Captivating Croatia - 8 Days
SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: From the capital Zagreb, see stunning Plitvice Lakes and historical Split, discover the beautiful islands of Hvar and Korcula before ending in medieval Dubrovnik - the Pearl of the Adriatic!
Zagreb - Croatia's cultural capital
This morning we embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatia's capital city. During which you will have the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. There's a wonderful Baroque ambiance to the city, and in your free time this afternoon, soak up the atmosphere whilst sitting back and enjoying a rich sidewalk coffee in the market square.
Overnight: Zagreb | Breakfast
Zagreb - Plitvice National Park - Split. Today we have a morning departure to Plitvice National Park, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whilst here take a stroll of the 16 crystal blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to breathtaking scenery and lots more waterfalls. Surrounded by dense woods and populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and many rare bird species. Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty.
Departure to Split by road with a short stop at another UNESCO protected site, the small town of Trogir. St. Lawrence's Cathedral, located in the old city centre, and its main western portal – the masterpiece of Radovan, represent the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in Croatia.
Overnight: Split | Breakfast
Split - Hvar. Late this morning we embark on an hour long walking tour of Split, a city under UNESCO protection for its historical richness and beauty. We'll have a chance to see the old city center - a 1700 year old Diocletian's palace, before boarding our ferry or catamaran from Split to the island of Hvar.
Overnight: Hvar | Breakfast
This morning we undertake a short walking tour of the town of Hvar. Hvar is the town of a unique cultural and historical heritage and widely considered the playground of the rich and famous. The reminder of the day is at leisure to further explore the town and enjoy the famous bars, cafes and restaurants.
Overnight: Hvar | Breakfast
Island hopping Hvar to Korcula
Hvar - Korcula. The morning is free to relax at the hotel or head into town. We have an afternoon departure by boat from Hvar harbour to Korcula Island, arriving in the evening.
Overnight: Korcula | Breakfast
Korcula - Dubrovnik. During your free time this morning explore Korcula, the supposed birth place to Marco Polo. The island also boasts some impressive architecture including the central Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St Mark, the 15th century Franciscan Monastery, some grand 15th and 16th century palaces as well as massive city fortifications. Early afternoon departure by ferry or catamaran from Korcula to Dubrovnik.
Overnight: Dubrovnik | Breakfast
After breakfast included transfer for your onward flight.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Hotel Astoria, Zagreb
Part of Best Western's Premier range, the elegant Hotel Astoria offers a high level of comfort and style, fitting with the brand. Guests can choose from a variety of different sizes of room, each offering plush, attractive furniture and a range of modern amenities, including a minibar and satellite TV. The hotel's Ragusa restaurant has a great ambiance and serves a wonderful selection of local and international dishes. The accommodation is conveniently located just 300m from the train station and offers free parking for guests.
Hotel Art, Split
Enjoying an enviable location close to the historic centre of Split, this modern hotel offers an ideal combination of comfort and convenience. The spacious guest rooms benefit from air-conditioning, free WiFi, a mini-bar and plasma TV. The in-house restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a selection of dishes from an a la carte menu for lunch or dinner, all prepared with fresh ingredients sourced daily, while the Coffee Bar is a great place to indulge in a cocktail or hot drink on the open-air terrace. Just a short stroll away from the hotel guests will find shops, restaurants and cafes, and the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace is just a 10-minute walk away. Guests can also make sure of the hotel’s gym and spa facilities after a long day of sightseeing in Split.
Hotel Amfora, Hvar
The stunning Hotel Amfora sits right on the beachfront of Hvar and overlooks the Paklinski Islands. Each room comes with large windows, which bathe the room with natural light and provide excellent views of the hotel's gorgeous surroundings. The soft, natural colours with which the rooms are decorated create a calming atmosphere, conducive to a perfect night's sleep. When it comes to wining and dining, guests are spoilt for choice. Choose from the swim up restaurant and bar, located on the edge of the pool, or one of the gourmet restaurants.
Hotel Marko Polo, Korcula
Commanding magnificent views out over the harbour, the Marko Polo is a stunning hotel, boasting sparkling outdoor and indoor pools, a huge wellness centre and a fitness area. Rooms come equipped with all manner of modern convenience and are tastefully decorated. Local cuisine, including fresh fish and meat dishes as well as vegetarian options, can be enjoyed in the spacious dining area. In their spare time, guests can hire a canoe or paddle boat and explore the island's coastline. The hotel is located just a short walk from Korcula's centre.
Hotel Lero, Dubrovnik
The elegant Hotel Lero is a spacious accommodation that offers free WiFi to all of its guests and has an onsite salon as well as a massage parlour. The air-conditioned rooms are comfortable and stylish, ensuring that guests have a wonderful night's sleep. The hotel's bar is the perfect location for a leisurely drink before dinner, which can be taken in either of the two restaurants and consists of local and international dishes. A buffet breakfast is served each morning. The hotel is situated just minutes from the beach and 20 minutes on foot from the Old Town.