Plitvice Lakes | Croatia
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Croatia Highlights & Hidden Gems - 8 days map

Embark on an unforgettable Croatian journey starting in Dubrovnik, where you'll dive into the city's history and marvel at the Franciscan Monastery. Sample the region's finest with olive oil and oyster tastings in Orašac and Mali Ston. Traverse to Split for a cultural tour and wine indulgence at the Royal vineyards. Explore the picturesque Plitvice Lakes, savour truffles in Motovun, and experience the charm of Rovinj and Pula. Conclude with a vibrant Zagreb adventure, exploring local markets and enjoying a dining experience.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Dubrovnik- Discover the charming walled city which starred in Game of Thrones and visit the Franciscan Monastery
Plitvice Lakes - Immerse yourself in the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, adorned with cascading lakes and waterfalls
Istria - Savour truffles in Motovun, uncover the charm of Rovinj, and explore the historical sights of Pula
Split - Discover Split's cultural gems, indulge in wine tasting, and explore the renowned Meštrović Gallery
Zagreb - Take in the highlights of the Croatian capital on a guided tour, and visit a local green market
Local tastes - Embark on a culinary journey indulging in regional delights like olive oil, oysters, and wine tastings and relishing in traditional lunches and diverse dinners at authentic spots

Included

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
Airport transfer on day 1 (Dubrovnik) and 8 (Zagreb)
Entrance fees for Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, Meštrović Gallery, Aura Museum and Plitvice Lakes.
Services of English speaking Tour Guide
7 nights in 4 star accommodation
Food tastings - Olive oil demonstration and tasting in Orašac, oyster tasting in Mali Ston, wine tasting in Royal Vineyards, Maraschino tasting in Zadar & truffle and olive oil tasting in Istria
Guided sightseeing of Dubrovnik, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Rovinj, Pula & Zagreb
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture
Entrance fees to sites other than those listed

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Sunday. Welcome to Dubrovnik and the start of your Croatian adventure! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel.

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, allowing for relaxation or personal exploration. Embrace the charm of Dubrovnik or simply unwind amidst the scenic surroundings.
Overnight: Dubrovnik

Day 2

Explore Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik - Orašac - Ston - Split. Dive into Croatia with a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik. Explore the city's treasures, including a visit to the Franciscan monastery. Following this tour, enjoy some free time to discover Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Later, embark on a journey to Orašac, where you'll enjoy an immersive presentation on olive oil production and a delightful tasting experience. From there, venture towards the Pelješac peninsula for a scenic cruise around Mali Ston bay, indulging in an oyster tasting session.

Enjoy leisure time in the charming town of Ston before departing for Split where we will settle for the night.
Overnight: Split  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Stunning Split

Split - Petrčane - Zadar - Biograd. This morning, visit the Meštrović Gallery, where you'll delve into the artistic brilliance of this renowned sculptor. Afterwards, embark on a guided tour of Split with a local expert. Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time to explore Split at your own pace.

Following this, we'll depart for the Royal vineyards in Petrčane, where a wine tasting session and lunch await. Immerse yourself in the flavours of the region amidst the scenic vineyards. Later in the afternoon, explore the city of Zadar with a local guide, discovering its cultural gems and, to top it off, indulge in a tasting of Marschino.

After enjoying some free time in Zadar, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Biograd or the surrounding area.
Overnight: Biograd or Zadar  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Plitvice Lakes

Biograd - Pltivice Lakes - Opatija. Today, we'll embark on a scenic drive towards the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore the park's mesmerizing natural beauty, witnessing its cascading waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes. Following this experience, indulge in a traditional lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue the journey towards the picturesque destination of Opatija. Settle in for the next few nights in this coastal town.
Overnight: Opatija  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hum & Motovun

Opatija - Hum - Motovun - Opatija. Following breakfast at the hotel, we'll take a scenic drive to Hum, where you'll explore this charming destination and visit the intriguing Museum Aura. Afterward, journey to the outskirts of Motovun for a truffle tasting.

