9 Days Croatian Express Discovery - 9 Days

Overview

Zagreb has culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy and all the other things that make a quality capital city – it’s no surprise that the number of visitors has risen sharply in the last couple of years. Croatia’s coastal attractions aside, Zagreb has finally been discovered as a popular city-break destination in its own right

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Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until
a Welcome Dinner tonight. (D)

On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral,
Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the
shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Head to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the
lower lakes, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of terraced lakes, thickly wooded mountains, and lush vegetation. After
your visit, continue to the port city of Split. Your evening is free to begin exploring on your own. (B, D)

Today begins with a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO
World Cultural Heritage site. Then on to see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures,
Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and Cathedral of St. Duje. There’s some time free before you board the ferry and set sail to Hvar
Island. Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Hvar town. (B, D)

The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A morning walking
tour features views of the Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and more. The afternoon is free. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this
charming island, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by Conde Nast Travel Magazine. (B)
Day 6, Hvar to Dubrovnik, Monday
Leave the island life behind as you return to mainland and continue to the “Pearl of Adriatic,” Dubrovnik. A drive along
the picturesque Croatian coast reveals the world-famous natural beauty of the area. After dinner your time is free to
discover the city by night. (B, D)

This morning, a walking tour shows you Old Dubrovnik. See the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza
Palace, Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the
day is at leisure to enjoy the city your way, browse through the shops, stroll along the coast, or simply relax. (B)

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in
Southern Europe. Visit city of Kotor and proceed with a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast
of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to
the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your
evening is free to enjoy your way. (B)

You will be transferred to Dubrovnik’s airport for your departure flight. (B)

Includes:

  • Selected class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily,1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
Sightseeing
– Zagreb
– Ethnological Museum Staro Selo & Kumrovec
– Plitvice Lakes National Park
– Ethnoland Dalmati
– Island Hvar with lavender experience
– Split with Diocletian’s Palace
– Mostar
– Dubrovnik

Hotels Used or Similar:
Zagreb,Westin Hotel

Hvar, Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

Split, President Hotel

Dubrovnik. Valamar Lacroma

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9 Days Croatian Express Discovery
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  • Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Havar

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