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$4637pp - Double Sharing
$1620pp - single supplement
*Round-trip International Airfares to/from Canada are additional.
Day 1. July 18, 2021 - Sunday: Toronto - Zagreb - Meet & greet by your Tour Escort at Toronto Pearson Airport. Assistance with check-in. Fly from Toronto via a stop in Europe to Zagreb, Croatia. In-flight meals
Day 2. July 19, 2021 - Monday - Arrival in Zagreb - Upon arrival in Europe, connect on our flight to Zagreb. Following immigration and customs formalities and after collecting our luggage, we will be met by our Croatian Tour Leader in the arrival hall. A private transfer to our hotel for check-in and the day at leisure. Our ‘Welcome to Croatia’ group dinner is arranged at our hotel. Overnight stay a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Standard Rooms. (D)
Day 3. July 20, 2021 - Tuesday - Zagreb Sightseeing - Following breakfast at the hotel, we board our coach for a drop off near the city’s main square. From here we will explore, on foot, the most interesting historic parts of Zagreb. Our guide will explain the history as we visit the Governor Jelačić Square. We are shown Gradec and Kaptol, two medieval settlements that the city of Zagreb grew from and within it some of the most important landmarks, in particular the Cathedral - Katedrala Marijinog. Then, on to the Dolac - the open market, Tkalčićeva street, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church and more. We have also included a visit to the green market and a tasting snack of famous domestic products.
The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight stay a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Standard Rooms. (B,Snacks)
Day 4. July 21, 2021 - Wednesday - Half-day excursion to Zagorje Region - Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a visit to the Zagorje region, north of Zagreb. Our motor-coach will take us to Zagorje and we will walk up to the historic Trakoscan Castle, a jewel in the country’s cultural heritage. We then proceed to the Old Town of Varaždin to relish the baroque atmosphere of its surroundings and to roam the streets conjuring the town’s glorious past. Included is a visit to the 1773-built cemetery in Bidermayer, recognized as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe. On our return trip to Zagreb, we stop en-route at a typical local restaurant to enjoy a Croatian specialty lunch and some local wine. Overnight stay at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Standard Rooms. (B,L)
Day 5. July 22, 2021 - Thursday - Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes - An early breakfast at the hotel is followed by check-out and departure to the National Park Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction. The Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. The beauty of this National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodlands populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are highly recommended for our guided walk in the Park. Later, we depart for our hotel for check-in. Group dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight stay Gospic Stara Lika Hotel (or similar), Standard Rooms.(B,D)
Day 6. July 23, 2021 - Friday - Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Split - After breakfast, we’ll check-out and board our coaches for our drive to Split. En-route, we will stop at Zadar, one of the most beautiful old Dalmatian cities dating back to the ancient Roman times. In every corner is rich heritage: Roman Forum, St. Donatus’ Church, the reconstructed Romanesque St. Grisigono’s Church, St. Mary’s bell tower, and the St. Anastasia’s Cathedral. We’ll also visit Zadar’s Sea organ - the instrument that plays music with the help of sea waves. Free time after the guided tour in Zadar, and then we continue to Split. Overnight stay at Art Hotel or Globo Hotel, Standard Rooms (B)
Day 7. July 24, 2021 - Saturday - Split - Trogir - Following breakfast at the hotel, we begin exploring the town of Split, with its ancient history that has been built and preserved over the course of 1700 years by its loving inhabitants. Our walking tour starts at Diocletian Palace, the most precious monument in the city and one of the most significant original structures that is now enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage site. We’ll continue to Trogir, a historic stone city and also a UNESCO Heritage site. The city’s orthogonal street plan dates back to the Hellenistic times. This entire city is made of stone and without any modern architecture. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period; the Cathedral of St. Lawrence (St. Lovre), the famous Radovan’s portal, the beautiful Kamerlengo Tower
and much more. After sightseeing, we return to our hotel in Split. Dinner is on our own. Overnight stay at Art Hotel or Globo Hotel, Standard Rooms (B)
Day 8. July 25, 2021 - Sunday - Split - A free morning. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and explore Split at your own pace. In the late afternoon, we’ll transfer to a traditional family estate near Split to discover the natural beauty of the Mediterranean. We’ll take a tour of a facility where sweets are handmade, walk through the scenic botanical collection, explore the rich Mediterranean garden, and visit the olive oil museum at the traditional family estate. After the tour, we enjoy a delicious array of fresh traditional products and an authentic meal in their tavern. Following our sumptuous dining experience, we’ll return to Split. Overnight stay at Art Hotel or Globo Hotel, Standard Rooms (B,L)
Day 9. July 26, 2021 - Monday - Split - Hvar - Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we’ll get on a ferry for travel to Hvar Island. The day is entirely at leisure to relax and explore Hvar. Dinner is on our own. Overnights stay at Hotel Amfora, Standard Rooms (B)