Continue your adventure with a visit to the picturesque town of Motovun, where you'll have leisure time to explore at your own pace. Afterwards, we'll head back to Opatija for the night.
Overnight: Opatija  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Rovinj & Pula

Opatija - Rovinj - Pula - Opatija. Today, we'll head for the captivating town of Rovinj. Immerse yourself in the charm of Rovinj with a guided tour, followed by leisure time to explore its unique attractions.

Continue your journey to a typical village household, where you'll be treated to a traditional lunch. Next, visit one of the areas renowned producers of olive oil for a tasting experience.

Later in the afternoon, discover the historical highlights of Pula with a sightseeing tour, followed by leisure time to explore the city. Conclude the day's adventures with a drive back to Opatija.
Overnight: Opatija  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Zany Zagreb

Opatija - Zagreb. Bid goodbye to Opatija, because today we head to the vibrant city of Zagreb. On arrival, join a sightseeing tour of Zagreb, exploring its cultural wonders and visiting the local green market.

In the evening, enjoy a flavourful dinner experience at one of Zagreb's esteemed restaurants.
Overnight: Zagreb  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Goodbye

Sunday. We hope that you enjoyed your Croatian adventure! After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Safe travels!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Hotels

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.

Hotel Lero, Dubrovnik

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

Hotel Corner, Split

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Split, Hotel Corner offers spacious accommodation in modern rooms with plenty of natural light. The recently renovated hotel offers rooms that are spread across two floors, and accessible by both stairs and an elevator. With a choice between four different room types (standard, triple, comfort or family), guests can enjoy comfort, as each room has free WiFi, a flatscreen TV with cable channels, a safe, complimentary toiletries and a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Not only are famous landmarks, including the UNESCO-listed Palace of Diocletian located close by, the hotel also offers a 24-hour service desk, room service and free parking. There is a fitness center and a restaurant on-site, as well as a spa and wellness center where guests can unwind with a massage treatment on-site.

Hotel Ilirija, Biograd

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Nestled along the waterfront of Biograd na Moru, Hotel Ilirija beckons guests to indulge in stunning sunsets from its terrace while enjoying delectable Dalmatian cuisine. Just a short stroll from the town center, this hotel offers easy access to a blue-flag beach with pebbles, sand, and concrete just 50 meters away. The beach provides amenities like deck chairs, parasols, natural shade, and facilities such as toilets, changing rooms, and showers. Embrace a serene beachside getaway with romantic sunset strolls along the shore or through manicured parks, or engage in a variety of entertaining sports and adventure activities organized by the hotel.

Hotel Kornati, Biograd

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Kornati is located a mere 50-meter stroll to the nearby beach. Named after the stunning Kornati National Park archipelago, this hotel boasts a waterfront restaurant, bar, and café that overlook the shoreline. Air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minibars, and private bathrooms, some with balconies or seating areas. The hotel's amenities include an on-site shop, while the marina beckons for boat rentals. Guests can rent deck chairs, parasols, and sports equipment for beach activities, and nearby trails invite exploration with opportunities for tennis, cycling, horseback riding, beach volleyball, diving, and other water sports.

Hotel Bristol, Opatija

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Hotel Bristol has been carefully restored to its former glory. This hotel is set in an imposing building of imperial Austro-Hungarian architecture, looking out across Angiolina Park to the Adriatic Sea. Spacious, bright and well decorated rooms offer free wifi and ensuite facilities. The restaurant serves delicious local and international dishes on a terrace with a stunning view.

Hotel Astoria, Zagreb

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

At a Glance

Range
Starts
Dubrovnik
Ends
Zagreb
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 2
Minimum Age
12 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
View of the main strip of Split, lined with palm trees along the waterfront
The Maiden and the Seagull Statue in Opatija Croatia
The Maiden and the Seagull Statue in Opatija Croatia
The Maiden and the Seagull Statue in Opatija Croatia
Sun shining through the cathedral in Zagreb
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