This is the highest peak of all Adriatic islands, providing an astonishing view over the islands of Hvar and Vis, and, in fine weather, even Italy.
    • After the tour, head back for the Supetar pier to embark the ferry that will take you back to Split.
    • Upon arrival to Split, head towards your hotel
    • Overnight.
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    Day 7 – SPLIT – STON – DUBROVNIK
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    • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
    • Meet your driver and head for a 3-hour drive towards Ston.
    • Admire the little village of Ston, famous for its magnificent city walls fortification complex dating back to the 14th century.
    • Next is a spectacular gourmet tour where you will have a chance to learn about the production of these world-famous delicacies. Your host will take you on a boat ride to his oyster farm on the sea where you will get a chance to learn about oyster production. Taste the oysters fresh out of the sea or try to open one on the spot. Drizzle a little lemon juice on them and have a taste of the sea.
    • The tour will be rounded up with a great seafood lunch.
    • Afterward, enjoy a tour of the winery and casual tasting. This winery is one of the oldest and best in Croatia where you can taste a selection of wines.
    • After the tour at the winery, continue towards Dubrovnik which is an hour drive away.
    • Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and enjoy some time at leisure.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 8 – DUBROVNIK
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    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Meet your driver at the hotel and transfer to Pile Gate where you will meet your guide and head for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town.
    • Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings, and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic.
    • After the tour, time at leisure to further discover Dubrovnik on your own.
    • Be inspired by a walk along the UNESCO landmark – ancient city walls that have protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries. System of white Ston walls constructed by forts, bastions, casemates, towers, and detached forts 1.940-meter long.
    • Take the revamped cable car ride up to Mt Srđ; marvel at the Mediterranean lifestyle and the interplay of light and stone; trace the rise and fall of Dubrovnik in museums replete with art and artifacts; exhaust yourself retracing history. Be amazed at the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and the numerous islands.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 9 – DUBROVNIK – CAVTAT- KONAVLE – DUBROVNIK
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    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Today you will have a private full-day tour of Cavtat and Konavle region and a cooking class
    • Meet your private driver and transfer to Cavtat. The beauty of its nature, green lush vegetation, beaches, and interesting monuments attract numerous visitors. At the cemetery of Saint Roch, do not miss to visit the mausoleum of the Račić family, a masterpiece of art designed by the most famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.
    • Afterward, enjoy a scenic journey to the picturesque region of Konavle, home to around 30 picturesque villages that have settled among the verdant natural beauty.
    • We will show you how silk is traditionally made. Enjoy in a presentation of Konavle silk manufacturing. You will learn about the life of a silk bug and all its phases, extraction of silk thread from the cocoon, and detailed description of how they use it in making their traditional costumes.
    • Continue towards village Lovorno, a farm owned by a local family who has preserved its traditional way of life as it once was. This family runs different agricultural activities where guests familiarize themselves with their farm life, rural activities, local products, traditional cuisine, and daily lives of the locals.
    • On arrival at the estate, you will spend some time with the family and assist them in daily activities s.a. plucking vegetables from their gardens and assisting in cooking. After your memorable experience, your driver will take you back to Dubrovnik.
    • Overnight.
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    Day 10 – DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE
    Itinerary:
    • Breakfast at hotel; check out from your hotel in Dubrovnik.
    • Depending on your flight, meet your driver at the hotel for a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport for catching your flight onward.