Day 1 - Dubrovnik – Arrival
Welcome to Croatia! On your arrival at Dubrovnik airport, you are met and transferred into the centre of the city for a 2-night stay at the Lapad Hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore this amazing city on your own.
Following breakfast, start your day with a guided tour to discover the riches of the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' as Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is called. Surrounded by medieval walls, the old city is a living monument and treasure trove of history, and considered one of the most beautiful towns of the Mediterranean. After the tour, the rest of the day and evening is yours to do some more exploring on your own. Overnight is at your hotel.
This morning, you are transferred to Split with a stop en route in Ston, well known for its oyster farms and its 14th Century fortification wall. After learning about oyster faming and having the opportunity of sampling oysters fresh out of the sea, the drive continues along the coast to Split. Following check-in at Fermai Hotel for a 2-night stay, spend the balance of the day enjoying this famous, seaside resort.
Meet your local guide after breakfast this morning and take a walking tour through this historic town with its abundance of ancient structures. There will also be time spent inside the wonderful Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the city's most revered buildings. The rest of the day is free to relax, have a swim or walk on the beach or do more exploring on your own. This evening is at leisure and overnight is at your hotel.
Day 5 - Plitvice Lakes National Park
This morning's pleasant transfer takes you north and inland to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Croatia's most popular attractions. On arrival you'll have a guided tour in the Park to see some of its sixteen lakes that are interconnected by waterfalls and surrounded by woodland that is home to deer, wild boar and other local wildlife. Overnight is at the Jezero Hotel that overlooks the Park. The evening is at leisure.
Depart after breakfast to be driven to Zagreb. On the way, you'll stop in Rastoke, which is not only known as the Village of Cats as it has more cats than people, but has charming wooden buildings that are surrounded by cascading waterfalls. Arrive by lunchtime in Zagreb and check into the Canopy by Hilton Hotel for a 2-night stay. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this city that is filled with Gothic architecture, many churches and interesting museums.
Following breakfast set out with a local guide to see some of the city's most historic areas such as the medieval Upper Town and such important land marks as the Cathedral, the Dolac market, the Governor Jelacic Square, the Parliament and Government Palace plus so much more. Enjoy another afternoon and evening at leisure with the overnight at your hotel.
This morning's drive takes you back to the Adriatic and the ancient Dalmatian city of Zadar. On arrival check into the Kolovare Hotel for the night. In the afternoon, a local guide will show you this stunning city that dates back thousands of years. Visit its Roman ruins, its Romanesque churches as well as the modern Sea Organ, an extraordinary, experimental musical instrument that uses the waves to create music.
After the tour, the remainder of the day and evening is free to relax.
Day 9 Sebenik / Dubrovnik
This morning, leave Zadar for Dubrovnik and on the way make a stop at Sibenik, a typical medieval Mediterranean town, where you'll see the best of its historic past including its piazzas and its unique Gothic-Renaissance cathedral. On arrival in Dubrovnik, check in for your final night in Croatia at the Lapad Hotel. The evening is at leisure to enjoy this dazzling city once more.
Day 10 - Depart Croatia
Today, you will be transferred to the Dubrovnik Airport prior to your flight home.