Day 10. July 27, 2021 - Tuesday - Hvar Island - After breakfast, we begin our guided walking tour of Hvar, the oldest tourist center of Dalmatia. Friendly people, numerous picturesque beaches and bays, virgin nature, rich historical and cultural inheritance, the scents of lavender, olive trees, and wine are the reasons that island Hvar welcomes more and more tourists each year. Rich in historical monuments and interesting to visitors, it boasts having a 16th-century theater, a 13th century arsenal, and the central town square with its Cathedral, surrounded by numerous palaces built in different architectural styles. The Franciscan monastery is known for its collection of works of old masters, including the ”Last Supper” by Ingoli. After the visit, we will proceed with the tour of Hvar, one of the longest, sunniest and most beautiful islands in the world. Lunch is included and will be in a
typical local restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Amfora, Standard Rooms (B,L)
Day 11. July 28, 2021 - Wednesday - Hvar - Dubrovnik - We take the return ferry to the mainland, from Sucuraj to Drvenik, then proceed to Dubrovnik. En-route we will stop in Ston, a historic town, surrounded by a 5km long fortified wall erected in 1358 as protection. With 20 towers still standing, the wall represents an impressive flashback to the past. Ston and the surrounding area is also home to oyster farms. We’ll enjoy some great oyster tasting as we take a boat tour. Later we proceed to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, we check-in at our hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at Hotel Kompas, Standard Rooms (B,Oyster Tasting)
Day 12. July 29, 2021 - Thursday - Dubrovnik - Following breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take a walking tour of Dubrovnik accompanied by a local guide. Dubrovnik’s nickname is the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and since 1979, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today, Dubrovnik is the proudest feather in Croatia’s tourism, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns of the Mediterranean. The old city is encompassed by medieval walls, which have been preserved in their original form and opened for visitors as Dubrovnik’s major attraction. The whole city is a living monument and rich treasury of history. The afternoon is at leisure for individual activities. We recommend you take the cable car to
the hill above the city and enjoy a cup of java or perhaps have a meal. Overnight stay at Hotel Kompas, Standard Rooms (B)
Day 13. July 30 2021 - Friday - Dubrovnik – Montenegro (Kotor & Perast) – Konavle - Dubrovnik - After breakfast, we depart for full day excursion to Montenegro. First, we will visit the Perast and Our lady of Rocks Island. Perast, located at the base of Mt. Elijah within the Bay of Kotor, is a UNESCO protected beautiful old stone baroque town full of naval history. Our Lady of the Rocks is a church made on an artificial island, built on 150 sunken ships back in the 15th century. We’ll explore maritime history and culture in the collections at the local Museum and in the treasuries of the churches of St. Nicholas and Our Lady of The Rocks. Later, we proceed to Kotor for a guided tour of this UNESCO
‘world’s natural and historical heritage site’. The Roman Catholic cathedral in Kotor is one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Roman architecture on the Adriatic coast. On our return journey, we’ll stop in Konavle region to relish in a classic cultural and architectural extravaganza. We’ll discover unique and precious rural architecture in thousand-year-old historical monuments, hundreds of years old traditions, the Konavle embroidery and the distinctive traditional costumes of Konavle. In the Konvale region we’ll also enjoy a gala farewell dinner in a restaurant in local traditional style. We then return to Dubrovnik. Overnight stay at Hotel Kompas, Standard Rooms (B,D)
Day 14. July 31 2021 - Saturday - Homebound - Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Bidding a fond farewell to beautiful Croatia, we board our coach for our final transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for our flight home.
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Next Departure 2022, TBA
Join us on this escorted tour of Croatian Delights. A country that boasts the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites and remains one of the most famous of European countries, especially for a summer holiday. With a scenic and beautiful coastline, the great National Park and Lakes of Plitvice, history and cultural heritage spanning centuries, and home to the world popular dog breed called Dalmatians, Croatia has to be one of the ‘must visit’ countries of the world. For fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones - Kings Landing is in fact the Croatian town Dubrovnik.
We’re confident that our itinerary will offer you a great in-depth and delightful experience!
Group size: Maximum 20 participants
Accompanied by a professional Tour Escort throughout
All transfers and sightseeing excursions by private 49-seater touring motor coach
Meet & greet service on arrival at Zagreb Airport in Croatia
Private transportation in touring vehicle(49-seater motor-coach)
Ferry crossings from Split to Starigrad (Hvar Island) and return from Sućuraj (Island Hvar) to Drvenik
12 nights’ accommodations based on twin sharing basis at hotels mentioned (or similar) and inclusive of local taxes
Daily meals as specified by B L D (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the above itinerary
Special snacks at the Green Market in Zagreb
Oyster tasting & lunch in the town of Ston
Gala farewell dinner in Konvale region
Services of a professional Tour Leader throughout the itinerary as described above
Services of local English-speaking guides during half-day and full-day tours as described in the itinerary
Applicable entrance fees for visits to Trakoscan Castle, Plitvice Nationl Park, Diocletian Palace cellars in Split, Franciscian Monastery in Dubrovnik, City entrance in Kotor and at Our Lady of Rocks in Perast
Applicable city taxes, road tax and road tolls
All health & safety protocols as per WHO and local Government directives
International flights and airfares (will be quoted separately)
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Entrance fees to sightseeing venues, unless mentioned in the itinerary
Gratuities for guides, drivers, restaurant staff, etc.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry etc.
Travel & Medical Insurance - strongly recommended
Any other services not mentioned above